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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.


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?


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.


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.


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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.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
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Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

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.

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

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

AW Chesterton
ARC Protective Coatings

perform reliably under the most demanding exposures in the toughest process conditions. Use our Coating Selector Tool for your application needs at

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.

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Premium Low VOC Polyurethane Finish

AkzoNobel introduces Interthane 990V as a 250 g/l HAPS free polyurethane with outstanding color and gloss retention. 990V is fast curing and applicator friendly.

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

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