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Thermo King “Moves Food” to Increase Food Security


Carrier Transicold’s Syberia TWINCOOL Engineless Refrigeration System

Lg Enters U.S. Home Energy Storage Business





he automation technology has proven itself to be of significant use in various industries, mainly because it provides the administration a better way of controlling their systems and providing better performance to customers. The Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry is no longer naïve to this system and is now slowly utilizing the use of the technology in its operation. The HVACR systems gather massive amounts of data every day, most of which include peak times of usage, power consumption, and the likes. This kind of data can produce an equally massive insight and decision-making power that can be capable of adjusting the system when it is needed, where it is required. With the use of Building Automation System (BAS), this data can be turned from chunks of useless information to chunks of feedback and control options. For example, the data from the thermostats can be translated into an energy usage scheme that will be beneficial in reducing the overall costs of the building. Aside from this, BAS adds convenience to both the customers and the workers. Employers need not trouble themselves in personally 4

Digital Transformation in the HVACR industry

troubleshooting their devices as everything can be seen through an app or any other graphical interface for easy control and monitoring. The customers are also given the freedom to “smartly” adjust their systems any way they wanted. Overall, Building Automation System manages the dayto-day performance of the building, adding value to the building and increasing energy efficiency for the organization. The BAS is considered the heart of the building, and it is safe to say that the HVACR industry is done with the old-school system and is now following the trend of the automation technology.

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14 Digital Transformation in the HVACR industry

28 Thermo King “Moves Food” to Increase Food Security

32 Carrier Transicold’s Syberia TWINCOOL Engineless Refrigeration System Put to the Test in Waitrose & Partners Low Emission Trial

36 Lg Enters U.S. Home Energy Storage Business, Unveils Stateof-the-Art Systems

38 THE BIG 5: Driving Future Construction Strategies 6


44 Ten Innovative Solutions of Social Incubator Program in ABU DHABI Rewarded AED 4.4 Million Investment to Support People of Determination


The Right Product Applications for Centrifugal Chiller in Philippine Buildings

54 TOSOT Aircon Brand Took Center Stage at PHILCONSTRUCT Mindanao

56 Five Ways To Improve New Office Security

62 What Can Augmented Reality Do for Oil and Gas Industries?


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How RIDGID Ensures a Clean Underground Drainage System It’s no surprise that, unlike other countries, the Philippines only has two seasons: the dry season, where the sun’s up longer than usual and people are scrambling in the heat like eggs on a pan, and the cold, wet, rainy season, when the skies turn to grey and storms pass above and leave the Philippines as fast as a wave that crashed ashore. Currently, this archipelagic country is experiencing the latter season as we enter the fourth quarter of the year. Because of this, the drainage systems in our cities and other urbanizes locales have neared their peak in terms of usefulness and effectivity—the overflowing streets, coupled with the many bits and pieces of trash scattered across said streets, and even the various gunk people in homes, condos, and other buildings flush down their drains and loos (such as grease, hair, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, food, and plastic, among countless others) have contributed to clogged pipes, overflowing canals, and other related problems for our underground drainage. On average, unclogging a pipe or drain may take about twelve hours or more—that’s half the day, flushed down the same drain, just like that. To make

matters worse, if the tenants of the building or household don’t change how they throw their waste products, the decongested pipe may be clogged again in a month or less. Complications in sewage and drains like those are not uncommon for highly urbanized settings like Metro Manila, where each facility has its own intricate system of pipes that interconnect to the greater, municipality-wide system. It may sound complex, (especially when one factors in the fact that different structures have different pipe systems, from the most nuanced, somewhat unnoticeable facet, to an entirely, massively dissimilar network) but due to the ingenious efforts from

the company called RIDGID, these difficulties have been made easier to solve. Specifically, RIDGID’s underground technology makes it possible to see, find, and solve clogs as if unclogging a bottle of wine. Without RIDGID’s tools, as stated above, it takes about twelve hours or more to clear the pathway for congested pipes, whereas RIDGID can de-clog pipes in minutes. Their FlexShaft™ Drain Cleaning Machines, SeeSnake® Cameras and the K-5208 Sectional Machine are just some of their weapons in the war against congested drainage systems beneath the cities of the Philippines. Direction: Kindly take note that congested drainage is not only limited to happen in metropolitan areas, drainage facilities management is highly necessary in numerous establishments including hotels, factories and other related industries located in rural places.


Firstly, their drain decongestants can unclog any pipe from its obstructions. From the tiniest residential clogs, to heavy-duty municipal lines, RIDGID builds drain cleaners that can answer the call with pride. Clogged sinks, tubs, shower drain, toilets, and everything in between, are no match for their FlexShaft™ Drain Cleaning Machines. A few of their tools to ward of clogs are the K-45 Sink Machine, Power Clear, Hand Spinners, and more! Secondly, their SeeSnake® Cameras are instrumental in showing the materials and debris that are actually contributing to the pipes and drains’ clogged states. To see the reason why a pipe is clogged and the possible location the obstruction is taking place is a blessing RIDGID Machines can give its users, because how can you give a solution to an unknown problem? A big part of the hassle plumbers face when it comes to pipe maintenance is truly the fact that they’re usually kept in the dark. With their micro CA-300 Inspection Camera, their SeekTech Line Locators and more, plumbers and servicepeople can do a much finer job in terms of pipe maintenance. Lastly, users of RIDGID’s sectional machines will feel the raw power of their instant acting cable clutch that maximizes operator control. Their newest K-5208 Sectional Machine is the most powerful and compact sectional drain cleaner on the market—able to dish out efficient in-field clutch serviceability to minimize down time when maintenance is needed. Its innovative fluid management feature provides a cleaner operation after using the machine. Co Ban Kiat Hardware, Inc. is the distributor to the Filipinos, and is

here to stay and uphold their mission of making our urban settings more bearable and enjoyable. They have safeguarded the state of the metropolis’ underground systems such that life above ground may shine brighter than usual. So, if you’re

a homeowner or contractor, you would want to get your hands on RIDGID’s underground machines as soon as possible! Visit https://www.cbkhardware. com/ and ph for more details! 13

The digital transformation era has dawned upon the industrial field. It has slowly worked its way through the primary industries, and the Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry is no exception. This transformation has shifted the once simple system into a more complex but more efficient scheme.


Integrating automation systems into the industrial and commercial HVACR creates an intelligent machine that helps the admin in various ways, mostly in managing security and temperature and prolonging equipment life. Here are five of the top benefits of installing a Building Automation System (BAS) in your HVACR systems.



Produces Goal-oriented systems Incorporating BAS to your old-school HVACRs can turn your systems from simple machines that are only capable of getting the job done to intelligent systems that improve the overall performance of the building. This integration proves to achieve both operational and process goals.


This also meant less time on addressing customer complaints on the old-school system and more time improving the current system. On top of that, the number one goal of HVACR is to produce healthier air quality for its customers and employees and eventually reduce sick days and increase productivity.


Better data handling capabilities According to data scientists, all businesses, no matter how small, produce massive amounts of data every day. There are tons of insights hidden in this data if only it can be analyzed and presented in a useful way. Thankfully, gone are the days when data processing needs large bulky computer centers.

feedback in real-time. Not only will it offer precise feedback, but it will also adjust the system according to the feedback and the requirements of the building.

According to data scientists, all businesses, no matter how small, produce massive amounts of data every day. There are tons of insights Building Automation Systems hidden in this data if only it alone can do the trick. With can be analyzed and intelligence incorporated to the presented in a useful way. sensors, BAS can collect and Thankfully, gone are the days filter useful data from the flow when data processing needs sensors, thermostats, and air large bulky computer centers. handling units and eventually provide correct and accurate Building Automation Systems


alone can do the trick. With intelligence incorporated to the sensors, BAS can collect and filter useful data from the flow sensors, thermostats, and air handling units and eventually provide correct and accurate feedback in real-time. Not only will it offer precise feedback, but it will also adjust the system according to the feedback and the requirements of the building.


Better Control using IoT The Internet of Things, or more popularly coined as IoT, is not at all new to the automation industry. This technology is actually revolutionizing the concept of energy management, making facility operations more flexible and installation more straightforward. Combining BAS with IoTdevices creates a new world of system control. The devices transfer relevant data to the building management server, which, in turn, are used by the system to produce accurate results and adjustments. Using graphical interfaces also adds to the efficiency of the system. Workers are no longer required to climb roofs to access unreachable devices. All the details of the devices connected to the server can be seen through the interface. Controlling these units will also be a piece of cake as it can be as simple as pushing a couple of buttons. This will then lead to better comfort for the workers and consistent temperatures inside the building, which will eventually lead to lower overall costs for the organization.


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Better Energy and Resource Management With the intelligent systems of BAS, an organization can implement better energy usage strategies to use its sources efficiently and effectively. The data collected by the system can be used to guide the administration in addressing consumption issues. To top it off, using an automation system can help reduce your utility bills by 15%, saving about $0.20 to $0.40 per square foot. This increase in savings can even out the initial cost of installing an automation system and afterward, can be allocated to HVACR repairs and maintenance.

Utilizing Wireless Networking Wireless networking is already becoming a trend in the industry. This reduces the hassle of installing meters of wires around the building. Wireless networking makes it easier to connect a new system to an old network as new work plans are no longer needed. 24

The wireless technology is typically used in the security systems where cameras are treated as independent units, and no longer requires protected wirings. They can simply be connected to an access point and controlled through the internet.

In addition to that, it may not be evident at first, but having automated systems is considered as a tangible asset. This can be a major make or break feature when you decide to sell your property. Because both commercial and industrial property is based on its net operating income, the lower the HVAC costs, the higher the income and the better chances of selling the property at a higher price.


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Thermo King “Moves Food” to Increase Food Security


hermo King Dealer Network, Ingersoll Rand Charitable Foundation and Feeding America Bring Fresh Food and Nutrition to Urban Food DesertsMore than 40 million Americans struggle with hunger yet nearly $220 billion dollars of food is thrown away in the U.S. each year. Thermo King, the leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, together with the Ingersoll Rand Foundation and Feeding America recognize the imperative need to close this gap and are pleased to announce a breakthrough social initiative. The social initiative is called We Move Food™ and its mission is to make it easier and more affordable for Feeding America food banks to safely transport fresh food to families who need it most. By providing funding for mobile food pantries and 28

special pricing on refrigeration products and services, food banks will be able to access food deserts serving some of the hungriest cities in the U.S. “We have a proud heritage of supporting our customers and their drivers so that they can transport food safely and efficiently to people all across the country and around the world,” said Ray Pittard, president of Thermo King North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Transport refrigeration plays a critical role in eliminating waste and increasing food stability, and we are pleased to leverage our strong Thermo King Dealer network, our employees and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation to make a difference in the nationwide effort to help end hunger.” We Move Food includes a commitment to volunteerism and community engagement. Ingersoll Rand employees from across the U.S.


alongside employees from the Thermo King dealer network, which is nearly 200 strong and located in all major U.S. cities, are volunteering at mobile food pantries and food drives, reclaiming healthy food from retailers and restaurants, and working with the community food banks to make their operations run more efficiently and effectively. “One in eight people in America may not know where they will find their next meal,” said Karen Hanner, vice president of manufacturing product sourcing at Feeding America. “Feeding America is grateful to Thermo King and its dealer network, and to the Ingersoll Rand Foundation for its commitment to helping children and families who struggle with hunger. This partnership helps us achieve our goal of providing more nutritious meals to people in need by providing assistance 30

with transportation, which can be one of the most challenging bottlenecks in sourcing and distributing food.” Thermo King and Ingersoll Rand have a national relationship with Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks and the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Ingersoll Rand’s roots are grounded in addressing global trends like food stability, that impact the way that we live, work and move. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, it has set and is working toward achieving 2020 sustainability goals including supporting food stability and nutritional education to 200,000 children through signature programs like We Move Food. Ingersoll Rand has exceeded the goal, two years ahead of schedule.


Carrier Transicold’s Syberia TWINCOOL Engineless Refrigeration System Put to the Test in Waitrose & Partners Low Emission Trial Part of a year-long government initiative Supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners is conducting a low emissions trial of a Carrier Transicold engineless Syberia TWINCOOL multi-temperature refrigeration unit specified on a natural gas-powered truck. Funded through Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, Waitrose & Partners is working alongside researchers from the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight at the University of Cambridge as part of a year-long government low emissions freight and logistics initiative aimed at showcasing how such a combination could dramatically cut fleet emissions. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The trial will document how much Carrier Transicold’s Syberia refrigeration unit, combined with a Scania P280 rigid truck using a natural gas truck engine, can lower CO2 emissions and further improve fleet efficiency. “We have specified Carrier Transicold units for many years and they continually impress us with their performance,” said Simon Gray, vehicle fleet engineering manager, Waitrose & Partners. “We wanted to put the engineless solution to the test and monitor performance across a full 12-month period. The results of the trial will likely guide our future fleet specification – hopefully allowing us to focus on continuing to improve the sustainability of our transport operations.” The Syberia TWINCOOL runs entirely on hydro-electric power generated by the truck’s ultra-clean Euro 6 engine, cutting emissions by removing the diesel engine inside the refrigeration unit. The refrigeration unit is powered by Carrier Transicold’s ECO-DRIVE GenSet, driven by a hydro pump connected to the truck’s power take-off motor. The hydraulic system drives a generator that delivers electrical power to the host unit and provides a continual, 100 per cent refrigeration capacity even at the truck’s standard idle speed. Industry testing has shown natural gas vehicles to benefit from lower exhaust and noise emissions compared with diesel engines. The Syberia unit contributes to this quiet operation with a PIEK-compliant noise level of 60 dB(A) at 100 per cent capacity. The Waitrose & Partners commercial vehicle fleet currently includes more than 400 Carrier Transicold units, which have been specified over the past eight years.






Lg Enters U.S. Home Energy Storage Business, Unveils State-of-the-Art Systems

Storage Systems create a flexible energy maintenance system for homeowners who want to take more control of their home energy use, according to Garry Wicka, head of marketing for LG Business Solutions. “Providing residential clients with the highest quality products and bringing added value to their homes are top priorities for LG Solar. Our new energy storage systems align with LG’s leading solar solutions and allow homeowners to take more control of their energy usage with an extremely reliable and scalable system,” said Wicka.

LG Offers American Homeowners Game-Changing Energy Storage Systems with Smart Management Functions Renewable energy technology leader LG Electronics is entering the fast-growing U.S. residential energy storage system (ESS) business, complementing the company’s industry-leading solar panel technologies in the United States. At the 2018 Solar Power International Conference (Sept. 36

25-27), LG Electronics USA Business Solutions is launching two advanced new energy storage systems and an expandable battery pack for American homeowners: an AC-coupled 5.0 kW system for those who already have solar panels of any type on their homes and a DC-coupled 7.6 kW system as part of a new installation of LG solar panels. Driving home LG’s commitment to future-ready energy solutions for smart home innovations, the new LG Electronics Energy

LG Energy Storage Systems work by using a “smart energy management” function to store excess energy produced from residents’ solar panels for use during hours when the solar panels cannot produce energy, such as at night. This allows for less reliance on the energy grid during peak energy consumption hours when time-of-use electricity rates are often highest. In the instance of a power outage, LG ESS solutions can each store up to four hours of energy. The systems can be scaled up for more storage through pairing with an expandable battery pack, and can be easily paired with LG’s awardwinning solar panels, thanks to easy installation and maintenance. LG ESS models are covered by a 10-year warranty.



New product sectors, the largest construction industry research, an exclusive C-level forum, an ever stronger focus on technology and innovation, and seven events under one roof are among the many novelties attending construction professionals at the upcoming edition of The Big 5 (25-28 November, Dubai World Trade Centre).

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year,

Middle East’s leading event for the construction industry has much in store to support construction companies through a shifting economic landscape, boost business, launch the latest building solutions, educate industry professionals, and foster best practices championing technological innovation.

Matt Denton, President at dmg events comments: “This 40-year milestone is a great testament to how our teams have effectively worked towards keeping the show fresh and relevant for our stakeholders and attendees. Innovation and adaptability have always been at the core of our strategy as we transform each edition to keep up with the changing business environment and industry needs.”



For the first time, The Big 5 The show will also expand 2019 will cover the full its product sectors’ construction cycle. This year, in offering with the introduction fact, the exhibition will run together with six co-located events allowing industry professionals to source thousands of products for every stage of the construction projects, from inception to completion. The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo will all run alongside The Big 5 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, from 25 to 28 November.

of the brand new Offsite & Modular Construction sector. “With rapid and efficient construction delivery being in high demand, buyers require state-of-the-art offsite and modular construction solutions for residential, educational, healthcare as well as commercial applications,” Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director at dmg events, explains.

Here, industry leaders like BK Gulf will be presenting their modular solutions of pre-engineered mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP)


units for the first time ever. A dedicated educational agenda, the Offsite & Modular Talks, will simultaneously shed light on advances in offsite and modular construction, analysing new challenges and opportunities for prefab in the region. Further, in an effort to drive informed decision making, The

Big 5 will present the “Voice of the Construction Industry”, the largest research conducted in the construction sector. Based on the responses of nearly 6,000 industry stakeholders from 136 countries, it will unveil current and upcoming trends, opportunities, and challenges faced by construction players. The

The initiative, taking place a day before the official opening of the exhibition, will facilitate communication across the industry providing a unique opportunity for key construction stakeholders to meet and discuss current challenges, trends, and strategies in a closed door setup. In the backdrop of last year’s success, The Big 5 will bring back its popular features dedicated to promoting innovation and technology in the construction sector. The event will once again host some of the world’s most promising industry start-ups at its “Start-up City”, and will present the latest building solutions at the dedicated “Live Innovation Zone”.

The second edition of the FutureTech Construction Summit will run on November 25, with a brand new agenda focused on five trending topics: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Asset Management and Digital Twins, Smart Home, Smart Buildings and IoT, BIM, and 3D printing, VR, AR and drones.

research will also offer essential insights on which markets are most promising and why, and how industry professionals are preparing to harness business opportunities.

Ms. Heijmans states: “We are extremely proud and excited to be releasing this unprecedented report at The Big 5 2019. We expect the ‘Voice of the Construction Industry’ to massively 42

The RTA Innovation in BIM Summit at The Big 5 Heavy will also return on November support the decision-making of 26. The summit will explore the construction industry players for the next three years in a shifting economic landscape, providing exclusive intelligence that will help generate revenues, save money, and shape future strategies.”

The key findings of the report will be announced at The Big 5’s CEO Roundtable, a new forum gathering top developers, contractors, consultants, and government entities in the UAE.

impact of BIM on the present and future of the infrastructure industry with updates on AR, 3D printing, industrialized construction and data analytics.

Finally, a wealth of solutions relating to 3D Printing, Drones and Surveillance, Site Mapping, Robotics, Thermal Imaging, and Virtual Reality Trainings among others will be showcased in a new dedicated area at The Big 5 Heavy this year.

Beyond bringing to Dubai over 20,000 innovative products, the seven events will also provide more than 220

complimentary high-level summits, practical seminars, and CPD-certified workshops to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

At The Big 5, visitors will be able to attend the FutureTech Construction Summit and the Women in Construction Forum & Awards, along with the Architecture & Design Talks, the BIM Talks, the Technology Talks, the Project Management Talks, and the Offsite & Modular Construction Talks.

This year, The Big 5 Heavy and Middle East Concrete will offer an extended education agenda including the ACI Concrete Summit, the RTA Innovation in BIM Summit, the Geospatial Leaders Conference, the Geotechnical and Engineering Summit, the ACI Seminar Series, and the Geotechnical and Engineering Workshops. The HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit will run alongside the HVAC R Talks at the HVAC R Expo, while the Solar Talks will once again take place at The Big 5 Solar focusing on solar energy in rental property, the future of smart grid technologies, and the role of SME’s in driving a solar powered future.

Moreover, Middle East Stone will offer four days of Stone Design Seminars, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo will launch the new Urban Design Talks, in addition to the high level Urban Design & Landscape Summit that is returning this year.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and runs from 25 to 28 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 11:00 to 19:00 daily. The event is free to attend to all pre-registered visitors.



Ten Innovative Solutions of Social Incubator Program in ABU DHABI Rewarded AED 4.4 Million Investment to Support People of Determination


a’an announced today the ten winning teams in the first cycle of the Ma’an Social Incubator program. Ma’an is part of the ‘Ghadan 21’ accelerated development programme designed to spur diversity and growth in Abu Dhabi’s economy to make it one of the best places in the world to do business, invest, live, work and visit. The winning projects include a mobile app that helps convert text to sign language and another that helps people with


visual impairments to navigate their surroundings through sensors and visual recognition. Among the winners of this year’s edition, six teams were local, while four teams were international. The event this morning announcing the ten winning projects was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health; His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development; His Excellency Abdullah Abdulali Al Humaidan,

Secretary General of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination; His Excellency Hamad Al Dhaheri, Director General of the Social Support Authority; and Her Excellency Salama Al Amimi, Director General, Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an. The Ma’an Social Incubator program is the first of its kind in the region, with each of the ten teams eligible to receive funding up to AED 200,000 released at every successful milestone the participant reaches, as well as support for living and housing expenses for non-residents of

Abu Dhabi. The program aims to support and develop innovative social concepts and start-up projects so they may become social institutions or civil facilities with an active role in helping people of determination in facing challenges in their communities, offering them solutions that improve their quality of life and achieve their ambitions. The Ma’an Social Incubator program also provides the necessary and specialized support needed for these projects to be sustainable, offering the guidance and tools needed for growth, including financial and moral support, as well as office space, business expertise and access to possible investors. Since launching the program in May earlier this year, 130 ventures applied for the Ma’an Social Incubator program from as far afield as Brazil, Denmark, France, Nigeria and India. Later in August, a shortlist of 25 nominated teams were invited to pitch their solutions before a panel who came together to decide on the final ten winning teams. The teams will have the opportunity to test their social start-up ideas and gain an in-depth understanding of the market, in addition to attending a series of plenary workshops and receiving mentor advice that will help them develop their idea into a product or service, beginning in September and continuing for 16 weeks. Ma’an was established in Feb46

ruary 2019 by the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi with the aim of bringing together the government, the private sector and civil society to support a culture of social contribution and participation. The authority will deliver solutions for social challenges with four main pillars of work – a Social Investment Fund, a Social Incubator Program, Community Engagement Programs and the introduction of a new type of public contracting, Social Impact Bonds. Ma’an seeks to reinforce the culture of giving in Abu Dhabi, and establish the volunteering needs of the community, aiming to make us of the currently available social volunteering opportunities and initiatives, as well as contribute by generating new opportunities. Her Excellency Ms. Salama Al Ameemi, Director General of

Ma’an said: “We are absolutely delighted with the incredibly innovative ten solutions that have been awarded a place in the Ma’an Social Incubator program, and are now fully focused on helping the entrepreneurs to make their dream become a reality. “These social start-ups will contribute towards establishing sustainable social solutions for people of determination and raising their standard of living in Abu Dhabi and the UAE in general, with an ambition for global impact in the future. This is a hugely important phase in our first incubator program, and we are very much looking forward to working with the committed and passionate people leading each of the start-ups, making their concepts and projects a reality.” The program offers unique and valuable networking opportunities for the teams to

build relationships with individuals outside of the program, including investors, third sector leaders, industry figures, and decision makers in specialized fields regionally and internationally. Ma’an will also host ‘demo days’ to present the concepts of the ten winning team organised for review and evaluation, as well as to leverage funding from investors. The 10 successful start-ups are: 1. Accessible Ad: Platform for information, expertise, training and support to ensure effective accessibility for People of Determination in Abu Dhabi 2. The Butterfly Foundation: Advocacy agency to bring support and empowerment in the hands of People of 48

Determination in Abu Dhabi 3. The Camp: Inclusion-safe, seasonal, mobile sleepover camps for Children of Determination in the UAE 4. I Hear You: Mobile app that enables communication from text to sign language and vice versa 5. Inclusive: Online platform serving as an umbrella for all things inclusion-related in the UAE 6. Key2Enable: Assistive technology empowering People of Determination to use tablets, computers and smartphones with adapted hardware and accessories 7. Martha Edu: Educational smart cards and mobile app to educate hearing impaired children and parents on signing language

8. Ioptyc by Nexart: Solution for people with visual impairment to navigate their surroundings through the use of distance judging sensors & visual recognition technology 9. RAB3I: Social venture offering People of Determination an opportunity to attend recreational activities with a (trained) ’buddy’ who shares similar interests 10. Heroes of Hope: Social enterprise delivering equal opportunities for People of Determination, including recreational activities, work opportunities, and sporting events


The Right Product Applications for Centrifugal Chiller in Philippine Buildings

The Philippines is a tourist hotspot both figuratively and literally. Foreigners from all over the world fly from all across the globe to dip their toes in the warm sands of our beaches and bathe under the tropic sun. But for most of us locals who are too accustomed to the heat, we find ourselves scuttling within the cool confines of larger buildings—mainly hotels, condos, malls, and for those old enough to enter, casinos, to name few. Entering buildings just to be swathed by the cool air is so embedded in Philippine culture that we have a word for it: palamig. If not for top of the line technologies in facility-wide cooling, then this casual, cultural practice and the word that comes with it would not even exist.


It goes without saying, but residential air conditioning systems are poles apart from their bigger cousins found in commercial buildings and industrial facilities. On one hand, personalization and the ability to cool any room of your choice is perfect for small families and groups found in smaller locations. However, these larger buildings and the numerous individuals who visit these places on a daily basis demand so much more. A constantly cooled place for all around, all time, holistic comfort is one such demand. Facilities such as these typically have cooling loads that exceed 400 refrigeration tons (TR) and therefore require efficient water-cooled centrifugal chillers

such as the TOSOT Water Cooled Centrifugal Chiller CVE Series. One of the great things about a water-cooled centrifugal chiller for facility-wide cooling is the overall effectiveness of its performance in most aspects, especially for buildings with much larger cooling loads. For instance, water-cooled centrifugal chilling systems have an efficient way of dissipating heat. As the name implies, water-cooled chillers use water evaporation to counter heat—a process that is less energyintensive than blowing air against a hot surface as with air-cooled chillers. Also, since water has a higher heat capacity than air, making it inherently easier to remove heat. The TOSOT Water Cooled Centrifugal Chiller CVE Series also boasts a capacity of 250 to 1,400 TR, which translates to 879 to about 4, 924 kW. Inventing technology that emits less carbon and is friendly to the environment is a rising trend in innovation. There is a constant need to appease the needs of the world without sacrificing the proficiency of performance. With that said, the TOSOT Water Cooled Centrifugal Chiller CVE

Series utilizes non-ozone depleting HFC-134A refrigerant, providing a safe and eco-friendly choice without compromising efficiency, keeping cool the various industries where air conditioners are required, such as manufacturing, warehousing, food processing and storing, etc. Usually installed within the building they are designed to cool, water-cooled chillers are not affected by outside weather conditions. Unlike them, air-cooled centrifugal chillers are placed outside the facility, subjecting them to lifespan-shortening elements. This alone means that water-cooled centrifugal chillers are also sturdier and last longer than their air-cooled counterparts. While they do have a higher installation and maintenance cost, the TOSOT Water Cooled Centrifugal Chiller CVE Series 52

utilizes solar energy to buttress those costs, and bears a huge capacity to make it a worthwhile purchase. It is also kitted with state-of-the-art technologies to ensure a highly competent cooling experience for all, such as high-speed direct-drive two-stage impellers, a functional, all-condition “wideband” pneumatic design, high-speed permanent magnet synchronous inverter motors, on-board sine-wave inverters, low viscosity vane diffusers, two-stage compression enthalpy adding technology, highefficiency heat exchangers, a wide and touchable screen to guarantee a smooth user experience, authority classification with passwords for much needed security measures, and soft loan-on and soft shut-down, among other hallmarks to make certain that the Filipinos found in hotels, apartments, restaurants, office buildings, shopping malls,

theatres, gyms, workshops, hospitals and other places have utmost comfort in the facilities. The Philippines being a warm temperature country is an understatement and more often than not, people take the existence of perfectly cooled buildings for granted—walking inside and letting their sweat and clothes dry thanks to the provided air. But hopefully, the next time we enter a building that greets us instantly with a fresh, inviting breeze of cold air, we can start thinking about the processes and the actual machine that allows us to feel that air. Because if it weren’t for systems such as the TOSOT Water Cooled Centrifugal Chiller CVE Series, the word palamig and all its culturally relevant variations would be limited to just fanning ourselves with our hands and paper.


TOSOT Aircon Brand Took Center Stage at PHILCONSTRUCT Mindanao

was always built for business. The event itself was attended by the giants and figureheads of the building and construction industry, attracted hundreds of companies from more than 20 countries each year and gave them a great deal of exposure, and gave its supporters the maximum return for their investments— truly, a bang for their buck deal. TOSOT returned with an amazing array of top-ofthe-line products. As the leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality air-conditioning products and home appliances in the Philippines, TOSOT received hundreds of trade visitors from mechanical engineers to CEOs of multinational companies that inquired about their high-tech products.

DAVAO, Philippines – SMX Convention Center Davao, SM Lanang Premier was the venue for one of the biggest construction and building conventions of all time with PHILCONSTRUCT Mindanao. The event, which occurred on September 6 to 8, 2019, called in waves of attendees comprised of buyers, partners, contractors, and the like. Needless to say, the convention was a success, and to say the event was big would be an understatement. The expected number of attendees were met and many partnerships were built, paving 54

the way for a brighter future in the construction industry. The event itself was red-letter and many corporations bent on upholding product effectivity and efficiency without infringing upon sustainability showcased their life-improving innovations. Organized by the Philippine Construction Association, Inc. (PCA), the leading organization in building and construction whose members are responsible for over 70% of all construction projects in the country. PHILCONSTRUCT Mindanao

Their chillers, cost effective and high-tech wall-mounted and floor-standing air conditioning units, sleekly gorgeous kitchen appliances such as home induction cookers and water dispensers, TMV5s, to name a few, were thoroughly examined by many willing purchasers. These wares and appliances are especially made more important, seeing as Davao is a 1st class highly urbanized city that is ever-progressing. Despite PHILCONSTRUCT Mindanao being only 3 days long, TOSOT received countless delegations from various

engineering organizations, HVAC distributors, retailers, building owners, shopping mall directors, facilities management professionals, contractors and interior designers who showed strong interest in TOSOT’s air conditioning units and kitchen appliances. TOSOT exhibition stand won 1st runner up in the “Best Booth” category. TOSOT’s exhibition stand is one of the most stunning design in the convention center. This is a commitment not only to bring the best products in Mindanao, but also to give a better marketing experience when guests visit the booth. Those at TOSOT were able to close countless deals during the event amounting to hundreds of thousands of pesos to further their goals of creating more effective, efficient, products while championing sustainably. With these deals, they can continue to stay ahead of the curve in the industry of technological appliances. For those who are interested to see TOSOT aircon units, visit their showroom located at 2162 FB Harrison St., San Jose, Pasay City, Philippines or call +632-8330000 to book an appointment. You may also visit their website http://www. to get more information about the best split type premium aircon in the Philippines. Follow TOSOT on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for more news and updates.



Five Ways To Improve New Office Security


re you reading as a concerned business owner? Do you have concerns about office security? What steps have you taken to make sure your workplace is protected? These are just some of the questions you will have to answer when setting up a new office. Keep in mind; every locality has its pros and cons. Therefore you must check the criminal records of the new place where you’re setting up your office in. There are many ways with which one can protect the office from criminal activities. 56

However, it is important to act upon some of the most concrete options. In this article we will navigate you through some ways with which you can improve office security in a new place. An office is a workstation which is inhabited by many things such as expensive assets, laptops, computers, electronic devices, expensive furniture and a lot more. Burglars can break into such places easily. Therefore you must do something that makes the employees feel safe.

F E AT U R E S T O RY Some of the ways to improve office security are:

1. Incorporate an electrical gate Electrical gates have always been immensely important when it comes to magnifying the security of a property. Ever heard of turnstile gates? They allow one person to enter at a time. You can get one such gate for your front entrance and a backdoor from Daosafe website. With such gates even the security guard won’t have to worry about a lot of people flocking the entrance and entering in even numbers. DaoSafe has a vast array of designs and properties which can suffice for the security need of a property. Therefore you must incorporate a protective gate as a first option.

2. Install CCTV cameras CCTV cameras are very important in this day and age to protect people. Unfortunately many companies often underestimate their benefits which is why they run in a lot of troubles later on. CCTV cameras should be installed outside the office and inside to know about the whereabouts of the employees and all the visitors who are entering the premises of the building. Through CCTV camera, a company gets to know about any possible danger that the building might have from outside. CCTV cameras record 24/7 footage and can be navigated in all positions. 58



3. Incorporate top-notch door locks Door locks play a very important role in protecting an office building. However, not every room is going to have an electrical door lock. Some of the discreet rooms in the office which house important documents will surely need to have concrete door locks. If you have the traditional door locks in mind, they won’t help at all. Electrical door locks are pivotal in protecting the building and have a system which can be operated by the CEO of the company. Furthermore, if burglars or terrorists break into the office building, door locks can suddenly be activated to block entrance in all-important rooms.

4. Good lighting is necessary Lights are not just a great renovation option but are equally important for maintaining workplace morale. If you haven’t seen the modern LED lights, you must check them online to see 60

the different designs they come in. The best thing about such lights is that they can be incorporated in the interior and the exterior of the office. The modern styled LED lights come in a single pallet which has so many of them encrusted in it. In this way, a small space can lighten up easily. For office security, such lights must be installed in the lobby, back door entrance, front door entrance, accounts department, etc.

5. Provide parking space to employees The most important thing which possibly could be stolen in case of no parking provided by the company is your employee’s vehicle. The best idea to improve security of office for employees is to provide a parking space. An ideal parking lot will be able to provide relief to the employees with regards to their vehicle. If your office building is not spacious enough to provide a parking station for the employees, you must consider renting some space nearby for your employees. Some companies

even have laws which provide complete coverage to the employees in case their car gets stolen.

Conclusion: Lastly, you must make sure that the office building has been made out of the finest material. Even the windows need to be properly insulated and well-built to protect the building from burglars breaking in. The protection of the workspace is not just important for the assets it has but also for the people who work there. Office security is a very topical thing in the world right now which is why people are coming up with interesting ideas every single day. With much advancement in technology, it is possible to track such people down, but it is better to devise strict security measures that prevent criminal events from taking place.


What Can Augmented Reality Do for Oil and Gas Industries? New technologies are proliferating the business world, and two of the most exciting are virtual reality and augmented reality. Virtual reality consists of environments that contain sights and sounds and are completely computer generated and accessed through the use of VR helmets. The gaming community and increasingly other industries use VR. The fastest growing area of use for VR is in training simulations.

What is Augmented Reality? Augmented reality is the mixing of virtual reality in the real world whereby sounds, images and text are overlayed via computers onto what we actually see around us. So virtual reality replaces the world around us, and augmented reality adds to the world. You can see augmented reality images using an app on a smartphone or other computer device or through some type of eyewear. We have seen this is high end movies and video games, and now augmented reality has begun to be used by industries for various purposes. 62

AR in the Oil and Gas Industries

Oil and Gas augmented reality has proven to be an important tool for the oil and gas industry because it offers companies a wide range of benefits.

OnSite Training and Instructions

Oil and gas companies can use AR and wireless headsets to have top experts guide personnel though tasks. This allows the experts to not have to spend long hours traveling to sites. Instead they can stay in one location, and apply their expertise and training to any number of AR ready sites all around the world.

Assessment of Underground Assets and Worksites

An entire underground asset and worksite or any part of it can be overlayed on to an augmented reality program, and show up to the minute status of things. Companies can see oil and gas reserves, pipelines, construction areas, and all other elements of a project with a 3D visual representation. This allows for better utilization of people and other resources, minimizes accidents and saves money for companies.


Replacement of Parts

Oil and gas companies can use AR to assess and even help replace worn broken parts. With an ability to get a 3D view of things, this can be doe accurately and efficiently. Newer AR programs will be able to anticipate wear and tear and tell companies when parts are likely to break causing disaster avoidance and more uptime for workers and sites. Today every large and middle size oil and gas company is utilizing AR and looking to use it more. Currently hey are training staff on the use of wireless goggles that also have sound capabilities and connecting them with relevant departments to coordinate efforts that improve efficiency and affect the bottom lines. The results have been spectacular and in this volatile and price sensitive industry, this technology is helping to control costs, As AR continues to improve and the use of robotics increases, companies envision a time when robots using AR will be doing all of the difficult and dangerous work for their companies. 66

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