CNC Machine Types Advantages & Disadvantages

Since the 1990s, the building industry has been changing in many ways. Despite 2008 crisis and all the speculation that surrounded the growth,early 2000 saw a big boom in high rises and the market started looking up once again.Multi-storey buildings, both commercial and residential, have been springing up across the country ever since. During the …

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Flanking Paths – Acoustics

They have become the façade of choice across the globe, however, lightweight aluminium curtain walling systems can present specifiers with a host of internal sound transmission issues that need to be addressed to ensure the well-being, happiness and productivity of building occupants. Mike Carrick AMIOA, Head of Acoustics at Siderise Group, looks at the common …

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Façade Design Technologies for Indian Context

Facades and building envelopes determine visual identity, character and expression of architecture. Building facades lie at the intersections of the exterior and interior environments, forming an integral part of a building’s aesthetics as well as the building’s performance. As the external environment is changing all the time, buildings need to adapt to it in a …

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Battle of Systems

Since the time immemorial there have been endless discussion and debates on the system to be used for doors and windows in a building – Commercial /residential / so on and so forth. Initially wood has been the architectural favorite. The warmth, the color, the grain, in short simply the life a wooden window brings …

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Polyurethane foam – innovative insulation & filling solution

Polyurethane foam (PU foam) is a versatile chemical product used in many common construction applications which require bonding, filling, sealing, and insulation. Its high thermal and acoustic insulation properties makes it an excellent product for applications such as insulation of waterpipes, bonding and sealing of roofs and walls and most important the installation of door …

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FAÇADE LIGHTING – An artistic edge to the building architecure

In architecture, the facade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. From the engineering perspective of a building, the facade is also of great importance due to its impact on energy efficiency and functionality of the building. Internationally, …

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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 definition of a building’s energy efficiency. By employing a …

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Surface Finishes – exploring the third dimension

“The art is at one’s surface and symbol; those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril” ~ Oscar Wilde Introduction Surface is seen, surface is perceived, and surface defines the aesthetic impression of the object. The aesthetic experience of a fenestration object is an interlinked and inseparable union of the sensory …

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Integrated Façades for Energy Conservation and Daylighting

‘Integrative’ is the most popular word of this era on a sustainable platform. Be it in any process, function, application, etc., everything is said to be integrative. Owed on a large scale to the construction industry, this is currently a necessity. The participation of people from various sectors is mounting and the approach has to …

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How do ventilated façade systems work?

Innowood Australia Pty Ltd Ventilated Facade system also known as double-skin façades or rain-screens, can also assist in protecting buildings against the combined action of wind and rain by counterbalancing the effects of water beating on walls and keeping the building dry. At its most basic, a ventilated façade system consists two layers of different …

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