As the winter freeze starts to give way to warmer temperatures, there are two reasons to look skyward: your facility’s roof and gutters. These features often take the brunt of the onslaught of snow, rain, ice, and wind, causing costly damages or even compromising the integrity of the structure. With a little preemptive TLC, you can minimize or delay potentially pricey replacements and repairs. Our team of experts at Mooring has compiled a quick checklist for keeping your roof in tip-top shape through this season and beyond.
When breaking ground on a new facility, a great deal of thought is given to the design and construction. Architects, engineers, and contractors collaborate to ensure every facet of the project will comply with building code and safety regulations to reduce risk, liability, expense, and the headaches of noncompliance. However, the same typically cannot be said for older buildings. The code-defined threshold for safe buildings has evolved. And while previous designs may be grandfathered in, many simply are not up to snuff by today’s standards. It is in these circumstances that the legal liability related to code and safety regulations becomes far more complex.
The word safety took on an expanded meaning in 2020 with more considerations than ever before to keep employees out of harm’s way. While it’s still vitally important to pay attention to the usual workplace safety protocols, our industry must now implement best practices to prevent Covid-19—a known deadly invisible hazard—from adversely affecting the people who make our businesses successful.
It’s not easy to recover from a major hurricane, but preparation with an emergency management plan should facilitate recovery efforts much faster, and protect your tenants and assets.