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Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.

The three-day conference is set for May 20-22, 2014, at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, in Cincinnati, OH.

The event will feature more than 30 educational sessions focused on the conference theme “Advances in Protecting and Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings,” a keynote address, and other special events.

D+D 2014 Registration
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

D+D 2014 is designed to integrate the technical communities of specifiers, architects, contractors and building owners through their shared interest in building performance and aesthetics.

The event is designed to integrate the technical communities of specifiers, architects, contractor, building owners and other building technology professionals through their shared interest in building performance and aesthetics.

Registration is now available at

Two educational program tracks are available: "Materials Technology and Performance" and "Good Technical Practice."

Registration Details

Full registration includes admission to the exhibit hall, keynote session, educational program sessions, lunches and special events for all three days. A discounted early-bird rate of $350 for full registration will be available until April 18, 2014. After that, the rate for full conference privileges will be $450.

One-day conference registrations are also available at a rate of $300 a day. Students with valid photo ID may purchase a single-day admission for $100.

A limited number of complimentary press passes will be available to those with appropriate credentials.

Building Performance and Aesthetics

D+D 2014 is hosted by Technology Publishing Co., which also publishes D+D News and PaintSquare News.

D+D 2014

Attendees may register here.

Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, a building-science expert and one of the world’s foremost authorities on energy-efficient construction techniques, will deliver the keynote address May 20.

Conference topics will include architectural coatings, air barriers, polished concrete finishes, fire-resistive materials, sealers, and best practices for their use.

Several leading technical societies and industry groups have agreed to be association partners for the conference, including the Air Barrier Association of America; the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute; the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute; and SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.

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Tagged categories: Aesthetics; Architects; Building owners; Business matters; Coatings education; Coatings technology; Conferences; Contractors; D+D 2014; High-performance coatings; Specifiers

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