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JAC June/July 2008

 
JAC June/July 2008

In Focus

Making the call on the concrete wall

by Deborah Slaton and Paul Gaudette, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Key issues in the use of coatings and sealers for concrete walls include a number of performance and appearance considerations.


Coloring of concrete: Transforming a gray area

by Jamie Farny and Terry Collins, Portland Cement Association

Applying stains to concrete adds instant visual appeal to this popular building material for floors and slabs. Other coloring and decorative treatments are also reviewed.


Putting a hold on leaks

by Christopher Perego, BASF Construction Chemicals-Building Systems

Sealants and coatings for concrete play a crucial role in keeping water on the outside of the building envelope.


The NEW look of concrete: An expanding universe of color, creativity, and utility

A special advertising gallery showcasing decorative-concrete technologies.


Special Advertising Section

The NEW look of concrete: An expanding universe of color, creativity, and utility

A special advertising gallery showcasing decorative-concrete technologies.


Plus...


Editor's Word

A reality check, in Vegas?

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC


Getting It Right

Coatings: Key weapon in the war on corrosion

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Chemistires, formulations are tailored to reflect exposures, service challenges of various applications


Contributors


Demystifying decorative finishing (Or, why gild the lily?)

by Robin Roi, EverGreene Painting Studios

Decorative painting has evolved in synchronicity with lifestyles and tastes. Here the author - longtime director of decorative painting at EverGreene Painting Studios - examines the specification and use of glazes, metal leaf Venetian plasters, and other


Product Pipeline

New Products


Passing the Test

Pausing for reflection on aging of the cool roof

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC


Slam-dunk finishes for athletic wood flooring

by Joseph Berchenko, ARCOM Inc.

The dazzling color and gloss of wood athletic floors in venues ranging from NBA arenas to high-school gymnasiums aren’t born that way - they are made, using a combination of high-quality maple flooring treated with sophisticated finishing systems.


News

USGBC plans ‘next evolution’ with LEED 2009

The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched a process to revise the LEED Green Building Rating System.


   
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