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.

winter snow roofing

As The Snow Is Falling, Make Sure Your Roof Isn’t Calling!

As Winter Storm Kenan gets set to pummel the East Coast, Legacy Roofing Services offers facility managers eight tips for minimizing winter roofing problems.
Foodservice Automatic Doors

Does Foodservice Need Automatic Doors?

Even though nearly two-thirds of patrons prefer them, many restaurants have been slow to embrace the benefits of automatic doors.
Winter Facilities

Winter Has Come: Facilities Should Prepare For Weather Disruptions

Kenneth Travers of The Hartford shares 14 useful tips to help facility managers prepare their facilities for winter weather disruptions.
Alpena County

Echelon’s Trendstone® and Mesastone® Reflects Regional Culture At MI Airport

Gateway to Michigan's Lake Huron shores, Alpena County Regional Airport was rebuilt featuring carefully chosen masonry products for an eye-catching design.
frost heave

Preventing Frost Heave In Cold Storage Facilities

Here is a look at the installation of self-regulating electrical heating cables within conduit embedded in the substructure to prevent this potential threat to cold storage facilities.
roofing products

Focus On: Roofing

From roofing membranes and adhesives to primer and drainage systems, this assortment of roofing products can help you meet your facility management goals.
snow and ice control

Is Your Snow Contractor Servicing Your Facility Effectively?

Whether or not you've secured a contractor for this season, read on to see if these question are already on your list.
manufacturing workspace

Design For Modern Manufacturing

A diamond maker chooses streamlined design and energy efficiency for Oregon lab.
December 2021 Issue

Facility Executive: December 2021 Issue

The December 2021 issue focuses on HVAC systems, including IAQ, cooling, and equipment. Plus safety, sustainability, and FM Solutions 2022.
Kentucky tornado

OSHA Offers Tornado Preparedness, Response Guidance

In the wake of a deadly tornado outbreak across eight states, OSHA's Tornado Response and Recovery webpage offers tips to keep workers safe.
drones

NYC Department Of Buildings Examines Drone Use For Inspections

New report looks at the potential for this technology to be used for building façade inspections. Currently, legal drone use in New York City is restricted to approved government agencies in response to specific emergencies.
Weather

Hyperlocal Weather Insights To Improve Energy Efficiency

A key to meeting increased energy demand and improved carbon neutrality is using precise, real-time local weather data and modeling to optimize energy networks.
Roof Restoration

Everything You Need to Know About Roof Restoration

Compared with a full roof replacement, modern roof restoration can help bring commercial roofing systems back up to par at far smaller costs. Here’s what you should know to determine if roof restoration is right for you.
RTUs

Swarm IQ™ Fault Detection Tool for RTUs

Swarm IQ allows Encycle Swarm Logic energy management technology subscribers to have access to automated fault detection of HVAC rooftop units (RTUs) across their entire building and enterprise-wide portfolios.
Electric Vehicle Charging

US LED’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The TurboEVC Level 2 electric vehicle charging station for commercial and industrial applications is compatible with existing EVs on the market.
Airless Tire

OTR Introduces Airless Tire & Wheel System

The NDX airless tire and wheel system for turf equipment and utility vehicles solves the recurring problem of flat tires for vehicles operating on rough terrain.
Fleet Health

Integration Optimizes Fleet Health

Optimum Fleetio Health’s predictive solution detects unforeseen vehicle issues up to four weeks before failure, and provides an actionable resolution plan. Users can keep assets on the road and businesses making money by reducing unplanned breakdowns and spare vehicles costs.
DOWSIL™ Silicones for building facades

Dow Plans Program For Carbon-Neutral Silicones In Building Façades

DOWSIL™ Carbon-Neutrality Program to offer silicones for structural glazing, insulating glass, and weathersealing.
Water-Based Duct Sealant

Red Devil Water-Based Duct Sealant Line

Water-based duct sealant lines offers adhesion for metal and flexible ducts, vents, air conditioners, and other interior and exterior HVAC appliances.
floor

Winter Weather And Floor Maintenance

With colder weather ahead for many facilities, flooring maintenance contributes to a safe and clean environment.

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