Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Extreme Weather articles below.
The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index from commercial property insurer FM Global probes business vulnerabilities in nearly 130 nations.
Many existing facilities lack adequate strength to resist current design level winds, due to age, design flaws, material failure, or improper construction.
Beyond energy efficiency benefits, window film adds a level of safety for facilities as well.
Loss of main power is always a top concern in extreme weather situations, and the non-profit Powered For Patients urges healthcare facility managers to safeguard their backup power supply systems.
Planet Risk is incorporating Schneider Electric’s weather service forecast information into its Advanced Intelligence Management System (AIMS).
What measures are in place to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events?
Winter storm Jonas dumped up to three feet of snow on the metro DC area, leaving American University's FM department to battle the blizzard.
Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?
Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.
The Data Center, a research organization focused on Southeast Louisiana, analyzes New Orleans' recovery
Proper maintenance plays a significant role in maximizing the energy benefits of a reflective roof.
As the mercury rises, CMMS provider FacilityDude highlights four areas to watch to keep your facilities in check.
Part of a wider product line, this steel curtain rollup door has been tested to withstand moderate to high wind loads
HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion competition.
Jeff Johnson, chief science officer at Schneider Electric, notes that quantifying the forces at play, both man-made and natural, is still a work in progress—as is accurately projecting future events.
Nearly 70% of Americans had not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school, or home in the past two years, according to a 2012 survey by FEMA.
New report examines how budget cuts would put at risk 22,500+ jobs and harm regions with innovative aerospace clusters. (Free download available.)