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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Take Clean, Kill, Coat Approach to Mold and Mildew

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Trends and Tactics for Successful Paints and Coatings Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Urethane- and Epoxy-Based Products are Effective Concrete Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Differences Between Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Coatings

Building Operating Management
Find the Roof Coating Best Suited to a Facility

Building Operating Management
Roof Coatings Have Varying Characteristics

Building Operating Management
Key Questions FMs Should Ask with Coating Project

Building Operating Management
Budget, Installation Weather Are Additional Issues with Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning

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Painting Project Cost Considerations

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Interior Painting Project Considerations

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Exterior Painting Project Considerations

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New-Generation Roof Coatings Offer Many Benefits

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Understanding Product Needs for Roof Coating Projects

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Common Roof Coating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Spotlight on Roof Coating Manufacturers Association

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Coatings Considerations For Concrete Surfaces

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Sorting Through the Various Types of Concrete Coatings

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Avoiding Common Problems With Sealers and Coatings for Concrete Applications

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Paints and Coatings Contractors: A Recipe For Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Potential Problems When Finding a Painting Contractor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Misconceptions Abound About Painting Contractors

Building Operating Management
Common Glazing Mistakes

Building Operating Management
More Glazing Choices, And Using Metrics To Assess Them

Building Operating Management
Glazing Options Can Manage Heat Gain, Harness Daylight

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Closer Look at Roof Coatings Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Waste Issues to Consider When Tearing off a Roof

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Roof Coatings Extend Life of Roof, Components

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Maintenance Considerations With Roof Coatings

Building Operating Management

Building Operating Management
Focus On A Coating’s Overall Quality As Well As Specific Features

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them

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VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products

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Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project

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Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings

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Roof Coatings: Ensuring Performance and Savings

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Roof Coating Specifications: One Size Does not Fit All

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Application Concerns When Applying Roof Coatings

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Maintenance Matters and Roof Coatings

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Specifying Floor Coatings for Performance

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Concrete and Masonry Issues with Floor Coatings

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Recommended Coatings for Tile and Wood Flooring

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Construction Considerations when Coating Floors

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Roof Coatings Aim To Protect And Repair Roofs, Not Replace Them

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Existing Conditions May Diminish Roof Coating's Effectiveness

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Success of Roof Coating Relies on Proper Adhesion

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Beware Potential Roof Coating Application Problems

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Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

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Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

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Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

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Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

Building Operating Management
What Facility Managers Need To Know Before Beginning Painting Projects

Building Operating Management
Potential VOC Levels Are Important Consideration In Paints Selection

Quick Read
Plan Re-Coating Schedule to Help Maintain Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Beyond First Cost: Smart Specification of Paints and Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Standards for Paints and Coatings Perform Important Roles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Savvy Specification Results in Higher ROI

Building Operating Management
Roof Coatings Can Protect Environment, Help Maintain Operating And Capital Budgets

Building Operating Management
Solvent-based, Water-based Roof Coatings Have Pros And Cons

Building Operating Management
Plan Re-Coating Schedule To Help Maintain Roof

Quick Read
What You Need To Know About Flat Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paint Contractors as Partners: A Little Help From Friends

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Successful Paint Applications Require More Than Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight on Efficient Painting Jobs

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Climate, weather conditions factor into roof coatings decisions

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Color of Roof Coating Helps With Temperature Changes

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Dry Conditions Best for Roof Coatings Application

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Clearing the Air on VOC, Paints and Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paint Specifications Changes Offer Challenge to Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Choice of Paints and Coatings Key for Successful Project

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Environmentally Friendly Paints and Coatings Prompt Managers to Rethink Strategies

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Green Building Codes Make Certification a Rigorous Process

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Fine-Tuning the Green Certification Process

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Roof Coatings: Environmental Conditions Can Create Havoc

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Be Aware of Specification, Application Errors

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Roof Coatings: Spotlight RCMA

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Strategies for Preventing Roof Coating Problems

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Painting Contractors as Project Partners

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Painting Contractors: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Spotlight: Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

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The Benefits and Challenges of Roof Coatings

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The Benefits and Challenges of Roof Coatings

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Examining Roof Coatings Concerns

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Roof Coatings Product Development

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Effective Concrete Maintenance Requires Inspection Guidelines

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Successful Concrete Repair Requires Careful Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Coating Considerations To Extend Performance Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Roof Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Increasing Demand for Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Product Selection From Installation to Routine Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Paint Innovations Offer Facility Managers Green Benefits, Performance

Building Operating Management
Check Paint's Certifications to Avoid Greenwash

Building Operating Management
New Standards, Research, Promise Continuing Improvement in Paints

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Paints

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Paint Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Paints for Performance and Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing Paint and Coating Policies

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Important Painting Project Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Advances Offer Managers Better Roof Protection Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Classification

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Roof Coatings: Installation and Maintenance

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How to Choose the Right Paint

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Sustainable Paints Means Determining Life-Cycle Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Quality, Long-Term Performance Essential for Sustainable Paints

Building Operating Management
Tips for Picking the Right Paint

Building Operating Management
More Tips for Picking the Right Paint: Sheen, Durability and Surface Preparation

Building Operating Management
Showcase: Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings Can Extend Performance Life and Generate Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding Roof Types Key to Successful Coating Applications

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Roof Coating Performance Depends on Application, Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How One School District Successfully Plans Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints & Coatings: Low-VOC Formulations Meet EPA Standards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Evening Painting, VOC-Free Products Reduce Complaints

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paint Crews Perform Repairs to Drywall, Covering

Quick Read
Paints and Coatings: Match Substrate and Surface

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Paints: How to Match Formulation with Substrate

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Understanding Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets

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Concrete Coatings: Successful Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Maintenance: Coating or Painting?

Quick Read
Concrete Coatings: Avoid Unexpected Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Maintenance: Three Groups of Opaque Coatings

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Concrete Coatings: Steps to Successful Installations

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Performance of Green Paints

Building Operating Management
Standards for Performance Help FMs Choose the Right Paint

Building Operating Management
Green Paint Standards Protect IAQ and Occupants

Building Operating Management
Paint Certifications Balance Green and Performance Benefits

Building Operating Management
Paints Product Showcase

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Steps for Adhesion Tests

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Paint Quality and Performance

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Roof Coatings: New Set of Specification Questions

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Green Paints Becoming More Durable

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Advanced Formulations Improve Durability

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Roof Coatings: Pay Attention to Green Claims

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Assessing the Performance of Green Paints

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: Controlling Cross-Contamination

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Managers Consider Performance, Environment When Specifying Paints

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Paints: Third-Party Organizations Develop Standards, Certification Programs

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Master Painters Institute Develops Application Guidelines

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Paints and Coatings: The Impact of VOCs on Performance

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Roofing Systems: Membranes, Installation, and Coatings Affect Sustainability

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Paints and Coatings: Scheduling Projects

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Paints and Coatings: Application Checklist

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Paints and Coatings: Tools Include Brushes, Rollers, Spray Guns

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How To Schedule Successful Paints and Coatings Projects

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What You Need To Know About Flat Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Four Objectives for Specifying Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Different Substrates Require Different Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manufacturers Classify Coatings by Binder and Carrier Type

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings Provide Quicker Return on Investment

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Roof Coating Type Depends on Roof Substrate

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Roof Coatings Protect Against UV Light, Leaks, Corrosion

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Proper Surface Preparation is Essential Before Applying Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Should Evaluate Roof Coatings Warranties

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Tips For Applying Concrete Floor Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Determining the Environmental Impact

Facility Maintenance Decisions
VOCs Can Affect Paint Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Washability, Durability Play Key Role

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Benefits of Metal Roofing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Design and Installation of Metal Roofs

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Determining Paint Quality

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Options Abound for Metal Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SPF Roofing Systems Provide Extra Insulation

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Modified Bitumen and BUR Systems: Roof Coating Strategies

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Determining Paint Quality

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To Get the Most Out of Green Paint, Know Where to Use It

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Raising the Roof (Performance)

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Painting Facilities 'Green'

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Rooftop Issues, Flexible Solutions

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Making Roof Coatings Work

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Coatings Considerations

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Hot Solution: Roof Coatings

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Roof Coatings: Strategies for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings and Cold Weather

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A New Era for Paints and Coatings

Building Operating Management
Paints
veiw related paint products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Traditional Issues, New Approaches

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Raising the Roof

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Painting by Numbers

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Roof Coatings in a New Light

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Planning, Preparing for Painting

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In Conjunction with the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association:
Top-Level Considerations

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A Primer on Painting

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Mold & the Coatings Connection

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Planning for Projects That Deliver

Building Operating Management
Roof Coatings Protect and Reflect

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning for Projects That Deliver

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Preventing Water Woes

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Roof Coatings: Specification Strategies

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Roof Coatings: Bottom-Line Benefits

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Stopping Solar Damage

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Roof Coating Considerations