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JAC January/February 2009

JAC January/February 2009

Connecting via Color

by Barbara Jacobs, Barbara Jacobs Color and Design

The use of color represents a key design element in any commercial space, and is a significant factor in designing interiors that successfully help accomplish the goals for the business. Color theory and practice are explored in this review of several project applications.

Devising a better barrier

by Glenn Tench, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Air leakage and the associated infiltration and exfiltration of moisture are primary causes of many building-envelope problems. The proper specification and application of air and vapor barriers can help to prevent these problems.

Tending to the garden roof: Creating designs that flourish

by Michael Gibbons, Architectural Systems Inc.

The design and specification of the rooftop oasis called the green, garden, or vegetative roof begins with the all-important matter of water-proofing. But there's more, much more.

Green-roof project success takes root with solid waterproofing foundation

Green-roof designers and specifiers can pick from a variety of waterproofing-membrane technologies to make sure these assemblies don't spring a leak that wreaks havoc in the underlying insulation of the building space below.


Editor's Word

Memo to Washington: Forget the Bonus; can we help?

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC


by Meet the contributors to this issue of JAC.


Volunteers spruce up Dallas nonprofit agencies

by JAC Staff


Roof Coatings - Commissioning a magnum opus for philharmonic center roof restoration

by JAC Staff

Visuals and performance both loomed large when the operators of the Naples, FL, Philharmonic Center for the Arts sought to bring the facility's roof back into harmony with the rest of the landmark building.

Getting It Right

Proving their mettle

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Advances in technology expand the choices of high-performance finishes for metallic substrates

Passing the Test

New weapons in the graffiti wars

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Effectiveness, economics loom large in the search for strategies that will pass muster.


Product Pipeline

by JAC Staff


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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
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Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

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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.

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ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

The gentle physical propriety of baking soda but yet aggressive cleaning ability is what makes ARMEX the only choice for nondestructive abrasive blasting.

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

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Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
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Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

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