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In the New D+D:
Illusions, Graffiti, Surface Prep

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Murals that fool the eye, the latest graffiti coatings technology, wood restoration basics, and a close look at surface preparation standards highlight the new issue of Durability + Design, now available free in print and online.

The journal, which focuses on building performance and aesthetics, has also issued a Call for Papers for its premier conference and exhibition next year.

John Pugh - Taylor Hall mural
John Pugh

John Pugh's trompe l'oeil murals, including "Academe" at California State University, Chico, are the focus of a new D+D feature.

The D+D 2014 Conference & Exhibition will take place May 20-22 at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Inside the New Issue

The July/August issue of Durability + Design includes:

Industry news, a "Picture This!" feature, and "Trending Now" round out the issue.

Paper Titles, Abstracts Invited

The magazine is seeking titles and abstracts of papers to be submitted for the conference, themed “Advances in Protective and Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings.”

Hilton Netherlands Plaza Hotel

The 2014 Durability + Design Conference will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The theme is "Advances in Protective and Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings.” Conference papers are invited.

Technology topics include those that contribute to building performance, such as air barriers and reflective roof coatings; as well as those designed to provide aesthetics and durability to building substrates, such as sealers, coatings, polished concrete finishes, fire-resistive materials, and others.

Papers on these topics should focus on the key issues of selecting and specifying the most appropriate materials and installing them according to good technical practice. Other topics of potential interest include emerging surface materials and technologies that contribute to building performance and aesthetics.

Titles and abstracts of 150-250 words are due by Aug. 25 and must be submitted to Harold Hower at


Tagged categories: Certifications and standards; Good Technical Practice; Graffiti-resistant coatings; Kenneth A. Trimber; Maintenance coating work; Murals; Pamela Simmons; Restoration; Surface preparation; Trompe l'oeil; Wood

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