Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Exteriors articles below.
Maryland’s first net zero energy school — Howard County Public Schools' Wilde Lake Middle School — recently opened in Columbia, MD.
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.
How the glass and the frame are manipulated, including proportion, properties, and anchorage, constitutes the essential distinction among glass curtain wall systems.
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.
A new survey and white paper from ISACA explores whether businesses are ready for the increasing role of drones.
In both its exhibits and its design, the museum focuses the spotlight on Mississippi's deep musical roots and impact on modern music.
PPG has formed an exclusive paint partnership with National Hockey League to become the “official paint of the NHL.”
This product from Gaia Enterprise, Inc. was created to address the slip and fall threat from ice that so many facility managers face.
The building envelope can serve as a tool for facility management to tap into renewable energy resources.
Facility management extends asset life with a two-step approach to preventive maintenance: inspection, followed by execution.
Choosing the ideal roofing insulation material for a facility project depends on several factors.
Ensure desired results for a new or improved facility by tapping the expertise of building envelope consultants.
View this free webinar video and explore the current state of the construction industry, trends and updates in construction cost data.
Paya Lebar Quarter is the city’s first project to register for the new global building standard focused on occupant well-being and productivity.
From maintaining 94,830 square feet of AstroTurf to keeping locker rooms sanitized to protect players from MRSA, here’s some of what it takes to get a facility ready to host the Super Bowl, thanks to SMS Assist.
ASSA ABLOY hollow metal door brands Ceco Door, Curries, and Fleming now offer Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Assemblies (FEBR), designed to resist an intense, prolonged attack by one or more intruders.
Systematic, preventive roofing maintenance helps to identify and address any chinks in the building envelope armor.
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.