Category: Building Operations

Maintenance Air conditioner technician repairing central air conditioning system with outdoor tools
It's Getting Warmer...

Warm weather is quickly approaching - have you had your HVAC system serviced yet? Whether it's a central or window system, your air conditioning equipment requires a bit more attention than simply turning on your thermostat. Both types req…

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Landscaping House model, coins, earth globe written with CURB APPEAL.Curb appeal refers to the visual attractiveness of a property, particularly its exterior or front-facing facade, as viewed from the street or sidewalk
2024 April Does Curb Appeal Really Matter?

First impressions may not always tell the full story of a building (or a person, or a book, for that matter), but in the case of a multifamily building or HOA, the very first experience of a property—its exterior, entry spaces, even how sta…

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Landscaping Tree pruning with hedge trimmer from aerial lift platform. Bucket truck tree surgeon city service vehicle. Aerial work basket vehicle. Vector clip art of cherry picker on urban cityscape background
2024 April Tree Care & Maintenance

“The trees along this city street, Save for the traffic and the trains, Would make a sound as thin and sweet As trees in country lanes.”                         -Edna St. Vincent Millay Trees provide us with many benefits, from the obv…

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Maintenance Check mark, construction site worker, Engineer with whitelist board. remind your checklist concept. Vector illustration
2024 March Façade Maintenance Laws

Did you know that March 23 is World Elevator Day? Now you do. (You’re welcome.) On that date way back in 1857, the first passenger elevator was installed in the E.V. Haughwout Building—an upscale, five-story department store in Manhattan’s …

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Maintenance Roofer installing Roofing felt with heating and melting roll of bitumen roll by torch on flame
2024 March Waterproofing Your Building Envelope

With severe weather events becoming ever more common—and more intense—waterproofing your building’s envelope against rain, wind, snow, and ice is a growing concern. To counter the effects of climate change on buildings both old and new, our…

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Maintenance Modern underground parking with cars
Who Pays for Garage Inspections & Repairs?

After the deadly collapse of a parking garage building in lower Manhattan last year, the City of New York moved to prevent similar tragedies from occurring, undertaking the herculean task of inspecting every garage in New York City for crac…

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Management Power of business. Powerful engineer. Growth. Fighter.
2024 February That’s Super

At the heart of every shared interest community is the person who makes it run.  That person is known by many names: superintendent (or just ‘super’), building engineer, resident manager, community manager. Their duties and responsibilities…

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Energy Conservation Net zero by 2050. Carbon neutral. Net zero greenhouse gas emissions target. Climate neutral long term strategy. No toxic gases. save world save life.
Local Law 97 Update

In 2025, the first compliance requirements for Local Law 97 will become a fact of life for literally thousands of New York City co-ops and condos, and those who call them home. Local Law 97 is far-reaching legislation aimed at making New Yo…

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