Ensuring your staff is conducting regular inspections of your property and properly documenting this work will go a long way to ensuring the best possible outcome when it comes to liability claims.Continue reading
Serving in a leadership role at a housing provider, as a Board Director or an Officer of the corporation, is an important undertaking. By agreeing to be a Director or Officer, one assumes a number of responsibilities for the behaviour and actions of the corporation you represent.Continue reading
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.
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.Continue reading
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).Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
An Energy Management Plan is a living document that allows you to set energy and water savings targets, plan and prioritize projects, and track success. Here are some steps to follow for creating your plan.Continue reading