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

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The Smart Façade Saurabh Agrawal’s Residence, Ahmedabad

A 20’ tall pivoted door (given name of “Giraffe” Door) in Burma Teak wood that opens effortlessly welcomes guests to the double heights space well lit by pergola covered skylight. 83’ long skylight throughout the residence binds all functions together like a spine. All public areas interconn

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Energy Considerations in Rear Ventilated Façades

With the advent of Global Warming, energy efficiency and conservation have become paramount factors when designing a building. A typical building contributes to 40 percent of the total power consumption today. As an interface between indoors and outdoors, the façade plays a significant role in the

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FunderMax for Wide Range of Exterior Solutions

FunderMax India Pvt. Ltd. with HQ in Bangalore is a 100 percent subsidiary of Austria-based FunderMax, which has architectural products for exterior and interior applications. The company is a member of the Indian Green building Council and the products can also be used in constructing green buildi

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Green Buildings: Thermal and Acoustic Environmental Requirements

Today, we have gone past the point where going ‘green’ was an option. It has now become an absolute necessity. The concept of green building design relies on minimising the demand of non-renewable resources and optimising the use of natural resources as far as 70 per cent. As a nature green buil

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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.

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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

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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 applic

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DuPont™ Corian® Exterior Cladding

DuPont™ Corian® is an advanced mineral-filled acrylic material with homogeneous color throughout, offering a distinctive finish and a fascinating interaction with the light. Whatever the nature of your project, multiple or single storey, minimal or decorative, curved or angular, DuPont™ Corian

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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

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