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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Explain Wall Cladding and its types?

Wall Cladding is the application of one material over the wall for aesthetic purpose. Once the wall is clad it will appear that the wall is made up of some other material than it actually is. The main purpose of cladding is to accent a particular design feature and add an element of style to …

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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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Cutting Edge Façades and Cladding

Facades are perceived as an important element in a building because it showcases aesthetic and architectural elements in the building and controls technical performance of a building to an extent. Facades showcase importance of a building and architecture of any city. Over the period, the importance given to the facades has reached to such an …

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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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New Fire Resistant Panels to Cut Fire Incidents

Use of flammable aluminium composite facade panels has been cited as the reason for the fires in buildings. -Photo used for illustrative purposes. Due to the growing safety concerns regarding fire incidents, especially building facade blazes across the country, aluminium cladding and supplies company Alubond USA has launched its highest grade of A2 fire resistant …

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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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