Research that Leads to Stronger Buildings & Communities

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Testing the limits of construction standards.

We conduct objective, scientific research to find and promote the most effective ways to strengthen homes, businesses and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss.

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Creating stronger, safer, more resilient communities.

We translate our research into actionable measures for homeowners and businesses to make their buildings more disaster-resistant. Our research also informs our FORTIFIED construction standards for new and existing buildings.

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Helping business owners weather the storm.

Planning helps business owners prepare for and more quickly and effectively recover from a disaster or any business interruption. IBHS provides a variety of resources to assist with this important process, including its free business continuity toolkit, OFB-EZ® (Open for Business-EZ). With its non-technical language and streamlined layout, this kit provides even the smallest businesses with big business resources to create a customized plan that suits their needs.

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