Maintenance

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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.
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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

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.
SUNSHINE

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Sunshine Building Maintenance: Building a Legacy

Now in operation for more than six decades, Sunshine Building Maintenance Inc. is one of the largest privately owned cleaning companies in Ontario.
remediation

CondoBusiness

How to remediate previously hoarded units

What cleaning and repair work is required to remediate a previously hoarded unit? An extreme-cleaning expert answers.
leaks

REMI Network

Uncovering undetected leaks on condo properties

Water bills may not be getting the attention they deserve in condo corporations if the bills are simply paid without a look at where the charges come from.
elevator repair

REMI Network

Standards for elevator repair times one step closer

The Ontario government last week passed legislation aimed at addressing concerns about elevator availability in the province.
Fraternity and sorority houses

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto reviews fraternity and sorority houses

Toronto's licensing and standards committee will consider recommendations for more rigorous scrutiny of fraternity and sorority houses, which would require operators to annually prove the status of their properties.
matting

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Wet weather underscores importance of matting

Freezing rain this week served as a reminder of the important role mats can play in limiting the amount of dirt and moisture that enters facilities.
pest control

CondoBusiness

Advances in pest control could help condos

Several recent advances in pest control could help condo managers combat the bed bugs, flies, others insects and rodents that can invade their properties.