Operations

building systems

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Safeguarding vital building systems during floods

Protecting vital building systems that address comfort, usability, life safety, fire prevention and compliance with general occupancy requirements.
iceland arena

Canadian Facility Management & Design

City of Mississauga slashes electricity use at rink

The City of Mississauga has slashed the electricity use of the ice-making equipment at its Iceland Arena during winter and shoulder season operations.
elevator repairs

CondoBusiness

MPP proposes time limits for elevator repairs

Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
warehouse space

Canadian Property Management

How e-commerce is shaping GTA warehouses

GTA warehouse space is getting a makeover as consumer populations grow, flagging potential for more fulfillment centres closer to downtown Toronto.
synthetic grass

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

A healthy case for maintaining synthetic grass

New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
maintenance fees

CondoBusiness

How climate change could affect maintenance fees

Maintenance fees are based on historic norms, stable benchmarks and logical predictions. What happens when those predictions no longer fit the weather?
carbon neutral

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Evergreen targets carbon neutrality with retrofit

Evergreen is targeting carbon neutrality in the retrofit of its heritage-designated kiln building at Toronto’s Brick Works site.
WELL

Canadian Property Management

Pursuing WELL at CBRE’s new office in North York

CBRE now has four out of the ten WELL-registered projects in Canada: one in Vancouver and three in the GTA, including the Toronto North office.
AODA

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New AODA requirements underscore maintenance

With 2017 underway, Ontario-based companies must now enact specific AODA requirements to ensure accessibility for employees and customers.
smarter buildings

REMI Network

Network innovation delivers smarter buildings

Global technology trends have pushed a new network innovation to market, one that is expected to improve building efficiency and employee retention.
facility maintenance

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

In heavy winter conditions, facility maintenance should include the application of ice melt to key walkways.
fire safety

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Fire safety steps for high-rise building owners

A recent fire in a Toronto high-rise apartment building has put the spotlight back on fire safety after numerous residents had to be rescued by Toronto Fire Services. Though no injuries were reported, the incident is a reminder that Fire Safety Plans are critical—especially when building fire alarm systems are rendered inoperative due to repair and maintenance projects.
office staging

Canadian Property Management

Courting tenants with office staging a rising trend

Office staging is increasing among landlords who are refreshing existing space with new build outs in order to remain competitive.
Rogers Place

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Rogers Place scores green, sets stadium standard

Opening a brand new facility is no easy feat, especially one like Rogers Place, the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada.
meeting room

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Better employee experiences in meeting rooms

Meeting rooms play a key part in rounding out a better employee experience for those that struggle with reduced privacy at workstations in an open layout.
Immersive hotels

Canadian Property Management

Immersive hotels respond to desire for unique experiences

Hospitality guests are turning to immersive hotels as they now desire a unique experience that sets them apart from their social networks.
facilities management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Three fundamentals of facilities management

Facility managers do a lot, and sometimes that gets in the way of other things they should be doing but aren’t.