The Role of Resilience in Successful Facilities Operations

One manager’s insights on identifying risks to facilities and taking steps to protect operations and occupants in the event of an emergency.   November 15, 2023

By Dan Hounsell, Senior Editor 

The rise of resilience in institutional and commercial facilities has mirrored the growing intensity and frequency of natural disasters and other emergencies that threaten facilities’ operations and occupants. For facility managers, the resilience challenge has meant greater responsibilities related to identifying and assessing risks to facilities, upgrading facilities and infrastructure to ensure a return to operation quickly after and emergency, and vigilance in ensuring facilities remain resilient. 

In this video, Joe Brothman, director of facilities and general services with UC-Irvine Health, will discuss resilience challenges and efforts in his organization and facilities, with an ey on specific efforts that have benefited facilities and future resilience efforts designed to protect the organization’s expanding campus. 

Here is what viewers will learn from this video: 

  • The roles and responsibilities of facilities managers in resilience – 0:36 
  • Efforts to improve resilience on the organization’s new and expanding campus – 3:25 

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Dan Hounsell is senior editor of the facilities market. He has more than 25 years of experience writing about facilities maintenance, engineering and management. 


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