The author will present on the various generic coatings technologies available for lining concrete and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Discussion will include epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea technologies. The goal of the presentation will be to provide some guidance to the attendees on when is the right application to select each technology as part of a specification.
Construction companies will experience a crisis at some point during its existence.
This is especially true for construction companies, where it is not a matter of “if” one will happen but “when” it will happen. A crisis is the sudden occurrence of any unplanned or unexpected event that causes harm to the project /company, employees, or the public. The crisis could be a medical/safety emergency, a natural disaster, or personnel crisis dealing with unethical or illegal activities.
Construction companies must always operate with a “better safe than sorry” mindset. A proactive way to do so is to ensure that there is a crisis management plan in place.
Cleaning, coating, and the nondestructive testing (NDT) of corrosion-susceptible surfaces requires extensive manual labor, often at heights that can create dangerous occupational environments. Drones, also known as uncrewed/unmanned aerial vehicles or systems (UAVs, UASs), can be leveraged to perform some of these tasks, including cleaning and coating, while keeping workers safely on the ground.