Regulations & Codes

commercial real estate

REMI Network

Top 12 stories to watch in 2018

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2018.
noise complaints

CondoBusiness

Turning down the volume on noise complaints

Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
accessibility audit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit

The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
kid-friendly condos

CondoBusiness

Toronto looks to boost kid-friendly condos

Draft guidelines designed to promote kid-friendly condos are poised for a two-year trial run after getting green-lit last week.
development

CondoBusiness

Big data backs medium-density development

The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.
Reliable Elevators Act

CondoBusiness

Reliable Elevators Act passes second reading

If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.
affordable rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Deconstructing Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan

In an effort to help increase the province’s supply of affordable housing and protect renters from what many are calling exorbitant rent hikes, the Ontario Government has announced a comprehensive package of measures in its just-released Fair Housing Plan.
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.
rent control in Ontario condo sales

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Push for revised rent control in Ontario

The controversial topic of rent control in Ontario is back in the news after two Toronto City councillors voiced concerns about what they are calling “unethical” rent hikes across the GTA
housing affordability

CondoBusiness

CHBA pres to talk housing affordability with feds

Bob Finnigan, president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, heads to Ottawa this week to talk to the feds about housing affordability.
commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning

CondoBusiness

Proposed energy code changes target glass boxes

New criteria for calculating thermal bridging and a mandate for heat/energy recovery systems in a wide range of conditions could have the most significant impact on the design and construction of new buildings.
energy-efficiency-solutions

Construction Business

Energy efficiency in Alberta

Alberta has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition into its newest building code. The coming into force date for the new

Canadian Apartment Magazine

ASHRAE 90.1 adds multi-res lighting proviso

Developers of multi-residential buildings can expect more pointed direction on their lighting choices as North American jurisdictions update their building regulations.
bird colliisions

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Facilities slack in averting bird collisions

Preventing avian collisions in urban settings may not be a maintenance priority, but municipal bird-friendly standards are only going to get tougher.
low-impact community

Canadian Property Management

Industry sees promise in low-impact communities

Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
lean-construction

CondoBusiness

May high-rise sales mark near-record month

Consumers snapped up 3,623 new high-rise homes in the GTA in May, making it the second-best month on record, next to November, 2011, reported BILD.