Risk Management

Public transit wariness

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Public transit wariness makes the core edgy

Commuters’ willingness to jump on the bus, light-rail car or subway is expected to be a driving factor in repopulating office space in some major North American markets, including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
New ASHRAE guideline outlines prescriptive way to comply with legionella risk management process

Canadian Facility Management & Design

ASHRAE points prescriptive way on legionellosis

ASHRAE has produced supplemental guidance to help facilities managers and building operators with the practical steps of implementing legionellosis prevention measures.
multi-res operations

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The keys to reopening multi-res operations

As Ontario prepares to reopen the economy, what will the upcoming months look like for multi-res operations? Legal expert Joe Hoffer shares important tips to help landlords manage the risks as they navigate their way into "new normal".
Fort McMurray flood water spills into downtown core

Canadian Property Management

Fort McMurray flood swamps 1,230 buildings

Approximately 13,000 evacuees have been instructed to abide by COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
climate change effects

REMI Network

Report helps FMs manage climate change effects

A new report helps facility managers to reduce the effects of climate change for the organizations they support.
Advice for hotels transitioning to COVID-19 related emergency housing or alternate care facilities

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Some hotels transitioning to COVID-19 frontlines

With many governments, health and social agencies procuring space for COVID-19 related treatment or quarantine quarters, hotel operators are advised to contractually account for risk before signing any agreements.
COVID-19's black swan prompts rollout of business continuity and recovery plans

Canadian Property Management

Black swan triggers business continuity plans

Commercial real estate operators are seeking advice across a wide spectrum of expertise as they deploy their crisis management, business continuity and recovery plans.
Prime Minister Trudeau pledges commercial rent assistance

Canadian Property Management

Commercial rent assistance pledged

The envisioned loan program for commercial property owners would enable them to provide small business tenants with rent discounts or forgiveness for the months of April, May and June.
flood response will rely more on independent action during COVID-19 social distancing constraints

Canadian Property Management

Flood response to rely more on independent action

COVID-19 health protocol is sure to complicate flood response and cleanup in commercial and multi-residential buildings in the coming months, particularly if evacuation is required.
REMI Network webinar explores journey back to business as usual

Canadian Property Management

Steering the journey back to business as usual

As property managers look to both industry associations and professional service providers for support to navigate COVID-19 upheaval, REMI Network is bringing the three groups together for webinar-based sharing of insight.
Real estate, legal and financial services providers are rallying to support the Canadian hotel industry

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canadian hotel industry draws troubleshooters

Real estate, legal and financial services providers have come together to offer support and work their networks on the hotel sector's behalf during the COVID-19 crisis.
Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

Canadian Property Management

Smart buildings harnessed for pandemic response

While climate change may have slipped somewhat from people’s consciousness and priorities right now, it’s noteworthy that the pandemic and climate crises are both problems of exponential growth against a limited capacity to cope.
favoured lease horizons vary with the economy

Canadian Property Management

Favoured lease horizons vary with economy

Commercial landlords may be looking differently at the mix of lease horizons in their buildings and across their portfolios than they did a few weeks ago.
COVID-19

CondoBusiness

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in condos

Boards and property managers of condos play a significant role in protecting residents during emergencies like the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
portfolio warming potential

Canadian Property Management

New metric to peg portfolio warming potential

A new package of analytical tools identify and track asset exposure to climate risk, aligned with the steady adoption of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures by global financial institutions.
environmental approvals

CondoBusiness

Friendlier CHP environmental approvals welcome

It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
Climate risk profilers

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk profilers wrangle fragmented data

A widening scope of resources can be tapped to build increasingly sophisticated risk profiles, but sustainability practitioners note that data is often fragmented and difficult to obtain.