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Author: Ryan Manchester

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Take a peek into the world of construction and industrial flooring through the lens of Manchester Group. Our mission is to provide current, authentic, and high quality information to best educate those in our industry. Follow us as we travel to variety of job sites, talk with industry experts, and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at successes, mistakes, and lessons learned by us and others. Questions? Comments?Email us at
5 Episodes
On this episode we explore the trends in the life sciences market with Jim Hendley - Sika's Life Sciences Vertical Market Manager. For thirty years, Jim has worked with some of the world’s most recognized Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations on major projects both in the United States and abroad. Jim is an industry recognized expert, whose opinions are often sought after by the Life Sciences media. He is a published author and is a frequent speaker on issues relating to hygienic environments at industry forums and conferences. Life Science Flooring: Hendley Life Sciences Vertical Market ManagerTel:
On this episode we dive into the importance of drains and their effect on hygiene and sanitary applications; specifically ACO drains, a world-leading producer of hygienic, stainless steel, sanitary drainage systems. ACO's all-stainless steel drainage systems ensure excellent flow capacity and optimum hygiene along with minimum maintenance. ACO drains stand up to high-temperature disinfecting and are chemical resistant. ACO drains and channels have been test-verified for capability with seamless flooring systems. www.acousa.comJustin Tompkins Business Developlemet Manager ACO, inc Tel: 520-421-9968Cell:
We talk with Tim Murphy of Mineralogy Inc in Tulsa Oklahoma. We discuss moisture vapor transmission through concrete and how it affects non permeable floor coatings. This is a more technical talk of concrete chemistry and how moisture vapor can move through concrete. If you are interested in the nut and bolts of concrete and how to prevent coatings related failures this is the show for you. On this episode Steve discussed with Tim the following issues: Who is Mineralogy and how can they help  How do coatings fail in Moisture Vapor conditions Different moisture testing methods General thoughts on moisture mitigation products How they test core samples ASR discussion and other aggregate issues For those of you who want to know more about the subject see the link below. We also have an attachment if you want more information. Tim’s contact info: Tim Murphy Mineralogy Inc. Tulsa, Oklahoma 918-744-8284 
Create seamless environments, by wrapping or tying the wall and ceiling into the floor and base using Sikafloor and Sikagard seamless coatings. Sikagard Wall Systems create a monolithic layer that provides greater protection for concrete substrates by eliminating penetration points where chemicals and other damaging materials could travel to the underlying base.On this episode Steve and Ryan discuss:Why Seamless Wall Systems?Problems With traditional Wall SystemsWhy To Use Seamless Wall Systems Seamless Wall AdvantageThe Ultimate Connection Between Walls and FloorsWhich Wall Systems is Right For The Environment Sikagard wall and ceiling systems give you the attractive, high performance quality you expect from Sika in a seamless, easy to clean alternative. Combine your Sikagard solution with Sikafloor for the perfect floor to wall connection.  Wall Selection Guide: Wall Systems:
Ryan Manchester interviews Tim Hicks with T.W. Hicks Inc. about Sikafloor Joint S and the impact it has had on their business and customers experiencing expansion joint issues. For those who do not know what Sika® FloorJoint S is, FloorJoint S is a prefabricated polymer composite expansion floor joint panel, carbon-fiber-reinforced with high physical properties. Due to the unique wave joint design, it allows for improved load distribution across expansion joints. Form more information on FloorJoint S - Download product data information from the Sika® website. Dallas | Ft. Worth: (940) 498-3444San Antonio: (210) 415-4824Houston: (281) 967-6010Corporate Office1408 N. Corinth StreetCorinth, TX 76208 
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