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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
Rochester City Hall
About:
KEIM Restauro Lasur, in approved high translucent formulation, was used to over-coat the recent stone replacements in order to bring the whole building into aesthetic conformity.

Challenges:
Matching the original weathered brownstone color as closely as possible — and also conveying a natural stone appearance. Original brownstone was Portland Brownstone and replacement brownstone was St. Mathieu's brownstone.

Solutions:
Restauro Lasur, custom matched to stone samples provided.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
Location:Savannah, GA
Challenges: Sides and rear of the building had been painted with a silicone acrylic finish in the 1990s and was badly chalking and providing the historic stucco very little protection against the coastal climate.
Solutions: Stripped and removed latex finish on the front as the latex was a non-permeable barrier to moisture vapor. Other surfaces were pressure washed to remove chalking surface of aged silicone acrylic finish.

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Visit KEIM at the next Building Envelope Symposium in Chicago
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It's always gratifying to share information about building solutions with architects and engineers that are sustainable and have extremely economic life cycles, as the mineral paints and stains are so incredibly durable. Our other symposiums leading up to this one have been a great success, so don't miss us in Chicago!

Check out photos from our previous Building Envelope Symposium, hosted in Washington, D.C.:
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INDUSTRY NEWS


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Architectural Digest
In the past year alone, creative strategies have proved that projects can — and should — set their eco-friendly sites beyond a simple rooftop solar panel. From 3-D-printing an entire home to prevent waste material to investing in Passive House structures that limit energy usage, architects, developers, and scientists are strengthening an arsenal of tools that we need perhaps now more than ever.
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  Eight challenges when adopting technologies for global practice
AIA
International practice brings with it a set of challenges that are somewhat different from domestic practice. Some are more relevant than others in driving the adoption of the technologies in architecture firms. These challenges can be opportunities for enhancing competitiveness and operational efficiencies in competing in the vast global market.
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  Interior designers gain jobs, wages
By Michael J. Berens
Hiring of interior designers picked up in the year from May 2016 and May 2017, according to just released employment and wage estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of those gains were due to increased employment in interior design and architecture firms — an indication that demand for professional services has grown with improved economic conditions.
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  Ambient color may not affect learning ability
By Michael J. Berens
A commonly held tenet of education design is that ambient color affects students' ability to learn. Evidence from research conducted over many years indicates that some colors enhance cognitive performance or creativity while others interfere with these processes.
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  7 documentaries to deepen your understanding of Le Corbusier
ArchDaily
To commemorate his 78-year career, we've rounded up a selection of videos and documentaries on the architect. In a myriad of languages, the films cover everything from the historical context of his era to how the Villa Savoye is preserved, and his work in Argentina.
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EVENTS
The 2018 Mega Demo — May 17 & 18

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