TAMPA – October 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches on Oct. 29, the building science experts at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) are available to assist media with stories related to this specific storm and other hurricanes, hurricane preparedness, property mitigation, and the effect of hurricanes on home and business owners, as well as communities.
To arrange an interview, contact Stacy Williams, Public Affairs Manager, at (813) 675-1045 (o), 486-6372 (c), or .
The following experts are available for interviews:
Julie Rochman, IBHS President and CEO. Ms. Rochman has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Since 2007, her leadership has significantly raised IBHS’ profile as a trusted organization dedicated to conducting objective, scientific research and promoting effective actions to create stronger, safer homes and businesses in the face of natural disasters and other causes of loss. As a leader in the area of disaster safety, she is frequently quoted in national, international, and regional media outlets.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Dr. Timothy Reinhold, IBHS Senior Vice President of Research and Chief Engineer. Named as an Engineering News-Record Top 25 Newsmaker in 2010 for creating the IBHS Research Center, Dr. Reinhold is a well-respected professional engineer known for developing techniques to build and retrofit new and existing structures for greater resiliency. He conducts research on wind effects and structural resistance including post-event assessments, model and full-scale laboratory studies, and in situ field structural testing. Dr. Reinhold serves on the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE 7 Wind Loads subcommittee and has authored and co-authored numerous journal papers, chapters of books and conference publications.
IBHS Information and Resources
IBHS is a leading national expert on preparing for, and repairing and rebuilding structures after a catastrophe to make them more disaster-resistant. Here is a link to the comprehensive resources IBHS is making available regarding Hurricane Sandy, as well as preparedness and recovery resources for future hurricanes: http://www.disastersafety.org/featured/sandy-one-year-anniversary-2/
IBHS Social Media
Visit DisasterSafety.org/blog for more information about how to make buildings more resistant to a variety of disasters, large and small. Get the latest disaster safety information from IBHS via Twitter at @DisasterSafety and on Facebook.
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About The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific research and communications organization supported by the property insurance industry. The organization works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other risks on residential and commercial property by conducting building science research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparedness practices.
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