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MAR 2015

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20 MARCH 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Money Matters Make sure you address all of the odds and ends involved in the job before mobilization begins. Identifying unforeseen challenges or requirements prior to starting the project can be crucial. D u r i n g a r e c e nt t r i p i n C e nt r a l A m e r i c a , I w a s r e m i nd e d o f t he i mp a c t t h at p r e - i n s t a l l at i o n p l a n n i n g a nd s it e i n s p e c t i o n s c a n h av e o n a p r o j e c t . A s t he i n s t a l l e r or j o b m a n a g e r o n a f l o or c o at i n g s a p p l i c at i o n p r o j e c t , t h i s i s y o u r o p p or t u n it y t o m a k e s u r e t he j o b i s s e t u p for s u c c e s s . D u r i n g t he i n it i a l " j o b w a l k ," y o u c a n c at c h p ot e nt i a l s u r p r i s e s t h at c o u l d c o s t t i m e , m o n e y, a nd c r e d i b i l it y i n t he l o n g r u n . R e a d o n t o s e e w h at y o u s ho u l d c o v e r. Size Matters Double check the square footage measurements in your estimate/ contract to ensure they match the customer's ex pectations. Sometimes the draw ings you received may be incor rect, and sometimes human er ror works its way into the plans. I'm not sug gesting you re-measure the entire project — just pay c lose attention and ta ke menta l notes. For ex ample, if the new f loor ing system is supposed to cover 5,000 square feet (465 m²), yet it looks like the area is c loser to 7,500 square feet (697 m²), you' l l need to ta ke action. You may need to ta l k to the c lient, order more mater ia ls, and extend your schedu le. A caref u l eye can save a ton of headaches dow n the road. Detail Oriented Make sure you address all of the odds and ends involved in the job before mobilization begins. Identifying unforeseen challenges or requirements prior to starting the project can be crucial. Some common challenges may include questions such as these: • Does your direct contact truly understand the scope of the project in the same way that you do? • Will odor be an issue for the client or tenants? • What additives, such as anti-skid, -bacterial, -microbial, does the customer need for a safe surface? • Has the concrete moisture been addressed either by testing or using a moisture control system? • Are there drains that need to be addressed? Are they set properly so you can accomplish what needs to be done? • Are you installing cove or wall coating? Examine the finish of the walls to ensure that they are an acceptable finish level for the wall system. • If you will be working in an exist- ing facility/demo, this is a good time to communicate how and where the new flooring system How a "Job Walk" Can Help Save You Money By Daniel Owen, President of Arizona Polymer Flooring

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