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JAC August/September 2008

 
JAC August/September 2008

In Focus

Proof positive: ASTM E 2357 standard provides method to measure air-barrier performance

by Mark Kennedy and Craig Boucher, Grace Construction Products

The recently adopted standard test method ASTM E 2357 provides a uniform methodology for testing and measuring the leakage rate of air-barrier assemblies.


Plus...


News

Air-barrier product gets 'Renovation Nation' air time


Contributors


Getting less grief from your EIFS

by Brent Fisher and Bob Dazel, Dryvit Systems Inc.

All exterior cladding systems require routine, consistent maintenance programs to ensure long-term, optimal building performance. EIF systems are no different.


Making it clear on water repellents (Part 1)

by David W. Boyer, PROSOCO Inc.

This two-part examination of clear water repellents for above-grade concrete and masonry includes a review of the various chemistries and compositions, factors that determine their selection, environmental considerations, and application recommendations.


Projects

Powerful medicine

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The architects of the new Pittsburgh Children's Hospital employed vibrant colors, bold design, and attention to sustainable-design priorities in creating a dynamic healing environment.


Product Pipeline

by Technology Publishing


Separating fact from fiction: Myth vs. reality in the mysterious world of mold

by Bryan Redler, EnviroCare Corp.

Presented are five of the most common myths about mold, the hard facts that debunk these myths, and measures that can be taken to prevent mold problems, from design stage forward.


Special Advertising Section

Special Advertising Section: Concrete Polishing

by Technology Publishing

Concrete polishing: Durability, sustainability, creativity.


Passing the Test

Taking cool to the next level

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology

Heat-deflecting technologies aren't relegated to the roof, as coatings makers, users look to capitalize on new applications.


Editor's Word

The air-barrier express hits a curve, but rolls on

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Due to an error in production, the Editor's Word column on page 2 of the August-September issue of JAC was repeated from the June-July issue. The correct August-September Editor's Word is included in the digital edition of this issue. JAC regrets the error.


   

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LS Industries
LS Blasters: Optimum Steel Cleaning Efficiency

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Corrosion Probe, Inc.
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Simpson Strong-Tie
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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.


Dampney Co., Inc.
Rubber In a can!

Rubberized Spray in a
Handy Aerosol Can

• Stays flexible
• Seals off moisture penetration
• Non sagging formulation
• Will not crack, chip or peel
• Apply to wet and dry surfaces
• Paintable


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

exhibit outstanding versatility in use; providing abrasion resistance, superior seamless waterproofing and high-chem corrosion protection. www.polyflexlinings.com

 
 
 
 
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