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JAC April/May 2007

 
JAC April/May 2007

In This Issue...


Special Report

Anti-mold wood treatment garners ‘green’ credentials

Arch Wood Protection Inc. says it has obtained important “green” credentials for the company’s recently introduced FrameGuard® mold-resistant wood technology.


Cool wall joins cool roof as demand grows for climate change in building and design

In the warp-speed-evolving world of green and sustainable building and design, cool is hot.


Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Directories/Buying Guides

Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Special Report

Finding the way to LCA

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the rapidly expanding universe of green and sustainable design and construction, lifecycle analysis, or LCA, glitters as the bright, shining star, the ultimate destination in that galaxy far, far away--green-building nirvana.


Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

If it is conceded that the concept of sustainability in design and construction should be gauged by the performance of materials as well as their environmental profile, then it would stand to reason that high-performance products such as fluoropolymer coat


Directories/Buying Guides

Green Coatings Company Profiles

List of companies participating in “Green Coatings Product Survey”.


Special Report

Green Coatings Company Profiles

List of companies participating in “Green Coatings Product Survey”.


Pausing for reflection: Company’s shrine to sustainability serves as rooftop ‘laboratory’

ERSystems, a Rockford, MN-based maker of roof coatings, and its sister company, Prairie Technologies, take quite seriously their commitment to the sustainable-building market.


Plus...


News

AIA president challenges federal government to meet tough energy-efficiency requirements

AIA President R.K. Stewart, in recent testimony before a Senate panel, urged Congress to pass legislation committing the federal government to meeting aggressive energy-efficiency requirements for federal buildings.


Getting It Right

Allaying fear and loathing in the world of sales and specifications

by Walter Scarborough, HKS Architects

Like most manufacturer’s representatives, many paint and coatings sales people know less about architects/specifiers than they should. The same can be said, however, of architects/specifiers and their perception of supplier-industry representatives.


Projects

Battling the march of time

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

At the site where Washington took the fight to the British, craftsmen work to preserve and protect elements of historic settlement’s landmark buildings.


Contributors

Contributing authors for this issue


Editor's Word

CSI’s GreenFormat: A framework for erecting a sustainability structure

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Life-cycle analysis, or LCA, may ultimately prove to be the most complete measure of the impact of design and construction on the environment. There’s just one problem: The design and construction community may not be ready for LCA.


Projects

Department of corrections

Masonry-staining materials and techniques are used to resurrect the look of the original façade of the century-old School Arts Building in Fairfield, Australia.


Its only natural

by John Edgar, Sto Corp.

The flowering of ideas: The plant world serves as an inspiration for novel coatings functionality.


Polymer cement underlayment reported to allow application without the usual surface preparation

A polymer cement underlayment is reported to allow application without the usual surface preparation.


Projects

Polyurea Coatings - Sealing the deal in Cerritos

Polyurea coatings anchor a waterproofing system used in the restoration of a parking deck in California city.


Up Front: Portfolio

Topped off with polyureas

High-performance clear polyurea coatings supplied by Versatile Building Products, Carson, CA, provided the protective finishing touch on the decorative flooring applications shown here.


   

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Graco Inc.
Graco M680 Mortar Pump

Compact and portable. Great for concrete resurfacing and repairs. Handles mortars, cementitious and filled materials.
Call 877-844-7226 or info@graco.com.


Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.


Lignomat USA Ltd.
A dependable Source for Moisture Meters

Lignomat manufactures pin, pinless and in-situ probe meters for concrete and other building materials. Call 800-227-2105 to find the best moisture measuring device for your application.


Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at
860-767-4402, www.cpiengineering.com


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    BASF
    New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

    Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
    polyorders@basf.com
    800-231-7868


    SAFE Systems, Inc.
    SAFE Systems'
    Blast Lights &
    Deadman Switches

    Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.


    Dampney Co., Inc.
    Rubber In a can!

    Rubberized Spray in a
    Handy Aerosol Can

    • Stays flexible
    • Seals off moisture penetration
    • Non sagging formulation
    • Will not crack, chip or peel
    • Apply to wet and dry surfaces
    • Paintable


    US Minerals
    US Minerals -
    Black Magnum

    With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

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