Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
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.
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.
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.
Condo corporations are facing new budgeting challenges in 2020. Planning for unexpected and increasing expenses is difficult to anticipate.
With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
There is a significant shift in the way condo corporations are managing common elements, noisy neighbours and condo meetings.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
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.
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.
CCI recently held its first national webinar addressing pandemic-related industry concerns. Once topic of discussion was virtual meetings and e-voting.
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.
ICC Property Management is using technology to digitally track its response to COVID-19 and enhance safety for residents and staff.
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.
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
To plan for electrical system maintenance, it's helpful to understand how power is delivered to and distributed around the building.
Opponents of electronic voting are scared it will expose the archaic and flawed system of proxy voting for what it is: unnecessary and obsolete.