Facility Management

Buildings urged to brandish orange for Truth & Reconciliation Week

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Buildings urged to brandish orange Sept. 30

Orange is the designated colour to show support and build awareness within commercial and institutional buildings as Canada prepares to mark its first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
race2reduce prepares to mark 2021 milestones

Canadian Property Management

Race2reduce prepares to mark 2021 milestones

This year’s top achievers in the friendly competition with serious intent will be announced on September 16 when the annual CREST (commercial real estate sustainability trailblazers) awards are bestowed.
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REMI Network

Facilities management market predicted to surge

Market growth of US$660.29B over the next 4 years is expected to be spurred by rising demand for smart facilities & increasing emphasis on outsourcing building management services.
Heatwave conditions and operational shortfalls pose challenges in some Ontario LTC homes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

LTC operational shortfalls bared in heatwave

Heatwave conditions and operational shortfalls are posing challenges in some Ontario long-term care homes that do not have central air conditioning.
Ontario's civic building inventory scrutinized for asset condition

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Civic building inventory lags on capital repair

Ontario’s civic building inventory has fallen the farthest behind on capital repair among seven categories of municipal infrastructure assets scrutinized in a newly released report from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario.
outdoor dining

REMI Network

New handbook proposes designs for safe outdoor dining

Researchers at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism have created a design handbook that envisions new ways to enjoy safe outdoor dining in Ottawa during and after pandemic restrictions.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Facility managers & a cleaner experience

Open communication from management and staff will be key to normalizing new and fast-evolving cleaning procedures.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Maximizing the virtual FM training experience

Looking ahead, virtual training is expected to figure predominantly into the next normal of professional education.
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REMI Network

Hamilton Health Sciences officially opens new stem cell facility

Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre has officially opened an expanded stem cell unit to expedite high-quality cancer care for adult patients in Ontario. 
entertainment venues

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

5 steps to safer & healthier entertainment venues

As live sports and entertainment return, managers of venues are faced with an assortment of safety and cleanliness challenges.
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REMI Network

University of Waterloo upgrades campus ventilation systems

The mechanical engineering team at the University of Waterloo is reviewing the air flow for all classrooms in preparation for fall.
Nova Scotia

REMI Network

Nova Scotia community buildings get funding for energy efficiency

A crop of community buildings in Nova Scotia are getting energy efficient upgrades through multilevel government commitments, including $3.3 million from the province. 
inclusive

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A path to fully inclusive community hubs

The idea of creating inclusive community hubs—where people of all ages and abilities can gather together—is gaining significant momentum.
BentallGreenOak

REMI Network

BentallGreenOak & Fitwel championing healthy buildings

As a Fitwel® Champion and Industry Advisor for the Viral Response Module, BentallGreenOak is helping to ensure evolving health and wellness demands are met in Canadian real estate.
BOMA Canada's 2021 pandemic guide set for release

Canadian Property Management

2021 pandemic guide draws on lessons learned

Ironically, COVID-19 delayed what had been a planned 2020 update, but also generated myriad new insights for the resulting 2021 edition of BOMA Canada's established reference document.
long-term care

REMI Network

Nova Scotia invests $96.5-mil in long-term care facilities

As part of a multi-year plan, the province will add 264 new beds in the central health zone and replace 1,298 beds at 14 nursing homes and three residential care facilities.
reopening facilities

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

4 tips for reopening facilities

Commercial cleaning company OpenWorks offers advice for reopening facilities.