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JAC August/September 2007

 
JAC August/September 2007

In This Issue...


Special Report

Cool roofs: Assuming a higher profile in key building codes and standards

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

If any lingering doubts persist in the design and building professions regarding the level of interest in cool-roof technologies, this perception can be quickly dispelled by reviewing a forthcoming paper by experts on the subject from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Directories/Buying Guides

Directory of Metal Curtain Wall Products and Services

Listed below are 23 companies that manufacture or supply metal curtain wall products, coating’s for these metal products, or coating application services. Each company has provided complete contact information, as well as a brief description of its offerings.


Special Report

Directory of Metal Curtain Wall Products and Services

Listed below are 23 companies that manufacture or supply metal curtain wall products, coating’s for these metal products, or coating application services. Each company has provided complete contact information, as well as a brief description of its offerings.


Coatings for Curtain Walls - Powder coatings: On the sidelines for the green-building revolution?

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The use of powder coatings for protective and decorative applications on high-profile architectural metal exteriors would logically figure to be an idea whose time has come, what with the heightened level of interest in green-building methods and materials.


Passing the Test

Curtain Walls - Exterior metals: A premium on performance

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Building design and construction underwent a fundamental shift in the first half of the 20th century. The exact timing of the transition in architectural design from traditional, external loadbearing walls—usually masonry—to today’s dominant technology o


Special Report

Curtain Walls - Exterior metals: A premium on performance

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Building design and construction underwent a fundamental shift in the first half of the 20th century. The exact timing of the transition in architectural design from traditional, external loadbearing walls—usually masonry—to today’s dominant technology o


Plus...


News

Akzo Nobel announces ICI acquisition agreement

Akzo Nobel N.V. reported an agreement to acquire ICI plc for approximately 8 billion British pounds, or approximately $16 billion.


Projects

Charting a course for great barrier EIFS

A combination of a fast-track construction schedule and a rain-and windswept seaside setting presented the owners and designers of the Hilton Suites Hotel in Ocean City, MD, with a set of serious construction and building-performance issues. None of these


Concrete Floors - Dogs get their day at designer-style digs

The name says the facility is for the dogs, but the look has dog owner written all over it. After all, does a dog really care about the aesthetic appeal of his surroundings?


Fire protection: A headline story for NY Times building

by Max Tritremmel, International Paint LLC

The New York Times building stands as one of the newest and most spectacular additions to Manhattan’s renowned skyline. The 52-story tower on Eighth Avenue between 40th and 41st streets, completed earlier this year, has won plaudits around the world for it


Editor's Word

Having a say on Green Seal’s revised GS-11 paint standard

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

You know what’s great about living and working in this "green" revolution era in design and construction? It’s somewhat like politics, sports, and religion. Everyone’s got an opinion.


Projects

Taking a shine to the art of concrete hardening/polishing

The concrete densifying/polishing process, employing multiple mechanical-grinding steps and application of a liquid concrete hardener/densifier, was used to enhance the appearance, toughness, and durability of the concrete floor surfaces pictured here. In


Up Front: Portfolio

Taking a shine to the art of concrete hardening/polishing

The concrete densifying/polishing process, employing multiple mechanical-grinding steps and application of a liquid concrete hardener/densifier, was used to enhance the appearance, toughness, and durability of the concrete floor surfaces pictured here. In


Projects

Waterproofing - Taming the tentacles of an exotic urban waterworld

With a variety of pools, spas, saunas, fountains, and other aquatic features spread over 60,000 square feet of floor space and four building levels, waterproofing safeguards loomed large in design and construction plans for the sprawling new InSpa World in


   

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com


Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

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


Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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


Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.


Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


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.


Seymour Midwest
Coating Application Tools & Supplies

Visit our “Where to Buy” site to find a local paint or tool supplier near you. Click here for a chance to win $500 of Tools & Supplies. 1(844)739-6687 Sales@SeymourMidwest.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.


HippWrap Containment
Containment and Environmental Protection

For over 29 years HIPPWRAP CONTAINMENT has pioneered the field of Shrink-Wrap Containment. This is what we do.. How can we help you! 800-362-HIPP (4477)


Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

 
 
 
 
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