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Top 10 Blog Posts From 2013

We dug up the Top 10 most popular blog posts from this year for you to reread, relive, and recirculate. Enjoy! Live Loads vs. Dead Loads: Defining Structural Repair Claims You’ve probably come across a structural claim where the terms “live load” and “dead load” get tossed around by a contractor or engineer regarding the […]


Possible Arson at Colorado Office of BLM

Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson at the federal Bureau of Land Management office in Gunnison, Colorado after someone vandalized computers and set fire to the building this past weekend. A property damage assessment is o underway however it appears the building sustained primarily smoke and water damage losses. An arson-trained dog is being […]


Record Wildfire Season Sparks Homeowners Insurance Reform

A direct result from the destructive wildfires that ravaged Colorado over the last three years, homeowners will very soon be seeing new insurance changes to their home insurance policies. House Bill 1225 will take effect next year, making home insurance policies more user-friendly and easier to understand. The new legislation will ensure appropriate replacement coverage […]


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Mapping Data Revolutionizing the Study of Wildfire Behavior

A recent Denver Post article says Scientists at Boulder’s National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have engineered a computer modeling technique that can provide accurate predictions of the growth and behavior of long-lived wildfires. The utilization of cutting edge technology is radically altering the comprehension of wildfire behavior. The intel gained from the new technologies […]


Homes Nationwide at Big Risk of Wildfire

According to a recent analysis performed by Verisk Analytics, more than 4.5 million homes nationwide are at extreme risk for wildfires in the U.S. The analysis comes near the close of the 2013 fire season; the most destructive wildfire season in Colorado history marked by one of the largest burns on record in California, which […]