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The new condo is the first to ever achieve IBHS’s gold standard. (Photo: IBHS)

The new Colonial Inn Condominium complex located on the coastline of Alabama has become the first to receive the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED Commercial construction standards first place gold ranking.

FORTIFIED Commercial Gold creates a strong continuous load path, which ties the entire structure together, enabling it to withstand extreme weather from hurricanes, including Category 5 wind speeds of 160 mph. It also includes onsite power backup for important utilities. It is the highest level of resiliency certification offered by IBHS.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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