Australia’s Most Colorful Schools Feature High-Performance Fiber Cement Cladding

Ivanhoe Grammar School Melbourne Australia McBride Charles Ryan Viragroup Vitrapanel Fiber Cement A&I Coatings Vitreflon Lumiflon FEVE
Educational designs are inspired by the students and staff that inhabit them. The spaces are often designed to enhance well-being with features such as daylighting and communal areas. A critical element of educational design is the use of vibrant exterior materials. One such material, Vitrapanel fiber cement, is featured throughout Australia, adding color to the architectural landscape. Sit...

Fluoropolymer coatings: A new horizon for sustainable bridges in the UK

Glamis Road Bascule Bridge, East London, Unova Paint Products, Vitreflon
In bridge design, sustainability is a design philosophy that considers the long-term impact of the bridge not only on the environment and climate but also on society, and the economy. When the primary consideration a few decades ago was ‘low cost’ and ‘fast development', the focus is gradually shifting to sustainability priorities which start with extending the lifespan of the structure.

1930s Glamis Road Bascule Bridge in London Gets Expansive Restoration

Glamis Road Bascule Bridge, East London, Unova Paint Products, Vitreflon
The Glamis Road Bascule Bridge was constructed in East London in the 1930s. Commissioned by the Port of London Authority (PLA), this movable bridge has become a distinctive landmark. Its bascule function enabled the bridge to roll back on its base allowing ships to pass underneath. Surviving World War II, the fully-functioning movable bridge was finally restored as a fixed bridge in the 1980s. Yet, the bridge was degraded and in need of repair to restore it to its former iconic hue.
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