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Call for Coatings at 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

The 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, held this March in New Orleans, La., will showcase numerous exhibits and educational sessions relevant to the coatings industry. This article highlights several potential opportunities to coatings professionals across the field.

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Infrastructure Insurance Intel: Why It Matters for Contractors

As part of a new task force, GPI’s Tony Serdenes, Nick Kuntz of Alliant Insurance Services, and David A. Scotti of Scotti Law Group are exploring the relationship that protective coatings and other corrosion prevention and mitigation systems have within the infrastructure insurance industry.

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Top Tips for Concrete Flooring Preparation

Even as a resilient material, concrete flooring won’t last if isn’t properly prepared. Dave Bigham, global director of training for National Flooring Equipment, explains how coatings contractors can effectively prepare concrete during their surface preparation work.

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Exploring the Wondrous World of Steel

Steel is among the more common substrates a coatings contractor works with, whether its for commercial or industrial projects. As such, the challenges that come with maintaining steel and preventing corrosion, as daunting as they may be, are well known within the industry.

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Proactive Roofing: Saving Energy, Reducing Waste

Building owners are increasingly understanding the value of proactive maintenance, which includes the regular application of roof coatings and membrane installations to extend the life of their assets while protecting the energy efficiency of their building envelopes.

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Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

Job Coenen, AkzoNobel’s sustainability program manager and a strategic global corporate advisory board member of the World Green Building Council, explains how sustainable solutions for the built environment can address many of the challenges of producing more green buildings.

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Metallic Epoxy Floors: Truths, Lies, and Offering an Honest Solution

Jon Kopp, owner and operator of Quality Epoxy, explains the strengths and limitations of metallic epoxy floors and what his company has learned after seven years of offering this type of coating solution to clients. Among Kopp’s concerns are a lack of installer knowledge and education.

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Spray Foam Insulation: Residential vs. Commercial

From maximizing efficiency to reducing operating costs, both open- and closed-cell spray foam offer unique benefits to homeowners and commercial business owners that cannot be found with traditional insulation. Spray foam and polyurethane equipment provider SprayWorks explores some of the key considerations.

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How Needs Are Evolving for Coatings Inspectors

Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager at DeFelsko Corp., shares feedback he’s heard from coatings inspectors about their jobsite challenges in the field. In 2023, many of these challenges involve the need for boosting speed and reporting efficiency.

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CoatingsPro Seeks Nominations for 2024 Contractor Awards

As of now, CoatingsPro Magazine’s eighth annual Contractor Awards Program is open for submissions! CoatingsPro, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, uses this program to showcase projects and crews demonstrating excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.

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Summer in the City: Cool Roof Policies and Programs

Cool roof coatings can help provide passive cooling during extreme heat events, particularly during power outages and in poorly insulated or non-air-conditioned buildings. They can also help mitigate impacts from the urban heat island effect.

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Interview: Sonny Arwood Looks to the Future in Roof Coatings

Sonny Arwood, president and CEO of Ohio-based Fluid Applied Roofing, spoke with us about key trends and market insights. With experience as a contractor, manufacturer, and in growing his own business, Arwood shares useful perspective and lessons learned over his long career.

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Best Practices for Concrete Floor Surface Prep

While proper surface preparation is integral to the success of any painting project, this is especially true with concrete floors. Coating concrete floors can be a challenge, as there are specific factors that need to be taken into consideration to avoid systems failures.

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Coatings in Spotlight at 2023 AMPP Conference + Expo

Held by the Association of Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) in Denver, Colo., the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo features a number of potentially significant events for contractors and other professionals throughout the coatings industry