Category: Building Operations

Management Mark Your Calendar!
Mark Your Calendar!

Whether you’re a manager or a board member, running a co-op, condo, or HOA has never been an easy job. There’s always a capital project to fund, a contractor to hire, a dispute to resolve, a leak to repair...the list can feel endless.    …

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NY DOB Mandates Parapet Wall Inspections

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) has enacted a new rule relating to façade maintenance and safety - this one directed at parapet walls. The parapet is a low protective wall along the edge of a roof, bridge, or balcony. The ne…

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Management Hiring Professionals vs. Doing Repairs In-House
2023 October Hiring Professionals vs. Doing Repairs In-House

It takes a small army of professionals—everyone from on-site handymen to licensed professional tradespeople and engineers—to maintain multifamily buildings, both large and small. The question is, who does what, and when? Everyone likes to s…

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Energy Conservation Smart house system programming software. Engineering development of building construction, communication, electricity. Design in CAD programs of Smart building. AI of IOT. Architectural 3d plan.
2023 September Futurizing Multifamily Buildings

In his 1971 book Future Shock, author Alvin Toffler describes a society undergoing enormous structural change as a result of technological advancements—and the social stress and disorientation that came with that change. A half-century late…

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2023 September Sustainability in Multifamily Buildings

As the push to reduce our carbon emissions and maintain livable conditions intensifies, sustainability has become an increasingly important concern for multifamily buildings—including condos, co-ops, and HOAs. More and more legislation and …

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Maintaining Your Hallways

Your building’s lobby and hallways are the first things residents, guests, and potential buyers see - and as the old saying goes, first impressions matter. In a multifamily residential setting, be it co-op, condo, HOA, or rental, cleanlines…

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Insurance Are You Covered?
2023 August Adequate Community Insurance Coverage

The topic of insurance can provoke fear in the most steadfast of board members. It’s both terrifying in what its purpose implies, and yet at the same time mind-numbingly boring. It’s also one of the most important components in protecting o…

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