Articles (66)


Picture This: Botanical Garden Installation

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Interview: Chase Bean on R&D Launch

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


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...


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 ...


Your Playbook of Sports Floor Surfaces and Finish Requirements

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by ERIC D. LUSSIER, CSI, CDT, PRECISION ATHLETIC SURFACES

With all the different types of sports floor surfaces available, there is no one-size...


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...


How Many Times Can I Repaint the
Exterior of My Building?

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Kevin Brown, Harold DeCelle, and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

The number of times a building can be repainted before permeance becomes a problem li...


PLAY BALL!: Painting Milwaukee’s Miller Park Stadium

from D+D In Depth, December 2016 ; by Rich Purnell, The BASE Group Inc.

Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, has the country’s only ...


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...


Beautiful Floors, Fast: The Benefits of
Rapid-Setting Cement Products

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jose Ruiz, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.

Portland cement has long been the standard for concrete floors, but the material pres...


Rehabbing Concrete Floors:
Coat, Cover or Polish?

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Kevin J. Brown, RRO, and Terry Carroll, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

This article discusses floor finish options for concrete, typical problems that may b...


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...


Profiles in Exterior Surfaces

from D+D Print, March 2015


After the Bomb

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

Time and weather take an additional toll on a century-old cathedral damaged in the 19...


Keeping Coatings in the Game

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Michael P. Reina, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Testing at five major-league baseball stadiums offers insights into paint performance...


Uncovering History

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


Facelift for the Forum

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

A colorful coating helps an iconic arena reclaim its rock star glory.


New Again

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

A venerable Chicago Schoolhouse gets a renewed lease on life.


Vegetative Roof Durability: Lessons from Sandy

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Matthew Barmore, Firestone Building Products, and Elaine Kearney, Columbia Green Technologies

Two New Jersey case studies suggest that established plantings can survive even hurri...


Capitol Challenge

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by William Waterston, AIA, RRC, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates; and Barbara Thornton, AIA, Brewster Thornton Group Architects

Conservators battle water intrusion at the Rhode Island Statehouse.


Retrofit Put to the Test

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Brian H. Neely, AIA, NCARB, CDT, and Joshua T. Hogan, E.I.T., CDT, Gale Associates Inc.

Testing shows where a building envelope retrofit succeeds and where opportunities rem...


Hardware Store Gets Hard-Wear Floor

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

An old floor looks to a new technology for a permanent coating.


Gothic Revival

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Robert Fulmer, Fulmer Associates LLC

Due diligence redeems a failed historic roof restoration.


Of Rain and Roof and River

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Gary Henry

A case study shows how the green roof on a Jersey City apartment building lowers sewa...


Concrete Flooring: Polished or Coated?

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Gina R. Johnson

Experts go head to head, describing where each treatment shines.


Dark Waters

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Gary Henry

A construction team faces the unexpected in restoring Wayne State University’s Minoru...


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...


Resurrecting A Renaissance Revivalist

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

An architectural firm dedicated to sacred spaces, a studio of artisans committed to r...


Design + Roof Coatings: Hitting It Out Of Marlins Park

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

Award-winning design, LEED-certified coatings, environmentally conscious construction...


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.


Rules of Removal, Chemical Stripping and Historic Masonry

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by Courtney Murdock, AMT Lab

The author explains the process for removing coatings from historic substrates, speci...


Ask The Scientist: Touchup Troubles

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by VC Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services

Touchups happen. Correctly matching touchups with the original coating can be a chall...


Peaks and Valleys: Coating a Metal Roof

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

A garden of rust had bloomed across the peaks and valleys of the manufacturing facili...


Buying Time: Rooftop Repair Or Replace?

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Tom Stuewe, Garland

Preventive maintenance is the best medicine when it comes to keeping roof coatings in...


Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Frank Apicella and Fred Goodwin, Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation,BASF Construction Chemicals

Sometimes described as a hard sponge, concrete can be problematic to coat. This artic...


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...


Repair The Building Before You Repair The Paint

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Coating over cracks and spalls, without making the proper repairs first, may doom a c...


Buying Time: Rooftop Repair or Replace?

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Tom Stuewe

Preventive maintenance (PM) that makes a good roof better is far more cost-effective ...


Flooring the Frick

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Jen Kramer

Once the copper-lined coffin was secure in the grave, and the pallbearers, including ...


Enduring Impressions: Historic Architectural Concrete Panels

from D+D Online Features, November D+D online 2012 ; by Jamie Farny

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) recently established a new outdoor community sp...


EIFS Evolution: Retrofit Remakes a High-Rise Condo

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Ryan J. Barnes, E.I.

When castles were popular and stone was a common building material, managing moisture...


Keeping the Shine: Training in Maintaining Polished Concrete Floors

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Hellooooo! Is anybody listening? Too often, I hear myself saying that when, fo...


Maintenance Matters: Debunking the Myths about Polished Concrete

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

Despite plenty of information to the contrary in the marketplace, two wrong ideas abo...


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...


Gilded-Age Treasure Glitters Anew on Steel City’s Onetime ‘Millionaires’ Row’

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

With a historically authentic jewel-toned palette and hand-painted interior decorativ...


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 ...


Starring Role: Historic Finishes Make Return at Landmark Courthouse

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

Original finishes evoking the natural world—“earthy, dark and woodsy,” and faux wood ...


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...


Colors Enrich Victorian Flavor of Ghirardelli Project

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Editorial Assistant, Durability + Design

A blend of 19th-century historic architecture and 21st-century technology meld in the...


Adhesion Malfunction: Formulating a Plan in Dealing with Peeling

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Homeowners in a vacation community on the East Coast were becoming increasingly unhap...


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...


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.


The ‘Cooler’ it may not be, but Restoration with Reflective Coating Knocks Degrees off Prison Building’s Summer Temperatures

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

The warehouse building at Indiana’s Putnamville Correctional Facility may not have be...


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...


Capitol Dome, hailed as the nation’s ‘most famous man-made landmark,’ getting a repaint

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

A five-month project to repaint the exterior of the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, ...


Making History

from PWC, December 2009 ; by John Leeke

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


Rescuing an iconic symbol of the WWII home front

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Restoration team muster its expertise, energy to rehabiliate and adapt significant ex...


Thoroughly riveting stories for modern-era monuments

from JAC, August/September 2009


Dealing with the effects of aging

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Far removed in geography, design, and construction, two notable sites take on the job...


Getting more mileage from the metal roof

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Bob Brenk, Aldo Products Company Inc.

Restoration with reflective coatings serves multiple objectives, including enhanced e...


Resurrecting an art-deco relic

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Iconic Minnesota skyscraper is transformed, but restoration program returns a stunnin...


Coatings removal, application take center stage in Guggenheim restoration

from JAC, October/November 2008 ; by JAC staff


Getting less grief from your EIFS

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Brent Fisher and Bob Dazel, Dryvit Systems Inc.

All exterior cladding systems require routine, consistent maintenance programs to ens...


 
 
   

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