Building envelope solutions, considering the influence of ceramic tiles

Qualicer2014Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is an exhaustive, laborious and highly complex process, given that numerous factors need to be taken into account for its application; it is also time-consuming and requires professional skills which are normally incompatible with the conditions in which the architect works. It is precisely this scenario which has led to the use of a simplified LCA methodology for calculating the environmental impacts of buildings. The objective of this study is to estimate the environmental impacts of different building envelope solutions by applying a simplified LCA methodology. Our aim is to obtain enough data so that we can analyse and compare different alternatives for the design of the building envelope and evaluate the influence of ceramic tiles on the environmental performance of buildings. Read more…

Authors: Patricia Huedo Dordá, David Fernandez-Camuñas Gallego, Ana Sos Castell Department of Mechanical Engineering and Construction Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain

Tile Power’s conference: the talk of the town

Tile PowerWith 20 members largely based in New South Wales, Tile Power is regarded as one of the prime groups in the state which regularly consumes the highest volumes of tile and stone. The decision to stage the company’s Annual Conference at Crown Casino in Melbourne reflects the board’s determination to emphasise that the benefits of being a part of a well-established buying group are just as applicable and viable in other states and territories. Read more…