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10 Tips When Water Damage Hits

When responding to a water-related disaster, time is of the essence. Here are 10 best practices to expedite the water remediation process.

Question Of The Week: What Sustainability Means Today

In the 1700s, sustainability meant “sustained yield” and referred to harvesting just enough trees so that the forest could naturally regenerate tree growth. What does the term mean for your facilities in 2018?
hurricane season

Protect Facilities From Wind And Flood Damage

Cost-effective prevention is worth considering as the 2018 hurricane season is in full swing, and research from global insurer FM Global bears out this assertion.

Question Of The Week: What Factors Into Hurricane Preparedness?

With the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begun, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety provides resources on preparing buildings and sites for fierce summer storms.
natural disasters

Reducing Disaster Risk

Natural disasters can be sudden and unpredictable in the damage they inflict on facilities.
active shooter

Pinkerton Presents Free Workplace Violence/Active Shooter Training

The free workplace violence and active shooter training seminar for business leaders and C-suite executives attracted nearly 200 attendees in Florida. More are planned across the U.S.
hurricane season

InCarib.net Launches Caribbean Infrastructure Suppliers Directory

Inspired by rebuilding efforts in the region after the 2017 hurricane season, this online resource strives to connect private sector suppliers and government, utility, and regional development agencies.
resilient communities

Ten Principles For Building Resilient Communities

A new report from the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully...
Severe Weather emergency notification service

Four Severe Weather Communication Mistakes

Fast, accurate, and frequent communication with employees is fundamental when effectively preparing for and managing severe weather emergency events.
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Urban Fire Chiefs Discuss Recent Response Incidents

At the NFPA Urban Fire Forum earlier this Fall, fire chiefs gathered to hear accounts of emergency response to Texas and Florida hurricanes, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.
renewable energy

Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy On The Rise

Cost reduction is the most important driver for investments globally, finds Johnson Controls’ new Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.
daylighting

Strength In Daylighting

Energy savings and occupant comfort are not the only potential benefits of this lighting strategy.
State Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts Still Tops State Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Six Tips To Propel Disaster Recovery

Hiring a contractor with disaster relief experience is a key for facility professionals to get their organizations up and running as quickly as possible.

Protecting Roofs From Severe Weather

Maintenance is key to extending the life of commercial roofing through extreme weather conditions.
hurricane preparedness

Dire Hurricane Season Forecast Could Mean Costly Losses

With experts forecasting up to nine Atlantic hurricanes this year, companies with wind and flood exposures are advised to consult experts who can help them strengthen their catastrophe insurance programs.
electrical

Don’t Be Left In The Dark: Perform Generator Maintenance

With hurricane season around the corner, regular maintenance and checkups help facility executives rest assured that their generators will provide backup power when needed.
building envelope

Build Your Building’s Resistance

Many existing facilities lack adequate strength to resist current design level winds, due to age, design flaws, material failure, or improper construction.
hurricane preparedness

Question Of The Week: What Is On Your Hurricane Preparedness List?

Loss of main power is always a top concern in extreme weather situations, and the non-profit Powered For Patients urges healthcare facility managers to safeguard their backup power supply systems.

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?

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Hybrid Occupancy Strategies

Learn About Hybrid Occupancy Strategies For Facility Leaders

Attend this free webinar and learn how advanced occupancy strategies can ensure you get hybrid work right and gain real estate agility.
Digital Transformation Webinar

Did You Miss Our “Future Proofing Facility Management With Digital Transformation” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how digital transformation can reduce the impact of supply chain disruptions, and how CMMS can make supply chain management easier.
Workplace Design Data

Overcoming Workplace Uncertainty: Why Successful Workplace Design Begins With Data

View this video webinar discussion and discover ways you can better understand space using data so you can build a successful workplace design.

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