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IBHS CEO to Speak at National Conference About Improving Building Design for Disaster Resistance

Tampa, FL - February 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Julie Rochman, CEO and president of the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) will be a guest speaker at Engineer News-Records’ Mitigating Disaster Through Design and Construction conference March 2-3 in Washington, D.C

IBHS and ICC Sign New Agreement to Help Improve Building Codes

Tampa, FL - February 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and the International Code Council (ICC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will increase the role IBHS building science data plays in the creation of new building codes by the ICC

IBHS’ Dr. Tim Reinhold Named a Top 25 Newsmaker by Leading Engineering Publication

Tampa, FL - January 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Timothy Reinhold, PhD, senior vice president of research and chief engineer for the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) has been named an Engineering News-Records’ Top 25 Newsmaker for 2010. According to the Engineering News-Record (ENR), top newsmakers are chosen for their innovations and achievements, for giving back to the industry and the public, and for going beyond the duties of their day-to-day jobs. The winners will be honored at a gala in New York City on April 7.

IBHS Offers New Guidelines Aimed at Reducing Earthquake Damage to Property

Tampa, FL - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced the availability of new guidelines to protect property from the effects of earthquakes. This week marks the 17th anniversary of the devastating 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake in California

IBHS, CUSEC and FEMA Announce 2011 Earthquake Outreach Tour

Tampa, FL - January 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In recognition of the bicentennial of the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes, the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) are teaming with state and local partners to bring residents and organizations in the affected region an educational campaign to help reduce their earthquake risk.

IBHS Urges Business Owners to Prepare for Winter Weather

Tampa, FL - January 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Recent record snowfalls and ice storms in many regions of the country are a reminder to business owners to be sure they are prepared for severe winter weather that is likely to continue throughout January and February, according to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)

Active Hurricane Season Highlights the Need to Add Hurricane-Resistant Features to Homes and Businesses

Tampa, FL - December 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With one of the most active Atlantic Hurricane seasons on record now over, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is encouraging home and business owners to use the cooler months ahead to add hurricane-resistant features to their homes and commercial buildings.

IBHS Provides Property Protection Tips for Winter Weather

Tampa, FL - December 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the 2010 winter season settling upon the U.S., the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is offering guidance on how business and home owners can protect their property from winter weather-related perils.

IBHS Submits Comments on Business Disaster Preparedness Program to Department of Homeland Security

Tampa, FL - November 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has submitted comments on the Voluntary Private Sector Accreditation and Certification Preparedness Program, known as PS-Prep, drafted by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA).

IBHS Urges Midwesterners to Repair and Rebuild Stronger

Tampa, FL - November 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As Midwest residents recover from last week’s severe wind, rain and snow storms, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges home and business owners to incorporate disaster-resistant techniques into their repair and rebuilding efforts.

IBHS Offers Ways to Protect Homes and Businesses from Wildfires During Fire Prevention Week

Tampa, FL - October 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- This is Fire Prevention Week (October 3-9) and, with 85 new wildfires burning today throughout the United States, and many areas of the country under fire watches, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers effective ways to reduce the risk of wildfire-related property damage.

Building Code for Sustainable Concrete Construction Emphasize ‘Functional Resilience’

Tampa, FL - September 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Each year in the United States, more than $35 billion in direct property loss is caused by natural disasters. Yet, while states and municipalities are seeking to adopt ordinances that require “green” or “sustainable” construction, they are overlooking disaster-resistance construction.

IBHS Stresses the Importance of Home and Business Owner Readiness During National Preparedness Month

Tampa, FL - September 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Because September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is offering simple, inexpensive ways home and business owners can prepare their property to better withstand many different kinds of natural disasters

Disasters Highlight Need for Business Continuity Planning

Tampa, FL - September 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The uptick in the number of hurricanes is a harsh reminder of the importance of having a business continuity plan, according to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).

IBHS Urges East Coast Residents and Businesses to Prepare Now for Hurricane Earl

Tampa, FL - September 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents and businesses along the U.S. coastline from North Carolina to Maine to take steps now to minimize potential wind and water damage from Hurricane Earl.

Keep Your Property Safe When You Are Not There

Tampa, FL - August 31, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Home and business owners can reduce their chances of property damage by taking measures ahead of time to protect their unoccupied house or business, according to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)

Peak Hurricane Season is Here: IBHS Urges Residents to Prepare Now

Tampa, FL - August 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With Hurricane Danielle churning out in the Atlantic, and the recollection of the massive destruction wrought by Hurricane Andrew on this date 18 years ago, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges residents to take the necessary precautions to minimize wind and water damage from potential hurricanes.

IBHS Offers Post-Flood Safety and Recovery Tips

Tampa, Fla. (July 27, 2010) – The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers residents and small business owners the following guidance on returning to flood-damaged properties.

IBHS Releases Hurricane Roof Performance Research Study

Tampa, FL - July 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today released its latest research study, “Surviving Nature’s Fury: Performance of Asphalt Shingle Roofs in the Real World,” which investigated damage from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008.

IBHS Offers New Guidelines Aimed at Reducing Hurricane Risk to Property

Tampa, FL - June 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced the availability of new guidelines to protect property from the effects of hurricanes. These guidelines have been updated based on information obtained from IBHS field research in the aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal, www.Miamire.com, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Fla.’s Housing Market: Median Prices, Inventory Rise in Feb. 2019

Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in February compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors