Steve Quarles

Steve joined the IBHS Research Center team in 2011. Steve assists with research using his expertise on building performance with regard to wildfire and moisture exposures. Prior to joining IBHS, he worked for the University of California as a cooperative extension advisor where he addressed durability and in-service performance issues of wood-framed buildings, particularly those subjected to wildfires. During 2007 and 2008, Steve worked part-time for the California Office of the State Fire Marshal where he developed, coordinated and served as an instructor for the educational program related to the Wildland Urban Interface (wildfire) Building Code and Standards (Chapter 7A in the California Building Code).

Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
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