Proceedings pro027 : International RILEM Symposium on Building Joint Sealants

Title: International RILEM Symposium on Building Joint Sealants
Edited by A.T. Wolf
ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 235158015X
Pages: 240
Publication date: 1998

From 18-19 May 1988, an international symposium on building joint sealants was held in Boras, Sweden. The symposium was organised by the RILEM Technical Committee 66-BJS (Building JointSealants) and the Swedish Testing Institute (Statens Provningsanstalt).

The importance of sealants in modern construction engineering cannot be ignored. Continuing developments in construction techniques, such as the trend towards modular construction, the use of curtain wall facades and new glazing techniques in high-rise building construction, constantly involve building joint sealants in new applications and thereby contribute to the increasing expansion of their use. Against a background of international efforts to harmonize testing and approval of building materials and structures, the RILEM TC 66-BJS ‘Building Joint Sealants’ has been looking for ways of bringing together the experience gathered in the application and testing of building joint sealants in various countries, some of whom have been using sealants for up to 30 years.

The objectives of the symposium were thus stated as follows: to exchange experience and knowledge of sealant use in the most important areas of construction engineering, to report on the work of the RILEM 66-BJS committee and research conducted by the Statens Provningsanstalt, and to create a basis for future work in the field of building joint sealants. More than 50 participants from the USA, Europe and Japan heard a total of 23 plenary lecturers speak on the following subjects:
- Experience in Service; Movement Capability; Application and Repair
- Horizontal Surfaces; Civil Engineering; Effects of Water
- Structural Glazing; Insulating Glass Sealants

Papers presented at the 1988 symposium were never published. As there is still a scientific and technical interest in these papers, Andreas Wolf, former Secretary of this RILEM TC 66-BJS, offered to gather most of these papers, resulting in the present on-line edition.

I do hope that these proceedings will be a valuable contribution to the dissemination of the scientificknowledge in this area


Author(s): M. Brusin
Pages: 1 - 1

Author(s): A. T. Wolf
Pages: 2 - 3

Author(s): A. T. Wolf
Pages: 4 - 17

Session I: Experience in Service; Movement Capability; Application and Repair

Status of high-rise building construction sealants in the USA
Author(s): J. Panek
Pages: 18 - 21

European experiences with sealants in service
Author(s): W. Bartels
Pages: 22 - 24

Studies of the ageing behaviour of gun-grade building joint sealants - The state-of the-art
Author(s): A. T. Wolf
Pages: 25 - 52

Test methods for the movement capability of building sealants - The "state-of-the-art"
Author(s): J. C. Beech
Pages: 53 - 71

A new conditioning method for sealants
Author(s): S. Linde
Pages: 72 - 77

Session II: Horizontal Surfaces; Civil Engineering; Effects of Water

Rigid pavement joint resealing (field application - state of the art)
Author(s): J. W. Bugler
Pages: 78 - 96

Performance requirements for building and civil engineering sealants used in wet service conditions
Author(s): B. W. Gill
Pages: 97 - 104

The performance of sealants under wet conditions
Author(s): J. C. Beech
Pages: 104 - 112

Sealant property requirements for long-term water immersion
Author(s): C. B. Sorensson
Pages: 113 - 115

The constrained blister test for the specific energy of interfacial adhesion
Author(s): M. J. Napolitano, A. Chudnovsky, A. Moet, M; Evans
Pages: 115 - 129

A method for measuring the critical moisture in porous building materials
Author(s): S. Linde
Pages: 130 - 137

Session III: Structural Glazing; Insulating Glass Sealants

Structural glazing - The "state-of-the-art"
Author(s): J. M. Klosowski
Pages: 138 - 168

Status of insulating glass sealants in the United States
Author(s): J. R. Panek
Pages: 169 - 175

The insulating glass unit in Europe - Materials and experiences
Author(s): H. E. Backman
Pages: 176 - 198

Studies into the life-expectancy of insulating glass units
Author(s): A. T. Wolf
Pages: 199 - 217

The effect of the viscoelastic properties of the edge seal on the moisture ingress into an insulating glass unit
Author(s): F. Verbeke, A. T. Wolf
Pages: 218 - 236

Gas permeability resistance of insulating glass sealants
Author(s): M. J. Scherrer
Pages: 237 - 240