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Monday, February 24, 2014

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More than 30 expert-led courses for facility owners, specifiers, contractors and architects will be on the agenda at the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.

The wide range of topics will include specifying high-performance coating systems for use in commercial spaces; emerging coatings technologies; the ongoing development of coating standards in the commercial sector; and air barrier durability.

The show is geared toward professionals in the fields of building performance and aesthetics. Themed “Advances in Protective and Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings,” the conference will run May 20-22 at the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, OH.

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Conference topics will include coating systems for high-traffic areas in commercial, healthcare, hospitality, light industrial and institutional settings. Registration is open now, with a discounted rate available through April 17.

The event will kick off with a keynote address by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow. Lstiburek is a building-science expert and one of the world’s foremost authorities on energy-efficient construction techniques.

Two technical tracks are scheduled for the inaugural event: one on Materials Technology and Performance; and one on Good Technical Practice.

More than 25 courses will offer American Institute of Architects-approved LU (Learning Unit) credits. Several of those  also offer HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) unit hours.

The current conference program is reproduced below.

Technical Speaker Highlights

Andre Desjarlais, the group leader for the Building Envelopes Research Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will present Energy Efficiency and Durability of Wall and Roof Systems from 9 to 11 a.m. May 22 as part of the session titled “Performance of Air Barriers.”

His presentation will include the types of products used as air barriers, how to test for air leakage and energy performance, and the impact of air leakage on energy efficiency of roofs and walls. His presentation is eligible for 1.00 AIA LU/HSW unit.

Desjarlais has been involved in building envelope and materials research for 40 years—first as a consultant and, for the last 22 years, at ORNL.

Ken Trimber and Kevin Brown, of KTA-Tator Inc., will present Building Wall and Coating Condition Evaluation, from 10 to noon May 21 as part of the “Good Practice in the Use of High-Performance Coatings” session.

Trimber and Brown

Ken Trimber (left) and Kevin Brown will cover the importance of air barriers in coating performance and moisture testing methods in their presentation.

Objectives of this course, which is eligible for 1.00 AIA LU credit, include understanding the importance of air barriers in coating performance; identifying methods for testing the moisture content of walls and examining the condition of the coating; and recognizing common building deficiencies that can reduce coating performance.

Steven Danielpour, AIA, CCS, LEED AP, the director of specifications at HOK New York, will present Emerging Sustainable Coating Technologies from 2 to 4 p.m. May 22 as part of the “Good Practice in Specifying Coatings and Other Finishes” session. His presentation is eligible for 1.00 AIA LU/HSW unit.

He will focus on new coatings and coating technologies that fulfill building construction needs for improved energy performance, regenerative capabilities, prevention of air and water intrusion, and sustainability.

Steven Danielpour

Steven Danielpour, director of specifications at HOK New York, will discuss emerging coatings and technologies to meet building needs.

In addition, Joe Kujawski, of Sherwin-Williams, will present Why Specifying High-Performance Coatings for Commercial Spaces is a Smart Move, from 2 to 4 p.m. May 22 as part of the “Good Practice in Specifying Coatings and Other Finishes” session.

Kujawski will cover the challenges posed in certain commercial environments. He will also discuss types of durable advanced formula coating systems needed for high-traffic areas in commercial, healthcare, hospitality, education, light industrial, and institutional settings.

Finally, Kujawski will counsel attendees on industry changes and the science behind new technologies. His presentation is also eligible for 1.00 AIA LU credit.

Conference Program

The tentative list of speakers, presentations, times and AIA credits as of Friday (Feb. 21) follows. Participants should check the show website for updates.

Keynote Address

Wednesday, May 21, 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corp.: Don't Do Stupid Things

Track 1: Materials Technology and Performance

Session 1: High-Performance Architectural Coatings
Chair: Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing

Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon

  • Steve Revnew, Sherwin-Williams: New Coating Technologies that Enhance Occupant Experience (1.00 LU (Learning Unit) credit—AIA)
  • Dr. Kurt Wood, Arkema: Achieving Long-Term Coating Service Life on Metallic and Non-Metallic Building Component Substrates (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Kristen Blankenship, AGC Chemicals: FEVE Resin Technology for High-Performance Architectural and Industrial Coatings (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • George Daisey, Dow Chemical Company: Protecting and Enhancing Your Building Envelope with Acrylic Coatings (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Session 2: Reflective Roof Coatings and Systems
Chair: William Kirn, Quest Construction Products

Wednesday, May 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Jarrett B. Davis and Joe Mellot, The Garland Company Inc.: Black vs. White...and Everything in Between (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Mark Ryan, Shepherd Color: Expanding the Durable Color Envelope (1.00 LU/HSW credit—AIA)
  • William A. Kirn, Quest Construction Products: Design and Characteristics of a Novel Lightweight Insulating Concrete (LWIC) for Low Slope Roof Decks, Floor Leveling and Acoustical Insulation (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Hashem Akbari, Concordia University: Advances in Development of Cool Roof Coatings (1.00 LU/HSW (Heath, Safety and Welfare) credit—AIA)

Session 3: Performance of Air Barriers
Chair: Laverne Dalgleish, Air Barrier Association of America

Thursday, May 22, 9 to11:00 a.m.

  • Tom Butt, Interactive Resources Inc., Architects and Engineers: Codes and Standards for Water-Resistive Barriers and Flexible Flashings (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Paul Grahovac; Guy Long and Dave Kimball, PROSOCO: Preventing Water Intrusion into the Building Envelope through Proper Preparation of Rough Openings (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency and Durability of Wall and Roof Systems (1.00 LU/HSW credit—AIA)
  • Vincent Cammalleri, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger: Critical Details: Key Junctions and Interfaces for Air Barriers (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Session 4: Decorative Coating Materials and Methods
Chair: Gary Henry, Durability + Design

Thursday, May 22, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • John Pugh, Los Gatos Studio: Trompe L’oeil: Bridging the Gap Between Art and Architecture (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Gunar Gruenke, Conrad Schmitt Studios: Decorative Interiors: The More Things Change…(1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Jeff Greene, Evergreene Architectural Arts: The Power of Paint and Art in Architecture (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio Inc.: Color Matters (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Track 2: Good Technical Practice

Session 1: Good Practice in the Use of High-Performance Coatings
Chair: Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon

  • Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals: Preparation of Concrete for Rapid Coating Application (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Kevin Knight, Edifice Tutorial Inc.: Durability of Paint/Coatings on the Exterior of Building Enclosures (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Ken Trimber and Kevin Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.: Building Wall and Coating Condition Evaluation (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Jeff Theo, Vulcan Painters Inc.: Building a Case for Commercial Contractor and Applicator Certifications

Session 2: Assuring the Performance of Restoration Materials and Techniques

Wednesday, May 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Richard Rauh, Richard Rauh and Associates: Construction Technologies and Jazz Age Skyscrapers of the 1920s: Insights into the Durability of their Design
  • Elizabeth Moss, Swanke Hayden Connell: Asphalt Green's Fresh Face (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Joe Marzahl, Firestone Building Products: Sustainable Alternatives to Replacing Industrial and Commercial Metal Roofs (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Session 3: Concrete Polishing
Chair: Jennifer A. Faller, Concrete Polishing Association of America

Thursday, May 22, 9 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Kevin Sigourney, PROSOCO: Selection and Maintenance of Polished Concrete Floor Finishes (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Todd Gomez, VersaFlex Incorporated: Restoring a Concrete Relic With Colour (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Jennifer Faller, Concrete Polishing Association of America: Specifying Basics for Polished Concrete (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Christopher Bennet, Husqvarna: Polished Concrete: Measuring Success (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Session 4: Good Practice in Specifying Coatings and Other Finishes
Chair: Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience

Thursday, May 22, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Joe Kujawski, Sherwin-Williams: Why Specifying High-Performance Coatings for Commercial Spaces is a Smart Move (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Joe Berchenko, ARCOM: How To Specify Paint (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Steven Danielpour, HOK: Emerging Sustainable Coating Technologies (1.00 LU/HSW credit—AIA)
  • Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing: The Continuing Need for Coating Standards (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Conference registration is open now. A discounted "early bird" rate is available through April 17.


Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Commercial Construction; Conferences; D+D 2014; Good Technical Practice; High-performance coatings

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