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Date PostedAugust 19, 2015

New Materials Revolutionizing Building Facades

carbon fibre facades

Source: archidose.blogspot.com

Construction website Sourceable.net recently posted an article about some of the materials that are revolutionising building facades. The materials each have their own unique benefits, some aesthetic, some environmentally beneficial.

  1. ETFE : is known for its use on façades or skylight material. It is both light weight and flexible.
  2. Carbon fibre: Although its expensive, it is light weight and versatile.
  3. Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) : enables thinner and more lightweight design of concrete panels and makes intricate designs possible.
  4. Solid surface: This high cost product is lightweight and several sheets can be joined together fairly seamlessly to cover a large surface area.
  5. Corten steel: Mostly favored for the rustic aesthetic quality.

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Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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