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  • Karen

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    February 5, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    @GibsonT Posted : 08/07/2020 10:50 am

    GREAT DISCUSSION.

    I will bring this up with the COF Board.

    My only concern: we can’t even get Service Alberta to help Alberta condominium owners with a dispute resolution tribunal, promised since 2014. I think it would be hard to get their attention.

    In my building, the owners voted in 2000 to remove exterior doors and windows from the corporation’s responsibility. While the windows have lasted an amazing 40 years, they will not last much longer. I too fear the impact on building envelopes.

    In our building there are some window wall systems that cannot be updated by one owner, as the system links suites on a number of floors.

    It will be a challenge to engage owners to be proactive to try to manage the exterior doors and windows. It was a serious mistake for the Government of Alberta to allowed condos to keep exterior doors and windows out of the corporation’s responsibility.

    In our case I am inclined with work with a solicitor and engineer, to make a proposal(s) to owners to proactively deal with the issue, but I am not optimistic.

    The problem is NOT going away.

    Thanks for your post.

    Looking forward to hearing from others.

    Please spread the word!
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