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Protect Your Next Design with Coatings that Stand the Test of Time

Authored by Channing Beaudry, Global Technical Director, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings. “When it comes to building designs that incorporate metal building products as part of the building envelope, whether it’s the entire building or an aesthetic design element, understanding the coatings used on the metal substrate is incredibly important. There are key considerations that specifying architects should be aware of when considering metal and know where to turn to make informed decisions that will ensure their final vision of the building is achieved and stands the test of time.”

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Coil anodizing solves quality control issues in architectural exteriors

Many quality control issues are faced in architectural aluminum products and other architectural exterior metals. Architectural exterior applications require a material that is very durable, can be colored or finished in unique ways, remains clean and beautiful over time, and delivers other important benefits. With its natural, brilliant look, hard anodic structure, environmentally responsible production, and great ROI, anodized aluminum is an excellent choice for architectural exterior applications when quality control is desired.

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High-performance architectural coatings for extruded aluminum

Manufacturers of window, storefront, entrance, curtainwall, skylight framing; rainscreen and canopy systems; and exterior sun shades and interior light shelves all rely on aluminum extrusions to achieve the dependable strength and performance of their architectural products. High-performance, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coatings provide product manufacturers, architects, specifiers and building owners with the capability to select nearly any conceivable color or combination of colors, while enhancing their products’ durability and longevity. A better understanding of the components, aesthetic options and performance specifications will help with selecting the best architectural coating for the architectural extrusions to meet the unique applications and project requirements.

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Thaden School’s building designs inspired by agriculture, aviation and a classic sports car

Thaden School in Bentonville, Arkansas, celebrates the class of 2021 – the first to graduate from this new independent middle and high school. As the next academic year begins, returning students will be welcomed back to an expanded offering on its 30-acre campus. The three of the newest school buildings – “Reels,” “Wheels” and the performing arts center – were designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects and feature architectural coil coatings by Sherwin-Williams.

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Net-zero-ready Colorado office showcases modern design and high performance with thermal curtainwall and window wall

Vaisala, a Finnish company and global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements, recently opened its new North American headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. Designed by OZ Architecture of Denver, the office building blends Scandinavian style and sustainable, net-zero-ready functionality. Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall and window wall systems contribute to the building’s crisp, modern, minimalist, high-performance design. Thermally broken aluminum framing, low-e insulated glass and Tubelite’s PTB120 Thermal Pressure Plate supplied by Deceuninck further support the building envelope’s sustainability and energy-efficiency goals.

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Linetec hires Jason Morrey as safety manager

Jason Morrey joins Linetec as a safety manager. Reporting to Mike Schauls, vice president of operations, he will be responsible for developing and leading the company’s safety programs, injury prevention and compliance initiatives. “Linetec’s culture and core values put safety as our first priority,” said Mike Schauls, Linetec’s vice president of operations. “Each department and every person plays a role in supporting the safety of our associates.”

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State-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium kicks off with PPG coatings

PPG yesterday announced that most of the Allegiant Stadium’s interior, exterior and structural surfaces were finished with PPG paints, coatings and specialty materials. “It’s been incredible to see a wide range of PPG coatings come together in the design and construction of Allegiant Stadium,” said Bryan Iams, PPG vice president, corporate and government affairs. “We are extremely proud that our paints, coatings and specialty materials have played a central role in the design and construction of this extraordinary facility.

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Macy’s New York historic façade refreshed with windows finished by Linetec

A refreshed, renovated, historic, four-story façade greets visitors to the redesigned and re-opened Macy’s department store at 422 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn, New York. The windows on the second, third and fourth floors were replaced to improve the exterior appearance of the ornate, cast-iron façade. In total, 63 aluminum-framed windows were supplied with panning by Winco Windows. All of Winco’s aluminum material was finished by Linetec in a Key Lime soft green color to complement the historic façade’s palette.

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Northwestern’s DeWitt Family Science Center coated in Fluropon

Northwestern’s DeWitt Family Science Center is an eco-friendly and state-of-the-art 61,000 square-foot facility which creates a grand entrance to the campus of Northwestern College. Northwestern College utilized CMBA Architects, the Architect of Record, and HGA, acting as Design Architect, to bring the Dewitt Family Science Center to fruition. The building is brought to life with Americlad Quality Metalcrafts LLC’s AC-4000 flat lock panels. The panels were coated in three custom hues of Sherwin-Williams® Coil Coatings Fluropon® 70% PVDF coil coating.

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Sherwin-Williams names key partners for new global headquarters and R&D center project

The Sherwin-Williams Company today announced the key external partners it has selected to build its new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and its new R&D center in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville. Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc.; HGA Architects and Engineers, LLC (HGA); Vocon Partners, LLC; and Welty Gilbane, are among the key project partners announced in the press release.

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One Dalton Place in Boston

Designed jointly by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven, the 61-story One Dalton Place in Boston, features PPG DURANAR® XL liquid coatings in a metallic pewter finish, a color selected for its ability to provide a seamless, nearly invisible complement to the structure’s tinted glass curtain wall.

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