D+D Online October 2010

In This Issue...


A wood floor made of concrete? Aye, at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

by Gary Henry

Customers often bow and kneel when they enter the bar area of the Scottish-themed Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in Louisville, Ky.


Projects

A wood floor made of concrete? Aye, at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

by Gary Henry

Customers often bow and kneel when they enter the bar area of the Scottish-themed Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in Louisville, Ky.


Current Color Phase: Neutrals Ascendant, but Share Limelight

The world of color has undergone a makeover of late, with yellows, grays and aubergine paving the way, says Elaine Williamson, principal of Elaine Williamson Designs, Dallas.


Floor Prescription for Veterinary Office: Acid-Stain Treatment

by Joe Maty

Functionality was in the forefront of veterinarian Judith McClure’s thinking when she considered options for the floor of her new “Sandy Paws” offices and clinic.


Sustainability Mandate Drives Major Advances in Concrete Coatings

by Steven Reinstadtler

Whether the setting is a college commons area, a famous motor-speedway attraction or a one-of-a-kind “Bubble Bar,” demand for eco-friendly, sustainable concrete floor coatings is coming from an increasing array of project types.


Cool Cats (and Dogs): Shelter-Project Roof Takes Bite out of Energy Bill

by Joe Maty

A white, reflective “cool roof” and low-VOC interior paint, sealants and caulking have helped the Humane Society Silicon Valley, located in Milpitas, Calif., become the first animal community center in the nation to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Humane Society announced.


Blister Fix: Finding a Cause and Solution to a Common Defect

by Jayson L. Helsel

Coatings applied to concrete and masonry substrates can exhibit a number of defects related to moisture. One such defect—blistering—is examined here, in a review of a case encountered in a major commercial building.


Getting It Right

Blister Fix: Finding a Cause and Solution to a Common Defect

by Jayson L. Helsel

Coatings applied to concrete and masonry substrates can exhibit a number of defects related to moisture. One such defect—blistering—is examined here, in a review of a case encountered in a major commercial building.


Huffing and puffing: Air-Barrier Makers Labor to Pass Test

by Joe Maty

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is looking to set the bar high for the performance of air-barrier assemblies offered by companies that have entered this high-growth market.


Little House, Big Energy Savings: A Look at ‘Mini-B’

by Gary Henry

Mini-B is a tiny little thing. The name stands for “Mini-Bungalow.” It’s a prototype, 300 square-foot “Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit.” In the Seattle area, you can plunk it down in your back yard for a guest house, or for grown-up kids who need to stay with Mom and Pop for a while.


Polished Concrete Helps Oregon School Pass the LEED Test

by Joe Maty

A terrazzo look at concrete prices? Rosedale Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore., looked to achieve that objective using innovative decorative concrete techniques.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Research Group Says Nanoscale Coating Safely Eradicates MRSA Bacteria

by Joe Maty

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) reported that they have created a nanoscale coating based on a naturally occurring enzyme that safely eradicates methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the bacteria responsible for antibiotic-resistant infections.


   
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