Better Mapping, Mitigation Will Benefit National Flood Insurance Program, Senators Told
With the deadline for Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program fast approaching, witnesses before a key Senate committee call for more hazard mitigation and better flood mapping....

Congress Delays Certain Changes to National Flood Insurance Program

The Impact of Climate Change on the National Flood Insurance Program

Can I Interest You in a Life Insurance Policy?

CoreBits: Geo-Institute News: 11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering Impact of Karst; Have You Subscribed to Geo-On-The-Go?; Please Answer the Question-of-the-Month; Are You Fluent in Russian?; International Foundation Congress and Equipment Exposition 2009; ISSMGE Membership List is Available; Please Join a G-I Technical Committee; G-I Endorsed International Conference; EUROENGEO: The 2nd European Conference of International Association for Engineering Geology; ASCE Selects Perl Insurance Group.

CoreBits: G-I Organizational Member News — Blystr Joins Gannett Fleming; Employee-Funded Effort Sets Stage for Expansion; Yan Joins STS; VGS Now Uses S&ME Name; S&ME, Inc. Adds Technical Staff; Jackson Joins Schnabel Engineering, Inc.; Dejidas Elected to Terra Insurance Company Board

Corebits: Members in the News — G-I Governor Briaud Receive Foundation Engineering Award; Geo-Strata Editor Elected as Chair of the Terra Insurance Company's Board of Directors; Mehmet Tumay Honored at Geo-Shanghai International Conference; Okamura and Stewart Win Shamsher Prakash Foundation Awards

Court Decisions: Insurance Does Not Cover Negligence

Court Decisions: Additional Insurance Requirement Violates Oregon Law

Court Decisions: Engineer's Insurance Does Not Cover County's Own Negligence

Additional Liability Insurance Requirement Declared Void

Professional Services Exclusion: An Insurance Trap?

Fragility Curves and Seismic Loss Estimation Methodologies Based on Insurance Data
Loss data for single family dwellings from the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake were correlated with ground motion with the aim of determining ground motion-based fragility curves....

Resolving Beach Conflicts in California and Maine
Local communities can measure and project sea level rise (SLR), delimit populations affected by SLR, assess the positions of local stakeholders, and put in place appropriate responses....

Community Participation in the FEMA FIS Process: A New Way to Go
(No paper) As an experienced FEMA Study Contractor (SC), there are numerous items of interest that the community could participate in to facilitate the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) process....

Technical Mapping Advisory Council to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): A Status Report on its Purpose and Progress

FEMA Announces Changes to Its Flood Insurance Program, Effective Oct. 1

Wind Endurance
Although property casualty insurance companies are interested in a building's resistance to intense winds, risk underwriters traditionally take into account few, if any, wind-performance...

Design/Build Insurance: Filling in the Gaps
Design-build is on a roll, and the insurance industry is helping it roll along faster. Since 1987, the domestic volume of design-build construction has climbed from 6 billion to 56 billion...

℞ for Roofs (Available only in Structural Engineering special issue)
A roof replacement project at a hospital in Huntsville, TX, has to be compatible with the existing structure to meet insurance requirements and withstand the hot summers. The replacement...





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