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Tunnel May Bury Stonehenge Mystery

The chance to solve a 6,000-year-old mystery is butting heads with the needs of millions of motorists.


WWII Ship Enlisting Restoration Help

A rare veteran of the Allied invasion of Normandy is in need of a facelift, and her minders have put out a call to make that happen.


Floating Silos Fall, Halt Concrete Work

Concrete work has been suspended on New York's Tappan Zee Bridge after the collapse of three silos on a floating concrete batch plant.


London Steps into £175M Footbridge

It will be very green, very expensive and even somewhat obstructive, but a new bridge planned over the River Thames in London will be "absolutely iconic" and "recognized right across the wor...


Bottle Breaks Bridge's New Glass Floor

Open less than two weeks, the glass floor on London's Tower Bridge had to be temporarily closed after a beer bottle fell and shattered one of the panes.


Bridge Debuts 'Big, Gaping Hole'

A new glass floor on London's famous Tower Bridge gives visitors a new view of part of the city—from 42 meters (138 feet) above the River Thames.


Ike Memorial Clears Planning Panels

Despite scathing criticism, a controversial design for a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower will go forward with approval from two key agencies.


Military Coatings Mission Accomplished

Seven historic U.S. Army vehicles will greet this Veterans Day restored to their former glory, thanks to a massive volunteer effort by contractors and suppliers across the coatings industry....


Storm-Damaged Tunnels Need $689M

Amtrak tunnels in New York City will require $689 million to repair corrosion and cracking caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to a new engineering report.


A Pipeline Good for What Ales This Town

An unusual pipeline project is brewing underneath the historic Belgian city of Bruges, where government officials have raised a glass in approval.


‘Undersea Museums’ Reveal Ghost Ships

Coastal waters outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are home to an estimated 300 shipwrecks, but only a handful had been documented—until now.


Voting Opens for DOT Projects

It's time to vote for the 2014 America's Transportation Awards, which recognizes the greatest transportation projects accomplished each year by state Departments of Transportation.


Ike Memorial Plan Slims Down

The celebrity architect behind the controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has scaled down his much-criticized design, removing several massive ornamental structures and opening up the v...


Ike Memorial Panned as ‘5-Star Folly’

After 15 years, $65 million in appropriations, and not a shovel of dirt turned, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission can add a congressional oversight panel to its growing list of cr...


U.S. Firms Eyeing Middle East Boom

Aiming to tap a trillion-dollar pipeline of megaprojects, the American Institute of Architects is developing its first trade mission to the Middle East.


New Program Offers Customized Help

International Paint has introduced Interplan, a customized maintenance painting service that offers a flexible coating survey and maintenance service package.


OSHA: No Fine in Fatal PA Blast

Unable to pinpoint the cause of a fatal natural-gas explosion in southwestern Pennsylvania, federal regulators say they will not issue citations in the case.


Catfish Stall Bridge Replacement Work

Work on a $5.8 million bridge project in Oklahoma has come to a standstill after a change in the bridge's design raised concern with federal officials.


Steel Horses Stun in Scotland

Two colossal steel horse sculptures, each 30 meters tall and weighing 300 tons, are standing guard over the new Forth & Clyde Canal extension at the Helix in Falkirk, Scotland.


Locals Gallop to Landmark’s Aid

It takes a village to paint a horse—especially when that critter blankets nearly two acres of a remote hillside.


$5M Settlement to Repay 500 Workers

A New York general contractor will pay nearly $5 million to make good on wages and benefits owed to hundreds of its subcontractors' employees on a federally funded project. about bout 200...


A Building Blitz to Make a Difference

SWAT teams of painters, contractors, engineers, designers, suppliers and other construction professionals are primed to put their skills into service for poor families in Chicago.


SSPC Seeking Superlative Structures

Daring bridge projects, artistic tanks, shipshape vessels and other striking coating projects are all eligible for 2015 SSPC Structure Awards, with nominations now open.


Project is a Jaw (and Stomach) Dropper

The world’s tallest roller coaster will bookend one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels when the two join a new entertainment megacomplex in taking over the cityscape in Orlando, FL, develo...


New Bay Bridge Defect Spurs Concern

Steel rods that anchor the massive suspension cable on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have shifted since installation and are now too close to sharp plates inside the bridge, state...


EPA Offers Eco-Atlas for Projects

Hoping to avert yet another project standoff over fragile critters and surprise health hazards, the U.S. government has unfolded a new nationwide, interactive, environmental roadmap.


Corrosion Reported on New Bay Bridge

Cable sections supporting the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are showing signs of corrosion seven months after the bridge opened to traffic, an investigation by The Sacrame...


Man v. Silo in DIY Don’t

“Don’t try this at home” proved more of a challenge than a warning to an unidentified farmer who decided to go mano a mano in taking down a large concrete silo.


Rogue Barges to Cost Team $1M Monthly

One. Two. Three strikes, you’re out—out a million bucks a month, that is. That’s the warning to a construction team on a New York bridge project after its construction barges broke loose on ...


Historic Army Project Enlists Painters

The largest U.S. Army museum in the world is recruiting volunteers for painting and blasting work on historic armored vehicles.


Public Voting on New Bridge Color

The 46-year-old Jimmie Davis Bridge is due for a new paint job, and the choice of hue has been put to Louisiana's citizens.


Crossrail Worker Killed by Concrete

Europe’s largest construction project has been marred by its first worker fatality, after a contractor died Friday (March 7) when he was struck by a piece of concrete.


DOD Targets ‘Culture’ of Corrosion

ORLANDO—It will take more than protective coatings to make a dent in the U.S. military's $23 billion-a-year campaign against corrosion.


Bay Bridge Inspectors Rebut Critics

Naysayers who challenged the integrity of officials on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project skewed information to provide a misleading account, a new review contends.


USS Yorktown Gets 500-Gallon Facelift

A World War II veteran is getting a stopgap coating job after 20 years while her tenders seek funds for a complete $3 million redo.


Keystone XL Clears State Dept. Report

The State Department has found no major environmental objections to TransCanada Corp.'s latest proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline, unplugging a major obstacle to the six-year-old plan.


Inquiry: Bay Bridge Concerns Quashed

Critics were fired or reassigned, safety questions deflected, information suppressed, and a “malicious” lack of transparency shrouded construction of the world's most expensive bridge, a new...


Pipeline Project Yields Human Skull

Work at an Indiana pipeline construction site has been halted over the discovery of a human skull this week.


Navy Likes Ike’s New Paint Protocol

A promising new painting technique being piloted aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower may change the way the Navy does industrial painting on all of its aircraft carriers.


Now, a Crew You Could Take Home to Mom

No caffeine, no nicotine and no swearing. New Year’s resolutions? Maybe, but they are also the ground rules for construction workers building a new Mormon temple in Philadelphia.


Across the Industry, All Shook Up

Sometimes, we wonder if infrastructure and construction are just day jobs for crews waiting for Hollywood to discover them.


Critter Bridges Drive Taxpayers Batty

Q: Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? A: He was holding out for his own bridge. And who can blame him, when the public is shelling out right and left to safeguard his furry road-crossing...


Metal Tags Track Equipment

Dynamic Systems Inc. has introduced Metal Barcode Tags to help contractors keep track of equipment.


Halloween Booty: Blackbeard’s Guns

In a move unlikely to cheer Blackbeard’s ghost, the U.S. Coast Guard has recovered five cannons and multiple barrel hoops from the 18th-century pirate's shipwreck off the North Carolina coas...


Social Software Unites Project Team

Constant, real-time collaboration—bolstered by photos, videos, diagrams and documents—with every member of a construction project team is the promise of a new communication tool developed by...


Oregon DOT Sued over Bridge Deal

A structural fabricator has sued the Oregon Department of Transportation, alleging the company got a raw deal in a mitigation agreement meant to compensate it for negative impacts of the pro...


Milwaukee Says ‘Cheese’ to De-Icer

Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski is taking an admittedly cheesy approach to keeping his city streets clear this winter.


DOD Urged to Tighten Corrosion Oversight

The Department of Defense needs to keep a firmer rein on the scores of equipment-related corrosion projects it oversees, including nailing down data on project outcomes, a new federal audit ...


Congress May Speed Pipeline Permits

Pipeline projects could see quicker permitting approval under a federal bill that has supporters demanding accountability and opponents wary of environmental harm.


SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

SSPC members have until Oct. 15 to submit nominations for the 2013-14 Annual Structure Awards.


New Spider Rail Made for Strength, Ease

Spider has introduced a high-strength, temporary guardrail system that is designed for easy assembly and portability without compromising fall protection.


Maxwell Releases Construction Software

Construction businesses looking to streamline communications within the company and with third parties have a new web-based tool.


Pipeline Spill Penalties Total $312K

ConocoPhillips has agreed to pay state and federal environmental regulators more than $312,000 in penalties and other costs related to a pair of corrosion-induced oil spills at the Kuparuk R...


From an Old Ship, A New Canvas Emerges

When life dumps a rusted cruise liner on your local beach for 30-odd years, what do you do? Well, if you're a group of international street artists, there's only one answer.


$2.6B 'Impossible' Megaproject to Begin

Patience is a virtue. And after years of practicing it, residents in the Louisville-Southern Indiana region may finally see a much-needed, $2.6 billion transportation fix become reality.


KY Seeks Bridge Painting Consultant

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking engineering proposals from qualified consultants for a term contract to perform management and QA services for upcoming bridge painting project...


Airport Paint Taxis to Trouble with FAA

Painted markings on the taxiways at Lubbock International Airport are chipping off, in violation of federal standards, and must be replaced, the Federal Aviation Administration has told the ...


Painter’s Dad Admits Steering Contract

A city official faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting that he had his staff create dummy bids to steer a municipal painting contract to his son, a commercial painting contractor.


FTA Grants Draw Fire from Auditors

Federal transportation officials are pouring tens of billions of dollars into state and local projects without paying enough attention to how that money is spent—or even following up on know...


Union-Only Bridge Work Draws Fire in MA

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has sparked storms of protest over his abrupt decision to restrict work on a forthcoming $285 million bridge project to union contractors.


Put Your Best Project Forward

SSPC members have until October 15 to nominate their best projects for SSPC’s 2012-2013 structure awards.


US-Canada Bridge Gets Green Light

After idling for years on the planning books, a new Detroit River International Crossing is shifting into high gear, bringing thousands of jobs with it.


Crews Give Baffling Bike Lanes a Spin

Street marking seems a fairly straightforward task, but two freshly painted bike lanes in the UK have locals scratching their heads.


Innovative Bridges Steeled for Gold

From quaint old footbridges to soaring modern superstructures, 18 steel bridges have earned national recognition in the 2012 Prize Bridge Awards Competition.


Contractor Admits Stormwater Felonies

A prominent Washington State developer faces up to three years in prison and will pay $750,000 after pleading guilty to felony federal stormwater violations that led to two major landslides.


DOT to Lighten Transit Project Reviews

Federal transportation officials are proposing “common-sense changes” designed to “significantly cut red tape” for certain transit projects, dramatically speeding project progress.


Detroit Bridge Firm Stripped of Project

After years of delays, numerous court orders and a few stints behind bars, owners of the Ambassador Bridge have lost control of Detroit’s massive Gateway Project and must pay $16 million to ...


Webinar Tackles Industrial Painting QC

The many critical issues involved in quality control of industrial painting operations will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


EPA Honors Wastewater Standouts

An unlikely source is bestowing honors on an unsung group, as the Environmental Protection Agency pays tribute this week to standout drinking-water and wastewater operators and facilities th...


DamCam: Ringside Seat for Project Fans

For the millions of project buffs (and professionals) who can’t spend their days watching the action at every site, the San Diego Water Authority has the solution: DamCam.


Webinar to Help Compute Coating Costs

Untangling the complex considerations involved in determining a coating’s true cost will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Top 100 Infrastructure Plans = $784B

Fueled by pent-up demand and an appetite for mega-projects, the world’s countries will spend nearly $800 billion on their top infrastructure projects in 2012, according to a new analysis.


Seeing Red Over Blue Bridge Made Yellow

A UK county council is red-faced after deciding to paint a historic bridge in the wrong color to speed up the project—even though the bridge will now need to be repainted.


ProContractor Software Gets Upgrade

Maxwell Systems Inc., maker of construction management software, has launched a new upgrade for its ProContractorMX software, with enhancements for field reports, employee records, workforce...


Plant Operator Rips Fatal Blast Probe

A major wastewater plant owner accused of ignoring tank corrosion that led to a fatal explosion is fighting back with its own photos and a demand for another investigation.


Paint Waste Resolved; Bridge Work Resumes

A dispute over paint waste that shut down a $4.2 million bridge project for the entire summer has been resolved, defusing commuter rage and averting a divorce between contractor and client.


Caltrans Inspection Scandal Grows

A firestorm of controversy has engulfed California’s Department of Transportation in the wake of revelations that a key Bay Bridge inspector had falsified inspections on other public project...


Hull Painting Gets Pop Icon Touch

Peter Max is back. And he’s painting ship hulls. Psychedelic specs, anyone?


Soviet Gloom Expunged In Time-Lapse Technicolor

A stunning coating project that has doused a rusting Soviet-era pipe factory in pop color has been captured in a remarkable time-lapse movie by a Russian filmmaker.


Pipeline Projects Surge, Pumping Coatings Work

Pipeline projects are booming, with a new $220 million system planned for the Southeastern US and new coatings contracts announced for projects in Malaysia and Australia.


Painting Outside the Lines … of Reality

This is what happens when you don’t spell out everything on a project. Painters in the UK’s Essex County are about to embark on their third attempt at what seemed to be a simple job: lining ...


World-Record Coating Project is a Ball

Some world records are true triumphs of human grit, spirit and strength. Others aren’t. But they’re records anyway.


Risky Business: Giving More to Get Work

Contractors, want to land that next contract? How about sweetening the bid with a little something extra for the developer?


Paint Waste Halts $4.2M Bridge Project

A dispute over spilled lead paint chips, containment issues and other problems has stopped a $4.2 million bridge project cold in Oregon, where commuters have spent much of the summer endurin...


Golden Gate Painting Off to Slow Start

After months of scaffolding and containment construction, painting is finally underway—sort of—on the Golden Gate Bridge.


Verrazano-Narrows ‘Leg Lift’ Begins

Containment is in place and coatings removal is underway on a $19 million “leg lift” for New York’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.


MA Road, Bridge Delays Line Pockets

“Overdue and over budget” is more than a phrase in Massachusetts. It’s become a way of life for many of the state’s road and bridge projects.


With 500 Bridges in 2 Years, MO Knows its ABCs

Missouri’s failing bridge network is undergoing a rapid-fire turnaround, thanks to an unprecedented program that has replaced hundreds of bridges in the last year alone.


MIC Corrosion Tek Bows ‘Lab in a Pig’

MIC Corrosion Tek LLC has introduced MIC-Pig, a pipeline pig that gathers information on internal corrosion and black powder as it travels down a pipeline.


Contractor Software Offers New Tools

Maxwell Systems Inc., maker of construction business management software, has released ProContractorMX version 2.7, which offers new capabilities to construction companies of varying sizes a...


Subcontractors Make Gains on Retainage

Subcontractors in Colorado and Alabama have scored victories in the industry’s nationwide push to minimize or eliminate the loathed practice of retainage.


ID Badge System Made for Contractors

Software developer Dynamic Systems Inc. has launched a bar-coded ID badge system for contractors, designed to improve job-site security by identifying temporary and permanent workers.


 
 
   

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