Posts Tagged ‘ Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) ’

30 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew Redesigned Modern Building Codes

Aug 25th, 2022

Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida 30 years ago devastating local communities, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing dozens. As a result, building codes were redesigned across Florida and the coastal U.S., manufacturers developed stronger fenestration products and forecasting tools were developed to better prepare. When Andrew struck South Florida in 1992, there were more than […]

ICC Works to Improve Standards for Resilient Building

Nov 6th, 2019

  As the costs for post-disaster rebuilds continue to mound, the International Code Council (ICC) is collaborating with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to develop a portfolio of “Consensus Standards” relevant to a wide range of hazards. Proposed standards address how modern residential construction withstands incidents of high wind, seismic activity, […]

Storm Damage Costs Push Builders Toward Resiliency

Oct 21st, 2019

The 2019 Hurricane season has taken a toll on southern areas of North America and the islands nearby. With several record-breaking storms and possibly one more named storm to come this season, according to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, the communities that were hit are feeling the effects to the tune of an estimated $22 […]