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Dave Mistick
President Circumspex web based disaster planning. Expert in planning, mitigation and recovery.
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Recently while preparing a continuing education class about building codes and property claims I came across this section of Hammurabi's Code that addresses the builder's responsibilities and the prescribed punishment for construction failure. Oh--they were simpler times. •If a builder... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Crisis communication is an essential part of any corporate or institutional communication plan. Today social media plays in increasingly important part of it. Property owners and managers must be cognizant of this fact, and embrace its utility as a tool... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Once again on the trail with Hurricane Isaac we encounter the call from the hotel. "Just wanted to let you know, if the power goes out, we don't have an emergency generator." I just don't fathom the business logic. As... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
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Feb 7, 2012
The primary incentive for insurance fraud is personal gain. Whether it arises from a fire or storm claim, worker’s comp, or theft of valuables many share the same roots. The insurance market place provides many fertile opportunities for exploitation on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Or are they mutually exclusive? Is the concept of “resiliency” the framework within which an effective business continuity plan is constructed? If not, it should be. If not, the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) isn’t worth the electrons that store it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Dave Mistick added a favorite at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Nov 23, 2011
Dave Mistick added a favorite at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Nov 13, 2011
Much has been said regarding personal identity theft. Even more has been written with respect to the devastating consequences that personal identity theft can have on one’s own livelihood and economic health; even mental health if one considers the fact... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Having come through another hurricane season it is worth reconsidering the importance of open and honest communications between the property management staff and the tenants. On a recent project we witnessed the owner and manager paralyzed by indecision concerning emergency... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
This is very good primer on the components of critical process investigation. Analyzing the business organization and its entire operational footprint is instrumental to developing a proper continuity strategy. This begins with identifying mission‐critical functions throughout the organizational landscape, including... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Environmental and Historic Preservation Review may occur for projects that involve repairing a structure to pre-disaster condition. Structures typically include: Roads and Bridges Water Control Facilities Utilities Parks and Recreational Areas Buildings and Equipment Typical environmental and historic preservation laws... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Recently DHS delivered its long awaited document identifying the goals for national preparedness. DHS summarizes these high level objectives as follows: Using the core capabilities, we achieve the National Preparedness Goal by:  Preventing, avoiding, or stopping a threatened or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Properly working smoke alarms decrease your chances of dying in a fire by 50 percent. Place smoke alarms on every level of your residence. Place them outside bedrooms on the ceiling or high on the wall (4 to 12 inches... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Taking a a few minutes to reflect on the rush of recovery activities post Hurricane Irene it is always worthwhile to share some notes from the field. There are some very basic tasks that everyone should consider when faced with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Stay Connected Keep your contacts updated across all of your channels, including phone, email and social media. This will make it easy to reach out to the right people quickly to get information and supply updates. Consider creating a group... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Property managers can now avail themselves of the most comprehensive suite of disaster planning and restoration solutions ever offered. DKI Commercial Solutions couples the state of the art disaster planning application Circumspex with the nation's largest network of restoration contractors--DKI.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Offered a webinar providing advice concerning responding to and recovering from the flooding in the Dakotas. The session was led by the following individuals: Dawn Harris, EVP-COO of Campus Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Dave Mistick, President of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Although the effect of the earthquake and resultant tsunami today are beyond imagination, the level of preparedness in Japan has reduced the potential level of death and destruction. Since the 1923 earthquake devastated Tokyo the Japanese have been committed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Have you suffered a significant property loss at one of your buildings? Did you engage a general contractor or disaster restoration contractor to perorm emergency services or repairs? What type of invoice did you receive? Was it easy to understand?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
It's another day to mildly amused with businesses flying by the seats of their pants. This afternoon was filled with folks feverishly figuring out how to keep their businesses operating in the face of the mega-blizzard. Many businesses suddenly declared... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
Risk management, as applied within Circumspex our web based disaster planning application, provides real benefits to both internal and external customers. It is based on the four components of the of enterprise risk management concept. - risk assessment, business interruption... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
The events of the past several days give us all pause and a moment to reflect. It is a time to be appreciative of the most simple joys of life, our family and friends. Those of us who are involved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
‘Tis the season for frozen pipes and the perennial discussion about the appropriate method to thaw the lines. It’s easy to tell those who make the wrong choice---the fire department will be visiting. Take the safe road and follow our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog
In these tough economic times it is more important than ever to create a resilient business organization. Today companies are trying to do more with less. Staffs are smaller,inventories are lower and credit lines are squeezed. This sets the stage... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at Circumspex Disaster Planning Blog