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Articles (14)

On defining “equivalent” in a specification

Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Triangle of Trust: Client-Driven Specifications for Wastewater Facilities

by Joe Cesarek and Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

The authors describe the benefits of client-driven specifications and effective commu...

Lessons from coating water and wastewater treatment structures

by Manuel Najar, PE, V&A Consulting Engineers, Inc., Oakland, CA


by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC

This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifi...

2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

From technical functions to design services, from project management to spec writing,...

Effective formulas for the polymer floor

by Robert Cain and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Performance success is driven by optimum mix of chemistry, composition, and applicati...

Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Successful strategies are built on attention to substrate condition, selection of coa...

Gray? No way!

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

A varied palette of color and design options creates a host of choices for the concre...

Coating concrete: double-check your specs

by Kevin Morris, Market Development Director, Water and Wastewater, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Editor's Note: This article is a condensed version of a paper the author presented at...

Allaying fear and loathing in the world of sales and specifications

by Walter Scarborough, HKS Architects

Like most manufacturer’s representatives, many paint and coatings sales people know l...

Office Buildings - Office greenery

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The Capitol East End Complex, Block 225 in Sacramento cast a different light on green...

The inside story: Coatings for specialized indoor environments present unique set of issues

by Jayson Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

When selecting a coating system for a project, it is critical to fully consider the s...


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Thermion Inc
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DeHumidification Technologies

DH Tech has the most innovative and reliable equipment available to
control humidity efficiently
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Oxford Instruments Coating Measurement

Midsun Specialty Products
Stopaq 30+ Year Coatings

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New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

W Abrasives : Bullets for cost killers

WA COST is the right solution for cost killers who want to reduce their blasting costs. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).

AW Chesterton
ARC Protective Coatings

perform reliably under the most demanding exposures in the toughest process conditions. Use our Coating Selector Tool for your application needs at

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