Author: Luna
GC/MS Testing for VOC’s On-Site at a Commercial Warehouse
A large commercial warehouse located within the greater Toronto area had several locations with VOC contamination in the underlying soil. The VOCs needed to be remediated, but it was unknown how deep or widespread the contamination was, requiring the VOC impacted areas to be delineated. Soil boreholes were drilled and sampled within the building footprint;...
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Navigating the Leasing Landscape
By carefully managing environmental risks and responsibilities in deals involving leased property, both the lessor (property owner) and the lessee (tenant), can enter into the agreement confident that they have protected their own interests, while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations. Leased Site Contamination Risks There are risks associated with leasing and owning such contaminated properties,...
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Industrial Pier Baseline Case Study, Southern Ontario
Introduction This case study considers a federal property located in Southern Ontario, consisting of multiple industrial piers used for cargo shipping, handling, and storage. AEL was retained to conduct Phase One and Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) on three of the piers in support of an upcoming lease of the property. A Limited Phase...
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Building Condition Assessment Companies in Canada
Building Condition Assessment companies specialize in evaluating the physical condition and integrity of buildings and structures. The primary objective of the report is to provide an accurate and comprehensive assessment of a property’s condition, identifying any deficiencies, risks, or maintenance requirements. These assessments assist property owners, managers, buyers, and other stakeholders in making informed decisions...
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When Do I Need a Building Condition Assessment?
While many factors contribute to the successful operation of a commercial property, timely assessment is key. The inspection of a commercial building ultimately reveals its structural integrity, and therefore, helps to inform next steps. Once building deficiencies and potential areas of concern are identified, property owners can then move forward with an appropriate plan of...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Building Condition Assessment (BCA) Process
When it comes to managing and maintaining a building, it is crucial to understand its current condition and identify any potential issues that may require attention. This is where the Building Condition Assessment process comes into play. Having an understanding of the Building Condition Assessment process, including its purpose, key steps, benefits, and who typically...
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How Much Longer is My Roof Going to Last?
Like any commercial property owner, you probably have questions about the appropriate maintenance and longevity of your roofing system: What is the projected life cycle of a roof? Are there warning signs when a roof is beginning to fail? At which point does normal wear and tear become irreparable damage? In short, you may ask...
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Top 3 Benefits of a Building Condition Assessment (BCA) Report
According to conventional wisdom, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. That said, how can you be certain when something is functioning at full capacity, simply in need of some TLC, or broken beyond repair? For property owners, knowing the current condition of a building is vital to effective site management. A Building Condition Assessment...
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Condition Assessments
Building Condition Assessments (BCAs) are essential for evaluating the state of a building and identifying any maintenance or repair needs. Whether you are a building owner, facility manager, or real estate professional, conducting a thorough assessment can help you make informed decisions about property management, budgeting, and planning. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of...
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Roof Maintenance: Do I Have Enough Funding Money to Fix My Roof?
As a commercial property owner, the idea of repairing or replacing your roof can feel like a thankless task. Unlike an aesthetic remodeling project with that glamourous ‘wow’ factor, a new roof may seem to go unnoticed by potential stakeholders such as tenants or customers. However, the importance of roof maintenance cannot be overlooked or...
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