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2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

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


Advanced EIFS system delivers building upgrade

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


Recent product releases


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...


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 ...


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Air Barriers

JAC is pleased to present its Annual Buying & Specifying Guide, a comprehensive refer...


Air-barrier product gets 'Renovation Nation' air time


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 ...


Product Pipeline


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...


JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

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


Charting a course for great barrier EIFS

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


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...


Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Barrier to entry

A new high school complex in Massachusetts takes on the elements with an integrated e...


Directory of Air Barrier Products and Services

This Directory lists and describes companies that provide air barrier products and se...


Natural themes permeate PPG’s color-trends forecast

A connection to the natural world and its elements figures prominently in PPG Industr...


Solving the air-barrier riddle: Permeable or impermeable?

by Sonya Santos, Grace Construction Products

Which barrier--permeable or impermeable--is right for a given building? And how shoul...


Shoring up ‘The Breakers’

Air/moisture barrier, aggressive restoration measures add up to comprehensive remedy ...


Air-barrier system plays key supporting role in ambitious high school expansion program

A major upgrade to Massachusetts school puts designers, suppliers, and trades to the ...


Air Barriers 101: Basic theory and design

by John Edgar, Sto Corp.

Key topics addressed include the differences in barrier types, water and moisture con...


Air Barriers: University housing presents rigorous test for design, installation of air-barrier system

by Len Anastasi, Lennel Specialties Corporation

Key decisions in a major construction program at the University of Massachusetts-Dart...


NIST investigation takes measure of cost-savings potential of air barriers

by Craig Boucher, Grace Construction Products

A recent study of energy savings attributable to the use of air barriers is summarize...


It's not smart to be all wet

by Joe Maty

The concept of Smart Growth received a great deal of attention at the recent BuildBos...


Air barriers head for the beach

The designers and builders of the upscale Main Sail at Shelter Cove condominiums in S...


Air Barriers: Great expectations

by Kevin Knight

Selection of material, application, and quality control procedures are described for ...


It's westward ho for air barriers

The barrier movement is gaining momentum, and liquid-applied materials figure promine...


 
 
   

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