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Hurricanes: Science and Society
Ariel view of the new research facility.
IBHS research facility
Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) research facility in Chester, South Carolina. The IBHS has built a state-of-the-art, multi-peril applied research and training facility on a 90-acre parcel of land in Chester County, South Carolina. The mission of the facility will be to identify and promote effective methods of property loss reduction and prevention. The facility will be able to subject two story structures to controlled testing that will simulate hurricane conditions. Real-world application of IBHS scientific research findings will lead to more durable, sustainable communities. Research findings also will provide an objective, sound foundation for development of solid public policy (such as enhanced building codes).
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