Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Exteriors articles below.
Building envelope improvements often rank at or near the top of the facility team’s to-do list, since they generally provide an attractive return on investment.
Permeable Pavements, a new book from ASCE, provides current guidance for the design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage stormwater and urban runoff drainage using interlocking pavers.
New Yorkers may have a reputation for not being the friendliest of folks when they're busy trying to get from here to there. So what gives with them chatting with, and even hugging, a street lamp?
This guide will help you prepare your facilities’ facades, roofs, plazas, and parking garages for the intense storm systems predicted for this winter.
ARMA provides tips on how you can save money and protect your facility's roof.
In at least two cities, a new approach to discourage peeing in inappropriate places could leave public urinators wet and smelly.
The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical devices.
This product allows water and fine particulates to flow through gutter systems while keeping out leaves and other debris.
This LED floodlight is designed for exterior applications.
Rain Bird, an Azusa, CA manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, has partnered with The Greenwater Foundation in support of its Groundwater...
This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Tim Croll, manager of business development for FXI Building Products Corporation, maker of Leaf Defier® gutter protection...
This heater is designed to provide outdoor comfort heat to spectators in open air stadiums.
The manufacturer of portable heated matting products has added four partners to its distribution network.
Keep America Beautiful has announced the organizations that have been awarded $2,500 grants through the 2010 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program.
This article by Cameron Riddell, president of Bird Barrier America, highlights the threats birds pose to FM budgets.
This emergency and/or non-emergency roof leak response service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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.