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The 4 Keys to Building Rapport: Tearing Down the W.A.L.L.

Anytime you are communicating with people, your ability to create rapport is key to your success. As a manager, if there is a wall between you and the team, it is your responsibility to take the wall down as quickly as possible.

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The Case of the Flaked Nickel Plating: Photo Support

When a coating fails, it can adversely affect the performance of the part it was intended to protect and result in corrosion damage, blistering, or possibly the initiation of fatigue cracking from a pit.

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Ivy League: Repairing a Concrete Cooling Tower Basin

All of this combined intelligence, academic prestige, and venerable history was not going to help one Ivy League campus, which wishes to remain unnamed, when one of its cooling tower systems started leaking

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Leak-Proof Roof Recoat With Gleaming Results

Is there ever a good use of the word “leak”? No one enjoys a car window, a sink pipe, or even a water glass that leaks. Certainly roofs can be added to that category of things you don’t want to leak in the night.

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Equipment for the Dangers We Can’t See

Your crew is preparing for the day’s job. You have all the necessary tools and machinery for the coating you will apply. You have your protective eyewear and clothing to guard against physical hazards as well as respirators to protect against fumes. These are all important safety measures, but you are still not fully protected.

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The Team Myth: The Five Steps of Successful Team Building

All teams are groups, but not all groups are teams. Calling a group a team doesn’t make it one. That’s the team myth. Too many business owners and executives think of “team” as a label. But it’s not.

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Rising to the Challenge on a N.C. Rooftop

A water-tight roof deck is one of the most important aspects of facility maintenance, so when Grubb Ventures, owner of an upscale office building in Raleigh, N.C., noticed that the roof was in need of some TLC, they were quick to act.

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Coatings Crew Goes Cold Turkey on Raw Concrete

After offering ridiculous portions of turkey to hungry fair-goers for almost six decades, the stand was in need of an update. The flooring was cracked and damaged, in addition to being greasy and dangerous to work on.

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From the Rafters: Insulative Coating for Condensation

They had an issue whereby their manufacturing plant created a lot of moisture as part of the process itself, and they have a condensation issue in that the moisture in the air would hit the cold steel above, condense, and then droplets of condensed water — mixed with whatever yuck happened to be on the ceiling — would drip down on their manufacturing process.