Upcoming Webinar: FEVE Technology: LUMIFLON® Resins for Coatings

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
Protective coatings fight deterioration caused by environmental elements, while also reducing maintenance costs and increasing the life of the finish. The design professional will explore different coatings, specifically fluoropolymers, and their benefits. Through this one hour course, we will also learn how next-generation fluoropolymer coating technology exhibits excellent weatherability and environmental advantages. This course will conclude with a brief Q&A.

Long-Awaited Replacement Footbridge Connects Town of Moray To Resort Beach in Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth Bridge, Moray, Scotland, Beaver Bridges, the Press and Journal Evening Express
The Lossiemouth Bridge is a long-awaited replacement footbridge over the River Lossie connecting the town of Moray with the East beach of Lossiemouth. The Scottish government-funded the highly anticipated metal bridge and replaced a 100-year-old timber footbridge that finally closed in 2019 for safety concerns. The bridge serves as the main route to the popular tourist beach and stimulates the region’s economy. However, with the bridge’s inaccessibility, the local businesses reported massive declines as the bridge averaged 4,000 visitors in the summer.

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.