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Never Again: The Case of the Fire Truck Coating Failure

Various experts including metallurgists, corrosion engineers, fatigue analysts, and welding examiners were able to somewhat agree that the cause of the structural failure was improper weld repair in various areas

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Concrete Containment Coatings in the UK

Appropriate secondary containment has long been a legal requirement in many countries, particularly around tanks, storage vessels, and other plant equipment containing hazardous liquids.

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Epoxy Floor Sparkles in Artists’ Center

As a part of the transformation of an abandoned public school building into an affordable haven for aspiring artists in the heart of New York City, Imperial Flooring Systems was tasked with installing an epoxy terrazzo flooring system in the entrance and main corridors of the 116-year-old facility.

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Re-Coat Makes Rocket Soar!

The 64-year-old missile, which is the sister rocket to the one that sent Alan Shepard (also a New Hampshire native) up into space, needed a major facelift. And Cornerstone had two weeks to do it before the town’s annual tour of local houses, called Old Home Day. Could they make the short journey a successful one?

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Floor Coatings Report for Duty

While rehabilitating World War II-era Army barracks in rural California might sound like the opening of a haunting work of fiction, Joe “J.P.” Rodriguez had the very real challenge of transforming 200,000 square feet of gutted structures at Camp Roberts into fully functional living quarters for incoming troops in just 180 days

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Liability Nightmare of Overspray

You name it, they’ve seen it: overspray removal specialists can relate horror stories that would make any coatings contractor shudder. You may even have one or two of your own. Unfortunately, overspray happens, even when you take the best precautions and think you’ve crossed every “t” and dotted every “i” in “containment.”

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New Concept in Concrete Control Joints Part I

Control joints are used to accommodate concrete shrinkage during the curing and aging process in an attempt to “control” where a crack will locate. However, they can potentially create issues relative to surface integrity, sanitation, or aesthetics. Traditionally, these joints have been filled with a semi-flexible epoxy to support traffic, to maintain a monolithic surface, and to move with the contraction and expansion of the concrete. But are there other options?

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Corrosion: The Silent Menace

Becoming a successful coatings contractor takes lots of time and training. It can be a very technical job that requires an extensive amount of knowledge and the ability to adapt to many different situations. No job is exactly like another. It should be no surprise, then, that it takes many years of experience to be able to handle any type of coatings challenge. Maybe even just to be able to handle a few types of coatings challenges.

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Mighty Mississippi: Bridging the Old and New

You can’t often bridge the gap between the past and present as directly as Thomas Industrial Coatings is on the 139-year-old Eads Bridge rehabilitation. By using the TruQC application (or app), they’re connecting the bridge’s history with the app’s innovation. For this project, highlighted in “The Mighty Mississippi: Coating Crew Saves River’s First Bridge” (CoatingsPro, May 2013), the coatings crew is maintaining quality control over the daily hazard analysis, weekly environmental report, toolbox talk, incident report, and timesheet submission.