Disaster Preparation & Recovery

What You Need to Know About Backup Power

Rolling blackouts in California caused by the Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdown put buildings in a bind in 2019. Learn more about planned blackouts and how to protect your building during a power outage.

 

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.

 

Biggest Risks Impacting Your Building in 2019

Inability to adapt to climate change and extreme weather events top the World Economic Forum’s list of the most threatening global risks this year. Both of those things have serious implications for facilities managers. Here’s how they could impact you.

Where Resilience and Energy Efficiency Intersect (AHR Expo)

The urgency of addressing climate change in the built environment is underscored by increasingly frequent and intense weather events. A new report by Danfoss and Penn State University explores the role of energy efficiency in creating more resilient buildings.

Express Listen: Better Plans for Emergency Evacuations

Do your occupants know how to evacuate your building during an emergency? Where will they go once they leave? Mariah Obiedzinski, BUILDINGS' director of content services, chats with senior writer Janelle Penny about what belongs in an evacuation plan.