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JUL 2013

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By Jennifer frAkes Photos Courtesy of MAdison CoAtinGs, inC. W hen Madison Coatings, Inc. received the job of coating the exterior of the three buildings that make up Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center, Daniel Hendrick of Madison Coatings knew that there might be some challenges to overcome. From the cold winter temperatures in Chicago and lead abatement and mitigation to an abundance of inspections and a lot of caulking removal, the project certainly had its ups and downs. However, through good planning and a great deal of teamwork, this high profile project was a success. They were also able to use the Tnemec coatings system to help the buildings achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. A Good CAuse Located in Chicago, Ill., the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center is temporary secure housing for youth from 10 to 16 years of age who are awaiting adjudication of their cases by the Juvenile Division of the Cook County Courts. The center also provides care for youth who have been transferred from Juvenile Court jurisdiction to Criminal Court. According to Cook County officials, the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center provides the children with a safe, secure, and caring environment with programs and structure that enhance personal development and improve opportunity for success upon return to the community. In other words, it is a high profile facility with an important purpose for Cook County and the Chicago community. The center is a group of three buildings: an 8-story facility, a 4-story facility, and a 6-story parking structure. Madison Coatings was tasked with the removal of the existing coatings and recoating the steel paneled exterior of all three buildings. "The project encompassed 230,000 square feet [21,368 m²] and required us to prep and coat the entire exterior of each of the buildings from top to bottom," said Hendrick. In addition to the sheer size of the project, Madison Coatings also had to plan for multiple inspections over the course of the project. From air monitoring and safety audits to visual inspections and adhesion tests, there were a lot of third-party consultants that Hendrick and his crew worked with to ensure that the job was being done safely, correctly, and efficiently. Although aspects of the job, including the size and the various Cook County requirements, may sound daunting, Madison Coatings felt confident that it could complete the job on schedule and apply a Above Working on a 230,000 ft² (21,368 m²) exterior coatings project called for several additional precautions, which, for the Madison Coatings crew, meant protection against falling, lead, and the cold. 56 CoatingsPro g July 2013

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