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We are proud to have been asked to contribute to the creation of “Developing Flood-Resilience Guidance of Canada’s Commercial Real Estate”. This report outlines 20 measures that commercial real estate owners and managers can apply to improve flood resilience of existing office towers and help ensure business continuity in the face of a changing climate.
Spring is finally here. With it comes the end of cold snaps, sunnier weather and, the melting of snow and ice. While it’s typical to take the time to enjoy the nicer conditions, it’s important to ensure your property is properly prepared for the change in weather. Warmer temperatures cause snow and ice to melt rapidly, and that often leads to an excessive buildup of water. This is one of the most common causes of flooding, and basements are particularly prone to feeling the brunt of its effects.
The better your property is prepared to deal with flooding, the less likely it will be to experience damage.
In recent years, we’ve experienced severe ice and snowstorms, deep freezes, and very high winds. Harsh winter weather can cause immediate damage to buildings. The constant buffeting of wind, build-up of snow, and thaw-freeze cycles can also create issues if left unchecked.
As a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner, the best strategy is to take preventive measures. Follow these five tips to help protect your building from winter storms.
Canada’s hurricane season spans June to November. With three storms hitting hurricane status already in 2018, with warm ocean temperatures, it’s predicted September will be the most conducive to hurricane formation.
Here are 10 ways you can minimize a hurricane’s impact on your property, whether you’re a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner. When preparing for a hurricane, it’s essential to consider all the dangerous weather conditions a hurricane can bring.
The most common causes of fires are cooking accidents, smoking (a leading cause of both home and wild fires), heating equipment, electrical appliances, candles, children playing with fire, faulty wiring and flammable liquids. Commercial and residential property is also at risk when a nearby building catches fire and during wildfire season.
When a fire occurs, it can result in both primary and secondary damage to property.