Management

racing surfaces

How Woodbine maintains its racing surfaces

With horses worth six and seven figures, it's paramount that Woodbine maintain optimal conditions on both of its racing surfaces: Tapeta and turf.
winter preventative maintenance program

Is your facility ready for winter?

Steps facility managers can take to help keep communities safe and reduce their risk profile.
fire prevention

Improve safety during Fire Prevention Month

October marks the start of National Fire Prevention Month in Canada, a campaign that serves as a reminder to revisit fire safety and prevention practices.
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Six trends to impact retail multi-site FM industry

Connex, the authority on retailers, multi-site healthcare facilities, entertainment facilities, banks and suppliers provides a breakdown of the meta-trends impacting retail facilities management.
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What FMs should know about irrigation systems

When properly maintained, an irrigation system can provide many years of excellent service.
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Communication tips for building service contractors

Here are some strategies to have a well-defined communication plan.
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Electrical code changes property managers should know

For building owners and property managers who don’t do their due diligence, the implications can be catastrophic.
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Cleaning industry calls for the removal of tariffs

The worldwide cleaning industry association issues action alert on tariffs.
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TSSA gives residents fuel safety tips

The province’s fuels-safety regulator is advising residents and property managers of important fuel-related safety tips as they work to recover from devasting flooding.
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Prevent pests from populating your property

No matter the time of year, pests are professionals at making their way into your facility, seeking shelter from the elements in colder months and places to breed in warm seasons.
excess soil

Ontario proposes new excess soil rules

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks' proposal is posted for public consultation until May 31, 2019.
IT

Developing an IT roadmap in facility management

The IT Community of IFMA is often asked how to get started with IT in facility management and how to develop a long-term strategy for FM IT solutions.
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Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
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Study examines harassment in Canadian workplaces

Verbal abuse is the most common type of harassment reported by Canadian workers according to a new study titled Harassment in Canadian workplaces.
move

The workplace move: An impetus for change

There are few opportunities for organizations as great as the workplace move, where it can begin anew in fresh, new premises.
FM avatar

The evolution of the FM avatar

As their job responsibilities change, FMs need to continuously improve in order to help bring their organization value.
sound masking

How to maintain sound masking performance

Today’s interiors are even more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control.