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Contractors Needed for Navy WW Tanks Coating

The Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command is soliciting bids for coating and repairs to three steel wastewater tanks.


Blue Bridge Paint Oversprays Into FL River

As workers sprayed a bridge over the Orange River in Buckingham, Florida, the wind reportedly carried the blue paint into the water below, raising concerns about the environmental impact.


IN Roadside Santa Undergoing Repaint Project

A large Santa Claus statue along Highway 41 in Evansville, Indiana, will be ho-ho-hosed down this week as crews power wash the giant in preparation for a repaint.


Detroit Zoo Unveils New Water Tower Design

A project more than two years in the making is on its way to being completed at the Detroit Zoo as the new designs and branding for its iconic water tower have been revealed.


IL Bridge Painting Kicks Off After Weather Delays

A $1.103 million painting project to refurbish seven bridges in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Interstate 72 is officially underway after wet weather pushed the work back.


$5.3M NY Bridge Painting Project Underway

Work has officially kicked off on the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge in Rochester, New York, for a $5.3 million maintenance painting project.


Digester Tank Project Causes Lead Contamination

Port of Bellingham officials in Washington have confirmed that, earlier this week, lead paint from a recent refurbishing project on the port’s “rocket ship” digester tanks has contaminated l...


Contractors Needed for MO Water Tank Coating

The Jefferson County Public Water Supply District No. 2 in High Ridge, Missouri, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 1-million-gallon welded steel fluted pillar/colu...


Contractors Needed for IL Trail Bridge Coating

The St. Clair County Transit District is soliciting bids for the cleaning and painting of an existing bridge structure in Belleville, Illinois.


JPCL Releases 2023 Readers’ Choice Winners

Winners of the 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honor the authors of the top articles chosen by JPCL readership over the past year, were unveiled in the latest bimonthly issue of the Jo...


Patrol Vessel Receives WWI Paint Scheme

After months of maintenance and coating work, the River Class Patrol vessel HMS Mersey is now stationed at the Falmouth drydock in Cornwall, England, with a new “Western Approaches” color sc...


Contract Awarded for PA Bridge Coating

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,297,304.25 for coating and repairs to two existing bridge structures along State Route 3003 over I-80...


Contractors Needed for CA College Library Reno

The South Orange County Community College District in Mission Viejo, California, is soliciting bids for the remodeling and painting of the Irvine Valley College Library.


Robot Cleans, Paints Offshore Energy Structures

Scientists at Germany's Fraunhofer Smart Ocean Technologies research group recently developed an experimental new undersea robot to help maintain offshore renewable energy platforms.


MI Tank Painting Project Details Released

At the beginning of this month, the city council in Tecumseh, Michigan, held a meeting to discuss plans to paint the interior and exterior of the city’s water tower as part of a rehabilitati...


Bidding Open for GA High School Painting Reno

Jones County Schools in Georgia is soliciting bids for coating renovations at Jones County High School.


Battleship Texas Moved for Further Repairs

The Battleship USS Texas, which has been dry-docked for the last 18 months at the Galveston Harbor in Texas, is now reportedly headed back into the water as part of a re-floating process to ...


Contract Awarded for PA Bridge Concrete Coating

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $23,350,000 for concrete overlay and bridge preservation along I-99 in several municipalities in Blair C...


NASA Applies ‘Worm’ Logo to Spacecrafts

Crews at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently painted a new “worm” logo on the Space Launch System solid rocket boosters and Orion spacecraft’s crew modul...


New Red Road Paint Upsets Residents

Several new red fluorescent road markings in Herne Bay, England, have reportedly caused a series of complaints from residents who say they are hurting the area.


Painting Contract Awarded for IL Bridges

The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,109,543.99 for cleaning and coating three existing structures along Interstate 55 near Chenoa and Pontiac...


New Product Announcement: Aerospace Adhesives

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the release of two new adhesives to its aerospace portfolio, PPG PR-2940 epoxy syntactic paste adhesive (ESPA) and PPG PR-2936.


New Method Used for FL Bridge Replacement

Officials in Florida recently announced that construction of the replacement John T. Brooks Bridge between Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island has begun, marking a first in the United Stat...


NJ Water Tower Undergoes Painting Project

Officials in New Jersey recently announced that the town of Seaside Park has begun a project to repaint and improve a water tank in the northern portion of the town.


Contract Awarded for PA Interstate Coating Work

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $14,973,872.61 for painting, concrete sealing, and miscellaneous construction on structures along Inters...


Cracking GA Water Tower Repairs Announced

Officials in Griffin, Georgia, have stated that rehabilitation work will begin on the city’s Griffin Water Tower after workers determine the cause of a recent crack in the tank.


Canadian Bridge Project Receives Funding

Officials in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have announced $75 million in funding for cleaning and recoating work on the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge to extend the structure’s lifespan by an expected 75...


FDOT Schedules Bridge Rehab Project

The Florida Department of Transportation recently announced that the Mid-Bay Bridge in Okaloosa County, Florida, has been scheduled for a $3.1 million rehabilitation project, starting this m...


New Product Announcement: Emergency Mastic

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company has announced the launch of Carbothane DTM Mastic, a one-coat solution for emergency maintenance or quick-turn coatin...


WA Moves Forward with Bridge Maintenance

Officials in Kent, Washington, have announced that the Meeker Street bridge across the Green River is set to receive a new coat of paint and repaved road this summer to help keep the structu...


New Product Announcement: Offshore Anticorrosion Coating

Brazilian technology development company WEG has reportedly developed a new coating for use in highly corrosive environments, increasing the durability and lifespan of assets on oil platform...


Contract Awarded for AR Bridge Maintenance

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has awarded a contract in the amount of $180,787,344.73 for construction and painting of bridge structures on Highway 612 in Washington and...


IA Council Approves Water Tower Repairs

Earlier this month, the Clear Lake City Council in Iowa voted 4-0 at a meeting to proceed with painting and repairing a million-gallon water tower on South 24th Street near Interstate 35.


PA Water Tanks Undergo Maintenance Work

Water utility company Pennsylvania American Water is undergoing work to rehabilitate its 1.93-million-gallon Kelker Street tandem water storage tanks in Swatara Township, Pennsylvania.


FL Lift Bridge Maintenance Completed Early

The Florida Department of Transportation announced last month that maintenance work on the Royal Park Bridge in Palm Beach, Florida, has been accomplished five months earlier than initially ...


Deadline Extended for 2023 Prestige Awards

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Prestige Awards has been extended to Friday, Dec. 1.


Rehab Project Completed for World's Largest Buffalo

Painting work was recently completed on an iconic landmark in Jamestown, North Dakota—a 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete buffalo sculpture.


OR Moves Forward with Bridge Maintenance

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced that another phase of a continual painting and restoration project on the Astoria-Megler Bridge was recently completed earlier than expected...


DOT Begins ME Interstate Bridge Painting

A recent news report has announced that the Maine Department of Transportation has begun an almost $3 million paint job in Portland, Maine, to repaint two bridges that are part of I-295.


JPCL Opens Nominations for Prestige Awards

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has announced that nominations are now open for the 2023 JPCL Prestige Awards program, with this year’s awards featuring an enhanced focus...


Bids Open for Historic CA Building Renovations

The City of Pasadena, California is soliciting bids for restoration and repairs to an existing historic building.


Bids Needed for Boston Building Work

The City of Boston is soliciting bids for coating and renovations to an existing Boston Public Health Commission building entryway.


NASA Aircraft Gets New Paint Job

An aircraft from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently got a fresh coat of paint, including a new paint scheme and colors, in preparation for joining the f...


MI Township to Repaint, Build Water Tanks

Earlier this month, Northville Township in Michigan announced


UK Lift Bridge Schedules Repainting ‘Facelift’

The Lowry Bridge, also known as the Salford Quays Millennium Lift Bridge, in Greater Manchester, England, has been scheduled to be repainted and refurbished in hopes to “take it through the ...


Purple People Bridge Painting Work Continues

Following crews painting the Newport, Kentucky side of the Purple People Bridge, work is now set to begin on the Cincinnati side of the structure as fundraising continues.


Flint Water Tower Repairs Set to Begin

Next week, exterior repair work is scheduled to start on the Flint Water Tower in Michigan, followed by interior cleaning and painting, among other upgrades.


Zions Bank Opens Nominations for Paint-a-Thon

The public is invited to nominate homes to receive a fresh coat of exterior paint for the 31st Zions Bank Paint-a-Thon in Idaho and Utah.


Space Needle Returning to ‘Astronaut White’ Color

A fresh coat of paint will be applied to the Seattle Space Needle next month, returning the iconic spire to a shade of white.


IL Swinging Bridge Rehab Work Set to Begin

According to reports, a long-awaited project to paint the Swinging Bridge in Riverside Township, Illinois, is scheduled to begin later this month.


AkzoNobel Launches Aircraft Maintenance Initiative

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings recently announced plans to launch a new digital, data-driven service for airlines and other large operators to tailor and optimize the coatings maintenance sche...


Major Bridge Rehab Project Beginning in IL

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, an estimated $150 million project to rehabilitate 36 bridge structures and other repairs is scheduled to begin in Chicago later this m...


Bidding Open for TX Maintenance Facility Project

VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas, is soliciting bids for modifications to overhead doors at its fleet maintenance facility.


New Aircraft Painting Facility Planned in Spain

Earlier this week, aviation services provider International Aerospace Coatings Group announced that it has been selected to develop and operate a new wide body hangar facility at Teruel Airp...


Owner Ordered to Change Business Paint Color

The Scottish Government has upheld its ruling in an appeal filed by a business owner in Edinburgh regarding the paint color scheme of the building.


NC Shipyard Paint Facility Receives $1.3M Grant

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently announced that the state shipyard paint facility in Manns Harbor has received a $1.3 million grant to improve conditions.


MS Company Providing Super Bowl Field Paint

In preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl, the field at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, is getting upgraded to fresh grass, with painting work underway.


WA Plans for Major Bridge Renovation, Repainting

Design work is expected to begin this year for repainting, deck resurfacing and other related repairs on the Meeker Street Bridge in Kent, Washington.


Historic Structures Preserved with MCI Tech

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation highlighted several projects preserved using the company’s MCI technology in an emailed press release issued last week.


Contract Awarded for WI Bridges Coating, Repair Work

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $201,144,071.74 for coating and repairs to the five bridge structures located along various routes in Glend...


Contractors Needed for TX Water Tank Maintenance

The City of Brady in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the maintenance of a water storage tank.


Toronto School District Accepting Project Bids

The Toronto District School Board is soliciting bids for school building additions and alterations at Hollywood Public School in North York, Ontario, Canada.


Bid Approved for IL Bridge Coating Work

After almost two years, Riverside Township officials have approved a bid for painting and cleaning work on the Swinging Bridge in Illinois.


Union Minister to Paint Schools, Colleges

Thanks to a new initiative by Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi, in association with JSW Paints, over 1,000 government schools and colleges will receive ...


APC Lands New Tank Recoating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently announced that it has landed its third deal of the year with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to re...


Historic Egan Hotel Undergoing Repairs

Contractors have recently begun repairing the historic Egan Hotel in Downtown Crowley, Louisiana, with hopes that one day the facility will become a boutique hotel.


Restoration Completed at Hollywood Sign

A commercial painting crew from Duggan & Associates (Los Angeles) has recently completed restoration coatings on the Hollywood sign in California.


HDOT Soliciting Bids for Airport Reno

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and repairs to an air traffic control tower.


International Bridge Painting Project Wraps Early

At the beginning of the week, the $3 million painting project on the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge was completed three weeks earlier than anticipated.


Contractors Needed for CA Campus Gym

The Antelope Valley Community College District is soliciting bids for renovations to its campus gymnasium in Lancaster, California.


Pittsburgh Roller Coaster Closes for Repaint Work

The historic 95-year-old Racer roller coaster at Kennywood in Pittsburgh has recently closed to receive a full-scale repaint.


Hollywood Sign Painted for Centennial Celebration

In advance of its 100th anniversary, the Hollywood sign is being refurbished with a fresh coat of paint on its iconic letters.


Rembrandt Restoration Provides Impasto Insights

A team of researchers from global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently discovered several ways of creating the “perfect impasto” as part of a years-long analysis of Rembrandt’s 17th-centu...


Bids Wanted for OR Youth Correctional Facility

The Oregon Department of Administrative Services is soliciting bids for painting and remodeling at a youth correctional facility in Tillamook, Oregon.


Contractors Wanted for NY Heating Plant Repaint

SUNY Maritime College is soliciting bids for the repainting of a central heating plant in The Bronx, New York.


World's Largest Buffalo Prepares for Paint Work

An official from Jamestown Tourism in North Dakota recently reported that its 63-year-old staple landmark—a 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete buffalo sculpture—was being assessed and prepared fo...


Colorful Communities Project Completed in Czechia

Global coatings company PPG announced at the beginning of the month that nearly 50 of its volunteers had recently completed another Colorful Communities project.


Air Force Opens Renovated Corrosion Facility

Last week, the United States Air Force inaugurated its 31st Maintenance Group corrosion control facility renovation project at the Aviano Air Base in Italy.


New Paint Job Unveiled for ‘Trump Force One’

A jet belonging to former President Donald Trump was recently renovated, receiving a fresh coat of paint in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


$3M International Bridge Painting Project Begins

Last week, a painting project to coat the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge began, using a one-coat paint system.


Paint Work Nearly Complete on IN Water Tower

Repainting and repairs are being finished on a water tower in Albion, Indiana, after nearly two months of work.


Aesthetic Damages Seen at Disneyland's Space Mountain

It was recently noticed by guests visiting Disneyland’s Space Mountain in Anaheim, California, that there was major damage to the attraction’s line queue area.


Leaked Report: Eiffel Tower Plagued by Rust

In a leaked confidential report, it’s been suggested that Paris’ Eiffel Tower is in poor condition given the amount of rust plaguing the structure.


Errors Cause OH Water Tower Painting Delay

Work has been delayed for the repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, after contractors used the wrong color paint and the wrong logo stencil.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on surface preparation methods...


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


Zions Bank Celebrates 30th Paint-a-Thon

After being canceled for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zions Bank was once again able to host its annual Paint-a-Thon service project.


WV Suspension Bridge Gets Fresh Coat

The historic West Virginia Suspension Bridge is currently undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


Sherwin Donates Paint for WA Radio Flyer Attraction

Since being constructed 33 years ago, the world’s largest Radio Flyer wagon attraction at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington, has plans to receive some minor metal repairs and a fresh co...


New Terminal C Opens at LaGuardia Airport

At the beginning of the month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced the openi...


Naval Shipyard Overhauls Navy Anchor Chains

According to a release from the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, has been named the Center of Excellence for inspecting and servicing anchor cha...


Cleveland Expands Exterior Paint Program

Last week, members of the Cleveland City Council approved legislation authorizing an expanded exterior paint program for eligible homeowners.


Residents in Uproar After Paint Color Mix-Up

According to residents in Independence, Kansas, a paint job recently completed on decades-old lion statues by SEK Delta Waterfowl is “hideous.”


Historic Scottish Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

For the last several weeks, painters in Scotland have been repainting the historic Covesea Lighthouse.


Renovation, Coatings Work Bidding in FL

The City of North Port is soliciting bids for renovations to 13,510 square feet of space at Warm Mineral Springs Park.


Painters Wanted for CA College Campus Reno

Merced Community College District is soliciting bids for an exterior painting project on its campus.


Painting Begins for Space Needle 60th Anniversary

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the Seattle Space Needle hosted a contest for five grand prize winners to help paint the roof of the landmark its original color—nearly 600 feet in the air.


Historic Cambridge Building Gets New Paint Job

A little over a year after Hamilton-based investment and management firm Forge & Foster purchased the 112-year-old Ray Electric building and connecting spaces—located at 20 Park Hill Road in...


Contractors Wanted for CT Pool Improvements

The City of Middletown is soliciting bids for improvements to the Veterans Memorial Park Pool in Middletown, Connecticut.


Bids Being Accepted for TX Warehouse Reno

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the conversion of a warehouse building into a wellness center in Lubbock, Texas.


Repainting Begins on FL Beach Ball Water Tower

Repainting work has begun on an iconic water tower painted to resemble a beach ball in Pensacola Beach, Florida.


Disneyland Paris Gets Fresh Repaint for Anniversary

In celebrating 30 years in business, Disneyland Paris has revealed a new look and a fresh coat of paint at its iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.


Painting Contractors Needed at DE School Reno

Christina School District is soliciting bids for phase three renovations to a school building in Wilmington, Delaware.


Teknos Coating Norway Bridge Project

Coatings manufacturer Teknos recently announced that it has been chosen as the paint supplier for the Brevik Bridge maintenance project in Norway, with its products being used for the bridge...


Phoenix Celebrates Graffiti Awareness Month

Throughout the month of February, the Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department has been working to remove graffiti from residential and commercial areas in the city.


Painting Contractors Wanted for PA Building Reno

Bucks County is soliciting bids for an addition and alteration to its emergency services building in Ivyland, Pennsylvania.


Hidden Mural Discovered Within WA Building

Shortly after launching remodeling efforts on their recently purchased, circa 1907 commercial building, couple Nick and Lisa Timm discovered a hidden mural more than 100 years old.


$1.3M Spent on Repairs for MN Capitol

Officials from the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission recently provided an update on ongoing $1.3 million decorative paint and plaster renovations, noting that humidity in the b...


Elevation Awards Winner: Renovation/Retrofit

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


PPG Completes Second Tianjin Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of its second Colorful Communities project in Tianjin, China, since the beginning of the year.


HI DOT Opens Bids for Terminal Project

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the replacement of the Overseas Terminal roof at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.


PPG Completes Tianjin Colorful Community Project

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the TEDA Nursery School in Tianjin, China.


Bids Wanted for MN Water/Wastewater Improvements

The City of Isle, Minnesota is currently seeking contractors to improve a water and wastewater system.


PA American Water Taps $17M in Upgrades

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania American Water announced a $17 million plan to rehabilitate 11 of its water storage tanks and construct an additional seven new structures throughout the yea...


Bids Wanted for HI Firing Range Maintenance

The city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii, are seeking bids for the maintenance of the Police Department Training Academy indoor firing range.


Corrosion Control Mission Increases Aircraft Life

The 558th Aircraft Maintenance Support Squadron’s Corrosion Control Team, part of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, has recently completed a corrosio...


CO Bridge Painting Project Out for Bid

The Town of Vail is seeking contractors to paint and repair components on nine pedestrian and two roadway bridges throughout Vail, Colorado.


FL Bridge Repair Assessment Complete

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, repair work for the Roosevelt Bridge could begin as early as next month as the agency reported that it had completed its initial assess...


IL University Seeks Cafeteria Renovations

Governors State University is seeking contractors for its Cafeteria Renovation Project located in University Park, Illinois.


Chicago's Ledge Reopens After Cracked Coating

Last Monday, The Ledge’s—a popular tourist attraction at the Willis Tower in Chicago—protective coating cracked, resulting in an immediate shut down.


CA Officials Call for New Bridge after Mishaps

A call for funding has been made by California assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael to replace the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, where a second concrete incident has taken place.


BC Applies New Reflective Road Paint

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation recently began painting more than 3,000 kilometers (over 1,800 miles) of roads in the Lower Mainland portion of the province. Part of the work i...


Managing Expectations: Clients and Decorative Concrete Sealers 

When most people think of concrete, words like “hard,” “durable” and “strong” come to mind. Not surprisingly, “maintenance,” “life expectancy” and “proper care” do not. The same holds true f...


Road Crew Paints Over Roadkill

A road crew in Tulsa, Oklahoma, left behind more than just yellow stripes on a recent paint job.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Airport Roof Project

With only weeks left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination each day, giv...


Toronto Rail Cars Need Urgent Corrosion Fix

The cars on one Toronto light metro line will be getting some TLC to address considerable corrosion in the 30-year-old fleet.


Brutal: Architects Plea for DC Paint Project's End

A white paint job at an historic, brutalist metro vault in Washington D.C. is causing some to see red.


Guilty Plea in University Painting Bribe Case

A former university maintenance supervisor has admitted to taking bribes from a painting contractor in exchange for more than $1 million in dorm painting contracts.


Suit Aims to Help Lead Paint Victims

A national structured-settlement-factoring company has once again been accused of swindling lead-based paint poisoning victims into signing away future settlements in exchange for significan...


Free eBook Covers Overcoating

When it comes to maintenance painting strategies, overcoating is a solution that can restore both aesthetic and protective properties to a structure without removing and replacing an existin...


Corrosion Management in a Challenging Economy

The nature of today's working environment is changing as budgets become more constrained and the political landscape transforms around the world.


Bridge Group Delays Work to Test Coatings

Officials responsible for operating the bridge connecting the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, plan to test alternative coatings for use on future painting...


NJ Shutdown Week 1: 1,700 Jobs, $41M

As the shutdown of road, bridge and rail work continues into its second week in New Jersey, a trade association representing the U.S. transportation design and construction industry has iden...


$3.5B in Transportation Work Halts in NJ

Hundreds of road and bridge projects valued at nearly $3.5 billion have been shut down as of Friday (July 8) as transportation funding in New Jersey threatens to run out by late summer.


The Witch Will Be Back

A water tower in New England is getting a makeover, but it won’t be losing its most notable feature: the Salem Witch.


Coatings Guide for Nuke Sites

Coatings and corrosion expert Jon Cavallo provides the latest insights in corrosion protection for the nuclear power industry in Corrosion Control Guide for Exterior Surfaces of Nuclear Powe...


Restoration Planned for Philly Icon

One of Philadelphia’s most iconic pieces of public art is scheduled for a summer makeover. The bronze William Penn statue atop City Hall


Coating Offers Durability, Aesthetics

A new polyaspartic coating with antimicrobial properties has been developed specifically for tanks in the food and beverage industry.


Marine Primer Targets Maintenance

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has announced the release of a new anticorrosive primer developed to support simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection.


Preserving Steel with Overcoating

What you need to know when performing maintenance painting of steel bridges and industrial structures is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Floor Machine Designed to Refresh

Aztec Products Inc. has introduced a new machine designed for terrazzo and concrete polishing and maintenance projects.


Artist Can Keep ‘Un-Swedish’ Paint Job

Artist Bernth Uhno will be allowed to keep the paint job that officials had ordered removed after saying the choice of a gradient color was not "Swedish."


Silicone Coatings Made for Aging Roofs

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has introduced a new silicone-based roof coating system designed to restore and repair aging roofing systems.


Teens’ Mean Comments Spark Paint Job

With brushes and rollers in tow, a team of more than 100 volunteers in Oregon recently painted a 75-year-old’s house after passing teenagers poked fun at the residence, various reports say.


Free eBook Tackles Overcoating

As costs associated with bridge rehabilitation have risen, overcoating has become a more common practice in maintenance painting and rehab for bridges and other structures.


Paint Stripper CEO Admits to Bribery

OKLAHOMA CITY--Visits to strip joints, a $2,600 football helmet, and thousands of dollars in cash were just some of the gratuities that a manufacturer of depaint products spread around to wi...


Floor Film Designed to Protect

ST. PAUL, MN--3M has created a new product designed to reduce stripping and refinishing needs on multiple surfaces.


A New Makeover for 'Old Ironsides'

BOSTON—A few months shy of her 218th birthday, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat has left the water for a multiyear restoration.


Colorful Paint Job Found ‘Not Swedish’

Officials in eastern Sweden have ordered an artist to repaint his home because the chosen color scheme is not “Swedish,” according to reports.


Stripers Handle Pavement, Grass, Turf

Titan has rolled out three new line striping equipment models for medium to large projects.


AkzoNobel Cleared in Product Claim

Akzo Nobel Paints LLC was not negligent in its manufacture of a coating applied by an automotive-plant painter who later died of cancer, a federal-court jury has found.


Handheld Sprayer Made for Flexibility

A new multi-tool for painting contractors offers the flexibility to spray-apply all types of coatings for interior, exterior and fine finishing jobs, according to manufacturer Titan Tool USA...


WorkBoat Set for New Maintenance Show

A new conference and expo targeting marine maintenance and repair is docking in New Orleans next month.


Leapin' Lizards: A Case for Maintenance

Maybe, just maybe, sausage sandwiches, giant lizards and a star-studded biopic promising "98 heart-pounding minutes of incremental maintenance" can accomplish what the politicians, public, l...


Valspar Tackles Graffiti with New System

Valspar has teamed up with Portland, OR-based Graffiti Removal Services Inc. to offer a sustainable, cost-effective, ASTM-compliant graffiti resistance and removal system.


$3.7M Suit over Crosswalk Paint Revived

The City of Portland, OR, will have to answer in court for degraded markings at a crosswalk where several people have been killed.


Meet the Rembrandt of Road Striping

Watching people who do their jobs beautifully and with joy is a rare treat. How else to explain the nearly one million YouTube viewers and thousands of Reddit fans who have sat, entranced, t...


High-Load Access Tailored to the Task

Spider has launched a modular suspended platform that can be configured for a variety of structures and projects.


Hempel Adds Epoxies for Marine, Tanks

Newbuild cargo tanks and the marine maintenance market have two new epoxy options in the Hempadur line from global coatings maker Hempel.


EPA Enforces RRP against 62 Contractors

Dozens of U.S. renovation contractors, painters and training providers will share a tab of more than $200,000 to settle federal violations of the Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Pain...


Fresh Paint, Fresh Start for Ferguson

Seeking a fresh face for the battered town of Ferguson, MO, hundreds of volunteers are repainting boarded-up storefronts and other structures across the city with new messages for the watchi...


Quebec to Gates: #PaintYourBridgeBill

Two Quebec-area mayors want the richest man in the world to open his wallet and paint a bridge.


Student Painters Settle Lead Case

College Works Painting has agreed to pay a $39,532 civil penalty for alleged violations of the federal renovation rule addressing possible lead-paint hazards, authorities have announced.


French Quarter Collapse Spurs Concerns

The collapse of a 214-year-old building in New Orleans’ French Quarter has led to concerns over the safety of the aging building stock in the historic neighborhood.


Shipyard Fined $1M in Coast Guard Scam

A Florida shipyard and its president will pay a $1 million fine for a scam designed to siphon off federal contracts meant for small businesses run by disabled veterans.


Conference Taps Building Brain Trust

A three-day slate of the nation's top experts in coatings and building technology, hands-on workshops and courtroom fireworks will greet attendees at the second annual Durability + Design...


Home Improvement Set to Surge

Residential contractors, start your engines: U.S. home remodeling is poised for robust growth in the months to come.


Free Webinar Shores Up Offshore

The harsh environment of the offshore gas and oil industry has led to new technologies and methods to overcome maintenance challenges.


Paint Paperwork Draws $100K Fine

A Vermont ferry service will pay $100,000 to resolve federal allegations of recordkeeping violations and improper paint use.


Israeli Air Force Strips Chopper Coatings

Years of heavy-duty coatings have apparently become too heavy for Israel’s attack helicopters, prompting authorities to peel off the paint to lighten the choppers’ load.


Lighter Bridge Stretches its Wings

A new UK bridge boasts the same advanced composite materials as those used in aircraft, allowing the structure to resist weather and last longer without maintenance coating.


WV Bidding 3 Major Bridge Jobs

Two bridge coating contracts and one rehabilitation contract are all available for bidding from the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WV DOT).


Best Practices:
Don’t Let a Carpenter Fix Your Car (II)

Brainy engineers excel at many important functions. Specifying paint, alas, is typically not one of them.


Best Practices:
Don’t Let a Carpenter Fix Your Car (I)

One issue we frequently encounter in the building community is the “But It’s Just Paint” Syndrome.


New Bridge Already Needs New Paint

Although well shy of its first birthday, the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge already needs to be repainted, according to a new report.


Locals Gallop to Landmark’s Aid

It takes a village to paint a horse—especially when that critter blankets nearly two acres of a remote hillside.


A Landmark Trots Out the White Stuff

So the old gray mare maybe ain’t what she used to be—but thanks to a 220-gallon facelift, she ain’t half bad.


New Coating to Revive Vinyl Siding

Benjamin Moore & Co. has launched a new coating specially formulated for use on vinyl siding.


PPG Acquires Home Repair Line

Reaching deeper into the remodeling and repair market, PPG Industries Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Homax Group Inc., of Bellingham, WA.


Paris Bridge is for Too Many Lovers

Police evacuated a Paris footbridge Sunday (June 8) after a section of railing collapsed under the weight of padlocks left behind by love-struck tourists.


NYC Bridge Crews Loathe Love Locks

Hooking padlocks to the Brooklyn Bridge may be the latest romantic must for the lovestruck, but it’s become a big safety and corrosion headache for transportation officials.


Best Practices:
The Pain in Painting Galvanizing

“Galvanized” describes steel or iron surfaces shop-coated with a layer of hot-dip zinc. Galvanizing alone can last for decades in mild conditions, but organic coatings may be applied as topc...


City Steamed over Hydrant Décor

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it’s also digging deep into the pocket of the San Francisco taxpayer.


Report: 63K Bridges Await Federal Fix

At least 63,000 bridges in the U.S. are structurally compromised, including hundreds on heavily traveled urban interstate highways, a new report says.


Hydrant Artists Irk San Francisco

Call it art or call it vandalism: By any name, the unauthorized spray painting of dozens of fire hydrants across San Francisco is costing the city a small fortune and could be endangering pu...


Painting Bids Invited for 2 Schools

The San Diego, CA, school district is seeking contractors to bid on exterior painting at two schools: Scripps Ranch High School and Farb Middle School.


Audit Bashes Louisiana Bridge Checks

Louisiana’s nearly 2,000 structurally deficient bridges aren’t getting the attention they deserve because of neglected inspections and billions in backlogged maintenance, state auditors have...


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

With the ink barely dry on the last round of new regulatory limits, paint and coating manufacturers are in for more.


Hospital Cleanup Draws $2.3M Fine

Federal authorities have shut down and fined an intensive cleanup project at an old psychiatric hospital complex in New York, following complaints about dangerous lead and asbestos practices...


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Building Show Program Updated

More than 35 national building industry experts are gearing up to present topics ranging from reflective roof coatings to the performance of air barriers at D+D 2014, set for May 20-22 in Ci...


‘Mysterious’ Developer Fined $2.3M

Abandoned a generation earlier, the 80 crumbling brick buildings of the old Harlem Valley Psychiatric Hospital needed to be cleaned up—and fast—for potential investors.


Best Practices:
2 Painting Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

There’s a rule that paint inspectors live by: When you look at the exterior concrete walls of a high-rise condo or apartment building, don’t assume that the paint is planning to stay there.


Titan Expands Impact Sprayer Line

Residential, property-maintenance and light commercial applications have a new airless-sprayer option in Titan Tools' Impact 400.


New How-To Offers Lead Guidance

Detecting lead and other toxic metals in existing coatings—a crucial prerequisite to developing a coating maintenance strategy—is the topic of a new instructional video on PaintSquare.


Painter Arson Prompts New Navy Recs

The loss of a U.S. nuclear submarine torched by a painter has yielded a new fire prevention manual by the U.S. Navy.


O, Canada, This Sounds Familiar

ORLANDO-When it comes to industrial protective coatings, what happens in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.) doesn't stay in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.).


USS Yorktown Gets 500-Gallon Facelift

A World War II veteran is getting a stopgap coating job after 20 years while her tenders seek funds for a complete $3 million redo.


Free eBook Covers Historic Renovation

Renovating buildings that have survived generations is no easy task, especially when it comes to coatings, but a free new compilation of expert advice can help teams tackling these projects.


Record Q4 Seals Banner Year for PPG

PPG Industries crowned 2013 with a blockbuster fourth quarter dominated by double-digit growth in Performance and Industrial Coatings.


PPG Paints a Green ’13

PPG Industries rode a fourth-quarter wave of whopping sales growth in architectural and other coatings to cap one of the most successful years in its 130-year history, the company reported T...


Paint Fumes Spark Elephant Attack

The smell of fresh paint in his cage apparently incited a two-ton elephant to fatally charge his longtime trainer at a popular tourist complex in Vietnam.


Navy Likes Ike’s New Paint Protocol

A promising new painting technique being piloted aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower may change the way the Navy does industrial painting on all of its aircraft carriers.


Paint-Crazed Elephant Kills Keeper

Paint fumes are believed to have spurred an elephant to fatally attack its longtime trainer in a cage he was painting at a popular tourist center in Vietnam.


First Colorant VOC Limits Take Effect

Industrial maintenance and specialty coatings in Southern California are beginning the new year under the nation's first VOC restrictions for colorants.


U.S. Dismisses $117M Shipyard Bid Suit

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has thrown out a lawsuit by a Virginia shipyard protesting the Navy's rejection of its $117 million ship maintenance bid—the highest, by far, of eight propos...


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


Program Partners Team Up for D+D 2014

Leading technical organizations from across the building industry will partner withDurability + Design for its first conference and exhibition next year in Cincinnati.


$350K Tank Painting Up for Bid

The City of Modesto, CA, is seeking bids for the interior cleaning and recoating of a 1.3 million-gallon water storage reservoir—a project estimated at $350,000.


Best Practices: How Much is Too Much?
Tips for Repainting with Elastomerics

In our experience, many architects and owners specify elastomeric coatings for exterior concrete and masonry walls as a reflex.


Bribery Scandal Snares 3rd Navy Leader

Alleged gifts of prostitutes, luxury travel and thousands of dollars in cash have led to charges against a third senior U.S. Navy official in a widening bribes-for-intelligence scandal invol...


Bids Invited for Observatory Project

The University of Mississippi is inviting bids for painting an historic observatory building that was used as a hospital during the Civil War.


EPA Fines MO Remodeler in Lead Case

A Missouri contractor has agreed to pay $30,000 to resolve allegations that it violated federal lead-safety regulations in restoring a 19th-century home.


Banana House Wins Appeal

The Banana House that split Purdue University's West Indianapolis community may keep the billboard-sized fruit mural that adorns it.


67 Global Heritage Sites in Danger

Corrosion, development pressures, lean budgets and civil strife are endangering the future of 67 cultural-heritage sites worldwide, according to a new "watch list" issued by the World Monume...


Monument Fund Warns of Sites at Risk

From Syria to St. Louis, 67 cultural-heritage sites in 41 countries and territories worldwide are at risk from the forces of nature and social, political and economic headwinds, experts warn...


Epoxy Made for Abrasion, Cleaning

Diamond Vogel has launched Eas-E-Poxy for hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, restaurants and other environments that require frequent cleaning.


Firms Plan Industrial Services Giant

Diversified global industrial company Harsco Corp. has announced the $300 million sale of its Infrastructure division into a $3 billion joint venture that will combine the business with Bran...


Best Practices: Repaint Specs 101

Repaint projects run the gamut, from freshening up an intact system to recoating a severely degraded surface—but regardless of the project complexity, there are steps that must be taken to a...


Bids Invited for Bell Tower Paint Job

The City of Norwalk, CT, is seeking contractors to paint and restore the bell tower structure on the Town House building in Mill Hill Historic Park.


Bids Invited for Farmhouse Paint Job

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is seeking an experienced painting contractor to clean and recoat a brick farmhouse at the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, PA.


OSHA Probes Tower Painter’s Death

Federal inspectors are investigating the death of a painter who suffered a fatal fall from a water tower in the closing days of the project.


Master Painters Expand Online Training

Paint professionals interested in advanced training and certification in maintenance repainting have a new online option from the Master Painters Institute (MPI).


$1.7B Released for Public Housing Work

The United States’ 1.2 million public housing units will be getting some much-needed repairs and renovation with the 2013 release of $1.7 billion in capital improvement funds by the U.S. Dep...


In the New D+D:
Illusions, Graffiti, Surface Prep

Murals that fool the eye, the latest graffiti coatings technology, wood restoration basics, and a close look at surface preparation standards highlight the new issue of Durability + Desig...


Historic Depot Project Out to Bid

A project to renovate the interior of a historic railroad station in Gaithersburg, MD, is currently out to bid.


20 Towns Win Main Street Makeovers

From Joplin, MO to Hilo, HI, 20 communities in Canada and the U.S. have been selected to receive a revitalization package.


Bids Sought to Paint 1880s GA Home

A project to paint a historic Victorian farmhouse located on a 46-acre nature preserve is up for bid in North Fulton County, GA.


The Art of Street Maintenance

Black is a bore. Or so the city of Madison, WI, thinks, which is why City Council is currently mulling over an ordinance that would allow approved groups to decorate intersections and roads ...


NC Rest Area Seeks Repainting Bids

A project to repaint the interior of three buildings at a bustling North Carolina rest area is up for bid.


Painting Can’t Extend This Pot Life

For one marijuana factory in Scotland, the smell of fresh paint just couldn’t mask the drug’s powerful odor.


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.


17 Firms Hit with Lead-Paint Violations

Federal authorities have caught 17 remodelers, painters and other contractors violating the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.


Feds Do the Math on Maintenance

“Pay now or pay later” is the mantra of those who support rigorous maintenance of bridges, highways and other infrastructure.


Police Pig is Back in the Pink

One Oregon police department’s prized hog has received a fresh coat of paint. No, we’re not talking about a motorcycle.


$17.5M Ship Museum Work Awarded

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has awarded a $17.5 million contract to Taylor Brothers Marine Construction Co., of Wilmington, NC, for upkeep of the Battleship USS Texas.


Bill Seeks to Revive Lead Rule Opt-Out

Reinstating a homeowner's right to opt out of the federal lead rule for renovation, repair and painting is once again the target of new legislation.


Coating, Prep Projects on Deck at NSRP

From blasting protocols and best practices, to lasers and mechanical arms, leading experts are pursuing a range of projects to make ship coatings and surface preparation projects easier, che...


Canada Plans to Lower Paint VOC Limits

Working from a U.S. template, Canada is proposing Volatile Organic Compound concentration limits for paints, coatings and other consumer products.


Dance Center Nets ICRI Top Honors

The transformation of a historic train station power house in Kansas City, MO, has been named Project of the Year by the International Concrete Repair Institute.


Chilly, Forsaken Architecture in Alaska

About 180 miles from Anchorage, AK, stands a piece of frozen architecture.


Navy Ship to Get Camo Paint Job

Decades removed from the “razzle dazzle” camoflauge paint jobs used on warships, the U.S. Navy has decided to bring camo back, announcing a decision to use a similar scheme on littoral comba...


Europe Eyes Hazardous Lead Labeling

Lead paint could soon take on a new "hazardous" status throughout the 27 member states of the European Union, under measures now being considered.


EU Deliberates Lead Paint Limits

Lead paint used in restoring and maintaining Europe's historic interiors, monuments and artworks could take on special "hazardous" status, under new measures being weighed by the European Un...


OR Awards Bus Bay Coating Contract

The floors of a Portland, OR, bus maintenance facility will be getting a major upgrade with the recent award of a coating contract to The Rodriguez Corp.


 
 
   

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