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Contractor Nails Landing on Hangar Floor Project

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC


New Commercial Products

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Picture This: Botanical Garden Installation

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Product Spotlight: Color Selection Apps

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Interview: Chase Bean on R&D Launch

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


2019 Color Forecast: Optimism, Elegance, Calm: Aesthetics for the New Year

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


D+D Elevation Award Winners: The Second Class of Elevation Award Winners Showcase Work for — and Around — the Public

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018 ; by Brandy Hadden, Staff


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, January 2018

Introducing Two New Training Courses at SSPC 2018


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, December 2017

Looking Ahead to SSPC 2018 and Beyond


Designing Decorative Floors that Stand the Test of Time

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by PAUL ANDERSON, FLOWCRETE AMERICAS

When choosing a decorative finish, there are many factors that could affect a floor’s...


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...


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...


Foam Core Construction: An Intro to the Craft

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by NATHAN GIFFIN, VERTICAL ARTISANS

Incorporating foam core into vertical concrete construction has the potential to crea...


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...


Curating Cozy: 2018 Color Forecasts Illustrate Many Ways to
Create Comfort at Home

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Fall brings with it another round of color trend predictions for 2018. See the variet...


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...


SSPC Moisture Testing Guide and Pinhole Standard

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

The SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee addresses the need for more standards and guid...


2018 Color Forecast: Upcoming Trends Aim to Relax You, No Matter How You Define 'Comfort'

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Brandy Hadden, D+D News

See the color palettes several major paint and coatings manufacturers expect will dom...


D+D Online Features

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


Fire Resistance — It's Not As Easy As It Looks

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Bill McHugh, Firestop Contractors International Association

Understanding the complexity involved in achieving effective fire-resistance-rated as...


Looking Forward to 2018

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


Problem Solved: My Paint Looks Bad — Can I Prove It Has Faded?

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Is there a way to prove the paint on your building has faded and become dull, and if ...


Profiles in Coatings Excellence: Presenting the Winners of the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Meet this year’s award winners and discover what made their projects stand out — plus...


Industry Impressions 2017: A Look at the Paint and Coatings Business Now and in the Year Ahead

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Industry representatives explore the state of the paint and coatings industry in 2017...


Dealing with Lead Paint Removal

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by GREGORY A. DOWELL AND EDWARD A. GERNS, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES

If you encounter lead paint during a repair or restoration project, you need to know ...


2017 Roof Coatings Resource Guide

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


Collect with Care: How to Effectively Gather Paint Samples for Off-Site Analysis

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

When investigating the cause of a coating failure, great care needs to be exercised w...


2017 D+D Elevation Awards Showcase Exceptional Coatings Work: Announcing the First Class of Winners

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

Seven projects earned a number of coatings professionals a D+D Elevation Award in thi...


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...


2017: A Look at the Past and Future of
Cool-Roof Coatings

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by Kurt Schwahn, Anvil Paints & Coatings Inc.

In the past 20 years, the search for cooler, safer, longer-lasting roof coatings has ...


A Waterborne UV Wood Coating That Goes with the Grain in a Unique, Sustainable Floor

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by Steven Reinstadtler and Robert Wade, Covestro LLC

The evolution of water-based UV-cured wood coating technology has led to the availabi...


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...


Seeking Standardization in Coating Specifications for Wastewater Projects

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Andy Odorzynski, Induron Protective Coatings

Differences in equipment, influent sources and operating practices can create very di...


The Exterior Wood Care Industry: An Insider’s Look

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by MIKE KOZLOWSKI, THOMPSON’S WATERSEAL

Consumer trends, the housing market and the economy play significant roles in the pro...


2017 Coatings Technology Resource Guide

from D+D Print, Summer 2017


Celebrating Coatings Excellence: A Closer Look at the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards: AWARDS PREVIEW

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design, and Brandy Hadden, D+D News

AWARDS PREVIEW: For the inaugural year of the Elevation Awards competition, D+D is fe...


Construct 2017: A Preview from the Exhibit Hall

from D+D Print, Summer 2017

CONSTRUCT 2017, sponsored by CSI, the only trade show and conference dedicated to the...


D+D Online Features

from D+D Print, Summer 2017


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...


Problem Solved: Taking Control of Preexisting Conditions

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

What should contractors do before starting work to reduce the possibility that existi...


See You In September

from D+D Print, Summer 2017


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

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

If your work requires an understanding of the capability of coatings to manage moistu...


Quench the Craving for Calm: Early 2018 Color Forecasts Cater to Slowing Down in a Busy Life

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN, AND BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Now that the first batch of color trends forecasts for 2018 have been announced, you ...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


Estimating Color Fade of PVDF-Based Topcoats: For ‘Bright Color’ Architectural Restoration and Protective Coating Applications

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by KURT WOOD, ARKEMA INC.

Although many topcoat standards for architectural and protective coating applications...


From Start to Finishes: Innovative Coating Solutions for Metal Panels

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVE DONOVAN, CENTRIA COATING SYSTEMS

Metal panels may have a long history as a building product, but advances in architect...


Waterborne Functional Coatings: Combating Noise, Heat and Air Pollution

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by LEO PROCOPIO, JUSTIN GIMBAL, DHARA METLA AND
PAUL DOLL, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

Coatings are constantly being asked to go to greater extremes, such as lower VOC and ...


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...


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 ...


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...


Creating Dynamic Family Living

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by ANKROM MOISAN ARCHITECTS INC.

Elevating the standard of what affordable housing design can be, The Abigail in Portl...


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...


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...


Call the Doctor – My Building Is Sick

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

“Sick building syndrome” and “building-related illness” are terms that describe the n...


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...


AIA Conference on Architecture 2017: Coatings and Materials Preview

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

From sessions led by industry experts to exhibitors on the expo floor, coatings and r...


Color in Retail: Goals, Keys, Results

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by BARBARA JACOBS, BARBARA JACOBS COLOR AND DESIGN

Paint color choices can play an important, intentional part in the design of a retail...


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...


Beyond Airtightness: Factors To Consider When Selecting An Air Barrier

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Stanley Yee, Leed AP, Dow Corning Corporation

Get to know the available material options and how the materials will perform togethe...


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...


Challenges Encountered with In-Process Cleaning and Painting of Buildings

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Get answers to questions regarding surface preparation, application and final thickne...


Durability Of Silicone-Based Flat Roof Coatings

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Roy Cannon, Pecora Corporation

Silicone polymers reportedly boast an edge over other polymeric roofing materials in ...


Moisture In CMUs: When Is It Safe To Paint?

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Zenith F. Czora, Crommelin

When it comes to concrete block, the successful coatings application often requires k...


News

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Suitable For Polish? Specifying A Finished Floor Surface

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by John Kazalonis, Consultant

Approaching the issues involved with polished concrete from the contractor’s point of...


Tackling Graffiti With Technology

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

An arsenal of weapons — from removal methods to coatings — is available to help clean...


2017 Building Envelope Resource Guide

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Perspective

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Materials in Health Care Facilities: Beyond IAQ

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Robert J. Kobet, Leed Faculty (Retired), The Kobet Collaborative

Acoustics and daylighting not only contribute to patient wellness in health care faci...


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...


MVT and Alkalinity in Concrete: Preparing for Floor Coating Systems

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Joe Schmit, Tnemec Company Inc.

It is important to understand what happens below the concrete surface when a resinous...


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...


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 ...


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...


Painted Aluminum Failures in South Florida Exposure

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by Kirk R. Shields, Corrosion Probe Inc.

Painted aluminum exterior units are rapidly failing in South Florida — sometimes even...


Talking the Talk at Greenbuild: How Manufacturers Describe Their Green Paint

from D+D In Depth, September 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Founder and Contributing Editor

The 2016 Greenbuild Expo will include 40 suppliers of paints, coatings and related eq...


Coatings to Star at AIA Convention

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

Coatings and coatings suppliers will figure prominently in the 2016 AIA convention, t...


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...


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...


From 3 Years of Aging to 3 Days: Generating
Interim Roof Ratings with Laboratory Aging

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Carolyn Richter, Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed an accelerated weathering test of...


Selecting Coatings for Hospitals by Service Area

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

The author describes criteria for selection of coatings in the variety of hospital fu...


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...


Paint as a Powerful Tool in
Health-Care Settings

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Steve Revnew, Sherwin-Williams

For many people, paint is nothing more than a color on a wall. But when it comes to c...


Selecting Sealers and Coatings for
Decorative Concrete

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Chris Sullivan, ChemSystems Inc.

The question of what sealer or coating to use can be confusing. Unfortunately, there ...


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 ...


Roofing Expo Preview: Coatings Products

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

Roof coating products for maintenance, rehabilitation and reflectivity were exhibited...


Not Your Father’s Stucco:
EIFS and Topcoat Systems

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Using Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) is now one of the leading ways to...


World of Concrete Preview: Floor Coatings

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

Many exhibitors at this year's World of Concrete Show (Las Vegas, Feb. 1-5) will disp...


From Bond Breakers to Sealants:
Anathema to Painting of Concrete

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator Inc.

The author explains why bond breakers, form release agents, curing membranes and seal...


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...


The Globalization of Facades:
Adding Complexity to Coating

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Russell Deane, AkzoNobel

A visitor to the La Défense business district of Paris is confronted with a series of...


Addressing a $12B Problem:
Coatings Made to Combat Graffiti

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Jeff Alexander, Valspar

Over the last three years, graffiti-based vandalism has grown significantly in the Un...


Decorative Spray-Texture Overlays:
The Most Bang for the Buck

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Frank Lewis, Sundeck Products Inc.

The world of decorative concrete overlays is populated by a number of amazing systems...


Color in the Commercial Environment

from D+D Online Features, August 2015 ; by William Rosbottom, Sto Corp.


Biosourced and Renewable Raw Materials

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by C. Lefevre, M. Wenkin, M.H. Delvaux, Coatings Research Institute (CoRI)

In the paint market today, the use of bio-based products creates new challenges for p...


Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...


International Presence at World's Largest Coatings Show

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL


On stripe coating edge-retentive primers

from JPCL, July 2015

When and why would I need to stripe coat if I'm using an edge-retention primer?


Project Preview

from JPCL, July 2015

$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded


Psymplified Psychrometrics

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc., and Don Schnell, Polygon

The authors discuss the impact of humidity on surface preparation, coating applicatio...


Replica Tape: Unlocking Hidden Information

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

A surface profile is composed of a complex pattern of peaks and valleys. This article...


Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...


SSPC News

from JPCL, July 2015

SSPC BOG elections results in


Take pride in all our military

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


The straws that broke the camel’s back

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2015

Webinar studies weathering on Florida bridges


On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

from JPCL, June 2015

What is the best method for preparing newly galvanized steel to be overcoated with an...


Problems with galvanizing

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


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...


Risky Business: Exploring the Emerging Necessity of Risk Management

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Deidre Dunkin, Dunkin & Bush, Inc.

In this month’s edition of Basic Training, the author details the concept of risk man...


SSPC News

from JPCL, June 2015

SSPC Structure Awards nominations being accepted


Standards for keeping confined spaces safe

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2015

Free webinar guides painting over galvanizing


Coating failure on motor housings

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Many JPCL readers are well-acquainted with the steps involved in the field or shop pa...


Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc. (retired)

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL

...For this “big picture” thinker, the path that eventually led him to a long and suc...


Liquid-Applied Waterproofing Membrane for Bridge Decks

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Joseph Haydu, CEO, and Jonathan Haydu, Bridge Preservation LLC

This article describes the use of liquid applied waterproofing membrane as a method o...


On when to waterjet bridges

from JPCL, May 2015

When should you specify ultra-high-pressure (UHP) waterjetting on bridges?


Show Preview

from JPCL, May 2015

AWWA ACE15 in Anaheim; IBC 2015 in Pittsburgh; Mega Rust 2015 in Newport News


SSPC revises two standards

from JPCL, May 2015


Surfaces, Standards and Semantics: A Close Look at Surface Cleaning Standards: Hand- and Power-Tool Cleaning

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Part 1 of this column on surface preparation standards, published in the February 201...


The Flow Must Go On: Rehab of a 1,000,000-Gallon Water Storage Tank

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Gregory R. “Chip” Stein, P.E., Tank Industry Consultants

This case history details the challenges, out-of-service issues and solutions involve...


The value of G.S.T.

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

In the coatings industry, some type of introductory training is the best way to get a...


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2015

New webinar offers asset management tips


Assuring good results with plural-component spray

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Caleb Meacham, Solutions Consultant-WIWA LP


Can pre-project testing lead to post-application performance?

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Valerie D. Sherbondy, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Coatings and Collaboration: Industry Joins Forces to Restore Historic Tanks

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Susan Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc., and Pamela Simmons, JPCL

This installment of “Profiles in Success” features the restoration of seven historic ...


Encouraging Innovation: Environmental Regulations Drive Epoxy Formulation

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Marcelo Rufo, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

This article discusses formulation and curing agent options for epoxies that allow fo...


On filling voids in concrete

from JPCL, April 2015


Product News

from JPCL, April 2015

Outdoor use OK for new Air Systems fan


SSPC News

from JPCL, April 2015

Coatings industry leaders recognized in Las Vegas


The coatings industry comes together for a good cause

from JPCL, April 2015


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2015

Top of the News


Avoiding Slip-and-Fall Hazards

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Danny Jones and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

A walkway audit will help you to assess the slip resistance of your flooring surfaces...


Cool Customers

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Francesca Crolley, Industrial Nanotech, Inc.

Energy-saving roof coatings tech evolves to include factory-applied options.


Going to Extremes

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Select the right coating for the best performance in tough service environments.


High and Dry

from D+D Print, April 2015

Readers advise on moisture concerns when painting concrete walls with acrylics.


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...


On the Hunt for Harvest Gold

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Sally Zimmerman, Historic New England

From hip to historic, the retro color schemes of midcentury modern design can be foun...


Polished Concrete — From the Beginning

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete and Terrazzo Polishing

The history of polished concrete brings lessons of quality control and illuminates a ...


Prosperous Heritage

from D+D Print, April 2015


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.


Surface Tension

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Take the right steps to protect steel and galvanized decking in natatorium ceilings.


A Resinous Floor for Every Purse and Purpose

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Jon C. Lattin, Corrosion Technology Systems Inc., and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Get up to speed on polymer resin flooring systems, materials and performance.


Air Barriers Showcase

from D+D Print, March 2015


Concrete Floor Coating Challenges

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

Peeling paint reveals a coating system failure in a commercial hallway.


Guiding Light

from D+D Print, March 2015

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


Health Care Facility Finishes: What Matters and Why?

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty, The Kobet Collaborative

Health care workers share insights on the selection and maintenance of green design e...


Nature’s Comfort

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


Profiles in Exterior Surfaces

from D+D Print, March 2015


Return to Nature

from D+D Print, March 2015


The Cure for Wood Floors

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Charles A. Gambino and Bob Wade, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Lab and field work explore the performance of site-applied UV-cured coatings as a ren...


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.


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Market: A Simplified Approach to Formulating for High-Temperature and High-Pressure Applications

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Andrew Recker, BASF

This article explores the significant impact that formulation additives can have on i...


Combatting Rudder Erosion with Cavitation-Resistant Coating

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Hee-Baek Lee, Chung-Seo Park, Seong-Mo Son, Kyung-Jin Park

In an effort to determine the best solution for mitigating cavitation erosion of rudd...


Establishing an OSHA-Compliant Respiratory Protection Program

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Nicholas P. Bozzuto, Bullard

Breathing the Fresh Air of Compliance


Failure of a coated concrete floor

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Managing Employee Assets

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc.

The author presents important insight about managing the most valuable workplace asse...


On evaluating non-visible contaminants on concrete

from JPCL, March 2015

How do you assess salts and other non-visible contaminants on concrete surfaces?


SSPC 2015 and our annual report

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC Honors Top Coating Projects at Structure Awards

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Jodi Temyer, PaintSquare News

This photo essay recaps the ninth annual SSPC Structure Awards, presented Tuesday, Fe...


The Missing Man Formation: A Tribute to Mark Schilling

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, Randy Nixon, Mike O’Donoghue and Russell Spotten


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2015

Webinar on specifying and selecting coatings available


Effective Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures – Part Two

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the second in a two-part series, explains a three-pillar approach to ac...


On defining “equivalent” in a specification

from JPCL, February 2015


Overcoating: maintenance or mayhem?

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Preventing CUI With Thermal-Spray Metal Coating

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Peter Bock, Advanced Polymerics, LLC

The author describes the use of thermal-spray aluminum coatings for preventing corros...


Q&A with Alfred D. Beitelman

from JPCL, February 2015


Show Preview

from JPCL, February 2015

Dallas welcomes NACE CORROSION 2015


The Effect of Different Heating Systems on Testing Cathodic Disbondment

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann and Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The authors discuss cathodic disbondment testing of fusion-bonded epoxy and three-lay...


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2015

Free webinar on oil and gas industry available


Visual surface preparation standards

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd


2015 Coatings Industry Forecast

from JPCL, January 2015

Coatings industry thought leaders from diverse sectors share their perspectives about...


Assessing coatings on buried pipelines

from JPCL, January 2015

How do you gauge the remaining service life of an aging fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) sy...


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 ...


Field identification of concrete contaminants commonly encountered in wastewater environments

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Vaughn O'Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.


Microscopy

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Even if the cause of the failure is not obvious upon microscopic examination, clues ...


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2015

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


Q&A with Lloyd M. Smith, Ph.D.

from JPCL, January 2015


Spot Painting for Bridge Preservation

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Bobby W. Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood, II, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky

The authors outline a University of Kentucky research study that provides guidance on...


SSPC 2015 Update

from JPCL, January 2015

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 3 to 6, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vega...


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2015

2015 kicks off with two new, free webinars


Achieving Efficiencies with Coatings and Linings Work in Gulf Coast Environments

from JPCL, December 2014 ; by Ron Knecht, Regional Market Segment Director, Oil & Gas, North America, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article will discuss the latest coating technologies that can overcome the chal...


Add To Your Training and Certification at SSPC 2015

from JPCL, December 2014


Brush Up on Your Skills in SSPC 2015’s Workshops

from JPCL, December 2014


Coating Industry Comes Together at SSPC 2015 Exhibit Hall

from JPCL, December 2014


Enjoy Special Events, Awards at SSPC 2015

from JPCL, December 2014


Exhibitors At-A-Glance

from JPCL, December 2014


Infrared spectroscopy

from JPCL, December 2014 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Managing Chemical Hazards & Permissible Exposure Limits: Coatings Industry Considerations

from JPCL, December 2014 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

This article discusses OSHA’s strategies for managing chemical hazards in the workpl...


On surface prep challenges, time & costs

from JPCL, December 2014

A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requir...


Open Your Mind to SSPC 2015’s Technical Program

from JPCL, December 2014


Q&A with Rodger Hamrick, Reglas Painting Co., Inc.

from JPCL, December 2014 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Safe use of chemical strippers

from JPCL, December 2014


Welcome to SSPC 2015

from JPCL, December 2014

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held February 3–6, 2015, at the Westgate Las Ve...


Awards and Events Planned for SSPC 2015

from JPCL, November 2014

This article describes the events planned for SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT, held Feb...


Gaining Traction: Low VOC and Sprayable Siloxane Non-Skid/Non-Slip Coating

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Erick Iezzi, James Tagert, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and John Wegand U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering

This article details the development and testing of a sprayable siloxane, non-skid co...


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...


On Surface Prep in Non-Sparking Environments

from JPCL, November 2014

How should surface preparation be conducted in non-sparking atmospheres?


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...


Pipeline Field Joints: Exploring the Coating Technologies that Protect Against “Weak Links”

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Adam Wynne Hughes, Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd, UK

This article illustrates coating technologies used to protect the ends of pipe length...


Records of Work and Working Conditions

from JPCL, November 2014


Strong Finish

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Kevin Sigourney, PROSOCO

Here’s what you need to know if you want your polished concrete floor to keep its sh...


Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy

from JPCL, October 2014 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Getting the most out of airless spray

from JPCL, October 2014


On replacing blistered coatings

from JPCL, October 2014


Training and Certification Options Available at SSPC 2015

from JPCL, October 2014

This article will preview the full lineup of workshops and training and certification...


Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures: Part One

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the first in a two-part series, focuses on the use of coatings to fight...


New Orleans welcomes WEFTEC, WJTA-IMCA conferences

from JPCL, September 2014


On removing thick-film elastomeric floor coatings

from JPCL, September 2014


Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by JPCL Staff

This article describes how intumescent coatings can achieve passive fire protection i...


Safe Use of Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting

from JPCL, September 2014


Technical Program for SSPC 2015 Announced

from JPCL, September 2014

The article previews the technical program at SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT, which wi...


The importance of standards

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC


Topcoating ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich primers too soon

from JPCL, September 2014


Triangle of Trust: Client-Driven Specifications for Wastewater Facilities

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Joe Cesarek and Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

The authors describe the benefits of client-driven specifications and effective commu...


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...


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...


Assessment Married to Specification Is Key to Dominion Transmission’s Maintenance Painting Program

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

Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI), an interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary ...


Combatting Corrosion on the California Highway

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

This article provides an overview of Caltrans’ process of maintaining its steel highw...


Going With the Flow: Coating Maintenance & Water Provision

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Charlie Lange, Managing Editor, JPCL

What happens when one of the most heavily populated areas of the country also happens...


Improving Polyurethane Pipe Coatings for Harsh Conditions

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Andreas aus der Wieschen, Matthias Wintermantel, Todd Williams and Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience AG

This article describes polyurethane pipe coatings as a versatile product class that c...


In-Shop to Offshore: Shop Coating Steel for the Thornton Bank Wind Farm

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Ronny Van Poppel, Smulders Group

This article describes the shop coating processes used to coat steel jacket parts for...


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...


Monoko, LLC Awarded O’Neal Bridge Rehab Contract

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Katelyn Antolik, Paint BidTracker


On coating a stained concrete floor

from JPCL, August 2014

I need to coat a bare concrete warehouse floor that has visible oil stains. What are ...


Qualifying Coatings for NASA Launch Facilities

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Dr. Mark R. Kolody, Jerome P. Curran and Dr. Luz Marina Calle, NASA Corrosion Technology Laboratory

This article discusses the test protocol required for coating systems to be included ...


San Antonio Power Plant Asset Protection Program

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Mario Sanjuan, P.E., Senior Manager, Mechanical Projects, CPS Energy; and Kirk Wissmar, P.E., Engineering Surveys Department Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2010, CPS Energy made a decision to obtain the services of an outside consultant t...


Setting up air abrasive blast equipment

from JPCL, August 2014


The case of improperly cleaned surfaces

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc. Rich Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Failures in Preparation or Specification?


 
 
   

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