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JAN 2013

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¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ Repeat process with flat squeegee for epoxy Rebroadcast sand Sweep and vacuum sand, back roll and cross roll Dip and roll and cross roll a final coat of Armor Top urethane to 3 mils/76.2 microns (DFT) Kitchen: 9,900 square feet (919.7 m2) ¢ Form a 6-inch (15.24 cm) cove base out of Poly-Crete WR epoxy aggregate to install on the walls ¢ Install Poly-Crete MD with notched squeegee followed by texture roller ¢ Broadcast Flintshot aggregate to rejection ¢ Apply two pigmented top coats of Poly-Crete KT with flat squeegee and back roll Operating Rooms & Seclusion Areas: 15,000 square feet (1,393.55 m2) ¢ Apply Koster Vap I 2000 moisture mitigation ¢ Apply Dur-A-Gard SL self-leveling pigmented epoxy floor with V-notched squeegee and back roll with looped roller cover. ¢ Install Dur-A-Chip flooring system, with clear Dur-A-Glaze #4 and broadcast a custom blend, macro chip flake to excess ¢ Create integral 6-inch (15.24 cm) cove base by trowelling with cove resin, painting with clear cove resin, and broadcasting flakes ¢ Top with Dur-A-Glaze #4 water clear ¢ Top with Dur-A-Glaze #5 Polyaspartic topcoat 5 above Twenty five operating rooms and seclusion areas, totaling about 15,000 square feet (1,393.55 m2) on various levels of the building, received Koster Vap followed by a five-coat, flaked floor system with integral cove base. safety consiDerations: ¢ Hard hats, safety goggles, and steel-toed boots as required ¢ Busy construction site with other trades on site required diligence What will you find on CoatingsProMag.com? • Daily updates on industry news • Featured case histories colD SeaSon • Digital versions of CoatingsPro • 10 years of coatings coverage • Special sections for specific areas of the industry • SourceBOOK—the guide for the coatings industry One-Click Coating Solutions www.CoatingsProMag.com 56 coatingsPro g "There was one elevator outside of the building for everyone," says Gillman. "We were trying to coordinate getting machines and building materials and personnel up to the job site with all the various trades. We had to wait for the elevator to get stuff up, and had to wait to go back down. Day One was the toughest—what I thought would take one day ended up taking two—and we had to work hard to keep this bottleneck from factoring into the rest of the job." Gillman used a Lull forklift with boom attachment to haul heavy gear, such as shot blasters, to the rooftop staging area. Gear destined to ride the elevator included grinders, vacuums, floor sanders, air compressors, and electric power cords. January 2013 September means the start of cold season in New York: ambient cold, that is. The mechanical rooms were unheated, but Gillman had a trick up his sleeve to keep his product at working temperatures. Dur-A-Flex liquid products arrived in 55-gallon (208 liter) drums and aggregate on pallets and everything needed to be heated up a bit. CEI crew covered the material with electric concrete warming blankets, but there was a hitch. Electric supply was sporadic at best. "You could never get the pigtail relocated when needed," says Gillman, who was happy to have plenty of extension cords on hand. "I had to coordinate daily with the electrician. We were at the mercy of where the power supply was." Every project involves overcoming hurdles, and this one was no exception. The medical center's newly installed rubber membrane roof worked well as an ersatz staging area and access point for CEI. But no way HBE wanted anyone moving equipment across it! "We needed get our equipment to the job site, which was maybe 300 feet (91.44 meters) from the elevator," says Gillman. "We used staging plank boards for ramps to get machines and equipment in and out, and we leapfrogged across the roof using sheets of

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