Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and Richmond North Ambulance Station is the first in a major B.C. city to bring fire and ambulance services under one roof.
Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
There is a natural role for ergonomics to play in workplace interventions as organizations increasingly look to improve employee well-being, says Lucy Hart.
Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
The Region of Peel plans to incorporate active design strategies at other facilities within its portfolio after a successful pilot.
Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.
Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
Complaints about visual discomfort including eyestrain have increased as workplaces have prioritized efficient lighting and outdoor views.
Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
REITs and PERE managers face a unique challenge in developing succession planning strategies that identify the next generation of leaders.
Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.