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Colorants, Building Envelope Businesses Make Deals

Two companies active in the coatings industry have entered acquisition agreements with U.S. private equity firm American Securities LLC.


Smooth Finish SPF Insulation Debuts

Rhino Linings Corp. has introduced a closed cell, spray-polyurethane foam insulation that is suitable for use in tank and pipeline applications.


Metal Roof System Made for Harsh Climes

CLEVELAND--High wind resistance and water tightness are the promise behind The Garland Company's new roofing system.


D.A. Taking on Fatal Balcony Failure

BERKELEY, CA--Severe dry rot doomed a balcony that ripped loose from an apartment building and sent six college students plunging to their deaths, city building inspectors say.


Judge Clears Painter in Fatal Fall

Despite federal fall-protection lapses that proved fatal, an Ohio painting contractor will not be held civilly liable for the accident, an appeals judge has ruled.


Building Brain Trust on Deck for Show

Building scientists, coatings experts and other leaders in building technology will headline the array of technical sessions, roundtables and special events planned for the second annual ...


RPM Remains Positive Despite Q1 Dip

RPM International says decreased profits in the first quarter of 2015 are due to an unusually strong performance in its prior year that took a toll on comparative results.


New Editor Takes the Helm of D + D

Amy Woodall has been named Editor in Chief for Durability + Design magazine, the monthly multi-platform journal that focuses on building performance and aesthetics.


Sealer Made for Above-Grade Walls

Sto Corp. has announced a one-component material designed to seal sheathing joints, seams, cracks, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Insulation Seals Without Added Barrier

FireStop2, new from Gaco Western, is reportedly the first single-application, open-cell, spray-foam insulation that requires no additional ignition barrier, according to the manufacturer.


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


New Unit Uncovers Building Air Leaks

Hidden air leakage in building envelopes and rigid air-barrier systems in the field is the target of DeFelsko's new PosiTest AIR Leak Tester.


Mall Investigation: Litany of Failures

A drumbeat of neglect, indifference, professional lapses and outright defiance in the face of years of structural red flags resounded through the seven-month investigation into the fatal col...


Engineers Call for Inspection Changes

Following a fatal mall collapse, regulators are seeking changes to inspection standards and overall transparency in inspection reports from professional engineers.


Akzo to Shed Building Unit for $348M

AkzoNobel’s global corporate diet continues, as the company has announced the sell-off of its Building Adhesives business to Swiss construction products giant Sika AG.


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.


Firestone Unveils Roof Protection Line

Elastomeric technology, formulated with 100 percent acrylic polymer, is the cornerstone of a new suite of roof coatings from Firestone Building Products Company.


Probe: Doctored Inspection Unfolds

One discredited Ontario engineer touched up the structural assessment, while his partner signed off on the report, based on verbal assurances and despite his own knowledge of problems at the...


Federal Probe Urged in Mall Collapse

A citizens group is demanding a federal investigation into the fatal cave-in at the Algo Centre Mall, after an Ontario Labour Ministry official defended her agency's oversight of the doomed ...


Inspector Who Cleared Mall is Charged

Engineers who inspected an Ontario shopping mall last year declared it structurally sound one month before it caved in and killed two people.


U.S. Probe Hands RPM a $42M Loss in Q3

Despite growing sales, Carboline parent RPM International reported a loss for the third quarter, due to adjustments related to a federal investigation and the closing of one of its businesse...


‘Blind Side’ Waterproofing Bonds Tighter

Preprufe, the longtime backbone of Grace Construction Products' pre-applied waterproofing line, has a new family member that boasts easier application and a stronger adhesive.


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


 
 
   

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