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JAC January/February 2007

 
JAC January/February 2007

In This Issue...


Directories/Buying Guides

Directory of Air Barrier Products and Services

This Directory lists and describes companies that provide air barrier products and services. Products include liquid-applied materials, selfadhered and mechanically fastened membranes, spray foam polyurethane, and other, smaller classes of materials. Servi


Special Report

Directory of Air Barrier Products and Services

This Directory lists and describes companies that provide air barrier products and services. Products include liquid-applied materials, selfadhered and mechanically fastened membranes, spray foam polyurethane, and other, smaller classes of materials. Servi


Barrier to entry

A new high school complex in Massachusetts takes on the elements with an integrated envelope system.


Solving the air-barrier riddle: Permeable or impermeable?

by Sonya Santos, Grace Construction Products

Which barrier--permeable or impermeable--is right for a given building? And how should a wall be designed to make maximum use of a barrier’s properties?


Plus...


Editor's Word

A cautionary note about jumping at the next big thing in green building

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

“It’s not easy being green.” Someone in a position to know croaked those memorable words. Was he involved with building design, materials specification, or materials formulation and manufacture? His sad lament, one might logically conclude, could easily be


News

Coatings Seminar for Architects and Specifiers at PACE Conference in Dallas

A seminar for architects and specifiers on functional and esthetic high performance coatings will be presented during the PACE (Paint and Coatings Expo) Conference at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX, on Monday, February 12. PACE is sponsored by


Passing the Test

Deceiving appearance: Concrete, for all its strengths, can present complexities for coatings

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Cement and concrete are our most versatile building materials, and their use can be traced back to ancient times. One of the earliest recorded uses was for a hut floor in the former Yugoslavia, dating from 5600 BC. The Romans greatly expanded the use of cement in building their empire.


Doing the Charleston

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

A collection of Carolina-accented architectural paint hues known as the Colors of Historic Charleston represents a new export specialty for a region where cotton and indigo once reigned as kings of commerce.


Finishes analysis: Techniques and applications

by Deborah Slaton and Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Systematic and scientific investigative procedures can contribute to the formulation of appropriate restoration and conservation treatments.


Grit and polish

by Charels H. Holl, Dayton Superior Specialty Chemicals

Designers and owners are taking a shine to the varied decorative and performance effects produced by concrete hardeners.


News

Natural themes permeate PPG’s color-trends forecast

A connection to the natural world and its elements figures prominently in PPG Industries Inc.’s 2007-2008 color-trends forecast. The forecast, from the company’s “Voice of Color” paint and color design program, features color palettes reflecting four prim


Projects

Office Buildings - Office greenery

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The Capitol East End Complex, Block 225 in Sacramento cast a different light on green-building thinking.


Up Front: Portfolio

Pretty in paint

Awards spotlight use of color, patterns


Projects

Roof Coatings - Cooling it in California: Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof

Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof.


Getting It Right

Some hard truths on concrete coatings and coverings

by Jayson L. Helsel, PE., KTA-Tator, Inc.

A horizontal concrete surface may convey the appearance of a relatively monolithic, static form. This impression can prove highly deceptive, however, thanks to the dynamic forces exerted by moisture, surface profile, and surface chemistry.


The finish line: Picking a winning chemistry for architectural aluminum

by Tony Pupp, Linetec

The two types of factory-applied finishes for exterior architectural aluminum--anodize and paint--require different application processes and result in different performance characteristics.


   
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