For condo managers, a false fire alarm results in new issues. What happens when a fire alarm goes off at a condominium when no smoke or fire is present?
It’s important to ensure users who rely on elevators to get around have access to this vertical transportation when needed.
When it comes to condominium amenities, one of the first things residents expect is a well-equipped, spacious, well-maintained gym.
Private property owners in Ontario, including condo corporations, could find themselves paying a premium to keep their walkways safe this winter.
At least one condo corporation is facing what is likely to be a steep repair tab after Toronto was drenched with a month’s worth of rain on Aug. 7.
What is being left behind as technology becomes more a part of day-to-day living in a community? Should some things be done the “old-fashioned” way?
Several recent advances in pest control could help condo managers combat the bed bugs, flies, others insects and rodents that can invade their properties.
Have there been more potholes this year than in previous years? An informal survey says yes, and parking lots on condo properties are not immune.
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.
In addition to making living spaces uncomfortable, indoor moisture problems can lead to structural damage, health and pest problems.
Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
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.
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.
For now, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents' working conditions.
A drone can capture data about the building structure as it scales the envelope, but consider too the images or video it could unintentionally capture.
Scents associated with cigarette smoke, cooking and the garbage chute are among the most common odours complaints received by building managers.
If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.