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Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness landing page for Facility Professionals.

Topics related to Emergency Preparedness

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Facility Maintenance Decisions
Savvy Decisions Prevent Flooding Disaster at Medical SchoolPart 1 of a 5-part article on emergency preparednesspart 2: Vital Hospital Components Considered Vulnerable to Floodingpart 3: New Energy Plant Brings Important Infrastructure Togetherpart 4: Painstaking Process Bringing New Medical College Energy Plant Online part 5: Flood-Protection Upgrades Pass First Significant Test

  


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RealView: Illinois Hospital Adopts Company's CommandScope First-Responder Technology

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National Institute of Building Sciences: Representatives Attend Earthquake Resilience Summit at White House

Building Operating Management
Planning for an Active-Shooter EventFirst of a 3-part article on issues to address in readying your facility for an active-shooter eventpart 2: 3 Technology-Related Issues Related to Active-Shooter Planpart 3: ‘Gap Analysis’ Can Help Evaluate Response Plan for Active Shooter

  


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NEMA: Electrical Manufacturers Say Earthquake Resilience Requires Grid Modernization

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McCarthy Building Companies: Builder Awarded $62 Million Seismic Renovation Project in St. Louis

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HLW International: Ensuring Disaster Preparedness at 55 Water Street

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Active Shooter Mitigation for Facility Professionals

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger: Company Helps Launch U.S. Resiliency Council and Building Rating System

Building Operating Management
Using Planning, Checklists, Other Tools to Improve Resilience in Existing BuildingsPart 1 of a 2-part article offering experts’ advice on strategizing against today’s growing threat listpart 2: Other Building Resilience Issues Include Backup Power, Roofs, Preventive Maintenance

  


Building Operating Management
3 Ways Sustainability Complements Building ResiliencePart 1 of a 2-part article on understanding the link between sustainability and resilience in energy and water efficiency, building envelope, stormwater, and other areaspart 2: High-Performance Issues Link Building Resilience and Sustainability

  


Building Operating Management
Why Building Resilience Matters More Than EverPart 1 of a 3-part article addressing the new urgency of resilience and the need for more prevention and mitigation efforts part 2: Understanding Building Resilience in Area-Wide Context, Planning for the Unexpectedpart 3: Supporting Business Continuity Through Building Resilience

  


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IBHS: Institute Urges Public and Private Sector to Better Protect Supply Chains from Weather-Related Events

Facility Maintenance Decisions
In Case of Emergency: The Facilities Management Role at Arizona StatePart 1 of a 3-part article on Facilities Management's role in emergency preparationpart 2: Facilities Management's Role in ASU Emergency Response and Recovery Planningpart 3: Arizona State Benefits from Emergency Planning Process

  


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NIST: Institute Releases New Community Resilience Planning Guide

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National Institute of Building Sciences: October Webinar to Look at Incentives to Mitigate before Disaster Strikes

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BOMA: Are You Prepared for Various Hazards? It May Be Time for a Tabletop Exercise

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National Institute of Building Sciences: Protecting Infrastructure from Disaster to Be Focus of Sept. 29th Webinar

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Johnson Controls: Katrina’s 10-Year Anniversary Reminds Building Owners, Operators to Prepare for Unexpected Emergencies

Building Operating Management
Resilience: Introducing a 3-Article Special SectionIntroducing a special package of three articles on resilience: Why it's more urgent than ever, how to make it work hand in hand with sustainability, and how to improve it.

  


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CBRE | IVI: California's Seismic Retrofit Ordinances Help Prepare for the Big One

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Staples: Survey Shows Many Employees Required to be at Work Despite Severe Weather

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Rainbow International: Cleaning/Restoration Company Offers Tips on How to Handle a Flood Disaster

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Response Team 1: Company Expands National Presence, Acquiring 4 Premier Property Restoration Firms

Building Operating Management
Workplace Violence: Eight Questions Facility Managers Should Answerpart 2: Planning, Drills, Communication Can Combat Workplace Violencepart 3: Look For Red Flags For Violence In The Workplace