Problem Solving Forum (8)


When a specification requires Manufacturer X’s system “or equivalent,” what does “or equivalent” mean, and who decides what’s equivalent?


How do you use smartphone apps on the job? What tasks or needs does your phone or tablet help with during the course of a day?


Is it sufficient to specify simply that paint should be applied "according to the manufacturer’s instructions?" If not, what kind of detail should be included?


Is there a definitive relationship between mechanical properties of coatings (such as elongation and tensile strength) and crack-bridging capability?


What is the best method of testing for moisture content in concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls before application of coatings?


Under what circumstances is third-party inspection justified on commercial coating work?


As an engineer in a moderate-sized chemical plant, how can I justify the cost of third-party inspection to upper management?


How should a conflict between requirements, such as film thickness, on a product data sheet and the specification be resolved?


 
 
   

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