Maintenance

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.
insurance

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Uncertainty leads to rising costs

The biggest challenge for many real estate owners in 2024 will be finding affordable insurance coverage to protect their buildings.

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.
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.
workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Workplace macro trends facing facility managers

The tension between employees’ desire to work fluidly and the need for predictability within a business is a key factor affecting workplaces around the world.
CRE

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CRE industry reveals data-driven demands

Canada’s top commercial real estate players have identified the growing importance of visualizing indoor building activities in real time as the use of space becomes less predictable and tenant needs evolve.
net-zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Archival preservation facility is a net-zero first

Library and Archives Canada’s new preservation storage facility opened as the first net-zero carbon archival centre in the Americas,
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.
FM

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Women execs in FM share recruitment insight

A discussion earlier this year gleaned perspectives from women executives on how they promote the FM industry.
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.
custodial closet

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Keeping your custodial closet clean

No matter what business you’re in, first impressions matter. You want your facility to look its best, and that includes your custodial closet. Not only
condo managers

CondoBusiness

Ontario condo managers grapple with price hikes

As multi-residential buildings grapple with rising construction costs, condo managers in Ontario are experiencing the impacts up close.
power loss

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Preparing for power loss in your facility

Power loss is a real concern for facilities, caused by anything from ice storms or lightning to fallen trees to aging machinery. As a facility
HST

CondoBusiness

Construction costs rattle the condo industry

Construction cost increases are a significant concern if a condo needs to complete work in the next year or so. But the concern isn't just the here and now.
roof

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Take a proactive approach to your roof this fall

As temperatures continue to drop throughout fall, it’s hard not to think about winter on its way. Facility managers know that a fall preventative maintenance
maintenance checklist

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Building a fall facility maintenance checklist that ticks all the boxes

As September comes to an end, it’s time to finalize your fall facility maintenance checklist. When winter arrives later in the year, it brings its
office floors

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning floors for health, instead of for appearance

Science is emerging about facility managers prioritizing your floors to clean for health, rather than for appearance.