Operations

office

Visualizing office activity with advanced tech

Given the pressure to align with emerging industry standards, incorporating cutting-edge facility management technology is essential to ensure the seamless operation of commercial spaces.
Energy storage prompts battery of precautions

Energy storage prompts a battery of precautions

In step with the projected surge in energy storage installations, fire safety advisors are actively working to help clean tech adopters understand and mitigate the risks.
Tenant lounge

Tenant lounge reborn from vacant retail space

A former convenience store, adjacent to the lobby inside a downtown Toronto office tower, has been transformed into a private 1920s-style Art Deco lounge for tenant meetings and events.
accessibility

Canada far from meeting accessibility goals

Federally-regulated organizations will need to prioritize specific actions that advance accessibility and disability inclusion by 2040.
AI

How AI can help facility management

The toughest job of integrating AI into daily work life may be getting the facility management team on board.
State of good repair lags in Toronto

State of good repair lags in City of Toronto

Toronto is backsliding on the upkeep of municipal facilities, with a state of good repair backlog that’s projected to surpass $1 billion this year and then continue accumulating to nearly $1.47 billion by 2033.
Passive House

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
CRE fosters all-in approach to decarbonization

CRE fosters all-in approach to decarbonization

Daunting net zero targets in the buildings sector are spurring an all-in approach to decarbonization that assigns roles to finance, engineering, management and operational teams.
Building electrification projects impart lessons

Building electrification projects impart lessons

The business case for electrification works best when retrofits are synced with the end-of-life of existing mechanical equipment and/or asset repositioning plans
weather

Innovative tools for weather-related disasters

Many technologies figure highly into disaster resilience and property restoration and can be of great interest to facility managers for buildings in affected regions.
facility

Five ingredients of a well-managed facility

Managing a facility requires a combination of skilled facility management personnel, efficient procedures, reliable process technology, and most importantly, a strong focus on the integration
schools

Cultivating safe schools

Schools across the country have changed over the past two years. Canadian perception was such that violence and crime were troubling issues taking place in
Ashrae

A workplace guide to ASHRAE Standard 241

Before ASHRAE Standard 241, there were no specific standards for the control of infectious aerosols in our indoor environments.
standard

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.
Social destabilization unsettles city fabric

Social destabilization unsettles city fabric

Data, collaborative networks and a suite of tested best practices can be valuable resources for property managers pressed to respond to the unsettling social destabilization occurring in many Canadian cities.
Centennial

Reconciling through design at Centennial College

A look at the recently completed $112-million expansion project at Centennial College built on Indigenous values.
hospital

Patient safety during hospital flood events

When a flooding event occurs, either weather-based or mechanical, the effects can be swift and devastating.