Risk Management

cannabis

CondoBusiness

Recreational cannabis use to become legal this fall

Is it time for condo boards and property managers to brace for reefer madness? It may depend on which condo lawyer they ask.
climate risk

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk serves up shocks and stressors

Measures to avoid or minimize flood damage and prepare for long-term power outages now rank among the most cost-effective design decisions and capital investments that building owners/managers can make.
furniture

CondoBusiness

Lounge furniture targeted as multi-res fire risk

Some condo lobbies may be looking spare lately because the lounge furniture that usually occupies these spaces is being targeted as a fire risk.
risks to commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Balancing the risks to commercial real estate

Senior ranking valuation specialists agreed that new uncertainties around fraying trade agreements, political instability and climate volatility have broadened the scope of their worries well beyond rising interest rates.
visitor management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Visitor management on the modern campus

Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
Copper

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Copper allays germy fitness centres

Copper alloys used more in hospitals to help fight health-care acquired infections, aren’t as prevalent in non-traditional spaces where germs also spread.
master keys

CondoBusiness

Are your condo property’s master keys secure?

Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
catch basin

CondoBusiness

Catch basin upkeep critical as potholes proliferate

Have there been more potholes this year than in previous years? An informal survey says yes, and parking lots on condo properties are not immune.
public-safety facility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Public-safety facility co-locates first responders

Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and Richmond North Ambulance Station is the first in a major B.C. city to bring fire and ambulance services under one roof.
flood season

Canadian Property Management

Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
health and safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Carleton U steps up health and safety response

Carleton University has launched a new online reporting tool that intricately links health and safety initiatives with facility management.
post-construction cleaning

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Post-construction cleaning offers fresh start

Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
security

CondoBusiness

Food delivery changes challenge condo security

Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
ergonomics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Focus on workplace wellness elevates ergonomics

There is a natural role for ergonomics to play in workplace interventions as organizations increasingly look to improve employee well-being, says Lucy Hart.
fire safety

Canadian Property Management

Accessible fire safety tips for property managers

Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
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.
construction

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Construction side effects carry deadly risks

Living through construction may be a fact of life for city dwellers, but living through construction can be a fact of life and death for hospital patients.