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protest

While commercial building owners routinely create detailed emergency preparedness plans for natural disasters, additional procedures are needed to protect buildings from damages related to civil unrest – especially with such a heated election cycle. With much tension and unrest on the rise, we urge Los Angeles property owners to take extra precautions this week.

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Fire Testing

How Major Cities Are Handling Fire Testing During Social Distancing BOMA/GLA Education Fire testing is an essential component of building maintenance and operations. Without annual checkups, commercial property owners risk being unprepared for any unforeseen fire emergencies. However, there is still relative confusion about best fire testing practices amid social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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fire systems

Building safety, most especially maintaining fire protection equipment, is an integral part of managing commercial properties. However, personnel in the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) that oversees the Chief Regulation #4 Program – which regulates fire life and safety – is scarce. Moreover, the program as a whole is vastly in need of an update. Without …

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disaster management

How Technology is Changing Disaster Management BOMA/GLA Education It was not that long ago that disaster management professionals handled crises primarily through landlines and press conferences. Thankfully, over the past 10 years, technology has redefined global emergency management and disaster communications. One of the first national disasters to heavily rely on technology, according to Federal…

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fire knox box

Building Access Key Box (Knox Box) Best Practices BOMA/GLA Education The Building Access Key Box (Knox Box) Best Practice is a resource building managers and engineers can use in order to make sure keys, access cards, and other information that are required to be in the Access Key Box are kept current. It also provides…

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