The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) developed FORTIFIED Commercial™ as a construction standard and designation to reduce damage to commercial structures and help businesses re-open more quickly following severe weather. FORTIFIED Commercial includes three levels of resiliency, Roof, Silver, and Gold.
What types of buildings qualify to be FORTIFIED Commercial?
FORTIFIED Commercial™ focuses on community-based and light to moderate commercial structures such as:
- Template (“cookie-cut”) stand-alone buildings
- Franchises (e.g., quick-service restaurants)
- Convenience stores/gas stations
- Pharmacies/retail stores
- Business services
- Schools/municipal buildings