The most remarkable properties of ceramics are
Aesthetics: modularity, surface treatment (gloss, matte, embossing, etc..
– Techniques: possible adjournment or mechanical anchors.
– Other: combustibility, resistance to aggressive chemicals, high abrasion resistance, water resistance.
We must also mention the significant technological advances in materials, fittings; installation systems (cement-based adhesives with specific additives to enhance the deformability, adhesion, and resistance to external agents), the parallel development of light facade installation with anchors seen and hidden, and the development of progressive training and Read the rest of this entry »
The meeting is not simply the space between the perimeter of the slabs, and is tasked specifically to allow free movement of the slabs caused by temperature fluctuations or any adjustments to the supporting structures or anchor.
The boards can be either open or closed.
Are closed together, even allowing movement of the slabs, have a distance of 2 / 3 mm. In the past most of the marble walls was done with closed board. The adoption of this type of board generally allows installation on site of slabs of small dimensions and very thick.
The tendency to increasingly reduce the thickness of the slabs and the greater elasticity of the existing building structures that Read the rest of this entry »
Emerging in the United States in 1974 and first used in the aerospace field, the technique of water jet cutting is used for cutting the abrasion of the water at a pressure of 6,000 atmospheres.
This, at a rate of 1.200 cm / sec. and mixed with abrasive grit, is capable of cutting through a Cartesian robot axes moved on, run by a numerical control system, thickness of 150 mm on any Read the rest of this entry »
In the case of natural stone coverings, ceramic tile, plastic and metal materials are of particular importance the following parameters
Its function is to protect the building from the weather, in addition to the representative under the architectural coating. The requirements that have to meet the coating materials are:
high mechanical strength and thermal stress (resistance to shock, temperature variations, etc.).
physical and aesthetics fastness over time
resistance to the wind (pressure and depression)
versatility of the commissioning work.
In the case of natural stone coverings, ceramic tile, plastic and metal materials are of particular importance the following parameters:
Dimensions of the slabs
The first project of the ventilated façade lies in the Read the rest of this entry »
It consists of an integrated set of items with the static function to set the external cladding of building structures
It consists of an integrated set of items with the static function to set the external cladding of building structures, the latter being forced to bear the agents loaded on it and, in particular the wind.
The anchoring system may consist of:
specific elements “Local Fixing”
an anchor structure “spead Fixing”
In the first case, however, lost one of the main advantages of the ventilated facade as anchor using specific elements, including cladding elements of small dimensions, are to create a large number of thermal bridges that determine a sensible increase heat dispersion.
The materials used today by the hooves are treated type steel or Read the rest of this entry »
Usually present as a uniformly distributed layer of mortar on the wall (plaster mortar with a thickness of 1-2 cm.)
The functional elements that make up the ventilated facade are:
Layer wall bracket
Monolayer type may be composed of a single stratification of material, or it may be of a multilayer, essentially consisting of more than a stratification of materials. Depending on the type of material used, the support layer has a determining influence on the behavior of the system, because of the different coefficients of deformation that are subject to the elements that compose it.
Usually present as a uniformly distributed layer of mortar on the Read the rest of this entry »
In case of new building works on the walls must have been completed with at least 60 days and wet finishing with at least 30 days.
– Firstly it is necessary to demonstrate the possible unevenness of the fabric and after removing the dust from the slab is necessary to dust treatment especially in the case where the span under the floor is used as a channel for air conditioning. It is advisable to check that the treatment is consistent with the dust tail to the columns.
– Then, before the installation of equipment, the installer will have to Read the rest of this entry »
Columns that have the function of support panels and transmission of loads to the supporting surface
The components of the supporting structure are:
– Columns that have the function of support panels and transmission of loads to the supporting surface. Usually made of galvanized steel, allow, thanks to a mechanical threaded system to regulate the height over the ground floor (which can range from 10 cm. Up to 1 m) and offset even the minimal support surface uneven.
– Skiing, they also manufactured in galvanized steel columns connected horizontally improving stability and increasing their capacity. The sleepers can be of different length and have tapered according to load requirements.
– Fittings that arranged all along the sleepers and the head of the columns have a role soundproofing and dust.
– Structure-only columns
The supporting structure is simpler, since only consists of Read the rest of this entry »
Authentic and real build system, a raised floor is raised off the ground cover under which it is possible to create an adequate system of distribution networks (electricity, lighting, HVAC) transmission (computer, telephone) and automation (building management alarms, fire systems and security).
The ease of removal of modular panels that make up the raised floor allows quick and effective maintenance operations without the need to work on the walls, limiting the costs and time.
These characteristics, coupled with the increasing reliability of the supporting structures has now raised floors are the most commonly used in offices, showrooms, dealers and all the spaces for productive activities.
With regard to traditional land, the benefits of a raised floor are:
– Freedom to rethink environments over time depending on Read the rest of this entry »
Ceramics used as a coating for facades
Ceramic coatings have been used for a long time in many applications and as an architectural element.
In ancient civilizations have been preserved remains of the use of glazed tile facade coatings primarily for decorative purposes.
The ceramic is applied in an enclosure walls with thermal protection function; against water and moisture, acoustic, fire and mechanical and chemical attacks. Furthermore, as an aesthetic enclosure provides light, self-cleaning, colorful, expressive giving the possibility to create “outdoor museums”.
Several studies have found that the use of ceramic tiles on walls provide greater integrity and durability in them.
Marbles, travertine, granite and stone factory characteristics that Read the rest of this entry »
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