Hurricane Ian

Are Your Buildings Ready for Hurricane Ian?

Extreme weather reminds managers of the need for more resilient buildings.   September 29, 2022

By Dave Lubach, Managing Editor

It’s been a relatively quiet hurricane season in the U.S., but a reminder that the season is still ongoing occurred over the weekend with news of Hurricane Ian landing in Cuba and on track to hit Florida this week. 

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, like thousands of institutional and commercial facilities across Florida, is making plans to protect its facilities from the winds and storm damage that major hurricanes can inflict on a region. 

As Ian continues to build steam and potentially reach Category 3 status, it’s a reminder that facility managers need to prepare year-round for when storm season emerges. 

Here are links to some of our most recent coverage stressing the importance of ensuring buildings are resilient to the increasing threats of climate change and the rising level of intensity for such storms: 

3 High-Rise Building Strategies to Improve Resilience 

Hurricane Irma: Buildings Show Resilience Gains 

Facility Strong: How to Fund Investments in Resilience 

Hurricane-Resistant Roofs Detailed in Resilience Standard 


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