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Bridge Connects Harbor, Points to Sea

Forget the quintessential statue marking a city’s harbor entrance. Danish designers have come up with an idea that’s more multimodal.

Bridges Receive Concrete Design Awards

Two bridges recently received honors during the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) first Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards.

Bay Bridge Awarded Top Honor

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Structure by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).

Deadline Nears for Tank of the Year

Tank coating manufacturer Tnemec announced that time is running out to submit nominations for its tenth annual Tank of the Year competition.

EPA Funds Green Tech Development

Coatings and concrete are among the applications benefiting from a $2 million investment supporting the development of green technologies.

Steel-and-Glass Bridge Wins Award

A creative steel-and-glass design for a new pedestrian bridge in Columbus, OH, earned national recognition for the project team who designed and built it.

Green Polyurethanes Capture Blue Ribbon

WASHINGTON--Polyurethanes tough enough for industrial use without hazardous isocyanates have bested scores of technologies to win a 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards

Coating Companies Top Safety Awards

CHICAGO—In an era where shortcuts have become standard, five industrial coating contractors have been honored for staying a safer course.

Deadline Nears for JPCL Youth Nominees

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is fast approaching to nominate the industry's young talent for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.

JPCL Seeks to Recognize Young Talent

Young coatings professionals and students have an opportunity to show the rest of the industry what they're made of in an upcoming special issue of JPCL.

SSPC Honors the Best of 2014

LAS VEGAS—Complex containment, strict schedules and rigorous regulations earned eight painting projects top honors as SSPC 2015 opened Tuesday (Feb. 3) in Las Vegas, NV.

JPCL Names Papers of the Year

LAS VEGAS—Outstanding technical papers on polyurea technology, pipeline rehabilitation and other coating topics drew top awards Tuesday (Feb. 3) at SSPC 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

New Award Honors Firms that Give Back

Transportation, construction and safety firms that roll up their sleeves on behalf of their communities are eligible for new recognition of their service.

AkzoNobel Named Sustainability Leader

Paint, coatings and specialty chemical giant AkzoNobel has notched a threepeat as the world’s leading materials company in the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Voting Opens for DOT Projects

It's time to vote for the 2014 America's Transportation Awards, which recognizes the greatest transportation projects accomplished each year by state Departments of Transportation.

Public Works of the Year Honored

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

Engineering Project Finalists Named

From a complex rail crossing to a research station floating on a block of ice, five projects have been selected as finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers' most prestigious awa...

Bridge Bot Honored for Innovation

U.S. engineers are toasting an innovative robotic bridge inspection tool for its impact on the future of assessing structural health.

SSPC Seeking Superlative Structures

Daring bridge projects, artistic tanks, shipshape vessels and other striking coating projects are all eligible for 2015 SSPC Structure Awards, with nominations now open.

Jet Coatings Honored for Sustainability

A novel lightweight, longer-lasting aircraft coating system has drawn top honors from the Department of Defense, which plans to use it on a new generation of stealth jets.

Honored Steel Bridges Show their Mettle

The engineering marvel that is the steel bridge—short or long, vehicular or pedestrian, venerable or brand new—showed an array of winning faces in the 2014 Prize Bridge Awards Competition, a...

ACA Honors Paint and Coating Leaders

Thought leaders, industry champions, innovators and distinguished professionals across the paint and coatings industry are being recognized this week for their achievements and decades of se...

Working to Be in Step, Yet Outstanding

The male-dominated coatings industry can be a tough place for women to blend in, especially when you're also trying to stand out.

EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.

KTA’s Kline Hailed for Coatings Career

Eric Kline, executive vice president of KTA-Tator Inc., is being honored for his decades of contributions to advancing coatings technology for the structural steel industry.

New Leaders for RCMA, BCF, ASA

Industry veterans have been tapped to lead the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, the British Coatings Federation, and the American Subcontractors Association.

The New Face of the Coatings Industry

ORLANDO—The growing reach of women in the protective and marine coatings industry was plain to see at SSPC 2014.

JPCL Salutes Excellence in Papers

ORLANDO—Outstanding technical articles on coatings topics from A (application) to Z (zinc) were honored Monday (Feb. 10) with JPCL Editors' Awards as SSPC 2014 opened in Orlando, FL.

SSPC Increases College Scholarships

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will offer more assistance to North American college students next academic year, the organization has announced.

Stealth Coating Garners Defense Award

A new coating that helps submarines avoid detection has earned an Australian scientist a prestigious government defense award.

Five Awarded New Coatings Scholarship

Five students studying coatings and polymeric materials have been awarded scholarships as part of two new programs announced by North Dakota State University and the Valspar Corporation.

Bridge Marvel Wins Engineering Award

China’s Taizhou Bridge—the world’s longest double-span suspension bridge—has taken top honors from the world's leading structural engineering organization.

OSHA Whiplashes on Air Force Case

Federal health and safety officials have done an about-face in their case against Robins Air Force Base, cited earlier this month for excessive toxic exposures during paint removal operation...

Marine Coatings Get R&D Funding Boost

Several projects aimed at improving shipyard coatings and inspection processes will get a $430,000 boost in funding from the National Shipbuilding Research Program.

AkzoNobel Takes Sustainability Crown

Despite its recent setbacks, the world’s largest paint and coatings maker is also one of the world’s most sustainably driven companies, according to a widely respected new global ranking.

Hempel’s Market Growth Draws Honor

Global coatings supplier Hempel has been recognized for overcoming a struggling economy and promoting market leadership in the protective and marine coatings market.

AkzoNobel Sponsors Girls' Rights Prize

A Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education will receive €100,000 (about $133,410 USD) for her cause from AkzoNobel.

Top 100 Infrastructure Projects Named

More than $435 billion in new pipelines, airports and transportation projects are among the top 100 infrastructure projects strategically important to progress throughout North America, acco...

CO Detector Hard Hat Takes Award

A construction hard hat that incorporates a carbon monoxide sensor has won an award for its inventors at Virginia Tech University.

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 ...

Robot is 1-Stop Building Demo Shop

An award-winning, multitasking robot named ERO may be the next hero of the building demolition and materials recycling industries.

At 102, Pipe Awarded for Longevity

Not many underground water pipes get a birthday present, but not many turn 100 years old unscathed.

SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

SSPC members have until Oct. 15 to submit nominations for the 2013-14 Annual Structure Awards.

Static-Busting Paint Team Tops Contest

A team of university students has developed an additive that converts paint to a conductive coating for transportation—an invention that has netted them a $10,000 grand prize.

ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.

Corrosion Chemist Wins Tess Award

The inventor of a magnesium-rich primer that delivers the same sacrificial protection as zinc-rich primers on ferrous substrates will receive the American Chemical Society's prestigious Roy ...

Polymer Chemist Wins AkzoNobel Award

The ability to tailor make finely tuned materials for specific applications one molecule at a time has earned a Carnegie Mellon researcher AkzoNobel's first North America Science Award.

Paint BidTracker Celebrates Milestone

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Paint BidTracker marked its 10th anniversary with an afternoon gala at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

Dutch Design Futuristic Highway

A futuristic highway that uses glow-in-the-dark, solar-powered paint to light up the road at night and warn drivers of treacherous conditions could change the future of travel for Dutch driv...

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...

Award-Winning Apps Offer Hip Path to Safety

Are you more likely to date a supermodel or die in a fall? Do you work with a Safety Jackass? Above all, do you have a clue how to handle that mystery chemical you're about to use?


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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.

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The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

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Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

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

Minerals Research & Recovery

With easy access to mainline railroads and I-40, Minerals Research Inc.’s state-of- the-art plant is situated to serve you better and faster! Steve: 520-297-4626

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