Tag: supply chain

Strategies for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

In any business, people focus on components that bring longevity and stability. Organizations may secure their resources and ensure a smooth transition during a disruption by implementing an effective business continuity and disaster recovery strategy. However, it’s hard to plan for every possible scenario, like natural catastrophes, fires, cyberattacks, etc. Unfortunately, many business owners are […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of July 2023

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. Maritime Learning Lab While many viewers were diving into the JAWSome content of Shark Week on TV, the South Carolina Aquarium was breaking ground on a new education facility at the Charleston Maritime Center. Situated along the waterfront […]

Tornado Strikes Major Pfizer Facility in North Carolina

Pfizer Inc. announced the pharmaceutical company’s immediate efforts to provide relief and repair the damage caused to its manufacturing facility in Rocky Mount, N.C., after a violent tornado swept through the town on Wednesday, July 19. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was an EF-3 with peak winds up to 150 miles per […]

Under Construction: LEGO Group’s $1B Carbon-Neutral-Run Factory

The LEGO Group has broken ground on its new carbon-neutral-run factory in Chesterfield County near Richmond, Va. The 340-acre site is the size of 260 American football fields, and the project represents a $1 billion investment. Sustainability When completed in 2025, the factory will include tens of thousands of rooftop and ground solar panels to […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of March 2023

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. U.S. Solar Manufacturing Boom In order for companies to achieve their ESG goals and states and utilities to meet clean energy mandates, it’s going to require a lot of solar panels, among other solutions. However, with relatively […]

Survey Reveals 5 ‘Pressing Themes’ in the Security Industry

Sustainability, mobile IDs, and a changing workforce continue to be among top concerns for the security industry, according to a new report from HID. For its inaugural State of the Security Industry Report, HID gathered responses from 2,700 partners, end users, and security and IT personnel across a range of titles and organization sizes representing […]

Managing Construction Cost Uncertainty in Modern Times

Whether a new construction project crosses your desk that is $25,000 or $25,000,000 (or more) in expected cost, how do you know with any certainty what the final costs will be? Conventional approaches include getting cost opinions from firms that specialize in determining construction costs through the estimating process. This is where the majority of […]

Need Construction Workers for Your Facility Project? Big Labor Shortage May Be a Problem

For the past two-plus years, facilities professionals have been struggling with COVID, the Great Resignation, and supply chain issues, leading to a lack of materials and major delays on facility retrofits and new-construction projects across the country. Although such problems were expected to continue in 2022, a new report from the Associated Builders and Contractors […]