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Approximately $7.6 billion was spent on architectural coatings in the U.S. in 2003 according to the National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc.
Depreciation enters significantly into the financial performance of commercial buildings. Typically, property, exclusive of land, is depreciated over 39 years.
Energy costs for commercial buildings are estimated to run about $100 billion per year, or on average, about $1.50 per square foot of commercial floor space.
In the early ‘80s, a few designers started paying attention to sustainable architecture. Twenty years later, green buildings are mainstream.
FIRE! Don’t shout it in a crowded theater. However, building occupants are more concerned than ever about fire safety.
The condition and appropriateness of the cabling within a building is almost always an afterthought for owners and tenants alike, according to Tom Wales, a Telcom consultant.
All multifamily buildings placed in service after March 13, 1991 must comply with the provisions of the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) of 1988.
Recent events have highlighted the engineers' role in determining the structural safety of a building. Just what does an engineer look for to make such a determination? When and why does he do it?
If two of the tallest buildings in the world can collapse catastrophically in about one hour, can any building be considered safe?
The problem of mold in buildings is one that no building owner or manager can afford to ignore.
The ASTM Standard E 2018-99 “Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process” has been out for over a year.
The problems associated with hardboard siding have received a lot of press coverage in the past few years.
There is an estimated 13.2 billion square feet of commercial roofing in the United States. Most roofs have an average expected life of between 10 and 15 years.
Cooling towers are installed next to, behind, or on top of large buildings to remove heat from water used in a chilled water mechanical refrigeration (air conditioning) system.