Articles (99)


D+D Online Features

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


Testing the Effectiveness of Energy-Efficient
Coatings for Military Use

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by REBEKAH WILSON, PH.D.; BROOKE DIVAN, M.SC.;
AND KATHRYN GUY, PH.D., U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Can the application of exterior coatings be a simple and inexpensive way to reduce he...


Key Considerations for Coating Metal Roofs

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by STEVEN HEINJE, GAF

From cleaning to working with factory finishes, there are a number of issues to be aw...


Black vs. White and Everything in Between

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by JARRETT B. DAVIS, HALL a/e/c PA

Is a white coating always the best choice for roofs? Not necessarily. In many cases, ...


Let the Sun Shine! Coatings for Solar Technology

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

Imagine generating free electricity just by painting a roof or a sunlit wall! While p...


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...


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.


Innovations in Elastomeric Acrylic Roof Coatings

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Arthur Kravchenko, Vicki Demarest and George Daisey, The Dow Chemical Company

Improvements in acrylic latex technology reflect the future of acrylic polymers.


International Roofing Expo

from D+D Print, February 2015

A Preview from the Exhibit Hall


The Color of Durability

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Mark M. Ryan Jr., The Shepherd Color Company

Today’s high-tech pigments provide value beyond aesthetics.


Cooler Than Cool Roofs

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by Hashem Akbari, Ph.D., Concordia University

Next-gen coatings will be cool to the touch, more durable and as beautiful as any st...


Practical Beauty

from D+D Print, July 2014


Cool Roofs, Hot Paybacks?

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

While warm, sunny climates will see fastest returns, in most cases cool roofs make ec...


Of Rain and Roof and River

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Gary Henry

A case study shows how the green roof on a Jersey City apartment building lowers sewa...


Picture This!

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Gary Henry

Green Roofs on the Empire State Building


What’s Up With Cool Roof Coatings?

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

This article presents the “Top 10 Facts about Cool Roof Coatings” from an industry ex...


Exploring Marine Applications for Heat-Reflective Coatings

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Rob Portsmouth, Huntsman Pigments

This article describes the background of solar reflective coatings technology and dis...


Failure Analysis: When Metal Roof Coatings Fail

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

The author describes a field and laboratory investigation of a premature failure of a...


Peaks and Valleys: Coating a Metal Roof

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

A garden of rust had bloomed across the peaks and valleys of the manufacturing facili...


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...


Performance and Promise: Recent Coating and Material Research

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013

During the last two years, numerous articles and news stories have appeared in D+D...


A Green Roofing Report Card

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process is a v...


LEEDing the Way to Green Roofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

Imagine going to school in a building where the classroom itself is an integral part ...


Why Gamble? Casino Likes Odds with Bet on Waterproofing System

from D+D Online Features, July 2012

The Jersey Shore has arrived. That is, the luxury mega-casino portion. Several new pr...


Formula for Success: With SPF Applications, Quality Assurance is King

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Kevin J. Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.

A combination of economic drivers and technical advances has driven the development o...


The case of…October showers bring November rust spots

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Restoration Role Powers the Sustainability Prowess of Reflective Roof Coatings

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Bob Brenk and Jayson L. Helsel

Field-applied, solar-reflective coatings offer a powerful sustainability option for t...


Roof-Coatings Study Builds Knowledge Base on Performance Questions

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Walter Scarborough

The vast majority of research that takes place in the design and construction industr...


Hot Topic, Cool Concepts: Efficiency Mandate Drives Building-System Advances

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Allen F. Zielnik

Some Like it Hot, the classic 1959 Billy Wilder comedy declared. The plot may have th...


High Praise: Green-Roof Group Names Top Projects

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

Heralded as a “fabulous demonstration project that illustrates the potential of creat...


New Products

from PWC, November/December 2010


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...


News

from PWC, September/October 2010

Around the industry, supplier and association updates


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...


The English Garden, Rooftop Edition: MMA Membrane Provides Water, Root Barrier

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

The garden, roof can help meet multiple design, functional, and green-building object...


The case of the not-so-hot roof

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of...A Failure to Communicate

from JPCL, February 2010


Cool Roofs, Hot Prospects

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

With today's coatings, a sky-high opportunity awaits. Also: Selling the Savings; Wher...


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...


SPF and coatings: One cool duo

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Mitch Clifton, NCFI Polyurethanes

Spray foam, combined with reflective topcoat, pays dividends in the energy-efficient ...


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...


Recent product releases

from JAC, August/September 2009


A green evolution in fluoropolymer chemistry

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Development of new water-borne technologies said to hold potential for significantly ...


Getting the cold treatment

from JAC, June/July 2009

The locations, buildings, and challenges vary, but the materials share the characteri...


JAC, PaintSquare sites launch Webinars & Education section

from JAC, June/July 2009


JAC, TPC build on mission with entry into webinar dimension

from JAC, June/July 2009


Recent product releases

from JAC, June/July 2009


Stretching the life of the single-ply roof

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Penny Gift, Republic Powdered Metals Inc.

Current coatings technologies provide economical means to restore aging surfaces, wit...


The many shades of green

from JAC, May 2009

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


Getting more mileage from the metal roof

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Bob Brenk, Aldo Products Company Inc.

Restoration with reflective coatings serves multiple objectives, including enhanced e...


'Market dynamics' cited in color forecast

from JAC, March/April 2009


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

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty


Green-roof project success takes root with solid waterproofing foundation

from JAC, January/February 2009

Green-roof designers and specifiers can pick from a variety of waterproofing-membrane...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Roof Coatings - Commissioning a magnum opus for philharmonic center roof restoration

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff

Visuals and performance both loomed large when the operators of the Naples, FL, Philh...


Tending to the garden roof: Creating designs that flourish

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Michael Gibbons, Architectural Systems Inc.

The design and specification of the rooftop oasis called the green, garden, or vegeta...


Volunteers spruce up Dallas nonprofit agencies

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Roof Coatings

from JAC, December 2008


CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

from JAC, December 2008 ; by JAC Staff


Product Pipeline

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Technology Publishing


Pausing for reflection on aging of the cool roof

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC


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...


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...


Stain and sealer system transforms concrete floors at Ave Maria University

from JAC, March/April 2008


Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.


Maximizing roof-coating performance in the emerging era of the cool roof

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jim Leonard, ERSystems Inc.

Surface preparation, chemistry, and attention to application guidelines hold the key ...


Maximizing the yield from the garden roof

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The garden roof may be as green as it gets, but specification of this increasingly po...


Waterproofing-membrane brochure

from JAC, January/February 2008

Kemper System Inc. issued a brochure offering information on the specification of Kem...


JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

from JAC, December 2007

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


Playing a hot hand

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Coatings suppliers, users, and relevant industry trade groups seek to improve the pub...


Cool roofs: Assuming a higher profile in key building codes and standards

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

If any lingering doubts persist in the design and building professions regarding the ...


Cool-roof technologies - One cool concept: A roof-system calculator

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Andre O. Desjarlais, Thomas W. Pterie, and William A. Miller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Buildings Technology Center

A web-based program quantifies and compares the effects of various surface types on e...


Roof Coatings Directory: Company Profiles

from JAC, June/July 2007

List of companies participating in Roof Coatings Directory


Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

from JAC, June/July 2007

Coating products from participating companies are listed and described.


The basics on elastomerics and other roof-coatings solutions

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, KTA-Tator and Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the current realm of roof-coatings technologies, the specifier, arhitect, or build...


Cool wall joins cool roof as demand grows for climate change in building and design

from JAC, April/May 2007

In the warp-speed-evolving world of green and sustainable building and design, cool i...


Directory of Green Coatings

from JAC, April/May 2007

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

from JAC, April/May 2007

If it is conceded that the concept of sustainability in design and construction shoul...


Pausing for reflection: Company’s shrine to sustainability serves as rooftop ‘laboratory’

from JAC, April/May 2007

ERSystems, a Rockford, MN-based maker of roof coatings, and its sister company, Prair...


At Dallas school district, combination of SPF, white reflective roof coating makes the grade

from JAC, March/April 2007

The insulating and seamless waterproofing properties of a spray polyurethane foam (SP...


Making the case for the SPF roof

from JAC, March/April 2007

The well established roofing system referred to here is spray polyurethane foam or SP...


Roof Coatings - Cooling it in California: Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof

from JAC, January/February 2007

Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof.


A darker shade of cool

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

New technologies offer promise of lower temperatures, broader color choices for tradi...


Durability - The roof-coatings pitch: Peak performance

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Attention to the details of material selection and application are pivotal to realizi...


Roof Coatings - Advanced chemistry

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Chris J. Marshall, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Hybrid Polyurethane thick-film coatings for metal roofs deliver an impressive package...


Roof Coatings - Cool under fire

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Scott Kriner, Akzo Nobel Coatings

Reflective-coatings technologies for metal are keeping the hot simmer from boiling ov...


Roof Coatings - Cooling trend

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by George Daisey, Rohm and Haas Company

It’s not stretching things to say elastomeric roof coatings have helped to catalyze t...


Roof Coatings - New dome for Saints home

from JAC, June/July 2006

In Katrina’s wake: Superdome restoration marches forward at the speed of an NFL offen...


Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

from JAC, June/July 2006

The information in this Roof Coating Directory was acquired by sending questionnaires...


Chill factor: Cool-roof fever is catching on

from JAC, April/May 2006

Up on the roof, it’s green to be cool. Reflectivity, emissivity, and lighter colors a...


Platinum jewel

from JAC, April/May 2006

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


It’s a matter of degrees

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik

Getting a read on ‘cool roof’ technologies and other energy-conserving coatings ideas


Lasting expressions: Aesthetics rule in bold new world of decorative materials for concrete

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Joe Maty

The origins of concrete can be traced to the Roman Empire of two millennia ago, but t...


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...


 
 
   

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