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MAR 2017

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8 MARCH 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM CoatingsPro, March 2017 Volume 17, Number 2 is published six times per year with one special issue annually for a total of seven for free to qualified subscribers by NACE International, 4501 Mission Bay Dr, Suite 2G, San Diego, CA 92109. Postmaster please send address changes to PO Box 16495, North Hollywood CA 91615-9942. © All contents copyright 2017 by NACE International. This publication allows its authors the fullest latitude in expressing opinions on controversial subjects so that its readers will be better informed. The views and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of this publication. There is no warranty as to the legality, completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein. Reproduction in whole or in part of any part of this publication without the prior written consent of the publisher is prohibited. Editorial contributions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to use materials at his discretion, and reserves the right to edit material to meet the publication's requirements. Contributor's act of sending a contribution shall constitute an express warranty that the material is original and does not infringe on the rights of others, and that the publisher is granted every right to reproduce said material. Group Publisher Bill Wageneck,, +1 281-228-6441 Associate Publisher Eliina Lizarraga Editor Stephanie Marie Chizik Technical Editor Malcolm McNeil Contributing Editor Jack Innis Staff Writer Ben DuBose Product Manager, Electronic Media Husna Miskinyar Contributors ABA A, Jamie Barnett, Kurt Daems, Rick Duncan, Jennifer Frakes, Joe Radcliff, Valerie Sherbondy, Leslie Shiner, Ryan Tilly Copy Editors Julie Berr y, Robin Cheslock Editorial Advisory Group Stella Amador (Florida Quality Roofing, Inc.), Nick Bozzuto (Bullard), Craig Campbell (Paint Inspection Services, Inc.), Jason R. Mota (Crossfield Products Corp.), Kurtis Ohse (Clemco Industries Corp.) Art Director Rey Galza ADVERTISING SALES Sales Manager Diane Gross, +1 281-228-6446 Account Executive Jody Lovsness, +1 281-228-6257 Account Executive Leslie Whiteman, +1 281-228-6248 Account Executive The Kingwell Co., +1 847-537-9196 Account Executive Daniel Vincent, +1 7 70-437-0861 Advertising Coordinator Brenda Nitz, +1 281-228-6219 DIRECT LETTERS, EDITORIAL QUERIES, COMMENTS, AND PHOTOS TO: CoatingsPro Magazine 4501 Mission Bay Dr., Ste. 2G San Diego, C A 92109 (858) 768-0828 Beneath the Surface You're the "Pro" in CoatingsPro Stephanie Marie Chizik Editor A ppearances matter. Regardless of what we're talking about, what something (or someone) looks like makes an impression on the person looking. A lthough you probably shouldn't judge a book by its cover, you can and probably will. But I think it's how you interpret that appearance — what that appearance means — that matters the most. With a book 's cover, worn around the edges may mean old and used to some (negative), but to me that means read often (positive). In the coatings world, appearances can also be used to help identify issues. Many times, a roof leak, corroding steel, or spalling concrete may first be noticed visually. Paying attention to looks can help early detection of these types of problems. Issue Highlights e exterior of this issue should lead you to finding a few appearance-related articles within. e article titled "Summer School: Rescuing a Rooftop in Hong Kong" highlights a rooftop project where the look featured the color purple. A purple rooftop isn't the norm, but it was picked to fit in with the colorful design of the building and the rainbow theme of a nearby subway station. Read about the colorful installation details on page 54. In another feature article in this issue, "Waterfront NASA Hotel Blasts Off With New Exterior," appearances mattered to the facility owners. Applying a liquid waterproofing to the exterior of the Houston hotel also gave it a facelift. No one wants to stay in a hotel that doesn't look nice, after all! Turn to page 38 to read that article. It's not just the features that are sharing the importance of appearances. How about how potential customers and other facility owners view contrac- tors? ose kinds of appearances matter, too. In this issue's Notes From the Field (page 28), you might get a few tips on how to educate the owner and, therefore, help improve the view of the industry. Another version of appearances may be seen on your crew's time cards. Can the crew members become more efficient and increase your bottom line? Flip to page 22 for this issue's Money Matters to see. Appearing in Print Some of the staff members at CoatingsPro, along with many of our readers and advertisers, were in Las Vegas for the World of Concrete again this year in January. Talk about a place that seems to care about appearances! Bright lights, big feathers, tall build- ings. We're headed to New Orleans this month for NACE's CORROSION show. Be sure to stop by, check out our booth, and share in the excitement of CoatingsPro's inaugural Contractor Award Program's award winners. We hope you enjoy the looks of this and every one of the issues of CoatingsPro. CP

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