From offices and apartment buildings to state-of-the-art healthcare and educational facilities, architects are designing structures that provide occupants with the space they need to work, learn, and live.

Innovations in chemistry make an important contribution in developing building materials that help meet today’s evolving needs. High-performance spray foam insulation helps save energy by improving a building’s energy efficiency. Vinyl flooring in hospitals and operating rooms can be easily and effectively cleaned and disinfected while lasting for decades. Plastic coatings added to metal roofs provide protection for years, making them durable and storm-resistant and protecting them from corrosive environments.