Category: Association Operations

Management
2019 Winter 40-Year Inspections

For building owners and property managers who may soon be facing the 40-year building recertification process in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Benjamin Franklin’s advice on prevention is fitting.  The 40-year Building Safety Inspection …

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Maintenance
2019 Winter Elevator Refurbishment

No matter how well-constructed and carefully maintained, no mechanical system lasts forever – and that goes for elevator cabs and equipment just as much as it applies to roofs or boilers.  At some point, your building’s vertical transportat…

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Finance
2019 Winter Keeping an Often Digital Paper Trail

It is essential that a community association keep thorough records of its financials, rules and regulations, meeting minutes, and so on. Not solely because the law often requires it—although following the law is certainly advisable—but also…

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Energy Conservation
2019 Winter Environmental Irritants

Home Sweet Home can become un-sweet very quickly indeed when the physical environment you’ve worked hard to create becomes a source of environmental toxicity. Chemicals, smoke, pet dander, and mold, along with other allergens and irritants,…

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Maintenance
2018 December Elevator Repair and Replacement Projects

The invention and adaptation of vertical transportation – otherwise known as the elevator – in the 1850s changed the face of architecture, space design, and apartment living forever. Unfortunately, like any mechanical system, every so often…

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Maintenance
2018 December Heating Options for Multifamily Communities

Whether you live in a high-rise building or a spread-out condo association, you probably take having reliable, adequate heat in the winter months for granted. But heating a multifamily community is not so easy as simply turning a dial. Ther…

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Maintenance
2018 December Hidden Energy Wasters

Co-ops and condos routinely undertake major capital projects to improve and update their physical plant with the hopes of both increasing value and cutting expenses. But how about more modest programs to save money in areas that are often o…

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Energy Conservation
2018 September Solar Energy Today

Energy costs are a major component in any housing environment, and one of the main areas where boards and managers look at to optimize efficiency and save money. One already popular — and growing — alternative to fossil fuels is solar energ…

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Energy Conservation
2018 September Hidden Energy Wasters

Co-ops and condos routinely undertake major capital projects to improve and update their physical plant with the hopes of both increasing value and cutting expenses. But how about more modest programs to save money in areas that are often o…

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