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The importance of preventative concrete maintenance

April 17, 2019


Modern concrete is an incredibly useful and highly durable material. If properly proportioned and laid, it will endure for many years. However, many facilities are older and were built with older concrete formulas that weren’t as structurally sound. Older concrete …

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Define Success of Next Project with a Well-Written SOW

March 20, 2019


A Scope of Work (SOW) is a formal agreement between a service provider and the customer. It specifies all the criteria of a contract, detailing exactly what is expected of the vendor, and giving direction and purpose to every facet …

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SCAM CONCEPT

The Top Cyber Scams of 2019

March 13, 2019


We’ve written about cyber scams before, but criminals are always trying out new approaches in their tireless effort to trick their way into our computer systems and bank accounts. While consumers have become savvier about cyber scams, people are also …

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Bed bugs at work!

February 13, 2019


Your facility may seem like an unlikely place for a bed bug infestation. After all, the top three places where bed bugs are found are single-family homes, apartments, and hotels. However, these nocturnal critters are master hitchhikers—they attach to luggage, …

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Wrong thinking may lead to the right solution

February 6, 2019


At Vanguard Resources, we’re just as interested in the “manager” portion of the Facility Manager title as we are in the “facility” part. One thing any manager has to deal with at some point in their job is to come …

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Eco-friendly Roofing Options, Part Two: Blue Roofs

January 29, 2019


Last week we covered the benefits of green roofs; this week we’re going to focus on blue. The idea behind a blue roof is similar to a retention pond—except that the pond in question is on your roof. Also known …

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