Maintenance

electrical work

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Keeping up with Ontario’s Electrical Safety Code

Insights from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) on the new Ontario Electrical Safety Code and how it affects residential property owners.
false fire alarm

CondoBusiness

The implications of false fire alarms in condos

For condo managers, a false fire alarm results in new issues. What happens when a fire alarm goes off at a condominium when no smoke or fire is present?
Toronto community housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A new dawn for Toronto Community Housing

Toronto’s crumbling community housing stock is receiving some much-needed financial support to the tune of 1.3 billion, making it the largest federal housing investment in the city's history.
elevator repairs elevators

CondoBusiness

Maintaining and repairing condo elevators

It’s important to ensure users who rely on elevators to get around have access to this vertical transportation when needed.
gym facilities

CondoBusiness

Addressing common complaints for condo gyms

When it comes to condominium amenities, one of the first things residents expect is a well-equipped, spacious, well-maintained gym.
pipe flushing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Passing the lead test in institutional buildings

School plumbing systems require regular pipe flushing to keep kids safe. How sensors can help fulfill this duty amid failing grades at some facilities.
sound masking

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to maintain sound masking performance

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

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tips for outsourcing compact portfolios

FMs overseeing compact portfolios may consider outsourcing. However, there are several factors to weigh in choosing an approach.
salt

CondoBusiness

Higher winter maintenance costs anticipated

Private property owners in Ontario, including condo corporations, could find themselves paying a premium to keep their walkways safe this winter.
more smokers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More smokers stoke litter and fire risk

Business, professional and public interest groups are devising and deploying strategies to promote common sense and minimize risk, discord and environmental fallout.
LEED v4.1

Canadian Facility Management & Design

LEED v4.1 to focus on performance outcomes

LEED v4.1 O+M’s updates focus on performance outcomes, and not on prescriptive measures to improve performance.
#TorontoFlood

CondoBusiness

Takeaways from #TorontoFlood

At least one condo corporation is facing what is likely to be a steep repair tab after Toronto was drenched with a month’s worth of rain on Aug. 7.
James Bay communities

Canadian Property Management

James Bay communities develop local expertise

Energy conservation initiatives are cutting costs and supporting skills development that make health care operations more self-reliant in five James Bay communities.
technology

CondoBusiness

What technology can’t replace in communities

What is being left behind as technology becomes more a part of day-to-day living in a community? Should some things be done the “old-fashioned” way?
avidbot

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Autonomous robots and the cleaning industry

It’s been quite a journey for two University of Waterloo Engineering graduates who dreamed of creating an autonomous robot company.
SUNSHINE

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Sunshine Building Maintenance: Building a Legacy

Now in operation for more than six decades, Sunshine Building Maintenance Inc. is one of the largest privately owned cleaning companies in Ontario.
scent

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Creating a lasting first impression for your facility

A good or bad experience on a person’s first visit to a building can be the difference between a returning client or a lost opportunity. An opinion is formed within seconds of an individual walking through your doors and the scent that greets their nostrils will go a long way to deciding whether that opinion is positive or negative.