Tag: building materials
Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Asbestos-Based Building Materials
Eco-friendly alternatives give facility managers a solution to the potential health hazards of asbestos-containing materials.
Real Estate Industry Explores The Year Ahead In Sustainability
To create a more sustainable future for the built environment, the real estate industry needs unified leadership and collaboration.
New Tool Guides Sustainable Building Design, Construction
Materials database, developed by Northwestern University and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), covers durability and environmental properties of more than 50 building materials
Building Transparency Offers Tools To Address Climate Change
Led by tech and building leaders, the nonprofit provides open access data and tools that aim to reduce CO2 emitted in producing materials for the building industry.
Gordian’s 2021 RSMeans Data Released With COVID-19 Modifiers
In addition to the latest material, equipment, and labor prices, new biohazard remediation line items and infectious disease precaution line item costs and modifiers have been added to 2021 RSMeans data.
Statue Of Liberty Museum Recognized With PCI Design Award
The 50,000 square foot museum and screening facility on Liberty Island was PCI's 2020 co-winner of the Special Awards: Sustainable Design category.
Using Glass Railings In Facility Projects
Trex Commercial Products address three common concerns when specifying this glazing in building projects.
Measuring The Value Of Resilient Design And Construction
A new report from the Portland Cement Association suggests that reinforced concrete structures reduce recovery costs after disasters hit and are likely to save money in the long run.
Practicing Sound Design For Student Housing
Understanding sound isolation, mechanical noise and vibration control, and room acoustics is essential, and KWK Architects of St. Louis, MO provides insight on designing facilities that deliver.
Three-Acre Green Roof Helps Earn LEED Gold For Gateway Arch Museum
The new Visitor Center and Museum at Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO is one of only 10 National Park Service sites to be awarded LEED certification.
Saint-Gobain Releases North American HQ Occupant Comfort Study
The first of its kind based on size and scale, the longitudinal study reveals the collective benefits of a systems-based design approach.
Attack Resistant Openings From ASSA ABLOY Win Design Award
Attack Resistant Openings were developed with K-12 schools and colleges in mind, and have become popular for offices, places of worship, libraries, and other public buildings.
How To Offset Cellular Interference From Building Materials
Building materials like concrete, steel, and glass are often the primary culprit when buildings experience poor cellular signal. DAS offers one way to address the problem.
New Polyiso Insulation From Firestone Building Products
This newest formulation of the company's polyiso insulation features the highest available R-value per-inch in cold temperatures.
How Brick Stacks Up
When stacked up against common commercial building exteriors, brick costs less than precast, metal and glass, according to a new BIA study.
FM Alert: Cradle To Cradle Certified Product Standard Recognized By EPA
Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.
Coconut Husks Upcycled To Building Panels
Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).
Managing PCB Chemicals In The Built Environment
Polychlorinated biphenyls are a mixture of individual chemicals broadly used — and in numerous areas of facilities — until banned in the late 1970s.
FM Alert: USGBC Launches New LEED Pilot Credit For Building Materials
The pilot credit seeks to reward manufacturers who perform hazard and exposure assessments that can serve as a basis for developing products designed to minimize human health impacts.
2016 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards: Selected By Facility Management Professionals
This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.
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