Extreme Weather Events and the Greater Role of Adhesives and Sealants

Posted on 11/21/2017 3:57:58 PM. By Paul Bertram

In September, I presented at the CSI Construct conference on the topic of resilience. This is topic that I have covered to some degree in...

  

Fireproofing, FIRESTOPPING and Fireblocking (Part 2 of 4)

Posted on 11/14/2017 3:44:04 PM. By Sharron Halpert

We have all been on a construction project and heard someone talk about fireproofing something when they mean firestop, or firestop when ...

  

Manufacturers and Supply Chain LEED and Green Building Rating Systems Reality Check

Posted on 10/12/2017 5:41:03 PM. By Paul Bertram

How is the industry responding to information requests of various “Green Rating Systems and related product certifications? Refle...

  

FIREPROOFING, Firestopping and Fireblocking (Part 1 of 4)

Posted on 9/25/2017 9:04:47 PM. By Sharron Halpert

We have all been on a construction project and heard someone talk about fireproofing something when they mean firestop, or firestop when ...

  

Let's Talk Bioadhesives

Posted on 8/10/2017 8:34:20 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

Bioadhesives are naturally occurring polymeric materials with adhesive properties.  It is often used to describe a glue formed synth...

  

Off-Site Construction is Changing the Work

Posted on 7/24/2017 3:27:27 PM. By Paul Bertram

Owners, Architects, Engineers and Contractors in both commercial/industrial and residential housing markets are seeing increasing Off-Sit...

  

“As Received” and Adhesive Performance

Posted on 7/10/2017 1:46:57 PM. By Jim Swope

In my early days as a supplier of adhesives to automotive assembly operations, I dreaded the words “as received” on a specifi...

  

What makes Firestop different from other sealants?

Posted on 6/26/2017 1:12:27 PM. By Sharron Halpert

There is one important element in firestop materials that makes them different from so many other sealants is the way they behave in a fi...

  

RED is RIGHT?!? Firestop Colors Explored

Posted on 5/5/2017 2:12:04 PM. By Sharron Halpert

Our last firestop blog shared the history of firestop with you. We talked about some of the cheats the industry had seen in the early day...

  

Outcome Based Functional Performance & Compliance in B&C

Posted on 4/17/2017 1:53:18 PM. By Paul Bertram

This was a topic that I spoke to at ASC’s 2017 Annual Adhesive & Sealant Convention & EXPO in Atlanta this April. Here are ...