FEMA

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


natural disasters

Delivering Disaster-Resilient Buildings

Building commissioning helps secure standards that help protect facilities physically and financially.
Resilience

Resilience And The Built Environment

Much of the discussion in the construction community about how to withstand one-time devastating events as well as repeated lesser events that take a toll on the built environment have been centered around the concept of resilience.
Hurricane Preparedness

Are You Ready? National Hurricane Preparedness Week

With the Pacific hurricane season starting May 15 and the Atlantic season on June 1, this week the EPA is helping the public prepare and plan for hurricanes.
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.
building codes

FEMA Projects Implementing I-Codes Could Save $600B By 2060

As the frequency and severity of natural hazards continue to increase year-over-year, a new FEMA study reaffirms that building codes continue to be the best first line of defense.
Earthquake

BSSC Updates Earthquake Design Provisions For FEMA

The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.
storm shelters

Shelter From The Storm

In Moore, OK, the public school district is building FEMA-grade storm shelters to protect against tornadoes.
seismic design and analysis

Seismic Design Training Courses Now Available On-Demand

The popular National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council webinar series—which covers some of the latest changes on seismic design and analysis—is now available online.
hurricane preparedness

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.

Free Online Earthquake Resilience Program Now Available

Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ® creates online version of FEMA QuakeSmart™ Community Resilience Program for Small Businesses and Organizations.
PrepareAthon

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.

FEMA Recommends I-Codes For National Flood Insurance Program

Report to Congress states current I-Codes are effective in reducing flood-related damage.

President Declares May 2013 As Building Safety Month

The safety campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, model building codes; a strong and efficient system of code compliance; and a well-trained, professional workforce to provide public safety.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protect Your Business Before Disasters—Like Sandy—Strike

Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.

Newly Passed Bill Supports Building Codes

The newly passed Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) bill orders a study on the impact of codes on flood plain management.

Key Groups Support Safe Building Code Incentive Act

In addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, statewide building codes based on recognized standards can protect the environment from waste caused by rebuilding after a disaster.

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, private, and academic sectors to serve on Scientific Resolution Panels (SRPs).

September: National Preparedness Month

This September marks the seventh annual National Preparedness Month, and FEMA, the Red Cross, and many local communities are encouraging businesses to assess their respective levels of readiness.

Disaster Prevention and Response Goal of Agreement

A memorandum of understanding calls for FEMA and ICC to support the maintenance, adoption, outreach, training, and enforcement of disaster-resistant building safety codes to reduce human and economic losses resulting from natural hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and flooding.

Webinars

Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.
FCA Data

Did You Miss Our “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar?

Free video webinar features a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.
The Office Building Of The Future

Did You Miss Our Free “The Office Building Of The Future” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to bring employees back to the office, what the office building of the future looks like, and more.

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