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Managing Housekeeping at Malls

Clean India Journal interacts with leading malls of Ahmedabad to know their cleaning practices and challenges in maintaining high traffic areas. A Report AlphaOne Mall Agora Mall Gulmohar Park Read More »

AlphaOne Mall

“Things that appear neat and clean to me may not be perceived in the same way by another, especially the clients. This gives room for penalty,” says Arvind Kumar, Head Facility & Chief Operating Officer of Alpha Management Services, a ... Read More »

Agora Mall

“Malls have to be maintained in a way that whenever a person enters the premises, even if it is midnight, it should give a fresh feel. This is our objective!” says Jasmin Bhavsar, F&B Manager, Shree Balaji Agora Mall. Jasmin ... Read More »

Gulmohar Park

“While leaving the mall, visitors in the Gulf make sure it remains exactly as the janitors kept it. If the same attitude is adopted by mall visitors in India, half of the Janitors’ work will get done,” says Shainu John, ... Read More »

An Emerging Service Offering in FM Market

Sustainability services are offered by facility management (FM) companies to decrease negative environmental impact and improve social and economic benefits like energy efficiency, reduction in utility bills, improved air quality etc. According to Environment & Building Technologies Practice, Frost & ... Read More »

Service Success Model Compliance, not Cost

While outsourcing facilities to a service provider, clients must look into the necessary compliances that have to be fulfilled; Cost is secondary,” opines Manoj Agarwal, Head of Operations, CSJ, L&T Realty. “Whether the service provider is doing serious business or ... Read More »

Ginger Hotel:Ramping up from 30 to 100!

With ever-growing tourism and single clearance window policy, Gujarat provides a ready market for hospitality.” PK Mohankumar, MD & CEO, Roots Corporation Ltd, part of the IHCL, speaks about Gujarat as the market for hospitality and as a business-friendly State ... Read More »

Handling Linen in Hotels & Hospitals

Bad linen service is one of the most frequently heard complaints in hotels & hospitals that leads to the various inefficiencies impacting the entire hotel operations. “Linen should never be placed on the floor by room attendant or the laundry ... Read More »

Seasonal Challenges of Housekeeping

Housekeeping takes a beating mostly during rains, as even a flexible cleaning schedule makes achieving 100% result a challenge. Managing flexible and demanding housekeeping schedules in wet seasons get tricky in high traffic and sensitive areas. Clean India Journal speaks ... Read More »

Tackling Financial & Banking issues

For the past one decade, FM sector has seen tremendous growth in India; however the service providers would find it difficult to maintain their profitability unless key areas like manpower availability, SLAs, fund flow etc., are addressed both at managerial ... Read More »

The ABC of VOCs in Facilities

What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and could they be big polluters in your facility? There are thousands of different VOCs having two things in common – they contain carbon, and they evaporate quickly. Some are natural and relatively benign ... Read More »

Facility Maintenance of Exhibition Venue

When it comes to housekeeping and management of technical services, Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) which is spread across 34 acres of beautifully landscaped area faces challenges of varying kinds. Sunil Govind, Director, Facility Management & Operations, BIEC, explains how ... Read More »

Harvesting housekeeping challenges

In my 18 years of tenure in housekeeping in hotels & resorts, I have managed to provide clean, hygienic and safe environment with luxury to guests as a top priority,” says Jagdish Deval, Manager Housekeeping, Madhubhan Resort & Spa, Anand ... Read More »

Healthcare Linen & Uniforms Cleaning

Most hospitals depend upon external laundry services, and are less worried about hygiene in terms of how the linen and uniforms are picked up, the kind of machines they are washed in, packed and delivered. Vijay Rodda The author is ... Read More »

Yes, Dirtying can be forgiven!

The operations of a team of janitors yield the required results on a given premises only when well supervised. The role of the supervisor gets all the more challenging when it comes to meeting cleaning standards in a mental hospital. ... Read More »

Empowering Cleaning Industry

“About 54.9% of the overall market in India is for soft services and 45.1% for hard services. The market for soft services comprises a large cluster of companies that provide single services and specialize in services such as catering and ... Read More »

‘CSR in Housekeeping’

Housekeeping has tremendous potential to employ even the physically challenged people and is capable of harnessing the best out of them. At Lemon tree Hotels, over 10% of the group employees are from this segment of the population,” informs Navina ... Read More »

Finding Synergy between Pest Professionals & FM

Pests descend even on the cleanest of premises and can cause stress and disgust among occupants and their clients with their presence. While, the most effective way to control pests would be by engaging a professional pest control company; however, ... Read More »

Managing Energy Savings

Does anyone have any thoughts on using human behaviour modification to reduce energy waste in the work environment & offices? Or should workers not be concerned with energy reduction issues at work? – Mitch Stein, Sales & Business Development Manager ... Read More »