Maintenance

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.
EWRB

REMI Network

Buildings can now report energy and water usage for 2019

Building owners and managers can now report their 2019 energy and water usage to the ministry, with the deadline extended due to COVID-19.
Flood preparedness

REMI Network

Why are insurance costs rising?

Insurance costs for condo corporations have been rising. Some face sharp increases in premiums and deductibles; others are unable to renew their insurance.
Avenue Living fined for safety violation

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Avenue Living fined for safety violation

The Calgary-based rental housing provider pleaded guilty under its legal name, Boulevard Real Estate Equities Ltd., for an incident that caused a worker injury.
standard unit bylaw

REMI Network

Why have a standard unit bylaw?

Those who have not passed a standard unit bylaw are placing a heavy burden on the corporation’s insurance to repair an insurable loss.
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.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

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.
water quality

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.
education workers

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.

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.