Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Exteriors articles below.
the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.
Support for the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard ensures the 40 new fixed body models integrate with compliant video products from other vendors.
The Professional Grounds Management Society will present its E. Earl Wilson Award to Jeffrey Bourne of the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Recreation.
North 38 is far from just a roof over a student’s head. The facilities are designed to allow students to study, focus, and play in a relaxed, modern setting.
The BrightSolutions service brand retrofits interior and exterior lighting applications for reduced energy consumption and maintenance.
The year old initiative monitors air quality surrounding a selection of schools around the United States.
A notable, and probably expected, finding is that security is a big factor in choosing where to park.
Toilets, sinks, and landscaping fixtures should be checked to identify unnecessary water costs.
The Joint Commission provides 13 items healthcare facility staff members should practice.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has selected pilot projects to test a rating system for sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance.
This program aims to assist with the expense of new fire/life safety systems, and upgrades to existing systems mandated by code.
National Office Furniture last week presented its $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments award.
This Bird-X product repels unwanted birds using ultrasonic sound paired with a flashing strobe.
FM professionals can reduce irrigation water use by 20% to 50% while still maintaining attractive landscapes.
The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.
Pella's architects, engineers, technicians, and CAD drafters provide assistance on window and door selections for facility managers and their architects and general contractors.
The California Landscape Contractors Association has received the WaterSense Label from the U.S. EPA for its Water Management Certification Program.
BEMMI is organized to represent manufacturers and suppliers of drainage space materials used in exterior walls in commercial building construction markets.
Larco's Blue Diamond Backlit Wall Switch is suitable for automatic indoor and outdoor entryway applications.
Measuring 4"x5", the roll-formed downspout provides nearly 43% more area than a 3½"x4" downspout.
This receptacle, suitable for both indoors and outdoors, features a sliding door for ease of servicing.
The Agency conducted a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material, or "tire crumb."
Philips Electronics has participated in lighting the Times Square Ball for 10 years, with a conversion of the numerals (2-0-1-0) to LED technology this year.
Walt Neilson, maintenance team leader at Mercy Hospital in Grayling, MI, discussed with TFM his department’s use of electric snow melting mats
While penetrations on these roof types can sometimes be avoided, mounting essential rooftop equipment and ancillary mechanicals will be successful when certain guidelines are followed.
the Sustainable Sites Initiative has released the first rating system in the U.S. for the design, construction, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.
As winter approaches, this mat from Cozy Products is designed to protect against slip-and-fall accidents and workman's compensation claims.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new rule that would make deicing practices on aircraft and at airport runways more environmentally friendly while maintaining operational safety.
Wausau Window and Wall Systems has introduced a line of blast hazard mitigation products.
This hazing system releases a fine mist into the air to deter pest birds from large open spaces.
A payback period of under two years was an important factor in the decision.
The city's Morial Convention Center exterior change follows up major interior renovations.
These exterior structures shield people from the elements when entering and leaving a facility.
The floor covering company is a member of the Georgia Forestry Commission's Making the Shade partnership.