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JAC May 2009

 
JAC May 2009

The many shades of green

Top Green Projects reflect the multifaceted nature of design and materials that contribute to sustainable-building objectives


Greener gambits in the antigraffiti game

by Peter Schmitt and Kathy Allen, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

R&D program produces water-borne polyurethane formulations that combine low VOCs, reduced gloss levels, and effective graffiti resistance


Expansion mechanism

by W. Casey West, StanChem Inc. and Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost effectiveness broadens the horizons for use of intumescent fire-protective coatings


Plus...


Editor's Word

An adios, an invite, and an omission noted


Contributors

Contributors to the May2009 JAC


Passing the Test

Prescribing green measures in the practice of health care

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

LEED, Green Guide programs recommend detailed regimens of sustainable design, materials selection, and facility operation


Projects

Air barriers

by Douglas R. Sutherland, Bryan J. Boyle, and Kevin D. Knight, Retro-Specs Consultants Ltd.

Going retrofit: Upgrade of building envelope delivers remedy for ailing housing complex


News

Play ball! Wrigley marquee, scoreboard redecorated as 2009 season gets rolling


Product Pipeline


   

LS Industries
LS Blasters: Optimum Steel Cleaning Efficiency

Simplify surface prep with the precise shot control of LS Blasters. Our blast technology delivers optimum coverage and finish. 800-533-8008


Carboline Company
Hyrdrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


Simpson Strong-Tie
Repair, Protect & Strengthen

Need a coating? Turn to Fox. We have solutions to repair, protect and strengthen concrete, steel and wood substrates. Call 888-760-0369 or email info@foxind.com


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


Hempel (USA) Inc.
HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.


Polyval Coatings
POLYFLEX brand Polyurea

high chemical resistant membranes are used extensively to protect our environment in secondary containment applications.


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment

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