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Fema Bcegs Teaser
December 23, 2020

FEMA study shows stringent building codes save billions in losses from natural disasters

ISO's Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) was among the key sources for a FEMA study that demonstrated that building codes reduce financial losses in…

Nortre Dame 2
May 14, 2019

Why Historic Buildings Such as Notre Dame are at Risk Under Restoration

The tragic fire this week at Notre Dame in Paris is a reminder that, while subject to the same natural catastrophe perils as modern structures nearby, historic buildings…

Bcegs Report
March 20, 2019

ISO releases new, updated national state building code report

ISO has released the 2019 National Building Code Assessment Report, which details the status of the nation’s building codes, including individual assessments of each…

Community Safety Flash Sm
February 12, 2019

ISO recognized for commitment to disaster safety and resilience

Verisk's ISO business has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH), a nonprofit organization that works to…

Iso Community Hazard Mitigation
June 25, 2018

Educating the community on fire safety—the benefit to insurers

ISO Community Hazard Mitigation actively works with fire departments, building departments, water suppliers, and municipalities with our Public Protection Classification…

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February 13, 2018

Which picture shows the worst electrical risk? You make the call!

Insurers rely on data and analytics to help them mitigate risk, project future losses, and set premiums. Much of that information is delivered automatically, and insurers…

London Grenfell Fire
January 3, 2018

The danger of combustible exteriors on tall buildings

In the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, the London Fire Brigade asked Verisk to perform an analysis on buildings in the UK that have similar characteristics to…

House damaged by Hurricane Irma
October 27, 2017

Residential wind and surge damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma

Verisk's AIR Worldwide team surveyed areas around downtown Miami and the Florida Keys to understand the nature and intensity of wind and storm surge damage from Hurricane…

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August 15, 2017

For actionable building information, you need to COPE

There’s a lot of information one can gather on a building or commercial property. Regardless of the perils being considered, the more reliable and precise that…

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May 24, 2017

Spreading the word on building code effectiveness

Building code effectiveness and enforcement are vital to a community’s risk mitigation and something most insurers consider highly important when underwriting a property…

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April 11, 2017

The ebb and flow of property risk

The very existence of residents and businessowners in coastal communities depends on the tides, but there’s also an ebb and flow that affects building codes.

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January 5, 2017

Interview: Fighting for safer homes

Robert Andrews, vice president and chief field operations officer, Verisk Insurance Solutions, interviews Leslie Chapman-Henderson of the nonprofit Federal Alliance for…

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January 5, 2017

Improvements seen in BCEGS® states

An analysis by ISO Community Hazard Mitigation shows states participating in BCEGS® show markedly improved building code adoption and enforcement.

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May 31, 2016

ISO releases major state building report

In February, ISO released the National Building Code Assessment Report on the status of the nation’s building codes, including individual assessments of each…

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May 26, 2016

Florida's investment in building codes pays off

There could hardly be a better laboratory to test the benefits of strong building codes than Florida in the first decade of the 21st century.