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JPCL January 2012

JPCL January 2012

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Concrete Maintenance - Maintain to Sustain

by Fred Goodwin, BASF Corp., Construction Chemicals

In this inaugural article of JPCL's 2012 Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors series, Fred Goodwin discusses the durability of concrete, factors affecting durability and concrete sustainability, and the need for maintenance.

Restoring and Protecting Bridge Piles

by Carl W. Scheffel, P.E., and H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries

The authors describe the requirements for repair systems that would be effective on concrete, wood, or steel pilings to prevent deterioration; do not require maintenance; and provide an economical, long-term solution for all substrates.

Updates Issued for SSPC 2012

All known updates to the program at SSPC 2012 featuring GreenCOAT are included here. SSPC 2012 will be held in Tampa, FL, on Jan. 30 to Feb. 2.



Primeaux to Direct VersaFlex Training; Dur-A-Flex Names R&D, Marketing VP

Project Preview

Atlantic Painting Wins WWTP Contract

by Charles Lange, Paint BidTracker


My 2012 resolutions and a note about SSPC

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC


Top of the News

February webinars: Fluoropolymers for bridges, quality control, and measuring adhesion to concrete

The Buzz

Problem Solving Forum

Painted weathering steel vs. painted carbon steel

What is the service life of a painted weathering steel bridge, compared to a painted carbon steel bridge in the same service environment?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Cindy O' Malley

by Jodi Temyer, JPCL

Cases from the F-Files

The case of…too many choices

by Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, Series Technical Editor

Case History

The Dunmore Bridge: Challenges in working on a rare and historic bridge

by Mike Rooney, Contract Resources Pty Ltd

The Takeaway

Infrastructure: Age and agendas

by Karen Kapsanis, JPCL


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.

Ethox Chemicals LLC
Ethoflex® ER instantly upgrades your epoxy!

The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Elcometer, Inc.
Durability & Design meet
Performance & Reliability

Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
View the technical data on the Elcometer Dewpoint meter.

Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Safway Services
Suspended Access Made Easy With QuikDeck™

The smart choice for suspended access, QuikDeck’s interchangeable, lightweight components make them easy to set up and reassemble when you need to move.

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Industrial strength performance in ONE can.

Now get the durability and protection of two components in one can: Amercoat® ONE, PSX® ONE and Sigmadur ONE.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

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