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Storm-Damaged Tunnels Need $689M

Amtrak tunnels in New York City will require $689 million to repair corrosion and cracking caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to a new engineering report.


MN Sees Red over Colored Concrete

Blighted by early cracking, the beauty of a colored concrete craze in Minnesota is fading fast, and officials are determined to figure out why.


DuPont Accused in Bridge-Tipping Storage

Delaware officials are closing in on an answer to a $45 million question: Who is responsible for storing a massive amount of soil next to a busy interstate bridge, causing its piers to tilt?


DE Discovers Bridge Storage Issues

Cars, dirt and even military vehicles are being stored under major bridges in Delaware—conditions similar to those recently found near damaged supports of an interstate span that had to be c...


Tilting Piers Close Interstate Bridge

A Delaware bridge that carries part of a major East Coast transportation artery has been closed indefinitely after several columns shifted nearly two feet out alignment.


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.


KTA’s O’Malley Promoted to Lab Manager

KTA-Tator Inc. has announced the promotion of Cindy O’Malley, an 18-year veteran of the company, as the new Manager of Consulting and Laboratory Services.


Lightning Eyed in Pipeline Failure

Lightning may be to blame for a pipeline hole that leaked 20,000 barrels of crude oil in North Dakota, new reports say.


At MIT, Metal Heals Itself Under Force

The researchers were so surprised that they “had to go back and check” the result: Exerting force on the cracked piece of metal was causing the crack to mend—not pull apart.


Webinar Looks At Analyzing Soluble Salts

A look at selecting specific procedures for retrieving soluble salts and determining the concentration of salts will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


BP Hit with Indictments, $4.5B Fine

British oil giant BP will pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges, including manslaughter, in the April 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers...


Global Consultant KTA-Tator Names CEO

Coatings consultancy KTA-Tator Inc. has appointed Daniel P. Adley, CIH, CSP, as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding company founder Kenneth B. Tator, P.E.


Mayor: Bridges No Safer Since Collapse

Five years after the catastrophic failure of Minneapolis’s I-35 Bridge, are America’s bridges any safer? No, says the mayor whose city suffered the disaster.


Paint Cues Scientists to Bridge Stress

Some people watch paint dry. Materials scientist Mark Iadicola watches it move—speck by speck. Iadicola’s work—capturing and analyzing 3D images of infinitely subtle paint movement—is part ...


CAS-MI Coated in a New Identity

Longtime independent testing provider CAS-MI Laboratories has taken on the name of its new parent company.


Failing Metro Bridges Carry Millions Daily

“There are more deficient bridges in our metropolitan areas than there are McDonald’s restaurants in the entire country.”


EAG Acquires CAS-MI, Chemir Analytical

Evans Analytical Group Inc. (EAG), a global provider of surface analysis and materials characterization services, has acquired Chemir Analytical Services and its affiliates CAS-MI Laboratori...


CAS-MI Names Technical Affairs Chief

Coatings product testing and analysis firm CAS-MI Laboratories has named Sean Maggert to the position of Director-Technical Affairs.


Yale Finds Reason to Watch Paint Dry

Contrary to the old saying, watching paint dry can be quite interesting when the goal is to study coatings failure, and a team of Yale researchers has developed a method to do just that.


CAS-MI Labs Adds Chemist/Technologist

Kristopher Felice has joined CAS-MI Laboratories and the CAS-MI Innovation Center (Ypsilanti, MI) as chemist/coatings technologist.


 
 
   

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