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Executive Director, Facilities and Operations
Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, Kan.
• Number of facilities: 37 • Department employees: 31 • Square footage maintained: 3.6 million
While police have not placed any blame regarding the shootings at Virginia Tech, some observers have singled out campus authorities for the two-hour delay that occurred before the campus was notified a shooting had occurred. The second shooting occurred shortly thereafter. If such an event had taken place within your facilities, how much time would you expect it to take to gather enough information to alert building occupants of an emergency?
The recent murders at Virginia Tech have compelled colleges and universities across the country to take a closer look at their own security measures. While campus officials debate what could have been done to prevent the incident at Virginia Tech, one conclusion in undeniable - it is often impossible to predict exactly when and where violent behavior will occur....
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that its 2007 inspection plan will focus on 4,150 high-hazard work sites in its primary list for unannounced comprehensive inspections.
Spring is in the air and the grass is turning green. And, in some cases, so are the roofs....
You can’t pick up a trade magazine these days without reading about the problem of information overload — while at the same time being offered even more information on addressing the issue.
New York City could not have been a more appropriate city to host Lightfair 2007. The lights of Times Square dazzle as much as they overwhelm the first-time visitor, and after the initial sensory overload subsides, one ponders how much energy — not to mention cash — it must take to keep the whole thing running 24 hours a day....
This free calculator from the National Roofing Contractors Association allows roofing professionals to construct virtual roof assemblies to evaluate thermal efficiency and estimate energy costs. It also contains minimum thermal insulation requirements established by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999.