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A new rule adopted on January 14, 2020 makes substantial changes to inspection and reporting requirements for the city’s Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), commonly known as Local Law 11.


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A new rule adopted on January 14, 2020 makes substantial changes to inspection and reporting requirements for the city’s Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), commonly known as Local Law 11.

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NYC Department of Buildings Reinforces Facade Inspection Requirements

A new rule adopted on January 14, 2020 makes substantial changes to inspection and reporting requirements for the city’s Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), commonly known as Local Law 11.

Georgia-Pacific Building Products Launches DensDefy Line

The DensDefy Accessories take the company's DensElement's moisture management further, elevating the building envelope finish and ensuring performance compatibility.

LSI’s Universal Replacement Light Poles

Universal light poles from LSI are suitable for renovation and replacement applications and feature slotted holes on the base plate that can accommodate most anchor bolt patterns in the marketplace.

Parking Deck Coatings: The Five Year Rule

While the life cycle of a typical parking garage deck coating is five years, facility managers can extend that life under certain conditions.

Acclaim Dyna Drum SO Area Lighting

Dyna Drum SO is a series of high-output, high-efficient outdoor rated white, multi-, and quad-color fixtures for façade and area lighting applications.

Polaris Utility Task Vehicle Now Gas-Powered

Polaris has added two new gas-powered models to its Pro XD UTV lineup.

Bell Outdoor Decorator Switch Cover

Bell Weatherproof Decorator Switch Covers now include White and Bronze color options.

Wall-PF1 Parking Façade System

The Wall-PF1 exterior glass cladding system is designed and engineered specifically for parking façade applications.

Dynamic Energy Completes Rooftop Solar Project For Wacoal America

The 965 kW system is expected to generate 1.2 million kWhs of electricity annually, avoiding the emission of 935 tons of carbon dioxide per year, while contributing to New Jersey's renewable energy targets.

Tremco Roofing Cold Weather Roofing Products

A range of winter solutions help extend the longevity of roofing systems and safeguard them against serious damage.

In St. Louis, New Construction To Be Solar Ready

A new solar readiness ordinance is the first piece of climate legislation passed by the city as a participant of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. 

More Than Meets The Eye: Restoring An Historic Fountain 

Invisible waterproofing membrane performs heroically on Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal fountain.

Protect Property From Rainstorm Damage

A commercial landscape contractor provides tips to safeguard landscaping and property during heavy rains.

Penetron Helps Clear Utah Roads In Winter

Penetron crystalline technology provides the crucial protection concrete needs to resist the aggressive, chloride-rich environment of the Utah Department of Transportation’s new and expanded Cottonwood Maintenance Complex.

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.

Maryland-Based IPM Initiative Marks 10 Years

The Integrated Pest Management in Healthcare Facilities Project, spearheaded by the Maryland Pesticide Education Network and Beyond Pesticides aims to reduce pesticide impact at healthcare facilities.

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.

Lighting Fits In, While Standing Out

At the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, a design team delivered dazzling exterior lighting for this property’s hotel tower while not outdoing the region’s historic architecture.

Skid-Lift New Scissor Lift Attachments

Two new scissor lift models are designed to be more affordable and lighter weight for maintenance professionals and other users.

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...

Hubbell Outdoor Lighting Redesigns LitePak LNC2

These wall mount luminaires for perimeter illumination provide a host of improved performance capabilities.

Parking Guidance System Installed At Private PK3-12 School

In Plantation, FL, INDECT parking guidance sensors and signs, along with tailored software, were recently chosen by the American Heritage School to ease the morning rush.

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.

Pest Prevention For HVAC Systems

Without effective pest control, a variety of critters can cause problems within a commercial HVAC system.

New Bank Site Includes Vapor Barrier System

Before building on the former site of a car service center, the property owner opted to have a chemical vapor barrier installed as a preventive measure.

Varco Pruden Buildings 2018 Hall Of Fame Projects

In its annual competition, this company specializing in metal buildings and steel systems construction showcases innovative projects that incorporate its products.

Maximizing Natural Light In Facilities

With Daylight Saving Time around the corner, consider the potential benefits of daylighting and daylight harvesting for your facilities.

Zinc-B-Gone Filters From StormwateRx

Available in Basic and Pro, this line of stormwater filters removes dissolved zinc and copper to strict stormwater benchmark and numeric action levels.

Green Parking Projects Recognized In OH And CA

GBCI’s Parksmart program for sustainability in parking facilities has certified a Proctor & Gamble site in Cincinnati, and is evaluating an automated parking structure in Oakland, CA.

Pest Management At The Building Envelope

Examining roofing, windows, and siding is critical to sound pest management.

Louvers Brighten Up Edward Jones HQ Parking Garage

At the Maryland Heights, MO facility, stationary louvers, or “cassettes,” lend a flowing, kinetic appearance to the campus parking garage.

Flexibility For The Future

For Wisconsin-based microbrewery Barley John’s, choosing a building envelope that offered flexibility, durability, energy efficiency, and adaptability was integral to the company’s long-term success.

Site Water Management Goes Underground

Designers of a LEED certified office park utilized an existing water vault as a centerpiece of drainage and irrigation.

Inappropriate Repairs for Historic Stone Masonry

As holds the principle of bioethics, so should the approach to treating historic stone: “First, do no harm.”

Speed Boosts Security At Parking Garage Entryways

Installing high-speed doors at these entry points prevents piggy-backing and unauthorized pedestrians from entering a parking facility.

Leveraging Outdoor Space To Support Organizational Goals

Intentional design of outdoor spaces provides multiple benefits that can effectively support the organization and the people it employs and serves.

Duro-Last Roofing Project Awards Announced

These annual awards recognize roofing contractors and their notable projects in six categories.

Firestone RubberGard EPDM Roofing Sealant

RubberGard EPDM Sealants are designed for use with EPDM roofing systems.

Historic Hotel, Revolving Door Retrofit

At the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, a lobby renovation provided the opportunity to boost aesthetics and improve energy efficiency.

Wattstopper FSP-2×2 Fixture Integrated Outdoor Sensors 

Designed for LED fixtures, these economical, contractor grade sensors meet all code compliant lighting controls requirements.

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