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Uncovering the Truth Behind Building Envelop Failure

All of us have heard about instances of building envelop failure. Whenever this happens, the foremost task is to identify the root cause. However, this detective work can be extremely challenging at times. This task demands the presence of the right kind of experts, ensuring adequate general maintenance, and identification of the red flags on […]

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Overcoming the Challenges of Facade Solar Control

Sun is undoubtedly amongst the most important natural resources that can be harvested by a building. However, this can be done effectively only by applying certain sun control strategies and specific shading devices.  As an example, the solar gains must be minimised in warm and sunny climates because it may otherwise lead to extreme cooling […]

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Building Envelop Failure: Reasons & Prevention Tips

A building envelope can be defined in the simplest manner as the exterior of a building capable of repelling the elements. Technically speaking, these are engineering systems that combine different elements such as moisture control, air pressure boundaries, structural integrity, and temperature control into a single strategy of designing. At the very beginning of this […]

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Why Building Envelopes are Essential for Your Energy Efficient Home

The boundary between a building’s exterior and interior, building envelope is an extremely important component of the overall building design. The envelope is directly linked to the protection and maintenance of the structure. Moreover, the energy performance of the building envelope components such as roofs, ceilings, floors, walls, doors, and windows are closely related to […]

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Why or Why Not Choose a Double Skin Facade?

The choice of the facade type often depends on the upfront costs and its long-term performance. After all, the building facade will take a huge percentage of the total construction costs of a structure. Moreover, the appropriate facade provides long-term thermal, acoustics, lighting and energy benefits. It’s been especially the case during recent times wherein […]

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How to Enhance the Value and Perception of the Building

It’s estimated that the Australian construction industry accounts for 9 per cent of the GDP (source). Valued at approximately AUD150 billion, the construction industry is indeed a main growth driver of the economy. Aside from its huge financial and economic contribution, the construction industry also solves huge problems and opens a lot of possibilities. For […]

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3 Apartment Construction Trends 2018 Builders Should Know

There will be a continual upward trend on apartment construction as a result of economic growth, increasing population, changing demographic, land supply constraints and further urbanisation. For instance, more and more residential buildings are sprouting in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane due to availability of amenities, employment and transport infrastructure. Of course there will be a […]

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How to Design an Energy-Efficient Building?

This can be achieved by thinking of the structure as a single organism. All its parts and interaction with the environment are interdependent and contribute to the organism’s overall function. Back then in construction and architecture, facade systems are treated as separate components of the buildings. However, to achieve high efficiency and building performance, the […]

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What Makes a Good Facade?

Just as words can affect people’s emotions, a good facade can also make people happy, wondering, surprised and delighted. That’s because facade design is very effective in communicating certain attributes and emotions. For example, reflective facades (or mirrored facades) are perceived to be an extension of the environment as opposed to being an entirely different […]

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