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JAC April 2005

 
JAC April 2005

In This Issue...


Ecomania: Special Report on Green Coatings

by Joe Maty

Methods of certifying coatings as “green” are described and critiqued by architects, certifying organizations, and coatings industry experts. Coating company initiatives in creating environmentally friendly coating products are reviewed, and a directory li


The right calls on coatings

by John Williams

The author describes how to select coating systems for various exposure environments in sports facilities and reviews the elements of good practice in surface preparation, paint application, and maintenance repainting of stadiums and ball parks.


Plus...


Projects

Air Barriers: Great expectations

by Kevin Knight

Selection of material, application, and quality control procedures are described for this major project in Cambridge, MA.


Directories/Buying Guides

Directory of Green Coatings

Manufacturers known to supply architectural coatings were invited to complete a “Green Coatings Product Survey,” listing and describing the products which they market as “green” or environmentally friendly.


Editor's Word

Dreams of 'green' peace and other Utopian notions

by Joe Maty

Collaborative effort required to fix certification system for green coatings


Passing the Test

Durability: UV resistance - Just the tip of the iceberg for testing of coatings durability

by Allen Zielnik

How to measure sunlight resistance and evaluate UV test data


Projects

Eye to the future

Polysiloxane technology enlisted to give millennium landmark a long-term lease on London skyline


Mega-makeover delivers...More than a pretty facade

by Joe Maty

The aluminum curtain walls of three office buildings were successfully refurbished with an air-dry fluoropolymer producing appearance properties equivalent to the initial factory finish.


The Concept Stage

New research suggests continued progress in development of ‘sustainable’ raw materials

Research shows promise for sustainable polymer materials


Getting It Right

The Spec- Blueprint for success

by Jayson Helsel

Tips on specification writing for coating materials, surface preparation and paint application


News

USGBC issues draft of new LEED system for new construction

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently issued a “first public-comment draft” of a proposed new green-building rating system for new construction and major renovations, or LEEDNC.”


   
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