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.

Typical installation of lighting protection at roof of building

LMC Establishes Bolt, a Division for Commercial Lightning Protection

Bolt Lightning Protection, a new division of Lightning Master Corporation, provides cost-effective commercial lightning protection.
sealant waterproofing restoration

SWR Institute Honors 2021 Award Of Excellence Winners

The Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute's third annual Award of Excellence program recognized three contractors for excellent work and innovation in the industry.
Eagle Eye License Plate Recognition

Eagle Eye Networks Introduces License Plate Recognition Service

Eagle Eye Networks introduces Eagle Eye LPR, making highly accurate license plate recognition possible with any security camera.
Stop Water Intrusion

Need To Stop Water Intrusion Into Your Building Enclosure? Watch This Webinar!

Building enclosure leaks are often challenging to diagnose and costly to repair. This free video webinar features case studies of water intrusion on actual projects.
Weather Shield Creates Window Replications for Coca-Cola Restoration Building Exterior

Weather Shield Creates Window Replications for Coca-Cola Restoration

The 1930s-era art deco Indianapolis Coca-Cola Bottling Plant was restored with historically accurate window replications sourced from Weather Shield.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Building Exterior

Precast Concrete Offers Cost-effective Option for Winning Design Project

With the 2022 Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, to be presented on Sunday, March 27, here's a feature about the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures design project, leveraging precast concrete, which won a 2021 PCI Design Award.
Mitrex Solar Brick

Solar Brick Building Facade From Mitrex

Mitrex Solar Brick provides building-integrated solar products to the construction industry that generate energy without sacrificing aesthetics
Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Systems

DOE Seeks Input On Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Solar building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems offer other ways to site solar technologies on buildings, such as integrating solar modules into a roof or building facade.
Mesh Façade Panels by Birdair Featured

Mesh Façade Panels by Birdair Enhance Fan and Player Experience

A total of 96 individual PTFE mesh façade panels are featured at the Parmer Pond Grandstands, a 1,000-seat outdoor venue that is part of the new turf practice field for Austin FC.
AAADM National Automatic Door Day 2022

National Automatic Door Day Comes Knocking Again

National Automatic Door Day, observed March 19, is a lighthearted celebration of automatic doors for health, convenience, accessibility and equality.
pollinator garden

GROWMARK Pollinator Garden Program In 7th Year

The IL-based ag cooperative will provide the seed and signage for the group with the winning entry to transform a park, school, or other public place into a pollinator garden.
roofing drones

Maximizing Drones For Roof Inspections

This article provides insight on the use of drones for roof and facade inspections, and points out key advantages and shortcomings.
Building Codes

Building Codes And The Right Roofing

Facility managers may want to invest in structural elements that exceed the protection provided in building codes.
Roof Recovery

Roof Recovery Or Replacement?

When deciding between roof recovery or replacement, it's important to ask the proper questions to maximize cost savings and ensure success.

Sustainable Salting For Snow Removal

While there are many ways to keep property clear of snow and ice with melting products, solutions like salt and certain types of ice melt can have negative environmental impact.
February 2022 Issue

Facility Executive: February 2022 Issue

The February 2022 issue focuses on forward-thinking facilities, compliance, and roofing. Plus. waste management and office design.
Xcluder Geo rodent-proof geotextile

Xcluder Geo Battles Rodent Problems At Their Source

Rodent-proof geotextile safeguards outdoor green spaces from burrowing pests without the use of chemicals, protects nearby facilities from infestation.
Super Bowl LVI

Here Comes Super Bowl Sunday! 

As football fans get set to watch the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium, here are seven surprising things about the site of Super Bowl LVI.
Cool-Sil fluid-applied membrane system

Cool-Sil Fluid-Applied Membrane System From Garland

New Cool-Sil fluid-applied membrane system restores roof performance without a full replacement; offers energy consumption, water runoff benefits.
Winter Injuries

Simple Steps To Avoid Winter Slip, Trip, And Fall Injuries

As winter weather targets much of the U.S., now's the time to prevent dangerous slips, trips, and falls, according to MEMIC.

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