Previous Polls


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?

February 15 - February 19, 2021
In January, Notre Dame Cathedral officials reported that they were considering implementing lasers for the decontamination and cleaning efforts of the structure. Would you ever consider this technology to weed out contamination without using chemical or mechanical abrasion?

February 15 - February 19, 2021
Based on nanomaterial cement mixture research conducted by Penn State University scientists, do you think the nanomaterial is promising for the sealing leaks in oil and gas industry?

February 8 - February 12, 2021
In December, former President Donald J. Trump signed the “Executive Order on Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,” which orders all federal buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as new federal courthouses and certain other federal buildings be designed in “classical” or “traditional” styles of architecture. Do you think the EO will overly confine architectural style?

February 8 - February 12, 2021
Toward the end of 2020, former President Donald J. Trump signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, which allotted $10 billion for highway infrastructure programs. Do you think the funds are enough to make up for the losses in state transportation revenues and make up transportation system maintenance?

February 1 - February 5, 2021
Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently unveiled a new National Recycling Goal that aims to increase the national recycling rate to 50% by 2030. Do you think the endeavor will successfully create more jobs and help to conserve natural resources?

February 1 - February 5, 2021
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has recently awarded a $600,000 grant to Rolls-Royce University materials science and engineering professor and technology center director Elizabeth J. Opila with the aim to increase turbine engine coatings’ temperature tolerance by 200 degrees Celsius. If successful, do you see the coatings being utilized in other infrastructure forms?

January 25 - January 29, 2021
Regarding the PaintSquare Connect product pavilions, is there a pavilion that you would have liked to see more contractors or suppliers?

January 25 - January 29, 2021
At the end of November, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city had decided it would repair the West Seattle Bridge, as it was the quickest, most cost-effective option. Do you think the decision will prove wise in the long run?

January 18 - January 22, 2021
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside local airport officials, recently announced that work to modernize and upgrade Los Angeles International Airport Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B) would finish 18 months ahead of schedule. Do you think other commercial projects will see an uptick in reduced work schedules despite COVID-19 restrictions?

January 18 - January 22, 2021
Regarding the PaintSquare Connect curriculum, what tracks would you have liked to see more content?

January 11 - January 15, 2021
If participating in the PaintSquare Connect Rewards Program, what are you doing the most to rack up points?

January 11 - January 15, 2021
Recently, Virgin Hyperloop announced that it has successfully conducted its first trial involving human passengers in its levitating hyperloop capsules. While the trial only reached 107 mph, how long until you think tests will be conducted at full speeds (600 mph+)?

January 4 - January 8, 2021
In a new study by the University of Oregon’s Institute for Health in the Built Environment, a team of academics and industry partners are looking at how mass timber could be used in healthcare construction projects. Do you think the building material is could better benefit the industry?

January 4 - January 8, 2021
In November, the Biden-Harris transition team announced a plan to tackle climate change. Do you think Congress will support carbon capturing and storage infrastructure projects?

December 21 - December 23, 2020
In November, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use of natural gas or other fossil fuels in all new residential and commercial building construction projects. Do you think other cities will follow suit?

December 21 - December 23, 2020
Last month, United States Federal Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order to the Small Business Administration to release the names and precise loan amounts of all Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan borrower recipients. Do you agree with the need for transparency?

December 14 - December 18, 2020
Recently, international engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti announced the launch of a software that uses artificial intelligence to identify and assess damage and deterioration in building envelopes and structures. Do you think the T2D2 software will be successfully adopted by building inspectors?

December 14 - December 18, 2020
The United States Navy recently announced the launch of its new research competition, “Rust-A-Thon.” Do you think the endeavor will prove effective in developing new protective coating materials?

December 7 - December 11, 2020
With the public comment period slated to come to a close next week regarding the revised draft risk evaluation for C.I. Pigment Violet 29, do you think the industry will choose to more strictly regulate the chemical?

December 7 - December 11, 2020
The Phoenix Street Transportation Department, in collaboration with Arizona State University, recently completed a series of cool pavement applications around the city. If proved to help reduce heat island effect, do you think other cities located in warmer climates will adopt the technology?

November 30 - December 4, 2020
London-based Heatherwick Studio recently released design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood. Do you think expect other new coastal commercial projects will take similar approaches to potential flood protection?

November 30 - December 4, 2020
The Long Ridge Energy Terminal recently announced plans to convert its 485-megawatt combined-cycle power plant to run on carbon-free hydrogen. While its slated to be the first-of-its-kind for the nation, how soon do you think other plants will start making conversions to carbon-free energy production?

November 23 - November 27, 2020
The U.S. Green Building Council reported last month that more than 130 LEED projects have engaged in its Safety First pilot credits in support of “healthy reopening plans in response to the pandemic.” Do you think the number of projects will continue to increase?

November 23 - November 27, 2020
For the first time in American history, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a National Freight Strategic Plan regarding long-term investments in infrastructure, the workforce and other essential parts of the freight system. Do you think the plan will help maintain the nation’s competitive edge across major industries like agriculture, manufacturing, energy production and e-commerce?

November 16 - November 20, 2020
In October, the National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded the University of Connecticut $768,000 in federal funding for the continued research on premature degradation of concrete foundations containing pyrrhotite. Do you think the grant will help UConn develop a reliable and efficient way of testing the corrosive mineral?

November 16 - November 20, 2020
Reports have recently indicated that businesses that received Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program loans during the COVID-19 pandemic could experience higher taxable revenues. If you or your company received a PPP loan, do you plan to apply for loan forgiveness or use the tax write offs and pay the loan back?

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