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JPCL June 2009

JPCL June 2009

A Towering Tale of Bridge Coating: How Caltrans Kept Quality High and Costs Low

by W.H. (Bill) Hansel, PCS, California State Department of Transportation

The Vincent Thomas Bridge serves as a major route of transportation in Los Angeles County. When the 53,500-square foot west tower needed to be cleaned and painted, Caltrans used a service contract for containment and access and the agency’s in-house paint crew for the rest of the work, saving $700,000. In this article, the author describes the six-month process.

The Economic Stimulus Package of 2009: An Update

by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL; and Brian Churray, PaintSquare

On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law a $787 billion stimulus package, titled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The article provides background on the Act, with specific focus on the infrastructure on a state-by-state basis; describes coatings work on several projects being funded by ARRA; and reports on a sampling of JPCL readers' expectations about the stimulus package.


Directories/Buying Guides

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Access

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Application

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Climate Control

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Environmental Protection

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Laboratory Testing

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Safety

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Surface Preparation


Who Is the Tip of the Spear?

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Ambitious Agenda for Bridge Conference

Directories/Buying Guides

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Company Profiles

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

Accelerated Corrosion of a Pedestrian Bridge

by Cynthia L. O'Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor

Anticipating the Service Environment for Proper Coating System Selection


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Fischer Technology Inc.
DUALSCOPE®FMP100 with DataCenter IP

Transfer customized inspection plans from PC to FMP100 using step-by-step guidance with prompts and pictures throughout the measurement procedure


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Atlantic Design, Inc.

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Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Introduces
the New miniBRS

Reduced in size, it is incredibly easy to maneuver and operate! The perfect alternative to larger blast & recovery units when project space is limited.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.

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