Commissioning To Ensure Hospitals Get What They’ve Paid For

February 1, 2012

In health care, doctors, patients, supporters and the media assume for expectations to match reality. Design-wise, new health care facilities and hospitals fall into the upper echelon of cost and sophistication. Fundraisers and grant advocates work diligently to guarantee funding …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities


In 2012, The NFPA Gives Safety A Facelift

January 25, 2012

“Better safe than sorry,” should be the motto of every facility manager or safety officer. Safety regulations shift every year, bringing more relevant, efficient and useful practices and facility standards to the industry. Although it may prove difficult to spot …

Categorized: Facilities Management


Ready, Set, Comply!

January 19, 2012

Compliance is one of the most important issues affecting modern facilities. Commissions create these standards to protect the health of your facility and the safety of your employees and customers. Regardless of your place of business, you must proactively and …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities


Learn The Truths About Healthcare Code Enforcement

January 16, 2012

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction when it comes to the codes and standards that govern facility management protocol. Serious consequences face healthcare agencies when compliance standards are neglected. Among other repercussions, a healthcare organization’s non-compliance may provoke governing agencies …

Categorized: Business & Industrial


Prepare Your Health Care Facility To Mop Up Water Loss Issues

December 21, 2011

Utilities can become a big cost when any facility is managed inefficiently. Wasted power, poorly maintained technology and incomplete prevention strategies all contribute to lost profits and higher monthly utility bills. In the everything-critical healthcare industry with constantly shrinking budgets …

Categorized: Facilities Management


Home for the Holidays!

December 7, 2011

Even if you’ve successfully and safely made your office festive for the season, most people won’t leave their holiday spirit in their cubicle. Decorating safely at home is just as important as decorating safely at the office. Whether you live in …

Categorized: Buildings


‘Tis The Season To Be Safe

December 2, 2011

As the fall chill strengthens to a wintery bite and department store background music shifts from “elevator” to “holiday,” homes and offices throughout the nation prepare to welcome the holiday season with cheer, warmth and décor. Decorating your home or …

Categorized: Buildings


Outstanding Quality Recognized By Industry Experts

November 23, 2011

High quality service delivery – that’s Vanguard Resources’ specialty. Recently, the facility management leader was again recognized for excellence, this time by FacilitiesNet and Upturn Solutions as a top Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) provider. Experts credit Vanguard Resources’ use …

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Categorized: Business & Industrial


Reduce the Risks of Campus Violence

November 9, 2011

Campus safety is the responsibility of all of those on campus. You can protect yourself and your community by taking steps to minimize your exposure to risks. Being aware of your surroundings, using assertive body language, keeping doors locked and …