Advance Façades & Glazing Failures

‘A façade is a building’s primary exterior face. It generally includes the main entry to the building and has the most elaborate architectural features. As the most public face of a building, a façade is particularly important to your business. Studies have shown that thoughtful design improvements often lead to greater sales for a business …

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DE-Coding NFPA 285

In recent decades, the desire for taller structures and with a strive for improved energy efficiency by adding exterior insulation, we sometimes encounter potential conflicts with fire and life safety codes. With the popularity of building certification programmes to net-zero energy building initiatives to the active building enclosure movement, expectations continue to increase for building …

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Contemporary Lighting Solutions For Building Façades

People find the nightscapes around them created by illuminated building façades interesting. These façades facilitate orientation, convey messages, communicate emotions and create attention. Façade lighting is encouraged as a method to subtly highlight and accentuate interesting features in a building’s structural and architectural form as seen from principal vantage points. Contemporary lighting solutions for building …

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Glass Ceramic For Façade Systems

Construction industry is the largest energy consumer and greenhouse gas emitter, both in the developed and developing countries. We must admit the role of construction industry in the global warming issues. Keeping the social responsibility towards the future generations in mind, many new innovative products are coming in to the market. One such product is …

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Window Remote Control and Operation Systems

Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilation improve the indoor safety condition in case of fire inside a building. Main Risks During Fire In the event of fire inside of a building, smoke and hot gases rise up in the building, creating a layer of dangerous gases under the ceiling, which fill up the room in …

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Fire Safety Compliance of Combustible Cladding

As per the data from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 264 tall buildings (more than 100m) were built between 2006 and 2016 in the Middle East region. North America built 218, Europe built 113, Central America built 65, Oceania region 38 and South America built 32 tall buildings in the same period. …

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Cladding Systems: Smart Choices

Facade Cladding, while essentially being the skin of the building, should not merely accentuate the aesthetics but also serve as a shield from extremes of weather and external environment. This protective layer, while being functional, should also permit the building to breathe while defining its significance and character. Facade Cladding industry, today, is undergoing many …

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Selecting Right Hardware For uPVC Windows & Doors

In today’s time, uPVC windows and doors are more in trend because of their properties like low maintenance, toughness, durability, thermal comfort and energy efficiency. They are also rot resistant and are resilient to salt erosion. Moreover, they are safe & secure, cost-effective and eco-friendly. uPVC system has so many advantages, but selection of wrong …

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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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Railings – What can go wrong and how to do it right

The Telegraph, July 4th 2013 – A laborer died and a 62-year-old woman was injured when a first-floor balcony of a Burrabazar building collapsed and fell on the road at 9.15am on Wednesday. – TOI, August 21’2012–“Aunty, Poorvaj fell down”, screamed five-year-old SatyaKaushik from the balcony of his third floor apartment when his baby friend …

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