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JUL 2018

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34 JULY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Communication was especially critical on this job because of the combination of dealing with outside events, attendees, and the presence of other trades, such as electricians, lighting experts, wall demolition crews, and much more. "We're the last people in, basically," Miller said of his crew. "e floors go last, so we basically had no flexibility as far as trying to turn it back over to Turner Construction. And almost every week, the A lamodome had some type of event going on. Sometimes our schedule would be Sunday through ursday, sometimes Tuesday through Sunday. We always had to be coordinating and doing schedule look-aheads and make sure we were getting ahead in our areas. ere were a lot of moving parts, but we saw them as opportunities, not challenges." Six-day working windows were essential because the crew needed five days to install and then had to wait at least 24 hours before reopening the area to foot traffic. "We were always trying to figure out six-day windows around events," Miller recalled. e environmental benefits of the Sika system also helped make the job compatible with the arena staying open. "ey're environmentally friendly, low-VOC [volatile organic compound] products, so we didn't disrupt any of the events that were taking place," Miller said. "ey were quick turnarounds, too, so the client could get back on the floors and put them back in use." e coating products were also low odor, which further helped make their work compatible with an arena that remained open for business. Prep Work In a basketball game, superior preparation often leads to All areas were cleaned with brooms and Pullman Ermator high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums before coating. The crew was sure to wear safety glasses, steel-toed boots, and eye protection throughout the project. Floor for Entertainment

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