Safety at Any Age
Multifamily residential buildings provide both privacy and community. Privacy, because a recluse in New York City can ha…
Dealing With Code Violations
Better Safe Than Sorry
Those of us without engineering degrees tend to take the buildings in which we live and work for granted. We simply ass…
The Roles of Building Staff
Working as a Team for the Good of All
Supers, building managers, maintenance persons, custodial staff, groundskeeping personnel, porters, doormen, concierges—…
Knowing When to Call Your Manager
Response to Calls is an Essential Part of the Manager’s Job
Olivia Pope, the main character on ABC’s Scandal, is a professional fixer. If you have a problem—any problem—she can fi…
Board Owner Do’s and Don’ts
What Makes a Board Successful?
It only takes a few minutes of a web search to uncover the traits that make a successful person or business owner. For e…
Non-Resident Board Members
How Do They Affect Operations?
For many reasons, common-interest communities such as co-ops, condominiums, and HOAs prefer that the people living in th…
A Clear View
What’s New in Window Trends and Technology?
Windows can dramatically change any space, from transforming a tiny kitchen into a front row seat to a glorious skyline …
Plumbing the Depths
Pipes, Drains, and Your Building's Water Supply
Of all the modern conveniences we take for granted, perhaps none is as profoundly basic —and indispensable—as indoor pl…
To Claim, or Not to Claim?
The Insurance Dilemma