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Canadian Property Management

Bird control for building managers

Property managers can lose thousands of dollars and clients due to birds roosting and nesting on their buildings.
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Canadian Property Management

Gaining ‘app’titude

Many industry insiders and advocates are now urging building managers and operators to make better use of their smartphones.
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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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Canadian Property Management

Ontario and Israel cooperate on water technology

Ontario’s burgeoning water technology industry is in step with efforts in other countries to build international ties and learn from innovative efforts in areas where freshwater is a scarce commodity.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Intellectual properties

Building automation systems enable buildings to generate limitless data and information on nearly every aspect of a building and then share it among systems to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire facility.
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CondoBusiness

Noise solutions that work for other industries

Sound masking technology distributes an engineered sound throughout a space, providing precise control over the background level. It is designed to mask human speech and also covers up or reduces the impact of other types of noises.
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Canadian Property Management

Underfloor air distribution

Textile ducts are now being introduced inside underfloor air distribution systems to transfer and distribute the supply air to exact zones of the system.
REMI

Canadian Property Management

TV service providers to jostle in new markets

A recent decision from the CRTC puts TV service providers in a better position to compete in some commercial and institutional buildings.
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Canadian Property Management

Data detours on the information highway

The OSCRE is working to devise and implement specifications for system interoperability that would allow data to move between disparate systems without the need for customized interfaces.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Specifying an effective sound masking system

To ensure a sound masking system works as expected, a clear set of performance standards should be established prior to procurement. If not, the system may not provide the desired level of speech privacy or noise control.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Information security

By 2020, information security will become the key enabler in allowing organizations to operate in a highly collaborative world where workers can utilize any device they want and run virtual applications (or "apps") that are hosted and secured ...
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Canadian Property Management

Recommissioning finds qualitative quick fixes

Recommissioning focuses on right-sizing a building’s mechanical and electrical systems and their operation for today’s conditions.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Making good pest control moves

Whether moving into an existing office space or eyeing a new development, a building’s pest control plan should be a primary concern.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Energy audits

An energy audit is the logical first step in helping to reduce a facility’s utility costs and carbon footprint, and justify capital expenditures. Here are 10 things every building manager should know before embarking on an energy audit.
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CondoBusiness

Wireless, paperless and effortless

Concierge Plus is an online community portal designed to help property management carry out specific administrative tasks while connecting to residents ...
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CondoBusiness

Computerized maintenance management systems

A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) assists property managers in the daily coordination of repair efforts. With the emergence of cloud-based “software as a service,” an online CMMS has emerged, allowing residents ...
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Utilizing site-recovered energy

Many commercial building owners are turning to energy recovery ventilation technology that recovers energy on-site and reuses it to reduce the demand ...