Parking Garages 101: The Glossary

By |2018-03-19T11:16:13-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Assessing the state of your building’s parking garage is a crucial task you should be conducting regularly.  Parking garages have to be strong - both structurally and on the surface - to endure a lot of daily vehicular traffic.  To carry out a parking garage inspection with or without the building’s superintendent, it will help to [...]

Do You Know How to Do a Condominium Parking Garage Inspection?

By |2019-05-14T10:37:02-04:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Winter can be especially hard on condominium parking garages. Salt and water that gathers from parked cars not only causes concrete surface damage but can contribute to rebar deterioration if it seeps into cracks that have been allowed to form. Besides creating unsightly dips and cracks in the concrete slab, this type of damage can, over time, affect the [...]

Kitec Plumbing Replacement: Dos and Don’ts

By |2019-05-14T10:37:02-04:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: CDCPro|

Replacing Kitec plumbing in an entire building is no easy task. It takes careful planning, organization and teamwork to make the process run smoothly. During a big job like this, we aren’t just working with hardware and piping -- we’re working with people. We’re working with you. When you factor in the needs of residents, [...]

Congratulations to the Acmo Award Winners!

By |2019-05-14T10:37:02-04:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: CDCPro|

It was an afternoon to remember at the ACMO Awards Luncheon December 8th, 2017 at the Toronto Congress Centre. It was wonderful to see these six worthy recipients recognized for their hard work and dedication throughout the year: Manager of the Year: Lyndsey McNally Leader of the Year: Saul York Donna Farr Award: Cynthia Chung Genesis Award: Wendy [...]

Top 12 Ways to Winterize Your Property

By |2019-05-14T10:37:03-04:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: CDCPro|

The blustery weather is upon us and the hazy days of summer are a thing of the past. It’s time for property managers to think about winterizing their condo buildings if you haven’t already. Here are the top 12 ways you can prepare your property for inclement weather: Check your furnaces. Make sure your furnace [...]

CDC Booth at Condo Conference Nov. 2017 – Acmo-CCI

By |2019-05-14T10:37:03-04:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: CDCPro|

What a great show! The CCI Acmo Condo conference didn't disappoint. Property Managers, Board Directors and professionals serving the condo industry and their communities have a tough job - don't think we don't notice! Our booth was very lively with great discussions taking place where we learned what is important to you right now. Some of [...]

Four Steps to Hosting a Successful Town Hall Meeting

By |2019-05-14T10:37:03-04:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: CDCPro|

Town hall meetings give residents a voice, and a venue to clear up misunderstandings. It is a place where residents, property managers and board members can feel connected by one common goal: improving the building and the overall condominium community. Whether you are planning to replace Kitec plumbing or there is a major renovation planned, [...]

Common Elements in Condos: Why First Impressions Are Everything

By |2019-05-14T10:37:03-04:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: CDCPro|

There’s a popular expression that every impression is a first impression. This certainly holds true for condo living. Your residents can close their doors and keep their personal surroundings to themselves, but the one thing everyone notices is a building’s common elements. If the hallway carpeting is getting matted and dingy, or the floors in [...]

Top Three Fitness Must Haves in Your Condo

By |2019-05-14T10:37:03-04:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: CDCPro|

Fitness and nutrition are top priorities for Canadians, according to a 2017 survey. More than half of participants want improved overall quality of life as their main motivation for becoming more active.  This focus on health and wellness makes the fitness facilities in your condominium all the more important. The convenience of working out at [...]

Winter Wreaks Havoc on Our Parking Garages.

By |2019-05-14T10:37:03-04:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: CDCPro|

Is it time to Resurface? How can you tell? Concrete deterioration is caused by a variety of factors, including age, environment and overall upkeep. Which of these things can you control? Ensuring your parking garage is properly maintained NOW will save you valuable time and money in the future. You can bring in an engineer [...]