Maintenance

elevators

CondoBusiness

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
Hurricane Harvey recovery

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Retailers key to Hurricane Harvey recovery

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) reports that thousands of stores have suffered damage, while building product suppliers and construction/maintenance contractors grapple with their own losses.
storage rack

REMI Network

B.C. storage rack regulations take effect 2018

New resource guides help navigate the Occupational Health and Safety storage rack regulation coming into effect January 2018.
Tork

REMI Network

Tork launches online guide to identify performance improvement gaps

Tork's new online platform offers guidance for how workforce safety and hygiene can complement new technology and improve efficiency.
outdoor maintenance

Canadian Property Management

Outdoor Maintenance Projects to Tackle this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to deal with outdoor maintenance projects. Here are some tips from Elite Trade Painting's Mike Benteau on where to start.
storage room

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tips for effective storage room management

Effectively managing storage rooms means making sure those items are kept safe, secure, and available to building managers, staff, and occupants as needed.
washroom maintenance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Sensor solutions optimize washroom maintenance

While facility management already leverages technology extensively, innovations aren’t yet being used fully in washroom cleaning and maintenance.
dehumidifier

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The pros and cons of different humidifiers

The type of humidification system chosen will directly affect the amount of time, effort, and expense that must be invested to keep the equipment running at peak performance.
recycled tires

REMI Network

Recycled tires create more resilient concrete: study

Researchers at the University of British Columbia used recycled tires to develop a stronger concrete that could be used for buildings.
pest

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A role for employees in workplace pest prevention

Facility managers might be surprised to find out how often an employee accidentally introduces pests in the office.
landscaping contracts

CondoBusiness

How to negotiate landscaping contracts

What should condominium corporations look for in landscaping contracts? Experience suggests the most successful relationships between condominium corporations and landscape contractors always involve two things:
hurricane preparedness

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Backup power critical to hurricane preparedness

The start of hurricane season is around the corner and it’s important that facilities are prepared.
odour complaints

CondoBusiness

Sniffing out culprits for odour complaints

Scents associated with cigarette smoke, cooking and the garbage chute are among the most common odours complaints received by building managers.
Reliable Elevators Act

CondoBusiness

Reliable Elevators Act passes second reading

If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.
Occupational Health and Safety Act

REMI Network

Nova Scotia changes Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Nova Scotia government is making changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will help keep employees safe at work.
roof inspections

CondoBusiness

A property manager’s guide to roof inspections

At least twice per year, property managers should conduct roof inspections and maintenance on their roofs.
elevator repairs

CondoBusiness

MPP proposes time limits for elevator repairs

Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.