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MN City Sets Deadline to Save Historic Water Tower

A city in Minnesota is facing a dilemma in relation to its landmark century-old concrete water tower: To demolish, or to save, at a cost in the millions—or to build a replica in order to pre...


Free Webinar: Stucco, EIFS Advacements

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Tuesday (Sept. 19) entitled: “Advancements to Mixing and Moving Stucco and EIFS.” ToughTek Mortar Equipment’s Bryce Gapinski will discu...


Ceiling Collapses Amidst $2M Reno on Park Avenue

A ceiling collapsed Saturday morning during a $2 million renovation in a Park Avenue co-op, according to reports.


New Portable Mixer Allows for Economical Approach

Graco Inc. has added to its ToughTek line of products with the CM20 continuous mixer, a piece of equipment that the company says offers contractors a portable and more economic way to approa...


Stucco Firm Stuck with $345K in OSHA Fines

A Pennsylvania stucco contractor is still facing nearly $345,000 in worker-safety fines after a judge upheld nine violations issued in 2014, but reduced the associated fines by more than $70...


Condo Builder, Subs Settle $36M Dispute

After six years of litigation, a large Southeastern U.S. builder and more than a dozen of its subcontractors have agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a construction defect lawsuit involvin...


Stucco Firm Faces Fines

A Pennsylvania stucco contractor has once again run afoul of workplace regulations concerning fall protection and unsafe scaffolding, according to authorities.


Top Builder to Pay for Condo Defects

A Florida jury has ordered America’s largest homebuilder to pony up $9.6 million to remove and replace defective stucco, roofs and windows in a 240-unit complex in Jacksonville.


OSHA: 2 Stucco Firms ‘Bypass’ Safety

A pair of Pennsylvania stucco contractors with histories of workplace safety violations is now facing more than $235,000 in federal fines after exposing workers to nearly 40-foot falls at a ...


Lumberjack Legend Losing Lustre

Portland’s 31-foot-tall statue of folk hero Paul Bunyan has been restored and repainted several times over the past 56 years. The accumulated repairs, however, are coming undone.


New Products Made for Building Envelope

A Washington-based developer of breathable membrane systems for walls and roofs has announced the addition of two new accessories designed to provide superior building envelope ventilation a...


Pump for Stucco and EIFS Debuts

Graco Inc. has introduced a piston pump made to help apply stucco and exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) materials in tight areas.


Contractor Fined for Repeat Violations

A Philadelphia-based stucco contractor faces more than $51,000 in fines after allegedly exposing its workers to repeat fall-safety hazards.


Fiber Mesh for Stucco Walls Debuts

BASF Corp. has created a mesh that the company says is designed to provide crack suppression and isolation in stucco wall systems.


Olympic Rolls Out Stucco Paint

PITTSBURGH—Olympic Paint has introduced a 100 percent acrylic latex paint and primer product formulated for use on exterior and interior stucco, masonry and brick.


Plasterer Again Runs Afoul of OSHA

Yogi Berra would have called it "déjà vu all over again," as a Texas stucco contractor confronts its second round of repeat federal citations in three years for scaffolding hazards.


Stucco Contractor Liable in Fatal Fall

Federal safety authorities are holding a Georgia masonry contractor responsible for a 19-foot fall that claimed the life of an employee last September.


Sealer Beefs Up Alkali Resistance

Dunn-Edwards Corp. has reformulated its EffStop Premium masonry primer/sealer to improve its alkali and efflorescence resistance.


Masonry Primer/Sealer Gets a Makeover

Dunn-Edwards has rolled out a more alkali-resistant version of its Eff-Stop Premium epoxy-fortified acrylic primer/sealer for interior and exterior masonry.


Rhino Expands with Stucco Acquisition

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired a San Diego, CA-based, 84-year-old stucco product manufacturer in an effort to expand its building product footprint.


Painter Fined $460K in 6th OSHA Case

A Long Island, NY, painting and stucco contractor has added 15 new federal health and safety citations and more than $460,000 in fines to the 50-plus citations and $400,000-plus in fines it ...


Best Practices: Tips for Specifying
And Applying Elastomeric Coatings

Water-based elastomeric coatings are often the go-to choice for exterior concrete/masonry wall applications. But they can be tricky to apply correctly and should be avoided for some applicat...


Coating Made to be Bulletproof

Developed for a “dangerous world” of school, mall and theater shootings, a new protective coating is being billed as a bullet-stopping life saver.


A Coat of Armor for Homes, Schools

In a clear sign of the times, a Nevada building materials maker has developed a plaster product that can reportedly protect homes and buildings from gunfire.


OSHA Fines Piling Up for NJ Contractor

A New Jersey stucco contractor is racking up a hefty bill with federal safety authorities, having just added a $61,600 fine to an overdue six-figure tab from similar cases.


 
 
   

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