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Agency Announces $244M in Funding for Rail

Agency Announces $244M in Funding for Rail

Friday August 23, 2019

Earlier this month, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the availability of $244 million in funding for railroad infrastructure projects.


Paint Alleviates Heat for Dog Paws

Paint Alleviates Heat for Dog Paws

Friday August 23, 2019

Though many dog owners love to take their pets out to enjoy the summer sun, sidewalks can prove to be too hot for paws. One answer is a heat-reflective paint produced by coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh).


Contractors Needed for OR Military Museum Remodel

Contractors Needed for OR Military Museum Remodel

Friday August 23, 2019

The Oregon National Guard is seeking contractors to perform interior remodeling and finishing of the Archive Reading Room at the Oregon Military Museum in Clackamas, Oregon.


PPG Invests $1.5M in Community Programs

PPG Invests $1.5M in Community Programs

Friday August 23, 2019

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that its PPG Foundation has invested more than $1.5 million in 48 organizations that support educational and community sustainability programs throughout the United States.


Another $305M in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

Another $305M in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

Friday August 23, 2019

Work on sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall continues to progress with the recent award of $305 million in contracts. The work is to take place along the border in Texas.


Research Looks at Cool Roofs, Heat Waves

Research Looks at Cool Roofs, Heat Waves

Friday August 23, 2019

A recent study by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory takes a look at the impact cool roofs could have in California, with the goal of shielding people from heat waves.


SSPC Announces Steel City Chapter

SSPC Announces Steel City Chapter

Thursday August 22, 2019

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced via an emailed press release the re-establishment of its Pittsburgh chapter, to be known as The SSPC Steel City Chapter. The first meeting is scheduled for early October.


EPA Designates 20 Chemicals as Low Priority

EPA Designates 20 Chemicals as Low Priority

Thursday August 22, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed to add 20 substances as low priority under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Notre Dame Construction Resumes After Lead Scare

Notre Dame Construction Resumes After Lead Scare

Thursday August 22, 2019

After experiencing an operational shut down due to lead contamination concerns, construction at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has reportedly resumed with stricter decontamination measures in place.


UCLA Team Given $1.5M for Cement Research

UCLA Team Given $1.5M for Cement Research

Thursday August 22, 2019

A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, Samueli School of Engineering announced that it has just received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop 3D-printed concrete that incorporates carbon dioxide as part of a binder.


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