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Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.


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Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.

Natural Disasters

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Natural Disasters articles below.


IBHS Offers Wildfire Preparedness Guide For Small Businesses

Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.

After Hurricane Harvey, Hospital Focuses On Power Resiliency

Learning a lesson from the impact of power failure during a natural disaster, Citizens Medical Center added emergency power to its emergency room and beyond.

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.

Keeping Virginia’s Seniors Safe, Warm, And Out Of The Dark

A new law enhances backup emergency power generation requirements for assisted living facilities in the commonwealth.

After Devastating Tornado, Safety Features Build Confidence At Hospital

An EF5 tornado in Joplin, MO destroyed everything in its path in 2011, including Mercy Hospital. The new facility is built to withstand a destructive storm. 

Environmental Concerns In The Wake Of A Hurricane

Property damage after a hurricane and the resulting flooding can go beyond repairing physical structures.

Question Of The Week: Are Your Facilities At Risk From Flood Waters?

A new global flood map from property insurer FM Global aids in risk assessment for facility executives around the world.

Texas Water Dashboard App From USGS

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.

Workplace Disasters: A False Sense Of Security?

A new CareerBuilder survey reveals that 1 in 5 workers would not know how to protect themselves if an emergency in their office posed a physical threat.

Hampden-Sydney College Energy Research Lab Begins Operations

Construction has reached a point where the first research activities can begin while the facility’s interior is fitted-out and the exterior is finished.

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