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Sustainable Textile Care

The article summarises the benefits of using Xeros bead cleaning technology when applied to textile care. Along with the results for cleaning performance, and the impact of beads on fabric lifetime, the low environmental impact of using beads versus water ... Read More »

Facing Challenges

Facilities managers face many challenges considering the multitude of distinctive elements they must bring together during a typical day. Diligence and flexibility in handling every scenario not only define their success, but that of the entire company as well. Tiffany ... Read More »

The Dynamics of FM

By 2020, India’s urbanization investment requirement is of $1 trillion,” reports McKinsey Global Institute. Hence, it is high time for India’s Facility Managers to get ready and equipped for managing complex buildings and related infrastructure in sustainable and “smart” ways. ... Read More »

Adding Fragrance to Cleanliness

Today’s discerning traveller seeks homely comfort and a feeling of being associated during his or her stay in a hotel. The simplest way to add comfort to a guest’s stay is to present an ambience with pleasant and familiar aroma.  ... Read More »

Young Turk:ReNewing the Existing FM

“Tech-enabled service and right expertise are the two most important parameters in Facility Services that help get the optimum results,” avers Tushant Rathod, MD-Renew Solutions & Services. Facility service is a low margin business with high risk quotient. What really ... Read More »

Amul Dairy:Quality comes with right Cleaning Solutions

“Right chemicals are available in the market, but are costly and offered by only a few brands that are not available everywhere. The need-of-the-hour is developing cost effective solutions with equal focus on quality and then making it available everywhere,” ... Read More »

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 »