Category: Building Operations

Design
Fitting in Fitness

The most popular amenity by far in apartment communities—whether co-op, condo, or rental—is a gym. Even in small buildings, where space for extras is at a premium, boards look for ways to add a fitness room somewhere, anywhere, they can wed…

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Insurance
The NY Policy Holders Protection Act

Of all the duties - and challenges - a co-op or condo board has to keep track of, insurance likely doesn't rank among the most thrilling; but of course that's no excuse to remain in the dark about changes to coverage-related legislation. In…

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Management
Major Building Construction Projects

Most buildings will have to undergo some kind of exterior or facade-related work at some point in their useful lives - it's inevitable. But sometimes those projects can be noisy, dusty, and disruptive to not just the building being worked o…

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Security
DOB Expedites New Façade Inspection Rules

After 60-year-old architect Erica Tishman was tragically killed the week before Christmas by loose material falling from a building façade near Times Square, the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) is expediting changes to its façade ins…

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Communications
Small Building Challenges

Like people, co-op and condo buildings come in all shapes and sizes, and have different personalities and tastes. Regardless of size however, all buildings face similar challenges – coping with ever-increasing numbers of deliveries, for exa…

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Insurance
A Hard Market

Insurance is cyclical; there are hard markets and soft markets, and insurance companies typically make money in two ways: underwriting profit, and investment income. When the market is soft, insurance companies are looking for market share,…

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