Technology has been advancing rapidly in the 21st century specifically in the areas of data capture and digital imaging. Gone are the days of tape measures as we’re seeing the advent of measuring systems like Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). In the time an engineer would take to measure a room, camera systems like the […]
From dams to bridges to roadways, John Oliver points out the importance of developing and maintaining infrastructure in this monologue from 2015.
The condition of the property elements on which the reserve study is based change. The association’s financial situation and reserve fund balance change. Board members and property managers change. The condition of the property elements are always changing whether anyone likes it or not. Read our white paper below authored by Matt Hass on why […]
Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Changes 2019 The City of Chicago recently released the coming changes to the city’s energy ordinance. The new system will increase transparency of energy use to building stakeholders. In 2019 buildings will be given a star rating from 0 – 4 as follows: Zero stars: Out of compliance with energy […]
Mark breaks down the ways you can maintain your property’s pool this offseason.
Hail damage costs building owners over $15 billion in damage every year. Mark breaks down how you can help mitigate hail related costs.
Mark breaks down OSHA’s new safety standards regarding roof descent systems. If you have workers (maintenance, window washers, etc) that use these systems, you are now required to have them tested by November 2017. Check out our other educational content here.
CAI 2016 trade show – Sustainability At this year’s CAI Trade show, three field experts gave their perspective on sustainability. Howard Dakoff, Rebecca Fyffe, and Mark Waldman shared insight from the topics of LEED certification, to quick remedies to reduce your carbon footprint, to green pest solutions. Improved energy efficiency is not only a part […]
Today there is lots of chatter about sustainability, green building issues, and reducing our personal carbon footprints. There is also lots of talk about stimulus money and tax credits. Does that mean homeowners associations s and condominium boards should be approving the installation of roof- mounted solar panels or wind turbines? Or how about a […]