Technology

building technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to optimize building technology management

Leveraging appropriate service technology and integrated service tools can ensure buildings are safe and properly maintained. 
FM

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Pandemic intensifies evolving role of FM

Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
Simple computer passwords are standard in most industry sectors

Canadian Property Management

Real estate opts for simple computer passwords

Analysis of more than 162,000 publicly reported data breaches at major real estate firms finds that “password”, “123456” and some variation of a company’s name are ensconced favourites.
property management

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Updating your property management toolkit

Chad Guziewicz, Co-founder of Rentify, shares four property management practices that can be easily improved using new technologies.
Fossil fuel fired cogeneration systems to lose eligibility for accelerated capital cost allowance

Canadian Property Management

Cogeneration systems to lose tax enticement

The 2021 federal budget adds some clean energy equipment to immediately qualify for accelerated capital cost allowance, and names various combined heat and power applications to be delisted after 2023.
Life sciences growth potential flagged

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Life sciences growth potential flagged

Real estate analysts point to burgeoning momentum in Canada’s strong research institutions, increasing calls for domestic production capacity and the STEM job creation engine.
Terrace

Construction Business

City of Terrace takes building permits online

The City of Terrace will be able to process building permits and complete building inspections online with rollout expected by spring 2021.
data

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How FMs can leverage data in 2021

IoT platforms that use overhead sensors, booking data, and smartphone space-reservations to pull analytics, are increasingly playing a key role in supporting the growing data-driven workplace.
augmented reality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Facility managers turn to augmented reality

Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of surveyed facility managers expect to implement AR technology over the next two years.
Manitoba Hydro abandons international consulting business

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Manitoba Hydro nixes international consulting

The move will shift domestic elements of the engineering, utility management, high voltage and telecommunication business units back into Manitoba Hydro’s fold and cede the global marketplace to other competitors.
Facility management

REMI Network

Adapt today, optimize tomorrow

Four solutions for a smarter, safer, and cleaner building as cleaning and maintenance is reinvented.
air-monitoring

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ontario supporting air-monitoring technology

Ontario is funding CEM Specialties Inc. (CEMSI) to help commercialize and accelerate production of its air-monitoring COVID-19 detector.
construction safety technology

Construction Business

Improving construction safety with technology

How can companies use technology to increase safety on their job sites moving into the future? Here are some digital tools available.
Manitoba aims to elevate waste diversion rates

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Manitoba aims to elevate waste diversion rates

A provincial review and public consultation has been launched to seek input on current industry-funded stewardship programs and potential new recycling and recovery technologies.
construction

Construction Business

Construction predictions for 2021

With construction projects challenged as a result of the pandemic, many companies are reimagining their business models.
hybrid office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The rise of the hybrid office

Ultimately, the hybrid office will have at its heart a planning principle based on people rotating in and out of the office, with flexible schedules they have more control over than ever.
hospitality cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Enhancing hospitality cleaning and safety solutions

The instruments are out there to enhance hygiene, and foodservice and hospitality cleaning is a perfect microcosm.