New Materials Revolutionizing Building Facades

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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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