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Roof Management: 5 Unavoidable Obstacles

Roof Management: 5 Unavoidable Obstacles

Regardless of building material quality, the forces of nature are going to affect your building..
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Façade Management: 5 Natural Threats

Façade Management: 5 Natural Threats

Natural elements are an unavoidable element of façade management. Weather behaviors will be an obstacle..
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Freeze-Thaw in the Building Envelope

Freeze-Thaw in the Building Envelope

What is Freeze-Thaw? Have you ever noticed how potholes grow larger and more destructive after..
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Building Envelope Failure: 5 Hidden Signs

Building Envelope Failure: 5 Hidden Signs

Is your building envelope sound? Drafts and moisture penetration can disrupt day-to-day operations especially in..
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SMART Goals for Facility Managers

SMART Goals for Facility Managers

Often facilities managers will address problems as they arise, what we in the industry call,..
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The 12 Days of Christmas with a Building Enclosure Consultant

The 12 Days of Christmas with a Building Enclosure Consultant

Partnering with a building enclosure consultant is one of the best things you can do..
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Parking Garage Cleaning: When Did You Last Wash Yours?

Parking Garage Cleaning: When Did You Last Wash Yours?

Parking garages need to be cleaned twice a year to maximize the structural lifetime and..
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Cleveland Façade Ordinance: What You Need to Know

Cleveland Façade Ordinance: What You Need to Know

Established in 2016, the City of Cleveland Codified Ordinance 3143.02 requires, “The owners of buildings..
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Preventative Maintenance and Autumn (Fall) Assessments

Preventative Maintenance and Autumn (Fall) Assessments

In business, a new quarter incites reflection and preparation—reflection on the past quarter and preparation..
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Building Enclosure Commissioning: An Overview And Its Benefits

Building Enclosure Commissioning: An Overview And Its Benefits

Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) provides data-driven, quality improvement suggestions to new construction building design, observation..
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7 Reasons to Hire a Building Envelope Consultant

7 Reasons to Hire a Building Envelope Consultant

Whether planning for new construction or trying to extend the life of an old building,..
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Sustainable Building Envelope Asset Management

Sustainable Building Envelope Asset Management

Sustainability in the simplest sense is “the ability to be maintained at a certain level.”..
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Roofing Industry Suffers Material Shortage Post COVID-19 Pandemic

Roofing Industry Suffers Material Shortage Post COVID-19 Pandemic

The economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the US supply chain created..
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Budgeting for Facility Repairs and Replacement Projects Made Simple with ON-PNT®

Budgeting for Facility Repairs and Replacement Projects Made Simple with ON-PNT®

Budgeting for facility asset repairs and replacement projects is the furthest thing from a simple..
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Address Issues, Make Claims, and Get the Most Out of Your Assets with Comprehensive Warranty Management

Address Issues, Make Claims, and Get the Most Out of Your Assets with Comprehensive Warranty Management

Once a roof replacement project is complete, it’s critical that you maintain your investment to..
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GIS Mapping for Better Data Visualization

GIS Mapping for Better Data Visualization

ON-PNT® is a comprehensive, engineered facility condition assessment and asset management database system with GIS..
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The Problem with a Deferred Backlog—and How to Get Rid of It

The Problem with a Deferred Backlog—and How to Get Rid of It

When it comes to managing building envelope assets like your roof systems, it’s easy to..
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Sustainable Life Cycle Management and Investment: What Can This Approach Do for Your Organization?

Sustainable Life Cycle Management and Investment: What Can This Approach Do for Your Organization?

Facility managers know all too well that managing building assets isn’t as simple as scheduling..
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Ice Dam Prevention for Steep-Slope Roof Systems

Ice Dam Prevention for Steep-Slope Roof Systems

In the middle of winter with snow falling outside, you can’t help but notice how..
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Five Tips for Protecting Your Low-Slope Roof from Snow Damage This Winter

Five Tips for Protecting Your Low-Slope Roof from Snow Damage This Winter

Winter is upon us, and so is the snow for much of the country. While..
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For Facility Directors Navigating Budget Uncertainties in Turbulent Times

For Facility Directors Navigating Budget Uncertainties in Turbulent Times

As experts try to understand the health effects of the Coronavirus, no one can deny..
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Spring Roof Preventative Maintenance

Spring Roof Preventative Maintenance

Because your it is overhead and out of sight, roof preventative maintenance (PM) can easily..
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4 Critical Facility Asset Management Metrics

4 Critical Facility Asset Management Metrics

There are four (4) major facility asset management metrics that need to be understood and..
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Webinar: Total Cost of Ownership

Webinar: Total Cost of Ownership

Often times, it can feel like the corporate/institutional leadership and facilities management teams within an..
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Financial Leaders vs. Facilities Teams

Financial Leaders vs. Facilities Teams

It is 3.19 billion miles from Mars to Pluto, and for facility managers it often..
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The Facility Relationship Cycle

The Facility Relationship Cycle

The Facility Relationship Cycle is the process of communicating between facility managers and the company..
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Building Envelope IR Scans – What to Know and How It Works

Building Envelope IR Scans – What to Know and How It Works

With colder weather approaching, it is a good time to consider performing an Infrared (IR)..
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Sharing Resources within the DOE: A Good Thing

Sharing Resources within the DOE: A Good Thing

Last month, Senior Writer Frank Munger of Knoxville's Atomic City Underground blog gave insight into..
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Water & Moisture Management in Your Building Envelope

Water & Moisture Management in Your Building Envelope

Overcoming two common threats to building performance & structural integrity Uncontrolled water and moisture ingress..
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