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Dell Children's Medical Center

On Axis with Nature

A new children's hospital with LEED ambitions takes an organic approach to wayfinding.

It’s not often that hospital wayfinding systems are created from the ground up, but when new construction is involved, designers have a rare opportunity to integrate wayfinding cues into the architectural fabric of the building. And when that hospital is built to LEED standards, a whole new vocabulary of materials and processes is created.

Matthews Paint Introduced Super Satin Clearcoat

Matthews Paint (Pittsburgh) introduced Super Satin Clearcoat, a low-VOC acrylic polyurethane clear coat designed for topcoat applications to protect color on painted signage and vinyl graphics or to highlight architectural metals. With a 10-year life expectancy, the new clearcoat is UV resistant, lengthens application life, reduces maintenance costs, and protects against weathering, says Matthews.

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