Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Flooding articles below.
Hiring a contractor with disaster relief experience is a key for facility professionals to get their organizations up and running as quickly as possible.
Hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, the Waterbury State Office Complex Redevelopment is recognized with a 2017 American Public Works Association award.
With experts forecasting up to nine Atlantic hurricanes this year, companies with wind and flood exposures are advised to consult experts who can help them strengthen their catastrophe insurance programs.
A new global flood map from property insurer FM Global aids in risk assessment for facility executives around the world.
A commercial landscape contractor provides tips to safeguard landscaping and property during heavy rains.
The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. With flooding one of the most damaging effects of a big storm, here are some timely tips from thyssenkrupp Elevator.
The patented Flood Buzz™ warns of impending water leaks before they wreak havoc by sounding an alarm when it senses a water leak condition.
This first-generation product brings real-time U.S. Geological Survey data together in a web mashup with information from the NWS and other sources.
With gingerbread house construction a tradition for many this time of year, it may also be time to ensure the integrity of facility exteriors.
This portable drain requires no gas or electricity to remove standing water in and around facilities.
On July 29, 2014, a city of Los Angeles water main ruptured under Sunset Boulevard, opening a large hole in the pavement that closed the street during rush hour and flooded parts of UCLA’s north campus. Nearly a year after the flood, all impacted facilities are back in operation. This video documents the event and cleanup process.
For accidental sprinkler activation, this shut off tool enables staff to stop water flow quickly.
In this exclusive interview, Kevin J. Borg, Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities and Project Management, UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Department, shares an update on the state of his facilities after Tuesday's water main break.
With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall.
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.
This new draft report reveals how landscape architects can help design the way towards greener infrastructure.
The Opry Mills Mall restoration project had two main objectives: to restore the permanent power necessary to perform operations throughout the remaining months it would take to clean and repair the mall’s interior, and to restore the electrical condition back to the same state it was in prior to the flood.
For this professional, adopting a proactive and clearheaded approach has saved many things—including lives.
This product is engineered to provide a watertight barrier that protects and prevents water ingress though doors and windows.
This equipment is used to dry and restore documents that have been damaged in a facility disaster.
The system is designed to minimize risk of sink flooding incidents and stop potential overflowing sinks at the source.
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).
Choices made by Egyptians digging burial tombs thousands of years ago may have led to present day problems.
The Rover is designed for water removal after flooding occurs in a facility.
On June 7, 2008, record flooding from nearby Haw Creek filled the basement and up to six inches on the first floor of Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, IN.