IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy Presents
When & Where
February 19 – 20, 2020
IBHS Research Center – Richburg, SC
What to expect
Join us for a special Disaster Dynamics Academy (DDA) to explore the vulnerabilities of commercial buildings when confronted with high winds, wind-driven rain, hail, and wildfires. We will also discuss the importance of installation details and proper maintenance to combat the hazards that our commercial structures face. The day and a half event features both classroom and laboratory sessions.
This unique opportunity focuses on the intersection of weather science, building science, and insurance operations—and is part of a broader effort to translate our research in ways that provide tangible value for our members.
Who should attend?
Member company staff in claims, marketing, product management, research, underwriting, and any others who are interested.
To register, please send attendee’s name, email address, company and title, to Sherry Melton at email@example.com.
This is a past event.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Introductions, Ian Giammanco and Chris Flynn
9:15 – 9:45 IBHS Research Center Tour
9:45 – 11:15 Commercial Structures: Inspection, Maintenance & Aging
Laboratory and Classroom Sessions:
- Classroom session: Maintenance and aging: An aerial survey
- Outside “Stronger” Building Investigation (Flashing, Roof cover, and Roof Mounted Equipment
- Hands on with roof cover materials
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:15 Wind Attack on Commercial Structures: Hazard, Vulnerability and Mitigation
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Lab Session: Flashing & Pressure Loading Actuator testing of standing seam metal roof, Murray Morrison
2:00 – 2:15 Open Q & A
2:15 – 3:15 Hail and Commercial Roofing, Richard Herzog, Haag Global
3:15 – 4:00 Lab Session: Hail impacts on membrane roofs, Tanya Brown-Giammanco & Chris Sanders
4:00 – 4:05 Break
4:05 – 4:50 Wildfire: Hazard and Mitigation, Dan Gorham and Faraz Hedayati
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Wind-Driven Rain: An Avoidable Loss, Rich Gallagher, Zurich
10:00 – 10:40 Lab session: Pressure Loading Actuator Wind-driven rain testing, Murray Morrison
10:40 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:30 IBHS FORTIFIED Commercial Success Story, Chuck Miccolis, Chris Cioffi & Josh Peterson (American Family)
Chuck Miccolis & Ian Giammanco
Thoughts from Past Attendees
“This information was very helpful and is of value to my role in the claims organization. Info regarding the inaccuracy of observer data is a key callout as it is often foundational in deploying claim associates. I would recommend [DDA] to all Directors in our Underwriting, Product and Claim organizations.”
“I am responsible for my company’s disaster response, so the information about your deployment and tracking was very helpful.”
“I focus on the pricing aspect of CAT perils, so learning more about the science behind the perils is extremely helpful.”
“We will integrate the information from this into risk assessment modeling.”
“I left with several ideas for improving post-loss analytic practices.”