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Modern building codes and standards are the foundation of fire adapted communities, helping to reduce risk and increase community resilience from all hazards including wildfire.

Exteriors

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Exteriors articles below.


International Code Council Releases Three Wildfire Prevention Resources

Modern building codes and standards are the foundation of fire adapted communities, helping to reduce risk and increase community resilience from all hazards including wildfire.

OSHA Issues Updated Guidance For Tree Care Industry Inspections

A new memorandum from OSHA highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations.

Workplace Design: Creating Useful, Outdoor Spaces

Here are ideas to expand beyond the walls of your building.

Doosan Bobcat Headquarters: Going For Sustainable Gold

Doosan Bobcat recently earned LEED Gold certification with the renovation and expansion of its West Fargo, ND corporate headquarters.

Tensotherm Roof Helps Revitalize Jones Beach Boardwalk Café

Birdair’s twin PTFE tensile roof structure pays homage to original café while providing a modern aesthetic.

Historic Newark Symphony Hall Unveils New Façade, Streetscape Design

A five-year, $50M restoration of New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue is underway, includes reimagining an entire city block.

Walmart Selects View Smart Glass For New Home Office Campus

View smart windows automatically adjust in response to the sun, increase access to natural light, minimize heat and glare, and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

WalkingPod Mesh, Portable Bug Screen Protection

Under the Weather's newest product protects outdoor workers from a variety of insects and pests, including cicadas and mosquitos.

Four Most Common Parking Lot Maintenance Missteps

Before you begin your next asphalt repair or sealcoating project, save yourself valuable time and resources by avoiding these common maintenance mistakes.

Protecting Building Exteriors

Preventive, ongoing façade maintenance is vital to proper function and desired appearance.

Three Sustainable Groundskeeping Ideas

With these simple sustainable groundskeeping ideas, grounds and facilities departments can show they care about practices that are economically and environmentally viable.

Drones For Façade Inspections

The adoption of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) or drones in building and façade inspections has significant time and cost benefits.

Safety During Building Rehabilitation

At secure facilities, building envelope rehabilitation projects don’t have to mean temporary relocation of building users, equipment, or collections.

Exterior Lighting Retrofits

Five considerations to help maintain safe light levels, meet energy efficiency codes, and reduce costs when retrofitting your exterior lighting system.

Facility Executive: February 2021 Issue

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!

Luminescent Windows Generate Energy From Inside And Out

Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.

Hybrid Hatches Solve VDOT Salt Storage Challenge

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.

Winery Toasts Efficient Heaters To Warm Outdoor Spaces

Two Twisted Posts Winery met the challenge of serving customers outside by using infrared radiant heaters to warm outdoor areas.

National Park Service Requires Masks At Parks, Federal Buildings

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.

Hope’s Windows Adds Thermal Evolution Technology To One55 Series

The now-complete One55™ Series of doors and operable windows combines striking historical visual appearance with unmatched strength and thermal efficiency.

DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board From Georgia-Pacific

Georgia-Pacific Building Products' new premium coverboard is designed to meet FM Global’s Very Severe Hail Standard.

Parking Lots And Tripping Hazards

Without proper maintenance, wheel stops, manhole covers, and even asphalt pose threats to pedestrians.

Site Management Feature: Floodplain Models And Facilities

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.

How To Keep Employees And Patrons Safe This Winter

These tips for preparing parking lots for winter will help reduce motor accidents, increase longevity of parking lots and walkways, and keep workers safe.

Ecore Athletic Launches Outdoor Spaces Collection

The Outdoor Spaces Collection from Ecore features more than 10 products that provide permanent or temporary outdoor fitness solutions.

AIA Chicago Presents 39 Design Excellence Awards

Attended virtually by hundreds of industry leaders, the online award program honored 36 projects by Chicago architecture firms found locally and worldwide.

IBHS Offers Wildfire Preparedness Guide For Small Businesses

Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.

Maximize Service From Your Landscape Contractors

Communicate with your landscape service provider to cultivate beautiful results.

Facility Executive: October 2020 Issue

The October 2020 issue looks at healthy, sustainable, resilient facilities, including mass notification, HVAC, green buildings, and more.

All-Weather LCD Displays From SunBriteTV

SunBriteTV’s all-weather LCD displays help corporate facilities transform ordinary outdoor spaces into productive meeting rooms.

Fleet Maintenance: Resource Highlights Advantages Of Propane Autogas

A new resource from the Propane Education & Research Council shows how propane autogas can improve fleet maintenance logistics and lower costs.

thyssenkrupp Elevator Installing Longest Pedestrian Bridge In The U.S.

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.

A Historic Restoration: L.A.’s Landmark Greek Theatre 

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.

Laser Focused On Pest Birds

A new laser technology is suited to keep away pest birds from flat roofs and open spaces.

Drones And Roof Maintenance

Commercial roofing inspections can be made easier and more effective with this technology.

ECHO Bear Cat® Is Now Crary® Bear Cat

Customers can expect the same world class outdoor power equipment and support as ECHO Bear Cat transitions to Crary Bear Cat.

Rainscreen Systems Provide Moisture Protection, Insulation To Building Facades

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.

Four Tips For Dark Store Maintenance During COVID-19

As more businesses are forced to temporarily shutter their storefronts, MaintenX International offers helpful hints for "dark store" maintenance.

Spring Is Go-Time To Assess, Repair Roof Damage

The start of spring is a great time for facility managers to check for winter roof damage and prepare for spring showers. 

Miami Leads Second Annual Top 50 Termite Cities List

Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa, and New York are frontrunners for the second consecutive year, and Atlanta joins the top five.

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