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JAN 2017

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78 JANUARY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM BY STEPHANIE MARIE CHIZIK PHOTOS COURTESY MCGILL RESTORATION Coatings Crew Driving Rehab on Parking Garage eing condemned isn't exactly what you'd want associated with a building listed proudly on the National Register of Historic Places. According to McGill Restoration, that's the colorful past that the parking garage attached to the J. L. Brandeis & Sons Building had in Omaha, Nebraska. e building, once a department store downtown, had been converted into a mixed condo and commercial use building. And the parking garage attached to it needed a similar overhaul to stay up to code. With rusted steel and patched concrete, condemnation number two — a real concern — would have been a travesty. McGill Restoration was called in to save the day! Forward March A lthough parking garages might not conjure up thoughts of exciting upgrades to the average Joe, as a new marble tile or colorful paint job might, for McGill Restoration, parking garages have become a bit of a specialty. ey have, therefore, become the local experts. "In Omaha, there are not a lot of companies like McGill that can do all of the repairs; we have the equipment, experience to get all of these types of work done," said James Bouckaert, estimator for McGill Restoration. "We have an all-round kind of company that can do anything for the structure." On this eight- story parking garage project, the rehab entailed concrete repair, coating removal, and coating of all concrete surfaces — think floors, walls, columns, and ceilings. It would be coated concrete as far as the eye could see. PARKING STRUCTURE EPOXY CONCRETE

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