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New research from Urban Land Institute explores impact of rising temperatures, heat waves on urban development.


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New research from Urban Land Institute explores impact of rising temperatures, heat waves on urban development.

Extreme Weather

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.


Are Your Buildings Feeling The Heat?

New research from Urban Land Institute explores impact of rising temperatures, heat waves on urban development.

Four Tips To Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

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.

Measuring The Value Of Resilient Design And Construction

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.

Lightning Safety: Highlights From 2018

As lightning strikes threaten an increasing number of facilities and communities, the Lighting Protection Institute shares relevant developments and trends from 2018.

OMG Metal Edge Systems

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.

Facilities Designed To Be FORTIFIED Against Extreme Weather

The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a set of building guidelines and standards for protecting against extreme weather for increased resilience.

10 Tips When Water Damage Hits

When responding to a water-related disaster, time is of the essence. Here are 10 best practices to expedite the water remediation process.

Protect Facilities From Wind And Flood Damage

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.

Question Of The Week: What Factors Into Hurricane Preparedness?

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.

Lightning Safety At Outdoor Venues

Especially in summer months, lightning and other severe weather can threaten spectators, players, performers, and other guests at outdoor facilities.

Ten Principles For Building Resilient Communities

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 Use Of LGRED Heating In Its Products

LG expands its “Reliable to Extreme Degrees” (RED) heating technology to additional products in its portfolio.

Six Tips To Propel Disaster Recovery

Hiring a contractor with disaster relief experience is a key for facility professionals to get their organizations up and running as quickly as possible.

Country By Country, Evaluating Risk For Business

The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index from commercial property insurer FM Global probes business vulnerabilities in nearly 130 nations.

Build Your Building’s Resistance

Many existing facilities lack adequate strength to resist current design level winds, due to age, design flaws, material failure, or improper construction.

5 Ways Window Film Can Protect Your Facilities

Beyond energy efficiency benefits, window film adds a level of safety for facilities as well.

Question Of The Week: What Is On Your Hurricane Preparedness List?

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.

Partnership Improves Extreme Weather Service

Planet Risk is incorporating Schneider Electric’s weather service forecast information into its Advanced Intelligence Management System (AIMS).

Question Of The Week: Resilience To Extreme Weather

What measures are in place to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events?

American University Weathers Record Blizzard

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.

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

Resilient Facilities: Strong And Sustainable

Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: How Resilient Is New Orleans?

The Data Center, a research organization focused on Southeast Louisiana, analyzes New Orleans' recovery

Keep Cool, With Proper Cool Roof Maintenance

Proper maintenance plays a significant role in maximizing the energy benefits of a reflective roof.

Extreme Heat Maintenance Tips

As the mercury rises, CMMS provider FacilityDude highlights four areas to watch to keep your facilities in check.

New Product Flash: 3000 Series Door From DBCI

Part of a wider product line, this steel curtain rollup door has been tested to withstand moderate to high wind loads

National Disaster Resilience Competition Launched

HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion competition.

Commentary: Why Climate Change Matters

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.

What Kinds Of Extreme Weather Are You Facing?

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.

Study Warns of Sequestration Impacts To NASA, NOAA Programs

New report examines how budget cuts would put at risk 22,500+ jobs and harm regions with innovative aerospace clusters. (Free download available.)

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