Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.
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.
Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.
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.
The intrusion detection system (IDS) is slowly being incorporated into integrated security solutions in condominiums.
In recent years there has been significant growth in the adoption of cloud-based software among tech-savvy condo communities and property managers.
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.
At least twice per year, property managers should conduct roof inspections and maintenance on their roofs.
Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
There are four major factors that will affect generator service costs in all condominiums.
Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning