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.

preventing falls

How To Prevent Slips, Trips, And Falls

Knowing where accidents may happen is the first step to reduce these risks.
Obstruction Lights

Selecting Dependable Obstruction Lights

For a building’s safety and compliance, facility managers need to explore options for obstruction lighting.
Dumpsters

Don’t Let Dirty, Smelly Dumpsters Dominate Your Landscape

The Nilodor Waste Container and Dumpster System helps keep dumpsters clean and deodorized. 
Rooftop Beekeeping

The Rooftop Beekeeping Buzz: Why Buildings Are Using Bees To Go Greener

Rooftop-beekeeping can be a simple and tangible way to demonstrate commitment to environmental action, social justice, and good governance.
The Center School

School Cuts Carbon Footprint With Roof Restoration, Rooftop Solar, Carport Project  

In Somerset, NJ, The Center School reduced its carbon footprint and serves as a positive example of environmental stewardship to its students and the community.
lighting parking structures

Visionaire Lighting’s PRK Safely Lights Parking Structures

New LED lighting product line provides effective and uniform lighting across drive lanes and open spaces to ensure optimal safety for parking structures.
Husqvarna Mars Rover

Happy Birthday Mars Rover! Love, Husqvarna Automowers

On August 5, Husqvarna Automowers® worldwide will sing "Happy Birthday" to the Mars Rover Curiosity on its 10th Birthday!
building envelope

International African American Museum Mitigates Thermal Bridging

Steel-to-steel structural thermal breaks provide requisite structural integrity, while reducing heat energy transfer by up to 75 percent.
School Of Medicine Landscape

New School Of Medicine Plans Landscape For Healing, Community

In Arkansas, the new Alice L. Walton School of Medicine will create a link between art, nature, and healing for a holistic learning environment.
weather stations

Insight Into The World Trade Center’s Weather Station

Facility executives are turning to microclimate measurements outside their facility to optimize facility operations and energy efficiency.
electric vehicles charging stations

Parking Lots: Gearing Up For Green Transportation

The shift to electric vehicles is coming rapidly, and facility executives need to be prepared for the demand for EV chargers.
video

ABM Anthem Video: What They Do

ABM helps our clients keep moving at the speed of life. This is the story of what we do, as seen through the eyes of our families, who take as much pride in our work as we do.
FourFortyFour South Flower

Iconic LA Tower Earns Another Healthy Building Mark

FourFortyFour South Flower has achieved the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Environment for its air, water, hygiene, light and acoustics performance.
Pool drowning

Pool Safely Grants Aim To Prevent Drownings, Drain Entrapments

To reduce deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas, the Pool Safely Grant Program offers $2 million to state, local governments.
Curtain Wall Technology Contributes To More Efficient Building Ecosystems

Curtain Wall Technology Contributes To More Efficient Building Ecosystems

Curtain wall technology is an important element for high-rise exteriors, protecting the interior as well as the structural integrity of the building.

Jamestown Launches $500 Million Redevelopment Of One Times Square

One Times Square, site of the New Year's Eve Ball Drop, to become visitor center with new viewing deck and AR-VR integrated brand experience.
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.
video

[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.

Webinars

Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.
FCA Data

Did You Miss Our “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar?

Free video webinar features a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.

Facility Executive Featured Video

[VIDEO] A Sustainable Future With Constellation Energy

For decades, Constellation has been a leader in carbon-free energy generation and in offering sustainable solutions to customers as we accelerate the transition to a carbon-free future.