Articles (30)


From the Blogs: Aiming for a ‘Goldilocks’ System

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Hubble Bubble Rising

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Carl Reed, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), and Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article examines the flaws of the current system of establishing and using speci...


“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...


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...


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...


Hunting for the Scope of Work

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC, and Chuck Fite, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Coating Concrete Floors and Other Concrete Substrates: A Conversation with Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We know how to build durable and economical structures using concrete, but lack of c...


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...


Preparing Lead Paint Removal Specifications — What Can Go Wrong?

from JPCL, October 2016 ; by Daniel A. O’Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In a series of examples, the author presents written requirements from actual lead pa...


When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Editing the Trouble Out of Painting Specifications

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Don’t let confusing, incomplete or technically incorrect painting specifications open...


Equifinality: Specifying Performance

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Troy Fraebel and Tony Ippoliti, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article explains the balanced equifinality principle in specification — leaving ...


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.


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


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...


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...


Lessons from coating water and wastewater treatment structures

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Manuel Najar, PE, V&A Consulting Engineers, Inc., Oakland, CA


Specifications

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC

This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifi...


2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

from JAC, October/November 2009

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


Effective formulas for the polymer floor

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Robert Cain and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Performance success is driven by optimum mix of chemistry, composition, and applicati...


BASF earns LEED-EB designation; California Paints acquires Progress

from JAC, August/September 2009

Also: PPG cool-roof initiative; Polished-concrete institute spec revision; BASF onlin...


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...


Coating concrete: double-check your specs

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Kevin Morris, Market Development Director, Water and Wastewater, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Editor's Note: This article is a condensed version of a paper the author presented at...


Allaying fear and loathing in the world of sales and specifications

from JAC, April/May 2007 ; by Walter Scarborough, HKS Architects

Like most manufacturer’s representatives, many paint and coatings sales people know l...


Office Buildings - Office greenery

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The Capitol East End Complex, Block 225 in Sacramento cast a different light on green...


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...


 
 
   

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