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Architectural coatings play important roles in preventing risks to personal safety—from building fires to unsafe air quality to toxic compounds that damage the environment. This month’s D+D In Depth features articles on fire-resistive coatings and the expanding definition and requirements for green coatings. We also offer tips for writing effective painting specifications, and review a new book on decorative concrete flatwork. — AARON JENTZEN, EDITOR

Editing the Trouble Out of Painting Specifications

BY KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR INC.

Don’t let confusing, incomplete or technically incorrect painting specifications open the door to jobsite disputes, extra costs, coating failures and litigation. This article analyzes problematic language from actual building painting specifications.


What Color is Your Green Paint?

BY ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

Green building has grown from a specialty niche into a driving force within the architectural, construction and building products industries. Now, multi-attribute certifications are expanding the definition and the requirements for green coatings.


Fire Drill: Coatings that Protect Commercial Buildings – and Save Lives

BY SEAN YOUNGER AND JIM RIPPE, CARBOLINE COMPANY

In the event of a fire, steel’s load-bearing capacity diminishes as its core temperature rises: a big problem for steel structures. Fire-resistive coatings help to prevent structural collapse, maintaining paths of egress for occupants to exit the building.


Decorative Concrete Education and
the Quest for Quality

BY MICHAEL HERNANDEZ, P.E. DBIA, BAKER CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

Decorative concrete requires many specialized skills not previously addressed in existing resources. The American Concrete Institute now offers a book about placing and finishing decorative concrete flatwork, geared toward the craftsman.



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