Maintenance

key building services deemed essential in Ontario and Quebec

Canadian Facility Management & Design

ON/QC: access to key building services assured

Building owners, managers and occupants can be assured that life-safety systems, telecommunications, elevators and HVAC can be maintained and repaired as necessary, and that janitorial and security staff are permitted on-site.
HVACR technicians adhere to Health Canada protocol

Canadian Property Management

HVACR technicians adhere to health protocol

A newly released message to consumers underscores the critical role the industry plays in the viability of indoor environments and in safeguarding food, medical supplies, data and other strategic services.
North American retailers deal with temporary closure of stores

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Temporary closure phase-down tips available

A North American facilities management association for retailers with multiple locations is marshalling resources to assist with a spate of store shutdowns.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: mixing bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.
Alberta Treasury Board to resume responsibility for asset upkeep budgets

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Alberta to curb spending on asset upkeep

The provincial government plans to allocate about $2.7 billion to capital maintenance and renewal over a three-year period, but year-over-year investment will drop 7.7 per cent from the first to third fiscal year.
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REMI Network

Standard aims to protect iron water pipes from corrosion

The new standard for iron water pipes provides information that could be helpful to engineers, asset owners, corrosion consultants and others.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Education workers reach tentative agreement

The tentative agreement, which must still be ratified by CUPE members in 109 bargaining units, restores many of the cuts made to education services earlier this year.
damage repair

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ontario victim services to include damage repair

The revised compensation program promises to provide direct funds to eligible recipients within three to 10 business days rather than requiring them to later apply for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

NEMA publishes guide for surge protective devices

The guide is the first in a new series intended to provide guidance on the evaluation, specification, and use of surge protective devices.
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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?
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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.
urgent care

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).
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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.