Articles (156)


Development of a Test Method: Evaluating Nonskid Performance under Thermal Loading

from JPCL, November 2019 ; by Colton Spicer, Cameron Miller, Jimmy Tagert and John Wegand, Naval Research Laboratory; and Dr. Erick Alley, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Military performance specification, MIL-PRF-24667, governs the vetting and qualificat...


Snoozing Not Losing: Novel IMM Coatings with Increased Productivity for CUI Service

from JPCL, December 2018 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; Vijay Datta, MS; George Sykes; Graeme Ross and Ana Sanséau-Blanchard, M.Chem; AkzoNobel

This article focuses on a novel multi-polymeric matrix coating for corrosion under in...


Fireosaurus Rex: King of Epoxy PFP in Hot and Cold Climates

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue; Vijay Datta, MS; Ravi Nagarajan; Bill Dempster; Robin Wade, MA; and Sherman Spear, International Paint LLC

This article explores the footprint and characteristics of a novel and solvent-free, ...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2018


Comparing Fire Testing Standards

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by By Bob Glendenning, The Sherwin-Williams Company


In Transit — Materials Selection for Transportation Terminals

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

While the scale and scope of transportation terminals can vary greatly, they all need...


Fire Resistance — It's Not As Easy As It Looks

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Bill McHugh, Firestop Contractors International Association

Understanding the complexity involved in achieving effective fire-resistance-rated as...


Profiles in Coatings Excellence: Presenting the Winners of the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Meet this year’s award winners and discover what made their projects stand out — plus...


Industry Impressions 2017: A Look at the Paint and Coatings Business Now and in the Year Ahead

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Industry representatives explore the state of the paint and coatings industry in 2017...


Celebrating Coatings Excellence: A Closer Look at the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards: AWARDS PREVIEW

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design, and Brandy Hadden, D+D News

AWARDS PREVIEW: For the inaugural year of the Elevation Awards competition, D+D is fe...


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents, and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

If your work requires an understanding of the capability of coatings to manage moistu...


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

In September, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping owners, architect...


Complying with Codes: How Changing Air Barrier Rules Are Impacting Your Building

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by RUSSELL SNOW, W. R. MEADOWS, AIR BARRIER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

With the continued rise in energy costs and the concentrated design of structures tha...


Liquid-Applied Air Barrier Brand Performance: Panel Discussion at the Upcoming Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVID DE SOLA, 3iVE

If you need to gain a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of spe...


Waterborne Functional Coatings: Combating Noise, Heat and Air Pollution

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by LEO PROCOPIO, JUSTIN GIMBAL, DHARA METLA AND
PAUL DOLL, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

Coatings are constantly being asked to go to greater extremes, such as lower VOC and ...


Choosing an Air Barrier System: Know Your Variables

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by PHIL KABZA, FCSI, CCS, AIA, SPECGUY SPECIFICATIONS CONSULTANTS

When it comes to specifying air barrier products, a wide array of variables come in t...


D+D Material Selection Conference: Featured Sessions, Speakers

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Get a sneak peek of the curriculum for D+D’s upcoming Material Selection Conference. ...


The Nitty Gritty of Coating Selection: A Panel Discussion about Specific Coating Brands

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by HAROLD HOWER, D+D IN DEPTH

Conference panelists are usually prohibited from sharing specific coating names and p...


AIA Conference on Architecture 2017: Coatings and Materials Preview

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

From sessions led by industry experts to exhibitors on the expo floor, coatings and r...


Color in Retail: Goals, Keys, Results

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by BARBARA JACOBS, BARBARA JACOBS COLOR AND DESIGN

Paint color choices can play an important, intentional part in the design of a retail...


Registration Opens for First D+D Materials Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Durability + Design’s inaugural Materials Selection Conference focuses on helping own...


Beyond Airtightness: Factors To Consider When Selecting An Air Barrier

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Stanley Yee, Leed AP, Dow Corning Corporation

Get to know the available material options and how the materials will perform togethe...


News

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Suitable For Polish? Specifying A Finished Floor Surface

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by John Kazalonis, Consultant

Approaching the issues involved with polished concrete from the contractor’s point of...


Tackling Graffiti With Technology

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

An arsenal of weapons — from removal methods to coatings — is available to help clean...


Acrylic Coatings 101: An Overview of the Technology

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by MARC HIRSCH, M&M HIRSCH & ASSOCIATES LLC

Acrylic resins provide a number of performance properties to coatings that make them ...


A Preservation Perspective on Coatings

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by DEBORAH SLATON, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

Coatings play a significant role in the rehabilitation of historic structures, with c...


Self-Healing Icephobic Coatings: The Promise of a New Pairing

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by STEPHANIE SHIRA, MYERS MIXERS

Self-healing coatings and icephobic coatings are among some of the newest functional ...


Building Enclosure Coatings and Industry Trends: A Conversation with John Straube, RDH Building Science, University of Waterloo

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“Lots of things have been changing … Frankly, the problem isn’t that we don’t have en...


Intumescent Coatings: A Review of Current and New Technologies

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Intumescent coatings have unique properties and challenges that must be considered be...


The March of Technology: A Review of Recent Articles on Coatings and Related Materials

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Founder & Contributing Editor

Coatings and related construction material technologies develop at an uneven pace, on...


The Buzz

from JPCL, September 2016


Fire Drill: Coatings that Protect Commercial Buildings – and Save Lives

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Sean Younger and Jim Rippe, Carboline Company

In the event of a fire, steel’s load-bearing capacity diminishes as its core temperat...


The Case for Retrofitting Building Envelopes

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Diana E. Hun, Ph.D, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

At least half of U.S. commercial buildings have underperforming building envelopes, r...


Selecting Sealers and Coatings for
Decorative Concrete

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Chris Sullivan, ChemSystems Inc.

The question of what sealer or coating to use can be confusing. Unfortunately, there ...


Liquid-Applied Flashing
Gains Traction in Construction

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Liquid-applied flashing for penetrations, seams, and rough openings in walls is findi...


Attention to Detail: Selecting and Using
Fluid-Applied Air Barriers

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Andrea Wagner, Dow Corning Corp.

Fluid-applied air barriers are user-friendly, but it is important to use the one most...


Addressing a $12B Problem:
Coatings Made to Combat Graffiti

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Jeff Alexander, Valspar

Over the last three years, graffiti-based vandalism has grown significantly in the Un...


Diagnosing Failure in Fireproofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA Tator Inc.

The project specification for a recent building addition at a pharmaceutical manufact...


Standardizing Fire Protection Coatings

from PS Online Features, July 2015 ; by Bill Allen


Air Barriers Showcase

from D+D Print, March 2015


Profiles in Exterior Surfaces

from D+D Print, March 2015


The Case for SPF

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting LLC

Spray polyurethane foam can improve building envelope performance, but is no magic cu...


Gaining Traction: Low VOC and Sprayable Siloxane Non-Skid/Non-Slip Coating

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Erick Iezzi, James Tagert, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and John Wegand U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering

This article details the development and testing of a sprayable siloxane, non-skid co...


Reader Response

from D+D Print, October 2014


Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by JPCL Staff

This article describes how intumescent coatings can achieve passive fire protection i...


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September 2014

Whether you're coating walls or stripping them, building new or restoring the histori...


A Case of Hazing

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

A mysterious white film discolors an architectural block building.


Stirring Up Hope

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


Striking Out Graffiti

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

To select the right coating for the job, consider the level of protection, cleaning m...


Air Barriers: Fluid-Applied or Self-Adhered?

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by John Chamberlin, Sto Corp., and Peter Barrett, Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

Experts argue the cases for designers weighing the pros and cons.


News

from D+D Print, July 2014


Simply Water-Resistant Windows

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by Sam Hagerman, Hammer & Hand

A builder finds a simple approach is best for preventing leaks at rough openings.


Fighting Fire with Fire Protectives

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Modern intumescents have advanced significantly in both fire performance and aestheti...


Retrofit Put to the Test

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Brian H. Neely, AIA, NCARB, CDT, and Joshua T. Hogan, E.I.T., CDT, Gale Associates Inc.

Testing shows where a building envelope retrofit succeeds and where opportunities rem...


Are We Sealing the Right Walls in Buildings?

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D, P.Eng.

It’s time to return to compartmentalization, says the dean of North American building...


Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant Walls

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Jay H. Crandell, P.E., ARES Consulting

Consider these factors when specifying CI for high performance.


Assessing the Technology of Architectural Coatings

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Harold Hower

Six industry leaders offer their views on the state of architectural coatings, from h...


Avoiding Air Barrier Pitfalls

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, CBST, and Robert F. Mimmo, CBST, Gale Associates Inc.

When sub-trade activities are not in sync with air barrier requirements, installation...


2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2013 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,400 recommendations for ...


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide AND Tools + Equipment Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September/October 2013

From air/vapor barriers to wood coatings, stains and finishes, you’ll find a comprehe...


Paint & Coatings—Where Are We Now?

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Brian Goldie, Technical Editor, JPCL


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

from JPCL, August 2013 ; by David Hunter, Mascoat, and Kevin Turpin, PK Technology


Graffiti Costs and Cleanup: How Coatings Can Help

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Alan Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Graffiti-removal costs put a significant strain on both government and private budget...


Laboratory and Field Testing Of Thin-Film Air Barrier Coatings Applied To CMU

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kevin Knight, Retro-Specs Ltd.

Air barriers have become a means of reducing energy consumption, decreasing mold clai...


Intumescent Casting Technology Takes The Heat

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Bill Dempster, International Fire Protection, North America

Behind schedule and at the mercy of Mother Nature, the decision was made to use epoxy...


Energy Performance Of Air Barrier Systems

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Diana Hun and Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The authors explain mid-study, energy performance data compiled during field research...


Developments in Waterborne Thermal Insulation Coatings

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Sudhir Achar and Leo J. Procopio, The Dow Chemical Company

The authors describe their efforts to better understand the design, formulation, and ...


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2013


Product Technologies: Greener, More Multifunctional

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013

A review of product introductions over the last 18 months yields two main conclusions...


Architectural Coatings: State of the Technology

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

Durability + Design asked leaders from a cross-section of the coatings industr...


Intumescents & Interiors: Function Meets Aesthetics

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Allen Zielnik

There is, perhaps, no functional coating type that can have a greater impact than thi...


Trial by Fire: Water-Resistive Barriers Must Now Pass Burn Test

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Gary Henry

If you’re designing the exterior walls of a building of Type I, II, III or IV constru...


The Quest for a Quantum Leap

from D+D Online Features, August 2012 ; by Joe Maty

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several partners in the ...


The Air-Barrier Age: Building Codes Drive Airtightness Imperative

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

The debate over air barriers is over. There’s no argument: airtightness is essential...


‘Green’ Currency: Retrofit, New-Building Projects Deliver High-ROI Upside

from D+D Online Features, March 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

The path to achieving “green” or “sustainable” objectives in design, construction and...


New Barrier on the Block? Making the Case for Coatings on CMU

from D+D Online Features, January 2012 ; by Joe Maty

Could conventional paint and coatings products, applied at quite conventional film th...


Integrated Design: Connecting All the Dots in Enclosure Assemblies

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Joe Maty

The devil is in the details, the saying goes. A well-worn cliché, to be sure. But in ...


Sentinels of Safety: Fire-Resistive Systems Stand Ready to Serve

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Walter Scarborough

Paint, coatings and related materials can play a pivotal role in helping to protect b...


Wall Assembly on Trial: The Evidence Supports Case for Design Verification

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Gary Henry

Some version of the sad-but-true story that follows is a scenario that happens all th...


‘Mini-B,’ Pint-Size Passive House, Opens to Big Buzz

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Gary Henry

The Passive house “Mini-B” is fascinating on two fronts.


Building-Envelope 101’s Simple Lesson No 1: ‘Think Like a Raindrop’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Gary Henry

“Think like a raindrop.” That’s advice for design professionals from Washington St...


Highly Marketable Commodity: Expert Knowledge of Complex Building-Envelope Systems

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Gary Henry

A library in Itasca, Ill., was afflicted with leaky windows. The library was only abo...


Making a Splash

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Cynthia Challener

Today's kitchens and baths take a pounding. But it's still easy to whip up a great pa...


New Products

from PWC, November/December 2010


Little House, Big Energy Savings: A Look at ‘Mini-B’

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Gary Henry

Mini-B is a tiny little thing. The name stands for “Mini-Bungalow.” It’s a prototype,...


Huffing and puffing: Air-Barrier Makers Labor to Pass Test

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is looking to set the bar high for the ...


Sustainability Mandate Drives Major Advances in Concrete Coatings

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Steven Reinstadtler

Whether the setting is a college commons area, a famous motor-speedway attraction or ...


Air Barriers: Simple Concept, Powerful Effect

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Gary Henry

A 2005 study* by the National Institute of Standards and Technology showed that an ef...


Dry Subject: ‘Solutions to Mold’ Coalition Preaches Message of Moisture Prevention by Design

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Effective green building demands effectively building dry. That’s the message being c...


Premanufactured intumescent fire protection: Aesthetics, performance, application flexibility

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The recent development of premanufactured intumescent fire protection for architectur...


Maintenance Tips: Passive fire protection application with plural-component gear

from JPCL, February 2010


Paint, Coatings & Wallcovering Buying Guide

from PWC, November 2009

PWC's Annual Buying Guide for Paint, Coatings & Wallcovering


2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

from JAC, October/November 2009

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


Coating System Guide for Specialty Functions

from JPCL, October 2009


Advanced EIFS system delivers building upgrade

from JAC, August/September 2009

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


Fire drill: The basics on coatings that protect

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Jayson Helsel, KTA-Tator Inc.

Attention to specification and application details make all the difference with use o...


Recent product releases

from JAC, August/September 2009


Air barriers

from JAC, May 2009 ; 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...


Expansion mechanism

from JAC, May 2009 ; by W. Casey West, StanChem Inc. and Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

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


Greener gambits in the antigraffiti game

from JAC, May 2009 ; by Peter Schmitt and Kathy Allen, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

R&D program produces water-borne polyurethane formulations that combine low VOCs, red...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2009


Field Maintenance of Coating Systems under Insulation

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Peter P. Bock and Michael F. MeLampy, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology

The authors describe several issues associated with coatings under insulation, typica...


New Directions in Specialty Coatings: A Sampling of Trends and Products

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


'Market dynamics' cited in color forecast

from JAC, March/April 2009


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

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty


The prospects for powder

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties...


Devising a better barrier

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Glenn Tench, W.R. Meadows Inc.

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


New weapons in the graffiti wars

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Effectiveness, economics loom large in the search for strategies that will pass muste...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Air Barriers

from JAC, December 2008

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


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Anti-graffiti coatings

from JAC, December 2008


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Fire-resistive coatings

from JAC, December 2008


Getting up to speed on concrete polishing

from JAC, December 2008 ; by Mark B. Vogel, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Enhanced performance and appearance attributes have contributed to the increased use ...


No Shortage of Energy for Protecting New LNG Terminals

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by Lori Huffman, JPCL

The author describes coating work on two recently constructed large liquefied natural...


Texas DOT Revises Standard on Anti-Graffiti Coatings

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by JPCL Staff


Air-barrier product gets 'Renovation Nation' air time

from JAC, August/September 2008


Proof positive: ASTM E 2357 standard provides method to measure air-barrier performance

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Mark Kennedy and Craig Boucher, Grace Construction Products

The recently adopted standard test method ASTM E 2357 provides a uniform methodology ...


Fire protection, fast

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The factory-application process for intumescent coatings can contribute to an acceler...


Intumescent paints: High-tech defense mechanism

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

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


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2008


Sealing up the envelope

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; 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

from JAC, December 2007

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


Charting a course for great barrier EIFS

from JAC, August/September 2007

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


Fire protection: A headline story for NY Times building

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Max Tritremmel, International Paint LLC

The New York Times building stands as one of the newest and most spectacular addition...


Energy codes: Pushing the air-barrier envelope

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by David Weitz, Conservation Services Group

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


Directory of Green Coatings

from JAC, April/May 2007

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Anti-grafitti coatings: Taking aim against tagging

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of grafitti, however, the ...


Directory of Anti-Grafitti Coatings and Removal Products

from JAC, March/April 2007

This directory lists and describes companies that provide products for the defense ag...


Durability: Rules of the Grafitti Game

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

It is estimated that the cost of grafitti abatement programs runs in excess of $12 bi...


Fire Resistive Coatings: Architectural designs figure prominently in use of thin-film intumescent coatings

from JAC, March/April 2007

The use of intumescent fire - resistive coatings figured prominently in a shimmering,...


From Russia, with style

from JAC, March/April 2007

Several types of passive fire protection technologies are used on structural steel in...


Barrier to entry

from JAC, January/February 2007

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


Directory of Air Barrier Products and Services

from JAC, January/February 2007

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


Natural themes permeate PPG’s color-trends forecast

from JAC, January/February 2007

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


Solving the air-barrier riddle: Permeable or impermeable?

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Sonya Santos, Grace Construction Products

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


Shoring up ‘The Breakers’

from JAC, October/November 2006

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


Building a better firewall

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

The Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy has helped spark demand--and supply--of advanced fire-res...


Taking the heat in style

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Donald F. Falconer, P. Eng., Carboline Co., Fireproofing Division

Who says fire-resistant materials can’t look good? Intumescents have changed all that...


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

from JAC, June/July 2006

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


Insights on intumescents

from JAC, April/May 2006 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Unique technology can deliver fire-protective functionality—and look good doing so. n...


Intumescents: Origin and evolution

from JAC, April/May 2006 ; by Ian Rowell, International Paint LLC

The use of intumescent coatings is gaining momentum, fueled by heightened fire-protec...


Air Barriers 101: Basic theory and design

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; 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

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; 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

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Craig Boucher, Grace Construction Products

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


Green Building Council issues updated LEED for new construction

from JAC, January 2006

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the launch of LEED® (Leade...


It's not smart to be all wet

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Joe Maty

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


Air barriers head for the beach

from JAC, October 2005

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


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


Durabilty: The art of graffiti prevention

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Allen Zielnik

How advanced materials testing determines coating performance and durability


Institute announces industry-government plan to develop projects, strategies for leftover paint

from JAC, July 2005

The Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, MA) recently announced an industry-governm...


Research project reported to signal significant stride for water-borne, intumescent-coatings technology

from JAC, July 2005

Development efforts being pursued by Eliokem, a supplier of resins for coatings, are ...


The art and science of intumescents

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Dan Heemstra

Thin-film intumescent coatings are seeing increasing use as a tool that offers fire-p...


Air Barriers: Great expectations

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Kevin Knight

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


It's westward ho for air barriers

from JAC, January 2005

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


Less Pricey Protection

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jeff Schmucker

Surprise: More steel, less intumescent coating might save money in specifying fire-re...


 
 
   

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