Industrial

cleaning audits

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Technological advances in cleaning audits

Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
worker safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Case clears air for more worker safety training

A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
bin cleaning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Duo builds ‘unique’ prototype for bin cleaning

Two Winnipeg men have designed and built a prototype of a mobile pressure washing truck that sustainably sterilizes and deodorizes all garbage bins.
technology trends

Canadian Property Management

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.
electric landscaping

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Electric landscaping project a first in Canada

International Landscaping won a bid for Meadowvale North Business Park in Ontario and is now working on Canada’s largest electric landscaping project.
floods

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to plan for summer floods in Canada

The way to best protect properties from summer flooding is to develop and follow a well-thought out disaster plan, customized to the facility's location.
fibre optic

Canadian Property Management

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.
cleaning technology

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
flooding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.
Fort Mac

Canadian Property Management

Fort McMurray landlords monitor fire from afar

Nearly $2 billion worth of commercial and industrial properties are primarily located outside the fire zone, downtown or in the north part of the city.
biophilic design

Building Strategies & Sustainability

What biophilic design does for workspaces

From green roofs and living walls there is an increasing need for biophilic design in buildings in relation to wellbeing, according to recent studies support this notion.
property managers

Canadian Property Management

Engaging next generation property managers

Complex buildings will require sophisticated property managers who understand how to operate them; however, job awareness and skill development are needed.
sustainable

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Proactive sustainable repairs for aging assets

Opportunities to transform existing buildings into more energy efficient assets arise when forming a capital plan and thinking long-term.
gender equality

Canadian Property Management

Push for gender equality in CRE industry

The struggle for gender equality in the Canadian workplace is a matter of priority as recent studies reveal a lack of women in corporate leadership roles.
green campus

Building Strategies & Sustainability

UBC facility sets green campus standard

A UBC LEED Platinum certified facility known as AMS Nest is a beacon to other campuses across Canada looking to reduce their environmental footprint.
BRE Innovation Park

Building Strategies & Sustainability

BRE Innovation Park to accelerate sustainability

The BRE Innovation Park in Ontario will become a platform for the Canadian construction industry to demonstrate solutions to achieve low carbon buildings.
Surrey-turn-waste-to-biogas

Construction Business

Surrey facility to turn organic waste into biogas

A new organics biofuel processing facility in Surrey will be the first and largest of its kind in North America. When completed, the facility will