Podcast Episode 5: Mastering the Application of High-Performance Coatings: A Contractor’s Perspective

In our 5th episode, we engage in a riveting conversation with Bob Ruff, the Technical Director at All-Tech Decorating Company in Romeoville, Illinois, bringing over 20 years of experience in applying FEVE coatings across diverse structures in the Americas. As we delve into the world of coatings, Bob shares insights into All-Tech's unique role in the decision-making process, from coating specification to application, and the challenges they face in this complex industry.

Amazon Spheres Takes Biophilic Design to New Heights

Seattle, Washington is home to Amazon’s headquarters. The online retailer has worked relentlessly to incorporate itself with its metropolitan backdrop, developing urban plans that include a variety of buildings, plazas, and other open spaces for the public to enjoy. One such addition that not only contributes to Amazon’s presence in Seattle, but serves as a demonstration of the company’s position as an industry leader in innovation are the Amazon Spheres.

World’s Most Slender Skyscraper Design Presents Artful Amalgamation of Manhattan’s Past and Future

111W57th, Steinway Tower, SHoP Architects, Manhattan, NYC, IFS Coatings, IFS 500 FP, Michael Young
Standing at a staggering 1,428 ft along Billionaires' Row, Manhattan's 111 West 57th, also known as Steinway Tower, has gained recognition as New York City's second-tallest building, as well as the world's most slender skyscraper. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development Group, the superstructure reached completion in 2022, with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1.

Iconic Haribo-Themed Water Tank Makes Top 12 in 2023 Tank of the Year Competition

Haribo, Water Tank, Hydroflon, Tnemec, Eric Henn
Among this year’s entrants in Tnemec’s annual “Tank of the Year” competition, a piece of Pleasant Prairie, WI history stood out among the rest, ultimately earning its place as one of the top 12 finalists. Pleasant Prairie is home to the first North American Haribo factory, a popular producer of gums and jellies, liquorice, and fruity chews, first founded in 1920. Muralist Eric Henn wor...