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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


News

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Building Enclosure Coatings and Industry Trends: A Conversation with John Straube, RDH Building Science, University of Waterloo

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“Lots of things have been changing … Frankly, the problem isn’t that we don’t have en...


The March of Technology: A Review of Recent Articles on Coatings and Related Materials

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Founder & Contributing Editor

Coatings and related construction material technologies develop at an uneven pace, on...


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...


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 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...


Reader Response

from D+D Print, October 2014


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September 2014

Whether you're coating walls or stripping them, building new or restoring the histori...


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.


Simply Water-Resistant Windows

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by Sam Hagerman, Hammer & Hand

A builder finds a simple approach is best for preventing leaks at rough openings.


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...


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...


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide AND Tools + Equipment Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September/October 2013

From air/vapor barriers to wood coatings, stains and finishes, you’ll find a comprehe...


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...


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...


Product Technologies: Greener, More Multifunctional

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013

A review of product introductions over the last 18 months yields two main conclusions...


Architectural Coatings: State of the Technology

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

Durability + Design asked leaders from a cross-section of the coatings industr...


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...


‘Green’ Currency: Retrofit, New-Building Projects Deliver High-ROI Upside

from D+D Online Features, March 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

The path to achieving “green” or “sustainable” objectives in design, construction and...


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 ...


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...


‘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.


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...


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 ...


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...


2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

from JAC, October/November 2009

The 2009 JAC Director of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors offers informa...


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 ...


Recent product releases

from JAC, August/September 2009


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...


On second thought, what's wrong with a bonus?

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty


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 ...


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Air Barriers

from JAC, December 2008

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


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 ...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2008


Sealing up the envelope

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Tony Eshmade, P.Eng., A.F. Eshmade & Associates

A problem-plagued apartment building in Ontario needed a complete upgrade of its buil...


JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

from JAC, December 2007

In the first annual JAC Buying and Specifying Guide, information from more than 160 m...


Charting a course for great barrier EIFS

from JAC, August/September 2007

A combination of a fast-track construction schedule and a rain-and windswept seaside ...


Energy codes: Pushing the air-barrier envelope

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by David Weitz, Conservation Services Group

Proposals to mandate broader applications of air barriers emerge as the industry look...


Directory of Green Coatings

from JAC, April/May 2007

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Barrier to entry

from JAC, January/February 2007

A new high school complex in Massachusetts takes on the elements with an integrated e...


Directory of Air Barrier Products and Services

from JAC, January/February 2007

This Directory lists and describes companies that provide air barrier products and se...


Natural themes permeate PPG’s color-trends forecast

from JAC, January/February 2007

A connection to the natural world and its elements figures prominently in PPG Industr...


Solving the air-barrier riddle: Permeable or impermeable?

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Sonya Santos, Grace Construction Products

Which barrier--permeable or impermeable--is right for a given building? And how shoul...


Shoring up ‘The Breakers’

from JAC, October/November 2006

Air/moisture barrier, aggressive restoration measures add up to comprehensive remedy ...


Air-barrier system plays key supporting role in ambitious high school expansion program

from JAC, June/July 2006

A major upgrade to Massachusetts school puts designers, suppliers, and trades to the ...


Air Barriers 101: Basic theory and design

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by John Edgar, Sto Corp.

Key topics addressed include the differences in barrier types, water and moisture con...


Air Barriers: University housing presents rigorous test for design, installation of air-barrier system

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Len Anastasi, Lennel Specialties Corporation

Key decisions in a major construction program at the University of Massachusetts-Dart...


NIST investigation takes measure of cost-savings potential of air barriers

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Craig Boucher, Grace Construction Products

A recent study of energy savings attributable to the use of air barriers is summarize...


It's not smart to be all wet

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Joe Maty

The concept of Smart Growth received a great deal of attention at the recent BuildBos...


Air barriers head for the beach

from JAC, October 2005

The designers and builders of the upscale Main Sail at Shelter Cove condominiums in S...


Air Barriers: Great expectations

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Kevin Knight

Selection of material, application, and quality control procedures are described for ...


It's westward ho for air barriers

from JAC, January 2005

The barrier movement is gaining momentum, and liquid-applied materials figure promine...


 
 
   

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