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JAC March/April 2008

 
JAC March/April 2008

In Focus

Waterproofing: Filling the information gap

by Kenneth L. Hercenberg, Cannon Design

Part one of a series on waterproofing, this article discusses variables in selecting a waterproofing system.


Plus...


Editor's Word

Assignment: Doing the homework for the high-performance schools exam

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC


CHPS: Fueling high-octane school designs

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The California program Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) oversees the nation’s first green-building rating program especially designed for K-12 schools.


Contributors


New frontiers for fluoropolymers

by Liza Capino, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article examines the development and film-performance characteristics of ambient-cure, field-applied coatings formulated with FEVE resins, and reviews the importance of key formulation factors.


Polished concrete: Gaining traction in the green-building arena

by Greg Schwietz, L&M Construction Chemicals

A polished concrete floor system, when viewed as a whole, can help increase the energy efficiency within a building envelope.


Up Front: Portfolio

Reactive concrete stains create varied palette of colors, effects

Pictured are a variety of facilities that colorfully showcase reactive, penetrating concrete stains.


Projects

Sealing up the envelope

by Tony Eshmade, P.Eng., A.F. Eshmade & Associates

A problem-plagued apartment building in Ontario needed a complete upgrade of its building envelope; a liquid-applied air barrier fit the bill.


News

Stain and sealer system transforms concrete floors at Ave Maria University


Passing the Test

The war against water

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

An array of water-repellent and waterproofing measures are enlisted in the never-ending quest to keep buildings dry.


   
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