Roofing Renovation: 3 Energy Efficient Strategies

Roofing Renovation: 3 Energy Efficient Strategies

There are nearly 5.6 million commercial buildings across the United States, which generate approximately 16% of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce the environmental impact of these commercial facilities, even the smallest eco-friendly renovation shouldn’t be overlooked, as it can create positive change. In fact, according to the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, if energy efficiency among commercial buildings improved by just 10%, there could be a total cost savings of about $40 billion, not to mention the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that would be prevented. Following are three renovations may not only reduce a commercial building’s carbon footprint, but even help save money over the long-term:

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Daylighting systems are an option to reduce the need for artificial lighting in a building.

Re-roof and optimize insulation level. The opportunity to re-roof presents itself every few decades. This delivers the chance to bring your roofing assembly — a critical part of the building envelope — up to current standards. When it comes to re-roofing, the International Code Council (ICC) makes a distinction between a roof recover and a roof replacement. A roof can be recovered once, but if you’re re-roofing due to a roof system failure, it’s likely time to look at a true roof replacement. You can remove old materials and build a new roofing assembly that meets today’s standards. In most cases, old roofs will typically only have 1-2″ of insulation, and a complete roof replacement would require additional inches of insulation to be installed. The industry now has more data on the appropriate levels of insulation to maximize the efficiency of the thermal barrier. When you re-roof, you can increase thermal performance by following the latest prescriptive guidelines found in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE tables, which prescribe minimum R-values to ensure you’re effectively keeping heat in during the winter and out during the summer.

When it comes to re-roofing, the International Code Council (ICC) makes a distinction between a roof recover and a roof replacement. A roof can be recovered once, but if you’re re-roofing due to a roof system failure, it’s likely time to look at a true roof replacement. Facility managers can have old materials removed and a new roofing assembly built that meets today’s standards.

In most cases, old roofs will typically only have 1-2″ of insulation, and a complete roof replacement would require additional inches of insulation to be installed. The industry now has more data on the appropriate levels of insulation to maximize the efficiency of the thermal barrier. When re-roofing, thermal performance can be increased by following the latest prescriptive guidelines found in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE tables, which prescribe minimum R-values to ensure the roof is effectively keeping heat in during the winter and out during the summer.

Insulation works to consistently regulate energy flow throughout a roofing assembly and minimize energy leakage. If re-roofing, facility management may want to consider a more energy efficient insulation such as polyiso, which can be recycled and reused on roofing applications.

Change existing skylights to daylighting units. When looking at the breakdown of energy consumption by building category, lighting is usually at the top of the list as a main consumer of energy. Utilizing daylighting systems, however, can save energy because the availability of sunlight matches the time we spend in commercial and industrial buildings daily. Furthermore, the sunlight matches the electrical demand put on the energy infrastructure.

Daylighting units provide the highest visible light transmittance with superior light distribution, compared to sunlight domes. This technology keeps facility interiors bright enough to decrease the use of indoor electrical lighting up to 70% during daylight hours. Daylighting units can catch up to 20% more light at low angles than standard shapes and transmit more light to the workplace area without producing glare, hot spots, or UV damage to interior furnishings, equipment, and other items.

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When designed properly for the building site, vegetative roofs improve energy efficiency inside a facility. Install vegetated roofing. Vegetated roofs offer a host of environmental and functional benefits to facility management staff, ranging from stormwater management and creation of new usable space to air quality improvements and, of course, significant energy savings. Vegetated roof systems provide shade and aid in cooling the air around the building through evapotranspiration. This reduces the pressure put on a facility’s mechanical heating and cooling systems for the floor directly below the vegetated roof, resulting in significant energy savings.

However, the actual thermal performance varies widely and is dependent upon factors including building design, time of year, depth of media, vegetation type and coverage, and amount of water held within the system. Nonetheless, these energy savings are real; they’re a dividend on the initial investment in a vegetated roof. Vegetated roofs also help protect the underlying roof system from extreme temperatures and ultraviolet rays, extending its service life and saving money from a roof replacement or restoration.

In addition to energy savings, installing a vegetated roof offers ample stormwater management benefits. A vegetated roof system reduces the volume of stormwater runoff, which helps alleviate the stress put on infrastructure. This is of importance in urban areas because excess stormwater runoff is the major contributor to non-point source pollution, stream bank erosion, and the cost to treat the water. Vegetated roofing mimics the role that soil and vegetation play in a natural setting by absorbing the water and eliminating impervious surfaces.

Maximizing R-value of roofing insulation, staying up-to-date on codes and standards, implementing daylighting units, and installing vegetated roofs are all renovations that can offer commercial buildings significant energy savings while also working to decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

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Top tips to optimally use conventional waterproofing techniques

While the first part of this two-part series examines conventional waterproofing systems and offers tips to use them for optimum effect, the second part will discuss modern waterproofing techniques. 

of building to prevent the ingress of water is an activity, which, perhaps is practiced in one form or the other, ever since the first building was built on earth. The methodology has been changing with the changes in the architectural designs and with the availability different building materials in construction.
 
In the initial stages when stone was the main building placed in position with mud or lime mortar the emphasis used to be to make the construction in such a way that the rainwater does not collect on the roofs. Hence old relied mainly on dome structures or slanting roofs. The slow speed of such construction and unaffordability of common man to build such structures for their own dwelling, made constant evolution and development in the technology.


 
With these developments the concepts of also changed. Now in present day construction wherein the ordinary and its blends with and slag materials has come to stay a lot of compatible alternatives are available for a builder to choose from various systems. Some systems are old and conventional but still practiced successfully and some are modern systems designed taking the material and structural behaviour into consideration.
 
There are some compounds, which are used in plastic concrete to make it less permeable to water. These compounds are known as integral compounds. They are based on plasticising and air-entrainment or water repellence principles. These are used as a good precautions when other factors such as good mix-design, proper mixing/placing, compacting/curing etc are taken care of. This subject of integral compounds requires in depth discussion hence will not be taken up here. Similarly there are some water proofing techniques for vertical surfaces. These techniques are also used for preserving heritage buildings by stopping/minimising the aging process of these buildings.
 
For solving water seepage problems, customers use both conventional as well as modern techniques.
 
Some of the old and conventional systems are as follows:


This system was developed during the initial stages of flat roof construction with lime mortar burnt clay brick pieces. This system involved laying lightweight mortar on the roof and spreading it to give gentle slopes for draining away the rainwater immediately. The mortar consisted of lightweight brick pieces as aggregates and ground brick with lime as binding matrix.
 
During British rule this system became more popular not because of its efficiency but because of its efficiency in keeping the interiors cool. Some applicators developed better skills in laying these systems, with neatly finished top with lines engraved on top of plastic mortar now known as IPS. Some practiced embedding broken tile or ceramic pieces in the plastic mortar and called it china mosaic.
 
This type of system remained most popular with multi-storeyed construction in all major cities. The system lasts up to 15 years if done by skilful applicators. This system may be considered more from its weather proofing abilities rather than its qualities. Once water starts entering into the brickbat coba the brick pieces absorb too much of water and the roof becomes an invisible pond of water continuously causing leakage and increasing burden on the roof slab. It will be highly beneficial if brick-bat coba is laid on a flexible membrane as water proofing as well as economical weather proofing can be achieved with this system.
 
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Discovery of petroleum and its products and by-products has given the construction industry an indispensable product in the form of bitumen. Bitumen is more commonly used in the form of felt or flexible membrane formed by sandwiching jute fabric or fibreglass/polypropylene mats with chemically modified bitumen. These membranes are laid on the roofing over a bitumen primer. There are two types of membranes one is cold applied and the other hot applied which means one needs to heat the edges of the felt with a torch so that they melt and stick to the second layer in the overlap area.
 
On the roofs the bitumen felts have not been successful because of the unacceptable black appearance and inaccessibility of the terrace for other social uses. Technically it is not preferred because bitumen layer or felt on the terrace not only makes it watertight but also airtight. Concrete has the breathing property. It takes water/moisture and breathes out water vapour. Hindrance of this breathing property of concrete develops pore pressure, which causes blisters in the felt.
 
After a few seasons the blisters multiply and eventually delaminate the felt from the concrete surface. Hindrance of breathing property of concrete makes the concrete weak. But on the asbestos sheets and zinc sheets in factory roofs, this bitumen felt is the only dependable system. Hence all factory roofs in India adopt this water proofing system.
 
Bitumen is very effective in of basements from outside. Bitumen primers have very successfully been used as damp-proof course in earlier days. This practice is slowly discontinued for whatever reasons now very few engineers now believe that this was in practice once. As consequence of this absent DPC we have a lot of cases of rising dampness, which we tend to attribute to wrong reasons such as the quality or salinity of sand etc. Bitumen still is the product of first choice where it is commonly recommended, in areas such as industrial roof waterproofing, basement waterproofing, and damp-proof course. More over bitumen is the most economical product available for   
    
Metallic sheet wrapping
Because of the non-existence of suitable expansion joint filling compounds before the discovery of poly-sulphides, a complex procedure used to be adopted to treat expansion joints, in concrete dams and such huge structures utilising thick copper sheets. An extension of this practice was to try thin foils of copper and aluminium for wrapping the concrete surfaces with nagging leakage problems.
 
Unavailability of common joining material for these metal foils and the concrete and mortar created weakness in the system at the joints. This discouraged the system in its infancy only. But there after the metal manufacturers have been trying to market this type of system with improved adhesives as and when the metal market slumped.
 
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consists of two liquid components one is called the base component and the other is called reactor or curing agent. Base is a polyol and the reactor is an isocyanide such as TDI or MDI. There are various grades of and so also there are numerous isocyanides. The combination of these two ingredients results in a formation liquid applied rigid membrane or a foam depending upon the selection.
 
In waterproofing, this rigid liquid membrane was tried with fibreglass reinforcing mats. The systems failed because coefficients of thermal expansion of concrete and rigid PU membrane being different lateral movement or creep occurred with the passage on one working climatic cycle. When exposed to ultra violet rays or direct sunlight most rigid membranes became brittle and crumbled.
 
Apart from this the application of coating needed very rigorous surface preparation. The surface needed to be neutralised by removing alkalinity from the concrete surface through acid itching then washing and blowtorching to make the surface bone dry. This kind of surface preparation with acids angered the civil engineering community and the product ceased to be used as material apart from its several failures. Never the less continuous research in the technology gave the construction industry excellent sealant for glazing industry and foams for thermal insulations. The new generation polyurethanes, which are alkali stable and water-based, may find better applications in industry.
 
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Like is also a two-component system having a base resin and a reactor or curing agent. Base resin is obtained by dissolving bis-phenol A flakes in epichlorohydrin. This base is available in various viscosity ranges to suit different application conditions. The curing agent is an amine/polyamine aliphatic or aromatic, or an amine-adduct for general applications and polyamide or an amino-amide for coating purposes. After mixing base and reactor components the resultant viscous liquid or paste if some fillers are added to it can be brush applied like a paint or trowel applied like a mortar.
 
Here also epoxies not withstanding the alkalinity of concrete and the concrete needs to be acid washed and neutralised, which the civil engineers hated. Here again the coefficient of thermal expansion of concrete and being different the compatibility of in exposed concrete surfaces such as roofs became limited. Later the use of in was discarded. But epoxies have come to stay in civil engineering industry as bonding agents, floor & wall coatings, coatings for food processing units, operation theatres and computer and pharmaceutical industries.
 
Box type waterproofing
This type of water proofing system is used only for basement or structures below the ground level from outside to prevent leakages of subsoil water into the basement.
 
In this method, limestone slabs (Shahabad Stones) are first laid in the excavated pit over blinding concrete in a staggered joint fashion to avoid the continuity of the mortar joints. The joints are effectively filled with rich mortar admixed with integral compound and cured. Over this the raft is laid and shear/brick walls constructed. The limestone slabs are erected around the walls in a similar fashion leaving a gap of one to two inches between the external surface of the wall and the inner face of the stone surface. The joints again effectively sealed with rich admixed mortar and the same mortar is filled in the gap between the wall and the stones. This stonework is continued up to ground level. In this system the raft and the sidewalls are protected from direct exposure to sub soil water.
 
This system works on two principles of common sense. First, the area exposed to subsoil water is only the area of the joint where as the whole stone is impervious to water, hence only a fraction of area, that is, that of the joint is exposed to subsoil water, when the joint itself is filled with rich and quality mortar. Second, the path of water to reach the raft or the sidewall is elongated. This elongated path is through quality mortar. This system seeks to delay the occurrence of leakages in the basements. A lot of building structures are waterproofed by this system. A few notable successes are to its credit especially in five star hotels and of-course there are a few failures as well.
 
(The second part of this series will discuss the modern techniques and their advantages)

 This post was taken from http://www.business-standard.com

Rubix’s Cube roof puzzle solved with waterproof membrane

With a win in last year’s NFRC Roofing Awards, Sika Sarnafil Registered Contractor Contour Roofing has once again been recognised for its outstanding work, making the shortlist in the Single Ply category.

With the success of its previous award-winning project, Ewart Grove, a London residential new build, Contour was called on again by client Paul Simon Homes to offer a premium waterproofing solution for Cheltenham House. Another new build project in London, comprising of 11 luxury apartments, the entire roof and vertical works are shaped like a Rubik’s Cube.

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Originally specified with metal cladding, the client wished to replicate this look for less cost, while achieving the same finish. Jonathan Woods, managing director at Contour, once more proved that Sarnafil’s single ply membranes can accommodate the most complex builds.

Contour worked closely with Sika Sarnafil to generate a bespoke specification with Sika Sarnafil’s self adhered membrane in lead grey, and décor profiles to emulate metal seams. Custom-made Sarnametal details were cut and fabricated to accommodate the various angle changes on the roof, including vent grills to the base of the cube.

Jonathan Woods explained: “Every single detail on this project has been carefully planned before application of the products.

“Sarnafil advised us to use the new Primer 610 and Self Adhered membrane and helped us to understand the product with demonstrations at its training academy and our offices. Change is always tough, certainly with experienced fitters, but we insisted that the Self Adhered membrane was paramount for the success of the roofing works at Cheltenham House. The product is quick and easy to use and leaves a beautiful finish to any application it’s used on.”

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Commenting on the delivery of the project, Carly Tang of Paul Simon Homes said: “After the huge success of Ewart Grove, we reached out once more for the services and expertise of Contour and again they did not disappoint. We were able to offer a project well under budget and on time, thanks to the hard work of the team and the innovative Sika Sarnafil Self Adhered product.”

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Waterproofing conference will bring together a range of professionals

The second international structural waterproofing conference will focus on the themes of design, specification and best practice

The Property Care Association said its upcoming structural waterproofing conference will appeal to a broad range of professions and industries.

The PCA represents the structural waterproofing sector and has committed to drive best practice. Recently, the association introduced a new standard in collaboration with the NHBC. Chapter 5.4 aims to deliver improvements in waterproofing works and was introduced following the revelation claims on basements had cost close to £21m since 2005.

The conference, which will be the second international event dedicated to the topic, will take place on 6 July at The Slate, University of Warwick.

The agenda has been developed with housebuilding, construction, civil and architectural professionals in mind.

Following a three-session format, it will focus on themes surrounding design, specification and best practice. Topics to be discussed will also include concrete in waterproofing, hydrogeology and soil mechanics as well as structural design and ground gas management.

Following on from success

Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Property Care Association (PCA), said: “Last year’s inaugural structural waterproofing conference was a great success across industry, providing a useful opportunity to broaden knowledge and skills within this important area.

“Based on that success we have been able to further enhance the event for 2017, widening its scope and scale with industry-leading speakers covering a range of subjects.”

To book a place on the conference visit the PCA site.

This post was taken from www.pbctoday.co.uk

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8 Easy Ways to Repair or Refurbish Your Asbestos Roof

8 Easy Ways to Repair or Refurbish Your Asbestos Roof

Repairing your leaking asbestos roof has never been more straightforward. Here's eight easy ways to fix your deteriorating bolts and washers, safely seal asbestos sheets and fix those leaky cracks in your roof.
1) Asbestos Crack Repair Tape

2) Asbestos Roof Hole Repair

3) Bolt Hole Repairs

4) Sealing General Roof Sheet Damage

5) Asbestos Single Sheet Replacement

6) Refurbish With a Specialist Coating

7) Over Cladding

8) Repairing Roof Lights

1) Using Crack Repair Tape

Where cracks are obvious, crack repair tape is a fast way to stop leaks in asbestos cement roofing – but not all tapes are the same. Although it’s tempting to resort to commonplace products, many are bitumen based, meaning they're affected by UV light and can easily crack in the cold.

Our solution is a rubber-based tape. It's UV stable, maintains its flexibility, and never sets hard – essential on roofs with cracks, where repair materials require the same high degree of movement as the roof itself. This cost-effective solution is highly effective and straightforward, making it first on our list, and an essential tool in any asbestos crack repair. You can get everything you need to seal that crack with our easy to apply repair kit.

Learn more about the Crack Repair Kit

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Need a simple and reliable repair solution? We also recommend using the fibre reinforced instant repair StopGap.

2) Asbestos Roof Hole Repair

In emergencies, you need a product that works quickly. Again, we’d urge caution with some of the well-known products that claim to work in water and cold. To some extent they do, but when the integrity and weatherproofing of your premises is at stake, you really need a longer-lasting solution. We’re sure you would prefer not to keep sending someone back onto your roof to ‘repair the repair’. That's why we've created the DIY Asbestos Roof Hole Repair Kit, with everything you need and a step by step photo guide that makes it easy.

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3) Bolt-hole Repairs

Bolt holes in your asbestos roof will eventually enlarge and the washer will corrode due to exposure to UV, making it ineffective. You can repair this by replacing the washer and bolt, or using a flexible tape or coating to seal the area. Where replacing the washer and bolt isn’t an option due to difficult access to the roof, the flexibility of crack repair tape is ideal. You can also apply an emergency repair coating to seal the bolt hole.

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4) Sealing general roof sheet damage + cracks

Asbestos sheets will eventually deteriorate and that can mean leaks and water damage. This can lead to cracks. Nobody wants to watch their building and possessions being destroyed every rainfall. Many sealants don't have the durability for long term repair, particularly as frequent temperature changes cause the building to move. So even after repair, many building owners end up back on the roof.

That's why we only use UV stable, flexible, and highly durable repair solutions that can stand the test of time. You get a watertight repair that can stop your leak and seal your roof against the worst of the rain.

Learn more about the Asbestos Crack and Roof Sheet Repair Kit

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5) Asbestos Single Sheet Replacement

The traditional way is to remove the old sheet and replace with a new one. You can also use glass-reinforced plastic (fibreglass) GRP Oversheet, applied externally. GRP gives a guaranteed replacement lasting up to 50 years without deteriorating. It’s also completely waterproof, so you avoid the ongoing expense of treating it. GRP comes in various colours, and because it’s cold applied, you avoid the Health & Safety risks of heat treatment.

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6) Refurbish with a specialist Coating

Coatings provide a permanent and highly effective waterproofing solution in an easy two step process. All loose asbestos fibres and lichen are encapsulated and bound with a Primer. Then a coating topcoat gives long-lasting protection and a completely weatherproof, UV and dirt-resistant roof that’s guaranteed to last for many years. When combined, the two components also encapsulate asbestos fibres and reduce the risk of their release, a comforting thought for all those spending time under the roof.

We’re the UK distributor for a wide range of coatings, meeting the demand for your every budget, desired longevity, climactic restriction and many other factors. We're all about choice, and our experts can provide everything from emergency patch repair to a long-term waterproofing solutions.

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7) Over Cladding

When repairing asbestos cement roof damage with sealants or localised repairs isn’t possible, you could consider overcladding, by putting another roof (normally metal) on top of the old roof. This is a proven technique for repairing asbestos roofs and the next best method after coating. In most circumstances you’ll need to comply with current building regulations and add insulation to help reduce heating costs.

Learn more about overcladding your roof

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8) Repairing Roof Lights

Roof lights will eventually deteriorate, crack, leak, build up mildew and turn dark, so less natural light gets in. Repairing with tape is possible, but not ideal, and will restrict light further. Replacing the roof light is preferred, but working on roof lights is risky, especially if they’re in asbestos roofs.

There’s another solution, involving cleaning and coating the skylights with a tough, clear coating. This will improve the light tremendously and is far cheaper than new skylights. It’s also much less disruptive to your business and avoids having holes in your roof during the work.

Stop your roof lights from leaking with the liquid rubber SuperArmour.

We believe in good honest choices, and providing customers with independent advice about the options open to them. We've helped countless industrial building owners find a solution tailored to their needs, from emergency patch repair to full roof refurbishment, as well as catering for asbestos gutters and internal fibre encapsulation.

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CHINA TO INVEST IN WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE MARKET

Waterproofing Membrane Market Outlook: China to emerge as major revenue contributor over 2016-2024

"Europe waterproofing membrane market was the biggest contributor to the total revenue share of the industry in 2014 and contributed more than $ 1800 million. Heavy demand from countries like Russia, Germany, France and Italy are predicted to contribute towards the growth of the industry in Europe."
Waterproofing Membrane Market Size By Application (Sheet Membranes, Liquid Applied Membranes), By End-Use (Building Structures, Roofing, Walls, Landfills & Tunnels), By Product (Polymers, Polymer Modified Cement, Bitumen), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 2024.

Infrastructural development and the rising demand for durable raw material from the construction sector will fuel Waterproofing Membrane Market across the globe. Furthermore, global waste management, technological innovations, and availability of raw material will drive industry growth. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., ?Waterproofing Membrane Market was valued over USD 5.5 billion in 2015 and is expected to register a CAGR of more than 7% over 2016-2024.

Favorable pricing regulations implemented by the European Commission will provide ample opportunities for industry players to come up with eco-friendly solutions, fueling Europe waterproofing membrane market.

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Polymers, bitumen, and polymer modified cement are the types of waterproofing membrane products. Bitumen waterproofing membrane industry size is expected to observe a CAGR of 6.5% over 2016-2024.

Polymers such as EPDM and PVC are flexible, water-resistant, and permeable, owing to which they are widely used in infrastructural development. Global polymer waterproofing membrane market is likely to witness a growth rate of more than 7% over 2016-2024.

In terms of end-users, waterproofing membrane is used in walls, buildings, roofing, and landfills & tunnels. Waterproofing membrane industry size in roofing was worth more than USD 1.6 billion in 2015, driven by the product properties such as load bearing and heat resistance. Waterproofing membrane market size in building structures will grow at a CAGR exceeding 7% over 2016-2024.

Waterproofing membrane find applications in sheet and liquid applied membrane. End users for sheet membrane include wet rooms, bathrooms, roofs, and walls, driven by their properties of cost-effectiveness, safety, and low maintenance. Worldwide sheet waterproofing membrane industry is likely to observe a CAGR of 6% over 2016-2024.

Liquid applied waterproofing membrane is strong, durable, and do not require primers and seam treatment, on account of which they are preferred over prefabricated sheets. Liquid applied waterproofing membrane market size was worth more than USD 4 billion in 2015, with a CAGR estimation of more than 6.5% over 2016-2024.

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Leading players of this industry such as Dow, BASF, and Pidilite are engaged in the production and consumption of raw material required for various product manufacturing operations. Other companies operating in this domain include DuPont, Covestro, CICO Technologies, Sika AG, and Fosroc.

Geographically, U.S. waterproofing membrane market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of more than 5%, driven by strict EPA regulations regarding the usage of fluorocarbons in the manufacturing process.

Rapid industrialization and urbanization will favor China waterproofing membrane industry size, which is likely to exceed 300 million square meters by 2024.

It is important to note that this market is highly fragmented, with many companies establishing their presence across countries such as India and China.

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Growth Opportunities in the Global Waterproofing Membrane Market

Growth Opportunities in the Global Waterproofing Membrane Market

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ROOFING COMPANIES FINED FOR WORKER’S FALL

ROOFING COMPANIES FINED FOR WORKER’S FALL

Two East Midlands roofing companies have been fined after a member of staff fell through a skylight.

The man suffered life-changing injuries from the nine-metre fall in December 2015 and required surgery to install metal rods in his back.

Coventry Magistrates Court heard how ACG Roofing Ltd had been subcontracted by JDB Industrial Roofing Ltd to complete re-cladding work on the fragile roof. At the time of the incident, no guard rails were being used.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that principal contractor JDB Industrial Roofing failed to have effective management systems in place to control the risk associated with working at height and on fragile roofing.

The business, of Brooklands Court, Kettering, pleaded guilty of breaching the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, has been fined £112,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,216.

ACG Roofing Ltd of High Street, Wellingborough, also pleaded guilty of breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It was fined £35,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,721.

HSE inspector Edward Fryer said: "This incident could have been fatal; the worker has suffered life changing injuries due to the company failing to properly plan and supervise work at height.

"This case highlights the importance of proper planning, supervision and implementation of work at height especially on fragile roofing."

What is Storm Stella, when will it hit the UK?

 

What is Storm Stella, when will it hit the UK?

KILLER blizzard Storm Stella blanketed the northeast of the US in snow and hammered its shores with 60mph winds.

The snowstorm, which left at least five people dead, is now set to journey across the Atlantic on its way to the UK.

A man in New York appears to be helping to free a yellow taxi that has become stuck

Here’s everything you need to know about the storm before it arrives.

What is Storm Stella?

Storm Stella is a powerful snow blizzard that battered the northeast coast of the USA and plunged it into a state of emergency.

Roughly 50 million people were under a blizzard warning as 60mph winds swept through.

The tail end of the storm is due to hit our shores this weekend – but its force will have significantly weakened.

Snow has only been predicted for some parts of Scotland.

The powerful blast buried northeastern states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Massachussetts under snow.

At its most intense it caused the death of Ava Doris, 16, who lost control of her car.

The blizzard also claimed the lives of two elderly men in Milwaukee who were shovelling snow on Monday.

A man in Massachusetts was killed in his truck after it was hit by a train in poor visibility conditions.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh warns residents as Storm Stella blankets Mass

An elderly man in Connecticut died after he was struck by a snowplough, NBC reported.

Stella also caused school closures and the cancellations of 6800 flights as people were urged to stay indoors.

Temperatures were predicted to dip as low as -4C when people were warned of the storm.

Americans in US states such as New York and New Jersey were told to prepare for two feet of the white stuff.

That prediction was later downgraded to between 4 - 8 inches.

1600 snowploughs were deployed to clear the New York streets.

The porn website Pornhub sent snow ploughs to three states to help clear up snow.

Roughly 210,000 people in the mid-west and northeast experienced power outages.

The conditions caused German Chancellor Angela Merkel to postpone a trip to Washington to meet President Trump.

 
New Yorkers in Central Park took the opportunity to play out in the snow

When will Storm Stella arrive in the UK?

The tail end of Storm Stella is set to whip our shores this weekend.

The arrival will come after Brits have enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far on Wednesday.

Temperatures rocketed to 18C with people taking the opportunity to head to the beach or go for a picnic.

The weather was also bright and cheerful yesterday as Stella showed no signs of arriving.

Brits have woken up to sunny weather with a slight chill in the air this morning as the remnants of Storm Stella prepare to take effect.

Spring temperatures may remain as parts of the country feel mild this weekend but the wind is expected to make it feel colder.

Friday will gradually see wind and rain affecting most of the country by the end of the day.

The weekend will continue to be unsettled with rain coming in from the west.

Parts of the weekend will continue to see brighter spells but parts of Scotland are likely to experience snow.

Storms are given their own names in the UK so Stella would be renamed if its effect here was significant enough.

Steven Keates from the Met Office said: "From late Thursday till Sunday it will turn wet and windy across the country and this will last thorough the weekend.

"Wind will strengthen to gale force of up to 60mph on Friday and Saturday in the North West England and Wales."

Temperatures are expected to plunge by Friday and will struggle to reach 9C.

The worst affected areas for gales are predicted to be coastlines in Southern England and the North West.

 
The "Fearless Girl" statue in New York also had to brave Storm Stella's snow and 60mph winds

Where will Storm Stella make landfall?

Scotland and the north are first in the firing line when Storm Stella's remnants sweep through this weekend.

Forecaster Oli Claydon said: "The benign conditions are certainly going to turn as things become more unsettled at the end of the week.

"It is all part of the same system which is currently causing stormy weather in the US, although it won't be anywhere near as vigorous when it reaches the UK.

"But we are going to see a regime change as this low pressure system moves across the Atlantic.

"There will be some rain around on Wednesday although most places will see a dry day; on Thursday the north will get some rain.

"From Friday into the weekend it will turn wet and windy across the country and this will last thorough the weekend."

This post was taken from www.thesun.co.uk

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Storm Doris batters North West

Storm Doris has been battering the north west, with the storm officially being upgraded to a "weather bomb".

Storm Doris blows roof from supermarket in Blackpool

The roof of a supermarket in Blackpool has partially blown off in strong winds.
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Lidl on Devonshire Road in Blackpool Credit: ITV Granada
Devonshire Road has been closed by police while the roof at the Lidl store is secured.
Storm Doris has already reached speeds of nearly 90mph and brought down power cables and trees when it hit the mainland from 6am this morning.
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Devonshire Road in Blackpool in closed while the roof is secured. Credit: ITV Granada
The Met Office upgraded the storm to a "weather bomb" - this is when a storm rapidly deepens in the space of 24 hours.

This was taken from this blog post itv,com