Revision History

The following table summarizes the change history for the Touchstone Exposure Data Validation Reference since its initial release:

Validation Reference Version

Touchstone Version

Date

Revision Description

3.0

2021 (9.x) and later

June 2021

To support new marine cargo construction and occupancy codes: Added "Location Marine Fields", "Construction Class Codes – 2000-series", and "Marine Cargo Occupancy Codes"; updated "Marine Cargo Construction Codes", "United States and Canada Construction Class Codes", "Japan Construction Class Codes", and "Caribbean Construction Class Codes".

In "United States Perils", added support in AIR Severe Thunderstorm Model for the United States for new peril codes: hail, tornado, and straight line wind.

AIR has retired non-catastrophe loss analyses in Touchstone 9.0. Added note to various topics indicating that non-cat fields in the user interface do not affect losses.

2.2

8.x and later

June 2021

Updated "Building Condition" field information in "Location Building Detail Fields". Updated Japan construction code 247 in "Equipment Construction Codes". Added "PWB" to "Australia Perils".

2.0

8.0

July 2020

Added 306 occupancy code (apartment/condos) to Certified Structures (IBHS) secondary modifiers.

Added construction code 141, valid only for countries within the Caribbean region.

Updated administrative and postal data for the Caribbean countries:

Updated information in Location Building Details Fields for FIRM Compliance, Service Equipment Protection, and Wet Floodproofing.

Updated Custom Flood Zone in Location Surrounding Detail Fields.

Updated Peril Options, Peril Support by Country/Region, and CRESTA and Area Codes to fix errors and add new content related to Caribbean updates.

Corrected information about importing offshore deductible terms: Deductible Physical Damage, Deductible Removal of Debris, Deductible Operator's Extra Expense, and Deductible Business Interruption.

1.9.10

7.x and later

December 2019

Updated Custom Elevation field in Location Surrounding Detail Fields to reflect support for AIR Extratropical Cyclone Model for Europe and AIR Inland Flood Model for Central Europel Europe.

Updated Custom Flood SOP Type field to note use of "H" (Height in meters) and "RP" (Return Period) codes.

Updated Floor of Interest field in Location Building Detail Fields to reflect incorporation of the AIR Coastal Flood Model for Great Britain into the AIR Extratropical Cyclone Model for Europe, where the integrated model includes the storm surge events for the United Kingdom.

Updated various location fields to reflect support for AIR Earthquake Model for New Zealand in Location Surrounding Detail Fields, Location Building Detail Fields, Location Wall Detail Fields, and Location Roof Detail Fields.

Updated Peril Options to include Liquefaction (PLQ) support.

Updated New Zealand Perils to reflect support for additional perils.

Updated Miscellaneous Occupancies to reflect support for Forestry in all of Europe.

1.9.95

6.x and later

December 2019

Updated Custom Flood Standard of Protection fields in Location Surrounding Detail Fields to reflect height of the system in meters. Updated First Floor Height field in field in Location Building Detail Fields to reflect height in meters.

1.9.9

7.x and later

June 2019

Updated construction/occupancy codes for new and updated models.

1.9.8

5.x and later

June 2019

Updated Foundation Type field.

1.9.7

7.x and later

June 2019

Added information about Custom Flood SOP Type to Location Surrounding Detail Fields for AIR Inland Flood Model for Central Europe.

1.9.6

6.x and later

December 2019

Updated codes 156-159 in Steel Construction to reflect support in U.S. and Canada

(varies by peril.)

1.9.5

6.x and later

April 2019

Added note to Mobile Home Construction indicating that Detailed Loss Analysis results will not match between Touchstone 6.0 and Touchstone 7.0 for the AIR Hurricane Model for the United States.

Updated information about slot count and slot drill values.

1.9.4

6.x and later

February 2019

Updated various topics to indicate that construction code 250 is not valid for any peril in the United States.

1.9.3

6.x and later

February 2019

Updated Location Surrounding Detail Fields with information about Defensible Space and Firewise Community Participation secondary risk characteristics (SRC).

1.9.2

6.x and later

January 2019

Updated China Construction Class Codes and China Occupancy Class Codes with codes for the updated AIR Typhoon Model for Mainland China. Updated support information related to the updated model in Miscellaneous Occupancies, Bridge Construction, Pipeline Construction, Steel Construction, Storage Tank Construction, and Tunnel Construction.

1.9.1

4.x and later

November 2018

Updated Floor of Interest field in Location Building Detail Fields with -1 Basement support for AIR Hurricane Model for the United States. Updated Location Group Name field in Location Contract Fields with note regarding use of exposure coding for campus (group) structures.

1.9.0

4.x and later

August 2018

Updated many topics with new codes (associated with new models or changes to current models) and corrected some errors. Removed mapping information; users can find that information in the model documentation. Added robust descriptions to Industrial Facility Occupancies topic. Updated SIC2-digit codes information as needed.

1.8.0

4.x and later

June 2018

Updated Location Builder Risk Fields to reflect No Builder's Risk (0) as the default for Project Phase Code.

1.7.0

4.x and later

May 2018

Updated Southeast Asia Occupancy Class Codes to reflect support for 400-series codes.

1.6.0

5.x and later

August 2018

Updated Location Basic Building Fields and Difference between Gross Area and Floor Area fields to reflect the effect of Gross Area on the AIR Hurricane Model for the United States and the AIR Earthquake Model for the United States.

1.5.0

5.1

January 2018

Updated Pipeline Construction, Storage Tank Construction, and United States and Canada Construction Class Codes with recommendations about the recommended codes to use with the AIR Earthquake Model for the United States.