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D+D Fall 2016

D+D Fall 2016

Color + Design

Color in Institutional Spaces

by Billy Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

The cold, bare concrete once synonymous with institutional buildings is giving way to more colorful, inclusive and enriching environments.

Building Envelope

From 3 Years To 3 Days

by Carolyn Richter, The Cool Roof Rating Council

Learn how a new accelerated weathering test of reflective roof coatings is being applied in third-party roof ratings.

Decorative Finishes

Behold the Glory

by Harold Hower

Using special techniques and materials, artisans produce textures, patterns, color and sheen to dress the interiors and exteriors of notable buildings.

Good Technical Practice

Painted Aluminum Failures in South Florida Exposure

by Kirk R. Shields, Corrosion Probe Inc.

Painted aluminum exterior units are rapidly failing in South Florida — sometimes even before the new homes and condos are occupied.

Green Coatings

What Color is Your Green Paint?

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

With green building continuing to drive the architectural, construction and building products industries, it’s time to demystify all of those definitions and certifications for green coatings.


Good Technical Practice

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.

Coatings Technology

The March of Technology

by Harold Hower

A review of recent technical articles representing advances in architectural coatings and related building enclosure materials and technology.

Decorative Finishes

Decorative Concrete Education and the Quest for Quality

by Michael Hernandez, P.E. Dbia, Baker Concrete Construction

The American Concrete Institute offers a new book about placing and finishing decorative concrete flatwork, geared toward the craftsman.


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