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Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Flooding articles.


Flood Buzz™ Water Leak Alarm By Archetype Ltd.

The patented Flood Buzz™ warns of impending water leaks before they wreak havoc by sounding an alarm when it senses a water leak condition.

Texas Water Dashboard App From USGS

This first-generation product brings real-time U.S. Geological Survey data together in a web mashup with information from the NWS and other sources.

New Year’s Task: Building Envelope Check

With gingerbread house construction a tradition for many this time of year, it may also be time to ensure the integrity of facility exteriors.

New Product Flash: Instapump by Turtledrain

This portable drain requires no gas or electricity to remove standing water in and around facilities.

Video Update: UCLA’s Recovery From Water Main Break

On July 29, 2014, a city of Los Angeles water main ruptured under Sunset Boulevard, opening a large hole in the pavement that closed the street during rush hour and flooded parts of UCLA’s north campus. Nearly a year after the flood, all impacted facilities are back in operation. This video documents the event and cleanup process.

New Product Flash: Shutgun from Technicraft Product Design

For accidental sprinkler activation, this shut off tool enables staff to stop water flow quickly.

Update: UCLA Facilities Deal With Aftermath Of Water Main Break

In this exclusive interview, Kevin J. Borg, Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities and Project Management, UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Department, shares an update on the state of his facilities after Tuesday's water main break.

SPECIAL FEATURE From Business Facilities: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall.

Newly Passed Bill Supports Building Codes

The newly passed Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) bill orders a study on the impact of codes on flood plain management.

Green Infrastructure Report Highlights Economic, Community Benefits

This new draft report reveals how landscape architects can help design the way towards greener infrastructure.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Reviving Opry Mills Mall

The Opry Mills Mall restoration project had two main objectives: to restore the permanent power necessary to perform operations throughout the remaining months it would take to clean and repair the mall’s interior, and to restore the electrical condition back to the same state it was in prior to the flood.

TFM Names David Lenart Facility Executive Of The Year

For this professional, adopting a proactive and clearheaded approach has saved many things—including lives.

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: BELFOR Adds Mobile Thermal Vacuum Freeze Dryer

This equipment is used to dry and restore documents that have been damaged in a facility disaster.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Integra Flow By Just Manufacturing Co.

The system is designed to minimize risk of sink flooding incidents and stop potential overflowing sinks at the source.

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, private, and academic sectors to serve on Scientific Resolution Panels (SRPs).

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Ancient Flooding Problems

Choices made by Egyptians digging burial tombs thousands of years ago may have led to present day problems.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Rover HVE Extractor From Dri-Eaz

The Rover is designed for water removal after flooding occurs in a facility.

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.

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