Operations

surfside

CondoBusiness

The fatal flaws behind the Surfside condo collapse

Building failures of this horrific scope are seldom seen in North America. But it is important to examine what happened so we can learn and prevent similar collapses in the future.
subpar waste diversion results trail Ontario target

Canadian Property Management

Subpar waste diversion trails Ontario target

About 85 per cent of waste from Ontario's businesses, public institutions, residential buildings with six or more units and construction/demolition sites ends up in landfill, including a vast amount of recyclable material.
Rare decisions have acute carbon consequences

Canadian Property Management

Rare decisions have acute carbon consequences

Daily vigilance is central to achieving operational energy savings, but rare decisions typically have the most acute carbon consequences in buildings.
hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Smarter care at Vaughan’s first hospital

Through the doors of Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, the first hospital to ever rise in Vaughan, Ontario, life’s health challenges are met with comfort, safety and lots of natural light.
foot traffic

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

6 ways to prepare for increased foot traffic

Businesses can prepare for greater foot traffic by implementing strong protocols.
5G rollout could bring clutter of antennas

Canadian Facility Management & Design

5G rollout could bring clutter of antennas

Making buildings smarter could force some aesthetic trade-offs in commercial buildings as 5G services begin arriving on the mid-band and high-band of the spectrum.
Multifamily fire risk factors evolve over time

CondoBusiness

Multifamily fire risk factors evolve over time

The combination of improved suppression and ignition source depletion has reduced the risk of fire-related fatalities within residential high-rises, and all dwellings in general, since 1980.
amenity

CondoBusiness

The nuances of amenity access during COVID

A vaccine policy for amenity use may spark emotionally-charged debates from opposing residents and enforcing it proves challenging.
BOMA Canada

REMI Network

BOMA Canada honours national award winners

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) hosted its second virtual National Awards Gala on October 21, 2021.
co-working

CondoBusiness

Newest co-working spaces cater to hybrid future

As a hybrid work models emerges, new condos will welcome residents into co-working spaces with no one-size-fits-all approach.
Accessibility carries a simple business case

Canadian Property Management

Accessibility carries a simple business case

Many commercial real estate operators are making the simple business case for buildings that are functional for all potential users. It’s a quest that can begin with simple investigations, simple low-cost measures and simple mindfulness.
healthcare facilities 

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Guidelines inform resilient healthcare facilities 

Newly released guidelines offer a standard for approaching the planning and designing of healthcare facilities from a resiliency perspective.
development-led evictions

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Development-led evictions add to housing woes

New CMHC data explores the prevelance and implications of development-led evictions and other trends impacting Toronto's rental housing landscape.
construction and maintenance work

REMI Network

Construction and maintenance work among the most dangerous jobs

Various jobs in these industries were found to suffer fatality rates of several times the average of 3.4 per 100,000 workers.
climate action dividends projected for real estate

Canadian Property Management

Real estate could reap climate action dividends

The global urgency for climate action has an upside companion in global opportunities for strategic investment that could improve people’s lives and yield sustainable returns.
pandemic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Pandemic expands an aging workforce

The pandemic is pushing people to reconsider their post-work-life ambitions.
water damage

Canadian Apartment Magazine

5 ways to mitigate losses from water damage

While climate change has increased the prevalence of weather-related floods, water damage due to plumbing and appliance failures happen daily—and sadly, they are often preventable.