Risk Management

Facility Manager Log 2021-02-22

After last week's Winter Storm drama, life is returning to normal. We had a beautiful Chamber of Commerce weather over the weekend. It was a great way to relax from the troubles that plagued us during the week. Instead, we have another dram

Facility Manager Log 2021-02-19

The severe winter weather is still a concern throughout Texas. While temperatures are rising to more comfortable levels, the effects of the winter storm are still lingering. We expect that if there is a power outage, it will likely not be pr

Facility Manager Log 2021-02-18

The severe cold weather continues. Tonight will be another night of below-freezing temperatures. We have activated a couple more rooftop units (RTUs) today. Once tonight's cold weather passes, we will put the building back to normal o

Facility Manager Log 2021-02-17

Just to recap, we are in the midst of a winter storm that has affected the entire state of Texas. Electricity is undergoing rolling blackouts to shed some load on the electrical grid. This has affected our facility as we were down for approx

Facility Manager Log 2021-02-16

Operations for 2021-02-16 consisted of visiting the building throughout the day to find out if power has been restored. Power has been out due to severe winter weather. The electrical panels are shut off to prevent power surge, except for li

Cold Weather Building Operations in South Texas

It is rare that South Texas experiences severe cold weather, which typically means below freezing temperatures. When these conditions do arise, there are some factors that affect the operations of facilities. Some of the problems are interna

Facility Management: Hurricane Damage

Hurricane Hannah made its way through South Texas over the weekend. The storm had wind gusts up to 70 MPH (112 km/h)and torrential rains that reached up to 12 inches (30 cm) in some areas. My first post on Hive was about the