Past Polls

CoatingsPro’s fourth annual Contractor Awards Program is officially open! How many projects will you be submitting?

1
50.00%
2+
50.00%
Other
0.00%

It’s back to school time for many kids! Are you planning on taking any courses or training (online or in person) this year?

Yes!
50.00%
Not this year.
50.00%
Other
0.00%

A recent report says 7,000+ robots will be deployed in construction by 2025. How will this affect your business?

I foresee robots overhauling the way we work. Bring on the Jetsons!
57.14%
Robots may change the way I do my job, but they won’t make a huge impact.
28.57%
Robots won’t have any effect on my business, even if they affect the industry.
0.00%
Other.
14.29%

What type of training do you have planned for the coming months for yourself or members of your team?

Safety practices
0.00%
New products or equipment
33.33%
Coatings inspector or other coatings certification
33.33%
Combination of the above
33.33%
Other/none of the above
0.00%

Will you take the "Just Drive" pledge from the National Safety Council to be an attentive driver this month?

Yes, I’ll take the pledge and share the information with my company.
50.00%
No, I’m always an attentive driver.
50.00%
No, I don’t see driving as part of my company’s safety culture.
0.00%
Other.
0.00%

NACE and SSPC are in talks to discuss synergistic opportunities between the two organizations. What do you think?

It’s a great idea.
83.33%
I have some concerns, but overall I’m in favor.
16.67%
What are NACE and SSPC?
0.00%
Other
0.00%

How did 2018 treat you at work?

It was a great year! Hoping to continue the momentum in 2019.
85.71%
I’ve had better years. Looking forward to 2019!
14.29%
Other
0.00%

Will you be traveling this winter for work?

Yes, we have coatings work that we have to travel for
60.00%
Yes, we are headed to trainings and/or trade shows this winter
10.00%
No, we’re staying local
30.00%

How do you use device-based software on the job?

Payroll/timesheets
0.00%
QA/QC
0.00%
Photo capture
33.33%
Equipment/tool GPS tracking
0.00%
All of the above
66.67%
Other
0.00%

Would you be interested in attending a meet and great with CoatingsPro in your area?

Yes! I will include details of what time of day and year would be best in the comments.
100.00%
No, thank you.
0.00%
Comments
0.00%

How do you feel about daylight savings time?

I like it! The morning sunlight is safer for my crew.
28.57%
I dislike it! The early darkness affects my work schedule.
71.43%
Other
0.00%

How important is it to gain credits (e.g., CEUs) for a webinar or other type of online course?

Very important
0.00%
Somewhat important
50.00%
Not important
50.00%
Other
0.00%

Did you know that CoatingsPro’s 2019 Contractor Awards Program has officially opened?

Yes! I’m working on my project submissions now.
66.67%
No. I’ll be sure to check out more information on the awards website (www.coatingspromag.com/contractor-awards).
33.33%
Other
0.00%

When does your busy summer schedule at work end?

September-October
33.33%
I don’t have “summer” work; I’m busy all the time
33.33%
I don’t slow down until winter
33.33%
Other
0.00%

Will you be submitting a project for CoatingsPro’s Contractor Awards Program this year?

Yes
55.56%
No
44.44%
Other
0.00%

Will you be tuning in to our educational webinar about polyurethanes, polyureas, and polyaspartics?

Yes!
83.33%
No, but I’m interested (https://bit.ly/2xy8F6S)
16.67%
No, but I have another suggestion for a topic (comment below)
0.00%
Comments
0.00%

How often do you go online to find information to get your job done?

Daily
66.67%
Once a week
14.29%
Once a month
9.52%
Once every six months
0.00%
Other
9.52%

What length article do you read most frequently?

Very short
20.00%
Medium
20.00%
The longer the better
13.33%
Combination of all three
46.67%
Other
0.00%

How important is it for you to gain credits (e.g., CEUs) when taking a webinar or other course?

Very important; I won’t take one without them
33.33%
Important, but I’ll still take a course without getting credits
50.00%
Not important
16.67%
Other
0.00%

How do you prefer to receive your news and other information?

Digital
15.38%
Email
30.77%
Print
38.46%
Social
15.38%
Audio
0.00%
Video
0.00%
Other
0.00%

What substrates do you typically work with on your coatings projects?

Concrete
12.50%
Steel
62.50%
Roofs
12.50%
Multiple
12.50%
Other
0.00%

Should dash cameras or trackers be used for your employees’ company cars?

Yes
66.67%
No
33.33%
Other
0.00%

How important is it to gain credits (e.g., CEUs) when taking a webinar or other course?

Very important; I won’t take one without it
50.00%
Important, but I’ll still take a course without getting credits
16.67%
Not important
33.33%
Other
0.00%

OSHA’s new standard for respirable crystalline silica went into effect September 23. Is it:

About time
70.00%
Too strict
20.00%
Not enough
0.00%
Other
10.00%

What is your company’s biggest challenge right now?

Labor shortages
50.00%
Profit margins
30.00%
Safety protocols
20.00%
Other
0.00%

Do your crew members use company-owned vehicles to get to the jobsite?

Yes
73.33%
No, they use personal vehicles
26.67%
No, I don’t have crew members
0.00%
Other
0.00%

How do you usually get to your jobsites?

Trailer
0.00%
Truck
90.00%
Car
10.00%
Other
0.00%

How do you use your time at the office?

Completing admin tasks, such as payroll and contracts
60.00%
Looking for new work or workers
20.00%
Working on marketing your company
20.00%
Reading, networking, etc.
0.00%
Other
0.00%

When you’re driving to jobsites, how do you spend your time?

Listen to the radio or music
47.83%
Listen to podcasts
21.74%
Make calls
17.39%
Enjoy the ride
8.70%
Other
4.35%

What does the spring season bring for your company?

More calls from potential clients
50.00%
More delays in projects
25.00%
Increased safety
25.00%
Nothing different
0.00%
Other
0.00%

OSHA has made several changes to standards that may affect the coatings community. Do you agree with these changes?

Yes, they’re just right
50.00%
No, they’re too strict
50.00%
No, they’re not strict enough
0.00%
Other
0.00%

What kind of tips would most help you do your job better?

Marketing tips to potential customers
12.50%
Paperwork tips to run your business more successfully
25.00%
Updates coming out
37.50%
Tricks of the trade
25.00%
Other
0.00%

Do you think the new president will affect the way you do business this year?

Yes, in a positive way.
45.16%
Yes, in a negative way.
32.26%
No, it will stay the same.
22.58%
Other
0.00%

What types of mass media other than print do you use for work?

Webinars
33.33%
Podcasts
0.00%
Blogs
33.33%
Social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
33.33%
Other
0.00%

Have you heard about CoatingsPro’s inaugural Contractor Awards Program?

Yes, I’m planning on entering a project.
16.67%
No, I haven’t heard of it yet.
75.00%
Other
8.33%

Which of the categories for CoatingsPro's inaugural Contractor Awards Program (deadline approaching!) best fits your company?

Commercial Concrete
0.00%
Commercial Roof
23.08%
Industrial Concrete
38.46%
Industrial Steel
23.08%
Specialty Project
7.69%
Contractor/Crew MVP
7.69%
Other
0.00%

Is your company experiencing issues with labor shortages?

Yes, and it’s affecting our bottom line
36.36%
Yes, but it’s not affecting our bottom line
27.27%
No
36.36%
Other
0.00%

Why do you attend industry events (e.g., conferences, trainings, golf tournaments):

To network
37.50%
To get training or education credits
43.75%
To visit a new place/travel
6.25%
I don’t attend them
6.25%
Other
6.25%

How do you prefer to share photos?

File sharing site online
23.08%
Email
69.23%
Mail
0.00%
Other
7.69%

Which part of the magazine do you flip to first?

Feature articles
50.00%
Industry updates
30.00%
Never Again
20.00%
Other
0.00%

What social media platforms do you use regularly?

Facebook
64.71%
LinkedIn
11.76%
Twitter
17.65%
Instagram
0.00%
Other
5.88%

How do you prefer to be contacted for business opportunities?

Email
78.57%
Call
14.29%
Text
7.14%
Other
0.00%

What do you think you’d like to see more of in CoatingsPro?

Commercial projects (e.g., concrete floors and parking garages)
21.43%
Industrial projects (e.g., bridges and ships)
28.57%
Industrial projects (e.g., bridges and ships)
0.00%
Roofing projects (including SPF)
7.14%
Information regarding skills for the contractor (e.g., training, money, marketing)
21.43%
Nothing, it’s perfect!
14.29%
Other
7.14%

How many employees do you have at your company?

1-9
27.27%
10-49
18.18%
50-99
4.55%
100-199
27.27%
200+
22.73%

Have you ever taken an OSHA training class? Or any safety training class?

No.
15.79%
Yes. I feel it is important to keep up with the latest safety regulations.
42.11%
Yes. It was part of my job requirements.
42.11%

How do you hear about updates on CoatingsPro’s website?

Direct to the website
0.00%
E-Newsletters
75.00%
Twitter
0.00%
Facebook
0.00%
Other
25.00%

Which best describes your company's primary business?

Commercial Coatings Contractor
26.32%
Flooring Contract Work
21.05%
Roofing Contract Work
0.00%
Engineer/Consultant/Specifier
10.53%
Insulation Contractor
0.00%
Other
42.11%

How do you use the internet (e.g., open source, websites, social media sites) for work?

I use it only for research, such as to find information on a product or person.
20.00%
I use it to connect with peers through social media.
0.00%
I use it as my main source for information.
0.00%
I use it in more than one way mentioned above.
80.00%
I don’t; I only use the internet for my personal life.
0.00%
Other.
0.00%

How do you prefer to learn about standard updates from organizations such as OSHA and EPA?

Receive email notification
37.50%
Read online
37.50%
See on social media
0.00%
Read in an article
12.50%
Other
12.50%

What is your biggest challenge related to safety?

Keeping everyone’s training up to date
25.00%
Keeping the books up to date
0.00%
Staying current on new standards
37.50%
Understanding different safety needs for different types of applications
37.50%
Other
0.00%

How do you spend your national holidays?

Taking a break from work and celebrating
100.00%
Working fewer hours
0.00%
Working the same hours but with a different crew
0.00%
Nothing changes
0.00%
Other
0.00%

When considering a “good” crew member, what do you mainly look for? Someone who is:

Experienced
22.22%
Reliable
66.67%
Honest
11.11%
Eager
0.00%
Other
0.00%

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What is your biggest challenge at work?

Finding and landing jobs
33.33%
Balancing your finances
0.00%
Balancing your finances
0.00%
Keeping good crews
33.33%
Completing successful projects
0.00%
Balancing personal and professional life
16.67%
Other
16.67%

What would you like more information regarding?

Concrete coatings
41.18%
Steel coatings
17.65%
Roof coating systems (including spray foam)
5.88%
Coatings failures
35.29%
Other
0.00%

What additional information would you like to hear about from experts in the field?

Tricks of the trade
75.00%
Updates to codes, standards, etc.
25.00%
Product updates
0.00%
Hot topics
0.00%
HR hints
0.00%

How long have you been working in the coatings industry?

Up to 5 years
17.95%
5-10 years
20.51%
10-15 years
7.69%
15-20 years
17.95%
20+ years
28.21%
Other
7.69%

What are you most looking forward to in the beginning of 2015?

Learning about new products and projects.
55.56%
Catching up on admin tasks.
0.00%
Attending training courses.
11.11%
Attending trade shows.
22.22%
Other. (List below.)
11.11%

What did you enjoy most in 2014?

New coatings products
18.18%
Upcoming coatings jobs
45.45%
Changes at work
18.18%
Changes at home
18.18%
Other (please describe below)
0.00%

What do the holidays mean to me and my company?

No work gets done
30.00%
I can’t get anyone on the phone
20.00%
Work picks up
0.00%
Nothing changes
30.00%
Other (please describe below)
20.00%

The upcoming winter months mean:

More time for administrative work I’ve put off
0.00%
Time to look for new projects for the next year
28.57%
Time to reflect on projects from this past year
14.29%
Nothing different; I can still do coatings jobs in the winter
57.14%
Other (please describe below)
0.00%

What motivates you to follow safe practices on the job?

Your health
64.71%
Management
5.88%
Your family/friends
23.53%
Other
5.88%

How does having a family affect your crew members?

Work schedules need to change
33.33%
Paperwork needs to be updated (e.g., insurance policies)
0.00%
Safety becomes a higher priority for those members
66.67%
Nothing changes
0.00%
Other (please describe below)
0.00%

During the hotter months, it’s most important for me to ensure that my crew is:

Taking breaks often
9.68%
Drinking lots of water
70.97%
Wearing air conditioned hoods
0.00%
Starting the workday earlier
16.13%
Other (please describe below)
3.23%

I use social media to:

Highlight my projects
18.18%
Connect with subject matter experts
36.36%
Discuss issues with my peers
9.09%
Prepare for tradeshows
0.00%
I don’t use social media
27.27%
Other (please describe below)
9.09%

Which department do you most enjoy reading in CoatingsPro?

Contractor’s Corner
62.50%
Specifying Success
12.50%
Safety First
12.50%
Marketing Savvy
0.00%
Money Matters
12.50%

If I went to one tradeshow this year, I would like to hear about:

Solutions to coatings failures
45.83%
Interesting project overviews
29.17%
Safety updates
16.67%
Information for the project manager
8.33%
Other
0.00%

CoatingsPro’s website is doing a good job of covering:

Industry news
23.53%
Top Articles
23.53%
The current issue
29.41%
All of the above
17.65%
None of the above (please describe below)
5.88%

What do you do when you go to a trade show?

I attend the education sessions
0.00%
I attend the tracks
0.00%
I walk the floor to stop by booths
33.33%
I go see the special exhibits
4.76%
All of the above
61.90%
None of the above
0.00%

What are you most looking forward to in 2014?

New coatings products
40.00%
Upcoming coatings jobs
20.00%
Changes at work
33.33%
Changes at home
6.67%
Other (please describe below)
0.00%

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What do you love best about the website’s new look?

New coatings products
0.00%
Upcoming coatings jobs
0.00%
Changes at work
0.00%
Changes at home
0.00%
Other
100.00%