Three case studies show how long-term data collected from a sensor can help find cost-effective solutions to building performance problems.
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.
Directors, property managers and residents often hesitate when they first face the potential of having a hard conversation. How mediation concepts can help.
The intrusion detection system (IDS) is slowly being incorporated into integrated security solutions in condominiums.
Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
In recent years there has been significant growth in the adoption of cloud-based software among tech-savvy condo communities and property managers.
A condo corporation was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit the ability of residents to complain to the condominium.
It’s important for board members to review the draft financial statements and know what questions to ask their condo auditor before giving their approval.
For now, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents' working conditions.
With mixed-use communities on the rise, sub-metering is more relevant than ever. It allocates utility costs to shared areas and units based on consumption.
Making tough financial decisions will never be easy, but making the right tough decisions gets easier if condo directors follow these five principles.
HST has been flying under the radar and could become a potentially significant liability for condo corporations.
With summer just around the corner, here are some tips for facilities managers to consider when preparing their commercial buildings to beat the heat.
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.
With the growing number of dogs in condos, DNA registration programs have become available that match unscooped waste to offending pooches.
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.