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Encapsulating Toxic Materials

George C. Keefe is the CEO & Founder of GLOBAL Encasement Inc. (GEI), an international, Pro-Planet corporation that provides green encasement solutions all over the world. Having experienced that at most jobsites, there was an overreaction to asbestos, he developed green encasement coating systems for application over asbestos and lead …

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The Sky is the Limit

Green Roofs have become an important component of sustainable urban development in the last 30 years. Growing environmental awareness and the striking economic and ecological advantages are the driving forces for their popularity. At present, Green Roofs can be found in nearly all big cities around the world, benefiting the urban environment and their inhabitants. Wolfgang Ansel, Director, International Green Roof Association (IGRA), Germany says, “Green Roofs combine modern urban living and the desire for private green retreats. The phrase ‘sky is the limit’ aptly describes the possibilities we have with city roofs.”

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Light-weight & Energy-efficient Roofs

Roofing systems that can meet energy efficiency and longevity standards as also impose lesser load on the structure are becoming popular among owners and designers alike. Sapna Srivastava takes a look at the wide choice of light weight materials available for roofing a building, ranging from metal, plastic and fabric …

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Metal Roofing

A kind of roofing, once popular for commercial and industrial purposes, is now making its presence felt in residential sectors as well. Depending upon the design and style, metal roofing is available in different materials, such as galvanized steel, metal with naturally oxidized finishing, copper and aluminum with pre-painted finishes. …

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Polycarbonate Roofing

The ideal way to maximize natural light in interiors is by maximizing the amount of light coming in through the roof. Polycarbonate transparent roofing sheets permit optimum daylight and its light weight allows for architectural and design creativity. The other key advantages of using polycarbonate for roofing are the increased …

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Fabric Roofing

Fabric tent of yore represents an archetypal form of building that is getting rediscovered in the modern architecture. The tensile fabric membrane enables large areas to be spanned, is light and easy to convert and dismantle. As a building medium, fabric offers limitless possibilities of three-dimensional forms. With advancements in …

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Solar Roof

Renewable energy and alternative sources of energy are the buzz words in the building industry today. In response, architects and engineers are increasingly incorporating energy saving technologies in their designs. One such affordable design solution is the integration of a solar energy system that creates electricity by optimizing the building …

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Cool Roof

The primary intent of the cool roof is to reduce the amount of energy absorbed by a roof surface. It is an easy and cost effective way to lower energy consumption of a building. The technologies include coatings, membranes, tiles and shingles. Cool Roof reflects most of the sun’s heat …

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Sandwich Structural Design

Sandwich composites are becoming increasingly popular in structural design, mainly for their ability to substantially decrease weight while maintaining mechanical performance. This weight reduction results in a number of benefits including increased range, higher payloads, decreased fuel consumption and a positive impact on cost as well as the environment. High …

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Waterproofing Membranes

Modern Waterproofing Company is a part of the Modern Group of Companies, an Industrial Group based in Cairo. It manufactures, APP & SBS modified bituminous waterproofing membranes. Alok Kumar, Managing Director of Bitumode International Pvt Ltd speaks to Buildotech.   What are the different products offered by the Modern group? …

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