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City Picks Up Tab for Heinz Field Paint Job

The Pittsburgh Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority board members agreed on Thursday (March 9) to reimburse the Pittsburgh Steelers $276,860 for structural steel painting and relat...


Inmates File Suit After Coating Project

Several hundred inmates at the Santa Fe County Jail allege that renovation activities conducted in 2014 led to an “epidemic of severe ailments.”


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.


City Paints a Wee Prevention Tactic

San Francisco is coating building exteriors oft treated as public urinals with a fresh finish designed to splash urine back on the source.


3M Floor Protector Gets Revamp

ST. PAUL, MN--3M has updated its Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector, a proprietary floor coating designed with nanotechnology to protect and beautify floors in hospitals, offices and more.


42 Face Charges in Factory Collapse

DHAKA, BANGLADESH—Murder charges have been brought against the owner of a Bangladesh garment factory and more than a dozen government officials in connection with a building collapse that ki...


SSPC Revises Three Standards

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


Managing 4M Square Feet—Under 1 Roof

Saddled with a gargantuan facility and an earful of criticism over how it has been run, federal landlords are seeking fresh ideas for their biggest operational challenge.


GSA Seeks Ideas for Reagan Behemoth

The United States’ biggest landlord is searching for new operation and maintenance models for its biggest structure—named, ironically, for a champion of small government.


Construction Mega-Merger Runs Aground

The ink was barely dry on a $5 billion proposal to merge two global construction giants when one called the deal off.


UK Construction Giant Nixes Merger

Balfour Beatty has shut down merger talks with Carillion only one week after announcing the possible £3 billion ($5 billion USD) deal, citing disagreement over the terms.


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.


Storage Tank Bill Tabbed at $114M

A U.S. proposal to protect surface water from chemical storage facilities would cost about $114 million over four years, likely busting the federal threshold for unfunded mandates in the pri...


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.


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.


Worker Guilty in Architect’s Killing

An employee has been convicted of second-degree murder in the April 2013 beating death of internationally known architect Graham Downes.


Deterioration Blamed in Fatal Collapse

Significant deterioration, weathering and corrosion caused a walkway collapse that killed a firefighter last month at the University of Missouri, engineers have found.


MPI Appoints New Standards Exec

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


NIBS Seeks Input on Building Workforce

Facility managers, building operations workers, and other professionals are needed to participate in a nationwide effort to improve the quality of the commercial building workforce.


NY Dismissed from Bridge Painter’s Suit

The City of New York has been released from a multi-defendant lawsuit by a former bridge painter who alleges that his years on the job caused his lung cancer.


Paint Making Resumes at Sandy-hit Plant

One year after Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, the drum of heavy machinery can be heard once again inside paint maker Benjamin Moore & Co.’s plant in Newark, NJ.


Tech Tool Connects Project Team

A New York company has unveiled communications technology that allows each member of a construction project team—owners, architects and contractors—to share detailed, real-time updates on th...


Social Software Unites Project Team

Constant, real-time collaboration—bolstered by photos, videos, diagrams and documents—with every member of a construction project team is the promise of a new communication tool developed by...


4 Firms Cited in Death at Nuke Plant

Facility owners, managers and contractors alike are being held responsible for a crane collapse that killed one worker and injured eight others at Arkansas's Nuclear One Power Plant in March...


Developers Still Dodging Unlucky 13

Smirk, they might, but New York City's developers are not taking any chances with triskaidekaphobic buyers.


Home Depot Hazards Draw $150K Fine

The world’s largest home-improvement retailer is in trouble—again—with federal health and safety authorities.


RPM Settles Roofing Case for $65M

A former employee’s complaint that Tremco Inc. was selling overpriced, defective roofing materials and services to government entities has ended in a $65 million settlement by that company a...


Roofing Suit to Cost RPM $65M+

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. will pay more than $65 million to settle allegations that its Tremco business price-gouged and sold defective roofing materials to dozens of governmen...


60-School Cleanup to Cost Handler $300K

A commercial waste handler in Rhode Island will pay more than $300,000 in fines and costs to clean out hazardous chemicals at dozens of schools, to resolve federal and state allegations of w...


DoD Raps Corrosion Training, Technology

The U.S. military could fight corrosion damage far more effectively with better cooperation, training and communication among the various service branches, the Department of Defense has conc...


U.S. Plans New Look at Chemical Safety

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


Chemical Disasters Spark New U.S. Order

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


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

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


Plant Settlement to Cost Shell $115M+

Shell Oil will spend nearly $120 million for facility upgrades and fines to settle federal litigation involving pollution at its Houston-area refinery and chemical plant.


EPA: Plants Ducked Years of Permits

Federal regulators have filed suit against Oklahoma Gas and Electric, alleging that the utility ignored permit laws for more than $60 million in power plant upgrades that date back a decade.


Building Owners May Face Murder Charges

Allegations are piling up against the building owners and factory managers of the eight-story Bangladeshi building that collapsed last month, killing at least 660 people and injuring hundred...


Study: Making a Case for Building Green

Building green makes “clear business sense”—it’s not just about saving the planet, according to a recent report.


EPA Reveals Corrosion, Failures
Plaguing ExxonMobil Refinery

ExxonMobil is operating the United States' second-largest refinery with hundreds of corroded pipes, a record of overdue inspections, noncompliance with its own procedures, and a series of in...


Plant Collapse Kills 1, Injures 1

One worker has died and another has been injured after the collapse of a coal-fired power plant being demolished in Pampa, TX.


The Price of Ambiguity: $52M

SAN ANTONIO—A picture may be worth a thousand words, but one squishy word in a contract could trigger a bill that could break your company.


 
 
   

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