IBHS Provides Tips During National Homeownership Month

Tampa, FL - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- June is National Homeownership Month and the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers advice on how to keep the American dream of homeownership from becoming a nightmare

IBHS Introduces Open for Business New Online Advanced Sessio

Tampa, FL - May 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced the release of its new Open for Business® Online Trainer and Advanced Track sessions, a Web-based continuity planning tool for small businesses available exclusively to IBHS members.

IBHS Offers Facts and Dispels Myths about Hurricane Preparedness

Tampa, FL - May 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With weather forecasters calling for a worse-than-average 2010 Atlantic basin hurricane season, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers effective ways to protect your home or business from the damaging effects of a hurricane. IBHS also dispels some common myths about hurricane preparedness

IBHS Offers New Guidelines Aimed at Reducing Wildfire Risk to Property

Tampa, FL - May 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced the availability of new guidelines to protect property from the ravages of wildfire. The information pertains to homes and businesses, including farms and ranches, and is available in electronically and as hard copy printed brochures suitable for mailing or distributing at events. The printed series comprises three property-specific brochures

IBHS Lauds New North Carolina Proposal to Offer Insurance Credits for Storm-Proofing Homes

Tampa, FL - May 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The North Carolina Rate Bureau has filed a proposal with the North Carolina Department of Insurance to provide homeowners insurance credits for implementing certain property protection measures, including several based on the Institute for Business & Home Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED building programs.

IBHS Urges Homeowners to Include Disaster-Resistance in Home Improvement Projects

Tampa, FL - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today urged homeowners to integrate disaster-resistance into their remodeling plans this year.

El Nino Fuels the Need to Prepare for a More Active Tornado Season, says...

Tampa, FL - March 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With an El Nino winter almost behind us, it is time to start preparing for what forecasters predict will be an active spring for tornadoes, warns the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).

Recent Earthquakes Should Prompt U.S. to Prepare Now, Says IBHS

Tampa, FL - March 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The tragedies of the recent earthquakes in Chile and Haiti serve as a reminder that parts of the United States are highly vulnerable to the devastating effects of this unpredictable natural disaster.

IBHS Provides Property Protection Strategies for Severe Winter Weather

TAMPA FL - February 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the Mid-Atlantic region begins to dig out from under one blizzard, and faces another serious snowstorm this week, 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, such as roof collapse due to heavy snow loads.

IBHS Announces Leadership Transitions for 2010

TAMPA, FL - December 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced a change of leadership as the organization looks toward 2010. Kevin Kelso, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of the Farmers Group, will become IBHS chairman at the end of this year. In addition, Carl Hedde, vice president of Munich Re America, will become IBHS vice chairman. Both appointments were lauded during the Dec. 4 IBHS board of directors meeting.

Property Protection Group Provides Loss Reduction Strategies During Fire Prevention Week

TAMPA, FL - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 – 10) is a perfect time for home and business owners to assess their properties to determine how vulnerable they may be to fire coming from both outside and inside - and then take actions to prevent losses, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) said today.

Property Protection Group Commends Homeland Security’s Focus on Readiness and Resilience

TAMPA, FL - October 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today praised the work Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is doing to ensure that Americans are prepared for disasters. As National Preparedness Month (NPM) comes to a close, Secretary Napolitano is delivering a major speech today challenging all Americans to view disaster preparedness as a shared responsibility, and urging communities to build a year-round culture of readiness and resilience.

New Study Shows Hurricane Storm Surge Threatens More Coastal Properties; Superior Construction and Elevation...

TAMPA, FL - September 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Government minimum flood elevation requirements for properties vulnerable to storm surge throughout the Gulf Coast region are woefully inadequate, according to a new study of property damage caused by Hurricane Ike, which struck the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, Texas one year ago yesterday, Sept. 13, 2008.

IBHS Applauds Legislation to Provide Strong, Well-Enforced Statewide Building Codes

TAMPA, FL - May 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) —The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today applauded legislation introduced by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Michael Arcuri (D-NY) encouraging the adoption and enforcement of statewide building codes throughout the nation.

Simple Home Maintenance Can Prevent Spring Leaks

TAMPA, FL - March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Spring showers can bring more than May flowers. Seasonal changes in temperature and moisture levels could lead to costly leaks. According to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), five areas of the home need a closer look this time of year, and if necessary, simple maintenance.

IBHS Supports Call by Florida CFO Sink to Harden Homes

TAMPA, FL - March 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today voiced its support for a push to harden Florida homes, a recommendation made to the state legislature by Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.

McClure Appointed to National Standards Committee

TAMPA, FL - March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Diana McClure, Business Resiliency Program Manager at the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), has been appointed to a national committee reviewing standards and best practices in business continuity management.

IBHS Provides Property Protection Tips for Severe Winter Weather

TAMPA - March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is offering guidance to help home and business owners protect their property from severe winter weather, including roof collapse from the weight of heavy snow and water damage due to ice dams.

IBHS Issues Comment on Texas House Select Committee Hurricane Ike Report

TAMPA - February 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Institute for Business & Home Safety applauds the Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Hurricane Ike for the breadth and depth of its assessment of the devastation to the Texas Gulf Coast, as well as the speed with which the findings were issued

IBHS Chooses Odell Associates to Design World Class Disaster Research Facility

TAMPA, FL - January 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) announced that Odell Associates Inc., based in Charlotte, NC, has been chosen to lead the architectural/engineering design team for its world class disaster research facility

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