Earthquake

BCEGS Bracket Busters – Final Four!

We’re down to the last four teams in this year’s college basketball tournament, and it seems that using Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS®) scores isn’t the best method for...

BCEGS Bracket Busters!

March Madness is upon us as the college basketball playoffs begin. Everyone has a unique method for filling out the brackets, whether it’s loyally choosing your alma mater against their rivals,...

FLASH 2014: Revelations around resilience

Recently, ISO Community Mitigation manager Ralph Dorio and I attended the 2014 FLASH Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. FLASH , the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, is one of the country’s...

Building codes: From one extreme to the other

I was fortunate — for two reasons — to visit Newport Beach, California, recently. First, Newport Beach is a really nice place. In the depths of winter, the average low temperature is 50 degrees, an...

Seismic changes in commercial real estate transactions

So many things come together at Verisk. That thought occurred to me as I read Ralph Dorio’s blog post ( Hard lessons from the Napa, California, earthquake ) about the AIR Worldwide ALERT ™ regardin...

Not quite the anniversary you had in mind

Marking a 25th anniversary in the rolling hills of Northern California wine country sounds appealing — unless you commemorate that event with a 6.0-plus magnitude earthquake. On August 24, one hit...

PCS Site Visit: American Canyon Earthquake

Last week, I was in Napa Valley conducting site visits of residential and commercial structures following the American Canyon earthquake. I also visited the insurance village at the Red Cross Relie...