Articles (30)


Uncovering History: Paint Analysis & Restoration at the Eustis Estate

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

When regional heritage organization Historic New England undertook restoration of the...


Facial Recognition: Does Your Building Facade Match Its Identity or Is It Time for a Facelift?

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

As the literal face of a building, a facade gives a structure its emotional character...


History Is Investigation: An Introduction to Historic Finish Analysis

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

In the world of historic preservation, paint analysis is frequently used to identify ...


A Preservation Perspective on Coatings

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by DEBORAH SLATON, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

Coatings play a significant role in the rehabilitation of historic structures, with c...


Coating Concrete Floors and Other Concrete Substrates: A Conversation with Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We know how to build durable and economical structures using concrete, but lack of c...


Trends in Maintenance + Restoration: A Conversation with Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“With the increased availability of information and improved knowledge-sharing capabi...


Decorative Painting: A Conversation with Jeff Greene, EverGreene Architectural Arts

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“The aesthetic quality — not just the quality of the materials — is what defines a cu...


Restoring a Gilded Age Icon

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Pamela Jerome, Carl Rothbart and Rose Scott Long,
Architectural Preservation Studio, PC

The Breakers (1895) is the “crown jewel” of the historic Great House museums owned by...


Kings’ Reign

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Leah Schlackman, EverGreene Architectural Arts

The restoration of a historic theatre contributes to the cultural and economic develo...


From D.C. to the Cosmos

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by John Canning & Co.

An interior restoration reveals a century-old treasure of Beaux-Arts elegance.


Uncovering History

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Amy Woodall. Editor in Chief


What Lies Beneath

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Gary Henry

At the Illinois State Capitol, conservators find hidden splendor.


Wood Restoration

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Alan Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Restoration involves preserving materials from a particular period of significance, a...


Renovating Historic Structures

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Historic renovation work is time-consuming and delicate, but well-worth the effort.


Flooring The Frick

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

When the Frick Car and Carriage Museum replaced its oil-stained epoxy floor with a sy...


Tiffany Metalwork Relies On High-Performance, Environmentally Safe Coating System

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Vince Casmirri and Kurt Wood, Arkema

The authors explain how state of-the-art coatings technology is helping to preserve t...


A Shrine to Crime: Rehab Complete, Landmark Starts Life as Mob Museum

from D+D Online Features, March 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Some of the organized-crime figures who helped put Las Vegas on the map may have disd...


Silicate Chemistry’s Storied History—and 21st Century Relevance

from D+D Online Features, January 2012 ; by Joe Maty

Murals on the facades of buildings in San Angelo, Texas, a lighthouse on the coast of...


Up-Close Look: A View Inside Painting Company’s Historic-Window Project

from D+D Online Features, October 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

In an era of uncertain job security, nervousness about lead-paint regulations and hom...


An Epic Tale: The Story of the Monumental Effort to Restore NY Landmark

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Gary Henry

There's something grand about every high-profile restoration project, but at Shepard ...


High Praise: Studio’s Acclaimed Church Artistry Maintains Proud Tradition

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Whether Conrad Schmitt Studios’ artisans are renovating the interior details of a sim...


Historic ‘Round Barn’ Embarks on New Role after Major Renovation

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

A 120-year-old round barn in Santa Rosa, Calif.—a building type all but gone from the...


Brighter Day Dawns for the Crown Jewel of Onetime ‘Brass City’

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Joe Maty

The Waterbury, Conn., City Hall has experienced something nearly akin to a resurrecti...


Back from the Abyss: Restoration Resurrects Once-Proud Mansion

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, Durability + Design

The historic but long-neglected McCormick-Goodhart Mansion in Langley Park, Md., a Ge...


Crown of Gold: Roof Gleams Anew Atop N.Y. Landmark

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

New York Life Insurance Company has successfully built an indelible brand identity by...


Reaching for Success

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Joe Schuster

How do you paint the head of a 107-year-old guy from 180 feet in the air? With planni...


The Right Repair for Wood

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Marco Caporaso

Preservation is the goal. Know the process, and choose the right materials.


Color Me Historic

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Knowing a home's vintage will give you an advantage.


Gilded Age Gems: Restoring Victorian Grandeur in SoHo’s Historic Cast Iron District

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Crystal S. Gosine

The 26 blocks that comprise New York City’s SoHo Cast Iron Historic District encompas...


Green Takes the Gold: PWC's first Green Awards

from PWC, May/June 2010

Yes, green products are durable. No, they're not more expensive. And, boy, are they ...


 
 
   

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