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In Biloxi, MS, a consolidation project for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nears completion. From the April 2013 issue.
With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall.
Are there any resources, organizations, or groups that unite emergency officials (municipal, state, and federal) with corporate facility professionals?
In addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, statewide building codes based on recognized standards can protect the environment from waste caused by rebuilding after a disaster.
The disaster plans of many international organizations and businesses have been put to the test by recent world events and some were found lacking, according to risk management experts.
Ashbury International Group, Inc. offers kits containing a three or more day supply of provisions during an emergency or disaster event.
The importance of facilities management was underscored on Sunday when nearly 81,000 people sat in total darkness for a few seconds at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The power outage brought Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants to a halt.
For this professional, adopting a proactive and clearheaded approach has saved many things—including lives.
A memorandum of understanding calls for FEMA and ICC to support the maintenance, adoption, outreach, training, and enforcement of disaster-resistant building safety codes to reduce human and economic losses resulting from natural hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and flooding.