Previous Polls


July 26 - July 30, 2021
In a recent collaboration, scientists from the Swinburne University of Technology and the Hebei University of Technology converted construction waste into an eco-friendly concrete 3D printing material. With this research in mind, alongside other recent pushes for 3D green printing, do you think the industry is approaching an increase in recycled green building materials?

July 26 - July 30, 2021
In June, Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp. announced that it was officially canceling the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline project. Do you expect other oil and gas pipeline projects will succumb to the same fate?

July 19 - July 23, 2021
The London office of architecture firm Perkins&Will recently announced tis development of a searchable directory of sustainable products to help minimize the carbon footprint of interior projects. Do you think the directory will be beneficial to the industry?

July 19 - July 23, 2021
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced the reinstatement of a pilot program aimed at aiding minority and disadvantaged people by ensuring local hiring for public works construction projects. Do you think the workforce program will help those in economically or socially disadvantaged communities create careers?

July 12 - July 16, 2021
The New York State Senate and State Assembly recently passed legislation that extends full and complete liability to the general contractor or construction manager on a project for any non-payment of wages by any subcontractor on private construction projects. Do you think similar legislation should be adopted across all states?

July 12 - July 16, 2021
Co-founder and Chief Executive Josh Giegel of American transport tech company Virgin Hyperloop recently announced that commercial operations could happen as early as 2027. Do you think this estimation is accurate?

July 15, 2021
Based on your experience regarding coatings projects, what option best describes the amount of money spent (from the project's total cost) on buying or renting coating application equipment required for a project’s completion:

July 5 - July 9, 2021
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed that the U.S. Green Building Council is piloting a new credit for the installation of cool exterior walls in new homes, schools and commercial buildings for the purpose of mitigating urban heat islands. Do you think the pilot credit will inspire more facility owners to integrate cool walls?

July 5 - July 9, 2021
The Biden administration recently approved the construction and operation of Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first large-scale offshore windfarm. Do you think the nation will reach its goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind in America by 2030?

June 28 - July 2, 2021
Specialty polymers company Kraton Corporation recently received an emergency exemption from the EPA for the deployment of its BiaXam copolymer for specific applications to help protect against SARS-CoV-2. Do you think similar exemptions will be provided for protective coating use on high-contact surfaces as social distancing restrictions are lifted?

June 28 - July 2, 2021
In April, the City of Miami announced that it would be investing nearly $4 billion in spending over the next 40 years in an effort to keep the city dry from rising seas. Do you believe other coastal communities will be making similar announcements in the near future?

June 21 - June 25, 2021
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently issued an Executive Order to create a city-led deconstruction policy for buildings—disassembling a building instead of demolishing it. Do you feel other cities should adopt similar policies to remediate blight and divert building materials from landfills?

June 21 - June 25, 2021
Recently, Wyoming announced its intentions to sue other states blocking its exports of coal—an issue that’s resulting in the shutdown of its coal-fired power plants. Do you think it’ll be the only state to send such a strong message?

June 14 - June 18, 2021
Engineers from Purdue University recently created what they’re calling “the whitest paint yet.” How long until you think building and facility owners will be able to utilize the coating to cool down their buildings as intended?

June 14 - June 18, 2021
In a recent study, researchers from UGA suggested a new way to prioritize bridge maintenance by looking at time-dependent element interactions, also known as coactiveness. While bridges have an average 75-year lifespan, the researchers claimed that by employing their maintenance method, the infrastructure lifespan could be extended beyond 100 years. Do you foresee the method being adopted by DOTs or other associations such as the FHWA or ARTA?

June 7 - June 11, 2021
Recently, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released the Worker Well-Being Questionnaire, a survey intended to help researchers, employers, workers, practitioners and policymakers understand workers’ health and target interventions to improve well-being. Do you think the free tool will prove beneficial to the industry?

June 7 - June 11, 2021
Last month, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline, shut down all its operations after experiencing a ransomware attack. Do you think the cyberattack was enough to push for increased cyber security on the nation’s infrastructure?

May 31 - June 4, 2021
A study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine associated paint-stripping chemical methylene chloride to more deaths than what has previously been acknowledged by the Environmental Protection Agency. With this information in mind, do you feel the chemical should have been fully banned by the Agency back in June 2020?

May 31 - June 4, 2021
President Joe Biden recently developed a set of actions aimed at catalyzing offshore wind energy capable of triggering more than $12 billion per year in capital investment in projects on both U.S. coasts and tens of thousands of jobs, among other benefits. If successfully carried out, do you think the new energy push will offset the losses experienced in the oil and gas industries?

May 24 - May 28, 2021
The National Association of Home Builders, along with industry partners, hosted a COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction last month. Do you think the industry could use more like-events to encourage construction professionals to get vaccinated?

May 24 - May 28, 2021
To restore a 19th-century bridge in Minneapolis, officials from Collins Engineers recently announced that they’d be working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on incorporating Microsoft HoloLens headsets with software from Bentley Systems. If the virtual inspections are sufficient, do you think other DOTs will adopt the software as well?

May 17 - May 21, 2021
The New York City Department of Buildings has recently begun piloting a new Remote Video Inspections program that will replace in-person visits for some construction inspections. Do you think other states will adopt a similar program?

May 17 - May 21, 2021
Construction is finally underway for what is being dubbed as the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian concrete bridge in the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. How long until you think the record is beaten?

May 20, 2021
What type of coating do you use most frequently on water/wastewater projects?

May 10 - May 14, 2021
In March, Massachusetts introduced legislation to require solar roofs on new residential and commercial buildings. The Solar Neighborhoods Act was reportedly filed at the beginning of the month, with a companion bill filed in the Senate. Do you foresee similar legislation being proposed in more states?

May 10 - May 14, 2021
Now that it’s been officially released, what is your favorite aspect about the new, independent, Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings magazine?

May 3 - May 7, 2021
In March, New Jersey was the latest state to push legislation for a PaintCare program—a paint stewardship program involving paint manufacturers and producers in conjunction with the American Coatings Association. Do you think the program will ever be adopted by all 50 states?

May 3 - May 7, 2021
For the first time in the agency’s history, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently completed a climate change review. Do you think more projects will be required to undergo this type of review?

April 26 - April 30, 2021
In March, large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly announced its plans to construct the world’s first-ever space hotel during a recent virtual event on its YouTube channel. Slated to be fully operational in 2027, do you think this expectation is realistic?

April 26 - April 30, 2021
In February, a water treatment plant in Florida was hacked, resulting in changes made to the level of sodium hydroxide from 100 parts per million to 11,000 per million. Touted as a “wake-up” call for infrastructure security, do you think other industries should be taking additional precautions as well?

April 19 - April 23, 2021
Global food and beverage company Kraft Heinz recently announced a new pilot program that’s demonstrating a roofing material made from the company’s recycled flexible packaging. Do you believe the recycled flexible plastic packaging will outperform current standard building materials?

April 19 - April 23, 2021
Based on your experience on coatings projects, what option best describes the amount of money spent (from the project's total cost) on buying or renting surface preparation equipment required for a project’s completion:

April 12 - April 16, 2021
What factor do you think most contributed to Fall Protection—General Requirements being the number one most frequently cited standards in the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s fiscal year 2020 report:

April 12 - April 16, 2021
Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Texas) has recently proposed new legislation regarding the relaunch of construction on the U.S-Mexico border wall and other border security enhancement projects within the state. If passed, do you foresee the border wall projects receiving reimbursement from the federal government?

April 15, 2021
Do you believe the natural gas and oil industry will have an important role in helping the economy recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic?

April 5 - April 9, 2021
Recently, President Joe Biden reversed Executive Order 13967 of Dec. 18, 2020, Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture. Do you believe all federal buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as new federal courthouses and certain other federal buildings should be designed in architectural styles other than “classical” or “traditional?”

April 5 - April 9, 2021
Based on your experience on coatings projects, what option best describes the amount of time spent for surface preparation regarding the project’s total:

March 29 - April 2, 2021
At the end of January, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued stronger worker safety guidance to aid employers in implementing a COVID-19 prevention program and to better identify risks that could lead to exposure and contraction of the virus. Do you think the changes will be effective?

March 29 - April 2, 2021
With JPCL and SSPC officially ending its 37-year partnership next month, what are you most excited about regarding the new publication?

March 22 - March 26, 2021
New York-based construction technology company SQ4D Inc. recently listed a 3D-printed home for sale that it says is the first slated to receive a certification of occupancy in the U.S. Do you expect the market will see more of these types of homes?

March 22 - March 26, 2021
Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service announced that companies denied forgiveness of the of their Small Business Interruption Loan under the Paycheck Protection Program are eligible for an employee retention tax credit. Do you think the decision will save businesses in the industry?

March 25, 2021
What are you most looking forward to at the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo?

March 15 - March 19, 2021
In January, the “Buy American” policies initially set forth by former President Donald J. Trump got a boost after President Joe Biden signed a new executive order aiming at increasing government purchases of American-made products. Do you think the EO will help build back the industry’s economy?

March 15 - March 19, 2021
As promised during his campaign, President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office in January. Do you think similar fates will come for other pipeline projects in the U.S.?

March 8 - March 12, 2021
Recently, engineers from Purdue University discovered that adding small amounts of nanoscale titanium dioxide to cement could make the material more sustainable. Do you think the resulted material could outweigh any potential health and safety concerns?

March 8 - March 12, 2021
Recently, civil engineers from the Cork Institute of Technology announced that they were planning to recycle wind turbine blades for a future pedestrian bridge. If proven successful, do you think the recycled blades will be incorporated in more civil infrastructure projects?

March 1 - March 5, 2021
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered copper surfaces for residual use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. How soon do you think the industry could see the utilization of these coatings in residential properties?

March 1 - March 5, 2021
Early this year, infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, alongside other entities, started to monitor COVID-19 ribonucleic acid in wastewater. Do you think the efforts will help to better manage the spread of the virus?

February 22 - February 26, 2021
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final risk evaluation for n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), ruling that there are unreasonable risks to workers and consumers in 26 out of 37 conditions of use. Do you agree with the ruling?

February 22 - February 26, 2021
At the beginning of 2021, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority officially launched their newly combined organization: The Association for Materials Protection and Performance. Do you feel the combined organization will provide more value to the coatings industry than when the organizations were separate?

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