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Weekly Poll (15)

The Pennsylvania DOT is filling plug welds with bolts on 13 bridges in the wake of last year’s damage to the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge. Is this good preventive maintenance or is it unnecessary?

Extensive corrosion has plagued the century-old USS Texas battleship, which serves as a floating museum in LaPorte, Texas, and the state has sunk tens of millions of dollars into repairing it. Should the efforts to preserve the ship continue?

Drones are increasingly being used for bridge inspections; do you think drones are as effective at detecting bridge defects as people are?

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

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?

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?

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?

New high school seniors are weighing options for after graduation. What next step would you advise for a new high school graduate?

Overall, how valuable do you find professional certification programs?

Overall, how do you feel about the quality of today’s coating inspectors?

What, in your experience, is responsible for most coating failures?

What area of infrastructure is most likely to see the next major failure, due to neglect?

In your experience, what is the most common cause of premature coating failures?

How do you generally feel about today’s younger applicants in the industry?

Overall, how do today’s integrity, craftsmanship and quality in industrial painting compare to a generation ago?


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