Facility Management

pest management

Preventative maintenance for pest control

Preventative maintenance of outdoor amenities is essential for effective pest management. By creating an integrated action plan that continues throughout the year, property managers will have a better chance of keeping unwanted critters out...and happy residents in.
fire safety

Advances in fire alarm technology

Fire alarm technology is an important consideration for any apartment building owner . Tyco's Peter Redfern shares the features and benefits of the addressable fire alarm notification technology used in today's leading systems.
water sub-metering

Tapping into water savings

Many building owners today are familiar with electricity sub-metering and its proven energy and cost savings, but few understand the technology and the savings that can be incurred from water sub-metering.
multi-unit

Cogeneration sparks apartment sector interest

Cogeneration in Canada is no longer just for hospitals and industrial facilities—multi-residential property owners are beginning to take note of this energy savings technology, too.
condominium apartment

Rental market demand propels sector growth

A new report from Urbanation suggests rental market demand is hot given both condo rentals and purpose-built construction starts saw record numbers in 2015.
Boy swimming underwater

Pool resurfacing system making a splash

Owning and maintaining an apartment pool in Canada can be extremely costly due to damage caused by our climate and the harsh mix of chemicals needed to make the water safe for swimmers. Overtime, pool resurfacing is a reality all property managers and owners must face.
steam

Evaluating carpet-cleaning equipment

With scores of manufacturers, machines and models, selecting carpet-cleaning equipment can be confusing. Debby Davis decodes key factors to consider.
preventative maintenance program

How to start a preventive maintenance program

The question of how to start a preventive maintenance program is extremely common, and for good reason. With budgets tight and workers stretched thin, preventive
Drones

Drones in real estate are now a reality

The use of drones in real estate sales and marketing is not just a gimmick. Videos and images can help show off a property and offer unique perspectives.
Championship Team

How to fill apartment vacancies and find tenants

Property managers can fill apartment vacancies and find tenants by getting involved in the community, knowing their market and offering promotions.
Carbon monoxide gas stove

4 tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

To keep building occupants and staff safe, here are four tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning that property managers need to know.
New home

Apartment rentals rise in slow housing market

Apartment rentals are going up in the U.S. amidst a slow housing market. But experts question whether the same trend is occurring in Canada.
Mould

How to prevent mould by controlling moisture

Implementinging a comprehensive moisture management strategy is key to prevent mould. It also reduces potential health risks and liability.
Baby boomers

New housing options for seniors in Canada

Baby boomers are living longer and staying healthier, making new housing options for seniors in Canada an exciting opportunity for developers.
Gardening

Outdoor spring maintenance tips

The end of winter heralds a sense of renewal, so now is the time for owners and property managers to focus on outdoor spring maintenance projects.
How to protect property form water damage

How to protect property from water damage

Property owners and managers can take steps to protect property from water damage by simply walking around their building during and after rainstorms.
winter safety tips for condo managers

Countering the effects of winter on floors

Here are six questions building managers should ask themselves during the lead up to winter in order to counteract the ...