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Coatings, Specifications, and the Bible

A D+D Online Feature published December 13, 2012



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by Allen Zielnik

Walter Scarborough, a fellow contributing editor to Durability + Design and a registered architect and specifier with more than 30 years of technical experience, has previously commented “that the reality of specifications is nowhere where it should be . . . .”...
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Tagged categories: Architects; Architectural coatings; Certifications and standards; Commercial Buildings; Performance testing; Specifiers; SSPC

Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (12/17/2012, 9:21 AM)

Good points. When new ASTMs test methods come up in one of the subcommittees I am on, I always encourage the author to include some kind of guidance to the user - a default number of scrubs for example.


Comment from Lynn Javoroski, (12/18/2012, 11:06 AM)

Please, in addition to specifying the products correctly, the standards completely and comprehensively, be sure to coordinate that part of the specification with the rest of it, making the whole as clear and concise as possible. Specifiers the world over will thank you!


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