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Specifications, codes and standards are vital for successful projects, as demonstrated in this issue of D+D In Depth. Features focus on writing and implementing an effective roof coating specification, as well as keeping up to date on changing air barrier code requirements. This month’s authors also turn their eyes to design in terms of options for updating a tired facade and forecasts for next year’s hot colors. — AMY WOODALL, EDITOR

Fundamentals of Roof Coating System Specifications: The Keys to Success

BY ERIC BENNUNG, ACRYMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Despite the wide variety of roof coatings on the market, there are several key principles that, when followed, contribute to successful roof coating projects. This includes knowing how to select the appropriate coating system, writing a specification around that system and having an assessment strategy in place to ensure proper implementation of that specification and application of the coatings themselves.


Complying with Codes: How Changing Air Barrier Rules Are Impacting Your Building

BY RUSSELL SNOW, W. R. MEADOWS, AIR BARRIER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

With the continued rise in energy costs and the concentrated design of structures that are more energy efficient, the industry has continued to revise codes and standards to provide minimum requirements that need to be met. This feature provides an overview of what each of the current air barrier code requirements are.


Facial Recognition: Does Your Building Facade Match Its Identity or Is It Time for a Facelift?

BY ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

As the literal face of a building, a facade gives a structure its emotional character, but, as with people, age and changing design trends can take a toll on the façade. When a “facelift” is needed to renew or improve appearance, functionality, energy efficiency, safety and security, a variety of options are available for restoring facades.


Quench the Craving for Calm: Early 2018 Color Forecasts Cater to Slowing Down in a Busy Life

BY AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN, AND BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Now that the first batch of color trends forecasts for 2018 have been announced, you can get a sneak peek at what are likely to be next year’s most popular colors, according to the predictions of several major paint manufacturers.


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

BY AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

In September, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping owners, architects and contractors to issues related to the performance of coatings, water-repellents and liquid-applied air barriers. Learn more about the day’s program, which includes sessions on WUFI software; permeance; calculating energy savings; material, design and field considerations; and product discussions.



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