Technology

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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Avidbots brings floor scrubbing robot to South Korea

Avidbots is pleased to announce a partnership with Daeduck International to bring Neo – an autonomous floor-scrubbing robot – to South Korea.
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CondoBusiness

New security solutions target condo communities

Specialized analytics and network audio are addressing lax condominium security by combining video surveillance, communication and entry control.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Avoiding sedentary behaviour in the workplace

It’s more challenging for people to achieve an active lifestyle if they spend 40 hours per week at a sedentary job, finds ergonomist Linda Miller.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

The evolution of the FM avatar

As their job responsibilities change, FMs need to continuously improve in order to help bring their organization value.
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CondoBusiness

Balancing Condo Community and Autonomy

Within every condo is a community that thrives on sharing and collaboration. There are also individuals who ensure residents’ concerns and the daily affairs of
Metro Jet Wash

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A Spotless History

After 15 years in the business, Metro Jet Wash has grown to accommodate new challenges, collecting new insights, technologies and perspectives along the way.
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CondoBusiness

Cryptocurrency risks, blockchain potential

Could the recent sale of a Toronto condo for cryptocurrency be the first sign of a shift in the condo industry towards use of digital currencies?
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Illuminating human centric lighting

A seven-month study revealed a 12-per-cent increase in task performance metrics for office workers who worked under HCL fixtures.
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Canadian Property Management

21st century grid heralds a new energy future

Data will be the golden key in the new energy future, and any company with an interest in data is already thinking about this energy future.
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CondoBusiness

What technology can’t replace in communities

What is being left behind as technology becomes more a part of day-to-day living in a community? Should some things be done the “old-fashioned” way?
real estate laws

CondoBusiness

First decisions issued in condo records disputes

The Ontario Condominium Authority Tribunal's first five decisions in records-related condo disputes include a case dismissal and a penalty.
GHG reduction

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A smart business case for GHG reduction

Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Autonomous robots and the cleaning industry

It’s been quite a journey for two University of Waterloo Engineering graduates who dreamed of creating an autonomous robot company.
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Canadian Property Management

Canadians earn plaudits for 2017-18 ASHRAE term

The Society's annual conference offered a slate of technical seminars, while attendees also celebrated the year's achievements and ushered in the new executive officers for 2018-19.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Urban pressures arise in step with proptech

Toronto conference explores commercial real estate in its urban context, focusing on factors that support or threaten economic growth, investment returns, urban liveability and sustainability.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Using FM software to improve communications

For organizations with ever-expanding, multi-billion-dollar property portfolios, satisfying and retaining occupants is a top priority.
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CondoBusiness

Communicating in an era of information overload

Even the best communication technology may not be much help if the message condo corporations use it to deliver is weak or non-existent.