Hospital Design Post-COVID-19

January 11, 2022


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols and contagion control have become standard for new hospital projects and renovations, according to Building Design + Construction. In addition, the pandemic has emphasized the need for healthcare facilities to have …

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Reducing Construction Time with Prefabrication

December 21, 2021


The use of prefabricated materials can lead to key successes and outcomes in quality, safety, and cost in building construction projects. Prefabrication involves the manufacture and assembly of building components that can be transported to a construction site for quick …

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Data-Driven Planning for Energy Efficiency in Facilities

November 23, 2021


While investing in energy efficiency may help reduce maintenance backlogs, it may not address all aging systems and space within a building facility. About a fifth of maintenance costs happen during the initial stage of construction, so using data analysis …

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Password Security Best Practices 2021

October 19, 2021


In today’s digital age, keeping your workplace passwords secure from hackers is important. Passwords are basically the “front door” for hackers to illegally enter your workplace’s digital space. However, many individuals use predictable, easy-to-guess passwords which expose companies to the …

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National Management Training Week

August 17, 2021


National Management Training Week is here, and now is a perfect time to prepare your organization for practicable training. Founded by Lisa I. Perez in 2020, the week’s main goal is to bring awareness for effective management training and leadership …

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For more information on how to be a more effective manager, contact Vanguard Resources .

Facilities Management: The Whole Picture

September 6, 2020


As a facilities manager, you are constantly faced with making decisions—some big, some small. These decisions take their toll throughout the day. Researchers have a term for it: decision fatigue. But having an efficient and dedicated team is essential and …

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So, whether building a new facility or renovating an existing one, keep these tips in mind to
ensure your project is a success. Contact Vanguard Resources for more tips or information.

Grappling with Facility Projects

August 6, 2020


Facility projects are a large undertaking. They require a detailed plan, a skilled staff and a knowledgeable project manager. To ensure that your next project is a success, remember and implement these four straightforward tips. Visualize the bigger picture. Like …

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Protecting Employees From Harassment

May 1, 2019


According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, incidents of harassment were the highest in these industries: Accommodation and food services: 14.23 percent Retail trade: 13.44 percent Manufacturing: 11.72 percent Health care and social assistance: 11.48 percent So, what can a …

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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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