Technology

insurance

Canada’s condo insurance crisis

Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
benchmarking

Why benchmarking small buildings still matters

While building codes and standards help regulate efficiency in new buildings, existing buildings have been operating with little oversight and, in fact, no insight at all into how energy and water was being used in our cities.
reserve fund

Reserve fund budgeting: A fan coil unit retrofit

One of the most under addressed issues in aging condos is the fan coil unit. Residents often take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach.
reserve funds

How is COVID-19 impacting reserve funds?

Many reserve fund projects have not been able to proceed this year. Even now as construction has “opened up,” contractors have backlogs that will allow them to complete only some of the previously planned projects.
Budgeting

Budgeting the unknown amid a pandemic

Condo corporations are facing new budgeting challenges in 2020. Planning for unexpected and increasing expenses is difficult to anticipate.
Condo communities

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
condos

Condos see ‘significant shift’ in operations

There is a significant shift in the way condo corporations are managing common elements, noisy neighbours and condo meetings.
climate change

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
condo board

When a condo board becomes interim manager

When most people run for the condo board of directors, the last thing they imagine is a situation where they’re actually running the condominium.
garbage areas

Keeping garbage areas in condos healthy and safe

Cleaning garbage rooms and waste chutes is a maintenance concern for all condo corporations, but the current pandemic has made this to-do item even more relevant.
virtual meetings

Ten practical tips for virtual meetings and e-voting

CCI recently held its first national webinar addressing pandemic-related industry concerns. Once topic of discussion was virtual meetings and e-voting.
opportunity

Virtual meetings find new relevance during crisis

When stakeholders can’t be in the same room, virtual meetings are excellent alternative that still enables all parties to collaborate—even face-to-face.
compliance

Tech aids condo compliance during COVID-19

ICC Property Management is using technology to digitally track its response to COVID-19 and enhance safety for residents and staff.
surety association

Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

While climate change may have slipped somewhat from people’s consciousness and priorities right now, it’s noteworthy that the pandemic and climate crises are both problems of exponential growth against a limited capacity to cope.
LEED Platinum

Energy efficiency powers condo to LEED Platinum

Perched on the edge of the waterfront, south of the Distillery District near Sugar Beach, Toronto’s first LEED Platinum high-rise condo stands in the Bayside
electrical system

Manager’s guide to electrical system maintenance

To plan for electrical system maintenance, it's helpful to understand how power is delivered to and distributed around the building.
electronic voting

Electronic voting still met with resistance

Opponents of electronic voting are scared it will expose the archaic and flawed system of proxy voting for what it is: unnecessary and obsolete.