Articles (374)


Development of a Test Method: Evaluating Nonskid Performance under Thermal Loading

from JPCL, November 2019 ; by Colton Spicer, Cameron Miller, Jimmy Tagert and John Wegand, Naval Research Laboratory; and Dr. Erick Alley, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Military performance specification, MIL-PRF-24667, governs the vetting and qualificat...


Contractor Nails Landing on Hangar Floor Project

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


Snoozing Not Losing: Novel IMM Coatings with Increased Productivity for CUI Service

from JPCL, December 2018 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; Vijay Datta, MS; George Sykes; Graeme Ross and Ana Sanséau-Blanchard, M.Chem; AkzoNobel

This article focuses on a novel multi-polymeric matrix coating for corrosion under in...


Fireosaurus Rex: King of Epoxy PFP in Hot and Cold Climates

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue; Vijay Datta, MS; Ravi Nagarajan; Bill Dempster; Robin Wade, MA; and Sherman Spear, International Paint LLC

This article explores the footprint and characteristics of a novel and solvent-free, ...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2018


Designing Decorative Floors that Stand the Test of Time

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by PAUL ANDERSON, FLOWCRETE AMERICAS

When choosing a decorative finish, there are many factors that could affect a floor’s...


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...


Comparing Fire Testing Standards

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


In Transit — Materials Selection for Transportation Terminals

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

While the scale and scope of transportation terminals can vary greatly, they all need...


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...


D+D Online Features

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


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...


Profiles in Coatings Excellence: Presenting the Winners of the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Meet this year’s award winners and discover what made their projects stand out — plus...


Industry Impressions 2017: A Look at the Paint and Coatings Business Now and in the Year Ahead

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Industry representatives explore the state of the paint and coatings industry in 2017...


2017: A Look at the Past and Future of
Cool-Roof Coatings

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by Kurt Schwahn, Anvil Paints & Coatings Inc.

In the past 20 years, the search for cooler, safer, longer-lasting roof coatings has ...


A Waterborne UV Wood Coating That Goes with the Grain in a Unique, Sustainable Floor

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by Steven Reinstadtler and Robert Wade, Covestro LLC

The evolution of water-based UV-cured wood coating technology has led to the availabi...


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...


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents, and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

If your work requires an understanding of the capability of coatings to manage moistu...


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

In September, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping owners, architect...


Complying with Codes: How Changing Air Barrier Rules Are Impacting Your Building

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by RUSSELL SNOW, W. R. MEADOWS, AIR BARRIER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

With the continued rise in energy costs and the concentrated design of structures tha...


Fundamentals of Roof Coating System Specifications: The Keys to Success

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by ERIC BENNUNG, ACRYMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Despite the wide variety of roof coatings on the market, there are several key princi...


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...


Estimating Color Fade of PVDF-Based Topcoats: For ‘Bright Color’ Architectural Restoration and Protective Coating Applications

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by KURT WOOD, ARKEMA INC.

Although many topcoat standards for architectural and protective coating applications...


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...


Successful Flooring Installation On Concrete: Beating The Odds

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by Fred Goodwin, Lori Proops and Richard First, BASF Corporation

The authors describe the many interrelated elements that must be simultaneously consi...


Waterborne Functional Coatings: Combating Noise, Heat and Air Pollution

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by LEO PROCOPIO, JUSTIN GIMBAL, DHARA METLA AND
PAUL DOLL, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

Coatings are constantly being asked to go to greater extremes, such as lower VOC and ...


Choosing an Air Barrier System: Know Your Variables

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by PHIL KABZA, FCSI, CCS, AIA, SPECGUY SPECIFICATIONS CONSULTANTS

When it comes to specifying air barrier products, a wide array of variables come in t...


History Is Investigation: An Introduction to Historic Finish Analysis

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

In the world of historic preservation, paint analysis is frequently used to identify ...


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...


Your Playbook of Sports Floor Surfaces and Finish Requirements

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by ERIC D. LUSSIER, CSI, CDT, PRECISION ATHLETIC SURFACES

With all the different types of sports floor surfaces available, there is no one-size...


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...


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...


Registration Opens for First D+D Materials Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Durability + Design’s inaugural Materials Selection Conference focuses on helping own...


Beyond Airtightness: Factors To Consider When Selecting An Air Barrier

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Stanley Yee, Leed AP, Dow Corning Corporation

Get to know the available material options and how the materials will perform togethe...


News

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Suitable For Polish? Specifying A Finished Floor Surface

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by John Kazalonis, Consultant

Approaching the issues involved with polished concrete from the contractor’s point of...


Tackling Graffiti With Technology

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

An arsenal of weapons — from removal methods to coatings — is available to help clean...


Perspective

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Acrylic Coatings 101: An Overview of the Technology

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by MARC HIRSCH, M&M HIRSCH & ASSOCIATES LLC

Acrylic resins provide a number of performance properties to coatings that make them ...


A Preservation Perspective on Coatings

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by DEBORAH SLATON, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

Coatings play a significant role in the rehabilitation of historic structures, with c...


Testing the Effectiveness of Energy-Efficient
Coatings for Military Use

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

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


Key Considerations for Coating Metal Roofs

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

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


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, ...


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

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

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


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...


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...


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

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

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


MVT and Alkalinity in Concrete: Preparing for Floor Coating Systems

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Joe Schmit, Tnemec Company Inc.

It is important to understand what happens below the concrete surface when a resinous...


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...


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 ...


Intumescent Coatings: A Review of Current and New Technologies

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Intumescent coatings have unique properties and challenges that must be considered be...


Let the Sun Shine! Coatings for Solar Technology

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

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


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

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

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


The Buzz

from JPCL, September 2016


Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing ...


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...


Fire Drill: Coatings that Protect Commercial Buildings – and Save Lives

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Sean Younger and Jim Rippe, Carboline Company

In the event of a fire, steel’s load-bearing capacity diminishes as its core temperat...


Floor Coatings for Aggressive Environments

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Tom Murphy, VP Marketing LLC

Flooring and floor coatings are subject to more wear and exposure than any other inte...


The Case for Retrofitting Building Envelopes

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Diana E. Hun, Ph.D, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

At least half of U.S. commercial buildings have underperforming building envelopes, r...


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...


Beautiful Floors, Fast: The Benefits of
Rapid-Setting Cement Products

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jose Ruiz, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.

Portland cement has long been the standard for concrete floors, but the material pres...


Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

from JPCL, April 2016


Failure at the Jail

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Rehabbing Concrete Floors:
Coat, Cover or Polish?

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Kevin J. Brown, RRO, and Terry Carroll, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

This article discusses floor finish options for concrete, typical problems that may b...


All Silicones are Not Created Equal

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Gerald L.  Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation

Silicon-based technologies have advanced coatings innovation by improving the durabil...


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...


Selecting Coatings for Hospitals by Service Area

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

The author describes criteria for selection of coatings in the variety of hospital fu...


Paint as a Powerful Tool in
Health-Care Settings

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Steve Revnew, Sherwin-Williams

For many people, paint is nothing more than a color on a wall. But when it comes to c...


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 ...


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2015


The Negative Influence of Fe2P Pigments on the
Anti-Corrosion Properties of Zinc Dust Primers

from JPCL, December 2015 ; by Pascal Verbiest, Dr. Sc., Umicore Zinc Chemicals

This article discusses testing carried out on zinc-rich primers where part of the zin...


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...


A Resilient Floor That Lost its Shine

from JPCL, October 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Diagnosing Failure in Fireproofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA Tator Inc.

The project specification for a recent building addition at a pharmaceutical manufact...


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 2

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Chrissy M. Stewart, PCS; Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor; KTA-Tator, Inc.


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 1, Field Investigation Phase

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


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


Standardizing Fire Protection Coatings

from PS Online Features, July 2015 ; by Bill Allen


Avoiding Slip-and-Fall Hazards

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Danny Jones and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

A walkway audit will help you to assess the slip resistance of your flooring surfaces...


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.


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 ...


A Resinous Floor for Every Purse and Purpose

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Jon C. Lattin, Corrosion Technology Systems Inc., and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Get up to speed on polymer resin flooring systems, materials and performance.


Air Barriers Showcase

from D+D Print, March 2015


Concrete Floor Coating Challenges

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Dave Lick, Paint Quality Assurance Inspector

Peeling paint reveals a coating system failure in a commercial hallway.


Profiles in Exterior Surfaces

from D+D Print, March 2015


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Market: A Simplified Approach to Formulating for High-Temperature and High-Pressure Applications

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Andrew Recker, BASF

This article explores the significant impact that formulation additives can have on i...


Failure of a coated concrete floor

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Golden Bells

from D+D Print, February 2015


Innovations in Elastomeric Acrylic Roof Coatings

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

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


International Roofing Expo

from D+D Print, February 2015

A Preview from the Exhibit Hall


Keeping Coatings in the Game

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Michael P. Reina, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Testing at five major-league baseball stadiums offers insights into paint performance...


Laying It On

from D+D Print, February 2015

Readers share advice on judging substrate characteristics prior to coating applicatio...


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...


Epoxy Goes to School

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Michael R. Van De Mark, Ameya Natu and Sagar Gade, Missouri S&T Coatings Institute, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Understanding environmental, regulatory and performance issues is key to successful c...


Profiles in Decorative Concrete

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

Three decorative projects showcase concrete in the service of recreation.


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...


Concrete Floor Coatings and Treatments

from D+D Print, November 2014


Over-the-Top Performance

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Frank Lewis, SUNDEK Decorative Concrete Products

For decorative concrete overlays that perform, avoid these ‘wrong turns.’


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.


Reader Response

from D+D Print, October 2014


The Color of Durability

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

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


On removing thick-film elastomeric floor coatings

from JPCL, September 2014


Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by JPCL Staff

This article describes how intumescent coatings can achieve passive fire protection i...


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September 2014

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


A Case of Hazing

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

A mysterious white film discolors an architectural block building.


Healthy Coatings for Schools: An Industry Grows Up

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty, The Kobet Collaborative

A green building pioneer shares lessons learned in a career that evolved with the mov...


Stirring Up Hope

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


Striking Out Graffiti

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

To select the right coating for the job, consider the level of protection, cleaning m...


Air Barriers: Fluid-Applied or Self-Adhered?

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by John Chamberlin, Sto Corp., and Peter Barrett, Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

Experts argue the cases for designers weighing the pros and cons.


Cooler Than Cool Roofs

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

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


News

from D+D Print, July 2014


Practical Beauty

from D+D Print, July 2014


Simply Water-Resistant Windows

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

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


Fighting Fire with Fire Protectives

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

Modern intumescents have advanced significantly in both fire performance and aestheti...


Why New Coatings Fail on Old Concrete Floors

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

From testing to application, shortcuts aren’t an option.


Cool Roofs, Hot Paybacks?

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

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


Retrofit Put to the Test

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Brian H. Neely, AIA, NCARB, CDT, and Joshua T. Hogan, E.I.T., CDT, Gale Associates Inc.

Testing shows where a building envelope retrofit succeeds and where opportunities rem...


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...


Are We Sealing the Right Walls in Buildings?

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D, P.Eng.

It’s time to return to compartmentalization, says the dean of North American building...


Raw Advantage

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Cynthia A. Challener, Ph.D.

Advanced, high-performing architectural coatings start with innovative ingredients: a...


Avoiding Flooring Failures: 10 Things You Need to Know

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Emily R. Hopps, P.E., and Peter E. Nelson, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Plan ahead for an on-budget, on-schedule success.


Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant Walls

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Jay H. Crandell, P.E., ARES Consulting

Consider these factors when specifying CI for high performance.


Hardware Store Gets Hard-Wear Floor

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

An old floor looks to a new technology for a permanent coating.


Quicker Coatings: Epoxies for Green Concrete

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Sagar V. Gade and Dr. Michael R. Van De Mark, Missouri S&T Coatings Institute

Here’s the chemistry behind the new breed of epoxies that can be applied to concrete ...


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...


Of Rain and Roof and River

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

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


Picture This!

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

Green Roofs on the Empire State Building


Preparing Concrete for Rapid Coating Application

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Fred Goodwin, FICRI, FACI, and Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

Fast-drying concrete mixtures and construction practices can help slash downtime and ...


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...


2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2013 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,400 recommendations for ...


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide AND Tools + Equipment Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September/October 2013

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


Paint & Coatings—Where Are We Now?

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Brian Goldie, Technical Editor, JPCL


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

from JPCL, August 2013 ; by David Hunter, Mascoat, and Kevin Turpin, PK Technology


Graffiti Costs and Cleanup: How Coatings Can Help

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Alan Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Graffiti-removal costs put a significant strain on both government and private budget...


Laboratory and Field Testing Of Thin-Film Air Barrier Coatings Applied To CMU

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kevin Knight, Retro-Specs Ltd.

Air barriers have become a means of reducing energy consumption, decreasing mold clai...


Intumescent Casting Technology Takes The Heat

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

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


What’s Up With Cool Roof Coatings?

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

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


Exploring Marine Applications for Heat-Reflective Coatings

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

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


The contractor who almost got floored

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor


Contractor Directory

from D+D Print, May 2013

The 2013 annual directory of commercial and architectural painting contractors includ...


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...


Failure Analysis: When Metal Roof Coatings Fail

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

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


Peaks and Valleys: Coating a Metal Roof

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

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


Developments in Waterborne Thermal Insulation Coatings

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Sudhir Achar and Leo J. Procopio, The Dow Chemical Company

The authors describe their efforts to better understand the design, formulation, and ...


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2013


Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Frank Apicella and Fred Goodwin, Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation,BASF Construction Chemicals

Sometimes described as a hard sponge, concrete can be problematic to coat. This artic...


Flooring The Frick

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

When the Frick Car and Carriage Museum replaced its oil-stained epoxy floor with a sy...


Framing Architectural Polyurethane Coatings

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Polyurethane coating technology has transformed our structural world. In this article...


How coatings protect steel

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Robert Barnhart, retired from Devoe Coatings Co. (now International Paint LLC)


Flooring the Frick

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Jen Kramer

Once the copper-lined coffin was secure in the grave, and the pallbearers, including ...


Product Technologies: Greener, More Multifunctional

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013

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


Performance and Promise: Recent Coating and Material Research

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013

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


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 ...


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 ...


Architectural Coatings: State of the Technology

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

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


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...


A Green Roofing Report Card

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

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


LEEDing the Way to Green Roofing

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

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


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...


Keeping the Shine: Training in Maintaining Polished Concrete Floors

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

Hellooooo! Is anybody listening? Too often, I hear myself saying that when, fo...


When ‘Good Enough’ Suddenly Won’t Cut It: Coatings Technology Faces Challenges in the Healthcare Environment

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Steven Reinstadtler

There is an expensive problem in the high-risk environment of health-care infrastruct...


Trial by Fire: Water-Resistive Barriers Must Now Pass Burn Test

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Gary Henry

If you’re designing the exterior walls of a building of Type I, II, III or IV constru...


The Quest for a Quantum Leap

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

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several partners in the ...


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...


Why Gamble? Casino Likes Odds with Bet on Waterproofing System

from D+D Online Features, July 2012

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


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

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

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


Concrete Solutions: Coatings Answers for a Highly Complex Substrate

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel

Concrete substrates can present challenges for successful application of coatings, a ...


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...


The Air-Barrier Age: Building Codes Drive Airtightness Imperative

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

The debate over air barriers is over. There’s no argument: airtightness is essential...


The case of…October showers bring November rust spots

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


Developments in Raw Materials for Coatings

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by Cynthia Challener, Ph.D.


‘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...


Restoration Role Powers the Sustainability Prowess of Reflective Roof Coatings

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

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


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...


Crunching the Numbers on Polished Concrete, Other Flooring Types

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

Polished concrete has gained a great deal of traction in design and construction, tha...


New Barrier on the Block? Making the Case for Coatings on CMU

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

Could conventional paint and coatings products, applied at quite conventional film th...


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...


Flooring Formulas: A Primer on Selecting, Using Resinous Systems

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Concrete floors are quite common in commercial, industrial, institutional, and other ...


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...


Integrated Design: Connecting All the Dots in Enclosure Assemblies

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

The devil is in the details, the saying goes. A well-worn cliché, to be sure. But in ...


Finding cures for repairing buried wastewater structures

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Stephen M. Wierzchowski


Sentinels of Safety: Fire-Resistive Systems Stand Ready to Serve

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

Paint, coatings and related materials can play a pivotal role in helping to protect b...


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...


Wall Assembly on Trial: The Evidence Supports Case for Design Verification

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

Some version of the sad-but-true story that follows is a scenario that happens all th...


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 ...


‘Mini-B,’ Pint-Size Passive House, Opens to Big Buzz

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

The Passive house “Mini-B” is fascinating on two fronts.


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...


Building-Envelope 101’s Simple Lesson No 1: ‘Think Like a Raindrop’

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

“Think like a raindrop.” That’s advice for design professionals from Washington St...


Highly Marketable Commodity: Expert Knowledge of Complex Building-Envelope Systems

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

A library in Itasca, Ill., was afflicted with leaky windows. The library was only abo...


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...


Forging a Bond: Surface Prep’s Tie to Strong Adhesion

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Performance shortcomings of coatings applied to concrete-floor surfaces are certainly...


Making a Splash

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Cynthia Challener

Today's kitchens and baths take a pounding. But it's still easy to whip up a great pa...


New Products

from PWC, November/December 2010


Little House, Big Energy Savings: A Look at ‘Mini-B’

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

Mini-B is a tiny little thing. The name stands for “Mini-Bungalow.” It’s a prototype,...


Huffing and puffing: Air-Barrier Makers Labor to Pass Test

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

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is looking to set the bar high for the ...


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

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

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


Sustainability Mandate Drives Major Advances in Concrete Coatings

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Steven Reinstadtler

Whether the setting is a college commons area, a famous motor-speedway attraction or ...


Air Barriers: Simple Concept, Powerful Effect

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

A 2005 study* by the National Institute of Standards and Technology showed that an ef...


Crown of Gold: Roof Gleams Anew Atop N.Y. Landmark

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

New York Life Insurance Company has successfully built an indelible brand identity by...


News

from PWC, September/October 2010

Around the industry, supplier and association updates


Alkyd Paints Get an Update, with a Green Hue

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

Chances are your father’s paint—certainly your grandfather’s paint—was based on an al...


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...


The ‘Cooler’ it may not be, but Restoration with Reflective Coating Knocks Degrees off Prison Building’s Summer Temperatures

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

The warehouse building at Indiana’s Putnamville Correctional Facility may not have be...


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

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

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


Diamond-polished concrete: A new spin on an old technology

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Walter R. Scarborough

Contrary to popular belief, processing of concrete (grinding, honing, and polishing) ...


High performance, low VOCs: Formulating advances deliver water-borne epoxies that meet the demands of the day for metal coatings

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Daniel J. Weinmann

Consumer concerns and current trends in regulation make it clear: environmental compl...


Premanufactured intumescent fire protection: Aesthetics, performance, application flexibility

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The recent development of premanufactured intumescent fire protection for architectur...


PWC+

from PWC, May/June 2010

April Fools, Additives and the Banksy Bungle


The case of the not-so-hot roof

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


Secrets of the art: Formulating architectural coatings

from JAC, March/April 2010 ; by Vincent Genova, Kalcor Coatings

The best recipe demands good ingredients and a talented chef


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

from JPCL, February 2010


Maintenance Tips: Passive fire protection application with plural-component gear

from JPCL, February 2010


Trowel-Applied Mortar Systems for Floors: Tips for Specifiers and Installers

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Casey Ball, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Cases from the F-Files: Who Reads Instructions Anyway?

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Rick A. Huntley, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

The Case of the Failing Floor Coating


New Waterborne Fluoropolymer Resins for Ultra-Weatherable Coatings

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Winn Darden and Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas; and Naoko Sumi, Isao Kimura, Masakazu Ataku, and Takashige Maekawa, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.

this article describes solvent-borne and waterborne FEVE resins as well as the potent...


News - Products

from JPCL, December 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...


Cool Roofs, Hot Prospects

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

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


Paint, Coatings & Wallcovering Buying Guide

from PWC, November 2009

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


2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

from JAC, October/November 2009

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


Coating System Guide for Specialty Functions

from JPCL, October 2009


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


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 ...


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 ...


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...


Fire drill: The basics on coatings that protect

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Jayson Helsel, KTA-Tator Inc.

Attention to specification and application details make all the difference with use o...


Products

from JPCL, August 2009

Product News: Floor Coating Cures with UV; Accelerated Test Can Mimic 63 Years of UV;...


Recent product releases

from JAC, August/September 2009


A green evolution in fluoropolymer chemistry

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

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


Getting the cold treatment

from JAC, June/July 2009

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


Gray? No way!

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

A varied palette of color and design options creates a host of choices for the concre...


JAC, PaintSquare sites launch Webinars & Education section

from JAC, June/July 2009


JAC, TPC build on mission with entry into webinar dimension

from JAC, June/July 2009


Recent product releases

from JAC, June/July 2009


Stretching the life of the single-ply roof

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

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


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...


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 ...


Greener gambits in the antigraffiti game

from JAC, May 2009 ; by Peter Schmitt and Kathy Allen, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

R&D program produces water-borne polyurethane formulations that combine low VOCs, red...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2009


The many shades of green

from JAC, May 2009

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


The VOC Odyssey: An Epic Tale of the Green World of Coating Formulators

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Dr. Mike O'Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, Devoe High Performance Coatings, International Paint LLC

A snapshot of advances in the tactical approach to VOC reduction in the world of indu...


Field Maintenance of Coating Systems under Insulation

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Peter P. Bock and Michael F. MeLampy, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology

The authors describe several issues associated with coatings under insulation, typica...


New Directions in Specialty Coatings: A Sampling of Trends and Products

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


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 News

from JPCL, March 2009


Product Pipeline

from JAC, March/April 2009


Special Advertising Gallery: Concrete coatings and treatments

from JAC, March/April 2009

A sampling of materials that offer an expanding array of choices to boost the appeara...


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...


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 ...


Green-roof project success takes root with solid waterproofing foundation

from JAC, January/February 2009

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


New weapons in the graffiti wars

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Effectiveness, economics loom large in the search for strategies that will pass muste...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


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

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff

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


Tending to the garden roof: Creating designs that flourish

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

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


Volunteers spruce up Dallas nonprofit agencies

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Air Barriers

from JAC, December 2008

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


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Anti-graffiti coatings

from JAC, December 2008


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Concrete Floor Coatings

from JAC, December 2008


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Fire-resistive coatings

from JAC, December 2008


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Roof Coatings

from JAC, December 2008


CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

from JAC, December 2008 ; by JAC Staff


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 ...


No Shortage of Energy for Protecting New LNG Terminals

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by Lori Huffman, JPCL

The author describes coating work on two recently constructed large liquefied natural...


Texas DOT Revises Standard on Anti-Graffiti Coatings

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by JPCL Staff


Air-barrier product gets 'Renovation Nation' air time

from JAC, August/September 2008


Product Pipeline

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Technology Publishing


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 ...


Special Advertising Section: Concrete Polishing

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Technology Publishing

Concrete polishing: Durability, sustainability, creativity.


Pausing for reflection on aging of the cool roof

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


Slam-dunk finishes for athletic wood flooring

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

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


Fire protection, fast

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The factory-application process for intumescent coatings can contribute to an acceler...


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...


Intumescent paints: High-tech defense mechanism

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Key factors in the selection and use of fire-protective coatings for structural steel...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2008


The roofing outlook: Cooling trend to continue

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

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


Reactive concrete stains create varied palette of colors, effects

from JAC, March/April 2008

Pictured are a variety of facilities that colorfully showcase reactive, penetrating c...


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...


Stain and sealer system transforms concrete floors at Ave Maria University

from JAC, March/April 2008


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

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

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


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

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

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


Maximizing the yield from the garden roof

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

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


Sika acquires Valspar polymer flooring business

from JAC, January/February 2008

Sika AG recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Sika Corp., has acquired the com...


Waterproofing-membrane brochure

from JAC, January/February 2008

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


JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

from JAC, December 2007

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


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, Concrete and coatings: A complex relationship

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Reviewed here are performance requirements for concrete coatings used for a variety o...


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...


Playing with color at Wiggles World

from JAC, October/November 2007

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


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 ...


Concrete Floors - Dogs get their day at designer-style digs

from JAC, August/September 2007

The name says the facility is for the dogs, but the look has dog owner written all ov...


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 ...


Fire protection: A headline story for NY Times building

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

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


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...


Roof Coatings Directory: Company Profiles

from JAC, June/July 2007

List of companies participating in Roof Coatings Directory


Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

from JAC, June/July 2007

Coating products from participating companies are listed and described.


The basics on elastomerics and other roof-coatings solutions

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

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


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

from JAC, April/May 2007

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


Directory of Green Coatings

from JAC, April/May 2007

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

from JAC, April/May 2007

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


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

from JAC, April/May 2007

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


Polymer cement underlayment reported to allow application without the usual surface preparation

from JAC, April/May 2007

A polymer cement underlayment is reported to allow application without the usual surf...


Topped off with polyureas

from JAC, April/May 2007

High-performance clear polyurea coatings supplied by Versatile Building Products, Car...


Anti-grafitti coatings: Taking aim against tagging

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

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of grafitti, however, the ...


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...


Directory of Anti-Grafitti Coatings and Removal Products

from JAC, March/April 2007

This directory lists and describes companies that provide products for the defense ag...


Durability: Rules of the Grafitti Game

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

It is estimated that the cost of grafitti abatement programs runs in excess of $12 bi...


Fire Resistive Coatings: Architectural designs figure prominently in use of thin-film intumescent coatings

from JAC, March/April 2007

The use of intumescent fire - resistive coatings figured prominently in a shimmering,...


From Russia, with style

from JAC, March/April 2007

Several types of passive fire protection technologies are used on structural steel in...


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...


Barrier to entry

from JAC, January/February 2007

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


Directory of Air Barrier Products and Services

from JAC, January/February 2007

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


Grit and polish

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Charels H. Holl, Dayton Superior Specialty Chemicals

Designers and owners are taking a shine to the varied decorative and performance effe...


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...


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

from JAC, January/February 2007

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


Solving the air-barrier riddle: Permeable or impermeable?

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

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


A darker shade of cool

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

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


Shoring up ‘The Breakers’

from JAC, October/November 2006

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


Building a better firewall

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

The Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy has helped spark demand--and supply--of advanced fire-res...


Directory of Floor Coatings for Concrete

from JAC, August/September 2006

This Directory of Floor Coatings (and related products such as stencils, stamping too...


Floor Coatings Company Profiles

from JAC, August/September 2006

List of companies participating in Directory of Floor Coatings for Concrete


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


Taking the heat in style

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Donald F. Falconer, P. Eng., Carboline Co., Fireproofing Division

Who says fire-resistant materials can’t look good? Intumescents have changed all that...


Water woes

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Charles Holl, Dayton Superior Speciatly Chemicals

Moisture vapor and hydrostatic pressure can wreak havoc with protective and decorativ...


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

from JAC, June/July 2006

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


Creating decorative concrete: Methods and materials

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association

Concrete occupies a long and storied place in the construction world, but decorative ...


Durability - The roof-coatings pitch: Peak performance

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

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


Roof Coatings - Advanced chemistry

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

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


Roof Coatings - Cool under fire

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

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


Roof Coatings - Cooling trend

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

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


Roof Coatings - New dome for Saints home

from JAC, June/July 2006

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


Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

from JAC, June/July 2006

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


Chill factor: Cool-roof fever is catching on

from JAC, April/May 2006

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


Insights on intumescents

from JAC, April/May 2006 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Unique technology can deliver fire-protective functionality—and look good doing so. n...


Intumescents: Origin and evolution

from JAC, April/May 2006 ; by Ian Rowell, International Paint LLC

The use of intumescent coatings is gaining momentum, fueled by heightened fire-protec...


Platinum jewel

from JAC, April/May 2006

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


Air Barriers 101: Basic theory and design

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

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


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

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

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


Gehry, associates to discuss ‘Building Information Model’ at CSI Show keynote program

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006

Renowned architect Frank Gehry and two associates will discuss the “Building Informat...


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

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

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


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

from JAC, January 2006

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


Flooring flourishes from the Left Coast

from JAC, January 2006

Flooring creations that combine color, design, and utility are making bold statements...


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...


It’s a matter of degrees

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik

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


It's not smart to be all wet

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Joe Maty

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


Air barriers head for the beach

from JAC, October 2005

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


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...


Durabilty: The art of graffiti prevention

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Allen Zielnik

How advanced materials testing determines coating performance and durability


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...


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

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Joe Maty

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


Research project reported to signal significant stride for water-borne, intumescent-coatings technology

from JAC, July 2005

Development efforts being pursued by Eliokem, a supplier of resins for coatings, are ...


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

from JAC, July 2005

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


The art and science of intumescents

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Dan Heemstra

Thin-film intumescent coatings are seeing increasing use as a tool that offers fire-p...


Air Barriers: Great expectations

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Kevin Knight

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


Design team prescribes resin-based material for hospital expansion

from JAC, January 2005

When Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, undertook a $53 million exp...


It's westward ho for air barriers

from JAC, January 2005

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


Less Pricey Protection

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jeff Schmucker

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


 
 
   

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