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From hurricanes to wildfires to tornadoes, disasters can leave facilities exposed to a range of electrical safety issues. This roundtable with several industry experts provides insight.


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From hurricanes to wildfires to tornadoes, disasters can leave facilities exposed to a range of electrical safety issues. This roundtable with several industry experts provides insight.

Disaster Planning

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Disaster Planning articles below.


Electrical Safety Before, During, And After A Disaster

From hurricanes to wildfires to tornadoes, disasters can leave facilities exposed to a range of electrical safety issues. This roundtable with several industry experts provides insight.

One In Four Companies Never Test Disaster Recovery Plan

Nearly 30 percent of organizations lost business revenue due to an outage in the last 12 months, according to Spiceworks study.

Four Data Center Trends To Watch In 2018

Significant developments, both internal and external, are impacting data center facilities.

Web Exclusive: Workplace Emergency Prep

Facility Executive spoke with Staples' Bob Risk about a survey the company recently conducted on workplace safety.

Building Safety Month Week Two: Bounce Back Faster From Disaster—Build To Code

Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.

Professional Development: Protecting Historic Structures

What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire events?

Emergency Preparedness Planning Essentials

The following article relays 10 things that any emergency preparedness/business continuity plan should include.

Web Exclusive: Getting Back To Business

When disaster hits a facility, it can be devastating, but with intensive planning an organization can get back on its feet.

Technology and FM: Disaster Tech

When planning for possible threats, don’t forget this aspect of your facility workings. From the October 2013 issue.

FM Issue: The Calm Before The Storm

In the face of extreme weather, facilities housing mission critical resources seek increased resilience. From the September 2013 issue.

Tricks Of The Trade: Disaster Planning

Folsom explains why leadership is among the most important character traits a manager can exhibit when disaster strikes his or her facility. From the June 2013 issue.

Government Case Study: Stand Firm

In Biloxi, MS, a consolidation project for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nears completion. From the April 2013 issue.

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What Is The Role Of FM In Business Continuity Planning?

Would you be able to assist or suggest various steps/guidelines to follow in making a good and practical business continuity plan?

Casino Case Study: Back In Business

The Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, MS re-opens one year after sustaining damage from Hurricane Katrina.

TFM Names David Lenart Facility Executive Of The Year

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

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Disaster Planning Coordination

Are there any resources, organizations, or groups that unite emergency officials (municipal, state, and federal) with corporate facility professionals?

Key Groups Support Safe Building Code Incentive Act

In addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, statewide building codes based on recognized standards can protect the environment from waste caused by rebuilding after a disaster.

Bouncing Back From A Major Catastrophe

The disaster plans of many international organizations and businesses have been put to the test by recent world events and some were found lacking, according to risk management experts.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ICE PACK Emergency Sustainment Systems

Ashbury International Group, Inc. offers kits containing a three or more day supply of provisions during an emergency or disaster event.

Stadium Outage Underscores Importance of Facilities Personnel

The importance of facilities management was underscored on Sunday when nearly 81,000 people sat in total darkness for a few seconds at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The power outage brought Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants to a halt.

Disaster Prevention and Response Goal of Agreement

A memorandum of understanding calls for FEMA and ICC to support the maintenance, adoption, outreach, training, and enforcement of disaster-resistant building safety codes to reduce human and economic losses resulting from natural hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and flooding.

FM Frequency: A Disaster Checklist

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane thinks asking the right questions will help facilities avoid the confusion and destruction just witnessed on the Gulf Coast.

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