Disaster Planning

Resource pages for "Disaster Planning"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


hurricane preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Buildings Available From IBHS

The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a free guide for facility management and small business owners, covering readiness, improvement options, and last minute prep.
electrical safety

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.
disaster recovery plan

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.
data center trends

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?
TFM's FM Alert

Emergency Preparedness Planning Essentials

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

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.
TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

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.

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