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JAC Feburary/March 2006

JAC Feburary/March 2006

In This Issue...

Special Report

The magnetism of metal: Achieving and retaining the look

Aluminum and galvanized steel are the dominant, but by no means the only, metallic substrates that architects and specifiers can choose from in contemplating exteriors for buildings. Stainless steel, weathering steel, copper, and other specialty alloys acc

Directory of Cladding, Paneling Suppliers

Manufacturers known to supply architectural cladding and paneling were invited to complete a product survey to acquire a listing and description in the directory below.

Directories/Buying Guides

Directory of Cladding, Paneling Suppliers

Manufacturers known to supply architectural cladding and paneling were invited to complete a product survey to acquire a listing and description in the directory below.

Special Report

Razzle-dazzle, Broadening the spectrum of color and effect

One look at the exterior of the new ice cream eatery in Memphis, TN, conveys one unmistakable, immediate impression: This isn’t your father’s Dairy Queen.

Going with the fluoro

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Coatings based on fluoropolymer resins have compiled an impressive track record of durability over the past 30-plus years. Some intriguing color and effect twists are addding another dimensionto this time-tested technology.


Air Barriers 101: Basic theory and design

by John Edgar, Sto Corp.

Key topics addressed include the differences in barrier types, water and moisture control, and application and detailing considerations.


Air Barriers: University housing presents rigorous test for design, installation of air-barrier system

by Len Anastasi, Lennel Specialties Corporation

Key decisions in a major construction program at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth involved air-barriers.

Coatings for Prefabricated Metal: Tall order

The iconic image of the flag raisers on the Pacific Island of Iwo Jima will be etched in history as a symbol of unparalleled bravery, strength, and determination. That image inspired the architects at Fentress Bradburn Architects Ltd. when they participate

Coatings for Seacoast Settings: Beauty amid the often beastly

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The historic Wentworth hotel in New Hampshire and the pastel-hued WaterColor Inn on Florida’s gulf coast both needed attractive, highly durable exterior coatings systems.

Coatings for Seacoast Settings: Steeled for rough seas

The new convention center in Ocean Shores, WA, required coatings materials that would hold up under assault from the nearby Pacific.

Color makes waves at Watercolor Inn

The Watercolor Inn, located along the Gulf coast of Florida’s panhandle, offers a splendid view of the water and the famous white sand dunes of this stretch of the coast. The boutique hotel and surrounding residential and commercial area are notable for the creative use of color and a “reinterpretation” of southern architecture, says paint and coatings company Benjamin Moore & Co., which last year presented WaterColor Inn architects The Rockwell Group with one of its first Benjamin Moore HUE™ awards.

Passing the Test

Durability: Keeping up appearances

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Color, gloss measurements add science to the art of selecting coatings that will hold their appeal

Generic Coatings Types

Epoxies: A mission of protection

by Dr. Michael Van De Mark, UMR Coatings Institute

Coatings based on epoxy resins serve important roles as high-performance products. Advances in high-solids and water-borne epoxy coatings are noted.


Gehry, associates to discuss ‘Building Information Model’ at CSI Show keynote program

Renowned architect Frank Gehry and two associates will discuss the “Building Information Model” in a keynote presentation at the 50th Annual CSI Show & Convention of the Construction Specifiers Institute.

Getting It Right

Inside story: Factory-applied coatings boast solid credentials for outdoor service with proper devotion to application details

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Factory-applied coatings can play an important role in commercial building applications. This discussion of factory-applied coatings focuses on finish coats typically applied to sheet-metal products used as exterior siding, roofing, and other architectural

Editor's Word

Multidimensional defines the shape of green things to come

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Everywhere you turn, things are coming up green

NIST investigation takes measure of cost-savings potential of air barriers

by Craig Boucher, Grace Construction Products

A recent study of energy savings attributable to the use of air barriers is summarized


Sika® Industrial Floor Coatings

Click to learn about floor and wall systems relied upon for performance, durability, easy maintenance and aesthetics across the every industry and environment.

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
We Protect and Beautify the World

PPG is widely recognized as a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services.

Sherwin-Williams General Polymers Resinous Flooring App

Our coatings and linings expertise available 24/7, allowing you to explore the Sherwin-Williams systems best suited for your flooring needs. Download the app today!

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

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