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Building Materials
Blast furnace equipped with epoxy-coated steel pipe for closed-circuit cooling water system
Pipework : 29 October, 2013
A new state-of-the-art blast furnace at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot steelworks has been equipped with some three miles of cooling pipework, installed by Fairwood Fabrications and supplied by Pipe Center. The £9m installation was part of a complete rebuild of No.4 Blast Furnace at the South Wales plant, completed at a cost of £185m, which has created one of the most advanced, efficient and environmentally friendly iron-making facilities in the world.
 
Plasterboard thermal laminates have improved U-values
Sandwich Panels : 19 September, 2013
The UK manufacturer of PIR insulation Celotex has launched two new high performing PIR plasterboard thermal laminates, Celotex GD5000 and Celotex GS5000.
 
Europe's largest bridge strengthening project opts for carbon fibre reinforcement
Composites in Construction : 22 July, 2013
When the M3 Hawley Lane Bridge started to show signs of excessive deflection under heavy traffic, engineers at Enterprise Mouchel devised a repair method that included the installation of a new central bridge pier to support two existing outer piers. To counteract changes to the deck’s dynamics and reinforce the bridge between the three structural piers, Sika CarboDur rods and Sika CarboDur plates were used – marking one of Europe’s largest applications of composite reinforcement systems.
 
Lightweight temporary roofing sytem based on PVC-coated lightweight polyester sheet
Roofing Materials : 13 July, 2013
The UBIX Temporary Roofing System has been enhanced with the introduction of a lightweight sheet which uses an innovative clamping system to eliminate the need for pre-formed pockets. The UBIX Lightweight Sheet offers cost-effective weather protection that doesn’t compromise on performance or safety.
 
High performance cellulose ether cement render additive can drive down application time and costs
Cement Renders : 04 April, 2011
Manufacturers of cement-based renders looking to improve on site workability of their products
 
White reflective elastomeric roof coatings reduce overheating in buildings
Roof Coatings : 01 April, 2011
After many years of study into the indoor temperature effects of direct sunlight, Dow Construction Chemicals will use the platform of 2011 European Coatings Show (ECS 2011) to announce latest developments in their
 
 
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