Hot Work Procedures in Residential Buildings

The purpose of this document is to provide minimum standards for the control of hot work
in residential buildings such as apartment buildings, townhouses and row houses. Fires growing out of hot work can have devastating effects due to increased likelihood of combustible construction, high concentration of combustible contents, and tenants who may not be able to evacuate quickly.

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Water Leak Emergency Response Planning Guide and Workbook

This guide outlines the steps you should take before, during and after an internal water leak. It also includes a workbook to assist providers in creating their own water leak plans . By also comprising of a workbook to create a water leak emergency response plan. By creating a plan for your building, you can minimize both property damage and any business interruption that may arise as a result of water damage. 

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Flood Emergency Response Planning Guide

Pre- planning can help mitigate the impact of flooding if and when it occurs. This flood planning checklist provides items to consider when preparing your building for potential flooding, and can help guide the development of your own Flood Emergency Response Plan (FERP). 

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Water Damage Control Planning – A Practical Guide

Organizations can reduce and mitigate the effects of water damage with some simple pre-planning work that focuses on key building systems. 

The following guidelines, maintenance suggestions, and checklists will help property managers develop programs to protect buildings against the risk of water damage.

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Building Valuation Services

When you purchase property insurance, you are required to report on current building values so that insurers know how much they can expect to pay in a large claim and to calculate your insurance premium.

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Preparing for Funding Programs & Applications

Since funding programs often have tight timelines, it is useful to prepare ahead with information and supporting documentation. The tips below can help community housing providers prepare by identifying and prioritizing projects and pulling together necessary documentation in advance of when funding programs are announced.

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Pre-Energy Audit Document Checklist

Compiling up-to-date building documentation in advance of your energy audit is a necessary first step in the energy audit process. Having the relevant document ready before you contract an auditor will result in a timelier and better-quality audit. Read more about what materials you should collect in advance.

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