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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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Facility Maintenance Decisions
Risk Assessments Highlight Facility Weaknesses

Building Operating Management
Preparing for Outbreak: How Hospitals Brace for Infectious Diseases

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Understanding Facility Vulnerabilities

News & Views
Can Coronavirus Spread Through Building Pipes? 

News & Views
Flu Outbreaks Hitting Schools Hard

News & Views
Hurricanes and Resilience: Report Lays Out Gameplan

News & Views
Jet Fuel Injures Los Angeles Students

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Hospitals Prepare to be Earthquake-Ready

News & Views
California Eyes Fire-Fighting Goats

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FMs Responding To Sick Buildings, Hidden Threats

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How Resilient Are Your Facilities?

News & Views
Earthquake! Oct. 17 Drill Spotlights Preparation

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Earthquakes Threaten Thousands of Students: Study

Building Operating Management
How to Implement New Technologies Into Emergency Communication

News & Views
False Active Shooter Report Leads to Changes at University

News & Views
Maintenance Tech Saves Lives in Maine Building Explosion

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Post-Disaster Electrical System Checklist Available

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How Have Buildings Changed Since 9/11?

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Hurricane Tests Florida Nursing Homes Again

News & Views
Pope Francis Gets Stuck in An Elevator For 25 Minutes

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Healthcare Facilities' Must Manage Emergencies for Hours, Days After

News & Views
Active Shooter Drill Goes Horribly Wrong

News & Views
Don’t Sweat It: Facility Tips to Survive a Heat Wave

News & Views
NYC Blackout Highlights Vulnerability of Power Grid

News & Views
Lions Not Amused by Zoo's Safety Drill

News & Views
Climate Change: The Impact on Facilities and Communities

News & Views
Washington DC Begins Recovery from Flooding

News & Views
E. coli Case Shuts Down Schools

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University and Fire Department Partnership Offer Training Opportunities

News
Fire Sprinkler Designed for Healthcare Environments

News & Views
Cyberattacks Grow as Threat to Facilities, Operations

News & Views
Healthcare Facilities Embrace Resilience Standard

News & Views
How to Protect People and Society From Earthquakes

News & Views
Potential Active Shooter Incidents Lead to Increased K-12 Security

News & Views
Flexible Pipes Support California Hospital’s Seismic Safety

News & Views
Army National Guard Camp Rebuilding After Flooding

News & Views
What ‘Game of Thrones’ Says About Resilience

News & Views
Significant Flood Event Threatens Southern California Facilities

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Are Active Shooter Drills Effective?

News & Views
D.C. City-Wide Plan Addresses Flooding and Other Threats

News & Views
Healthcare Facilities Create Hurricane Response Plans

News & Views
Measles Quarantines Students at Two Major Universities

News & Views
Earthquake Report Reveals Facilities in Peril

News & Views
University Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Four Wounded

News & Views
Building Safety Month Focuses on Resilience and Codes

News & Views
Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Sends Warning to All Facilities

News & Views
Prepare For Elevated Flood Risk Coming This Spring

News & Views
Implementing Emergency Plans for Active Hurricane Season

News & Views
Boston Hospital Expansion to Include Disaster, Flood Protection

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Cape Cod Healthcare Facilities Ready for Storms

Building Operating Management
Emergency Preparedness Requirements in NFPA 3000

News & Views
Puerto Rico Healthcare Going Solar

News & Views
Airport, Hospital Alerted Over Measles

News & Views
Floodwaters Cover California Community

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flooding on Campus Leads to Lessons in Emergency Preparedness

News & Views
Drilling Over Drilling: School Prepares for Unique Threat

News & Views
Building Resilience Focus of New Benchmark

Building Operating Management
4 Steps To Emergency Preparedness

Building Operating Management
Technology Aids Emergency Preparedness Plans

News & Views
Patient Death Might Be Tied to Power Outage

News & Views
Joint Commission Issues Advisory on Flu

News & Views
More Active Shooters Prompt Higher Ed Responses

News & Views
Building Codes Minimize Quake Damage

News & Views
Mass-Notification Error Leads to Hospital Evacuation

News & Views
California Hospitals Evacuated Amid Wildfires

News & Views
California Wildfires Threaten IAQ, Destroy Facility

News & Views
Virus Kills 10 at ‘Filthy’ N.J. Facility

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Wildfires Wreak Havoc on California

Building Operating Management
4 Vital Resilience Strategies for Facilities

News & Views
Power Failure: Long-term Care Facilities Not Ready for Hurricane

News & Views
NIST Report Pushes Resilience

News & Views
Hurricane Michael: Preparation and Recovery Resources

News & Views
Facilities Face Security Hurdle

News & Views
Emergency Preparedness: Grappling with New Rule

News & Views
Hurricanes: Resources for Response and Recovery

News & Views
Heavy Rains, Floods in the Wake of Hurricanes

News & Views
Power Players: Dodger Stadium Loses Power — Again

News & Views
Fire Station Fire Offers Reminder

News & Views
Tornado Damage Leads to Stadium Roof Replacement

News & Views
Seismic Deadlines Loom for California Hospitals

News & Views
Disaster Survival for Healthcare Facilities

News & Views
Legionnaires’ Outbreaks Create Facility Challenges

News & Views
Hospital Boiler Explosion Kills Two, Injures 14

Building Operating Management
Emergency Preparedness: Flood Study Offers Warnings

News & Views
Lessons in Security: Universities Rethink Protection

News & Views
Flooding Closes Tourist Attractions

News & Views
Disasters and Design: One Hospital’s Story

News & Views
Explosion Rocks Midtown Manhattan

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High-Rise Building Stars in Latest Movie from “The Rock”

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Fire Safety Threatened by Inspection Issues

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Flooding Impacts Facility Operations 10 Years Later

News & Views
Legionella Outbreaks Prompt State Action

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Legionnaires: City Lags in HVAC System Inspections

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Earthquakes Pose Real Threat to Buildings

News & Views
Hospitals Upgrade Facilities To Withstand Tornadoes

News & Views
School Security Tactic Keeps Classroom Doors Closed

News & Views
Fire Focus: Blaze Offers Reminder To Prepare

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Florida Enacts Emergency Power Rules for Nursing Homes

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Facilities and Fire: The Road to Recovery

News & Views
Elementary School Heavily Damaged in Fire

News & Views
YouTube Shooting: Renewed Scrutiny for Office Buildings

News & Views
How Should FMs Work On Building Resilience?

News & Views
Emergency Preparedness Benefits Expand

News & Views
Sacrificial Stories Preserve Building Integrity During Tsunami

News & Views
Campus Bridge Collapse Highlights Safety Issues

News & Views
Quake Watch: More Facilities Face Earthquake Issues

News & Views
Legionnaires’ Outbreak Strikes Hospital

News & Views
How Active Shooter Planning is Different

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Harvey: FM's Quick Thinking Saves Houston Hospital From Evacuation

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Harvey: Cancer Center's Emergency Preparedness Pays Dividends

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Maria: Facility Managers Plan Disaster Recovery Amidst Total System Collapse

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Maria: Shortage of Supplies Complicated Recovery

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Irma: Buildings Show Resilience Gains

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Irma: More Stringent Building Codes Paying Off

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Irma: Disaster Recovery and Response Lessons Learned

News & Views
Shootings Increase Scrutiny of Facility Plans

News & Views
Previewing the March issue Building Operating Management

News & Views
Disaster Preparedness: A Dollar in Time Saves Six Down the Line

News & Views
Flood Focus: Heavy Rains Strike University, Region

News & Views
Resilient Facilities: Preparing for Growing Threats

News & Views
How To Perform an Active Shooter Drill

News & Views
Cooling Tower Leads to Roof Fire at Trump Tower

News & Views
Flu Focus: Health Care Facilities Prepare for Outbreaks

News & Views
Winter Woes: Floods, Snow Pummel Facilities in Eastern U.S.

News & Views
Winter Woes: Snow and Wind Threaten Buildings

News & Views
Marina Pursues Net-Zero Energy After Hurricane Maria

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Learning Lessons From Chaos

News & Views
Schools and Guns: Anniversary Triggers Debate

News & Views
Fire Safety: Planning Ahead for Disaster

News & Views
Threats Against Schools Highlight Security Concerns

News & Views
Fire Safety: Emergency Tests Planning

Building Operating Management
Emergency Communication: 4 Steps to Success

News & Views
Texas Nursing Home Evacuation Began with a Gun Drawn and No Plan

News & Views
8,400 Buildings Destroyed in California Fires

Building Operating Management
Critical Facilities Summit Sessions Provide Emergency Preparedness Education

News & Views
Benefits and Costs of Gunshot Detection Systems in Schools

News & Views
Planning for Portable Cooling Before Disaster Strikes

News & Views
Hurricane-resistant Roofs Detailed in Resilience Standard

News & Views
Facilities Adapt to Protect Against Hurricane Irma

News & Views
How Lessons From Sandy Can Apply to Harvey

News & Views
Emergency Prep: Finding Cooling in a Crisis

News & Views
EPA Supports Hurricane Preparedness and Response in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

News & Views
Texas High School Heavily Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

News & Views
Maintenance Worker Cited in Emergency Response

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Managers Discuss Efforts to Protect Occupants and Operations in a Crisis

News & Views
10 Steps to Prepare Elevators for Hazardous Weather

Building Operating Management
5 Steps To Emergency Preparedness For Any Disaster

News & Views
For Emergency Planning, Build Interdepartmental Team

News & Views
Understanding Risks Is First Step In Emergency Preparedness

News & Views
Bomb Threats Rise Dramatically at Education Facilities

News
More than a Decade after Study’s Release, Institute to Begin “Mitigation Saves Version 2”

Building Operating Management
ISIS: Another In a Growing List of Threats To Consider in Security Plans

Building Operating Management
Threat Assessment: Lone Wolves Targeting Specific Groups

Building Operating Management
5 Questions Can Help Steer FMs Toward Resilience

Building Operating Management
Justify Resilience Financially, Components of Resilience Planning, Vendor Partnerships

Facility Maintenance Decisions
In Case of Emergency: The Facilities Management Role at Arizona State

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning Helps Michigan Hospital in Flood Aftermath

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Receding Floodwaters Offer Good, Bad News for Michigan Hospital

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hospital's Lessons Learned from Flood Recovery Experience

Building Operating Management
Planning, Drills, Communication Can Combat Workplace Violence

Building Operating Management
Look For Red Flags For Violence In The Workplace

Building Operating Management
Disaster Response Planning Tips from Preparedness and Remediation Pros

Building Operating Management
Make Space for First Responders Arriving in Quantity

Building Operating Management
Regional Flood Experiences Show Importance of Planning

Building Operating Management
Importance of Knowing Your Building, Not Panicking, In Emergency

Building Operating Management
Contact List Helps in Disaster but Expect to be Blindsided

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Recount What Really Happens When Disaster Strikes

Building Operating Management
Ebola Awareness And Readiness Steps, Plus More Resources

Building Operating Management
How Disasters Impact Utility Bills: Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

Building Operating Management
How To Handle A Utility Billing Dispute

Building Operating Management
Turn Building Occupants Into Allies For Emergency Response

Building Operating Management
How Floor Wardens Aid In Emergency Evacuations

Building Operating Management
Crisis Coordinators Play Role In Emergencies, Including Aiding Evacuation Of People With Disabilities

Building Operating Management
Tips For Conducting Emergency Evacuation Drills

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing for Equipment Rental When Emergencies Strike

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training an Essential Part of Disaster-Recovery Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Contract Requirements for Emergency Preparedness Equipment Rentals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental: Eye on Operators

News & Views
Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roundtable: Managers discuss their roles in helping protect buildings, operations and occupants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering: Key Players in Emergency Preparedness

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering Departments' Role in Emergency Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding the Preparedness Cycle

Building Operating Management
Emergency Preparedness Plans Should Address Issues From IT To Staff

Building Operating Management
Identify Most Critical Risks As Basis For Your Disaster Plan

Building Operating Management
Testing Emergency Response Plan Offers Challenges

Building Operating Management
7x24 Exchange Helps Guide Data Center Disaster Planning

Building Operating Management
Data Center Redundancy Requires More Than Just Equipment

Building Operating Management
When It Comes To Natural Disasters, A Plan Is Essential

Building Operating Management
Political Convention Security Planning Requires Risk Assessment, Efficient Communication

Building Operating Management
Experts: Communication is Most Important Part of Emergency Preparedness

Building Operating Management
Owner Buy-In Critical To Physical Security Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Portable Cooling: Cooling-Load Estimates Not Enough

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New Technologies Require Life-Cycle-Cost Analysis

Facility Focus
What Do Facility Managers Need in Business Continuity Plans?

Facility Focus
Emergency Planning: Develop a Communications Strategy

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Strategy: Keep a Plan Up to Date

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Planning: Drilling and Tabletop Exercises

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Strategy: Implement a Shelter-In-Place Plan

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Planning: Develop a Chain of Command

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Plan: Use Checklists for Most Important Steps

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How To Calculate Temporary Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Temporary Cooling: Prepare Before an Outage

News & Views
Emergency Planning: Materials and Training

News & Views
Emergency Planning: Five Ideas to Protect Technicians

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Conduct a Business Impact Analysis

News & Views
How to Plan for Emergency Events

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Define Roles and Responsibilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Develop Materials and Equipment Inventory

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: OSHA Offers Training Materials

News & Views
Emergency Planning: Protecting Front-Line Workers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Common Hazards Facing Front-Line Workers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Three Door-Hardware Issues

Building Operating Management
Being Prepared for an Emergency Requires a Regularly Updated Emergency Plan

Building Operating Management
Practice Emergency Plans so Occupants are Prepared

Building Operating Management
Communication with Occupants, Local Authorities Key to Emergency Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Proactive Emergency Planning Avoids Managers Getting Burned

News & Views
Fire-Alarm Systems: Inspection Checklist

5 Minutes With
Developing a Business Continuity Plan with Sean Nelson

Building Operating Management
New NFPA Code for Emergency Communcations Systems

5 Minutes With
Lessons in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response with Dan Heater

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing an HVAC Emergency-Preparedness Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Consider Heating and Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Where Is the Best Place to Install Temporary HVAC Equipment?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental: HVAC Equipment Integral to Disaster Planning

News & Views
Guidelines for Choosing a UPS

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CDC Tackles Swine Flu with H1N1 Guide for Small Businesses

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BOMA Preparedness Top Ten List for National Preparedness Month

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H1N1 Webcast Encourages Planning Now for Fall Swine Flu Season

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NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Outlook

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flood Emergency Response Plans: Lessons Learned

Building Operating Management
Prepare for Emergencies by Networking with First Responders

Building Operating Management
Evacuating During A Fire

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance's Role in Emergency Management

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FM Global Study Reveals Most Large Companies Unprepared for to Natural Disasters

Building Operating Management
Homeland Security Department Pushes for Emergency Preparedness Certification Program

Building Operating Management
Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Building Operating Management
Documents and Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness

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DHS Awards $844 Million to Secure Critical Infrastructure

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Plan on Earthquake Hazards Open for Comment

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NIST Report Highlights Efforts for Safer Buildings

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Communicating During an Emergency

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ISO Benchmark Targets Emergencies and Continuity

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NIST Conference to Address Elevator Use in Emergencies

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DHS Creates Culture of Preparedness Among Schools

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Federal Emergency Preparedness Directive Issued

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ANSI/ASSE Set New Date for Fall-Protection Code

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Local Health Departments Prepared for Emergencies But Need Federal Funding, Survey Finds

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GSA Emergency Chief Says Agency Better Prepared for Crises

Building Operating Management
Emergency Preparedness: Path to Safety

Building Operating Management
Homeland Security Hits Home

Building Operating Management
Risks, Not Risk