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Disaster-Proof Your Biggest Assets

March 22, 2010

Powerful windstorms disrupt businesses with alarming frequency. When you’re confronting such devastation, it’s important to be aware of, understand, and plan for the forces at work.

From the onset of extreme natural events, owners must navigate complex and dynamic forces to preserve, recover, reconstruct, and recommence operations. Successful mitigation reduces or eliminates long-term hazard risk to life and property in a cost-effective, responsible manner.

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An Innovative Power Platform

Today’s buildings are powered by traditional AC sources but populated with DC-powered devices like computers, phones, and IT equipment. Even lighting systems, which are typically AC-driven, are becoming more DC-powered as LEDs and advanced lighting controls become prevalent.

Read more about the new EMerge DC power standard...

21 Changes Proposed for Standard 90.1
Public input to help shape the technical requirements in Standard 90.1 is being sought through 21 proposed addenda, which could become a part of the 2010 standard.
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Construction Employment Declines in Every State
The construction workforce was smaller in every state and the District of Columbia in January 2010 than it was just 1 year earlier, according to a new analysis of federal data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
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ASHE Offers ‘Managing Life Safety’ Online Course
To help facility managers manage their buildings’ life safety program, ASHE is offering Managing Life Safety as part of its ASHE e-learning program.
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Facade Recovery After a Disaster
As the frontline defense for a building, the facade is a critical part of preventing damage to the core of the facility.
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Lessons from the Flood of 2008
Facilities professionals who dealt with the Flood of 2008 share their experiences and advice on disaster planning and recovery.
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Power Quality on the Fly
The longer life, simpler maintenance, and smaller footprint of flywheel systems make them attractive battery alternatives in a UPS system.
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MAIN Profile H.264 and Vandal-Proof IQeye BASIC LINE Mini Domes by IQinVision
IQinVision has expanded the IQeye BASIC LINE of Mini Domes to include MAIN profile H.264 and vandal-proof models.
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Super Collector E1.5 by Vac Systems International
Vac Systems International’s “one-person portable” vacuum collection system, the Super Collector E1.5, weighs only 115 pounds and is 20 inches by 29 inches by 42 inches in size.
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Ecophon Master Solo S ceiling panels by CertainTeed
The Ecophon Master™ Solo S ceiling panel from CertainTeed® creates a suspended, cloud-style design with high sound absorption.
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