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Selecting Pipeline Coatings: Do Current Standards Help?

by Ian Robinson, 3M Company

Hubble Bubble Rising

by Carl Reed, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), and Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article examines the flaws of the current system of establishing and using speci...

“Or Equal”: Fairness or Failure?

by Charlie Lange, JPCL

This article explores the concept of “or equivalent” or “or equal” clauses written in...

Troubled Bridge Over Salt Water

by Michael O. Woodward, Carboline Company

Surrounded by high-rise buildings and crossing the Miami River, the Miami Avenue Brid...

Seeking Standardization in Coating Specifications for Wastewater Projects

by Andy Odorzynski, Induron Protective Coatings

Differences in equipment, influent sources and operating practices can create very di...

Hunting for the Scope of Work

by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC, and Chuck Fite, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Preparing Lead Paint Removal Specifications — What Can Go Wrong?

by Daniel A. O’Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In a series of examples, the author presents written requirements from actual lead pa...

When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant

Equifinality: Specifying Performance

by Troy Fraebel and Tony Ippoliti, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article explains the balanced equifinality principle in specification — leaving ...

Coatings Industry Forecast

From the downturn in the oil and gas industry to new technology and a need for more t...

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Webinar on specifying and selecting coatings available

On defining “equivalent” in a specification

On surface prep challenges, time & costs

A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requir...

Oops, Wrong Paint!

by Rick A. Huntley, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

What Can Happen When the Service Environment Isn’t Characterized or the Wrong Coating...

Triangle of Trust: Client-Driven Specifications for Wastewater Facilities

by Joe Cesarek and Dan Zienty, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

The authors describe the benefits of client-driven specifications and effective commu...

2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

by JPCL Staff

The 2013 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,400 recommendations for ...

“Specific Utility” in the Design 6 of Coating Systems for Bridges

by Clive H. Hare


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