Maintenance

common element

CondoBusiness

Access to units for common element work

What if access is required through a residential unit to perform common element maintenance or repairs to the building in general?
State of good repair lags in Toronto

Canadian Facility Management & Design

State of good repair lags in City of Toronto

Toronto is backsliding on the upkeep of municipal facilities, with a state of good repair backlog that’s projected to surpass $1 billion this year and then continue accumulating to nearly $1.47 billion by 2033.
facility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Five ingredients of a well-managed facility

Managing a facility requires a combination of skilled facility management personnel, efficient procedures, reliable process technology, and most importantly, a strong focus on the integration
Prison time for supervisor in NB jobsite death

Construction Business

Prison time for supervisor in NB jobsite death

A New Brunswick construction supervisor has been sentenced to three years in prison for criminal negligence after the jobsite death of an 18-year-old member of his work crew.
traffic deck coating

Canadian Property Management

Keeping Decay at Bay

The traffic deck coating (TDC) used to protect concrete surfaces will deteriorate over time, reducing its ability to effectively do its job.  
New groundskeeping specifications for fed lands

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New groundskeeping specifications for fed lands

Groundskeeping specifications for federal properties are set to change under a new policy disallowing pesticide application for cosmetic purposes.
Slip-and-fall injury bill stranded in Manitoba

Canadian Property Management

Slip-and-fall injury bill stranded in Manitoba

Manitoba's legislative term expired soon after the government introduced proposed amendments to the Occupiers' Liability Act similar to changes already adopted in Ontario.
tornado

CondoBusiness

Tornado research uncovers risks for homeowners

Canada’s tornado risk is more widespread than once thought, according to a growing body of research that, for the first time, tracks the occurrence and aftermath facing property owners across the country.
emergency prepardeness

CondoBusiness

Updating your condo’s emergency response plan

As spring temperatures arrive and snow and ice finally recede, condominium managers often face property maintenance issues that arise or were neglected during the winter
Office IAQ best practices up for consultation

Canadian Property Management

Office IAQ best practices up for consultation

Health Canada is preparing guidance on indoor air quality in office buildings aimed at landlords, employers, building operators, facilities managers, maintenance staff and tenants' health and safety committees.
Quebec school maintenance budget gets top-up

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Quebec’s school maintenance budget gets top-up

The newly released Quebec budget also promises $100 million over five years to allow post-secondary institutions to lease extra classroom space in commercial buildings.
Alberta distributes asset upkeep funds unevenly

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Alberta distributes asset upkeep funds unevenly

Seniors and social housing aren’t getting a share of the extra funds the Alberta government is investing in capital renewal and maintenance of public assets.
maintenance strategy

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Finding the right maintenance strategy for your building

As building managers know, finding the right maintenance strategy for your building is the key to increased efficiency, cost savings, and improved performance. Whether your
hiring

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Common mistakes to avoid when hiring commercial cleaning salespeople

Is hiring a team and growing your business top of mind? Commercial cleaning, janitorial, and maintenance service companies often overlook the back-of-house operations that help
birds

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Birds and their effect on your building maintenance

Looking after a building is no easy feat and there are always threats to your building and grounds, from equipment failure to weather to birds.
maintenance

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Time-saving maintenance tips

Being a facility maintenance manager often involves managing costs, time, safety, and more, so, increasing efficiency can certainly make your job easier. Sometimes it feels
Cosmetic pesticides okayed for use in Manitoba

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Cosmetic pesticides okayed for use in Manitoba

Manitoba has repealed a prohibition that had been in place since 2014 and is again allowing the application of cosmetic pesticides on private green space, municipal sidewalks and boulevards.