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AkzoNobel Announces Dry-Docking Tool

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of a new digital tool that can facilitate dry-docking efficiency for ship owners.


Chicago Announces Construction Tool

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the launch of a new web-based tool that can provide data on current construction and road repair work in the city, as well as pointing out what streets h...


MN Foundry Launches Corrosion Resistance Tool

St. Paul Foundry, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced Wednesday (April 3) the launch of an online corrosion resistance database for copper-based castings, a tool that will allow castin...


BASF Launches Virtual Industry Resource Center

Chemical company BASF announced earlier this week that it has launched its Virtual Design and Construction Resource Center, which aims to offer Building Information Modeling content and othe...


PennDOT Develops Bridge Condition Online Resource

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched an online tool that allows the public to check the condition of any of the state’s bridges.


Living Architecture Tool Now in Pilot Phase

The Green Infrastructure Foundation announced on Monday the release of its new Living Architecture Performance Tool, which it says will aid projects that involve green roofs and walls.


Supplier Pilots Bio-Based Material Tracking

Coatings supplier AkzoNobel is working with a raw materials manufacturer to track bio-based materials through the supply chain in what it calls a first-of-its-kind project.


Tool to Track Bio-based Raw Materials in Pilot

AkzoNobel, in partnership with Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and professional services firm EY, has unveiled a pilot project that consists of an online tool that tracks the use of...


Color App Made for Powder Coaters

Axalta Coating Systems has launched a color matching mobile app for powder coating professionals.


ACI Issues ‘Comprehensive’ Concrete Guide

A new guide seeks to answer any questions related to concrete, including design and specification, inspection and testing topics.


Specification Software Companies Unite

ARCOM, a Salt Lake City-based specification publisher, has announced the acquisition of Portland, Maine-based InterSpec, a firm that provides the BIM-to-specification software, e-SPECS.


Learn about Architecture for Free

The Harvard Graduate School of Design is set to offer a free, online introductory course called “The Architectural Imagination” beginning Feb. 28.


Upcoming Holiday Schedule, Features

As 2016 comes to a close, PaintSquare Daily News will be wrapping up its regular daily news coverage for the year and getting the annual “best of” issues ready.


'Best Of' Issues Ahead, Schedule Notice

To wrap up 2016, Durability + Design News will bring you a series of "Readers' Choice" editions in lieu of regular, daily news coverage.


Painters' Union Debuts Wage App

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, labor worker centers and others groups have joined together to develop a new tool to combat wage theft and labor exploitation among imm...


Join Us for Concrete Floor Guidance

A new free webinar will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of various concrete flooring options as well as their maintenance requirements and costs.


App Made to Help Report Wage Theft

A new tool to combat wage theft and labor exploitation among immigrant workers was introduced last month by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, New York-based day labor wo...


Experts to Deliver Free Webinars

Developments in architectural coating technologies and air barrier systems are two concepts that will star in upcoming webinars offered by Durability + Design.


Webinar: Estimating Costs of Air Leakage

Building envelope expert Andre Desjarlais of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN) will present an upcoming free webinar on Durability + Design.


Partners Debut Mobile Inspection Tool

Pavia Systems (Seattle), a software company specializing in technology for the transportation infrastructure industry has partnered with construction engineering firm Jacobs (Pasadena, CA) t...


Sounding the Alarm on Carbon Reduction

American architects are not keeping the pace needed to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets—i.e., carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030.


Specification Company Acquired, Names New CEO

Arcom, a leader in the building specification software industry, has been acquired by a private equity firm and has appointed a new chief operating officer.


PaintSquare Site Maintenance This Weekend

Attention readers: Our website will be undergoing scheduled maintenance beginning at 8 p.m. ET Friday (Sept. 23) to 8 p.m. ET Sunday (Sept. 25).


Alert: PaintSquare Planned Maintenance

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D+D Site Maintenance This Weekend

Attention readers: Our website will be undergoing scheduled maintenance beginning at 8 p.m. ET Friday (Sept. 23) to 8 p.m. ET Sunday (Sept. 25).


Coatings App Gets Expanded Mobile Access

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Cleveland) has announced that its Water & Wastewater App is now available for use on smartphones.


Directory to Make E-Construction Connections

Pavia Systems, a software company specializing in technology for the transportation infrastructure industry, has launched a construction industry resource database.


Get Pro-Level Knowledge from Free Videos

From corrosion protection to access equipment, a selection of new titles in the free PaintSquare Pro Video Series can help you stay on top of a variety of important industry topics.


Upgrades Augment Job-Site QC Software

TruQC LLC has released an update to its cloud-based job-site documentation and iPad quality control application.


NIOSH App Supplies Chemical Safety Info

Workplace chemical safety can be in the pockets of workers and supervisors anytime with the release of a new mobile application from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health...


App Puts Chemical Info in Hand

In an effort to educate workers, employers and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and hazards, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has ...


App Supplies Coatings Info

Spray equipment manufacturer Titan (Plymouth, MN) has released a new free smartphone application designed to provide quick answers to busy paint professionals.


Color Tool to Enhance Selection Process

AkzoNobel has unveiled an enhanced version of its color tool designed to aid in the selection of paint colors.


Free Webinar Covers Retail Flooring

Selecting and specifying floor finishes for high volume retail buildings is the topic of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Free Webinar: Why Permeance Matters

A free, two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design explores water vapor permeance of coating systems on building exteriors. Part one, held Feb. 24, defined permeance; part two, co...


Program Update Offers New Reporting Tools

DeFelsko Corporation has released a new version of a software application developed for managing inspection data captured with its PosiTector and PosiTest instruments.


SSPC 2016 Presentations Now Live

Expert-led talks on coatings technology, surface preparation, inspection tools, and more presented during SSPC 2016 are now available for online viewing.


D+D In Depth March Issue Focus:
Coatings for Hospitals, Building Enclosures

Featuring articles on coatings for healthcare facilities as well as building enclosures, the March issue of D+D In Depth, Durability + Design’s monthly magazine, will be released Wednesday (...


Video Sessions Bring Conference to You

Were you double-booked for presentations at SSPC 2016? Is there a bit of data or guidelines from a lecture you’ve been trying to remember?


Roof Coatings Database Made Public

Non-members as well as members of the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association are now able to use the group's enhanced database on nation-wide reflective roof incentives.


D+D Releases February Issue of In Depth

Durability + Design is pleased to announce the release of the February issue of D+D In Depth, the digital magazine geared toward specifiers and users of architectural coatings and related ma...


D+D to Host Free Concrete Floor Webinars

Durability + Design, the leading publisher in architectural coatings technology, will present a free three-webinar series on specifying coatings and other treatments for concrete floors in M...


Tool Estimates Respirator Cartridge Life

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related i...


Free Webinar Defines Permeance

Water vapor permeance of coatings systems on building exteriors is the topic of an upcoming free two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design.


D+D Launches Free Coatings Instruction

Opportunities abound for increasing your knowledge of coatings chemistry selection, performance and applications in 2016.


D+D Announces 2016 Webinar Program

Durability + Design, the leading publisher in architectural coatings technology, kicks off its ambitious 26-webinar series, offering free coatings education for specifiers and users, beginni...


D+D to Launch Monthly Digital Publication

Durability + Design is pleased to announce the launch of D+D In Depth, a new monthly digital publication geared toward specifiers and users of architectural coatings and related mater...


Enjoy the New PaintSquare Daily News

Welcome to 2016 and the new PaintSquare Daily News. Our new look not only offers a fresh face, but also increased usability and additional functionality—in desktop and responsive mobile form...


Welcome to the New D+D News

Durability + Design News is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned newsletter.


D+D News to Get New Look, Features

Durability + Design News will be ringing in the new year with a new, clean, responsive design geared to professionals on the go.


PaintSquare News Gets Revamp for 2016

Watch your inboxes in the new year for a fresh take on PaintSquare News—we will launch 2016 with a new clean, responsive newsletter design geared to professionals on the go.


Free Webinar Covers Water Woes

Roofing maintenance programs and common deficiencies that allow moisture penetration and paint failures to occur will be discussed in an upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Benjamin Moore Teams Up With Start-up

In a move it says will boost the brand’s exposure to Millennials and those who prefer to shop online, Benjamin Moore has teamed up with Paintzen, a New York-based on-demand home and office p...


Startup Pitches Paint Service in Contest

An online paint service startup launched by industry veterans and designed to take the “pain out of painting,” has participated in a battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Fran...


OSHA Maps Worker Safety Violators

From Alaska to Florida, some of the nation's worst workplace health and safety offenders are being plotted in a new interactive map.


EPA Launches IAQ App for Schools

A new mobile app aims to assist school officials in performing indoor air quality facility assessments.


Historic Hotel Disappears into Dust

A one-minute drone video shows how quickly 200 pounds of dynamite imploded the historic Park Avenue Hotel in Detroit.


SSPC Updates Coatings Jobsite App

PITTSBURGH--SSPC has revamped its mobile app to include tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features.


eBook Covers Coating Performance, Uses

PITTSBURGH--The next generation of powder coatings for architectural applications and coatings made for sustainability are among the topics discussed in a free new resource by Durability ...


eBook Tackles Coatings Technology

PITTSBURGH--Cutting-edge architectural coatings technology and applications for improved formulations are covered in a free new resource by Durability + Design.


ACI Updates Concrete Manual for 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—The newly revised bible of best practices for concrete is now available from the American Concrete Institute.


ACI Releases Updated Concrete Manual

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—A “must-have” encyclopedia of concrete technology for engineers, architects, contractors and concrete product producers is now available from the American Concrete Insti...


Amazon Opens Virtual Bidding Service

Would you bid on a project without seeing it in person first? Well, Amazon hopes so. The Seattle-based online shopping giant has launched a new marketplace to connect its 100 million U.S. cu...


Contractor Guide Maps Licensing Needs

U.S. contractors can navigate the thickets of state licensing and regulatory requirements nationwide with a new directory.


Contractor’s Licensing Reference Debuts

A new guide can help construction professionals stay abreast of licensing requirements in each U.S. state.


ACI Launches Certifications, ‘University’

Two new masonry-related certification programs and an online university are now available from the American Concrete Institute.


Transportation Gets New Web Resource

A new website with a plethora of ways for transportation officials to communicate and learn has been launched, industry representatives announced.


Tool, App Turns Phone into Gage

DeFelsko Corp. has introduced a tool that works with a free mobile app to turn cellphones and tablets into virtual PosiTector gages.


Online Service Parts Center Launches

Building professionals can now access a single website to order parts for their projects.


NIOSH Trumpets Ways to 'Buy Quiet'

Construction work is not just dangerous; it's deafening, warn health officials, who are sounding an alarm to save what's left of workers' hearing.


Program to Prevent Worker Hearing Loss

Nearly half of all construction workers suffer hearing loss—a permanent, but preventable illness—according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


New Web Tool Manages Pipeline Data

GE and Accenture have teamed up on a new "Industrial Internet solution for pipeline management" to give pipeline customers faster access to data.


Online Building Courses Offer CEUs

Sherwin-Williams has introduced a free online series of courses for architects, designers and green building professionals.


Free How-to: Cutting into Coatings

Sometimes being destructive is the only way to get it done—at least when it comes to measuring each layer in a coating system, according to a new how-to video that covers the basics of the T...


A New Look at Coatings News from EMEA

UK refineries, Middle East coatings, and the professional perils of arrogance top the new issue of JPCL Europe, a publication for protective and marine coatings professionals in Europ...


How-To Steers through Thick and Thin

Making sure concrete coatings are applied just right—not too thick and not too thin—is the focus of the next installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


New Sessions Bring the Experts to You

Tighter buildings, tougher walls and savvier concrete work are the top topics of a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


Experts Raise the Roof Technology

Cool roofs, green materials and power pigments top a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


Coating Tips: Cleaning Your Concrete

How to roughen and clean concrete for proper coating application is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Building Show Presentations Now Live

Expert-led talks on decorative interiors, concrete, walls and coatings, standards and other building topics presented at D+D 2014 are now available for free online viewing.


OSHA Releases Video Game Safety Tool

Identifying workplace hazards may be as easy as playing a video game.


Patrol Hazards in OSHA Video Game

A new video game can help workers identify safety issues and raise awareness about resources to address hazards in the workplace.


Getting the Goods on Sneaky Moisture

Undetected moisture in concrete can wreak havoc with a coating project, making accurate moisture measurement a must before the project begins.


Webinar Tackles Wall Systems that Work

Overcoming product compatibility challenges to produce a functional masonry wall design is the focus of an upcoming free webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


5 Minutes to a Better Surface Profile

Achieving the optimal surface profile for a project—a crucial component of coatings success—is the focus of the newest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Green Building Group Names President

After receiving federal favor for its green-building rating system, the Green Building Initiative has named a veteran sustainability advocate to serve as its next president.


Free App Delivers SSPC Resources

Training information, resources, standards and searchable technical articles for coatings professionals are now available via a free mobile app from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings...


Free Webinar Highlights Polyaspartics

An overview of the successful use of polyaspartic coating technology will be the topic of a free upcoming D+D Education Series Webinar.


SSPC Launches Free Mobile App

Standards, events, JPCL articles and other resources for coatings professionals on the go is now available as a free mobile app from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


CPWR Unveils Free Toolbox Talk Series

From aerial lifts to workplace stress, employers now have 52 free, new ready-to-use Toolbox Talk modules to make 2014 safer for workers, courtesy of CPWR: The Center for Construction Researc...


From CPWR, 52 Weeks of Worker Safety

A leading construction safety organization has a free holiday gift for the industry: a year’s worth of ready-to-use materials to educate workers about daily jobsite dangers.


Free Webinar Polishes Concrete Specs

New updates on an important initiative to develop architectural specifications for polished concrete will be the topic of a free upcoming D+D Education Series Webinar.


Free Webinar to Focus on Commissioning

Building commissioning and its application to coatings will be the topic of a free upcoming D+D Education Series Webinar.


Master Painters Expand Online Training

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


 
 
   

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