What's new in the 2023 (11.5) validation reference

The 2023 (11.5) Touchstone Exposure Data Validation Reference includes information about support for additional codes in some models.

Change to contents of validation reference

The validation reference now contains all content from Touchstone 2020 (8.0) onwards. You can view the changes in each release in the "What's new" topics, and you can view a cumulative list of all changes in the "Revision history" topic. You can view earlier versions of the validation reference by navigating to the "Earlier Versions" section in the validation reference and then selecting the validation reference that you want to view.

The most current version of the validation reference includes text that identifies the version in which a feature was introduced or updated, as shown in the following examples:

Example: In Touchstone 11.0, we added validation rules for Verisk BINS ID location fields.
Example: In version 9.0, we added validation rules for fields related to marine secondary building characteristics (SRC) for a location.

New and updated models

This release includes:
  • The Verisk Earthquake Model for the Middle East is now available in Touchstone. We previously provided you with CRESTA, area, construction, occupancy, and peril codes now for the eight countries that the model will support. This allowed you to start importing and verifying the exposure data for these countries. The supported countries are: Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • The Verisk Inland Flood Model for Italy is a new model targeted to reduce a protection gap for inland flood in Italy. The release includes support for country-specific import of exposure data; the codes have been added to this reference.