• Commercial landlords expected to confirm requisite vaccinations of building personnel in federally leased space

    Landlords must certify requisite vaccinations

    Commercial landlords will be expected to verify the vaccination status of building personnel, including contractors and subcontractors, who enter premises that the Canadian government leases.
  • Canadian buildings atop TOBY international field

    Canadian buildings atop TOBY international field

    Canadian buildings have topped the international field in seven of 17 categories of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards for 2021.
  • interior designers

    ARIDO honours interior designers at 2021 awards

    The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) announced the winners of its annual awards program during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, October 6.
  • Global energy load has capacity to ease poverty

    Global energy load has room to ease poverty

    New research concludes there is capacity to power universal decent living standards (DLS) and stay beneath a 1.5-degree Celsius ceiling for temperature rise.
  • BEIC

    BEIC Unveils Building Energy Innovation Report 

    The time to embrace clean building technologies is now, but it takes stakeholders across the real estate community to make the shift. This is the philosophy behind the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) and the underlying message in its newest report.  
  • LED

    Scientists developing LED bulb that emits less blue light

    A research team at the University of Houston is developing an LED bulb that emits most of its energy from the safer violet segment of the visible light spectrum.

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  • Ontario's civic building inventory scrutinized for asset condition

    Civic building inventory lags on capital repair

    Ontario’s civic building inventory has fallen the farthest behind on capital repair among seven categories of municipal infrastructure assets scrutinized in a newly released report from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario.
  • training

    Maximizing the virtual FM training experience

    Looking ahead, virtual training is expected to figure predominantly into the next normal of professional education.
  • cybersafe

    A cybersafe return to the workplace

    At last, our buildings are ready to catch up with the conveniences and expectations that future users have come to expect in the 21st century—and COVID has been the much-needed accelerant for this transformation in the building industry.

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  • Standing desks

    Standing desks may cause lower back pain: study

    Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
  • women in skilled trades

    New funding for women in skilled trades

    The 2018 federal budget commits funds to inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce.
  • storage room

    Tips for effective storage room management

    Effectively managing storage rooms means making sure those items are kept safe, secure, and available to building managers, staff, and occupants as needed.