Following the catastrophic and devastating events in Surfside, IBHS CEO Roy Wright sat down with Chief Engineer Anne Cope to discuss high-rise condos—their construction, building codes, maintenance, and aging. Our hearts go out to all the victims of this fateful event as we confront the tragic aftermath.
Join IBHS meteorologists Dr. Ian Giammanco and Christina Gropp as they dive into Hurricane Ida, from its rapid intensification before landfall all the way through the impact its remnants had on the northeast and the damage it caused. Dr. Giammanco was also on the ground before and after Ida, hear his perspectives on preparedness and the early damage assessments from South Louisiana.
Where & When: September 14, 2021 11 A.M. ET What to Expect: We have seen tremendous growth in the number of FORTIFIED homes. Homeowners and communities are using the standard to bend down the risk curve. Members will get an in-depth look at how FORTIFIED Home was put to the test during recent hurricane seasons as Dr. Ian…
Understanding Detection, Modeling & The Potential for Smoke Claims
IBHS researchers are working with collaborators from the U.S. Forest Service and Tall Timbers to better understand influence of wind speed and fuel moisture on fire spread at fuel breaks. Come inside IBHS’s large test chamber to see these experiments in action. This event will be streamed across multiple platforms and is open to everyone.
This special Disaster Dynamics Academy (DDA) 3 day event explores the vulnerabilities of commercial roofs when confronted with high winds and hail.
Three years ago, we released our last Rating the States report, which evaluates building code enforcement and administration, as well as contractor licensing in the 18 states most vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes.
Roundtable Discussion – 2020 Midwest Derecho
(emphasis on vulnerability of metal grain bins)
Wind Speeds, Damage Investigation, Design Implications
Join us live from the IBHS Research Center, as we recognize our FORTIFIED partners in the building industry!
IBHS members have raised concerns over higher hail claims frequencies in the Front Range and High Plains. This webinar explores possible physical science reasons behind this difference in hail claims for those regions compared to other areas of the Great Plains.
Explore the aged performance of asphalt shingles through this virtual Disaster Dynamics Academy event which will blend virtual teaching sessions with live streamed laboratory demonstrations from the IBHS Research Center.