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Roofing/Cladding

Sealing Better

Increasingly, as every part of construction Industry is leaning towards “Green,” the roofing is moving towards more light transmittable material. Technological advancements in skylight designs today allow daylight to come in minus the glare and at the same time conserve energy. However, exciting roofing designs often spring a leak and …

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Interview with: Mathieu Meur, Glass Engineering

The last few years have seen glass facades become the fashion statement in building architecture. The glass curtain wall adds the high tech and international look, but there’s much more to glass than just that. Buildotech talks to Mathieu Meur, Managing Director, Meinhardt Façade and analyzes current trends in façade …

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High Performance Waterproofing

A common problem that surfaces particularly during monsoon in any building – commercial, residential or factories – is the severe leakages and seepage in roofs, walls and basements of the building. Construction Accessories division of Supreme Industries Ltd has developed customised solutions specifically for the construction requirements of various segments, …

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Retractable ROOFS

As the scorching heat begins to be drenched by the first bout of monsoon, the humidity sets in, post which the winter will take its toll. But now with retractable roofing systems, whatever the season or weather condition, outdoors can continue to extend the comfort of indoors. The range of …

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Smart Roofs Add a New Spin to Architecture

Roofing is one of the critical elements of a building envelope that defines its aesthetic character. However, it can also play an important role in climate control and energy efficiency. For all these reasons, it is critical to keep pace with the latest trends and technologies in roofing systems.

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Roofing : Advantage Aluminium

Newer roofing materials are constantly being introduced in the market place with distinct and unique advantages like corrosion resistance, aesthetics, better insulation and easy installation.Abhijeet P Kale, Deputy General Manager-Technical & Marketing, Lloyd Insulations India Limited highlights the advantages of latest aluminum and single ply membrane built-up roofing systems. Which …

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Advances in Shallow & Green Roof Design – Making do with less

In the seminar “Building in Nature’s Image,” during Build Boston 2010, Jeff Licht of Botanicals Nursery and the University of Massachusetts, Boston,showed how examples from nature, or biomimicry, can be used to harness and conserve energy within buildings. Jeff Licht showed how to break away from the formulaic rooftop layer …

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Choosing The right material

Ceiling systems today make a collaborative effort to blend the demands of interiors with modern architectural design. Calcium silicate ceiling tiles are innovative, durable, safe and contribute to the synergy of space…

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Ceilings with Sensibility

The modern day demands of space design present a complex spec for the project and design teams. While business and corporate edifices have more or less similar specs, they are not the same when it comes to entertainment venues, or, say, heritage buildings which have a diverse setting altogether and require the design and project teams to have different spec-lists; More so, when the venue is intended to be energy efficient as well as safe in all respects. It is interesting to note that ceilings can significantly contribute to this aspect.

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Rigid Roof Insulation & Green Architecture

Rigid insulation is a critical component to consider when selecting the roofing system for buildings or any structures. The insulation material becomes an integral part of the roof assembly and must function in concert with the waterproofing membrane and the structural deck. “The right choice results in successful roof systems …

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