Architect’s Guide to Business Continuity

Guidance for reducing firm disruption

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Floods, cyber-attacks, pandemics, and unexpected staff absences are just a few of the risks that can prevent architecture firms from remaining open and profitable during disaster and disruption.

Will you be able to provide clients with the assurance that work on their project will continue despite a disruption? From climate impacts and ransomware to staff absences and the everyday challenges of fragile power grids and internet services, the Architect’s Guide to Business Continuity helps firms become more resilient.  The guide shares lessons learned from previously impacted firms, builds on and adapts business continuity best practices specifically for the building industry, and helps firms remain open in the face of disruption.

Not only can Business Continuity Planning reduce post-event hardships, it can also lead to insurance discounts, a positive reputation for building performance, and even new business opportunities; including post-disaster detailed assessments and repairs, hazard mitigation retrofits, risk-informed site evaluation, facility feasibility studies, and design for shelter in place and/or rapid recovery to promote business continuity goals.

Use this guide to:

  • Understand the elements of a business continuity plan and its value in reducing risk and protecting profits
  • Assess hazard and climate risks that can disrupt your ability to conduct business
  • Apply a methodology for analyzing business impacts triggered by various hazards
  • Identify actions that reduce vulnerability and minimize disruption

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