Building Envelope & Exteriors

Building envelopes (roof, walls, windows) control indoor air pressure, climate control and overall IAQ. Here we cover many important aspects of building envelope design; as well as other exterior architectural components. Facility Executive magazine covers all aspects of construction projects, modernization and ongoing operations for commercial buildings.

RediMat™ Tactile Warning Products by Detectable Warning Systems

RediMat™ Tactile Warning Product by Detectable Warning Systems

DWS has advanced their flexible RediMat tactile warning product to include mesh reinforcement for added strength and increased durability.
Bird-friendly Interlayer by Eastman

Bird-friendly Interlayer: Saflex® FlySafe™ 3D by Eastman

Eastman's new Saflex FlySafe 3D is a bird-friendly interlayer solution for laminated glass to avoid bird collisions.
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[VIDEO] Transform Everyday Parking into Memorable Customer Experiences

ABM Parking Services can take your parking experience to the next level of memorable for your customers. See all the ways we work with you and your facility to drive revenue by delivering happier customers.
architectural louvers

Reliable® Architectural Louver Protects PTAC Units In Extreme Weather

Florida Building Code-certified AEL-42-7020-MD protects PTAC ventilation openings in building facades during high-velocity hurricane conditions.
Arrowhead Stadium

On The Turf At Arrowhead Stadium

Travis Hogan, head groundskeeper at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, keeps Bermudagrass green... in winter... in Missouri.

4 Ways Drones Are Improving Building Inspections

Saving time is one way using a drone for inspections benefit facility management.
Ocula Frameless Glass Windscreen

Ocula Frameless Glass Windscreen from Trex Commercial

Ocula offers versatility with its post-free, clamp-supported design, delivering a virtually invisible barrier that can be customized for any outdoor setting.
Louisville Free Public Library

Library Features RHEINZINK-prePATINA Exterior Wall Cladding

Louisville Free Public Library’s LEED Gold, Northeast Regional Branch features RHEINZINK-prePATINA zinc exterior to support a 100-year lifespan.
American Bird Conservancy Doubles Capacity to Test Bird-Friendly Glass

American Bird Conservancy Doubles Capacity to Test Bird-Friendly Glass

ABC's testing facility expansion will meet manufacturers' demand for testing bird-friendly glass to reduce the threat of window collisions for birds.
landscape water

Five Ways To Conserve Water For Landscapes

Smart management of landscape water pays big dividends. Take a look around facility grounds to identify water efficiency opportunities.
2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

2022 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

These 18 companies are recognized with our 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards based on reader interest shown during 2021.
Exterior Cladding

Focus On: Exterior Cladding

Take a look at this assortment of exterior cladding solutions that can help you meet your facility management goals in 2022 and beyond.
New Orleans Convention Center Capital Improvement Plan ProgressesNew Orleans Convention Center Capital Improvement Plan Exterior Rendering

New Orleans Convention Center Capital Improvement Plan Progresses

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Capital Improvement Plan is transforming the facility into a cultural destination.
View Smart Windows Installed at Redmond Amazon Office

Smart Windows by View Installed at Redmond Amazon Office

View Smart Windows use artificial intelligence to adjust to outdoor conditions, maximizing natural light while controlling heat and glare.
Pests to Protect Against Ants

Which Pests To Protect Against Ahead Of Spring And Summer

With warmer weather approaching, here are tips for which pests to protect against, and the steps you can take to prevent them from intruding.
Commercial Facilities At Risk for Pest Infestations During Peak Season

Commercial Facilities At Risk for Pest Infestations During Peak Season

The NPMA recommends prevention tips to aid businesses in deterring pest infestations at their facility ahead of peak pest season.
2021 Brick in Architecture Awards 40 Bleeker St

Winners of 2021 Brick in Architecture Awards

The Brick in Architecture Awards honor winners in commercial, educational, international, and historic renovation categories.
California irrigation

California Calls For Ban On Irrigating “Non Functional” Turfgrass

Drought measure would only apply to turfgrass adjacent to large industrial and commercial buildings.
San Francisco Giants

Batter Up! MLB San Francisco Giants Players Get New Training Center

San Francisco Giants Player Development Center at Papago Park in Phoenix, AZ redefines spring training facilities with sophisticated design and best-in-class technology.
Citi Field

Mets’ Citi Field Partners With Samsung For Dynamic Digital Displays

Part of a multi-year partnership with Samsung, Citi Field is undergoing a complete digital transformation.

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