Build Magzine October

Build Magazine October 2019 – Façades


A building’s façade is more than just an element that defines its external appearance; it also fulfils functions associated with weatherproofing, light transmittance, acoustics performance and energy efficiency.

Check out our Build Australia magazine editorial here.

Crown apartment building in Mackay, Queensland
Poor construction practices and inadequate materials choices, combined with the high rainfall, tropical temperatures and an exposed marine location caused almost a complete failure of the building envelope from a waterproofing and weatherproofing view-point, which rendered numerous units within the block uninhabitable.