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Emergency planning | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

A methodical approach coupled with follow through goes a long way toward reliable operations in facilities that run 24/7.

FM Issue: Mission Critical Training

FM Issue: Mission Critical Training

A methodical approach coupled with follow through goes a long way toward reliable operations in facilities that run 24/7.

National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22, 1974.

FM Alert: Planning To Fail

The value of good as-builts for daily operations is widely recognized. After a flood at Columbus Regional Hospital, these plans were crucial to disaster recovery.

Question Of The Week: Maintaining Emergency Plans?

Facility managers and others who create emergency preparedness plans know that periodic testing and updates are crucial to protecting people, property, and operations in the event of a disaster.

Week Two: Building Safety Month 2013

Week two of Building Safety Month focuses on disaster safety and mitigation.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protect Your Business Before Disasters—Like Sandy—Strike

Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Post-Emergency Preparedness Planning

When faced with an emergency situation like a flood or a fire, how should facility management professionals prioritize their efforts AFTER the event?

FRIDAY FUNNY: CDC Helps Facility Managers Prep For The Zombie Apocalypse!

The CDC is taking the tongue in cheek approach to disaster preparedness in order to catch the attention of those who might not take the subject seriously otherwise. So remember, if you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for anything.

September: National Preparedness Month

This September marks the seventh annual National Preparedness Month, and FEMA, the Red Cross, and many local communities are encouraging businesses to assess their respective levels of readiness.

Protecting Elderly Populations In A Fire

In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Flooded Hospital Shortens A Long Road Back

On June 7, 2008, record flooding from nearby Haw Creek filled the basement and up to six inches on the first floor of Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, IN.

Hurricane Ike Anniversary is a Reminder to Prepare

The six month anniversary of Hurricane Ike is a reminder to all coastal residents of the very real threat they face from high winds and storm surge.

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