Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Exteriors articles below.
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.
Last weekend, a torrent of water mysteriously gushed from a Philadelphia skyscraper, drenching the streets below it and confusing onlookers.
The centerpiece of the 102nd Floor renovation was replacing the old windows with 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed, panoramic views of the city.
Following up on one of our favorite facilities, the iconic former Longaberger Basket Company headquarters in Newark, OH will become a luxury hotel.
ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact architectural entrance door systems help protect people and property in regions with hurricanes and storms.
Here are 10 tips for landscape maintenance from lighting and hardscapes to rain, trees, and snow.
The road to a more sustainable future for building materials and products is multi-faceted.
The October 2019 Issue looks at sustainability for buildings and grounds. Plus sensor technology, keeping facility grounds safe, and lighting retrofits.
A trio of experts discuss roofing issues their facility management customers are most concerned about, and questions they ask about maintaining their roofs.
HGTV has restored the beloved Brady Bunch house to its groovy 1970s glory and is giving fans a chance to “live like a Brady.”
The Solar Charging Kit adds USB charging for mobile devices to commercial and hospitality outdoor spaces without the time or hassle of a full construction project.
When Gyeongju City decided to build a showpiece structure for the center of the Gyeongju Cultural Expo Park, the team knew it would have to be exceptional.
As hurricane season draws near, door experts at B&B Door Company are encouraging facilities to perform preventative maintenance on their hurricane and storm shutters.
With temperatures in California predicted to remain over 90 degrees for the next two weeks, Cal/OSHA shares effective procedures to protect all outdoor workers from heat illness.
In Moorestown, NJ, designing a cancer care center included both existing and new elements.
If chilling in a lawn chair at the zoo and posting on social media while not mowing the lawn sounds like the perfect day, Husqvarna's got the job for you!
Restoration experts with Western Specialty Contractors used a stippling method to match the bell tower's original terra cotta appearance.
In Columbus, OH, building a green roof into an existing structure provided an innovative solution for parking needs and open space for an urban park.
Thinking about maintaining your commercial property seasonally provides an effective blueprint for keeping your property looking good.
Examine the current situation, and evaluate the site to plan next steps to deter pest birds. Plus, advice for repelling mosquitoes.
Blizzards, a burning lake, and dragons (of course) all make an appearance as Game of Thrones takes over the Fountains of Bellagio.
Linetec has added two new patterns, Aged Light Oak and Aged Dark Oak, to its Gold Series Palette of wood grain finishes for architectural aluminum products.
EarthTronics expands its high-efficiency traditional wall pack series with a 12-watt fixture for wide-area commercial and industrial security illumination.
Spring is an ideal time for facility managers to survey their buildings and structures for damage that may have resulted from winter weather.
With certain energy efficient building envelope improvements, facilities go back to the future.
A leaky building at Owens Community College in Perrysburg, OH has a new lease on life with the installation of an exterior cladding product.
These unmanned aerial vehicles are used increasingly for building and site inspections, and expanded capabilities are on the horizon.
Projects honored by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) include a children’s hospital and a veterinary hospital.