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JAC January/February 2008

 
JAC January/February 2008

In This Issue...


In Focus

Maximizing the yield from the garden roof

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The garden roof may be as green as it gets, but specification of this increasingly popular building feature must be tied to an integrated design approach, says sustainable building champion Frank Sherman.


Designs that hold water

by Paul Allenstein, P.E., Kemper System Inc.

Effective waterproofing provides the basis for successful green-roof and plaza installations. The properties and performance of the liquid-applied reinforced membrane are detailed as part of a larger discussion of these assemblies.


Maximizing roof-coating performance in the emerging era of the cool roof

by Jim Leonard, ERSystems Inc.

Surface preparation, chemistry, and attention to application guidelines hold the key to success in the coating and recoating of various types of roof substrates.


Plus...


A firm foundation, part 2

by Charles H. Holl, Dayton Superior Corp.

Important preparation and test-method procedures are reviewed in the second part of this comprehensive look at industry guidelines and standards as they relate to repair and coating of concrete.


Color: Risk and reward

by William Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Color is part of the world around us. So why should we feel a fear of flying with color in architecture and design?


Contributors

JAC contributors


Editor's Word

Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.


News

Sika acquires Valspar polymer flooring business

Sika AG recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Sika Corp., has acquired the commercial and industrial polymer flooring business of The Valspar Corp.


Getting It Right

Solutions that stick

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

With stucco, chemistry, attention to surface preparation hold key to formulating effective coating approaches.


Product Pipeline

Waterproofing-membrane brochure

Kemper System Inc. issued a brochure offering information on the specification of Kemperol® waterproofing and roofing membranes. The comprehensive publication details how the company developed the energy efficient, environmentally friendly, fully reinforce


Passing the Test

Wooded landscape

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The outdoor deck has evolved in variety and complexity of materials. Choices of treatments, stains, and coatings reflect these developments.


   

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.
DUST-FREE SOLUTIONS For Lead Abatement

Tools operate at levels well below OSHA limits for hazardous material removal; meet SP11 specifications when required and low vibration tools increase productivity.


Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Enduroguard -
The Tough Cable
for a Tough Industry.

Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.


N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.


Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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


Atlantic Design, Inc.
BUILDING INNOVATION, NOT IMITATION

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI


Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

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


Park Derochie Coatings Ltd.
www.ParkDerochie.com

Coatings          Fireproofing
Sandblasting     Scaffolding
Metalizing           Insulation

• Shop & Field Services
• SSPC Certified
• NACE Inspectors on staff
• New Construction &
  Maintenance Programs


Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

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


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.

 
 
 
 
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