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.
Facility Executive spoke with Staples' Bob Risk about a survey the company recently conducted on workplace safety.
Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.
What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire events?
The following article relays 10 things that any emergency preparedness/business continuity plan should include.
When disaster hits a facility, it can be devastating, but with intensive planning an organization can get back on its feet.
When planning for possible threats, don’t forget this aspect of your facility workings. From the October 2013 issue.
In the face of extreme weather, facilities housing mission critical resources seek increased resilience. From the September 2013 issue.
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.
In Biloxi, MS, a consolidation project for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nears completion. From the April 2013 issue.
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.
Would you be able to assist or suggest various steps/guidelines to follow in making a good and practical business continuity plan?
The Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, MS re-opens one year after sustaining damage from Hurricane Katrina.
For this professional, adopting a proactive and clearheaded approach has saved many things—including lives.
Are there any resources, organizations, or groups that unite emergency officials (municipal, state, and federal) with corporate facility professionals?
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.
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.
Ashbury International Group, Inc. offers kits containing a three or more day supply of provisions during an emergency or disaster event.
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.
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 Columnist Jeff Crane thinks asking the right questions will help facilities avoid the confusion and destruction just witnessed on the Gulf Coast.