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?
Some condo lobbies may be looking spare lately because the lounge furniture that usually occupies these spaces is being targeted as a fire risk.
The new rules that will steer the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at Ontario condo properties starting next week may have a blind spot.
One GTA-based condo building won’t face the dilemma of when to switch over its HVAC system from heating to cooling this spring thanks to cogeneration.
Several recent advances in pest control could help condo managers combat the bed bugs, flies, others insects and rodents that can invade their properties.
Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
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.
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.