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JAN 2019

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COATINGSPRO JANUARY 2019 49 plays are in basketball. But with the revised plan for the 35-foot by 25-foot (10.7 m by 7.6 m) polished logo at 0.5-inch (1.3 cm) thickness, that's what the UC job had become when coatings work began in April 2018. "e original scope was not the largest we had ever done," Kipp said. "But once we got involved, we started obtaining more work, and they gave us more opportunities. We built relationships, and they trusted us. By the time the project was completed, it was absolutely the largest project Hardig Industrial has done to date." T he or ig ina l job scope for the crew, which averaged 8 to 10 dai ly workers, inc luded resinous f loor ing work in conces- sions, storage areas, locker rooms, and restrooms, a long w ith polishing new and ex isting concrete in concourses. But the logo overlay increased the complex it y, as d id another late add ition. "e self-leveling underlayment was not in the original scope," Kipp said. "In the lower bowl, under the permanent The basecoat was applied with a rake, and aggregate was broadcast to excess. That layer was followed by a clear grout coat and a final topcoat with aggregate for non-slip qualities. The resinous flooring system by Sika covered concessions, storage areas, locker rooms, and restrooms. After shot blasting the concrete, the crew installed a 4-inch (10.2 cm) integral cove base. JOB AT A GLANCE PROJECT: Apply several flooring systems as part of a revamp to Fifth Third Arena COATINGS CONTRACTOR: Hardig Industrial Services 6750 Kepler Rd. Cleves, OH 45002 (513) 873-3448 www.hardigindustrial.com SIZE OF CONTRACTOR: ~25 employees SIZE OF CREW: 8–10 crew members PRIME CLIENT: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45220 (513) 556-6000 www.uc.edu SUBSTRATE: Concrete CONDITION OF SUBSTRATE: Varied, existing and new SIZE OF JOB: 150,000 sq. ft. (13,935.5 m2) DURATION: 1.5 years total; 7 months to apply the systems UNUSUAL FACTORS/CHALLENGES: » The crew had to move equipment and 200+ skids of material in and out during school hours at the active urban campus. » The crew worked with drafters to create a poured and polished logo. MATERIALS/PROCESSES: » To resinous flooring: î Shotblasted to achieve a Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) 4–6 î Installed Sika Decoflake UEF system with 4-inch (10.2 cm) integral cove î Installed Sikafloor-22 NA PurCem urethane cement at ~0.25 inch (0.64 cm) using a CAM gage rake; broadcast Sikadur-509 to excess î Squeegeed Sikafloor 264 at ~12 mils (304.8 microns) î Squeegeed Sikafloor 217 as grout coat at ~16 mils (406.4 microns) î Applied Sikafloor 510 LPL polyaspartic topcoat at ~5 mils (127 microns) and added Sika's Barefoot 20 aggregate for non-slip qualities » Applied self-leveling underlayment under the wood basketball court; polished and sealed new and existing concrete in concourses; and polished overlay and logo in main entry areas SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: » Completed stretch/flex exercises, hazard analysis, and toolbox talks » Wore hard hats, safety glasses, high-visibility vests or shirts, steel-toed boots, and cut-resistant gloves at all times » Wore 3M's disposable N95 particulate respirators with dust masks, used of dustless shrouds and vacuums, and wore face shields when grinding or chipping

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