White roofs versus dark roofs? When choosing a surfacing or membrane color, there are several things to consider. White membranes, also referred to as cool roofing, use highly reflective and emissive properties generally associated with lighter colors to reflect solar radiation and, as such, emit heat to reduce roof surface temperatures. Darker membranes absorb heat from the sun, and radiate this heat to both the surrounding...
Cooperative purchasing is a contracting option for public agencies, such as educational facilities (K-12 and higher ed.) and non-profits, to purchase equipment, products and related services without going through the time-consuming public solicitation process. Contracting agencies (Coops) such as the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) conduct a competitive solicitation process of vendors (for equipment, products, etc.) and once...
Information on the release of the 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Build Code
FAA New England Region DBE Programs (FFY 2018-2020) are due on August 1, 2017. Here are some helpful resources for program development.
There are several environmental advantages to using a waterborne structural spray instead of a urethane based spray.
What is EIFS and what sorts of issues can buildings with EIFS cladding face?
While aesthetics is an important consideration for screen wall design, building owners and designers should not overlook wind loading while selecting metal wall panels for their screen wall
In today’s health-conscious and eco-friendly world, the popularity of organic products is on the rise. This interest and concern has carried over to Athletic Facilities Planning. Gale recently completed a project for a school opting to use organic infill for two new synthetic turf fields. The school was focused on the fields’ proximity to wetlands, as well as the health of their students and the perceived concerns associated with SBR...
If your building currently has a metal roof that needs replacement, one option to consider is a metal roof overlay system.
When planning an athletic facility project, it’s important to keep in mind the overall project timeline.
The FAA is offering a $500 rebate to general aviation aircraft owners to aid in the cost of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) equipment.
Preventative Measures to Protect Your Building During Hurricane Season
What you should know about bats and your building!
FAA information on the dangers/consequences of pointing lasers at aircrafts