Articles (112)


Corrosive Soils and Risk Mitigation for Solar Structures

from JPCL, February 2019 ; by Paul Trautmann and Matthew Markowski, The Sherwin-Williams Company; and Brien Clark, James Keegan and Mersedeh AkHoondan, HDR

Locations for utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar construction projects do not alwa...


Product Spotlight: Color Selection Apps

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, July 2018


Owners’ Roundtable

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


Selecting Coatings for Offshore Wind Farms

from JPCL, June 2018 ; by Anders Voldsgaard Clausen, Hempel A/S

Offshore wind farms require high-performance coatings that can protect the structures...


Put That in Your Pipeline

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Meeting Expectations When Selecting Concrete Rehabilitation Systems

from JPCL, February 2018 ; by Mike Dadik, P.E. S.E., Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Reinforced concrete has become a preferred building material for water storage and co...


Step-Change Epoxy Coatings for Pipes, Tanks, Vessels and Railcars

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue; Vijay Datta, Ms and Dr. Ian Fletcher, International Paint LLC.

The authors describe the genesis and performance of a step-change epoxy coating for h...


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Bradley Box, Industrial Corrosion Control, Inc. (ICCI)

Thinking Outside the Containment


Appearance vs. Functionality: The Zinc Coatings

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by JORDAN MCMILLEN, AMERICAN GALVANIZERS ASSOCIATION

Seven types of zinc coatings are commonly used for corrosion protection in building c...


In Transit — Materials Selection for Transportation Terminals

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

While the scale and scope of transportation terminals can vary greatly, they all need...


How Color and Design Affect Environments for the Aging

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by VERONICA ARCAROLI, BENJAMIN MOORE

Architects and design professionals have a unique opportunity to improve quality of l...


“Or Equal”: Fairness or Failure?

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, JPCL

This article explores the concept of “or equivalent” or “or equal” clauses written in...


Expected Service Life and Cost Considerations for Maintenance and New Construction Protective Coating Work

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., and Robert Lanterman, KTA-Tator Inc.

This guide is designed to assist the coatings engineer or specifier in identify-ing c...


What Makes People Buy?: The Industry Ranks Coating System Attributes

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by Brion D. Palmer, CEO, Technology Publishing Company

This article describes a survey conducted by Paint BidTracker with over 200 specifier...


Troubled Bridge Over Salt Water

from JPCL, October 2017 ; by Michael O. Woodward, Carboline Company

Surrounded by high-rise buildings and crossing the Miami River, the Miami Avenue Brid...


Leveraging Paint Technology to Create Healthy Living Environments

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Veronica Arcaroli, Benjamin Moore

Selecting a paint system for any project goes far beyond the color- and design-relate...


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

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

In September, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping owners, architect...


Fundamentals of Roof Coating System Specifications: The Keys to Success

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by ERIC BENNUNG, ACRYMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Despite the wide variety of roof coatings on the market, there are several key princi...


LEED v4: Product Declarations, Emissions, and Impact on Paint & Coatings

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by RICK WATSON, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 

What impact does LEED v4 have on paint and coating selections? Learn about new point ...


D+D Material Selection Conference: Featured Sessions, Speakers

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Get a sneak peek of the curriculum for D+D’s upcoming Material Selection Conference. ...


The Nitty Gritty of Coating Selection: A Panel Discussion about Specific Coating Brands

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by HAROLD HOWER, D+D IN DEPTH

Conference panelists are usually prohibited from sharing specific coating names and p...


Bedeviled Bridges: An Answer to a National Scandal

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, International Paint LLC, and
Glenn Hollins, Vision Integrity Engineering Ltd

The authors explore the performance of a high-ratio calcium sulfonate alkyd coating t...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2017


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2017


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2017


Registration Opens for First D+D Materials Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Durability + Design’s inaugural Materials Selection Conference focuses on helping own...


Building Consensus: How to Approach Moisture in Your Next Project

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor

Moisture intrusion is one of the biggest painting contractor concerns, and it’s impor...


Acceptance Testing for Coatings in Insulated Service

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by Michael F. Melampy, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

This article focuses on protective coatings as part of a three-pronged approach to pr...


The Effect of Intelligent Coating Selection on Project Delays

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by James McDonald, Hempel Protective Coatings

A study suggests roughly half of oil and gas megaprojects reported schedule delays of...


Key Considerations for Coating Metal Roofs

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by STEVEN HEINJE, GAF

From cleaning to working with factory finishes, there are a number of issues to be aw...


Specifying Practices for Paint and Coatings: A Conversation with Phil Kabza, SpecGuy.com

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“I’m very optimistic about the level of engagement of young professionals in the real...


Selecting Coatings by Brand: A Novel SSPC Workshop

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Harold Hower, Contributing Editor, and Kenneth Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Coating suppliers have compelling data regarding how their brands compare to the comp...


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2016


Coatings for ACM/MCM Panels: Types, Application and Testing

from D+D In Depth, December 2016 ; by James Moses, ALPOLIC Materials, Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America

Aluminum composite materials (ACM) support an inspiring variety of finishes and color...


Coating Evaluation Process for Municipal Manholes

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Bob Murphy, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

The author describes the evaluation protocol for coatings in aggressive sewer environ...


Tanks: The What, Where and Why of Coating System Selection

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

When selecting protective coatings for chemical storage tanks, various issues come in...


Selecting Exterior Topcoats: Aesthetic and Performance Considerations

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Terry Wallace and Jennifer Gleisberg, Tnemec Company Inc.

When selecting coating systems for maximum protection and visual appeal, it’s importa...


ACS Offers Coatings Sessions, Exhibits for Architectural Applications

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Architectural coatings received significant attention at both the American Coatings S...


Selecting Coatings for Spray Foam Roofing

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting LLC

The author explains the functions of roof coatings for various substrates, describes ...


MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

from JPCL, January 2016 ; by Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition o...


On Selecting Coatings for New Concrete

from JPCL, January 2016

Which factors are most important in selecting coatings for new concrete?


Attention to Detail: Selecting and Using
Fluid-Applied Air Barriers

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Andrea Wagner, Dow Corning Corp.

Fluid-applied air barriers are user-friendly, but it is important to use the one most...


Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., P.C.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes the coating materials, surface preparation requirements and ap...


Nontoxic Barnacle Antifouling

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

Producing surfaces with high resistance to marine fouling and a high level of barnacl...


On Coating Systems for Exterior Above-Ground Storage Tanks

from JPCL, September 2015


Protecting Offshore Wind Farm Towers

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Hugues Dedeurwaerder, Coatings Research Institute

To ensure durability and corrosion protection in aggressive climates, the author disc...


Specifying Coatings for Structural Steel

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Dave Lick, Paint Quality Assurance Inspector

Understand the factors that go into ensuring a successful steel coating job.


Guiding Light

from D+D Print, March 2015

Readers shine a light on job specifications for painting a lighthouse.


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2015

Webinar on specifying and selecting coatings available


On defining “equivalent” in a specification

from JPCL, February 2015


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.


FEVE Technology for Higher Performance Coating Systems on Bridges

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

This article describes fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resin technology for bridge ...


Machinery Foundation Grouting: Performance Solutions that Challenge Movement

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Fred Goodwin & Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

This article explains apples-to-apples performance testing of different grout types i...


Oops, Wrong Paint!

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Rick A. Huntley, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

What Can Happen When the Service Environment Isn’t Characterized or the Wrong Coating...


Coating Maintenance Challenges at the Bureau of Reclamation

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Pamela Simmons, Editor in Chief, JPCL

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was established in 1902 and today is the largest whole...


Calculated Impact

from D+D Print, September 2014 ; by Kevin Brown, Harold DeCelle and Kenneth Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Can WUFI calculate the impact of coating permeance on wall systems?


Alternate Materials Supplement Coating Protection in Wastewater Facility

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Harold Hower, JPCL

Gerry Piscopo, Director of Maintenance and Construction for the Emerald Coast Utilit...


Avoiding Fading Paint

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Uneven paint at a retail store offers lessons for specifying high-performance paint.


On coating a steel roof exposed to harsh conditions

from JPCL, May 2014

What type of coating system (and surface prep) should be used to protect a steel fact...


Why New Coatings Fail on Old Concrete Floors

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

From testing to application, shortcuts aren’t an option.


Resin rEVOLUTION

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Skip Gregorevich and Vincent Genova, Kalcor Coatings Co.

A new breed of waterborne PVDF coatings is born.


The Mettle of Metal

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

A PVDF-coated aluminum exterior shrugs off weather at the Atlanta Airport.


Coatings Up on the Roof

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Selecting a good roof coating depends on an understanding of the roof to be coated, i...


Titans of the Abyss: Polyurethane, Polyurea, and Hybrid Lining Technology

from JPCL, January 2014 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article is focused primarily on very fast-cure, solvent-free polyurethanes, poly...


Understanding the Basics of Chemical-Resistant Polyesters and Vinyl Esters

from JPCL, November 2013 ; by Gary Hall, Consultant

This article, the eighth in JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coating types, describes th...


2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2013 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,400 recommendations for ...


Industry Standards for Surface Preparation

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Thorough surface preparation is necessary to achieve long-term coating performance. T...


Laboratory Investigations into the Edge Corrosion Protection Capacity of Organic Coatings

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Sascha Buchbach, Dr. Peter Plagemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research; and Dr. Andreas W. Momber, Muehlhan AG

This article begins with a summary of the first part of a research study on how edge ...


Relining Potable Water Tanks: Research and Field Work

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by R.A. Francis, Ph.D., Aurecon; G. Mattioli, Mattioli Bros.; and S. Smith, Melbourne Water

The authors discuss the issues involved in selecting a tank lining that provides the ...


2011 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2011 ; by the JPCL Staff

The 2011 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 5,200 recommendations for ...


When specifications and product data sheets conflict

from JPCL, October 2011


Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Ernst Toussaint, EIT; Ross Sherwood, EIT, Tennessee Department of Transportation; and Scott Stotlemeyer, PE, Missouri Department of Transportation

The authors discuss the unique requirements of the calcium sulfonate system used on t...


Trowel-Applied Mortar Systems for Floors: Tips for Specifiers and Installers

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Casey Ball, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Making History

from PWC, December 2009 ; by John Leeke

Painting old and historic buildings raises special issues. Here are some key consider...


2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

from JAC, October/November 2009

From technical functions to design services, from project management to spec writing,...


Coating System Guide for Bridges

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2009 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 10,000 recommendations fo...


Coating System Guide for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Food and Pharmaceutical Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Offshore Platforms

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Power Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Pulp and Paper Mills

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Specialty Functions

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for the Marine Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for the Railcar Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Transmission Pipeline

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Wastewater Plants Municipal

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Water Works

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Waterfront Lock and Dam Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Coatings System Buying Guide - Company Profiles

from JPCL, October 2009


Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Successful strategies are built on attention to substrate condition, selection of coa...


Gray? No way!

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

A varied palette of color and design options creates a host of choices for the concre...


A Comparison of Ultra-Long-Life Coating Systems for Water Storage Tanks

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Michael L. Doolittle, Tank Industry Consultants

In this article, the author gives an overview of long-life coating systems for water ...


Proving their mettle

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Advances in technology expand the choices of high-performance finishes for metallic s...


Making it clear on water repellents (Part 1)

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by David W. Boyer, PROSOCO Inc.

This two-part examination of clear water repellents for above-grade concrete and maso...


Solutions that stick

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

With stucco, chemistry, attention to surface preparation hold key to formulating effe...


A realm of seemingly infinite dimensions

from JAC, December 2007 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

To accompany this issue’s Buying and Specifying Guide, we present this review of the ...


JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

from JAC, December 2007

In the first annual JAC Buying and Specifying Guide, information from more than 160 m...


Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account ...


The basics on elastomerics and other roof-coatings solutions

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, KTA-Tator and Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the current realm of roof-coatings technologies, the specifier, arhitect, or build...


Solving the air-barrier riddle: Permeable or impermeable?

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Sonya Santos, Grace Construction Products

Which barrier--permeable or impermeable--is right for a given building? And how shoul...


The finish line: Picking a winning chemistry for architectural aluminum

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Tony Pupp, Linetec

The two types of factory-applied finishes for exterior architectural aluminum--anodiz...


The inside story: Coatings for specialized indoor environments present unique set of issues

from JAC, October/November 2006 ; by Jayson Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

When selecting a coating system for a project, it is critical to fully consider the s...


Green Coatings Company Profiles

from JAC, April/May 2006

Company Profile List


Green Coatings Directory

from JAC, April/May 2006

Manufacturers of architectural coatings were invited to complete a“Green Coatings Pro...


Sealers and coatings for masonry and concrete: The essentials

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Deborah Slaton, James D. Connolly, and Leonard L. Phelps

This article examines reasons for sealing or coating (or not coating) exterior masonr...


The cold, hard truth on concrete sealers and coatings

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Jayson Helsel

Sealing or coating concrete and masonry surfaces can significantly extend their usefu...


Insurance policies for painted panels

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Joseph Berchenko

Coil-coated steel makes up the lion’s share of the market for metal panels. This arti...


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


The cold, hard truth on coatings for concrete: Chemistry can be crucial to success or failure

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Concrete is seeing increasing use as a building material in construction. Successfull...


The Spec- Blueprint for success

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Tips on specification writing for coating materials, surface preparation and paint ap...


Coating selection, surface preparation hold key to successful painting of galvanized steel

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Successfully painting galvanized steel can present a challenge. First, one must diffe...


 
 
   

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