Maintenance

parking garage

REMI Network

How to upgrade parking garage safety

The colour scheme seen in parking garages that are up-to-code is the result of coordinating multiple bylaws; for example, municipal property standards, fire code, building code, and health and safety codes.
plastic

REMI Network

Canada officially lists plastic products under CEPA

Canada recently listed plastic manufactured items on Schedule 1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), taking a first regulatory step in addressing plastic pollution.
repairs

CondoBusiness

Condos in precarious spot if small repairs sit idle

Should the corporation move forward with certain maintenance repairs if the issue has the potential to become exponentially worse?
migrating birds

REMI Network

Five building tips to help migrating birds this spring

Many feathered friends won't be making it to their northern breeding areas this spring due to fatal collisions with reflective and transparent glass.
Clean earnings place Canadian companies among global top 200 for revenue from low-carbon business activities

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Canadian suppliers lauded for clean earnings

Product and service suppliers to the property and facilities management sector are among eight publicly listed Canadian companies ranked for highest global revenues tied to low-carbon business activities.
Facility management

REMI Network

Adapt today, optimize tomorrow

Four solutions for a smarter, safer, and cleaner building as cleaning and maintenance is reinvented.
winter

REMI Network

Simple upgrades for winter resilience

What are some simple and cost-effective upgrades a condo corporation can implement to make their building more resilient in winter?
IPAC

REMI Network

TPH calls on facilities to ramp up IPAC measures

Extra vigilance is expected as confirmed cases of the highly contagious U.K. B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 spreads within Ontario-based facilities.
stadium cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Large facilities face huge challenges

Large-scale facilities face specific difficulties during the pandemic with operations like stadium cleaning a massive undertaking.
pest control

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Green goals in pest control are worth setting

Green initiatives are more than a trend. Many industries are putting greater emphasis on ensuring products are sourced and processed in an environmentally conscious manner
capital school

REMI Network

Ontario budget prioritizes educational spaces

An investment of $13 billion in capital grants over 10 years was outlined in the Ontario government's budget tabled on Thursday to build and renovate educational facilities.
GBAC STAR accreditation

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ISSA’s GBAC STAR accreditation success is a sign of a cleaner world

The GBAC STAR accreditation was only launched in spring but has already seen huge uptake from facilities around the world.
FireSmart measures emphasis no-cost/low-cost maintenance and upgrades

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

FireSmart measures begin with maintenance

About 11 million people currently reside in Canada's wildland-urban interface areas, enjoying the benefits of proximity to forests and other natural features, but perhaps overlooking the perils.
chlorine gas release nets funds for health and safety initiatives

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Chlorine gas release warrants $150,000 fine

The Alberta court determined the fine should be directed to efforts to educate workers at the water treatment plant and ensure indoor air quality at a local health care centre.
certification exams

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Apprentice backlog tackles certification exams

Typically, about 1,700 candidates write certification exams for the skilled trades every month in Ontario, but COVID-19 shut down provincial testing centres last March.
embodied carbon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

An embodied carbon primer for facility managers

Facility management affects a significant component of total lifetime embodied carbon.
water quality

REMI Network

Ontario guide helps buildings restore water quality

Building owners and managers are responsible for water flushing activities to restore drinking water. Sometimes this process could take up to 12 weeks.