Contractor's View of Current Specifications as a Guide to Performance


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Title: Contractor's View of Current Specifications as a Guide to Performance

Author(s): Franklin D. Simpson

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 70


Appears on pages(s): 237-267

Keywords: joint sealers; joints (junctions); manufacturing; performance; quality control; sealing; specifications.

Date: 1/1/1981

Most of the joint sealant and waterproofing contractors throughout North America have experienced a considerable amount of costly rework and legal difficulties as a result of wholesale failures of field molded sealants. As a direct result of this, the principal joint sealing contractors in U.S.A. and Canada formed an association in 1976 whose principal goals are to protect themselves from legal complications arising out of failed sealants and to take direct action by maintaining a forum of experts that will educate architects, owners, contractors, sealant manufacturers and the public in general regarding the true limitations and capabilities of sealants. A set of guide specifications will shortly be issued by the Sealant & Waterproofers Institute as a fundamental step in this educational process.