The façade restoration of a Class-A office building in southern California won the 2020 Metal Architecture Design Award in the Renovations and Retrofit category.
Architects judging the award recognized the holistic restoration project for "nailing the recreation and restoration of the [original] design intent" and for "the pride in doing a job that well."
Coating contractor Stuart Dean Company used NeverFade Metal Restoration Coating with Kynar Aquatec to give the 45-year-old, 18-story anodized aluminum structure in Newport Beach a clean, new, factory-like finish and a 30-year extended service life. The company is a National Certified Applicator for NeverFade Coatings.
"The original aluminum exterior showed advanced signs of corrosion and pitting and was no longer protecting the structure from ultra-violet rays and water-borne corrosives," said Chris Incorvaia, national manager of Façade Restoration, Stuart Dean Company. "While the project's initial RFP called for a solvent-based coating system, we knew that using a water-based coating would allow us to minimize disruption to the building's high-profile tenants, complete the job more efficiently and guarantee long-term performance."
NeverFade Façade Restoration Coatings with Kynar Aquatec PVDF resin is a low-VOC, water-based, field-applied coating system that provides a superior factory-like finish.
Its advanced formulation is engineered for extreme UV protection as well as resistance to algae, fungal growth, abrasion, dirt pickup and stains. Manufacturer APV Engineered Coatings offers a 15-year, transferrable product-and-labor warranty to the building owner.
The warranty covers color fading and chalking, guaranteeing that NeverFade will dramatically outperform other field-applied, high-performance coatings, even in extreme environments.
"For more than a decade, building owners and project specifiers have turned to NeverFade Coatings to extend the life of their properties with minimal disruption," said Erin Neff, director of marketing and business development, APV Engineered Coatings. "We are honored that industry professionals at Metal Architecture recognize the value, quality and cost-efficient investment of NeverFade for sustainably lengthening the life of the metal facade."