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Archive July 2018

The Value of Documentation to Property & Health Claims Losses

July 20 2018 by Steve Conboy

In today's Building Industry, the key to helping your builder clients is with digital documentation, especially with Chain of Custody and 3rd party accreditation that supports the quality assurance process of your product.

It is no secret the P&C insurance industry is seeing a rise in disputed property claims...

Water Alone Is Not Going To Get It Done In 2018

July 19 2018 by Steve Conboy

FORMAL REQUEST: WE ARE ASKING THE IAFF AND CAL FIRE FOR A TEST SITE

The big firefighters club needs to look into new ways to fight wild fires!

American Builders Have To Get Smarter About Risk Management

July 18 2018 by Steve Conboy

The Insurance Risk Management Underwriters are smart people, they know if a builder is blowing smoke when trying to make jobs safer with just a few cameras, taller fences and a few security guards. In all North American cities, wood framed buildings of all sizes are burning down by arson strikes, lightning or natural disaster. An epidemic of job site fires has been affecting scores of townhouses and apartments with well over 20 in just the last 18 months. The big question is who and where is next when it comes to an underwriter...

Building a Culture of Safety In High Density Wood Framed Projects

July 17 2018 by Steve Conboy

Working with an astute and proactive Insurance Broker will help you convince the underwriters to lower your premiums if you are willing to defend raw lumber from fire because it is the new way to go today. The best approach is to have a pro active broker that is willing to work along side you to embrace new technologies to show the underwriters willing to help lower your premiums which oftentimes consume your margins.

M-FIRE PUTS FIREFIGHTERS AND REAL TIME INTEL FIRST

July 16 2018 by Steve Conboy

WHAT IS OUR RELEVANCE FOR FIREFIGHTERS IN YOUR COMMUNITIES?

Unfortunately, many in the fire service suggest that their value within their communities is obvious and non-negotiable it’s to protect life and property. But how do we qualify and/or quantify those answers? It goes beyond just saying what your ISO rating is. It means being able to articulate a dollar amount of what the ISO rating means to the insured, and what it would be if it increases or decreases. In other words, how many buildings and lives does your fire house save. M-Fire is out to help the Fire Chief that makes the final decision on whether he is going to allow his brave firefighters in a fire protected lumber building under construction because we are supplying him data like he has never seen before in real time before the fire trucks even pull up...

MORE MASS TIMBER CLT IS POSITIVE AND SUPPORTS SUSTAINABLE BETTER

July 15 2018 by Steve Conboy

We need to do more to solve the World’s Energy Crisis on this over populated planet and the more Tall Mass Timber Wooden Buildings we build the more renewable and sustainable we become because of it's positive impact on energy consumption.

The production and disposal of concrete is one of the worst pollutants in the world. In regards to steel, which takes tons of energy to produce, we need to support companies that are developing mass timber wooden buildings to answer the problems in energy consumption. Steel and concrete are destroying our ozone with carbon. We need to engage a us congressperson to draft and propose a new Bill to Amendmend Q45 and provide tax credits to wood frame builder/owners and mass timber builder/owners who build with class-a fire protected carbon quantized wood products and building...

The Most Worrying Wildfires Burning in the U.S. Right Now.

July 15 2018 by Steve Conboy

PERHAPS WE SHOULD CHOOSE OUR BATTLES MORE CAREFULLY. A GROWING BODY OF RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT WE SHOULD ALLOW SOME FIRES TO BURN OUT ON THEIR OWN....

Teaneck NJ Fire Chief Shows Up With Flares

July 14 2018 by Steve Conboy

Yesterday, on an Avalon Bay Job Site in Teaneck NJ, the local Fire Chiefs show up to test Mighty Fire Breaker™ Job Site spray with flares. Their overall response was "Wow...

LA Construction Fire May Have Been Meant For More

July 12 2018 by Steve Conboy

Way To Go! LA Fire Companies In East Hollywood Knocked down the dumpster fire before it burned the entire building. The fire involved the bottom level of a three story building under construction at the intersection of Melrose and Virgil Avenues in East Hollywood.

Early Risk Communication In Building Is Everything Today

July 10 2018 by Steve Conboy

M-Fire's progress in business is not merely a process of osmosis, but a deliberate development with quality assurance 3rd party test results and education. Our job is to deliver scientific fire test results through applied science in a way that all stake-holders, i.e. builders, workers, firefighters and risk management Insurers can understand and follow.

American Builders Are Adjusting To Overcome This Labor Shortage

July 10 2018 by Steve Conboy

Our great American builders are adjusting quickly to support our housing starts that are the foundation to our economy.

45-Q Needs To Support Renewable Sustainable Buildings As Carbon Banks

July 8 2018 by Steve Conboy

USA Reforestation Carbon Banks Collect Carbon And This Administration Needs To Reward Our Great Builders That Defend That Carbon In Lumber...

Another Wood Framed Townhouse Project Set A Blaze Yesterday in BC Canada

July 8 2018 by Steve Conboy

Fire in Surrey BC totally destroys wood framed townhouse construction site

San Diego Camp Pendleton Wild Fires

July 7 2018 by Steve Conboy

Three fires burn at Camp Pendleton, 750 homes evacuated.

Western USA Is Now On Fire

July 8 2018 by Steve Conboy

This could become the worst wild fire season the US has ever seen. The third-largest fire in recorded Colorado history kept expanding, chewing through 147 square miles (381 square kilometers) near Fort Garland, about 205 miles (330 kilometers) southwest of Denver.

LEED Should Recognize M Fires Carbon Defense Program Soon

July 4 2018 by Steve Conboy

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification program, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

M-Fire Is Defending OSB From Fire And Moisture

July 3 2018 by Steve Conboy

Steve Conboy GM of M Fire Suppression explains to Steve Cassidy former NYC Fireman’s Union President the value of making OSB and CLT Class A fire protected to make all wood framed buildings safer.