Maintenance

false fire alarm

CondoBusiness

The implications of false fire alarms in condos

For condo managers, a false fire alarm results in new issues. What happens when a fire alarm goes off at a condominium when no smoke or fire is present?
elevator repairs elevators

CondoBusiness

Maintaining and repairing condo elevators

It’s important to ensure users who rely on elevators to get around have access to this vertical transportation when needed.
deferred maintenance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Deferred maintenance hits home for legislators

Due to mark its centennial in sync with Manitoba's sesquicentennial next year, the Beaux Arts style landmark now requires more than $150 million worth of restorative upgrades.
gym facilities

CondoBusiness

Addressing common complaints for condo gyms

When it comes to condominium amenities, one of the first things residents expect is a well-equipped, spacious, well-maintained gym.
Joseph Brant Hospital upgrades

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in hospital upgrades and repairs

The Ontario government is investing $175 million in upgrades, repairs and maintenance at 128 hospitals across the province.
refrigerant standards

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

NEMA revises standard for electrical equipment enclosures

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has revised NEMA 250-2018 Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volts Maximum).
pest

CondoBusiness

Five tips for keeping pests off condo properties

Taking proactive steps can help keep unwanted pests out of condo buildings, saving the time and money involved in treating infestations.
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REMI Network

MediaEdge and ISSA launch new trade show

MediaEdge’s Real Estate Management Industry (REMI) Network and ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association announce a new trade show – Issa Show Canada.
sound masking

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to maintain sound masking performance

Today’s interiors are even more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control.
outsourcing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tips for outsourcing compact portfolios

FMs overseeing compact portfolios may consider outsourcing. However, there are several factors to weigh in choosing an approach.
LEED v4.1

Canadian Facility Management & Design

LEED v4.1 to focus on performance outcomes

LEED v4.1 O+M’s updates focus on performance outcomes, and not on prescriptive measures to improve performance.
wildfire

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Keeping the Flames at Bay: Wildfire Prevention Tips for Property Managers

Wildfires in British Columbia, the US capital – and, indeed, around the world – have turned a red-hot spotlight on the risks of fire and
pest control

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Renos draw unwanted critters out of woodwork

New construction and renovations can turn up the heat on pest pressures, but proactive measures can help prevent future infestations.
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 Tadoussac Sorel-Tracy

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.