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MC-Special DM:High Performance Integral Waterproofing Additive

Reinforced Concrete is one of the most versatile and widely used construction materials on account of its constructability and durability. Its durability is severely affected, due to its inherent formulation. Even M30 Concrete has as much as 14-20% pore volume, not including air pores. Concrete contains these pores due to …

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Titanium Zinc Products for Durable Roofing & Cladding

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. One of its businesses—Performance Materials—offers titanium zinc based building products. The Umicore brand VMZINC finds applications in building envelopes and walls. Girish Dharachar, General Manager, Umicore India Pvt Ltd spoke to Buildotech.

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Sandwich Composites for Bridge Cladding

The recently completed 46mt (150ft) footbridge that links the Queensland Tennis Centre (home of the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament) with Queensland Rail’s Yeerongpilly railway station in Brisbane, Australia is a visual treat. Each side of the bridge features the sole of the iconic Dunlop Volley tennis shoe, originally developed by Australian Adrian Quist in 1939, with a distinctive herringbone tread pattern to provide better grip. The shoe has been worn by a plethora of Australian tennis greats including Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Ken Rosewell.

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Case Study: Sandwich Composites Play a Major Role in Malmo Station Entrances

As part of the Malmo (Sweden) City tunnel infra-structure project the new Triangeln station in the heart of Malmo has recently been opened. By combining all the best attributes of sandwich composites, glass and steel, the architects have created two self-supporting entrances to the station that maximize natural light and …

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Alternative Roofing

Alternatives of any kind are sought after when there are choices offered and also when a special need arises which cannot be satisfied by the available conventional means. In building construction too there need to be choices of techniques and materials. Architect Chitra Vishwanath, Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd, takes …

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Vinyl Roofing-A New Approach

Introduction of synthetic membrane roofing systems in India offers new solutions in terms of technology and design to address challenges of today’s innovative building designs and demand for high durability. The Indian roofing system predominantly comprises brick bat coba and bituminous coatings and membrane. There are also available spray applied …

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Vernacular Architecture and Building Materials

The Encyclopaedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World defines vernacular architecture as comprising buildings related to their environmental contexts and available resources, utilizing traditional technologies. All forms of vernacular architecture are built to meet specific needs, accommodating the values, economies and ways of life of the cultures that produce them. …

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Effective Building Envelope

Thermal Insulation is an important factor influencing buildings performance including energy conservation and human comfort. Ambient temperatures in India can range from 25o to 45oC up to 50oC in summer in some places and in winters from 10o to 15oC reaching to even 0oC. Thus, it becomes imperative to provide …

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Lightweight & Attractive Roof Cover

Roofing a building is as important as creating its foundation. Roofing material should be an amalgamation of varied requirements – aesthetics, external visual appeal, protection from weather, longevity, safety and acoustics. The Onduvilla roofing tiles developed by Onduline, comprises innovative materials and systems that offer an attractive Mediterranean-style look with …

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Architectural Cladding Innovation

When Skandinaviska Glassystem (SG), was asked to produce the facade for a six storey office block in Copenhagen that would present two entirely different aspects depending on the viewpoint, it partnered with DIAB, to develop an innovative, modular system using sandwich composites (based on Divinycell P structural core).  Viewed from …

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