Security & Life Safety
Although they increasingly rely on professional service providers to keep up with the complexities of compliance, owners/managers ultimately carry the responsibility for life safety and bear the brunt of enforcement.
The commercial real estate, facilities management and construction/retrofit sectors appear poised to capture a share of the spending announced in the Canadian government’s fall economic statement.
A widening scope of resources can be tapped to build increasingly sophisticated risk profiles, but sustainability practitioners note that data is often fragmented and difficult to obtain.
More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
BOMA Canada's 2019 Cyber Wellness Guide is a tool for building owners and managers to start thinking about cybersecurity.
Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
Some condo lobbies may be looking spare lately because the lounge furniture that usually occupies these spaces is being targeted as a fire risk.
Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
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.
Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
The intrusion detection system (IDS) is slowly being incorporated into integrated security solutions in condominiums.
Surveillance cameras’ value as deterrents to criminal activity is well-known. However, in order for organizations to use video surveillance, certain requirements concerning reasonableness, consent, purpose and notice must be met.