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D+D July 2014

 
D+D July 2014


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Coatings Technology

Cooler Than Cool Roofs

by Hashem Akbari, Ph.D., Concordia University

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


Building Envelope

Air Barriers: Fluid-Applied or Self-Adhered?

by John Chamberlin, Sto Corp., and Peter Barrett, Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

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


Coatings Technology

Acrylic Coatings: Not Just Paint

by George Daisey, The Dow Chemical Co.

More than a go-to finish coat, acrylics offer excellent protection for the building envelope.


Good Technical Practice

Simply Water-Resistant Windows

by Sam Hagerman, Hammer & Hand

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


Plus...


Perspective

Baby, It’s Hot Outside

by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


News


Materials Technology

Product Showcase: Waterproofing


Concrete Q + A

Specifying and Testing Architectural Cast Stone

by Todd Nelson, P.E., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Specifiers should be aware of the requirements of ASTM C1364, along with its limitations.


Case Study

Profiles in SPF

by Gary Henry

Retail to military, a variety of projects use spray polyurethane technology.


Picture This!

Practical Beauty


   
 
 

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