Risk Management

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.
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?
condo insurance claims

CondoBusiness

Many condo insurance claims arise from liability

Experience as an insurance broker specializing in the condo segment shows that the majority of claims arise from liability.
blueprints, computer and builder's work tool on wooden table

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Post-occupancy audits in P3 construction projects

When carefully and transparently planned, P3s offer some significant advantages to owners and communities.
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.
workplace safety

CondoBusiness

Workplace safety tips for property managers

Coordinating building systems and dealing with a variety of issues personal to clients’ homes have the potential to place property managers in harm’s way.
Energy efficient

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Reducing maintenance costs with energy efficiency

Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
money laundering via real estate

CondoBusiness

Money laundering via real estate scrutinized

Recent guidance from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada sets out 39 indicators that should prompt parties involved in facilitating real estate deals to contemplate purchasers' or vendors' motives.
cybersecurity

Canadian Property Management

Property managers downplay cybersecurity threats

Buildings are becoming more connected and functional as information and operational technology converge, heightening the risk of cybersecurity attacks.
property managers

Canadian Property Management

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
hand hygiene

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Improving hand hygiene in healthcare facilities

Studies have shown that the strategic placement of soap and sanitizer dispensers has been shown to influence hand hygiene.
legionella risk

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Addressing Legionella risk in buildings

ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
emergency power

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Protecting emergency power supply system docs

The new emergency power supply system (EPSS) has been commissioned. The design, factory witness testing, installation and site benchmarking are complete. This state-of-the-art power plant
Chinook Regional Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A facility addition with surgical precision

Adding a new wing to the fully developed site would require surgical precision. The original Chinook Regional Hospital, which was constructed close to 30 years
hand strain

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Getting a grip on hand strain and related injuries

Laboratories are common in Canada, reaching from the viniculture industry to universities, pharmaceutical and petro chemical sectors. For lab techs, there are many occupational hazards,
facility managers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

FMs quarterback retail transformation

The newly released PRSM 2017 Trends Report highlights the various roles of facility managers in reta
guard patrols

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Guard patrols get digital back-up

An expect explains how technology is changing the way guard patrols, which protect people and property, get done.