Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Exteriors articles below.
Preventive, ongoing façade maintenance is vital to proper function and desired appearance.
With these simple sustainable groundskeeping ideas, grounds and facilities departments can show they care about practices that are economically and environmentally viable.
The adoption of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) or drones in building and façade inspections has significant time and cost benefits.
At secure facilities, building envelope rehabilitation projects don’t have to mean temporary relocation of building users, equipment, or collections.
Five considerations to help maintain safe light levels, meet energy efficiency codes, and reduce costs when retrofitting your exterior lighting system.
The February 2021 issue looks back at the facility management challenges of 2020, as well as exteriors, cleaning, security and more. Plus, our own office move!
Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.
The Virginia Department of Transportation solves a salt storage problem with corrosion-resistant liners that will help extend its facility's roof durability up to 35 years.
Two Twisted Posts Winery met the challenge of serving customers outside by using infrared radiant heaters to warm outdoor areas.
Face masks are required in all National Park Service buildings and facilities, and also on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing can't be maintained.
The now-complete One55™ Series of doors and operable windows combines striking historical visual appearance with unmatched strength and thermal efficiency.
Georgia-Pacific Building Products' new premium coverboard is designed to meet FM Global’s Very Severe Hail Standard.
Without proper maintenance, wheel stops, manhole covers, and even asphalt pose threats to pedestrians.
The nation’s floodplains are expected to grow by 45% by the end of this century: Work to reduce risk from floods by reassessing the conditions around building sites.
These tips for preparing parking lots for winter will help reduce motor accidents, increase longevity of parking lots and walkways, and keep workers safe.
The Outdoor Spaces Collection from Ecore features more than 10 products that provide permanent or temporary outdoor fitness solutions.
Attended virtually by hundreds of industry leaders, the online award program honored 36 projects by Chicago architecture firms found locally and worldwide.
Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.
Communicate with your landscape service provider to cultivate beautiful results.
The October 2020 issue looks at healthy, sustainable, resilient facilities, including mass notification, HVAC, green buildings, and more.
SunBriteTV’s all-weather LCD displays help corporate facilities transform ordinary outdoor spaces into productive meeting rooms.
A new resource from the Propane Education & Research Council shows how propane autogas can improve fleet maintenance logistics and lower costs.
Six iwalks ranging in size from 150- to 200-feet will be installed on the 1,000-foot-long pedestrian bridge at United Shore's Pontiac, MI campus.
Los Angeles’ iconic Greek Theatre, a 5,900-seat outdoor music venue built 90 years ago, was recently rehabilitated and restored by the architects and historic preservation experts at Page & Turnbull.
A new laser technology is suited to keep away pest birds from flat roofs and open spaces.
Commercial roofing inspections can be made easier and more effective with this technology.
Customers can expect the same world class outdoor power equipment and support as ECHO Bear Cat transitions to Crary Bear Cat.
In addition to water infiltration, rainscreen systems also manage air infiltration, negative wind pressures, heat transfer, and vapor transmission into and out of a building.
As more businesses are forced to temporarily shutter their storefronts, MaintenX International offers helpful hints for "dark store" maintenance.
The start of spring is a great time for facility managers to check for winter roof damage and prepare for spring showers.
Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa, and New York are frontrunners for the second consecutive year, and Atlanta joins the top five.
Appearance is everything, but so is performance when choosing surface finishes in the facility.
Building or improving these outdoor spaces requires attention to safety and performance.
Examine facilities inside and out when investigating building envelope intrusions.
Safety ordinances in major U.S. cities are prompting renewed focus on building envelope inspections.
The December 2019 Issue looks at HVAC, smart building technology, and the building envelope. Plus green restrooms and wayfinding with color.
The 2020 Color of the Year — Pantone “Classic Blue” — comes to life in projects featuring Blue Glamir™ laminated architectural glass.
Western Specialty Contractors installed the 1,000-pound, lighted wreath on the hospital’s façade, and offers tips on how to safely install your own holiday decorations.
In Kansas City, MO, HyVee Arena’s modern, multi-level sports complex repurposes an historic, single-story building.
The world’s first guitar-shaped hotel, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, made its debut in Hollywood, FL last month.