Project Profile: Dupont™ Weatherization System Products Help Simplify Complex Construction

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Project profile: DuPont™ Weatherization System products help simplify complex construction



 Built in the 1950s, the long-dormant Seaholm power plant offers a unique opportunity to preserve a key piece of Austin's past and unite it with the region's vibrant future. This $130 million redevelopment includes a mix of 143,151 square feet of office space, 280 high-rise condos, 48,363 square feet of retail shops and restaurants, and meeting space surrounded by a dramatic and accessible plaza.


To be able to use a single, high-performing building envelope system that can provide continuous weather protection on all new construction. Also, the size of the project required a product with exceptional UV-resistance along with the ability to withstand Austin’s rainy spring weather to help minimize delays during construction.


DuPont Tyvek® Fluid Applied System products are made using a unique form of Silylterminated polyether polymer technology (STPE), the most advanced, high-performance polymer technology available in weather barriers today. The product contains 98 percent solids, resists wash off, and offers exceptional elongation and recovery, minimal shrinkage and cracking during curing, and nine months of UV resistance.


“When the design team approached us, they were interested in an air and water barrier that provided excellent UV- and water-resistance. We discussed the benefits of the DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied System and its superior STPE formulation, and agreed that our system would be the ideal solution for this project.”

Corey Ball DuPont™ Tyvek® Senior Certified Specialist Weatherization Partners, Ltd., Austin, Texas


Project credits

Project: Seaholm Power Plant Redevelopment
Project Size: 300,000 square feet
Project Type: Mixed use multi-family, modernization and new construction
Location: Austin, Texas
Architect: STG Design
General Contractor: Flintco
DuPont™ Tyvek® Certified Installer: Diversified Thermal
Building Envelope Consultant: Curtainwall Design Consulting (CDC)

DuPont products used on this project