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MAR 2015

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22 MARCH 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM requirements, or will you need a generator? • Will the customer or general contractor have adequate waste disposal to meet your needs? • Do you need to bring in materials to maintain containment? • Has the client signed the back of the approved color samples for color and texture approval? Tese are just a few of the many details that can be addressed during a job walk. Addressing these may eliminate potential issues and build customer confdence. I've even met applicators that go through a 189-point checklist prior to even stepping foot on a project. Te details really can make or break an otherwise successful project. Get In and Get Out Ma ke sure operationa l detai ls are sor ted out before the job star ts so your crew can star t the insta l lation on time. For instance, your crew members may need badges or backg round checks. You shou ld a lso rev iew the safet y requirements to see if there are any that are specif ic to the jobsite. T hese may inc lude wear ing cer tain persona l protective equipment (PPE) and maintaining mandator y safet y meetings or logs throughout the course of the project. Add itiona l ly, address whether or not you w i l l need specia l equipment, such as a crane or stag ing. W here do you plan to store your mater ia ls on site? Is this location secure, and is it c limate control led? Work ing out these log istics dur ing the job wa l k can help ensure the project is a success. Time Is Money Use the job walk to review the schedule. If you were told the project would be completed in two mobilizations when bidding, make sure your contact isn't claiming it will now be four. Tat's your money you could be losing. And if you don't address it upfront, it can impact your margins. A job walk conversation helps you hold people accountable for the project, including your direct contact. It also allows you to clearly communicate what the expectations are of your crew and to ensure all parties hold up their end of the bargain. All Sizes Even if you're accustomed to most of these tips, a reminder a lways helps. We tend to ma ke the most mista kes when we're the busiest. But g iv ing a l l projects this t y pe of attention up f ront can help to ensure that you won't lose time, money, or cred ibi l- it y in the long r un. Remember: A l l projects — large and sma l l — need a thorough job wa l k. CP Daniel Owen is t he president of A r i zona Poly mer Floor ing (A PF). He oversees operat ions, business development and st rateg y, customer ser v ice, and product development. Daniel br ings a unique perspect ive to t he helm of A PF, hav ing worked in nearly ever y depar t ment and posit ion w it hin t he company. His parents, Dean and Carol Owen, founded t he company in 1985. They e x posed him to t he indust r y at an early age, and he f lour ished f rom t he t ime he swept t he plant f loors to his cur rent role as president, which he assumed in 2012. A s president, Daniel is focused on br ing ing add it iona l va lue to long-ter m customer relat ionships and e x pand ing A PF 's foot pr int into new ver t ica l markets. For more infor mat ion, contact: A r i zona Poly mer Floor ing , (800) 562-4921, w w w.apfepox Use the job walk to review the schedule. If you were told the project would be completed in two mobilizations when bidding, make sure your contact isn't claiming it will now be four. That's your money you could be losing. Money Matters

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