Property Insurance Research Group

Members of the Property Insurance research Group

  • AIG
  • CNA Insurance
  • FM Global
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Tokio Marine Management
  • Travelers Insurance
  • XL Gaps
  • Zurich Insurance Group

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The Property Insurance Research Group (the "PIRG") was formed in 2010 to support the mission and activities of the Foundation by:

  • providing a forum for interested members of the property insurance industry to discuss industry-relevant fire protection issues and identify related research needs that could be met through research projects conducted by the Foundation.
  • providing a continuing mechanism to recommend research projects to the Foundation and to provide, through a fund consisting of member contributions (the "PIRG Fund"), financial support for PIRG-recommended projects undertaken by the Foundation.

Statement of purpose (PDF, 176 KB) 

PIRG Project Portfolio


Current projects

Other projects of interest

  • Exposed Expanded Group A Plastics – Additional Aisle Widths
  • Phase II Horizontal Features in Storage
  • Protection of Open-top Containers
  • Phase II PV Panels
  • Phase II Exterior Wall Assemblies Fire Hazards
  • IBCs in Operations
  • High clearance sprinkler protection over factory operations
  • Hanging garments
  • Non woven fabrics
  • MIC – new environmental issues
  • Guide for the fire service on managing fire events
  • Nano technology
  • Boat storage

* Project led by other organizations with participation from the PIRG

For more information please contact Amanda Kimball.