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The author pioneered the use of exotic sealants in the construction industry. The experience dates back to 1952 with the advent of curtain wall structures as we know them today.
The article is concerned with a positive approach to minimizing and hopefully eliminating some basic problems encountered in the sealant field.
There is a dominant reference to the training of applicator personnel. It is interesting to note that since this article was written, a school has been organized under the joint sponsorship of both contractors and a labor union. Considerable progress has been made and the venture is highly successful. The labor union initially was most negative and is now enthusiastically supporting it.
The role of sealant compounders and general contractors is pointed to and exposed. Their contribution to “incidents in the field” is detailed critically and constructively.
sealers, construction materials, waterproofing, efficiency, performance
President, The Grenadier Corporation, Bronx, New York