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.
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.
This new, flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for penetrations to be made on the roof surface.
SolarOne Solutions, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells commercial-scale, solar powered lighting and LED technology for use in outdoor applications.
According to recent analysis by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program, more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the new version — compared to the 2004 baseline.
Available in three forms, this solid metal wall panel product helps to create a bold aesthetic for facility exteriors.
Rather than build an entirely new facility, this approach added storage and building envelope onto the company's existing building.
This integrated system from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has passed testing as a substrate in exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) with drainage.
The INO Weather Pro is a handheld device that combines weather data with lightning detection for outdoor worker safety.
This product from Gaia Enterprise, Inc. was created to address the slip and fall threat from ice that so many facility managers face.
The Telluride HWM16-2 is a wall sconce that incorporates flexible LED/Halogen hybrid technology.
The building envelope can serve as a tool for facility management to tap into renewable energy resources.
LED Pond and Fountain Lights are annular LED lights designed to fit from 1.37" to 3" fountain tubing.
The Snow & Ice Management Association has expanded its Sustainable Salt Initiative (SSI) that addresses environmental concerns associated with salt use at properties throughout North America.