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Creating Building Envelopes for Cold Weather

Working in cold weather areas means dealing with several challenging circumstances for the architects as well as the construction crews. Precipitation and freezing temperatures can cause significant harm to the building envelope’s structural integrity, resulting in discomfort for the occupants. Consequently, many different factors must be taken into account by the architects while planning and […]

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Tips to Choose the Best Exterior Cladding Materials

External cladding is one of the key components of any building structure because it functions as a protective skin for the building and its occupants. Just as we love large windows and interior plants for creating a natural feel, it is also important to protect the home from elements like external temperature, wind, rain, moisture, etc. […]

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A Brief Guide to Stone Cladding

Natural stone has been used as the staple material for all types of constructions since the beginning of time. The most important benefits of stone as a construction material are its durability, strength, and aesthetic appeal.  As a cladding material in modern-day buildings, it opens up a myriad of attractive options to enhance the appearance […]

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What are Adaptive Photovoltaic Facades and how do they function?

It is an established fact these days that out of the total worldwide energy demand, approximately 40% is consumed by our buildings. Similarly, our fossil fuel based activities such as air conditioning, heating, ventilating, etc. account for more than 30% of the overall anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases. Therefore, it is undeniable that these buildings […]

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The Present and Future of Building Envelope Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation is a frequently used technology for reducing a building’s energy consumption by preventing the loss or gain of heat through the building envelope. This objective is accomplished by using materials that have low thermal conductivity. Building envelope thermal insulation is done using several industrial insulation products as well as certain natural elements. Insulation Products: […]

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Protect Your Investment by Proper Building Envelope Maintenance

In terms of protecting the normal operations of a building facility, the building envelope plays an integral role by providing the highest level of defense against all types of outdoor elements. The modern day building envelopes comprise of several components and all these components function in tandem to create a protective barrier for the building. […]

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A Brief Discussion on Double-skin Facade System

The concept of building design has evolved significantly over the years to meet the ever-changing demands for function, comfort, and energy efficiency.  This evolution has resulted in significant innovation in the design space, from integrating smarter design elements to using a new range of materials. Double-skin façade system is one such innovation. In most instances, […]

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How to Build a Sustainable Building Envelope?

There is no denying the fact that the construction industry has a significant direct as well as indirect impact on the environment in terms of use of raw materials, water use, atmospheric emissions, energy use, waste generation, and many other factors. With changing times, this industry is extremely likely to face new challenges to minimise its […]

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How to Create High Performance Building Façades

A building facade can be referred to as the boundary or link between the internal and external environments of the building. It has a significant impact on the way its occupants interact with the building’s energy efficiency and surrounding environment. Building facades are also responsible for different parameters of environmental quality performance such as thermal […]

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