PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Free Download of

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Bids Invited for a War Museum Paint Job

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Comment | More

A project to paint and repair exterior surfaces at The Admiral Nimitz Museum—a part of the National Museum of the Pacific War—in Fredricksburg, TX, is up for bid.

The owner, the Texas Historical Commission, has invited contractors interested in the work to submit bids on the project by July 30.

Admiral Nimitz Museum
Wikimedia Commons

The Admiral Nimitz Museum hosts an exhibit dedicated to the career of Chester W. Nimitz, a U.S. naval commander of the Pacific during World War II.

A mandatory pre-proposal conference was held on July 10.

Project Details

Coatings work on the exterior surfaces of the 158-year-old limestone structure includes pressure washing the metal roof and coating rusted areas with a rust inhibitor. A roofing membrane will then be spray-applied, with 24 hours in between the application of each new coat. In addition to the roof, rust will also be removed from the gable vents, which will then be primed and finished with an acrylic, corrosion-resistant metal coating.

The project also includes priming and painting stucco with two coats of elastomeric paint to be matched with the existing color. The pipe guardrail, wood siding, wood trim, and any wood that has not previously received a coat of paint will also be coated to match the existing palette.

Outside of the coatings work, the project will include the installation of new fiberglass doors. The majority of work is expected to take place while using a scaffold, according to project details.

Museum History

The building which currently houses the Admiral Nimitz Museum was originally used as a hotel. The steamboat-inspired superstructure was owned and operated by Chester W. Nimitz’s grandfather throughout the latter half of the 19th Century. In the hotel’s heyday, it played host to historical figures such as Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.

Historic hotel in Fredricksburg TX
Pacificwarmuseum.org

The structure was once a hotel hosting figures such as Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.

In the 1960s, it was closed and reopened as an exhibit dedicated to the career of Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. naval commander of the Pacific during World War II.

The museum is currently operated by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and is a part of the National Museum of the Pacific War. The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only museum in the country that focuses solely on sharing the history of the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters during World War II, according to the museum’s website.

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.

Get a free trial of Paint BidTracker now.

   

Tagged categories: Bidding; Contract awards; Government contracts; Renovation

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

NLB Corporation
VacLance cleans up as you work

Add vacuum recovery to any NLB rotating water jet lance with a VacLance attachment and vacuum source. Model DM32283 works vertically, horizontally and in corners.


LS Industries
LS Blasters: Optimum Steel Cleaning Efficiency

Simplify surface prep with the precise shot control of LS Blasters. Our blast technology delivers optimum coverage and finish. 800-533-8008


Minerals Research & Recovery
PREMIUM SLAG ABRASIVES

Visit mrrinc.com. In surface preparation tests run for NIOSH by an independent company, Sharpshot® was shown to be the best slag abrasive for cutting speed and cost per sq. ft.
Call Steve: 520-297-4626


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the
system that best fits
your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278


Atlantic Design, Inc.
POWER ON WITH ADI!

The most air flow possible… In the smallest package imaginable… For a price you won’t believe! 866.Call.ADI


Spider, a Division of SafeWorks, LLC
Complete Suspended Access Solutions

Need Access? From platforms & hoists to rigging & fall protection, Spider leads the industry in rentals, sales & service.
Call today: 877-774-3370


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com