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Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.


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Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.

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.


Question Of The Week: Can A Roof Help Keep Your Facility Cool In Summer?

Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.

Catching Problems Early Key To Parking Structure Maintenance

Protecting your facility's parking structure from the constant onslaught of environmental stressors and wear-and-tear comes with its own set of challenges.

Seven Tips For Keeping Workers Safe From Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer often brings extreme heat: Here's how to keep outdoor workers safe, courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors.

Advantages Of High-Density Polyiso Cover Boards Outlined

A new technical bulletin from PIMA details the benefits in weight, durability, R-value, ease of installation, and environmental impact of these roofing system components. 

Subterranean AUTOParkit™ System Installed

Creative Office Properties and Dasher Lawless Automation broke ground last month on the largest fully automated parking structure below grade in the U.S.

New Agreement Brings Graphic Concrete Technology To North America

Graphic Concrete offers architects the versatility to deliver distinctive, intriguing, and iconic imagery to precast concrete surfaces.

Giant LED Baseball Greets Atlanta Braves Fans

The Battery Atlanta, a new mixed-use development adjacent to the Braves’ new SunTrust Park stadium, features a unique LED display.

Inspecting, Maintaining Heat And Smoke Vents

Up to 60% of commercial low-slope roofs are due for re-roof or significant maintenance, according to a recent survey.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Launches Resist Line

Designed to withstand extreme outdoor conditions, this waste and recycling product line offers a variety of options for facility exteriors.

Safety Net Hospital Strengthens Services

In Chattanooga, TN, Erlanger Health System transforms facility into first lifestyle hospital in the region.

Friday Funny: Company Headquarters Goes To The Dogs

When building a new headquarters, this fast-growing doggy day care and boarding franchise company took its commitment to pooches to a whole new level.

New Thinline Louvers From Greenheck

New thinline stationary louvers can be used for interior and exterior applications where a high free area for improved air flow is required or when narrow frame depth and horizontal sightlines are desired.

Gentoo Coating From UltraTech International

Clear hydrophobic coating developed for the military repels water and most oils and solvents; prevents graffiti.

New G-100 Utility Vehicle From Taylor-Dunn

The G-100 UTV features a liquid-cooled, Electronic Fuel Injected Polaris Pro-Star® 32 horsepower gasoline motor.

Cree Extends OSQ Series Of LED Luminaires

The new luminaire more than doubles the top lumen output of the original OSQ Series with up to 65,000 lumens and can replace multiple metal halide 1000W fixtures.

Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters

Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.

WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers From Fulham

The WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications now feature support for DALI lighting controls.

Atlanta Tops Mosquito Cities List

For the fourth year in a row, the Atlanta area tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top 50 Mosquito Cities.

Harvesting The Value Of Water

A new Urban Land Institute report explores the creative use of green infrastructure in real estate developments to manage stormwater, and enhance property values.

Halio Smart Tinting Glass From Kinestral Technologies

Kinestral Technologies recently unveiled the first installation of its new Halio smart-tinting glass at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.’s San Francisco office.

Drones Gather Runway Improvement Data At World’s Busiest Airport

Data gathered by Michael Baker International will be used to improve and maintain runway conditions at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

ARMA Joins OSHA During National Safety Stand-Down

The week-long safety awareness campaign aims to prevent falls from ladders, scaffoldings, roofs and other high places.

Multi-Site Exterior Lighting

Kimco Realty launched a lighting retrofit program for its retail properties in 2015. Illumi-Nation, as the initiative is known, continues its momentum.

New Asphalt Roofing EPDs Will Aid Green Building Projects

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has completed a multi-year effort to develop Environmental Product Declarations for five types of asphalt roofing.

ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio

The Building Information Management (BIM) software plugin lets you define secure openings, set standards across your future facility, and keep everyone in the loop for the seamless integration of Door Security Solutions.

Flexibility For The Future

For Wisconsin-based microbrewery Barley John’s, choosing a building envelope that offered flexibility, durability, energy efficiency, and adaptability was integral to the company’s long-term success.

Inappropriate Repairs for Historic Stone Masonry

As holds the principle of bioethics, so should the approach to treating historic stone: “First, do no harm.”

FM Alert: Most Ramps Do Not Meet ADA Requirements

A new study reveals that 71% of tested rubber wheelchair ramps do not meet ADA requirements.

Wattstopper FSP-2×2 Fixture Integrated Outdoor Sensors 

Designed for LED fixtures, these economical, contractor grade sensors meet all code compliant lighting controls requirements.

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.
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Maryland Opens Its First Net Zero Energy School

Maryland’s first net zero energy school — Howard County Public Schools' Wilde Lake Middle School — recently opened in Columbia, MD.

Outdated Concrete Building Transformed Into Gold

Rather than demolishing an abandoned Rhode Island property and starting from scratch, architects transformed it into a LEED Gold-certified, Class A office building masterpiece.

The Basics Of Curtain Wall Construction

How the glass and the frame are manipulated, including proportion, properties, and anchorage, constitutes the essential distinction among glass curtain wall systems.

Amazon Launches Global Solar Energy Initiative

Amazon will install solar systems on 50 fulfillment facility rooftops worldwide by 2020; 15 solar installations planned for completion by the end of 2017 will generate up to 41 MW.

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