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Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.


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Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.

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Latest: Question Of The Week: Can A Roof Help Keep Your Facility Cool In Summer? - Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.

Question Of The Week: Can A Roof Help Keep Your Facility Cool In Summer?

Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.

Vermont State Complex Rebuilds After Flood

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LG Electronics Contributes To Baltimore Community Facility

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Canon’s Colex Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter Line

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Houston Skybox One Data Center Achieves LEED® Gold

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Roofing Renovation: 6 Do’s And Don’ts For Success

A good place to begin is to determine whether the roof needs an overlay or a complete tear-off and roof replacement.

Maintaining Flexibility In Facility Planning

Higher education is a dynamic environment, and construction planning should follow suit to maximize benefits and minimize risk.

Kingspan Insulation Launches GreenGuard Type VII XPS

This new insulation board is designed for commercial roofing applications such as protected membrane and pedestal paver systems.

Honeywell Contract With Memorial University Re-ups Energy Improvements

The second phase of an energy performance contract between the service provider and a Newfoundland-based university aims to address $6 million of deferred maintenance.

Stairwell Boosts Connection At University Facility

At Washington University in St. Louis, updating a facility housing labs and offices included a new central stairwell.

During Tax Season, CPA Firm Renovates in Place

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Seven Tips For Keeping Workers Safe From Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer often brings extreme heat: Here's how to keep outdoor workers safe, courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors.

Rimkus Consulting Group Forms New Firm

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The Impact Of Daylighting On Office Design

With a goal of improving office workers’ comfort, wellbeing, and productivity, buildings are being designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces.

World’s First Biophilic Office Project Studies Buildings, Nature

The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.

Advantages Of High-Density Polyiso Cover Boards Outlined

A new technical bulletin from PIMA details the benefits in weight, durability, R-value, ease of installation, and environmental impact of these roofing system components. 

Subterranean AUTOParkit™ System Installed

Creative Office Properties and Dasher Lawless Automation broke ground last month on the largest fully automated parking structure below grade in the U.S.

Roofing Renovation: 3 Energy Efficient Strategies

Roofing projects are an opportunity to bring this building envelope item up to current building codes, including energy performance aspects.

STINGER CH38-2 Cap Hammer

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School Athletic Center Gets A Makeover

Since Portville Central School’s newly renovated athletic complex opened at the end of January, the New York school has seen increased use of its facilities by students and community members.

Master Snow Retention Calculator From S-5!

This online tool assists building owners, architects, specifiers, contractors, and roofers in determining which snow retention system would work most effectively for a metal roofing project.

Keeping Construction Projects On Track

Facility professionals should plan for the best, but also have a contingency plan with their general contractor to handle potential disruptions.

New Jersey High School Of The Future Becomes Reality

The school will be among the nation’s first to meet LEED's rigorous platinum standards and requirements for sustainability.

Facility Executive Live! Presents Stories From The Field

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Apogee Releases Booklet On Benefits Of Window Replacement

This 28-page paper provides insight for facility managers to evaluate and maximize the benefits of window system renovation and upgrades.

ASHRAE President, Officers, And Directors 2017-18

In an inaugural address, the new ASHRAE president announced the theme of his term will be: Extending Our Community.

Green Globes Certifies 45M SF For MGM Resorts

Eight Las Vegas properties in the MGM Resorts International portfolio have earned the highest level of this certification from the Green Building Initiative.

Environmental Impacts, Safety, Costs Of Drinking Water Pipes Explored

New study evaluates the cradle-to-grave sustainability of commonly used drinking water and sewer pipe materials over a 100-year service period.

Rite Hite Uni-Dox Inflatable Shelter

The Uni-Doxis inflatable shelter inflates rapidly after the truck is docked and deflates before it leaves.

Crevice Corrosion, And What To Do About It

This third article in a three-part series describes crevice corrosion, which occurs at or near areas where metal parts are joined in buildings and on other assets.

NIBS Shares Recommendations With Trump Administration

The National Institute of Building Sciences highlighted its key concerns regarding making buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.

What Do Students Need In A Campus Library? Just Ask Them.

To understand further how students are using their libraries, a Cincinnati architecture firm surveyed more than 20 of these higher education facilities.

Human Centric LED Retrofit By Above All Lighting

Designed with healthcare and similar facilities in mind, this product mimics the natural Kelvin changes of the sun throughout the day.

Empire’s UltraView LED Torpedo Level Tool

The UltraView LED Torpedo Level integrates dual ultraviolet LEDs, an optical brightener, and highcontrast e-Band vials to deliver high definition viewing in all conditions.

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