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Wall massing for Thermal Comfort

The concept of massing for maintaining thermal comfort in hot and dry as well as composite climates has been used across the world in vernacular architecture. Pooja Dawalkar who visited Jerusalem recently writes about how the city has been using the technology of massing of walls. We cannot control the …

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High performance waterproofing membrane

Supreme Industries offers DURA range of civil products manufactured after strenuous interactions with experts in the field, studying current requirements and the fast changing demand scenario of new generation in the sector. DURAmembrane is a new generation, cost effective solution for waterproofing of basements and roofs.  After extensive research to …

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Crystal Clear solution for waterproofing

Disregarding even the smallest product in the construction mix can negatively affect the life of the structure. Water proofing plays an essential part of the construction mix but, for decades has been relegated to the periphery of construction and not given its due importance. However, this attitude has led to …

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New-look Waterproofing

CICO Tapecrete P151 is an acrylic polymer based cementitious coating, which is easy to apply as a liquid, can be mixed with cement to achieve Tapecrete slurry and combines a tough, hard-wearing surface with waterproofing. It combats cement’s poor adhesion properties, low impact strength, low flexural strength and allows trapped …

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Architect’s Role in Plumbing Design

Yeshwant Ramamurthy, Principal Architect – Studio One, Hyderabad explores the architect’s role in plumbing design through a sequential listing of parameters by which the interaction between the two disciplines is ideally conducted. The practice of architecture includes planning, designing and overseeing the building’s construction as well as the architectural services. …

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New age Waterproofing

In olden days, when there was enough lime content available in the concrete, mortar etc, structures kept on achieving strength even up to 25/30 years. Hence we see 50-100 year structures still very much stable. Today with minimal or near zero floating lime molecules, the life span of the building …

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Recycling tyres for waterproofing

More than 10 million new vehicles of all types are added each year to the Indian roads leading to the increase of about 30 million discarded tyres each year pose that a serious threat to the environment. Tyres are recyclable yet significant number are added to existing tyre dumps or …

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Waterproofing Challenges

Waterproofing failures are more easily overlooked than roofing failures, but compared with a reroofing project, a below-grade or interior waterproofing rehabilitation can be far more disruptive and expensive. While prevention is the obvious first choice for waterproofing success, there are many occasions for error in design during construction and throughout …

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Waterproofing systems

Crack Injection System As a principle, the grouting injections systems should be selected based on the crack or cavity width. The following materials can be selected from the MC-Bauchemie Range – for cracks ≥ 2mm width – Centricrete and for cracks > 0.2 to 2mm width – MC-DUR 1264 Epoxy …

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Is it Waterproof? Admixtures & Chemical Barriers

There appear to be confusion and opinions when it comes to preventing water penetration through concrete. Terms such as “waterproof,” “watertight and “water-repellent” seem to be used interchangeably. However, these words can describe some very different conditions. Susanne M. Papas, Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc, Illinois, USA, demystifies …

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