INDUSTRY: AN IMPROVED WORKING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE
Robust and durable from an architectural point of view, textile construction contributes to the well-being of industry professionals. This type of industrial construction is distinguished by its thermal, acoustic and lighting qualities. Combined with SMC2’s know-how, they contribute to the creation of eco-responsible and more comfortable buildings.
TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE: FOR BETTER THERMAL COMFORT
Industrial warehouses are often characterised by huge interior volumes. When built with traditional materials, warehouses make it a complex task to heat and maintain these volumes. For local authorities or private companies, the energy cost of maintaining a comfortable temperature inside these buildings can be very high.
With textile architecture and the composite membrane, it becomes easier to obtain a temperate temperature or a heated environment. Due to its characteristics, the composite membrane has a high insulating capacity and a low thermal inertia. The construction of buildings and warehouses based on this type of architecture thus allows for valuable energy savings. For the professionals who work in this type of warehouse, working conditions are improved with a comfortable temperature at any time of the year.
TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE AND OUTDOOR CLIMATE CONDITIONS
In summer, the sun’s rays hitting the structure of a warehouse can easily cause the temperature inside to rise and the air to become stuffy. With the composite membrane, the textile prevents the greenhouse effect caused by the sun’s rays. The textile architecture thus protects the warehouse from uncontrolled temperature increases. In winter, the insulating properties of the composite membrane prevent excessive heat loss. This makes it easier to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature even when the thermometer falls below 0°C outside.
TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE: FOR REDUCED NOISE POLLUTION
There are hardly any warehouses in which there is no noise pollution. The operation of machines and the noise caused by mechanical equipment for handling stocks are indeed sources of significant noise pollution. In a traditional warehouse, workers are exposed to this noise on a daily basis, with a significant impact on their working conditions and health.
Textile architecture, perfectly mastered by SMC2, provides an effective solution to this problem. Due to its composition, the textile covering used in the construction of your warehouse contributes to the establishment of a better acoustic comfort. More specifically, textile architecture makes it possible to curb the phenomena of echoes and reverberation, which are sources of amplified noise pollution.
TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE: FOR A BRIGHTER ENVIRONMENT
This is the other strong point of textile architecture in the construction of eco-responsible and less noisy industrial buildings and warehouses: luminosity. With a translucency of up to 30%, the material used in textile architecture provides an average of 800 lux of daylight per year. In practice, textile architecture improves the visual comfort of professionals thanks to a homogeneously lit space. The disappearance of shadows and glare also contributes to greater safety in the warehouse.
TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE: FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
Are you one of those people who believe that concrete and/or unharmonious warehouses and buildings no longer have a place in the industrial landscape? Textile architecture, combined with the construction of wooden buildings, provides an architectural and aesthetic response to this view.
The translucent characteristics of the fabrics used, the elegance of the construction materials used and the creativity of the SMC2 team all combine to create aesthetically innovative industrial buildings and warehouses. Whatever your architectural wishes or aspirations, our design office will take care to provide you with a creative and tailor-made work.
More examples of SMC2 projects for industry and the service sector (storage buildings, warehouses, cement works, wastewater treatment plants, waste disposal centres, etc.):https://www.smc2-construction.co.uk/references/industry-services/