Scientists choose suitable roofing material for Norilsk

Scientists choose suitable roofing material for Norilsk

October 19, 2022

Roofing the city in a new way may begin next year.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The temporary research team of the Siberian Federal University, headed by Yury Zaharinsky, a senior researcher at the SFU and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, reported on the Norilsk roofs study first stage.

Krasnoyarsk specialists got acquainted with the roofs of residential apartment buildings, kindergartens, educational institutions and one industrial facility in the northern city in the summer. As a result, they presented an analysis of the materials available on the modern market.

In total, during the summer, five residential buildings, the Polar State University’s roofs, the technical school of industrial technologies and services, the Oganer hospital and the perinatal center built nearby, the Ayka sports hall, as well as two kindergartens were surveyed.

The results of the survey showed that the main problems with roofs are caused by violations in the attic. As a rule, they do not comply with the temperature and humidity regime, there is no vapor barrier and insulation of the attic floor.

After discussing the identified problems, the temporary research team will continue to work. Yury Zaharinsky believes that the future belongs to the membrane coating. As an example, he cited the Norilsk inter-district hospital, built by Croats in the last century with this type of coating:

“At that time, there was no such name as the ‘membrane coating’, but the roof has been serving for 30 years.”

According to Yury Zaharinsky, all modern roofing materials will be considered, primarily those produced in the Krasnoyarsk region.

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Text: Varvara Sosnovskaya, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

October 19, 2022

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