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D+D Online September 2011

In This Issue...


Sentinels of Safety: Fire-Resistive Systems Stand Ready to Serve

by Walter Scarborough

Paint, coatings and related materials can play a pivotal role in helping to protect buildings in the event of fire, notwithstanding the categorization of such materials as “passive” in nature and performance.


The Color Landscape: A Bolder Spectrum, with ‘Authentic’ Tilt

by Jill Speegle

From full-bodied reds and clean blues to sophisticated and inviting earth tones, color experts and designers have dropped the caution flag when it comes to color trends forecasted for 2012 and beyond.


Technology Tips from the Paint Lab: Making Paint Stick to Weathered Wood

by V.C. Bud Jenkins

Painting over weathered wood essentially involves the same processes and procedures as painting over rusty steel, or painting over a wet surface, or painting over a dirty, sandy surface.


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

by Joe Maty

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to generate buzz in the design world. The use of bolder, more saturated colors is viewed as an emerging trend for interiors, based on forecasts from paint and coatings companies.


Integrated Design: Connecting All the Dots in Enclosure Assemblies

by Joe Maty

The devil is in the details, the saying goes. A well-worn cliché, to be sure. But in the context of building-envelope systems, eminently fitting.


   
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