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Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory
The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto, opened last fall. There, 200 team members and growing develop digital products rapidly with input from customers.
ISO publishes two new FM industry standards
The International Facility Management Association is celebrating the publication of two new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards impacting the facilities management industry.
Re-examining the sit-stand workstation
Walk into any office and one will likely see most people seated at their workstation. Indeed, most workstations are designed to support seated work postures.
Disaster Planning: Before, During, and After
Recognizing risks is important, but to be truly prepared, companies need to have a disaster plan in place to protect themselves before, during, and after an event.
Envisioning tools get an upgrade
Facility managers must be viewed as key decision makers at the outset of a construction project. What can support this need? Technology that helps communicate design plans to stakeholders, with the hard numbers and data necessary to achieve buy-in at the top level.
Ontario to acquire TDSB facilities for community use
Ontario has put forth the proposal to acquire two facilities from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that would be maintained as community hubs.

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Phase 2 of Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus opens
Sheridan College recently held the grand opening of its Hazel McCallion Campus expansion, a facility that will provide space for an additional 3,200 students in Ontario to pursue a post-secondary education.
Nova Scotia invests in university sporting venue
Nova Scotia is investing in the Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games by contributing $1 million to one of the Summer Games’ main venues at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish.
Safety considerations for electrical work
Imagine this scenario: after using an unlicensed contractor to install energy efficient light fixtures, you find out the work was not up to code and poses serious safety hazards. All of a sudden, your entire lighting system needs to be re-installed at a significant cost. This is just one example of the perils of ignoring the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.

City of Mississauga slashes electricity use at rink
A task force at the City of Mississauga has slashed the electricity consumption of the ice-making equipment at its Iceland Arena by 22 per cent during winter and shoulder season operations, staff say.
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