Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.

Scale build-up weighs on HVAC efficiency

Scale build-up can weigh on HVAC efficiency, making preventative maintenance important to controlling energy costs and preventing premature failure.

Excess moisture increases pest pressure

In addition to making living spaces uncomfortable, indoor moisture problems can lead to structural damage, health and pest problems.
post-construction cleaning

Post-construction cleaning offers fresh start

Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
cleaning schedule

Cleaning schedules revisited in open offices

How can cleaning workers complete their tasks as office workers clock less defined work hours in open offices, challenging traditional cleaning schedules?
Internet of Things

Facility managers eye IoT investments

Nearly two-thirds of facility managers are interested in implementing new digital technologies such as intelligent analytics, according to a recent study.

Ontario looks to boost elevator availability

Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
fire safety

Accessible fire safety tips for property managers

Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
minimum wage

Minimum wage hike to follow new condo fees

The minimum wage hike may sting more in condo communities than others as they face new costs associated with recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.

How technology is leveraging asset management

A panel discussion at the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference in Toronto this year examined how technology is changing asset management.

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
zero carbon

Inside the Zero Carbon Building Standard

The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
Albion Library

Albion Library first with trans-friendly signage

The new Albion Library, opened earlier this summer, is the first of Toronto’s 102 branches to introduce gender-neutral washrooms.
net zero

Net zero facility to become teaching tool

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is poised to become a teaching tool for current and future building professionals alike.
Colliers International

Colliers International moves into brand new HQ

Colliers International just moved more than 220 employees into its sprawling new headquarters in downtown Toronto.
washroom maintenance

Sensor solutions optimize washroom maintenance

While facility management already leverages technology extensively, innovations aren’t yet being used fully in washroom cleaning and maintenance.
Aging mall

Aging mall in cottage country finds new life

A few years ago, an aging mall in Midland, Ontario, was left struggling like many enclosed shopping centres across Canada.