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7.01 Don’t Be Caught Off Guard: A Primer on Pre- and Post-disaster Planning

Thursday, April 4, 2013
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Track: Best Practices
Format: General Presentation
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: Natural disasters can devastate businesses and their ability for continued operations.  When business continuity is interrupted, sales are lost and market position is negatively impacted.  Facility managers may be surprised to learn that even the newest code-conforming buildings do not intentionally provide protections against damage to contents and loss of business continuity.  Our presentation will provide actionable and successful pre- and post-disaster planning procedures and we’ll discuss exciting new technology to help FMs quantify the damage of their facilities within minutes of a natural disaster.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn what the important steps to take when creating an effective pre-disaster plan.
  • Understand best practices for prioritizing facilities in your inventory.
  • Learn proven methods to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
  • Understand how pre-disaster planning can expedite post-disaster recovery.
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    Speakers:

    Gregory Carothers, CFM
    Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.
    Facilities Operations Manager

    Gregory Carothers is a CFM with Toyota Motor Sales. He is the Facilities Operations Manager. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. (TMS), is Toyota’s U.S. sales and marketing arm, overseeing sales and other operations in 49 states. TMS regional offices coordinate Toyota and Scion vehicle sales, parts and services for dealers in ten regional areas, with two additional regions being served by private distributors.

    Ricardo Rafael Hernandez, SE
    Degenkolb Engineers
    Associate Principal

    Ricardo Hernandez is an Associate Principal with Degenkolb Engineers. Ricardo has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. Ricardo is an active participant in the field of Structural Engineering. He is a member of Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) and he takes part in the Existing Building and Seismology Committee. Ricardo served as the Co-Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) Disaster Emergency Services Group. Ricardo served on the Degenkolb Engineers’ Board of Directors and he’s a member of IFMA/LA.

    David Bonneville
    Degenkolb Engineers
    Senior Principal
    Senior Principal

    Senior Principal of Degenkolb Engineers

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