13th04, 2018

Innovations in building automation, safety and control

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Building automation is not only performed with a view to make buildings be or seem more modern. It is rather a matter of safety and sustainability.

Companies that spend more on R&D, besides improving their safety levels, see how their profits increase because these systems reduce energy consumption, making companies be much more efficient and competitive […]

12th04, 2018

Technology and aesthetics. Evolution in automatic doors

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Technology and aesthetics. Evolution in automatic doors

Automatic doors are a primary element of security, accessibility and comfort in a great number of buildings. Besides, they are an example of innovation and how technology has progressed in recent years. However, since they are objects of daily use which main purpose is going unnoticed, it is clear that we do not pay so […]

6th04, 2018

Underground buildings

April 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Underground buildings

Underground buildings may become a future solution to city overpopulation, traffic or pollution. The figures establish that underground buildings are even more efficient in terms of sustainability than big skyscrapers, but in order to make such “reverse edification” possible, also known as “groundscrapers”, innovations regarding architecture, security, safety or automation, amongst others, need to be […]

29th03, 2018

Cradle-to-cradle design

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In a world of constant change and advances, in which we are still beginning to apply the 3R concept (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) with a view to protect the environment, a new theory goes a step further. It is the Cradle-to-cradle perspective, by which there is a bet on eco-effectiveness.

The “Cradle to Grave” concept is […]

27th03, 2018

Practical guide for good access control systems in sports facilities

March 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Practical guide for good access control systems in sports facilities

Manusa has a wide range of access control systems aimed to sports facilities, as well as a set of devices to complement security or people counting.

Sport centres are progressively more in-demand, which is why it becomes essential to increase security and have higher control of clients accessing on a daily basis. But besides such control, […]

20th03, 2018

Automatic doors in films and TV

March 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Automatic doors in films and TV

Did you know that automatic doors appeared on TV before they existed? In the sixties, when only a few doors had been installed in the whole world, the majority of people were unable to imagine the possibility that doors might open without pushing them. Only a few thought of such thing as possible. However, a […]

10th03, 2018

Interesting legal novelties in the building industry

March 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Interesting legal novelties in the building industry

The building industry in Spain is about to undergo legal changes of importance during the present year, some of them relating to climate change and energy transition, or to the new 2018-21 State Housing Plan.
Modification of the Technical Building Code (CTE)
One of the most significant changes the amendment of the Technical Building Code brings about […]

22nd02, 2018

Constructions blending in with nature

February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Constructions blending in with nature

Many are the architects that seek higher sustainability and efficiency for their designs, when it comes to energy, and more eco-friendly structures, which is to say, buildings capable of blending in with the environment and which main objective is to reduce the impact caused by traditional construction on the environment, with regard both to gas […]

22nd02, 2018

Climate change and circular economy: challenges for the building industry

February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Climate change and circular economy: challenges for the building industry

This year, on January the 23rd, the conference on “Climate change and circular economy: challenges for the building industry” took place at the headquarters of the CNC (National Confederation of Building, according to its initials in Spanish). The main objective of this conference was to raise social awareness towards the impact the building industry has […]

22nd02, 2018

Accessibility and comfort improvement in homeowners associations

February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Accessibility and comfort improvement in homeowners associations

Creating awareness on universal accessibility has become an essential element in today’s society. Accesses for people with reduced mobility are becoming more and more common in shopping centres, office buildings, airports, train or bus stations and even in homeowners associations. An accessible building for all does not mean that it has to focus on PRM’s […]

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