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ChemQuest Appoints New Senior Vice President

ChemQuest Appoints New Senior Vice President

Friday December 2, 2022

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the appointment of Abe Rezai as Senior Vice President.

Residential Coatings Work Bidding in FL

Residential Coatings Work Bidding in FL

Friday December 2, 2022

The Orlando Housing Authority is soliciting bids for the exterior painting of 70 single-story housing units in Orlando, Florida.

Designs Revealed for 2023 Serpentine Pavilion

Designs Revealed for 2023 Serpentine Pavilion

Friday December 2, 2022

In a recent press release, London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for its 2023 Pavilion, designed by Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh.

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Ontario Road Displays ‘Mess’ of Pavement Markings

Ontario Road Displays ‘Mess’ of Pavement Markings

Friday December 2, 2022

A 700-foot-long stretch of decommissioned road in Ontario, Canada, looks like an “unintentional piece of public art” thanks to its unusual application of white and yellow street markings.

Congress Votes to Avert Rail Strike

Congress Votes to Avert Rail Strike

Friday December 2, 2022

As of yesterday (Dec. 1), Congress approved legislation to prevent an impending rail strike, taking up a measure to impose a labor agreement to increase worker pay and provide additional paid leave.

Women in Construction Reaches Record High

Women in Construction Reaches Record High

Friday December 2, 2022

According to an analysis of data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of women working in the construction industry has hit a record high.

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New Product Announcement: Sealing Compound

New Product Announcement: Sealing Compound

Thursday December 1, 2022

In an emailed press release, full-line manufacturer of polymer-modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing membranes Bitec (Morrilton, Arkansas) recently introduced a sealing compound for roof flashings.

MSG Sphere Price Tag Upped to $2.18B

MSG Sphere Price Tag Upped to $2.18B

Thursday December 1, 2022

Madison Square Garden Entertainment recently announced a jump in construction costs at its ongoing MSG Sphere project in Las Vegas.

$105M Heading to OK Water Infrastructure

$105M Heading to OK Water Infrastructure

Thursday December 1, 2022

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $105 million in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to Oklahoma for water infrastructure improvements.

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Researchers Explore Nature-Inspired Materials

Researchers Explore Nature-Inspired Materials

Thursday December 1, 2022

A new study has looked out taking inspiration from the biological world to create tougher, more sustainable materials, with potential to create new solar panels or coatings for hypersonic jets.

Construction Practices Blamed in Grenfell Case

Construction Practices Blamed in Grenfell Case

Thursday December 1, 2022

Members of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry have recently ended phase two of its public investigation, finding that “incompetence and poor practices” within the construction industry, among others, led to the fire in June 2017 that killed 72 people.

Contract Awarded for AR Railroad Overpass Project

Contract Awarded for AR Railroad Overpass Project

Wednesday November 30, 2022

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has awarded a contract in the amount of $18,690,653.90 for the construction and painting of a new bridge overpass on Highway 351/Airport Road near Jonesboro Municipal Airport in Arkansas.

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Team Investigates Power Plant Pipe Corrosion

Team Investigates Power Plant Pipe Corrosion

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Researchers from Penn State University are looking at how contaminants in power plant water cycles could affect the integrity of steel pipes and tubing in the systems.

ACA Extends 2023 Abstract Deadline

ACA Extends 2023 Abstract Deadline

Wednesday November 30, 2022

In an emailed press release, the American Coatings Association (ACA) announced it was extending the deadline for abstract submissions for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8.

EPA Publishes New Chemical Notices, Risks

EPA Publishes New Chemical Notices, Risks

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it improved public access to certain reports submitted by chemical companies in its web application for public access to non-confidential business information (non-CBI) on chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), including new chemical notices and notices of substantial risk.

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CISA Updates Infrastructure Resilience Framework

CISA Updates Infrastructure Resilience Framework

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Last week, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released an updated Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework to help better protect critical infrastructure.

University Unveils Bio-Based 3D-Printed House

University Unveils Bio-Based 3D-Printed House

Wednesday November 30, 2022

The world’s first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials was recently constructed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

Denver Airport Opens New Concourses

Denver Airport Opens New Concourses

Tuesday November 29, 2022

In a press release issued earlier this month, the Denver International Airport (DEN) and United Airlines announced the opening of its new gates on Concourses A and B.

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New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Fouling Coating

New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Fouling Coating

Tuesday November 29, 2022

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel launched the first product from its new biocide-free, or B-Free, fouling control range from the company’s Yacht Coatings business.

NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

Tuesday November 29, 2022

Nanotechnology research company Advanced Material Development recently announced that it has signed a collaborative work contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for its thin-film coatings technology.

Report: Capital Spending Highest Since 1994

Report: Capital Spending Highest Since 1994

Tuesday November 29, 2022

A recent report from the National Association of State Budget Officers showed that while total state spending rose 7.3% overall in fiscal year 2022, infrastructure construction spending increased 15.3%, thanks to funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law.