Risk Management

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.
CIBC Mellon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CIBC Mellon adds Mississauga office

Growth is a common reason for companies to relocate. Indeed, it was one of two key drivers behind CIBC Mellon’s recent move into a Mississauga outpost.
technological innovations

CondoBusiness

Technological innovations in condominiums

Technology is one of those things that never stops moving, and sometimes it can be daunting to keep up with all the latest advancements out
cleaning audits

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Technological advances in cleaning audits

Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
community hub

Canadian Facility Management & Design

TDSB faces $3.4-billion renewal needs backlog

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
worker safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Case clears air for more worker safety training

A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
procurement

CondoBusiness

Inquiry puts spotlight on procurement practices

News of a Competition Bureau inquiry has put a spotlight on procurement practices in the condominium industry.