Security & Life Safety
Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
An expert highlights how new systems help first responders deploy their resources more efficiently during building evacuations.
This is why building managers should have an emergency plan in place. Besides potentially helping to save lives, it can reduce damage and minimize downtime.
Industry is urged to implement risk management framework after a project manager was found guilty of criminal negligence in the '‘swing stage case."
Canadian proponents have few committed resources to kick-start the proposed high-speed mobile public safety broadband network, whereas their American counterparts have been promised USD $7 billion (CAD $9.24 billion).
Mobile monitoring apps have made property surveillance more flexible than ever before, helping to increase tenant satisfaction and protect property value.
Disaster recovery contractors are able to minimize fire and water damage if property managers have organized a clearly defined decision making process.
The Quebec government has moved quickly to mandate sprinklers in seniors' homes following recommendations from Coroner Cyrille Delâge.
The massive floods that occurred in southern Alberta and the Greater Toronto Area in 2013 are just a few examples of the rising prevalence of natural
When last winter’s ice storm walloped Toronto days before Christmas and knocked out power in parts of the city for upwards of a week, it
The City of Toronto is investigating the use of visual aids to delineate where private property rights end and public property begins. The move follows
Property managers must balance tenant satisfaction, building operations and sustainability trends when monitoring indoor air quality.
Hotel renovations are essential for staying competitive. But management must balance guest facing upgrades with non-guest facing improvements.
Weather damage can severely damage balcony slabs and railings. CMCH's Gasparro outlines the repairs required at one Ottawa apartment.
Insufficient lighting, tight traffic patterns and poor drivers can lead to serious damage in parking lots, and therefore costly repairs.
Escalators can be a serious hazard to all users. Care must be taken to prevent injuries, and even deaths.
For building managers, a thorough and up-to-date fire safety plan is vital for both the safety of occupants and the preservation of the premises.