Articles (83)


Redundancy in Subgrade Waterproofing

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by JESSE TORRES, RRC, RRO AND DOUGLAS STIEVE, AIA, RRC, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

When supplementary measures are used in subgrade waterproofing design, it means havin...


From the Initial Look to Future Considerations: Why EIFS Has Become a Popular Choice for Hotels and Resorts

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by SCOTT ROBINSON, EIFS INDUSTRY MEMBERS ASSOCIATION (EIMA)

When owners and designers select exterior building finishes for hotels and resorts, a...


Complying with Codes: How Changing Air Barrier Rules Are Impacting Your Building

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by RUSSELL SNOW, W. R. MEADOWS, AIR BARRIER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

With the continued rise in energy costs and the concentrated design of structures tha...


Liquid-Applied Air Barrier Brand Performance: Panel Discussion at the Upcoming Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVID DE SOLA, 3iVE

If you need to gain a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of spe...


Choosing an Air Barrier System: Know Your Variables

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by PHIL KABZA, FCSI, CCS, AIA, SPECGUY SPECIFICATIONS CONSULTANTS

When it comes to specifying air barrier products, a wide array of variables come in t...


Wind-Driven Rain Resistance Testing of Exterior Coating Systems

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by KEVIN BROWN AND JULIE GLOVER, KTA-TATOR INC.

An exterior wall coating with inadequate resistance to rainwater penetration can lead...


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. ...


Getting to the Bottom of Green Roof Success

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by BRIAN KELLY, KEMPER SYSTEM AMERICA, INC.

Landscaping is no longer limited to the grounds surrounding the building, but is find...


Dynamic Architectural Facades Combine Inventive Form and Function

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by BILLY ROSBOTTOM, STO CORP.

Some architecture strives to create harmony between nature and the built world, but t...


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...


SPF Roofing and Coatings Systems: Considerations for Performance, Application and Sales

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by RICK DUNCAN, PE, PH.D., SPRAY POLYURETHANE FOAM ALLIANCE

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing is considered a highly durable building materia...


Testing the Effectiveness of Energy-Efficient
Coatings for Military Use

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by REBEKAH WILSON, PH.D.; BROOKE DIVAN, M.SC.;
AND KATHRYN GUY, PH.D., U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Can the application of exterior coatings be a simple and inexpensive way to reduce he...


Black vs. White and Everything in Between

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by JARRETT B. DAVIS, HALL a/e/c PA

Is a white coating always the best choice for roofs? Not necessarily. In many cases, ...


New Tool Reveals True Cost of Air Leakage: A Web-Based Energy Savings Calculator for Building Envelope Air Tightness

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by André Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Air leakage has detrimental effects on energy use and other aspects of building perfo...


Silicone Sealants’ Evolving Role in Structural and Protective Glazing

from D+D In Depth, September 2016 ; by Jon Kimberlain, Dow Corning Corporation

The development of structural silicone glazing in the 1960s has allowed architectural...


The Case for Retrofitting Building Envelopes

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Diana E. Hun, Ph.D, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

At least half of U.S. commercial buildings have underperforming building envelopes, r...


ABAA Programs Solidify and Promote
Air Barrier Technology

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Ryan Dalgleish, ABAA

The Air Barrier Association of America has undertaken a number of initiatives over th...


Liquid-Applied Flashing
Gains Traction in Construction

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

Liquid-applied flashing for penetrations, seams, and rough openings in walls is findi...


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...


Air Barriers Showcase

from D+D Print, March 2015


The Prefab Package

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Roland Serino, P.E., Dryvit Systems Inc.

Modular EIFS construction offers benefits to today’s busy jobsites.


Golden Bells

from D+D Print, February 2015


International Roofing Expo

from D+D Print, February 2015

A Preview from the Exhibit Hall


The Case for SPF

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting LLC

Spray polyurethane foam can improve building envelope performance, but is no magic cu...


A Versatile Cladding for Buildings

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by David Johnston and Scott Robinson, EIMA

There’s more to EIFS than simulating stucco.


Smooth Moves

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Gary Henry

A sandless acrylic plaster helps provide a California middle school with a classic lo...


Vertical City

from D+D Print, January 2015


Something Precious

from D+D Print, October 2014


How to Specify Paint

from D+D Print, September 2014 ; by Joe Berchenko, ARCOM Masterspec

A veteran spec writer guides you through the paint specifying process with useful tip...


Air Barriers: Fluid-Applied or Self-Adhered?

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by John Chamberlin, Sto Corp., and Peter Barrett, Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

Experts argue the cases for designers weighing the pros and cons.


Are We Sealing the Right Walls in Buildings?

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D, P.Eng.

It’s time to return to compartmentalization, says the dean of North American building...


Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant Walls

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Jay H. Crandell, P.E., ARES Consulting

Consider these factors when specifying CI for high performance.


Avoiding Air Barrier Pitfalls

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, CBST, and Robert F. Mimmo, CBST, Gale Associates Inc.

When sub-trade activities are not in sync with air barrier requirements, installation...


Laboratory and Field Testing Of Thin-Film Air Barrier Coatings Applied To CMU

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kevin Knight, Retro-Specs Ltd.

Air barriers have become a means of reducing energy consumption, decreasing mold clai...


What’s Up With Cool Roof Coatings?

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

This article presents the “Top 10 Facts about Cool Roof Coatings” from an industry ex...


Energy Performance Of Air Barrier Systems

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Diana Hun and Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The authors explain mid-study, energy performance data compiled during field research...


Like It Is! Painting EIFS

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Repainting existing EIFS can be rewarding or traumatic. Learningabout the different s...


Coating System Concerns For Single-Wythe CMU Construction

from D+D Online Features, November D+D online 2012 ; by Ken Trimber

Within a 20-mile radius of your home, you have seen one or more Big Box stores, strip...


A Green Roofing Report Card

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process is a v...


LEEDing the Way to Green Roofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

Imagine going to school in a building where the classroom itself is an integral part ...


Trial by Fire: Water-Resistive Barriers Must Now Pass Burn Test

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Gary Henry

If you’re designing the exterior walls of a building of Type I, II, III or IV constru...


The Quest for a Quantum Leap

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

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several partners in the ...


The Air-Barrier Age: Building Codes Drive Airtightness Imperative

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

The debate over air barriers is over. There’s no argument: airtightness is essential...


Restoration Role Powers the Sustainability Prowess of Reflective Roof Coatings

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Bob Brenk and Jayson L. Helsel

Field-applied, solar-reflective coatings offer a powerful sustainability option for t...


New Barrier on the Block? Making the Case for Coatings on CMU

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

Could conventional paint and coatings products, applied at quite conventional film th...


Integrated Design: Connecting All the Dots in Enclosure Assemblies

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

The devil is in the details, the saying goes. A well-worn cliché, to be sure. But in ...


Hot Topic, Cool Concepts: Efficiency Mandate Drives Building-System Advances

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Allen F. Zielnik

Some Like it Hot, the classic 1959 Billy Wilder comedy declared. The plot may have th...


Wall Assembly on Trial: The Evidence Supports Case for Design Verification

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

Some version of the sad-but-true story that follows is a scenario that happens all th...


‘Green Schoolhouse’ Mission Takes Flight with Phoenix Projects

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

The Green Schoolhouse Series (Carlsbad, Calif.) expects to break ground later this ye...


All Hands on Deck to Chart Crucial Mission: Effective Waterproofing

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Russell Snow

Waterproofing of a structure constitutes an essential component in long-term durabili...


‘Mini-B,’ Pint-Size Passive House, Opens to Big Buzz

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

The Passive house “Mini-B” is fascinating on two fronts.


Polyurethane Products Restore Superdome Exterior

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by Harold Hower

A closed-cell spray polyurethane foam together with a hybrid polyurea-polyurethane el...


Building-Envelope 101’s Simple Lesson No 1: ‘Think Like a Raindrop’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Gary Henry

“Think like a raindrop.” That’s advice for design professionals from Washington St...


Highly Marketable Commodity: Expert Knowledge of Complex Building-Envelope Systems

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Gary Henry

A library in Itasca, Ill., was afflicted with leaky windows. The library was only abo...


High Praise: Green-Roof Group Names Top Projects

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

Heralded as a “fabulous demonstration project that illustrates the potential of creat...


A Shining Moment for SPF: Supporting Role in ‘LUMENHAUS’

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

Boosted by a powerful solar component, Virginia Tech’s LUMENHAUS sprinted to first-pl...


Little House, Big Energy Savings: A Look at ‘Mini-B’

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Gary Henry

Mini-B is a tiny little thing. The name stands for “Mini-Bungalow.” It’s a prototype,...


Huffing and puffing: Air-Barrier Makers Labor to Pass Test

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

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is looking to set the bar high for the ...


Cool Cats (and Dogs): Shelter-Project Roof Takes Bite out of Energy Bill

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

A white, reflective “cool roof” and low-VOC interior paint, sealants and caulking hav...


Air Barriers: Simple Concept, Powerful Effect

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Gary Henry

A 2005 study* by the National Institute of Standards and Technology showed that an ef...


Dry Subject: ‘Solutions to Mold’ Coalition Preaches Message of Moisture Prevention by Design

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

Effective green building demands effectively building dry. That’s the message being c...


The English Garden, Rooftop Edition: MMA Membrane Provides Water, Root Barrier

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

The garden, roof can help meet multiple design, functional, and green-building object...


Small Part on a Big Stage: Nanoparticle Coating Technology Plays Supporting Role in Empire State Building Retrofit

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

The iconic Empire State Building, an imposing 20th-century symbol of New York City’s ...


Erecting a defense of the dry building

from JAC, December 2009 ; by John Edgar, Sto Corp.

Architects, specifiers, and contractors who specify and apply coatings as water-resis...


Taking powder to the next level

from JAC, December 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Powder coatings have long been perceived as a "green" technology, thanks to the absen...


Cool Roofs, Hot Prospects

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

With today's coatings, a sky-high opportunity awaits. Also: Selling the Savings; Wher...


SPF and coatings: One cool duo

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Mitch Clifton, NCFI Polyurethanes

Spray foam, combined with reflective topcoat, pays dividends in the energy-efficient ...


Advanced EIFS system delivers building upgrade

from JAC, August/September 2009

In addition to an attractive new look, former warehouse buildings get major boost in ...


Stretching the life of the single-ply roof

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Penny Gift, Republic Powdered Metals Inc.

Current coatings technologies provide economical means to restore aging surfaces, wit...


Air barriers

from JAC, May 2009 ; by Douglas R. Sutherland, Bryan J. Boyle, and Kevin D. Knight, Retro-Specs Consultants Ltd.

Going retrofit: Upgrade of building envelope delivers remedy for ailing housing compl...


Easing into EIFS

from PWC, March 2009

Insulation systems for building envelopes are hot, hot, hot. Bone up, and get a piece...


Devising a better barrier

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Glenn Tench, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Air leakage and the associated infiltration and exfiltration of moisture are primary ...


Green-roof project success takes root with solid waterproofing foundation

from JAC, January/February 2009

Green-roof designers and specifiers can pick from a variety of waterproofing-membrane...


Roof Coatings - Commissioning a magnum opus for philharmonic center roof restoration

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff

Visuals and performance both loomed large when the operators of the Naples, FL, Philh...


Tending to the garden roof: Creating designs that flourish

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Michael Gibbons, Architectural Systems Inc.

The design and specification of the rooftop oasis called the green, garden, or vegeta...


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Air Barriers

from JAC, December 2008

JAC is pleased to present its Annual Buying & Specifying Guide, a comprehensive refer...


Making it clear on water repellents (Part 2)

from JAC, December 2008 ; by David W. Boyer, PROSOCO Inc.

In the second and concluding part of this look at clear water repellents, the author ...


Anodize analyzed

from JAC, October/November 2008 ; by Tammy Schroeder, Linetec

Anodizing provides protection and aesthetic appeal to aluminum elements of buildings,...


Hot commodity: EPDM that's cool

from JAC, October/November 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

A restoration and coating program for an aging EPDM roof on an elementary school give...


Air-barrier product gets 'Renovation Nation' air time

from JAC, August/September 2008


Proof positive: ASTM E 2357 standard provides method to measure air-barrier performance

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Mark Kennedy and Craig Boucher, Grace Construction Products

The recently adopted standard test method ASTM E 2357 provides a uniform methodology ...


Taking cool to the next level

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology

Heat-deflecting technologies aren't relegated to the roof, as coatings makers, users ...


The air-barrier express hits a curve, but rolls on

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Due to an error in production, the Editor's Word column on page 2 of the August-Septe...


 
 
   

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