Maintenance

Internet of Things

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Facility managers eye IoT investments

Nearly two-thirds of facility managers are interested in implementing new digital technologies such as intelligent analytics, according to a recent study.
elevator

CondoBusiness

Ontario looks to boost elevator availability

Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
building operators

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Building operators highly sought and lowly paid

Building operations and maintenance positions are at the bottom of the pay scale in a sector that reports a general skills shortage.
building upkeep and repair

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Quebec tweaks building upkeep and repair rules

Neither Quebec's largest rental housing association nor public sector union is happy with recent changes to construction industry regulations governing voluntary work.
maintenance

REMI Network

Ontario’s auditor general flags maintenance oversights

Almost $19 million was spent on operating and maintaining 812 vacant buildings in Ontario from 2016 to 2017.
standard

REMI Network

IICRC seeks input on new standard

The IICRC is seeking input on BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance, and Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment.
elevators

CondoBusiness

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
Hurricane Harvey recovery

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Retailers key to Hurricane Harvey recovery

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) reports that thousands of stores have suffered damage, while building product suppliers and construction/maintenance contractors grapple with their own losses.
storage rack

REMI Network

B.C. storage rack regulations take effect 2018

New resource guides help navigate the Occupational Health and Safety storage rack regulation coming into effect January 2018.
Tork

REMI Network

Tork launches online guide to identify performance improvement gaps

Tork's new online platform offers guidance for how workforce safety and hygiene can complement new technology and improve efficiency.
outdoor maintenance

Canadian Property Management

Outdoor Maintenance Projects to Tackle this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to deal with outdoor maintenance projects. Here are some tips from Elite Trade Painting's Mike Benteau on where to start.
storage room

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tips for effective storage room management

Effectively managing storage rooms means making sure those items are kept safe, secure, and available to building managers, staff, and occupants as needed.
washroom maintenance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Sensor solutions optimize washroom maintenance

While facility management already leverages technology extensively, innovations aren’t yet being used fully in washroom cleaning and maintenance.
dehumidifier

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The pros and cons of different humidifiers

The type of humidification system chosen will directly affect the amount of time, effort, and expense that must be invested to keep the equipment running at peak performance.
recycled tires

REMI Network

Recycled tires create more resilient concrete: study

Researchers at the University of British Columbia used recycled tires to develop a stronger concrete that could be used for buildings.
pest

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A role for employees in workplace pest prevention

Facility managers might be surprised to find out how often an employee accidentally introduces pests in the office.
landscaping contracts

CondoBusiness

How to negotiate landscaping contracts

What should condominium corporations look for in landscaping contracts? Experience suggests the most successful relationships between condominium corporations and landscape contractors always involve two things: