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Four walls and a roof isn’t enough. Far from mere passive receptacles, well-designed buildings contribute to a broad variety of human endeavors—from driving brand awareness with architectural color to harnessing the power of the sun itself. This month, D+D In Depth provides insights into coatings used for solar technology and intumescent fire protection, as well as expert advice on surface preparation for successful concrete floors. — AARON JENTZEN, EDITOR / COVER PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM, PIOVESEMPRE

Architectural Color: Branding in the Built Environment

BY BILLY ROSBOTTOM, STO CORP.

Color exerts a powerful influence on consumer behavior. While many argue over its role, architectural color offers a way for businesses to tell their stories in the built environment and connect with the communities they serve.


Let the Sun Shine! Coatings for Solar Technology

BY ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY

Imagine generating free electricity just by painting a roof or a sunlit wall! While photovoltaic paint may still lie in our distant future, coatings play key roles in improving the efficiency of current renewable solar energy applications.


Intumescent Coatings: A Review of Current and New Technologies

BY JAYSON L. HELSEL, P.E., KTA-TATOR INC.

Intumescent coatings have unique properties and challenges that must be considered before they are selected and specified. Learn about the generic coating types, approvals and application issues associated with this technology.


Building a Solid Foundation for Concrete Floor Coatings: A Guide to Inspection and Surface Preparation

BY STEVEN REINSTADTLER, COVESTRO LLC

An attractive, durable concrete floor coating requires methodical preparation before applying the coating system of choice. Discover how proper inspection, repairs, cleaning and profiling contribute to a successful concrete floor project.



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