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Weather hazards – Hail detection and mapping by modern radars

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Weather hazards - Hail detection and mapping by modern radars by Daniel Joita P.E. - Senior Forensic Engineer Applied Technical Services, Inc. Traditionally, the National Weather Service received hail events reports through the usage of World War II adapted radar technology. Each hail record from NWS contained the time, coordinates, diameter, county, and the number of fatalities and injuries caused by each event. Hail reports typically came from specific observers, so no information on the path and extent of the hail swath was available. Modern hail mapping technology based on dual polarization radars improved the amount and the quality of…

The Competent Person in All Construction

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The Competent Person in All Construction by Richard A. Rice, PE Mutual Engineering Introduction The safety of construction workers for all construction activity in the United States is governed, at a minimum, by the laws propagated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The vast majority of OSHA laws address minimum/maximum distances, safety factors, and performance for this, that, and other construction related items. In each of these is a person who is responsible to make sure the OSHA laws are obeyed and is responsible for the general safety of the construction site. That person is the "Competent Person."…

Why Georgia, why?: Georgia’s Minority View of Diminution in Value

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Why Georgia, why?: Georgia's Minority View of Diminution in Value Michelle A. Sherman, Senior Associate Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP Consider a typical scenario in which homeowners have submitted an insurance claim for water damage to their home. It is undisputed that the water damage is covered. The homeowners now claim that the value of their home has decreased as a result of the water damage, even after the water damage has been fully repaired. This is known as "diminution in value" or "diminished value." Diminution in value is the economic loss or reduction in market value which results from a…
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Southern Loss Association Links

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

Search for insurance listings and brokers. Go to the Ultimate Insurance Links website.