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PS Connect to Present Interactive Webinar

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, the virtual event that brought together experts throughout the coatings industries at the end of 2020, has announced a new webinar covering 2...


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.


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 ...


Webinar Archive: Tech in Food, Beverage Industry

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 ...


MegaRust 2021 Issues Call for Papers

MegaRust 2021, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, to be held Sept. 21-23, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia, recently issue...


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 ...


Webinar Archive: Corrosion Prevention Methods, Costs

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 ...


Webinar Archive: Long-Term Coatings Solutions

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 ...


Webinar Archive: 100%-Solids Linings in Water/Wastewater

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 ...


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 ...


JPCL December Issue is Now Online

The December 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 dow...


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...


ACI Publishes Updates on Shotcrete Document

At the beginning of the month, the American Concrete Institute announced that it had released an updated version of its “Shotcrete for the Craftsman” publication.


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...


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...


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.”


METALCON Announces New Industry Initiatives

Earlier this month, METALCON, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, announced that it had launched a new ...


Universities to Offer Green, LEED Courses

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


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...


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.


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...


Swiss Company Unveils 3D Printing Contest

Switzerland-based building materials and solutions company LafargeHolcim has recently launched an inaugural 3D-printing “hackathon” in partnership with Dutch engineering and consulting firm ...


Industry Leaders to Launch AI Construction Institute

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, CEE and CS/Machine Learning departments have recently annou...


Maroon Group Announces Lift Training Initiative

Specialty chemicals company Maroon Group, recently announced that it is initiating a new Tow Motor training program that the company says is a “commitment to continuous improvement and ongoi...


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, ...


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...


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.”


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...


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.”


Free Webinar: Selection of Commercial Coatings

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Oct. 14, entitled, “Selection of Tests for Qualifying Coatings for Commercial Use.”


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?”


Safety Stand-Down Takes Place This Week

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 7th-Annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls is this week, Sept. 14-18.


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...


Free Webinar: Abrasive Performance Evaluation

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. EST, entitled: “Evaluation of Abrasive Composition and Performance.”


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.”


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.


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.”


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 ...


ACI Foundation Launches New Organization Fellowship

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


PaintSquare Hosting Webinar on Pandemic

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


Chemours Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

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


Free Webinar: Pandemic Painting

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


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...


Free Webinar: Manufacturer's Roundtable

PaintSquare will host a free webinar July 15 entitled, “Manufacturer’s Roundtable: Equipment Panel Discussion.”


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 ...


Webinar Archive: Vapor Abrasive Blasting

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...


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.


Taliesin School to Change Name, Locations

Officials at the School of Architecture at Taliesin (the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin) have confirmed that it will be changing its name and moving its classes to the...


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.


Free Webinar: Hospital Coatings Guidelines

PaintSquare will host a free webinar June 17 entitled, “New Architectural Coatings Technology Targets Stricter Hospital Infection Protocols.”


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 ...


SSPC Scholarship Winners Announced

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the winners of its 2020-21 scholarship program, which awarded $2,500 in in recognition of their academic work.


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.


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...


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...


Webinar Archive: Choosing Abrasive Blasting Equipment

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 o...


Webinar Archive: Overcoating Aged Metal

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 occasio...


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...


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.


Webinar Archive: Stucco, EIFS Advacements

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...


Webinar Archive: Coatings by Environment

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...


Webinar Archive: FEVE Fluoropolymer Technology

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...


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.


NACE Announces Coating Inspector Program

Last week, NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced the rollout of its flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP) where aspiring inspectors can learn through a series of online and...


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.


TX High School Students Build Concrete Canoes

Recently, engineering students from Marble Falls High School (Marble Falls, Texas) were reported to be working on the development of concrete-based canoes.


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.


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.


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...


Free Webinar: ACM/MCM Finishes

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


SSPC, NACE Announce Seventh Update

Yesterday (Feb. 24), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced their seventh update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


UCLA Working Toward Carbon Solution Win

A research team from University of California, Los Angeles, is reportedly still working on a concrete solution as part of a Carbon XPRIZE competition.


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.


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 ...


Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to Close

Officials announced last week that the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will close in June.


AL Academy Offers Free Building Training

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


SSPC to Offer Technical Program, Workshops

This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 3-6, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, is set to cover a variety of topics in its four-day technical progr...


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 ...


SprayWorks Announces Second Annual Scholarship

In mid-December, spray foam and polyurea company Sprayworks announced via emailed press release its second annual scholarship geared toward the encouragement of careers in polyurethanes.


Free Webinar: SSPC QP 1, QP 2 Changes

Changes to SSPC QP 1 and QP 2 and the impact they have on contractors is the topic up for discussion in today’s webinar on PaintSquare. The webinar, which is free, will run from 11 a.m. to 1...


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.”


Free Webinar: FEVE Bridge Coatings

An upcoming webinar, to be hosted on PaintSquare on Nov. 20, will investigate both the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for new bridges and recoating work of existing ...


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...


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.”


Free Webinar: PFP Equipment

An upcoming webinar, to be broadcast on PaintSquare next Wednesday (Oct. 2), at 11 a.m. EST, will examine changing from a fixed ratio sprayer to a variable ratio sprayer, as well as the diff...


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 ...


Free Webinar: Surface Profiles

An upcoming webinar, to be broadcast on PaintSquare next Monday (Aug. 19) at 11 a.m. EST, will address surface profiles and how they can be changed by additional blast cleaning. Oftentimes, ...


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...


Pipeline Academy to Kick Off in LA

The SOWELA Technical Community College has recently received a $1 million donation from TC Energy for the development of a pipeline academy.


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.


Free Webinar: Future of Metal Cladding

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, July 31, entitled: “Contextual Coatings: The Future of Metal Cladding.”


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...


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?”


OSHA Announces $10.5M in Training Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that $10.5 million in funding will be available this year through its Susan Harwood Training ...


NACE Expands Online Education Offerings

NACE International, the Worldwide Corrosion Authority, has recently been making moves to expand its educational offerings with the addition of online classes, including courses such as the r...


NACE to Offer Surface Preparation Workshop

Corrosion control organization NACE International is hosting a Surface Preparation Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 30, in Pasadena, Texas.


SSPC CA-NV to Meet on Concrete Coatings

On April 18, the Northern California-Nevada chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be holding a chapter meeting with a training session on coating new concrete, featuring ...


Storm Water Solutions Call for Abstracts

Recently, Storm Water Solutions put out a call for abstracts for their SWS Conference & Exhibition 2019.


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.


Free Webinar: FEVE Fluoropolymers

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, March 27, entitled: “The Ultimate Performance Specification Using FEVE Fluoropolymers.”


Free Webinar: Surface Preparation Equipment

Making informed decisions regarding surface preparation equipment—when to buy, rent or lease, and when to choose a distributor over a manufacturer, as examples—is the topic of PaintSquare’s ...


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...


Webinar Eyes Attributes in Coating Purchasing

Core concerns regarding coating system purchasing—including coating system attributes, ease of use, availability and others—is the topic of discussion in PaintSquare’s upcoming webinar “Coat...


Sherwin-Williams Now Accepting Student Designs

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) officially opened up submissions for its Student Design Challenge last week. The annual competition challenges students to create interior design pro...


Free Webinar: Liquid, Powder Fluoropolymer Coatings

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 13, entitled: “Architectural Applications for Liquid and Powder Fluoropolymer Coatings - An Objective Review.”


PCI Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Powder Coating Institute recently announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 PCI Scholarship Program.


AGC Announces Push for Diversity in Education

In a press conference last week, the Associated General Contractor of America announced that it’s aiming to make a push for making vocational training more accessible to students across the ...


WV Schools Offer Oil and Gas Safety Training

West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension, working in collaboration with Pierpont Technical and Community College, recently offered Occupational Safety and Health Administration E...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Aerospace Coatings Training

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently announced its 2019 aerospace coatings training program schedule, with classes accommodating various levels of experience, covering subjects ...


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.


ACI to Increase Foundation Funding to $1M

The American Concrete Institute last week announced that it has increased its funding for the ACI Foundation to $1 million.


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Free Webinar: Powder Coatings

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 12, entitled: “High-Performance Powder Coating for Architectural Applications.”


PPG to Expand Aerocoatings Training

In a move to meet customer demand for further education, global coatings supplier PPG announced early last week that it will be offering more aerocoatings training by increasing the number o...


APV, Arkema Team Up for Education Events

Coatings companies APV Engineered Coatings and Arkema Inc. announced late last week that they will be partnering up for a handful of educational opportunities in November.


ABAA to Hold Fluid-Applied Barriers Course

The Air Barrier Association of America recently announced several dates for a training course for those interested in learning about self-adhered and fluid-applied barriers.


Union Using Video Games for Apprentices

A Pittsburgh-based engineers' union is combating the construction labor shortage by utilizing one key tool to help its crane operator apprentices: video games.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Workforce Initiative

Late last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the launch of a “multi-tiered initiative aimed at easing the shortage of qualified professional painters.”


Axalta Announces New Wood Coatings Center

Last week, liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced the openng of its new Learning and Development Center, which is dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology. The Center i...


SSPC CA-NV to Meet on Robotic Systems

On Oct. 18, the Northern California-Nevada chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be hosting a training session on new coatings technology for robotic systems, featuring g...


Axalta Opens New Wood Coatings Center

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced last week that it has opened its new Learning and Development Center, which is dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology, in Pomon...


Aggregate Pavilion is Made of 120,000 'Stars'

A project at Germany’s University of Stuttgart is looking at how self-supporting structures in nature—such as sand dunes—can translate into the architectural world.


OSHA Announces Harwood Grant Awards

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday the awardees of this year’s Susan Harwood Training Grants, monetary awards to unions, nonprofits and ...


Webinar Investigates Technology for CUI Service

The details of how and why multipolymeric matrix paints perform at a level above and beyond earlier coating technologies for the mitigation of corrosion under insulation is the topic of Pain...


OSHA Announces Harwood Grant Awards

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday the awardees of this year’s Susan Harwood Training Grants, monetary awards to unions, nonprofits and ...


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Free Webinar: Nanotech in Coatings

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 10, entitled: "Nanotechnology Applications Within the Protective Coatings Industry.”


SSPC Trainthepainter to Come to OH

The University of Akron will be facilitating SSPC’s Trainthepainter training program in October in Columbus, Ohio, providing five days of coating applicator training for workers seeking to f...


SSPC Trainthepainter Comes to Columbus

The University of Akron will be facilitating SSPC’s Trainthepainter training program in October in Columbus, Ohio, providing five days of coating applicator training for workers seeking to f...


ACI Launches New Seminar Series

The American Concrete Institute recently announced that it is launching a series of seminars hosted at its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan.


SSPC SoCal to Meet on Concrete Work

Bob Murphy, an SSPC Certified Concrete Inspector and trainer and recipient of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings' 2017 John D. Keane Award of Merit, will present on the topic of concr...


SSPC SoCal to Meet on Concrete Work

Bob Murphy, an SSPC Certified Concrete Inspector and trainer and recipient of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings' 2017 John D. Keane Award of Merit, will present on the topic of concr...


Workforce Advisory Board Calls for Members

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced in late August that the U.S. Department of Commerce, working with the White House, is accepting nominations for the American Workforce Policy...


IMechE Renames Corrosion and Coatings Consultancy

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers announced on Tuesday that it will be renaming its NDT, Corrosion and Coatings Training and Consultancy business to IMechE Argyll Ruane, marking a retu...


SSPC Scholarship Winners Announced

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the winners of its 2018-19 scholarship program, which awarded $2,500 in tuition funding to indvidiual SSPC members and their chil...


RIBA Releasing New Safety Test Post-Grenfell

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced that it is introducing a new health and safety test for all members in the wake of London’s fatal Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed m...


SSPC Scholarship Winners Announced

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the winners of its 2018-19 scholarship program, which awarded $2,500 in tuition funding to indvidiual SSPC members and their chil...


ABC Launches New Career Resource

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., working in collaboration with more than two dozen real estate industry associations, has created a website that allows users to explore different ca...


SprayWorks Announces Scholarship Program

SprayWorks Equipment Group recently announced its new scholarship program, The James Davidson Innovative Student Scholarship, named after the company owner and geared toward encouraging stud...


SprayWorks Announces Scholarship Program

SprayWorks Equipment Group (Canton, Ohio) recently announced its new scholarship program, The James Davidson Innovative Student Scholarship, named after the company owner and geared toward e...


AkzoNobel Converts Brazil Facility for Training

A Sao Paulo, Brazil, facility owned by global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) will become a training center, specializing in programs related to the company's Sparlack Industrial wood co...


AkzoNobel to Open Training Center in Brazil

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel recently announced that it will be opening a new training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will include advanced training programs centered around the compan...


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.


Free Webinar: Coil Coatings for Buildings

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Tuesday, July 31, entitled: “Coil Coatings For Architectural Buildings.”


Waterborne Symposium Issues Call for Papers

The 46th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coating Symposium recently issued a call for abstracts for next year's conference, slated to take place from Feb. 24 to March...


Waterborne Symposium Calls for Papers

The 46th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium has issued a call for abstracts for its 2019 conference, slated for Feb. 24 to March 1 at the Astor Crowne...


RIBA to Launch UK's First Apprenticeships

UK students will be able to take advantage of architecture apprenticeships for the first time this year, thanks to the Royal Institute of British Architects and a consortium of 20 architectu...


AEC BuildTech Calls for Presentations

New industry event AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo has issued a call for presentations for its inaugural show April 30 – May 2 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illino...


Free Webinar: Coating Specs for Concrete Floors

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday, July 11, entitled: “Dealing with the Likelihood of Damp Concrete Substrates & Exposure Conditions When Specifying Floor Coatings.”


Architects Foundation Increases Scholarships

The Architects Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the American Institute of Architects, recently announced its 2018-19 Diversity Advancement Scholarship winners, extending the awardees...


Company Turns Project into 'Living Lab'

Students at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, in Boston, are getting a unique hands-on education in construction as a building contractor is using a new academic building project as a t...


Inmates Graduate from MO Trade Program

The first group of students at a new program in Kansas City, Missouri, graduated last week, and officials are calling the program a success.


Sherwin-Williams Reveals Student Design Winners

Global coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the winners of its eighth annual Student Design Challenge on Tuesday, awarding top prizes of $2,500 in both residential and comme...


Crane Simulator Provides New Training

Canada-based CM Labs Simulation recently released new virtual software with Vortex Construction Equipment Simulators that aims to teach crane operation in a dense urban setting.


Roundtable: Discussing Facade Maintenance, Pt. 2

For this roundtable discussion, six industry professionals took part in a call to delve into the topic of facade maintenance, including challenges; misconceptions; and what architects, speci...


Lowe's Initiates Trade Education Support

Lowe’s Companies Inc. recently announced an initiative to provide employees the financial support to pursue a skilled trade in an effort to help aid the skilled professional shortage in the ...


7th ABAA Show will Offer 2 Tracks

The Air Barrier Association of America is gearing up for its seventh annual conference and trade show, scheduled for May 8-9 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.


Penn State Offers Corrosion Short Course

New corrosion pros and veterans looking to refresh their knowledge are the target audience for a short course this June at Penn State University, in University Park, Pennsylvania.


Webinar to Address Beryllium Rule

A webinar broadcast by PaintSquare at 11 a.m. ET next Wednesday wlll take on the topic of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new beryllium rule, set to be enforced starting ...


Penn State Offers Corrosion Short Course

New corrosion pros and those looking to refresh their knowledge are the target audience for a short course this June at Penn State University, in University Park, Pennsylvania.


Australian Workshops Examine CUI

A series of technical workshops to be held across Australia this June will tackle the topic of corrosion under insulation, the unseen menace that deteriorates metal in areas where insulative...


Home Depot Foundation Pledges Millions to Training

The Home Depot Foundation recently announced a $50 million commitment to skilled trades training over the next 10 years, as part of an effort to help fill the skilled labor gap.


DC Launches Infrastructure Academy to Train Workers

On Monday, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser opened the District of Columbia Infrastructure Academy, a new training program focused on preparing workers for fast-growing jobs in infrastr...


Home Depot Foundation Pledges $50M to Training

The Home Depot Foundation, based in Atlanta, recently announced a $50 million commitment to skilled trades training over the next 10 years in an effort to help fill the skilled labor gap.


DC Launches Infrastructure Academy to Train Workers

On Monday, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser opened the District of Columbia Infrastructure Academy, a new training program focused on preparing workers for fast-growing jobs in infrastr...


AIA Announces Partnership for Girls' Education

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that it’s joining forces with The National Girls Collaborative. The goal is to open up pathways for girls to achieve educational goals...


SSPC Accepting Scholarship Applications

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 scholarship program, which awards tuition money to SSPC members and their children.


Sherwin-Williams Opens Student Design Contest

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently detailed this year’s Student Design Challenge and opened the contest to submissions.


Free Webinar: FEVE Fluoropolymer Technology

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 28, entitled: “Beyond Color and Gloss: Other Benefits of FEVE Fluoropolymer Technology.”


ACI Reveals Education Subscription Service

The American Concrete Institute recently unveiled its latest education plan, which puts its webinars and on-demand courses all in one place.


45th Waterborne Symposium Occurring This Week

The 45th iteration of the annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium is taking place all this week (Feb. 4-9) at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.


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45th Waterborne Symposium in NOLA This Week

The 45th annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, is taking place all this week (Feb. 4-9) at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.


Harvard to Run Free Architecture Course Again

The Harvard Graduate School of Design recently announced that it will be again providing a free online course on the fundamentals of architecture in 2018. The start date, however, has yet to...


NAHB Launch Safety 265 Initiative

An industry association is taking steps to raise awareness on work site safety. The National Association of Home Builders recently launched its Safety 265 initiative, a campaign designed to ...


IN Firm Launches Floor Covering Apprenticeship

Indiana-based commercial flooring contractor Jack Laurie Group recently announced that it has teamed up with the Associated Builders and Contractors to offer the nation’s only merit shop flo...


World of Concrete Boasts Week of Education, Seminars

World of Concrete, the largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals, launches its 2018 conference today (Jan. 22) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


SSPC 2018 Boasts Session, Exhibition Variety

This year’s SSPC conference, to be held today (Jan. 15) through Thursday, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, is set to shed light on topics from surface preparation t...


Workshops, Sessions Color SSPC 2018 Technical Program

This year’s SSPC conference, to be held Jan. 15-18 in New Orleans, is set to shed light on topics from surface preparation to coating inspection, safety to leadership.


NLT Guides Released for Canada, US

The Binational Softwood Lumber Council recently released the Nail-Laminated Timber Canadian Design and Construction Guide, co-edited by architecture firm Perkins+Will and structural engineer...


Masonry Restoration Program Accepting Registrants

For young professionals looking to learn more about masonry and restoration work, the Green-Wood Cemetery is partnering with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow to provide building trades tr...


ChemQuest to Offer Adhesive Bonder Training

Chemquest Group Inc., working in conjunction with Fraunhofer IFAM as its North American partner, is offering a EWF-European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) course, which is slated to begin late Januar...


ChemQuest Offers Adhesive Bonder Training

Chemquest Group Inc., working in conjunction with North American partner Fraunhofer IFAM, will be offering the EWF-European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) course, which is set to begin late January 2...


Greenbuild Offers Many Education, Training Choices

The U.S. Green Building Council is presenting its annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo next week, Nov. 8-10, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


Benjamin Moore Teams Up for Scholarship

The application period is now open for the 2018-19 Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship program, backed by the Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation, in partnership with The Arc...


Austin Architecture School Announces Clark Gifts

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture announced that, because of gifts from the estate of esteemed architect Dick Clark III, it is creating an endowed faculty chair, provi...


Deadline Nears for Fitch Fellowships

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, which supports professionals in the fields of historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, materials co...


ABC President Tapped for Apprenticeship Task Force

In order to implement President Donald J. Trump's plans for expanding apprenticeships, a task force is starting to take shape, and it now involves Associated Builders and Contractors Preside...


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ABC President Tapped for Apprenticeship Task Force

The task force needed to implement President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on apprenticeships is taking shape, and now includes president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors M...


ACI Foundation Secures More Scholarship Money

The American Concrete Institute’s ACI Foundation has announced that it has secured a $500,000 annual commitment for awarding additional student fellowships and scholarships.


ARMA Converts Roofing Guide to eBook

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is taking steps to make accessing information while on the jobsite more convenient.


Construction History Society Calls for Abstracts

The Construction History Society of America has announced a call for abstracts for the sixth Biennial Meeting on Construction History, which will be held May 24-26, 2018, at the University o...


Last Chance to Register for Material Selection Conference

On Tuesday, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping professionals stay on top of issues relating to an understanding of hygrothermics, exterior wall coatings and fluid-applied ...


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.


Tank Linings Figure into Free Webinar

Tank lining failures and how to avoid them will be the topic of a free webinar broadcast Thursday on Paintsquare.com.


Concrete Decor Show to Cover Wide Range

In its eighth year, the Concrete Décor Show will be held Nov. 6-10, at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.


Free Webinar: Stucco, EIFS Advacements

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


TX School of Architecture Announces Speaker Series

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture has announced its signature annual event: its Fall 2017 Lectures and Exhibitions Series.


JPCL Establishes Industry 'Monopoly'

There's a new "Monopoly" in the coatings industry, but it's not one the Federal Trade Commission will need to investigate.


Free Webinar: FEVE Resin Technology

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday (Aug. 23) entitled: “Architectural Protective Coatings—FEVE Resin Technology.” AGC Chemicals’ Kristen Blankenship will explore diffe...


DoD Corrosion Conference Commences

The U.S. Department of Defense’s DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference officially kicked off Monday, and continues through Thursday at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex...


Free Webinar: Designing Robust Details

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Thursday (July 27) entitled: “Designing Robust Details for Resilient Buildings.” Dow Corning High Performance Building’s Andrea Wagner Watts w...


Free Webinar will Cover Wind-Driven Rain Assessment

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday entitled: “Achieving Quality in Architectural Coatings Work: Wind-Driven Rain Assessment.” KTA-Tator Inc.’s Kevin Brown and Julie Gl...


Webinar Illuminates SSPC-PA 2

Measuring dry coating thickness according to SSPC-PA 2 will be the topic of a free webinar presented by KTA-Tator’s Bill Corbett next Wednesday, July 19, on PaintSquare.com.


Webinar Explains SSPC Trainthepainter

The new SSPC Trainthepainter training platform will be the topic of a free webinar presented Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT).


College Students Receive SSPC Scholarship Awards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the recipients of its 2017-18 scholarship awards for students attending universities in the United States or Canada.


Free Webinar to Cover Abrasive Blasting Safety

Safety methods for abrasive blasting will be the topic of a free webinar to be broadcast next Wednesday (May 17) by PaintSquare.


Free Webinar will Discuss Overcoating Aged Metal

Durability + Design will host a free webinar entitled "Overcoating Aged Metal Panels: Providing Improved Aesthetics While Extending the Maintenance Cycle." Tnemec Company’s Jennifer Gleisber...


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...


Free Webinar to Cover Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Wet and vapor abrasive blasting are the topics of a free webinar to be broadcast Wednesday by PaintSquare, sponsored by equipment manufacturer Graco.


A'17 Kicks Off 3-Day Event

A’17, the American Institute of Architects’ Conference on Architecture, is underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and will go through Saturday (April 29).


SSPC Scholarship Deadline Nears

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is once again accepting applications for its annual scholarships, for students attending universities in the U.S. or Canada.


SSPC 2018 Abstracts, Scholarship Apps Due

Two important deadlines are nearing for members of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, as abstracts for consideration for the SSPC 2018 conference and applications for this year’s SSP...


SSPC 2018 Abstracts Due May 1

Your chance to have your presentation included in the SSPC 2018 agenda is drawing to a close, as abstracts to be considered for the conference must be submitted by Monday, May 1.


Webinar Explores Coatings by Environment

A free webinar detailing which coating system is optimal for a specific project will be held 11 a.m. EDT (8 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, April 19.


Array of Information Offered at Corrosion 2017

This year's NACE International Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo took place in New Orleans from March 26-30 and featured a robust lineup of technical and research sessions, as well as infor...


Webinar Explores Thermal Spray Coatings

Inspecting thermal spray coatings is the topic of a free webinar to be presented Wednesday, April 5, by JPCL and SSPC.


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.


Costly US School Construction Gets 'D' Grade

The American Society of Civil Engineers released its Infrastructure Report Card earlier this month and, while much of the focus within the 16 categories it grades has been on subjects like t...


Frank Gehry to Teach MasterClass

The famed Frank Gehry will teach his first online class this spring on the platform MasterClass.


Webinar Features Repainting and Permeance

How many times can a commercial building be repainted before problems with moisture occur?


TPC Store Offers SSPC Publications

Books and resources published by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings are now being offered for sale via the TPC Store, the online retail site of Technology Publishing Co., the parent c...


SSPC Guides Now Available

Technology Publishing Co., the publisher of Durability + Design News and other coatings-related titles, is pleased to offer books and resources through its online retail site.


Learning Opportunities Abound at SSPC

SSPC 2017, the annual conference of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, concluded Thursday, Feb. 2, as the final technical sessions took place and the exhibit hall opened to attendees...


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.


Benjamin Moore, AIA Offer Architecture Scholarship

Minorities planning to embark on careers in architecture may be eligible for a scholarship being offered by the American Institute of Architects Foundation and Giving Moore, a foundation arm...


Coatings Group Promotes Safe DIY Antifouling

The British Coatings Federation has joined with British Marine and the Royal Yacht Association to promote safety with antifouling coatings to do-it-yourselfers in the U.K.


Thermal Barrier Guide Gets Update

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


School Focuses on Concrete, Manager Training

Middle Tennessee State University is focusing on training managers and skilled laborers in the construction industry.


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.


SSPC Takes Expertise to Saudi Arabia

A team from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings journeyed to Saudi Arabia late last month to discuss coatings and corrosion challenges with employees and management of the Saudi Arabia...


Concrete Program Inhabits Alcatraz Island

There was a time when you had to do something pretty bad to end up on Alcatraz Island for a few months. Some students and military veterans working with the Concrete Preservation Institute r...


Explore Marine Tank Coating Solutions

Corrosion reportedly cost the United States Department of Defense $21.9 billion in 2014. For the U.S. Navy alone, annual corrosion costs are said to be $7.5 billion with vessel corrosion cos...


Upcoming Webinar Explains Metal Composites

Painted finish of aluminum composite materials and metal composite materials will be the topic of a free webinar from Durability + Design next Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m.-noon Eastern (8...


Construction Forecast Predicts Lift for 2017

Public works construction, along with most U.S. building sectors, can expect to see a boost in business in the coming year, according to a major new construction forecast that sees a $713 bi...


All About Vapor Abrasive Blasting

Research, engineering and testing have reportedly combined to make vapor abrasive blast methods faster than dry blasting, easier to use and more reliable in the field.


Report: Construction Industry to Hit $713B

Most U.S. building sectors will enjoy modest growth in 2017, according to a major new construction forecast that sees a $713 billion year ahead.


CUI and Coatings of Choice

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a huge problem, and those in the field say there is plenty of trauma associated with tackling it.


Good Specifications Prevent Coating Failures

A number of factors, ranging from coating selection to outside influences, can contribute to a coating failure. The next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC presents a scientific approach...


Focus on: Polyaspartic Coatings

How much do you know about polyaspartic coatings? Learn about everything from formulations to performance in “Polyaspartic Coatings Technology – Improving Productivity without Sacrificing Pe...


Understanding Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primers

From physical properties and curing mechanism to application and topcoating challenges, the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC aims to help you gain a better understanding of inorga...


Architect: Build Slow, Local

While so much focus in the world of architecture and construction centers on efficiency and speed, Boston-based architect Michael Murphy wants those in the industry to take a step back and c...


Free Webinar: UHP Waterjetting in Shipyards

After about 20 years of research and development, wet surface-tolerant coating is well established, allowing the expansion of waterjetting facilities in both maintenance and new building shi...


U.K. Board Suspends Three Architects

Failing to control the costs of a project and building in breach of planning permissions and regulations have resulted in suspensions for three U.K. architects, according to authorities.


SSPC 2017 Poster Sessions Deadline Nears

Approximately six weeks remain to submit poster session proposals for the SSPC 2017 international protective coatings conference and exhibition.


Coatings for Water Treatment Plants

When it comes to water and wastewater treatment facilities, a variety of structures and areas require attention.


Waterborne Coatings in the Lab

What determines the performance characteristics of waterborne primers and direct-to-metal coatings? Lori Boggs, technical team leader for the Transportation and Industrial Coatings group at ...


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.


Architecture Takes Heavy Toll on Students

Mental health issues among students studying architecture are widespread in the United Kingdom, a new study suggests.


A Jewel that Was Once an Architect

The story of Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s legacy was strange enough already; after his death, his entire body of work was bought and seemingly squirreled away by a Swiss couple, who put...


Webinar Covers Coatings and Brand Image

Aesthetics and brand will be the topic of a free Durability + Design webinar on Wednesday (August 10).


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?


Structural Silicone Glazing 101

Join us for an exclusive webinar on the topic of silicone structural and protective glazing systems.


ACI Offers New Curing Guide

External curing of concrete is the topic of a newly released guide from the American Concrete Institute.


Challenges for Women in Engineering

There's a gap between the share of engineering students who are women and the share of the engineering workforce that is, and new research has a suggestion as to why.


Study Finds ‘Everyday Sexism’ in Engineering

A new study sheds light on why women are less likely to stay in the engineering profession.


Contractor Association Seeks Support

The Pennsylvania House Labor & Industry Committee approved proposed House Bill 1952 Tuesday (June 14), which authorizes a 1:1 ratio for all of the state’s apprenticeship programs for employe...


Webinar: Painting Bolted Connections

Does your coatings work involve bolted connections on structural steel? Do you know how to handle them? The next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC turns its focus on the important consi...


Research Could Lead to Resilient Coatings

A laboratory advance involving two-dimensional materials could be a step toward new coatings technology that will fortify materials that are susceptible to projectile damage and potentially ...


Webinar Covers ‘Chasing Air’

An infrared thermographer with 13 years of experience will dive into a discussion of air barrier science in the next free webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Thermal Spray Coatings in Marine Sites

The role of arc-sprayed coatings in marine settings is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


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.


SSPC, MPI Partner on Training

An expanded partnership between SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and the U.K.-based MPI Group will result in the broadening of the Trainthepainter program, a framework corporate edu...


Hands-On Safety Training Center Opens

A new safety training center made to provide hands-on training to painting contractors and others has opened in near Pittsburgh, PA.


Understanding Laboratory Weathering Tests

Accelerated weathering and light stability testing can be an important part of new product development and quality control.


Conference Tackles Corrosion Issues

The U.S. is spending an estimated $500 billion on corrosion, thus finding a long-term, economically sound solution is paramount.


Safety Center Offers Real-Life Scenarios

A Pennsylvania-based global manufacturer of safety products has announced the opening of its new high-tech safety training center.


Corrosion: Understanding It, Stopping It

Corrosion reportedly costs the United States more than $500 billion a year. Finding long-term, economically sound solutions for corrosion is highly complex.


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...


SSPC Scholarship Deadline: April 30

For North American college students, time is running out to apply for scholarships from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


TN Colleges Offer Concrete Degrees

Aspiring concrete industry professionals pursuing an education can now learn the craft via a new partnership between two Tennessee colleges.


PPG Gives $385K to Area Education

In support of educational outreach programs in the Pittsburgh area, PPG recently donated more than $385,000 in grants to local organizations through its charitable arm, The PPG Foundation.


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.


PPG Invests $385K in Educational Programs

PPG Industries Inc.’s charitable arm reports it has donated more than $385,000 to support educational programming in the Pittsburgh area.


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?


Webinar: Institutional Floor Coatings in Focus

From aesthetics to maintenance costs, there are many important factors to consider when selecting and specifying floor coatings for schools and hospitals.


SSPC Papers, Posters Deadlines Near

Deadlines are nearing for the submission of SSPC presentation proposals for the society’s 2017 conference.


Learn More about Protective Coatings

The protective properties offered by a range of industrial and marine coatings are the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Preserving Steel with Overcoating

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


Working with Stripe Coatings on Steel

Finding ways to extend the lifespan of coatings on steel structures that lack uniform surface areas is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Surface Prep Education on Tap

Surface preparation and coatings are the topic at hand when SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ Heather Stiner presents at the upcoming PDA Annual Conference.


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...


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.


Safety Stand-Down Week Set for May

Millions of construction workers across the country are expected to take part in the third annual National Safety Stand-Down, organized by U.S. workplace health and safety officials.


EPA Awards Focus on Sustainable Tech

Federal environmental authorities are investing in green building technologies and other innovative ideas developed by 38 student teams from around the country.


OSHA Announces Safety Stand-Down Dates

U.S. workplace health and safety officials have announced that the third annual National Safety Stand-Down will take place May 2-6, 2016.


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...


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Industry

The unique challenges of coatings for the oil and gas industry is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


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...


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.


Free Resource Shares CUI Know-How

From understanding the basics to methods for prevention and mitigation, a new eBook from JPCL delves into the phenomenon of corrosion


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...


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.


Oil and Gas Tech on SSPC 2016 Docket

As SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT nears, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is sharing the schedule of conference programming dedicated to work in the oil and gas business.


SSPC Looks at Bridges, Transportation

With just a little more than a month before SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is promoting its lineup for bridge and transportation-related program ses...


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.


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.


SSPC 2016 Dives into Water, Wastewater

In anticipation of SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, which will take place Jan. 18-21, 2016, in San Antonio, TX, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced its lineup of programmin...


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).


Webinar Explores New Regulations

New regulations and safety trends relevant to industrial coatings professionals are the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Webinar Eyes UV Coatings Protection

Coatings and substrates are subject to a number of environmental and atmospheric conditions that can negatively affect their aesthetic and performance properties.


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


Paints Teach Color Without Words

How do you describe a blue ocean that isn’t truly “blue?” What about flesh tone that is not actually "beige"?


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.


Axalta Lays a Path for Student Success

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coatings Systems is making an investment in the education of the industry’s future workforce.


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.


SSPC 2016 Registration Opens

The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) is offering a $200 discount for those who register early for the association’s 2016 conference and tradeshow.


Webinar Dives into Waterjet Cleaning

Gaining a comprehensive understanding of waterjet cleaning is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


SSPC 2016 Registration Now Open

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that registration is now open for its annual conference and tradeshow, SSPC 2016, which runs early in 2016.


Energy Dept. Defines ‘Net Zero Building’

In a move aimed at bringing together the building community and promoting clarity, the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a common definition for “net zero energy” or “zero net energy” bui...


Video Series Offers Tips from the Pros

A new series of 31 webcasts, all entirely free, is now available to help coatings professionals with technical expertise on a wide range of topics.


OSHA Awards $10.5M in Training Grants

Eighty nonprofit organizations have been named recipients of $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants through a U.S. Department of Labor program targeting high-risk worke...


OSHA Underwrites Safety Programs

Eighty nonprofit organizations have been named recipients of $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants through a U.S. Department of Labor program targeting high-risk worke...


Getting Schooled on Bridge Building

Students at the University of Miami are getting first-hand knowledge of the science of bridge building and materials performance as they actively participate in the construction of a pedestr...


Stay Steady on Wind Energy Work

Safety in the fast-growing wind energy industry was at the forefront of a recent event in Illinois.


AIA Honors 9 School Designs that Rock

From Boston to Phoenix, nine education facilities across the U.S. have achieved “top of the class” status in terms of excellence in architecture, according to the American Institute of Archi...


CMU, Volvo Seek Road Site Safety

Safety on road construction sites is a major concern, so two industry leaders partnered to come up with a solution that uses situational awareness of equipment operators and the surface work...


Mentors Groom Future Workforce

A workforce development organization dedicated to leading young people to careers in architecture, construction and engineering is anticipating a boost in enrollment for its mentorship progr...


New Video Series Offers Pro How-Tos

A new series of 34 webcasts, all entirely free, is now available to help coatings professionals with technical expertise and continuing education credits on a wide range of topics.


Free eBook Examines Pipeline Coatings

PITTSBURGH--From specification to performance, exploring the critical role of protective coatings in transmission pipelines is the subject of a new eBook from JPCL.


Free eBook Focuses on Quality Control

PITTSBURGH--Quality control can mean the difference between project failure and success, and a new resource from JPCL’s experts helps steer contractors toward the latter.


Free eBook Helps Keep Surface Prep Safe

PITTSBURGH—The hard work of surface preparation can be as dangerous as it is important—risks addressed by a variety of experts in a new resource from JPCL.


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 ...


BYU Brings Down Iconic Building

PROVO, UT--Brigham Young University has said goodbye to a campus landmark in memorable fashion.


eBook Blasts Abrasive Cleaning How-tos

PITTSBURGH—From set-up to safety, the technical ins and outs of abrasive blast cleaning are laid out by the experts in a handy, free new eBook from JPCL.


Polyurea Primer: 3 Cs, 3 Minutes

PITTSBURGH—Why, after all these years, is Dudley Primeaux still so pumped about polyurea?


ASCE Launches Free Infrastructure App

WASHINGTON, DC—America's civil engineers have a new app to inform and rally the public about the grim state of the nation's infrastructure.


University Graduates First Corrosion Class

AKRON, OH—The first baccalaureate corrosion engineering program in the U.S. has walked its inaugural class across the commencement stage and into careers as corrosion problem solvers.


ON High School Named Earth’s ‘Greenest’

WASHINGTON, DC—A high school in Ontario has been deemed the “Greenest School on Earth,” according to the U.S. Green Building Council.


SSPC Offers Student Aid, Seeks Papers

PITTSBURGH—Time is drawing short for SSPC college scholarship applications and presentation proposals for the society's 2016 conference.


Roofing Contractors Box their Best

ROSEMONT, IL—The latest technology in membrane roof systems is the focus of a new volume by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).


Time Short for SSPC Papers, Student Aid

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is looming for SSPC college scholarship applications and presentation proposals for the society's 2016 conference.


From NRCA, Roofing Savvy by the Box

ROSEMONT, IL—Keeping the industry up to date on roofing's changing technologies, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Sy...


Worker Perishes in Frame Collapse

Authorities are investigating a construction accident at a Texas high school sports facility that killed one worker and injured three others Thursday (April 2).


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.


Houston Group Names Next President

A coatings executive with 28 years of experience has been named the next president of the Coating Society of the Houston Area.


Construction Toys Build on Girl Appeal

Is there enough room in the super-hot pink-and-purple world of girls' construction toys for another entrant?


Stamp Honors Pioneering Architect

The life of the first African-American graduate of MIT and the first academically trained black architect has been honored with a U.S. postage stamp.


Student Mural Fires Up a Flip-Flop

A Canadian high school is under fire for its now-you-see-it-now-you-don't response to a student mural showing two young men embraced in a kiss.


Reading Traits that Foretell Danger

LAS VEGAS—Close your eyes, and imagine the next accident at your job. Can you picture who is most likely to be involved?


'Architect' Claim Draws Record Fine

Calling yourself an architect when you are not is not just an empty boast in the UK; it's a crime that is now drawing a record fine, authorities say.


Decoding Traits that Threaten Safety

LAS VEGAS—"Too much finger-pointing" after the fact and not enough attention upfront to red-flag behaviors are making today's jobsites far more dangerous than they should be, Greg Ford says.


Asbestos Cover-up Alleged in MI Schools

A federal lawsuit against a Michigan school district accuses the administration of covering up asbestos exposure at an elementary and high school in the Detroit area.


Getting it Right: How to Use SSPC-PA 2

A large coated area can require hundreds of readings to make sure the dry film thickness is just right.


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.


SSPC Unveils 2015 Show Lineup

Hot-dip galvanizing, concrete protection solutions, and green evolution coatings are among the topics on tap for SSPC 2015, according to the new program lineup.


Wall Thickness: How Low Can You Go?

Measuring wall thickness—a key element in assessing the structural integrity of steel tanks and piping—gets an expert assist in the latest PaintSquare Video Learning Center installment.


Avoiding Voids with a Holiday How-To

Unmasking the tiny defects that can jeopardize long-term coating performance is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Young Architects Deliver Class Project

Architecture students at the University of Kansas are building some major real-world experience while improving their school’s look and space.


Bonding Experience: Tips on Adhesion

A well-adhered coating system is a lot like a good relationship: Both rely on a strong bond to avoid falling apart.


Repair vs. Replace: A Look at Rust

Determining how costly a rusty coating system will be to repair or replace is the focus of a new how-to video that breaks down corrosion distribution.


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...


Corrosion Salaries Head Up and Down

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


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.


UK Service Reclaims its Rusty Roots

The UK's National Physical Laboratory has decided to let corrosion be corrosion, rebranding its materials management arm simply as the National Corrosion Service (NCS).


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.


Best Practices:
The Case of the Inside-Out Siding (1)

First of two parts. Typically used for siding, columns, beams, joists and fencing, dimensional lumber is finished, planed and cut to a standardized width and depth specified in...


Deflecting the Assault by Salt

An often-invisible enemy of coating performance—soluble salt and chemical contamination—is the focus of the newest PaintSquare Video Learning Center how-to.


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.


Coating How-tos, through Thick and Thin

Tracking wet film thickness throughout a project—to avert dry film curveballs later on—is the focus of the newest PaintSquare Video Learning Center installment.


Billboard Cleans Construction-Zone Air

Peruvian scientists who masterminded a billboard that wrung drinking water from the air have now reimagined the same structure as a massive urban air purifier.


Billboard Lets Workers Breathe Easy

Construction workers in Peru are getting some extra respiratory protection from an unlikely source—a billboard that reportedly sucks pollution from the air.


Best Practices:
The Pain in Painting Galvanizing

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


Vets Offered Free Training in Trades

A global trade union has become the latest player to recruit military veterans for the dwindling ranks of the U.S. construction workforce, especially in the area of military maintenance.


IUPAT Launches Training for Veterans

A new program is providing free training to U.S. military veterans in the industrial coating sector, with plans to expand into other coursework soon.


Knowing When It’s Clean Enough to Coat

Using project specs and standards to achieve surface cleanliness before coating application is the focus of the newest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Webinar Focuses on Resinous Flooring

The various types of resinous flooring systems and their specific uses will be the focus of a free upcoming educational 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.


Free Video Covers Ambient Conditions

Measuring ambient conditions—one of the most important steps before final surface preparation and coating application—is the focus of a new installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Cen...


Webinar Shows the Why, Hows of Spot QA

Quality assurance inspections that can be performed on a spot basis during cleaning and painting projects will be the focus of an upcoming educational webinar hosted by Durability + Desig...


Building Show to Offer AIA Credits

Professional architects will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits at multiple presentations planned for the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


Free eBook Buffs Concrete Competence

Taken a shine to polished concrete? A free, new compilation of expert advice can help make the most of that investment.


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.


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.


Labor Squeeze Seen Amid Robust Growth

A banner year is in store for U.S. construction and engineering firms—if they can find enough skilled labor to support the boom, new reports advise.


Five Awarded New Coatings Scholarship

Five students studying coatings and polymeric materials have been awarded scholarships as part of two new programs announced by North Dakota State University and the Valspar Corporation.


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.


Construction Boom Faces Labor Bust

U.S. construction and engineering may be facing the best and worst of times, as a near-trillion-dollar industry forecast collides with widespread employer reports of a skilled labor shortage...


Bids Invited for 1877 School Project

The Kansas State Historical Society is seeking contractors to restore a 136-year-old one-room school house in Topeka.


Rice U. to Study China’s New Towns

Architects and urban planners should think less about tearing down and more about building upon neighborhoods set by culture and history, according to officials at Rice University.


More Roofing Training Headed to College

Roofing-specific education will become a larger part of the curriculum in construction management programs at several U.S. universities, under a new educational partnership between the indus...


Best Practices: Repaint Specs 101

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


AkzoNobel Sponsors Girls' Rights Prize

A Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education will receive €100,000 (about $133,410 USD) for her cause from AkzoNobel.


Coatings Maker Funds Girls’ Education

Global paint and coatings giant AkzoNobel says it will give €100,000 (about $133,410 USD) to help improve access to education for girls in Pakistan.


Free eBook Tackles High-Rise Coatings

Collected technical expertise on coatings for high-rise structures is now available as a free new eBook from Durability + Design.


Five School Designs Set Trends

Bold uses of color and finishes and an array of sustainable building technologies are featured in the latest round of educational and cultural project designs honored by the American Institu...


Making Drinking Water out of Thick Air

We’ve all heard that you can’t get blood from a stone. But water from a desert billboard? Engineers in Lima, Peru, have worked with an ad agency to pull it off.


Army Cited after 3 Diving Deaths

Federal health and safety investigators have issued citations against the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Test Center in the first of three diving deaths that occurred just weeks apart earlier this yea...


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,...


Campus Project Collapse Injures 1

Five workers were trapped and one of them injured after a partial building collapse at Temple University in Philadelphia.


Building Collapse in TX Injures 5

Federal safety authorities are investigating the cause of a building collapse that injured five construction workers, three critically, at a Texas A&M University campus.


Restoration, Color Top New D+D Issue

An elaborate restoration of a 1915 cathedral, bold uses of color in commercial architecture, and the coatings technology behind polysiloxanes are among the topics discussed in the latest iss...


Directory, Specifying Top New D+D Issue

Expert advice on renovating historic structures, coatings removal, specifying coatings for commercial architecture and a brand-new painting contractor directory are all part of the new issue...


South Florida Dorm Up for Repaint

The University of South Florida is accepting bids for painting the interior of a seven-story existing residence hall on the Tampa, FL, campus.


NACE Names Education Director

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


Texas A&M Launches Corrosion Center

Today's professionals and tomorrow's recruits in the war on corrosion, especially in the oil and gas sector, will have the help of a new national corrosion center focusing on the field's sci...


Corrosion? Yep, There’s an App for That

It won't threaten Fruit Ninja or Pandora, but a new reference-packed corrosion app for engineers is finding its own success.


VersaFlex Launches Polyurea University

Those seeking to become polyurea experts have a new tool at their disposal, as VersaFlex Inc. has announced the launch of four polyurea training degrees and renamed its training school Polyu...


 
 
   

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