Maintenance

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.
ASHRAE Legionella standard

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Updated ASHRAE Legionella standard released

ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2018 outlines best practices for preventing growth and spread of Legionella in building water systems.
community centre Bristol Library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada and Quebec invest in Bristol library redevelopment

The governments of Canada and Quebec are each investing over $31,000 towards the expansion and refurbishment of the Bristol library.
technical safety

REMI Network

Nominations open for B.C.’s technical safety awards

Technical Safety BC is gearing up to recognize outstanding achievement, innovation and leadership in the field at awards this fall.
SUNSHINE

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Sunshine Building Maintenance: Building a Legacy

Now in operation for more than six decades, Sunshine Building Maintenance Inc. is one of the largest privately owned cleaning companies in Ontario.
remediation

CondoBusiness

How to remediate previously hoarded units

What cleaning and repair work is required to remediate a previously hoarded unit? An extreme-cleaning expert answers.
leaks

REMI Network

Uncovering undetected leaks on condo properties

Water bills may not be getting the attention they deserve in condo corporations if the bills are simply paid without a look at where the charges come from.
elevator repair

REMI Network

Standards for elevator repair times one step closer

The Ontario government last week passed legislation aimed at addressing concerns about elevator availability in the province.
Fraternity and sorority houses

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto reviews fraternity and sorority houses

Toronto's licensing and standards committee will consider recommendations for more rigorous scrutiny of fraternity and sorority houses, which would require operators to annually prove the status of their properties.
matting

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Wet weather underscores importance of matting

Freezing rain this week served as a reminder of the important role mats can play in limiting the amount of dirt and moisture that enters facilities.
pest control

CondoBusiness

Advances in pest control could help condos

Several recent advances in pest control could help condo managers combat the bed bugs, flies, others insects and rodents that can invade their properties.
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.
high-rise housing starts

CondoBusiness

Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
HVAC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Scale build-up weighs on HVAC efficiency

Scale build-up can weigh on HVAC efficiency, making preventative maintenance important to controlling energy costs and preventing premature failure.
pest

CondoBusiness

Excess moisture increases pest pressure

In addition to making living spaces uncomfortable, indoor moisture problems can lead to structural damage, health and pest problems.
winter mat

CondoBusiness

How to maintain purchased winter mats

Purchased mats tend to be ideally suited to the moist winter conditions, but they need to be properly cleaned and cared for. Here's how.
military

REMI Network

Feds pledge $24.4-mil for military grave repairs

The federal budget, released Tuesday, earmarks $24.4 million for military grave repairs.