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Strawbale Construction Takes a Leap Forward with IRC Appendix S

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:17
by California Straw Building Association (CASBA) members: Lesley Christiana - Advisory Board, David Arkin - Architect and CASBA Director, Martin Hammer - Architect and Lead Author of Appendix S

The International Code Council (ICC) has officially recognized strawbale construction with the inclusion of Appendix S in the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). This is great news for those who build, live in, or insure this durable and safe form of building, as the IRC is the basis for the residential code in virtually every jurisdiction in the United States.

Bringing The Value Of Data To Life: How Effective Use Of Data Leads To Improved Outcomes

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 08:59
by Nancy Grover

The National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) recently published the fall edition of its Workers Compensation Issues Report.  The report includes the following article by Nancy Grover, editor of the Worker's Compensation Report, entitled “Bringing the Value of Data to Life: How Effective Use of Data Leads to Improved Outcomes".  This article discusses how the insurance industry uses data analytics to predict outcomes, reduce costs, and provide higher quality care to claimants.

New Insights Article! Cyber Risk Underwriting: When Will Cyber Insurance Go Mainstream?

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:15
by Carl R. Sadler, CPCU, ASLI

Editor’s Note:
Information in this article is based on material shared during the 2016 Annual Meeting session of the same name, which included speakers Robert Sargent, MBA, CPCU, RPLU, of Tennant Risk Services, and Zack Schmiesing , MS, of Verisk Analytics.

Insurance products, like other products, have life cycles. And within these life cycles, products face inherent risks and exposure to criminal activity.

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Strawbale Construction Takes a Leap Forward with IRC Appendix S

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:17
by California Straw Building Association (CASBA) members: Lesley Christiana - Advisory Board, David Arkin - Architect and CASBA Director, Martin Hammer - Architect and Lead Author of Appendix S

The International Code Council (ICC) has officially recognized strawbale construction with the inclusion of Appendix S in the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). This is great news for those who build, live in, or insure this durable and safe form of building, as the IRC is the basis for the residential code in virtually every jurisdiction in the United States.

Bringing The Value Of Data To Life: How Effective Use Of Data Leads To Improved Outcomes

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 08:59
by Nancy Grover

The National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) recently published the fall edition of its Workers Compensation Issues Report.  The report includes the following article by Nancy Grover, editor of the Worker's Compensation Report, entitled “Bringing the Value of Data to Life: How Effective Use of Data Leads to Improved Outcomes".  This article discusses how the insurance industry uses data analytics to predict outcomes, reduce costs, and provide higher quality care to claimants.

New Insights Article! Cyber Risk Underwriting: When Will Cyber Insurance Go Mainstream?

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:15
by Carl R. Sadler, CPCU, ASLI

Editor’s Note:
Information in this article is based on material shared during the 2016 Annual Meeting session of the same name, which included speakers Robert Sargent, MBA, CPCU, RPLU, of Tennant Risk Services, and Zack Schmiesing , MS, of Verisk Analytics.

Insurance products, like other products, have life cycles. And within these life cycles, products face inherent risks and exposure to criminal activity.

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