Resource pages for "Earthquakes"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.
Much of the discussion in the construction community about how to withstand one-time devastating events as well as repeated lesser events that take a toll on the built environment have been centered around the concept of resilience.
Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans.
DriftReady Stairs are a safe solution for occupants’ and first responders’ egress and ingress during and after a seismic event.
California's Seismic Safety Act requires hospitals to meet requirements to ensure safety of the public and continued operations following an earthquake.
Following a series of large earthquakes in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas in the mid-1990s, seismic risk recommendations were changed to requirements.
Trimble 4D Go for Buildings is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that allows users to receive earthquake event data remotely from a web browser on any internet-enabled device.
The document describes in depth the threats of earthquakes on society, and the economic benefits that come from having safer structures in a community.
In January 2016, the ISO-Base Seismic Isolation Platform Technology from Instor was tested when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska.
This offering employs ISO-Base Seismic Isolation Platform Technology to future-proof data centers from seismic disruptions.
In the U.S., the scope of seismic activity may be widening.
Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ® creates online version of FEMA QuakeSmart™ Community Resilience Program for Small Businesses and Organizations.
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.
Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes.
While one of the largest credit card companies in the world continued to handle it's millions of business transactions successfully, MasterCard's personnel languished due to its numerous office spaces spread throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. From the February 2003 issue.
This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.
A new publication from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) provides a broad understanding of earthquakes and how they affect buildings.
"Use of building safety codes results in fewer injuries and lives lost," affirms Richard P. Weiland, Chief Executive Officer of the International Code Council.