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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
True or false: An executive order issued in 2015 mandated a reduction in energy use of 2.5 percent per year for the next 10 years in federal buildings.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
For successful application to green concrete, epoxies must be vapor-permeable and must have what other characteristic?

Monday, December 19, 2016
True or false: A recent D+D In Depth article asserts that alkyd paints for exterior wood substrates are more flexible than acrylic paints.

Friday, December 16, 2016
True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, sealers and thin-film floor coatings typically require a profile in the CSP 3-5 range.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
True or false: ASTM E01 deals with the performance of buildings.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
What is a vernacular term for a wet film thickness gage?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
True or false: Anti-reflective coatings diminish the efficiency of solar panels.

Monday, December 12, 2016
Penetrating sealers are sometimes avoided by conservators on the masonry substrates of historic structures for what main reason?

Friday, December 9, 2016
True or false: Polyaspartic coatings offer good color and gloss retention.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
True or false: “Solvent pop” occurs because of hackles in a steel substrate.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
What organization offers a one-day course on “Exterior Wall Quality Assurance”?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Polyurethanes are formed by the reaction of an isocyanate with a hydroxyl-containing substance. What is another name for this hydroxyl-containing substance?

Monday, December 5, 2016
True or false: According to a D+D article, most SPF systems can be installed at substrate temperatures from 30 degrees to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Friday, December 2, 2016
True or false: According to a D+D article on powder coatings for aluminum extrusions, most European powder coatings can meet the AAMA 2605 performance standard.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
The so-called “Swedish Standards” preceded what notable SSPC publication?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
True or false: Wood restoration products based upon epoxy resins do not degrade upon exposure to UV light.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
True or false: According to a D+D In Depth article, EIFS systems have not been able to pass the stringent Miami-Dade County Hurricane Tests (High Velocity Hurricane Zone).

Monday, November 28, 2016
According to a D+D In Depth feature, what is the most popular generic type of liquid-applied flashing for rough openings and penetrations?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
What faux technique uses mineral pigment or raw silk fiber for veining?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
True or false: The overlapping of platey pigments in a coating creates crevices that diminish the coating’s barrier properties.

Monday, November 21, 2016
True or false: Aggregate exposure on a concrete floor designated as “cream” by the Concrete Polishing Association (CPAA) is defined as “fine aggregate exposure with little or no medium aggregate exposure at random locations.”

Friday, November 18, 2016
True or false: Though the standard ASTM F2170 requires 72 hours to achieve results, one-day results of relative humidity testing of concrete floors with in-situ probes is typically accurate enough to judge if it is acceptable to apply materials that can tolerate higher moisture content.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
An epoxy curing agent is derived from what natural source?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Which of the following materials is not used to make a biocidal additive for coatings?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
True or false: Hackles are a coating failure type associated with resin-rich areas on a substrate where the coating was applied in excessive thickness.

Monday, November 14, 2016
An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can measure dry film coating thickness on what substrate(s)?

Friday, November 11, 2016
True or false: In a broad sense, any polymer used as a basic material for coatings is called a resin.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
True or false: The calcium chloride moisture test for concrete, ASTM F1869, measures the amount of moisture emission in only about the top inch of a slab’s depth.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
True or false: Polyester coatings are sometimes used to coat aluminum extrusions and panels.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
True or false: The conformance of blast-cleaned steel with surface preparation specifications, such as SSPC-SP 10, is assessed visually without the aid of instrumentation.

Monday, November 7, 2016
What organization offers a certification in moisture testing of concrete slabs?

Friday, November 4, 2016
What organization is developing a decorative concrete flatwork certification program?

Thursday, November 3, 2016
True or false: Most fluoropolymer coatings applied to aluminum extrusions have a film thickness of about 1.2 mils, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
True or false: For color and gloss retention on aluminum extrusions in exterior exposure, acrylic baked enamels provide the best performance.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
True or false: Epoxy technology was not commercialized until the early 1960s.

Monday, October 31, 2016
What organization publishes inspection manuals dealing with spray-applied, fire-resistive coating materials?

Friday, October 28, 2016
True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
True or false: Powder coatings are applied to aluminum in a multi-coat process.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
True or false: SSPC has several standards for surface preparation of concrete.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
What resin chemistry is suitable for development of coatings that can be successfully applied to stucco?

Monday, October 24, 2016
The three most commonly specified coating types used over spray foam roofing include acrylic and silicone. What is the third type?

Friday, October 21, 2016
True or false: Solar reflectance and thermal emittance are two terms for the same performance property of a reflective roof coating.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
True or false: Powder coatings can have VOC content when certain colorants are used.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
True or false: When mill scale is removed from steel by abrasive blasting, the steel begins to rust.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
True or false: Cementitious fireproofing provides both fire resistance and good aesthetics.

Monday, October 17, 2016
What country is the partner of the United States in the Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency?

Friday, October 14, 2016
How many “National/International” green certifications for coatings are listed in a recent Durability + Design Magazine article?

Thursday, October 13, 2016
What organization recently published Placing and Finishing Decorative Concrete Flatwork?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
True or false: Some moisture meters based on conductivity readings can be used on both wood and concrete substrates.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
True or false: Waterborne polyurethane coatings are sometimes called “waterglass.”


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