Nov , Wall insulation ASHRAE recently published the updated Version of Thermal Comfort Standard Standard The update of the edition includes a new section with calculations from direct solar radiation ANSI ASHRAE Standard , Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human
Dec , The building was a s built concrete frame structure with concrete spandrel panels Cladding Reynobond composite aluminum panel cladding with polyethylene core Use of combustible insulation usually requires full systems fire testing to CAN ULC S Fire Test of Exterior Wall Assemblies.
Jun , The government has ordered tests on up to high rise buildings to establish whether they have been clad in the same aluminium composite material The panels used to reclad the s towers were supplied by Harley Facades, the same supplier that Rydon used for the cladding of Grenfell Tower.
Associated Press Thursday, July , This June , photo shows the Marriott Hotel in Baltimore s Harbor East district British authorities are examining whether the panels helped spread the fire that ripped across the apartment building s outer walls, killing at least people (AP Photo Patrick Semansky)
Nov , A team of researchers at the U.S DoE s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a thermochromic window capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency Dr Wheeler (front) developed a switchable photovoltaic window along with (from left) Nathan Neale, Robert Tenent,
Jun , The plastic and aluminum panels on Grenfell Tower were reportedly also involved in three catastrophic fires in Dubai Other factors including the gap between the wall and the rain screen, which could have created a chimney effect and sped flames and smoke up the building s exterior ineffectual fire
Jun , Aluminium composite panels used to cover the facades of the high rise were quickly identified by onlookers as appearing to help the fire take hold London firm Studio E Architects and contractors Rydon oversaw the ￡ million refurbishment of the s building, which was completed last summer Rydon