Saturday, April 26, 2014

Seven Steps to the FORTIFIED for Safer Living® Designation


FORTIFIED Home™ is designed to help strengthen new and existing homes through retrofit techniques that will ward off damage from specific natural hazards.

If you are interested in applying for a FORTIFIED designation, the process requires completion of many of the following steps prior to construction start:
  1.     Identify the natural perils that your FORTIFIED project must address.
  2.     Review the FORTIFIED Standards Guide to confirm design and material requirements for applicable perils.
  3.     Complete the appropriate self-assessment checklist(s) to verify the project’s readiness to meet Fortified requirements.
  4.     Send the checklist(s) to the FORTIFIED Program Administrator for review and contact him to discuss the project further.
  5.     Engage a licensed professional to create a design that meets FORTFIED requirements.
  6.     Through IBHS, find an approved FORTIFIED Project Manager you can engage to verify the design, approve the project, supervise inspections, and provide IBHS with necessary documentation.
  7.     Receive a FORTIFIED designation after final approval by IBHS.

Van Hibberts, CMI  Certified with IBHS Fortified for Safer Living.

Certified Residential Building Code Inspector ICC-5319905
IBHS Fortified  Certified Inspector  #FEV32561020109 
ARA Certified Inspector #20302 (Applied Research Associates)
Florida-State Certified Master Inspector Lic. #HI 89
Certified Owens-Corning Roof Data Inspector
Florida-Certified Wind Mitigation Inspector
WDO Certificate #JE190791  
InterNACHI #10071802

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