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The Miami building collapse is another devastating wake-up call for all industry stakeholders.


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The Miami building collapse is another devastating wake-up call for all industry stakeholders.

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Building Envelope & Exteriors

The building envelope, roofing, landscaping, parking lots, perimeter security, cladding, skylights, and other exterior architectural components are examined here.


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Are Our Buildings Still Up To Code?

The Miami building collapse is another devastating wake-up call for all industry stakeholders.

LG Introduces Two New Split DOAS

The 12-ton Split Rooftop DOAS and the 1500-2000 CFM Indoor Split DOAS enable facility managers to condition outside air for improved indoor air quality and comfort.

Website Helps Transition to Touchfree Access

dormakaba's Touchfree Access website is a self-audit tool that looks across product categories to support cleanliness, hygiene, safety, and security.

Improving Energy Efficiency And Comfort With Glass Coatings

A building's fenestration systems — curtain wall, storefront, windows, doors, skylights, and other glass and glazing — provide opportunity for efficiencies through low-e and other coatings.

OSHA Issues Updated Guidance For Tree Care Industry Inspections

A new memorandum from OSHA highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations.

Boon Edam Entry Selection Mapping Tool

BoonSelect is a mapping tool that breaks down the complex and important decisions around securing facilities from intrusion at the entry.

Tornado Preparedness Tips

With shifts in extreme weather around the world, take a fresh look at your emergency preparedness plans for this threat.

Cooling Towers And Rooftop Decks

Protect occupants in rooftop seating areas by minimizing potential risk of Legionnaires’ Disease from this equipment.

ULTRA Germicidal Smart Ceiling Fan

The ULTRA smart ceiling fan uses a patent-pending system, which combines a UV-C radiating LED module with an air-circulating fan to decrease the concentration of viral pathogens in the air.

Workplace Design: Creating Useful, Outdoor Spaces

Here are ideas to expand beyond the walls of your building.

Facility Executive: June 2021 Issue

The June 2021 issue looks at how facilities are evolving in the wake of COVID-19. Plus, healthcare infrastructure, lighting and energy, and preparing for natural hazards.

Natural Hazards And Buildings

Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans.

NoTouch IR Switches Promote Safety

To exit or enter a building without touching the door, a user must wave their hand in front of the NoTouch IR button.

Openpath, Allegion Mobile Enabled Wireless Locks Integration

Openpath, Allegion expand mobile and cloud based access control capabilities to all doors with Schlage mobile enabled wireless locks integration.

Some States Vulnerable To Hurricanes Due To Inconsistent Building Codes

Florida takes the top spot for strongest building code, followed by Virginia, in the 2021 Rating the States ranking of hurricane readiness.

7-Eleven Expanding EV Charging Across Locations

By the end of 2022, the retailer plans to install 500 Direct Current Fast Charging ports for electric vehicle drivers at its U.S. and Canada stores.

X-TOUGH LIGHT Chainsaw Bars

Husqvarna X-TOUGH LIGHT replaceable sprocket nose bars are lightweight, easy-to-maneuver, durable chainsaw guide bars, designed for tough conditions and long working days.

Software Enables Bluetooth Pairing for Wi-Fi

New WAND software for X2 controllers enables Bluetooth pairing for seamless Wi-Fi setup in just minutes.

KOHLER REZXD Gas Powered Generators

The line of REZXD industrial gas powered generators includes 60Hz and 50Hz models, ranging from 300 kW to 500 kW, and targeting mission critical, industrial, and commercial applications.

British Architects, Google Arts & Culture Launch Digital Partnership

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is the first UK organization dedicated to architecture to publish its collection on Google Arts & Culture.

Doosan Bobcat Headquarters: Going For Sustainable Gold

Doosan Bobcat recently earned LEED Gold certification with the renovation and expansion of its West Fargo, ND corporate headquarters.

Protect Facilities Against Pests During Hurricane Season

Here are tips to prevent pest infestations when facilities are impacted by water and wind brought about by a hurricane.

IKO And NWiR Step Up With Roofing For SoCal Women’s Shelter

After an electrical fire damaged the facility, IKO, the SoCal Council of National Women in Roofing (NWiR), and several industry partners, worked together to provide a new roof for the building.

Tensotherm Roof Helps Revitalize Jones Beach Boardwalk Café

Birdair’s twin PTFE tensile roof structure pays homage to original café while providing a modern aesthetic.

ASSA ABLOY New Multi-Solution Door Opening

The Multi-Solution Blast and Hurricane Door Opening is designed to provide extra protection against explosions and hurricane force winds.

Three BILCO Roof Hatch Models Approved For Hurricanes, Wind

These models join the company's line of specialty access products previously approved to withstand severe weather conditions.

Corian Endura Porcelain Surface Material

Suitable for use indoors and out, Corian Endura offers resistance to extreme heat, abrasions, scratches, and stains, and does not promote the growth of mold, bacteria, and mildew.

Belgard® Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers Manage Stormwater Runoff

A new medical office building in Charlotte, NC had special considerations for its parking lot — stormwater runoff on a space-limited site.

ViaBot Provides Facilities With Automated Outdoor Maintenance

The San Francisco-based company is offering facility maintenance and management robot-as-a-service for large properties.

Historic Newark Symphony Hall Unveils New Façade, Streetscape Design

A five-year, $50M restoration of New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue is underway, includes reimagining an entire city block.

Walmart Selects View Smart Glass For New Home Office Campus

View smart windows automatically adjust in response to the sun, increase access to natural light, minimize heat and glare, and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

AERAS Sanitization Drones Help Disinfection At Kentucky Derby

Powered by its AER-Force technology, AERAS drones release a uniform output of droplets to create a disinfecting barrier along grounded surfaces.

Flybuster Eco-Friendly Flytrap

The Flybuster Commercial eco-friendly flytrap is made for heavily fly-infested areas, capturing as many as two million flies with natural, raw materials that draw flies from up to 196' away.

GREENGUARD GOLD Thermal Insulation Panels

The SOPRA-XPS product line is a mix of extruded polystyrene thermal insulation panels made of cellular foam and primarily used as thermal insulation for foundations, walls, and inverted roof systems.

Military Standard 360 Convertible Laptops

The LT300 line of fully rugged, 360° convertible laptops is designed for versatility, durability, and reliability in harsh conditions with an antimicrobial enclosure.

Automatic Doors Required at Public Building Entrances

The International Building Code (IBC) for 2021 mandates the inclusion of automatic doors for entrances to public buildings.

2021 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2020.

EcoCortec Stretch Hood Film Packaging

Cor-Pak Stretch Hoods powered by Nano VpCI deliver corrosion protection of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. They allow industries to quickly and securely wrap and contain heavy loads while protecting metal components.

Vectorworks 2021 BIM & Design Software

Vectorworks 2021 includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals, as well as 2021 versions of Vision, Braceworks, and ConnectCAD.

WalkingPod Mesh, Portable Bug Screen Protection

Under the Weather's newest product protects outdoor workers from a variety of insects and pests, including cicadas and mosquitos.

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