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WHAT FACILITY MANAGERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MAINTENANCE

By: Tarun Sharma(Thu Jan 03 2019)

Maintenance:  The act of maintaining or the state of being maintained.  The work of keeping something in proper condition; upkeep.  Care or upkeep, as of machinery or property: With proper maintenance the car WILL last for many years.  Any activity – such as tests, measurements, replacements, adjustments and repairs — intended to retain or restore a functional unit in or to a specified state i...

HOW MUCH SMOKE IS TOO MUCH SMOKE

By: Sanjay Shishodia(Thu Jan 03 2019)

The different kind of smoke that your car might be emitting.How much smoke is too much smoke? If you check your rear-view mirror while driving, and you see smoke, chances are you’re in big trouble. That much amount of smoke is very dangerous. But different problems leave different signs with their color of smoke they emit. The usual suspects are either Blue, Black, Grey or White. Depending on the ...

ENERGY CAN NEITHER BE CREATED NOR BE DESTROYED

By: Rajesh Sandheer(Fri Dec 14 2018)

Even though this fundamental principal of ‘LAW of CONSERVATION of ENERGY’ is the one that all of us have studied as students of class 6th, yet in practice, we have hardly ever paid any attention to it.

PROCUREMENT - NEXT LEVEL EXPECTATIONS ON MAJOR COMPETENCIES

By: Kanad Malhotra(Mon Sep 03 2018)

Time flies, procurement transformation kept on setting up demands. It’s time to think about still alive competencies in procurement and its expectations to approach the future much stronger.

Sourcing: The approach consists of country of choice, Total Cost of Goods/Services + Total Value proposition which make economic for buyers. Business expectations and demands are increasing to suppl...

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN WORK PLACE

By: Tarun Sharma(Mon Sep 03 2018)

An efficient work place strategy integrates the key element of space design, company culture, HR policies and technology. Today’s workforce is virtually mobile, agile and collaborative. Work place strategy is a way to enhance work place ecology that delivers efficiency and productivity. Key drivers of work place strategy would be to create smart work place, connect people needs, achieve business o...

SICK BUILDING SYNDROME

By: Rajesh A Sandheer(Fri Jun 22 2018)

Sick Building Syndrome - SBS
Introduction
• Sick Building Syndrome (also referred as Tight Building Syndrome) refers to situation wherein occupants of a building experience acute health related symptoms
• These symptoms are directly related to the time spent inside the building
• It is difficult to identify a specific illness or disease
• It is difficult to identify a spec...

STOP YOUR BRAIN FROM AGING

By: Amit K Kaul(Fri Jun 22 2018)

Human brain is one of the most hardworking organs in human body that work even while one is asleep. The brain is most active while one is young and tends to degenerate or decline during the old age. That is why most seniors always find it difficult to remember what happened few minutes ago and most of them are not able to think fast and reason properly due to decline in their brain. If you are alr...

FACILITY MANAGER & STRATEGIC FACILITY PLANNING

By: Tarun Sharma(Fri Jun 22 2018)

Facility managers need to understand what the organization’s business strategy is and what specific business initiatives it must accomplish to successfully carry out that strategy. Then they must find ways to leverage their facilities to support those business initiatives. They need to ask questions of senior management, stay connected and in touch. The C-suite doesn’t typically reach out to the f...

SUSTAINABILITY IN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

By: Amit K Kaul(Fri Jun 22 2018)

Sustainability is one of the Key KRA for Facilities Manager, the role and focus of Facility Manger is drastically changing from traditional building management functions to implementing sustainability practices in department where Facilities Managers are strategically more responsible towards the environment and the built environment to conduct their business successfully
Facilities Managemen...

ISO - QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARD

By: Rajesh A Sandheer(Fri Jun 22 2018)

ISO – International Organization for standardization
ISO – in Brief
• ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 161 national standards bodies.
• Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions t...

SUSTAINABILITY - ORGANIC FARMING

By: Col. Ashok Prabhakar(Fri Jun 22 2018)

While it is known that industries and automobiles are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, the role of agriculture in climate change and sustainability has not been understood. For our rising populations, agriculture have to be healthy and sustainable. When chemical fertilizers were initiated for the soil, the topsoil got its manure, but its continuous use has become a menace for Mother...

ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY - ENERGY EFFICIENCY

By: Rahul Lal(Fri Jun 22 2018)

Evolution comes with change! And change is both, challenging and interesting. Dalmia Bharat as an organization believes in adopting ideas that are eco-friendly and that benefits the environment. Dalmia Bharat Group’s Infrastructure & Facilities Team worked with a firm to convert bare-shell to a fully furnished floor. The concept was to create an eco-friendly premise with effective utilization spac...

STRATEGIC ROLE OF FACILITY MANAGEMENT IN FUTURE

By: Sameer Saxena(Fri Jun 22 2018)

With the growth of business sectors in this era & the dynamism they carry along, it is imperative that enhanced business numbers would result in higher employee count at additional locations thereby an increment in the real estate footprint of the organization. Real Estate together with the other enabling factors ensures the growth engine of an organization is well fed & provides a platform for a ...