Exteriors

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Exteriors articles.


Inspect Your Roof Before Winter Arrives

Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.

Cintas Active Scraper Floor Mat

Part of Cintas' High Performance Series, the floor mat's active blades scrape off grime; capture three times more dirt and debris.

PV Booster Solar Tracker From Edisun Microgrids

Breakthrough technology yields 20 percent better economics than conventional fixed-tilt installations.

Wind-Driven Rain Louver From Greenheck

The new Model EVH-901 dual module louver provides for high volume intake and exhaust ventilation and protects against water penetration even under the most severe wind-driven rain conditions.

FM Alert: New Spanish-Language Roofing Guidelines

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has translated eight of its most popular educational Technical Bulletins into Spanish.

Amazon Brings Sustainability To Seattle HQ Campus

Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.

Roofing Maintenance, Dollars And Sense

A well-defined proactive roofing maintenance plan delivers value by maximizing roof performance and service life.

Bird Control: 10 Strategies

Taking a proactive approach to pest bird control is imperative for maintaining clean and safe facilities.

Hotel Case Study: A Vision By The Sea

In Gloucester, MA, the site of an old factory is transformed with the construction of the full-service Beauport Hotel.

Question Of The Week: Impact Of HVAC Cleaning On TPO Roof?

A facilities manager noticed cleaner running down his building's TPO roof, and wonders if the cleaner might cause any damage.

CTBUH Names 2016 Tall Building Award Recipients

This year’s winners and finalists employ inventive solutions to challenges related to sustainability, seismicity, wind forces, mixed functionality, and a vibrant urban habitat.

FM Alert: Next Installment Of ADA Standards Guide Available

The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and includes a technical bulletin on stairways.

Windows: Preventing Condensation

More than simply a nuisance, moisture buildup impacts occupant comfort and facility integrity.

Facility Executive | May / June 2016 Issue

This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.

Question Of The Week: How To Implement A Successful Campus Recycling Program

One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.

Friday Funny: North Korea’s Weird Architecture

North Korea boasts some of the most impressive — and weird — architecture in the world. Take a tour from the comfort of your own laptop.

Bones And Shells Inspire Stronger Concrete

Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.

OSQ Series By Cree

Cree extends its groundbreaking OSQ Series to deliver 58 percent efficacy increase and new higher output LED luminaire.

5 Ways Window Film Can Improve Your Facility

Window film as a building retrofit solution can be one of the quickest, simplest energy conservation measures available, as well as the most cost effective.

New Vikings Football Stadium First In U.S. With Transparent Roof

Thanks to lightweight ETFE film, 3M Science creates an enjoyable environment year round inside the stadium by permitting outdoor atmosphere without frigid temperatures.

Four Types Of Concrete Damage And How To Address Them

The type of damage you see on your concrete is often a clue as to how it occurred in the first place. Proper diagnosing of the problem can help you determine how best to fix it, and how soon you need to address it.

18 Watt LED Spotlight from Larson Electronics

The MLBLT-18W-LED-25 industrial LED spotlight from Larson Electronics is designed to provide a high output and ruggedly durable lighting solution for applications where corrosion resistance and waterproof lighting is required.

Fire Rated Flood Door from PS DOORS

The PD-522FFR is a dual-protection fire rated flood door, specifically engineered for interior and exterior openings requiring watertight flood protection and a 90-minute fire rating.

President Obama Proclaims May National Building Safety Month

Month-long celebration recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings safe and maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.

Energy Upgrades And Renovations: What To Know About Windows

Modern, high-performance window systems can have a very noticeable impact on existing buildings’ operational energy costs and their associated HVAC and lighting capacity.

EPA Honors Winners of 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge

The challenge engages college and university students in reinventing the nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.

Seven Ways To “Green” The Landscape For Earth Day

Seven practical ways facility executives can make their landscapes even “greener” this Earth Day, and throughout the year.

Refined Permeable Paving From Porous Pave

Made of recycled rubber, this flexible pour-in-place permeable paving product now offers a fine-cut option.

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.

Spring’s Here! Time To Start Planning For Winter

If you need to procure snow management services for next winter, now is the time to get started, according to a new timeline released by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA).

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