Extreme weather events and business continuity planning
Jones, Keith and Ingirige, Bingunath (2008) Extreme weather events and business continuity planning. Proceedings of the CIB W70 Conference in Facilities Management – Healthy and Creative Facilities, 16-18 June, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, CIB No. 315. International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, Rotterdam, pp. 435-442.Full text not available from this repository.
There is now a broad scientific consensus that the global climate is changing in ways that are likely to have a profound impact on human society and the natural environment over the coming decades. The challenge for Facilities Mangers is to ensure that business continuity plans acknowledge the potential for such events and have contingencies in place to ensure that their organisation can recover from an extreme weather event in a timely fashion. This paper will review current literature/theories pertinent to extreme weather events and business continuity planning; will consider issues of risk; identify the key drivers that need to be considered by Facilities Managers in preparing contingency/disaster recover plans; and identify gaps in knowledge (understanding and toolkits) that need to be addressed. The paper will also briefly outline a 3 year research project underway in the UK to address the issues
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