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Los Angeles Moves to Ban 54 Homeless Encampments Throughout the City

October 22, 2021
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In lieu of a new city law prohibiting homeless encampments in sensitive public areas, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a follow-up law banning 54 homeless encampments throughout Los Angeles. The original law passed in …

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Why VoIP Works (or Doesn’t Work) For Your Elevator Communications System

October 20, 2021
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With telecom costs continually on the rise, most would welcome the opportunity to streamline their systems. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is becoming increasingly common, particularly for commercial use. While potentially ideal for your building’s general telecommunications, there are challenges when trying to use VoIP with emergency phone systems (like the ones in your elevators).

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Los Angeles to Expand Citywide Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

October 20, 2021
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In keeping up with both sustainability measures and emerging demands for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, Los Angeles is instructing the Department of Water and Power to create a strategic long-term citywide Electric Vehicle Master Plan. This new …

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Getting an HVAC repair? You may need a roof inspection too!

October 18, 2021
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If your HVAC is malfunctioning, your primary concern will be getting a skilled technician in place and getting the unit repaired, right away. While the sooner you get an ailing HVAC unit seen, the better, you should also consider having a roof inspection as well.

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Councilman Buscaino Introduces Measure Creating Additional Anti-Camping Rules

October 15, 2021
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With homelessness and housing serving as focal points for the 2022 mayoral election, Councilmember Buscaino recently introduced a new measure calling for increased regulation of homelessness encampments on public spaces. This comes after the City …

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Three Ways Tenant Wireless Expectations Have Changed Since COVID & How to Address Them

October 13, 2021
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First, when working from home, employees may have enjoyed better wireless coverage than what exists in the office – across all areas. That means faster connections and data speeds, clearer voice and video calls, and the like.

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New California Law Would Ban Gas-Powered Mowers, Blowers, and Other Equipment

October 13, 2021
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Guest Author Under a new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, California will soon prohibit the sale of new small off-road engines, which will take effect as soon as 2024. Small off-road engines are a broad category, which includes a number of maintenance and landscaping tools. They include gas-powered equipment that used less than 25…

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Best Practices in Elevator Maintenance

October 11, 2021
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Elevator maintenance is an essential function of effective building management. Malfunctioning elevators are one of the last scenarios any building management professional wants to have on their plate. Not only do elevator issues pose potential safety risks to tenants and their guests, they may also adversely affect your building’s overall desirability. Fortunately, you don’t have to…

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LA City Council Officially Passes New Sweeping Vaccine Measures

October 8, 2021
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On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council officially introduced a motion that would instate sweeping citywide vaccination requirements in select indoor establishments. However, however, the vote was pushed back by Councilmember …

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Are You Seeing Cracks in Your Building? What You Should Know

October 6, 2021
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On the heels of the tragic collapse of the Surfside Condominium, Alpha Structural, Inc. was inundated with calls from concerned building owners, property managers and tenants throughout Los Angeles & Orange County. We have put together this article delineating various types of cracking and the urgency for repair.

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