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Previous Polls

June 27 - July 1, 2022
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced in May that a new paint recycling program was underway. Do you think more states should adopt PaintCare programs?

June 27 - July 1, 2022
The new Clean Hull Initiative calls on regulators, shipping companies, ports, coatings manufacturers, technology and service providers, as well as academic and research institutions to focus on biofouling management. Do you believe there should be a worldwide regulation for proactive hull cleaning?

June 20 - June 24, 2022
Is your company experiencing delays and other issues due to the supply chain, availability of raw materials or inflation?

June 20 - June 24, 2022
Last month, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new Permitting Action Plan to accelerate federal permitting and environmental reviews for infrastructure projects funded through the bipartisan infrastructure law. Do you believe this will help expedite projects?

June 13 - June 17, 2022
A recent report by the Beacon Hill Institute points out that a rule proposed by the Department of Labor makes the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts wage determination process more inaccurate, inflationary and biased. Do you think that the rule should be adopted?

June 13 - June 17, 2022
Do you think the industry has done a good job of introducing new coating systems over the past 12-18 months?

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June 6 - June 10, 2022
Researchers are now considering how the “Whitest White” paint developed by Purdue University could slash carbon emissions and, in some cases, replace air conditioning units. Do you believe the use of coatings could aid in a global cooling effect?

June 6 - June 10, 2022
How prevalent do you think autonomous or robotic systems for surface preparation will become over the next decade?

May 27 - June 3, 2022
At the beginning of the month, construction start-up Alquist 3D announced plans to build 200 homes in the southwest region of Virginia as part of “Project Virginia,” the world’s largest 3D-printed construction project. Do you believe that 3D-printed housing will help solve the housing crisis in rural and underserved areas of America?

May 27 - June 3, 2022
On May 14, a U.S. government requirement went into effect requiring that projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law use only iron and steel produced in the nation. Do you believe this is a reasonable rule due to current supply chain issues?

June 1 - June 2, 2022
Has your company considered using more novel approaches to surface preparation, such as dry-ice blasting or laser cleaning, in its operations?

May 20 - May 27, 2022
Researchers are calling for a “paradigm change” in forecasting corrosion damage within reinforced concrete structures using the chloride threshold concept. Do you believe that this prediction method should be replaced?

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May 13 - May 20, 2022
Researchers from Tomsk State University have recently developed a new paint, Premia, designed to neutralize common pathogens and reduce nosocomial infections. Do you believe that, if certified, this paint will be more widely used?

May 13 - May 20, 2022
When preparing a steel bridge or similar structure for recoating, what method of surface preparation does your company use most often?

May 6 - May 13, 2022
The Associated General Contractors recently reported skilled labor shortages throughout the U.S. in the construction industry, despite growth in the nation’s labor force participation rate. Has your company had trouble filling positions this year?

May 6 - May 13, 2022
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a sponge capable of cleaning up oil, microplastics and phosphate from polluted waterways. While studies have shown that paint flakes largely contribute to microplastic particles in the ocean, do you believe this technology is worth pursuing?

April 29 - May 6, 2022
When coating concrete, what is the biggest challenge you come across?

April 29 - May 6, 2022
What do you consider most important when purchasing abrasive blast media?

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May 4 - May 5, 2022
Do you belong to any water-industry groups (AWWA, WEF) in addition to coatings- or corrosion-related associations?

April 22 - April 29, 2022
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released a report on the commercial availability and current uses of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances found in various paints, coatings and varnishes, recommending further work is needed to understand the health and environmental risks. Do you believe enough is being done to better protect painters from these substances?

April 22 - April 29, 2022
Have you read about the winners of the 2021 JPCL Prestige Awards in the March issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings?

April 14 - April 22, 2022
For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a rulemaking for the Davis-Bacon Act and Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to speed up prevailing wage updates, create several efficiencies in the current system and ensure that prevailing wage rates keep up with actual wages. Do you agree with the proposed changes?

April 14 - April 22, 2022
A recent study published by the Swiss-based Environmental Action has found that paint accounts for 58% of microplastics in the world’s oceans and waterways. Do you believe the push for green coatings could be a solution to this issue?

April 11 - April 14, 2022
When it comes to selecting a coating system for a project, what do you consider first?

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April 11 - April 14, 2022
Between barrier protection, inhibitive protection or sacrificial/galvanic protection, do you believe one form of corrosion protection on steel is superior to the others?

April 4 - April 8, 2022
A recent request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked the agency to reconsider its final risk evaluation regarding C.I. Pigment Violet 29. The shared belief between the requesters is that hazards associated with PV29 should be identified at the manufacturer level and that facilities use OSHA-regulated safety measures to reduce risks of exposure. Do you believe that the EPA’s rulemaking should remain in effect?

April 4 - April 8, 2022
When it comes to selecting an abrasive media for surface preparation on steel, do you find that expendable abrasives or recyclable abrasives perform better?

April 1, 2022
Will the U.S. oil and gas industry grow or falter in 2022?

March 28 - April 1, 2022
A job forecast issued by ThinkWhy for construction and extraction occupations predicts that the industry is expected to expand by 3.9% (nearly 240,000 jobs) in 2022. Do you believe that this will be impacted by the current labor shortage?

March 28 - April 1, 2022
Officials in the Netherlands received a request to potentially dismantle parts of the historic Koningshaven Bridge in Rotterdam, locally known as De Hef, to allow passage for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ yacht. Do you believe that the bridge should be dismantled briefly for the vessel?

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March 21 - March 25, 2022
An unfinished apartment complex in Oklahoma City was recently destroyed after its roof caught fire. Reports indicate that the roof’s Thermoplastic Polyolefin material, which is resistant to water, contributed to the severity of the blaze. Do you think these types of materials should be reviewed for better fire protection?

March 21 - March 25, 2022
Voting for the 2021 JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards, where readers determine the year’s top articles from JPCL, officially closes Friday, April 1. Have you cast your vote?

March 14 - March 18, 2022
The United States and Japan recently announced a deal to remove tariffs on 1.25 million metric tons of Japanese steel annually. Do you believe that this rollback will help mitigate inflation and material shortages?

March 14 - March 18, 2022
The White House released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guide book, which includes a comprehensive list of the more than 375 programs and available funding included in the law. Do you believe this will be a useful tool?

March 7 - March 11, 2022
New Florida legislation seeks to require mandatory building inspections for all apartment and condo buildings taller than three stories and larger than 3,500 square feet. The inspections would be required once a building is 30-years-old and every 10 years after. Do you believe this time frame for inspections is reasonable?

March 7 - March 11, 2022
The University of Texas at Austin announced that its carbon capture technology, including a solution for “hard to abate” industries, will be licensed by Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions. Do you believe this technology should be adopted by other power plants and heavy industrial sources?

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February 28 - March 4, 2022
President Joe Biden signed a new executive order requiring the use of project labor agreements for projects costing more than $35 million. The new requirement is expected to boost the quality of federal construction projects. Do you believe this order will make procurement more economical and efficient?

February 28 - March 4, 2022
The Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program) is expected to help repair approximately 15,000 highway bridges in the United States. However, the National Bridge Inventory shows that more than 43,000 bridges in the country are in poor condition. Do you think enough is being done to address the nation’s bridge repairs?

February 21 - February 25, 2022
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Design and Construction announced they had approved six teams to develop four modern, more humane jails. Do you believe other cities need to make updates and improvements to the living conditions of their jails?

February 21 - February 25, 2022
In 2021, OSHA reached a settlement including an agreement to make changes to its communication about beryllium. Do you believe OSHA communication regarding its beryllium rules was not clear enough at the time?

February 14 - February 18, 2022
Habitat for Humanity recently announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using a 3D printer. The house took 12 hours to construct, and is a 1,200-square-feet, two-bathroom concrete structure that can withstand hurricanes and tornados. Do you believe 3D printers could become a mainstream technology in house construction?

February 14 - February 18, 2022
Ground walnut shells, corn cob, ice cubes and high-pressure water are a few examples of less toxic abrasive blasting material options. Should standards be adapted on a large scale to implement the use of these alternatives in abrasive blasting?

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February 7 - February 11, 2022
A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration prioritizes heat-related interventions on days when the heat index exceeds 80 F. Do you believe this threshold temperature is low enough?

February 7 - February 11, 2022
Robotics company Petra created a rock boring-robot that has successfully bored through the hardest rocks in the world, including granite, basalt, gneiss and dolostone. Do you believe there needs to be an industry shift toward robotics in regard to boring?

January 31 - February 4, 2022
Restorations to the Notre Dame Cathedral include replacing confessionals boxes and altars with modern art murals and sound effects. Do you believe these upgrades are a good way to bring historical structures into the modern age?

January 31 - February 4, 2022
According to the White House, approximately 10 million American households are served by a lead service line or pipe. Part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, has been put into place to remove all lead lines and pipes within the next 10 years. Do you believe this can be accomplished within the next decade?

January 24 - January 28, 2022
Pending plan approval, the Central Place Sydney $2.5 billion dual-tower property will be powered by 100% renewable energy. When do you believe we will see a significant increase of these types of buildings being approved internationally?

January 24 - January 28, 2022
In November 2021, the White house announced a deal between the United States and European Union to roll back tariffs on European steel and aluminum in an attempt to lower costs on various goods and help the supply chain get back on track. Do you believe this deal was significant enough to help or resolve the supply chain issue?

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January 17 - January 21, 2022
At the beginning of November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a notice announcing its plan to hold property management companies responsible for lead-based paint safety requirements. Do you believe this notice provides enough incentive to see significant changes in lead-based paint safety practices?

January 17 - January 21, 2022
Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a robotic dog with a 3D laser scanner, which could be used to document changes to the jobsite and make decisions in the field. Do you believe this type of technology could successfully accompany human documentation within the next decade?

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