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Facilities Show India Virtual Expo in Association with IFMA from 26-27 November 2020

Set up by the world’s largest exhibitions’ organizer, Informa Markets in India, Facilities show India Virtual Expo is a premier expo and conference for the facilities management supplier industry..

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‘HelixSense provides organizations with the actionable data they need to reduce hidden costs’

We spoke to Sanjeev Bhandari, EVP – Strategy and Solution, HelixSense to understand the various activities and objectives of his organization, key challenges confronting facilities managers in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era, how IoT can assist facilities managers in improving asset management..

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63% operators expect a major shift towards Professionally Managed Shared Accommodation Facilities: CBRE- SAPFI Survey

Student Accommodation Providers Association of India (SAPFI) and CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading real estate consulting firm- today released the findings of its survey on Shared Accommodation..

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Mallcom’s PPE for Workplaces

Greetings from Mallcom (India) Limited! We are glad to introduce ourselves. We Mallcom (India) Ltd. is a Government of India recognized Star Trading House. We have been engaged in the manufacturing, export and distribution of a wide range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) since 1983. ..

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Facilio launches REbuild, a powerful new toolkit, to help real estate owners confidently restart property operations

Facilio Inc., an AI-driven property operations and maintenance platform, today announced the launch of REbuild, a ready-to-deploy operations toolkit that helps real estate owners respond to the operational challenges posed in the post pandemic recovery phase..

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Looking to enhance business operations through next-gen facility management solutions?

Trouble handling multiple vendors and numerous bills? Are vendor negotiations resulting in exponential follow-ups? Lack of coordination, experience, and expertise with local service providers..

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Indian real estate sector likely to register USD 4.8 bn institutional flow of funds in 2020: JLL

India’s real estate market attracted USD 235 mn in capital in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3,2020), growing by 52% quarter-on-quarter (QOQ), according to JLL’s ‘India Capital Markets..

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IFMA’s World Workplace 2020 Conference and Expo will be presented virtually this Dec. 9-10

With worldwide travel bans, mandatory quarantines and corporate travel restrictions still in place, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has decided to present its annual World Workplace Conference and Expo virtually, Dec. 9-10, 2020. IFMA plans to provide an affordable, full conference experience in a format that’s not only familiar..

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Thermal Imaging: Identifying The Best Use Cases In A Smart Building

Thermal imaging technologies are gaining increasing visibility in the facilities management sector as firms explore new initiatives to ready workplaces for reopening. Facility managers are exploring whether thermal imaging – which measures a person’s temperature based on infrared radiation..

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The core of FM service can extend to include sophisticated requirements spanning Integrated Facilities Management, specialised engineering services and soft services

We spoke to Rahul Lal, FRICS and Member, Central Working Committee, Global Association for Corporate Services (GACS) to understand his assessment about the current Facilities Management scenario in India and how it compares to global standards, key challenges related to implementing Facilities Management solutions within a large organisation in India, some of the new products and technologies that are revolutionising the Facilities Management space and his plans to further improve Facilities Management within his organisation.

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Communication with FMs can be key to fire safety

Fire safety may not fall directly under the purview of a facilities manager, but knowledge of fire safety is essential for anyone involved in running a building. This need came into sharp focus in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, reminding everyone of the interconnectivity of fire safety and building management

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FLIR Systems New Exx-Series Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras

FLIR Systems, Inc., has added four new cameras to its Exx-Series: the E96, E86, E76 and E54. Compared to predecessor Exx-Series cameras, the new cameras offer enhanced thermal resolution for more vibrant, easy-to-read images and on-camera routing capability to improve field survey efficiency.

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Efficient HVAC Management For Schools With Mitsubishi Electric's Building Connect+

This year has brought new challenges to facility managers operating K-12 schools and higher-ed facilities. Whether students are attending class in-person, virtually or a hybrid of both, building staff are relying on mechanical systems that prioritize both cost savings and energy efficiency.

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ANSUL's Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems

Johnson Controls introduces ANSUL® Restaurant Electric Detection (RED) Technology, delivering next-generation commercial kitchen fire protection with industry-leading centralized monitoring and real-time status of up to 16 hazard zones.

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Potter Electric Signal's Fire Alarm Systems with IntelliView TM Dashboard

Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC of St. Louis, Missouri USA, has integrated the Potter fire alarm systems with the IntelliView TM Dashboard. The web-based dashboard allows the user to monitor their Potter fire alarm control panels in addition to the IntelliGen TM nitrogen generators from anywhere in the world. A mobile app is also available in the iOS and Google Play stores and provides increased functionality.

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Facilities Management - New Vistas, New Frontiers

We spoke to Architect Jit Kumar Gupta, Chairman, Chandigarh Chapter, Indian Green Building Council, who has more than half a century professional experience in Architecture, Urban planning and Architectural Education. In this interview he brings out several important facets of Facilities Management and its pivotal role in maintaining built environments, nurturing workplaces, creating employee experience and helping organisations grow.

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Technology & Materials in Managing the Post-COVID Workplace

As we envision a safe return to workplace of the employees post CoVID, technology and materials will play a key role in success of this process. As an immediate response to the pandemic, communication technology has emerged as the topmost technology driver.

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Meet COVID-19 ventilation needs without having to make manual adjustments to each system

Transformative Wave, a provider of HVAC and building automation solutions, has just announced what it calls a breakthrough new feature to its award-winning eIQ Platform designed to enable facilities managers (FMs) to automate ventilation adjustments to comply with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Minimize crowds and enhance security at your elevators with this touchless solution

braXos, a developer of building security and connectivity solutions, has just launched LiftOff, a touchless solution for elevators designed to enable safe, secure and convenient vertical transportation in residential and commercial buildings. LiftOff works with destination dispatch elevator systems from nearly all major manufacturers and does not require users to scan a device or card at the elevator kiosk, minimizing the crowds that can congregate in front of elevators during peak periods.

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Use augmented reality tech to troubleshoot smart building equipment at a distance

Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) company Resonai recently launched the Vera AR computer vision platform, which CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, is now using to enable remote operation and maintenance of communications infrastructure to reduce physical exposure to smart building equipment and other individuals during the COVID-19 shutdowns and as buildings begin to reopen.

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CommScope partners with Resonai to enhance AR for smart buildings

CommScope is working with Resonai to explore building an application based on Resonai’s Vera platform to leverage the benefits of AR for installation, operation and maintenance of communications infrastructure in a building or campus environment. This expands CommScope’s focus on automated infrastructure management to include Vera’s AR cloud technology along with several CommScope in-building connectivity products.

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ASHRAE’s HVAC checklists to reduce airborne transmission of coronavirus

Global building technology society ASHRAE just announced that the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed guidance on the operation of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to help mitigate the airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 as education facilities prepare to reopen in the fall for the academic year.

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Update mechanical, lighting and building envelope energy efficiency standards from ANSI/ASHRAE’s new release

Global building technology society ASHRAE has released an expanded, revised version of a well-known energy standard. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, contains more than 100 changes from the 2016 version, including numerous energy-saving measures.

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Facilities Show India Virtual Expo in Association with IFMA from 26-27 November 2020

Set up by the world’s largest exhibitions’ organizer, Informa markets in India, Facilities show India Virtual Expo is a premier expo and conference for the facilities management supplier industry. The show offers the ideal opportunities for suppliers to showcase their products & services virtually and to network, and connect with key decision makers from every level of a wide range of sectors.

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Facilities Show India and IFMA join hands

For 40 years, International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) mission has been to advance the professional discipline of facility management (FM) worldwide through credentialing programs, educational courses, networking, research and knowledge sharing. IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 23,000 members in more than 100 countries.

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Flexible working has become a widespread practice in modern workplaces

Mr. Ashish Podar, Executive Director, Facility Management, CBRE talks about his organization and areas it specializes in, shares his views on changing trends in new-age workplaces, the kind of facilities solutions that are gaining importance and his advice to Facilities Managers to ensure safety and hygiene for employees and also on how to ensure safety and hygiene in transport of goods and services for the employees involved.

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Comply with COVID-19 safety needs with wellness kiosk and digital signs

As businesses around the country reopen amid the ongoing pandemic, LG Business Solutions USA has expanded its suite of Health Protocol Solutions, introducing new digital signage packages that give businesses eye-catching platforms to provide information, guidance, wayfinding and interactive experiences. Digital signage display provider LG partnered with other technology providers to offer an array of new options including wellness kiosks, occupancy management systems, portable battery-operated solutions, and even contactless interactive digital signage displays.

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Reopening buildings safely, with LEED guidance, and tools and analytics from Arc

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) and affiliate Arc released LEED credits and software tools in recent weeks to help buildings reopen safely and sustainably from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic shutdowns, and continue to operate safely in the long term.

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Aramark’s new reopening platform can help you prioritize safety in 5 critical areas

To assist operators with their safe reopening and continued operation, Aramark, a global provider of food, facilities management (FM), and uniforms, and Jefferson Health, an expert in public health, have just announced the launch of EverSafe OS, a workplace safety digital product that offers a suite of simple, streamlined tools and resources for businesses and organizations, to empower employees and customers with confidence in their safety.

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Touchless check-in solution for Offices

To use Safe Site Check In, employees and visitors point their smartphone at a unique QR code posted at the job site and answer coronavirus health-related questions required by local health directives — no download required. They are denied or approved access to the construction or job site and receive a daily digital entry badge.

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ABM UK establishes advisory council to support Covid-19 response

Facilities management services provider, ABM UK, has established an Expert Advisory Council, composed of external leading experts in infectious disease and industrial hygiene. The Expert Advisory Council will advise on many aspects of ABM’s business, including ABM’s proprietary EnhancedClean™ programme – a three-step approach that delivers healthy spaces with a certified disinfection process.

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Cloudfm secures win with Tructyre ATS

Cloudfm has won a three-year hard FM services contract with Tructyre ATS, the UK’s only national commercial fleet tyre management provider which is part of the Michelin group. The partnership which officially commences on 17 August, will see Cloudfm maintaining Tructyre ATS’s 60 plus sites across the UK, which includes a mix of distribution warehouses, offices and depots.

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Introducing Facilities eConnect: The One-Stop Resource for Latest News, Updates and Products for Facilities Managers

Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India) is excited to launch Facilities Show India — UK’s Largest Facilities Show in India from 26-27 November 2020 at Bombay Exhibition Centre. This show shall be co-located with OSH India, South Asia's largest safety & health expo and conference being organised in Mumbai since 2012.

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Informa Markets in India Set to Launch UK’s Largest Facilities Show in India from 26-27 November 2020 at Bombay Exhibition Centre

Set up by the world’s largest exhibitions organizer, Informa markets in India, Facilities show India is India’s premier expo and conference for the facilities management supplier industry. The show offers the ideal opportunities for suppliers to showcase their products & services, network, and connect with key decision makers from every level of a wide range of sectors.Facilities show India will be held from 26 -27 November 2020, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.

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Webinar for Facilities Managers—Navigating to the Next Normal in Workplaces—on Wednesday, 27th May, 4 to 5 pm

It remains too early to say how and when economies will return to normal and what that new normal will look like. Despite the uncertainties, it is possible to make some tentative predictions. Safe and healthy workplaces is at the centre of what’s next in business. As businesses open up, facility professionals are among the unsung heroes who ensure that individuals come back in confidence to a healthy and safe facility

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‘The biggest challenge faced by the industry is to increase the scope of FM services beyond traditional housekeeping services’

We spoke to Rahul Lal, FRICS and Member, Central Working Committee, Global Association for Corporate Services (GACS)to understand his assessmentabout the current Facilities Management scenario in India and how it compares to global standards, key challenges related to implementing Facilities Management solutions within a large organisation in India, some of the new products and technologies that are revolutionising the Facilities Management space and his plans to further improve Facilities Management within his organisation.

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Building intelligence with Smart Building Automation System

Building intelligence starts with monitoring and controlling information services known as Smart Building Automation System (SBAS). Smart building automation project is an integrated building solution system that facilitates lighting control, heating, air conditioning (HVAC)

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Predictive Maintenance Brings New Potential to HVACR Service Market

Hundreds of years of scientific breakthrough have been based on observations and data. The data has come from diverse sources and, when interpreted, allows scientists to discover breakthroughs like gravity, the laws of motion

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Coronavirus Prompts Response in HVAC Industry

As guardians of the indoor air we breathe, HVAC contractors and technicians stand alongside public health workers in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). As with the SARS outbreak in 2003, the airborne nature of the new coronavirus (part of the same family of viruses as SARS) puts the epidemic — and its prevention and containment — front and center for HVAC professionals.

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Biometrics, Smartphones Poised to Replace Key Cards

At a 1998 security symposium sponsored by one the largest manufacturers of access cards in the world, an executive predicted that, by the year 2000, access cards would be a thing of the past. Biometrics, facial recognition, walking style, or some other disruptive technology would eliminate the need for plastic access credentials.

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Webinar Post-Show Report: Navigating to the Next Normal in Workplaces, Held on 27th May

“Navigating to the Next Normal in Workplaces,” the webinar organized by Facilities Show India on May 27, 2020 saw a great discussion ontrends and patterns which will drive workplaces in the days to come.The key takeaways and viewpoints from the diverse set of speakers, wasthat post covid-19 , buildings and facilities will see more automation in abid to reduce human interface.

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'The biggest challenge is limited awareness and focus towards Facilities Management solutions'

We spoke to Vishal Mani, Country Head, Spacewellto understand his assessment about the current Facilities Management scenario in India and how well it compares to global standards, the key challenges related to implementing Facilities Management solutions within a large organisation in India

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Case Study: Lake Cleaning & Sludge Removal Project

Since the company’s inception, BVG has always adopted ‘quality first’ and ‘innovation’ as its approach to work. In 1999, BVG was small company with a Rs 30 lakh turnover, and got an opportunity to showcase its project execution skills. The campus of TELCO (now Tata Motors) at Pune houses the famous Lake House, the residence of the Chairman of the company.

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Heathrow Airport transitioning to a lower carbon future with the help of ENGIE

ENGIE has announced an agreement with Heathrow Airport to replace natural gas with 100 per cent green biomethane from anaerobic digestion to all meter points, across all terminals until March 2022.

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Grindwell Norton Forays into Automotive Detailing Segment with the launch of Norton Car Spa in Indore

Norton has been serving the Aftermarket customers in the collision repair segment through its complete range of high performance abrasives and non-paint consumables. It is very logical step to enter in the detailing business to expand the portfolio to serve customers through quality products and services.

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Resuming Office After Lockdown : Here is what you should know

As government lifts various restrictions for offices and businesses in India, we can expect some corporate employees to be reunited with their work desks and chairs and other office facilities that they haven’t seen for months together.

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‘In the post COVID-19 world, FMs must encourage social distancing at the workplace and design spaces where people can live, work and play safely.’

We spoke to Mahender Singh R., Director – IFMA, India to understand International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) global objectives, their focus areas post-COVID, various training programs they plan to introduce/have introduced to enhance preparedness of facilities managers in maintaining industrial hygiene and also their plans to further spread awareness around IFMA’s activities in India.

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‘Buildings account for almost 40% of global energy use therefore sustainability has become an important strategic issue'

We spoke to Sameer Saxena, MRICS and Member, Central Working Committee, Global Association for Corporate Services (GACS) to understand his assessment about the current Facilities Management scenario in India and how it compares to global standards, key challenges related to implementing Facilities Management solutions within a large organisation in India, some of the new products and technologies that are revolutionising the Facilities Management space and his plans to further improve Facilities Management within his organisation.

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Benefits of Waterless Bio-Toilet – A Sustainable Sanitation Solution

Plenty of people probably use toilets multiple times in a day. A large amount of precious water is flushed down the drain turning it into waste. According to a statistic provided by Conserve H2O, a Water Providers Consortium, 1.6 litres of water is wasted per flush. Depending on the toilet cistern parts, toilets can use ever more water.

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Increased Demand for Warehouse Space and Labor Created by COVID-19 Could be a Long-Term Trend

As non-essential businesses are forced to close doors, some retail and e-commerce firms are ramping up hiring and operations in order to meet a surge in demand for necessities and home deliveries. “There’s certainly good news and bad news happening in retail right now. We know that the bulking goods, the discount warehouses, the dollar stores, grocery stores are all doing very well.

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Sodexo partners with Bureau Veritas to introduce a hygiene verification label designed to support business reopening

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, and Bureau Veritas, world leader in testing, inspection and certification, have joined forces to introduce a hygiene verification label for Sodexo procedures and services. This label forms part of Sodexo’s global endeavors to help clients and consumers resume work in complete confidence.

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EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested on the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to provide the American public with information about how to safely and effectively kill the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces. Last week, EPA approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray (EPA Reg No. 777-99)

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Energy efficiency is the future of global integrated facility management business

Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to provide the American public with information about how to safely and effectively kill the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces. Last week, EPA approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray (EPA Reg No. 777-99)

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BVG Continues Strong On Mission Corona Eradication

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi recently announced a 21-day lock-down to arrest the spread of corona virus. BVG India Limited is continuing its work steadfastly hand in hand with the government on corona eradication mission throughout India. BVG India Limited is providing cleaning, sanitisation and sterilization services at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, AIIMS in Delhi and Raipur, as well as the two corona-care designated hospital in in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune

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Facilities India Expo Booth@OSH India Virtual Expo 2020

Facilities Show India is a premier expo and conference by the world’s largest exhibitions organizer, Informa markets in India, for the facilities management supplier industry. The show offers ideal opportunities for suppliers to showcase their products & services, and connect with key decision makers from every level of the facilities management domain.

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