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Category: Maintenance

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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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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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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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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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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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Maintenance Building Better in Surfside’s Wake
Building Better in Surfside’s Wake

The tragic partial collapse and subsequent demolition of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida this past June revealed some gaping holes in the structures, governance, and oversight of the country’s multifamily buildin…

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Maintenance Structural Integrity Inspections:
Structural Integrity Inspections:

In light of the catastrophic, deadly condo building collapse in Surfside, Florida last month, boards and residents in multifamily buildings across the country are taking a hard look at how their own properties measure up to the structural m…

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Exterior Adjacent Construction Risk Management
Adjacent Construction Risk Management

Cities reshape and reinvent themselves regularly and organically. Old buildings become obsolete for a variety of reasons, and new buildings replace them. Many a four- or five-story tenement has been knocked down to make way for a shiny, new…

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Managing Exterior Repair Projects

Leaks are a common problem in multifamily buildings, including co-ops and condominiums. It’s not unusual to see watermarks and dampness on plaster near or below interior widows, but since such infiltration usually stems from an issue on the…

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Maintenance Climate Change & Building Maintenance:
2020 November Climate Change & Building Maintenance:

As we know, climate change has far-ranging effects on everything from polar ice caps to coastal shorelines to expanding deserts around the world. The steadily warming planet also affects man-made structures, including the buildings we live …

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