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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.


Public Works of the Year Honored

Twenty-five public-works projects throughout North America are being hailed for their efficient planning and cooperative achievements.


Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.


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.


2 Firms Fined $130K in Stadium Death

U.S. authorities are alleging willful wrongdoing in the fatal fall of a 25-year-old construction worker on the $450 million Texas A&M stadium redevelopment project


EPA Unveils Next Round on Lead Rule

It’s time for U.S. contractors on public and commercial projects to gear up for the next round of proposed lead-safe rules at those worksites.


$70M GSA Revamp Set for 19 States

The U.S. government will slash a half-million square feet of office space, and relocate an unknown number of employees, in a $70 million consolidation plan that will trigger projects in 19 s...


A Tough Cell: Navy Seeks Prison Rehab

After a unanimous chorus of “thanks but no thanks” from other federal agencies, the U.S. Navy is again shopping a redevelopment opportunity for a century-old prison to the private sector.


Hospital Cleanup Draws $2.3M Fine

Federal authorities have shut down and fined an intensive cleanup project at an old psychiatric hospital complex in New York, following complaints about dangerous lead and asbestos practices...


Coin Toss Decides $4.4M Contract

What happens when two bidders on a government construction project submit identical low bids?


Corrosion Springs $17M Project Surprise

The unexpected discovery of “significantly corroded” structural steel at an Ontario redevelopment project has dealt the project partners an eight-figure repair bill—and a major beef over who...


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 ...


Going Green: Paint Shop Eyes Pot Op

Now, here's a protective coatings factory destined for a higher purpose and extended pot life.


Industry to EPA: Make Your Case on Lead

Federal regulators who want sweeping new lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects must prove the need for those rules first, the construction industry insists.


Global Effort Aims to Upgrade Schools

Kickstarted by the star power and reach of the Clinton Global Initiative, a leading nonprofit and several corporations have teamed up on a new campaign to improve school facilities worldwide...


Polyurea Tested Against Tsunami Force

Waterproofed tanks left standing after Japan’s catastrophic 2011 earthquake and tsunami have inspired Japanese researchers to develop a new coating that may protect other concrete structures...


U.S. Halts Lead Rule For Commercial, Public Projects

Years into the process, the Environmental Protection Agency has abruptly rolled back its plan to impose controversial lead-safe rules on commercial and public-works projects.


SC Seeks Bids for Historic Lighthouse

Bids are being invited for cleaning and recoating work on South Carolina’s Hunting Island Lighthouse, one of the state’s most distinctive landmarks.


Tnemec Invites ‘Tank of Year’ Entries

Tank coating maker Tnemec is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual Tank of the Year competition, which honors the innovative use of the company’s coatings on water tanks.


Bids Invited for Historic Adventure

South Carolina officials will accept bids June 21 to repair and paint the Adventure II, a historic replica of a 17th-century colonial trading vessel.


Cautious Outlook on Federal Contracts

“What makes us unique?” Businesses that want a piece of tomorrow’s shrinking federal contract pie need to develop a good answer to that question today, construction management consultant FMI...


‘8th Wonder’ Bridge Walks New Walk

A historic bridge hailed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” when it opened in 1882 has gained a new lease on life as a pedestrian walkway high above a Pennsylvania gorge.


PA Seeks Bids to Rehab Platt Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will accept bids March 3 for cleaning, coating and other rehabilitation work on the George C. Platt Memorial Bridge over the Schuylkill River in...


Bids Sought for Capitol Dome Work

The Architect of the U.S. Capitol will accept bids Feb. 17 for professional painting and repair services for the Capitol Dome's cast-iron structure and masonry walls within the skirt area.


NJ Firm Awarded $16.6M Bridge Rehab

Allied Painting Inc. of Franklinville, NJ, has secured a $16,647,023.50 contract from the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to rehabilitate the Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge. The ...


California Paints to Host Lead Classes

California Paints will host courses at its Massachusetts headquarters to train and certify contractors for the forthcoming federal Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.


EPA Expands Training, Sets Fees for Lead-Safe Work

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a new series of training courses to provide instruction to individuals seeking certification as a renovator or dust sampling technician...


Most Homeowners Planning Paint Projects

The housing slump won’t slow home renovation plans, as 75 percent of North American homeowners say they plan to tackle paint projects within the next year, a new survey indicates.


 
 
   

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U.S. Zinc
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For 65 years, the success of U.S. Zinc has come from the quality of our people and our products. The protection properties of our zinc dust prolong the life of marine coatings, helping the world work™


Carboline Company
Hyrdrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


Safway Services
One Source. Every Solution.

The Safway Group is your source for multiservices. Painting, coating, insulation and more – all from the most trusted name in the industry.


Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

View your coating thickness readings from any angle with rotating display screen. New graphic display with easy menu navigation. Click for Video
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Elcometer, Inc.
New Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Best In Class Just Got Better. Technologically Intelligent And Robust. Marvelous Design And Durability. An Earth-Shattering Revolution In Coating Inspection.

 
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