Office Building Retrofitting Finds Inspiration in Japanese Art of Kintsukuroi

Kintsukuroi, translating to “golden repair,” is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with precious metals. The art regards the breakage and repair as part of the pottery’s history, and accentuates it rather than completely erasing or disguising it. Inspired by Kintsukuroi, designers at Gensler approached One Post Office Square with the intention of utilizing some of the already-existing features and enhancing it with architectural additions, creating something exquisite.

Podcast Episode 9: The Powder Pros – Part 1: The Importance of Being A Registered Applicator

In this two part episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with three seasoned powder coaters who specialize in applying FEVE fluoropolymer powder coatings for architectural and other markets. Our distinguished guests included Kevin Maas from Maas Brothers in Livermore, California, Jared Ruggieri from Spectrum Metal Finishing in Youngstown, Ohio, and Jim Hester from Quality Powder Coatings in Carrollton, Texas. We were also joined by Fiona Levin-Smith from IFS Coatings in Gainesville, Texas, who supplies fluoropolymer powder coatings to our customers.

FEVE-Based Coatings Provide New Shine to South Carolina Aquarium

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In Charleston’s historic district, the South Carolina Aquarium exists as part rehabilitation center, part hospital, and part exhibit. Along with nine main galleries, the aquarium also features the Sea Turtle Care Center. Visitors can watch as employees and volunteers work with sick and injured sea turtles, diagnosing and treating them with the goal of releasing them back into their natural habitat. The care center has nursed over 250 sea turtles back to health since its inception.

Podcast Episode 8: Sustainability in Coatings: A Conversation with Akzo Nobel Experts

In today's episode, we're privileged to host two distinguished guests from Akzo Nobel: Bob Dirks, Global Segment Manager for Architectural Coatings, and Gabriel Morales Sada, Architectural and Specifications Manager for North America. We'll discuss sustainability and what Akzo Nobel’s initiatives are and how they're affecting their product marketing goals and how they're using this to develop th...

Lumiflon-Fortified Panels Provide Warmth to New Boston LEED-Gold Certified High-Rise

The Sudbury, located in Boston, MA, is a new 46 story high-rise designed by CBT Architects. LEED-gold certified, the residential tower was built in place of the Government Center Garage, a well-known feature within Bullfinch Triangle, which was once a physical barrier that divided some of Boston’s most iconic historic neighborhoods.