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Color Me Happy – Another Artist Amongst Us

Ballons painting - James Dumeus

Ballons (means balloons) We used to fly kites all the time and I knew how to make them back in Haiti. I also loved beach balls growing up; I merged the two and paired different colors. My inspiration was combining two things that I enjoyed growing up in Haiti. Free-mind I created it after Thanksgiving [read more...]

August 8, 2014

Learning from L.A.

Learning from L.A.

The recent water main breakage in Los Angeles shines a spotlight on a problem that all too many Universities face: the risk of critical but aging infrastructure failing suddenly.  While not all failures may be as spectacular as several feet of water flooding streets and campus landmarks, the impact of key electrical, mechanical, plumbing, communication [read more...]

August 5, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the User Forum in Victoria

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the User Forum in Victoria

Huh? Get your questions answered! Get answers to your specific questions from both VFA experts and your peers. You can also answer VFA’s questions about what features are most valuable to you as well as provide feedback on future enhancements. We have questions for you, too! Have you met Bob? Networking! Grow your circle with [read more...]

July 31, 2014

CBS News Reports: Empty Government Buildings Total 77,000

CBS News Reports: Empty Government Buildings Total 77,000

As reported on CBS Evening News by Jeff Pegues “A recent audit has found that the federal government continues to own and maintain 77,000 empty buildings, costing taxpayers $1.5 billion per year in electric bills, roof repairs and other monthly costs.“ What’s in my portfolio? That expression ‘knowing is half the battle’ is true in [read more...]

July 30, 2014

What’s New: VFA.facility and FacilityView

Asset Map Coordinates

VFA.facility® 10.5.3 Updates to Set Up Instructions Supported Versions of Internet Explorer Set up instructions have been updated for the currently supported versions of Internet Explorer, IE 10 and 11. FacilityView Supported Browsers Information on supported browsers for FacilityView has been added to the VFA.facility set up instructions. Automatic Population of Asset Map Longitude and [read more...]

July 23, 2014


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