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Some States Vulnerable To Hurricanes Due To Inconsistent Building Codes

Florida takes the top spot for strongest building code, followed by Virginia, in the 2021 Rating the States ranking of hurricane readiness.
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Three BILCO Roof Hatch Models Approved For Hurricanes, Wind

These models join the company's line of specialty access products previously approved to withstand severe weather conditions.
electrical

Preparing Buildings For Hurricanes, And Other Extreme Weather

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and the NOAA Climate Prediction Center says above-normal hurricane activity is expected.

Elevator Safety During Hurricanes, And Everyday

Before and after the hurricane tips from KONE, along with an article on regular maintenance for elevator and escalator safety

Storm Shelters, Safe Rooms Save Lives When Tornados, Hurricanes Strike

Building Safety Month—the International Code Council’s educational public safety campaign—focuses on saving lives during high-wind events.

Can U.S. Health System Handle Bioterrorism, Flu Pandemics, Hurricanes?

Public health resources are insufficient to keep pace with changing demands of the public health system, especially given new concerns about bioterrorism, pandemic disease,...

Hurricanes and Roofing: D.C. Taylor Co. Offers Advice In Free Online Seminar

On June 21 at 10:00amEST, Greg Thirnbeck and Todd Kaska, vice presidents at D.C. Taylor Co., will present along with Jack H. Struyk, president...

Code Council Foundation donates I-Codes to Louisiana communities ravaged by hurricanes

A donation of code books by the International Code Council Foundation (ICCF) will help local Louisiana governments' efforts to carry out requirements ...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Single-Ply Lessons Learned from 2004 Florida Hurricanes

The 2004 Florida hurricanes presented a set of unique wind-event opportunities allowing teams of Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) investigators to fan...
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Bracing For Impact: Meteorologist Shares What FMs Are Facing With Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian heads toward the Florida coast, a meteorologist shares what the situation may be like for facility managers in the area.
water conservation

The Urgent Need To Address Water Waste In Commercial Buildings

Facility executives could be wasting a precious resource and funds by not having a water action plan in place, especially during droughts.
building resiliency

Safeguarding Facilities During Severe Weather Events

As the 2022 hurricane season picks up, facility executives should brush up on how to best keep buildings safe during adverse weather events.
elevator

Elevator Safety During Hurricane Season

Elevator companies have become more proactive about offering product solutions that help mitigate passenger entrapment and equipment damage.
Uninterruptible Power Supply

Obtaining An Uninterruptible Power Supply

Electric contractors have new opportunities to support commercial and industrial buildings that rely on nonstop power.
Hurricane Season and IT

Is Your Critical IT Infrastructure Ready For Hurricane Season?

Facility executives should consider these strategies to keep critical IT infrastructure up and running through the unpredictability of hurricane season.
building envelope

International African American Museum Mitigates Thermal Bridging

Steel-to-steel structural thermal breaks provide requisite structural integrity, while reducing heat energy transfer by up to 75 percent.
weather stations

Insight Into The World Trade Center’s Weather Station

Facility executives are turning to microclimate measurements outside their facility to optimize facility operations and energy efficiency.
Emergency Management

Understanding The Four Phases Of Emergency Management

When it comes to emergency management, uniform guidelines help facilities and communities handle natural disasters safely and efficiently.
Kentucky tornado

OSHA Offers Tornado Preparedness, Response Guidance

In the wake of a deadly tornado outbreak across eight states, OSHA's Tornado Response and Recovery webpage offers tips to keep workers safe.
natural disasters

Delivering Disaster-Resilient Buildings

Building commissioning helps secure standards that help protect facilities physically and financially.

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