Sealants in Construction (2nd Revised edition)

Sealants in Construction (2nd Revised edition)

By: Jerome M. Klosowski (author), Andreas T. Wolf (author)Hardback

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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 sealants * Provides examples of emerging test methods appropriate for use with construction and highway sealants * Outlines methods for calculating the required joint sizes in conventional sealing, glazing, and structural glazing * Details 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.

About Author

Jerome M. Klosowski received his master's degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in 1965; received a master's degree in chemistry from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in 1966; and did postgraduate work in chemistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He authored the book Sealants in Construction and edited two other books. He holds 34 U.S. patents (multiple foreign filings); has published more than 70 articles in scientific and trade journals and four chapters in various encyclopedias, and has lectured on the chemistry and engineering of sealants in construction around the world. Andreas T. Wolf received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1978 and was associated with Dow Corning from 1979 to 2015, where he held various managerial and professional positions within the science and technology department. He is the editor of 10 published books and the author of numerous scientific and technical publications and presentations within the realms of sealant chemistry, formulation, application, durability and degradation mechanisms, adhesion theory and measurement, and standardization. He retired from Dow Corning in 2015 and is currently teaching and consulting worldwide in the areas of sealant chemistry and applications.


Introduction to Sealants and a Short History of Sealant Development Introduction Early Sealants Based on Natural Materials Modern Sealants Based on Synthetic Polymers Outlook on Future Developments References BASIC TOPICS Jerome Klosowski Selecting Joint Sealants Introduction Calculating Joint Movement Joint Sizing in New Construction Remedial Sealing Strength Chemical Environment Service Temperature Intensity of Sun and Weather Application Conditions Other Considerations References Sealant Properties Adhesion and Cohesion Hardness Modulus Stress Relaxation Compression Set Resistance to Weathering References Sealant Specifications and Testing Introduction Expansion and Construction Joints Idealized Construction Sealant Specification Conclusions on Testing Building Sealants Highway Sealants Conclusions on Tests for Traffic and Pedestrian Sealants Color and Stain Tests Tensile-Adhesion Test Compatibility Tests: Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Compatibility-to-Gasket Test Field Test for Adhesion Adhesion Test for Job References Application of Joint Sealants Introduction Examining the Joint Joints Larger Than Planned Joints Smaller Than Planned Cohesive Failure Measuring Joint Width Joint Movement Indicator (Scratch Test) Adhesive Failure Field Adhesion Test Cleaning Common Substrates Priming Backer Rods and Bond Breakers Backing Materials Correcting for Improperly Sized Rods Backing as a Flame or Fire Retardant Masking Sealant Installation Tools and Skills of the Mechanic Joint Movement during Cure Staining Dirt Pickup References Forensics Introduction Inspection and Investigation Further Analysis Bleed ADVANCED TOPICS Andreas Wolf Classification of Construction Sealants Introduction Product Form Setting Mechanism and Its Effect on Mechanical Properties Chemical Nature of Binders and Cure Types Performance Applications References Overview on Sealant Types and Families Introduction Rigid Sealants (Putties) Cold-Applied Plastic Sealants (Caulks) Hot-Applied Plastic or Elastic Sealants Elastic High-Performance Sealants References Conventional High-Performance Sealants Water-Borne (Latex) Acrylics Polysulfides Polyurethanes Silicones References Hybrid (Silane-Modified) High-Performance Sealants Silane-Terminated Polyethers Silane-Terminated Polyurethanes Silane-Terminated Polyacrylates References Sealed Insulating Glass and Insulating Glass Sealants Historical Development of Sealed Insulating Glass Functions of the Edge Seal Environmental Degradation Factors Acting on the IGU and the Edge Seal Diffusion Mechanisms Affecting Sealed IG Performance Important Degradation Mechanisms Affecting the Functioning of the Edge Seal Durability Testing of Sealed IGU Properties of IG Sealants and Resulting Applications for IG Importance of IGU Workmanship in Successfully Passing EN1279 Performance Testing Design, Component, and Workmanship Considerations in the Manufacture of High-Quality, Long-Lasting IGUs Outlook References Structural Sealant Glazing History of Structural Silicone Glazing Curtain Walls Classification of Structural Silicone Glazing Systems Stresses Acting on Structural Silicone Glazing Sealants Standards and Specifications Structural Joint Detailing Structural Glazing Sealants Structural Silicone Point Fixing Roles of Major Participants in Value Chain Quality and Reliability Considerations Outlook References Structurally Bonded Windows Introduction Historical Development Benefits of Direct Window Glazing Glazing and Bonding Options Structural Sealants The Bonded Window as a System: Durability and Compatibility Considerations Integrated Sash Direct Glazing Summary and Outlook References Appendix

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781574447170
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9781574447170
  • weight: 907
  • ISBN10: 1574447173
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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