IBHS Engineer Honored for Wind Load Research

June 25th, 2013 by Editor

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 methods or field investigations, which made a significant contribution to the field of wind engineering. The title of his thesis was, Response of a Two-Story Residential House under Realistic Fluctuating Wind Loads. This prestigious award honoring a PhD in wind engineering from a university in the ‘Americas Region’ of the International Association for Wind Engineering is presented every four years and is accompanied by a $1,000 prize.

“This honor for Dr. Morrison is much-deserved,” says Dr. Tim Reinhold, IBHS chief engineer and senior vice president of research. “Murray’s dedication to expanding the knowledge base of wind engineering and producing real-world applications to reduce losses from severe wind events is outstanding. He is a valued member of the IBHS research team, and we are proud to have him as a colleague.”


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