Articles (795)


SSPC News

from JPCL, November 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, November 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, November 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, October 2019


Focus On

from JPCL, October 2019


SSPC Coatings+ 2020 Training & Certification

from JPCL, October 2019


SSPC News

from JPCL, October 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, October 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, September 2019


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, September 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 2019


IN THE INDUSTRIAL EDITION

from PaintSquare Press, Fall 2019


Contract Negotiation: Making Projects Pay Off for Each Party

from PaintSquare Press, Fall 2019


SSPC News

from JPCL, August 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, August 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2019


What You Need To Know: Are You a Quality Control Inspector? By Whose Definition?

from JPCL, August 2019 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC


Bridge Painting: Progress Through Community

from JPCL, July 2019 ; by Robert Kogler, Rampart LLC

Bob Kogler, a coating professional for the past three decades who has worked extensiv...


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, July 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, June 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2019


What You Need To Know

from JPCL, June 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, May 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2019


The Basics of Nuclear Safety-Related Coatings

from JPCL, April 2019 ; by David A. Hunter, PCS, Pond & Company, Inc.

In nuclear facilities, the term “safety-related” applies to systems, structures, comp...


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2019


The Business of Coatings

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019


Milestones & Changes

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019


People on the Move

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019


Second Annual Prestige Awards: Call for Nominations

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, March 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2019


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2019


What You Need To Know

from JPCL, February 2019


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, January 2019


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2019


SSPC Coatings+ Show Preview

from JPCL, December 2018


People on the Move

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Winners of the Annual Prestige Awards

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, September 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, August 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, July 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, June 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2018


New ISO 12944

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


Owners’ Roundtable

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, May 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, April 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, April 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2018


Selecting Pipeline Coatings: Do Current Standards Help?

from JPCL, February 2018 ; by Ian Robinson, 3M Company

The ultimate or universal field-joint coating does not exist, but there are many vari...


Show Preview

from JPCL, March 2018

NACE CORROSION 2018


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2018

SSPC Training Hits the Road


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, March 2018


SSPC Organizational Members: as of February 5, 2018

from JPCL, February 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2018


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, January 2018

Introducing Two New Training Courses at SSPC 2018


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2018


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, December 2017

Looking Ahead to SSPC 2018 and Beyond


SSPC 2018 Advance Program

from JPCL, December 2017

SSPC 2018 will be held in New Orleans, La., from Jan. 15 to 18, 2018. This section pr...


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...


Comparing Fire Testing Standards

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by By Bob Glendenning, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Top of the News

from JPCL, November 2017


SSPC 2018 in New Orleans: Events and Awards

from JPCL, November 2017

This section details the special events scheduled to take place during SSPC 2018 feat...


SSPC On the Front Line: International Initiatives, New SSPC Newsletter

from JPCL, November 2017


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...


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...


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...


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...


“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...


Expected Service Life and Cost Considerations for Maintenance and New Construction Protective Coating Work

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., and Robert Lanterman, KTA-Tator Inc.

This guide is designed to assist the coatings engineer or specifier in identify-ing c...


SSPC 2018 in New Orleans: Training & Certification

from JPCL, October 2017

This section will summarize the SSPC training and certification courses that will be ...


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, October 2017

Two New SSPC Training Courses Offered at SSPC 2018


Focus On

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Lucia Fullalove, Highways England and Dr. Algan Tezel, Huddersfield University

Applying Lean Manufacturing to Corrosion Protection Processes


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...


SSPC 2018 in New Orleans: Technical Program

from JPCL, September 2017

SSPC 2018 featuring GreenCOAT, SSPC’s annual conference and exhibition, will be held ...


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...


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, September 2017

SSPC Panama Chapter Launches with Technical Session, Celebration


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...


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...


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...


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC

Responsibility, Authority and Accountability


The Development of Corrosion Resistant 2- and 1-K Waterbased Zinc-Rich Paints

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Kenichi Nakamura, Roval, Japan; and Pascal Verbiest, Ph.D, EverZinc, Belgium

This article explains the formulation and performance of a waterbased (WB) zinc-rich ...


Transmission Tower and Pole Painting: A Challenge for All Involved

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Matthew McCane, PCS, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Curt Hickcox, PCS Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

That our electrical transmission system is aging and degrading from corrosion is a gi...


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, August 2017

SSPC, Industry Investors Partner with Saudi Arabia


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...


Contract Negotiation: A Cage Match

from JPCL, July Special 2017 Special Issue; by James McDonald, Hempel Protective Coatings, and Matt Stevenson, ALS Industrial Services

Negotiating a painting and lining contract can easily feel like you’ve been through t...


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...


Standards Used for Partial Coating Removal During Maintenance Painting

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by J. Peter Ault, P.E., PCS and Eric Shoyer, Elzly Technology Corporation

Partial surface preparation is a cost-saving concept with merit and demonstrated succ...


SSPC on the Front Line: Department of Defense Conference

from JPCL, July 2017


The European Coatings Show

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2017


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2017


SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

from JPCL, June 2017

SSPC Seeks Structure Awards Nominations


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2017


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...


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...


SSPC.org: What’s New, What’s Coming

from JPCL, May 2017


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2017


SSPC 2018 Call for Papers

from JPCL, April 2017


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2017


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...


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...


News

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


A Seat at the Table

from JPCL, March 2017

Pamela Simmons, editor in chief of JPCL, sat down with four female coatings professio...


The Effect of Intelligent Coating Selection on Project Delays

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by James McDonald, Hempel Protective Coatings

A study suggests roughly half of oil and gas megaprojects reported schedule delays of...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2017


New, Free SSPC-JPCL Webinars Available

from JPCL, March 2017


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...


Self-Healing Icephobic Coatings: The Promise of a New Pairing

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by STEPHANIE SHIRA, MYERS MIXERS

Self-healing coatings and icephobic coatings are among some of the newest functional ...


Understanding Standards: A Primer on Programs and Purpose

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

How does a method, material, or practice ultimately become the accepted standard? Thi...


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, ...


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...


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...


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...


Assuring and Controlling Quality: A Conversation with Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We’re seeing an increased awareness of the importance of paint and water repellent o...


Color Science and Design for Commercial Interiors: A Conversation with Gillian C. Rose, Interior Design and Color Science Consultant

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“Eighty percent of our visual perception comes from color, and if we’re not taught wh...


SSPC Names Top Structures of 2016

from JPCL, March 2017


Advance Program Updates

from JPCL, January 2017


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2017


Mark Your Calendars: SSPC to Administer 2017 DoD Corrosion Conference

from JPCL, January 2017


Sherwin-Williams Posts Record Sales in 2016

from JPCL, February 2017


SSPC On the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2017


SSPC Organizational Members

from JPCL, February 2017


SSPC Passes ANSI-ASQ Assessment

from JPCL, January 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...


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...


Green Coatings from a Global Perspective

from JPCL, December 2016 ; by Don Futch, Jotun Paints, Inc.

This article describes what certifies the “greenness” of a coating, the variables tha...


Applying Coatings in Cold Weather

from JPCL, December 2016


SSPC President's Welcome

from JPCL, December 2016

SSPC 2017 featuring GreenCOAT is scheduled for January 30 to February 2, 2017, at the...


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2016


Update: Safety And Health Programs And Multi-Employer Responsibilities

from JPCL, December 2016 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Meetings at SSPC 2017 in Tampa Will Impact Contractors

from JPCL, November 2016


SSPC 2017 in Tampa: Events and Awards

from JPCL, November 2016

This section previews the special events and awards scheduled to take place during SS...


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...


Building a Solid Foundation for Concrete Floor Coatings: A Guide to Inspection and Surface Preparation

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC

An attractive, durable concrete floor coating requires methodical preparation before ...


Architectural Color Trends for 2017: A Review of Paint Manufacturers’ Forecasts

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by Aaron Jentzen, Editor

Often, trendy colors soon fall from favor. That’s fine, if you’re talking about an ou...


Concrete Condition Assessments: Why Do Them?

from JPCL, October 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2016


Training & Certification at SSPC 2017 Featuring Greencoat

from JPCL, October 2016

This section will preview the training and certification courses and hands-on worksho...


Who’s Working for You?

from JPCL, October 2016 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


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...


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...


New Orleans Welcomes Water Quality, Waterjetting Shows

from JPCL, September 2016


SSPC 2017 in Tampa: Technical Program

from JPCL, September 2016

SSPC will hold its annual conference and exhibition, SSPC 2017 featuring GreenCOAT, a...


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, September 2016


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...


Auditing 101

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Measuring Surface Profile on Bare Metal Surfaces Cleaned by Power Tools

from JPCL, August 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2016


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...


From Stradivarius to Hardwood Floors:
How Coatings Protect and Beautify Wood

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

Wood is one of our most versatile and beautiful building and decorative materials, bu...


Measuring Surface Profile: What’s Changed, What’s the Same

from JPCL, July 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2016


Transforming the Subject Matter Expert into an Educator: Gaining Competitive Advantage by Applying Adult Learning Principles

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by Amy Gibson, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes what makes adult learners different, the different ways they l...


Decorative Concrete Education and
the Quest for Quality

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Michael Hernandez, P.E. DBIA, Baker Concrete Construction

Decorative concrete requires many specialized skills not previously addressed in exis...


What Color is Your Green Paint?

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

Green building has grown from a specialty niche into a driving force within the archi...


At Last, the Silica Standard. What Now?

from JPCL, June 2016 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2016


Materials and Coatings in Schools: Don’t Kids Have Enough to Worry About?

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Robert J. Kobet, LEED Faculty (Retired), and
Paula McEvoy, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

Interior finishes, furnishings and maintenance practices have a direct impact on the ...


Show Preview

from JPCL, May 2016

International Bridge Conference; AWWA ACE16; Mega Rust


SSPC-SP 1: Basic, But Important

from JPCL, May 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2016


Color in Institutional Spaces

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

Many see institutional buildings as synonymous with cold, bare concrete, perceiving t...


From Drab to Daring:
The Explosion of Color in Coatings

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jeff Alexander, VP of Sales, Coil and Extrusion Division, Valspar

In the past, vibrant colors were seldom used for major construction projects, resulti...


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...


Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

from JPCL, April 2016


Coating Industry’s Best Honored at SSPC 2016

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by Amy Woodall, PaintSquare News


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2016


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...


Indianapolis Welcomes American Coatings Show

from JPCL, March 2016


Partner With Your Insurance Broker

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by By Deidre Dunkin, Dunkin & Bush, Inc.


The Buzz

from JPCL, March 2016


SSPC Annual Report: Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015

from JPCL, March 2016


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2016

Houston Coating Society to hold annual painters competition.


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...


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 ...


NACE Takes CORROSION 2016 North of the Border

from JPCL, February 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2016


SSPC Surface Preparation Standards Update

from JPCL, February 2016


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...


Coatings Industry Forecast

from JPCL, January 2016

From the downturn in the oil and gas industry to new technology and a need for more t...


Quality Assurance and Quality Control — We Do It, Too!

from JPCL, January 2016


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...


SSPC Commercial Coatings Progress Update

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc. and Commercial Coatings Committee Chair

The commercial coatings committees of SSPC have developed several guides and standard...


SSPC President’s Welcome

from JPCL, December 2015

SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT will be held January 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Con...


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2015


OSHA Construction Standard For Confined Space Entry: Planning And Managing Industrial Painting Projects For Compliance

from JPCL, December 2015 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC, and Stanford T. Liang, CIH/CSP, AM Health and Safety

The authors will discuss the key details in OSHA’s recently issued Standard for Confi...


Awards and Special Events at SSPC 2016

from JPCL, November 2015

This section will preview the variety of special events, including SSPC’s Annual Busi...


Final Free Webinars of 2015 Offered in December

from JPCL, November 2015


The Buzz

from JPCL, November 2015


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...


SSPC Gets a New Home

from JPCL, October 2015 ; by Bill Worms, Executive Director, SSPC


Training & Certification at SSPC 2016

from JPCL, October 2015

This section previews the training and certification courses and hands-on workshops t...


Dr. Brian Skerry, The Sherwin-Williams Company

from JPCL, September 2015


Editorial: A New Adventure

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Bill Worms, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC Seeking Comments on Proposed OSHA Beryllium Rule

from JPCL, September 2015


Tech Program Planned for SSPC 2016

from JPCL, September 2015

This article previews the technical program scheduled for SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCO...


Webinars on Thermal Spray Coating Application and Wastewater Specs Available in October

from JPCL, September 2015


WEFTEC 2015 Returns to Chicago; New Orleans Welcomes WJTA-IMCA Conference

from JPCL, September 2015


Color in the Commercial Environment

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


A Message From the Incoming SSPC President

from JPCL, August 2015


A Message From the Outgoing SSPC President

from JPCL, August 2015


Building on a Legacy - Eric Bennung, Acrymax Technologies, Inc.

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


From Office to Field - Robert Belisle, Jr., John W. Egan Company

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


News From SSPC Headquarters

from JPCL, August 2015

SSPC Hires New Executive Director


Solving Market Challenges - Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


Thank You (By Bill Shoup, Outgoing SSPC Executive Director)

from JPCL, August 2015


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2015

Thickness Measuring, Waterjetting Webinars on the Slate for September


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...


International Presence at World's Largest Coatings Show

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL


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


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


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...


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


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...


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


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.


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


Nature’s Comfort

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


Return to Nature

from D+D Print, March 2015


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.


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2015

Webinar on specifying and selecting coatings available


On defining “equivalent” in a specification

from JPCL, February 2015


Q&A with Alfred D. Beitelman

from JPCL, February 2015


Show Preview

from JPCL, February 2015

Dallas welcomes NACE CORROSION 2015


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


A Roundabout Way of Reducing Accidents

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Todd Scharich, American Society of Concrete Contractors

Decorative concrete plays a ‘roundabout’ role in making America’s roads safer.


From D.C. to the Cosmos

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by John Canning & Co.

An interior restoration reveals a century-old treasure of Beaux-Arts elegance.


Golden Bells

from D+D Print, February 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...


2015 Coatings Industry Forecast

from JPCL, January 2015

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


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

from JPCL, January 2015


SSPC 2015 Update

from JPCL, January 2015

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


Profiles in Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Gary Henry

Three decorative projects showcase concrete in the service of recreation.


State of the Industry 2015

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Amy Woodall

Executives delve into the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.


Vertical City

from D+D Print, January 2015


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


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


Welcome to SSPC 2015

from JPCL, December 2014

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


Building Wellness

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


SSPC Coatings Standards Work Underway

from D+D Print, December 2014


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...


Records of Work and Working Conditions

from JPCL, November 2014


Concrete Floor Coatings and Treatments

from D+D Print, November 2014


News

from D+D Print, November 2014

Conference Taps Building Brain Trust


Taking the Measure of Polished Concrete

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Christopher Bennett, Husqvarna

A new standard may hold the key to uniformity in polished concrete floors.


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...


What Tomorrow’s Colors Can Do for You Today

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

The 2015 color forecast is for blues, soothing tones and value.


Color - we see it every day, yet we often underestimate it.

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


News

from D+D Print, October 2014


Profiles in Metal

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

Architectural metal shines on two redesigned buildings.


Something Precious

from D+D Print, October 2014


New Orleans welcomes WEFTEC, WJTA-IMCA conferences

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


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...


Architect’s Dream

from D+D Print, September 2014


In the 'Hospital of the Future'

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

At a technologically advanced medical center, paint contributes to both design and pe...


Setting a Standard for Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association, and Larry Rowland, Lehigh White Cement Co.

The ACI’s new guide shows what’s possible and tells contractors how to accomplish it.


Baby, It’s Hot Outside

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


Changing of the Guard

from JPCL, July 2014

Messages from the Outgoing and Incoming SSPC Presidents


Hull Coatings and Fuel Efficiency: Recent Developments

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by Brian Goldie and Dan Mobbs, JPCL Europe

Antifouling coatings can increase fuel efficiency by reducing frictional resistance. ...


Practical Beauty

from D+D Print, July 2014


Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

Visual surface preparation standards are subject to individual interpretation by owne...


SSPC releases new Guide 20

from JPCL, June 2014


Time to take a break

from JPCL, June 2014 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Color Matters

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio Inc.

Whether by rebranding a property or helping to speed rentals, good color adds value.


Lessons from Madge

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


News

from D+D Print, June 2014

Architecture students reimagine an icon


Picture This!

from D+D Print, June 2014

The Color of Glass


Technology, Ideas Frame First-Ever D+D Conference and Exhibition

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

Historic hotel hosts design, construction conference.


Getting to "No": How to Ask the Difficult Questions First

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Warren Brand, W Brand Consulting


Q&A with Andy Odorzynski

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Show Preview

from JPCL, May 2014

IBC returns to Pittsburgh; Boston hosts ACE14; Mega Rust heads to San Diego


Asphalt Green’s Fresh Face

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Asphalt Green’s Fresh Face

A construction team copes with the unexpected in restoring a New York City landmark.


How Would You Describe It?

from D+D Print, May 2014


White Tiles and Lessons Learned

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Pamela Simmons, Editorial Director


Whose Responsibility is Safety Anyway?

from JPCL, April 2014

This Applicator Training Bulletin is an updated version of the article, “Whose Respon...


Starry, Starry Sky

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


Sustainable Coatings: Shifting the Paradigm

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Steven Danielpour, HOK

New technologies and processes will help deliver the innovations needed to respond to...


Q&A With Frank Rea

from JPCL, February 2014 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Show Preview

from JPCL, February 2014

San Antonio welcomes CORROSION 2014


SSPC News

from JPCL, February 2014

SSPC issues QP 9 revision


Architecting Color

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio Inc.

Color, if thoughtfully chosen, broadcasts meaning.


Hail and farewell

from JPCL, January 2014 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


How To Effectively Manage Conflict

from JPCL, January 2014 ; by Warren Brand

This new column by Consultant Warren Brand offers advice on business issues in the co...


SSPC 2014 Update

from JPCL, January 2014

SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 10–13 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Re...


CHPS Raises the Bar for Green Schools

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson

For coatings companies, the revised National Core Criteria represents a market opport...


Follow the Green

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief, Durability+Design


Assessing the Technology of Architectural Coatings

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Harold Hower

Six industry leaders offer their views on the state of architectural coatings, from h...


Q&A With John P. Psarianos

from JPCL, November 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Take Part in SSPC 2014’s Special Events, Awards

from JPCL, November 2013

SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT will be held at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Bue...


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...


Charcoal is the New Chocolate

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Gina R. Johnson

In 2014, soothing blues and spicy bolds prevail, and it all pairs beautifully with gr...


Q&A With Ernest Dunbar

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Testing adhesion of multi-coat systems

from JPCL, October 2013

When should the adhesion of an applied coating or lining multi-coat system be tested?


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2013

November webinar on power tools offered


Training and Certification Available at SSPC 2014

from JPCL, October 2013

SSPC 2014 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 10–13 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. A full...


Painting for the Patient’s Benefit

from D+D Print, September/October 2013 ; by Jackie Jordan and Joe Kujawski, Sherwin-Williams

Advances in color research and coating technology can help improve the patient experi...


Q&A With Anton Ruesing

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Show Preview

from JPCL, September 2013

Chicago welcomes 86th WEFTEC


SSPC 2014 Technical Program Unveiled

from JPCL, September 2013

The article previews the technical program, including seven new hour-long “mini-sessi...


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 2013


Time flies when your oldest kid is getting ready to drive: A look ahead at the SSPC 2014 show

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by Michael Kline, Director of Marketing, SSPC


Performance Continues To Be Focus of SSPC Coating Standards

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by The JPCL Staff


QA/QC: Some Things Are Old; Some Are New

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group, LLC


Recent Developments in SSPC Surface Prep Standards

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by The JPCL Staff


SSPC Standards Build on Foundation for Quality in Coatings Work

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by The JPCL Staff


SSPC's Latest Paint Application Standards Meet Field and Lab Needs

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by The JPCL Staff


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2013


Industry Standards for Surface Preparation

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Thorough surface preparation is necessary to achieve long-term coating performance. T...


Picture This!

from D+D Print, July/August 2013


Trick the Eye Engage the Mind

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Pamela Simmons, Durability + Design

The author reviews the work of noted trompe l’oeil artist, John Pugh. The muralist ha...


News

from JPCL, July 2013


Q&A with Pat Sweeney

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC News

from JPCL, July 2013


Messages from the outgoing and incoming SSPC presidents

from JPCL, June 2013 ; by Steve Collins and Ben Fultz


SSPC News

from JPCL, June 2013


Color in Commercial Architecture

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio

Color defines space, creates relationships and a sense of cohesion—locally in neighbo...


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...


Selecting Polysiloxane Topcoats

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by "Gerald L. Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation"

The author examines the differences between traditional three-coat coating systems an...


Spray It Safe: Using and Maintaining Plural + Airless Spray Equipment

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Pete Engelbert, Level 3 Coating Inspection, LLC

Plural component and airless spray equipment are almost ubiquitous on coatings jobsit...


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...


News

from JPCL, May 2013


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2013


Voting for the Board of Governors

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Why surface preparation is important

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Robert Barnhart, Debbie Mericle, Chuck Mobley, Tom Hocking, Jeff Bogran, and Ernestine McDaniel


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...


Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

from JPCL, April 2013 ; by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article gives a brief review of the history of SSPC-PA 2 and describes the five ...


SSPC News

from JPCL, April 2013


The Buzz

from JPCL, April 2013


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2013


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...


The Context of Color

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Sonu Mathew, Benjamin Moore & Co.

Color adds value to buildings. In this article, Mathew explains how color transcends ...


The Buzz

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Anita Socci, JPCL


Nine Coatings Projects Receive High Honors at SSPC 2013

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL

This photo essay takes a look at the winners of SSPC’s 2013 Structure Awards, given f...


Show Preview

from JPCL, February 2013


The Importance of Conferences

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2013


Buying Time: Rooftop Repair or Replace?

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Tom Stuewe

Preventive maintenance (PM) that makes a good roof better is far more cost-effective ...


News

from JPCL, January 2013


Q&A with Dan Zienty

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Charles Lange, JPCL


SSPC Honors Authors for Excellence

from JPCL, January 2013


The Buzz

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Anita Socci, JPCL


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2013


Commercial Coatings Set For Gains at SSPC 2013

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

The SSPC Commercial Coating Committee has made significant progress on its ambitious ...


New SSPC Standard Helps Determine Compliance with Profile Requirements

from JPCL, December 2012 ; by Aimée Beggs and Heather Stiner, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

The authors report on a new standard, SSPC-PA 17, on steel profile and its complement...


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 ...


The Next Step in Solar Reflectance Testing for Roofing Products

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012 ; by Matthew Lendzinski and Joseph Rokowski

When it comes to roofing, after expected service life of individual products, the mos...


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...


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 ...


How CAS Training Fits into Shop Painting in the Future

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters Inc.

The author discusses how the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) training is th...


The Protective Coatings Specialist and Polyurea: The Sequence of Events

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Primeaux Associates LLC

This article discusses developments in polyurea technology as well as the importance ...


EIFS Evolution: Retrofit Remakes a High-Rise Condo

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Ryan J. Barnes, E.I.

When castles were popular and stone was a common building material, managing moisture...


Intumescents & Interiors: Function Meets Aesthetics

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Allen Zielnik

There is, perhaps, no functional coating type that can have a greater impact than thi...


Color and Design Outlook: A Study in Contrasts

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

While color and design forecasts for 2013 are wide-ranging, many color experts and de...


Alison B. Kaelin

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Andreas Momber

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Benjamin S. Fultz

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Brendan Fitzsimons

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Clive H. Hare

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


David Boyd

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


David H. Deacon

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Dudley Primeaux

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Fred Goodwin

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Gary Hall

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Introducing JPCL’s Clive Hare Honors

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue

In this supplement to the August 2012 JPCL, we honor Clive Hare and the recipients of...


J. Alan Kehr

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Kenneth A. Trimber

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Lee Wilson

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Massimo Antonio Cornago

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Mike O’Donoghue

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Philippe Le Calvé

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


R. Johnny Eliasson

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Randy Nixon

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Robert A. Kogler, Jr.

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Robert Francis

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Steven Reinstadtler

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Tim Race

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2012

Webinars address plural component and pipeline issues


Trevor Parry

from JPCL, Top Thinkers 2012 Special Issue


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 ...


Some thoughts from the SSPC President

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Steve Collins, SSPC President, 2012–2013


SSPC News

from JPCL, July 2012


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Makeover

from JPCL, July 2012


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Salon-Floor Makeover

from D+D Online Features, July 2012

Getting the look of a slate floor, and quickly, on top of a patchwork of old and newl...


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...


Messages from the outgoing president and the incoming president

from JPCL, June 2012 ; by Bob McMurdy and Steve Collins


Selling Your Baby: An Owners’s Guide

from JPCL, June 2012 ; by Robert J. Ziegler

This article offers advice for company owners who are preparing to sell their busines...


SSPC Organizational Members

from JPCL, June 2012


Sustainability in Coatings: A Review of Recent Reports

from JPCL, June 2012 ; by Brian Goldie

The author summarizes several presentations related to future raw material supplies f...


Letter to the Editor

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Kevin A. Schweikhart, PCS, MCI Protective Coatings Solutions, Inc.

On the Ethics of Consulting


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2012


Decorative Concrete: Good Looks, Performance—and Untapped Potential

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jamie Farny

Decorative concrete has been seen has a growing segment of the concrete industry for ...


Enforcing Regulations in Steel Fabrication and Coating Shops

from JPCL, April 2012 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article is part of the JPCL’s Top Thinker series. The article focuses on OSHA re...


A Visual Feast: Varied Decorative Approaches Serve up Array of Effects

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Assistant Editor

Sushi rolls rock, stir-fry sizzles and a variety of contemporary faux finishes combin...


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...


SSPC 2011 Annual Report

from JPCL, March 2012


‘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...


The Holistic Approach to Sustainability Mandate: It’s Green and it Performs

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

It hardly comes as “news” that increased interest in the use of environmentally frien...


Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Almost two decades ago, colored concrete flooring found its way into the lexicon of a...


Information Underload: Presenting the Argument for Product Standards

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

A significant deficiency exists in the world of architectural paints and coatings tha...


HKS’s LEED Believer: Sustainability VP Mundell Puts Faith in Green Ideal

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Joe Maty

Chris Mundell, vice president and sustainable design coordinator at HKS Inc., finds t...


Concrete Maintenance - Maintain to Sustain

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Fred Goodwin, BASF Corp., Construction Chemicals

In this inaugural article of JPCL's 2012 Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors series, ...


My 2012 resolutions and a note about SSPC

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


News

from JPCL, January 2012

Primeaux to Direct VersaFlex Training; Dur-A-Flex Names R&D, Marketing VP


SSPC Gives Guidance on Protective Coating Specifications

from JPCL, January 2012

This article is a summary of an SSPC report, "Preparing and Using Protective Coating ...


SSPC News

from JPCL, January 2012


Updates Issued for SSPC 2012

from JPCL, January 2012

All known updates to the program at SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT are included here. ...


Marquee Mixtures: Color, Effects to Star in 2012 Concrete Shows

from D+D Online Features, December 2011

A convergence of the practical and esoteric is written in concrete at a remote Navajo...


On the cleanliness of stainless steel

from JPCL, December 2011


President's Welcome

from JPCL, December 2011


Special Events Planned for Attendees and Guests

from JPCL, December 2011


SSPC 2012 Exhibitors Ready to Show Off the Best in the Industry

from JPCL, December 2011


SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT: The Advance Program

from JPCL, December 2011 ; by the JPCL Staff

The Advance Program for SSPC 2012 is published here to help protective and marine coa...


SSPC Committees to Meet In Tampa

from JPCL, December 2011


SSPC Puts Together Impressive Technical Program

from JPCL, December 2011


SSPC To Offer Full Course Line Up in Tampa

from JPCL, December 2011


SSPC Workshops Cover Diverse Topics

from JPCL, December 2011


The Color Deficit: Making the Case for a Polychromatic World

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Billy Rosbottom

Architecture serves as a grounding element for our communities. Our buildings are whe...


Rough Cut to Polished Gem: Project Transforms Engineering Center’s Floor

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Gary Henry

The transformation of concrete floor from steel-troweled to polished in the newly bui...


SSPC News

from JPCL, November 2011


SSPC Technical Program Spans Four Days, 19 Tracks

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by the JPCL Staff

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, on Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012. ...


Retention of Pre-Construction Primers During Shipbuilding

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by J. Peter Ault, PE, PCS, Elzly Technology Corporation

The author describes research on retaining inorganic zinc pre-contruction primers (PC...


Mixing Oil and H2O: The Adaptable Alkyd Takes to the Water

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

In the dating scene, it is is often said that “oil and water don’t mix,” but then, it...


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...


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...


Regulation News

from JPCL, October 2011


SSPC 2012 Advances Education with Workshops and Training

from JPCL, October 2011

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2. A fu...


SSPC News

from JPCL, October 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2011

New SSPC/JPCL coating thickness measurement webinar scheduled for Nov. 3, four other...


What will happen next?

from JPCL, October 2011 ; by Mike Kline, Director of Marketing, SSPC


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...


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

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

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to g...


SSPC 2012 Offers Full Technical Program for Tampa

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by JPCL Staff

SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT will be held in Tampa, FL, on Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012. ...


SSPC News

from JPCL, September 2011


The Color Landscape: A Bolder Spectrum, with ‘Authentic’ Tilt

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

From full-bodied reds and clean blues to sophisticated and inviting earth tones, colo...


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 2011

SSPC/JPCL plans busy fall webinar schedule; JPCL to launch coating eBook series


WEFTEC Takes 84th Annual Show to Los Angeles

from JPCL, September 2011


Harnessing Concrete’s Unpredictable Persona: The Polishing Challenge

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Steven H. Miller

Variety is the spice of concrete. It is not a uniform material, and decorative-concre...


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...


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...


The Wall as Canvas: Colors, Patterns Stretch the Design Universe

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Gillian Rose

Wallpaper: The mere word conjures up such personal memories from our past.


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...


Rethinking Recycling: Cal Poly Project Charts New Processing Route

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Brian Brake, Fanny Moo and V.C. Bud Jenkins

House paint is being recycled for many reasons. The first, and probably the best, rea...


Texas-Size Task: Paint Job for Massive Cowboys Stadium Roof

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Earl Baker & Walter R. Scarborough

Everything in the Great State of Texas is large, grand and majestic, or at least that...


Resourceful Design: Pine Felled by Beetle Lives on in Science Center

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

Avon, Colo.—known as the “Heart of the Valley”—offers not just breathtaking views of ...


A Real Grind: Concrete Polishing ‘101’ Offers Multiple Rewards

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Gary Henry

Just a few blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville’s nonprofit “Rocketo...


A time to help and something else

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


AWWA Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


International Bridge Conference Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


Mega Rust Preview

from JPCL, May 2011


News

from JPCL, May 2011


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


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...


Stucco and EIFS: Origins and Evolution of Cladding Cousins

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

Along with wood and clay-based masonry, cementitious materials have been primary buil...


‘Green Schoolhouse’ Mission Takes Flight with Phoenix Projects

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

The Green Schoolhouse Series (Carlsbad, Calif.) expects to break ground later this ye...


Good Medicine: High-Performance Wall and Window Systems

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Tammy Schroeder

Americans spend, on average, 90% of their time indoors, according to studies conducte...


We’re Only Human: Why Choosing a Color is So #%&@ Difficult

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Gillian Rose

How many times have you tried to satisfy your quest for “the perfectly colored room?”...


News

from JPCL, April 2011


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...


SSPC News

from JPCL, April 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2011

Emmons to give SSPC/JPCL webinar on durable concrete repairs


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...


Sprawling ‘Parasol’ Floats Above Square in Seville City Center

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

Above an ancient archaeological site in the heart of Seville, Spain, stands a strikin...


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...


Low-Tech, High-Tech: Gallery of Programs Reflect Color Dynamics

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

The art and science of color and design are highly dynamic, and paint and coatings co...


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 ...


Ritual and Renewal at Desert Pilgrimage Believers Call ‘World’

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Shawn Wardall

Our annual pilgrimage known as The World of Concrete, or to diehards and true believe...


Polishing Rookie Shines as First Job Proves to be a Winner

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Gary Henry

When his floor polishing subcontractor’s sudden, unexpected departure left concrete c...


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...


Business Blueprint for Challenging Times: Seven Keys to Success

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jeff Locke

According to the Department of Commerce, the construction industry continued to exper...


Classic Composition: Operatic Triumph for Studio’s Artistry

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by Zachary J. Hoeppner

The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House combines classical, European intuition with ...


From the Paint Lab: Paint Color Often Just Fades Away…But Does it Have to?

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

When paint fades uniformly, people don’t usually notice. There’s little or no noticea...


Game Changer: ‘CHPS’ Schools Go by Different Set of Rules

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, Durability + Design

Entering the fray in the school design and construction arena in California isn’t the...


‘Edgy, Rebellious’ Rolling Stone Takes L.A. Restaurant Stage

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

“Edgy, imaginative, creative, and rebellious” are some of the notes being hit in an a...


Concrete Artistry: Exploring the World of ‘Liquid Stone’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Shawn Wardall

Concrete has been around for thousands of years, but it is only in modern times that ...


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...


Opening-Act Preview: Concrete Décor Makeover to Transform ‘Rocketown’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Steven H. Miller, CDT

When the 2011 Concrete Decor Show & Spring Training kicks off in Nashville, Tenn., on...


Tales from the Trenches: Dancing to ‘Rock Star’s’ Tune

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Steve Ryan

I ran into a friend at the airport yesterday, and as all people in all industries do,...


Scoring High Marks: Concrete Floors Can Rule in School

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Gary Henry

School flooring has long been the domain of carpet and vinyl. That’s changing. Fin...


Symbiosis of Supplier and Designer: An Ideal We Can Build Together

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Walter Scarborough

In the natural world, when a relationship exists between two different species, organ...


Variation on a Theme: E’Terra Inn’s Holistic Interpretation of Green

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

You might say that Laurie Adams, owner of the E’Terra Inn near Tobermory, Ontario, ta...


In Greenbuild’s Wake Follows Evolution of Sustainability Theory

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

Green building is growing up. The movement has picked up immense power and momentum a...


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...


High-Tech Systems Add up to Net Zero at New DOE Facility

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

A sliver-hued mica coating delivers an “eye-catching, metallic shimmer” to the high-t...


A Shining Moment for SPF: Supporting Role in ‘LUMENHAUS’

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

Boosted by a powerful solar component, Virginia Tech’s LUMENHAUS sprinted to first-pl...


NY ‘Fair Play Act’ Targets Employee ‘Misclassification’; Measure Said to Reflect Emerging Trend in Labor Law

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

New York State has put construction-related contractor businesses—including painting ...


Coatings Net Points for Residential Site’s LEED Silver Triumph

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

A white, reflective “cool roof” and low- and low-VOC interior coatings won points for...


News

from PWC, November/December 2010


PWC+

from PWC, November/December 2010

Purple power, the name game, rust sleeps, and more.


Polished Concrete Helps Oregon School Pass the LEED Test

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

A terrazzo look at concrete prices? Rosedale Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore., lo...


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,...


Floor Prescription for Veterinary Office: Acid-Stain Treatment

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

Functionality was in the forefront of veterinarian Judith McClure’s thinking when she...


Current Color Phase: Neutrals Ascendant, but Share Limelight

from D+D Online Features, October 2010

The world of color has undergone a makeover of late, with yellows, grays and aubergin...


A wood floor made of concrete? Aye, at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Gary Henry

Customers often bow and kneel when they enter the bar area of the Scottish-themed Til...


Model ‘Green’ House Gets New Location, but Retains Mission

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

The EcoCommercial Building Conference Center, a net-zero-energy demonstration buildin...


Color Me Historic

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Knowing a home's vintage will give you an advantage.


Estimating that Protects Your Profit

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sheri Zeman

Pricing a decorative painting project requires some finesse. Here's what to watch for...


Exit Right

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

Succession and contingency planning


Making a Grand Entrance

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative doors? Opportunity is knocking.


Chicago Architecture Celebrated in ‘Top 40’ List

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

Chicago is known for many things—the Loop, Michigan Avenue, the Great Fire, the Sears...


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...


Artistic Oasis: Murals Evoke Heritage of West Texas Town of San Angelo

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

To the area’s inhabitants, the town of San Angelo has long been thought of as an oasi...


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...


‘Green’ in any Flavor: Wall Finish Brings Zing to Louisiana Restoration Project

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

“One” is the loneliest number, goes the old hit song by Three Dog Night.


SSPC News

from JPCL, August 2010

Two achieve PCS Certification


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2010

EPA plans hearings on coal waste proposal; PaintSquare News refocused to serve protec...


Small Part on a Big Stage: Nanoparticle Coating Technology Plays Supporting Role in Empire State Building Retrofit

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

The iconic Empire State Building, an imposing 20th-century symbol of New York City’s ...


Ready for prime time: Low-VOC fluoropolymer coating counted on to generate buzz in California and other venues where ‘green’ takes top billing

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

A recently developed high-performance coating based on fluoropolymer chemistry is beg...


Hooked: The Saga of One Man’s Connection (Obsession?) with Decorative Concrete

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Todd Rose

Ten years ago I was shoeing horses in Beaufort, S.C. But after racking up a few injur...


School colors: Making the grade in the classroom

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Allen Zielnik

Green and white; blue and gold; maroon and orange: Combinations like these may come t...


Out of the Stone Age: The evolution of decorative concrete continues to stretch the horizons for an ancient building material

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Howard Jancy

Concrete is an ancient building material. Mother Nature created the raw materials for...


The cool metric adds to ‘green’ profile of concrete in standard gray, other shades

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

It should be noted that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system is also ...


Associations

from JPCL, July 2010


Certified Contractors

from JPCL, July 2010


News

from PWC, July/August 2010


Quality and responsibility

from JPCL, July 2010 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


SSPC awards outstanding student in coatings

from JPCL, July 2010


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2010

Phillips Industrial wins DuPont safety award; Durability + Design to launch August 2n...


Addition of C-12 training proves beneficial

from JPCL, June 2010


Companies

from JPCL, June 2010


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2010

AWWA Conference Slated for Chicago


Feel Good about Yourself

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Good as Gold

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Gilders are in short supply. That means golden opportunity for you.


Green Dreams Awaken to Common Sense

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Jim Parodi


Green Takes the Gold: PWC's first Green Awards

from PWC, May/June 2010

Yes, green products are durable. No, they're not more expensive. And, boy, are they ...


News

from JPCL, May 2010


News

from PWC, May/June 2010


Portland Hosts IDAL

from PWC, May/June 2010

The decorative artisans' group marks its 25th birthday at its annual convention.


PWC Asks, 'How Do You Work Green?'

from PWC, May/June 2010

Pro-to-pro advice on working greener.


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 ...


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2010


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2010


Dehumidification Technologies expands sales force

from JPCL, April 2010


Not David Letterman's top 10

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Research funded for marine coatings work, shipyard safety

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by JPCL Staff


SSPC announces awards at Annual Meeting

from JPCL, April 2010


Back from the Brink

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

Saving a business on the brink. Also: 10 Smart Questions; When Layoffs Happen; Closin...


Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Turbines - A Challenge for the Steel Builder and Paint Applicator

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by Karsten Mühlberg, Hempel (Germany) Ltd.

The author discusses the importance of corrosion protection on offshore wind turbines...


Curb Appeal

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

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


Editorial - Our final PACE Conference

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Laboratory Testing of Candidate Coating Systems for Protecting A 490 Bolts in One World Trade Center Construction

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by John Bullard, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this article, the authors report on the surface preparation and coating system se...


News

from PWC, March/April 2010


News - Companies

from JPCL, March 2010


PWC+

from PWC, March/April 2010

Clothes encounters, texting, taxing, mood checks and more.


Show Preview - American Coatings Show returns to Charlotte

from JPCL, March 2010


SSPC announces GreenCOAT 2011

from JPCL, March 2010


SSPC Annual Report 2009

from JPCL, March 2010


Superior Exteriors

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Geography, substrate, laws and more shape today's options for exterior coatings. Als...


The Magic of Murals

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

From bedrooms to water towers, every blank space offers an opportunity.


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2010


Association News

from JPCL, February 2010


Regulation News

from JPCL, February 2010


SSPC News: New SSPC pocket guide eBook now available on Amazon

from JPCL, February 2010


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2010

Mitchel named president of Technology Publishing/PaintSquare


Association News

from JPCL, January 2010


Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Jim Parodi

Prevent blisters whenever you can. When you can't, the patient may need surgery.


Company News

from JPCL, January 2010


Contractors' Corner

from PWC, January/February 2010

Rising Confidence, Letters to the Editor


Deal or No Deal?

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

Many paint suppliers offer incentives. Are you getting yours? Also: Scouting Rewards.


Fab Floors

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Looking down is helping to keep decorative businesses up. Also: Preventing Pain Strai...


News

from PWC, January/February 2010


PACE 2010 in Phoenix: A Program Update

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by JPCL Staff

Updates on the sessions and exhibitors at PACE 2010 are listed in these pages; also i...


Top of the News

from JPCL, January 2010

Lloyd's approves SSPC Inspector Program; JPCL, SSPC to offer webinars


Contractors' Corner

from PWC, December 2009

2009: Associations Weigh In


Dry Film Thickness Measurements: How Many Are Enough?

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Rob Francis, Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd

The author provides a close look at four major international standards for measuring ...


It's About Time

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Anne Wolfe

Casual attendance attitudes and sloppy time cards are costing you a fortune. The righ...


It's PACE Time

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Killer Clauses

from PWC, December 2009 ; by David Levy

Every project contract holds a variety of risks that could break your company. Learn ...


News

from PWC, December 2009

Falls Top Rising OSHA Toll; EPA Warns on Older Caulk; New Ladder Training Available; ...


News - Associations

from JPCL, December 2009

ASTM Updates Immersion Testing Standard


PACE 2010 in Phoenix: The Advance Program

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by the JPCL Staff

The advance program for PACE 2010, the joint conference of SSPC and PDCA, is publishe...


School of Minimalism

from JAC, December 2009 ; by Gary Henry, PROSOCO, Inc.

The prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art opted to emphasiz...


SSPC News

from JPCL, December 2009

New standard, updated standard published. Also: Individual Members update


SSPC Organizational Membership

from JPCL, December 2009

As of November 12, 2009


The Beauty of Overlays

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Brett Martin

Colorful, dramatic concrete is hot - and easier than you think. Also: Buying and...


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2009

PPG Names New Marketing VP


8 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Ralph Martin

Sure, times are hard. But business is waiting for pros who know a few secrets.


Green That Gets It Done

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Cynthia A. Challener

Today's ecofriendly coatings can deliver top-notch results. Here's how. Also: Wha...


News

from JPCL, November 2009

Association, company, and product news


PACE Moves West for 2010

from JPCL, November 2009

PACE 2010 will take place February 7-10, 2010, in Phoenix, AZ. Get a head start this ...


Paint, Coatings & Wallcovering Buying Guide

from PWC, November 2009

PWC's Annual Buying Guide for Paint, Coatings & Wallcovering


Regulation News: Defendants in Painters' Deaths Get Extension

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL


SSPC News

from JPCL, November 2009

Vulcan painters achieves historic first


Top Of The News

from JPCL, November 2009

Q-Lab VP dies; was leader in testing


Coatings System Buying Guide - Company Profiles

from JPCL, October 2009


Editorial: Update Board of Governors and Other SSPC Activities

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


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...


News

from JAC, October/November 2009


Regulation News: Update on Low VOC Regulations for Coatings

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by Madelyn Harding, The Sherwin-Williams Company


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 ...


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2009


15 Questions for Nicola Vigini

from PWC, September/October 2009

A master of Italian plasters offers a plain English guide to the materials


Association News

from JPCL, September 2009

WEFTEC Celebrates Its 82nd Year in Orlando


Company News

from JPCL, September 2009


Let's Get Digital

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Mural, mural on the wall, how to hang you best of all?


Looking Up

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative ceilings are back, opening up a hot new niche. Also: Ceilings to Celebrate...


News

from PWC, September/October 2009

New Protection Standards Set; E-Verify Takes Effect; FCA Tackles Full Agenda; NARI Ad...


Overcoming underpricing

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

How to Price for Profit in a Lowball World


PWC+

from PWC, September/October 2009

Sign of the Times – Butting In – The Future in a Can – Believe It or Not – Shedding L...


SSPC News: SSPC Training Spans the Globe

from JPCL, September 2009


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 2009

Costello promoted at International; Clemco's Dave Hansel dies


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 ...


Associations

from JPCL, August 2009

Association News: The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) installed its...


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...


Companies

from JPCL, August 2009

Company News: Freeworld Coatings to Acquire Napier; Altana Reappoints Wolfgruber as C...


Concrete artistry with color and design

from JAC, August/September 2009

Decorative concrete techniques, including the use of color dyes, concrete polishing, ...


Mies, modernism, and metals: Formulating recoating approaches for 20th century landmarks

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Deborah Slaton and Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Protocols developed for Chicago structures strike a balance based on legendary design...


Radical Change: The Past 25 Years in the Coatings Industry

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc.

As an industrial painting contractor, like contractors in other trades, I've seen and...


Recent product releases

from JAC, August/September 2009


SSPC News

from JPCL, August 2009

SSPC News: Hampton Roads Meeting with Special Speaker; SSPC and IBC Tour Heinz Field;...


Surface Preparation: Practices, Equipment, and Standards through 25 Years

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL

As surface preparation practices, regulations, and equipment changed, so did SSPC's s...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2009

Top of the News: ASTM presents Award of Merit; CEPE in Budapest Announces Program


Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

The past 25 years will likely be seen as the Golden Age of information technology, wh...


Heavenly Homecoming

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Krista Buszkiewicz

A historic restoration uncovers old secrets and a new life. Also: Restoration by the ...


L. Skip Vernon is first SSPC Master Coatings Inspector

from JPCL, July 2009


Messages from the outgoing and incoming presidents

from JPCL, July 2009


Technology: Promises, promises...

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Jim Parodi


Thermal Spray Society Honors 3

from JPCL, July 2009


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 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 ...


Ambitious Agenda for Bridge Conference

from JPCL, June 2009


Getting the cold treatment

from JAC, June/July 2009

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


High-performance schools move to the classroom forefront

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Campaigns to enhance health, safety, and energy efficiency sharpen the focus on indoo...


JAC, PaintSquare sites launch Webinars & Education section

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...


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...


An adios, an invite, and an omission noted

from JAC, May 2009


An Update on Regulatory Action Affecting Maintenance Painting Work

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.


AWWA conference set for San Diego

from JPCL, May 2009


Expansion mechanism

from JAC, May 2009 ; by W. Casey West, StanChem Inc. and Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost effectiveness broadens the horizons ...


Glass with Class

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Recycled glass shines in a new decorative niche.


Green Wallcoverings Bring Nature Indoors

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

From production to disposal, the Wallcovering Class of '09 offers some eco-standouts....


Low-Cost Cures for High-End Woes

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Installing the exotic new wallcoverings takes a little TLC.


Play ball! Wrigley marquee, scoreboard redecorated as 2009 season gets rolling

from JAC, May 2009


Prescribing green measures in the practice of health care

from JAC, May 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

LEED, Green Guide programs recommend detailed regimens of sustainable design, materi...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2009


RPM Has 35 Years of Dividend Increases

from JPCL, May 2009


SSPC announces new protective coatings show

from JPCL, May 2009


The many shades of green

from JAC, May 2009

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


Coatings Short Course Offered

from JPCL, April 2009


SSPC Annual Report

from JPCL, April 2009


SSPC Submits Position Paper to EPA on Lead NAAQS

from JPCL, April 2009


Stimulus Bill - $8 billion released for public transit

from JPCL, April 2009


Sto Corp. Names CFO

from JPCL, April 2009


Top 5 Decorative Tools

from PWC, April 2009 ; by Kathy Carroll

Get the beauty basics.


Application Specialist Training: Workforce Development for the 21st Century

from JPCL, March 2009 ; by Pamela Groff, SSPC Technical Materials Development Specialist

The author begins by stating that the average painter is over 50 years old, as of 200...


Association News: Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Uses

from JPCL, March 2009

Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Users


Company News: Spider Creates New Sales Position

from JPCL, March 2009


Concrete stains and dyes: Surveying the color spectrum

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Howard Jancy, Butterfield Color Inc.

Mixing and matching of chemistries, substrates inspires creation of varied artistic i...


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


Product Pipeline

from JAC, March/April 2009


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...


SSPC News: SSPC Honors Five Projects at PACE

from JPCL, March 2009

SSPC President Bruce Henly presented five 2009 Structure Awards for outstanding coati...


The prospects for powder

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties...


Top of the News: Stimulus Bill: $27 billion released for roads, bridges

from JPCL, March 2009

Stimulus Bill: $27 billion released for roads, bridges


Trees ravaged by wood-boring beetle find use in Ann Arbor, MI, library

from JAC, March/April 2009

Wood-finishing materials supplied by Sikkens, Synteko


Wooden Wonders

from PWC, March 2009 ; by Joe Schuster

Versatile and affordable, decorative wood finishing is in demand.


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...


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 ...


Memo to Washington: Forget the Bonus; can we help?

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Proving their mettle

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Advances in technology expand the choices of high-performance finishes for metallic s...


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


CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

from JAC, December 2008 ; by JAC Staff


Editorial: Laissez les bons temps rouler - Let the good times roll

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Getting up to speed on concrete polishing

from JAC, December 2008 ; by Mark B. Vogel, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Enhanced performance and appearance attributes have contributed to the increased use ...


News: SSPC revises QP 1

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by SSPC


Organizational Members

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by SSPC


Surveillance Techniques to Administer Contracts for Procedural Conformity

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by Joe Brandon, and Michael Damiano, SSPC

This article is the fourth in a series about new tolls and methods for contract admin...


Surveillance Techniques: Diagrams - An Online Supplement

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by Joe Brandon and Michael Damiano, SSPC


A few November thoughts

from JPCL, November 2008 ; by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Getting less grief from your EIFS

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Brent Fisher and Bob Dazel, Dryvit Systems Inc.

All exterior cladding systems require routine, consistent maintenance programs to ens...


Powerful medicine

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The architects of the new Pittsburgh Children's Hospital employed vibrant colors, bol...


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 ...


Taking cool to the next level

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology

Heat-deflecting technologies aren't relegated to the roof, as coatings makers, users ...


The air-barrier express hits a curve, but rolls on

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Due to an error in production, the Editor's Word column on page 2 of the August-Septe...


A reality check, in Vegas?

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC


Coloring of concrete: Transforming a gray area

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Jamie Farny and Terry Collins, Portland Cement Association

Applying stains to concrete adds instant visual appeal to this popular building mater...


New Products

from JAC, June/July 2008


And now, a sampling of the many shades of Green

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


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...


Green Building 101: The paint and coatings track

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Paul Nutcher, Green Apple Group LLC

This review of green building and its implications for paint and coatings examines th...


CHPS: Fueling high-octane school designs

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The California program Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) oversees the...


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...


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...


Color: Risk and reward

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by William Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Color is part of the world around us. So why should we feel a fear of flying with col...


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...


Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account ...


Concrete Protection and Decoration - A different slant on treatments for tilt-up

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Lorella Angelini, BASF Building Systems

High-build coatings can provide decorative and protective advantages in applications ...


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...


Waterproofing Paint

from JAC, October/November 2007


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 ...


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 ...


Another vote for longevity as a pillar of sustainability

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

One would have to conclude, after attending the recent AIA show and convention in San...


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...


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...


New Products

from JAC, June/July 2007

Valspar Flooring introduced Valsport WP-14, a solventborne, oil-modified urethane woo...


PPG invites entries in ‘Duranar Hall of Architecture Contest’

from JAC, June/July 2007

PPG Industries Inc. said it is inviting architects and glazing contractors to partici...


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...


AIA president challenges federal government to meet tough energy-efficiency requirements

from JAC, April/May 2007

AIA President R.K. Stewart, in recent testimony before a Senate panel, urged Congress...


CSI’s GreenFormat: A framework for erecting a sustainability structure

from JAC, April/May 2007 ; by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Life-cycle analysis, or LCA, may ultimately prove to be the most complete measure of ...


Department of corrections

from JAC, April/May 2007

Masonry-staining materials and techniques are used to resurrect the look of the origi...


Finding the way to LCA

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

In the rapidly expanding universe of green and sustainable design and construction, l...


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...


Sherwin-Williams color system makes fashion debut in New York

from JAC, March/April 2007

The Sherwin-Williams Company formally announced the launch of its Concepts in Color p...


A cautionary note about jumping at the next big thing in green building

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

“It’s not easy being green.” Someone in a position to know croaked those memorable wo...


Doing the Charleston

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

A collection of Carolina-accented architectural paint hues known as the Colors of His...


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...


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...


Pretty in paint

from JAC, January/February 2007

Awards spotlight use of color, patterns


Benjamin Moore recognizes outstanding use of color with second annual HUE Awards

from JAC, October/November 2006

Several major names in architecture - including Ettore Sottsass, Will Aslop, and Davi...


Second opinions

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The Green Guide for Health Care is adding a new dimension to design approaches and ma...


Sturm und drang, yin and yang: Color trends take cue from the times

from JAC, August/September 2006

Standard for recycled paint hailed as key to greater use


At Willow School, winds of change buffet the blueprint

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

The doctrine of respect for the environment is more than an element of the core curri...


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...


The environment is right to sustain a debate on the entire ‘green’ spectrum

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

It appears that more and more of the discussion about “green” and “sustainable” desig...


Durability: Keeping up appearances

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Color, gloss measurements add science to the art of selecting coatings that will hold...


Color psychology: Mind-altering hues

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Joe Maty

This article explores the premise that “every color has an emotional association,” an...


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...


AIA urges legislative action for rebuilding in wake of Katrina

from JAC, October 2005

In response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the need for massive rebuilding, th...


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...


A different slant on sustainability

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Talk about contrasts. The setting was Las Vegas, bastion of hedonism, materialism, an...


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


Institute announces industry-government plan to develop projects, strategies for leftover paint

from JAC, July 2005

The Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, MA) recently announced an industry-governm...


Ecomania: Special Report on Green Coatings

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Methods of certifying coatings as “green” are described and critiqued by architects, ...


New research suggests continued progress in development of ‘sustainable’ raw materials

from JAC, April 2005

Research shows promise for sustainable polymer materials


Development project seeks to employ ‘biomass-derived’ materials in coatings

from JAC, January 2005

Armed with a $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Rohm and Haas Co...


Launching into a dynamic environment

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Harold Hower

When I first began planning this journal, it was 1991 and George Herbert Walker Bush ...


New coatings VOC limits go into effect in Mid-Atlantic

from JAC, January 2005

WASHINGTON—New volatile organic compound (VOC) limits on architectural and industrial...


 
 
   

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