Security & Life Safety

facility maintenance

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

In heavy winter conditions, facility maintenance should include the application of ice melt to key walkways.
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.
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.
fire safety in buildings

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Tragedy accentuates fire safety in buildings

Following the recent tragic fire in Oakland, California, fire safety and legal experts are reflecting on the confluence of deliberate and inadvertent omissions that underlie most calamities.
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.
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.
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.
technology trends

Canadian Property Management

Eight technology trends that could impact CRE

Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
building evacuation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Using technology for safe building evacuations

An expert highlights how new systems help first responders deploy their resources more efficiently during building evacuations.
floods

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to plan for summer floods in Canada

The way to best protect properties from summer flooding is to develop and follow a well-thought out disaster plan, customized to the facility's location.
emergency plan

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to create an emergency plan for facilities

This is why building managers should have an emergency plan in place. Besides potentially helping to save lives, it can reduce damage and minimize downtime.
remove graffiti

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Remove graffiti fast to prevent future tagging

An expert offers tips on how to prevent building vandalism, suggesting the best method is to remove graffiti fast to avoid future tagging.
uvgi technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

UVGI technology emerges in infection control

UVGI technology is emerging as an effective tool in the fight against healthcare-acquired infections in Canadian hospitals.
Workplace

Canadian Property Management

Workplace tragedy spurs call for risk framework

Industry is urged to implement risk management framework after a project manager was found guilty of criminal negligence in the '‘swing stage case."
winter safety tips for condo managers

CondoBusiness

Five winter safety tips for condo managers

December has been seasonably mild, so winter safety tips may not be top of mind for condo managers. But now is a good time to prepare for coming weather.
cigarette

CondoBusiness

Spate of condo blazes sparks safety campaign

A spate of condo blazes in Alberta has reignited conversations about the perennial fire safety risk posed by cigarettes in multi-residential buildings.