Risk Management

deliveries

CondoBusiness

Building staff cope with flood of deliveries

Businesses that provide support and maintenance to buildings figure into the Ontario government’s list of essential services as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. Condo managers and
Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

Canadian Property Management

Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

While climate change may have slipped somewhat from people’s consciousness and priorities right now, it’s noteworthy that the pandemic and climate crises are both problems of exponential growth against a limited capacity to cope.
redemption gates

Canadian Property Management

Property funds possess stabilizing mechanisms

REALPAC’s recent survey of 15 Canadian open-end real estate funds offers insight into when and why fund administrators would suspend the ability for investors to redeem their holdings.
COVID-19 preparedness

Canadian Apartment Magazine

COVID-19 preparedness tips for landlords

All businesses are impacted by the COVID-19 virus, but rental-housing providers play a critical role in the battle to mitigate the spread of this highly communicable disease.
Condo Industry

REMI Network

The REMI Show to Address Condo Industry Concerns

Returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre June 10 and 11, the 2020 REMI Show will address the impact of technology on management, building staffing
electronic voting

CondoBusiness

Electronic voting still met with resistance

Opponents of electronic voting are scared it will expose the archaic and flawed system of proxy voting for what it is: unnecessary and obsolete.
museum retrofit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Museum retrofit safeguards precious artifacts

While museum relics are meant to be cherished and preserved long-term, the building systems that protect them are not.
criminal trespass

Canadian Property Management

Alberta cracks down on criminal trespass

Along with measures to discourage spurious lawsuits, the legislation has implications for commercial real estate operators and any organization with potential scofflaws among its employees or membership.
noise

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Not all noise nuisances require a remedy

Noise complaints are a prevalent and challenging problem for facility managers. While the most common are related to a loud residential or commercial neighbour, the
environmental approvals

CondoBusiness

Friendlier CHP environmental approvals welcome

It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
resilient

Design Quarterly

Resilient design in the workplace

A panel of speakers explored the significant steps businesses, governments and learning institutions are actively taking towards resilient design
Climate risk profilers

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk profilers wrangle fragmented data

A widening scope of resources can be tapped to build increasingly sophisticated risk profiles, but sustainability practitioners note that data is often fragmented and difficult to obtain.
climate change procrastinators

Canadian Property Management

Climate change procrastinators urged to act

The mounting consequences of being stuck fast in the wrong place for an extended wrong time begin with soaring insurance premiums and end with stranded assets.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

TSSA gives residents fuel safety tips

The province’s fuels-safety regulator is advising residents and property managers of important fuel-related safety tips as they work to recover from devasting flooding.
Ontario Fire Code

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario Fire Code to add steeper fine bracket

More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
false fire alarm

CondoBusiness

The implications of false fire alarms in condos

For condo managers, a false fire alarm results in new issues. What happens when a fire alarm goes off at a condominium when no smoke or fire is present?
prominent global real estate players

Canadian Property Management

ESG guides prominent global real estate players

ESG provides a framework to set priorities, steer action and monitor progress toward more resilient assets, with 93 per cent of respondents reporting that criteria linked to sustainability, supporting local communities and shunning corruption influence their investment decisions.