Composites are revolutionizing architecture with their lightweight yet robust properties, gaining momentum in prestigious commercial and residential projects. With a mere 20 percent of the weight of traditional stone or concrete cladding, composite exteriors not only reduce building dead load but also streamline foundation requirements, crane operations, and seismic design considerations.
Cladding for Arts and Science Museum, Singapore. The museum’s envelope is composed of double-curved Fiber Reinforced Polymer skin typically used at such a scale in the construction of boats and yachts. The vertical sides of each petal are sheathed in bead-blasted stainless steel panels.
Cladding for Glenmarie Hotel and Gold Resort, Selangor, Malaysia.
WHY COMPOSITE ?
- Composites contain properties that resist corrosion from moisture and oxygen
- It can stand for years with no leak and less maintenance.
- Composites can be up to 70 % lighter than steel.
- Composites are lightweight because their individual components have low density and superior strength and stiffness.
Good tensile strength
- The ultimate tensile strength of steel ranges from 400 to 690 MPa, while the ultimate strength of carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites ranges from 1,200 to 2,410 Mpa.
Design for Fire Performance
- The inert fibre-reinforcement displaces polymer resin during fire and thus removes fuel for the fire. When the outermost layers of a composite laminate lose their resin, they act as an insulating layer, slowing heat penetration.
DK Composites leads the charge in revolutionizing construction with their innovative products and services crafted from composite materials, pushing the boundaries of traditional architecture.