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EPA Announces New Lead Paint Enforcement

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to hold property management companies responsible for lead-based paint safety requirements.


Research: Forensic Tool for Fire-Damaged Concrete

Korean researchers report that they’ve recently developed the world’s first forensic tool for fire-damaged concrete structures.


October Construction Backlog Rebounds

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its October Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting a rebound having rose to 8.1 from the 7.6 that was recorded in Septemb...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 25, or Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


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.


ACA Urges Execution of TSCA Changes

In a recent letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Coatings Association wrote to express support of the continued implementation of the Lautenberg amendments to the...


ICC, MBI Release Offsite Construction Standards

At the beginning of the month, the International Code Council and the Modular Building Institute published two new comprehensive standards slated to accelerate the offsite construction indus...


How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...


AkzoNobel Named Leader in Sustainability

Recently, global coatings company AkzoNobel was named one of the first recipients of the Terra Carta Seal by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.


Brick-Laying Robot Completes Pilot House

Australian robotics innovator FBR Limited has recently completed its first house structure using European clay blocks.


UK Coatings Commits to Energy Targets

In a recent press release, the British Coatings Federation announced that it had joined other sectors in pledging to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Report: Slow Payments Cost Industry $136B

A recent study conducted by construction and real estate financial software firm Rabbet found that slow payments this year are on track to cost the construction industry $136 billion.


MIT Looks at Emission Reductions in US Concrete

In a study conducted by current and former researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub, a team looked at how concrete emissions could be reduced in U.S...


'Build Back Better' Will Aid Buildings

Today (Nov. 15), President Joe Biden will sign into law the largest federal investment in infrastructure in more than a decade. Slated to be joined by several members of Congress, the $1.2 t...


Pittsburgh Steel Company Receives Green Honor

Historically, Pittsburgh has long been a city cursed by hazardous pollutions caused by big steel mills and other industrial plants.


DOL Acts to Promote Workers' Rights

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor, alongside the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board, announced a joint initiative to raise awar...


Report: 2021 World Green Building Trends

The U.S. Green Building Council has recently announced the results of the 2021 World Green Building Trends report, revealing an increased commitment to green building and other strategies ai...


Dow to Introduce New Silicone Facade Program

At the beginning of the month, The Dow Chemical Company announced plans to introduce the world’s first commercially available program for carbon-neutral silicones in building facades.


OSHA Issues ETS Vaccination Rule

On Monday (Nov. 5), the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration published an emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to i...


Contractor Connect Celebrates a Successful Event

Last week, Technology Publishing Company’s fourth annual Contractor Connect came to a close at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


Evonik, Wynca Launch Operations at Silica Plant

Evonik Wynca Silicon Material Co., Ltd., a joint venture of specialty chemicals company Evonik and Chinese company Wynca, has recently begun operations at its new fumed silica plant in the Z...


US, EU Reach New Tariff Agreement

The White House recently announced a new deal between the United States and the European Union to roll back tariffs on European steel and aluminum.


Allnex Invests in New R&D Facility

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the construction of a state-of-the-art research and developmen...


ABI Shows Continued Demand for Design

Recently, The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index logged its eighth consecutive positive month.


LETI Publishes Climate Retrofit Guide

Last month, the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) released a Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide to aid in retrofitting homes throughout the United Kingdom to meet national Net Zer...


Shoe Inspires New Building Protection Method

A professor from the Queensland University of Technology was recently inspired by a material commonly found in running shoes and memory foam pillows to better protect buildings from collisio...


University Awarded $4M for Materials Research

An interdisciplinary research team led by College of Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Maughan at the University of Idaho has recently been awarded nearly $4 million to develop 3D-prin...


Construction Outlook: Continued Cost Increase

According to a construction outlook regarding the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, global provider of real estate and investment management services Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) r...


Ferro Announces Merger Plans

Technology-based functional coatings and color solutions supplier Ferro Corporation announced earlier this year that it will be acquired by Prince International Corporation, a portfolio comp...


September Backlog Shows Slight Decrease

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its September Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog had inched even lower to 7.6 from the 7.7 that was ...


New PPE Helmet Available in US

Personal protective equipment manufacturer Ergodyne (St. Paul, Minnesota) has recently begun marketing its Multidirectional Impact Protection System-equipped construction helmet in the Unite...


Hawbaker Issued Second Class-Action Lawsuit

For the second time in the past six months, State College, Pennsylvania-based contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. has been issued a class-action lawsuit.


Facebook Launches Building Trades Training Program

To help the construction industry find skilled laborers, social media giant Facebook has recently launched a nationwide construction job training program.


Senate Confirms OSHA Leader

On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Benjamin Moore Signs Deal with NHL Team

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced a marketing partnership with National Hockey League team, the New York Rangers.


FL Contractors Create Safety Task Force

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida recently announced that it has created an industry task force for building structure and safety discussions.


CPIA, CCC Closes at Hammock Beach

Last week, the Commercial Painting Industry Association hosted its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commercial Con...


Walsh Launches Addiction Recovery Program

As part of an initiative to address alcohol and drug addiction within the construction industry, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and the Massachusetts Building Trades Council have launched ...


AkzoNobel Releases Q3 Financial Report

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 third-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 20) and reported increased revenue and lower adjusted operating income year-over-year.


PPG Reports Sales Increase in 2021 Q3

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third-quarter 2021 earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 20), announcing record net sales of $4.4 billion for the quarter, or 19% higher th...


Researchers Look at Roman Tomb for Concrete Insight

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Utah have recently conducted research on a 2,050-year-old Roman tomb for insight into concrete resilience.


DOE Invests in ‘Connected Communities’

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $61 million project last week to launch new technology for developing “Connected Communities.”


PPG Receives EPA Registration for Coating

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it had received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for its PPG Copper Armor antimicrobial paint.


Sika Acquires Waterproofing Company Landun

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Chinese waterproofing systems manufacturer Shenzhen Landun Holding Co., Ltd.


DOL Releases Conformance Request Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently published a new guide aimed at assisting construction contractors and other industry stakeholders in understanding the process ...


Study: Critical Infrastructure Threatened by Floods

Nonprofit flood research and communications group, First Street Foundation, has recently reported that one in four units of critical infrastructure in the United States—such as police statio...


University Develops Virus-Killing Coating

Researchers from The University of Queensland have recently developed an effective, antiviral surface coating technology against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


HMG Paints Manager Named OCCA President

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced that Regulation and Compliance Manager, Paul Sheppard, had been named the new President of The Oil & Co...


CA Tax Credit Boosts Historic Preservation

Recently, the state of California became one of the latest states to offer tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Like federal tax credits for rehabilitation of historic s...


Construction Jobs Up, Spending Down

According to a new report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment witnessed an uptick in September, with firms hiring 22,000 new employee...


Students 3D Print Concrete Wall

A team of engineers from Oklahoma State University were recently reported to have successfully 3D-printed a concrete wall.


EPA Launches Lead-Safe Training Program

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a new training initiative, Enhancing Lead-Safe Work Practices through Education and Outreach, in Southern California communities.


EPA Opens Nominations for 2022 Green Chemistry Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for the 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.


Ontario Increases Paint Recycle Costs 400%

The Ontario Government has recently announced that due to new consumer eco fees for a wide range of products, its new Hazardous and Specialty Products (HSP) Regulation would be driving up ma...


Joint Commercial Coatings Event Highlights Speakers

Next week, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commercial ...


OR Passes Fire-Resistant Material Mandate

Recently, state lawmakers in Oregon passed new legislation outlining fire-safe building codes, in addition to the development and maintenance of a comprehensive statewide map of wildfire ris...


Coalition Announced to Quantify, Locate Lead Pipes

At the end of September, Google announced that it was awarding $3 million in grants to the BlueConduit Charitable Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the We Act for Environmental...


Nouryon Opens New China Production Facility

To meet increasing demand in the Asia region for polymers used in the packaging, paints and coatings and construction end-markets, global specialty chemicals company Nouryon has recently lau...


Green Seal Launches LEED Paint Certification

Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced the launch of a new certification standard for paints and coatings that fully aligns with the latest version of the LEED green bui...


Safety Sweeps Shut Down 1,499 Sites

Last month, New York City Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca announced the results of the Department’s citywide “Zero Tolerance” construction safety enforcement campaign, revealing t...


Worker, Material Issues Plague Construction

In a report released late last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has found that contractors in the commercial construction industry are witnessing a slowdown in post-pandemic recovery.


Carboline Launches Young Professionals Initiative

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced the launch of a new program aimed at educating, connecting, supporting and engaging the next generation of corrosion e...


MIT Predicts Building Emissions, Outlines Solutions

A team of current and former MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) researchers have recently published a paper estimating emissions for all buildings slated to be constructed in the U.S. u...


Contractors, Subs Mandated for Vaccine

In new guidance issued by President Joe Biden, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.


Prestige Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit nominations for the annual Prestige Awards, which honor the top people, products and projects in the protective coatings industry, has been extended from Oct. 1 to Oct...


OSHA Awards Over $11.2M in Harwood Safety Grants

On Tuesday (Sept. 28), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the award of more than $11.6 million in grants to educate workers and employers ...


Paint Shortage, Prices on the Rise

Due to a variety of factors, aside from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is witnessing a shortage and price surge in, you guessed it: paint.


PPG Completes French Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the week, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the Maison de l’Enfance et de la Famille du Valencien...


Boston Passes Building Emissions Ordinance

In a unanimous decision, the Boston City Council has recently approved a new ordinance, requiring all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.


TPC Offers Underwriting for CCC Attendees

Next month, Technology Publishing Company will officially expand its realm of Connect hosted-buyer events as it kicks off the inaugural Commercial Contractor Connect, exclusively for the com...


Elevation Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

The nomination deadline for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, has been extended.


Hempel Completes Acquisition of UK Paint Company

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company Hempel announced that it had completed the acquisition of Farrow & Ball, a luxury decorative paint and wallpaper company with an annual...


Sherwin Names Minority Firms for HQ, R&D

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the selection of five minority construction management firms for its Building Our Future project.


Study: Thermocol Composites in Reinforced Concrete

According to researchers from the Department of Science and Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, the use of thermocol or expanded polystyrene (EPS) as a composite mater...


ABC Releases Plummeting August Backlog Stats

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its August Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog plummeted to 7.7 in August from the 8.5 that was rec...


USGBC Announces CEO Transition, Strategic Review

The U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors has recently announced that its President and CEO of Green Business Certification and Arc Skoru, Mahesh Ramanujam, would be steeping down f...


ISO Standards Published for Green Finance

Last week, the International Organization for Standardization announced the publication of a new series of ISO standards for green finance, including green bonds and loans.


CA Adopts Electric-Focused Building Codes

The California Energy Commission recently announced its adoption of the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for newly constructed and renovated buildings.


Deadline Approaching for Elevation Awards Nominations

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program: The Elevation Awards. This year, the awards are in partnership with the Commercial Pa...


Plans Proposed for Grenfell Tower Demo

Despite safety concerns, ministers from the United Kingdom are expected to formally announce their decision to demolish the Grenfell Tower later this month.


Deadline Approaching for Prestige Awards Nominations

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the annual PaintSquare Prestige Awards, which recognizes the top people, products and projects in the industrial coatings field.


Five Reasons to Attend the CPIA, CCC Conferences

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Residential Construction Continues Suburb Shift

A new quarterly Home Building Geography Index report from the National Association of Home Builders reveals a continued shift of residential construction within suburban and lower-cost marke...


PPG Appoints VP Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Meri Vainikka as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North and East.


September 11 Memorial Receives $2.5M Grant

At the beginning of the week, the National Park Service announced that it had awarded the National September 11 Memorial and Museum a $2.5 million 9/11 Memorial Act grant.


Roller Coaster Casts Vote for Repaint

Local Pittsburgh amusement park, Kennywood Park, recently invited park visitors and roller coaster riders to vote on what color they believe the Phantom’s Revenge should be coated during the...


Institute Develops First Programmable Photocatalyst

At the beginning of the month, the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces announced that it had developed a sustainable and “smart photocatalyst.”


EPA Plans New Rulemaking on PBT Chemicals

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its intentions to establish a new rulemaking and anticipates proposing new rules for five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemi...


IBS Returns to Orlando for 2022

Online registration is now open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show from the National Association of Home Builders. The in-person conference is running from Feb. 8-10, 2022, at the Ora...


Delta Variant Threatens Construction Recovery

According to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data, construction employment for July has remained below the levels reached before t...


ABC Releases Construction Input Price Report

In taking an analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index, the Associated Builders and Contractors found that construction input prices rose 0.6% in...


ABC: Backlogs Reveal Drop in Confidence

According to the data gathered from its June and July Construction Backlog Indicator reports, the Associated Builders and Contractors witnessed a teetering in contractor confidence.


Obituary: Bernie Appleman, Former SSPC Leader

Bernard Roy Appleman, who previously held the title of Executive Director at SSPC for 16 years, passed away on Aug. 16 in Pompano Beach, Florida.


CPIA, CCC Conferences Highlight Oceanfront Location

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Wage Increases Proposed for Federal Contractors

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors.


AGM Joins the ACA

Graphene dispersion and application technology company AGM has recently announced that it has joined the American Coatings Association.


AIA Releases Architect Compensation Report

Although the U.S. economy took an economic hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Institute of Architects reported in its biennial Compensation Report that architecture staff ...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


HMG Donates Paint to Minutes Matter Campaign

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints is working alongside the British Coatings Federation and its members to support the Minutes Matter campaign.


NIST Names Champlain Tower Investigators

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology announced its selection of a team of technical experts to investigate the partial collapse of the ...


Nominations Now Open for 2021 Prestige Awards

Nominations are now open for the annual Prestige Awards program, which recognizes the top people, products and projects in the industrial coatings field.


AFL-CIO Elects First Woman President

The AFL-CIO Executive Council announced late last week the election of its new president and leadership team. Liz Shuler has been elected as the first woman to hold the office of president i...


New Product Announcement: RT Flooring System

Construction chemical company Master Builders Solutions recently announced the launch of a new heavy-duty rake and trowel flooring system that it says aims for quick and easy application to ...


USGBC Announces Dan Levy as Greenbuild Speaker

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Informa Connect, announced on Monday (Aug. 23) that the 2021 Greenbuild International Conference + Expo will feature “an exclusive conversation” w...


Nominations Now Open for 2021 Elevation Awards

Coming back for its fifth year is Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program: The Elevation Awards. This year, the awards are in partnership with the Commercial Painting Industry ...


EPA Open to Comments on New CDR Guidance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced in an emailed press release that it is released for public comment some guidance on the two petition processes applicable to the Toxic ...


Registration Now Open for Eastern Coatings Show

The Eastern Coatings Federation recently announced that attendee registration is now open for the 2021 Eastern Coatings Show.


CPIA Announces Inaugural Leadership Conference

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Agenda Announced for Pigment Forum, TiO2 Summit

Organizers of the 2021 Pigment and Color Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit have recently announced the agenda for the co-located events.


Largest 3D-Printed Project in US Reaches Completion

Last week, construction 3D printing company ICON announced that it had reached completion of a new training barracks facility in Bastrop, Texas.


Industry Players Praise Contractor Connect

As contractors and suppliers anticipate the return of Technology Publishing Company’s in-person hosted buyer event, Contractor Connect, the industry reflects on prior events, experiences and...


CA Energy Commission Expands Solar Requirements

Late last week, the California Energy Commission announced that it has adopted the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for newly constructed and renovated buildings.


Bids Wanted for DE Fitness Center

The Delaware Department of Education is accepting bids for the construction and painting of a fitness center.


Chicago Center Breaks Ground Despite Pushback

Crews have officially broken ground at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park earlier this week.


ABI Rises for Sixth Consecutive Month

The Architecture Billing Index has recorded its sixth consecutive positive month, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects.


PaintCare Programs Hit 50M Gallons Collected

PaintCare—the nonprofit organization set up by paint manufacturers to operate paint recycling programs—recently announced that it has collected more than 50 million gallons of paint from hom...


Rust-Oleum President to Lead RPM Consumer Group

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced Monday that Bill Spaulding, President of Rust-Oleum Corporation, will be promoted to RPM Consumer Group President, effective Sept. 1....


Sherwin Presents Plans for New R&D Facility

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently presented its preliminary plans for a new Global Research & Development Center to the city of Brecksville’s Planning Commission in ...


Sika Aquires Mexico-Based Adhesives Company

Swiss chemical company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Bexel International S.A. de C.V., a manufacturer of tile adhesives and stuccos in Mexico. The move aims to strengthen Sika...


Reports Look at Design, Corrosion in FL Collapse

Months after part of Champlain Towers South, in Surfside, Florida, collapsed killing 98 people, an investigation is ongoing surrounding what actually caused the collapse and how it unfolded....


PA Contractor Sentenced in Wage Case

A Pennsylvania contractor has pleaded no contest and has been sentenced in what’s being called the largest prevailing wage theft case in U.S. history. According to a press release from Attor...


RPM Appoints New CAO, Controller

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced a new appointment for vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.


Chemquest Acquires Powder Coating Research Group

Business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The Chemquest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release that it has acquired Powder Coating Res...


$150M OH Mass Timber Building on Track

Officials behind what will soon be the tallest mass timber building in the United States are saying that construction is on schedule at Intro Cleveland, a mixed-used building in Ohio.


NY Pushing Public Contracts Advisory Bill

A Construction Industry Public Contracting Advisory bill is on its way to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk that seeks to better the public contracting process in the state. While the bill o...


PPG Recognized for Environment, Social Practices

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that it has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series for the third consecutive year. The index reportedly measures the performance of companies...


Contractor Connect Boasts Networking Activities

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share its array of fun, high-level networking op...


AGC Announces Built Environment Initiative

The Associated General Contractors of America has embarked on a new environmentally friendly mission, outlining a series of steps that public officials and the construction industry should t...


DOE Announces Funding for Small Business R&D

The Department of Energy has announced $127 million in funding for research and development projects, particularly within small businesses.


$3.9B Deal Reached for JFK Terminal 6

On Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it had reached an agreement with JFK Millennium Partners (including JetBlue Airways) to build the new international T...


DCL Acquires Sun Chemical Plant in SC

Pigments company DCL Corporation recently announced that it has acquired Sun Chemical’s manufacturing facility in Goose Creek, South Carolina. This acquisition includes the production and sa...


TX Company Offers Apprenticeship Program

Servicing the petrochemical, industrial and energy sectors, Houston-based Apache Industrial Services has recently announced a new apprenticeship training program for services such as coating...


ACI Calls for Concrete Research Council Proposals

The American Concrete Institute Foundation’s Concrete Research Council has opened requests for concrete research proposals.


Covestro, HB Fuller Team Up for Adhesives

Global companies Covestro and H.B. Fuller have announced a strategic partnership with the goal to make adhesives more sustainable.


GA School Offering New BIM, Design Degree

Georgia Highlands College recently announced that it has partnered with SDS2 (a software provider for the steel construction industry) for the opening of a learning lab for students in the c...


EPA Extends Comment Period on PFAS Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two new updates in emailed press releases regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, both extending the public comment period for its prop...


Contractor Connect Scheduled for November

It’s official: Technology’s Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, has been added to the calendar!


FTC Codifies 'Made in USA' Label Requirements

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission published a final rule regarding “Made in the USA” claims and labels. While the rule doesn’t impose and new mandates, it does codify its...


Chemical Safety Board Reiterates Goals, Agenda

Earlier this week, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a video message from its Chairperson and CEO, Katherine Lemos.


AkzoNobel Extends Emission Goals to Partners

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced carbon reduction targets for its full value chain—billing itself as “the first paints and coatings company to follow up on its commitment...


UK Contractors, Architects Develop Part Z Proposal

A group of contractors, developers and architects in the United Kingdom have come together to call for whole-life carbon assessments of buildings with the goal to tackle the “hidden” emissio...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Positive Q2 Earnings

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2021 second-quarter financial results on Wednesday (July 27), highlighting a 16.9% net sales increase year over year to $5.38 ...


BASF Announces North America Apprenticeship Program

Chemicals company BASF recently announced that its 2021 North American Apprenticeship Development Program is in full swing this summer, with more than 30 apprentices joining the company at m...


RPM Releases Q4, 2021 Year-End Earnings

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial report Mond...


NY Looks at Building Permit Bill

The New York State Legislature is reportedly considering a bill that would allow state-licensed architects and engineers to issue building permits—a shift from local municipalities and speci...


Bids Wanted for VA Construction, Painting

The City of Chesapeake is accepting bids for the construction and painting of a replacement Fire Station No. 8 in Virginia.


Mackinac Bridge Pieces for Sale

The Mackinac Bridge Authority has again announced that it has pieces of the Mackinac Bridge for sale, “due to popular demand.” This time, however, the prices are much more affordable than in...


ABC Leads Coalition Against PLA Legislation

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently announced an advocacy campaign against project labor agreements, leading the Build America Local coalition with the goal to educate “American...


Walsh Requests Budget Boost for OSHA

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has reportedly requested an increase in funding for Occupational Safety and Health Administration staffing. During a Senate subcommittee meeting last week, W...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Growth in Q2

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 21), revealing a 26% increase in revenue (29% in constant currencies) along with a 13.3% R...


PPG Reports Sales, Income Increases in Q2

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter earnings report late Monday, reporting net sales at $4.4 billion—approximately 45% higher than this time last year. Net income for the...


Clariant Announces New Innovation Center in NC

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant announced last week a new collaborative innovation center that’s aiming to support the company’s research in North America, meeting the challenges ...


Officials: $1B WA Arena Set to Make Opening Deadline

Despite battling material delays for the last pieces of construction, officials for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena report that the $1 billion project is on track to open by its revised compl...


EPA Announces TSCA Committee, Webinar

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently made several announcements via email regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act: namely, that new members have been appointed to the TSCA Sc...


SBA Removes PPP Loan Questionnaire

The U.S. Small Business Administration has reportedly informed lenders that it is eliminating the Loan Necessity Questionnaire for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $2 million or greater.


ACI Announced 2021 Conference in Atlanta

The American Concrete Institute has announced that its 2021 ACI Concrete Convention will be held Oct. 17-21, in Atlanta, with a virtual option.


NEx Taps New Executive Director

The New Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials (NEx) announced that it has hired David A. Lange as Executive Director. Lange will oversee all operations and will begin by fo...


Construction Cost Report Highlights Decisions

A new quarterly National Construction Cost Index report from construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall shows that the NCCI was up 4.6%. in the first quarter of 2021 compared to tha...


China Halts High-Rise Work Over Safety

China’s National Development and Reform Commission announced last week that it is prohibiting the construction of some of the tallest high-rises among mounting safety concerns.


PPG Launches 2021 Talent Power Program

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of its 2021 University Talent Power Program, in China.


New Bill Proposes Apprenticeship Consortium

A bill was recently introduced the U.S. Senate that supports the establishment of an apprenticeship college consortium. The “Apprenticeships of College Act,” would order the Secretary of Lab...


India Startup Tackles Cool Roof Materials

A startup company in India has designed a roofing alternative with the goal of keeping homes cooler: modular roofing panels that are made from paper and wood waste.


ACI Accepting 2022-23 Scholarship Applications

The American Concrete Institute’s ACI Foundation has announced that it is now accepting fellowship and scholarship applications for the 2022-23 academic school year.


June Employment Continues to Vary Between Sectors

Between May and June, construction employment declined by 7,000 according to an analysis of data from the Associated General Contractor of America. Officials say that losses in the nonreside...


DIC Finalizes Acquisition of BASF Pigments

DIC Corporation has officially closed on its acquisition of BASF’s pigments business, BASF Color & Effects.


Software Company Launches Sub Database

Last month, construction software company Levelset launched its Subcontractor Payment Profiles database, which shows performance reviews, project histories and payment rankings on more than ...


EPA Announces Changes to TSCA Evaluations

On Wednesday (June 30), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced policy changes surrounding the Toxic Substances Control Act that impact the first 10 chemicals that underwent risk ...


Bids Wanted for AK Facility Construction, Painting

The Municipality of Skagway is accepting bids for the construction and painting of single-story restroom facility at Shoreline Park in Skagway Borough, Alaska.


AkzoNobel to Acquire Colombia-Based Company

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis.


CoatingsTech Comes to a Close

Yesterday (June 29), the American Coatings Association’s 2021 CoatingsTech Conference wrapped up after two days of short courses, keynotes and technical sessions.


Report: COVID-19 has Slowed Project Payments

A recent report from construction software company Levelset, found that 11% of construction business always get paid in full—a reported 75% drop compared to pre-pandemic.


PPG Announces Deal with Six Flags Corporation

Global coatings company PPG announced last week a five-year preferred paint supplier agreement with Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and l...


Vancouver to Pause Net-Zero Code Update

The City of Vancouver is considering holding off on recent net-zero construction requirements over a concern of building permit delays.


Huntsman Announces New VP, CFO

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation recently announced that it has appointed Phil Lister as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.


PPG Appoints Interim CEO of Tikkurila

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it has named Markus Melkko the interim CEO of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila, effective immediately, in addition to his re...


DOL to Look at Overtime Pay Threshold

At a House committee hearing earlier this month, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh revealed that the Department of Labor will again be reviewing the current overtime threshold under the Fair Labor...


$1.8B Las Vegas Sphere Tops Out

The $1.8B Las Vegas MSG Sphere has officially topped out as officials held a media tour late last week followed by a topping-out ceremony. The steel frame for the 17,500-seat sphere is now c...


ABC Releases May Backlog, Material Cost Data

Associated Builders and Contractors has released both an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data and reports from its Construction Backlog Indicator for May...


ASCE Releases Manual for Infrastructure

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new manual of practice, reporting that the document will give civil engineers the tools to design, plan, and build more resilien...


New Show to Highlight Industry Trades

Coming this July, streaming platform JUL-TV is slated to launch its latest documentary series, “The Money Machine,” which will feature the benefits of working in the trades as potential care...


MI Sandblasting Business Cited for Violations

On several occasions this year, Kalamazoo Sandblast (Kalamazoo, Michigan) was investigated by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Air Quality Division (AQD) upon r...


Clariant Reaches Deal to Divest Pigments Business

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has announced that it has reached definitive agreements for divesting its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group and SK Capital Partner...


Ørsted Commits to Recycling Wind Turbine Blades

At the beginning of the month, Danish wind farm developer Ørsted announced its commitment to recover, reuse and/or recycle of all turbine blades in its worldwide portfolio of wind farms once...


Vulcan Materials to Merge with US Concrete

Construction aggregate company Vulcan Materials recently announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S. Concrete, Inc., a producer of aggregates as well as ready-...


AIA Taps Continuation of Sherwin-Williams Partnership

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that it will be continuing its strategic partnership with The Sherwin-Williams Company, which began in 2018.


NYC, San Francisco Most Expensive for Construction

Global design and consultant organization Arcadis recently released its International Construction Cost Index, which covers 100 of the world’s largest cities for cost comparison across 20 bu...


Subcontractor Report Highlights Cashflow

An industry report released last month from Billd, a financing firm for commercial subcontractors, has found that, while commercial construction contractors have maintained optimism througho...


AkzoNobel Adds 6,000 Solar Panels to Plants

AkoNobel’s sustainability goal of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2030 has achieved a new milestone as plans for two more major projects are being finalized in China that will install 8,...


NY Wage Theft Bill Headed to Cuomo's Desk

The New York State Senate and State Assembly have passed legislation that would impact general contractors in the event of wage theft.


Costs Still Concern as Employment Numbers Drop

Construction employment has declined for the third time in the past four months according to an analysis of May jobs numbers from the Associated General Contractors of America. The data poin...


Officials Talk Design of $1.3B NY Arena

Construction of New York’s $1.3 billion UBS Arena—slated to be the new home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders—is in full swing prompting commentary of what officials call th...


FY22 Budget Proposes $11.2B for EPA

Last week, President Joe Biden submitted his budget request of $11.2 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency, with emphasis on issues such as the environment, science and support of ...


SI Group Announces $50M North America Investment

Performance additives and chemicals company SI Group has announced several expansion plans over the past few weeks. Most recently, the company revealed plans to invest more than $50 million ...


Biden Appoints 4 to Fine Arts Commission

In a move to further cement the reversal of former President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on federal architecture design, President Joe Biden recently announced his intent to appoint four ...


Walsh Appoints 15 to Safety Advisory Board

Late last week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh announced that he has appointed 15 individuals to serve as members on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, which aims...


Adjaye Receives 2021 Royal Gold Medal

Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE was formally celebrated last week as the recipient of the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The m...


PPG Receives All Approvals for Tikkurila Deal

Late last month, global coatings company PPG announced that it has received all necessary regulatory approvals for its acquisition of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila. The last ...


Registration Still Open for USGBC Virtual Event

Registration is open for USGBC Live, a new virtual event for the global green building industry from the U.S. Green Building Council. The event is slated to be held next week, June 8-10.


Report: Decking Questioned at NOLA Hard Rock

Records recently obtained by WWL-TV show that a materials supplier for the NOLA Hard Rock project tried to warn those closer to the design that it needed more steel supports on the upper flo...


US, UK Agree to Work Together for BIM Program

Early this week, a Memorandum of Understanding was announced between representatives of the United Kingdom and the United States as a pledge to work together on the development of the U.S. N...


Graphene Concrete Poured at Commercial Site

Researchers at The University of Manchester, along with an alumni-led construction firm Nationwide Engineering, have laid the floor slab of a new gym in Amesbury, Wiltshire. The team is call...


LAX Opens $1.73B West Gates Concourse

A new $1.73 billion concourse opened at the beginning of the week at Los Angeles International Airport. The 15 West Gates are part of a larger $14.5 billion modernization project at LAX.


Leaders Meet to Discuss Trade Agreements, Tariffs

Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico met for two days this week for the first time to review the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which took effect in July 2020.


AWC Completes CLT Connections Testing

The American Wood Council recently completed testing of connections used in cross-laminated timber diaphragm. The latest tests results showed that the connections performed better than expec...


Nouryon to Spin Off Base Chemicals Company

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced its intention to spin out its base chemicals business, Nobian, into a separate company that will still be owned by the equity owners of...


PA Mayor Signs EO to Combat Construction Fraud

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order last month that aims to cut down on construction fraud, promote worker safety and protect city tax revenue.


NAHB Releases Positive Multifamily Construction Data

The National Association of Home Builders released data last week from its Multifamily Market Survey that revealed that market confidence in new multifamily housing has increased in the firs...


Western Coatings Symposium Updates Abstract Deadline

The Western Coatings Symposium has extended the deadline for its call for technical papers for the 35th WCS.


Sika Merges Acquisitions into Deco Conrete Line

Swiss chemical company Sika recently announced that it is joining its two acquisitions, Sika Butterfield Color and Sika Scofield, into one, harmonized line of decorative concrete products.


NAHB to Partner in Mental Health Action Day

That National Association of Home Builders recently announced that it is partnering with more than 800 companies and associates for the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, to be held on May...


ACI Announces Virtual FRP Conference

The American Concrete Institute announced that it will be hosting the ACI Concrete Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymers, virtually, June 1-2.


Researchers Convert Waste into 3D Printable Concrete

In a recent collaboration, scientists from the Swinburne University of Technology and the Hebei University of Technology converted construction waste into an eco-friendly concrete 3D printin...


Axalta Completes New Waterborne Coatings Plant

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has completed the expansion of its waterborne coatings plant in Jiading, Shanghai, China.


Industry Employment Stagnant Despite Demand

An analysis of construction employment data from the Associated General Contractors of America released last week revealed that employment remained stagnant between March and April despite h...


DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor late last week announced the withdrawal of the “Independent Contractor Rule,” that was published in early January and was slated to implement a new test to deter...


Hempel Acquires UK Decorative Paint Company

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that it has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Farrow & Ball, a luxury decorative paint and wallpaper company.


Sika Acquires Japanese Adhesives, Sealants Company

Swiss chemical company Sika has agreed to acquire Hamatite, an adhesives business of Japan’s The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., which offers adhesives and sealants to the automotive and construc...


NRCA Invites Registrants for Legal Conference

The National Roofing Contractor Association is inviting all roofing industry professionals to register for its legal conference—Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets.


Musk Talks Solar Missteps in Q1 Call

Last week, during Tesla’s first-quarter earnings report, CEO Elon Musk said that the company has made “significant mistakes” in its solar roof project rollout, nodding to recent cost hikes a...


EPA Announces Chemical Reporting Updates

Late last week the Environmental Protection Agency released multiple announcements regarding toxic substances and chemicals.


Pigment Forum, TiO2 Summit Issue Call for Papers

Organizers have announced the 2021 Pigment and Color Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit information along with a call for papers.


PPG Completes Shanghai Colorful Community Project

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at Yuhong Primary School in the Jiading District of Shanghai, China.


USGBC Taps Cities for 2021 LEED Leadership Program

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced 15 cities and counties that will comment certification with support of the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.


Pittsburgh to Explore Deconstruction Over Demo

Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto recently issued an Executive Order to create a city-led deconstruction policy for buildings—disassembling a building instead of demolishing it. The order aims ...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q1 Sales Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2021 first-quarter financial results on Tuesday, highlighting a 12.3% net sales increase year over year to $4.66 billion.


BASF Announces Another Addition to Shanghai Site

Chemical company BASF has announced that it is breaking ground on the third phase of its Innovation Campus Shanghai. The company is now establishing an “academic sounding board” as part of t...


AIA Announces 2021 COTE Awards

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment announced its COTE Top 10 Awards late last week. The awards recognized projects for their significant achievements in advanc...


Following Tech Developed for Robot Dog

Smart following technology and subsidiary of the Piaggio Group, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) and software firm Trimble have recently announced a proof-of-concept collaboration which enables ro...


Work on $260M TX Soccer Stadium Completes

The new Major League Soccer stadium in Austin—dubbed Q2 Stadium—is now complete, according to reports that note that all that’s left for the June 17 opening is some landscaping and finishing...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase in Q1

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 first-quarter earnings report yesterday (April 21), showing a 10% increase in revenue year over year (16% in constant currencies) along wi...


CA City to Turn Train Station into Mixed-Use

Sacramento recently issued a green light on a 31-acre plan that aims to convert a train station into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-used development.


ABC Highlights Chapters for Second Chance Month

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently highlighted the programs, partnerships and involvement of its chapters and members across the country in educating, upskilling and hiring ree...


Second Global 'Paint the Future' Competition Announced

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced its second global startup challenge in its Paint the Future initiative. This round launches on May 18.


ABC Releases March Backlog, Confidence Numbers

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its March Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog fell to 7.8 in March from the 8.2 that was recorded i...


Soft Lumber Board Announces Timber Manual

The Softwood Lumber Board recently announced that the WoodWorks – Wood Products Council and resource firm Think Wood have released the inaugural Mass Timber Design Manual.


Webinar Archive: Tax Strategies

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


NAHB Organizes COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week

The National Association of Home Builders, along with industry partners, is organizing a COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, slated for next week, April 19-23. The event aims to...


PA Charges Contractor in 'Largest Prevailing Wage Case'

In what is being called the largest prevailing wage criminal case on record, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a multi-million theft charges against a State College, Penns...


2 Plead Guilty to Fraud Involving Workers' Comp

At the end of last month, two Florida men pleaded guilty to a scheme to avoid taxes and construction workers’ compensation requirements. The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking forfeiture ...


ACI Elects New President, VP, Board Members

The American Concrete Institute has announced its 2021-22 president, vice president and four board members.


ACI Achieves Goal of $1M for Foundation

The American Concrete Institute has announced that it had reached its $1 million fundraising goal for the ACI Foundation.


Covestro Completes DSM Resin Business Acquisition

Global polymer company Covestro announced at the beginning of the month that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Royal DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials business.


NOLA Taps Developer for $1B Mixed-Use Project

The $1 billion project next to New Orleans’ existing convention now has a team in place as the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall has tapped River District Neighborhood Investors L...


CA Seeking Bids for Library Construction, Painting

The City of El Centro, California, is seeking bids for the construction and painting of a new public library.


RPM Reports Increase in Q3 Net Sales

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its third-quarter earnings report for 2021 on Wednesd...


Employment Rebounds After February's Severe Weather

Construction employment rebounded in March by about 110,000, according to an analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America on recently released government data. The climb in Ma...


BASF Releases Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Goals

Chemical company BASF recently announced a slew of intended milestones for what it’s calling a “roadmap to climate neutrality.” The company targets a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050.


Bill Authorizes Cal/OSHA Inspection Notification

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is facing a bill that was introduced at the end of February that would authorize California employers to receive advance ...


Research Taps Graphene from Tires' Carbon Black

Researchers at Rice University are continuing their work on graphene, recently saying that they have optimized a process to convert waste from rubber tires into graphene that can then be use...


RPM Acquires Raised Flooring Systems Manufacturer

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings, sealants and building materials entities, announced that its Fibergate Composite Structures Inc. business has acquires Bison Inn...


ACI, Aramco Partner for Nonmetallics Center

The American Concrete Institute, along with Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, recently announced the launch of NEx: A Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Ma...


Senators Introduce Housing Supply, Affordability Act

Late last month, a bipartisan group of senates introduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act, which would authorize an annual grant program for local governments to increase their supp...


Webinar Archive: Coating Application Tools

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


EPA Announces Update of TSCA New Use Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an emailed press release on its evaluation surrounding the policies, guidances, templates and regulations under the Toxic Substances Con...


PPG's Tikkurila Purchase Gets Approvals

Throughout March, PPG released several updates as its purchase of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila is continuing to clear regulatory hurdles.


ABC Analysis Looks at Hiring for Worker Shortage

A recently released analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data has revealed that, in 2021, construction companies will need to hire 430,000...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 2, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


Groups Split on New ICC Energy Framework

The International Code Council released what it calls “a new framework” at the beginning of the month that puts building code decisions more in the hands of the construction and gas industri...


ABI Scores First Positive Since Pandemic Began

The American Institute of Architects reported on February’s Architecture Billings Index late last week announced its first positive mark since February 2020.


Product Announcement: Wood Coatings App

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced late last month its new Wood Coatings Pro mobile app for iOS and Android devices.


Walsh Confirmed as New Labor Secretary

Late Monday night, former Marty Walsh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be Secretary of the Department of Labor with a 68-29 vote. Walsh also resigned as mayor of Boston Monday night.


EPA Accepting Nominations for Safer Choice Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards.


Lawmakers Urge Biden to Address Materials Costs

Earlier this month Reps. Jim Costa (D-California) and Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) sent a letter to President Joe Biden and the Department of Justice bringing attention to the building material...


Report: Commercial Contractors Optimistic

The first-quarter report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index has been released, and the data reveals that contractors are growing more optimistic about their outl...


World Of Concrete 2021 Will Be Held in Person

Late last week it was confirmed that Informa Markets’ World of Concrete will be held in person, making it the first large-scale show to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 8-10.


AGC Analyzes Year-Over-Year Employment Numbers

A recent analysis of a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America has revealed that year-over-year from January, nearly two-thirds of the nation’s metro areas saw construction...


Webinar Archive: Engineering Sustainable Coating Systems

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Organizations Respond to Pending Tie Shortage

The Concrete Foundations Association recently announced that it is leading the charge of an industry-wide effort to mitigate the pending shortage of steel form ties. According to the associa...


VA Creates Worker Protections

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring at the beginning of this month announced the creation of a worker protection unit dedicated to workers’ rights—a first for the state.


Maroon Group to Acquire Raw Material Distributor

Specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group LLC announced earlier this month that it has acquired the raw materials and specialty chemicals distribution business of The Cary Company, a spec...


Senate Votes to Confirm Regan as EPA Admin

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Michael S. Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He was sworn in on March 11.


Women Answer Construction Roles Survey for WIC

In celebration of Women in Construction Week last week, the National Association of Women in Construction and Safe Site Check In held a workforce survey where they asked more than 700 women ...


AkzoNobel Releases Report on '15 by 20' Initiative

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has published its annual integrated report, highlighting the achievement of its “Winning Together: 15 by 20” return on sales goal.


Sherwin-Williams COO, President Resigns

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced at the beginning of the month that David B. Sewell, President and Chief Operating Officer, notified the company of his decision to...


AGC Cites Weather for February Employment Drop

Construction employment numbers in February fell by about 61,000, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors America of new government data released late last week.


Hempel Acquires Wattyl from Sherwin-Williams

In mid-February, coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S signed a purchase agreement for acquisition of Wattyl, an Australia and New Zealand-based manufacturer for in the decorative and protective ...


Cuomo Issues RFP for 1.2-Acre Manhattan Parcel

Late last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a Request for Proposals to develop one of the last available vacant parcels in Manhattan’s West Side. The site, known as Site K, is a 1.2-ac...


AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Titan

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last week that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Industrias Titan S.A.U., a decorative paints business based in Spain.


Huntsman Announces New Director, Committee

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman announced last month that it has appointed Jeanne McGovern to its Board of Directors. The company also announced the formation of a new committee focused...


China REACH Takes Effect for New Chemicals

China’s new Measures on Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances went into effect earlier this year and have an aim to streamline the registration process for new che...


Aerospace Company Pursues Coatings with Acquisition

At the end of last year, aerospace technology holding company Xeriant, Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida) signed a letter of intent to acquire “significant interest” in Xeriant Europe, (XE) its stra...


USGBC Announces Expansion of LEED Earth

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week that it is expanding its LEED Earth campaign to homes, communities and cities around the world. LEED Earth is designed to bring LE...


AGC, ABC Report Rise in Nonresidential Spending

According to data analyses from both the Associated General Contractors of America and the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction spending in the private nonresidential building s...


Webinar Archive: Securing Meetings with Decisionmakers

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Sika Announces New CEO

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that Thomas Hasler, currently Head of Global Business and Industry, will succeed Paul Schuler as CEO.


Revisions Announced for Joint Adhesive, Sealants Manual

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry (FEICA) and the China Adhesives and Tape Industry Association, have partnered up to streamline...


AkzoNobel Kicks Off 'Paint the Future' in China

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has officially kicked off the Paint the Future startup challenge in China. The annual event invited startups to “put forward their pioneering solutions to a...


ACI Releases 2021 Codes, Specifications Collection

The American Concrete Institute has released its 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications and Practices, a collection that it deems “the most comprehensive and largest single so...


NYC Mayor Appoints 'Recovery Czar'

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced Lorraine Grillo as the Senior Advisor for Recovery. Grillo, who is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Design and...


$1.6B Vegas Sphere Gets 170-Ton Ring

The $1.66 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian project, in Las Vegas, has reached a milestone as crews lifted a 170-ton steel compression ring into place last week. The 100-foot-diamter ring n...


NAHB Says Remodeling Recovered Despite Prices

The National Home Builders Association recently dubbed the home remodeling market “more than fully recovered” from the COVID-19 pandemic. The comments were made during an online press confer...


OSHA Seeing Reports Under New Whistleblower Acts

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is now overseeing worker retaliation complaints filed under two new whistleblower statutes: the...


EPA Requests Comments for Fees, PV29 Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for further comments on both the Toxic Substances Control Act Fees Rule and its potential rulemaking for C.I. Pigment Violet 29.


Walsh Issues Boston Order After Disparity Study

Labor secretary nominee, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, announced an executive order last week that aims to create a framework to “enact race- and gender- conscious procurement goals.”


Biden, DOL Announce Apprenticeship Changes

The Department of Labor and President Joe Biden announced several actions last week regarding the federal government’s role in apprenticeship programs.


Company Working with ICC-ES for 3D Criteria

A provider of large-scale 3D printers for construction sites, Black Buffalo 3D, has announced that it is working with the International Code Council Evaluation Service to revise its ICC-ES A...


Enbridge Releases 2020 Numbers, Line 3 Costs

In Enbridge Inc.’s recent release of its 2020 earnings report, the company revealed that the price tag for its Line 3 replacement project has gone up from CA$8.2 billion to CA$9.3 billion.


Musk Launches $100M Carbon Competition

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has recently announced the upcoming XPrize Carbon Removal competition, which invites design teams to create technologies that can remove carbon dioxide from th...


Webinar Archive: Getting to Know CPIA

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Labor Stats Show High Material Price Increases

New data analysis from both the Associated General Contractors of America and the National Association of Home Builders is showing price hikes for materials that are reaching record-setting ...


PPG Appoints New EMEA Architectural Coatings Lead

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Pascal Tisseyre as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa South.


EPA Announces Reviews, Chemical Webinars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently sent two emailed press releases discussing both a review of its actions of the course of the previous administration, as well as announcing ...


Committee to Vote on Walsh for Labor Secretary

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is set to vote today (Feb. 11) on the confirmation of labor secretary nominee Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.


CIN, Boero Reach Financial Agreement

Portugal-based coatings company CIN has reached an agreement with the Boero Group, an Italian coatings company established in 1831 that focuses on both architectural and naval coatings.


PIT to Release Bid Packages Next Month

Officials at the Pittsburgh International Airport released a statement last week saying that crews are now ready to move forward with the next phase of the Terminal Modernization Program.


PPG Ups Tikkurila Bid, AkzoNobel Drops Out

The brief bidding war between global coatings companies PPG and AkzoNobel for Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila has come to an end.


AkzoNobel Open Facility for Wood Powder Coatings

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has opened a new research and development laboratory dedicated to low-cure powder coatings in Como, Italy.


Chicago Center to Break Ground After Delays

After years of delays, the federal review process for Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center concluded last week, giving the project a new estimated start date.


Seattle Adopts New Building Energy Codes

At the beginning of the week, Seattle City Council unanimously approved Commercial Energy Code updates set forth by Mayor Jenny Durkan that seek to advance electrification throughout the com...


Bids Sought for New Residence Hall in KY

The University of Louisville, in Kentucky, is seeking bids for the construction of a new residence hall. The University of Louisville is a state-supported school located in Kentucky’s larges...


Report Looks at 2020 Construction Cost Increases

A new report from construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall has detailed how construction costs have changed across major cities in the United States.


Webinar Archive: Closing Deals with Communication

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


AkzoNobel Submits Binding Proposal to Tikkurila

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has officially submitted a binding proposal to the Board of Directors of Tikkurila. The proposal still represents a total equity value of about 1.4 billion ...


December Construction Spending Shows Overall Increase

Construction spending in December varied drastically according to an analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America. The month saw downturns in almost every private category, bu...


NAHB Awards 2021 Green Building Scholarship

The National Association of Home Buildings has announced the four recipients of its 2021 Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship. The program allows students and recent graduates the o...


3D-Printed House Gets Permit, Zillow Listing

New York-based construction technology company SQ4D Inc. has listed for sale a 3D-printed home that it says is the first slated to receive a certification of occupancy in the U.S.


Diamond Vogel Taps New Architectural Manager

Paints and coatings company Diamond Vogel has announced a new National Sales Manager for Architectural Coatings.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Year-End 2020 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams company released its 2020 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 28), reporting consolidated net sales at a 2.6% increase for...


'Buy American' Rule Upped for Federal Projects

The “Buy American” policies initially set forth by former President Donald J. Trump got a boost earlier this week as President Joe Biden signed a new executive order aiming at increasing gov...


AkzoNobel Bids Against Tikkurila, PPG Deal

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has reportedly made a counterbid to acquire Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila, which has already entered into an agreement with PPG.


AIA Applauds US Climate Recommitment

Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a statement announcing the United States recommitment to the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015.


Steel Industry Organizations Plea to Keep Tariffs

Earlier this month, a group of several domestic steel industry associations penned a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to keep steel tariffs and quotas that were set in place by the ...


NRCA Announces Invite to 2021 Roofing Day

The National Roofing Contractors Association has invited all industry professionals to this year’s virtual Roofing Day in D.C. on March 23-24. The annual event serves as an opportunity for t...


Benjamin Moore Acquires UK Distributor

Coatings company Benjamin Moore announced last month the acquisition of its United Kingdom distribution partner Shaw Paints Ltd.


PPG Releases Q4, FY 2020 Earnings Report

Global coatings company PPG released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report for 2020 last Thursday (Jan. 21), reporting fourth-quarter net sales of $3.8 billion, about 2% higher ye...


FL Seeks Bids for Community Center Project

The City of Gainesville, Florida, is seeking bids for the construction of the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center.


Biden Pauses Border Wall Work, Halts Funding

Shortly after being sworn into office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation putting a pause to construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall and rescinded the national emerge...


COVID-19 Notification Law Enacted in CA

On Jan. 1, California’s AB 685 law officially went into effect, allowing state regulators to shut down jobsites that expose workers to an imminent hazard of COVID-19 infection.


ACI, ICRI Publish New Code Guide

The American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute have published an updated “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete St...


Huntsman Completes Sale of Venator Shares

Huntsman Corporation announced late last month that it has completed the sale of approximately 42.4 million shares of Venator Materials PLC to funds advised by SK Capital Partners LP.


DOL Issues Independent Contractor Clarification

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a final rule meant to clarify the status of independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


ACI Announces 2021 Virtual Convention

The American Concrete Institute has announced that its ACI Virtual Concrete Convention will be held March 28 – April 1. The event was originally scheduled as an in-person conference in Balti...


AGC Releases Numbers for December, 2021 Outlook

The Associated General Contractors of America released several sets of data last week regarding employment in the construction sector. Most recently, the group found that construction employ...


HUD Adopts Updated Safe Harbor Standards

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has adopted new safe harbors for the design and construction industry regarding the Fair Housing Act. This is the first update to the saf...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Jan. 18, as PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in the ...


Codes Lawsuits Continue After Spring Ruling

The battle for intellectual property rights in the building codes sector rages on as the International Code Council and private company UpCodes are still in a legal dispute after an initial ...


Biden Taps Mayor Walsh for Labor Secretary

Last week, President-Elect Joe Biden announced several key members of his forthcoming economic and jobs team, including his pick for Secretary of Labor, for which he has tapped Boston Mayor ...


EPA Gathering Comments for TSCA Fees Rule

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released for public comment a proposed set of updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act’s Fees Rule.


BASF Announces Board Appointment, Reshuffling

Chemical company BASF announced shifts in responsibilities as well as changes to its Board of Directors at the end of last year, appointing Melanie Maas-Brunner as a member and Chief Technol...


Webinar Archive: Support for Sustainable Projects

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


RPM Reports Net Sales Increase for Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report for 2021 on Wednesday (Jan. 6).


CSI, ASTM Integrate Standards in Platform

The Construction Specifications Institute, Inc. and ASTM International have finalized an agreement to link CSI’s Uniformat standards and ASTM’s E1557 standards within Crosswalk, a web servic...


Winter, Final PSP Issue Now Online

The Winter issue of PaintSquare Press is now online in its interactive digital edition format, complete with this 2020’s Elevation and Prestige Awards winners.


AGC Optimistic with COVID-19 Relief Package

Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, released a statement last month as the COVID-19 relief legislation passed through the United States House and Senat...


PPG Announces New, Completed Acquisitions

Global coatings company PPG announced that it has agreed to acquire Nordic paint and coatings company Tikkurila in an all-cash transaction.


LA Seeks Bids for Pavilion Construction

The City of Shreveport, Louisiana, is seeking bids for the construction of the Caddo Common Pavilion.


EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment of NMP

Near the end of December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final risk evaluation for n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This was the last step in the risk evaluation as required...


TXDOT Seeks Bids for New Admin Building

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking bids for the construction of a new administration building.


$1.6B NV Sphere Switches Construction Manager

Agreements for the $1.66 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian project, in Las Vegas, have shifted. MSG Entertainment Co. has announced that it is taking over construction management duties fro...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, PaintSquare Daily News will be wrapping up its regular daily news coverage for the year and publishing our annual “best of” issues.


AIA Adopts New Rules for Justice Facility Design

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors adopted new rules into the association’s Code of Ethics.


Purdue Creates New Sensors for Concrete

Purdue University engineers say that they have developed sensors that could safely speed up construction project timelines by determining concrete strength onsite in real time. The technolog...


ASC Postpones Conference, Announces '21 Expo

At the beginning of the month, the Adhesive and Sealant Council announced that it has moved the dates of the 10th World Adhesive and Sealant Conference.


AU Street Closed After Asbestos Mishap

Earlier this month, a variety of homes and vehicles were placed on lockdown in a suburban Sydney community after two private cleaning contractors sent asbestos particles flying from a home’s...


ACI Releases New Specifications, Manual

The American Concrete Institute has released a new ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, as well as a companion ACI Field Reference Manual.


USMCA, Procore Announce Resource Partnership

Construction management software company Procore Technologies, Inc., recently announced a partnership with the U.S. Minority Contractors Association, a nonprofit professional trade associati...


New NY Guidelines Leave 'Essential' Questions

At the beginning of the week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlines a new COVID-19 guidance plan for the state. Over the weekend the state updated the guidance for its COVID Cluster Action Ini...


Huntsman to Acquire Specialty Chemicals Company

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation recently announced an agreement to acquire Gabriel Performance Products, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer of additives and ep...


$1.5B MO Airport Project Completion Date Set

Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project officially has its targeted completion date, according to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.


AGC Releases Job Gain Numbers for November

Construction employment reportedly increased by 27,000 jobs in November, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors Association.


BIG Tapped to Design Lunar Infrastructure

Bjarke Ingels Group has recently partnered with ICON, a construction technology developer, and SEArch+, to begin designed a sustainable habitat for the moon.


Vegas Stadium Costs Come in Under Budget

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority has approved the $25.1 million reduction of the final construction budget for Allegiant Stadium. While the stadium itself was deemed complete in August, const...


Maroon Inks Distribution Deal with BRB International

Specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group has announced a new partnership with BRB International, a global manufacturer of specialty silicones and silicone additives.


AGC Sues SBA for PPP Loan Questionnaire

The Associated General Contractors of American announced earlier this week that it has filed a lawsuit against the Small Business Administration and the Office of Management and Budget in or...


Registration Now Open for Virtual Builders' Show

Registration is now open for the IBSx, the new virtual International Builders’ Show from the National Association of Home Builders. The conference is running 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Feb. 9-12, 202...


Philly to Vote on New Construction Tax

A Philadelphia City Council Committee approved three bills last week that are making the way for a new tax on residential construction in the city.


AGC Releases Job Numbers for Past 12 Months

According to a new analysis recently released by the Associated General Contractors of America, 30% of the nation’s metro areas have added construction jobs in the last year. Officials point...


ACI Foundation Announces New Fellowship

The American Concrete Institute’s ACI Foundation has announced the formation of a new fellowship, the S.P. Shah Fellowship, in commemoration of a recent $50,000 donation from Surendra P. Sha...


Biden Taps Former Labor Official for COVID Team

In an announcement published at the end of November, President-elect Joe Biden added a workplace health expert to his Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, a move that prompted applause from t...


BCF Unveils New President, Confidence Survey

This past fall, the British Coatings Federation changed hands as new President Guy Williams, Chief Executive of U-POL, took over the reins at the organization’s virtual board meeting on Oct....


Change in Bird Rule Could Impact Industry

An environmental analysis filed by the Trump administration last Friday (Nov. 27) could set up a rollback of some of the regulations in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, namely the range of lia...


AkzoNobel Makes Headway at Solar Panel Sites

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently released an update on two of its solar projects, noting that more than 3,000 solar panels have been added, pushing the company toward its goal of c...


AGC Looks Closer at October Jobs Numbers

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a new analysis of October’s numbers, saying that despite the majority of states added jobs that month, construction employment...


Free Webinar: Coatings for Architectural Steel

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon on Dec. 8 entitled, “Protective Coatings for Steel in Architectural Applications.”


PPG Appoints New VP in Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Scott Bartlett as Vice President, Operations, Global Architectural Coatings.


CA City Gas Ban Impacts Building Construction

On Tuesday (Nov. 17), San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use natural gas or other fossil fuels in all new residential and commercial bu...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 26, or Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Arkema Touts Green Bond, Facility Commitment

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has recently placed an inaugural Green Bond fully dedicated to the financing of a new plant in Singapore that’s slated to manufacture 100% bio-based Rilsan...


Universities to Offer Green, LEED Courses

Recently, two universities highlighted new course offerings designed to promote sustainability and a variety of green building practices.


Study Aims to Increase Mass Timber in Healthcare

In a new study by the University of Oregon’s Institute for Health in the Built Environment, a team of academics and industry partners are looking at how mass timber could be used in healthca...


ABC: Nonresidential Job Growth Higher in October

The Associated Builder and Contractors recently released its own analysis of construction industry jobs in October, based off the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Dow Listed on 2020 Sustainability Index

Late last week The Dow Chemical Company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index by S&P Global, the investment specialty focused on Sustainability Investing. This is the 21st ye...


TPC Awards Final Gift Card, Points Prizes

To wrap up its inaugural virtual event, PaintSquare Connect, Technology Publishing Co. announced the third and final winner of a $500 Amazon gift card, just one of the many prizes awarded th...


Winners Announced for Inaugural C3 Awards

The winners of the 2020 Contractor Community Champion (C3) Awards, held at Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatin...


PS Connect 2020 Looks Forward

Last week, Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, an inaugural virtual event bringing together experts throughout the industrial and commercial coatings industries, came to a close...


NASA Works on Commercial Space Tech

Last week, the United States National Aeronautics and Sp­ace Administration announced that it had selected 17 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space techno...


Miami's Largest Underground Garage Gets Started

Miami’s deepest and most expensive underground parking garage is making its way into the city as crews prep the area for the three-level subterranean basement and the 47-story luxury tower t...


Axalta Unveils Realignment, PA Office Closing

Global coatings company Axalta recently announced a realignment plan to “more closely align its global organization with its two global business segments to drive improved performance.” The ...


ABC: Construction Backlog, Confidence Up

The Associated Builder and Contractors reported earlier this week that its Construction Backlog Indicator rebounded to 7.7 months in October—an increase of .2 months from September.


SD University Adds Concrete Management Program

Late last month, the Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee released an announcement formalizing an agreement with South Dakota State University, Brookings.


New Dodge Report Looks at Industry's 2021 Start

Dodge Data & Analytics recently released its 2021 Dodge Construction Outlook report, used for industry forecasting and business planning.


Research Looks at Material Degradation

The IBeA research group at the University of Basque Country, in Spain, has recently conducted studies using spectroscopy to explore how the environment impacts degradation of new stone const...


ACI Releases New, Updated Detailing Manual

The American Concrete Institute has released a new and updated ACI Detailing Manual, which was last updated in 2004, and includes updates and revisions, as well as downloadable CAD files.


Keynotes Speaking at PS Connect

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a virtual event bringing together experts throughout the industrial and commercial coatings industries, is hosting several keynote speakers t...


Second $500 Gift Card PS Connect Winner Announced

Technology Publishing Co. has announced the second prize winner of its inaugural virtual event, PaintSquare Connect.


PPG Appoints New Head of Diversity

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it has appointed Marvin Mednoza as the company’s global head of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a newly developed role for the c...


NASA Taps AL College for 3D-Printing Studies

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, has recently selected nearby Drake State Community and Technical College to help research 3D-printing technologies that will help...


Time Running Out to Register for PS Connect

Time is running out to register for Technology Publishing Co.’s inaugural virtual conference, PaintSquare Connect. The signature event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, ...


AIA Announces Partnership for Document Program

At the end of last month, the American Institute of Architects announced a new strategic partnership with True Wind Capital to invest in AIA’s Contract Document Program.


Prospects for $10B WI Plant Could be 'Dead'

An analyst hired by the state of Wisconsin has called the $10 billion Foxconn project “dead” as tax breaks and government aid become more and more crucial to keeping the agreement afloat.


PS Connect to Offer Education on Surface Prep

In this installment of our PaintSquare Connect preview, PaintSquare Daily News lays out the curriculum for Track 3: Surface Preparation, sponsored by 10X Engineered Materials. Registrants ca...


PPG Appoints New VP of S&T, Color

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Andrea Giunta as Vice President, Science and Technology, Color. The appointment took effect Oct. 1.


AZ Researcher Gets $2M Grant for Concrete Studies

A professor at Arizona State University has been awarded $2 million to foster what the university calls “collaboration around 3D concrete printing research.”


AGC Survey: Job Cancellations Show Increase

The Associated General Contractors of America released new data last week that found that deferrals, cancellations and disruptions to work have increased over the past month, suggesting a se...


Keynotes to Cover Business, Industry Issues

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a virtual event bringing together experts throughout the industrial and commercial coatings industries, will be hosting several keynote speak...


Event to Feature Prestige, Elevation Awards Winners

Technology Publishing Co. is inviting all PaintSquare Connect attendees to join PaintSquare editors Charlie Lange and Brandy Hadden on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. for a presentation of the ...


Sherwin-Williams Reports 2020 Q3 Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial earnings report for the 2020 third quarter on Wednesday (Oct. 27).


Smart Building Ratings Program Launches

Billed as the world’s first comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, the SPIRE Smart Buildings Program has recently made its debut.


Nouryon Announces New Company Strategy

Earlier this month specialty chemicals company Nouryon celebrated two years as a stand-alone company by announcing a new company strategy that “aims to exceed customer expectations, outgrow ...


Survey: Highest-Paying Jobs Without Degrees

A new report by insurance company AdvisorSmith outlines the highest paying jobs in the United States that don’t need a college degree.


ACI President Announces Foundation Funding Challenge

President of the American Concrete Institute, Jeffrey W. Coleman, has announced a challenge to raise $1 million as part of the ACI Foundation’s annual appeal.


Adjaye Answers Questions at Holocaust Memorial Inquiry

At a public inquiry into David Adjaye’s proposed U.K. Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center, the architect defended the decision to scale up the monument 23% from his original competition-w...


PS Connect Offers Rewards Program

Leading up to Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, co-sponsored by Carboline, Finishing First (Po...


AkzoNobel Acquires Spanish Decorative Paints Business

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has agreed to acquire the decorative paints business of Spain’s Industrias Titan S.A.U.


AIA Updates Several Residential Documents

The American Institute of Architects has released some updated contract documents, including those covering condominium and other residential projects.


PS Event to Feature Commercial Solutions

Leading up to Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, co-sponsored by Carboline, Finishing First (Po...


AkzoNobel Releases Q3 Financial Report

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2020 third-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 21) and reported volume and adjusted operating income increases year over year.


Free Webinar: Translating Performance Testing Data

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, Oct. 28, entitled: “Fluent Translation: Correlating Fluoropolymer Lab Data with Real World Exposure.”


ABC: Project Backlog Slips in Most Metrics

Associated Builders and Contractors reported last week that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 7.5 months in September—a decline of .5 months from the previous month.


Heavy Lift Milestone Complete at NV Sphere

The heavy lift of steel beams has been completed at the $1.6 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian, in Las Vegas.


First Winner Announced from PSConnect Event

As time runs out to register for Technology Publishing Co.’s signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, PaintSquare Connect (to be held Nov. 10-12), TPC h...


DOE Announces $80M in Energy Funding

Recently, the United States Department of Energy announced an $80 million 2020 funding opportunity for its Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) program.


PS Event to Feature Protective, Marine Coatings

Technology Publishing Co. recently began releasing the curriculum for its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, PaintSquare Connect.


Researchers Look at Auto Steel for Buildings

Civil and systems engineers at Johns Hopkins University are investigating whether new steels, which are currently used as car parts, can be used to create more resilient and sustainable buil...


AIA Announced 3 New Board Elects

The American Institute of Architects announced last month that three new leaders have been elected to its Board of Directors, to serve terms beginning in 2021.


Grenfell Inquiry Hears from Building Control

Moving on in the inquiry of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, officials heard last week that a restructuring at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council had created an unbalanced work...


Survey: North American Crane Count Drops

According to the 2020 Q3 report from Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index for North America, which is published biannually, the number of cranes in North American cities has decreased for the...


WSU Researchers Get Grant for Drywall Bricks

Researchers from Washington State University announced that they received a commercialization grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The two-year grant will support the development of...


ICC Announces Inaugural Online Event

The International Code Council has announced an inaugural online education event called “ICC Learn Live.”


Covestro Acquires DSM Resin Business

Global manufacturer Covestro announced late last month that it is acquiring Royal DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials business.


RPM Releases 2021 Q1 Earnings Report

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its first-quarter earnings report for 2021 on Wednesday (Oct. 7).


PaintSquare Connect Announces Curriculum Info

Earlier this week, curriculum registration went live for PaintSquare Connect, Technology Publishing Co.’s virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, taking place No...


ACC, OSHA Renew Alliance

The American Chemistry Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last month that they have renewed their ACC OSHA Alliance, “which continues to foster safer and...


NY Exec Pleads Guilty in Bid-Rigging Scheme

Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced last week that former Director of Global Construction at Bloomberg LLC, Anthony Guzzone, pleaded guilty ...


Fall Issue of PSP Now Available Online

The Fall issue of PaintSquare Press is now online in interactive digital edition format, complete with a Surface Preparation Options supplement.


David Adjaye Wins Royal Gold Medal

Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE has been named the 2021 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, an award given by the Royal Institute of British Architects and approved by Her Majesty The...


World of Concrete 2021 Pushed to June

Officials with World of Concrete have announced new dates for the 2021 conference, moving the event several months from January to June.


USGBC Expands Resources for Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., has outlined an expanded suite of resources that aim to help building and community leaders face climate risks.


AIA Issues Support for Proposed Energy Package

The American Institute of Architects has announced support for a recently proposed energy package from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.


OSHA to Hold Whistleblower Teleconference

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it is holding another teleconference to solicit public comments on the agency’s whi...


AkzoNobel to Invest in Powder Coatings Facility

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it is investing 20 million euros into its powder coatings facility in Como, Italy.


FAA Awards $335M in Infrastructure Grants

Late last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Trump Administration is awarding $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Feder...


Session Info Dates Announced for PS Connect

This week, TPC is sharing with attendees more information about its virtual PaintSquare Connect event, including when session information and registration will become available as the move ...


European Coatings Show Opens Call for Abstracts

The European Coatings Show Conference has issued a call for papers for its 2021 show, slated to take place March 22-23, 2021, in Nuremberg, Germany.


ABC: Project Backlog Shows Positive Rebound

Construction backlog, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors, rebounded to 8.0 months in August—an increase of 0.2 months from July’s reading—but remains a half-month lower tha...


AGC Survey Sees Overall Jobs Hike in Past Month

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released its latest state-by-state employment data analysis, which found that while jobs have still mostly declined year over year, 31 ...


Docs of Expedited Projects Released to Public

The documents that detail some of the projects that have been expedited as a result of President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order have been released to the public.


NYC, DC Rank in 2020 Smart Cities List

The Institute for Management Development, in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design, has released its 2020 Smart City Index. New York City and Washington, D.C., le...


Sherwin-Williams Lists Partners for New HQ

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced late last week its key partners for the building of its new global headquarters, slated to be located in downtown Cleveland, and its new research and d...


ACI Offers Shotcrete Inspector Certification Program

The American Concrete Institute recently announced that it is now offering a Shotcrete Inspector Certification program to certify individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and experience req...


$1.5M in Liens Filed Against Las Vegas Stadium

Four liens have been filed against Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, according to reports. The liens, which have been filed with the Clark County Recorder’s Office, total $1.5 million.


Huntsman to Sell Venator Shares

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 42.5 million of the shares it holds in Venator Materials PLC.


Free Webinar: What's in Coating Specs?

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Sept. 28, entitled, “What's in a Coating Specification?”


JPCL September Issue is Now Online

The September issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content...


Airport Work Halted for 200 Mammoth Skeletons

Workers at a Mexico City construction site have discovered some big findings that are causing repeated pauses in construction of the new Santa Lucia airport.


Elevation Awards Adds Product Categories for 2020

As the deadline nears to submit nominations for the fourth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, PaintSquare Daily News is highlighting this year's ...


Court Strikes Down DOL's Joint Employment Rule

A federal judge in New York vacated most of a joint employer rule from the U.S. Department of Labor that was issued at the beginning of the year.


Deadline Nears for Prestige Awards Nominations

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the third-annual PaintSquare Prestige Awards—dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most influential people, innovative products and skil...


World's Longest Timber Bridge Moves Forward

A design contract was recently awarded for what is being touted as the world’s longest bridge to use structural timber.


Contract Awarded for RFK Stadium Demolition

Events DC, the convention and sports authority for Washington, D.C., selected a contractor last week to demolish the historic 59-year-old RFK Stadium.


Submissions Now Open for 2021 ARMA Awards

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program.


New NEPA Rules Take Effect This Week

Changes to the National Environmental Policy Act went into effect this week after a district court judge dismissed the request for a preliminary injunction on the changes.


CA's $5B SoFi Stadium Makes Debut

SoFi Stadium, the new home of the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, in Inglewood, California, is now open. The $5 billion stadium is reportedly the most e...


Nippon Paint Becomes Subsidiary of Wuthelam

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. announced late last month that it will become a subsidiary of Singapore-based paint manufacturer Wuthelam Group, which was already the top shareholder of the compan...


Residential Jobs Hike While Others Still Dip

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released new data that suggests that the trend of an increase in residential jobs alongside a decrease in nonresidential and infrastruc...


Chemours Announces New VP of Communications

Global chemical firm The Chemours Company recently announced that Alvenia Scarborough, currently senior director, corporate communications and brand marketing, will be promoted to the role o...


Extended Deadline Nears for Elevation Awards

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the fourth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program.


Abstract Submissions Open for Waterborne Symposium

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 48th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, slated to be held Feb. 7-12, 2021.


Towers Complete for Longest Suspension Bridge

Construction of the two 318-meter-high towers for Turkey’s 1915 Canakkale Bridge, set to be the longest suspension bridge in the world, is now complete, according to reports.


PaintSquare Connect to Highlight Companies

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, recently announced the launch of its new virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries: PaintSquare Connect.


Survey: Skilled Labor Shortage Still Present in Pandemic

Despite project delays and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey finds that demand for skilled laborers is still high, according to the Associated General Contractors of A...


33 Apprentices Tapped for BASF Pigments Company

Global chemical company BASF’s Colors & Effects brand, which focuses on colorants and pigments for the coatings industry, among others, announced that it has started off a new year of appren...


AkzoNobel Announces New Powder Coatings Acquisition

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently acquired Stahl Performance Powder Coatings, along with its range of products for heat-sensitive substrates. The company says that the deal give...


PaintSquare Connect to Highlight Companies

Technology Publishing Co.'s new PaintSquare Connect event aims to “combine technology with elements from an actual in-person event to create an experience unlike anything else currently bein...


GA Seeking Bids for Pickleball Facility

The City of Newnan, Georgia, is seeking bids for the construction of a pickleball facility. The City of Newnan is approximately 35 miles southwest of Atlanta.


RPM Announces Abrasives Manufacturer Acquisition

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced earlier this week that its Rust-Oleum business has acquired Ali Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of abrasives.


Document of Expedited Federal Projects Released

Some of the projects that have been expedited as a result of President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order have been revealed, according to recently released documents from the Interior...


Timber Tower Begins Construction in WI

Construction has begun in Milwaukee on one of the world’s tallest timber buildings, according to officials. The 25-story residential building dubbed “Ascent” has secured building permits and...


Arkema Announces Thermobonding Acquisition

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced recently its proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company that specializes in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders.


ABC Pens Letter for Trump Reelection

Late last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors formally announced its endorsement of President Donald J. Trump for reelection.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


Hempel Taps New North America VP

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that Todd Cottrell will take over as the company’s Group Vice President for North America.


USGBC Announces Latin America Leadership Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council has unveiled its 2020 Latin America Leadership Awards, honoring eight recipients “whose work across Latin America puts them at the forefront of green building...


Axalta Appoints New Board Member

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that it has appointed Rakesh Sachdev to its Board of Directors. Sachdev is now serving on the company’s N...


NAHB Analyzes 2019 Residential Materials Use

The National Association of Home Builders recently released an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis that included types of products used for new single-family and multi...


RPM Releases First Social, Environmental Report

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, has released its first ever Environmental, Social and Governance Report,...


EPA to Terminate COVID-19 Compliance Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released an addendum on termination of the entity’s COVID-19 Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program.


States Split in Recent Industry Employment Data

Construction employment has decreased from June to July in 26 states, as well as the District of Columbia, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.


Denver Taps New Firm for Convention Center

The city of Denver has selected a new firm to finish the $233 million Colorado Convention Center Project. The expansion has been plagued with an alleged bid-rigging scheme for the past few y...


Judge Orders Work to Continue on Purple Line

Work is moving forward at Maryland’s $2 billion light rail project after a judge earlier this month issued a temporary restraining order against Purple Line Transit Partners LLC, preventing ...


PaintSquare Event Aims to Foster Networks

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, recently announced the launch of its new virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries: PaintSquare Connect.


Sherwin-Williams Accepting Impact Award Entries

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entries for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America.”


PaintSquare Event Aims to Foster Networks

While the company’s in-person Contractor Connect events, scheduled to take place in October and November 2020, have been canceled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, PaintSquare Connect aims ...


$1.6B NV Sphere Extends Sched, Begins Structure

A new construction schedule for Las Vegas’ MSG Sphere at The Venetian sets up the next 15 months for heavy lifting and structural work on the site.


SSPC, NACE Announce Town Hall Schedule

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society have unveiled a schedule and registration info for a slew of town hall meetings that the organizations...


USGBC Unveils Keynote for Greenbuild 2020

The U.S. Green Building Council has announced that Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris Climate Agreement, will be delivering the keynote at Greenbuild 2020.


USDOT Announces Pipeline, Hazard Safety Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced that it is awarding more than $97 million in grants through its pipeline and haza...


Council Steps In for MO Airport Subcontractor

After a dispute erupted around a potential out-of-state subcontractor for Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project, the job has been awarded to a different, local co...


ICC Releases Publication for Virtual Inspections

The International Code Council recently published “Recommended Practices for Remote Virtual Inspections,” a guideline that it says governmental jurisdictions should consider for effective an...


JPCL August Issue is Now Online

The August issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and downl...


Arches Complete on $480M DC Bridge

The arches are officially completed on Washington, D.C.’s new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The last piece of the final arch was put in place last week.


PaintSquare Unveils New Virtual Connect Event

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, is pleased to announce a new virtual networking event and tradeshow for the protective and commercial coatings industries.


Maroon Group Inks Graphene Distribution Deal

Specialty chemicals company Maroon Group recently announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Applied Graphene Materials.


NYC Signs New PLA, Suggests Legislation

A new Project Labor Agreement has been announced between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and the city’s building trade unions, according to an announcement last week.


PaintSquare Unveils New Virtual Connect Event

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, is pleased to announce a new virtual networking event and tradeshow for the protective and commercial coatings industries.


Judge Rejects Lifting FIGG Suspension

A federal judge has denied FIGG Bridge Engineers’ and engineer William “Denney” Pate’s request to lift the imposed suspension from the Federal Highway Administration.


Final Body Removed from NOLA Hard Rock

The third and final body has been removed from the New Orleans Hard Rock construction site, 10 months after the structure partially collapsed.


NRCA Offering Management Webinar

The National Roofing Contractors Association has announced that it will be offering a half-day virtual management seminar entitled “Creating or Improving a Service/Maintenance Center.”


EPA Releases Energy Requirement Reductions

Last Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced two final rules for the oil and gas industry that the EPA says “removes ineffective and duplicative r...


Buttress Work Complete at $930M WA Arena

The $930 million Seattle arena renovation is now in full “building mode” after crews finished the excavation and roof support process last week.


Abstract Submissions Open for ACA 2021

The American Coatings Association has released its call for abstract submissions for its 2021 CoatingsTech Conference. Currently, the conference is being billed as an in-person event to take...


RIBA Announces New President, Council Seats

The Royal Institute of British Architects announced the results of its 2021 elections, with Simon Allford taking over the two-year presidential term from Alan Jones next year.


Project Backlog Drops by 1 Month YoY in July

Construction backlog, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors, decreased in July by a full month year over year, and decreased .3 months since June for an indicator of 7.8 month...


USC to Offer Construction Tech Degree

The University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering has launched a new master’s program in Advanced Design and Construction Technology.


Maroon Group Announces Midwest Expansion

North American specialty chemicals distributor, Maroon Group, has announced the expansion of its CASE Midwest Team.


Report: Small, Midsize Cities Best for Construction

Insurance information provider AdvisorSmith has released a new analysis of salaries, job availability and the cost of living in 383 cities across the United States to compile the best cities...


Nominations Open for Women in Coatings Award

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Women in Coatings Impact Award.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: CO Capitol Dome

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


FIGG Files Against FHWA Suspension

FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc., along with FIGG engineer William “Denney” Pate, have sued the Federal Highway Administration asking for the agency’s suspension of its eligibility to participate ...


NY Execs Face Charges, Sentencing

Multiple people involved with what the state of New York is calling a “bid-rigging” scheme have been charged or sentenced within the last few weeks in the state’s Southern District court.


Lawmakers Seek Records of Expedited Projects

More than two months after President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order advising federal agencies to expedite infrastructure investments and other activities to accelerate the United ...


TPC Parent Company Announces New Chairman

Early last month, Southside Holdings, Inc., parent company of Technology Publishing Co., announced that it elected a new Chairman of the Board.


Mule-Hide Announces Regional Promotions

High-performance roofing products manufacturer Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. recently announced the promotion of Rob Keating to regional director for the Northeast region as well as Ken Schult...


Sto Corp Taps New CFO for Americas

Building materials firm Sto Corp., recently announced in an emailed press release that Randall Steven Johnson will join Sto Americas as CFO, replacing Torber Wetche, who announced his retire...


$1.3B NY Arena Sees Progress after Pause

Concrete is going up at the site of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders’ newly named home: the UBS Arena.


Survey: Residential Jobs Hike, Infrastructure Dips

While construction employment increased by 20,000 jobs in July, those were limited to the residential sector, according to an analysis of data by the Associated General Contractors of Americ...


1 Body Recovered from NOLA Hard Rock

The remains have been recovered from one of the workers who were trapped in the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, which partially collapsed more than 10 months ago.


US to Reinstate Canada's Aluminum Tariffs

The U.S. is reinstating its 10% tariffs on raw aluminum imports from Canada beginning Aug. 16 following a proclamation issued by President Donald J. Trump late last week.


ICC, AWC Release Mass Timber Guide

The International Code Council, along with the American Wood Council, have released a joint publication: Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC, which aims to provide an overview of requirements ...


$1.97B Vegas Stadium Now Complete

Construction of Las Vegas’ $1.97 billion Allegiant Stadium is officially complete, according to general contractor joint venture Mortenson-McCarthy, which announced that it received a Certif...


Court Lets Dakota Access Stay Flowing

Last week, a federal appeals court reversed a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review.


Nouryon Opens New Services Office in TX

Early last month, specialty chemical company Nouryon announced that it has opened a new integrated services office for its North American business in Houston.


Environmental Groups Sue Over NEPA Changes

Just weeks after the Trump administration finalized changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, two environmental groups (culminating in more than 35 organizations) are suing the White...


USDOT Releases Toolkit for Rural Opportunities

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao unveiled late last week the Applicant Toolkit for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success Initiative from the U.S. ...


Data: $9.6B in Infrastructure Projects are Delayed

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association recently gathered and reviewed publicly available data on transportation revenue and construction programs from states and local gov...


Bid Conflicts Arise at $1.5B MO Airport Project

More debate has been raised around Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project and the hiring choices made by developer Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate.


PPG Inks Home Paint Deal

Global coatings company PPG, along with supply chain technology platform Sibi, recently announced a four-year partnership with Tricon American Homes.


Environmental Review Cleared for $1.1B CA Arena

Late last month one of the last major hurdles was cleared for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers and the team’s proposed new $1.1B arena, slated for Inglewood, Califo...


Free Webinar: Coating Evaluation Tests

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Aug. 12 entitled: “Selection of Tests for Evaluating Coatings to be used in Qualifying Coatings for Use in Aggressive Environments.”


ACI, PTI Announce Expanded Partnership

The American Concrete Institute announced late last week that it is expanding its partnership with the Post-Tensioning Institute as a “direct response to expressed industry need for building...


Deadline Extended for Prestige Awards

The nomination deadline for the third-annual PaintSquare Prestige Awards—dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most influential people, innovative products and skill-involved projects—ha...


USDOT Announces Availability of Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced last week the availability of $225 million in grant funding through its Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Prog...


FAA Awards $273M in Airport Project Grants

Over $273 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants have recently been awarded to various airports across the country, according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.


Deadline Extended for Elevation Awards

The nomination deadline for the fourth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, has been extended.


AGC: Metro Construction Jobs Down 62%

The Associated General Contractors of America released a new analysis of government data last week that shows that 62% of metro areas decreased construction employment over the past 12 month...


3M Reports Q2 Sales Decline

Protective equipment manufacturer 3M reported a decline in sales year over year despite the high demand for its N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.


WJTA Announces Free Webinar Series

Earlier this month, the WaterJet Technology Association announced the launch of a new series of educational webinars. The sessions, which are free to attend, aim to cover topics of interest ...


LA Reaches $5M Deal for New Bridge Plans

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) has officially signed a deal with engineering firm Atlas Technical Consultants to serve as lead consultant on the new Miss...


Tnemec Opens Nominations for 2020 Tank of the Year

Entries are now being accepted for Tnemec Company Inc.’s 2020 Tank of the Year Competition, according to the company.


NRCA Releases National Roofing Week Details

The National Roofing Contractors Association recently announced via email that it is inviting all roofing industry professionals to celebrate National Roofing Week Aug. 23-29.


OSHA Revises Rule on Access to Medical Records

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced earlier this week that it has revised the Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning Occupationa...


Roofing Organizations Send Letters to Congress

A coalition of roofing industry organizations, associations and professionals have come together to send letters to the White House and other political leaders urging them to support a propo...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q2 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial earnings report for the 2020 second quarter yesterday (July 28).


Evonik Begins Work at New Silicones Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has reportedly begun production at its new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.


SSPC, NACE Announce Committees, Town Halls

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced late last week the formation of 13 ad-hoc integration teams to begin combination efforts of ...


JPCL July Issue is Now Online

The July issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and ...


RPM Reports Fourth-Quarter, 2020 Numbers

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its financial report for its 2020 fourth quarter and ...


NIOSH Study Looks at High-Risk Behavior

New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found that behaviors that are linked to higher health risks are more prevalent in construction workers than ot...


NACE Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced earlier this month its global Board of Directors for the 2020-21 year.


Axalta Releases 2018-19 Sustainability Report

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta just released its 2018-19 Sustainability Report, which highlights the company’s “advancements in sustainable business practices.”


Spellmon Confirmed as Next USACE Chief

Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon was confirmed by the Senate earlier this week as the United States Army’s 55th Chief of Engineers. Spellmon, whose lieutenant position was also confirmed, was nom...


AkzoNobel Reports Q2, Half-Year Revenue Dips

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2020 second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 22) and reported a 19% drop in revenue caused mainly by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Survey Released for SSPC/NACE Organization

A survey was recently sent out to members of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society to gather opinions on the upcoming combined organization.


ACI Foundation Launches New Organization Fellowship

The American Concrete Institute’s ACI Foundation announced last week the launch of the Advancing Organization Excellence Fellowship.


USDOT Claims $90B Saved via Deregulation

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced last week that it has saved the economy and consumers about $90 billion in regulatory costs under the Trump Administration.


Index: Construction Costs Have Decrease

Construction costs have decreased for the first time in 10 years, according to Turner Construction Company’s quarterly Building Cost Index, the latest report of which was released earlier th...


Antiviral Coating Developing for Surface Contact

New research is underway at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology within the University of Waterloo to develop a coating that officials say aims to “kill the COVID-19 virus immediately u...


ChemMasters Announces Vexcon Acquisition

Specialty firm ChemMasters, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Philadelphia-based concrete chemical manufacturer Vexcon Chemicals.


PaintSquare Hosting Webinar on Pandemic

PaintSquare will host a free webinar July 22 entitled, “Pandemic Painting: Challenges and Opportunities.”


Seattle Mayor Declares Bridge 'Civil Emergency'

In an effort to secure funding to remedy the cracks found on the West Seattle Bridge (whether that be a permanent fix or a whole replacement), Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has declared the sit...


ASNE Announces Virtual MegaRust Conference

The American Society of Naval Engineers announced earlier this month that due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, its annual MegaRust Conference will be held as a Virtual Symposium a...


SSPC Opens Nominations for Structure Awards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced last week via emailed press release that it is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Structure Awards.


Summer Issue of PSP Now Available Online

The Summer issue of PaintSquare Press is now online in interactive digital edition format complete with a Maximizing Equipment Performance Supplement.


PPG Reports Q2 Declines Amidst COVID-19

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter 2020 financial report late last week, reporting net sales of $3 billion—about 25% lower than last year and down 22% in constant curren...


Chemours Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Chemical solutions firm The Chemours Company recently announced its 2020 Future of Chemistry Scholarship recipients.


Trump Finalizes Environmental Review Revisions

Earlier this week, President Donald J. Trump announced that his administration has finalized changes to the National Environmental Policy Act that aim to not only reduce the number of projec...


Free Webinar: Pandemic Painting

PaintSquare will host a free webinar July 22 entitled, “Pandemic Painting: Challenges and Opportunities.”


USGBC Announces LEED Homes Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week the winners of its LEED Homes Awards and Residential Project of the Year. The awards aim to recognize projects, builders and devel...


DOI Looking at Offshore Wind Proposals

The United States Department of the Interior is reportedly planning on issuing two proposed rules for offshore wind projects. The rules are expected to streamline the permitting requirements...


Auburn to Offer Building Construction Doctorate

Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, recently announced that it is now offering a doctorate degree in building construction. This reportedly make the university one of only a handf...


New Data Sees Construction Materials Price Jump

Construction material prices have reportedly risen for the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of...


UCLA Carbon Team Gets $2M Grant

A research team from the University of California, Los Angeles, has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for its work on converting carbon dioxide emissions into co...


Denver Airport Launches Public Dashboard

Now that some of the turmoil has settled over the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project, the entity has created a dashboard so that the public can see the status, project and bud...


AkzoNobel to Coat Largest LNG Project

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently released information about supplying coatings to the LNG Canada Project, located in Kitimat, British Columbia, that’s touted as the largest-ever li...


ACI Pivots 2020 Convention to Virtual

The American Concrete Institute announced last week that its annual ACI Concrete Convention, which was slated to take place in Oct. 25-29 in Raleigh, North Carolina, will now be held virtual...


Nouryon Announces New Hydroperoxide Plant

Specialty chemical company Nouryon announced earlier this week that it is starting development of a new hydroperoxide manufacturing facility at its current site in Ningbo, China.


ABC Cancels 2020 Convention

The Associated Builders and Contractors announced on Monday (July 6) that it has officially canceled ABC Convention 2020, which was scheduled for Aug. 17-19, in Nashville.


SSPC Pubs Revisions to 2 Standards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced late last month that it has revised two technical standards.


Plans for $2B Queens Megaproject Unveiled

A team of New York City developers have announced plans for a $2 billion, 2.7 million-square-foot mixed-use megaproject in Queens dubbed “Innovation QNS.”


SSPC, NACE Enter into Definitive Agreement

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced last week that the two groups have officially entered into a definitive agreement to combine...


ACI Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The American Concrete Institute’s ACI Foundation announced late last week that it is now accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2021-22 academic ...


Survey: Residential Construction Jobs are Up

The Associated General Contractors America released its latest construction industry jobs data at the end of last week, detailed that while 158,000 workers were added in June, most of the jo...


PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Taps Leaders

Global coatings brand PPG Protective and Marine Coatings recently announced several changes to its PMC USCA Leadership team.


JPCL June Issue is Now Online

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and downloa...


CA Authority to Consider Musk Tunnel Project

A transportation authority in California has reportedly halted rail system analyses in order to instead evaluate an unsolicited tunnel proposal from Elon Musk for a project involving the Ont...


High-Rise at NYC Hudson Yards Reaches Halfway

The high-rise dubbed 50 Hudson Yards, part of New York City’s $25 billion Hudson Yards development, has reached a construction milestone.


Court Rules Against Shifting Funds for Border

In the latest development of the U.S.-Mexico border wall project, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late last week that President Donald J. Trump cannot divert $2.5 billion of militar...


Nouryon Completes CMC Business Acquisition

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced the acquisition of J.M. Huber Corporation, a carboxymethyl cellulose business.


British PM Announces $1B in School Rebuilding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 10-year plan on Monday (June 29) to rebuild schools across England, pledging 1 billion pounds (roughly $1.2 billion) to the program.


CDC Awards Contract for New GA Facility

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently awarded a $233 million contract for a new high-containment laboratory near its headquarters in Atlanta.


TPC Requests Responses for Pandemic Webinar

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Technology Publishing Co. is looking for solutions to help commercial painting contractors with a new webinar entitled, “Pandemic Painting: Challenges and ...


DuPont Joins NRCA for One Voice Initiative

The National Roofing Contractors Association recently announced via emailed press release that chemicals manufacturer DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware) has joined its One Voice initiative as a p...


TPC Requests Responses for Pandemic Webinar

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Technology Publishing Co. is looking for solutions to help commercial painting contractors with a new webinar entitled, “Pandemic Painting: Challenges and ...


Construction Survey Sees Confidence Drop

The second-quarter numbers for the USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, released earlier this week, indicate a plunge from 74 in Q1 to 56.


WR Grace Opens New Silica Plant

Specialty silica company W.R. Grace & Co. announced earlier this week that it has opened a new colloidal silica plant at its manufacturing and research and development center in Worms, Germa...


AECOM Announces New CEO, President

Construction firm AECOM recently announced the appointment of W. Troy Rudd as its new Chief Executive Officer.


$1B Mixed-Use Facility Planned for Houston

Plans for a $1 billion mixed-used facility have officially begun in Houston, where international real estate firm Hines has finalized an agreement with 2ML Real Estate Interests to develop t...


Nomination Deadline for Elevation Awards Approaches

Coming back for its fourth year is Technology Publishing Company’s commercial honors program: The Elevation Awards. The program recognizes projects ranging from residential exteriors and com...


Sika Acquires Egypt-Based Roofing Company

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Modern Waterproofing Group, a manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems in Egypt.


RIBA President Steps Back into Top Role

Royal Institute of British Architects’ President Alan Jones is back in his role after stepping down months ago amidst allegations of misusing RIBA funds and a subsequent investigation.


NAHB Survey Records Biggest-Ever Increase

The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo recently released the latest data from their monthly Housing Market Index survey.


WR Meadows Names New CSC VP

In an announcement last week, building materials company W.R. Meadows named Russell Snow, CSP, CTR, its fourth Vice President of Construction Specifications Canada.


Court Rejects Call for OSHA Emergency Standard

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a lawsuit filed in May by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations against the Occupationa...


ACI Announces 2020 Conference Details

The American Concrete Institute has released details for its 2020 Concrete Convention, which is slated to take place Oct. 25-29, at the Raleigh Sheraton in Raleigh, North Carolina.


MA Trade Group Presses Safety Regulations

Months after Boston was one of the first cities to shut down construction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts is working to reopen the state with strict safety guidelines.


Research to Look Closer at Concrete in Space

A civil engineering student an Penn State University has been granted a three-year NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity, along with a one-year Pennsylvania Space Grant Consort...


Call for Papers Issued for AGC Conferences

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a call for papers for its 2021 Construction Safety and Health Conferences.


NY Begins Reopening with Construction Sites

At the beginning of this week New York City began opening up nonessential construction sites as directed by the phased reopening of the state put forth by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


PPG Announces Global Restructuring

Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that it has approved restructuring actions “to reduce its global cost structure,” citing weakened global economic conditions coming fr...


AGC Releases Unemployment Numbers for May

The Associated General Contractors of America released its latest construction jobs survey data late last week, revealing that employment bounced back by 464,000 jobs in May. However, the AG...


AWC Releases Fire-Resistance Update

The American Wood Council recently released an updated “Technical Report 10 (TR10), Calculating the Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies."


MN-Based App Targets Students for Trades

The Construction Careers Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, has developed an app that it says is aiming to connect with Gen-Z students with construction apprenticeship ...


Changes to PPP Pass Senate, Head to Trump

Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill that updates terms of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.


AGC Releases Metro Unemployment Data

A new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America has found that construction employment declined in more than 90% of metro areas from March to April.


IIBEC to Host Virtual Convention

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants is hosting its first-ever virtual trade show in the coming weeks.


Analysis Looks at Pandemic Construction Delays

Financial services company Moody’s Corporation has released an updated outlook on the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that the construction industry should be prepared for further delays.


Holocaust Memorial Inquiry Officially Postponed

The public inquiry scheduled to take place over London’s Holocaust Memorial is now postponed until October in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Huntsman Brands SPF Business

Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation recently announced that is has branded its spray polyurethane foam business.


Firm Involved with Grenfell Refurb Liquidates

The architecture firm that was in charge of the Grenfell Tower’s refurbishment has reportedly entered voluntary liquidation, owing more than 140,000 pounds ($171,513) to creditors.


NRCA Certification Exam Locations to Reopen

The National Roofing Contractors Association has announced that test centers for its ProCertification candidates are slated to reopen next month.


AIA Announces COTE Award Recipients

The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment recently announced this year’s recipients for its COTE Top 10 Awards.


Demolition Begins at NOLA Hard Rock Site

The multi-phase demolition of the collapsed Hard Rock New Orleans hotel and its surrounding buildings is now underway as officials expedited approvals to get the project going ahead of hurri...


CaGBC Study: Workers Lack Zero-Carbon Knowledge

The Canada Green Building Council has released a new study that it claims shows that its building industry “still has work to do to ensure professionals have access to the skills and knowled...


Axalta to Expand Waterborne Coatings Production

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently broke ground on the newest phase of its Jiading plant in Shanghai, which aims to scale up its production of waterborne coatings.


Webinar Archive: Future of Metal Cladding

The PaintSquare webinar archive now features new recordings of webinar broadcasts of educational topics in the coatings industry. As part of this update, PaintSquare Daily News will occasion...


British Coatings Releases New 'Essential' Campaign

The British Coatings Federation has launched a new #essentialcoatings and #essentialinks campaign with the aim to highlight the role that the coatings and printing inks sectors play in the (...


AIA Releases New Sustainable Building Docs

The American Institute of Architects announced last week that it is released new and updated contract documents that support businesses with reaching sustainability goals.


3rd-Annual Prestige Awards Drops Entry Fees

PaintSquare Press is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the third-annual Prestige Awards, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most influential people, innovative product...


St. Louis to Mandate Building Energy Standards

Last month, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted (via teleconference) to pass the new Building Energy Performance Standards ordinance, which sets new energy standards to eliminate greenhous...


Benjamin Moore Joins with PCA for Conference

Coating manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced that is has teamed up with the Painting Contractors Association for the PCA’s Operation COVID-19 Response conference.


AGC Survey Shows Industry Unemployment

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a new survey showing that construction employment declined by 975,000 jobs in April—a drop that the AGC calls the worst one-mo...


Elevation Awards Cut Fees for 4th-Annual Contest

Coming back for its fourth year is Technology Publishing Company’s commercial honors program: The Elevation Awards. The program recognizes projects ranging from residential exteriors and com...


RIBA Opens Nominations for President, Council

The Royal Institute of British Architects opens its call for nominations today (May 12) for various positions, including the RIBA Presidency.


ACI Foundation to Fund 8 Research Projects

The American Concrete Institute Foundation’s Concrete Research Council recently announced that it has selected eight research projects to receive grants this year.


GA Code Ruling Sparks Ownership Questions

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled at the end of last month against the state of Georgia in a copyright lawsuit over annotations to its legal code, determining that annotations cannot be copyright...


NY Budget Extends Prevailing Wage Regulations

Early last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a FY 2021 Enacted Budget that includes a directive to expand the state’s prevailing wage rules.


ACA Taps Benjamin Moore, PPG CEOs for Board

The American Coatings Association recently announced two leadership appointments to its Board of Directors, effective April 1.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Designer Support Center

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently announced the launch of its Architect and Designer Support Center, which is a site that aims to “point professionals to...


Second Settlement Announced in CO Bid-Rigging

Late last week, a second settlement was reached in the alleged bid-rigging scheme on the $233 million Colorado Convention Center Project.


NRCA Launches Recruitment Webpage

The National Roofing Contractors Association recently announced that it has launched a workforce recruitment webpage aimed at helping to address the anticipated workforce shortage as the eco...


USGS Releases Pyrrhotite Map of US

The United States Geological Survey released last week its first map of where the mineral pyrrhotite could occur in the United States.


ACI Foundation Announces Award Recipients

Late last week, the American Concrete Institute announced its ACI Foundation 2020 Award recipients.


University Offers New Urban Construction Degree

Recently, the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced that it would be offering a new bachelor’s degree program in urban construction management, beginning in the fall of 2020.


ABI Shows Commercial Construction Drop

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), revealing a record drop in demand for design services from architecture firms during the month o...


Obituary: John Crowe, GPI Executive VP of Coatings

John Crowe, Executive Vice President of Coatings with GPI, passed away in Saint Johns, Florida, on April 14 after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was 56 years old.


Model Software Used in Earthquake Study

A researcher from Concordia University was recently reported to be exploring options for resilient and sustainable reinforced masonry structural systems in relation to earthquake safety.


PPG Reports Sales Decline in Q1, 2020

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported in a press release on Monday (April 27), a 5% decrease in constant currencies in first-quarter net sales, compared to the prior ...


Report: Safe Practices Critical During COVID-19

A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin projected the epidemiological impacts of allowing some or all construction workers in the Austin, Tex...


Autodesk, Aurigo Software Companies Partner

Construction Software companies Aurigo Software and Autodesk, Inc. announced earlier this month an integration plan that aims to give professionals one platform for design, planning, constru...


AECOM Launches Virtual Meeting Tool

Earlier this month, design firm AECOM launched an interactive web-based tool that allows clients to engage and consult with stakeholders on projects from their computer or mobile device.


WA Expects to Reopen Residential Construction

According to reports, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to reopen residential construction, among other types of construction projects, in the upcoming weeks while the state begins to r...


Axalta Announces PPE, Sanitizer Donations

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced last week that it will be providing protective equipment and hand sanitizer to communities around the world in an effort to help combat t...


AkzoNobel Reports Q1 Profit Jump, Revenue Dip

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently published its first-quarter financial report on Wednesday (April 22), highlighting a 31% profitability improvement year over year.


SSPC, NACE Members Vote in Favor of Merger

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International each released statements on Tuesday (April 21) announcing that an “overwhelming” majority in each of the associations has vot...


NRCA Postpones National Roofing Week

The National Roofing Contractor Association announced late last week that it is postponing its annual National Roofing Week due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Construction Industry Leads in PPP Loan Awards

The first round of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program reportedly saw the most money divvied out to the construction industry, according to data released by ...


Boston Rolls Out Construction Safety Guidelines

The first city in the United States to halt construction in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is now releasing guidelines for when the industry reopens.


AGC Releases Updated Survey on Project Halts

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released an updated survey researching the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the construction industry.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Pro Support Center

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced in an emailed press release the creation of its Pro Support Center, a website that the firm says is dedicate to tools and...


$1.3M Settlement Reached in CO Bid-Rigging

In an agreement announced earlier this week, construction company M.A. Mortenson Co. settled with the state of Colorado on charges that alleged bid-rigging on the $233 million Colorado Conve...


Firm Releases Data on Construction, Materials

Building materials and construction industry insights company Principia recently released several bulletins tracking the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Work Begins on $800M Chicago Tower

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, development of a new 60-story tower along the Chicago River has begun, after the project secured a $500 million construction loan.


PPG Announces $1.5M in Donations

Global coatings company PPG, along with the PPG Foundation, announced that they plan to "contribute more than $1.5 million to organizations supporting immediate community relief efforts and ...


Wooster Names New President

The Wooster Brush Company’s board of directors announced late last week that it has elected Ben Maibach as the company’s 10th President.


NAHB Suggests Safety Stand Down

The National Association of Home Builders announced late last week that it is urging members and all residential construction companies to hold a Safety Stand Down and halt work for at least...


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 10

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


ASTM International Cancels May Meetings

Late last month, ASTM International announced that all previously scheduled in-person May standards development meetings have been canceled.


Small Business Loan Clarified for Construction

The U.S. Treasury Department recently released a clarification on its Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program just days after the Associated General Contractors of America ...


AkzoNobel Completes Mauvilac Acquisition

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Mauvilac Industries Limited, a paints and coatings company in Mauritius, East Africa.


Fire Research Looks at High-Rise Materials

Engineers and technicians at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently spent months of research recreating concrete floors supported by steel beams, only to set the structu...


RIBA Investigating President Amid Allegations

The Royal Institute of British Architects is reportedly investigating its President, Alan Jones, on allegations that he misused RIBA funds.


PA Hospital Expedites Opening for Health Crisis

In Philadelphia, crews are working around the clock to open the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s (Penn Medicine) Pavilion to aid in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 10

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


NRCA Releases 2020 Roofing Manual Set

The National Roofing Contractors Association made available late last week its 2020 NRCA Roofing Manual, a set that contains four volumes.


PPG to Donate 80,000 Masks to Hospitals

Global coatings company PPG announced late last week that it will donate 80,000 masks to hospitals in Pittsburgh, New York, Cleveland, the Detroit area and Huntsville, Alabama, in support of...


AGC Releases Survey on Project Halts

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a survey researching the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the construction industry.


EPA Considers Modifying TSCA Fees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its plan considering a proposed rule that would look at potential exemptions to the Toxic Substances Control Act Fees Rule.


Italian Firms Working on ICU Pods

Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota have designed an intensive-care pod in a shipping container with the aim to help alleviate stress on the world’s medical infrastructure in the C...


Axalta Honors Suppliers in Annual Awards

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the recipients of its 2019 Supplier of the Year award.


Denver Airport to Pay $183M in Settlement

Denver International Airport has announced that it has settled all claims with Great Hall Partners, the first that was originally contracted in the public-private partnership for the $1.8 bi...


Northwest Coatings Society Calls for Papers

The Pacific Northwest Society of Coatings Technology is requesting abstracts for its Northwest Coatings Fest, slated to be held Oct. 21-23, at the Sunriver Resort, near Bend, Oregon.


AIA Pens Letter to Congress on COVID-19

Late last week, the American Institute of Architects 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA, and EVP/CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA, released a letter to Congress outlining a proposed infrastructure inve...


Manufacturer Pairs with ORNL for 3D Printing

Concrete and cement-mix manufacturer Quickrete recently announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the design of what it calls “next-gener...


Survey: Construction Co Trust Linked to Profits

A recent study released by Autodesk and consultant company FMI Corp. has found that construction industry companies that don’t make trust a high priority within their organizations don’t mak...


NRCA Pens Letter to Trump on Coronavirus

The National Roofing Contractors Association recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump to express concerns over what are defined as “essential businesses” and “essential workers” duri...


ACI Makes Conference Meetings Virtual

To combat the cancellation of the ACI Concrete Convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Concrete Institute has announced ACI Virtual Committee Days.


NYC to Appeal High-Rise Demo Ruling

New York City is appealing a recent New York State Supreme Court decision that would force developers of a nearly complete Manhattan high-rise to demolish 20 floors of a a zoning dispute.


Grenfell Inquiry Suspended Amidst Pandemic

The Grenfell Inquiry panel has decided to suspend the hearings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, inquiry leader Judge Martin Moore-Bick, released the announcement in a letter, no...


Huntsman to Acquire Specialty Chemicals Company

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation recently announced its agreement to acquire CVC Thermoset Specialties, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer that serves the indus...


Officials Predict Increased Speed Core Usage

According to Shannon Testa, Director of Commercial Markets for Rainer Square Tower, the core speed technology used to erect the structure could become more popular in the commercial construc...


Pigments Forum, TiO2 Summit Call for Papers

The Pigment and Color Science Forum, as well as the TiO2 World Summit, have both issued a call for abstracts.


1 Accused in NOLA Hard Rock Collapse Resigns

One of two inspectors who were suspended without pay last month for allegedly falsifying inspection reports for the New Orleans’ Hard Rock Hotel has resigned.


CO Journal Sues Airport Authority Over Records

In the latest of a slew of updates on Denver International Airport’s now $770 million renovation, the Denver Business Journal reported that it has filed a public-records lawsuit against DIA.


Grenfell Inquiry Looks at 2014 Refurb Regulations

The finger pointing continued at the Grenfell Inquiry this week as Studio E Architects Associate Neil Crawford claimed that the government knew of faults in its building regulations and did ...


Frank Lloyd Wright School Could Remain Open

Officials at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin have reportedly reversed the decision to close the school and are now exploring ways to keep it open.


DOL Finalizes Apprenticeship Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule yesterday (March 11) on the expansion of its Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.


PPG Manager Receives Manufacturing Award

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that Courtney Balliet, PPG manager, strategy, science and technology (S&T), has earned the STEP Ahead Award, presented by the Manufacturing In...


AkzoNobel Announces New Sustainability Targets

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released earlier this week what it’s calling “the first in a series of ambitions” that are looking at the company’s fresh focus on achieving zero waste and ...


EPA Looking at Fees Associated with TSCA

The Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this week that it is working to address issues identified with implementing the Fees Rules associated with the Toxic Substances Control ...


EPA Proposes New Regulations on PFAS Chemicals

As a part of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan, the agency recently proposed regulations on imported products that contain certai...


4th-Largest Crawler Crane Arrives at $1.6B Vegas Site

One of the largest cranes in the world recently arrived in Las Vegas for work on the $1.66 billion MSG sphere, a unique performance venue being developed by The Madison Square Garden Company...


USGBC Awards Green Schools Projects

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with its Center for Green Schools, announced earlier this week the recipients of its Green Apple Day of Service Awards.


Venice Biennale Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Venice’s Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, has been postponed by several months because of worries surrounding the coronavirus.


BrandSafway Acquires AGF Access Group

Access company BrandSafway recently announced that it has finalized its acquisition of AGF Access Group Inc. The Canada-based company specializes in solutions from commercial construction an...


CORROSION 2020 to Focus on Education, Meetings

CORROSION 2020, NACE International’s annual conference and exhibition, will return March 15-19 to the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston.


RIBA Releases 2020 Work Plan

The Royal Institute of British Architects published its Plan of Work 2020 late last week, a guide for the design and construction of buildings.


New Commercial Industry Event Announced

Technology Publishing Co., home of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, PaintSquare Press, PaintSquare Daily News, Paint BidTracker and Water BidTracker is announcing the launch o...


ACI, PCI Announce Expanded Partnership

The American Concrete Institute recently announced an expanded partnership with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute in a move that it says hopes to increase efficiency for design of s...


AG Grants Protections in Grenfell Inquiry

The United Kingdom Attorney General Suella Braverman announced late last week that she is granting the undertaking that allows individuals to give oral evidence in the Grenfell Tower inquiry...


DOL Construction Safety Committees to Meet

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it is holding a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Workgroups next week.


NLRB Issues Joint-Employer Final Rule

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a final rule that lays out what makes two companies joint employers under the National Labor Relations Standards Act.


ACI Announces European Norms-Based Certification

The American Concrete Institute recently announced at its that it has partnered with the Institute of Concrete Technology to develop the first British Standards/European Norms-based ACI cert...


USGBC Announces $500K More in Grants

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that Bank of America has provided an additional $500,000 grant to the LEED for Cities and Communities program, which helps local government...


AIA Responds to Architectural Executive Order

Late last week, the American Institute of Architects penned a letter to President Donald J. Trump in response to the draft Executive Order “Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.”


Free Webinar: ACM/MCM Finishes

PaintSquare will host a free webinar March 4 entitled: “Painted Finish Considerations of ACM/MCM in Today’s Architecture.”


2 Inspectors Suspended Amid NOLA Hard Rock Reports

According to reports, New Orleans officials have suspended two building inspectors after allegations surfaced that they falsified reports for the Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans project, just mo...


Carboline Opens $6M Fire Research Center

Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently hosted a grand opening for its Carboline Fire-Science Research Center in St. Louis.


Los Angeles Mayor Signs Green Directive

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed off on “L.A.’s Green New Deal: Leading by Example” earlier this month, kicking off the city’s “Decade of Action.”


AIA Announces Young Architect, Associate Award Winners

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects selected 22 recipients for the AIA Young Architects Award, as well as five recipients for the Associates Award.


PA Landscape Center Gets BREEAM Certification

Last week, Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, announced that its Center for Sustainable Landscapes has been certified using the BREEAM USA standard for existing building...


EU Officially Publishes Titanium Dioxide Rule

The European Union has published the official delegated regulation to classify titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen by inhalation. The decision will be enforced after more than a year ...


ACI Releases 2020 Code, Specs Collection

The American Concrete Institute recently released its 2020 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications and Practices, which it deems “the most comprehensive and largest single source of...


Study Looks at Wages with Associate Degrees

A recent study out of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce details employment and earnings statistics for those who earn associate degrees.


Sherwin-Williams Announces New HQ Plans

The Sherwin-Williams company announced last week that it has decided to continue its relationship with Northeast Ohio, by finalizing plans to build a new global headquarters and research and...


NJ Releases Climate Plan, Regulations

Late last month, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled an “Energy Master Plan” that outlines key strategies of his goal to reach 100% clean energy by 2050.


RFQs Issued for Rikers Island Replacement Project

Last week, the New York City Department of Design and Construction issued a Request for Qualifications for design-build teams interested in constructing the four new jails that are slated to...


Portland Cement Association Announces Campaign

The Portland Cement Association announced last week a new educational campaign that aims to increase the awareness of the sustainability, resiliency and durability of concrete made with ceme...


SSPC Debuts Professional Development Panel

New to Coatings+ 2020, the SSPC Professional Development Panel put a different spin on the Young Professionals Happy Hour held at past SSPC conferences in an effort to add more opportunities...


OSHA Announces Website to Celebrate 50 Years

As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the organization has announced t...


CPCA Applauds Paint Recycling in Canada

The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association recently applauded its industry’s paint manufacturers’ commitment to recycling, celebrating the better part of 10 years of the Canada-wide Action ...


Design Tweaked for WA's Rainier Square Tower

Within a few months of topping out, Seattle’s Rainier Square tower project will undergo a small redesign.


OSHA Issues Injury, Illness Reporting Reminder

With the start of the new year, agencies are reminding employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule th...


City to Submit Rejection of Holocaust Memorial

Local planners have revealed that they will officially oppose the proposed Holocaust Memorial slated to be constructed in London’s Victoria Tower Gardens.


IIBEC Releases New Manual of Practice

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants recently announced that it has released its “2020 IIBEC Manual of Practice: Roofing, Waterproofing and Exterior Wall Consulting ...


MT University Studies Hempcrete Insulation

Research at Montana State University, funded by the Montana Farmers Union, is taking a look at the area’s industrial hemp plant’s waste can be combined with a lime-based binder for the lates...


China Completes Prefab Hospital in 10 Days

Crews have completed the 10-day construction of the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China, according to reports. The People’s Liberation Army of China took over the facility on Feb. 2 and beg...


ACI Announces Certification, Construction Awards

The American Concrete Institute announced last week the recipients of the ACI Certification Awards and the ACI Construction Awards.


Sto Corp Announces New President, CEO

Air barrier and facade solutions company Sto Corp. released last week the announcement that Jose R. Berlingeri has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sto Americas.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, 2019 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report for 2019 on Thursday (Jan. 30) announcing an increase in net sales for ...


AL Academy Offers Free Building Training

A building academy in Huntsville, Alabama, is offering free training, according to reports.


Mule-Hide Promotes New Managing Director

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. recently announced that it has promoted Dan Williams to Managing Director.


China Building Prefab Hospital in 10 Days

The city of Wuhan, China, recently began the ambitious project of building a 1,000-bed hospital in just 10 days with the goal of treating victims of the coronavirus outbreak.


2 Injured in AL Stadium Accident

Two construction workers at the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium were hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday night after two structural precast concrete beams fell on a manl...


FEMA Updates Public Assistance Policy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which distributes billions of dollars in aid each year for communities to rebuild after disasters, recently released an update to its Recovery Interi...


$8.5B O'Hare Project Inks Another Contract

Officials for the $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion recently announced that they have officially inked the contract with design firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill.


USGBC Releases Top 10 LEED States for 2019

The U.S. Green Building Council released its annual Top 10 States for LEED last week, recognizing the nation’s leaders committed to more sustainable and resilient buildings, cities and commu...


BASF Expands Capacity at Spain Plant

Global chemical company BASF recently announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain.


AIA Announces Recipients of 2020 Awards

The American Institute of Architects announced earlier this week the eight projects that it’s recognizing with its 2020 Architecture Awards.


Milliken Acquires Coating Additive Company

Manufacturing firm Milliken & Company (Spartanburg, South Carolina) announced earlier this month that it has signed an agreement to acquire Borchers Group Limited—a global specialty chemical...


Roof Delay on $2B Vegas Stadium Detailed

Questions were again recently raised on the timeline of Las Vegas’ $2 billion Allegiant Stadium project as details were shared with the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board about what exactly w...


Largest Sand-Printed Structure Installed

A new 3D-printed installation is on display for an event in Diryah, Saudi Arabia. This time, the structure is made of sand.


IL Study Looks at Wage Comparison

A study recently released by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, along with the University Illinois at Urbana—Champaign’s Project for Middle Class Renewal, has found that those enrolled ...


Linetec Announces New President

Finishing company Linetec announced last month that Jon Close had been promoted to President of the company, succeeding Rick Marshall, who is set to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal...


Researchers Look at Bacteria for Living Bricks

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder recently published a study in the journal Matter that describes a new approach to designing more sustainable buildings.


St. Louis Passes Solar Roof Mandate

Last month, St. Louis became the latest city to pass green roof legislation—in this case, roofs on new construction must be “solar ready.”


Altana Sets Carbon-Zero Goal for 2025

Specialty chemicals company Altana announced last week that it has committed to reducing its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero by 2025.


$2.3M in Subcontracts Awarded for WI Plant

Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it has awarded $2.3 million in subcontracts under its High-Performance Computing Data Center Bid Package No. 1.


Evonik Opens New Multi-Purpose Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik announced just last week that it has opened a new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.


Engineering Firm Releases Carbon Data, Tool

International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti recently released results for a multi-year carbon measurement study that identified the type of structure and components in construction wit...


Greenbuild Issues 2020 Call for Papers

The U.S. Green Building Council has opened the call for proposals for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, slated for Nov. 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.


EPA to Celebrate 50th Anniversary This Year

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the theme for its 50th anniversary, which it will be celebrating at the end of this year.


Evonik Breaks Ground on New Silica Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new fumed silica plant in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China.


NY Passes Design-Build Legislation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended 2019 with signing one more act into law—the New York City Public Work Investment Act, which authorizes some city agencies to use the design-build method for ...


RPM Reports Record Sales in Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its financial results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter on Wednesday, reporti...


Registration Now Open for Roofing Day 2020

The National Roofing Contractor Association recently announced that registration is now open for Roofing Day in D.C. 2020, which is slated to take place April 21-22.


Survey: Contractors Talk Labor Supply, Demand

According to an Outlook survey issued last month by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate, three out of four construction firms plan to hire mor...


Axalta Closes on UAE Powder Coatings Manufacturer

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Capital Paints LLC, a UAE-based thermosetting powder coatings manufacturer.


EPA Extends Comment Period for NMP

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last month the public comment period for the draft risk evaluation of more than 30 uses of N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) “to give stakeholders more ...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, PaintSquare Daily News will be wrapping up its regular daily news coverage for the year and publishing our annual “best of” issues.


Foxconn's WI Tax Breaks Come Under Fire

According to a letter released by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ administration earlier this month, Foxconn’s alleged $10 billion plant may not qualify for the agreed upon $3 billion incentive p...


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Deadline Nears

The deadline to vote for the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, is inching closer as polls are set to close Jan. 3, 2020.


Sika Acquires Mortar, Envelope Solutions Company

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Adeplast SA, a manufacturer of mortars and thermal building envelope solutions in Romania.


Green Building Council Announces LEED Positive

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it is taking its LEED development program one step further: to focus on LEED positive.


Institute Seeks Net-Zero Entries for Database

The New Buildings Institute recently announced a call for project submissions for its Getting to Zero Buildings Database from designers, builders, developers and owners of zero energy and lo...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, PaintSquare Daily News will be wrapping up its regular daily news coverage for the year and publishing our annual “best of” issues.


AIA Inaugurates Jane Frederick as 96th President

The American Institute of Architects inaugurated its 96th President on Dec. 13.


BCF Releases Recycling, Accident Numbers

The British Coatings Federation released figures last week on the coatings industry’s waste, recycling and accident rates in 2018, reporting a record improvement.


New NYC Green Roof Laws in Full Effect

The New York City Department of Buildings formally announced last month that the city’s new green roof laws took effect Nov. 15.


AkzoNobel Acquires Decorative Paints Company

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced late last week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Mauvilac Industries Limited, a paints and coatings company i...


Solar Energy Company Makes High-Temp Claims

Clean energy company Heliogen recently announced that it has concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius, claiming that it can use the technology to r...


Project Utilizes Plastic Bubbles in Concrete

Officials on a project in Germany are saying that by using a specific kind of concrete slabs, 136 tons of carbon dioxide has been prevented from entering the atmosphere.


Canada GBC Celebrates Zero-Carbon Certificates

The Canada Green Building Council is celebrating its first 10 certifications, it announced at the end of last month.


Facade Manufacturer Acquires Solution Provider

Commercial facade systems manufacturer YKK AP America Inc. announced earlier this week that it has acquired high-performance facades solutions provider Erie Architectural Products Group.


NYC Proposes Bird-Friendly High-Rise Ordinance

In an effort to cut down on the number of birds who die flying into the city’s buildings each year, New York City lawmakers are suggesting legislation requiring “bird-Friendly” glass on the ...


Free Webinar: FEVE Architectural Coatings

PaintSquare will host a free webinar today (Dec. 11) entitled: “FEVE Architectural Coatings: High-Performance Coatings for Expansive, Sustainable Design.”


Construction in Cincinnati Continues After Fatality

On Tuesday (Dec. 3), work resumed on a Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) mixed-use project after suffering a partial collapse that resulted in the injury of four workers and on...


$1B TX Lagoon Complex Breaks Ground

Late last month, ground was finally broken at the $1 billion waterfront mixed-use project in Rowlett, Texas.


Greenbuild 2019 Closes, Announces Updates

Thousands of global green building and sustainability leaders recently gathered in Atlanta for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, where various educational sessions and keynot...


EPA Proposes Cleanup for Sherwin-Williams Site

Last Monday (Nov. 25), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal for the next phase of cleanup at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site in Gibbsboro, New Je...


UK Housing Fire Raises Cladding Concerns

After a fire consumed a Bolton, United Kingdom, student housing block on Nov. 15, locals have accused the government of downplaying fire risks posed by unsafe cladding.


ACMA Releases Update for UEF Standard

Earlier this month, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) released the fifth edition of the UEF Emission Factors for Open Molding and Other Composite Processes.


NYC Hit with Surprise Worksite Inspections

In an effort to reduce the amount of construction worker injuries in New York City, a team of building inspectors has formed to conduct surprise inspections at various major construction pro...


Chromaflo Acquires Rolfes Colour

Earlier this month, global provider of colorant technology solutions Chromaflo Technologies Corp. (Ashtabula, Ohio) announced in a press release the acquisition of South Africa-based organic...


PaintSquare Retracts DBE Article Statement

In a previously published article on PaintSquare Daily News, PaintSquare reported that Stamatios “Tom” Kousisis and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction, Inc. (Edgewood, Maryland), ...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 28, or Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Museum Acquires Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it has acquired a second Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright house to its permanent collection.


EPA's Ruling on Methylene Chloride Takes Effect

On Friday (Nov. 22), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that its decision to ban all retail distribution of methylene chloride to consumers for paint and coatings removal off...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 28, or Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


$2B Vegas Stadium on Time Despite Roof Delay

Work on Las Vegas’ $2 billion Allegiant Stadium is reportedly 75% complete and running on time and on budget—despite a delay in installing the project’s massive roof.


ABC Chapter Sues Over Hiring Requirements

The City of St. Petersburg, Florida is being sued by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors for its contractor requirement to hire apprentices and disadvan...


EPA to Hold Public Meeting on TSCA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it is holding a public meeting on Dec. 10 on the implementation of its Toxic Substances Control Act New Chemicals program.


Axalta Opens New Facility in Australia

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced that it has officially opened a new regional customer training center in Western Sydney.


Report: Construction Wages Up in 2018

According to an analysis conducted by the National Association of Home Builders on the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey, workers in constructio...


$1.5B KCI Terminal Timeline Moved Up

An update on Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project has revealed that the timeline has been moved up and that work is running on budget and ahead of schedule.


Research Creates Sustainable Reinforced Concrete

Lausanne, Switzerland-based research institute and university Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) recently announced the development of a next generation ultra-high-performance f...


Study: Steel Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

Researchers from the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures have recently conducted a study focusing on the corrosion of steel bars...


4 Workers Injured in NYC Scaffold Collapse

Four construction workers were injured in Manhattan earlier this week when a scaffold collapsed at the $25 billion Hudson Yards megaproject along 10th Avenue.


Jotun Moves to Restructure US Business

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun Paints Inc. (Sandefjord, Norway) has announced that it is restructuring its business in the United States.


USGBC Announces New Milestone for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council announced a new LEED milestone last week: more than 100,000 LEED-certified commercial projects have now been registered.


Bio-Based Coatings Used on Mycelium Pavilion

This year’s Dutch Design Week—which was held Oct. 19-27—featured a new pop-up performance pavilion that was constructed entirely of bio-based materials.


AIA to Release New Construction Documents

The American Institute of Architects recently released 133 new and updated Construction Management documents, including the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) and the Construction Man...


Maroon Group Expands Global Sourcing

North American specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group (Avon, Ohio) recently announced that it has expanded its global sourcing capabilities.


UK to Decide Holocaust Memorial Fate

The contention continues around London’s proposed National Holocaust Memorial as the government decided earlier this week that housing minister Esther McVey would decide whether plans for th...


RCMA Releases Call for Abstracts

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association recently issued a call for presenter submissions for its 2020 International Roof Coatings Conference, set to take place July 20-23 in Charlotte, N...


Obituary: David Beamish, DeFelsko President

David Beamish, President of DeFelsko Corporation, died in his home on Nov. 4 after a 32-month battle with cancer. He was 63 years old.


Historic Japanese Castle Destroyed in Fire

Last Thursday (Oct. 31), a fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. at the Shuri Castle in Naha, Japan, resulting in the loss of several buildings on the World Heritage site.


Art to Mimic CA High-Rise Tilt Through Sound

A new sound art installation at the San Francisco Art Institute will soon be gracing the ears of San Francisco residents and will continue to be on display until the city’s plagued Millenniu...


Victims of Hard Rock Collapse File Suits

As a result of the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, multiple lawsuits have been filed in civil court against the project’s construction leaders and other involved part...


USGBC Announces Leadership Award Recipients

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of its 2019 Leadership Awards, a recognition of individuals and organizations “at the forefront of the green building comm...


Sherwin-Williams Looking for New HQ Location

Last month, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that it has begun exploring options for a new global headquarters.


Bartlett School Developing New Fire Safety Program

The Bartlett School of Architecture, at the University of London, is reportedly developing a new course on fire-safe design that will aim to deliver a shift in how architects create building...


Tnemec Acquires Textured Coatings Company

Coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company, Inc. recently announced that it has purchased assets of Textured Coatings of America, Inc. (Tex•Cote).


Free Webinar: Fire Protection Applications

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 30, entitled: “The Dangers of Extrapolation—Properly Estimating Fire Protection Applications.”


Calculations Developed for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

With local concerns over the longevity of construction on nearby infrastructure projects remaining high, an engineering professor at Arizona State University recently a proposed a way to spe...


EPA Releases Lead Progress Report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by releasing a Progress Report on the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and A...


Report: Slow Payments Cost GCs $64B a Year

In a recent study conducted by construction finance platform Rabbet, in partnership with construction project management software company Procore Technologies, found that slow payments in th...


AkzoNobel Reports Q3 Operating Income Increase

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel released its third-quarter earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 23) highlighting a 23% increase in adjusted operating income at 300 million euros ($333.6...


PPG Taps New EMEA Architectural Coatings VP

PPG announced earlier this week that it has appointed Steve Pocock as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa north and east, effective immediately. He will re...


BrandSafway Wins Scaffold Award for Space Needle

Access company BrandSafway was awarded the 2019 Access Project of the Year — Mast Climbing Work Platforms, Transport Platforms and Hoists at the Access, Lift and Handlers Conference last mon...


Report: JV Withheld Info for $1.5B KCI Bid

According to a report by the Kansas City Star, the winning bidder of Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport Project, Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, failed to dis...


PPG Reports Consistent Sales for 2019 Q3

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third-quarter 2019 earnings report on Thursday (Oct. 17), announcing net sales consistent with the prior year at $3.8 billion, noting th...


Commercial Painting Industry Association Launches

In an emailed press release, founders Aaron Moore and Steve Hester recently announced the official launch of the Commercial Painting Association.


Grant Allows NAHB to Continue Fall Safety Courses

The National Association of Home Builders announced earlier this month that it received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Foxconn WI Contracts Now Total $250M

Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Foxconn Technology Group has awarded another $83 million in contracts for its $10 billion, 20 million-square-foot manufacturi...


NYC Organizations Offer Free OSHA Training

New York City-based construction workers now have the option to receive free Occupational Safety and Health Administration training through city-based organizations Building Skills New York ...


DOL Annnounces New Members for Safety Committee

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced 12 new members selected to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.


Crushing Technology Expected at Expo 2020

A new kind of crushing technology that turns demolished buildings into sand is expected to be showcased at the six-month “Expo 2020 Dubai.”


OSHA Releases Proposal for Beryllium Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a proposal earlier this month to “more appropriately tailor the requirements” of beryllium exposure stan...


Deadline Almost Here for Elevation Awards

There are just days left until the submission deadline for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18.


Natural Stone Council Updates Sustainabiliy Standard

The Natural Stone Council—a collaboration of natural stone trade associations to promote the use of natural stone in commercial, residential, government, institutional, educational, and all ...


Mackintosh Fire Report Not Expected Until 2020

A report that’s slated to come from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service about the cause of the second fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building will not be released until next...


AGC Taps First Legislator of the Year

The Associated General Contractors of America announced last month that it has created a “Legislator of the Year” award to recognize members of Congress who play important roles supporting p...


Free Webinar: Partially Galvanized Steel Columns

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16 entitled: “Partially Galvanized Steel Columns—What Could Wash-ably Go Wrong?”


Pittsburgh Signs on to UN Buildings Initiative

Last month, the United Nations Economic Council on Europe and Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance signed an agreement, marking the official launch of the city’s International Center of Exce...


3rd Annual Contractor Connect Heads to AZ

Contractor Connect, a hosted-buyer event produced by Technology Publishing Co. for the protective and marine coatings industry, will be held in a venue west of the Mississippi River for the ...


OSHA Weight System Could Increase Inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently implemented a new OSHA Weighting System for the 2020 fiscal year.


Deadline Almost Here for Elevation Awards

There are just a few weeks left until the submission deadline for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18.


PPG Appoints New Exec VPs

Late last month global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced two new executive vice presidents.


AIA Testifies at Energy Committee Hearing

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects’ 2018 President Carl Elefante, FAIA, testified before the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, ou...


DOL Taps New Directorate of Construction

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor selected Scott Ketcham as the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Directorate of Construction in Washington, D.C.


San Jose Sets Strict Large-City Emission Codes

In a unanimous vote by San Jose City Council last month, the city has agreed to adopt new building sustainability standards, also known as “reach codes.”


CA Worker Classification Bill Signed into Law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5 late last month, which aims to reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors.


IIBEC, NRCC to Co-Host Conference, Issue Call

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants and the National Research Council of Canada have announced that they will be cohosting the 2020 International Conference on Buil...


MIT Approach Suggests Emissions-Free Cement

In a recent study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a possible way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production is being explored.


PPG Announces Investigation Resolution

Global coatings supplier PPG announced last week that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-led investigation regarding PPG’s financial reports from December 2016 through April 2018 ha...


Sika Acquires Chinese Sealants Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Chinese silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: TX Milk Facility

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 18) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving r...


EU Moves Forward with Titanium Dioxide Steps

After a regulatory consultation earlier this month, the European Commission says it will move forward with classifying titanium dioxide as a carcinogen, despite objections.


Axalta Acquires UAE Powder Coatings Manufacturer

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Capital Paints LLC, a United Arab Emi...


DOL Issues Final $35K Overtime Threshold

Earlier this week the United States Department of Labor announced a final ruling on overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, making 1.3 million American workers eligible.


OSHA Annnounces Recipients of $10.5M in Harwood Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that it has awarded approximately $10.5 million is Susann Harwood federal safety and health t...


Roofing Alliance Issues Call for Funding

The Foundation of National Roofing Contractors Association, Roofing Alliance, has announced its annual call for funding requests.


Deadline for Elevation Awards Approaching

There is just under a month left until the submission deadline for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18.


Huntsman Opens New Dubai Polyurethanes Plant

Last week, global chemical company Huntsman Corporation announced the opening of its new polyurethanes systems house located in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone in Dubai.


San Francisco Announces Renewable Energy Plan

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that will transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewabl...


MIT Studies Moisture and Drying on Cement

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub recently conducted a study on the effects of moisture and drying on cement.


Evonik Expands Specialty Alcohol Capacity

Evonik Industries announced that it has expanded its production capacity for the high-purity C13 alcohol isotridecanol (ITDA) at its Marl Chemical Park in Germany.


PPG Announces Commercial Services Platform

Coatings company PPG announced last week the launch of PPG Services, a “digitally-enabled service platform” that aims to allow businesses to identify and connect with painters and then manag...


Deadline for Elevation Awards Approaching

There is just about a month left until the submission deadline for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18.


$1.9B Vegas Stadium Gets Quake Measures

A recent tour of Las Vegas’ $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium construction site revealed the tactics being put in place to protect the structure from earthquakes.


Floor Coating Line Receives Food Industry Honor

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings announced via emailed press release earlier this week that it has been awarded a food and beverage industry standard accreditation for a range...


DOL Apprenticeship Stirs Contractor Debate

The United States Department of Labor’s deadline for formal comments regarding a proposal to exempt the construction industry and the military from creating Industry-Recognized Apprenticeshi...


Employee Misclassification Ruling Stirs Debate

Recently announced, independent federal agency National Labor Relations Board determined that the misclassification of employees as independent contractors does not violate the National Labo...


AIA Launches Initiative to Take Climate Action

Late last week, the American Institute of Architects’ Board of Directors approved what it calls a “landmark resolution” that “defines immediate and long-term efforts to engage the architectu...


EPA Releases Guide for Methylene Chloride Ruling

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released a new guide to help methylene chloride processors and distributors comply with the final rule issued in March under the Toxic Substanc...


ACI Updates Flatwork Finishing Certification Program

The American Concrete Institute announced at the end of last month that it has updated the names and requirements for its Flatwork Finishing Certification program.


DIC Buys BASF's Global Pigments Business

Chemicals companies BASF and DIC announced last week that they have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business.


Survey Breaks Down Labor Shortage Concern

According to a new survey released from the Associated General Contractors of America, along with Autodesk, 80% of construction firms reports that they are having a hard time filling hourly ...


$1.1B TX Ballpark Reportedly 75% Complete

Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers announced last month that construction on the new Globe Life Field is almost 75% complete, with the 5.5-acre retractable roof nearly halfway complete.


EPA Settles with CA Firms Over Lead Paint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it has settled with five Southern California-based construction firms for violations of the Renovation, Repair and Painting...


Axalta Promotes New Refinish VP

Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that Troy Weaver has been promoted to Vice President, Global Refinish.


Structural Steel Work to Start at $10B WI Project

Walls are going up at Foxconn’s $10 billion campus project in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, according to local reports.


PPG Invests $1.5M in Community Programs

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that its PPG Foundation has invested more than $1.5 million in 48 organizations that support educational and community sustainability programs ...


UCLA Team Given $1.5M for Cement Research

A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, Samueli School of Engineering announced that it has just received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundat...


ACI Releases New Building Code Requirements

The American Concrete Institute announced earlier this month that the ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete is now available.


DOL Recovers $6M in Unpaid Construction Wages

In a press release issued by the office of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a joint investigation between the New York State Department of Labor and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Construct...


Study: Poor Sleep Links to Construction Injuries

In a recent study completed by researchers at Colorado State University, employers could improve workplace safety by ensuring their employees get a good night’s sleep.


More Debate Surrounds London Holocaust Memorial

Officials on all sides are speaking out again—both for and against—London’s proposed National Holocaust Memorial.


Researchers Get Grant for 3D-Printing, Concrete Work

A team of researchers at Penn State’s departments of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Profess...


Obama Announced as Keynote Greenbuild Speaker

The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced earlier this week that former President Barack Obama will speak at the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Co...


USGBC Releases LEED Residential Report

The United States Green Building Council recently released a new report studying growing green trends in the homes market entitled, “LEED in Motion: Residential.”


Professional Licensing Alliance Takes Shape

The American Society of Civil Engineers recently announced that it is on the forefront of a new alliance of national associations representing technical professions and their licensing board...


Jotun Signs 42-Vessel Agreement with Company

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced earlier this month the signing of a 42-vessel contract with shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen. The coating...


DOL Releases Reminder for Injury Reporting

The United States Department of Labor is reminding employers to submit injury and illness data from 2018 to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


FAA Waiver Allows Drones Over Construction Sites

The Federal Aviation Administration has recently issued a Certificate of Waiver to Greenly, Colorado-based general contracting company Hensel Phelps for the certified-use of parachute-equipp...


Study: Injuries Cause Rise in Overdoses, Suicides

In a study co-authored by researchers from Boston University’s School of Public Health, suicides and opioid overdoses are showing an increase in relation to workplace injuries.


Construction App Developed to ‘Save Lives’

A multimedia application has been developed by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland) that will reportedly be able to save lives and reduce the number of injuries o...


UCLA Team Competes with Concrete Research

A team from the University of California, Los Angeles, is in the finals for a multi-million dollar prize for turning carbon emissions from a coal-burning power plant into concrete-based buil...


Nouryon Acquires Major TEAL Producer

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Zhejiang Friend Chemical Co.—reportedly the largest Chinese producer of triethyl aluminum (TEA...


IPPIC Changes Name to World Coatings Council

Late last week, the International Paint and Printing Ink Council announced that it has changed its name to the World Coatings Council.


Sale Closes for Evonik Methacrylates Business

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently closed the sale of its Methacrylates business to Boston-based private equity firm Advent International.


Deadline for Elevation Awards Extended

Technology Publishing Co. is excited to announce that the deadline has been extended for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations will now be accepted through Oct. 18.


AAMA, IGMA to Form Single Organization

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced late last week that they are combining into one organization with a new name: t...


EPA Announces Updates to Chemical Tracker Tool

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a release last week that it is continuing “its commitment to transparency” by making additional information about chemicals notices available...


Report: 10 States See 60% of US Construction

A new report from GlobalData—a research firm that breaks down construction projects in the United States—has found that nearly 60% of the construction market is occupied by just 10 states.


USGBC, NBI Sign New Agreement

The United States Green Building Council and the New Buildings Institute recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing the organizations’ relationship, defining parameters o...


Companies Settle in 19-Year-Long CA Lead Case

A nearly 20-year-old court battle ended earlier this month when three manufacturers agreed to a $305 million settlement in a lead paint case out of California.


Nomination Deadline Nears for Prestige Awards

The deadline is nearing for Technology Publishing Co.'s second annual Prestige awards, which honors innovative people and products in the protective and marine coatings industry. Those inter...


Axalta Opens Refinish Center in South Africa

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the opening of a new refinish training center in Johannesburg, South Africa.


DOB Releases Map for NYC Safety Trainees

New York’s Department of Buildings released an interactive map last week showing the location of all the construction sites in New York City where workers and supervisors must have site safe...


Vegas Stadium Budget Bumps to $1.9B

The budget for the new Las Vegas stadium—future home of the National Football League’s Raiders—has just gone up by about $40 million, bringing the price tag to $1.9 billion.


Atlas Roofing Announces Leadership Changes

Atlas Roofing Corporation (Atlanta) recently announced the expansion of its leadership team with a new director of marketing and other senior promotions.


CA Lawmaker Introduces Heat Regulation Bill

About a week before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a reminder for employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in h...


Free Webinar: Future of Metal Cladding

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, July 31, entitled: “Contextual Coatings: The Future of Metal Cladding.”


Sherwin Reports Sales Increases for Q2, Midyear

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its second-quarter financial report for 2019 on Tuesday (July 23), announcing an increase in consolidated net sales, di...


PaintCare Announces Competition Winners

Earlier this month, PaintCare—a nonprofit organization and program of the American Coatings Association that represents paint manufacturers and stewardship programs in the U.S.—announced the...


RPM Reports Record Sales for Q4, Year-End

Parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, RPM International Inc. reported a 2.8% increase in its fourth-quarter net sales, which ended May 31.


New Designs Revealed for OH Soccer Stadium

Officials recently revealed new renderings of FC Cincinnati’s future home—West End Stadium. The new look shows an update to the $250 million project’s exterior and roof.


Waterborne Symposium Calls for Papers

The call for abstract submissions is now open for the 47th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, which is slated to be held Feb. 16-21, 2020, in New Orl...


OSHA Issues Heat Reminder to Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a reminder for employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather.


Researchers Create Drywall Bricks for Housing

A team from Washington State University recently announced that it has developed a building system made from “low-value construction waste.”


ABAA Issues Call for Abstracts for 2020 Conference

The Air Barrier Association of America has opened its call for abstracts for its 9th Annual Conference and Trade Show, slated for April 7-8 in Reston, Virginia.


Benjamin Moore, Ace Talk Expanded Partnership

Ace Hardware Corporation and Benjamin Moore recently announced an expanded relationship that makes Benjamin Moore the preferred paint supplier by Spring 2020.


NY Assembly Approves PaintCare Bill

The New York State Assembly recently approved legislation establishing a PaintCare program—a paint stewardship program involving paint manufacturers and producers in conjunction with the Ame...


Evonik Expands Fumed Silica Capacity

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently announced that it has expanded its fumed silica capacity at its Antwerp, Germany, site.


U.S. DOT Announces $477M in Grants to Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced last week that the Department of Transportation will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants.


USGBC Launches LEED Call for Proposals

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week a call for proposals to solicit ideas for the next version of LEED.


World's Tallest Modular Buildings Completed

Last week, Singapore celebrated the completion of a pair of 140-meter-high concrete module towers. According to Bouygues Batiment International—the construction company who built the develop...


AkzoNobel Announces Production Boost in China

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently announced plans to add three new production lines to its powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China, which is the company’s largest faci...


MIT Sustainability Hub Models Structures

A researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub is examining how to predict building damage by modeling structures into groups of atoms.


Wright Buildings Added to World Heritage List

Earlier this week, several works from famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright were recognized and added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.


RPM Appoints Restructuring Officer

RPM International Inc. recently announced a personnel change to oversee the company’s 2020 MAP Growth operating improvement initiative.


Pool of Contractors Selected for $2B in NIH Work

The Department of Health and Human Services has selected 16 contractors to participate in an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract.


Hudson Yards Developer Plans Canada Project

Planned for downtown Toronto, Oxford Properties Group—the developer behind New York City’s Hudson Yards—is working on a C$3.5 billion ($2.7 billion) mixed-use complex.


Foxconn Starts Foundation on $10B WI Facility

Crews have started pouring concrete for the 988,999-square-foot Foxconn facility slated for Racine County, Wisconsin, and officials say the $10 billion facility is still estimated to have a ...


ACI Foundation Opens Scholarship Submissions

The American Concrete Institute’s Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students for its 2020-21 fellowships and scholarships...


AIHA Notes Four Construction Health Hazards

Just last month the American Industrial Hygiene Association released a guidance booklet, “Focus Four for Health: An Initiative to Address Four Major Construction Health Hazards,” in order to...


DOL Talks Construction Safety Meetings, Appointments

In addition to announcing the Secretary of Labor’s appointment of 15 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, the U.S. Department of Labor has also annou...


DC Silver Line Project Facing Another Delay

In the latest development in Washington, D.C.’s $6 billion Silver Line project, officials have reported that the entire rail line is more than $260 million over budget and all three phases a...


Canada’s OIT Ban Goes into Effect

First announced two years ago, Canada’s ban on octhilinone (OIT) as a material preservative paint officially went into effect on May 31.


KTA to Hold Groundbreaking for New Facility

Coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) is hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new headquarters in celebration of its 70th anniversary.


BREEAM Standards Updated for US Projects

United Kingdom-based Building Research Establishment recently announced that it has updated its Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology International New Constru...


CA Worker Classification Bill Moves Forward

A California bill that aims to codify a way to better define whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee has advanced into the state Senate.


Researchers Track Graphene Admixtures’ Emergence

In a new article by IDTechEX Research Director Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, “Graphene: The evolving application landscape,” projections of both early and semi-commercial prototype phases are exp...


PPG Hires New Procurement VP

Coatings firm PPG recently announced that it has appointed James T. Jones as vice president, procurement. The move takes effect July 1.


EPA Sets New Lead Standard

Last Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced new standards for lead, spec...


New York Approves Climate Leadership Bill

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to pass Senate Bill S6599, which sets a net-zero emissions economy goal by 2050.


Green Building Council Announces LEED Homes Awards

Late last week, the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes residential projects, developers and builders that use LEED to impr...


$1.1B TX Ballpark Two-Thirds Complete

The new home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers is reportedly two-thirds complete, according to officials, with the first section of the retractable roof expected to be lifted into pla...


AAMA Updates Liquid-Applied Flashing Guideline

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has recently updated specifications establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing.


Tremco Acquires Joint Sealant Company

Coatings and building materials company RPM International Inc. recently announced that its Tremco business has acquired Schul International Co., LLC, a manufacturer of joint sealants, and Wi...


Dow, USGBC Launch Carbon Challenge

The Dow Chemical Company and the United States Green Building Council recently announced via press release that the companies would be co-initiating an inaugural Carbon Challenge Award.


BASF Expands Adhesive Production Facility

Chemical company BASF recently announced that it has doubled its manufacturing capacity for UV acrylic hotmelts (sold under the name acResin) by building a second production facility in Ludw...


2019 eVolo Skyscraper Winners Announced

The winners of eVolo Magazine’s 2019 Skyscraper Competition have been announced. The jury—formed by Melike Altinisik, founder and design principal of Melike Altinisik Archtects; Vincent Call...


Axalta to Build Netherlands Refinish Facility

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced that it has signed an agreement to develop a new facility in Thiel, the Netherlands, for its refinish business.


Sham Construction Firms Defraud Feds $346M

Recently, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri announced the guilty plea of an Olathe, Kansas-based contractor for defrauding the federal government with respect t...


Covestro Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

Coatings and adhesives company Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has appointed Sucheta Govil as Chief Commercial Officer.


Report: UK's Hackitt Responds on Fire Safety

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a fourth consultation on improving fire and structural safety of high-rise housing since engineer Dame...


AIA Elects New Leadership, Celebrates at Conference

The American Institute of Architects announced new leadership last week at its annual conference, which was held June 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The organization al...


Thornton Tomasetti Invests in 3D Printing Firm

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of global design firm Thornton Tomasetti, recently announced its investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focused on 3...


AGC Official Reacts to Immigration Bill

Amidst proposed new tariffs for Mexican imports, a new immigration plan layout from President Donald J. Trump and a new bill passed by the House that protects many undocumented workers, one ...


Chemours Announces COO, CFO Promotions

Chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the promotion of chief financial officer Mark Newman to the newly created role of chief operation officer.


CA Issues Nearly $600K in Wage Theft Citations

At the end of May, California’s Department of Industrial Relations reported that a Los Angeles-based Labor Commissioner’s Office issued citations for unpaid wages and various penalties to Un...


Covestro, Evonik Partner for Carbon Challenge

The portal is now open to share ideas in the Carbon Footprint Challenge, a global initiative by the UNITECH International Society, an endeavor to bridge the gap between the corporate and the...


Multiple Contracts Awarded for O'Hare Project

The city of Chicago signed contracts last week for the $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport inking the design team and three construction manager-at-risk.


NV Governor Signs 2 Wage Bills into Law

In the latest of a slew of construction-related wage laws going into effect throughout the country, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed several new bills into law this past week—one that raises...


FL Bill Aims to Deregulate Hospital Construction

A bill making its way through Florida would deregulate the construction process for new hospitals, effectively putting such projects on a fast track.


Canada Plans World's Tallest Hybrid Tower

Initial plans have been released for what is being dubbed the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in Vancouver, Canada.


Report: $1B Needed To Retrofit Seattle Buildings

According to the City of Seattle’s National Development Council, in their most recent Funding Unreinforced Masonry Retrofits report, vital earthquake safety fixes have been estimated to cost...


US Green Building Council Announces $500K in Grants

The United States Green Building Council announced last week that it has launched a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America for its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Cities and...


Contractor Gives NOLA Workers Back Pay

After a recent investigation by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the agency has found Gomez Drywall Construction Inc. guilty of breaking federal rules on overt...


BASF to Invest Millions in Silica Plant

Chemical company BASF recently announced that it is investing a “mid-range double-digit euro million sum” into its silica plant in Düsseldorf, Germany.


PPG Launches Paints with Purpose Campaign

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced last week the launch of its new Paints with Purpose campaign, which aims to showcase “unexpected applications of next-generation paint and ...


New CO Law Makes Wage Theft a Felony

Last Thursday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed The Human Right to Work With Dignity Act (HB-1267) into law, which officially makes wage theft over $2,000 a felony theft.


AIA Releases Updated Interior Construction Forms

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that it has released six updated contract documents designed for interior construction projects.


Arkema Increases Resin Production

Global chemicals manufacturer Arkema has announced that it has launched a 30% increase in photocure resin production capacity at its Sartomer site in Canton, China.


DOE Announces $33.5M in Energy Funding

The United States Department of Energy has recently announced that through an Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices Funding Opportunity, it will be ...


Grenfell Tower Inquiry Release Delayed Again

The release of the public inquiry surrounding the 2017 fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London has been delayed yet again—this time until October.


OSHA Releases Final Rule for Various Standards

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule, ultimately revising 14 provisions within recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standard...


Covestro CEO MacCleary to Retire

Global provider of high-tech materials company Covestro LLC recently announced the retirement of chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Jerry MacCleary, effective December 31.


Trump Lifts Some Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

President Donald J. Trump recently announced that the United States will be lifting its steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico in exchange of a new monitoring and enforcemen...


Resin Company to Eliminate NMP from Portfolio

Global resins manufacturer Royal DSM announced last week that it will be phasing out all uses of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (also known as n-methylpyrrolidone and more commonly known as NMP) fro...


Covestro Announces Supplier Diversity Program

Global high-performance polymers company Covestro recently announced the launch of a new supplier diversity program.


JV Tapped for Final Phase of $1.4B Vegas Project

A contractor has been recommended for the final phase of Las Vegas’ $1.4 billion convention center expansion and renovation project.


ICC Sues Web Startup for Copyright Infringement

A lawsuit filed by the International Code Council has taken aim at a web startup company that aims to make code compliance easier for architects, construction professionals and building owne...


NYC Again Extends Safety Training Requirement

Last Wednesday, New York City Councilmembers granted a second extension for on-site construction workers to complete 100 hours of increased safety training as administered by the Occupationa...


PPG Taps New Architectural Coatings VP

Earlier this month global coatings company PPG announced the appointment of Jaime Irick as Vice President, architectural coatings, U.S. and Canada.


AIA Awards Annual Upjohn Research Grants

The American Institute of Architects recently announced the recipients of its annual Upjohn Research Initiative grants.


Free Webinar: Architectural Coatings Specs

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, May 15, entitled: “Architectural Metal Coatings: What is in a Coating Specification?”


ACI Foundation to Fund Research Projects

The American Concrete Institute Foundation announced earlier this week that its Concrete Research Council has selected six research projects to receive grants this year, aligning with ACI’s ...


Nippon Acquires Betek Boya

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. recently announced via press release that it has acquired Turkish paint manufacturer Betek Boya.


KTA-Tator Celebrates 70 Years

Coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) has announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary.


University Warns About Antimicrobial Paints

Though antimicrobial paints claim to offer extra protection against bacteria, researchers at Northwestern University are cautioning that the coatings might be doing more harm than good.


London's Holocaust Memorial Design Changed

Designs for London’s anticipated Holocaust Memorial have been adjusted following a recent outcry from park management and the public about the original design’s impact on the surrounding Vic...


PPG Comex Opens New $8.8M Distribution Center

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that PPG Comex has opened a new $8.8 million distribution center in Guadalajara, Mexico.


June Start Date Announced for $3.8B Mexico Airport

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced at a recent news conference a June target date for construction to start on the new 72 billion peso ($3.8 billion) Felipe Angeles Air...


Construction Analytics Tool Proposed

A draft solicitation has recently been issued for the development of an analytics tool that would be able to detect large-scale construction projects and other “anthropogenic activity” world...


Greenbuild Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

In announcing the release of the 2018 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, Informa and the U.S. Green Building Council have highlighted valuable metrics and benchmarks regarding community invol...


Trump Looking at Quotas to Replace Tariffs

As President Donald J. Trump works to update the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, one steel executive has gone on record to say he thinks a quota system will replace the current tariff...


NYC Passes Green Roof Bill

Last week, the New York City council approved a package of bills and resolutions intended for radical energy efficient improvements.


Taiwan Introduces New Reinforced Concrete

At the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (Taipei, Taiwan), researchers have successfully developed a new type of reinforced concrete, specialized for high-rise buildings...


DOL Proposes Changes to Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a proposed overtime regulation that would result in more than a million workers becoming eligible for overtime pay.


WA-Based SPI Joins VersaFlex

Lakewood, Washington-based Specialty Products (SPI) recently announced that it is now part of the VersaFlex family of companies.


SSPC and NACE: By the Numbers

As SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two organizations (announced in a March...


PaintSquare Readers Optimistic About Talks

In response to the March 18 announcement that SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding potential collaboration between to the organi...


Judges Chosen for Annual Elevation Awards

Technology Publishing Co.’s third annual Elevation Awards will see a mixture of consistent, returning and new faces on the judges’ panel.


AkzoNobel Reports Flat Revenue in Q1

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently published its first-quarter financial report Wednesday, noting that the company numbers are holding steady in the beginning of this fiscal yea...


NYC Introduces $14B Sustainability Plan

Earlier this week New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced what’s being billed as the city’s “Green New Deal,” a $14 billion plan that is aiming to reduce the city’s greenhouse emission...


Teknos Acquires Drywood Norge AS

Industrial coatings firm Teknos announced that it has completed the acquisition of Drywood Norge AS to support its own growth strategy by entering a new business area in the architectural co...


ACI Declares Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

The American Concrete Institute Foundation recently announced the winners of its 2019-20 fellowship and scholarship programs.


San Fran Named Most Expensive Place to Build

This year’s International Construction Market Survey, conducted by U.K.-based cost consultant company Turner & Townsend, revealed that San Francisco, California, has peaked as the world’s mo...


Project to Harness Solar Absorbed by Buildings

Launched by a consortium of 13 partners—including AkzoNobel (Amsterdam)—is a new research project aiming to collect wasted solar energy absorbed by buildings.


Provide Your Thoughts on SSPC/NACE Talks

Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority announced the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” bet...


Study Finds Clear Droplets Produce Iridescent Colors

According to findings from a combined research team from Penn State University (University Park, Pennsylvania) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), under...


NYC Promises to Implement Safety Law

New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr., chair of the city’s Committee on Housing & Buildings, has recently promised to ensure Local Law 196, which requires all construction workers ...


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 19

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


Dubai University Establishes 3D Printing Center

The American University in Dubai and 3DVinci Creations have come together to establish a scientific research center for 3D printing concrete buildings.


OSHA Fines FL Roofer $133K

Florida Roofing Experts Inc. (Jacksonville, Florida) has recently been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing employees to fall ha...


EPA Proposes Burden Reduction in TSCA Reporting

Just last week (April 12), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed amendments to the Chemical Data Reporting rule.


IL Joins Others in Contractor Wage Laws

The state of Illinois could soon become the next state to hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees.


British Coatings Federation Launches Job Board

The British Coatings Federation recently announced that it has launched a new Coatings Career Hub, a digital resource that promotes career opportunities in the coatings industry.


CO Bill Set to Make Wage Theft a Felony

Colorado is looking to pass legislation that would make intentional underpayment of wages a criminal offense.


PPG Appoints New Chief Digital Officer

Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that appointment of Devashish Saxena as vice president and chief digital officer, effective April 1.


PLAs to be Used for $3B CA Airport Reno

The $3 billion San Diego International Terminal 1 project—the airport’s largest ever—will officially be under the rules of project labor agreements as the San Diego Regional Airport Authorit...


MIT Looks to Melanin for Facade Innovation

Totems is both a new project and installation led by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. The endeavor was designed using liquid cha...


Elevation Awards Kicks Off Year of Excellence

Calling all facility owners, architects, contractors and suppliers: Technology Publishing Co.’s third annual Elevation Awards is now officially underway.


Nominations Now Open for 2019 Prestige Awards

PaintSquare Press is pleased to announce the second annual Prestige awards, a program dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most innovative people and products in the protective and mari...


NRCA Wraps Up Roofing Day in DC

The National Roofing Contractors Association wrapped up its annual Roofing Day activities on April 3 by meeting with officials at the White House to discuss workforce issues.


NASA Names Space Habitat Finalists

The top three finalists for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge were announced just last week (March 28).


CA Bill Aims to Better Classify Workers

An assembly member in California is sponsoring a bill that would codify a way to better define whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.


US Green Building Council Launches LEED v4.1

The newest version of the LEED building program is now up and running for cities, communities and homes, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.


Chicago Building Code to Get Major Overhaul

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with the city’s Department of Buildings, recently announced a major update to the city’s building code, representing the first major revisions to the standa...


AkzoNobel to Invest Millions in NC Wood Facility

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced “a multi-million-dollar” investment in updating its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, with the aim of strengthening t...


ABC Names its 2018 Contractor of the Year

The Associated Builders and Contractors organization recently announced its 2018 Contractor of the Year, an award that “recognizes companies for corporate integrity, commitment to safety, pr...


$10B WI Plant to Break Ground This Year

Despite some uncertainty over exactly what is being built, Foxconn Technology Group announced last week that it is expecting to break ground on its $10 billion Racine County, Wisconsin, plan...


$50M EPA Program to Look at Lead Exposure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently proposed a new $50-million grant program to expand the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget efforts to protect children in an ...


Report: Work Error Missed in CA Transbay Center

San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Mark Zabaneh revealed at a March 14 meeting that multiple inspections failed to miss a lapse in the building process in the...


ACI Announces Cement Physical Tester Sessions

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute announced its available Cement Physical Tester certification sessions for the 2019 year.


New Bill Allows Visas for Temporary Workers

Last Wednesday (March 13), U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker, R-Pennsylvania, introduced two bills that will create a new immigration visa system for construction and other non-farm workers,...


Gordon Brush Co. Announces Acquisition

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. (Industry, California) announced in an emailed press release late last week that it has acquired manufacturing company Spectrum Paint Applicator Corp. (Newark, Ne...


Contractors Group Sues MN School Over PLAs

The Minnesota/North Dakota chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors is suing a Minneapolis school district over what it says are unconstitutional project labor agreements.


Free Webinar: FEVE Fluoropolymers

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, March 27, entitled: “The Ultimate Performance Specification Using FEVE Fluoropolymers.”


NACE 2020 Call for Abstracts Opens Next Week

While the industry is just days away from NACE’s 2019 Corrosion Conference & Expo, which will run March 24-28 at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville, the call for abstracts will so...


RCI Announces New Name, Rebranding

Nonprofit organization RCI Inc. (traditionally known for roofing expertise) announced last week that it is rebranding, complete with new name, and will be known as the International Institut...


EPA Finalizes Paint-Stripper Rule

Last Friday, (March 15) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture and importing, processing and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint...


Specialty Chem Company Partners with UMass

Specialty chemicals company Lygos Inc. recently announced that it is partnering with the Center for University of Massachusetts-Industry Research on Polymers.


Part of NYC's $25B Hudson Yards Unveiled

An opening ceremony on Friday (March 15) morning marked the official public debut of New York City’s $25 billion Hudson Yards development, showcasing the eastern half of the project, which i...


Development Plans Released for PA Arena Site

The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins recently announced to this city the development plans for a 28-acre site that used to house the team’s former arena.


Related, NYC Trades Council Reach Work Deal

After little over a year of back-and-forth, developer Related Cos. and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York have struck a deal that should end the slew of media w...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Leadership Changes

Since going into effect March 1, Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) Board of Directors elected David B. Sewell to serve as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer.


6 States Sue OSHA for Recordkeeping Rollback

Six states filed a lawsuit in federal court last week against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleging that the entity’s reversal on the Obama-era electronic recordkeeping ...


BASF Invests $38M in New Shanghai Facility

Chemicals company BASF announced Tuesday (March 12) that it is expanding its scope in the Asia Pacific region with a 34 million-euro ($38.4 million) investment into a new 5,000-square-foot f...


Research Adds New Dimension to Concrete

Alan Richardson, Chairman of the UK Concrete Society and Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University (Newcastle, England), is work...


NRCA Announces Roofing Day Details

The National Roofing Contractors Association will be coming together for their annual Roofing Day, scheduled for April 3-4. The industry invites its members to register for the event, hosted...


Officials: No Charges for Grenfell Fire Until 2021

Police investigating London’s fatal Grenfell Tower fire—a blaze in 2017 that killed more than 70 people—are now saying that they likely won’t be pressing any charges until 2021, after the pu...


Firm Tapped to Build $250M CA Stadium

A construction firm has been selected for a $250 million contract to build San Diego State University’s new multi-use stadium in Mission Valley, California.


Axalta Opens Largest Refinish Center in India

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) announced earlier this week that it has opened its largest and most advanced refinish training center in India.


Sika Could Acquire BASF Construction Segment

Swiss chemicals company Sika announced that it is interested in buying a portion of BASF’s construction chemicals business, which will reportedly be up for sale this month.


$250M OH Stadium Clears Construction Hurdles

The development plan for Cincinnati’s new $250 million stadium has been approved by city council, allowing the team to move forward with construction and remain on track to meet the 2021 sea...


Research: Recycled Tires Aid Concrete Fire Resistance

Researchers from the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at The University of Sheffield (South Yorkshire, England) have reportedly found a new way ot protecting concrete from fire...


Construction Official Acquitted in DC Bribery Case

The vice president of a construction firm who was charged with bribing a D.C. Metro official was reportedly found not guilty last week.


Nouryon Completes Organic Peroxides Expansion

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon has announced that it has more than doubled its capacity for emulsion-based organic peroxides at its site in Los Reyes, Mexico. The move aims to meet incr...


OSHA Reponds to Sales of Fake Training Cards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has responded to a case out of New Jersey, in which a training agent has admitted to selling more than 100 fraudu...


AIA to Launch New ArchiPrep Training Program

The American Institute of Architects announced last week that it’s partnering with digital learning company BenchPrep to revamp its Architect Registration Exam prep courses and accelerate th...


China Leads LEED Projects Outside US

The U.S. Green Building Council announced last week the top 10 countries and regions for green building outside of the United States, with mainland China taking the top spot with more than 6...


British Coating Federation Backs Forum Launch

Coatings sector representatives recently met with parliamentarians, academics and Lords to recognize the importance of the industry in driving manufacturing growth in the United Kingdom post...


Technically Speaking: Coatings+ Sessions Highlights

A packed schedule of technical sessions complemented the special events, exhibit hall, training courses and other offerings at SSPC Coatings+ 2019.


Coatings+ Comes to a Close

After a long and busy week of technical sessions, training courses, networking opportunities and exhibitions, SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019 conference began to wind down Wednesday and Thursday with ...


Final Crane Rule Enforcement Postponed

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week that it is pushing back full enforcement of its new crane operator rule.