Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cezanne, Van Gogh or Monet?

By Davies Hood, Induron Executive VP

If you happen to own a painting by one of the Modern Masters Cezanne, Van Gogh or Monet, and are looking for some interior flat latex house paint for your own personal art gallery, here’s your lead – check out Durability + Design’s article about a new paint collaboration between the Guggenheim museum and Fine Paints of Europe. These colors will also work if you happen to live inside a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s fun to dream isn’t it?



By Davies Hood, Induron Executive VP

I’ve said it here before and have discussed it at length with co-workers, clients and friends in the business – the Specification is the single-most important component of a quality coating or lining project. I know that might sound strange coming from a paint manufacturer, but the truth is when the jobs’ parameters – including workmanship, quality of materials and time standards – are clearly laid out at the beginning of a project, the chance for success is immeasurably better.  Continue reading Specifications

Zero Defects!

By David Hood, Induron President

“Zero Defects!” So proclaimed a huge sign over the entrance to Lockheed- Martin’s production facility in Marietta, Ga. It was 1966, and I was a newly minted junior engineer doing structural analysis on the forward bulkhead of the C-5A Galaxy. It seemed pretty obvious that defects in manufacturing an aircraft capable of lifting 800,000 pounds into the air were not well tolerated.  Continue reading Zero Defects!

Herculean Conservation Project

The ancient city of Herculaneum

Were the ancient Romans the spiritual inspiration behind the modern-day environmental engineer?

I can’t say for certain, but you do read some interesting facts about all of those ancient aqueducts and their vital role in the development of civilization. A potentially equally important Roman development that dealt with water transportation was the sewer system.  Continue reading Herculean Conservation Project