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November 2022

Featured Article

Active Aircraft Carrier

For Johnny Sanchez, president and owner of Prime Time Coatings Inc. (PTC), being awarded work on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson (Carrier, Volplane, Nuclear, or CVN-70) was a dream of a lifetime.

In This Issue

  • SPF Roof Replacement
  • Waterproof Historic Courthouse
  • Ongoing Gravity Dam Maintenance
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Roof Coatings Supplement

Featured Article

Stakeholder Discussions

Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist, once said, "It's one thing to feel you are on the right path, but it's another to think yours is the only path." In this regard, roof contractors are no different, particularly professional ones with years of experience walking their own paths.

In This Issue

  • Roofing Inspections
  • An SPF Restoration
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September 2022

Featured Article

Prep Work Ramped Up

In early 2021, T.W. Hicks, Inc., was contracted by Teinert Commercial Building Services to install a resinous flooring system for a privately owned aviation hangar in Midland, Texas, known as The Good Shed Hangar.

In This Issue

  • MPI Training Opportunities
  • Roller Coaster Color Scheme
  • Two Warehouses, One Failed Floor
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Equipment Supplement

Featured Article

Wide World of Equipment

In this ever-evolving world we live in, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends.

In This Issue

  • Instruments and Tools
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July 2022

Featured Article

Helipad Triage

Desert Regional Medical Center sits on the grounds of the former El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, Calif.

In This Issue

  • Concrete Floor Failure
  • Steel Decking Over Food
  • AMPP's Conference Highlights
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May 2022

Featured Article

Turning Your Online ‘Searcher’ Into a Customer

What do you need today to give you the best chances at turning a “searcher” into a customer?

In This Issue

  • Skilled and “Dirty Job”
  • Manhole: Major Deterioration
  • Asset Management Prioritization
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Steel Surfaces

Featured Article

Sign, Steel, Deliver

There are a lot of parts and pieces involved in coating one steel substrate. From prep standards to access, from stripe coating to inspection, a steel coating project is anything but formulaic.

In This Issue

  • Blast Helmet Cleanliness
  • Failures by Holiday Detectors
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March 2022

Featured Article

Understanding Quality Processes in Specifications

Quality assurance and quality control are often used interchangeably or combined using the term “QA/QC.”

In This Issue

  • Lead Is Dead—Or is it?
  • Office Roof Waterproofing
  • Crisis Cashflow Forecasting
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SurfacePrep Supplement

Featured Article

The Constant Need for Surface Prep

There have been a lot of changes the past few years. Between COVID-19, OSHA standards, company mergers and acquisitions, the changes they are plenty.

In This Issue

  • Concrete Surface Profile
  • Importance of Steel Prep
  • Blasting a Lighthouse
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January 2022

Featured Article

Nighttime Ground Control

Back in the late 1920s, the city of Los Angeles created its first municipal airport that would connect it to the then-fledging aviation industry.

In This Issue

  • Coating Inspection Checklist
  • Productivity Vs. Efficiency
  • Marijuana Floor Trouble
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Concrete Covered Supplement

Featured Article

How Contractors Can Overcome Concrete's Challenges

Concrete surrounds us. From tall bridges and roadways to walls and flooring, and from interior food and beverage environments to infrastructure exposed to the outside elements, the range of potential projects and industries for concrete coating contractors is tremendous.

In This Issue

  • Core Before You Coat?
  • Prepping Concrete Floors
  • How And When to Use Polyurea
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November 2021

Featured Article

WWI

During World War I, decision makers within the British Royal Navy were faced with a dilemma. German U-boats were able to identify their vessels easily by shape and size despite various attempts to conceal them.

In This Issue

  • Top 10 OSHA Violations
  • Transmission Tower's Recoat
  • Strategies for Supply Chain Issues
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Roof Coatings

Featured Article

Roof Coating Failures

A coating lacks intelligence. It does not have sentience. A coating cannot decide to wet out over one area, even if those areas are 5 feet (1.5m) apart.

In This Issue

  • Spray Foam Solutions
  • Roofing Reflections
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September 2021

Featured Article

Spider Crack Solution

When Million Air Dallas in Texas needed a new resinous flooring system installed in three aircraft hangars, they turned to T.W. Hicks, Inc., for a long-term solution.

In This Issue

  • Boring Company Website?
  • Failure Causes & Remedies
  • Preventing Suicide in Construction
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Equipment Supplement

Featured Article

Floor Grinders 101

Surface grinders are a helpful tool for many applications, such as surface preparation and coatings removal.

In This Issue

  • Facility Roof Rehab
  • Offshore Equipment
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