Category: Building Operations

Maintenance
2019 January Soundproofing

Do you remember when you were a kid that the closest thing you had to a cell phone at the time was two cups with a string tautly attached between them, and then speaking into one cup to see if your friend holding the other could hear you? T…

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Management
Residents and Mental Illness

Mental health and mental illness are two topics many are reluctant to address - but when a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community is struggling, sometimes that struggle can impact their neighbors, board, and management professionals. …

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Maintenance
Pest Issues in Multifamily Buildings

As long as humans have congregated in towns and cities, pests - be they rodents, insects, or even birds - have been a problem. In this clip, a pair of pest control pros spill the tea on which pests are peskiest when it comes to multifamily …

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Maintenance
2018 December Preparing Your Community for Emergencies

Planning for a rainy day is pretty easy. Have an extra umbrella handy or a waterproof coat, and you’re probably fine. Planning for the rainiest day ever, on the other hand, is significantly more daunting. Especially if during that day there…

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Security
2018 September Harassment Issues

People feel ‘harassed’ all the time – by crowded trains, loud noises, and even the weather. Co-op and condo residents often feel that their board, or even a neighbor, is ‘harassing’ them. But what qualifies as harassment in the legal sense?…

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Security
2018 December Maintaining Security in Your Association

Whether it be a detached single-family house, or one unit among hundreds in a high-rise condominium, a home should be a safe haven: a place where you can seek refuge from the elements and all the other risks and cautions of the world. Given…

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Maintenance
Facade Inspections

You see them up all over the city - scaffolding, sidewalk sheds, and other indicators that facade work is being carried out overhead. But what leads up to the erecting of these structures? What do building inspectors look for when they exam…

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