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MAY 2015

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60 MAY 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM w ith man lifts, and wrap it by hand around the concrete. A roller was used to smooth out any air pockets. With the carbon fber wrap in place, the crew then brush- and roller-applied two coats of FX-480 at an average dry flm thickness of 5 mils (127 microns) per coat. And with that fnal piece of the puzzle, the concrete pier caps and columns were outftted with a protective coating system. Cold Snap To add to the many mov ing par ts of this complex job, Mother Nature decided to throw in her t wo cents. " T he weather can be br uta l in wester n Mar yland f rom November through March w ith cold, rain, and snow," said Fora k is. To apply any of the coatings to the br idge, a temperature of 40° F (4.4° C) and r ising must be maintained. Luck i ly for the Titan crew, they were able to continue coating the steel in the sections they needed to complete dur ing the w inter of 2013/14 by br ing ing heaters into the containment system. "For the w inter of 2014/15, we were a lready f inished w ith the coating on a par ticu lar section, so we d idn't need to br ing in heaters," ex plained Fora k is. Coming Together Ref lecting on the project, which is not yet complete, Fora k is is thr i l led w ith the fact that Titan was able to ensure that Cumberland residents and v isitors were able to remain safe and that the impact to the public has been minima l. "Protecting the public took on a whole new meaning , since the br idge is litera l ly over the cit y. T his brought the genera l public much c loser to the constr uction site than they wou ld be on most other br idge coating jobs," said Fora k is. He is proud to repor t that on many occasions, members of the public ex pressed their appreciation and cong ratu lated the Titan crew on keeping them and the sur round ing env iron- ment safe dur ing the renovation of the br idge. Not only is this contracting company helping to keep Cumberland 's br idge in tip -top shape, but they're a lso helping to connect the constr uction business and the communit y and that 's quite a solid bond. CP VENDOR TEAM 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (800) 364-3577 www.3m.com Atlantic Design, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 11505 Pocomoke Court Baltimore, MD 21220 (866) 225-5234 www.atlanticdesigninc.com CVM Inc. Equipment manufacturer 7066-D Commerce Circle Pleasanton, CA 94588 (925) 847-8808 www.cvmcvm.com Ervin Industries Material manufacturer 3893 Research Park Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (734) 769-4600 www.ervinindustries.com Guardian Fall Protection Safety equipment manufacturer 6305 South 231st St. Kent, WA 98302 (253) 854-5877 www.guardianfall.com Indian Valley Industries, Inc. Equipment manufacturer P.O. Box 810 Johnson City, NY 13790 (800) 659-5111 www.iviindustries.com MSA Safety equipment manufacturer 1000 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Township, PA 16066 (800) 672-2222 http://us.msasafety.com Pine Environmental Equipment manufacturer Windsor Industrial Park 92 N Main St. Windsor, NJ 08561 (800) 301-9663 www.pineenvironmental.com RPB Safety Safety equipment manufacturer 2807 Samoset Rd. Royal Oak, Michigan, 48073 (866) 494-4599 www.novarespirators.com The Sherwin-Williams Company Coatings manufacturer 101 W Prospect Cleveland, OH 44115 (800) 474-3794 www.sherwin-williams.com Simpson Strong-Tie Coatings and material manufacturer 5956 W Las Positas Blvd. Pleasanton, CA 94588 (800) 925-5099 www.strongtie.com Tyvek by DuPont Safety equipment manufacturer P.O. Box 80728 Wilmington, DE 19880 (800) 448-9835 www.tyvek.com WIWA LP Equipment manufacturer 107 N Main St. P.O. Box 398 Alger, OH 45812 (419) 757-0141 www.wiwalp.com Zefon International Equipment manufacturer 5350 SW 1st Lane Ocala, FL 34474 (800) 282-0073 www.zefon.com Bridge Coatings The final step was to brush- and roll-apply two coats of FX-480 at ~5 mils (127 microns) DFT per coat. And after ~932 days, the 530,000 sq. ft. (49,238.6 m²) job will be done.

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