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January 2017

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Park It: Concrete Coatings

This parking garage, attached to a National Register of Historic Places was once condemned. Could this crew bring it back to its glory of past days.

In This Issue

  • Tick Tock for SPF Proof
  • Steel Flue Climbers
  • Online Reviews 
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November 2016

Featured Article

Jacked Up Tank Job

Access is everything on some coatings jobs. To reach the ceiling and rafter on this tank, the coatings crew had to jack it up.

In This Issue

  • Spec'ing Static Discharge Floors
  • Dehumidification Q&A
  • Job Coating: The Truth
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September 2016

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Buzzer Beater fro Athletic Center's New Floor

It was a slam dunk finding a coatings applicator that could get the job done on tome at Georgetown University's new athletic Center.

In This Issue

  • Fines Through The Roof
  • Concrete School Pool
  • Overtime Change
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July 2016

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Crew Throws a No-Hitter on Cardinals Stadium

For this local crew from Missouri, recoating the structural steel at St Louis Cardinals baseball stadium has been a grand slam!

In This Issue

  • Green Roofing in Session
  • Respirator Ins and Outs
  • Pigeonholing Pinholes
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May 2016

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Finish Line Approaching Fast! On Bridge Recoat

A few bumps on the road couldn't keep this contractor from completing the recoating of this 64-year old drawbridge.

In This Issue

  • Branding Attitude
  • Outreach Blueprint
  • Concrete Floor Haven
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March 2016

Featured Article

Balancing Beam: Time, Skills and a PFP System

Expansions at a petrochemical facility required a special passive fire protection coating applied in-shop and in the field

In This Issue

  • Variables in Roof Safety
  • Fracking on the High Seas
  • Cost of Lost Tools
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January 2016

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Concrete Coatings Kings

The rehab of a historic building in L.A. included the coating of a top level of the parking garage. Find our how these contractors handled the heat.

In This Issue

  • Top Talent Needed!
  • Safety for Inspectors
  • Your Online Reputation
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November 2015

Featured Article

Peak Performance: Coating a Natural Gas Power Plant

They go by many names: peaking power plants, peaker plants, and sometimes just peakers. But there is no change in the important role these power plants play.

In This Issue

  • Choosing & Using Fire Protection
  • Training Ops for Roofers
  • Coating Spec Updates
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September 2015

Featured Article

Concrete Floor Gamble

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino was about to gamble big! The problem started when faint cracks began appearing on its 10-year-old, 23,000-square-foot floor.

In This Issue

  • Update: OSHA's Confined Space
  • Social Media Conversation
  • Holiday Break Work?
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July 2015

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Clip In and Hang On! Superdome Roof Job

This New Orleans icon didn't need to be recoated but getting one made sense. And this super crew made it work!

In This Issue

  • Surface Prep Failures
  • Coating Plaza Decks
  • Profits By The Numbers
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May 2015

Featured Article

Inner City Bridge Recaot

Recoating a throughway in Cumberland, MD. included several challenges: pedestrians and neighbors, lead contamination, and cold weather.

In This Issue

  • Market Existing Customers
  • Hazard Updates
  • Start in Contracting
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March 2015

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Polyurea Crew Waterproofs Monumental Land Bridge

With a backdrop as famous as the St. Louis Arch, finding the right coatings system for the new concrete deck on this project was crucial.

In This Issue

  • About the "Job Walk"
  • Concrete Slab Curled
  • Confined Space PPE
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January 2015

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Concrete Parking: Upscale Upgrade

A zip code means a lot when you're coating nine parking decks in the 90210 that remained open for business during the rehab.

In This Issue

  • Roof Transformed With SPF
  • After the OSHA Inspection
  • Website and Consumers

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November 2014

Featured Article

Coatings: Worlds of Fun

A three-coat system on the inside and another three-coat system on the outside of the Worlds of Fun tank in Kansas City meant one unique project multiplied.

In This Issue

  • Coatings Failures: Human Nature
  • Lease V. Loan Equipment
  • Regaining Lost Profits

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September 2014

Featured Article

Ganger Floor Reloaded

When a Coast Guard helicopter sniper squadron in Florida needed a new coating on a World War II-era floor, they called in the professionals.

In This Issue

  • Paint Police Or Paint Umpires?
  • Polyurethanes On Steel
  • Building Safety Culture
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