Valuing Army Installation Resilience Investments for Natural Hazards

Exploring the Use of Insurance Methods and Historical Installation Storm Damage

by Beth E. Lachman, R. J. Briggs, Michael T. Wilson, Susan A. Resetar, Jon Niewijk, Philip Song

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Army installations experience significant damage and mission impacts from natural hazard events. In this report, the authors assess Army installation vulnerabilities from natural hazards and installation resilience investment processes and recommend ways the Army can reduce associated costs and improve data analytics for resilience investments based on an analysis of insurance industry methods and historical Army installation damage from natural hazards.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Assessment of the Relevant Natural Hazards Historical Patterns and Projections

  • Chapter Three

    Assessment of the Vulnerabilities of Army Installations and Buildings Based on Past Storm Damage Data

  • Chapter Four

    Commercial Property Insurance Valuations of Resilience Investments

  • Chapter Five

    Assessing the Value of Flood Resilience Investments for Buildings Using NFIP Premium Calculations

  • Chapter Six

    Recommendations for Army Resilience Investment Processes

  • Appendix A

    Natural Hazards Definitions, Patterns, and Trends

  • Appendix B

    Background on Army Installation Data

  • Appendix C

    Selection Process and Criteria Used for the Installation Building Case Studies

  • Appendix D

    Background on Commercial Property and NFIP Insurance

  • Appendix E

    Data Sources for National Flood Insurance Program Premium Calculations

  • Appendix F

    Four Phases of Resilience Investment Planning

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