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Zinc opposite Mont Blanc!
    Roger Baltus's column #11 Zinc opposite Mont Blanc! Following “The Lighthouse at the End of the World” previously featured in this column, here is another example of zinc installed in extreme conditions Double roofing in natural VMZINC was installed on the roof of the gondola lift station in Pl

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Drones are entering the construction trade!
    Roger Baltus's column #10 Drones are entering the construction trade! Make your thermal data assessments and roof diagnoses a piece of cake? This is the lighthearted yet serious promise made by these flying machines equipped with perfectly stable HD cameras, sensors and data processing software. Their size, manoeuvrability and the fact that they can b

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Zinc in Cape Horn!
    Roger Baltus's column #8 Zinc in Cape Horn! Since the beginning of the 19th century, zinc has been installed on all continents, and sometimes in the most improbable conditions. I will be telling you about “extreme zinc” projects in this column on a regular basis, bringing you information on exce

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The roofing profession passed down from father to daughter
Cindy Crépin aged 34 Roofer with the Crépin roofing company in Retournac, in the centre of France Peggy Guillon aged 38 Manager of the Zaegel roofing company in Illzach, in the east of France     Roger Baltus's column #9 The roofing profession passed down from father to daughter Installing

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Interior decoration in zinc: a trend or a new business?
    Roger Baltus's column #7 Interior decoration in zinc: a trend or a new business? At the end of the 19th century, because it was durable as well as easy to weld, bend and stamp, zinc became a part of daily life in Europe. In 1890, over 50% of rolled zinc sold in France was to make water jugs, buckets, pitchers, basins, splashbacks, workt

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Installers, it's time you found about BIM!
    Roger Baltus's column #6 Installers, it's time you found about BIM! You have surely heard of BIM, yet another acronym, this time for the English term “Building Information Modelling” - in other words, the digital mock-up featuring all information on the design of a building. Have you heard that this will impact on the work of economis

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Zinc roofers are adding another string to their bow: facades!
    Roger Baltus's column #3 Zinc roofers are adding another string to their bow: facades! Zinc, traditionally been used for roofing and rainwater systems, is now being used to clad facades. For zinc roofers, if not exactly a revolution, this paradigm shift brings a major change in work practices. The turning point of this evolution in the use of zinc co

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Building upwards in urban areas: luxury penthouses or a social housing solution?
    Roger Baltus's column #2 Building upwards in urban areas: luxury penthouses or a social housing solution? In large cities, raising the height of buildings often results in generously sized lofts complete with terraces. Is building rooftop extensions an opportunity to be seized in terms of meeting social housing requirements? My thoughts

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Raising the height of buildings : an inevitable trend ?
    Roger Baltus's column #1 Raising the height of buildings : an inevitable trend ? Raising the height of buildings, consisting of creating additional surfaces on top of existing constructions, is gaining renewed interest in major urban areas all over the world and particularly in Europe. This option is a concrete alternative to densifying urban areas,

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2016 Changes Within Sales Department
    VMZINC Announces Dynamic Changes Within Sales Department RALEIGH, N.C., August 1, 2016 – VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products, has announced various function changes and employment promotions as a result of an international merge of its sales department.   Norbert Schneider will change roles beginning Sept. 1

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