Security & Life Safety

Building security

CondoBusiness

How building design influences condo security

Condominium security and the management of security services can be challenging if the three main bodies that govern the service (the condo board, property manager
Heathstone

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Pesticide blamed in Fort McMurray tragedy

After pesticide claims baby’s life and hospitalizes four kids, their Fort McMurray property manager reacts to worst nightmare
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Canadian Property Management

Fire safety fundamentals for seniors’ homes

The Quebec government has moved quickly to mandate sprinklers in seniors' homes following recommendations from Coroner Cyrille Delâge.
Disaster Prepardness Plan

CondoBusiness

Effective disaster management for condos

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
Coins in a guitar case in a street

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Delineating where private property rights end

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
Air Quality

Canadian Property Management

Ensuring indoor air quality in existing buildings

Property managers must balance tenant satisfaction, building operations and sustainability trends when monitoring indoor air quality.
Hotel lobby

Canadian Property Management

Preparing for hotel renovations

Hotel renovations are essential for staying competitive. But management must balance guest facing upgrades with non-guest facing improvements.
Apartment balconies

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Restoring balcony slabs and railings

Weather damage can severely damage balcony slabs and railings. CMCH's Gasparro outlines the repairs required at one Ottawa apartment.
Structural damage in parking lots

CondoBusiness

Preventing structural damage in parking lots

Insufficient lighting, tight traffic patterns and poor drivers can lead to serious damage in parking lots, and therefore costly repairs.
Yorkville Shopping Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s ongoing expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre was once the largest mall in the world . After four upgrades in the last 10 years, it is about to undergo another expansion.
Firefighter

Canadian Property Management

The importance of proper fire safety planning

The tragedy in L'Isle Verte, Que. calls attention to the importance of proper fire safety planning and installing prevention systems for all residences.
Fire Alarm

Canadian Property Management

Hot new trends for fire alarm systems

Advancements in fire alarm tech can better protect occupants and property, reduce expenses and help building management maintain their systems.
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Canadian Property Management

Fire safety planning

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.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Residential managers troubleshoot in flood zone

Emergency plans should account for tenants' potential lack of preparedness and their need for information when ...
flooding

Canadian Property Management

Calgary managers turn to their emergency plans

Theory became reality for many of Calgary's building owners and managers late last week as flood waters ...
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CondoBusiness

When the lights go out

Residents of highrise condominiums are particularly vulnerable to long-term power outages, which can leave the elderly stranded in the dark ...
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CondoBusiness

The legalities of emergency management

Emergency management includes four interdependent risk-based functions, according to Public Safety Canada. These are: prevention, preparedness, ...