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Cement Touts Wet-Weather Adhesion

A new cement repair compound for underwater and all-weather use is the latest offering from roof coating supplier RM Lucas Co.


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 ...


Slab Protection Gets 7-Ply Option

W.R. Meadows has unveiled a weather-coated, permanently bonded, semi-flexible, vaporproofing and waterproofing membrane designed to stop moisture migration in footings, concrete floors and s...


Waterproofing Keeps Application Cool

A new cold-applied waterproof roof coating offers the same performance as hot-applied systems without harmful emissions, says manufacturer Garland Canada.


Concrete Waterproofer Made for Extremes

A new cold-applied waterproofing compound from W.R. Meadows can suit concrete applications in a variety of settings—horizontal and vertical, interior and exterior, below- and above-grade, in...


Polyurea/Foam Sprayer Gets a Makeover

Software and hardware advances to improve application accuracy and data tracking lead the list of upgrades in Graco Inc.'s new Reactor 2.


Roof Membrane Reflects, Protects

AVM Industries Inc. has introduced Sky Roof Coating 880, a two-part, water-based 100 percent polyurethane membrane designed for horizontal and vertical waterproofing.


New Roof Membrane Reflects, Protects

Waterproofing products supplier AVM Industries has rolled out a two-part liquid-applied roof membrane for horizontal and vertical waterproofing.


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...


Crumbling Capitol Dome to be Restored

Majestic from afar, but disintegrating from within, the U.S. Capitol Dome is about to undergo a critically needed $60 million restoration effort.


New Polyurea Unit Tackles Tight Spaces

Secondary containment spill prevention, waterproofing, truck bedliners and other projects that demand portability are the industrial applications served by Graco's new Reactor E-10hp High-Pr...


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.


Mini-Pumps Serve Tight Spray Spaces

Quikspray Inc. has introduced two mini-pumps—one electric and one manual—designed to dispense a wide variety of materials in tight spaces.


‘Big Rig’ Sprayer Offers Easy Conversion

A new heavy-duty gas hydraulic sprayer for protective coatings eliminates the need to haul around an air compressor.


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 ...


Corrosion Cracking Shuts Nuke Reactor

Stress corrosion cracking in a North Carolina nuclear reactor has forced operator Duke Energy to take the plant offline, officials said.


Water Woes Swamp Doomed Mall Probe

A flood of evidence and testimony about decades of leaks­—and the unwillingness and/or inability to fix them, despite lawsuits and city orders to do so—continues to dominate the hearing into...


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.


‘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.


NYC Invites Bridge Inspection Bids

New York City’s Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority is requesting expressions of interest for construction administration and inspection services for repairs on the Verrazano-Narrows Brid...


Doomed Mall: 1 Second, 1 Car

With a weld ravaged by water and corrosion, it took just one car—in one second—to cave in an Ontario shopping mall last summer, trapping and killing people inside, engineers studying the acc...


New Waterproofer Goes Indoor, Outdoor

W.R. Meadows' newest waterproofing compound is a one-component product designed for interior, exterior, horizontal and vertical applications.


RCI Offers Show Scholarships

RCI, the trade association for roofing, waterproofing and building envelope consultants, is offering scholarships for full-time college students to attend the association's International Con...


Bottema Named Sto’s Marketing Officer

Sto Corp. has appointed Rob Bottema to the newly created position of chief marketing officer.


Compound Offers Low-VOC Waterproofing

Concrete surfaces that need protection from water intrusion have a new solvent-free, low-VOC option from W.R. Meadows.


Waterproofing Contractor Fined $56K

Continuing allegations of respiratory protection hazards have prompted new federal citations and fines against a Chicago-area coating and waterproofing contractor.


OR Awards $9.3M Tunnel Rehab Project

An Oregon contractor has been awarded a $9.3 million contract for repair, cleaning and recoating of the Salt Creek Falls Tunnel and four half viaducts.


Meadows Rolls Out Hot-Applied Membrane

W.R. Meadows has introduced HRM 714, a hot-applied, rubberized, asphalt membrane used to waterproof concrete.


Bids Sought for WA Iron Bridge Painting

The City of Spokane, WA, will accept bids April 2 for coating work as part of the rehabilitation of the city’s historic Iron Bridge over the Spokane River.


Nuclear Cracks Tied to Lack of Coating

A decision decades ago to forego an exterior weatherproof coating on an Ohio nuclear containment building left it vulnerable to weathering that eventually caused the 2.5-foot-thick reinforce...


Rain Botches Bridge’s New Coating Job

Mother Nature is taking the rap for putting a damper on a $3.5 million waterproofing project on Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Polycoat Expands Sales, Tech Force

Swimming against the cutback tide, protective coatings maker Polycoat Products has beefed up its North American sales and technical support staff with 20 new additions.


Sika Acquires Coating Maker Duochem

Global structural materials conglomerate Sika AG has acquired Duochem Inc., a Canadian supplier of waterproofing coatings and membranes used to protect parking decks and other concrete struc...


Bids Invited for $60M PA Tunnel Rehab

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will open bids Dec. 15 for the long-awaited rehabilitation of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Tunnel—a project estimated at up to $60 million.


Polycoat Expands Website Offerings

American Polymers Corp. (dba Polycoat Products) has expanded its customer resources and service with the re-launch of an improved website at www.polycoatusa.com.


New Stonhard Line Tackles Moisture

Stonhard, maker of polymer floor, wall and lining systems, has introduced a new product line formulated to address moisture issues in parking garages, pedestrian bridges, stadiums, mechanica...


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.


Engineer Reports Mounting Damage from Big Dig Leaks

Continuing water leaks into Big Dig tunnels in Boston are causing mounting damage to corroding electrical systems and structural steel, among other components, according to an internal repor...


Elcometer, Polyguard Expand in South

Elcometer Inc. and Polyguard Products have both announced new moves in the South, with expanded service for the U.S., Latin American and Caribbean markets.


Coating Made to ‘Plug’ Concrete Pores

CEM-KOTE CW PLUS, new from W.R. Meadows, is a one-component (add water only), Portland-cement-based coating (slurry) containing silica-based materials.


Floor Systems Make Industrial Grade

Seal-Krete, supplier of concrete and masonry coatings and weatherproofing protection, has launched a new line of High Performance Flooring Systems for industrial, commercial and other applic...


Concrete Coating Touts H2S Resistance

W.R. Meadows and Gemite Products have introduced Cem-Kote Flex CR for waterproofing, repair and protection of sewers, manholes, lift stations, digesters and other concrete structures exposed...


Buffalo Airport Road Rehab Up for Bid

Bids will be accepted March 29 for rehabilitation work on the two-tiered roadway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.


Chicago Navy Pier Project Up for Bid

Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority will accept bids Feb. 25 for coating, waterproofing and related work on the city’s historic Navy Pier.


Admixture Designed to Make Concrete Waterproof

W.R. Meadows and Gemite Products have introduced Adi-Con CW Plus, a dry, free-flowing powder admixture designed to make concrete watertight.


RPM Acquisition Expands Waterproofing Line

The RPM/Belgium Group has acquired Hermeta Chemie GmbH, based in Berlin, to broaden RPM’s waterproofing product offerings for pedestrian traffic decks, industrial floors and balconies.


3-Part System Made for Concrete Infrastructure

Kryton International Inc. has developed a new three-step restoration and protection system for above-grade concrete structures.


New Faces at Gaco Western, Barton

Coatings and spray-foam supplier Gaco Western and garnet abrasives maker Barton Mines Co. have announced personnel changes.


Gemite Launches Waterproofing Line in U.S.

Construction chemicals supplier Gemite Products Inc. has introduced its waterproofing coatings line to North America, through a distribution agreement with W.R. Meadows Inc.


RCI Inc. Announces 2011 Convention Plans

RCI Inc. announced plans for the organization’s 26th International Convention & Trade Show, scheduled for April 7-12, 2011, at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino in Reno, Nev.


Building-Envelope Symposium Set for Nov. 8-9

RCI Inc. announced program plans for the organization’s 2010 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology, scheduled for Nov. 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk at Paseo Del Alamo in San...


Tremco to Turn HQ into Sustainability ‘Showcase’

Tremco Inc., a part of RPM International Inc.’s RPM Building Solutions Group, said a $5 million renovation program for its headquarters building in Beachwood, Ohio, will “transform the build...


Grace Expands Air-Barrier Product Offerings

Grace Construction Products introduced Perm-A-Barrier VP LT (Low Temperature), a two-component, fluid-applied, acrylic air-barrier membrane specifically formulated for low-temperatures appli...


SOPREMA Aligns U.S., Canadian Operations

SOPREMA, a manufacturer of liquid- and sheet-applied roofing and waterproofing materials, announced the alignment of its U.S. and Canadian operations.


RCI Inc., SWR Institute Announce Alliance

RCI Inc. and the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration (SWR) Institute announced a strategic alliance.


Gaco Western Names Sales Manager

Jim Martin has joined Gaco Western as area sales manager in the commercial coatings division for the Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina territory.


RCI Inc. Issues Convention Details

RCI Inc. has issued program details for the organization’s 25th International Convention and Trade Show, scheduled for March 25-30, 2010, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, FL.


New Waterproofing Gel From OCM

OCM, Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL) now offers Turbo-Seal P Waterproofing System, a permanent waterproofing option for new construction and repair applications.


Architectural Coatings Handbook Published

Technology Publishing/PaintSquare has issued a new book called Handbook of Architectural Coatings to provide guidance to specifiers, architects, and contractors on selection and use of coati...


New Liquid-Applied Waterproofing

ParexLahabra’s Mer-Krete Systems introduced Mer-Krete Hydro Guard SP-1, described as a “green” waterproofing membrane.


Sto Corp. Introduces Air Barrier/Waterproofing

Sto Corp. introduces StoGuard RapidSeal™ a one-component air barrier and waterproof material.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Rapid-Tinting Program for Deck Coatings

Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing introduced Custom Colors on Demand for Vulkem® 351 (LV) Pedestrian Topcoat, offering reduced lead times for custom-tinted orders.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Waterproofing Surfacing System

Dow Hyperlast introduced the TRAFFIDECK™ waterproofing and anti-slip surfacing system, described as a fast-setting polyurethane membrane.


RCI Inc. Names Document Contest Winners

RCI Inc., the Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing, and Building Envelope Professionals, announced the winners of the organization’s 2009 Document Competition.


Tremco Acquires Building-Envelope Firm

Tremco Inc. acquired Canam Building Envelope Specialists, a major building-envelope contracting company. Included in the acquisition is Zerodraft, a related company.


Tremco Announces Promotions

Tremco Inc. named Randall J. Korach president and chief operating officer and appointed presidents of two business divisions.


Gaco Opens New Facility in Wisconsin

Gaco Western LLC, a manufacturer of roof-coatings, waterproofing, and insulation products, recently opened a new, 60,000-square-foot manufacturing and office facility in Waukesha, WI.


Sika Acquires Liquid-Membrane Maker

Sika AG has acquired Iotech Group Ltd., a manufacturer of polyurethane liquid membranes for roofing and waterproofing. Iotech is based in the UK, and operates subsidiaries in England the U.S...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Green Roof Waterproofing System

Dow Hyperlast introduced the VERDISEAL™ Green Roof Waterproofing System, reported to produce a monolithic, seamless waterproofing barrier.


 
 
   

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