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“All CBI Europe products are created according to these new construction requirements, studied and designed for a new generation of buildings”

BUILDING THE FUTURE

Franco Catena
founder and CEO of CBI Europe 

It is now clear that building, in general, from the external casing to the internal layers and finishes is oriented towards new dry interior systems, with particular emphasis on aspects such as the speed of construction, the reduction of construction costs, maintenance, the recyclability of the elements and energy efficiency. It should also be considered that dry systems allow sites which are much cleaner and better organized and, consequently, thanks to the mechanical characteristics of the products used, much lighter foundations are obtained, and, other factors reduce construction times, costs of the building, and environmental impact.

Another great advantage of dry interior systems is the high quality and safety standards they guarantee. In fact, since the various elements are produced separately and in series, the relative performance checks already take place during the production phase. In doing so, the quality requirements and the certifications, in addition to being able to have high standards, remain constant over time and space.

This means that it is possible to intervene on the building at a later time and still be certain the performance characteristics will remain unchanged in every part, which is not the case for similar interventions on traditional structures. In traditional wet construction systems there is also a practically impossible recovery of the construction elements at the end of the building’s life.

Dry interior systems, on the other hand, are a versatile and reversible construction method: almost everything that is made can later be disassembled and often reused for other buildings or in any case recycled, as happens for example for different industrial sectors. Also for this reason, dry systems are certainly more ecological than wet ones. Lastly, it should not be overlooked that the absence of water from the dry systems considerably reduces the formation of mold and humidity, with a considerable increase in living comfort and, consequently, again lowering consumption and environmental impact.

In summary, the advantages of dry interior systems compared to traditional systems:

· shorter times.
· lower costs.
· highest quality standards and constants.
· lower environmental impact and possibility of recycling.
· higher living comfort.

It is also now clear that a large part of the building industry is increasingly heading towards restructuring rather than new construction. 
This trend has been consolidated in recent years due to the crisis that has hit the new construction sector and has been supported by policies aimed at saving new soil, safeguarding the existing building stock, and tax incentives for restructuring. Even in, and especially in the case of restructuring, if the practicality and speed of the dry systems is useful for the external envelope, it is even more useful for the internal one.

All CBI EUROPE products are created according to these new construction requirements, studied and designed for a new generation of buildings.

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