We are all dealing with this pandemic and working to meet the needs of our employees, clients, and stakeholders. Many of you are working from home already. We are thankful to have our ISO 22301 business continuity management system to help guide us as we continue to operate and serve our clients. We wanted to share the parts of our planning that are most helpful to us now in these … [Read more...] about Pandemic Planning from a Facility Perspective: Essential Functions
Maureen Roskoski wrote about business continuity for facilities in the March/April 2020 edition of FMJ. She discusses how careful business resilience planning can mitigate the impacts of a disruption and allow a disaster-affected business to continue to function or recover more quickly. The ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System Standard (BCMS) can help the organization build its … [Read more...] about ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems Standard
Paul Timm, PSP is featured heavily in this article from Police One on ways police departments can be a resource for school safety. Best practices include placing officers on campus, controlling access points and adopting a layered approach to keep out weapons. Read the full article here. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Your Police Department Can Be a Resource for School Safety
In honor of International Women’s Day, IFMA is celebrating a few of the outstanding women in the FM field. Among the many accolades in Ms. Gilmer’s resume, she serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, on the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center, and on IFMA’s Board of … [Read more...] about Laurie Gilmer to Speak at International Women’s Day Roundtable
FEA's Paul Timm, PSP wrote an article for SecurityInfoWatch entitled, Mitigating Mistakes: The Door Propping Dilemma. The article examines how trading security for convenience can have devastating impact. You can read the entire article here. … [Read more...] about Mitigating Mistakes: The Door Propping Dilemma
In the January edition of FMLink, FEA's Steve Meador explores natural ventilation for buildings. For most of human history, natural ventilation was the only way to dilute and flush air contaminants like odors, smoke, and other combustion by-products from an inhabited space. It was also a primary means of achieving thermal comfort through passive cooling, especially in climate regions that … [Read more...] about Is a Natural Ventilation Strategy Right For You?