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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.


   

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.


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
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Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
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Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


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


Atlantic Design, Inc.
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We upgrade.
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Minerals Research & Recovery
PREMIUM SLAG ABRASIVES

Visit mrrinc.com Companies specializing
in abandonment and decommissioning projects have discovered that Sharpshot® 20X50 copper slag is an ideal product for subsea waterjet cutting.
Call Steve: 520-297-4626

 
 
 
 
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