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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.


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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.

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.


New Solar Charging Kit From Legrand

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.

Coil Anodized Aluminum Paneling Makes Korean Heritage Shine

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.

Hurricane Season Is Approaching: Are Your Shutters Ready?

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.

Four Tips To Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

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.

Adaptive Reuse Creates New Healthcare Facility

In Moorestown, NJ, designing a cancer care center included both existing and new elements.

Friday Funny: This Summer, Work Smarter, Not Harder

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!

Historic Bell Tower Restored At Little Rock, AR Church 

Restoration experts with Western Specialty Contractors used a stippling method to match the bell tower's original terra cotta appearance.

Bringing Rooftop Gardens To Ground Level

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.

Seasonal Maintenance Tips For Commercial Properties

Thinking about maintaining your commercial property seasonally provides an effective blueprint for keeping your property looking good.

Keep Birds From Nesting At Facilities

Examine the current situation, and evaluate the site to plan next steps to deter pest birds. Plus, advice for repelling mosquitoes.

Friday Funny: Dragons Fly In Las Vegas

Blizzards, a burning lake, and dragons (of course) all make an appearance as Game of Thrones takes over the Fountains of Bellagio.

Linetec Introduces Two New Wood Grain Finishes

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 Introduces New LED Mini Wall Pack

EarthTronics expands its high-efficiency traditional wall pack series with a 12-watt fixture for wide-area commercial and industrial security illumination.

Spring An Ideal Time To Clean Building Facades, Survey For Damage

Spring is an ideal time for facility managers to survey their buildings and structures for damage that may have resulted from winter weather.

Recladding From The Past

With certain energy efficient building envelope improvements, facilities go back to the future.

Fortifying Against Water, Energy Waste

A leaky building at Owens Community College in Perrysburg, OH has a new lease on life with the installation of an exterior cladding product.

Drones And Facility Management

These unmanned aerial vehicles are used increasingly for building and site inspections, and expanded capabilities are on the horizon.

2019 Excellence In Asphalt Roofing Award Winners Announced

Projects honored by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) include a children’s hospital and a veterinary hospital.

We-Go-Round Expands Inclusive Playground Offerings

Inclusive merry-go-round from Landscape Structures delivers spinning sensation to all ages and abilities.

Recycled Rubber Used In Porous Pave Installations Tops 13M Pounds

An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S., Porous Pave offers superior permeability for optimal storm water retention, exceptional application versatility, and demonstrated durability.

New LCS WiFi Lighting Control System From Vista

The low-profile, lightweight, cloud-based, multi-zone WiFi lighting controller can be managed from a mobile device regardless of location via a free, downloadable app.

Facility Management SOLUTIONS For 2019

Take a look at these facility management products to meet your needs in the coming year.

Restoration Options Before Roof Replacement

Explore the options for a commercial roof repair before deciding on new installation.

Living Walls Enliven Hospital’s Healing Landscape

Jersey Shore University Medical Center features two LiveWall Living Walls in the patient-centered design of HOPE Tower, its new outpatient facility.

California Cities To Save $60M With Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrades

The first of 55,000 Current by GE Streetlights have been installed in an innovative regional program spanning 11 southern California communities.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Prepare My Facility For Winter?

Fall is the ideal time to prepare your facility for winter weather. Routine inspections of your building from roof to foundation now can prevent costly repairs in the future

Energy Savings Possible With Window Film

Professionally installed window film can help reduce cooling and energy costs, improve comfort for occupants, and eliminate the need for expensive window upgrades.

Building Envelope Renovations To Enhance Sustainability

Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.

If A Tree Falls… Environmental Acoustics

From the innocuous to obnoxious, a multitude of sound sources surrounds many facilities.

Site Planning And Stormwater

Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.

Utility Vehicles Are Multi-Faceted Tools

With new options, UTVs serve many practical purposes in a facility landscape management fleet.

Sustainable Winter Management Guidelines

For snow and ice management, environmental concerns join the long-held focus on cost, efficiency, and safety.

Keeping Facility Grounds In Top Shape

At commercial facilities, well-kept outside spaces are important to employees and visitors alike.

Snow And Ice Management For Facility Grounds

Improved communication with service providers for this winter maintenance task can support best practices, including those related to sustainability.

Bright Ideas In Lighting

A facility-wide lighting retrofit focused on updating a multi-family property with energy efficiency and occupant safety and comfort in mind.

Watch For Roofing Risks

Ensure the safety of those who perform roof maintenance by satisfying OSHA requirements, and more.

The More You Know About Bird Control…

When facility conditions are ripe for attracting pest birds, the end game is all about results.

Hospitality Case Study: Hospitality, California Style

In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation.

Operation Safe Gate Targets Automatic Security Gate Tragedies

Approximately 300 emergency room visits each year can be attributed to injuries caused by automatic gates, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

McDonald’s Opens New Global HQ In Chicago

The new nine-story building in Chicago’s West Loop exemplifies the company’s commitment to become a better McDonald’s, more closely connected to its customers.

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