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Wet-applied coatings and finishes for commercial and institutional projects [AIA course]

A colorful hair spa called zoey + joey in Ann Arbor, Mich. “It’s a boutique salon that incorporates the simple use of color to support their brand,” says Wightman & Associates’ Marissa Kovatch. She says she usually specifies certain branded paint products as a basis of design, especially those that meet the VOC limits in LEED. Photo courtesy Wightman & Associates 

February 18, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

The rapid pace of development of improved liquid-applied materials and finishes has given Buildin...

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Chameleons are known for changing their skin colors to suit the observer, but what if a building...

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| September 02, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

The building’s custom-fabricated wall panels look like copper, but are actually flat metal sheets...

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AkzoNobel's Human Cities initiative commits to improving, energizing and regener
June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Dutch company AkzoNobel is partnering with Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA to study how the application of...

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May 15, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this ro...

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April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This course covers life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, cor...

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Design architect GWWO selected Valspars Blue Pearl II color-changing paint to c
| March 21, 2014 | Valspar This is sponsored content  

Linetec finishes Firestone’s UNA-CLAD panels, achieving a one-of-a-kind, dynamic appearance with...

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To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...

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Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects
March 04, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish s...

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February 19, 2014 |

This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated met...

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January 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors offer a roundup of new products and case studies that represent the latest breakthro...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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May 14, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When it comes to durability, a 50-year building design ideally should include 50-year coatings. M...

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May 03, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are cor...

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Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex,
February 28, 2013 | Parex

Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex, Teifs, LaHabra, E...

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January 24, 2013 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Organizations such as the Master Painters Institute and the Society for Protective Coatings are d...

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September 05, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Free platform offers website development resource for industry professionals.

June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.

February 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Winning projects will be featured in the May issue of BD+C. 

December 14, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Nominate a colleague, peer, or even yourself. ...

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NSF International Sustainable Wallcoverings standard ANSI
December 07, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

TRI-KES demonstrates leadership in environmental stewardship as the first distributor to earn qua...

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October 05, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

A high performance paint, and a combination paint and primer now available. 

June 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Sustainability and energy efficiency depend not only on the overall design but also on the buildi...

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Resins, the base ingredient in any coating, vary in performance qualities from good to better to...

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How do the new Energy Star standards impact coatings?

All coatings will soon need to be tested in three weathering farm locations: Florida (hot and humid), Arizona (hot and dry) and the Midwest (cold and temperate).


The Energy Star 3.0 Roof Product Specs and Test Methods is changing its standards, and all coatin...

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Photo: Valspar


Advanced technologies are creating new possibilities with ...

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Haughton Middle School, Aaughton, La. Photo: www.valsparcoilextrusion.com


A beautiful coating on metal products can make a strong statement, whether used on a high-end com...

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The new distinctive main entrance accentuates the public face of the school with an aluminum tube...

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