IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy: Blown Away: Diving into the Wind Performance of Asphalt Shingles | Oct 12-13, 2022

Start date: October 12, 2022
End date: October 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Join IBHS experts for a special Disaster Dynamics Academy (DDA) that will dive deep into the most common residential roof covering in America: asphalt shingles. This two-day event will include hands-on educational opportunities that will focus on the wind performance of asphalt shingles. Attendees will learn how these shingles are tested, explore real-world performance studies, and develop an understanding of asphalt shingle vulnerabilities during high-wind events.

Past Events

Live Event: Exploring the Performance of Asphalt Shingles During Hurricane Laura (2020)

Date: August 25, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Join IBHS experts along with special guests as they dive into a study of asphalt shingle performance in Southwest Louisiana during Hurricane Laura (2020). We will explore how shingle age plays a role in damage and how other building attributes may affect a roof’s performance!

Wind performance of Commercial Ballasted Roof Systems

Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Commercial ballasted roof systems are installed atop a wide variety of occupancies, including office buildings and warehouses. While these roof systems offer protection from hail damage, they remain vulnerable to high winds. Resulting failures can create a cascade of damage to surrounding structures as ballast rocks and pavers could become wind-borne debris. Join IBHS experts as they highlight our commercial ballast roof tests to examine their performance in high winds.

Wildfire Prepared Home : Program Launch Event

Start date: June 22, 2022
End date: June 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Watch live coverage of the launch event for Wildfire Prepared Home – A Program of IBHS

UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERING NEEDS IN THE WAKE OF THE SURFSIDE CONDO COLLAPSE

Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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IBHS Chief Engineer Dr. Anne Cope sat down with Lyle Donan, president and CEO of Donan Engineering, to discuss critical needs across the commercial building sector in the wake of the tragic Surfside condominium collapse. Lyle and Anne cover a range of topics in this special interview at the IBHS Research Center, from commercial building inspections to how engineers can improve their communication with business and home owners.

Disaster Discussions: December 10-11, 2021 Tornadoes

Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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After a December tornado outbreak that ravaged communities in six states, join the IBHS team to discuss the cold-season severe event, its impact to the built environment, and code advances working to reduce the impact of future tornadoes. The team will explain building vulnerabilities that lead to residential and commercial failures and connect the event with insights from our research.

Featuring:
• Ian Giammanco
• Sarah Dillingham
• Chuck Miccolis
• Murray Morrison

Guest perspective from Dr. Frank Lombardo, University of Illinois.
Hosted By: Christina Gropp and Armand Broady

Disaster Discussions: IBHS insights on the Marshall Fire’s wind-fueled trek through Boulder County

Date: June 2, 2022
All-day event
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Following the fast-moving, devastating wildfire that engulfed the communities of Superior and Louisville, CO, IBHS experts were deployed to the region to gather data and meet with local residents and officials. In our latest episode, our team shares their preliminary insights along with:
• Meteorological variables that caused the extreme, damaging wind gusts
• Fire fuel characteristics that lead to urban conflagration
• Vulnerabilities in community and individual structure materials and landscaping
• Social science of perceived wildfire risk in communities

A CONVERSATION ON RESILIENCE: THE SURFSIDE DISASTER

Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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.

Virtual Roundtable – Making Affordable Housing Climate Ready

Date: March 31, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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This virtual roundtable will feature a panel of affordable housing and resilience practitioners at the state, local, and federal levels, and a fireside chat with Pat Forbes, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development, and Roy Wright, President & CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).

IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy: From the Bull’s-eye Effect to Climate Change, Our Influence on Severe Convective Storms, Hurricanes, & Wildfires | March 15 & 16, 2022

Start date: March 15, 2022
End date: March 16, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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This virtual Disaster Dynamics Academy focuses on cutting through the noise and exploring the effect of climate changes on severe storms, hurricanes, and wildfires.

IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy:
Wildfire in our Communities | Nov. 2–3, 2021

Start date: November 2, 2021
End date: November 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Our final Disaster Dynamics Academy for 2021 will focus on the catastrophic impacts of wildfires when they spread into our built environment.