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Restoring and Protecting Bridge Piles

by Carl W. Scheffel, P.E., and H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries

The authors describe the requirements for repair systems that would be effective on c...

The Dunmore Bridge: Challenges in working on a rare and historic bridge

by Mike Rooney, Contract Resources Pty Ltd

Superior Exteriors

by Joe Maty

Geography, substrate, laws and more shape today's options for exterior coatings. Als...

Making History

by John Leeke

Painting old and historic buildings raises special issues. Here are some key consider...

2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

The 2009 JAC Director of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors offers informa...

Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

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

Successful strategies are built on attention to substrate condition, selection of coa...

Recent product releases

Expansion mechanism

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

Combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost effectiveness broadens the horizons ...

Trees ravaged by wood-boring beetle find use in Ann Arbor, MI, library

Wood-finishing materials supplied by Sikkens, Synteko

Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Repair materials, wood and concrete

Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Wood coating

CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

by JAC Staff

Slam-dunk finishes for athletic wood flooring

by Joseph Berchenko, ARCOM Inc.

The dazzling color and gloss of wood athletic floors in venues ranging from NBA arena...

Durability - The Changing World of Wood

by Allen Zielnik, Atlast Material Testing Technology LLC

The evolution of wood substrates and coatings adds to the complexity of evaluating co...

Wooded landscape

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The outdoor deck has evolved in variety and complexity of materials. Choices of treat...

JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

In the first annual JAC Buying and Specifying Guide, information from more than 160 m...

New Products

Valspar Flooring introduced Valsport WP-14, a solventborne, oil-modified urethane woo...

Shuffling the Deck

by Greg Portincasa, Akzo Nobel, Sikkens Decorative Wood Finishes North America

‘Exotic’ hardwoods and composite materials add a new dimension to finishing considera...

Anti-mold wood treatment garners ‘green’ credentials

Arch Wood Protection Inc. says it has obtained important “green” credentials for the ...

Battling the march of time

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

At the site where Washington took the fight to the British, craftsmen work to preserv...

Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.

Conference on Coating Wood Designed for Architects, Specifiers

Specifying and using coatings is a main focus of the Conference, “Coating Wood and Wo...

Sturm und drang, yin and yang: Color trends take cue from the times

Standard for recycled paint hailed as key to greater use

Coatings for Wood - Industry and inspiration

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

At the Cornwall iron furnace, which traces its origins to the American Revolution, th...

South Coast AQMD moves forward with tougher VOC limits on coatings

Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in Southern California has moved forward with st...

What works with wood

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Condition of substrate, preparation, and choice of finishes loom large

Cool house, warm wood

by David Hertz

Architect Hertz relates how he integrated design and finishing concepts in creating a...

Wood Coatings: Don’t get (sun) burned

by R. Sam Williams

Contrary to popular myth, allowing wood to weather before applying a finish does not ...


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