Smart Buildings & Infrastructure Projects Now Smarter With Revolutionary ecotio2®

Smart buildings and infrastructure projects can now get smarter thanks to ecotio2® a revolutionary, self cleaning product that keeps them looking new, purifies the air and dramatically reduces maintenance costs.

It saves valuable management time,contributes to building wellness and helps to meet sustainability targets.

ecotio2® is a clever photocatalyst coating energised by daylight and its benefits amazingly apply to interiors as well as exteriors.

According to Jon Wilson, ecotio2’s business development manager, the product brought to Australasia by the Nawkaw brick, concrete and masonry colouring team, has already been used successfully on a variety of major Australian projects.

“ecotio2® has been applied to insitu piers, precast parapets and sections of viaducts on the new North West Rail Link in Sydney’s west.

“The principal contractor wanted a coating that would protect concrete piers from graffiti strikes and keep the surfaces newer for longer. It will reduce overall maintenance and cleaning costs as well as slowing carbonation of the concrete by preventing water penetration.

“Dirt, dust, road grime, oil and air-borne pollutants will be broken down into oxygen, carbon dioxide and water. It’s easy to imagine how beneficial this will be to this huge infrastructure project and how it will be in demand for similar construction projects throughout Australia and New Zealand,” said Jon.

It’s hard to visualise a more corrosive building environment than a surf club just metres from the surf where corrosive salt is exacerbated by driving winds.

“That was the situation confronting Neeson Murcutt Architects with the $2.2 million rebuild of the Kempsey Crescent Head surf club on the NSW North Coast. They wanted to protect the glazed brick walls and unique matching glazed ceramic tile roof from grime and salt accumulation.

“Knowing that it would be up to volunteers to clean the building, the architects  designed the exteriors surfaces to be durable and easy to maintain. But with the roof difficult to access they decided on ecotio2® to help with maintenance and cleaning,” Jon Wilson added.

The project architect Tamas Jones said “After considering a number of different approaches to solving this problem a photocatalyst coating proved to be most effective and inexpensive”.

The ecotio2 photocatalyst coating was applied to the roof tile surface to create a self-cleaning roof.

“The oxidising power of ecotio2® uses daylight, dew and rain to continually break down algae, mould and organic matter that cause unsightly stains,’ Jon Wilson continued. “In fact the surf club project received the 2016 AIA NSW Sulman Medal for Public Architecture”.

“We are excited about the potential for ecotio2® to bring so many benefits to commercial projects but also high end homes with mould and grime problems such as the one at North Bondi in Sydney where the windows were high up and difficult to access. The self cleaning aspect is a real advantage.

“It will be a great boost for managers of hospitals, aged care facilities and retirement villages where it can be used internally as a protective and self-cleaning application to remove odours and also break down Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), airborne virus and bacteria.

“The ground breaking coating technology is set to be a major contributor to the construction and building maintenance industries as well as the health and aged care sector,” Jon Wilson concluded.

For information on the amazing internal and external ecotio2® benefits for your building phone 1300 326 346 or email sales@photocatalystcoatings.com. For New Zealand +64 273 268 462 or email info@photocat.co.nz

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