Property Insurance Research 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)

Members of the Property Insurance research Group

  • AIG
  • CNA Insurance
  • FM Global
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Tokio Marine America
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Zurich Insurance Group

PIRG Project Portfolio


Current projects

Other projects of interest

  • Airflow and Sprinkler Interaction
  • Boat Storage- Phase 2
  • Combustible Exterior Walls – Phase 2
  • Corrosion of Sprinkler Pipe
  • ESFR Sprinklers and Obstructions – Phase 4
  • Exposed Expanded Group A Plastics – Additional Aisle Widths
  • Fire Protection of Spiral Freezers, Coolers
  • Fire Protection for Dense Storage Automatic Storage Retrieval Systems (ASRS)
  • Fire Protection for Dense Storage Automatic Storage Retrieval Systems (ASRS) in Cold Environments
  • Guide to Fire Service on Managing Fire Events in Sprinkler Protected Properties
  • Hanging Garment Protection
  • High Clearance Sprinkler Protection over Factory Operations
  • Impact of Elevated Walkways and Open Metal Grates in Storage Arrays
  • Protection of Open Top Containers
  • PV Systems and Fire – Phase 2
  • Sloped Ceiling and Sprinkler Performance – Phase 3
  • Smoke Management Activation in Sprinkler Protected Buildings

* Project led by other organizations with participation from the PIRG

For more information please contact Amanda Kimball.