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.
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.
Facility management extends asset life with a two-step approach to preventive maintenance: inspection, followed by execution.
Choosing the ideal roofing insulation material for a facility project depends on several factors.
In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2016.
Fred Reddig, director of facilities for the NFL’s Detroit Lions, hit the ground running to improve sustainability at the team's Ford Field.
Ensure desired results for a new or improved facility by tapping the expertise of building envelope consultants.
The February 2017 issue features the 2017 Facility Executive Of The Year. Plus, a look at in-building cellular, waste management, the building envelope, emergency preparedness, flooring, and our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Asset management is bolstered by using innovative technologies such as drones to proactively inspect critical assets and ensure these are maintained effectively.
The LED Work Light Fixture is a portable, bright, and durable hanging ceiling fixture that provides 360° lighting.
From maintaining 94,830 square feet of AstroTurf to keeping locker rooms sanitized to protect players from MRSA, here’s some of what it takes to get a facility ready to host the Super Bowl, thanks to SMS Assist.
The AXIS Q1941-E is a bullet-style IP thermal camera for perimeter protection of facilities.
ASSA ABLOY hollow metal door brands Ceco Door, Curries, and Fleming now offer Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Assemblies (FEBR), designed to resist an intense, prolonged attack by one or more intruders.
The Butlerib II wall system offers design freedom and flexibility at an affordable price.
Now in it 35th year, these ASHRAE awards recognize a vivarium, training laboratories, a transport center, a hospital, a police headquarters, and two office buildings.
The LRT 1090-2.1 is a rough-terrain crane with all-terrain maneuverability set to debut at the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG show (March 7–11, Las Vegas).
MIT research finds the reconstruction of this building during the late 19th century was so hindered by pollution that the British government convened scientific inquiries into the effects of the atmosphere on the new building.
Agri-Turf is a line of outdoor lockers that are a safe and secure storage solution for agricultural and turf management applications.
The WorkHorse LED Extreme Driver family of constant current, programmable drivers is specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications.
This low VOC primer is designed to provide superior adhesion capabilities for silicone roof coatings.