University of Hawaii at Hilo – Hilo’s over the top language center architecture is widely acclaimed.
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Durapon 70 is the first line of defense against, sun, rain and humidity at the University of Hawaii’s 37,000 sq.ft. language arts center in Hilo.
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THE NEWLY OPENED HALE’OLEO (HOUSE OF LANGUAGE) BUILDING IN HILO IS ALREADY A LANDMARK. As part of the University of Hawaii, the domed roof was inspired by the traditional pili grass thatched homes of the island, and specifically the home of Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani. Building that curve was far more challenging in metal than it was with thatch. Special curving machines were used to form the concave and convex shapes of the panels and batten caps and corresponding soffit panels and siding panels. A coating that could endure compound bending was essential. Dura Coat Product’s Durapon 70® was the logical choice for its flexibility, durability and long-term performance. Its tough surface can easily withstand installation scratching, scuffing, marring, staining and transit abrasion. Durapon 70 is a premium PVDF coating used with Dura Coat’s thick film primer for coastal and heavy industrial environments along with Edge Seal to protect cut edges. Colors range from this Hawaiian Red to metallics and exotics with countless shades in between. Durapon 70s cool pigments deflect UV rays to retain color and gloss and Durapon complies with the Cool Roof Rating Council, Energy Star and LEED standards. Fabricated with nature-friendly formulations, Durapon 70 stands up to the elements and for the elements. For roofs fit for royalty, call 951-341-6500 or 256-350-4300.
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