Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. disaster recovery articles below.
In response to the damaging floods in the Bayou-Lafayette region of Louisiana and other natural disaster events in the U.S., the company has set up a relief fund.
The SRM-872 mobile NVR now fully integrates with the Security Center 5.5 unified security platform for transportation safety.
Security Center 5.5 is an updated version of the open architecture, unified IP security platform. It combines access control, video surveillance, ALPR, and communications with several enhancements.
From planning to recovery, having specific procedures in place for disasters helps protect facilities from immediate and long-term damage.
Sungard AS study finds CIO and IT professionals worry most about information security, downtime, and talent acquisition.
Emphasizing how essential America’s critical infrastructure is to national security and economic growth, President Barack Obama has proclaimed November to be Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.
HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion competition.
In conjunction with Building Safety Month, chief executive officers (CEOs) of almost two-dozen leading design and construction industry associations issued a joint statement on resilience.
When planning for possible threats, don’t forget this aspect of your facility workings. From the October 2013 issue.
With the average Hurricane Season typically having nine to 12 named storms, of which five to seven reach hurricane strength and one to three become major hurricanes, the numbers and resources for 2013 are clear indicators that facility managers need to heed this warning and prepare their businesses—now.
Urban Green Council to lead building resiliency task force in NYC; blue ribbon panel to make in-depth recommendations on building preparedness.
In a post-Sandy world, how can facility managers prepare to bring operations back online without causing even greater problems?
Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.
Post Hurricane Sandy, there is no simple way to make things better immediately for those still recovering from the storm, but here are few humorous thoughts to help make the mood a little lighter for facility managers who are struggling with the aftermath of the emergency.
The CDC is taking the tongue in cheek approach to disaster preparedness in order to catch the attention of those who might not take the subject seriously otherwise. So remember, if you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for anything.
The four weeks of the campaign provide common sense consumer tips for Energy & Green Building, Disaster Safety & Mitigation, Fire Safety & Awareness, and Backyard Safety.
The Opry Mills Mall restoration project had two main objectives: to restore the permanent power necessary to perform operations throughout the remaining months it would take to clean and repair the mall’s interior, and to restore the electrical condition back to the same state it was in prior to the flood.
The new service allows fms to make a decision about prices and capabilities in advance, before a disaster strikes their facilities, instead of in the chaotic midst of a disaster or emergency situation.
The PCA/IHBS ordinance provides mandatory requirements for increased resistance to natural disasters with the goal of reducing the number of destroyed buildings, protecting property, and saving human life.
This equipment is used to dry and restore documents that have been damaged in a facility disaster.
Columnist Tom Condon discusses how cloud computing technology helps facilitate disaster recovery.
ASIS International and BSI have released a joint American National Standard, Business Continuity Management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use (ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1-2010).
Virco, a DKI member company, and HON are involved in popular "Makeover" television shows this fall.