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Achieving Quality in Architectural Coatings Work: How Many Times Can You Repaint the Exterior of Your Building?

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This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
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Commercial building walls are commonly constructed of masonry and concrete (e.g., CMU, cast-in-place, and pre-cast). As additional coats of paint are applied to the exterior, the permeance (breathability) of the film decreases. As a result, in some climates, moisture becomes trapped within the wall assembly, wetting any in-fill insulation that is present, creating conditions that are conducive to the growth of mold, and eventually causing blistering and detachment of the film. To determine the number of times a building can be repainted before the reduction in permeance may cause problems, the results of thermo-dynamic modelling of 4 identical buildings in 4 parts of the country will be presented. The locations modeled are Miami, FL; Providence, RI; Colorado Springs, CO; and Seattle, WA. Participants are eligible for one AIA LU credit.

Learning Objectives:

• Determine the relationship between the permeance of the coating and water content within the wall assembly.
• Recognize the value of thermal-dynamic modelling (using WUFI®-ORNL/IBP software in this case) when specifying coatings for use on building walls.
• Recognize that the geographical location of a building will influence coating selection and the number of times the building can be repainted.
• Explain the long-term cost savings that can be realized by selecting the correct coating system for the geographical location.

Kevin Brown, Technical Director, Commercial Services Group
KTA-Tator, Inc.

Kevin J. Brown is Technical Director for the Commercial Services Group for KTA-Tator Inc., where he develops and implements maintenance programs for commercial clients with architectural/commercial problems related to paint failures. He holds a CXLT (Certified XL Tribometrist), NACE Level 2 coating inspector certification and RRO (Registered Roof Observer) certification. Mr. Brown has a BS degree and MBA from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. He also has attended several seminars at World of Concrete, SSPC, and PACE on floor restoration and coating systems. Kevin has more than 15 years of experience in the field of retail facility management, overseeing building maintenance and preventative maintenance programs for more than 1,700 stores including store repaints, floor coating replacement and long-range budget planning.

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Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Building design software; Commercial / Architectural; KTA-Tator; Software


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