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business continuity: buildings and facilities

Case study: how CityPoint achieved the world’s first ‘tall building’ ISO 22301 certification
Tall building business continuity CityPoint recently completed an unusual tall building ISO 22301 certification project. In this article Stephen Massey asks Lee Murray, CityPoint's building manager, about the project and what lessons were learned from it.

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The Internet of Everything and the built environment: the changing threat landscape
Why smart buildings bring a new range of potential vulnerabilities that need management and mitigation.
Civil unrest: important lessons for protecting lives and businesses
Actions that property owning organizations can take to better protect facilities, tenants and employees from civil unrest.


Buildings need improved cyber security practices to safeguard against hackers
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new guide, ‘Code of Practice: Cyber Security in the Built Environment’.

IFMA publishes business continuity and emergency preparedness guidance
The report considers results from the IFMA 2014 Business Continuity Survey and research forums on emergency preparedness and business continuity.

NIST issues final Joplin Tornado report
Provides recommendations for improving resiliency of buildings.

Emergency evacuation planning taken to a new level
Jim Burtles, Hon FBCI, provides an overview of the Emergency Evacuation Planning Lifecycle which he has developed and explained in a new book.

A new ISO standard aims to help make buildings more resilient to earthquakes
‘ISO 28841:2013, Guidelines for simplified seismic assessment and rehabilitation of concrete buildings.’

Flooding damage: what to expect during the salvage and restoration process
Advice from Garrett Freeman.

Building Resiliency Task Force publishes recommendations for increasing the resiliency of New York buildings and facilities
Expand on initiatives outlined in the ‘A Stronger, More Resilient New York’ report.

Double jeopardy: building codes may underestimate risks due to multiple hazards, say NIST researchers
Current codes consider natural hazards individually: but don’t consider the impact of multiple risk-events such as an earthquake followed by a hurricane or tornado.

'Resilience and cyber security of technology in the built environment'
A new paper produced by The Institute of Engineering and Technology and CPNI.

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