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Architectural Metal Coatings: What is in a Coating Specification?

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Cost: FREE

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AGC, Inc.

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The Architectural Coatings industry has spent several years developing innovations to improve performance, durability and finish for coatings products applied to metal components. This seminar will update the design and construction community on the latest technologies to achieve AAMA compliance, define nomenclature, discuss characteristics of different application methods and other topics that will help to correctly specify coatings.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand architectural coatings and where they can be applied;
• Understand AAMA as a specification standard and how coatings manufacturers achieve categories;
• Determine sustainability with LEED / EPD; and
• Learn examples of different ways to specify.


Arturo Lugo, Architectural Specifications - North America

Arturo Lugo is an architect who took a passion for coatings over 10 years ago. Lugo's dedicated support for the design and construction industry shows through his decisions in choosing the right colors and specifications for projects. Arturo was born and raised in Puerto Rico and graded from the City University of New York with a degree in architecture. Lugo started his career in designing residential and commercial projects in the New York area and continued his design experience developing healthcare and hospitality projects in the Caribbean, all while securing the NCARB architectural registration. In 2009, Lugo joined AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Division to develop the Architectural Mark through the Caribbean; additionally working very close with architecture students to educate the upcoming generation. In 2014, Lugo took an opportunity with AkzoNobel Protective Coatings division to develop the Engineering Specification market in the Northeast USA working on significant infrastructure projects. Most recently in 2018, he joined the AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Division to support architects in specifying façade coatings for global projects.

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