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NOV 2015

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T h e c r e w f r o m S t a n d a r d Waterproofing was called in to rework the ceiling of a mail room. It would take them five weeks and a few snow days to cover the 30,000 sq. ft. (2,788.1 m²). Feature C 32 NOVEMBER 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM PHOTOS COURTESY STANDARD WATERPROOFING BY JENNIFER FRAKES Snow Days Delay Mail Room Redo C oating jobs in Maine during the winter months can be nearly impossible to conduct. Heav y snow along with temperature highs in the single digits (-17.8–-12.8° C) are par for the course, making getting to jobsites, let alone applying coating materials, a challenging, if not insurmountable, task. With this in mind, when Standard Waterproofng Inc. was approached to work on an indoor spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and coating project, they jumped at the chance. "Athena Health was renovating a building at its Belfast, Maine, location to create additional ofce areas and a central distribution mail facility. Our job was to remove the current insulation in the interior roof area, install 6½ inches [16.5 cm] of Demilec Heatlok Soy 200 Plus closed-cell spray foam, and coat the spray foam with Demilec Blazelok TBX intumescent paint," explained Teresa Tompson, vice president of Standard Waterproofng, Inc. She and Kevin Nutting, project manager for the company, knew that there would be challenges on this job, including the possible existence of condensation between the metal roof substrate and the batt insulation, but they were conf- dent that the six-person crew could do the job right and on time. Fast Track According to Tompson, the Athena Health job was fast-tracked, and there was very little room for error in the spray foam instal- lation and intumescent coating application timeline. "Nickerson O'Day, the general contractor, wanted us in and out as quickly as possible. Not only did they not want us holding up the other trades, but they were also anxious to turn over the building to Athena as soon as possible," said Tompson. Te 30,000-square-foot (2,788.1 m²) building is to become a mail room where all correspondence is to be sorted and then distributed to other buildings on the Athena campus, making it an integral part of the health service company's operation. Te crew had just fve weeks to complete the insulation and coating portion of the job. A lthough the tight timeline created extra pressure on the Standard Waterproofng crew, there were several advan- tages to being one of the frst trades in the building. "It was SPF INTUMESCENT BUILDING ENVELOPE

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