Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
2022 May Spring Maintenance

It’s that time of year again. Birds are chirping; trees are blooming; property managers and co-op and condo boards are addressing their task lists for the change of seasons. Whether it’s a Midwood walk-up or a Midtown supertall, a dense cit…

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Exterior
2022 March Maintaining Aging Buildings

Nothing lasts forever, even with good maintenance—including most building components. Exterior elements are perhaps most subject to wear and tear in any climate. Their construction and material type dictate their maintenance needs and repai…

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Exterior
2022 March Building Inspections

Car owners know that in order to operate their vehicle legally, they must have it professionally inspected every year. An older car might need some relatively minor repairs or adjustments to bring it into compliance with state emissions req…

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Exterior
2022 March Exterior Projects, Interior Problems

When the topic of exterior maintenance comes up, it’s important to keep in mind that when it comes to multifamily properties, even projects that focus on a building’s ‘envelope’ are by no means limited to just the façade or roof. Projects l…

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Maintenance
Funding Reserves & Scheduling Repairs

In the eight months since the deadly collapse at Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, many states and municipalities are reviewing their policies around reserve funds, inspections, and maintenance projects for high rise apartment bu…

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Exterior
New Book Makes NYC Facade Regulations Clear

Author Diane Drey knows that A Step by Step Guide to Navigating the Facade Inspection Safety Program: New York Edition, her newest work about facade inspections and maintenance probably isn’t going to be a blockbuster - but for building…

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Exterior
2021 November Façade Inspections

In light of the tragic condo building collapse in Surfside, Florida, earlier this year, condo and co-op boards, as well as rental building landlords, are taking a hard look at their building system inspection policies. While all mandatory i…

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Maintenance
Fannie Mae Announces New Requirements

The tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, Florida, last June has prompted many industries to assess and reform their practices to enhance safety and oversight of the large—and growing—multifamily building sector i…

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Maintenance
Carpet Cleaning

Building lobbies and hallways are high-traffic areas, prone to tracked-in dirt and street grime, scuffs from shoes, luggage, and equipment, slush and salt in the winter, and in dog-friendly buildings, the occasional indiscretion committed b…

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