At least 24 structures were reduced to ashes when the so-called Sleepy Hollow Fire started as a brush fire in central Washington on Sunday afternoon and quickly spread due to hot and dry conditions, underscoring the harsh realities of how quickly a fire can spread and threaten properties this time of the year.
Now that the Atlantic Hurricane Season is here (June 1 – Nov. 30), the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents in hurricane-prone areas to prepare their properties and protect their finances.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced its support for the Safe Building Code Incentive Act, H.R. 1748, which was introduced this week by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) in the U.S. House. This important legislation would provide additional disaster relief assistance to states adopting and enforcing strong building codes
Colorado State University today released its 2015 Atlantic hurricane season prediction for below-average hurricane activity, forecasting seven named storms, three hurricanes and one major hurricane. While this is good news, theInsurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) reminds residents it only takes one storm to devastate a community, a state or an entire region.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced it is working with HWind Scientific (HWS) to utilize its detailed archive of significant historical hurricane data, which will help IBHS associate winds from specific storms to its building performance research
Disasters of any type can be costly for businesses in many ways, and even result in permanent closure. Preparing for disasters and helping businesses recover from disruptions effectively is the topic of two free workshops next week sponsored by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), in Wilmington, North Carolina and Conway, South Carolina
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is partnering with the National Institute for Building Science (NIBS) to teach a unique class about the science of building high performance homes at the 2013 International Builders Show in Las Vegas.