Posts Tagged ‘ IBHS ’

Department of Homeland Security Takes on STAR™ Project

Nov 21st, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says a top priority is to work with state, local, and private sector partners in an effort to make communities more resilient in the face of disasters. As part of that effort, DHS is undertaking a pilot project designed to promote building design that recognizes best practices that help [...]

IBHS Provides Guidance on Rebuilding Back Stronger and Safer on Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

Nov 1st, 2013

A year ago Hurricane Sandy knocked out power, flooded streets and destroyed homes in dozens of communities along the Atlantic Coast. Among the areas hardest hit by the storm were New Jersey and New York, where thousands were displaced from their homes and businesses. Since then, life is returning to normal, but, as is often [...]

IBHS Standards Recommended in Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Efforts

Aug 27th, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s (IBHS) Fortified Home programs and standards are recommended in the federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force’s Rebuilding Strategy released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The strategy includes 69 recommendations from the task force, which has been meeting since last year to create [...]

IBHS Updates Building Code Rating Report for 18 Coastal States

Aug 23rd, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released a midterm update to its Rating the States Report, which reviews the progress that the 18 most hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast have made in strengthening their residential building codes. “As we approach the anniversaries of Hurricanes Andrew [...]

IBHS Engineer Honored for Wind Load Research

Jun 25th, 2013

Dr. Murray Morrison, a research engineer at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), was presented the Richard Marshall Award last week during the 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering (ACWE) in Seattle. Morrison, a member of the American Association for Wind Engineering, was recognized for the best doctoral thesis related to experimental [...]

Industry Focuses on Safety During Disaster Safety and Mitigation Week

May 17th, 2013

You may not know that the International Code Council (ICC) has deemed May National Building Safety Month, and that this week focuses on disaster safety and mitigation. To that end, groups including the ICC and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are touting the importance of state enactment and enforcement of modern [...]

View the March Newscast for News on Hail Testing and Donating Windows

Mar 22nd, 2013

The DWM March newscast takes a look at scientists who painstakingly created realistic hail stones to gauge their effect on a variety of building products, including windows. And if you ever wanted to know how to donate some of those “flawed” windows, we’ll tell you how. Finally, learn about some of the products on display [...]

Pee Dee Nephrology Earns FORTIFIED for Safer Business Designation

Nov 2nd, 2012

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The Pee Dee Nephrology, medical office located in Florence, S.C., received the FORTIFIED for Safer Business designation from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), according to a company statement. Pee Dee Nephrology is the first building in S.C. and first medical office in the country to earn the award. The complex was [...]

August DWM Newscast: Insurance Institute Conducts Full-Scale Hurricane Test

Aug 2nd, 2012

Ever wonder how one building structure reinforced at critical points would stand up to another using conventional construction standards in a hurricane? DWM found out when its editors attended a demo by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), which pitted two buildings against category three hurricane-grade winds at its Chester County, S.C.-based [...]

IBHS Pushes Legislators to Pass Safe Building Code Incentive Act

Jul 26th, 2012

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) spoke in favor of the Safe Building Code Incentive Act (HR 2069) before the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management during a hearing earlier this week. The legislation, if passed, would supply qualified states with 4 percent more funding for [...]