Power management during crisis
Commercial Design|January 2021
Industry 4.0 and Efficiency – During a Crisis, one should look to digital power management and services

The manufacturing and commercial sector has been faced with challenges that have never been seen before. The pandemic has created a lingering global economic impact. From food and beverage, to packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas, most industries have had to manage through an extremely difficult time. As restaurants and hotels were forced to close their doors, demand for those sectors fell. In cases where demand has been maintained or even increased – such as for medical products or consumer goods due to increased eCommerce spending – supply chains have often been overwhelmed. In response to public health needs, some plants retooled to produce health and safety related products. As pandemic cases decrease in some regions, restrictions have been relaxed and facilities are reopening under strict health protocols. With consumer and business product demand normalising, manufacturing and processing plants are restarting or ramping up. Now the challenge is determining how to get going quickly and adapt to demand.

The new reality

Many organisations are contending with limited capacity to host employees on premise, meaning that some will have to work offsite. Others have lost experienced facility management or engineering staff through retirement or downsising. The reality is that companies may be forced to start or ramp up operations with part-time employees.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM COMMERCIAL DESIGNView All

How We Can Build Hospitals Of The Future

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed rapid urbanisation and emergence of new construction technologies.

3 mins read
Commercial Design
May 2022

To inspire, engage & ideate

The 8th Smart Office India Summit 2022 saw some of the country's leading decision makers, designers and facility heads deliberate on the state and future of workplace design and operations in India

3 mins read
Commercial Design
May 2022

The multi-faceted nature of a transformative office

The ability of workspaces to morph and embody a fluid design is evident in this new-age office located in the heart of Gurgaon, design by Meena Murthy Kakkar, principal architect, Envisage.

3 mins read
Commercial Design
May 2022

Fluid expressions driving detailed experiences

Drawing inspiration from international exhibitions that showcase luxe products in eclectic settings, the Excella experience centre, designed by K2M2 Designs, is conscious of the dynamic nature of the exhibitions

4 mins read
Commercial Design
May 2022

DECODING AMAZON'S FRUGAL YET EFFICIENT WORKSPACE DESIGN CULTURE

Vinod Mathews, Director, Global Real Estate & Facilities, APAC at Amazon, expounds on the design principles and pattern of the company's workspaces

5 mins read
Commercial Design
May 2022

How Important Is Facilities Management To Customer Experience?

Good facilities management firms take advantage of analytics, automation, machine learning, AI, and IoT to track and apply the data they collect to improve the customer experience

5 mins read
Commercial Design
April 2022

How Advanced Lighting Technology Increases Efficiency?

Intelligent lighting systems and their relevance today.

2 mins read
Commercial Design
April 2022

CAFM and wellness

How CAFM can enhance employee health and wellness

4 mins read
Commercial Design
April 2022

DRIVEN BY THE AMBITION TO ENHANCE DESIGNS

In conversation with Bhavana Bindra, MD, REHAU - South Asia.

4 mins read
Commercial Design
April 2022

Benefits and challenges of IoT and automation in facilities management

While IoT and automation present many advantages and are opening doors to many new possibilities, facilities managers should also be cognizant of specific barriers and challenges that tag along as well.

4 mins read
Commercial Design
April 2022
RELATED STORIES

Multiple Fronts

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wages war on COVID-19 at home while building ties with the UAE and guarding against Iran

9 mins read
Newsweek
January 21, 2022

3 FORMER US OFFICIALS CHARGED IN UAE HACKING SCHEME

Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described as the first of its kind.

3 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #516

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DUBAI

Discover luxurious shopping, ultramodern architecture and a vibrant nightlife in Dubai, a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Home to nearly 200 nationalities, Dubai promises a truly memorable experience to all visitors — memories just waiting to be made.

3 mins read
Global Traveler
July 2021

ARAB SPACECRAFT ENTERS ORBIT AROUND MARS IN HISTORIC FLIGHT

A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission.

4 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #485

LOOK OUT, MARS: HERE WE COME WITH A FLEET OF SPACECRAFT

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.

5 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #455

LOOK OUT, MARS: HERE WE COME WITH A FLEET OF SPACECRAFT

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.

5 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #455

The Middle East's Mission To Mars

As space gets cheaper and more accessible, new countries are drawing our gaze to the heavens—and away from their controversies on Earth

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
June 29, 2020

ISRAELI POLICE USE DRONES TO CHECK IN ON VIRUS PATIENTS

The drone glides up toward a high-rise until it reaches an apartment window where a woman waves from inside, proving to police that she is self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus.

2 mins read
Techlife News
April 18, 2020

ART DUBAI 25-28.3.2020

Art Dubai 2020 reaffirms commitment to alternative global perspectives with the announcement of gallery list, new Africa focus for Residents section, and a line-up of international curators.

5 mins read
Art Market
Issue #45, January 2020

Machine of the Month: Commodore Amiga

THIS MONTH, WE CONTINUE the 16-bit battle between the Atari ST and the Commodore Amiga, where engineers from each company switched sides for one of the weirdest rivalries in computing history. This time, we’re focusing on Commodore.

5 mins read
Maximum PC
April 2020