Building Envelope & Exteriors

As holds the principle of bioethics, so should the approach to treating historic stone: “First, do no harm.”


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As holds the principle of bioethics, so should the approach to treating historic stone: “First, do no harm.”

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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.

Inappropriate Repairs for Historic Stone Masonry

As holds the principle of bioethics, so should the approach to treating historic stone: “First, do no harm.”

Nu-Wood PVC Column Wraps

PVC Column Wraps are precision-manufactured PVC wraps designed to surround support structures.

FM Alert: Most Ramps Do Not Meet ADA Requirements

A new study reveals that 71% of tested rubber wheelchair ramps do not meet ADA requirements.

Speed Boosts Security At Parking Garage Entryways

Installing high-speed doors at these entry points prevents piggy-backing and unauthorized pedestrians from entering a parking facility.

15 Cities Most Likely To See Termite Infestation

Mobile, AL leads this list of U.S. cities that should be on high alert for termites during 2017.

Leveraging Outdoor Space To Support Organizational Goals

Intentional design of outdoor spaces provides multiple benefits that can effectively support the organization and the people it employs and serves.

LIQUID NAILS FUZE*IT Construction Adhesive

LIQUID NAILS FUZE*IT (LN-2000) is an all surface construction adhesive that bonds nearly all materials in any weather conditions.

Duro-Last Roofing Project Awards Announced

These annual awards recognize roofing contractors and their notable projects in six categories.

Firestone RubberGard EPDM Roofing Sealant

RubberGard EPDM Sealants are designed for use with EPDM roofing systems.

Historic Hotel, Revolving Door Retrofit

At the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, a lobby renovation provided the opportunity to boost aesthetics and improve energy efficiency.

Wattstopper FSP-2×2 Fixture Integrated Outdoor Sensors 

Designed for LED fixtures, these economical, contractor grade sensors meet all code compliant lighting controls requirements.

Soundproofing With Window Retrofits

As purveyors of peace and quiet, lodging facilities might consider this building envelope upgrade to better serve guests.

How Brick Stacks Up

When stacked up against common commercial building exteriors, brick costs less than precast, metal and glass, according to a new BIA study.

Sheetrock Brand EcoSmart Panels From USG

USG pursued the development of a wallboard with a lower carbon footprint when it adopted the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products in 2016.

Maryland Opens Its First Net Zero Energy School

Maryland’s first net zero energy school — Howard County Public Schools' Wilde Lake Middle School — recently opened in Columbia, MD.

FM Alert: International Private Sewage Disposal Code

The International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (IPSDC) will address best practices and technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of communities, individuals, and businesses that utilize their own onsite wastewater solutions.

Outdated Concrete Building Transformed Into Gold

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.

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.

Roof Walkway Granules From Mule-Hide Products

These new EPDM granules provide a non-slip surface over silicone-coated roofs.

Metal Roof Retrofit Retains Existing, Saves Time

At Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, integrated planning and installation improved building envelope performance of three buildings on campus.

The Basics Of Curtain Wall Construction

How the glass and the frame are manipulated, including proportion, properties, and anchorage, constitutes the essential distinction among glass curtain wall systems.

Wall Panel And Coating Choices Contribute To LEED Gold

At Kankakee Community College, a pledge to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment called attention to exterior cladding and coating choices.

Building Envelope Retrofits For Improved Energy Efficiency: Part 2

A building enclosure retrofit can improve energy performance and keep a facility operational without the expenditures of complete demolition or reconstruction.

Illustra 610 Compact Mini-Bullet Camera

The Illustra 610 Compact Mini-Bullet is a video solution for small to mid-size businesses in need of outdoor surveillance.

Amazon Launches Global Solar Energy Initiative

Amazon will install solar systems on 50 fulfillment facility rooftops worldwide by 2020; 15 solar installations planned for completion by the end of 2017 will generate up to 41 MW.

Building Envelope Retrofits For Improved Energy Efficiency: Part 1

Degradation of building envelope performance contributes to wasted energy, poor thermal comfort, and subpar indoor air quality.

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Reflects Musical Heritage

In both its exhibits and its design, the museum focuses the spotlight on Mississippi's deep musical roots and impact on modern music.

R-Mer Force From The Garland Company

This new, flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for penetrations to be made on the roof surface.

SolarOne Solutions Acquires Inovus Solar

SolarOne Solutions, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells commercial-scale, solar powered lighting and LED technology for use in outdoor applications.

Preliminary Energy Savings For ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

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.

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