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About 58% of facade failure is due to component failure. Components are the first line of defense for a facade being a water-tight structure.Each and every component used in a facade has a varying lifespan. It becomes very important for the designer to understand the service life of the components.The service life of the components (as shown in figure 1) can be checked as defined in BS 7543.The verdict is out. And it’s loud and clear. The designer fraternity across India is giving full marks to Aludecor’s Timber and Sand series of cladding materials.Mr. Sanjay Josshi, one of the top architects in the country, based out of Surat, is delighted to discover Sand ACP. Admitting that this ACP meets his expectations of an innovative finish after a long time, Mr. Josshi says, ‘It’s a marvellous product. I have never seen such a finish onThe aluminium alloys used in forming sandwich panels determines the correct usage of these wall panels as a building facade material. There are different grades of aluminium alloys recommended in sandwich panels for its mechanical as well as chemical properties in accordance to its final usage. Following series and their sub categories are being used in sandwich panels:1) 1000 Series: AA1100 is used2) 3000 Series: AA3003, AA3005 andGood design ensures that a building lasts over time. Design should be research based and guard against failures by eliminating latent defects that can make façades vulnerable to time and the vagaries of weather.
A building industry survey has revealed facts about the performance failure of a façade which are represented below:
There are a number of factors that have major impact on the design of a façade. The diagram below demonstrates some such