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.
Preparing for the worst allows facilities teams to act quickly to protect occupants from harm, resume operations, and secure assets.
With shifts in extreme weather around the world, take a fresh look at your emergency preparedness plans for this threat.
Here are tips to prevent pest infestations when facilities are impacted by water and wind brought about by a hurricane.
The nation’s floodplains are expected to grow by 45% by the end of this century: Work to reduce risk from floods by reassessing the conditions around building sites.
The HZ700 is a double frame extreme performance louver with a two-piece blade design that provides protection from wind-driven rain penetration.
The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a free guide for facility management and small business owners, covering readiness, improvement options, and last minute prep.
NanoPrime is a rust-killing base primer now available for usage by companies in the offshore, maritime, infrastructure, shipping, and mining industries.
Proper specification and installation of windows, skylights, and related products protects facilities during extreme weather events.
June 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and the NOAA Climate Prediction Center says above-normal hurricane activity is expected.
Facility managers should understand the role of emergency and exit lighting and the importance of maintaining these units.
New research from Urban Land Institute explores impact of rising temperatures, heat waves on urban development.
With temperatures in California predicted to remain over 90 degrees for the next two weeks, Cal/OSHA shares effective procedures to protect all outdoor workers from heat illness.
A new report from the Portland Cement Association suggests that reinforced concrete structures reduce recovery costs after disasters hit and are likely to save money in the long run.
As lightning strikes threaten an increasing number of facilities and communities, the Lighting Protection Institute shares relevant developments and trends from 2018.
OMG’s line of TerminEdge Fascia and PermaSnap Coping systems are suitable for use on hospitals, schools, or other buildings that are often designated as “shelters” during severe weather events.
The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a set of building guidelines and standards for protecting against extreme weather for increased resilience.
When responding to a water-related disaster, time is of the essence. Here are 10 best practices to expedite the water remediation process.
Cost-effective prevention is worth considering as the 2018 hurricane season is in full swing, and research from global insurer FM Global bears out this assertion.
With the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begun, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety provides resources on preparing buildings and sites for fierce summer storms.
Especially in summer months, lightning and other severe weather can threaten spectators, players, performers, and other guests at outdoor facilities.
A new report from the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully...
LG expands its “Reliable to Extreme Degrees” (RED) heating technology to additional products in its portfolio.
Hiring a contractor with disaster relief experience is a key for facility professionals to get their organizations up and running as quickly as possible.
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.)