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Re: GSBN:Liberty Mutual insurance


I'm finishing the 2006 Resource Guide published by The Last Straw and it has
a pretty comprehensive list of codes, testing and research in it. Bob Theis
was working on fire tests - maybe he has more information to share. Bruce
King will chime in, I'm sure - won't you Bruce?

I was at a meeting where insurance was discussed and an agent for American
Family Insurance told me straw-bale construction was on their list of types
of construction approved for coverage. He also said he thought State Farm
might have lifted their ban on strawbale, but suggested I contact them -
which I haven't had time to do yet.


on 1.11.2006 12:28 PM, billc_lists@...

> Hi all,
> I was contacted today by an Analyst for the Southwest Region with
> Liberty Mutual Insurance Company about SB.  They're looking to find
> out the geographic spread of SB construction and rough estimate of
> the number of homes, so of course I pointed them to the Strawbale
> Building Registry.
> Anyone insured by them?  I have no reports of any homes covered by
> Liberty Mutual in the SB Registry.
> Who has the most up-to-date list of tests (fire, structural, etc)
> done on SB?  I know DCAT has codes pretty well covered.
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