disaster recovery

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


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protect Your Business Before Disasters—Like Sandy—Strike

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some Post-Hurricane Humor

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: CDC Helps Facility Managers Prep For The Zombie Apocalypse!

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.

Counting Down: May Is Building Safety Month

The four weeks of the campaign provide common sense consumer tips for Energy & Green Building, Disaster Safety & Mitigation, Fire Safety & Awareness, and Backyard Safety.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Reviving Opry Mills Mall

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Rolyn Priority Disaster Planning Service

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.

Building Code for Sustainable Construction Emphasizes Functional Resilience

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: BELFOR Adds Mobile Thermal Vacuum Freeze Dryer

This equipment is used to dry and restore documents that have been damaged in a facility disaster.

The Facility Technologist: Free Your Mind

Columnist Tom Condon discusses how cloud computing technology helps facilitate disaster recovery.

Business Continuity Management ANSI Standard Released

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).

Industry Suppliers Get Their Close-Up

Virco, a DKI member company, and HON are involved in popular "Makeover" television shows this fall.

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