Façades in India are Getting Better

Concept design for the structural glazing facade with a different opening option – Vertical detail One of the foremost talents in the realm of Indian architecture, Reza Kabul’s foray into the industry was a random experience of viewing books on architecture that proved catalyst enough for a switch from engineering to architecture. After a brief …

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FIRE SAFETY IN FACADES – Myths & Realities

Fire at Kalina building, short circuit suspected April 08, 2011 Location: Diamond Square, Mumbai Number of Casualties: None Time to Extinguish Fire: Over Two Hours Fire at Kalina building, short circuit suspected A major fire broke out in a six-storey commercial building in Kalina area of Santacruz on Friday afternoon. No casualties or injuries were …

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Facade Design & Technology for Fire Safety in Buildings

Innovative facade design has improved greatly in the recent past. However, facade design does not cater for active fie protection except for the recent inclusion of the automatic smoke vent for all glass buildings. Appropriate testing of facade materials and the fie stopping systems are critical to ensure adequate performance of the façade system of …

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Schueco’s New Ultra-Slim Facade Allows Vents to Be Fully Concealed

Schueco Australia has introduced a new concealed vent facade featuring a face-width of just 60mm. The new FWS 60 CV concealed vent facade is an aluminium system for floorto- ceiling ribbon windows and fixed glazing where the 60mm face-width means that it is impossible to distinguish open and fixed fields from the outside. Even from …

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UNIGLAS® | FACADE Now with General Type Approval

Sustainable building is one of the most important tasks for a environmentally and resource friendly future. This is also shown by figures from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, which prove that roughly a third of the consumption of resources in Germany is caused by buildings. uniGlas® is doing something about this. The EPD (Environment Product …

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Stunning Façade for UAE commercial tower

Al Hilal Bank Tower on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi was recognised as a ‘Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Finalist’ in the 2015 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Program. The tower has glass, steel curtain wall system, giving it sleek, modern feel. The skillful articulation of the curtain wall’s …

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AIS participates in the 7th GRIHA Summit, 2016

Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS), India’s leading integrated glass company, participates in the 7th GRIHA Summit from 16th to 20th February, 2016 in New Delhi.  Featuring four (16th – 19th February) exciting days of eminent speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, exhibition of green building products (on 18th-19th February), GRIHA workshops (for about 40 professionals from 16th- …

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What are the types of Structural Glazing?

Structural Glazing forms a very important part of façade design. Over the years structural glazing has evolved and it has been a very challenging to find good structural glazing solutions. The different types of structural glazing systems are Four Sided Framed Glazing: In four sided framed glazing a frame is fabricated on all four sides …

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Maharashtra PWD tells all departments to submit only Green Building designs

Maharashtra Public Work Department (PWD) has asked all their departments to, henceforth, prepare and submit designs based on the Green Building concepts only. A senior PWD official said this excessive use of power has resulted in more demand for power in the recent years. “That additional power is leading to high expenses as well. If …

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