Building Envelope & Exteriors Articles

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

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2015 Seven “Best Places to Park” Announced

International Parking Institute Awards of Excellence winners reflect friendlier, more sustainable approaches to parking; winners hail from Las Vegas; Lexington, Ky.; Oklahoma City; Philadelphia; Sacramento, Ca.; Toronto; and Washington,... ...Read More...

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Tips For Sustainable Landscaping

A new approach to landscaping suburban office developments that integrates natural areas and provides more open, collaborative spaces can meet the demands of this next generation of office... ...Read More...

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Facility Executive | May/June 2015 Issue

The use of technology can help facility managers address a number of issues in the workplace, including everything from life safety to vibration control. Read this issue to find out... ...Read More...

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Facility Retrofit: Heat And Glare Control

Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and prominent along the Chicago River, this hospitality venue needed to reduce the solar heat impacting inside temperatures, while keeping visual appeal a top... ...Read More...

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Six Considerations For A Green (Vegetative) Roof

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

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Building Performance And Operations At Core Of Plan Proposed By Industry Experts

Industry experts plan for future focused on commercial building performance outcomes, increased attention to... ...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...

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Tree Holes: Hazards Or Harmless?

The sign most people recognize in the change of a tree is the appearance of a hollow. However, even a large hollow does not necessarily signify a tree has become hazardous.... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: 3000 Series Door From DBCI

Part of a wider product line, this steel curtain rollup door has been tested to withstand moderate to high wind... ...Read More...