The Kuruman Casino’s ETICS facade, supplied by Weber Saint-Gobain, was awarded a commendation in the Light Steel Frame Building Category of the Steel Awards 2015.

Weber Saint-Gobain’s External Thermal Insulation Composite System (ETICS) received a commendation award in the Light Steel Frame Building Category of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction Awards 2015, which were announced in September, for its application on the Kuruman Casino project.

The Kuruman Casino’s 300m² ETICS facade is supported on a factory-built light steel framed structure with a sheath wall (OSB board) added to the frame. The external lining, fixed to the sheath, is a moisture barrier called Ecran membrane, topped by EPS insulation boards, which were primed and sealed with a decorative acrylic resin topcoat.     

Weber Saint-Gobain’s ETICS is a specialist external building system applied to the outside of walls to improve thermal insulation, offer protection against weathering and improve the appearance of buildings. ETICS is a highly flexible system that is custom-designed for specific projects, and is supported by a lightweight steel frame structure.

The system is fast gaining ground in the alterative building technology market, and has been described as the future of architectural cladding. It is chosen by architects and engineers to increase insulation of buildings against energy loss, for the multiple options it provides to the intricate features of specific facade designs, as well as the provision of actively contributing to the conservation of nature and natural resources.

Three other recently completed projects, where the Weber Saint-Gobain ETICS system was supplied, were also nominated in the awards:
•    The Northgate Shopping Centre extension.
•    The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice in Pretoria at Summit Place.
•    Sasol’s ChemCity in Sasolburg.

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