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Hubble Bubble Rising

by Carl Reed, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), and Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article examines the flaws of the current system of establishing and using speci...


“Or Equal”: Fairness or Failure?

by Charlie Lange, JPCL

This article explores the concept of “or equivalent” or “or equal” clauses written in...


Seeking Standardization in Coating Specifications for Wastewater Projects

by Andy Odorzynski, Induron Protective Coatings

Differences in equipment, influent sources and operating practices can create very di...


Hunting for the Scope of Work

by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC, and Chuck Fite, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Preparing Lead Paint Removal Specifications — What Can Go Wrong?

by Daniel A. O’Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In a series of examples, the author presents written requirements from actual lead pa...


When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Equifinality: Specifying Performance

by Troy Fraebel and Tony Ippoliti, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article explains the balanced equifinality principle in specification — leaving ...


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


Specifications

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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