Revised Bestseller Offers Broad-Based Knowledge to a Wide Range of Technical Professionals
The definitive guide to sealing operations in construction, this latest edition of Sealants in Construction focuses on the most current technology, methods, applications, and standards relevant to sealant performance. Providing guided direction on how to choose and apply sealants, determine the properties of those sealants, and test and establish the cause of sealant failures, it addresses the design and engineering of structurally glazed systems and the chemistry and properties of various generic types including silicones, hybrids, and urethanes.
Divided into two parts, the book first covers basic topics relevant to the practical side of construction sealants, and is geared toward those interested in choosing the proper sealant. The second half introduces advanced topics that are more technical, includes historical context along with practical examples, and is directed toward anyone requiring more depth in these areas.
An indispensable resource essential to your collection, this book:
Explains the proper way to test sealants Evaluates standard test methods that are used with construction sealantsProvides examples of emerging test methods appropriate for use with construction and highway sealantsOutlines methods for calculating the required joint sizes in conventional sealing, glazing, and structural glazingDetails the composition of the most popular types of sealants and hybrids
Sealants in Construction covers the use of sealants in the construction industry and aims for the increased use of nondestructive test methods for all sealant applications and a more integrated quality management approach to sealing operations. This book is of interest to architects, contractors, engineers, sealant manufacturers, and students, and is relevant to a variety of technical disciplines.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 406
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"... the most comprehensive work on sealants that will be ever produced."
-Chris White, Research Chemist
"... the most comprehensive and current state of the art knowledge accumulated on performance sealants in the commercial building and facade industry."
-Lawrence D. Carbary, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, Michigan, USA
"This book has been written by two of the most experienced and respected scientists in the business. It contains the lifetime knowledge not just of Jerome and Andreas, but of numerous other technologists that they have encountered during their professional careers. ... The combination of historical background, changes in requirements for sealants and technical progress in development and manufacturing, are excellent... It should provide an up-to-date reference of tremendous value to construction professionals. Architects, engineers, specifiers, polymer technologists and academics will find this book of enormous value."
-Professor Allan Hutchinson, Oxford Brookes University, UK
"... the most current comprehensive book on sealant technology, practical application and performance of sealants in the building industry today."
-Lawrence D. Carbary, Dow Corning Corporation, USA
"Jerry Klosowski and Andreas Wolf have put together the most comprehensive volume on sealants. These two giants of the sealant industry have personally witnessed and participated in the vast majority of the topics covered in this book. The attention to detail and comprehensive nature of this book is based on shared memories of watching or participation in the developments."
-Chris White, Research Chemist
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