The Use Of High Performance Coatings Systems On Bridges Around The World

Castle Bridge, Finzels Reach, Bristol, UK, Photography Temple Point Finzels Reach
FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats have been used in Japan for nearly four decades. Over the years, the material has been seen as the superior topcoat system in the bridge market due to numerous advantages. As a result, most bridges in Japan are coated with this technology. Some of these bridges, which were coated over 30 years ago, still showcase excellent color and gloss retention. Gaining momentum, this technology is utilized on bridges around the world.

Architects Transform Concrete Structure Into Modern Office Complex In Watertown

The Linx, Watertown, MA, SGA Arch, Callahan, Boylston Properties, Commercial, CEI Materials
The Linx is a modern office complex in Watertown, Massachusetts, adapted from a concrete warehouse. The stunning adaptive reuse project, designed by Spagnolo, Gisness & Associates (SGA Arch), replaced the heavily concrete exterior with glass and modern metal materials. The combination of perforated metal and glass allows for a substantial influx of natural light while the use of iridescent metal playfully changes the exterior throughout the day.

Beautiful Hudson Yards Building Boasts Impressive And High Performance Metal Façade

55 Hudson Yards, East Facade, Credit Raimund Koch for KPF
In the “mega-development” Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side sits the new 55 Hudson Yards building. The building towers 51 stories and gained its context from “stately, cast-iron facades of SoHo and the industrial backdrop of the Meatpacking District,” as Metropolis Magazine describes. The building adds more diversity to the surrounding facades, showcasing the depth of the architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), who are responsible for the Hudson Yards development master plan.
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