Building Journal Launches Conference
Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.
Technical discussions, papers, panels and a vendor expo will be on hand for the conference, to be held May 20-22, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH.
D+D 2014 will gather an emerging technical community of specifiers, architects, contractors, and facility owners united by their interest in achieving excellence in the use of surface technologies, such as architectural coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, roof coating systems, concrete polishing, decorative treatments for concrete and other substrates, and materials and treatments for curtain wall metals.
The event will take place at the historic Hilton Netherlands Plaza Hotel.
Paper Titles, Abstracts Invited
The magazine is seeking titles and abstracts of papers for the conference, themed "Advances in Protective and Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings.”
Technologies to be considered for the conference include those contributing 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.
Durability + Design, published by Technology Publishing Co., focuses on building performance and aesthetics.
Papers will focus on the key issues of selecting and specifying the most appropriate materials and installing them according to good technical practice. Also to be considered are descriptions of emerging surface materials and technologies that will contribute to building performance and aesthetics as they are put into practice.
Titles and abstracts of 150-250 words must be emailed to Harold Hower by Aug. 25.
‘A Common Conversation’
Several technical societies and industry associations are also expected to develop and lead their own sessions at the event.
“This conference is designed to answer a real need in the industry: to bring together multiple points of influence in a common conversation,” said Sharon Steele, publisher of Durability + Design.
“D+D 2014 will provide specifiers, owners, applicators, and manufacturers the opportunity to learn and share information about the latest technologies and advancements in building aesthetics and performance.”
Prospective participants are invited to email Steele or call her at 412-697-0315.
About Durability + Design
Durability + Design is a three-platform publication, with a daily e-newsletter, website and print journal focused on the technology, specification, and application of architectural coatings and materials related to building design and performance.
The publication reaches a wide range of professionals who have an interest in architectural coatings, including architects; specifiers; interior designers; residential and commercial painting contractors; artisans and specialty contractors; facility owners, coatings suppliers, and consultants.
The e-newsletter, journal, and website offer a wealth of information with news from the coatings, design, and construction communities, and features on the key subject areas of: Color + Design; Building Envelope; Decorative Finishes; Coatings Technology; Good Technical Practice; Maintenance + Restoration.
The website also contain archives of predecessor publications, The Journal of Architectural Coatings (JAC) and Painting and Wallcovering Contractor (PWC).
Durability + Design is one of the paint and coatings-focused titles from publisher Technology Publishing Company/PaintSquare. Related publications include the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL); PaintSquare News; PaintSquare.com, Paint BidTracker.com and JPCL Europe, launching later this year.