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Reports: Construction Pulse Is Strong

From spending to jobs, all signs point to a strengthening construction market. Two recent federal reports showing a sharp rise in construction employment and a solid increase in construction...

Coating to Kill Germs on Door Handles

PITTSBURGH—Two Hong Kong high schoolers have opened the door to a future without germy door handles.

Apple Shifts Stance on Felony Offenders

CUPERTINO, CA—Saying it "may have excluded some people who deserve a second chance,” the world's richest company has reversed course on a controversial policy that had blocked some construct...

NYC Building Corruption Probe Nets 50

One man accused of greasing some of the highest-ranking palms in New York City's building agencies remained at large Thursday (Feb. 12), after 49 co-defendants were rounded up in one of the ...

Probe: Attitudes Doomed Mall

"Apathy, neglect, indifference, mediocrity, ineptitude, incompetence, greed, obfuscation and duplicity" all perpetuated problems that caused the catastrophic collapse of a Canadian shopping ...

High-Stakes Decision is No Simple Call

Choosing a project delivery system for bridge or tunnel construction can be a multimillion-dollar decision. So which one is best?

Clear Coats Join Anti-Graffiti System

PPG Industries has introduced two new anti-graffiti clear coatings that are designed to be used in a system with the company's proprietary cleaner.

New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.

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...

4 Firms Cited in Death at Nuke Plant

Facility owners, managers and contractors alike are being held responsible for a crane collapse that killed one worker and injured eight others at Arkansas's Nuclear One Power Plant in March...

Design-Build Plants, Roads Take Honors

A military finishing facility in Georgia, interstates in Utah and Texas, and wastewater plants in several states are among more than 40 construction projects newly recognized for innovative ...

With Mall ‘Doomed,’ Owner Shunned Fixes

The owner of Ontario's infamous Algo Centre Mall says he refused to repair what he called a “doomed” structure because it was a “black hole” unworthy of additional expense.

Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.

Foreign Control of Plants on Agenda

A June 19 public meeting is being held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to seek comment on foreign ownership of nuclear power plants.

Plant Collapse Kills 1, Injures 1

One worker has died and another has been injured after the collapse of a coal-fired power plant being demolished in Pampa, TX.

Feds Revive Lead Rule for Public Works

After a season's hiatus, federal regulators have dusted off a controversial plan to impose new lead-safe practices on public works and commercial projects.


SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

Novetas Solutions
Number 1 Crushed Glass Abrasive in America!

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SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

CS Unitec
Remove Rust, Paint and More!

Remove coatings, corrosion & produce keyed surfaces with CS Unitec's floor planers. 8" & 10" cutting width. Gas, air & electric models.

Clemco International GmbH
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.

PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Inspection Kits

PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage easily converts to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change

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