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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.


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...


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...


AAMA Updates Liquid-Applied Flashing Guideline

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has recently updated specifications establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing.


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...


Mosquito-Repellent Paint Earns Certificate

European coatings company CIN announced on Tuesday (May 28) that its anti-mosquito paint, Artilin 3A Mate, has been awarded a five-year effectiveness certificate.


OH Firm Cited for Using Inferior Coatings

Shelby, Ohio-based company, Lloyd Rebar Co., was recently discovered using an epoxy paint that wasn’t in compliance with Ohio state transportation standards, according to the state’s watchdo...


Agency Publishes Soluble Salt Contamination Guidance

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program, which belongs to the Transportation Research Board, recently published a research report that consolidates guidance regarding the remediati...


VA Bridge Inspection Equipment Co. Suspended

Just last month, the Federal Highway Administration made the decision to suspend McClain and Co. Inc. (Culpeper, Virginia) from participating in any federal procurement and non-procurement t...


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.


MPI Announces New Product Standards

The Master Painters Institute, a division of NACE International Institute, recently announced its new product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exte...


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.


AAMA Updates Color Measurement Guidelines

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently announced that it has updated a document providing guidelines for color measurement requirements for inclusion in other AAMA doc...


FAA Updates Specs to Include Precast Concrete

The Federal Aviation Administration recently updated is “Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports” advisory circular, which now contains language for precast concrete.


ASTM Announces New Test Method for Corrosion

Late last month, ASTM International announced a new test method, to be published as D8243, that can help detect corrosion-inducing bacteria in water, which allows for faster remediation and ...


SSPC Sets Standard for Concrete Coating Texture

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced earlier this week of a new standard for concrete coatings.


Campaign to Train Vets in Coatings Industry

The Chemical Coaters Association International entered an agreement with Workshops for Warriors in 2017 that is now coming to fruition.


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US Green Building Announces Recertification

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this month that it will begin offering LEED recertification for all LEED-certified projects. To be eligible for certification, projects must...


US Green Building Announces LEED Zero

The U.S. Green Building Council announced late last week that it has launched LEED Zero, a new program addressing net zero operations and resources in buildings.


OSHA Finalizes Crane Operator Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health administration published a final rule last week that clarifies the certification requirements for crane operators, about eight y...


OSHA Finalizes Crane Operator Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health administration published a final rule last week that clarifies the certification requirements for crane operators, about eight y...


Safety Certification Internationally Accredited

In mid-October, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association announced that the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals, one of the only certifications desig...


Safety Certification Internationally Accredited

In mid-October, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association announced that the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals, one of the only certifications desig...


Chicago, San Jose Achieve LEED Status

Chicago and San Jose have achieved LEED for Cities Platinum Certifications, joining an elite group of just seven cities to have accomplished the achievement from the U.S. Green Building Coun...


RIBA Announces New Fire Safety Plan

The Royal Institute of British Architects has launched a consultation on its new Plan of Work for Fire Safety in response to the government review following London’s fatal Grenfell Tower fir...


SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of the SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6 “Surface Preparation of Concrete” standard, which has been updated with more relevant c...


SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of the SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6 “Surface Preparation of Concrete” standard, which has been updated with more relevant c...


AAMA Releases Structural Silicone Glazing Guide

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently merged two previous publications to create AAMA SSGDG-1-17, also known as the "Structural Silicone Glazing Design Guidelines,” w...


Coalition to Make Fire Safety Standards

More than 30 international professional associations and building organizations are banding together to form a new group focused on fire safety.


ACI Introduces Flatwork Certification

Industry professionals will now be able to achieve two new designations through the American Concrete Institute, according to a new release from the organization last week.


USGBC Announces First European LEED City

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., have announced that Savona, Italy, is the first LEED-certified city in Europe.


CRRC Talks Ins, Outs of Rated Products Directory

Twenty years have passed since the Cool Roof Rating Council was first established through a partnership between roofing manufacturers, government, national laboratories, utilities and non-pr...


New ASTM Standard Looks at Floors

The American Society of Testing Materials will soon release a new standard that it says looks at flooring differently than before.


OSHA Announces Change to Crane Regs

U.S. workplace-safety regulators announced last week that they plan to change regulations regarding crane operation again after rulemaking nearly a decade ago that spawned confusion and cont...


OSHA Nixes Capacity in Crane Certification

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it is now proposing a rule to clarify its crane operating regulations.


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SSPC Guide Addresses Salts on New Steel

Detecting soluble salts on new and shop-coated steel is the topic of a new technology guide from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


New SSPC Guide Addresses Salts on New Steel

Detecting soluble salts on new and shop-coated steel is the topic of a new technology guide from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


SSPC Issues Revised PA 7

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of standard SSPC-PA 7, Applying Thin Film Coatings to Concrete.


ACI Releases 2018 Collection of Codes

The American Concrete Institute announced last week that it has released its 2018 Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications and Practices.


SSPC Issues AB 3 Revision

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced that it has issued a revision of one of its standards related to abrasive media.


SSPC Issues AB 3 Revision

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced that it has issued a revision of one of its standards related to abrasive media.


SSPC, AASHTO, NSBA Issue Joint Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now offering a new standard, issued jointly with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge All...


ACI Announces Global Mission Expansion

The American Concrete Institute announced on Wednesday (Dec. 6) that it has adjusted its mission statement to reflect its goal of global standards.


Woman Sentenced in London Architecture Fraud

A woman was sentenced last week after a guilty verdict stemming from falsifying documents to the Architects Registration Board, in London.


New Guide Published for Fluropolymer Coatings

Two new guide specifications have been released by Arkema Technical Polymers for field-applied fluoropolymer coatings for cool roof and facade restoration applications.


DC First LEED Platinum City in the World

Washington, D.C., has been named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world, which signifies a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as citywide support in developing clea...


Ontario's Building Code to Change

The Ontario Building Code is set to undergo a massive facelift, with the end goal of bringing existing buildings closer to net zero energy usage, and will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.


SSPC Issues Moisture Determination Standard

Moisture determination methods for concrete and masonry walls is the topic of a new standard issued by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, which also recently revised another standard...


SSPC Issues One New Standard, Revises Second

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has released one new standard—moisture determination on commercial coating projects—and revised another, pertaining to polyurethanes.


SSPC Standard Review Deadline Nears

Those interested in participating in a review of a newly revised standard on thermal spray coatings still have time, but the deadline for feedback is drawing near.


Industry Books, Data Available in TPC Store

A number of publications and informational tools for individuals and companies in the coatings industry are available with the click of a mouse via the TPC Store, a service of PaintSquare Ne...


SSPC Seeks Stakeholder Input on Standard

If you’ve got thoughts on a recently revised standard on thermal spray coatings, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings wants to hear from you.


SSPC Inks Deal for Malaysia Training

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced Friday that it has signed an agreement with the Institute of Materials, Malaysia to provide SSPC training in Malaysia.


Roof Coating Group Reports ‘Active Year’

Standard development, congressional activity and sharing “cool stories” capped off a successful year for the national trade association representing manufacturers of asphaltic and solar refl...


Joint Standard Addresses Corrosion Planning

A new standard addressing the process of corrosion prevention and control planning is the result of a collaborative effort between the United States Department of Defense, SSPC: The Society ...


AkzoNobel Program Backs Hull Standard

The marine coatings business of coatings supplier AkzoNobel is launching an international program to encourage the adoption of a recently created standard for hull and propeller performance ...


Commercial Workshop Kicks Off SSPC 2017

Contractors, facility owners, specifiers, suppliers and other coatings professionals convened Monday (Jan. 30) in Tampa to kick off the SSPC 2017 Featuring GREENCOAT conference.


Massachusetts Tops New LEED List

Massachusetts has reached the pinnacle of the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual ranking of states with the most LEED-certified projects.


President's Welcome

It is my great honor to personally invite you to join me, other members and the SSPC staff for the SSPC 2017 conference and exhibition at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida from J...


Enhance Your Knowledge, Skills

The heart of the annual SSPC conference and exhibition is its technical program and training opportunities. This year, more than 100 presentations, lectures, discussion panels and demonstrat...


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.


Study Looks at Beam Behavior

The American Concrete Institute has revealed a new research study evaluating seismic behavior of coupling beams with different types of steel fiber reinforced concrete.


Thermal Barrier Guide Gets Update

A new technical guide from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association addresses the most commonly used composite thermal barrier systems.


SSPC Passes ANSI-ASQ Assessment

The professional association for the industrial protective and marine coatings industry has passed a surveillance audit by the accreditation body responsible for ensuring the safety and qual...


Dubai to Address Fire Safety in Lab

Officials in Dubai have announced plans for a new laboratory designed to test and certify the fire-resistance of materials and products used in buildings throughout the United Arab Emirates,...


SSPC Announces New Releases

Two new publications—a new standard on pre-construction primer coatings and a newly revised and reissued standard on aluminum-pigmented epoxy coatings—are now available from SSPC, The Societ...


USGBC Names New President, CEO

The U.S. Green Building Council has revealed that its former COO Mahesh Ramanujam is president and CEO of the green-building organization, effective Nov. 4.


Licensing Officials Cite Dozens in Sting

Dozens of California contractors, including painters, concrete workers and others, suspected of contracting without a license were recently cited on various charges, licensing authorities ha...


SSPC Releases Publication Updates

Two publications—a standard for latex exterior coatings and a guide for lighting in industrial coating operations—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Society for Protective Co...


SSPC Issues 2 Standard Revisions

SSPC, the Society for Protective Coatings, has announced new revisions to two of its standards.


New Green Building System Reaches U.S.

Eyeing the 5.6 million existing buildings in the U.S. not currently covered by existing green building programs, the U.K.-based Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Metho...


New Green Standard Tackles Insulation

Environmental certification group Green Seal has announced a new standard to help consumers determine what architectural insulation products are best for the environment.


New Standard Addresses H2S Corrosion

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has issued a new standard for testing corrosion and cracking in oil and gas pipelines.


Webinar to Address Fenestration Specs

Writing specifications for fenestration finishing is the topic of a free webinar to be offered by Durability + Design this Thursday (August 4).


Solar Reflective Coatings Guide Revised

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released a new edition of its document on the testing and performance of solar reflective coatings.


Free Webinar: Holding the Blast

How do you approach the challenges of sticking to a project schedule while preserving a blast-cleaned surface?


Free Webinar: Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning

When it comes to the nitty-gritty of wet abrasive blast cleaning, do you know everything you should?


Painters, Others Caught in Sting

Nearly 20 California-based contractors, including painters and flooring professionals, were arrested in the state’s latest undercover sting operation to crack down on off-the-book operators.


SSPC Revises 2 Standards

Two standards—one for the coating of metals and one for qualifying and certifying industrial coating and lining application specialists—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Soc...


Concrete Repair Code Sets Standards

Highlighting the need for consistent practices in concrete repair, the American Concrete Institute has published what it calls “a major milestone” in the industry: A new code that focuses on...


Standard Touts Fuel Savings

A long-awaited International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for ships and marine technology—expected to save the shipping industry billions in fuel costs—is nearing final pu...


Goodwin to Receive ASTM Honor

ASTM International’s Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates will present its Award of Merit this year to Fred Goodwin, of BASF Construction Chemicals.


DOT Looks at US Rail Bridge Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently conducted an audit of its Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), citing safety concerns related to increasing traffic volume and loads travelin...


Undercover Stings Snag Painters

Painters were listed among nearly 30 contractors recently accused of unlicensed contracting in California.


LEED Floats Credit Aimed at Illegal Wood

Cutting out the use of illegally harvested timber is at the heart of a new LEED credit being piloted by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Deepwater Disaster Spurs Offshore Rules

Federal officials have announced the release of new well control regulations intended to reduce the risk of death, serious injury or substantial harm to the environment as the result of an o...


Sting Nets Painters, Concrete Workers

Thirty-six painters, 17 concrete contractors and 30 other home-improvement contractors have been charged with running unlicensed businesses after they were caught this month in a California ...


SSPC: New Wet Abrasive Blast Standards

Five new joint SSPC-NACE Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning standards are now available from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


OSHA Updates PPE Requirements

Federal officials have published a final rule to align their eye and face protection rules with other current safety standards.


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.


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?


Partial Building Collapse Hits School Bus

Authorities in Philadelphia are investigating what caused a building under demolition to partially collapse Thursday (March 17) striking a tree, street lamp and school bus.


Painters Caught in CA Sting

Authorities in California have nabbed 10 suspected unlicensed contractors, including eight who submitted bids for painting, in an undercover sting operation in the San Francisco Bay area.


Paint Standards Chairman Steps Down

John F. Fletcher, the chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications, has officially stepped down from his post.


ASTM D01 Sees Officer Transition

After three successive two-year terms in office, the chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications has officially stepped down.


Metal Band Can Keep ‘Architects’ Name

Misuse of the title “architect” can result in some serious penalties in the UK, but one recent case suggests the profession’s regulatory body takes a more relaxed view when the title is used...


CHPS Launches PreFab Program for Schools

A new rating system designed for prefabricated modular classrooms for schools has been rolled out.


Green Seals Seeks Input on Insulation

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is seeking stakeholder input on its proposed Environmental Leadership Standard for Architectural Insulation Materials (GS-54).


Undercover Sting Nets 23 Contractors

Contractor licensing officials in California have nabbed 23 alleged unlicensed operators, including eight painters and decorators in the Los Angeles area.


EPA Eases Certification Rules Under RRP

Lead-safe training requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule have been eased, the EPA announced Feb. 10.


USGBC Names Top 10 Green Building States

Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts ranked 1-2-3 in the U.S. Green Building Council’s latest list of top states for commercial and institutional green buildings per capita.


New OSHA Training Cards Coming

More secure completion cards for Occupational Safety and Health Administration volunteer safety classes will be in place by the end of next month.


OSHA to Launch New Training Cards

In a move aimed at reducing fraud and improving efficiency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is rolling out more durable and secure completion cards for its 10-hour and 30-h...


Learn to Evaluate, Specify for Slip Resistance

Various standards for evaluating slip resistance are among the topics to be discussed in the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Standard Announced Ahead of SSPC 2016

Performance requirements for elastomeric, water-based, high-build coatings used to protect exterior masonry and concrete commercial structures are the focus of a new technical standard by SS...


Coatings Courses for Military, DoD Use

From corrosion prevention to chemical agent resistance, coatings professionals will have the opportunity to delve into a range of topics specific to military and Department of Defense applic...


Flashing Standards Get Code Expansion

Two standards addressing flashing systems, both self-adhered and liquid applied, are now integral to the commercially oriented International Building Code.


SSPC Event Spotlights Power Industry

From chemistry and application to inspection and specification, coatings professionals will find a variety of topics to choose from among the power and power generation programs offered at S...


Get to Know Marine Coating Standards

What do you need to know when specifying coatings for marine environments? What training opportunities are available to keep you up to date on the latest certifications and standards?


Commercial Lineup Set for SSPC 2016

From air barriers to floor coatings—the commercial track planned for SSPC 2016 will highlight a plethora of topics tailored to commercial and architectural coatings industry professionals.


Webinar Explores New Regulations

What do you need to know to ensure the abrasives you use conform to SSPC standards? That's the subject of the latest free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


‘Treehouse Master’ Draws Fine in OR

Contractors' licensing officials in Oregon have slapped the host of the Animal Planet show “Treehouse Masters” with a fine for allegedly building a tree abode sans license.


SSPC Surveys Shipping, Marine Topics

With SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT just weeks away, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings spotlights the lineup of shipping and marine conference sessions available on site.


Operator Groups Ink Transparency Deal

Four key green-building stakeholder organizations have partnered to create the industry’s first Program Operator Consortium for Environmental Product Declarations and other product transpare...


SSPC Course Available Down Under

The Society for Protective Coating’s popular Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) course will now be available in Australia and New Zealand, the association announced Thursday (Nov. 12).


Group Approves New LEED v4 Guidance

Ahead of its annual international conference and exposition, the U.S. Green Building Council has announced new guidance related to material ingredient disclosure requirements in the organiza...


Green Seal Revises Coatings Standard

A nonprofit certifier of sustainability products has expanded its standard for architectural coatings.


Webinar Zeroes in on Wastewater

The wastewater environment poses its own special considerations. An upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to related to coatings in wastewater applications


New Standard to Focus on Insulation

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is developing a new standard aimed at helping purchasers identify and choose environmentally preferable architectural insulation materials.


Webinar Covers Application, Standards

From equipment to quality control, an upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to know when applying thermal spray coatings.


Study: 90% of Homes Under Insulated

Only 10 percent of U.S. homes are thought to be insulated adequately, according to new research.


ACI Issues Guide to Concrete Code

A new guide aims to help design professionals, contractors, building owners and concrete product manufacturers in the repair of concrete buildings.


Corrosion Summit Registration Open

Finishing Solutions Network has announced its upcoming 2015 Corrosion Summit, to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Painters District Council 30 Headquarters in Aurora, IL.


GBI Seeks Input on Green Standard

The non-profit developer of the Green Globes rating system is inviting the public to comment on its latest draft green building standard.


Painters Nabbed in Undercover Sting

Painters numbered among nine suspected unlicensed contractors caught in a recent undercover sting operation in California.


AAMA Compares Condensation Ratings

In a new guidance document, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association compares three common rating systems for condensation on interior surfaces of fenestration products.


AAMA Offers Updated Coatings Specs

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced the publication of AAMA 907 “Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Wi...


Top 10 Green Building Nations Named

For the second consecutive year, Canada, China and India lead the world in embracing the LEED green-building rating system outside of the U.S.


New Building Envelope Testing Offered

An independent, third-party safety testing and certification provider has launched new testing services for the building envelope.


OSHA Delays Confined-Space Enforcement

WASHINGTON--Federal authorities have announced a temporary enforcement period to ease employers into full compliance with the upcoming new rules on confined-space work in construction.


Webinar Doubles Up on Protection

PITTSBURGH--What offers the best corrosion protection for steel: painting or galvanizing? The answer is both, according to the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Fedrizzi to Leave USGBC

WASHINGTON--Rick Fedrizzi, founding chairman of the world's best-known green-building rating system, has announced that he will step down from his position at the end of 2016.


Landscape Rating System Blooms

WASHINGTON--Like their brick-and-mortar counterparts, sustainable landscapes now have a rating system of their own.


Webinar Keeps an Eye on the Assets

PITTSBURGH—Managing the mountain of scheduling, performance and life-cycle data involved in modern asset maintenance is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


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...


Comment Time Closing on Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This is the last week to submit comments on Green Seal's proposed overhaul of its standards for paints, coatings, stains and sealers.


Webinar Bridges Standards, Training

PITTSBURGH—Standards keep the bridge industry safe and consistent; training and certification provide the knowledge to uphold the standards.


Webinar Gives Bridge Coatings Close-up

PITTSBURGH—The fundamental inspection skills necessary to visually assess the coating condition of an in-service bridge will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


SSPC Issues New Commercial Guides

PITTSBURGH—Floor coatings and fluoropolymer finishing are the focus of new specifying and evaluation guidance from SSPC.


Floor, Finish Coats Get New Guides

PITTSBURGH—SSPC has announced two new standards intended as guides for slip-resistant floor coatings and ambient-curing fluoropolymer finish coats.


Bipartisan Building Energy Law Signed

WASHINGTON, DC—A new U.S. law will hold commercial tenants to new energy usage standards and require more energy benchmarking for federally leased buildings.


New Rule Guides Safety in Tight Spaces

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. construction workers who labor in attics, crawl spaces, pits, boilers and other confined spaces will have new protections as of Aug. 3, under a new federal rule.


New Rule Issued on Confined Space

WASHINGTON, DC—Coordination of contractors, continuous monitoring and more rigorous inspection are among the requirements of the first new federal rule for confined-space work in constructio...


Coating Makers Roll Out Hazard Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Coatings Association has introduced a variety of materials to help employers comply with new federal hazmat communications requirements.


ACA Develops New Hazard Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New hazardous-materials labels designed to communicate in-plant hazard information and comply with OSHA standards are now available for purchase.


Revamp Underway for Coating Standard

WASHINGTON, DC—Fire-resistant coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and other high-performance product categories are expected to join the next generation of Green Seal's paint and coating...


Webinar Offers Coatings Spec How-Tos

Expert guidance on the continual challenge of specifying and selecting the best coating for a specific substrate will drive a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


LEED Floats Credit for Worker Safety

The health and safety of a building's construction, operation and maintenance crews are at the heart of a new LEED credit being piloted by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Input Invited on Paint Standard Revamp

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is seeking comments on its plans to overhaul its standards for paints, coatings, stains and sealers.


Free Webinar Focuses on Vapor Blasting

Using water to suppress airborne dust during abrasive blasting can achieve the same power as dry blasting, according to an upcoming webinar.


Contractor Guide Maps Licensing Needs

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


UK Adopts Home-Size Minimums

New homes in the UK will be less cramped under newly approved minimum space standards.


Updated Guides Focus on Finishing

The risk of finish damage in architectural aluminum is addressed in two newly revised publications by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.


D.C. Upsets L.A. in EPA Ranking

Step aside, Los Angeles, there’s a new Energy Star champion. Washington, D.C., now tops a federal ranking of the most energy-efficient cities in terms of Energy Star building certifications,...


Landscape Center Achieves Green First

The new Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, PA, has declared itself the first project in the world to achieve four of the world’s highest standards for green building.


Contractor’s Licensing Reference Debuts

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


Employers Face PPE Rule Updates

Updating its requirements to align with other current safety standards, federal officials are proposing revisions to their eye and face protection rule.


Seven Stings Net 85 Contractors

Undercover investigators in California have nabbed 85 suspected unlicensed contractors, including 27 painters, in simultaneous sting operations across seven cities.


OSHA Eyes Update to PPE Rules

Construction workers, shipyard workers and others on hazardous jobsites will be better protected from eye and face injuries under new revisions to personal protective equipment requirements,...


Energy Retrofit Standard Gets Revamp

Processes and procedures for retrofitting residential and commercial structures to improve energy efficiency is the focus of a newly revised joint standard.


Free Webinar Tackles Coatings Training

Selecting protective coatings for harsh oil and gas environments requires extensive knowledge of industry standards and practical experience.


DoD Offers Free SSPC, NACE Training

SSPC and NACE will provide free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation this year to Department of Defense personnel, thanks to funding from DoD's corrosion office.


Building Groups Plan Single Green Code

Leading building associations have joined forces to develop a model set of green building guidelines to simplify design and code options nationally and internationally.


Builder Brothers in Trouble in IA

An Iowa-based home-repair contractor who allegedly collected substantial up-front payments and failed to finish projects will pay $102,000 in restitution to 25 victims, according to authorit...


'One Slip Away from Death'

A Florida subcontractor with multiple egregious fall violations already under its belt is facing a new case that carries nearly $80,000 in fines.


Aluminum Finishing Guide Gets Revamp

Specifiers and other building professionals have a newly updated resource on paint and anodized finishes for aluminum building components.


Free Webinar to Hone Specs Appeal

Industrial painting projects are only as good as the specifications that guide them. But how do you prepare an effective specification that will help the contractor succeed?


First Straw Houses Hit the Market

Despite their bad rap from the Big Bad Wolf, straw houses cannot be huffed and puffed and blown out of existence.


Architectural Coatings Get Expert Assist

LAS VEGAS—Hands-on QC for commercial coatings was the name of the game at SSPC 2015, amid a daylong architectural track that kept attendees busy.


SSPC Revises Three Standards

Two abrasive-blasting standards and one related to coating film thickness have been updated by SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.


Steel Bridge Coating Guide Revised

Three leading technical organizations have teamed up to overhaul an outdated guide specification for shop painting of bridge steel.


35 Contractors Cited in NJ Crackdown

Dozens of New Jersey roofers, pavers and contractors will share responsibility for almost $570,000 in penalties and restitution for failing to complete work, refusing to refund deposits and ...


Free Webinar Navigates Tricky Rigging

Industrial painting projects can pose complex challenges when it comes to rigging and scaffolding.


Green Building Design Standard Unveiled

Building envelope technologies and construction site contaminants are among the topics addressed in a recently updated standard.


SSPC, NACE Revising Applicator Standard

NACE and SSPC are seeking input on their joint applicator certification standard as they prepare to review and revise the standard.


Major Concrete Standard Gets Overhaul

Capping nearly a decade in development, the American Concrete Institute has updated its seminal structural concrete standard, now organized from an engineer's perspective.


Concrete Design Standard Reissued

The American Concrete Institute has released an updated structural concrete standard, reworked for the modern design and construction professional.


Excrement Blast Causes Building Collapse

A man burning waste near a cesspool in China sparked an explosion that injured 15 and toppled a building Saturday (Nov. 22), according to reports.


Asbestos Violations Spur $379K in Fines

Two Washington renovation companies are facing 19 willful and serious safety health violations after allegedly exposing workers to asbestos during an apartment demolition project.


U.S. Arrests Recalcitrant Contractor

U.S. Marshals have taken into custody an Illinois sewer and water contractor who has allegedly refused to abate years of federal health and safety violations and to pay hundreds of thousands...


5 SSPC Courses Added for Vets

Veterans interested in coatings training now have five additional programs to choose from, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced.


Free Webinar: Proper Concrete Prep

What does it take to make coatings stick to concrete? Proper application, sure, but one of the most important factors in successful coating work sits on the surface.


Fines Follow Fires at Coating Maker

Three separate, and apparently unreported, fires at an industrial coatings plant have triggered a strong response from federal health and safety officials.


Free Webinar Takes on 2k Urethanes

Increasing regulations are handing the coating industry new challenges in providing products that are environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.


Free Webinar: Prepping an Inspection Plan

Coating inspectors equipped with a thorough plan will be better positioned to navigate complex coatings specifications, and a new webinar offers an assist in developing one.


New Rule Targets Energy, Water Use

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a new regulation aimed at reducing building energy and water consumption through active management.


New Standard Underway for Pigment Loss

ASTM is proposing a new standard that will provide definitive instructions for conducting a pigment loss on ignition test.


OSHA Defers Crane Operator Rule

U.S. crane operators will get a three-year reprieve on certification requirements that had been set to take effect this fall, federal regulators have announced.


OSHA Adds 3 Years for Crane Rule

Federal safety officials are giving employers an extra three years to make sure crane operators are competent to operate the equipment safely.


Feds: Room for Improvement on LEED v4

LEED v4 has some work to do in order to align with federal sustainability and green-building requirements, according to a new evaluation from the U.S.’s biggest landlord.


Bridge Engineer Impostor Fined

He avoided prison for his crimes, but a Pennsylvania contractor will have to muster up another $50,000 fine for forging approvals on hundreds of bridge and highway plans in 13 states, author...


Top OSHA Hazards Persist for 3rd Year

Racking up more than 18,500 citations, fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding and respiratory hazards accounted for the top four health and safety violations by U.S. employers in...


OSHA Top 10 Sounds Grim Refrain

For the third straight year, fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding and respiratory protection violations—in that order—lead the list of federal health and safety citations issue...


Free Webinar Shores Up Offshore

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


Bridge Engineer Impostor Sentenced

A Pennsylvania contractor who admitted forging the approval of unwitting engineers on hundreds of bridge and highway plans in 13 states has been sentenced to house arrest.


Judge Tosses Flame Retardant Challenge

A California court has upheld the state's new standard on furniture flammability, rejecting a challenge by a major flame-retardant maker and the chemical industry.


Chemical Makers Ally with LEED Group

The U.S. chemical industry has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, to bring "technical and science-based approaches" to the LEED program.


Waterjetting Splashes into Free Webinar

Waterjetting fills a wide variety of removal and cleaning needs in coatings work, but how does it affect later coatings and what standards guide the process?


Builders Slam U.S. Silica Proposal

A federal plan to slash silica exposure in the workplace will cost about $3.9 billion—nearly eight times the government’s estimate, the construction industry contends.


OSHA Hits Roofer 5th Time in 3 Years

A roofing contractor already in arrears to federal authorities for more than $110,000 in fines is now facing new violations and a hefty new penalty.


Construction Tabs Silica Plan at $3.9B

Unworkable, unaffordable and unnecessary is the construction industry’s final judgment on a federal proposal to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.


Backlash Stalls OSHA Reporting Rule

Widespread employer concern over the public reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses has prompted U.S. regulators to rethink the plan.


OSHA Delays Injury Reporting Rule

Facing criticism from the business community, federal regulators have extended the comment period for a controversial proposal to put injury and illness data online.


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Green Seal to Revamp Paint Standards

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


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

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


Execs Get Prison in Record DBE Fraud

The largest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) fraud in U.S. history—300 contracts totaling more than $136 million—is sending two more Pennsylvania highway construction executives to pr...


Corrosion Salaries Head Up and Down

North American corrosion professionals are significantly outearning their European counterparts, according to a new survey by NACE International.


Painters Arrested in Sweep

Ten California-based contractors, including seven painters, have been arrested and charged in the state’s latest undercover sting to crack down on unlicensed operators.


CA May Cut Lead Limits Again

California regulators say they are taking a closer look at 30-year-old standards concerning work-related exposure of lead.


Contractor Held in Storm Victim Fraud

An Oklahoma contractor is facing criminal charges after allegedly scamming victims of the 2013 tornado that devastated the town of Moore.


CA Eyes Major Lead Level Changes

California regulators are moving closer to slashing lead exposure limits for workers, calling the current standards outdated and harmful to human health.


Parking Garages Get Their Green On

The concrete colossus known as the parking garage may now join its green-building brethren in a new rating system that focuses on the structure's design, technology and operation.


Coatings Testing Can Save Time, Budget

An ounce of testing is worth a pound of very costly recoating, says the leader of SSPC’s Commercial Coatings Committee.


New Coatings Demand New Credentials

Commercial coatings technology is advancing faster than the skills of the painters who apply it, stepping up the need for applicator certification and training, says the man who is leading t...


Accident Burns 7 at Site of OSHA Critic

A foundry owner critical of federal health and safety regulations is now dealing with a horrific workplace accident that sprayed his workers with molten metal.


Standards Don’t Give Paint the Love

CINCINNATI—The durability of paint and coatings has been overlooked in building envelope standards to date, says expert Kevin Knight, who is on a mission to get these critical functional mat...


Study Compares Costs of Building Green

A new case-study examination of the top two green building rating systems has found the costs of LEED certification significantly higher than those of Green Globes.


Report Ranks Green Building Nations

Canada, China and India have nailed the top three spots in a new ranking of the top 10 countries outside the U.S. that are embracing the LEED movement.


SC Targets LEED in New Law

It’s not an outright ban, but a new South Carolina law may limit the use of LEED on state projects by imposing restrictions on certain credits.


License Lapse Halts $6.3M Drywall Job

Drywall work on a $150 million condominium project in downtown San Diego has been halted after California officials discovered that the subcontractor was unlicensed in the state.


L.A., D.C. Again Lead Energy Rankings

For the sixth year in a row, Los Angeles has topped the federal list of 25 U.S. metro areas with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

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


ACA Warns of Rule 1113 Changes

Sounding an early alarm for coating makers, the American Coatings Association says the nation’s toughest VOC rules on field-applied paints and coatings could be changing again soon.


New How-To Offers Lead Guidance

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


SSPC Revises Zinc Primer Standard

Testing and performance requirements for highly pigmented primers containing zinc dust are part of new revisions to a standard from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Containment Safety Opens Video Series

Assuring proper ventilation inside containment, a life-or-death issue, kicks off a new PaintSquare Video Learning Center educational series.


10 States LEEDing the Way

Illinois, Maryland and Virginia lead the U.S. in embracing the LEED green-building rating system.


Employers Unite against Silica Rule

More than two dozen construction, manufacturing and contractor organizations are calling for the withdrawal of a federal proposal to limit silica exposure in the workplace.


Employers Call to Withdraw Silica Rule

Construction employers across the industry are urging the federal government to withdraw its proposed rule on silica exposure, saying the measure is “significantly flawed” and “will do littl...


Coating Makers Seek Silica Exemption

Monitoring paint manufacturing for excess silica exposure would cost $700,000—10 times the federal government's estimate—and is unnecessary, the American Coatings Association says.


The Case for Commercial Coatings

ORLANDO—Commercial coatings protect buildings as surely as industrial coatings protect infrastructure, so why are there so few standards and certifications for the former?


Commercial Coatings Play Catch-Up

ORLANDO—Sure, commercial coatings make a building look good, but their many other functions must be rigorously addressed with standards, or they risk losing ground to their industrial counte...


O, Canada, This Sounds Familiar

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


JPCL at 30: Evolution and Revolution

Anniversaries and birthdays are funny things, and can be seen in positive and negative lights: They speak to endurance, repetition, the inevitability of time passing, growth, and decline.


Coatings Crowd Converges on FL

Exhibit and housing space are long gone, and dozens of expert-led sessions are ready to roll, as more than 2,000 industry professionals pour into Orlando, FL, today (Feb. 10) for SSPC 2014 f...


MPI Appoints New Standards Exec

Davis Kyle, a coatings industry veteran, has been named executive vice president of the Master Painters Institute.


NACE Expands Training to Middle East

NACE International has announced plans to open a new corrosion control training facility in Dubai, UAE.


All LEED Doors Open for DOD

The U.S. Green Building Council has won a major victory with the signing of a new bill that lifts two-year-old restrictions on the LEED rating system for Department of Defense projects.


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.


First Colorant VOC Limits Take Effect

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


SSPC Announces New Polyurea Standard

Performance requirements for polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings used to protect industrial structures are the focus of a new technical standard by SSPC: The Society for Prote...


New Colorant VOC Limits Set for 2014

The United States’ first VOC regulation on colorants for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings is poised to take effect New Year’s Day.


Study: Silica Rule May Cut Cancer Rate

The U.S. government’s controversial plan to reduce silica exposure on the job has gained fresh support from a new cancer study that says the changes could save lives.


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...


Cancer Study Backs Silica Plan

Millions of American workers, including abrasive blasters and construction laborers, could benefit from a federal proposal to limit silica exposure on the job, concludes a new study publishe...


6 Building Technology Projects Honored

A large net zero energy commercial building in California, a railroad car facility turned office building in Washington, and a ranch home in Nebraska are among the projects recognized as out...


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.


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.


USGBC Launches LEED v4 System

Officials formally rolled out LEED v4, the newest update to the voluntary green-building rating system, Wednesday (Nov. 20) during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philade...


GSA Selects 2 Green Building Systems

Move over, LEED. An additional green-building certification system, Green Globes, has gained favor for federal projects.


OSHA Adds Time for Silica Comments

Federal regulators will give the public more time to comment on a controversial proposal to limit silica exposure in the workplace, but the rest of the schedule will remain on track.


Silica Rule Comment Period Extended

Opponents of a federal proposal to limit worker exposure to silica have won additional time to comment on the plan, but the rest of the process is moving forward as scheduled, regulators say...


L.A. Sues over Crumbling $240M Runway

The City of Los Angeles has filed suit against four construction firms that built a $240 million airport runway that is deteriorating and “unfit” after just six years.


Still Led by Falls, OSHA Citations Soar

Federal health and safety officials are dishing out thousands more citations to employers this year for worksite hazards, but the causes remain stubbornly the same as last year.


Falls Again Top OSHA Violations

Employers may not be getting the message about fall protection, according to a new ranking that keeps those violations well atop a new Top 10 list of federal health and safety citations.


Commissioning Process Standard Unveiled

Ensuring that building systems perform as designed and buildings operate as fine-tuned facilities are the goals of a new standard for the commissioning process.


Father, Son Builders Held in Collapse

Authorities in Mumbra, India, have arrested two builders of a doomed residential complex that collapsed Saturday (Sept. 21), killing three—the region's sixth fatal building collapse in six m...


Bogus OSHA Agent Held in Extortion Try

A Long Island, NY, man has been charged with impersonating a federal safety inspector to try to extort money from a construction company owner.


Builder Gets 10th OSHA Case in 4 Years

A "recidivist" Massachusetts framing contractor cited eight times since 2009 for federal health and safety violations is facing two new cases that carry more than $300,000 in fines.


Nature’s Novelties: Top 10 Building Materials

Insulation made from fungus and sheep’s wool, toxin-trapping drywall, bacteria-boosted bricks and other novel building materials are the new Top 10 finalists of the first-ever Cradle to Crad...


OSHA Publishes Proposed Silica Rule

Federal officials are now inviting public comment on a controversial proposal to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.


Comment Period Opens for Silica Rule

Federal officials have officially published their proposed rule to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, ushering in what is sure to be a robust public comment period on the issue.


LEED v4 Paints New Challenges

Love it or hate it, LEED v4 is set to make its formal debut in November in project plans around the world—and that includes paint and coatings work.


Standards Urged for Nuclear Concrete

Outdated standards, coatings issues, and no concrete repair code for nuclear power plants top a list of red flags cited by experts in a new report on the needs of the aging nuclear industry.


A Scramble to Meet New Energy Codes

Sweeping federal changes are coming very soon to a commercial building energy code near you, with implications for building systems in every U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbi...


New U.S. Code to Remake Energy Mandates

From American Samoa to Wyoming, U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia are scrambling to prepare for looming federal changes in commercial building energy codes that will affe...


New Standard Offers Boon for BIM

The fast-growing Building Information Modeling community is moving toward a common language with a new standard designed to improve the consistency and precision of Building Information Mode...


Employers Unite Against Silica Rule

Construction employers have rushed to mobilize against a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, ensuring a showdown with unions over the controversial measure.


Group Sets Building Modeling Standard

A national group of Building Information Modeling users has established a new reference standard designed to bring greater consistency, clarity and precision to Building Information Models (...


Battle Lines Drawn over Silica Rule

A showdown is quickly shaping up over a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, pitting a new group of construction employers against organized labor and safety ...


AAMA Unveils Cool Coatings Standard

A new standard on solar reflective finishes may prove useful to architects, owners and contractors when it comes to determining the best solar reflective coating for a project, according to ...


Contractor Error Cited in Deadly Blast

Federal inspectors are holding a utility contractor primarily responsible for a natural-gas explosion that leveled a Kansas City restaurant and killed one of its employees in February.


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).


NSRP Seeks New Research Proposals

New coatings and surface prep technologies and other solutions for decreasing ship ownership costs, improving standards and reducing environmental impacts are some of the goals for a new rou...


OSHA Backs Off New Inspection Plan

Employers who participate in federal safety programs will continue to enjoy exemptions from certain inspections after regulators dropped a plan to adjust the program.


SHARP Employers to Keep OSHA Breaks

Federal health and safety officials have dropped a plan to increase their scrutiny of so-called “exemplary employers” who participate in recognition programs.


U.S. Plans New Look at Chemical Safety

U.S. paint and coating makers plan to closely monitor—and, preferably, help shape—any changes planned as part of a new federal-level review of chemical facility safety.


Chemical Disasters Spark New U.S. Order

The U.S. is moving to crack down on chemical safety and security in the wake of a growing series of catastrophic chemical accidents, including the April plant explosion that killed 15 people...


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


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

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


2013 Corrosion Salaries Set Records

Call it a rust-to-riches story. Corrosion careers are paying better than ever, with record-high average annual salaries for professionals in the United States, Canada and the European Union,...


A Middle East Push for Greener Paints

Safer architectural paints and coatings should accompany the construction boom in the Arab world, Abu Dhabi officials have announced in unveiling a new certification program.


Abu Dhabi to Certify Safer Paints

End users of certain interior and exterior paints in the United Arab Emirates will soon have a new tool to determine the safety of the products they choose.


Garland Expands Roofing Options

The Garland Company is now offering its highly reflective Sunburst mineral surfacing as a factory-applied option on certain StressPly high-performance membranes, for one-step installation of...


Contractors Indicted in 10-Year Fraud

A North Carolina construction company and five individuals have been charged in a massive fraud that allegedly used bogus small-business and disadvantaged-business designations to obtain mor...


Skanska Quits Chamber over LEED

Striking a blow for LEED, global construction and development giant Skanska USA has cut ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its failure to support the green building rating system.


Low-Income Workers Train as Painters

Thousands of public-housing residents who have struggled to find steady work are learning the skills necessary to work as painters, due to a program launched to address a trade shortage.


SSPC Board Shifts after Election

Two new faces will represent painting contractors and other product suppliers on SSPC’s Board of Governors in the coming year, and a familiar face becomes vice president, the society has ann...


Painting of 5 Tanks Up for Bid

A water utility in Maryland is inviting bids for cleaning, lead abatement and recoating of four hydro-pneumatic storage tanks and one elevated water tank in California, MD.


Video How-to Offers VIS 3 Tips

A free video tutorial on how to use SSPC’s VIS 3 surface preparation reference guide is now available as part of the PaintSquare Video Education Series.


SSPC Elects New Board Members

A Dryco executive and an industrial painting project manager have been elected the newest members of SSPC’s Board of Governors, the association announced.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Conditions

A how-to guide to properly measuring ambient conditions is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


ASTM Drafting Wood Coatings Standard

The demand for high-quality coatings capable of performing on a wide range of wooden surfaces, including composites, is among the factors driving a newly proposed standard.


SSPC Updates Mineral Abrasive Spec

An expanded list of abrasives and clarification of testing responsibilities are among the new updates to an abrasive specification from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Profile

A hands-on guide to accurately measuring surface profile depth is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Rooftop Protection Made for Easy Use

A new fall-protection system from Rigid Lifelines is designed for easy installation and compatibility with almost any rooftop material, the company said.


New OSHA Rule on Cranes to Begin

Underground construction and demolition must soon follow the same crane and derrick standards that now apply to the rest of the construction industry, under new federal rules set to take eff...


Free Videos Offer Film Thickness Demos

Hands-on demonstrations of two popular coating thickness gages are the latest free offerings in an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by Pain...


NACE Names Education Director

NACE International - The Corrosion Society has announced the appointment of Matthew M. Miller as Director of Education.


Blast QC Opens Video Learning Series

A how-to guide to determining blast cleanliness opens an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


SSPC Revises ‘Paint 23’ Primer Standard

Performance requirements for latex primer used on steel surfaces are the focus of a newly updated coating standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


ASTM Updates Nuclear Coating Standards

Nuclear coatings performance monitoring, inspection training, and specialist qualifications are the focus of three newly revised standards by ASTM International.


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Floor coating adhesion, concrete coatings, quality control and other topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations from SSPC 2013.


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Coating projects at heights, ice-phobic coatings for wind turbines, coatings for immersion service and other critical topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations fro...


Contractors Fined in 2 Electrocutions

Two Florida contractors are appealing a total of $17,500 in fines imposed in the deaths of two maintenance workers who were electrocuted while removing molding at a luxury condo project.


Ruling: Communications Doomed Worker

One emergency radio system—rather than a protracted chain of cell-phone calls—could have helped save the life of bridge worker Tilden Billiot, a federal review panel has concluded.


MPI Unveils Online Specifying Tool

MPI has rolled out a new web-based tool that allows paint buyers and specifiers to navigate hundreds of paint and coating types to determine the best product for a chosen application.


Green-Building Guides Vie for GSA Nod

LEED’s seven-year reign may soon be over as the federal government's go-to green building rating system.


Concrete Group Polishes its Positions

LAS VEGAS—Developing technical standards for the selection and specification for polished concrete was high on the agenda this week at the 2013 World of Concrete in Las Vegas.


Cert Programs Join New NACE Institute

NACE International has moved its corrosion certification programs to the new NACE International Institute.


Chevron Fined $1M in Refinery Fire

Chevron's apparent decision to ignore its own inspectors' decade-old recommendation to replace a corroded, leaking pipe has triggered a record fine against the oil company in the blast and b...


ANSI OKs Green Homebuilding Standard

The newly updated ICC 700 National Green Building Standard has gained approval by the American National Standards Institute—the first and only residential green building rating system to do ...


Commercial Track to Roll at SSPC 2013

SAN ANTONIO—Coatings issues and solutions for commercial structures will be on the front burner when SSPC 2013 opens today in San Antonio, TX.


Protective, Marine Coatings Star in TX

SAN ANTONIO—Advanced coating technology to protect the world's infrastructure, ships and military assets will dominate a full slate of technical sessions, panel discussions, awards and prese...


 
 
   

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