Extreme Weather

Resource pages for "Extreme Weather"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Building Codes

Building Codes And The Right Roofing

Facility managers may want to invest in structural elements that exceed the protection provided in building codes.
Winter Injuries

Simple Steps To Avoid Winter Slip, Trip, And Fall Injuries

As winter weather targets much of the U.S., now's the time to prevent dangerous slips, trips, and falls, according to MEMIC.
Industrial Generators

How To Keep Industrial Generators In Peak Condition

Steps to help keep industrial generators in peak operational condition
monsoon

How Monsoon Storms Can Impact Your Commercial HVAC Unit

Make sure your facility’s HVAC unit is able to perform optimally all monsoon season long while also maintaining a healthy indoor air quality.
Hurricane Season

Conditions Still Point To Above-Average Hurricane Season

With up to 10 hurricanes predicted before the end of November, the Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing, according to NOAA mid-season update.
disasters

Positive Preparedness: 3 Ways Disaster Planning Protects Facilities

Preparing for the worst allows facilities teams to act quickly to protect occupants from harm, resume operations, and secure assets.
tornado

Tornado Preparedness Tips

With shifts in extreme weather around the world, take a fresh look at your emergency preparedness plans for this threat.
hurricane

Protect Facilities Against Pests During Hurricane Season

Here are tips to prevent pest infestations when facilities are impacted by water and wind brought about by a hurricane.
floodplains

Site Management Feature: Floodplain Models And Facilities

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.
louver

Ruskin Introduces HZ700 Louver

The HZ700 is a double frame extreme performance louver with a two-piece blade design that provides protection from wind-driven rain penetration.
hurricane preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Buildings Available From IBHS

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.
rust converter

NanoPrime Multi-Purpose, Nontoxic Rust Converter

NanoPrime is a rust-killing base primer now available for usage by companies in the offshore, maritime, infrastructure, shipping, and mining industries.
hurricane-resistant

Hurricane-Resistant Fenestration Should Combat Both Wind And Debris

Proper specification and installation of windows, skylights, and related products protects facilities during extreme weather events.
electrical

Preparing Buildings For Hurricanes, And Other Extreme Weather

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and the NOAA Climate Prediction Center says above-normal hurricane activity is expected.
Exit Lights

Illuminating The Importance Of Emergency And Exit Lights

Facility managers should understand the role of emergency and exit lighting and the importance of maintaining these units.
heat waves

Are Your Buildings Feeling The Heat?

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

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.
resilient design

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 strikes

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.
edge systems

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.

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