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December 5, 2012
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  • 3 steps toward a sustainable roofing system
    Roofing contractors can help facility managers make the most out of roof replacement projects by engaging in a quality control process and reducing safety risks on the job, according to this article. This piece looks at three key components of a sustainable roofing system: "proper design, quality construction, and proactive maintenance" and explains what is contained in each. Today's Facility Manager (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Entire roof saved, stored, ready to be used again
    The sloped roof of a railway station in Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, has been placed into storage after the station was demolished. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority used a crane to detach the roof, and transported it to storage. The steep roof could be used to cover a new building. Saanich News (British Columbia) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sound panels protected BC Place roof from pyrotechnics blast
      
    Source: The Vancouver Sun
    Fireworks set off during a Paul McCartney concert in Vancouver, Canada, appeared to hit the $30 million fabric roof of BC Place Stadium. However, once the roof was inspected, crews found no damage other than scorch marks on the sound-dampening panels. Pictures of the damage have been sent to the manufacturer to determine whether repair or replacement is needed. The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  In the Office 
  • Give your employees what they need to boost productivity
    Your company can't be run at maximum efficiency if your employees aren't reaching their potential, so you should ask them what resources they require, Glenn Llopis writes. "Asking your employees what they need to be successful is not only an act of empowerment but also of trust," he writes. "This is an extremely effective and genuine way of building camaraderie, unity and efficiency." Forbes (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The value of a diverse workforce
    Promoting diversity in the workplace can help you gain new insights into your business and the marketplace, according to Kristina Chung, a partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley. "Having a diverse workforce increases your own understanding of the greater world beyond," she said. It's also important for companies to review their nondiscrimination policies regularly to make sure they are complying with the law, she said. Smart Business (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • Lawmakers aim to revive talks on immigration reform
    Republican members of the House of Representatives plan to revive discussions with Democratic lawmakers regarding a broad overhaul of the country's immigration laws, including a legitimate path to citizenship, along with employment verification and border-security measures. A political action committee has been formed to support the efforts. Former President George W. Bush supports an overhaul, saying, immigrants "fill a critical gap in our labor market." The Washington Post/The Associated Press (12/4), The Wall Street Journal (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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