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AIA, Deltec Announce Specification Tool

The American Institute of Architects, along with software company Deltek, have announced what they’re calling a new specification solution to be released for the architecture, engineering an...


CSI, ASTM Integrate Standards in Platform

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


ACI Releases New Specifications, Manual

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


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?”


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...


ACI Releases 2020 Code, Specs Collection

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


ICC Sues Web Startup for Copyright Infringement

A lawsuit filed by the International Code Council has taken aim at a web startup company that aims to make code compliance easier for architects, construction professionals and building owne...


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.


ACI Releases Concrete Structure Specs Text

The American Concrete Institute recently announced the availability of a new publication for concrete industry professionals: the ACI 563-18: Specifications for Repair of Concrete in Buildin...


Specifying Architect Reflects on Arena Coatings

The night that PPG Paints Arena (formerly Consol Energy Center) opened was one of the prouder moments of Kurt Amundsen’s career.


$39M Verdict Upheld in Parking Garage Incident

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently upheld a $39 million verdict against Advance Cast Stone, the firm that built the O’Donnell Park parking garage in Milwaukee where a 15-year-old boy wa...


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.


Specification Software Companies Unite

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


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...


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...


Specification Company Acquired, Names New CEO

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


Institute Honors Specification Experts

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) bestowed a number of awards and honors upon leaders in the construction industry during a ceremony held Thursday (Sept. 8) at CONSTRUCT 2016 &...


NFL Kickoff Marred by Sticky Paint

Paint is being blamed for the cancellation of this year’s Hall of Fame Game, the traditional first preseason game of the National Football League's year, in Canton, OH.


Industry Group Updates Sealant Standard

A fenestration industry group has released a new document detailing best practices with regard to sealants.


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).


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.


D+D to Host Free Concrete Floor Webinars

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


Color Selection Tools Made for Architects

The Sherwin-Williams Company has rolled out its new color selection system for architects, designers and specifiers.


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.


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.


Paint Designed to Kill Bacteria

Sherwin-Williams is billing its latest product offering as “one of the most significant technological breakthroughs” in its nearly 150-year history.


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


Spec Tool Designed for Paint Projects

Sherwin-Williams has created a free specification writing tool to help create coatings specifications based on the unique criteria of each project.


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 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.


Optimizing Specs for Steel Structures

COPENHAGEN—There are many ways to decide on paint specification—and a high-stakes decision it is for large steel structures.


eBook Dives into UHP Waterjetting

PITTSBURGH—The ins and outs of ultra-high-pressure waterjetting for surface preparation get a closer look in a new, free technical resource from JPCL.


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.


Asphalt Companies Settle Fraud for $7.2M

Two leading asphalt contractors in Puerto Rico will repay the U.S. government more than $7.2 million for covering up an unauthorized materials substitution on an airport runway project.


Tackling Specialty, Pipeline Coatings

Fire protection, pipeline integrity and other critical structural issues depend on choosing the right protective coating system—decisions informed by new, free technical resources from JP...


New eBooks Whet Water Coating Know-how

Water, water everywhere...but how to coat around it? That is the focus of two new free technical eBooks published by JPCL.


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.


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

Brainy engineers excel at many important functions. Specifying paint, alas, is typically not one of them.


Judge OKs Suit over Architects’ Plans

Major architectural firms may be held legally responsible to future occupants of their designs, even if the firm does not build the project or control the construction decisions, the Califor...


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


Best Practices: The Drywall Defect Trifecta

Ever hear this one? This paint inspector walks onto a jobsite and sees a drywall surface that’s just been meticulously painted with an intermediate coat of premium high-performance interior ...


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.


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...


After Long LEED Time, ‘v4’ Approved

The U.S. Green Building Council’s controversial update to its green-building certification system has gained strong member approval, paving the way for an official launch this fall.


$1.6M Brings Hoppy Ending to Frog Flap

A frog-phobic road contractor near Buffalo, NY, has been awarded more than $1.6 million after a local developer flooded his 37-acre spread into an amphibian homeland.


Frog-Phobic Man Wins $1.6M for Runoff

A New York State contractor with a lifelong fear of frogs has been awarded $1.6 million after a developer's runoff turned his property into a 37-acre marsh that drew a 13-year infestation of...


Insurer: Ameron Knew of Sable Coating Woes

Ameron executives knew of coating failures and corrosion damage at the Sable Offshore Energy Project well before the company applied for insurance related to those problems, according to the...


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.


 
 
   

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