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Obtaining Colour from light Dichroic glass in architecture

Aesthetically impressive yet economical and functional application of the innovative dichroic glass in architecture can be seen around the world today. Colour-effect glass in the design of exterior facades and interior spaces is widely used. With dichroic glass (from the Greek “dichroos” = bicoloured), almost every colour of the spectrum …

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Employee Engagement & the Role of Facility Management

The built environment is perceived as one of the key drivers of employee engagement in modern day work place.Tim Parker, Independent Guest Contributor, USA, analyses the role of facility management in employee retention and engagement. Employees view the work setting and service they receive as an extension of the level …

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Budgeting Facility Management

Discussions on Facility Management and Budgeting come back to the one pain area – funds or the lack of thereof for FM! The key question on everyone’s mind is “How does one ensure quality services without overshooting budgets? How does one budget FM?” Buildotech analyses. Facilities Management (FM) is an …

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Moving to an IFM model

There are many benefits to moving beyond the basic insourcing, out-tasking or outsourcing of facilities management (FM) services to an integrated facilities management (IFM) model. As per Steve Silen Director, KPMG Advisory Services, wherein some FM services are managed and self performed by one service provider, others are handled by …

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Interview with: Mark M. MacCracken, Green Transformation

The construction industry is considered one of the largest economic activities of a country and the stakeholders of the industry have a vital role to play in preserving the environment. Mark M. MacCracken, Chair, Board of Directors, USGBC, spoke to Buildotech during IGBC 2011 about the activities that are enabling …

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Interview with: Dr. Satish Kumar, Powering Energy Efficiency

Whether the facility is an office building, hospital or factory, building owners are under increased pressure to keep ever-rising energy costs from increasing operational budget. Dr. Satish Kumar, Energy efficiency Ambassador, VP, Schneider Electric India Pvt Ltd talks about the present scenario in India. Gap between designing and building performance …

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Optimising Facility Operations

The Total Building Solutions provided by Siemens at hotel The Leela Palace, New Delhi seamlessly integrate technologies and enable energy savings while offering a safe and comfortable environment for the guests. In October 2010, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts opened a new hotel in New Delhi with 260 guest …

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Future Ready Infrastructure:Using Infrastructure Modelling and Management

Never before in history has infrastructure sector taken such predominance in indicating positive progress and power. Sujith Kumar M.C, CEO, Sutech Solutions tells Buildotech how Infrastructure Modeling and Management (IMM) is empowering the infrastructure development in the country. The Infrastructure sector in India as in many other nations is traversing …

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