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 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.
The MLBLT-18W-LED-25 industrial LED spotlight from Larson Electronics is designed to provide a high output and ruggedly durable lighting solution for applications where corrosion resistance and waterproof lighting is required.
The PD-522FFR is a dual-protection fire rated flood door, specifically engineered for interior and exterior openings requiring watertight flood protection and a 90-minute fire rating.
Month-long celebration recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings safe and maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.
Modern, high-performance window systems can have a very noticeable impact on existing buildings’ operational energy costs and their associated HVAC and lighting capacity.
The challenge engages college and university students in reinventing the nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.
Seven practical ways facility executives can make their landscapes even “greener” this Earth Day, and throughout the year.
Made of recycled rubber, this flexible pour-in-place permeable paving product now offers a fine-cut option.
The facade sealant replacement project took Western Specialty Contractors four years and 100 miles of silicone sealant to complete.
If you need to procure snow management services for next winter, now is the time to get started, according to a new timeline released by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA).
The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has made its Reflective Roof Rebates Database, originally created exclusively for use by RCMA members, available to the general public.
After more than four years of unrelenting drought, water rate hikes and usage restrictions are forcing businesses across California to rethink their landscaping.
Today’s facility managers have essentially three options when it comes to installing a new single-ply roofing system. The roofing system can be fully adhered, fully ballasted or mechanically attached. Each has pros and cons.
Model energy codes are calling for higher R-values in building envelopes, including roofing insulation.
"One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is certainly the case where a building’s roof is concerned, especially when it comes to being prepared for the harsh winter conditions.
In the United States, water damage accounts for a staggering $11 billion of insurance claims each year, and is a cause of trouble for insurance companies and facility managers alike.
With temperatures dropping below freezing around the country, it’s important to be prepared for the cold weather’s effect on your water pipes.
With gingerbread house construction a tradition for many this time of year, it may also be time to ensure the integrity of facility exteriors.