Security & Life Safety

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.
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.
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
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.
hospital

Patient safety during hospital flood events

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

CRE industry reveals data-driven demands

Canada’s top commercial real estate players have identified the growing importance of visualizing indoor building activities in real time as the use of space becomes less predictable and tenant needs evolve.
net-zero

Archival preservation facility is a net-zero first

Library and Archives Canada’s new preservation storage facility opened as the first net-zero carbon archival centre in the Americas,
digital shortage

How digital twin technology can transform FM

Innovation in digital twin technology— virtual representations of physical objects—has the potential to create operationally rich, continuous data feeds across workplace, asset, and inventory systems.
accessibility

A path to barrier-free buildings: Facility assessments and strategic accessibility plans

A pressing issue facing facility managers is the crucial impact that barrier-free accessibility can have on a strategic renewal plan.
health care

Innovations in health care monitoring technology

There are so many innovative ways to use surveillance technology and equipment beyond traditional security.
mould

Minding mould in LTC and hospitals

Air exchanges and mechanical systems that were sufficient when buildings were constructed may be considered undersized today, allowing fertile ground for mould growth.
cyber security

Why facilities must be proactive to improve cyber security

Research found cyber attackers increased their targeting of internet-connected OT devices by 2,204% between January and September 2021.