Emergency Response

Get Your Building Ready to Enter the TOBY Awards

In this episode, Janelle Penny talks about our shared spaces features as well as some tangible ways you can showcase how you’re elevating your building if you choose to enter your facility for consideration for a TOBY Award. Here’s a sneak peek: Share the impact you have on your local community, your emergency preparation plans and how you conserve energy.

Get Your Building Ready to Enter the TOBY Awards

In this episode, Janelle Penny talks about our shared spaces features as well as some tangible ways you can showcase how you’re elevating your building if you choose to enter your facility for consideration for a TOBY Award. Here’s a sneak peek: Share the impact you have on your local community, your emergency preparation plans and how you conserve energy.

3 Rising Trends to Watch in Elevator Technology

We highlight three key trends that are changing the ways we look at elevator safety, technology and even how elevators work. These developments not only maximize core space, but also make repair and maintenance easier on building owners, facilities managers and elevator mechanics.

Seattle, Dallas Crane Accidents: How to Avoid Construction Liabilities

Four people were killed in April 2019 when a crane fell from the top of a building in Seattle, crashing onto cars on the street below. In June 2019, a crane fell onto a Dallas apartment building, killing one. We speak with an expert on how to avoid liabilities over construction hazards.

What’s Your Craziest Day on the Job?

Preparing your building for a range of unforeseen events is key to best protecting your buildings and its occupants. Industry professionals share their craziest days on the job and what they learned from it.

 

Long-Term Lead Risks from Notre-Dame Cathedral

The heartbreaking April 2019 fire that partially destroyed the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris also left clouds of lead dust across the city, posing health risks to residents and visitors. Here's what you need to know about the elevated lead levels and the fire protection system that may have averted a total disaster.