Severe flooding in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario due to snowmelt and rain has turned a national spotlight on the impact of extreme weather events.
Generally, the purpose of a forensic engineering investigation is to determine the root cause of a building failure and how it may be addressed, with the intent of improving the performance of the building.
On Aug. 7, 2018, 45 minutes of torrential rain caused extensive flooring within the Greater Toronto Area. With stormwater systems overwhelmed and property damages climbing, FirstOnSite Restoration was soon called to action.
The time is now to create Canada’s next generation of affordable housing across the country.
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.
Paul Fritze, a technical engineer and associate at RJC Engineers, provides strategies for saving money and extending the operating life of your building.
The affordable housing crisis is hurting many Canadians, from the country’s most vulnerable populations to middle-class people.
More property managers are using InsureTech to track and monitor tenant insurance and ensure they're keeping incidents from happening in the first place.
2018 was a year of ever-increasing awareness for both companies like FirstOnSite and its clients due to disastrous weather causing emergency clean-up.
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.
Ontario’s demand response program, which pays large energy users to reduce consumption in emergency situations, recently reached an important milestone.
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
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.
How well do you know your air vapour barrier? Monitoring your air vapour barrier performance today can prevent significant headaches down the road.
Shortly after a Canadian hospital invested in an energy-efficiency upgrade, the facility began experiencing significant issues with its critical equipment.
Backed by decades of commercial disaster recovery expertise, the FirstOnSite team wasted no time getting to work once the site was clear.
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.