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building-envelope | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

The EcoWhite QuickSeam Walkway Pad protects a facility's EPDM roof membrane from potential damage during roof maintenance and weather conditions.

EPDM Roof Walkway Pad By Firestone Building Products

EPDM Roof Walkway Pad By Firestone Building Products

The EcoWhite QuickSeam Walkway Pad protects a facility's EPDM roof membrane from potential damage during roof maintenance and weather conditions.

CENTRIA MetalWrap Adds Two New Options

MetalWrap insulated composite backup panels act as the back up wall for numerous types of exterior rainscreen systems, including single skin metal, brick, and terra cotta.

Fireframes SG Curtainwall Series By Technical Glass Products

Providing up to 120 minutes of fire resistance, this fire-rated toggle retention system also addresses aesthetics with its smooth surface appearance.

Question Of The Week: Roofing Maintenance Procedures

Which actions have you found most useful in protecting your facilities, and your budget, from roof related failures?

Library Renovation Uses SOLARBAN 70XL By PPG

The Lawrence Public Library in Kansas features a new façade combining a terra cotta rainscreen and low-e glass.

Metal Panel Systems By Morin

To clad the New Balance company headquarters in Brighton, MA, a variety of Morin panel products were chosen.

20 Years Of UltraPly TPO By Firestone Building Products

The first installation of this polypropylene ethlyene plastic composite rubber roofing membrane remains in service on a Las Vegas warehouse.

ReVyvit by Dryvit Service

This new program helps facility managers address the critical issues associated with building envelope renovation, including financing options.

New School Construction Focused On Building Envelope Performance

In Columbia, MO, campus planning officials wanted an attractive, durable exterior that would mitigate rain, snow, and other environmental conditions.

Oldcastle Unites Masonry Products Under Echelon Brand

The manufacturer of stone and masonry products and integrated performance systems launches the new brand later this month.

SkyBEAM UAV From Tremco FAA Approved For Nighttime Operation

In partnership with Tremco Roofing, Industrial SkyWorks has been operating SkyBEAM drones for building inspections in Canada. Now, the technology can be applied in the U.S.

Aon Center Sealant Replacement Project Wins National Award

The facade sealant replacement project took Western Specialty Contractors four years and 100 miles of silicone sealant to complete.

New Product Flash: 3M Thinsulate Window Film

This window film features a patented construction that helps reflect interior heat back into a facility.

Planning For And Preventing Water Intrusion In Buildings

Internal sources of water intrusion include plumbing and mechanical systems, while external sources include floods or even an average rainfall.

Question Of The Week: Section 179D Reinstated

Will you pursue the recently extended Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (Section 179D)?

New Product Flash: Daylight Dimmer From Solatube

This addition to Solatube's SkyVault daylighting solution provides commercial facilities the option to dim natural lighting when desired.

Testing Thermal Performance Of Building Envelope

Modern building envelope design does not always perform as expected.

Facility Executive | November/December 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.

Question Of The Week: Have You Addressed Flood Mitigation Strategies?

Virtually all buildings require a holistic solution, an approach that embraces components of different techniques.

Keep Cool, With Proper Cool Roof Maintenance

Proper maintenance plays a significant role in maximizing the energy benefits of a reflective roof.

New Product Flash: Latitudes Metal Wall Panel Brochure from IMETCO

Facility managers can delve deeper into this high performance metal wall panel system.

Six Considerations For A Green (Vegetative) Roof

Structural factors and upkeep are among the leading items for facility decision-makers to evaluate.

Building Envelope Commissioning

Elevated performance requirements for energy and infiltration are calling for more attention to envelope design and construction.

Question Of The Week: Bird Collisions And Buildings

Humane and environmental concerns notwithstanding, an increasing number of locales have passed legislation to address this concern.

Focus On: Building Envelope

This article features four products that cover the building envelope.

Roofing Contractors Recognized For Installations

The 2014 Partner in Quality Award from Firestone Building Products highlights 189 outstanding roofing contractors.

FAQs On Window Film

Facility managers can glean energy efficiency and safety benefits from window film, if they choose the best type for their needs.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Roof Hugger Retrofit from MBCI

These metal retrofit systems can be installed over virtually any existing metal roof, including trapezoidal and vertical standing seam roofs as well as R panel roofs.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SkyVault Series M74 DS from Solatube

Designed for high bay commercial facility applications, this tubular daylighting device features a 29" diameter opening.


This stone wool insulation board is designed for use as an exterior continuous insulation in rainscreen wall systems.

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