IBHS In The News

Hurricane Florence

2018 North American Hail Workshop

More Recent Highlights

IBHS Research Center's Test Chamber - ABC Columbia

Narrowing the Path of Destruction - ABC Columbia

IBHS Research Center's Aging Farm - ABC Columbia

Importance of Strong Continuous Load Paths - ABC Columbia

IBHS Research Center's Fans - ABC Columbia

IBHS Research Center's Control Room - ABC Columbia

April 2018

Orlando Sentinel
April 2018

IBHS Research Center Demonstrations Highlights

Hail Demo at the IBHS Research Center – 2013

Wind (Commercial) Demo at the IBHS Research Center – 2012

Ember Demo at the IBHS Research Center – 2011

Wind (Residential) Demo at the IBHS Research Center – 2010




IBHS’ Giammanco: Stronger Post-Andrew Building Codes Paid Off in Florida
A.M. BestTV – October 2017

Wildfires Can Attack Your House From the Inside — Here’s How to Prevent It
KQED Science – October 2017

Is Your Home Ready for Climate Change?
The Balance – October 2017

Preparing to Evacuate During Wildfire? These Checklists Can Help
California AG Network – October 2017

Houses Likely Burned from the Inside Out, Says UCCE Forest Advisor
California AG Network – October 2017

After Hurricanes, Focus Turns to Assessing the Effectiveness of Building Code Adoption
Claims Journal – October 2017

Is Your House Hurricane-Ready?
QuickenLoans – October 2017

This research centre is destroying houses in a giant wind tunnel to help with hurricane safety
Business Insider UK – October 2017

Building codes on Puerto Rico unable to withstand Category 5 storms: Expert
ABC News – September 2017

Can resilience planning be disentangled from climate politics?
The Christian Science Monitor – September 2017

New hurricane-resistant roof touted for insurance savings to homeowners
The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) – September 2017

Homes Built to Stricter Standards Fared Better in Storm
The Wall Street Journal – September 2017

Harvey Could Reshape How and Where Americans Build Homes
Bloomberg – August 2017

Hurricane Harvey: How homeowners should prepare
CBS MoneyWatch – August 2017

Protecting Your Business from Wildfires
Risk Management Monitor – July 2017

One major change to local homes can make them weather ready, experts say
WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC) – July 2017

Nearly 200,000 homes in NC are at risk from tropical winds. Is yours one of them?
The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – July 2017

Blown Away – Part 1 (Manufactured Home Series)
Blown Away – Part 2 (Manufactured Home Series)
Blown Away – Part 3 (Manufactured Home Series)
CBS46 (Atlanta, GA) – July 2017

Hail of a forecast: Climate change means fewer hailstorms but bigger hail
CNN – June 2017

Using Special Nails to Save Roofs — and Dollars
The Pew Charitable Trusts – June 2017

Slade column: Can insurance discounts pay for new roofs in South Carolina coastal areas?
Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) – May 2017

Here comes hurricane season 2017
CBS MoneyWatch – May 2017

Homes to return to after the storms
USA Today – May 2017

FORTIFIED..Bolsters Communities Against Natural Disasters
badcredit.org – May 2017

Study Digs Into Hailstorm Science
The Weather Channel – May 2017

A.M. Best Interview with IBHS’ Dr. Anne Cope
A.M. BestTV – March 2017

2016 and earlier

Built to Last
Best’s Review (A.M. Best) – November 2016

First ‘Fortified’ Home Nearing Completion In Sand Springs
News On 6 (Oklahoma) – July 2016

Hailstorms Grow Less Predictable and More Expensive
Risk & Insurance – July 2016

10 ways to prepare your home for hurricane season
CBS Money Watch – July 2016

Munich Re US and IBHS Partner on App to Drive Resilient Home Construction
Insurance Innovation Reporter – June 2016

WEATHER WHYS with Dr. Jon Nese
Penn State Department of Meteorology – June 2016

There’s Another Climate Fight. (We’re Losing That One, Too.)
BloombergView – May 2016

Easy Ways to Make Your Property Disaster Resistant
Fox News – Bob Massi the Property Man – April 2016

To Fight the War on Hail, Researchers Seek Empirical Ammo
Wall Street Journal – April 2016

Hail Research Expanding to Address ‘Huge Loss Driver’
A.M. Best – July 2016
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New Initiative to Fortify Oklahoma Homes Could Save Lives
NewsOn6 (Tulsa, OK) – April 2016

Fortified Homes Could Protect Residents from Storms
FOX23 News (Tulsa, OK) – April 2016

Safe Rooms: What You Need to Know
Fox News – Bob Massi the Property Man – January 2016

Building to Last: South Kingstown Project on Track to be Region’s First FORTIFIED Home
Providence Journal – December 2015

American Modern Unveils Employee-Constructed Home for Claims Training, Education
Claims Journal
Claims Journal – November 2015

Local Company Builds Hurricane-Resistant Modular Homes
Bay News 9 – October 2015

Manufactured Home Demonstration – NBC Today Show
Today Show – July 2014