D+D Online November 2011

In This Issue...


Gilded-Age Treasure Glitters Anew on Steel City’s Onetime ‘Millionaires’ Row’

by Jill M. Speegle

With a historically authentic jewel-toned palette and hand-painted interior decorative elements, the recently restored Willis McCook Mansion has been given a new lease on life as a notable remnant of the mansion-lined boulevard once dubbed “Millionaire’s Row” in Pittsburgh.


Roof-Coatings Study Builds Knowledge Base on Performance Questions

by Walter Scarborough

The vast majority of research that takes place in the design and construction industry is carried out by manufacturers who evaluate the viability and integrity of the products, materials and equipment they manufacture.


Mixing Oil and H2O: The Adaptable Alkyd Takes to the Water

by Allen F. Zielnik

In the dating scene, it is is often said that “oil and water don’t mix,” but then, it’s also said that “opposites attract.” This oil-water dichotomy also comes into play in the painting scene, where oil- and water-based paints have retained separate identities and followings due to specific application and performance traits.


Rough Cut to Polished Gem: Project Transforms Engineering Center’s Floor

by Gary Henry

The transformation of concrete floor from steel-troweled to polished in the newly built Donald V. Fites Engineering Innovation Center at Valparaiso University in some ways resembles the College of Engineering’s own mission—transforming high-school students into engineering professionals.


   
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