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Flying Into Chaos: Lessons of Success From a Voyager Pilot

Metaphors for breaking records abound, and patience for “limited thinking” is in short supply. So when someone who’s flown combat missions over Vietnam and broken world aviation records talks, you listen.

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The Events Must Go On: Coating Canadian Venue

According to Jeff Kennedy of Applied Coatings and Restoration, the relatively new building was showing substantial cracking throughout the concrete concourse ring above the arena floor and also in the ticketing and main entrance area. “The concrete deck was extremely cracked; it looked like a road map.

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Tour-Ready Floor at Meat Production Facility

The floor needed to have high wear resistance, impact resistance, ultraviolet (UV) stability, and thermal shock resistance. It needed to counter pooling water and be nonporous. It was a tall order, and on top of all of that, “in a facility that’s surrounded by glass, it needs to look its best at all time,” Winters elaborated.

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Arctic Chill: Coating a Warehouse in Frigid Temps

The building had metal walls that were not insulated and there was no functional heating system. That was not going to work, so the company looked into its options and ultimately settled on spray polyurethane foam (SPF), also referred to as spray foam, and intumescent coatings.

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Using Big Data to Keep Workers Safe

Lately, safety practitioners seem to be on a quest similar to that of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. But instead of trying to find the Holy Grail, safety professionals are trying to find something similarly elusive: a single, all-encompassing, leading indicator upon which they can manage their entire safety function.

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Local Landmarks and Finding a Niche: Jim Stelzer

An eye catching project can be a real sense of pride for the community, and cities that don’t even put letters or logos on their tanks are missing a golden opportunity. True that it’s a little bit cheaper, but they’re missing out on advertising the quality of their city.”

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Hoaned in on Coordinated Bridge Recoat

With motorists above, a girder of the then 28-year-old bridge in Milwaukee, Wis., started to crack and sag. Although no injuries occurred, the steel arch bridge was closed immediately and repairs started soon after.

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Clearing up Surface Prep Standards

“Never paint a dirty surface” is something of a mantra in industrial painting circles. Without proper surface preparation, a coating will not adhere properly to the substrate and the system will fail.

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Up on the Roof: Four-Building Elastomeric Job

For Trusted Construction Inc., installing new roof coating systems is all in a day’s work. However, when conditions were less than optimal for the application of GAF’s Unisil HS silicone coating, the Trusted Construction crew had to get creative with the schedule to keep the job moving toward an on-time completion.

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Car Accident Clean Up on Luxury Hotel Floors

“The accident happened late in the evening, and they were trying to make sure guests were unaware of what happened, so we had to try to get everything put together as quickly as possible,” Dumas said. “The damage was pretty extensive, and everything had to get cleaned up pretty quickly because they had guests that were there.”