JPCL August 2020

 
JPCL August 2020


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Painting the Natchez-Vidalia Westbound Bridge: A unique and challenging project

by Justin Walker, Mississippi Dept. of Transportation; Patrick Roth, HNTB; and Greg Richards, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The Natchez-Vidalia Westbound Bridge is a 4,205-foot-long through-truss structure that was recently repainted as part of one of the largest bridge rehabilitation contracts that the Mississippi DOT has ever awarded. This article discusses the project coordination and partnering process initiated by the contractor between all parties to comple the project on time.


2020 SSPC Structure Awards Series: The City of Celina, Mesa Del Sol and Valley Crest Water Tanks

The 2020 SSPC Structure Awards honor outstanding coating projects performed on industrial and commercial structures. This article recaps three water tank painting projects that were recognized for demonstrating aesthetic merit, coating longevity and the spirit of the industry, including an elevated tank in Celina, Texas, a composite-style tank in Albuquerque and a ground storage tank in Apple Valley, California.


Antifouling Coatings: A Need for Innovation

by Bruno Ravel, et al, Safinah Group

The accumulation of biofouling on ships’ hulls can lead to increased hull roughness, which has a direct impact on fuel consumption and emission of air pollutants from ships, and an increased risk of translocating non-native, potentially invasive species. This article covers the types of antifouling coatings currently available and outlines the development and approval processes for bringing new technologies to market.


   
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