Smc2 mag


construction warehouse textile cover
20.12 2014

While innovative and environmentally friendly construction processes are a priority at SMC2, more and more companies are using modular construction, wood, textile roofing and, more generally, the dry sector when designing their offices and industrial buildings. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons for such a craze…


Environment and eco-responsibility

Many companies have understood that “respect for the environment” can rhyme with “savings” and “productivity”. This is why SMC2 offers them innovative and economical solutions based on the combination of wood, steel and textile. Wood is the only ecological material with a negative carbon footprint. Its cutting, if controlled, contributes to the renewal and development of forests. As for the composite membrane (textile covering), it is entirely recyclable. Their implementation in the dry sector and their energy performance during their operation allow significant energy savings that are beneficial to the environment.


Economical processes

While traditional “wet” construction is synonymous with long and costly building sites (drying time, use of different machines, energy expenses), the dry process is economical with reduced building site time, little nuisance, little waste and less energy expenses. Also, companies will appreciate the performance of wood (15 times more insulating than concrete) as much as that of textile roofing, which promises savings in lighting and heating thanks to the natural light it offers and its low thermal inertia. Finally, it should be noted that the composite membrane is less expensive than other traditionally used materials for the same life span.


Structural and architectural optimisation

By combining metal, wood and textile in its constructions, SMC2 uses each material for its intrinsic qualities in the service of structural and architectural optimisation.
The steel structures make it possible to create fine and elegant structures with discreet assemblies, giving an architectural dimension to industrial infrastructures.