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Report: Construction Disputes Dragged On in 2017

Report: Construction Disputes Dragged On in 2017

Friday July 20, 2018

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis recently released a report detailing that while the value of construction disputes in North America dropped for the fourth year in a row, the average time taken to resolve these disputes increased in 2017, surpassing the global average.


Artist Fined for Vegemite Mural

Artist Fined for Vegemite Mural

Friday July 20, 2018

In a gesture of edible artistic expression, an individual painted a mural made of Vegemite, depicting an arch bridge, on the wall of Fremantle Train Station in Fremantle, Australia. Now, he is facing a fine.


PPG Reports Sales, Volume Growth in Q2

PPG Reports Sales, Volume Growth in Q2

Friday July 20, 2018

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries reported increased net sales and sales volumes in its 2018 second-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, noting that a new restructuring program, which will include layoffs and the closure of a facility in Texas, is expected to realize about $85 million in savings.


RPM Fourth-Quarter, Year-End Numbers Mixed

RPM Fourth-Quarter, Year-End Numbers Mixed

Friday July 20, 2018

Holding company RPM International Inc., parent of paints and coatings companies including Carboline, Tremco and Rust-Oleum, reported record sales but a dip in net income in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2018, which ended May 31.


Elevated Tank Rehab in FL Out for Bid

Elevated Tank Rehab in FL Out for Bid

Thursday July 19, 2018

The City of Ormond Beach is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Water Treatment Plant elevated water-storage tank in Ormond Beach, Florida.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip in Q2

AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip in Q2

Thursday July 19, 2018

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel released its second-quarter financial report yesterday, noting revenues 3 percent lower than originally forecast, owing largely to difficulties in the Marine and Protective segment.


Coatings Luminary Clive Hare Dies at Age 76

Coatings Luminary Clive Hare Dies at Age 76

Thursday July 19, 2018

Clive H. Hare, a longtime JPCL columnist, coating-chemistry expert and author of influential books on protective coatings, passed away July 14 at the age of 76 at his home in Brookfield, New Hampshire, according to his family.


DOE: Hanford Tunnel Should be Grouted ASAP

DOE: Hanford Tunnel Should be Grouted ASAP

Thursday July 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy is calling for work filling a hazardous-waste storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Site with grout to start within weeks so that the job will be finished before winter.


Report Touts Growth of Design-Build Model

Report Touts Growth of Design-Build Model

Wednesday July 18, 2018

A new report issued by supporters of the design-build model suggests the procurement method may be on the rise in the coming years in the United States, owing to its reputation for shortening project timelines and streamlining budgets.


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

PPG Announces Leadership Changes

Wednesday July 18, 2018

Global coatings firm PPG (Pittsburgh) announced two leadership changes earlier this week: Diane Kappas, currently vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, was appointed as the vice president, Americas, automotive original equipment manufacturer coatings, and Juanjo Ardid, currently general manager of global adhesives and sealants, will become vice president, PMC, U.S. and Canada.


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