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  • Ask the Experts: Rising Costs in Community Association Insurance

    Insurance costs are rising, and budgeting for higher insurance premiums has become increasingly challenging for associations. Learn best practices for managing insurance premium increases.
  • Effects of frozen pipes in cold weather and how to avoid them

    Frozen pipes are an unwanted, but common, occurrence during Alberta's cold winters. The damage caused can be significant to condominium units and shared property. Our cold weather warning offers condominium residents tips to prevent frozen pipes and the water damage that results.
  • Do Associations Need to Adjust Wages For their Staff to Stay in the Game?

    Wages are playing a big role in the labor shortage challenge. Learn what your community association can do.
  • Do Associations Need to Adjust Wages For their Staff to Stay in the Game?

    Wages are playing a big role in the labor shortage challenge. Learn what your community association can do.
  • NYC Local Law 88: Lighting Upgrades & Sub-Meters in Mixed-Use Residential Buildings

    Local Law 88 requires most mixed-use residential buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to upgrade lighting in common areas to current NYC energy code, install sub-meters for each non-residential tenant space and provide monthly energy-use statements to sub-metered tenants.
  • Do Associations Need to Adjust Wages For their Staff to Stay in the Game?

    Wages are playing a big role in the labor shortage challenge. Learn what your community association can do.
  • Riding the Storm Out: How Your Property Management Company Can Help With Hurricane Planning

    In recent years, hurricanes have become so large that they can affect the entire state of Florida and move well into Georgia, causing loss of power, flooding or sustained damage.
  • Is Your Staff Properly Trained to Respond to Emergencies?

    Whether you live in a high-rise condominium, a gated community or an active adult community, emergencies happen. Does your onsite staff know what to do to protect residents and the community?
  • How to Hold Your Next Board Meeting by Video Conferencing

    It goes without saying that how we communicate has drastically switched from in-person contact to user-friendly digital platforms since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread.
  • The Facts About Radon and What Exposure Can Mean for You and Your Family

    Radon can pose a threat to our health and well-being. Below is an overview of what radon is, where it's found, its risks and how you can protect your home and your family from it.
  • Email Communication Best Practices for Coronavirus Information

    Here are some email communication best practices for your building to use when sending out communications regarding the current pandemic.
  • Rebuilding After a Major Storm: What Your Community Needs to Know

    As high-rises and community associations in Florida know, you can take all the precautions and make the right preparations before a hurricane and still suffer devastating effects.
  • Fire Safety Tips for Condos and High-Rises

    High-rises come with challenges, and chief among them is fire safety. Here are four Fire Safety Tips from the experts at National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
  • Why Your Community Must Plan for Emergency Communication and Training

    Whether you live in a high-rise condominium in Chicago, a homeowners association (HOA) in Houston or an active adult community in Las Vegas, emergencies can happen. Do you think your residents would know where to go or whom to contact in an emergency situation? Does your onsite staff know what to do to protect residents and the community’s property in the event of a major storm like a hurricane, tornado or severe blizzard? How well would they handle a flood, a fire or a violent outbreak?
  • What Do I Need To Know About Floods?

    2016 saw the United States swamped in a record year of flooding, the most since record keeping began in 1980. Devastating flooding swept Louisiana, West Virginia, Texas and Maryland, costing billions in damage. In Canada, about half of all natural disaster costs are incurred from flooding, reaching into the billions of dollars in recent years.
  • What to Know in the Unlikely Event of a Mass Shooting in Your Building

    Public Mass shootings have unfortunately become common place in America and around the world. From schools and movie theaters, to businesses and homes, shootings have occurred in a mix of environments. But what should you do if you unexpectedly find yourself in the middle of this kind of emergency at your residential building?
  • The Deadline for Fire Sprinkler Retrofitting is Fast Approaching. Is Your Condominium Ready?

    Confusion may grow as deadlines for Florida condominiums fire sprinkler retrofitting draw near. The statutes applicability to all condominiums as opposed to just high-rise also raises questions.
  • Ways to Keep Your Community Safe During Tornado Season

    Tornadoes are fearsome because of their unpredictable nature. Although there are certain weather conditions that make tornadoes more likely, such as severe summer thunderstorms, tornadoes can also be created by snowstorms and blizzards. They can strike at any time of year and almost any place, even forming on the water and moving onto land.
  • Simple Landscaping Tips To Help You Prepare for Storm Season

    For most of us, storm season means prepping our residences to mitigate potential damage caused by high winds and heavy rains. But there’s a part of our homes and neighborhoods we often overlook – sometimes with disastrous results. That often-forgotten place is right outside your front door: it’s your landscaping.
  • Promoting Fire Safety in Your Community Association

    Part of your job as a board member is ensuring the safety of residents in your community association. To that end, it’s important to educate homeowners about possible fire risks and the steps they can take to prevent fire hazards in their homes. Chances are that fire safety isn’t top of mind for residents. However, home fires are more common than most people realize.
  • Why Preparation for This Hurricane Season is Important for Your Community

    Is your community prepared to weather a storm? June 1st marks the beginning of the 2016 hurricane season running through November 30th. The National Weather Service reports that, of an average of 12 tropical storms that form over the Atlantic Ocean each year, six become hurricanes. In the Central Pacific, an average of three tropical storms form, with two escalating to full-blown hurricane status. Figures like these make hurricanes a very real threat for many communities and homeowners. In fact, 2016 promises to be anything but your average year. Let’s take a look at why you may want to approach this year in a way that’s as unique as the weather conditions themselves.
  • Power Outages and Blackouts - How Your Association Can Minimize Risk

    Losing power is never fun. But it’s bound to happen at some point, so preparation is the best defense. Obviously, different types of communities are affected by blackouts in different critical ways: high-rises lose their elevators and water; resort-style gated communities lose the ability to operate their gates. For residents, a blackout may be a short-term nuisance. For a community association, it can be a major headache in terms of risk management, safety and potential equipment damage that can provide an unwelcome shock to your budget.
  • News You Can Use: Flash Flood Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

    In many parts of the country, flash flood watches and/or flash flood warnings are often issued during torrential downpours, especially in hurricane-prone and/or low-lying areas.
  • How Your Property Management Company Should Help Your Community after a Major Storm

    As communities in Texas and Florida discovered in 2017, hurricanes can be devastating, even if your community takes all the proper precautions to reduce your association’s risk. Read how a property management company should assist your community after a storm passes.
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