Category: Building Operations

Security
Security Needs vs. Wants

With all the amazing advances in security technology and connectivity over the last decade, it's easy to get carried away with wanting the latest, sleekest, most sophisticated systems and gadgets for your community. But cool as retinal scan…

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Management
Resolving Conflicts

Even the most laid-back, harmonious community will periodically experience conflicts -- maybe between board members, between neighbors, or between residents and the board. Resolving these issues without litigation or lingering acrimony is k…

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Energy Conservation
2017 November LED Lighting

In residential properties, lighting – both its quality and its efficiency – is often as important as the fixtures in which bulbs themselves are placed. This applies particularly to LED light bulbs, since they’re directly tied to monthly ene…

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Maintenance
2017 November Your Building’s Systems

If you think about it, a multifamily building isn’t that much different than the human body. Both house important complex operating systems and organ-like pieces of vital equipment; both take in fuel and produce waste; and both require regu…

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Management
2017 November Managing Small Buildings

When we think of a co-op, condo, or HOA, it’s easy to picture a towering high-rise, or a suburban development that sprawls across acres and acres, and is home to hundreds, maybe even thousands of residents. While those communities certainly…

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Finance
2017 November Why Transfer Fees?

Maintaining a residential cooperative or condo association does not come cheap. Shareholders and unit owners contribute regular maintenance payments, to be sure, but that only covers so much. What happens in the event of a rainy day? Well, …

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Maintenance
2017 November Managing Snow & Ice

Being a board member, manager, or maintenance staff member for a building or HOA obviously comes with numerous responsibilities. Chief among those is being ready and able to deal with risks, issues, and hazards that pose potential threats t…

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