Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Emergency-Preparedness articles below.
New cloud-based dashboards support critical information management needs for healthcare, education, and government facilities teams.
Hiring a contractor with disaster relief experience is a key for facility professionals to get their organizations up and running as quickly as possible.
Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, it was tough to find a reason to laugh this week. But this collection of photos proves that even in the most challenging of times, we can almost always find a reason to smile.
Due the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, Venture X is offering free day passes for those from affected areas in its new, 20,000-square-foot flexible workspace in San Antonio, TX.
As of Tuesday night, approximately 264,000 were without power in affected areas of Texas and Louisiana.
A data center located in a former nuclear bunker is just one example of the world’s most innovative and unusual data centers.
Avoid discovering a fire pipe corrosion problem during an actual fire emergency.
Schindler offers advice to building and facility managers on how to protect elevator equipment and occupants before, during, and after a storm.
With experts forecasting up to nine Atlantic hurricanes this year, companies with wind and flood exposures are advised to consult experts who can help them strengthen their catastrophe insurance programs.
More than 80 percent of employers feel responsible for locating, sharing information with, and confirming safety of mobile employees during critical events, but find it challenging, finds a new report from Everbridge.
XL Catlin has entered into an exclusive underwriting agreement with The McGowan Companies to provide workplace violence insurance to U.S. businesses.
The National Institute of Building Sciences highlighted its key concerns regarding making buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.
The International Fire Sprinkler Association points out that automatic fire sprinkler systems are the single most effective fire protection measure available.
Occupant safety a concern? Attend this one-day event in Chicago this October that includes a talk on "Workplace Violence And The Active Shooter" for facilities.
WannaCry and other ransomware have been making headlines: Here are six immediate steps you can take to protect your organization from cyber attacks, courtesy of EY.
Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.
Alliance will provide connected solutions for stronger facility management, safety, and security.
With hurricane season around the corner, regular maintenance and checkups help facility executives rest assured that their generators will provide backup power when needed.
With one touch of a button, Smart Microphone lets teachers send emergency alerts and supports automated communications between the teacher and the response team.
Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.
A new global flood map from property insurer FM Global aids in risk assessment for facility executives around the world.
The April 2017 issue features a special focus on lighting, plus a look at integrated work management systems, HVAC, fire protection, and water management.
The first public infrastructure bank in the nation to focus on energy resilience will help four New Jersey hospitals stay up and running during outages.
With the threat of a blizzard or severe storm always present, Apollo Safety offers safety recommendations to facilities.
Mobile data collection platforms, coupled with intuitive Internet of Things solutions, are empowering facility management professionals to tackle seemingly overwhelming challenges.
Three winners will share the prize in NASA’s $30,000 Space Poop challenge, which sought solutions to address how to collect and route human waste away from the body while wearing a spacesuit.
For life safety, establish and practice procedures for facility management, occupants, and first responders.
This technology platform ensures building occupants will be alerted immediately during an emergency — irrespective of the notification settings on their mobile devices or the language they speak.
With this year's Super Bowl around the corner, power protection at Houston's NRG Stadium is most certainly on the preparation list for its facility management team.
The February 2017 issue features the 2017 Facility Executive Of The Year. Plus, a look at in-building cellular, waste management, the building envelope, emergency preparedness, flooring, and our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
ASSA ABLOY hollow metal door brands Ceco Door, Curries, and Fleming now offer Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Assemblies (FEBR), designed to resist an intense, prolonged attack by one or more intruders.
The new mats are easy to adhere and remove, while providing absorbency in high traffic areas.
The Safer Buildings Coalition focuses on the adoption of in-building communication capabilities for public safety. This article looks at the role this technology can play in senior living facilities.
Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.