Building Envelope


Keeping your building air and watertight for the winter

Winter brings extreme weather, cold temperatures, and a freeze-thaw cycle that can negatively affect your building, its occupants, and your workflow, so keeping your facility

Is your facility ready for winter?

Winter brings its own unique challenges to facilities, and preparing for those conditions ahead of the cold weather can save you time, money, and headaches.
fall maintenance

Your fall maintenance checklist

As the kids get ready to go back to school, we look (not too far) ahead to fall’s arrival. With the cooler temperatures and winter

Avoiding summer mould in your building

The heat of the summer weather can have adverse effects on your building and your maintenance plan. Along with added moisture from rainfall, the risk

Does automated cleaning give you a competitive edge?

Technology and automated cleaning have made huge strides in recent years, helping to address the ongoing labour shortage, and in many cases, improving hygiene and

Looking at leaks in your building

As we get closer to spring weather and the snow starts to melt, leaks can become a serious threat to a building, stopping work, causing

Birds and their effect on your building maintenance

Looking after a building is no easy feat and there are always threats to your building and grounds, from equipment failure to weather to birds.
snow load

Snow load: what you need to know

Do you know your roof’s snow load? While we are likely a few months away from our first snowfall, being prepared is the best defence
energy efficiency

Save money with better energy efficiency in your building

As a facility manager, energy efficiency is an important tool to save money and get your building running at its best. Even though Canada is

How to prepare properties for tornado season

The deadly storm that devastated large parts of Southern Ontario on Saturday did so with little warning. In its aftermath,10 people are dead and the tornado-grade winds of the storm, called a ‘derecho,’ left behind massive damage and destruction.
maintenance and repair

Cases shed light on maintenance and repair obligations in condos

Maintenance and repair obligations of both owners and condo corporations are defined in the Condominium Act, which sets out the minimum default obligations. T

Canadian school districts build for healthier environments

The schools installed future-ready infrastructure improvements for healthier, more sustainable learning environments.
fire and smoke damage

Understanding and identifying fire and smoke damage

Just as threatening as the immediate damage of the fire are the residual effects of the smoke, the heat, and the corrosive substances produced.

Snow and ice contractors brave insurance blizzard

Contractors working in the snow and ice management industry are facing a blizzard of challenges on the insurance side, or what many are calling a crisis.

Braving the great indoors: IAQ solutions for higher education

It’s more important than ever to keep students, staff, and the community healthy.
winter maintenance

Winter maintenance strategies that work

With experts predicting an earlier start to Canada’s cold season, the time to get started on winter maintenance is now.

Hidden dangers of antimicrobial building products

Little evidence exists that building products containing antimicrobials actually prevent disease transmission and lead to healthier populations.