Technal launched a pull & slide system ‘TIGAL’ for buildings which gives the highest protection against noise, promotes high thermal comfort and demonstrates the highest level of tightness to prevent dust, rain and any external threats due to ever-changing weather in the region and beyond.
The launch was broadcasted live from Barcelona streaming on YouTube across 20 countries.
Dr Werner Jager, director- Technal Marketing, Hydro Building Systems, and a world leading expert on aluminum system for façades, windows and doors, presented ‘TIGAL’ to the audience at the firm's ‘World of Technal’ event in Dubai, a series of multi-city gathering of building and construction industry leaders, across GCC to analyse trends and developments in the industry.
In his keynote speech, Sam Robinson, general manager, Technal Middle East, said that exterior challenges, due to climate change are now even more severe, especially with the increase in ‘dust storms’ and ‘wind loads up to tornado scale’. Noise related reduction of ‘comfort’ is a key concern when designing purpose-built product solutions for the building skin and the shape of the building itself. He emphasised that building skin will be a key factor in the future.
“Today the skin just reduces the impact of the exterior climate on the interior environment conditions, by acting mainly as a separation layer. In the future, the building skin can also, minimise the environmental impacts of the urban ambient areas, by active and passive design measures and products. Today's building envelopes should also be designed to face threats such as fire, blast and ballistic attacks. Security for end users is of prime importance in today's tall buildings. The building envelope of tomorrow will become a “connecting layer” providing a connection to the interior with exterior whenever possible and truly enriching the ‘user living experience’ in buildings,” Robinson added.
Technal also annouced it is celebrating its 40th year anniversary in the Middle East.