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OUR STORY
KEIM mineral paints — a Bavarian invention by the scientist Adolf Wilhelm Keim — are liquid silicate paints that becomes a part of the surface to which it is applied and binds the color pigment into it as well.

KEIM became the leading manufacturer of mineral paints providing only the highest quality, research-based paints with application characteristics prized by painters, and long lasting durability demanded by owners.
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PROJECTS
Church of Scientology- ASHO + LA-ORG Building
About:
The stucco surfaces were originally coated with Keim. Over time, decorative cement-coated foam elements finished in acrylic paint were added to the facade. The stucco had intermittent crack repairs that contrasted surrounding surface textures, and shadow outlines remained from relocated signage and lighting.

Challenges:
The decorative panels and fluted columns are painted with an acrylic polymer paint that shows variegation in the color from fading and weathering.

Solutions:
Smooth out rough-textured surfaces and fill divots with Keim Universalputz Standard Render, treat new render surfaces with Keim Lime Remover, and more.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
New York Studio School
About:
The Studio School is a National Historic Landmark and within the Greenwich Village Historic District.

Challenges:
The original four buildings have been adjoined with a stucco facade over the original masonry without use of expansion or control joints.

Solutions:
Entire stucco facade was sounded to determine adhesion and delaminating and cracked areas were removed to sound masonry.

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Schedule an AIA Presentation Today
KEIM
From specifications to jobsite mock-ups, application training and site reports, KEIM is dedicated to providing support and education to the architectural and engineering community. Schedule a presentation today and see how mineral coatings can enhance and protect your next masonry or concrete project for many decades. We are proud to present AIA CEU topics.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


  Why this bold architect loves building skyscrapers made of wood
Architectural Digest
Concrete and steel have ruled skyscraper construction for the better part of a century. But in recent years wood has been reengineered to be as light and strong as its industrial-age counterparts, enabling a boom in large-scale timber structures that look nothing like a cabin in the woods.
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  Lighten up! 7 pro tips for painting over dark colors
Realtor.com
Imagine this: You've been house hunting for months and finally found the place of your fantasies. It's the perfect size, in great condition, and within your budget — it's everything you've ever wanted. The only problem? All of the walls are covered in deep blues, rich reds, and — dare we say — grim but oh-so-trendy black.
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  Design collaboration is not design by committee
By Susan Mulholland
Have you ever heard that phrase "design by committee" when someone talks about a building or an object like a car or piece of furniture that doesn't quite make sense? It usually means there are some good parts and some bad parts, but overall it's just not good design.
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  Addressing global climate change through AIA's 2030 Commitment
AIA
As the world's urban population grows, American architects must expand their influence and preach the value of a performance-based design process. Urban environments account for 75 percent of human-produced global greenhouse emissions. Currently, the world’s urban population is growing at a rate of 1.5 million each week, which translates to an expected increase of 1.4 billion people over the next two decades in our world’s cities—centered overwhelmingly in developing countries.
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  No end in sight for remodeling industry's upward trajectory
By Michael J. Berens
Earlier speculation that the red-hot remodeling industry might begin to cool down in 2018 appears to have been premature. Despite challenges of labor shortages and rising materials costs, market conditions are generally favorable for remodelers of all stripes. A number of factors are coalescing that likely will not only continue to drive positive growth this year, but may also outpace that of recent years.
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EVENTS
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KEIM Workshop
February 28
Henry Frerk Warehouse, Chicago

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