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Powerhouse Architects Complete Hudson Yards’ Tallest Residential Tower

Hudson Yards is colossal, the largest private real estate development in New York since Rockefeller Center. The project boasts buildings designed by internationally renowned architectural firms; Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Associates, Thomas Heatherwick, Roche-Dinkeloo, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM). With a radius of six-blocks in Manhattan’s West End, the project features a variety of commercial, residential and public use areas. Continue reading Read More

Upcoming Webinar: Extending Infrastructure Life Using FEVE Bridge Coatings

In this one hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. We will review the decades-long history of real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan due to their extensive use on bridge infrastructure. We will also assess the life-cycle cost advantage of FEVE topcoat despite its higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations. Continue reading Read More

Illinois Water Tank Aesthetics Enhanced With High Performance Hydroflon Fluoropolymer System

Illinois American Water constructed a new composite elevated water tank in 2016. According to Tnemec Company, the tank provides, “…pressure reliability during power fluctuations at three water treatment plants and supplements five other storage tanks and four booster stations on the distribution system. It was also built to provide potable water to customers in the Champaign service area.” Continue reading Read More

Upcoming Webinar: Architectural Metal Coatings: What is in a Coating Specification?

Liquid and powder coatings each have particular characteristics, and a variety of nomenclature is used to achieve similar results—for example: high-performance coating of the aluminum components of a building. The architectural coatings industry has spent the last several years developing innovations in performance, durability and finish alternatives with these products. This seminar will update the design and construction community on the latest technologies to achieve AAMA compliance, improve finishes options, define nomenclature and discuss other topics that will help to correctly specify coatings. Continue reading Read More