Are you responsible for a data center, communications facility or central plant vulnerable to hurricanes, earthquakes or other lurking natural disasters in your area? Then your CIP must be both aggressive and effective in protecting your facility and its assets. You must do more than risk analysis. You must develop an action plan that adequately funds, accurately plans and properly executes a defense against nature's most awesome threats which can easily jeopardize your enterprise. This case study details an award-winning team-approach to ensuring success in one of the highest threat environments a facility manager can face - Hawaii Island.
1. Witness scenes of nature's wrath on mission-critical systems and become more attuned to the significance of reliability planning and vital role of a CIP.
2. Review the process of facilities threat assessment, capital and project planning, PMCM team building, commissioning and operational transition to hardened facilities.
3. Understand the essentials required to perform pre-implementation tabletop exercises before introducing real-time changes into operating environments, thus minimizing failures.
4. Gain appreciation for the role facilities plays as both leader (and follower) in preparation, recovery and the "downstream" dependence of all stakeholders.