Building Quality Assurance

Questions & Answers – Module 4A (Consultant Design Certificates)

Written by, Rand Mahmoud, BSc. (Hons), Project Coordinator, Building Quality Assurance, at McIntosh Perry. Once Module 2A (Scope of Work) is submitted to Tarion to outline the work related to a new condominium, design consultants must submit Module 4A (Design Certificate). This is a crucial document that needs to be addressed and closely looked at... Read more »

Questions & Answers – Module 2A (Scope of Work)

Written by, Rand Mahmoud, BSc. (Hons), Project Coordinator, Building Quality Assurance, at McIntosh Perry. A new condominium is one of the most complex construction projects with lots of moving parts. If you’re building a condominium in Ontario, you have to manage the Tarion process, which some find confusing. As one of the preeminent providers of... Read more »

Deterioration of Balconies

These days more and more condominium and apartment balconies are cracking and crumbling. This is a safety concern, both for the residents and for pedestrians below, and it is also virtually unattractive. Whether obvious or hidden, this type of deterioration is occurring in a great many reinforced concrete balcony slabs. It is caused by galvanic... Read more »

Building Epidemics

Epidemics have been in the news recently, but the term is not always used to describe a disease. It can be used to describe an unpleasant occurrence that becomes widespread, and in this sense it can be applied to buildings. Across Canada we are experiencing a building epidemic – the leaky condo crisis in Vancouver,... Read more »