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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.


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.


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

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.


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

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


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


   
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