Why Faster Recovery Begins with Preplanning and Trust

POSTED ON: February 20, 2020
We’ve seen all kinds of mind-blowing disaster situations, and we’re still learning along with our clients. Although the Interstate team hasn’t lost the capacity for surprise, it takes pretty unusual circumstances. For most businesses, however, new or unusual disaster circumstances that lead to... More

Measuring the Power of a Storm: Hurricane Winds or Pressure?

POSTED ON: February 12, 2020
Klotzbach and colleagues recently published research that demonstrates how using minimum sea-level pressure works better as a predictor of hurricane damage than does the maximum sustained wind.  The research team argues that it is much easier to measure the pressure of a storm than it is to measure... More

Natural Disaster Impacts on Construction Projects – PART 2

POSTED ON: February 5, 2020
We wrap up this two-part series with expert panelists including Interstate Restoration’s Joe Poliafico, Global Director Insurance & Risk Management, sharing how they have worked through these tough issues and some tips you don’t want to miss.   Key Takeaways:  How to navigate thr... More

10 Ways to Reduce Slips, Trips, and Falls in Your Business

POSTED ON: January 29, 2020
Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of general workplace accidents and injuries ranging from minor bruises to severe traumas such as head injuries, broken bones, sprains and lacerations. In fact, slips, trips and falls are often reported as the most common causes of workers’ compensat... More

From Reactive to Proactive: Rethinking the Disaster Recovery Status Quo to Accelerate Recovery

POSTED ON: January 22, 2020
Most of us never consider the big picture of how the disaster restoration industry business models work. And for good reason… you already have plenty on your plate and no urgent need to evaluate models. But if you are managing a portfolio of properties with many locations, it is worth taking the t... More

Natural Disaster Impacts on Construction Projects – PART 1

POSTED ON: January 9, 2020
In Part 1 of 2, expert panelists including Interstate Restoration’s Joe Poliafico, Global Director Insurance & Risk Management, share insights on natural disasters and their impacts on construction and business in ConstructorCast AGC of America. Listen to Part 1 here. Key Takeaways: How natura... More

What Might the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2020 Have in Store?

POSTED ON: January 6, 2020
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season just ended on November 30, but a couple of agencies have already issued a first glimpse at what the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season might have up its sleeve. The 2020 hurricane season officially starts on June 1. The Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) at Colorado St... More

It’s a New Year…Is Your Business Prepared?

POSTED ON: January 2, 2020
As the calendar ticks over to a new year, we hope you’ve had a relaxing and happy holiday season. And whether or not you typically make New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to challenge you to try something slightly different this year; make a resolution that will prepare your business for a disast... More

Holiday Cheer to You and Yours!

POSTED ON: December 23, 2019
Thank you for coming along with us on this journey. Wishing you and yours the merriest holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Wrap up Your Fire Risk This Holiday Season

POSTED ON: December 17, 2019
This time of year, you have a lot to think about in addition to your regular work responsibilities. Since it’s easy to get distracted as you scramble between work and the pending holiday hustle and bustle, we wanted to make sure you don’t forget about fire safety, which is especially important t... More