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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.


Plus...


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


Editorial

Who Is the Tip of the Spear?

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


News

Ambitious Agenda for Bridge Conference


Directories/Buying Guides

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Company Profiles


Cases from the F-Files

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


   

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217


Harsco
Find BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasives

Use our online tool to search by address, city or zip code to find where you can buy BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives. Or call us toll free: 1-888-733-3646


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


Graco Inc.
Eco-friendly surface prep blasting equipment

EcoQuip blast equipment adds a fine water mist during the spraying process for less dust. Less media consumption. Less cleanup. Easy to use. Call 877.326.7847


Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit www.mbxit.com or call 877 629-8777


ITW Binks
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit binks.com for more information.

 
 
 
 
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