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September 26 - September 30, 2022
What is the service life of a painted weathering steel bridge, compared to a painted carbon steel bridge in the same service environment?

September 26 - September 30, 2022
How do you strip paint from a cementitious substrate if you can’t alter the surface texture?

September 19 - September 23, 2022
When preparing to refurbish an old concrete secondary containment wall around a storage tank, what criteria should be used to determine if a crack can be repaired for coating or if the section of the wall should be rebuilt?

September 19 - September 23, 2022
If the walls of single-wythe CMU with core fill insulation become saturated, can they be adequately dried out for painting? If so, how?

September 12 - September 16, 2022
How do you use smartphone apps on the job? What tasks or needs does your phone or tablet help with during the course of a day?

September 12 - September 16, 2022
Is it cost-effective to grind steel edges before coating for atmospheric service? Why or why not?

September 5 - September 9, 2022
If an owner is using thermal spray aluminum on a pipe exterior as corrosion protection under insulation, and there is a holiday in the coating, will corrosion be substantially accelerated at the base carbon steel, being that the steel is now anodic to the aluminum?

September 5 - September 9, 2022
Can efflorescence be removed from integrally colored CMU without damaging the appearance? How?

August 29 - September 2, 2022
What is the function of an air receiver during blasting?

August 29 - September 2, 2022
How do you determine the best type of staining to impart color and seal on a 30 to 40-year-old brick building being restored with some brick-faced additions?