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How to Avoid Run-to-Failure and Reduce Emergency Spend

How to Avoid Run-to-Failure and Reduce Emergency Spend

There are many things throughout life that require investment. For instance, if you invest in..
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Stay Safe Up There: How to Identify and Address Common Rooftop Fall Hazards

Stay Safe Up There: How to Identify and Address Common Rooftop Fall Hazards

Falls from heights are a leading cause of serious work-related injuries and deaths. They are..
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Below-Grade Waterproofing: What It Is and Why You Need It

Below-Grade Waterproofing: What It Is and Why You Need It

Two of the most common threats to the structural integrity and performance of the building..
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Spring Storms: Hail Damage, How to Spot It and What You Need to Know

Spring Storms: Hail Damage, How to Spot It and What You Need to Know

We all know springtime brings warmer temperatures and rain, but it also can bring severe..
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How to Make the Most of Your Commercial Roof Warranties

How to Make the Most of Your Commercial Roof Warranties

An insurance policy is a contract between the insurer and policyholder. That contract acts as..
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Process-Based Goals vs Outcome-Based Goals for Facility Managers

Process-Based Goals vs Outcome-Based Goals for Facility Managers

The month of January is often the time when we reflect on the previous year..
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7 Elements to Develop a Comprehensive Facility Asset Management Plan

7 Elements to Develop a Comprehensive Facility Asset Management Plan

With proactive, planned life cycle management, it’s possible to eliminate one or more roof system..
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Building Enclosure Tips for Colder Climates

Building Enclosure Tips for Colder Climates

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, cold weather is fast approaching. Is your..
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Does Your Parking Garage Need a Condition Assessment?

Does Your Parking Garage Need a Condition Assessment?

Your parking garage and surface lot often serve as the first impression to your visitors...
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Assessing Your Building Envelope’s Performance Using Drones and Thermal Imaging

Assessing Your Building Envelope’s Performance Using Drones and Thermal Imaging

The building envelope is the most important system in a structure. It is the boundary..
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Your Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) Checklist

Your Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) Checklist

As the need for sustainable, energy efficient structures continue to increase so do the performance..
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What is Retro-commissioning (RCx) and When Do You Need It?

What is Retro-commissioning (RCx) and When Do You Need It?

Building Enclosure Commissioning often comes to mind with new construction—things like air barrier, water penetration..
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Understanding the Building Envelope

Understanding the Building Envelope

The building envelope is the boundary between a building’s interior and the exterior environment. It..
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Spring Cleaning Roof Checklist

Spring Cleaning Roof Checklist

Spring is often associated with spring cleaning as we emerge from the cocoon of winter...
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5 Causes of Water Infiltration in the Building Envelope

5 Causes of Water Infiltration in the Building Envelope

Rising temps, melting snow and April showers may lead to May flowers, but they can..
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Building Enclosure Performance Testing Methods

Building Enclosure Performance Testing Methods

Building enclosures can directly affect the longevity and energy efficiency of a building. Therefore, there..
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You’ve Heard of Freeze/Thaw, but What About Snow Load and Ponding Water?

You’ve Heard of Freeze/Thaw, but What About Snow Load and Ponding Water?

We’ve already discussed some of the top winter roofing hazards and how they can affect..
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Top 5 Winter Roofing Hazards

Top 5 Winter Roofing Hazards

Winter can be one of the harshest seasons offering up wind, freezing temperatures, ice, hail..
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Prioritize Project Spend with a Façade Assessment

Prioritize Project Spend with a Façade Assessment

Restorative construction projects to a building’s exterior façade can be expensive. The goal of façade..
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A Closer Look at Our Fall Protection Hazard Assessment Process

A Closer Look at Our Fall Protection Hazard Assessment Process

We’ve already covered why rooftop fall protection is so important. Not only do these measures..
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Why Rooftop Fall Protection is Critical

Why Rooftop Fall Protection is Critical

Commercial rooftops pose potential risk to any employees working on them, whether they’re, performing repairs,..
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Design-Build Method: Benefits of Single-Source Contracting for Capital Building Projects

Design-Build Method: Benefits of Single-Source Contracting for Capital Building Projects

What was once thought of as an alternative or radical way to manage capital projects..
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Benefits of Hiring a Building Envelope Consultant

Benefits of Hiring a Building Envelope Consultant

Engaging a building envelope consultant is like working with a professional trainer to achieve your..
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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 it is over your head and out of sight, roof preventative maintenance (PM) can..
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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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