Façade Considerations to Elevate a Parking Structure

Parking structures play a vital role in urban development. The exterior can offer an opportunity to elevate the overall aesthetic and improve functionality. Going beyond a place to park cars, parking structures can tell a powerful story by incorporating new technologies into the design. Kinetic Facades Kinetic facades, such as EXTECH’s KINETICWALL, respond to nature...Continue reading

LIGHTWALL 3450 - 50MM Polycarbonate Wall System

Unique Applications of Polycarbonate in Architecture & Examples

Polycarbonate has a multitude of uses in architecture, due to its lightweight nature, strength, insulative qualities, and creative opportunities. While some designers prefer translucent FRP systems, the qualities of polycarbonate systems, longevity, and creative control outweigh FRP benefits in many circumstances. Creating Private Interior Spaces Translucent polycarbonate panels can provide natural lighting while maintaining privacy...Continue reading

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Polycarbonate’s Role in Major Daylighting Applications in Europe and Beyond

The use of polycarbonate in building design and construction has increased in popularity in European architecture due to its versatility. Polycarbonate is durable, lightweight, and highly insulative, which makes it ideal for building exteriors. This innovative material is commonly used in gymnasiums, stadiums, and other recreational facilities, in addition to nearly all commercial building applications....Continue reading

Multiwall Polycarbonate Panels

Evolution of Polycarbonate in Architecture – History, Uses, and Benefits

From its early beginnings as a low-cost alternative to glass, polycarbonate has evolved into a high-performance material with numerous applications in architecture. In this blog post, we will explore the history and evolution of polycarbonate and examine its challenges and future potential in architectural design. Development of Polycarbonate Polycarbonate is a highly durable and versatile...Continue reading

Translucent Wall Systems

Let’s Cover It – Translucent Wall System Benefits and Applications

Translucent wall systems have been around for decades, often replacing windows or existing structures.  Buildings began using fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) for daylighting applications in the mid 20th century. FRP systems offered insulation and light transmission that provided benefits where additional light was needed. Towards the late 20th century, polycarbonate structural sheets (PCSS) became available...Continue reading

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