FORTIFIED for Safer Business

FORTIFIED for Safer BusinessTM is a code-plus new construction program that offers a package of improvements that greatly increase a new light commercial building’s durability and resilience to natural hazards. This program is in the pilot phase and new pilot projects are being accepted. For additional details or to discuss a possible FORTIFIED pilot project, contact IBHS at (813) 286-3400.

IBHS’ FORTIFIED for Safer BusinessTM (FFSB) program is now referenced and exemplified in the National Institute of Building Sciences Whole Building Design Guide. The purpose of the guide is to create successful high-performance buildings by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and construction phases. IBHS views every building as a holistic system. Our commitment to building community resilience by constructing and retrofitting safer, stronger businesses and homes aligns very well with the goal of the Whole Building Design Guide. Inclusion of FFSB in this guide provides excellent exposure for this important program to the building and construction community.

This Nationwide Insurance call center, completed in 2012 in San Antonio, Texas, was the first structure built using the FORTIFIED for Safer Business standards.

FORTIFIED For Safer Business® Standards

Volume II: Appendices

Building Materials