D+D Print November 2013

D+D Print November 2013

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Maintenance + Renovation

Concrete Flooring: Polished or Coated?

by Gina R. Johnson

Experts go head to head, describing where each treatment shines.

Defining the Undefinable

by Brad Burns, Concrete Polishing Association of America

Building a system that gets predictable results is the challenge for the growing, but un-standardized, concrete-floor polishing industry.

Dark Waters

by Gary Henry

A construction team faces the unexpected in restoring Wayne State University’s Minoru Yamasaki-designed reflecting pool.

Color + Design

Charcoal is the New Chocolate

by Gina R. Johnson

In 2014, soothing blues and spicy bolds prevail, and it all pairs beautifully with gray.

Building Envelope

Avoiding Air Barrier Pitfalls

by Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, CBST, and Robert F. Mimmo, CBST, Gale Associates Inc.

When sub-trade activities are not in sync with air barrier requirements, installation can go poorly.


Editor's Word

Can You Hear Me Now?

by Gina R. Johnson

Trending Now


Regulatory Update

OSHA Emphasizes Isocyanate Safety in Construction

by Stan Liang, KTA-Tator; and Gary Henry

The national emphasis program is not a new regulation, but it can result in inspections for employers whose workers may be exposed.

Coatings A to Zielnik

Taking the Pain Out of Stains

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Primers can make or break a project, but perhaps their most valuable role is in blocking and covering stains.

Picture This!

DeFelsko Corporation

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.

Strategic Materials Inc.

SAFE Systems, Inc.


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