Building Envelope & Exteriors Articles

The building envelope, roofing, landscaping, parking lots, perimeter security, cladding, skylights, and other exterior architectural components are examined here.

Cover March/April 2015 Facility Executive.

Facility Executive | March/April 2015 Issue

Energy codes are being examined in various parts of the country, and energy reporting is being considered as a benchmarking target. Read more about these topics in the latest issue of Facility Executive... ...Read More...

Native grasses planted in a retention basin serve as a filter for rainwater before it enters the UC Davis campus stormwater system.

Facility Retrofit: Campus Groundskeeping

A long-term effort toward sustainable practices at the University of California, Davis delivers... ...Read More...

Testing in progress with AAMA 503

Building Envelope Commissioning

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

Channel Spotlight: Commercial Roofing By Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.

This dynamic web portal is designed for facility management professionals who are looking for durable and energy saving prefabricated commercial roofing systems.... ...Read More...

Termite.

March 15-21: Termite Awareness Week

Subterranean termites can collapse a building entirely, destroy plastic plumbing pipes, and may cause serious damage.... ...Read More...

Energy Research Lab diagram from Pensmore.

Hampden-Sydney College Energy Research Lab Begins Operations

Construction has reached a point where the first research activities can begin while the facility’s interior is fitted-out and the exterior is... ...Read More...

Facility Executive Cover January/February 2015.

Facility Executive | January/February 2015 Issue

This issue reflects the diversity of tasks handled by members of the facility management profession and it includes a profile of the Facility Executive of the Year winner for... ...Read More...

Channel Spotlight: Building Envelope By Firestone Building Products

By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products can provide complete roof, wall, and specialty product solutions.... ...Read More...

Rupar.

FM Issue: Code Compliance For Reroofing

Projects at existing facilities require specific considerations to meet IECC 2012... ...Read More...

Green building codes with dollars.

Codes, Standards Developers Align Guidelines To Create Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings

Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and... ...Read More...