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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.

Dozens of national building industry experts will present topics ranging from reflective roof coatings to the performance of air barriers at the show May 20-22 in Cincinnati, OH. The show is hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.

Organizers have announced an updated technical and educational program, which includes sessions eligible to receive American Institute of Architects-approved LU (Learning Unit) credits.

Several courses also offer HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) unit hours.

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Durability + Design invites building industry professionals to network with the experts advancing building technology and aesthetics at the first conference and exhibition of its kind, D+D 2014, set for May 20-22, 2014. Participants can register here.

The conference, which will take place at the historic Netherland Plaza Hotel, will offer two program tracks:  Materials Technology and Performance; and Good Technical Practice. Details about each presentation are provided below via links.

Registration Details

Themed “Advances in Protective and Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings,” the conference is designed for architects, specifiers, contractors, facility owners and other building technology professionals.

Registration is available via and includes admission to the exhibit hall, keynote session, educational program sessions, lunches and special events for all three days.

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The full conference package includes lunches and cocktail receptions at the historic Netherland Plaza Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.

A discounted early-bird rate of $350 for full registration will be available until April 18. After that, the rate for full conference privileges will be $450. One-day admission tickets are also available.

Updated Conference Program

The list of speakers, presentations, times and AIA credits, as of Wednesday (April 2) follows. Click on the presentation title for a brief summary. Participants should check the show website for updates.

Keynote Address

Wednesday, May 21, 9 to 9:50 a.m.

Track 1: Materials Technology and Performance

Session 1, Part 1, Decorative Coating Materials and Methods

Gary Henry, Durability + Design, Chair

Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. to Noon

Credits: 2.00 LU unit credits (AIA)

Decorative Coating Materials and Methods, Part 2

Wednesday, May 21, 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Special Artist Session

Session 2, Reflective Roof Coatings and Systems

William Kirn, Quest Construction Products, Chair

Sponsored and hosted by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute.

Wednesday, May 21, 2:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Credits: 2.00 LU/HSW unit credits (AIA)

Session 3, Performance of Air Barriers

Laverne Dalgleish, Air Barrier Association of America, Chair

Sponsored and hosted by the Air Barrier Association of America.

Thursday, May 22, 9 to 11:15 a.m.

Credits: 2.00 LU/HSW unit credits (AIA)

Session 4, High Performance Architectural Coatings

Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing, Chair

Thursday, May 22, 2 to 4:15 p.m.

Credits: 2.00 LU unit credits (AIA)

Track 2: Good Technical Practice

Session 1, Good Practice in the Use of High Performance Coatings

Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator, Chair

Sponsored by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Credits: 2.00 LU unit credits (AIA)

Session 2, Assuring the Performance of Restoration Materials and Techniques

Terry Wallace, VP of sales at Tnemec, Chair

Sponsored and hosted by the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute

Wednesday, May 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

Credits: 2.00 LU unit credits (AIA)

Session 3, Concrete Polishing

Jennifer A. Faller, Concrete Polishing Association of America, Chair

Sponsored by the Concrete Polishing Association of America

Thursday, May 22, 9 to 11:15 a.m.

Credits: 2.00 LU unit credits (AIA)

Session 4, Good Practice in Specifying Coatings and Other Finishes

Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience, Chair

Thursday, May 22, 2 to 4:15 p.m.

Credits: 2.00 LU/HSW unit credits (AIA)

More information: Show Inquiry Form.


Tagged categories: Architects; Building envelope; Building facades; Coatings technology; Color; D+D 2014; Decorative painting; Design; High-performance coatings; Maintenance coating work; Specifiers

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