While powder coating has been around for over 50 years, there is still a tendency to think of paint first when selecting a finish. But just because it’s the first option that pops into mind, doesn’t mean it’s the best. In fact, traditional liquid paint is slowly being replaced with newer technologies like powder coating, which is a superior choice in every way. Durability, sustainability, efficiency and aesthetics – powder coating has it all.
Although the Alberta construction industry has experienced its fair share of challenges over the last few years, our province still needs new facilities to accommodate the growing residential, office and cultural sectors. With major architectural projects both already underway and on the horizon, Alberta proves once again that even when it struggles – it shines.
Edmonton’s architecture scene is a growing, vibrant industry and we have the local talent to match. From businesses that have been around for over 70 years to interdisciplinary partnerships that blend architecture and graphic design, here are four local firms that shine.
Probably the best part about a new year – aside from looking forward to the future, is reflecting on the past twelve months. From real-time rendering to future cities, 2018 was certainly an innovative year! Here is a recap of the five of the most notable architectural trends of 2018
Whether luxury or budget, sophisticated or family-friendly, all hotels have one thing in common – they want their guests to feel welcome. Here are three ways that colour helps hotels create a welcoming – and memorable – experience for their guests.
We talk a lot about design, but something rarely mentioned is why exactly the concepts behind design are so important. Design is many things, but at its core design is creativity.
Certainly, neutrals are great in certain applications and also compliment a more colourful scheme, but if you want a happiness-inducing home, office, store, library, school, restaurant, recreation centre – and so on! – then these six mood-boosting shades are the way to go.
It’s an exciting time for the green building industry. Innovative ideas are being expanded upon and re-envisioned in order to take sustainable design to the next level. Whether it’s about paying special attention to a building’s impact on its surroundings or making an interior a healthy, productive space for its occupants, 2019 is going to be design’s greenest year yet.
There’s a friendly debate in the restaurant industry – is an establishment’s food enough to keep customers coming back again and again? While there are some who say yes – and certainly in a few special cases the food really is that good – most of the time it’s a combination of menu, service, design and other factors that create a popular eatery.
We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of innovation when it comes to architecture.
The more we embrace emerging advancements in architectural technology, the more we need to consider the ways in which those trends can be used to create better, more holistic spaces for our communities.
We took a deep dive into the leading architectural designs that are shaping our world for the better – here’s what we found.
While powder coating has been proven to be superior to its liquid counterparts, how does it stack up to something like E-coating?
We’ve assessed the competition and have put our Paintline in the ring in order to decide which is better …
From a major trading post, to the “Oil Capital of Canada,” to a recognized cultural centre – the city of Edmonton has a long and varied history. And what would the capital of Alberta be without its buildings and artwork past, present and future?
The impressive output of green buildings in Canada and Alberta proves that the eco-friendly design “trend” has become a way of life. But what can you do to take up the trend?
Did you know the average human eye can see 10 million unique colours? No wonder it seems like there’s always a brand new “it” shade. From metallics, to vibrant reds and yellows, to pastels and the blackest4 black – today’s hottest colours aren’t just colours – they’re statements. Want to learn more about the five trendiest colours in architecture and design right now? Read on!
Although the majority of household names in design and architecture belong to men, female architects have played integral roles in the evolution of design. These four women pushed the boundaries of what architecture truly is – and redefined what it means to be an architect.
Many of today’s architectural trends stem from calls to action. The things we – as a society – need to change if we want to move forward into a more sustainable, more holistic future. Here are four of 2018’s biggest trends.
With colour preference being so subjective, it can be difficult to know which colour
direction to take for a commercial building exterior. Subtle? Bold? Trendy? Traditional? Here are three tips to help you on your colour selection journey to really help make your commercial building shine.
If you’re the kind of designer or architect who likes to gather as much information as possible before beginning a project, you’re in luck. We’ve put together the ultimate designer toolkit!
Research into the psychological power of colour within other facilities – such as airports and railway stations – has proven that colour and design is able to influence people who are anxious, disoriented and emotional, but what about hospitals? Find out in our latest blog.
Powder coating has long been used in the automotive industry, as its traditional electrostatic application process is an ideal fit with conductive materials such as metals. So, how does Cadillac Coatings manage to coat non-conductive materials such as engineered wood, fibre cement board and magnesium oxide board?