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2014-07-02 23:00:49

Building science experts from IBHS are available to provide recommendations for how property and business owners can prepare for and recover from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Arthur. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Building science experts from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) are available to speak with media about Tropical Storm Arthur, which is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane soon. Experts can provide specific recommendations about how property owners...

2014-07-01 23:03:47

Prepare Property Now for the High Winds, Rain, and Flooding that Often Accompany Tropical Weather Systems Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today advised all residents along the East Coast to closely monitor weather conditions and prepare their homes and businesses now for a possible tropical storm or hurricane. “Meteorologists are forecasting the possible formation of the first tropical depression off the Florida coast within...

2014-07-01 23:01:21

Senior executives and CEOs from the property/casualty industry also joined talks. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A group of property/casualty insurance senior executives and CEOs, including Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) CEO Julie Rochman, met with senior White House officials last week to discuss resilience, property mitigation, and related issues. “As the property insurance industry’s building science research arm, IBHS is very focused on mitigating homes...

2014-06-20 23:01:23

Consider investing in a certified lightning protection system to reduce the risk of damage to your home or business. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 It’s summertime and as the temperature increases so do the chances for thunderstorm and lightning activity. Next week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) reminds people to take steps to prevent lightning-related damage to their homes and businesses. “Summer can be a...

2014-05-07 23:03:30

Video and photographs from testing conducted at the organization’s unique Research Center are part of the National Building Museum’s newest exhibit. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is proud to announce that video and photographs from testing conducted at the organization’s unique Research Center are part of the National Building Museum’s newest exhibit, Designing for Disaster, which opens to the public on May 11....

2014-02-20 23:02:04

Historic demonstration based on three years of research. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 One year ago today, researchers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) made history by creating the first-ever full-scale hailstorm in a controlled laboratory environment during a test demonstration at the IBHS Research Center in Richburg, S.C. “Replicating a hailstorm as closely as possible to what we observe in the field involved a great deal of creativity, scientific...

2013-12-13 23:19:59

Providing homeowners with a tax incentive to harden their homes will reduce the amount of property damage caused by disasters. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced its support for the Disaster Savings Account Act, recently introduced by U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross. “This initiative benefits homeowners, communities and the government by ultimately reducing the amount of property damage caused by natural disasters,”...

2013-12-06 23:03:43

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a Pilot Project for its new Resilience STARTM Home program, which will utilize construction standards developed by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to ensure homes meet DHS’ resiliency requirements. TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Contact: Brent Henzi Phone: (813) 675-1035 Email: bhenzi@ibhs.org Twitter: @disastersafety The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a...

2013-09-16 23:01:30

Prepare a plan for disaster before it strikes. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is proud to join in the 10th Annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Ready Campaign. “The time to prepare for all kinds of disasters – whether that means severe weather events or man-made catastrophes – is before they strike. Home and business owners who have plans in place well in...

2013-08-09 23:02:10

The fast-moving Silver Fire in Southern California continues to grow and threaten communities, reminding us of the importance of preparing for wildfire. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents in wildfire-prone regions around the country to prepare their homes and businesses before a wildfire threatens. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 The fast-moving Silver Fire in Southern California continues to grow and threaten communities, reminding us of...


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