Foundation Services To Exhibit At Windstorm Insurance Conference – Visit Booth 504


Conference For Windstorm Insurance Claims, Water And Wind Damage Issues Affecting Florida

Foundation Services of Central Florida, Inc., a proud member of “WIND,” will be well represented at WIND’s upcoming Annual Windstorm Conference in Orlando, Florida, where we will also sponsor an Exhibit in Booth #504. Visit us and register to win a 32″ TV or Quail Hunt for 4 … and to discover more about our foundation, sinkhole, wind and water damage restoration… or just to say “Hi!” We’d love to see you.


This year, the Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND) will be holding its 14th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference at the Renaissance Sea World in Orlando, Florida. For three days, from January 28 to the 31st, this important industry conference will draw representatives from all segments of the windstorm insurance claims and wind / water damage restoration industry to share insights into current trends and recent developments, many of which pertain specifically to our Florida concerns and the building trades.

The Annual Conference consists of presentations and workshops for professional development plus continuing education credits for numerous states, bar associations and professional designations, in addition to outstanding professional networking. WIND anticipates more than 1,500 insurance and restoration professionals will be attending, including government agency representatives and other professionals concerned with windstorm claims, property insurance and property restoration issues. There’s a lot going on!

This year’s presentations will delve into impacts from recent super-storms and hurricanes, the special legal issues they raised, construction-related concerns, and other windstorm and water damage, insurance and legal issues. This short sample of conference sessions exemplifies the content of special interest to contractors and our industry-professional relationships:

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    Hurricane-related Claims and Coverage issues from hurricanes Katrina, Charley, Irene and Sandy, including legal issues regarding wind vs. water; state regulatory requirements; executive orders and bulletins affecting deductibles and holdbacks; and the parties’ mutual good faith cooperation in the submission, handling, adjustment and investigation of “super storms” claims.

  • Hypothetical Wind vs. Water Claim – Building damage issues.
  • Building Envelope Failure during a Wind Event – Damage to buildings, their individual components and structural systems, and the relationship of the building envelope with respect to the integrity of the structure during a high wind event.
  • “Aging” of Water Damage – Recent research and technical information evaluating the impact of water exposure on various building materials.
  • Gulf Coast / Southeast insurance case law update, and other legal sessions on windstorm and property claims law issues – such as Assignment of Benefits in the property loss arena, Bad Faith causes of action and bad faith damages from Texas to Florida, preparation of insurance adjusters for depositions and more.

Issues of special interest to Florida Contractors

Among the Florida-specific issues to be covered in some depth at the conference, issues directly impacting general contractors and sinkhole repair specialists like Foundation Services, are the following breakout sessions:

  • Impact of the 2010 Florida Building Code on Wind and Flood Losses – The changes, realized impacts, anticipated litigation, anticipated Ordinance and Law coverage issues and the current state of enforcement, also including the challenges and lessons learned regarding restoration of wind and flood damaged structures. These are all-too-familiar issues for our customers and our Florida Source Construction’s property restoration and new construction services in the wake of recent years’ super-storm ravages of Florida communities.
  • Sinkholes: The Evolution of Florida Claims During 2012 – Although sinkholes have been developing in Florida since it raised out of the sea, sinkhole claims handling has cutting edge elements due to recent, sweeping Legislative changes and Court interpretations. This breakout session promises to provide a practical approach to navigating sinkhole claims adjustment, as well as the latest Court holdings regarding allowing neutral evaluation reports to be introduced into evidence, Trial Court opinions, jury verdicts and Appellate decisions. These matters affect the entire sinkhole repair industry in Florida and are of major interest to our foundation repair, sinkhole remediation and soil stabilization specialty services…and our customers!
  • Florida Property Insurance Law Update re: Wind and Related Cases – The impact of case decisions plus practical considerations for claims handling based on any changes or clarifications of existing law.

Stay tuned for information on the Conference’s superstar Keynote Speakers, who will electrify the audience with storm chasing sagas, the hurricane outlook for 2013, and surprising insights into the multi-decade cycle of extreme landfall hurricanes in the USA.

Who is WIND?

WIND-logo-150x150Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing education, training and a constructive dialogue among professionals concerned with windstorm insurance and wind/water damage restoration. Its 1000+ members from across the USA represent various companies and professional interests in the property and windstorm insurance claims industry and related disciplines. The association also offers certification programs for WIND Appraisers and WIND Umpires, as well as Continuing Education programs for related professions and Bar Associations.

Find out more at www.windnetwork.com … and at the Conference in Orlando, don’t neglect to stop by our Booth #504!

If you have storm damage or other wind and water damage, Foundation Service’s Florida Source Construction arm can solve your structural and cosmetic restoration needs. Ask any of our professionals at the conference, or speak with our Construction Manager, Todd Taylor.

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Foundation Services of Central Florida, Inc., a fully licensed and highly experienced Florida General Contractor, is known for its quality property restoration as well as innovative techniques to reduce the likelihood of future problems in new construction. Our Florida Source Construction arm specializes in structural and cosmetic repairs from wind, water, fire, weak soils and sinkhole damage, as well as new construction of sound foundations, buildings and hardscapes, including interlocking paver certifications. The company’s landscaping division provides the finishing cosmetic touches for both new and restoration projects.

For more information, CALL 352-622-9218 or stop by Foundation Services’ WIND Conference exhibit in Booth 504.

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