Visakhapatnam or Vizag, the second biggest city in Andhra Pradesh,is the first in the country to have taken e-governance initiatives in early 2000. Today, many municipalities in India have replicated Visakhapatnam’s e-governance model. Not just e-governance but its overall performance in environmental sustainability has helped the Corporation bag the prestigious Euro India’s Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award (ESCA) in 2011. These days Greater Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is busy with another ambitious project that involves segregation of garbage at source. Municipal Commissioner B Ramanjaneyulu explains to CIJ, GVMC’s solid waste management project and the Corporation’s efforts in making a ‘bin-less’ city.
When a towel is already wet after guest use, should the wetness be considered when loading the washer? If the towel is almost 60% moist after spin, should the load in the dryer be less than specified? Should the washer run at 100% capacity utilisation normally? Or should the machine run under load as the capacity printed on it says “maximum load capacity”? These and many other doubts of the laundry manager are being discussed in the second part of the Load Capacity article we published in the last issue.
Selecting the right facilities management (FM) service provider is far more complex than simply awarding the business to the lowest bidder. As per Steve Silen, Director, KPMG Advisory Services, one needs to closely evaluate and analyze, from many different perspectives, the capabilities of each provider to ensure that the company’s business requirements are met at the right price.
While the act of scrubbing yields good cleaning results, the size of the machine determines the reach and time taken for cleaning any surface. When it comes to scrubbing smaller and hard to reach surfaces smaller machines make cleaning altogether a different experience. Sven-Erik Carlsson, CEO, CaddyClean, Sweden, shares his views on the advantages of small machines