Buildings are made up of many interconnected systems, and when one of them fails it may lead to unforeseen consequences. For example,60% of commercial buildings in New York City were without power for at least 60 days after Superstorm Sandy hit.. Had these buildings installed and properly maintained backup generators before the storm, businesses could have avoided power outages that result in the loss of business and, ultimately, revenue.
This section will outline the various building systems you should check on a periodic basis to ensure that your building is prepared for the next severe weather event or cyberattack. There are various technologies and strategies that you can implement to make your building or buildings more resilient. If your building employs any of the following technologies, be sure to check them regularly. Otherwise, these strategies can be used to protect your buildings from cyberattacks and severe weather events: