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Hull Coatings and Fuel Efficiency: Recent Developments

by Brian Goldie and Dan Mobbs, JPCL Europe

Antifouling coatings can increase fuel efficiency by reducing frictional resistance. ...


SPF and coatings: One cool duo

by Mitch Clifton, NCFI Polyurethanes

Spray foam, combined with reflective topcoat, pays dividends in the energy-efficient ...

Advanced EIFS system delivers building upgrade

In addition to an attractive new look, former warehouse buildings get major boost in ...

Stretching the life of the single-ply roof

by Penny Gift, Republic Powdered Metals Inc.

Current coatings technologies provide economical means to restore aging surfaces, wit...

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 compl...

The many shades of green

Top Green Projects reflect the multifaceted nature of design and materials that contr...

'Market dynamics' cited in color forecast

On second thought, what's wrong with a bonus?

by Joe Maty

Devising a better barrier

by Glenn Tench, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Air leakage and the associated infiltration and exfiltration of moisture are primary ...

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

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Product Pipeline

by JAC Staff

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 vegeta...

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 ens...

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 ...

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 ...

Green and Golden

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

JAC’s ‘Top Picks’ reflect evolution of sustainable design and building - and the dive...

Sealing up the envelope

by Tony Eshmade, P.Eng., A.F. Eshmade & Associates

A problem-plagued apartment building in Ontario needed a complete upgrade of its buil...

Maximizing roof-coating performance in the emerging era of the cool roof

by Jim Leonard, ERSystems Inc.

Surface preparation, chemistry, and attention to application guidelines hold the key ...

Charting a course for great barrier EIFS

A combination of a fast-track construction schedule and a rain-and windswept seaside ...

Cool roofs: Assuming a higher profile in key building codes and standards

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

If any lingering doubts persist in the design and building professions regarding the ...

Cool-roof technologies - One cool concept: A roof-system calculator

by Andre O. Desjarlais, Thomas W. Pterie, and William A. Miller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Buildings Technology Center

A web-based program quantifies and compares the effects of various surface types on e...

Energy codes: Pushing the air-barrier envelope

by David Weitz, Conservation Services Group

Proposals to mandate broader applications of air barriers emerge as the industry look...

PPG invites entries in ‘Duranar Hall of Architecture Contest’

PPG Industries Inc. said it is inviting architects and glazing contractors to partici...

The basics on elastomerics and other roof-coatings solutions

by Jayson L. Helsel, KTA-Tator and Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the current realm of roof-coatings technologies, the specifier, arhitect, or build...

AIA president challenges federal government to meet tough energy-efficiency requirements

AIA President R.K. Stewart, in recent testimony before a Senate panel, urged Congress...

At Dallas school district, combination of SPF, white reflective roof coating makes the grade

The insulating and seamless waterproofing properties of a spray polyurethane foam (SP...

Making the case for the SPF roof

The well established roofing system referred to here is spray polyurethane foam or SP...

Durability - The roof-coatings pitch: Peak performance

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Attention to the details of material selection and application are pivotal to realizi...


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