Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing has improved its CCW-500 hot-applied waterproofing membrane. The new formulation uses postindustrial renewable resources to improve flexibility and crack-bridging ability. It also contains 30% pre-consumer recycled content, requires less heat for application, stays workable longer for wider installation time frames, and resists flow once it has set. CCW-500 is a single-component, rubberized asphalt compound that, when set after application, forms a durable, yet flexible monolithic waterproofing membrane. It can be adhered to virtually any surface, vertical or horizontal. carlisle-ccw.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.