Category: Building Operations

Insurance
1995 Jul/Aug Risk Purchasing Groups

In August 1986, a Time magazine cover proclaimed America, Your Insurance Has Been Canceled!! The insurance industry was in the midst of what was called a hard market. Policies were being canceled or non-renewed and premiums were escal…

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Insurance
1995 Jul/Aug A Vigorous Fraud Prevention Program

Jonny J. Frank is managing director of Decision Strategies International, an investigative consulting firm that specializes in consulting with corporations on internal fraud prevention and investigation. His firm recently added the metropol…

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Finance
1995 Jul/Aug Financial Checks and Balances

Is a co-op or condo owner, protecting your building's financial stability is of paramount importance in maintaining the value of your investment and your quality of life. As stories of mismanagement and fraud continue to come to light, bo…

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Management
1995 Jul/Aug How Safe is Your Water?

It comes roaring down from the Catskill Mountains, from the pristine hills of Delaware County and from the open spaces of Westchester. As it barrels its way through enormous tunnels over 100 miles long, into a maze of pipelines a century …

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Management
1995 Jun The Roof Over Your Head

One of life's most basic necessities is to have a roof over one's head. In an apartment building,while the roof may be a dozen stories above your home, it is still one of the most fundamental parts of the building. If the roof is not proper…

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Design
1995 May Miracle on 49th Street

Construction began in mid August, in the midst of the sweltering heat of New York City. A miracle was taking place at the United Nations Plaza; a miracle that was completed in 12 short weeks. Walls were being knocked down, electrical wire…

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Management
1995 Apr Local Law 10 Update

Local Law 10 of 1980 was enacted shortly after a piece of terra cotta masonry fell from the facade of an Upper West Side building and killed a passing college student. The New York City Council, in an effort to minimize the chances of …

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Management
1995 Apr Indoor Air Quality

It is well established that individuals in New York City spend 80 to 90 percent of their time indoors, either at the work place or at home. It has also been established that the indoor air quality may be as poor as the outdoor air. The he…

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Design
1995 Mar Designing Personalities

Personality. Every individual has one, every couple, every family. Whether vibrant, artistic, intelligent, meticulous or expressive, every individual's personality varies and shines through in their every action, every word, every movement.…

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Management
1995 Mar New Security Products Protect Residents

Now board members and management have another reason to sit up and take notice when issues of tenant security are raised. It can be summed up in one word: Liability. In a growing number of jurisdictions, property owners are being held lia…

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