Tag: Extreme Weather
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?