This massive complex is in the heart of one of the harshest building environments in the world - constant humidity, typhoons, and some of the most aggressive termites on the planet. NexGen was chosen to protect the 500,000 cedar shingles along with all the glulam beams built by industry-leader StructureCraft, who are also a proud Canadian company!
It’s truly a great honor for us that NexGen has been chosen to safeguard the lives of all future patrons of the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic structures in the world, and the very fact that the SOH team chose NexGen to protect all the wood speaks to the unmatched protection and reputation of our revolutionary, eco-friendly technology.
The technological development of CLT's, or Cross Laminated Timbers, has enabled developers to use wood for much taller buildings than ever before possible. The Penticton Casino Resort chose to go with wood when adding a 6 story tower to their existing hotel. All of the wood used on the addition has been protected with NexGen.
All the beautiful red cedar beams you see on the facade of this brand new building in Beijing were coated with NexGen. When the beams were first put in place, however, the builder did not coat them with any form of exterior protection! The fire marshal rightly did not allow the school to open until the wood was protected for fire, so they called NexGen and our amazing Chinese licensee sent in a team to coat every piece.
The Panama Canal Expansion Project was the largest construction project in the world. As most of the project was built with concrete, it’s perhaps surprising to find a wood coating being part of it. But NexGen was an integral piece in this enormous puzzle.
Due to the volume of concrete used, they required massive amounts of wood for forming. However, by using NexGen, they got a much longer life out of the forming materials, saving the project millions of dollars, and the planet millions of trees.
NexGen is quickly becoming the leading provider of protective wood coatings for Asia. For example, we are the sole provider for all of the coatings bing used in the beautiful, absolutely massive wood frame development in Heyuan, China, and named Bavarian Manor.
In fact, this is the largest wood-based construction project in China in over a century!
To date, more than 300 homes have been built, with an additional 800 targeted for next year and 1500 the year after! We'll provide more updates as the project progresses.
In 2015, the Algerian government decided that the cessation of a decades-long civil war, coupled with increasing oil revenues, meant it was time to put those revenues into housing for its people. Over the next ten years, 1.2 Million homes will be built, and most of them will be modular homes constructed in Europe.
A true “United Nations” effort, the project is led by a Dutch company, the homes are manufactured in Romania, and then finally shipped to Algeria.
There are some projects that have more meaning attached to them than others. For NexGen, that project is the Greater Newark Conservancy.
For a product that prides itself on being eco-friendly, it was extremely rewarding to be the coating chosen for all the exterior siding used on a center at which they teach about environmental issues.
If our coatings can hold up to the New Jersey weather, they can hold up anywhere!
In 2010, the American Hospital in Dubai underwent major renovations, increasing its number of beds by 40% and overall footprint by 25%. More importantly, the architects wanted to make the building more inviting and, well, hospitable.
One way they did this was by using a lot of wood – and using NexGen to protect it.
It’s always great to be part of “Europe’s Biggest…” this or that. NexGen was the coating of choice for Europe’s Tallest Wood Clad Building (30m), in Middleshaven, Middlesbrough, UK.
Wood is the best building material we have – inside and out. And a 30 Year Exterior Warranty for fire, mould, rot, and insects helps.