building materials

Resource pages for "building materials"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


asbestos

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 Sustainability

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.
materials database

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
embodied carbon

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.
construction cost

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

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.
glass railings

Using Glass Railings In Facility Projects

Trex Commercial Products address three common concerns when specifying this glazing in building projects.
resilient design

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.
student housing

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.
Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis

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.
occupant comfort

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

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.
Cellular Interference

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.
polyiso insulation

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.
EPA product standard

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).
PCBs

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.
building materials

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.
Readers’ Choice Awards Selected By Facility Management Professionals

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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