Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Exteriors articles below.
Choosing ideal components for this type of building envelope depends on local climate and other factors.
The November / December 2016 issue looks at smart buildings, building automation, the Internet of Things, HVAC, energy management, sustainable restrooms, lighting, and ceilings. Plus, Solutions 2017: Advancements in Products & Services.
Ideal for all rooftops, particularly large commercial buildings, Sunflare is over 65% lighter than Silicon modules, allowing the entire roof to be covered without load-bearing concerns.
Colder weather is fast approaching, and with it comes ice and snow. Each year slips on ice account for over 30% of all slip work-injury claims.
The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.
Are all Property Condition Assessment (PCA) reports the same? How do you navigate the PCA consulting world to find the scope of services you are looking for?
A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.
OSHA has issued a final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements.
The series of parking structure luminaires has been extended to include a warmer color temperature and standard 0-10V dimming for better light experiences with enhanced aesthetics and performance.
The calculator, which measures the carbon benefits of a wood building, now includes new options for mass timber buildings.
Autumn is prime time for roof rats. Is your facility located in one of their favorite cities? Plus, a Presidential Election Bonus: How will Donald Trump decorate the White House?
Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.
Constantly changing federal, state, and local rules governing stormwater discharges often increase both the complexity of compliance and cost of noncompliance.
Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.
Part of Cintas' High Performance Series, the floor mat's active blades scrape off grime; capture three times more dirt and debris.
Breakthrough technology yields 20 percent better economics than conventional fixed-tilt installations.
The new Model EVH-901 dual module louver provides for high volume intake and exhaust ventilation and protects against water penetration even under the most severe wind-driven rain conditions.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has translated eight of its most popular educational Technical Bulletins into Spanish.
Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.
A well-defined proactive roofing maintenance plan delivers value by maximizing roof performance and service life.
Taking a proactive approach to pest bird control is imperative for maintaining clean and safe facilities.
In Gloucester, MA, the site of an old factory is transformed with the construction of the full-service Beauport Hotel.
A facilities manager noticed cleaner running down his building's TPO roof, and wonders if the cleaner might cause any damage.
This year’s winners and finalists employ inventive solutions to challenges related to sustainability, seismicity, wind forces, mixed functionality, and a vibrant urban habitat.
The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and includes a technical bulletin on stairways.
More than simply a nuisance, moisture buildup impacts occupant comfort and facility integrity.
This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.
One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.
North Korea boasts some of the most impressive — and weird — architecture in the world. Take a tour from the comfort of your own laptop.
Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.
Cree extends its groundbreaking OSQ Series to deliver 58 percent efficacy increase and new higher output LED luminaire.
Window film as a building retrofit solution can be one of the quickest, simplest energy conservation measures available, as well as the most cost effective.
Thanks to lightweight ETFE film, 3M Science creates an enjoyable environment year round inside the stadium by permitting outdoor atmosphere without frigid temperatures.
The type of damage you see on your concrete is often a clue as to how it occurred in the first place. Proper diagnosing of the problem can help you determine how best to fix it, and how soon you need to address it.