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University Engineers Flexible Nanomaterial Cement

According to a team of scientists from Penn State University, a newly developed nanomaterial cement mixture could be a cost-effective solution in sealing leaking natural gas wells.


Engineers Use Hemp to Repair KY Bridges

Recently, students from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky were reported to use hemp as an experimental construction material for bridge repair.


UConn Updates CT Leaders on Concrete Research

Earlier this month, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut met with local leaders to discuss research collected over the past year regarding the state’s crumbling concrete c...


House Bill to Assist Local Bridge Repairs

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a program last Tuesday (Oct. 1), that aims to reestablish federal funding for repairs and replacements needed for local structural...


Subcontractors Disputes CA Transit Center Finds

On the heels of a report from San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority that said multiple inspections failed to miss a construction error in the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center...


CA Transit Center Fix Gets June Completion Date

The fix for the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco is now officially underway as shoring went up along one of the streets last weekend. Repair work, though, is estimated...


Researchers Develop Quick-Setting Pothole Fix

With fixing potholes in a timely manner a consistent concern, researchers based out of the University of Minnesota’s Natural Resources Research Institute recently developed a pothole fix tha...


2 Products for Exterior Protection, Repairs Unveiled

Baltimore-based construction product company DAP recently released two products that aim to make weather production and outdoor repairs easier.


LEGO Bricks Save Crumbling Buildings

A new project using LEGO bricks to repair masonry in public spaces has ignited the imaginations of people across the globe, and it all began with a single artist.


New Roof System Unveiled for Challenging Repairs

Mule-Hide Products Co. has released a new roof coating system that the company says combines strength, elasticity and low moisture permeability.


Repair Mortar, Grout System Launches

BASF Corp.’s Construction Chemicals division (Shakopee, Minnesota) has introduced a chemical-resistant repair mortar and grout product for concrete substrates and interior applications.


Engineer Testifies in Sinking Tower Saga

A San Francisco government oversight committee conducting hearings to determine what went wrong at the sinking Millennium Tower has heard from an engineer involved in early stages of the pro...


Cost Probe into Parliament Repair Plan

A massive, multi-billion pound plan to renovate the crumbling Palace of Westminster in London is under investigation by parliamentary officials, reports relate.


Lead Paint Work Draws RRP Fines

Twelve California renovation contractors recently faced tens of thousands of dollars in fines for failing to abide by federal lead-based paint rules.


Report Details Cause of Foundation Cracks

New research confirms that pyrrhotite is to blame for premature cracking and deteriorating concrete foundations seen throughout hundreds of homes in Connecticut, but officials say important ...


Pipeline Repair Coating Goes Small

Anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Denso (Houston, TX) has introduced a 50-ml repair cartridge for its Protal 7125 repair coating for pipelines, making its low-temperature repair product a...


Great Wall Repair Sparks Outrage

Chinese officials are drawing criticism for a restoration project that experts say went “very badly.”


Cracking Concrete Probe Continues

One year after launching a probe into hundreds of cracking and crumbling residential concrete foundations, officials say the concrete companies linked to the foundations did not intentionall...


Dry Rot Shutters Zoo Building

An iconic 55-year-old entrance to a California zoo will be repaired after dry rot was discovered in roof beams.


Mineral to Blame in Cracking Foundations

Officials in Connecticut have determined that concrete aggregate is partly to blame for hundreds of deteriorating residential foundations throughout the eastern part of the state.


Elastomer Roofing Sealant Debuts

Roof coatings and waterproofing maker R.M. Lucas Co. has rolled out a new thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant.


X-Rated Alert Seals Pothole Response

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—Here's a pothole complaint that the local authorities can't possibly ignore.


Pothole Provocateur Presses Penile Plot

MANCHESTER—Forget those local "road hotlines." One artful Brit has found a better way to call attention to untended potholes: Festoon them with genitalia.


Composite Made for Oily, Wet Repairs

Belzona has introduced a paste-grade epoxy composite engineered for in situ repairs of wet, oil-contaminated and underwater surfaces.


UNC Pays Duke $27K for Paint Damage

If your team wreaks havoc in a rival’s locker room with cans of spray paint, you may have to write a personal check.


Cement Touts Wet-Weather Adhesion

A new cement repair compound for underwater and all-weather use is the latest offering from roof coating supplier RM Lucas Co.


Flashing Cement Tackles Weather, Water

Roof coating supplier RM Lucas Co. has expanded its line of repair and maintenance products with the introduction of Lucas #6500 Universal Flashing Cement.


OSHA Files New Home Depot Case

Cited more than 120 times in five years, the world’s largest home-improvement retailer is now facing repeat accusations of federal safety violations at one of its Chicago stores.


The Art of Pothole Patching

While potholes are the nemesis of most drivers, for Jim Bachor, they are a blank canvas awaiting his artful touch.


Cracks Fixed Atop Washington Monument

An extensive, 33-month long, $15 million repair program to mend cracks and chips atop the Washington Monument has been completed.


$15M Repair Reopens Washington Monument

The 130-year-old Washington Monument has reopened to the public nearly three years after sustaining cracks and chips in an earthquake that rattled the eastern United States.


Resurfacing Acrylic Delays Replacement

Anvil Paints & Coatings has introduced a 100 percent acrylic product for resurfacing wood, concrete and composite surfaces.


Coating Repair for Ugly Decks

Rust-Oleum has introduced Deck and Concrete Restore, a pre-mixed, water-based, one-part polymer coating designed to repair and revive decks and concrete surfaces.


Project Overruns Laid to Contractors

The general contractor’s “unreasonable” direction of subcontractors on an Air Force repaving project in Guam led to delays that will cost the parties millions of dollars, a federal judge has...


 
 
   

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