As we head into the new year, we like to look back to see which of our posts you enjoyed in the previous year, so we can bring you more of what you want. We thought it would be fun for you to see which of our posts were the most popular in 2017. Based on the number of views, here are your top 10 favorite GLE posts from 2017.
In this piece, our commercial renovation expert, Alberto Portela discusses the factors involved in commercial renovation costs, and best practices for estimating and controlling them. Written for property managers and contractors, the piece is a useful read for anyone considering a major commercial renovation this year. It clocked in this year with more than 4,000 views. Read it here.
Pavement and parking lots were a popular topic this year, hitting both the #2 spot and the #5 spot. In this piece, our president, Bob Greene explains common factors that can lead to pavement failure, and how to tell which factor is the most likely cause in a given situation. Then he suggests how to address these common causes, with insights into how to avoid them in the future. This piece had over 3,700 views. Read it here.
Estimating the cost of a commercial roof replacement can be complicated, but we tried to make it a little easier with this piece by our building envelope expert, Craig Gardei. In it, he looks at factors, including the type of roof, roof access, what’s underneath, wind loads, and code requirements, to help you get a handle on your expected costs. We expect this one to be a perennial favorite, and it clocked in this year at 2,300+ views. Read it here.
We were thrilled to see this piece hit the top five this year, because it’s important for people to know the truth about asbestos. In this article, Bob Greene sets about busting common myths, including the idea that new buildings never have asbestos problems, and misunderstandings about whether asbestos surveys are required prior to demolition or renovation (hint: They probably are even if your municipality doesn’t say so). This one had 1,100+ views. Read it here.
The parking lot may not be the most exciting element of your facility, but maintaining it is critical to the facility’s safe and practical functioning. When the lot starts to develop problems, do you know whether it’s better to repair or replace it? The decision can have a huge impact on your cost of facility operations, and in this piece Bob Greene lays out the critical factors to consider and a simple method for helping to make the decision. The article proved popular with more than 1,000 views. Read it here.
In the remaining top 10 slots, indoor air quality issues take front stage with 3 of the remaining 5 slots. You also showed interest in drones and construction loan monitoring. Use the links below to explore numbers 6 through 10:
We hope you enjoyed this round-up. Tell us, did your favorite make the list? What should have been here but isn’t?