Technology

predictive maintenance

The case for moving to predictive maintenance

Preventive maintenance programs have become standard practice, but they may miss variations in real-time conditions: The case for predictive maintenance.
greener buildings

Greener buildings in a changing marketplace

How Oxford delivered considerable financial benefits across its portfolio as a result of its commitment to greener buildings, sustainability and LEED.
technology trends

Eight technology trends that could impact CRE

Eight technology trends have recently been flagged in a new global report, spanning various regions and industries, including real estate.
building evacuation

Using technology for safe building evacuations

An expert highlights how new systems help first responders deploy their resources more efficiently during building evacuations.
Factory Square

Former Blackberry plant now Factory Square

Sometime this fall, a former Blackberry manufacturing plant turned light-infused office building will open its doors to companies in a Waterloo, Ontario area branded as
sound masking

The evolution of sound masking technology

An expert explains the how the architecture of sound masking systems, which largely determines their performance, has evolved.
fibre optic

Fibre-optic internet shifts real estate industry

Buildings with access to fibre optic office space have a competitive advantage compared to assets without this amenity.
Bill 106

Five ways Bill 106 will facilitate e-governance

Bill 106 is written with modern realities in mind — at a time when software is eating the world. The condo industry is about to experience the same.
annual general meeting

Advertise your annual general meeting

It’s possible to run an annual general meeting in which an informed constituency of condo residents comes forth to participate. Here's how.
Race to Reduce

Race to Reduce reveals trailblazing results

CivicAction’s Race to Reduce, one of the largest smart energy office challenges in the world, honoured its top performers and revealed its stunning results.
real estate

Real estate value tied to human behaviour

While demographics are a way to predict some uncertainties that await an aging real estate industry, understanding human values is a more accurate compass.
energy data

Green Button opens energy data channels

The Green Button standard could enable building owners and managers to access and share electricity, gas and water consumption data in a consistent format, regardless of jurisdiction.
How to develop a telecom strategy

How to develop a telecom strategy for your site

With the evolution of data networks, cellular phones and smart devices driving demand for more infrastructure and technology among asset classes, properties are beginning to
bigdata

Mining big energy data

Big energy data could guide conservation and demand management programs, but there are still privacy and standardization issues to resolve.
recall

SaskPower inspires recall of smart meters

SaskPower's experience sparks recall of smart meters in Ontario.
Open-Concept Office

Cable management for flexible meeting rooms

Meeting spaces in today’s offices and institutional facilities are vastly different from the stodgy conference rooms of old. This trend is driven both by advancing
Royal Ontario Museum ROM

Maintaining the ROM’s dinosaurs and mummies

Maintaining a building like the Royal Ontario Museum is not easy. Facility managers must balance visitor needs with exhibition requirements.