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Free 2014 D+D Buying Guide Released

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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From air barriers and access equipment to decorative and protective finishes, the building performance and aesthetics community has a comprehensive, free new guide for specifying and purchasing architectural coatings, materials, tools and equipment.

Durability + Design's new September-October issue features its first annual Specifying and Buying Guide, as well as expertise on paints in health-care facilities, an update on D+D's 2014 show in Cincinnati, and more.

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"Painting for the Patient's Benefit" discusses new coatings technology and color research that can improve health-care environments.

The specifying and buying guide includes two sets of listings—one for coatings and materials and one for tools and equipment—featuring hundreds of manufacturers. The guides are available in print and online.

Coatings and Materials

The Architectural Coatings and Materials online guide is searchable by category, function and chemistry, covering products from high-end decorative finishes to high-performance protective architectural coatings for interior, exterior, rooftop and below-grade applications.

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Categories include:

  • Air vapor barriers
  • Anti-graffiti coatings
  • Concrete coatings and treatments
  • Metal, corrosion control coatings
  • Decorative finishes
  • Fire-resistive coatings
  • Insulating coatings
  • Repair materials for wood and concrete
  • Roof coatings
  • Wall and ceiling coatings
  • Wallcoverings
  • Waterproofing
  • Wood finishes and coatings

Manufacturer contact information, product trade and brand names, and links to data sheets and MSDS are also included.

Equipment and Supplies

The Equipment and Supplies online guide allows end users, specifiers, contractors and facility owners and managers to source equipment and supplies from a wide variety of categories, including:

  • Abrasive blasting
  • Adhesion testers
  • Air compressors
  • Belts and harnesses
  • Brushes, rollers and spray systems
  • BIM
  • Caulks and sealants
  • Containment
  • Decorative and faux finishing tools
  • Dehumidification equipment
  • Design and specifying
  • Gages
  • Ladders, lifts and scaffolding
  • Personal protective equipment and clothing
  • Paint strippers
  • Power washers
  • Ventilation equipment

Manufacturer and distributor contact information is also reported.

Features and Updates

The new issue also includes "Painting for the Patient's Benefit," a feature on tapping the latest advances in color research and coating technology to improve the patient experience.

D+D 2014 Show Logo

D+D 2014 will be held in May at the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, OH.

There's also an update on D+D 2014, the magazine's first show, set for May 20-22 in Cincinnati. The show will be held at the Carew Tower's Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel and include a presentation on restoration of that iconic structure by  Richard Rauh, the Atlanta-based architect who led the restoration.


Tagged categories: Building owners; Coating selection; Coatings manufacturers; Contractors; Distributors; Equipment manufacturers; Health Care/Hospitals; Purchasing; Sherwin-Williams; Specifiers

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