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Facilities Management by Joel D. Levitt

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Disaster and Disaster Recovery

A short 2008 article by Jon R. Perucki published on Facilitiesnet.com summarized the role of maintenance relative to catastrophe identification and management.

Maintenance and engineering departments are cornerstones of any organization’s ability to continue operating through a disaster and provide the foundation for a timely recovery…. Careful planning in advance of an emergency gives an organization a far better chance to successfully survive a major storm or disaster. It also provides more and better services while reducing lost revenue and recovery costs. Defining the role and abilities of the maintenance and engineering department in emergency preparedness must start in the planning process, which helps ...

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