Risk Management

discredited firefighting foams

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Makers of discredited firefighting foams sued

The suit seeks to hold the companies liable for contamination that the chemical formulas, PFOS and PFOA, caused to soil and water in the vicinity of four airports in New York State.
risks to commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Balancing the risks to commercial real estate

Senior ranking valuation specialists agreed that new uncertainties around fraying trade agreements, political instability and climate volatility have broadened the scope of their worries well beyond rising interest rates.
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.
visitor management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Visitor management on the modern campus

Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
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.
master keys

CondoBusiness

Are your condo property’s master keys secure?

Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
catch basin

CondoBusiness

Catch basin upkeep critical as potholes proliferate

Have there been more potholes this year than in previous years? An informal survey says yes, and parking lots on condo properties are not immune.
post-construction cleaning

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Post-construction cleaning offers fresh start

Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
condo conversion

CondoBusiness

Condo conversions to see expanded warranties

Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
security

Canadian Facility Management & Design

High-tech security depends on best practices

Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
workstations

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Don’t forget the outliers in office ergonomics

In many workplaces, multiple workers share the same desk or standing work counter. However, not all people are of equal size.
Energy storage

Canadian Property Management

Energy storage enables low-carbon power

Industry insiders speaking at the Energy Storage Canada conference in Toronto celebrated technological advances, but stressed that viable, steady revenue will be needed to propel the technology into the mainstream.
stranded asset potential

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk raises stranded asset potential

Worldwide escalating tallies of damage from storms and drought-related phenomena are indisputably capturing the commercial real estate industry's attention.
clean desk

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The case for clean desk policies in the workplace

Despite a shift towards online storage and the growing popularity of the “paperless office,” paper documents continue to be prevalent in Canadian workplaces. More than
BIM

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New technology advances safety management

Information technology is safety management, with rapid advances in cloud computing and data management technologies.
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.
HST

CondoBusiness

HST misconception a sleeping giant

HST has been flying under the radar and could become a potentially significant liability for condo corporations.