Technical focus

Andy Swift, National Sales Manager for foam tapes supplier ISO-CHEMIE, says that with the latest technologies, the entire window installation – and not just the frame – can be energy rated effectively. Here, he explains further.

Adrian Doyle from McMullen Facades, part of the Lakesmere Group, takes a closer look at how the development of off-site manufacturing techniques is reaching new heights in the high-rise residential market.

Here, Steve Cookson at Sika Liquid Plastics, discusses diversity of liquid roofing membranes on the market and highlights the importance of selecting the right system with high levels of technical support built in.

Here, Technical Secretary at the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), Terry Wain, discusses specification best practice in a niche yet growing sector of the liquid roofing market – hot melts.

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is used as the foundation for concurrent engineering processes to simplify and fully optimise the structure wherever possible, to reduce manufacturing and assembly costs and to quantify improvements. This process helps to identify, calculate and eliminate waste or inefficiency in the building design. Kevin Riley, board member of the Structural Timber Association and Head of Business Line, LVL, for Stora Enso – discusses why DfMA is becoming an increasingly important consideration.

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