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MAY 2018

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64 MAY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM between 7 and 74+ people, depending on the task, was in charge of three different finishes. But before their work could start, a specialty crew from Group Builders came to the site and built the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved scaffolding. "Before we start the building, we scaffold the whole building at one time," said Rodel Laragan, project engineer. at enabled the painting crew to be able to work in drops without having to worry about wearing fall protection. ey did, though, wear other personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hard hats, safety glasses, high-visibility clothing, and steel-toed boots, the latter of which came from Red Wing. Laragan called the PPE, "all the works." e crew also wore face shields during the next stage of the job. A lthough the buildings had several types of substrates, including concrete, all surfaces received an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) from Dry vit. at started with a weather- and air-resistive barrier and expanded polystyrene (EPS) continuous insulation. On top of that, the crew applied three separate finishes: TerraNeo, which looks like granite, Sandpebble Fine, which looks like stucco, and Reflectit, which looks like metal panels. "From a design perspective, the initial thought was to try to break that up just to give some variation because we didn't want to have a monolithic residential block of all crystalline. To give that variation, we'd introduced the aluminum panels," Camp explained. In fact, the Reflectit product wasn't originally chosen for the project. e initial design used aluminum panels, but the team decided to go with the Reflectit product due to cost savings. It was "value engineered," as Camp explained, as was using precast concrete throughout the assembly. T h e s u b s t r ate w a s n e w co n c r e te a n d s h e at h i n g , a n d b e c au s e the general contrac tor relea s ed the building to Group Builder s in sections, the two companies had to stay coordinated to get the job done. The crew worked mostly from scaffolding. This didn't require the use of harnesses, but the crew did have to wear hard hats, safety glasses, and boots in general. They also wore face shields when grinding. Architectural Coatings Re ad e r In qui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a g.co m /i n q0518

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