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Durability + Design is a multi-platform media brand, publishing news and technical information about architectural coatings and liquid-applied materials that enhance the durability and aesthetics of commercial structures. Editorial products include:


Released quarterly in print and online, Durability + Design magazine recognizes, celebrates and provides valuable content for architects, facility owners, engineers and coatings specifiers. Each issue features a Resource Center, providing critical information on a specific product segment in architectural coatings. Used throughout the year as a reference by industry professionals, each Resource Center includes technical content, new product information, a coating directory, a consultant directory and a contractor directory. Subscribe free.


DurabilityandDesign.com is a comprehensive source of information specifically for the architectural coatings industry and has two key value propositions:

1) For Marketers

Every digital marketing campaign will result in real-time leads with full contact information — a sales lead for the business development team and a new asset for your database. With our highly qualified audience of architects, engineers, contractors and specifiers, every lead is a sales opportunity. To engage decision makers with buying influence, purchase a DurabilityandDesign.com digital marketing campaign and start your real-time lead generation program now!

2) For Readers

The D+D website gives readers access to the most relevant, timely and comprehensive content for architectural coatings professionals, including industry news, technical features, the latest trends, regulatory updates, proven & emerging technologies and a variety of other interactive tools and educational resources. Register for instant access to all the website has to offer.


D+D In Depth is a monthly web-based magazine featuring technical articles, best practices, case studies, emerging technologies and application methodologies — relevant and authoritative content from top professionals in their respective architectural coatings disciplines. Subscribe free.


Nearly 30,000 professionals start every business day with D+D News, the preeminent news source for the architectural coatings industry. D+D News provides daily updates by email on the projects, trends, technological advances and happenings that impact the coatings community. Plus: Each month, a special-edition e-newsletter provides critical depth to a different topic impacting the industry. Register to receive the free e-newsletters.


In 2017, the new D+D Elevation Awards will honor architects, interior designers, painting contractors and decorative artisans for outstanding projects completed in 2016–17. The first honorees and their projects will be featured in the summer issue of Durability + Design magazine. All D+D subscribers are eligible to nominate persons or companies for the Elevation Awards in several categories, noted below. Nominees can be either designers who used coatings to achieve excellence in aesthetic or technical effects on a project or applicators that demonstrated great skill in executing a painting project.

Judging + Honors: A panel of industry professionals across a variety of disciplines will determine the winners. The Elevation Awards will be presented at a special ceremony in September 2017.

Award Categories: Air Barrier/Moisture Management, Distinguished Residential Exteriors, Commercial Exteriors, Commercial Interiors, Curtain Wall, Floor Coatings + Treatments, Public Buildings, Renovation/Retrofit, Roof Coatings


The WUFI conference focuses on helping owners, architects, contractors, and coating manufacturers as they seek solutions, best practices, hands-on tutorials and technologies to help them overcome building moisture. The curriculum will feature a WUFI presentation to assist in coating selection; editing a specification; construction observations; and a coating inspection instrument workshop.

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Recognize the difference in “vapor drive” and “water-vapor” permeance of coatings
  • Identify differences in the performance of a building wall assembly when an impermeable, semi-permeable, and permeable coating system is used
  • Identify the differences in the performance of identical building wall assemblies located in different climate zones
  • Recognize the value in using WUFI in selection and arrangement of materials within a wall
  • Identify the instruments needed to confirm that cleaning and painting meet the requirements of the specification
  • Learn how to conduct a variety of moisture content tests
  • Learn how to assess the quality of surface preparation and coating application (ambient conditions and thickness)
  • Learn how to conduct a localized air leakage test
All delegates will receive AIA credits for their participation.


Specifier Connect is a two-day “Hosted Buyer” event for the commercial coatings industry that will bring together qualified buyers and sellers through a variety of networking activities and prescheduled individual meetings.

Take advantage of:

  • Guaranteed one-on-one meetings with top architectural coating specifiers
  • Convenient access to multiple prospects, saving you time and money
  • Recreational activities for quality networking time with potential buyers
  • Excellent business development opportunities and measurable ROI
This event will be held in a resort setting and will also feature a variety of additional networking opportunities and activities aimed at creating a dynamic environment for future business development and relationship building.

Direct inquiries regarding current programs and rates to Candace Hicks, National Sales Manager, candace.hicks@durabilityanddesign.com, 412-697-0231.

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