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D+D March 2014

D+D March 2014

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Building Envelope

Are We Sealing the Right Walls in Buildings?

by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D, P.Eng.

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

Assessing Energy and Moisture Effects of EIFS

by André Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and David A. Johnston, EIFS Industry Members Association

A new study simulating performance in eight U.S. climate zones finds good results for most systems.

Coatings Technology


by Skip Gregorevich and Vincent Genova, Kalcor Coatings Co.

A new breed of waterborne PVDF coatings is born.

Case Study

The Mettle of Metal

by Gary Henry

A PVDF-coated aluminum exterior shrugs off weather at the Atlanta Airport.

Coatings Technology

Raw Advantage

by Cynthia A. Challener, Ph.D.

Advanced, high-performing architectural coatings start with innovative ingredients: an independent overview.



Timing Is Everything

by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief



Green We Can All Agree On

by Chris Youssef, Perkins Eastman

For patient health, all stakeholders in healthcare design must work toward a common standard.

Case Study

Profiles in Surface Prep

by Gary Henry

Construction professionals showcase examples of prepping concrete surfaces for further work.


Air Barriers Showcase

In the Field

Breaking the Weather Barrier

by Gary Henry

A construction team says 'no' to limits of cold and wet during air barrier installation.

Picture This!

Taking the Heat

by Gary Henry


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