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I had an interesting conversation this week with Chris Poland, chairman and senior principal at Degenkolb. Degenkolb is an engineering firm that provides a wide spectrum of structural engineering services to architects, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare institutions, universities, and government
On March 21, 2012, the Disasters Roundtable of the National Academies hosted a workshop to facilitate the exchange of ideas among scientists, practitioners, and policymakers to identify issues related to the understanding and mitigation of natural, public health, technological, and other disaster
Growing up I spent more hours than I care to admit reading mystery novels. Often, the critical link in solving a case was a watermark on a piece of evidence. The watermark always revealed something important and meaningful.
I recently attended an event in Tulsa, OK called A Day without Business. This was the intriguing title of an event that asked business owners to consider what they would do if their businesses were interrupted for a day (or longer) due to a disaster. Expert speakers from the areas of i
It’s perfectly understandable why disaster preparedness might not be a front-burner issue for most small business owners.
Loss of power for a sustained period of time, especially when caused by an earthquake, can be scary to a household, to a business, to a community. That’s what we discussed on March 8th at a BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery forum, co-hosted by the San Diego County Office of Emerge
Ken Sternad is well known in the disaster management profession.