Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. TOTM: Building Envelope & Exteriors articles below.
A commercial landscape contractor provides tips to safeguard landscaping and property during heavy rains.
The 5th annual tournament is a three-week, bracket-style competition to determine the most popular lawn mower brand in America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two new scissor lift models are designed to be more affordable and lighter weight for maintenance professionals and other users.
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...
These wall mount luminaires for perimeter illumination provide a host of improved performance capabilities.
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.
Constructed of aluminum and finished by Linetec in a clear anodize, the shelters and signage offer high-traffic durability in every season.
Without effective pest control, a variety of critters can cause problems within a commercial HVAC 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.
In its annual competition, this company specializing in metal buildings and steel systems construction showcases innovative projects that incorporate its products.
With Daylight Saving Time around the corner, consider the potential benefits of daylighting and daylight harvesting for your facilities.
Available in Basic and Pro, this line of stormwater filters removes dissolved zinc and copper to strict stormwater benchmark and numeric action levels.
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.
Duro-Last Roofing Systems offer proven chemistry and decades of sound performance. As the commercial roofing industry’s leader in manufacturing prefabricated PVC roofing systems, Duro-Last produces roofing membranes with a history of providing long-term durability and watertight protection.
Examining roofing, windows, and siding is critical to sound pest management.
At the Maryland Heights, MO facility, stationary louvers, or “cassettes,” lend a flowing, kinetic appearance to the campus parking garage.
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.
Designers of a LEED certified office park utilized an existing water vault as a centerpiece of drainage and irrigation.
As holds the principle of bioethics, so should the approach to treating historic stone: “First, do no harm.”
Installing high-speed doors at these entry points prevents piggy-backing and unauthorized pedestrians from entering a parking facility.
Intentional design of outdoor spaces provides multiple benefits that can effectively support the organization and the people it employs and serves.
These annual awards recognize roofing contractors and their notable projects in six categories.
RubberGard EPDM Sealants are designed for use with EPDM roofing systems.
At the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, a lobby renovation provided the opportunity to boost aesthetics and improve energy efficiency.
Designed for LED fixtures, these economical, contractor grade sensors meet all code compliant lighting controls requirements.
As purveyors of peace and quiet, lodging facilities might consider this building envelope upgrade to better serve guests.
When stacked up against common commercial building exteriors, brick costs less than precast, metal and glass, according to a new BIA study.
Rather than demolishing an abandoned Rhode Island property and starting from scratch, architects transformed it into a LEED Gold-certified, Class A office building masterpiece.
These new EPDM granules provide a non-slip surface over silicone-coated roofs.
At Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, integrated planning and installation improved building envelope performance of three buildings on campus.
How the glass and the frame are manipulated, including proportion, properties, and anchorage, constitutes the essential distinction among glass curtain wall systems.
At Kankakee Community College, a pledge to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment called attention to exterior cladding and coating choices.
A building enclosure retrofit can improve energy performance and keep a facility operational without the expenditures of complete demolition or reconstruction.
Degradation of building envelope performance contributes to wasted energy, poor thermal comfort, and subpar indoor air quality.
In both its exhibits and its design, the museum focuses the spotlight on Mississippi's deep musical roots and impact on modern music.