Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
Assessing Your Building's Fire Safety Needs

Of all the duties of boards and managers, the safety of residents and their property is paramount. One crucial component of maintaining that safety is a fire-prevention plan that's thorough, functional, and up-to-date. In this clip, fire pr…

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Maintenance
2019 November Fireplace Safety and Maintenance

Some lucky New Yorkers can come home from work on a cold winter’s night and warm their feet by a roaring fire while drinking a hot toddy. A working fireplace is a coveted amenity for many, adding a dash of vintage charm to prewar apartments…

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Maintenance
2019 November Maintaining Air Quality

Any time you have hundreds or even thousands of people living in close quarters – in a multifamily co-op or condo building, say – certain challenges inevitably will arise. One of the bigger ones is how to maintain the flow of fresh, hygieni…

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Maintenance
2019 November Elevator Refurbishment

No matter how well constructed and carefully maintained, no mechanical system lasts forever – and that goes for elevator cabs and equipment just as much as it applies to roofs or boilers. At some point, your building’s vertical transportati…

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Exterior
Glass vs. Masonry

Over the past two decades, New Yorkers have become increasingly used to seeing tall, reflective, glass residential towers rise over the cityscape, even in neighborhoods that have been bastions of the world-class architecture that gives the …

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Interior
Lobby Decor

While not usually considered an amenity per se, an elegantly appointed lobby can be both a draw for prospective purchasers and a welcoming space for residents in co-op and condominium communities. While some communities furnish their lobbie…

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Exterior
Pre-Winter Maintenance

Climate change notwithstanding, the onset of winter in our area generally means more wear-and-tear on buildings than any other time of year. Snow, ice and freezing temperatures can cause costly damage. That's why it's so important to make s…

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Maintenance
Elevator Projects

Major elevator projects - whether for repairs or full replacement - are some of the more disruptive capital improvements a multifamily building can undertake. In this clip, two elevator pros discuss some of the biggest challenges that come …

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