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Feature 50 SEPTEMBER 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM L Convention Center Upgrade Includes New Kitchen Floor Recipe BY BEN DUBOSE PHOTOS COURTESY OAKRIDGE INDUSTRIES L ocated just across the street from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, the Anaheim Convention Center is known as the largest exhibit hall on the U.S. West Coast. Since opening in 1967, the facility has undergone six major expansions — each giving it the requisite infrastructure to host events ranging from major conventions to professional sports to even the Olympics. But after its fifth expansion was completed in 2000, nearly 15 years passed before the city was able to acquire funding for another upgrade. Based on that dow ntime, signif- icant work was needed to keep the facility attractive to major clients! As part of the upgrade, work began in 2015 on a towering 200,000 sq. ft. (18,580.6 m 2 ) glass structure under a $180 million contract awarded to general contractor Turner Construction and architectural firm Populous. Part of A naheim's plan for the massive new building included the construction of a kitchen area to ser ve major clients. In addition to the new concrete pour, though, the kitchen area needed a moisture-tolerant specialty f looring system w ith strong chemical and slip resistance, along w ith a decorative epox y topcoat suitable for the lu xurious facility. A n original specification at the site called for a thin-mil coating system of two coats, according to R ay Gutoski, Southern California sales representative at coatings manufac- turer A rizona Poly mer Flooring (APF). However, Gutoski explained to the contractor that the initial specification was not suitable for its needs. " T his is a commercial kitchen that we know w ill be ver y active," Gutoski said. "It's [next to] Disneyland, and it's always going to be busy, day and night. A thin-mil system would never hold up. A nd there's never any dow ntime, so it would also be impossible to come back and redo the f loor. As a result, we worked w ith the architect and general contractor to give them Across from Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center is a bustling building, and so when the owners decided on an expansion, they also decided on a new slurry urethane cement mortar flooring system. URETHANE EPOXY FLOOR CONCRETE

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