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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Lesson to learn from the Dubai Hotel Fire: Fire Rated Exterior Cladding – A Must

There is a lesson to learn for Indian construction sector too from the massive fire that devastated the luxury Hotel in Dubai on the new year eve. An investigation into the origins and specification of the exterior panels used on the building raises serious questions over the fire safety of hundreds of buildings. The companies …

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EAPFP Calls for Single, Unified EU Facade Test

The European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP) has urged the European Commission (EC) to replace the patchwork of facade fire tests in force across the EU with a single unified test. The EC is currently reviewing the existing tests and classification system with a view to developing a fire-assessment method that meets the regulatory …

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Acoustics in the Built Environment Horizontal Treatment of the Slab Edge in Curtain Wall Buildings

Mike Carrick AMIOA, SIDERISE Technical Officer – Construction Acoustics, SIDERISE Mike Carrick AMIOA Introduction Acoustics is an area of design that is often neglected and equally often approached as some form of ‘black art’. We rarely describe architecture in terms of sound. It is as if this sense has no bearing on our experience of …

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Techlam: Large Porcelien Tiles from CMC

Vikas Kesarkar Vice Resident Marketing Techlam, the large porcelain cladding tiles, is introduced in Indian Market by Classic Marble Company (CMC). One of the premium stone companies, CMC has announced the launch of a new collection of GenNex engineered marble under its flagship brand Kalingastone. The company is associated with the international tile major Levantine …

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