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CONSTRUCT to Showcase Exhibitors, Tours

The Construction Specifications Institute will hold its annual CONSTRUCT conference Sept. 13-15 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.


Institute Honors Specification Experts

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) bestowed a number of awards and honors upon leaders in the construction industry during a ceremony held Thursday (Sept. 8) at CONSTRUCT 2016 &...


Free Webinar Covers Retail Flooring

Selecting and specifying floor finishes for high volume retail buildings is the topic of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


AIA Issues Guide to Materials Transparency

Materials transparency has become both necessary and beneficial, according to a new white paper from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


D+D Releases February Issue of In Depth

Durability + Design is pleased to announce the release of the February issue of D+D In Depth, the digital magazine geared toward specifiers and users of architectural coatings and related ma...


D+D to Host Free Concrete Floor Webinars

Durability + Design, the leading publisher in architectural coatings technology, will present a free three-webinar series on specifying coatings and other treatments for concrete floors in M...


D+D Launches Free Coatings Instruction

Opportunities abound for increasing your knowledge of coatings chemistry selection, performance and applications in 2016.


D+D Announces 2016 Webinar Program

Durability + Design, the leading publisher in architectural coatings technology, kicks off its ambitious 26-webinar series, offering free coatings education for specifiers and users, beginni...


Contractors Liable for Failed Decking

Three contractors will pay a total of $4.4 million to Multnomah County, OR, for a bridge redecking project that failed shortly after completion.


SSPC Revises Three Standards

Two abrasive-blasting standards and one related to coating film thickness have been updated by SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.


Conference Taps Building Brain Trust

A three-day slate of the nation's top experts in coatings and building technology, hands-on workshops and courtroom fireworks will greet attendees at the second annual Durability + Design...


Smells Like Architectural Spirit

Architects worldwide have a new club, and admission is only $190. That’s what you’ll shell out for a 100 ml (3.4 ounce) bottle of "The Architects Club," a new cologne from architect-turned-f...


Best Practices:
Don’t Let a Carpenter Fix Your Car (II)

Brainy engineers excel at many important functions. Specifying paint, alas, is typically not one of them.


High-Stakes Decision is No Simple Call

Choosing a project delivery system for bridge or tunnel construction can be a multimillion-dollar decision. So which one is best?


Best Practices:
Don’t Let a Carpenter Fix Your Car (I)

One issue we frequently encounter in the building community is the “But It’s Just Paint” Syndrome.


Project Systems: 1 Size Doesn’t Fit All

Design-build may dominate the buzz in construction project delivery, but it is not the "best" system. Then again, neither are its chief alternatives: traditional design-bid-build and the les...


Best Practices: When No Good Deed
Goes Unpunished (II)

The lab was brand new; the sacking, superb; and the coatings, exactly as specified. Nevertheless, a year later, the paint system fell completely apart. Why?


Best Practices:
When No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (I)

Coating exterior CMU walls gets a lot of attention, but here’s a case involving interior concrete block.


New Sessions Bring the Experts to You

Tighter buildings, tougher walls and savvier concrete work are the top topics of a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


Experts Raise the Roof Technology

Cool roofs, green materials and power pigments top a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


Building Show Presentations Now Live

Expert-led talks on decorative interiors, concrete, walls and coatings, standards and other building topics presented at D+D 2014 are now available for free online viewing.


New Coatings Demand New Credentials

Commercial coatings technology is advancing faster than the skills of the painters who apply it, stepping up the need for applicator certification and training, says the man who is leading t...


Building Technology Conference Begins

The nation’s building brain trust arrives in Cincinnati today to kick off D+D 2014, the first conference of its kind for the latest advances in building technology.


SSPC Updates Concrete Floor Guide

From pre-bid to post-punchlist, full guidance for concrete floor projects is wrapped up in SSPC’s newly revised Technology Guide 20: Guide for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings ove...


PPG Retools in New Push for the Pros

Most of the U.S. purchasing power for architectural paints and coatings is now in the hands of contractors, specifiers and other professionals—a new reality that has PPG Industries rebrandin...


PPG’s New Direction to Target Pros

PPG Industries plans to rebrand and revamp thousands of U.S. retail and distribution points to better reach the contractors, specifiers and other professionals who now buy most of its archit...


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Building Show Program Updated

More than 35 national building industry experts are gearing up to present topics ranging from reflective roof coatings to the performance of air barriers at D+D 2014, set for May 20-22 in Ci...


SSPC Revises Zinc Primer Standard

Testing and performance requirements for highly pigmented primers containing zinc dust are part of new revisions to a standard from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Best Practices:
When the Color Makes the Paint Fail

Here’s a scenario known to frustrate all parties on a paint project—and although this incident involved new construction, the same problem can surface on a maintenance repaint.


Building Show to Offer AIA Credits

Professional architects will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits at multiple presentations planned for the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


Report Ties Building Products to Asthma

Paints, flooring, carpets, insulation and other building products formulated with asthma-causing chemicals should be avoided to slow the growing “epidemic” of the chronic inflammatory lung c...


Best Practices:
A Recipe for Specification Success

The old cautionary proverb about too many cooks spoiling the broth is often unfortunately ignored in modern times, when a group of individually very talented professionals collaborates to wr...


New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.


Best Practices: The Case of the 2 Towers

Last week, we tipped you to secrets for specifying and applying water-based elastomeric coatings—often, the go-to choice for exterior concrete/masonry wall applications. This week, we'll sho...


Registration Opens for ‘D+D 2014’ Show

Online registration has opened for “D+D 2014,” the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for May 20-22, 2014, in Cincinnati, OH.


Free 2014 D+D Buying Guide Released

From air barriers and access equipment to decorative and protective finishes, the building performance and aesthetics community has a comprehensive, free new guide for specifying and purchas...


Developers Still Dodging Unlucky 13

Smirk, they might, but New York City's developers are not taking any chances with triskaidekaphobic buyers.


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


After Long LEED Time, ‘v4’ Approved

The U.S. Green Building Council’s controversial update to its green-building certification system has gained strong member approval, paving the way for an official launch this fall.


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.


D+D to Present Conference, Exhibition

Durability + Design, a magazine focused on building performance and aesthetics, has announced the forthcoming launch of “D+D 2014,” The Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, t...


Directory, Specifying Top New D+D Issue

Expert advice on renovating historic structures, coatings removal, specifying coatings for commercial architecture and a brand-new painting contractor directory are all part of the new issue...


MPI Unveils Online Specifying Tool

MPI has rolled out a new web-based tool that allows paint buyers and specifiers to navigate hundreds of paint and coating types to determine the best product for a chosen application.


Surge Seen for Green Building Materials

Demand for recycled concrete, permeable pavement and other green building materials is expected to jump by 11 percent annually through 2017, hitting a record $86.6 billion, a new study proje...


Architectural Coatings: All of the Above

Good looks or protection? What is the true purpose of a commercial architectural coating? The answer is "both," experts say, despite much of the industry's persistence in dividing coatings t...


 
 
   

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