ACMO Manager's Blog

The ACMO Blog is a peer-to-peer resource exclusively for Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) to share tips, advice, and experiences with fellow condominium managers and those within the condominium industry.   

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Roof Truss Plate Separation – Out of Sight Should Not Mean Out of Mind
When was the last time you thought about what holds up the roof over your head? Many people might not know what roof truss plates are, let alone how critical they are in modern roof structures.

Behind The Walls
Plumbing codes and regulations change regularly and it is key to have a plumber you can trust to keep up to date with these changes to ensure your building is up to code.

A Manager's Personal Experience with the Vaughan Condominium Tragedy
This article is written to try and disclose the truth about the shameful violence, and the terrible injuries and deaths carried out by a condo owner against his Board of Directors and their families on Sunday, December 18, 2022, in Vaughan, Ontario.

Effective Decision-making Equals Good Governance
The board of directors in a condominium is elected to represent the best interests of the entire community. Once elected, they are required to make some difficult decisions and have a fiduciary responsibility to follow the advice of professionals.

Detoxifying the Condo Manager’s Workplace
While there are no statistics, anecdotal evidence suggests that almost every condo manager has experienced some form of workplace disrespect, and a majority have experienced workplace harassment. Hopefully, only a very few were subjected to physical threats or assault; but there shouldn’t be any at all.

Condominium Managers and Burnout
Stress and burnout claim to be the most common reasons that most condo managers have resigned from their position and the industry altogether. Read on for a few tips on how to help prevent burnout.

Staying Positive, Pulling Together in the Face of Adversity
To say that the last two years have been challenging times for condominium communities, condominium service providers across the GTA, and our province would most certainly be an understatement. It’s hard to believe that we are fast approaching year two in our battle against COVID-19.

The Politics of Mistakes
We make mistakes all the time, big and small, and we will keep making mistakes. It is like laundry; it will never end, but with attention and diligence, it can become less daunting!

RCM Designation: 5 Things that Set Us Apart
Condominium Managers need to excel at many different things in order to have a successful career. In an average day you can be required to be an enforcer, mediator, organizer, communicator, and project manager.

Five Ways to Get Your Property Ready for Fall
Autumn is here and that means it's time for a fresh slate after a long and dry summer. Here are some quick tips to get your building ready for the upcoming holidays!