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D+D February 2015

D+D February 2015

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Testing + Evaluation

Keeping Coatings in the Game

by Michael P. Reina, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

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

Case Study

After the Bomb

by Gary Henry

Time and weather take an additional toll on a century-old cathedral damaged in the 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist attack.

Coatings Technology

Innovations in Elastomeric Acrylic Roof Coatings

by Arthur Kravchenko, Vicki Demarest and George Daisey, The Dow Chemical Company

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

Building Envelope

The Case for SPF

by Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting LLC

Spray polyurethane foam can improve building envelope performance, but is no magic cure.

Case Study

From D.C. to the Cosmos

by John Canning & Co.

An interior restoration reveals a century-old treasure of Beaux-Arts elegance.



Uncovering History

by Amy Woodall. Editor in Chief

Concrete Q + A

A Roundabout Way of Reducing Accidents

by Todd Scharich, American Society of Concrete Contractors

Decorative concrete plays a ‘roundabout’ role in making America’s roads safer.

Solve It!

Laying It On

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

Coatings A to Zielnik

Building in Versatility and Durability

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Wood is one of our most used and adaptable building materials — staining, coating and other treatments can enhance and protect it outdoors.

Materials Technology

International Roofing Expo

A Preview from the Exhibit Hall

Picture This!

Golden Bells


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