In the event of natural and man-made disasters in urban areas, buildings are always being considered as one of the critical physical infrastructures (CPIs). Information regarding the building such as floor plans, emergency exit routes and building condition is highly valuable and critical to the first responders and rescue teams. However, as the experience of the 9/11 terrorist attack shows, access to accurate building information on site was limited and inefficient due to inappropriate and ineffective documentation management. To improve accurate building information access, sharing and collaboration efforts, on-site preservation of building information and local communication networking frameworks with sufficiently robust and redundant systems are vital and necessary. This paper presents the conceptual design of a building blackbox system that is equipped with disaster-survivable protections, wireless communication capabilities and a digital building database to support the decision-making process during and after disastrous events. This blackbox system aims at building an infrastructure of two-way communication between the building systems and the emergency response team over the enhanced mobile ad hoc space for collaboration (MASC) platform, providing real-time and critical information regarding building structural health, environmental conditions and personnel information.