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The Ontario Prompt Payment Bill: The Benefits of This Potential Legislation and How It Could Affect You For years, going back to at least 2013, various parties have tried to see the "Prompt Payment Bill" passed into law in Ontario. Unfortunately, thus far it has had to be introduced as a private member's bill, making it far less likely to pass than bills with executive backing. However, momentum and support for the bill continues to grow, with a wide variety of private sector businesses, unions, and other industrial and commercial interests all throwing their weight behind it. 2017 could become the year the bill finally overcomes its numerous bureaucratic hurdles and is...

April 25, 2017

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Workplace Safety Tips for Commercial Property Managers Workplace safety matters in any line of work, even property management, which might not seem particularly dangerous at first. All the day-to-day safety risks of an average home or apartment are multiplied in the case of property managers and their staff, who may be dealing with dozens or even hundreds of units at once. Keep yourself and your workforce safe. Top 5 Safety Tips in Property Management Know who you're showing to Avoid showing units to people you know nothing about. While incidents are rare, there is always an element of risk being alone in an otherwise empty unit or building with a stranger. If possib...

April 20, 2017

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New AODA Requirements Effective January, 2017: What You Need to Know New standards for 2017 are in place under the Accessibility of Ontarians with a Disability Act (AODA) for small-to-medium sized businesses, and they have the potential to impact nearly any business in the Province. Are your properties and processes properly updated to ensure accessibility for workers and customers? While businesses may want to consult with qualified legal professionals for information on how the new regulations apply to them specifically, the most important changes are discussed below. Key Points in The New AODA Regulations Hiring Processes: Businesses must inform applicants of exis...

April 18, 2017

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PROJECT PROFILES -Waste Water Pumping Stations - City of Ottawa Scope of Work: Replace 17 diesel fuel storage tanks and complete 36 fuel system upgrades 30 exhaust stack system replacements to be completed Multiple temporary standby power generator installations Project timeline was from September 2012 to November 2014 Challenges: Large scale job requiring full planning and project management services to stay on time and on budget Ensuring all targets/ goals were met Ministry of the Environment requirement to keep all these stations with generator back up at all times 38 monthly variance inspections to be performed at 38 waste water facilities Final comprehensi...

March 22, 2017

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Our Generator Experts Present 5 Building Maintenance Tips for Securing Your Property This Winter Temperatures can fluctuate wildly during a Canadian winter. One day we might experience rainfall, with above seasonal temperatures. The next; plunging temperatures and heavy snowfall. This fluctuation can have a significant impact on building performance, so building managers must be proactive in understanding the maintenance needed to secure their property during the winter season. Following these building maintenance tips from our generator experts will help safeguard your property: Monitor the roof of your building and understand risks associated with heavy snow. Your ro...

March 17, 2017

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Are Temporary Heaters Safe to Use When a Building's Main Heating System Fails? The short answer is yes. Temporary heat has come a long way in the last 10 years, and heaters are now safer and more efficient than ever. Large spaces, such as warehouses, transportation facilities and sizeable open-air buildings, can benefit from makeup air heaters. These heaters offer large BTU ratings – up to 4.5 million BTUs – and huge air volume delivery. They use 100 percent fresh air, which is passed directly over the flame. This process is enclosed within the heater housing and not accessible from the discharge side of the unit. Makeup air heaters also constantly monitor i...

December 05, 2016

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