Architects Design Uber Headquarters In California With Movable Glass Panel Façade

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
The glass windows of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco are movable, allowing air in and out of the massive façade. In addition, the accordion-style façade regulates the building’s temperature, maintaining an influx of fresh air through the interior. Designed by SHoP Architects, the headquarters features two buildings connected with sky bridges that make up the 423,000 square-foot design.

AWWA D102 Outside System No. 4, Fluoropolymer System Provides Best Life-Cycle Value

Tnemec Company, Guest Blog Post, Water Tank Infrastructure, AWWA D102 Fluoropolymer System
Protective coatings are utilized for asset preservation on many structures, but some of the most important and valuable assets in North America are welded steel potable water storage tanks. The coating technology available to the owner or specifier of these tanks is diverse, so it can be difficult to select the most sustainable solution.

First Hydroflon Tank in the United States Withstands The Test Of Time in Granbury, Texas

Granbury, Texas, Water Tank, Tnemec, Hydroflon Series 700
In 2001, the Granbury municipal water tank became the first water tank in the United States to receive an exterior finish coat of Series 700 Hydroflon. Tnemec designed the Hydroflon series as a specialty fluoropolymer coating for tanks and exposed steel structures. In 2015 the Granbury tank was re-evaluated to determine the durability of the Hydroflon system.

Massive River-Crossing Arches Complete New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Interstate 74 River Bridge, Iowa, Illinois, Twin Arch, Mississippi River, Photography Iowa Department Transportation, DOT
Interstate 74 bridges Bettendorf, IA, and Moline, IL, over the Mississippi River. The original bridge was built in June 1934, with construction starting on a twin bridge in July 1958. The original spans, designed by Ralph Modjeski, merged in 1975. And by 1994, vehicle traffic had doubled, prompting the Illinois (IL) DOT to appropriate millions of dollars for a new bridge design.

Fluoropolymer Coatings: Where Anti-Corrosion Meets Innovations in Color

Hudson Yards, PPG Industrial Coatings, Coraflon, Guest Blog
Guest Author: Gary Edgar, National Coil and Extrusion Specification Manager, PPG Building Products Fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) fluoropolymer powder coatings are well known for their anti-corrosive properties. But it’s their aesthetic impact on commercial building applications that is making them a top specification for architects looking to design legacy-building projects. While t...