Research that Leads to Stronger Buildings & Communities

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Deadly wildfires in California have left a trail of destruction, charring anything in their path. The fast-moving Camp Fire in northern California and the Woolsey and Hill fires in southern California are causing significant damage and loss of life.

Resources to help recover from these wildfires.

 

The Wall Street Journal article looks carefully at storm survivors’ decision to build stronger homes, focusing on adoption of the IBHS FORTIFIED Home™ program. Read on to see why a growing number of Gulf coast residents are saying, “Never again,” and choosing to build FORTIFIED this hurricane season.

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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