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SC Airport Terminal Project Soliciting Bids

SC Airport Terminal Project Soliciting Bids

Friday March 31, 2023

Laurens County in South Carolina is soliciting bids for the construction of a new 3,000-square-foot airport terminal building.

BlastOne Acquires Blasting Robotics Company

BlastOne Acquires Blasting Robotics Company

Friday March 31, 2023

Blasting and painting equipment and supplies distributor BlastOne International recently announced the acquisition of abrasive blasting robotics company VertiDrive B.V.

UTA Evaluating Cured-in-Place Pipe Method

UTA Evaluating Cured-in-Place Pipe Method

Friday March 31, 2023

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher recently received a $300,000 grant to evaluate a trenchless process for renewing sanitary sewer pipes in Soapstone Valley Park in Washington, D.C.

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JPCL Announces 2022 Readers’ Choice Winners

JPCL Announces 2022 Readers’ Choice Winners

Friday March 31, 2023

The winners of the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honor the authors of the top articles selected by readership over the past year, were announced in this month’s issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.

New Study Examines Egg Yolks in Oil Paint

New Study Examines Egg Yolks in Oil Paint

Friday March 31, 2023

A study published earlier this month reportedly found that the inclusion of proteins such as egg yolk were intentional for the “Old Masters” as they prepared their oil paints.

ME Files Lawsuits Against PFAS Manufacturers

ME Files Lawsuits Against PFAS Manufacturers

Friday March 31, 2023

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey announced earlier this week that two lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers DuPont and 3M, alleging that they have promoted per- and polyfluoroakyl substances and PFAS-containing products for widespread use in the state.

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New Product Announcement: Sustainable Methacrylic Resin

New Product Announcement: Sustainable Methacrylic Resin

Thursday March 30, 2023

Global supplier of methacrylate chemicals Röhm recently introduced a new sustainable product range for the coating and adhesives industry.

NY Landlord Sued for Lead Paint Hazards

NY Landlord Sued for Lead Paint Hazards

Thursday March 30, 2023

Earlier this week, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against a Buffalo landlord for “repeated and flagrant” violations of lead safety laws at dozens of properties.

EPA Proposes Water Quality Report Upgrades

EPA Proposes Water Quality Report Upgrades

Thursday March 30, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would strengthen annual drinking water quality reports with important public health information.

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Colorful Plant-Based Films Cool Buildings

Colorful Plant-Based Films Cool Buildings

Thursday March 30, 2023

Scientists from Cambridge University have recently unveiled a new plant-based coating that gets cooler when exposed to sunlight.

AI, Drones Inspecting Canadian Navy Vessels

AI, Drones Inspecting Canadian Navy Vessels

Thursday March 30, 2023

Provider of AI-assisted digital inspection software Qii.AI announced earlier this month that it has entered into an agreement with Canada’s Naval Engineering Test Establishment for use of the platform in the Royal Canadian Navy’s ship inspection program.

Contractors Needed for TX Ground Tank Rehab

Contractors Needed for TX Ground Tank Rehab

Wednesday March 29, 2023

The City of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 250,000-gallon welded steel ground storage tank.

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Engineers Develop Self-Sensing Concrete Material

Engineers Develop Self-Sensing Concrete Material

Wednesday March 29, 2023

Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh have reportedly developed a new metamaterial concrete for smart civil infrastructure systems.

EEOC Wins Construction Employment Lawsuit

EEOC Wins Construction Employment Lawsuit

Wednesday March 29, 2023

Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it had obtained a default judgement in a lawsuit that alleged that a Maryland staffing agency refused to hire female workers for construction positions.