NAA Operations Insights: Turn Up the Heat on Summer Maintenance



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An Essential Resource for Maintenance & Operations Professionals • July 2013

 
Turn Up the Heat on Summer Maintenance
Jim Dormady, Maintenance Director for The Dolben Company Inc., has worked for the Massachusetts-based apartment manager for the past decade. In that time, he has dealt with his share of problems with HVAC systems, swimming pools, and more in the summer months. In this Q&A interview, he offers some tips and insight for those apartment operations and maintenance professionals dealing with issues related to the heat and humidity of July and August.
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Ways to Make You More 'Likeable'  
Apartment industry consultant Lisa Trosien uncovered a few strategies on how you can get more people to like you during her 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition session, titled "The Likeability Factor." In this "Lists" feature, five primary ways you can become a more "likeable" boss, employee, or every-day person are showcased.


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How Long Should a Pool Heater Last?
A feature story in this month's UNITS magazine notes that more and more apartment owners are considering swimming pool heaters as a great addition to their amenity offerings.

Google Fiber Can Be a Tough Sell to Apartment Owners
Providing superspeed Internet connectivity might soon be as critical to drawing residents to apartment communities as on-site washers and dryers and off-street parking. However, the upfront cost of wiring large numbers of rental units to Google Fiber could be too steep for some owners and managers, which could set the stage for a deep digital divide in some markets between homeowners and apartment residents.

Fresno Apartment Communities Voluntarily Adopt Smoke-Free Policy
At least three apartment communities in Fresno, Calif. have voluntarily adopted a no-smoke policy recommended by the Fresno County Department of Public Health. Concern is not just based on smokers, the owners and managers say, but on the health risk of secondhand smoke.

There's No Place Like Maintenance Mania for This Kansas Man
At this year's Mainteance Mania event sponsored by the National Apartment Association, Wichita's Justin Heenan of Key Management was the winner after spending nearly eight months preparing for the event and practicing on near-scale models of the various challenges.
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'One Industry. One Voice.' Join Us for the 2015 NAA Capitol Conference

2015 NAA Capitol Conference Video  

This one-minute video promotes the apartment industry’s national advocacy event on March 17-18. Under the theme “One Industry. One Voice,” the video encourages people to be informed, get involved and...