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The director of landscape services at the University of Mississippi shares insights on cultivating success in yourself, and your staff.


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The director of landscape services at the University of Mississippi shares insights on cultivating success in yourself, and your staff.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Exteriors articles below.


Five Leadership Lessons For My Younger Self

The director of landscape services at the University of Mississippi shares insights on cultivating success in yourself, and your staff.

2018 Top 10 Worst Cities For Weeds, Lawn Disease

In honor of National Lawn Care Month, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has forecast the cities that will be most affected by lawn threats this spring and summer.

Seeing The Way To A Well-Lit Exterior

Consider the potential for glare, and how to avoid its effects when planning an exterior lighting project.

Exterior Lighting Retrofits

Consider site and operations requirements when choosing the best approach for outdoor lighting projects.

LawnSite: This Week’s Hot Threads

From Business Operations to Starting A Lawn Care Business, here are some popular landscaping and lawn care topics posted on the LawnSite forums this week.

Question Of The Week: Ways To Prevent Cigarette Litter?

Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.

Northwestern University Makes Buildings Bird-Friendly

Working with the local community and experts from American Bird Conservancy, Northwestern University is using state-of-the-art solutions to keep birds from dying in collisions with glass walls and windows.

Armorcoat Safety & Security Window Film By Solar Gard

While the discussion of school safety continues by lawmakers around the country, San Diego-based Solar Gard is speaking out and urging school districts to...

Minnesota’s New Metro Transit Shelters Feature Linetec Finishes

Constructed of aluminum and finished by Linetec in a clear anodize, the shelters and signage offer high-traffic durability in every season.

Roofing For The Ages, And The Elements

Sun, water, wind, hail... weather takes a toll on roof assemblies.

Building Envelope, Beyond Aesthetics

The functionality of windows, walls and doors need not be sacrificed for a grand facade.

Top Asphalt Roofing Projects Receive 2018 QARC Awards

Roofing projects recognized by ARMA’s Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study Awards program demonstrate asphalt’s beauty, reliability, and performance.

Rooftops Present Big Risks

The majority of the nearly 5,000 workplace fatalities each year occur as a result of a fall. Here are some questions to consider when allowing work to be performed on your facility’s roof.

Moisture Control And Pest Management

Do you know how moisture control factors into your efforts to protect your facility from pests? Take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test.

Gibraltar Anti-Ram Bollards Installed On Las Vegas Boulevard

Gibraltar's anti-ram vehicle barriers have been installed on Las Vegas Boulevard to protect pedestrians from errant vehicles.

Western Specialty Contractors Launches National Account Program

New program provides national and regional property owners and managers with a single-source for all of their building and structure exterior repair, restoration needs.

Tubelite Unveils New 400T Series Thermal Curtainwall

Tubelite Inc.'s new 400T Series Thermal Curtainwall is a thermally broken curtainwall product designed to meet or exceed today’s stringent energy codes.

Four Winter Safety Tips For Your Workers And Facility

These winter safety steps will help you maintain a safe work environment this season, regardless of the size or type of workplace you manage.
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Six Rules For Using Grey Water Properly

Many commercial facilities are reducing their water consumption by using greywater. Here are some rules and guidelines for using it safely and properly.

TZ100 Zipper Tension System Window Coverings From Hunter Douglas

The new internal and external window covering system is ideal for horizontal skylight applications and designed to eliminate light gaps at any angle and in any direction

Environmental Concerns In The Wake Of A Hurricane

Property damage after a hurricane and the resulting flooding can go beyond repairing physical structures.

Friday Funny: China’s Sadistic Scenic Skywalk

Glass-bottomed bridges have become popular tourist destinations in China. This one has taken an interesting approach to promoting itself. 

Sustainable Landscaping Project Earns Idaho’s First SITES Gold

HP Inc.’s Boise, ID property is the first corporate campus in the world to be certified using the SITES v2 rating system.

Museum Roof Beneath St. Louis’ Historic Gateway Arch Gets Overhaul

The restoration/waterproofing work is part of a multi-phase project to expand and renovate the underground museum, plus renovate the grounds surrounding the Arch.

FM Alert: New Guide For Trash Management Available

NACS and Keep America Beautiful have teamed up to publish a guide to help retailers end littering in America.

The Perfect Weather For Painting

Even if there’s no rain in the forecast, painting under conditions in which temperatures or humidity are too extreme can mean all your hard work could wind up being for naught.

Chicago Tops Rattiest Cities List

For the third time, Chicago tops Orkin’s annual list of the rattiest cities. Plus, a handy guide to patching rodent holes.

FM Alert: BOMA Releases New Office Measurement Standard

BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement reflects changes within the commercial real estate industry since the standard’s prior release in 2010.

Winter’s Coming: Now’s The Time To Prepare Your Facility

Routine inspections of your facility from roof to foundation in the fall can prevent costly repairs in the future.

ARMA Roofing Design Guide Available In Digital Form

Modified Bitumen Design Guide is now being sold in eBook and print-on-demand versions.

Planning Facility Signage

Establish wayfinding standards to improve visitor and staff experiences, now and in the future.

Greening The Roof

Roof gardens help ease stormwater management, as well as HVAC system and general maintenance demands.

Five Steps To Greener Groundskeeping

Shifting to more sustainable landscapes may often be easier than expected.

LEED Case Study: The Show Will Go On

In Little Rock, AR, the transformation of a historic performing arts center earns LEED Gold certification status.

Facility Executive | October 2017 Issue

The October 2017 issue features a focus on sustainability, including groundskeeping, lighting, roofing, energy purchasing programs, and more. Plus, a look at emerging tech, HVAC, and strategic planning.

3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant Tapes And Treads

3M recently launched three new highly visible and graphic-friendly 3M Safety-Walk Slip-Resistant General Purpose Tapes and Treads products.

New Guide To Purchasing Snow Services Available

Winter’s not far off: Start planning for purchasing snow and ice management services now with SIMA’s free guide. 

Targetti Expands STORE Lighting Series

The STORE Series offers an efficient and intelligent solution for lighting projects in the retail and hospitality market.

Overlooked Hazards, Risk Zones Cause Workplace Falls

Many organizations underestimate floor safety risks and are unaware of high-risk walk zones that exist within their buildings, according to a recent New Pig survey.

New Metal Stair Products From ErectaStep 

Three new products are designed to fill the demand for higher quality metal stair kit solutions to serve the commercial and architectural marketplaces.

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