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App Rage in the Digital World

While the facility management and services segments are moving on to the digital platform, almost 99% of them are still trying to make out how to actually implement these processes. Clean India Journal speaks to facility heads and app developer, ... Read More »

Facade Water Leakage

Improper Peripheral Flashing: The gaps caused between the wall and the façade due to level differences and alignments could be closed through periphery flashing. It is important to do flashing both from inside and outside, especially outside where flashing has ... Read More »

Supply Chain & Procurement Innovation

Integrating Innovation in the Supply Chain & Procurement Process Most businesses exist in a competitive market. The competitive market drives innovative solutions as also helps access market experience and expertise to come up with new and different ways to achieve ... Read More »

Accurate Building Data Collection

Accurate building data collection can help maintain the overall health and life cycle of buildings (and their assets), teach us how to calculate square footage, work order management, diagnosing trends, consolidating information, and ensuring cost-effectiveness. In the past 12 years, ... Read More »

Setting up a ‘new normal’ for the nextgen

No doubt, Facilities Services companies engage in continued knowledge dissemination and training to get quality output from the workforce. However, there are no standard methods of teaching followed to churn out truly professional next gen FM performers. Clean India Journal ... Read More »

Curbing contamination at Maharaja Agrasen hospital

Ensuring bacteria & bug-free linen, ‘Electrolux Professional’ works closely with healthcare professionals to develop best-in-class hygienic laundry solutions and to deliver equipment that is most ergonomic, efficient and easy to use. Innovations are more-often directly inspired by their needs and ... Read More »

Monsoon Measures

Monsoon Measures

Housekeeping takes a beating mostly during rains, as even a flexible and dynamic cleaning schedule makes achieving 100% result a challenge. Managing flexible and demanding housekeeping schedules get tricky in high traffic and sensitive areas. Wet floors, damp indoors and ... Read More »

Selecting Service Providers Big Vs Small

There is an increasing trend in the West with clients looking towards customer-focused, smaller FM companies due to “disappointing under- delivery” from the larger players in the market. Service providers share their thoughts over a LinkedIn discussion. Excerpts: Steven Belcher, ... Read More »

KPIs & Performance Indicators

“What KPIs do you use to track your outsourcing vendors’ performance?How is the data that’s feeding those performance indicators being gathered?” Extracts of an interesting discussion on the outsourcing KPIs started by Joseph Geierman, Senior Facilities Operations Manager (CFM, FMP) ... Read More »

Sustainable FM

 Building Information Modelling and SOPs Besides People and Property, Process and Technology are the backbone of FM industry, without which it could make a lot of noise but just be found, spinning its wheels and going nowhere. John Ringness, SFP, ... Read More »

Training Confinement

The discussion on the dearth of skilled and trained manpower in the cleaning industry has remained an inconclusive topic; often raising disputable questions like “why should one invest in training workers who switch jobs for an extra penny”; “what is ... Read More »

Facilities Management Services Market Share in India 2014

The rise in infrastructural development, boom in real estate and growth in retail and hospitality sectors account for the bulk of the growth in the facilities management services. Netscribes’ latest market research report titled ‘Facilities Management Services Market in India ... Read More »

Global Facility Management & Construction Initiatives

Global Facility Management & Construction, a leading US facility service provider has initiated an annual charitable program called “Global Gives Back” to give back to the community. “J.A.C.K.: Join A Cause for Kids” a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ... Read More »

SIS Prosegur acquires ISS’ cash management business

  Cash logistics firm SIS Prosegur, a JV between Security and Intelligence Services (India), one of the country’s largest private security services providers, and Spain’s Prosegur, the world’s second largest cash management company, has recently acquired the cash management business ... Read More »

Housekeeping Olympics

The 10th annual Iron Range Housekeeping Olympics recently concluded successfully at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites. Teams of housekeepers from 13 regional motels of USA contested in four events – bed-stripping and making, linen folding, laundry stacking and the obstacle ... Read More »

Tweets generating buzz

One tweet from an irate airline passenger “Stink from loos at Bangalore airport fill the arrival hall” started Kempegowda International Airport, one of the best International Airports trending in limelight for bad reasons. Further tweets, “World class airport? Or the ... Read More »

GMR Infra to sell its maintenance facility

  In a strategy of selling assets to raise cash against debt, GMR Infra is planning to sell its aircraft maintenance facility. Jointly managed by GHIAL and Malaysian Aerospace Engineering Sdn Bhd earlier, the facility is part of GMR aero ... Read More »

Tata-SIA to outsource

  Newly formed, Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd, a JV between Tata Sons Ltd and Singapore Airlines Ltd, will be for outsourcing FS to Air India Engineering Services. While Tata-SIA has already got a MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility) in Singapore, ... Read More »

T5 Data Centers launches new FM company

  Atlanta based T5 Data Centres™, a leading North American company providing state-of-the-art, computing support environments, has launched a new subsidiary to offer third-party facilities management services to data centre operators. With the launch of T5FM, T5 Data Centres is ... Read More »