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Hurricane Window Damage Assessment

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Hurricane Window Damage Assessment Brian G. Johnson, M.S., P.E. One common assignment forensic engineers receive following catastrophic weather events is to determine the cause of water intrusion into a building. Frequently, it is alleged by the building owner or representative that wind forces damaged the windows of the building, resulting in leaks and damage to the interior finishes. The proposed scope of repair is replacement of all windows and repair of moisture damaged interior finishes. However, moisture damage to the interior finishes surrounding a window is not necessarily indicative of wind related damage to the window components. In storm events…

Biohazard cleanup – Sometimes death is only the beginning

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Biohazard cleanup - Sometimes death is only the beginning Gerry Rogers, President & CEO URI - Unlimited Restoration, Inc. Imagine being called by your mother's employer because she has not been to work for two days, has not called in, and was not answering her phone, which is totally out of character for her. You call your sister and together you visit your mother's house to find she has been the victim of a grisly murder. This is what happened to the son of 66 year old Evelyn Hofferberth in November of 2011. Little did Scott Hofferberth know that his…

Trending Phenomenon in Computer Forensics

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Trending Phenomenon in Computer Forensics by Rich Curtis, President and Technical Consultant, Loss Solutions Group  2018 marks my twentieth year in the property claims business. Seasoned players twenty years ago used to tell me stories of old and advised of the ebbs and flows of trends. I've seen various mold scares, infectious hail damage, floods causing fires, and questionable drywall. I work side by side with mechanical, structural and electrical engineers, and we share the lessons from our respective disciplines, mine being Information Technology. In a popular quote from the Book of Ecclesiastes, the author complains about the monotony of…

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Atlanta Claims Association

The ACA is a professional association for insurance claims personnel in the Atlanta area. Go to the Atlanta Claims Association website.

Casualty Adjusters Guide

Since 1958…”The” original Claim Guide. Go to the Casualty Adjusters Guide website.

Claims Magazine

Covering the Business of Loss. Go to the Claims Magazine website.

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association offers formal avenues for training, networking and communication. GDLA membership benefits include CLE seminars, judicial receptions, a newsletter and annual Law Journal, plus access to an e-mail blast system that allows members to pose questions about experts, points of law, emerging issues, and more. Go to the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association website.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, GTLA has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. The Mission of GTLA is simple:  We are dedicated to protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians. Go to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association website.

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl

For more information on this organization, go to the Blue Goose website.

How Stuff Works

Some complex technological questions explained simply. Go to the How Stuff Works website.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

For more information on the IBHS and FORTIFIED BUILDINGS, visit the IBHS website.


A great source for knowing where you are, and where you are going. Go the Mapquest website.

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Are you looking for an engineer with proven claims experience? NAFE is your best and only source for Board Certified Forensic Engineers. Go to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers website.

International Association of Insurance Professionals

IAIP (International) serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and the opportunity to make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry. Go to the National Association of Insurance

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA National Weather Service Website. A great source for weather forecasts, maps, aviation weather, and weather archives. Go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

Property & Liability Resource Bureau – PLRB

For more information on the PLRB organization, go to the PLRB website.

Risk and Insurance Management Society

The mission of the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society is to advance and promote the risk management profession by: (1) Providing timely and valuable educational programs, (2) Facilitating career development and networking; and (3) Fostering an environment of support for students. Go to the Risk and Insurance Management Society website.

Ultimate Insurance Links

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