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.



building roof in the summer

How To Prepare Commercial Building Roofs For Summer

Consider these tips for your building's roof to save money, protect the building, and keep employees safe during summer weather events.
buildings in NJ

National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 50 Years

The National Institute of Building Sciences supports public and private building technology to advance the nation’s built environment.
snow and ice

Got Snow? Here’s How To Handle It!

If you're dealing with a winter storm that's creating dangerous snow and ice conditions at your facility, here are some timely resources.

Does The Color Of Your Commercial Roof Really Matter?

Recent studies challenge beliefs about the importance of a roof's color on a building's environmental footprint.
School Infrastructure

Education Department Grants $47M To Support School Infrastructure

The Department of Education revealed eight new grants to support school infrastructure investments over the next five years.
Stormwater, ESCS

Tackling Stormwater With Expanded Shale, Clay, And Slate

With expanded shale, clay, or slate (ESCS) in their arsenal, facility managers can mitigate stormwater damage while reducing their operation costs.
Stormwater Management

5 Best Practices For Effective Stormwater Management

Thousands of facilities unknowingly releasing harmful pollutants through improper stormwater management are a real threat to the environment. Explore tips on how to develop your stormwater plan.
December 2023 Issue, Facility Executive

Facility Executive December 2023 Issue

The December 2023 issue explores business continuity and the next generation of facility management. Plus, stormwater management trends, LED lighting, and SOLUTIONS for 2024.
Smart Charging Solutions, Legrand EV Charger

Legrand’s Smart Charging Solutions: Revolutionizing Electric Mobility

Designed for facility owners and fleet managers, the Legrand EV Charger allows for remote monitoring, user authentication, and data analysis.
Sustainability In Groundskeeping

Sustainability In Groundskeeping

A sustainable groundskeeping management plan includes operations and maintenance, soil conditions, water requirements, wildlife, and climate.
groundskeeping equipment

Groundskeeping Product Focus

Consider this assortment of groundskeeping tools and equipment to help your facility management team maintain your property's lawn and landscaping.
Facility Executive October 2023 Issue

Facility Executive: October 2023 Issue

The October 2023 issue of Facility Executive explores facility resilience, risk management, the path to net zero, EV adoption, Legionella prevention, and more.
Rhode Island National Guard, rooftop solar

Rhode Island National Guard Saves $100K With Rooftop Solar

The Rhode Island National Guard reduced its annual electricity bill by $100,000 following the installation of a SolarEdge DC-optimized rooftop solar installation at its Camp Fogarty base.
commercial roof

7 Tips For Making An Insurance Claim On Your Commercial Roof

Understanding the insurance policy on commercial roofs and how to make a claim is critical to ensuring damage is fixed in a timely manner.
Uline landscape

Uline Brings Landscape Beauty Beyond The Warehouse

Uline views landscape as an extension of company culture: Its 13 campuses are designed for the enjoyment of employees and visitors.
rooftop design

A New Approach To Rooftop Design

This article explores several safety and comfort measures that should be considered while planning a rooftop renovation.
digital transformation

Is Your Infrastructure Ready For Digital Transformation?

A new resource demonstrates why digital transformation requires a shift from traditional infrastructure management.
Cool roof coating

Cool Roof Coatings For Corporate Facilities 

Cool roof systems reduce heat transference, create long-term energy savings, reduce maintenance costs, and can be applied to existing roofs.
roof maintenance

When Is It Best To Repair, Restore Or Replace A Building’s Roof?

Knowing whether to repair, restore, or replace damaged roofs and natural wear is key to extending roof life and maximizing efficiency.
parking garage lighting

Lighting Maintenance: Under The Spotlight

Potawatomi Casino Hotel refreshed its parking garage lighting to enhance the visitor experience.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
Data-Driven Workplace

Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.

[VIDEO] Job Order Contracting: Accelerating the Projects that Matter

This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .