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JUL 2018

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COATINGSPRO JULY 2018 37 working area by applying the Sikafloor 217 clear epoxy topcoat at an average of 16 mils (406.4 microns), using the same squee- gee and roller tools as the Sikafloor 264. e Sikafloor 217 topcoat also offers ultraviolet (UV) resistance. "e floor looks great and really brightens the space," Fontenot said after the job's completion. "It makes the A lamodome look more finished and updated." Championship Crew In the end, the T.W. Hicks crew beat the buzzer by complet- ing the entire job within about 16 weeks. As a result, Turner Construction was able to wrap up its entire renovation project on schedule and in plenty of time for the A lamodome to prep for the 2018 Final Four. "It was just a huge success," Miller said of the project. "It even won Sika's project of the year at the World of Concrete show. It was one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects, and everything went according to schedule because we had such great business partners with Turner, Sika, and the City of The floor also received 10,000 linear feet (3,048.0 m) of integral 8-inch (20.3 cm) coving. That product was an epoxy resin with silica to achieve an 1 / 8 -inch (3.2 mm) thickness. For the finished look, the crew applied an average of 16 mils (406.4 microns) of epoxy with vinyl flake and then a topcoat of clear epoxy, again at an average of 16 mils (406.4 microns). San Antonio." Officials with the city, A lamodome, and NC A A were very pleased with the work, according to Miller. As a result, even more jobs could be coming for the T.W. Hicks team in the months and years ahead. "ey're looking at redoing even more areas of the dome in upcoming years," Miller explained. "We did 140,000 square feet [13,006.4 m²], and that's only the plaza level. You've got your ground level, restrooms, suite level, there's a lot more. It's a bigger footprint. So we've talked about future areas that they'd like us to look at." e real test, of course, came earlier this year when the A lamodome and its revamped floor opened its doors to more than 68,000 fans who descended on the A lamo City to watch the Final Four games. "I went there for the games," Miller said. "It's pretty neat to go visit and walk on and be part of something that we had a hand in creating. I watched about 60,000 people walk all over [the floor] for the Final Four, and it was pretty amazing how it performed. It is wearing well and looks phenomenal. My entire crew — me, our operations manager, and everyone else — we're all from around San Antonio, so there's a great deal of pride in the finished product and what it took to get there. en to be able to enjoy it with my kids was just so fulfilling." ough Villanova University took home the trophy this year after victories in Saturday's semifinals on March 30 and in Monday's championship game on April 2, Miller and the local T.W. Hicks crew certainly felt like big winners as well. And because of the hard work of all of the trades, such as this floor- ing contractor, San Antonio's A lamodome appears poised to host even more marquee events in the years ahead. Now that's a team win! CP Floor for Entertainment VENDOR TEAM 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (888) 364-3577 www.3m.com Cabot Corporation Material manufacturer 4400 N Point Pkwy., Ste. 200 Alpharetta, GA 30022 (678) 297-1300 www.cabotcorp.com Goff Inc. Equipment manufacturer 12216 NS 3520 Seminole, OK 74868 (405) 382-6900 www.goff-inc.com Makita Equipment manufacturer 14930 Northam St. La Mirada, CA 90638 (714) 522-8088 www.makitatools.com Pullman Ermator Inc. Equipment manufacturer 17400 W 119th St. Olathe, KS 66061 (855) 736-2869 www.ermatorusa.com Sika Corp. Coatings manufacturer 201 Polito Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 (800) 933-7452 www.usa.sika.com

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