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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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