Building Envelope & Exteriors

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.
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.


Building Envelope & Exteriors

Latest: Lighting Fits In, While Standing Out - 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.

Lighting Fits In, While Standing Out

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.

Armorcoat Safety & Security Window Film By Solar Gard

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...

Hubbell Outdoor Lighting Redesigns LitePak LNC2

These wall mount luminaires for perimeter illumination provide a host of improved performance capabilities.

Parking Guidance System Installed At Private PK3-12 School

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.

Question Of The Week: Preserve Energy Tax Deduction 179D?

In testimony last week, BOMA’s President explained the importance of 179D as the sole federal energy efficiency incentive for commercial buildings.

Minnesota’s New Metro Transit Shelters Feature Linetec Finishes

Constructed of aluminum and finished by Linetec in a clear anodize, the shelters and signage offer high-traffic durability in every season.

Pest Prevention For HVAC Systems

Without effective pest control, a variety of critters can cause problems within a commercial HVAC system.

New Bank Site Includes Vapor Barrier 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.

Varco Pruden Buildings 2018 Hall Of Fame Projects

In its annual competition, this company specializing in metal buildings and steel systems construction showcases innovative projects that incorporate its products.

Maximizing Natural Light In Facilities

With Daylight Saving Time around the corner, consider the potential benefits of daylighting and daylight harvesting for your facilities.

Zinc-B-Gone Filters From StormwateRx

Available in Basic and Pro, this line of stormwater filters removes dissolved zinc and copper to strict stormwater benchmark and numeric action levels.

Rite-Hite RHV-4100 Vertical-Storing Dock Leveler

The RHV-4100 Vertical-Storing Hydraulic Dock Leveler helps protect workers from injury and improve efficiency and security at the loading dock.

Severe Weather Rain Louvers Now TDI Listed

Eight Ruskin hurricane and wind-driven rain louvers are now Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) listed.

Green Parking Projects Recognized In OH And CA

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.

Spring Cleaning Building Facades

As cold weather begins to abate, conduct inspections to ensure building envelope integrity and appearance are up to par.

Lorex Nocturnal Security Cameras

Nocturnal cameras are 4K (8 megapixel) IP security cameras are available in both bullet and dome models.

2018 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2017.

Roofing For The Ages, And The Elements

Sun, water, wind, hail... weather takes a toll on roof assemblies.

Building Envelope, Beyond Aesthetics

The functionality of windows, walls and doors need not be sacrificed for a grand facade.

Sustainable Commercial Roofs | Reduce, Recycle & Reimagine Sustainability

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.

Crystal Series 8500 Projected Window Line

The Crystal Series 8500/8600 is an aluminum projected window line for commercial and multi-family building applications.

Top Asphalt Roofing Projects Receive 2018 QARC Awards

Roofing projects recognized by ARMA’s Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study Awards program demonstrate asphalt’s beauty, reliability, and performance.

EFFECT For Fire Risk And Exterior Facades

An online tool from the National Fire Protection Association helps facility management and AHJs assess combustible facade fire risk in high-rise buildings.

Five Commercial Landscape Trends For 2018

The National Association of Landscape Professionals shares its forecast of landscape trends expected to impact planning, design, and maintenance.

Super Bowl LII Stadium Can Withstand Snow, Save Energy

Odds are Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium roof won't collapse during Super Bowl LII—as its predecessor the Metrodome's did in December 2010.

Vicon V940 IP Starlight Lowlight Cameras

Starlight versions of the V940 IP camera series produce flawless, full-color video streams in near-dark lighting conditions.

YKK AP Zero Sightline Window

The YOV SSG Operable Vent Window provides seamless appearance of a fixed window with optimal ventilation and natural light

Art Installation At Amazon HQ Has Clear Impact

At the Seattle Amazon headquarters, “There Is Another Sky” by Spencer Finch graces an architectural canopy connecting two new office buildings on the campus.

Grants For Recycling Bins In Park Settings Available

The sixth annual Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Infrastructure Grant Program is accepting applications until February 16, 2018.

Retail Facilities Natural Disaster Damage Survey Tool Released

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association has released a customizable template designed to help retail facilities managers assess the status of stores following a natural disaster. 

Friday Funny: A Tisket, A Tasket, They Finally Sold That Basket

After three years on the market, the iconic former Longaberger headquarters building in Newark, OH has landed a buyer.

Rooftops Present Big Risks

The majority of the nearly 5,000 workplace fatalities each year occur as a result of a fall. Here are some questions to consider when allowing work to be performed on your facility’s roof.

Safe, Chloride-Free Liquid Ice Melt

Entry is a chloride-free, biodegradable deicing and anti-icing solution that quickly removes thin layers of ice and prevents new snow and ice from accumulating.

Pre-Fabricated EIFS Panels Speed Hotel Construction

Ready in time for next month's Super Bowl LII, a Minneapolis, MN hotel and convention center project team focused on completing the building envelope to adhere to the construction schedule.

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