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?
June 14 - June 20, 2015
An industry-backed bill in Michigan—tougher than federal law--would allow pipeline companies to keep inspection, safety and other records secret. How does that sound to you?
June 7 - June 13, 2015
Planning a vacation this summer?
June 1 - June 7, 2015
Florida is weighing a seven-year statute of limitations on lawsuits over construction defects. What time limit should exist for filing suit over construction defects after a project is completed?
May 26 - May 29, 2015
Indiana has scrapped its 80-year-old system for setting minimum wages on major public-works projects. What do you say?
May 18 - May 24, 2015
Proponents of emergency city curfews say they deter violence and destruction. Foes say curfews restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens. What say you?
May 10 - May 16, 2015
A proposed Iowa law would require companies planning mega-projects to obtain agreements with 75% of the affected property owners before seeking eminent-domain authority. Good law or bad law?
May 3 - May 9, 2015
Five years after the deadly BP explosion in the Gulf, which aspect of the offshore industry still needs the most safety attention?
April 24 - May 1, 2015
What health or safety hazard in coating work is most often on your mind?
April 20 - April 24, 2015
Should federal agencies have the right to mandate safety and security rules (such as hair length and protective gear) that may conflict with religious preferences?
April 13 - April 19, 2015
Private energy companies are invoking eminent domain authority to gain access to homeowner property, saying their pipeline surveys have a public function. What do you think?
April 6 - April 12, 2015
Florida wants to again tighten the statute of limitations for suing over construction defects, even for public works construction. How long should builders, developers and contractors be on the hook for their work?
March 30 - April 3, 2015
Now that personal marijuana use is increasingly legal, what is your policy on its use in the workplace?
March 23 - March 29, 2015
March Madness will cost employers $1.2 billion for each hour of lost worker production in the first week of the tourney. Is the madness affecting your workplace?
March 16 - March 22, 2015
What is the best way to fund infrastructure maintenance in the U.S. going forward?
March 9 - March 15, 2015
A new system allows workers to anonymously text information and photos about site hazards and near misses to employers. Good idea or bad idea?
March 2 - March 6, 2015
The Keystone XL pipeline project is back on hold after a presidential veto, while the State Department reviews the project again. No action date has been set. What should happen next?
February 23 - February 27, 2015
New York's 135-year-old Scaffold Safety Law holds employers and owners 100% liable in injury lawsuits if they fail to provide adequate equipment or training. A new bill would change the law to factor in the worker's responsibility. What do you think?
February 16 - February 20, 2015
Assuming the highest level of competence by each, who is generally the better painter: a robot or a human?
February 9 - February 13, 2015
The magic coatings genie has offered you the coating of your dreams! So what’ll it be?
February 2 - February 6, 2015
Not attending SSPC 2015? Why not?
January 26 - January 30, 2015
SSPC 2015 is right around the corner. What part of the show are you most looking forward to?
January 19 - January 23, 2015
M/W/DBE fraud has been widely reported lately. What's the best way to address that problem?
January 12 - January 16, 2015
A new market forecast shows booming demand for silica sand in North America, just as OSHA prepares to limit silica exposures. So what’s the take-home message?
January 5 - January 9, 2015
What is your general impression of OSHA inspectors who visit your site?
January 2, 2015
Your New Year's magic genie has arrived to grant you one wish! So what'll it be?
December 22 - December 24, 2014
Your New Year's magic genie has arrived to grant you one wish! What will it be?
December 15 - December 19, 2014
What would help your business most in 2015?
December 8 - December 12, 2014
Bill Gates and other private owners of an otherwise-sound bridge are under pressure to paint it. What maintenance duties do private owners of infrastructure have?
December 1 - December 5, 2014
After 4½ years, the EPA is set to announce Dec. 19 whether it will reclassify coal ash as hazardous waste. What’s your prediction?
November 17 - November 30, 2014
Do you expect to still be in a coatings-related industry in five or so years?
November 3 - November 7, 2014
The family of a U.S. worker killed on the job is calling for a $50,000 mandatory fine if a workplace hazard is found to "materially contribute" to a fatal incident. (The fine in their case was $2,300.) What do you think?
October 27 - October 31, 2014
Election Day in the U.S. is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Will you vote?