Articles (115)


Contractor Nails Landing on Hangar Floor Project

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


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2018


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Bradley Box, Industrial Corrosion Control, Inc. (ICCI)

Thinking Outside the Containment


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


Trends in Maintenance + Restoration: A Conversation with Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“With the increased availability of information and improved knowledge-sharing capabi...


Decorative Painting: A Conversation with Jeff Greene, EverGreene Architectural Arts

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“The aesthetic quality — not just the quality of the materials — is what defines a cu...


Architectural Color: Branding in the Built Environment

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Billy Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Color exerts a powerful influence on consumer behavior. While many argue over its rol...


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...


Decorative Painting and Restoration: A Photo Essay

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

Decorative artisans use special techniques and a variety of materials to dress the ba...


Design Solutions for the Vegas Strip

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Del Williams, Technical Writer

When it comes to custom water features, architectural decor and themed prop design, a...


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...


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...


Color in the Commercial Environment

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


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 ...


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...


Prosperous Heritage

from D+D Print, April 2015


Profiles in Exterior Surfaces

from D+D Print, March 2015


Uncovering History

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


News

from D+D Print, January 2015


Thirsty for Art

from D+D Print, December 2014


Architect’s Dream

from D+D Print, September 2014


What Lies Beneath

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

At the Illinois State Capitol, conservators find hidden splendor.


Intumescent Casting Technology Takes The Heat

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Bill Dempster, International Fire Protection, North America

Behind schedule and at the mercy of Mother Nature, the decision was made to use epoxy...


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...


Coatings, Specifications, and the Bible

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012 ; by Allen Zielnik

Walter Scarborough, a fellow contributing editor to Durability + Design and a ...


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...


Coating System Concerns For Single-Wythe CMU Construction

from D+D Online Features, November D+D online 2012 ; by Ken Trimber

Within a 20-mile radius of your home, you have seen one or more Big Box stores, strip...


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Makeover

from JPCL, July 2012


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...


‘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...


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...


Brewery’s Main Ingredient for Design Flavor: Attention to the Details

from D+D Online Features, October 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Red Eye Brewing Company in Wausau, Wis., produces and sells craft beers at its brewer...


On the outside: Focus on the fundamentals

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Painting of residential exteriors is not rocket science, but failing to follow the fu...


Proven Formula: Hester Painting’s Quality-Centric Model

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Joe Maty

There are various management theories about running a company. Jeff Hester knows abou...


Now Playing Boston: Faded Art Deco Star’s Remarkable Renaissance

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

While many theatergoers fawn over spectacular performances, lavish costumes and impec...


High Praise: Studio’s Acclaimed Church Artistry Maintains Proud Tradition

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

Whether Conrad Schmitt Studios’ artisans are renovating the interior details of a sim...


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 ...


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...


SSPC Honors Coating Projects in 5th Annual Structure Awards

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

SSPC presented the fifth annual structure awards at SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT, h...


The case of… The fix is worse than the problem

from JPCL, April 2011


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...


Brighter Day Dawns for the Crown Jewel of Onetime ‘Brass City’

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Joe Maty

The Waterbury, Conn., City Hall has experienced something nearly akin to a resurrecti...


Concrete-Dyeing Project Cooks up New Look for ‘Fudds’

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

Renovating a functioning restaurant can present a daunting assignment—not to mention ...


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...


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...


Cool Cats (and Dogs): Shelter-Project Roof Takes Bite out of Energy Bill

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

A white, reflective “cool roof” and low-VOC interior paint, sealants and caulking hav...


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 ‘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...


New LaGuardia Tower Gets Aesthetic, Performance Lift with PVDF-Based Coatings

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

Alcoa Architectural Products’ Colorweld® 300 finish, based on high-performance fluoro...


Minding the Store: Coatings problems and solutions for commercial building owners

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber & Kevin J. Brown

“Big-box” retail stores come complete with a number of king-sized challenges lying in...


SSPC Honors Outstanding Work on 8 Structures

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented the fourth annual structure awards at PACE 2010 for standout jobs on ...


Curb Appeal

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Here's your three-part secret to the right colors for any house, anytime.


Thoroughly riveting stories for modern-era monuments

from JAC, August/September 2009


An adios, an invite, and an omission noted

from JAC, May 2009


The many shades of green

from JAC, May 2009

Top Green Projects reflect the multifaceted nature of design and materials that contr...


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...


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...


Connecting via Color

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Barbara Jacobs, Barbara Jacobs Color and Design

The use of color represents a key design element in any commercial space, and is a si...


Slam-dunk finishes for athletic wood flooring

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Joseph Berchenko, ARCOM Inc.

The dazzling color and gloss of wood athletic floors in venues ranging from NBA arena...


Green and Golden

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

JAC’s ‘Top Picks’ reflect evolution of sustainable design and building - and the dive...


Midwestern masterpiece

from JAC, May 2008 ; by B. Gunar Gruenke, Conrad Schmitt Studios

A major restoration of the historic French Lick Springs Hotel in Indiana involved app...


The roofing outlook: Cooling trend to continue

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Impending changes in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and new provisions in California Title 24 p...


Polished concrete: Gaining traction in the green-building arena

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Greg Schwietz, L&M Construction Chemicals

A polished concrete floor system, when viewed as a whole, can help increase the energ...


Waterproofing: Filling the information gap

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Kenneth L. Hercenberg, Cannon Design

Part one of a series on waterproofing, this article discusses variables in selecting ...


Playing with color at Wiggles World

from JAC, October/November 2007

A photo montage of the coated concrete surfaces of the play area at Wiggles World, pa...


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 ...


Fire protection: A headline story for NY Times building

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Max Tritremmel, International Paint LLC

The New York Times building stands as one of the newest and most spectacular addition...


Waterproofing - Taming the tentacles of an exotic urban waterworld

from JAC, August/September 2007

With a variety of pools, spas, saunas, fountains, and other aquatic features spread o...


Paint Removal: Having a blast, gently

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Paint removal with composite sponge media lends power, precision to restoration progr...


Battling the march of time

from JAC, April/May 2007 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

At the site where Washington took the fight to the British, craftsmen work to preserv...


Polyurea Coatings - Sealing the deal in Cerritos

from JAC, April/May 2007

Polyurea coatings anchor a waterproofing system used in the restoration of a parking ...


Crash Course: Getting up to speed on penetrating parking-deck sealers

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Gary Henry, PROSOCO

The most commonly specificed penetrating, breathable sealers for parking decks come i...


Monster of a Midway Job

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Gary Henry, PROSOCO

Boasting 25,422 available parking spaces and encompassing approximately 3 million squ...


New life, new look for once-glamorous stars

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Roger C. Mabe, PPG Industries, Inc.

After more than 20 years, the exterior metal of the high-rise office building on the ...


Paint Today, Park Tomorrow

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Jim Dunaway, Wes Hensley, and Steve Mishra, Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing

Parking spaces can be a scarce commodity in many urban areas. One solution to this pr...


Securing the Deck

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Concrete, one of the most widely used and versatile construction materials, is the ty...


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...


Coatings and historic structures: A preservation dichotomy

from JAC, October/November 2006 ; by Deborah Slaton, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Treatments in restoration and conservation vary with needs and objectives of specific...


Resurrection - Re-creating a masterpiece in plaster and paint

from JAC, October/November 2006 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Legendary architect Latrobe’s Baltimore cathedral emerges, restored, to reclaim exalt...


Splendor in paradise regained

from JAC, October/November 2006 ; by Mark Weisman, John Canning Painting and Conservation Studios

Restoration approach for oceanfront art conservatory represents blend of original aut...


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...


Concrete protection and decoration

from JAC, August/September 2006

Inspired interpretations, Taking flight


Coatings for Wood - Industry and inspiration

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

At the Cornwall iron furnace, which traces its origins to the American Revolution, th...


Making Waves

from JAC, April/May 2006

Creative use of coatings materials enhances the aquatic atmosphere at the titanic new...


Platinum jewel

from JAC, April/May 2006

The Alberici Corporation headquarters building in St. Louis, recipient of the LEED Pl...


Coatings for Prefabricated Metal: Tall order

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006

The iconic image of the flag raisers on the Pacific Island of Iwo Jima will be etched...


Coatings for Seacoast Settings: Beauty amid the often beastly

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The historic Wentworth hotel in New Hampshire and the pastel-hued WaterColor Inn on F...


Coatings for Seacoast Settings: Steeled for rough seas

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006

The new convention center in Ocean Shores, WA, required coatings materials that would...


Color makes waves at Watercolor Inn

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006

The Watercolor Inn, located along the Gulf coast of Florida’s panhandle, offers a spl...


Going with the fluoro

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Coatings based on fluoropolymer resins have compiled an impressive track record of du...


Razzle-dazzle, Broadening the spectrum of color and effect

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006

One look at the exterior of the new ice cream eatery in Memphis, TN, conveys one unmi...


Concrete Coatings: New look, new life for ‘Mill City’ landmark

from JAC, January 2006

An ambitious renovation project set in a once-bustling grain-milling district sought ...


Green Building Council issues updated LEED for new construction

from JAC, January 2006

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the launch of LEED® (Leade...


Restoration/preservation: Miracle at 90 West Street

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Joe Maty

An early 20th century Cass Gilbert landmark, located across the street from what once...


Restoration/preservation: Preserving the ‘Cathedral of Commerce’ demands devotion to the details of Gothic landmark

from JAC, January 2006

In stark contrast to the concerted reconstruction task at the 90 West Street building...


Color and restoration: Putting the pieces together

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Due to the importance of many historical structures, there is considerable interest i...


Restoration/Preservation: Memorable masterpieces

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Several notable historic preservation and restoration projects are reviewed in this S...


Surface Preparation Products

from JAC, October 2005

Surface Preparation Products Directory


Thanks for the vision, the passion, the memories

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Joe Maty

People who are passionate about historic preservation and restoration are much like w...


Study in contrast: Casino, natural-foods co-op put their money on variants of deco-floor theme

from JAC, July 2005

What could a high-rolling Atlantic City casino and a natural-foods co-op in the Pacif...


Eye to the future

from JAC, April 2005

Polysiloxane technology enlisted to give millennium landmark a long-term lease on Lon...


Mega-makeover delivers...More than a pretty facade

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Joe Maty

The aluminum curtain walls of three office buildings were successfully refurbished wi...


Concrete Finishing: Reactive stain breathes life into landmark chapel’s concrete

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Seattle University’s prizewinning St. Ignatius unites ‘ancient and new’ - In seeking ...


Less Pricey Protection

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jeff Schmucker

Surprise: More steel, less intumescent coating might save money in specifying fire-re...


 
 
   

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