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Post-Sandy: Recovering, Repairing and Rebuilding

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), a WRN partner released three new papers focusing on building codes in New York and New Jersey; guidance for repairing and rebuilding residential and commercial structures post-Sandy; and business protection lessons learned from Sandy. These papers contain valuable information related to building codes in New York and New Jersey and highlights the importance of building mitigation measures to wind and flood.

Rebuilding and Repairing Safer and Stronger Post-Sandy

Summarizes few mitigation measures that building owners should consider during replacing and repairing post-Sandy buildings. These mitigation measures like strong roof connections, openings protection, etc. can reduce future storm damage to buildings. These mitigation measures are available in the vendor catastrophe models as secondary modifiers and these damage mitigating modifiers will reduce model loss estimates.  


Status of Building Codes in New Jersey and New York: The Future of Resilience in a Post-Sandy Environment

Summarizes existing building codes and the history of building codes in New York and New Jersey with the help of simple Q&As. This report also highlights the practical implication of past building codes for the wind resistance of buildings in Sandy hit areas


Mitigation Lessons from Sandy: How to Protect Your Business from the Next Storm

Summarizes mitigation lessons from Sandy and steps to protect business from the future events.


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