Health & Safety

capital project

CondoBusiness

Considerations for deferring capital project work

The industry panel discussed what capital repairs and replacement costs could potentially be deferred by prolonging the life of various building components and what professional resources to seek for guidance.
Energy storage prompts battery of precautions

Canadian Property Management

Energy storage prompts a battery of precautions

In step with the projected surge in energy storage installations, fire safety advisors are actively working to help clean tech adopters understand and mitigate the risks.
WELL

CondoBusiness

WELL evolves into residential communities

Minto Communities is the first developer in Canada to pilot the WELL for residential program, which sets out to create healthier homes.
accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada far from meeting accessibility goals

Federally-regulated organizations will need to prioritize specific actions that advance accessibility and disability inclusion by 2040.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Maintaining a safe property through winter

Residential property managers need to be extra vigilant this time of year to ensure their buildings are safe and properly maintained.
condos

CondoBusiness

The call for safer condos in Ontario

Conflicts and disputes within Ontario’s condo communities are fueling a conversation around safety reform and adding pressure to make residential buildings better places to live and work.
disabilities

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Accommodating disabilities in the workplace

The accommodation process is inherently collaborative, and employers and employees need to be cooperative, share information, and work together to find potential accommodation solutions.
standard

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.
healthcare

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A new healthcare tower for a diverse community

The new Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre in Toronto’s east end ushers in a new era of healthcare.
wildfires

Canadian Apartment Magazine

B.C. wildfires force thousands to evacuate

As wildfires spread at an alarming rate, the B.C. government is urging citizens, including multi-unit tenants and property owners, to take precaution.
heat

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Beating the heat

As the weather continues to heat up through the summer, there are many maintenance workers who need to spend their days in the hot sun
Swimming pools were a buoyant property upgrade option in 2020

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Swimming pool safety and liability

In the hot, hazy days of summer, swimming pools are a great source of fun and relaxation, but they also bring a host of risks and responsibilities or property owners.
condo

CondoBusiness

Actuaries garner new insight into condo finances

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ latest insight statement on the longevity of condo infrastructure explores several risks.
tornado

CondoBusiness

Tornado research uncovers risks for homeowners

Canada’s tornado risk is more widespread than once thought, according to a growing body of research that, for the first time, tracks the occurrence and aftermath facing property owners across the country.
Dim future for fluorescents and metal halides

Canadian Property Management

Dim future for fluorescents and metal halides

Fluorescents and metal halides will be further marginalized in the lighting market with pending amendments to Canada’s regulations governing products containing mercury.
New oversight regime set for Ontario elevators

Canadian Property Management

New oversight regime set for Ontario elevators

A new oversight regime for Ontario’s elevators and escalators will come into force on March 1, bringing shorter timelines for rectifying an extensive list of designated high-risk deficiencies.