As much as we all want to design and construct a building that can withstand anything nature throws at it, it is inevitable the elements will have their way. Blustery winds and torrential rain are the common causes of building damage – often very costly to rectify.
In this dedicated supplement, FC&A explores some of industry’s most trusted solutions to not only protect against weather damage but also ensure our buildings remain as energy efficient as possible. Among the highlights, on page 17, Alumasc Roofing explains why its hot-melt waterproofing system was specified on one of London’s iconic landmarks. Elsewhere, on page 18, Dura Composites discusses how an alternative to timber can still retain that authentic appearance.
We hope you enjoy this special focus. For further information about any of our contributors or if you wish to comment on a particular issue addressed within this edition, please do not hesitate to get in touch at the usual address.