A Day in the Life of an R&D Chemist

Do you ever wonder what a chemist does in research and development?  We recently sat down with Steve Milano, Director of R&D at Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing to take a deeper dive...

Tremco Behind the Scenes

High-Performance Buildings: How Air Barriers Affect Design

When designing for healthcare, it is mandatory to design the most robust facility possible to manage air and moisture vapor infiltration. A high-performance, sustainable building is dependent on a...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Understanding Glazing Solutions to Meet Design Demands

Glazing systems able to accommodate multi-directional movement of +/-5% in each direction.  Joints that appear to disappear.   Engineered solutions for connecting glazing systems to the opaque...

Glazing/Facade Testing

TSCA Modernization Makes Historic Moment

June 23, 2015 marks a historic moment in the long journey for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) modernization.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act of...

Tremco Behind the Scenes

Sealant Compatibility with Air Barrier, Deck Coating and Waterproofing? No Sweat!

Innovative urethane technology is now available to eliminate the problems that occur when incompatible sealants are used under air barriers, deck coatings and waterproofing.  In fact, one product...

Glazing/Facade Waterproofing

The Importance of Validated Testing to Earn Purchaser Trust

For a manufacturer, there is a wide range of factors which impact a product’s performance – performance in-use and performance in terms of sales revenues. Companies are always seeking the best...

Testing

Five Factors Critical to Delivering Airtight and Watertight Building Enclosures

When a project goes out to bid or negotiate, drawings may be only about 50-60% complete.  Detailing may be indicated with intent. Yet, with any number of trades involved in these areas, how do...

Testing Waterproofing

Picture Perfect Rainscreen System Builds in Efficiency, Aesthetics and Long-Term Performance

When products leave the Acrytec Panel Industries facility in Ontario, Canada, they leave in perfect condition. To Acrytec customers, this means more than just individual panels that meet ASTM...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Fact or Fiction? Peel-and-Stick Membranes are Effective Transitions

FICTION.  Peel-and-stick membranes and tapes are designed to be adhered to sound structural surfaces (non-moving). The material application requirements clearly state to not bridge across gaps and...

Glazing/Facade

Restoring Airtightness and Weather Resistance to Window Systems Need Not be Cost-Prohibitive

Window and curtain wall systems will eventually need repair or replacement.  The glazing components used to seal and support the glass or metal panels have been engineered for long-term...

Glazing/Facade

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