Rental housing landlords sometimes think of themselves as the most regulated real estate operators, but healthcare engineers and facilities managers make a good case for claiming that title
Real estate owners/managers point to the efficiencies and savings that can come with real-time monitoring and operational responses, which also support asset value and competitiveness in the marketplace.
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is gaining ground. The luxurious-looking product also promises a long lifespan, but this requires proper care.
One of two sewers bylaw changes that are expected to trickle down to building owners and managers is on tap for the New Year.
Most facility managers don’t consider pest management when designing and installing lighting systems in and around their properties, but they should.
Kitchener Public Library’s $40-million renovation and expansion, completed in September 2014, responded to a new digital reality.
Period load testing may be costly, but leaving a facility in the dark is costlier. An expert explains how to fix generator problems before outages occur.
What building owners and managers don’t know about the changing world of the professional cleaning industry may be costing them.
The search for tech solutions that will address all priorities competing for limited capital has led some to put the technology “cart before the horse”.
Experts share how facility managers can fully capture the benefits made available in BIM throughout the building life cycle.
LED technology has become a simple, most cost-effective way to not only cut operating costs, but also measurably reduce environmental impact.
UNESCO has proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light to shine a beacon on scientific achievements, reflect on possibilities and promote a spectrum of related economic and sustainable development objectives
An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
On-the-job experience alone can create great employees, but continuing FM education keeps facility managers progressing in their careers.
Skillful communication is critical to success in a variety of FM activities. Here are four lessons gleaned from experts at a recent IFMA Toronto event.
One-third of Canadian small business leaders said in a survey that they have no protocol in place for storing or disposing of confidential information. But there are simple steps they can take to mitigate their data breach risk.
No company wants to stop delivering critical services during disruptive incidents such as power outages. That's where the business continuity plan comes in.