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In Pompeii, murals survived the city’s volcanic devastation. In France’s Chauvet Cave, the prehistoric wall paintings are still stunning after some 32,000 years, as evidenced in the Werner Herzog documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams. This month, D+D In Depth features contemporary artisans who carry on the tradition of beautifying and restoring our public spaces, combining durability and design. We also look to the future with developments in high-performance coatings. — AARON JENTZEN, EDITOR

Talking the Talk at Greenbuild: How Manufacturers Describe Their Green Paint

BY HAROLD HOWER, FOUNDER AND CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

The 2016 Greenbuild Expo will include 40 suppliers of paints, coatings and related equipment. These manufacturers use a variety of methods to define their paints as “green,” from product claims and technical distinctions to third-party certifications.


Decorative Painting and Restoration: A Photo Essay

BY HAROLD HOWER, FOUNDER AND CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Decorative artisans use special techniques and a variety of materials to dress the bare walls, floors and ceilings of notable buildings. This photo essay explores four decorative projects from EverGreene Architectural Arts, John Canning & Co., John Pugh and Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc.


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Silicone Sealants’ Evolving Role in Structural and Protective Glazing

BY JON KIMBERLAIN, DOW CORNING CORPORATION

The development of structural silicone glazing in the 1960s has allowed architectural imaginations to soar, enabling the attractive all-glass facades of the modern skyline. This article explores the basics of structural sand protective silicone glazing, from early uses to current practices and future trends.


Specifying Coatings for Architectural Metals

BY GABRIEL MORALES-SADA, AKZONOBEL

Choosing the correct coating system for aluminum or galvanized steel substrates depends on three main factors: knowledge of project specifications, understanding the available coating technologies and familiarity with the relevant AAMA standards.



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