Cladding Materials – Innovative Facade Solution for Building Exteriors

Cladding of buildings is one of the most expressive, inspiring and complex aspects of building design. The basic function of an envelope or enclosure of a building or structure is to protect the covered or otherwise conditioned interior spaces from the surrounding environment. Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide skin …

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Special Windows from Fenesta for this Monsoon

To protect the buildings from torrential downpours and high velocity winds this monsoons, Fenesta has launched two significant innovative products: A ‘Hurricane Bar’ that withstands 245 kmph winds and a ‘Rain Track’ that prevents the ingress of rainwater. The force of rain and winds are magnified in high-rise buildings where rain spears in at a …

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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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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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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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53W53 Features Black and Gold Metallic Façade by Jean Nouvel

Hines, the international real estate firm, together with development partners Goldman Sachs Investment Group and Singapore-based Pontiac Land Group, announced the grand opening of the sales gallery for 53W53, the gracefully tapered, 1,050-foot-high condominium tower adjacent to The Museum of Modern (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street, New York. Shimmering intricately woven silver, black and …

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Market Situation And Technical Advantages Of uPVC Windows

Dr. Shreekant Diwan To take the debate to a next level, WFM interacted with the masters of materials in their respective fields and got an insight on two different levels. One a master in the primary material and the other knight of knowledge in his own might. One an epitome of wisdom representing the largest …

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Dip-Tech Releases Energy Saving Assessment Tool for Digitally Printed Glass

Dip-Tech announced the release of Dip-Energy printed glass performance calculator, its new energy saving assessment tool that quickly evaluates the energy performance of Dip-Tech printed glass. With Dip-Energy, architects, glass processors and glazing consultants can easily measure the impact that specific designs will have on the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and the percentage of …

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India’s First Wholly Factory-made Residential Project

KEF Infra, the infrastructure arm of the Singapore-based KEF Holdings, delivered India’s first wholly factory-made residential project called “MeridiYEN” to Yenepoya University of Mangaluru. The project, comprising three 8-storey residential buildings covering an area of 1 lakh sq.ft, was completed in record nine months, using novel construction technology that helps significantly reduce the duration of …

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