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D+D June 2013

 
D+D June 2013


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Ask the Scientist

Paint + Rust

by V.C. Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services

Corrosion happens. Here’s how coatings work to prevent it.


Maintenance + Renovation

Resurrecting A Renaissance Revivalist

by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

An architectural firm dedicated to sacred spaces, a studio of artisans committed to restoring the grandeur of the past, one visionary Bishop, a passionate community, and four years later, Emmanuel Masqueray’s last masterpiece is brought to a glory it never knew.


Color + Design

Color in Commercial Architecture

by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio

Color defines space, creates relationships and a sense of cohesion—locally in neighborhoods, and geographically on a larger scale. Architects and builders can use color to enhance and maximize their investments, profoundly changing our landscape in the process.


Coatings Technology

Selecting Polysiloxane Topcoats

by "Gerald L. Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation"

The author examines the differences between traditional three-coat coating systems and two-coat, siloxane-based systems. Is the greater cost per gallon of the polysiloxane technology justified for your project?


Good Technical Practice

Concrete Sealers

by Jayson Helsel, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Applying concrete sealers over new or existing concrete is a practical solution for protecting vulnerable surfaces from water and contaminants. This article looks at the range of sealing options and typical application practices.


Intumescent Casting Technology Takes The Heat

by Bill Dempster, International Fire Protection, North America

Behind schedule and at the mercy of Mother Nature, the decision was made to use epoxy intumescent castings in place of intumescent coatings for an exterior application. The debut of the technology in North America, the project was a “blazing success.”


Building Envelope

What’s Up With Cool Roof Coatings?

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

This article presents the “Top 10 Facts about Cool Roof Coatings” from an industry expert, including energy savings, cool roofs in cold climates, and future trends. If you have questions about cool roof technology, here are the answers.


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

by Pete Engelbert, Level 3 Coating Inspection, LLC

Plural component and airless spray equipment are almost ubiquitous on coatings jobsites. However, if not properly maintained or safely operated they can become deadly. This article examines proper spray maintenance and safety techniques.


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Editor's Word

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by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design


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