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Army Corps Awards $3M Concrete Research Grant

Army Corps Awards $3M Concrete Research Grant

Thursday May 19, 2022

The University of Arkansas announced earlier this month that it has been awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate solutions to military infrastructure problems.

New Product Announcement: Interior, Exterior Paints

New Product Announcement: Interior, Exterior Paints

Thursday May 19, 2022

HGTV Home by global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently introduced three new paint products for interiors, exteriors, as well as door and trim coatings.

University Develops Antibacterial Coating

University Develops Antibacterial Coating

Thursday May 19, 2022

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have recently developed a nontoxic silver-based coating for medical implants that resists and kills bacteria.

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Nearly $1B Settlement Reached for Surfside

Nearly $1B Settlement Reached for Surfside

Thursday May 19, 2022

In a recent hearing before Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman, attorney Harley S. Tropin announced a $997 million settlement involving the class-action lawsuit brought by the families of victims and survivors of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida.

China Planning 3D-Printed Dam Construction

China Planning 3D-Printed Dam Construction

Thursday May 19, 2022

According to reports, China is preparing to build a hydropower dam by 2024 using an artificial intelligence system, robots and 3D printing.

Contract Awarded for WV Bridge Rehabilitation

Contract Awarded for WV Bridge Rehabilitation

Wednesday May 18, 2022

The West Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $507,364 to Elite Industrial Painting of Tarpon Springs, Florida, for rehabilitation of the Gormania Bridge located in Grant County, West Virginia.

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ICC, BTF Announce New Collaboration

ICC, BTF Announce New Collaboration

Wednesday May 18, 2022

The International Code Council and the Building Talent Foundation (BTF) recently announced a new collaboration to support and strengthen the residential construction and building safety workforce.

CPIA Issues Call for Abstracts

CPIA Issues Call for Abstracts

Wednesday May 18, 2022

The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with Technology Publishing Company, is calling for abstracts for presentations and discussion topics at the 2022 CPIA Leadership Conference.

US Paint Company Amps Up Convenience

US Paint Company Amps Up Convenience

Wednesday May 18, 2022

Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carlos, California) has recently announced that it will be offering same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint products from select company stores across California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas.

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Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens

Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens

Wednesday May 18, 2022

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened last week at the Dolní Morava Mountain Resort in the Czech Republic.

New Initiative Aims to Combat Biofouling

New Initiative Aims to Combat Biofouling

Wednesday May 18, 2022

Environmental NGO Bellona Foundation, in partnership with marine and protective coatings company Jotun, has recently launched a new initiative to define and implement a new ISO standard for proactive hull cleaning.

BCF Launches Trace VOC Globe Scheme

BCF Launches Trace VOC Globe Scheme

Tuesday May 17, 2022

Starting this month, the British Coatings Federation’s new “Trace” Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Globe scheme will allow decorative paint manufacturers to adopt the use of the statement to improve communication with consumers.

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New Product Announcement: HVOF Coating System

New Product Announcement: HVOF Coating System

Tuesday May 17, 2022

Global supplier of wear-resistant coatings Extreme Coatings recently announced the launch of its new internal diameter High Velocity Oxygen Fuel coating system for oil and gas and industrial components.

Studying Hydrophobic Graphene for Coatings

Studying Hydrophobic Graphene for Coatings

Tuesday May 17, 2022

A research team from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, recently announced that it has produced a water-repellent graphene using a gas-phase-synthesis method with the potential to create hydrophobic coatings.

TN Charging Contractor for Construction Delays

TN Charging Contractor for Construction Delays

Tuesday May 17, 2022

According to reports, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be charging a contractor $1,000 for every day a long-overdue construction project on I-75 takes to complete.

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PPG CEO Paints Inflation Picture

PPG CEO Paints Inflation Picture

Monday May 16, 2022

According to a recent interview with global coatings manufacturer PPG CEO and Chairman, Michael McGarry, inflation experienced by the industry is starting to level off.

Reflective Coating Used for Rooftop Billboards

Reflective Coating Used for Rooftop Billboards

Monday May 16, 2022

Beer brand Coors Light has recently created 12 new, energy-efficient rooftop billboards, dubbed “Chillboards,” that utilize reflective white acrylic roof coating systems.

$240M Water Infrastructure Funding Announced

$240M Water Infrastructure Funding Announced

Monday May 16, 2022

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a $240.4 million investment from the bipartisan infrastructure law for significant repairs on canal linings, dam spillways and water pipeline replacements.

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