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As 2017 comes to a close, so, too, does the monthly e-mailing of D+D In Depth. Check out our archive for technical articles, and look for fresh industry information and innovation in our daily e-newsletter — D+D News — and throughout durabilityanddesign.com. Make sure your free D+D News subscription is up to date at durabilityanddesign.com/register so you don’t miss an issue. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the features, here, on waterproofing, decorative finishes and floor coatings, and vertical concrete construction in this final issue of D+D In Depth. Thanks for reading!

Redundancy in Subgrade Waterproofing

BY JESSE TORRES, RRC, RRO AND DOUGLAS STIEVE, AIA, RRC, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

When supplementary measures are used in subgrade waterproofing design, it means having a backup plan in place to eliminate or mitigate water leaks into the structure if a breach occurs in the primary waterproofing system. The considerations, challenges and logistics are addressed here.


Uncovering History: Paint Analysis & Restoration at the Eustis Estate

BY AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

When regional heritage organization Historic New England undertook restoration of the Eustis Estate mansion in Milton, Massachusetts, the team decided to do “a pretty heavy paint restoration” after paint analysis revealed the unique aesthetic styles of the original finishes. Find out how duct tape and graffiti helped conservators bring the interiors back to their Victorian grandeur.


Designing Decorative Floors that Stand the Test of Time

BY PAUL ANDERSON, FLOWCRETE AMERICAS

When choosing a decorative finish, there are many factors that could affect a floor’s visual appearance over time. This feature provides an overview of polymer floor properties and considerations like substrate preparation, color choice and the use of aggregates, and overall style — all items that should be part of the planning discussion with your designer and supplier.


Foam Core Construction: An Intro to the Craft

BY NATHAN GIFFIN, VERTICAL ARTISANS

Incorporating foam core into vertical concrete construction has the potential to create lighter structures, with fewer materials, a smaller work crew and a quicker turnaround, says Nathan Giffin. Here, he shares his experiences working with the material, using two comparable waterfall projects to compare its use to standard methods.



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