Risk Management

new home warranty

CondoBusiness

Manitoba sticks to optional new home warranty

After first postponing the date the legacy legislation from its predecessor would come into force, the provincial government now plans to repeal the New Home Warranty Act.
parcel delivery

CondoBusiness

How to handle an influx of packages

As the volume of online purchases grows, the need for an effective parcel delivery system is vital, especially for online shoppers living in condos.
safety compliance

CondoBusiness

Safety compliance for condo corporations

As employers, condo corporations can be prosecuted under the ‘general duty’ clause, even when complying with OHSA safety compliance regulations.
clothing donation bins

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
security

CondoBusiness

New security solutions target condo communities

Specialized analytics and network audio are addressing lax condominium security by combining video surveillance, communication and entry control.
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Canadian Property Management

BOMA Canada raising awareness for cyber wellness

BOMA Canada's 2019 Cyber Wellness Guide is a tool for building owners and managers to start thinking about cybersecurity.
flood

CondoBusiness

Flood recovery in four steps

There are four basic steps that those responsible for a property need to take to help manage disasters such as floods.
low-carbon vanguard

Canadian Property Management

Real estate primed for low-carbon vanguard

Canada's Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance suggests there is more untapped opportunity than coordinated action in a market grappling with emerging imperatives for climate-related financial disclosure and integrating ESG measures.
salt

CondoBusiness

Higher winter maintenance costs anticipated

Private property owners in Ontario, including condo corporations, could find themselves paying a premium to keep their walkways safe this winter.
more smokers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More smokers stoke litter and fire risk

Business, professional and public interest groups are devising and deploying strategies to promote common sense and minimize risk, discord and environmental fallout.
ergonomics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Reducing risk factors for workplace injuries

There are many reasons companies start ergonomics programs: one serious injury, a series of minor injuries or staff absences in the workplace.
cleaning products industry

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning products industry blasts research

The American Cleaning Institutes chastises the slate of 15 authors affiliated with health sciences faculties of six Canadian universities for overlooking the role disinfectants play in infection control.
construction site security

CondoBusiness

Site security comes under renewed scrutiny

Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
pest control

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Renos draw unwanted critters out of woodwork

New construction and renovations can turn up the heat on pest pressures, but proactive measures can help prevent future infestations.
cryptocurrency

CondoBusiness

Cryptocurrency risks, blockchain potential

Could the recent sale of a Toronto condo for cryptocurrency be the first sign of a shift in the condo industry towards use of digital currencies?
#TorontoFlood

CondoBusiness

Takeaways from #TorontoFlood

At least one condo corporation is facing what is likely to be a steep repair tab after Toronto was drenched with a month’s worth of rain on Aug. 7.
hot weather plans

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Hot weather plans get a workout in summer 2018

Workplace health and safety practitioners advise that measures to safeguard building services personnel from heat stress should be fairly straightforward.