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Preserving Older Buildings

Heritage buildings, like all buildings, require continued and increasing maintenance as they age. Glade Schoenfeld of RJC Engineers provides conservation best practices to help heritage building owners avoid costly, irreparable damage.
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Proactive, Preventative Maintenance

Paul Fritze, a technical engineer and associate at RJC Engineers, provides strategies for saving money and extending the operating life of your building.
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Be part of Canada’s next generation of affordable rental housing

The affordable housing crisis is hurting many Canadians, from the country’s most vulnerable populations to middle-class people.
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Managing Tenant Insurance with InsureTech

More property managers are using InsureTech to track and monitor tenant insurance and ensure they're keeping incidents from happening in the first place.
FirstOnSite

FirstOnSite’s 2018 in Review

2018 was a year of ever-increasing awareness for both companies like FirstOnSite and its clients due to disastrous weather causing emergency clean-up.
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Keeping up with the Building Code

As Canada moves to adopt a “net-zero energy ready” model by 2030, changes to the National Building Code will hold new property constructions and retrofits to more stringent energy usage guidelines.
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Debunking Common Misconceptions About Ontario’s Demand Response Program

Ontario’s demand response program, which pays large energy users to reduce consumption in emergency situations, recently reached an important milestone.
facility management

Building the Global Reputation of Facility Management

The need for quality facility management is pervasive with aspects that touch all our lives – both personal and professional and yet the biggest challenge the
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Making rental properties better

More than 80 per cent of B.C.’s rental apartment buildings are older than 35 years and may not be as energy efficient as they could be.
Air Vapour Barrier

The Enigma of Air Vapour Barriers

How well do you know your air vapour barrier? Monitoring your air vapour barrier performance today can prevent significant headaches down the road.
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Solving Issues with Electrical System Power Quality

Shortly after a Canadian hospital invested in an energy-efficiency upgrade, the facility began experiencing significant issues with its critical equipment.
FirstOnSite

Restoring a Canadian mall damaged by fire

Backed by decades of commercial disaster recovery expertise, the FirstOnSite team wasted no time getting to work once the site was clear.
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Financing the Future: $3.75 Billion in Loans to Build Rental Housing

Having a stable supply of rental housing is critical to our nation’s housing future. That’s where the Rental Construction Financing Initiative comes in.
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$40-billion in NHS funding set to bring affordable housing to thousands of Canadians

As a nation, we are facing a lack of affordable housing that has contributed to a level of chronic homelessness that we cannot accept and has left around 1.7 million Canadian families without a home that meets their basic needs and that they can afford. The time is now to create Canada’s next generation of affordable housing across the country.
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The Value of As-Built Plans

It's not uncommon for building measurements to stray from initial blueprints. These changes may not always seem to be significant, but accurate numbers count.
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Steps for next-level emergency preparedness

You've approved the plans, printed the pages, and made the official binder. Now that your business continuity and emergency preparations are complete, you can shelve them and forget them until the day disaster strikes. Unless, of course, you actually want to survive an event.
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Q&A: The value of accurate floor measurements

For property valuation and leasing, every square foot matters. In order to maximize lease areas or to receive full value when a building is sold,