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Thinking outside the mould in facility maintenance
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Facilities still contain built-in materials that were exposed to rain and snow during the construction or renovation process, leading to the presence of mould. A seminar at PM Expo last fall focused on various causes of mould, preventative maintenance measures and how to communicate with occupants.
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Proposed community hubs get maintenance funding 
Four community hubs across Ontario will receive funding through the Surplus Property Transition Initiative (SPTI), a new program that helps covers property holding costs such as ongoing operating and maintenance for up to 18 months.
Ontario looks to boost elevator availability
Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes. In what would be a global first, the provincial government plans to establish a data-based standard for the time it takes to turn around elevator repairs.
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Taking Charge in the Age of EVs
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is here; and with it, a demand for property stakeholders to accommodate a growing volume of plugged-in commuters.
 
High levels of antibiotic resistance found globally
Data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. 
Accessibility certification fills industry void
Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.

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Tool helps retailers assess natural disaster damage
Retail facility managers have a new tool to assess the status of stores following a natural disaster.
ISSA Canada forms Building Service Contractor Council
ISSA Canada has formed a Building Service Contractor (BSC) Council to strengthen the line of communication between the association and the BSC sector.
in_the_loop_banner_energy_sus.jpg Guide helps K-12 schools achieve zero energy
A new resource helps owners, contractors, consulting engineers, architects, designers and administrators of K-12 school buildings to cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings.
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ICYMI: Canadian children lack accessible play spaces
Despite the fact that 92 per cent of Canadians agree that accessibility for people with disabilities is a basic human right, playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive. Read More »

 
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