Roofing: Testing for Resilience

Research Centers Provide Valuable Information About Roof Performance Roofing Louisa Hart Full Article The IBHS research facility, which opened in 2010 and is funded by property insurers, evaluates various residential and commercial construction materials and systems. The lab is the only lab in the world that can unleash the power of highly realistic windstorms, wind-driven… Read More

NIBS: Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report

National Institute of Building Sciences Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report https://www.nibs.org/page/mitigationsaves More than a decade after releasing its original report on mitigation, the National Institute of Building Sciences issued Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report. The 2017 Interim Report highlights the benefits of two mitigation strategies. The Institute’s project team looked at the results of… Read More

Bloomberg News: The Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever

The Most Expensive U.S Hurricane Season Ever: By The Numbers Bloomberg News Brian K Sullivan https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-26/the-most-expensive-u-s-hurricane-season-ever-by-the-numbers This year’s U.S. Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever, racking up $202.6 billion in damages since the formal start on June 1. The costs tallied by disaster modelers Chuck Watson and Mark Johnson surpass anything they’ve… Read More

Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’

Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’ Replacement Contractor http://www.replacementcontractoronline.com/news/farmers-insurance-opens-a-roof-farm_c Farmers says the information it gathers ultimately will help homeowners save money on repairs and replacements. The work is being carried out In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a non-profit industry research group. What Farmers calls the “roof farm” officially… Read More

Post and Courier Newspaper: Hurricane Resistant Roofs Save on Insurance

Hurricane Resistant Roofs Save on Insurance Post and Courier Newspaper Warren Wise Read full article. Hurricane resistant roofs are helping to shelter South Carolina homeowners from high insurance premiums.  Would this approach offer long-term savings for commercial building owners AND insurance companies? Read PDF here.

Building Enclosure: Resiliency in Construction

Source: Building Enclosure Author: Louisa Hart Link: http://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/86679-resiliency-in-construction Introduction There’s been intensifying discussion recently about the resiliency of the buildings where we work and live, how we can improve their odds at surviving natural disasters and ensure that they can rebound quickly to be fully functioning. André Desjarlais leads the Building Envelope Group at the… Read More