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Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

Friday Funny: 10 Worst Cities For A Zombie Apocalypse

How well will your organization survive a zombie apocalypse? It may all depend on where your facility is located. Office near a cemetery? Good luck – especially if you’re in Providence, RI.

Tech And FM: In Case Of Emergency…

Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.

Resilient Facilities: Strong And Sustainable

Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.

Did You Miss The “ACT FAST: Decision-Making in Emergency Situations” Webinar?

This webinar video addresses decision-making during an emergency using the Boyd Cycle or Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) Loop, which apply to any hazard in any environment.

Is Your Facility Prepared For A Natural Disaster?

Cintas offers five preparation tips to help your business “weather the storm” and bounce back in a timely manner.

Question Of The Week: Weekly Sprinkler Tests

Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.

Four Tips for Avoiding Communications Down Time

A recent survey by Fonality found that nearly half of businesses don't have the business communication tools employees need to stay productive when the office is closed.

Lenel Helps Protect 69th Annual Little League World Series

For the 17th year, Lenel is helping to protect players, coaches, officials and fans at the 2015 Little League World Series with its advanced security systems, including a new high-tech video management system.

What We Have Here… Is A Failure To Communicate

Communication should be the impetus for an appropriate response during a security related event.

Free Online Earthquake Resilience Program Now Available

Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ® creates online version of FEMA QuakeSmart™ Community Resilience Program for Small Businesses and Organizations.

Winter Weather Maintenance Checklist

For effective maintenance and operation during winter months, facility managers can check out this checklist. But it doesn't end there.

Facilities Experts Urge Hospitals To Practice Ebola Preparedness

Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their facilities.

Data Breach Situations Can Leave Corporations Unprepared

Findings show that while companies are more aware and taking initial steps to prepare, they are not fully practiced and confident in their data breach response.

What Kinds Of Extreme Weather Are You Facing?

Nearly 70% of Americans had not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school, or home in the past two years, according to a 2012 survey by FEMA.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: S3 Series from Gamewell-FCI

This small, addressable system features a touch screen display designed to simplify operation for facility managers as well as emergency first responders.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Safety Preparedness, Perception Versus Fact?

Natural disasters represent a major safety concern for facility managers and office workers alike, but have businesses been doing enough to prepare for the worst?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: HurricaneWatch from Datawatch Systems

The Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1 and officially ends November 30. A new offering aims to help facility managers update property status and communicate with employees before, during, and after this type of event.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mass Notification, Crucial Communication

Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.

The 2013 Hurricane Season Begins June 1

With the average Hurricane Season typically having nine to 12 named storms, of which five to seven reach hurricane strength and one to three become major hurricanes, the numbers and resources for 2013 are clear indicators that facility managers need to heed this warning and prepare their businesses—now.

Power Struggle: Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.

October 18: Are You Ready To ShakeOut?

Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CoreFirst Retrofit System by CoreFirst LLC

CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Wheelock Series EH Speakers by Cooper Notification

For mass notification, these items produce high fidelity sound output in a low profile design.

Reducing Wildfire Risk

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) provides advice for those managing small and mid-sized facilities in areas vulnerable to wildfire.

Introducing BOMA’s New Reference Resources

BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA store.

Are Your Occupants Worried About Fire?

A survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers found two other facility issues of more importance.

Lights Out (And Back On) At Candlestick Park In San Francisco

A nationally televised football game was put on hold twice as facilities staff worked to identify the cause of a stadium wide power outage.

Shoring Up Elevators Before A Storm

Schindler Elevator offers the following tips to consider when preparing for weather related events.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Flood Barrier Shield By Zero International

This product is engineered to provide a watertight barrier that protects and prevents water ingress though doors and windows.

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