High-Performance Coating System Enables Durable And Sustainable Bridge Designs Across the UK

Restoration Grade II Listed Marlow Bridge, Buckinghamshire, Unova Products
According to Nishana Nazimuddin, Brand Manager at Unova Products, "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 structure's lifespan."

Dynamic Architecture: Adaptable, Responsive, Energy Efficient Designs

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
Dynamic architectural buildings are adaptable, responding to their given environments to produce maximum efficiency. These contemporary facades serve more than their functional purpose, they are reactive, highly sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing. The movement of dynamic facades coincides with energy efficiency, allowing architects to create consciously modern designs.

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.

Single Skin Metal: A Lightweight and Versatile Cladding Material

Mount Si High School, NAC Architecture, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Benjamin Benschneider Photography
The benefits of utilizing a metal cladding material are endless. Single skin metals are a sustainable, versatile, lightweight alternative to many traditional cladding products. The ease of use of metal allows for customized designs, including unique fabrication and perforation. But the customized finish lines of the single skin metals have allowed the product to compete with timber, stone, and natural metals.

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...
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