JAC May 2008

 
JAC May 2008

Special Report

Choosing from a crowded field

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The JAC invitation for "Top Green Coatings Picks" generated responses on many other interesting and significant project, which are reviewed here.


Green and Golden

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

JAC’s ‘Top Picks’ reflect evolution of sustainable design and building - and the diverse contributions made by coatings and related materials.


Green Building 101: The paint and coatings track

by Paul Nutcher, Green Apple Group LLC

This review of green building and its implications for paint and coatings examines the impact of sustainable-rating programs - such as LEED - on contractors, architects, specifiers, building owners, and product manufacturers.


Plus...


Editor's Word

And now, a sampling of the many shades of Green

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC


Contributors


Passing the Test

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 coating performance.


Fire protection, fast

by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The factory-application process for intumescent coatings can contribute to an accelerated construction timetable.


News

Hanley-Wood acquires TFM Show

Event to run concurrent with CONSTRUCT beginning in 2009.


Getting It Right

Intumescent paints: High-tech defense mechanism

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Key factors in the selection and use of fire-protective coatings for structural steel.


Projects

Midwestern masterpiece

by B. Gunar Gruenke, Conrad Schmitt Studios

A major restoration of the historic French Lick Springs Hotel in Indiana involved application of metal leaf, re-creation of murals, and new scagliola treatments on columns and pilasters.


Product Pipeline


The roofing outlook: Cooling trend to continue

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Impending changes in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and new provisions in California Title 24 point to accelerated growth in the cool-roof-coatings market; JAC highlights top green roof-coatings projects.


   
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