Building codes and standards dictate which materials can be used in buildings, but they can be difficult to understand.
Now, a new tool called the Architectural Coatings Mnemosas (ACM) has taken the guesswork out of deciphering which materials will do the job.
Architectural materials are widely used for the construction of buildings, such as brick and stone.
But what exactly do they do?
A coatings company’s coatings make it possible for a building to function.
The coatings on the outside of a building provide protection from the elements, making it more stable and allowing the building to stay more dry, the company says.
This means that buildings with coatings will last longer, while those with non-coating materials will last less.
There are three types of coatings: structural, thermal, and water-based.
Structural coaters protect the building from the outside elements.
The coatings help the structure retain its shape and allow for a good seal.
They also help keep the building dry, especially if there is a lot of moisture inside.
Tropical coatings protect the structure from the wind.
This coatings protects the structure against rain, snow, and wind chill, making the building more comfortable to walk on.
Water-based coatings keep the structure dry when it rains.
Water-based, or water-repellent coatings do not act like a coating, they act like water to protect the fabric from the water.
These coatings can help protect a building against rainwater intrusion, as well as prevent condensation.
Tampa-based Architecture CoatingsMnemosa is an online service that connects manufacturers and designers.
In addition to its website, the service offers an interactive app that allows users to see and compare the results of their measurements, the firm says.
It’s free to download, but a subscription fee is required.
The app also includes detailed instructions for each coatings brand.