China’s Leading Window, Door & Facade Industry Trade Show

Organized by Citiexpo, the first sourcing event for window profile manufacturers, door and facade products in China, Windoor Expo will take place March 8-10 at the Poly World Trade Centre in Guangzhou, China. The expo has been dedicated to bringing new business to and creating new partnerships in the industry for over 22 years. Windoor …

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Siderise Takes Centre Stage at Windows Doors And Facades 2016

Chris Hall, Commercial Development Officer at SIDERISE Sreenivas Narayanan, Sales and Business Development Officer at SIDERISE for the Middle East and India. Leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems SIDERISE is set to highlight its capabilities and exhibit its expansive range of products at the inaugural Windows Doors and Facades Event in Dubai from …

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Windows, doors & facades expo reflects industry trends

The first Windows, Doors & Façades event kicked off in Dubai on  18th September 2016 highlighting solutions on how to balance complex design with safe materials.Sami Ahmad Dhaen Al Qamzi, director general of the Department of Economic Development, Dubai Government, inaugurated the three-day show. Al Qamzi then toured the exhibition halls and met a broad …

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What is a Ventilated Facade?

A Ventilated façade is an external light weight cladding material which forms the building envelope design. There is a ventilated cavity between the external cladding material and the insulating layer.  This acts as a barrier in preventing the rain water from entering the interiors and the condensation of water vapour happens without hampering the building …

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Green building use algae-covered walls facades for heating

Green building engineers are using microalgae to heat or cool an apartment complex in the German commercial hub of Hamburg as part of an innovative experiment in the use of bio-energy in urban areas. The new apartment complex, called the Bio Intelligence Quotient (BIQ) house, is currently under development. It was one of 16 projects …

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Façade Compliancy and Vitracore G2: The market’s DtS Solution

The subject of façade compliancy within the industry has certainly been a contentious subject over the past year and a half. Whilst traditional ACP will continue to have its place within the industry, the concerns resulting from the 2014 Lacrosse fire highlighted not only the need for technical clarity around what circumstances in which combustible …

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ASTM Standards Aim to Help with Building Facade Inspections, Including Drone Use

A newly published ASTM International guide provides standard notation, syntax and symbols for facade inspections while a second guide has been proposed to standardize how drones are used for facade inspections. (ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around …

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MVRDV Designs Shopping Center with Pearlescent Façade in Beijing

Exterior construction has almost wrapped up on MVRDV’s Chongwenmen M-Cube shopping center in Beijing, featuring a shimmering façade that changes colour from grey to pearlescent. The 44,000 square meter center sits in the central Chongwenmen district, just moments from the Forbidden City, and will serve as a centralized hub for retail, cuisine and leisure. The project is …

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Terracotta – the exemplary façade material

Introduction: Terracotta is a glazed or unglazed ceramic resulting from the fired clay and has a porous body. It is being used in architecture since early 1800s when a church, designed by Sir Edmund Sharpe, was built almost exclusively of terracotta in Germany in 1824. It, in its unglazed form, eventually became fashionable as a …

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Quality Checks for Building Façade

Introduction The word Quality is overused to an extent that it has become a cliché. Most of what we see around us is claimed to be of ‘good’ quality or of ‘high’ standards. This article relates the author’s perspective on how quality can be defined in Building & Construction focusing on Façade & Fenestration Elements. …

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