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Previous Polls


July 17 - July 23, 2016
A recent MIT study found that women training to be engineers experienced negative group dynamics, felt marginalized and were assigned less challenging tasks than their male counterparts. Have you witnessed or experience this in your field?

July 10 - July 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted Solar Roadways a total of $1.6 million to study the possibility of constructing roads with solar panels. Are solar roads an ideal way to harness energy from the sun?

June 26 - July 2, 2016
When renovating an old structure, like a ship, where does the responsibility for informing workers about possible lead exposure lie?

June 19 - June 25, 2016
Will new rules extending overtime protections to more workers help or hinder the construction industry?

June 12 - June 18, 2016
A pipeline company was recently indicted on criminal charges for knowingly discharging a pollutant into state waters and wildlife charges; one employee faces up to three years in prison if convicted. Are criminal charges appropriate in such a case?

June 5 - June 11, 2016
How much weight do you give to announcements of new coatings technologies discovered in the lab?

May 31 - June 3, 2016
How has the downturn in oil and gas production affected your business?

May 22 - May 28, 2016
Should more states consider usage fees for motorists in order to help fund transportation infrastructure?

May 15 - May 21, 2016
OSHA recently finalized its rule to better protect workers from respirable silica dust exposure, but several industry groups are against it. What do you think?

May 8 - May 14, 2016
How do you like to learn new skills for your job?

May 1 - May 7, 2016
As a coatings professional, when you tackle “small” painting jobs around the house, do you still observe the same kinds of safety precautions you do on the job?

April 24 - April 30, 2016
When it comes to selecting a paint and coatings supplier, which of these is most important?

April 17 - April 23, 2016
Do you take advantage of free webinar programming offered by Technology Publishing Co. and other organizations?

April 10 - April 16, 2016
When do you hire a consultant?

April 3 - April 9, 2016
Is it more important to complete projects on time or within budget?

March 27 - April 2, 2016
When companies are charged for fraudulently posing as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE), what do you think the appropriate punishment should be?

March 20 - March 26, 2016
Recycled concrete is often used in nonstructural applications like highways and sidewalks. Do you think it is likely to find a place in buildings and bridges?

March 13 - March 19, 2016
Which is your preferred method of resolving project and contract-related disputes?

March 6 - March 12, 2016
Do you take advantage of funds made available by the federal government for surface transportation or other projects?

February 28 - March 5, 2016
Drones are becoming so popular in construction and other industries that a commercial “droneport” specifically for the vehicles is being designed. Do you think a drone airport is necessary?

February 21 - February 27, 2016
Steel manufacturers in Europe have cut more than 5,000 steelworker jobs in the past year. Manufacturers blame cheaper Chinese steel imports for causing the problem. Do you agree?

February 20 - February 19, 2016
With the costs, time delays and structural problems involved in new rail transportation projects in Australia and California, should engineers be looking at Hyperloop-like alternatives, which can be built at a fraction of the cost, for future projects?

February 6 - February 13, 2016
How many trade shows or other industry events do you attend per year?

January 31 - February 6, 2016
Would you recommend a career in coatings for your son or daughter?

January 24 - January 30, 2016
Drones are increasingly being used for bridge inspections; do you think drones are as effective at detecting bridge defects as people are?

January 17 - January 23, 2016
What technology do you use to view your PaintSquare Daily News newsletters?

January 10 - January 16, 2016
Will you be attending the SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT conference Jan. 18-21 in San Antonio?

January 3 - January 9, 2016
What do you think of OSHA's proposed fine increases for 2016?

December 13 - December 21, 2015
Does your company offer bonuses during the holiday season?

December 6 - December 12, 2015
Engineers in England plan to build a new pedestrian- and bicycle-only bridge to serve the type of transportation Europeans embrace. Do you think infrastructure projects like this in the U.S. would encourage Americans to do more walking or biking?

November 29 - December 5, 2015
Is there a shortage of qualified workers to fill available positions in your company?

November 22 - November 28, 2015
Should a federal agency, like private companies, receive a monetary penalty of some kind when OSHA finds safety or health violations at one of their worksites?

November 15 - November 21, 2015
During the winter and holiday season, how much is your workload affected?

November 8 - November 14, 2015
The House of Representatives recently passed a six-year transportation bill, but it includes funding for only the first three years. To “unlock” the last three years of spending authorization, Congress must come up with the money first. If the bill becomes law, where do you think new funding should come from?

November 1 - November 7, 2015
The Golden Gate Bridge is getting a $76 million metal "net" system to deter jumpers from using the bridge to end their lives. Do you think this is a good use of those funds?

October 25 - October 31, 2015
Some roadways, like the new LBJ Expressway in Dallas, are charging varying toll rates, based on traffic volume and peak usage times, as a means to repay private investors in public-private partnership (P3) highway projects. Do you think this is a wise move?

October 18 - October 24, 2015
Transcontinental crude oil pipelines are facing opposition due to concerns over corrosion-related leaks or spills. Is the opposition for this reason warranted?

October 11 - October 17, 2015
Of the 2016 presidential candidates campaigning now, do you think a Republican or Democrat will prove better for the nation’s infrastructure and related industries?

October 5 - October 9, 2015
Drones recently built a rope bridge in Switzerland. Do you think drones will build concrete or steel bridges in the future?

September 27 - October 3, 2015
How would you describe your email habits?

September 20 - September 26, 2015
It seems that bridge failures have been making the headlines more frequently, and many U.S. bridges are nearing or exceeding their life expectancy. Do you think most bridges are safe?

September 13 - September 19, 2015
What do you think of OSHA's proposed rule on Beryllium limits?

September 8 - September 11, 2015
Researchers are currently developing a glass-based coating for ships and rooftops. Do you believe this will be beneficial for protecting them from heat and sun?

August 30 - September 5, 2015
How often do you or your employees seek additional training?

August 23 - August 29, 2015
Drones are seeing more use in infrastructure work. Does your company plan to use them?

July 24 - July 31, 2015
What are the odds that Congress will come through with a three-year or longer transportation bill this year?

July 13 - July 17, 2015
Worker fatalities are on the rise in the energy industry. Why do you think that is?

July 6 - July 10, 2015
How have advances in coatings technology kept up with innovation in other construction materials?

June 29 - July 5, 2015
How much gray hair does your staff have?

June 21 - June 27, 2015
While Duke Energy will pay more than $100 million in an EPA case for a coal-ash spill, two companies will each pay just $2,000 for a tunnel collapse that injured five workers. Does EPA have too much enforcement power, OSHA not enough, both, or neither?

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