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A new coating has been formulated to remain non-conductive and transparent for glass surfaces while still maintaining antimicrobial properties by dewetting __ films.


The U.S. Department of Labor took an important step in addressing workplace ___ with a committee that unanimously recommended that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration move forward with the proposed rule.


A Japan lab has developed an image recognition technology to detect and estimate the depth of steel corrosion from infrastructure images with an accuracy of ___ millimeters.


True or False: OSHA 29 CFR states that employers must use only respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to protect employees from dust produced during abrasive-blasting operations and that abrasive-blasting respirators shall be worn by all abrasive-blasting operators.


With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalizing its ban on most uses of methylene chloride, the paint stripper chemical will be prohibited for commercial use over the next __ years.


Scientists in Germany are creating a new coating to protect what from ultraviolet radiation without altering the surface’s appearance?


Scientists in Germany are creating a new coating to protect what from ultraviolet radiation without altering the surface’s appearance?


True or False: A new corrosion-resistant compound is in the works at James Cook University that addresses corrosion by combining an organic corrosion inhibitor and a metal corrosion inhibitor.


A team of researchers in South Korea produced a highly reflective black paint that could help what?


The U.S. Department of Energy issued a mandate to cut emissions from new or newly renovated __ to reduce pollution, improve air quality and adopt energy-efficient equipment.


This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted $3 billion to help every state and territory find and replace an estimated __ lead pipes.


The British Coatings Federation has launched a new guide to help consumers better understand the credentials of the paint they buy and avoid being misled about claims of what?


An inspection conducted by the United States Forest Service found signs of corrosion inside of air tankers that use what type of fire retardants?


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released how much in funding to reduce lead-based paint and other residential health hazards for low-income families?


The ongoing HICCUPS project in Europe is working to develop an efficient way to create bio-based __________ out of captured carbon emissions from wastewater sludge.


Volunteers in Bengaluru, India, are applying a cooling coating to what to help provide protection from unusually high temperatures?


Engineers from RMIT University invented new bricks, made of a minimum of 15% glass and 20% ___, to reduce household energy bills compared to regular bricks due to improved insulation.


Engineers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology recently produced a new insulative coating for utility poles to prevent what?


True or False: The Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule that it could not promote competition by banning noncompete clauses, ruling that the clauses be upheld.


A research team at the Kunming University of Science and Technology in Kunming, China, recently created a new high-throughput multiscale evaluation method for __ in coatings.


Researchers from Oregon State University have developed durable, reddish magenta pigments inspired by lunar mineralogy and what type of chemistry?


True or False: Because of interference from construction on the River Thames, London authorities had to shut down the “super sewer” tunnel, which would have been 16 miles long at completion.


A Slovenian startup created a new security system with integrated real-time facial recognition and “game-changing” ___ for home safety.


World Corrosion Awareness Day is meant to highlight the annual cost of corrosion worldwide, which totals to about what?


The Technological Institute of Plastics, AIMPLAS, in Spain is working on an initiative to produce new, sustainable formulations and construction materials using what from the citrus industry?


According to a report from The Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration currently has a $2.1 billion backlog of projects in need of relief funds and has a budget of what?


Global design and consultant organization Arcadis released its International Construction Cost report, which showed which city as the most expensive for construction?


Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology are conducting a study analyzing the impacts of tractor-trailers doing what to perform more effective repairs?


The Dodge Momentum Index showed a 17.2% decrease in March for which type of construction?


Researchers at the Belarusian State University in Misnk, Belarus, reportedly created a __ coating that can be used in specifically equipped rooms like measuring platforms, as well as improve technology used in mass production and reduce its cost.


A study from the University of Michigan has found that storing chemicals, including paint, in a home garage may be associated with an increased risk of what disease?


A team of scientists at Colorado State University have been exploring the potential benefits of transitioning to green wastewater treatment approaches across the United States, which could reduce __ million tons of CO2-equivalent emissions over a 40-year period.


Scientists and engineers from the University of Nottingham have used what to create a process to coat polymer particles used in 3D printing?


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration recently issued a final rule to protect miners from exposure to what?


According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, natural gas prices were down by how much in March?


The operator at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant announced that corrosion has been found on the inside of tanks used to store what?


A new novel sensor with an electrochemical surface coating can detect dangerous what in food production?


True or False: In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule for lead paint removal meant to address current contaminations through investigations and cleanup efforts.


Construction started on what is being called the world’s largest ___ tower in Switzerland.


True or False: The Biden-Harris Administration unveiled almost $830 million in new grant awards to help strengthen surface-transportation systems against rolling grid blackouts.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule that aims to reduce toxic air pollution from chemical plants used to make organic synthetic organic chemicals, polymers and resins, which is expected to reduce EtO and chloroprene emissions by how much?


President Joe Biden’s Administration issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to what?


How much money did the Federal Aviation Administration recently award for 73 airport-related infrastructure projects in 28 states and Guam?


The Association for Materials Protection and Performance published a guideline for ___ safety that aligns with new regulations from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.


A new analysis of ___ paints internationally revealed that some of these paints contain volatile organic compounds and other chemicals of concern, despite being labelled as containing zero to low-VOCs.


A new study shows that cities with complex networks of buried and partially buried infrastructure may have an increased risk of corrosion and failure of critical systems as what happens?


To celebrate the beauty of every color, The Sherwin-Williams Company is highlighting its least popular hue, which is what color?


Electric power company PacifiCorp is studying bird safety in Glenrock, Wyoming, by doing what to wind turbines to observe any potential reduction in collisions?


The U.S. Green Building Council’s current draft rating system, LEED v5, contains prerequisites centered around three impact areas: Decarbonization, Ecological conservation and restoration and what?


U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg unveiled ___ in grant funding for 130 projects focused on fixing aging natural gas pipelines in 26 states.


Just in time for Easter, Dulux in the United Kingdom announced a special paint collection that reportedly does what once dried?


The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a new report that suggests proper pipeline decommissioning on federal lands is hindered by insufficient ___, data limitations and ambiguous requirements.


According to a new analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending was down in __ of the 16 subcategories in February.


Researchers from the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China made new discoveries in ___ solar cell research by adding dimethylammonium formate to the solution.


The Biden-Harris Administration published a national blueprint for the buildings sector to lower energy costs and improve resilience that outlines how the sector can reduce emissions by what percentage by 2050?


True or False: Officials in Pittsburgh announced several projects aimed at updating most of the city’s 26.2-mile light rail system, which are estimated to cost over $150 million.


A research team from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy have developed special ___ nanoparticles that can be added to commercially available wall paint to make it self-cleaning.


Researchers have begun looking into what material’s ability to conduct heat for nuclear fusion reactors and other clean energy technology?


A new coating can block heat-generating ultraviolet and infrared light while allowing visible light, regardless of the sun’s angle, by stacking layers of silica, ___ and titanium oxide on a glass base.


The U.S. Department of Energy announced how much in funding for projects across the United States to decarbonize energy-intensive industries, reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions, revitalize industrial communities and strengthen manufacturing competitiveness?


A new method from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden could make it easier to build sustainable structures from ___ concrete.


True or False: The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Indian Space Research Organization’s satellite has been approved for launch without solar reflection coating, since the satellite will only monitor ice surfaces.


University of Virginia Health Medical Center researchers have received $2.8 million to further a “paint” technique, which helps with what?


A pilot program signed into law last month in Washington state will utilize state-of-the-art spray drone technology to do what?


Behr Paint Company and Hubba Bubba made by Mars partnered to create a nostalgic hue that is what color?


The Galvanizers Association of Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology developed a new interactive map to track what in Australia?


Students at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa School of Architecture are learning to do what with 3D technology and artificial intelligence?


Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed two new techniques to get a high-resolution look at how and why ___ occurs, in part by using multimodal analysis.


In the first rule finalized under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prohibited the use of the only known form of what currently used or imported into the country?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and National Security Agency Advisor Jake Sullivan urged state governments to do more to protect what from cyberattacks?


Construction input prices jumped ___ in February compared to the previous month, according to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data.


According to a recent JPCL article, what is the approximate temperature range at which fusion-bonded epoxy coatings can be applied to pipeline field joints?


Researchers are working with machine learning methodologies to create high temperature ___ coatings.


Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, found that the use of cool paint coatings in cities can help pedestrians feel up to __ degrees Fahrenheit cooler.


To prevent biofouling on ships, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a nontoxic ___, lubricant-infused composite coating.


Researchers at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology identified promising ___ materials for metal coatings that allow gas turbines to get hotter and produce more power.


Scientists at Germany's Fraunhofer Smart Ocean Technologies research group developed an experimental new ___ to help maintain offshore renewable energy platforms.


A paint job at a church in Tenerife, Spain, caused a public outcry and an investigation as the renovation work covered government-protected, 300-year-old what?


Global airline Uzbekistan Airways released a report on the issue of paint peeling on composite parts of Boeing's B787 airplanes, with regular peeling occurring because of __ and the flexibility of the wing in flight.


A recently developed process from scientists in Germany uses what to create a variety of adhesives, with potential uses for coatings and other materials?


BMW revealed a new car design that combines ___ technology from BMW with a design from South African artist Esther Mahlangu.


A new thin-film coating can absorb what percentage of light on magnesium alloys for aerospace and other optic applications by using atomic layer deposition?


Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a sensor to detect tiny quantities of what found in drinking water and other coated products?


The South Fork Wind project launched its clean energy production in New York, which is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power how many homes?


U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $3.33 billion in grants for 132 projects to build what?


According to the latest Associated Builders and Contractors survey, the Construction Backlog Indicator fell for every size of contractor except for those making below ___ in annual revenue.


True or False: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for a new program meant to develop projects with limited partnerships.


The American Coating Association released its new market study publication, which offers a data analysis with five-year projections for three primary categories of coatings: Original Equipment Manufacturers, Special Purpose and what?


True or False: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced that it would uphold the waiver of Buy America requirements for manufactured products used in federal-aid highway projects.


A management contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science awarded $1.2 million to Stony Brook University researchers for testing on __ prevention.


A team of scientists from the University of Maine recently developed a ___ surface as part of a coating system that could positively impact healthcare and environmental conservation industries.


The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that from 2010 through 2040, energy codes will have saved homes and businesses how much money on utility bills?


A study on the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act released by Transportation for America found that states have given $33 billion, or 25%, of federal dollars toward projects that would what?


Major League Baseball team The Athletics proposed a ballpark with a tiered design that they say resembles a what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would be starting a $3 billion Clean ___ Program, meant to fund zero-emissions equipment and infrastructure to help improve air quality.


Researchers tested the efficacy of three insecticide paints formulations, finding that these paints can eradicate disease-bearing insects for how long?


Last month, a team of scientists began conducting research using combinations of silicon dioxide (SiO2) and zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) for coatings on what power structure?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its final wave of investments from the bipartisan infrastructure law for Superfund cleanup, which dedicates over $1 billion for sites that have been affected by what?


The Royal Institute of British Architects surveyed over 500 members about artificial intelligence and found that nearly __ use AI to work on their projects?


Researchers at the Endures laboratory in the Netherlands are performing tests on a semi-autonomous hull cleaning system, which uses what type of energy?


Minnesota introduced legislation that would require all painting work in the state to be completed by or under a licensed painter and would prohibit the sales of what to anyone without a license?


A research team used a manufacturing technology, called initiated chemical vapor deposition, to develop ___ coatings that can stick to a variety of materials and is resistant to abrasion.


A new surface coating from researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay reportedly reduces the temperature under the material by up to ___ degrees Celsius.


Multiple national trade associations petitioned for the White House to make improvements to its “Made in America” requirements, specifically to review requirements for federal what?


What was believed to be a well-preserved, 280-million-year-old fossil has been discovered to be mostly black paint, which was determined because the “fossil” did what under ultraviolet light?


Researchers at Kobe University developed a new nanoparticle paint with the ability to cover a surface with any bright color using ___ of the weight of traditional paint.


The American Society of Safety Professionals issued the first national voluntary consensus standard to address what for construction and demolition workers?


Researchers from the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology created a surface coating to protect passengers and crew from what?


True or False: National nonresidential construction spending surged in January, increasing by 1.4%.


Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University are working to prevent microbially induced corrosion in marine environments using what?


The Atlantic City Arts Foundation in New Jersey released plans for the largest what in the city’s history?


Which United States Army Corps of Engineers’ project is facing concerns in Texas over completion, given inflation and material costs?


A team from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have developed a new wood composite using __ and __ components to potentially heat and cool homes.


Residents of Herne Bay, England, have submitted a series of complaints regarding new speed zone road markings due to what?


True or False: January construction input prices decreased sharply following a steady rise at the end of 2023.


Sustainable energy company Arctura and coating solutions company Mankiewicz LLC are launching a coating that prevents ___ damage to wind turbines.


The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology has created a new method of production of ultra-hydrophobic organosilicon polymer coatings as an alternative to what?


Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced over $5.8 billion in funding for states, Tribes and territories to invest in what?


According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Construction Backlog Indicator decreased to __ months in January.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a Clean Air Act permit for Empire Offshore Wind LLC’s Empire 1 and Empire 2 projects, which could power over how many homes each year?


The Fenestration and Glazing Alliance, National Glass Association, and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association released a new Product Category Rule for what type of systems?


True or False: The San Diego Mayor and City Council chose to uphold the 10-year-old ban on project labor agreements with local labor organizations on city-funding construction.


As a part of the Biden Administration’s Investing in America tour, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded almost ___ to 114 airports nationwide.


Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that they are looking into a new way to quickly test arrays of metamaterial architectures and their resilience to what?


Oklahoma City adopted a new sign code ordinance that drops permit requirement and reviewal for most what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy announced a Notice of Intent aimed at making funds available for the measurement and reduction of what from the oil and gas sectors?


A team of scientific experts have been selected to review the 2023 Draft Risk Evaluation for ___, which is used in paints and coatings, aerospace applications, fabrics and textiles, foam seating and construction materials.


The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $5 million in funding for research for the use of what in cement and concrete for construction?


For the first time ever, which state ranked number one in the U.S. Green Building Council Top 10 States for LEED certification?


A research team is developing a new coating to repel what in places from household water tanks to thermal power stations?


According to the American Institute of Architects’ Consensus Construction Forecast, the value of nonresidential building starts increased by how much through the first 11 months of 2023?


Scientists announced that research was being conducted using combinations of silicon dioxide and zirconium dioxide to provide what for solar panels?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized amendments to improve health and safety precautions that include a 23% increase in the total program cost for Toxic Substances Control Act implementation.


The U.S. Department of Energy announced a Request for Proposals for its Transmission Facilitation Program, which aims to expand and modernize what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed new efforts to protect communities and the environment from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances by modifying the definition of what?


A team at the University of Michigan began researching ways to keep ice off solar panels, airplane wings and more by using what?


A hydrogel material formed from nanocellulose and algae has been tested as an alternative ___ material.


San Diego officials released a report detailing how the city will only have $1.5 billion over the next five years, which leaves an infrastructure funding deficit of __, the second largest in the city’s history.


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published a petition requesting a new rulemaking to mandate testing and labeling regarding what for flooring?


Researchers at the University of Miami’s College of Engineering are looking to improve corrosion challenges that affects infrastructure in the United States by using what?


True or False: The paint and coatings industry is preparing for decreased material prices but is facing shipping delays.


Engineers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center unveiled a new technique to help strengthen what against cold environments during construction?


The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development unveiled __ in funding to increase access to construction trades careers for women and minority groups.


President Joe Biden announced how much in funding to replace the Blatnik Bridge, which connects Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin?


Researchers developed cellulose nanofiber-based coatings containing chitosan and beta-cyclodextrin that can be applied to grapes to protect vineyards from what?


The largest dam removal project in the United States is being finalized along which state borders?


Researchers at Drexel University are studying ways to use robotic assistants in identifying and inspecting problem areas in what?


The Canadian Federal Government issued a taxpayer-backed loan guarantee for up to ___ for the completion of the currently over-budget Trans Mountain pipeline.


According to the American Institute of Architects’ Consensus Construction Forecast, manufacturing construction will increase almost __ this year before stabilizing in 2025.


Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying how hexagonal boron nitride coatings on metal alloys can improve what?


A team from Mercer University reported that it has created a faster, less expensive method to identify and quantify what in new paint?


The largest solar-plus storage project in the U.S., which includes over __ million First Solar modules, is now open and operating.


The latest Architecture Billings Index survey found that what percentage of firm leaders noted that they have had significantly delayed projects over the past six months?


In preparation for the “Ferrari” movie, artist Greg Herzog developed a Quantum Reaction Theory to represent what through colors?


True or False: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Demolition Association agreed to renew their alliance, which will in part focus on the dismantlement of building components for reuse, repurposing, recycling and waste management.


ASTM International’s metallic and inorganic coatings committee is working on a proposed standard to establish performance requirements for ___ zinc-nickel coatings.


Architecture practice UNStudio unveiled design plans for what is said to be the 180-meter-tall, first of its kind __ in Seoul, South Korea.


A report from Gecko Robotics and Rho Impact details how robots and artificial intelligence can improve their data collection to help maintain what?


The American Coatings Association released a letter it has sent to the U.S. Senate, urging the government to quickly pass the Miscellaneous __ Bill, which affects products that are not available in the United States.


An assistant professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering received a three-year grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to address issues related to ___ safety.


The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor is asking the Texas building construction industry to participate in a survey to help establish what?


The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it approved $2.5 billion in private activity bonds for what type of infrastructure project that will connect Las Vegas and Southern California?


True or False: The Associated Builders and Contractors revealed a slight increase in backlog as material prices fall.


Researchers have begun testing a new coating for the walls of the International Experimental Thermonuclear Reactor (ITER) to find a substance to withstand damage caused by what?


According to an analysis of data from the Associated Builders and Contractors, the construction industry had how many job openings on the last day of November?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that chemical solutions company Chemours has agreed to perform sampling for what at its Washington Works facility in Washington, West Virginia?


An Associated General Contractors of America survey from the beginning of the year found that construction firms have a mixed outlook for 2024, with ___ of respondents reporting they are having a hard time filling some or all salaried or hourly craft positions.


A $1.3 million pre-Series A funding round was completed using what to enhance green energy systems within Europe?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to prevent companies from starting or resuming the manufacturing of what?


A team of researchers at Dublin City University have been studying ways to create a coating with the same texture as what kind of sea creature, known to stop organisms from attaching themselves to marine structures?


A single mother in Orange County, Florida, returned home to find her ___ missing from her property.


Robotic painting company PaintJet raised $10 million in funding to take critical automation technology to marine and industrial coatings markets to help meet the demand for ___ laborers in the American painting sector.


To improve health and safety, the City of Las Vegas will be offering free ___ assessments and remediation.


The SBIR Phase I contract, awarded to Mussel Polymers, Inc., is expected to help address the issue of corrosion with the U.S. Air Force, which costs the department around ___ each year.


True or False: The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to help better understand when a worker is properly equipped with personal protective equipment under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


A team of researchers recently published a study on the use of what in anticorrosive coatings for steel due to their unique chemical composition and wide availability?


A business in Liberal, Kansas, has been ordered to stop painting its exterior as the city decides whether to allow what in the project moving forward?


The Biden-Harris Administration announced a final rule to implement an executive order that requires what for most large-scale federal construction projects?


A study from the University of Chicago utilized ___ fluids that could potentially lead to applications of less clumping in paint, concrete and other materials.


A team of researchers recently published a study on the use of what in anticorrosive coatings for steel due to their unique chemical composition and wide availability?


A case study showed that __ technology could reduce product contamination by 99.9%, as well as reduce product waste.


Glen Barton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Erik Loehr at the University of Missouri received funding from the Transportation Research Board to study how __ foundations affect the performance of certain transportation structures.


International construction services company Turner Construction is working to better understand the effects of what on the health of construction workers?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is taking applications for $9.7 billion in multi-year funding for the competitive ___ Investment Program.


True or False: The American Institute of Architects and Deltek Architecture Billings Index increased in November for the first time since August.


In December, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced $479 million in grants for what type of critical infrastructure projects?


Habitat for Humanity celebrated its first-ever ___ homes in Newport News, Virginia.


Researchers at the University of Arkansas are receiving $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to build what for the nation’s power grid and electrified transportation?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began the process to prioritize how many additional toxic chemicals for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act?


At the end of 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its second annual report highlighting the objectives that were achieved under its ___ Strategic Roadmap.


True or False: The U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to modernize regulations for registered OSHA certifications, to provide stronger worker protections and improved employer experience.


The Washington Bridge in Providence, Rhode Island, was discovered to have a critical structural failure because of damaged __, which were part of the original structure built in 1968.


Construction input prices decreased by __ in November compared to the previous month.


In December, an environmental review in California was completed for an underground tunnel, which is meant to capture what?


Scientists from the Institute of Tropical Technology developed a nano heat-reflective paint product, which can save up to __ of energy consumption for cooling devices.


A team of students from Drexel University’s College of Engineering in Philadelphia are working to improve the durability of what by building on previous reinforcement methods?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its draft risk evaluation for which type of phosphate under the Toxic Substances Control Act?


A joint team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM has succeeded in testing coating drones to protect wind turbine rotor blades against what?


Known professionally as “Mr. Doodle,” artist Sam Cox spent two years covering his $1.5 million home in Kent, England, in what?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced that it awarded how much for 10 passenger rail projects?


True or False: The Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index revealed an increase in the Infrastructure industry in November.


A team of researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory and two universities published a study on how what can clean aluminum samples?


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that the agency is replacing traditional ___ with modern equipment to better protect workers.


True or False: Officials in Pittsburgh have stated that, despite increasing construction costs, the number of construction projects in the city has remained the same throughout 2023.


A team from RMIT University and the University of Melbourne is investigated the effects of what in 3D printed concrete?


Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that its powder coatings business will be partnering with a coating automation company to use what type of technology to help improve the coatings application process?


The Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Merit Shop Scorecard has found that which state is the top state for construction for the first time in its history?


The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it filed a joint application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a ___ grant to replace the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal.


Drury University students in Springfield, Missouri, alongside nonprofit The Gathering Tree, are working to build ___ duplexes as an option for affordable housing solutions.


True or false: Although the term “sandblasting” is still often used to describe abrasive blasting industry, sand contains free silica and due to its classification as a carcinogenic, is widely banned for blasting purposes.


A project to build a ___ off the coast of Long Island, New York, received approval from the United States Department of the Interior.


The Garisenda Tower in Bologna, Italy, built in the __ century, has been placed on a “yellow” status, as recent monitoring shows that the structure is now on “high alert” to collapse.


The U.S. Department of Transportation released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for ___ in grants through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2024.


A specialty materials company based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created a non-toxic programmable powder to make “smarter” what?


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing technology and coatings materials to extend the lifespan of reusable what while also reducing their risk of failure?


The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveiled its annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2023, with __ taking the top spot.


The Texas Department of Transportation awarded a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington a $997,275 grant to review the performance of what type of deteriorating and aging infrastructure?


Three robotic dogs are set to begin a four-month ___ in Melbourne, Australia, where they will work in a purpose-built studio that includes docking stations where they “sleep.”


The Biden-Harris Administration announced a proposal to its Lead and Copper Rule, with the goal of replacing all lead service lines within ___ years.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, national ___ construction spending increased by just 0.1% in October.


True or False: Researchers at the University of Central Florida developed four new manual inspection systems to maintain and repair aging infrastructure.


A Johns Hopkins University expert has reportedly developed a new natural disaster risk modeling method to more accurately estimate damage expected from what?


ASTM International’s composite materials committee proposed two standards regarding alternative ___ materials that are applied to concrete structures for civil and infrastructure uses.


Research from Idaho State University found that by swapping some cement with a ___ waste product, it can maintain concrete strength.


ASTM International’s composite materials committee developed and proposed two standards regarding alternative ___ materials that are applied to concrete structures for civil and infrastructure uses.


True or False: The latest American Institute of Architects and Deltek Architectural Billings Index reportedly found that billings are seeing an increase after two months of poor return.


Researchers developed a self-cooling, water-based paint to provide an energy-efficient solution to extreme heat, with the paint designed to reflect __ of the sunlight that hits it.


A team of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology developed an artificial intelligence system to examine coatings in what type of technology?


A team in China has developed an eco-friendly radiative cooling film and coating technique using waste from which type of shellfish?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently announced that it has issued a finalized performance measure to track what related to transportation?


The British Coatings Federation launched a roadmap to outline how the United Kingdom coating industry can reach net-zero carbon emissions by what year?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced that inflation has caused certain highway project costs to increase by how much from 2020 to the first quarter of this year?


Global aerospace company Boeing launched a project to the International Space Station to test the effectiveness and durability of what kind of coating in space?


Hafnia announced that it will be using an artificial intelligence-assisted application 57 of its ships to help improve what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal to strengthen rules that protect people from exposure to two toxic chemicals, phenol, isopropylated phosphate and what?


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that its X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft will be getting a new paint scheme to help prevent what?


According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, the Associated Builders and Contractors found that what type of input prices declined 1.2% on a monthly basis?


Bloomberg Philanthropies has granted $25,000 to the Louisville Metro Government to paint artwork on what type of infrastructure?


True or False: Associated Builders and Contractor’s Construction Backlog Indicator for October is at the highest level since the first quarter of 2022.


Ship recycling company Leviathan is utilizing a large robotic arm, armed with __ powerful enough to slice through steel, to chop up the hulls of large ships that are no longer in use.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published proposed updates to which standard, which helps consumers and purchasers for facilities find products made with chemical ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment?


A project from Horizon Europe is looking to develop an efficient way to create what out of captured carbon emissions from wastewater sludge?


A house in Omaha, Nebraska, has gained attention for its bright shade, with the house’s exterior having been painted what?


In a progress update to President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Biden Administration announced that around $400 billion in funding and over ___ projects have been announced.


Cooling __ technology from the University of Maryland aims to combat rising global temperatures by turning down indoor heat without electricity.


Researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China are researching options in next generation photovoltaic technology, including __, to develop a clean and low-cost blade coating for solar panels.


A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology was awarded a grant to turn waste products into supplementary ___ materials.


The University of Southern Queensland has reportedly been given a grant from the Australian Research Council of over $1.5 million for research and development on ___ coatings.


True or false: The U.S. General Services Administration unveiled $2 billion for projects that use low-embodied carbon construction materials.


At the beginning of November, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a commitment of more than $211 million in funding to enhance ___ safety efforts across the U.S.


A new fire-retardant paint became the first to pass the Bushfire Attack Level 40 standard testing, due in part to chemicals added into the paint that produce what to deflect heat from the fire?


Scientists at the City University of Hong Kong are studying what type of solar cells that can potentially be adapted for use as an option for renewable energy?


A team from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology has developed a new technology that can create multi-functional organic pigments by copying natural __ formation processes.


A researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington is working to develop a price estimation and visualization tool to assess and price contracts for what type of major jobs?


An artist added texture to her paint by putting what kitchen item into her white paint?


What is the minimum water pressure that constitutes ultra-high-pressure waterjetting?


Today, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is holding a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee, which will, in part, provide updates on the OSHA __ standard rulemaking initiative.


True or False: According to an analysis of federal data, job openings in construction achieved a 23-year low in September.


A team of scientists working with the European Space Agency began looking into how what can be used in paved roads and landing pads on the moon?


A U.S. Department of Energy report found that the Better Buildings Initiative collectively cut carbon dioxide emissions by nearly ___ metric tons since its inception.


A team of researchers at Virginia Tech have been looking into how graphene can be produced using what to improve existing materials and technologies without adding too much extra mass?


True or False: Researchers from Flinders University used plasma jet technology to transform a blue-green microalgae into ultrathin bioactive coatings, which were ultimately found to be dangerous to use with medical devices.


A study from the National Infrastructure Commission in the U.K. found that funding is needed for changes to improve which systems within the U.K.?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a proposal to ban all uses of __ to protect against serious health risks for workers.


A team of researchers at Arizona State University is pursuing ways to lower carbon dioxide emissions involved in the __ manufacturing process.


Funding was award to two universities to research and create sustainable materials that can repair themselves and do what?


The Royal Society of Chemistry is reportedly asking the U.K. government to reassess current drinking water standards as it aims reduce the levels of what in Britain’s drinking water?


Described as “Green Living Paint,” a team from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has developed a biocoating using a species of what found in the desert?


A team of researchers at Aalto University in Finland have been studying ways to alter __ on a molecular scale to produce a surface with applications in a range of fields, including plumbing, optics and the auto and maritime industries.


A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan are developing sensors to monitor and help prevent damage to __ coatings.


New imaging and testing have discovered a “wealth of surviving paint” on which iconic sculpture from ancient Greece?


True or False: A team of researchers from two universities in China developed a self-wrinkled photo-curing coating that changes color in the sun.


Construction firms lost as much as ___ last year due to labor shortages, according to a new survey from consulting firm FMI Corp.


The U.S. government unveiled a new research initiative to advance digital construction management tools that will improve what type of construction projects?


By using synthesized __, researchers at Northeastern University have created paint that can change colors when exposed to light.


The Italian government announced that it will be investing $12.65 billion on a mega bridge project that will connect which island to the country’s mainland?


The U.S. government will offer $30 million in funding for technologies that can enable energy efficiency, electrification and decarbonization in commercial buildings, which will result in more than ___ the number of technologies in the program.


President Joe Biden’s administration waived how many federal laws to move construction forward for the Rio Grande Valley barrier project?


Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM have designed a coatings technology that could replace which chemicals in everyday products?


An analysis on industries with the happiest workers in the U.S. found that which industry has the highest levels of self-reported happiness?


While material prices are increasing slightly, which construction subcategory is seeing a significant increase in cost when comparing August and September?


The U.S. Department of Labor announced an additional grant of federal funding construction projects to attempt to combat what in construction?


A researcher from the University of Alberta created a process to convert carbon dioxide and what into useful materials, including methanol for paints and coatings?


A survey found that __ of civil and infrastructure construction firms anticipate their project backlogs to grow or remain the same over the next year.


A research group developed low-carbon building materials, derived from natural __ worms.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched a $7.5 billion credit assistance program for ___ safety projects.


True or False: Construction planning has increased for the first time in half of a year.


Aikido Technologies is developing a new type of offshore wind turbine that could be __ to __ less expensive than current offshore wind.


True or False: International science company Solvay developed an automated system to calculate a product’s carbon footprint produced from raw material extraction to when it leaves the factory.


A researcher at Marquette University received almost $740,000 in federal funding to study __ protection methods for pipelines.


Authorities in Perth, Australia, approved plans for what would be the world’s tallest __ hybrid building.


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced the opening of applications for almost $10 billion in funding for what type of infrastructure?


As a low-carbon alternative to concrete and steel, mass __ development projects are being supported by a technical assistance program initiated by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.


The National Energy Technology Laboratory has announced a new development in advanced sensors for the detection and prediction of corrosion in what?


At the end of September, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that is anticipated to create the largest-ever data set of what type of substance in the United States?


The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has designated $7.5 billion in financing for what?


A new program with $100 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide grants to support efforts in reporting and reducing climate pollution linked to what?


What are workers on the Gordie Howe International Bridge using to prevent birds from nesting on the new bridge?


Green Seal plans to exclude “forever chemicals” from any of its certified paints and coatings, prohibiting approximately how many chemicals in this class?


True or False: The use of American-made concrete and cement materials on federal infrastructure projects has received consistently high praise from the industry.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched an initiative to protect workers from __ exposure in the stone fabrication and installation industry.


True or False: An analysis from Emory University found that painted bike lanes decreased the number of drives crashing into riders.


PaintCare announced that its New York program has recovered over how many gallons of architectural paint products?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration awarded almost how much in grants to support efficient supply chains in marine highways?


In an effort to create pigments that are harmless to the environment, scientists from the Fraunhofer IPA and the University of Paderborn in Germany have produced biogenic pigments from what?


An associate professor at Kansas State University is working with the Kansas Department of Transportation to propose the application of what to state roads in an effort to build longer-lasting infrastructure?


The European Union has funded a research project to develop sustainable adhesives and coatings from what type of tree bark?


Emergency Management Planning and Assistance researchers are developing what, which can be repaired and recycled, as well as flame-retardant and mechanically strong?


The U.S. Green Building Council launched its draft for the new LEED v5 rating system for Operations and Maintenance of existing buildings, which will adopt minimum requirements on what?


True or False: Under the new rule proposed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, regulator stations are not required to be designed with secondary pressure relief valves.


A team has developed energy-efficient coating that mimics the qualities of __ to keep buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter.


An antifouling biotechnology has protected the hull and other areas of the world’s largest hospital ship in a successful test, when the ship was docked in what condition for extensive periods of time?


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it had awarded almost $12.7 million to 100 non-profit organizations for what type of training?


True or False: The U.S. Navy's F-4 Phantom II jet is nicknamed the “flying brick,” in part because it can travel so fast that it can melt its own paint away.


If passed, a Florida heat standard would require construction and agriculture companies with five or more employees to give them 10-minute breaks in the shade every two hours on days when the heat index hits __ degrees Fahrenheit.


A coalition of industry groups have written a letter asking President Joe Biden’s administration to rescind its recent proposal to tighten what standards?


New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced new regulations that will establish emission limits on what used in state-funded public building and transportation projects?


A research team established how the use of plasmonic nanomaterials and polymer composite coatings could detect what type of gases?


Researchers have developed a new type of coating from a polymer found in plants, using thin __ nanoparticle films.


A team of researchers is working to enhance infrastructure information-sharing by building an inventory of ___ control measures, currently operating in 23 U.S. cities.


What is the percentage of construction firms are having trouble filling open positions, according to a survey from Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is releasing the first set of data collected under the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, which will provide new data on the frequency of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and ___ found in drinking water systems.


An artist is painting a “hidden world” beneath people’s feet, utilizing pieces of what on the ground as his canvases?


A report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association found that which state is the number one state in the country for the number of structurally deficient bridges?


A team of researchers from North Carolina State University found an application for a ___ material that can be applied to surfaces like wood, creating a barrier between combustible molecules and flame.


Researchers are testing a new thermo-active road solution that could help prevent what?


Chemists from Purdue University have developed a sustainable ___ system that draws inspiration from the natural world.


A recently published study has concluded that young Black children living in racially segregated U.S. neighborhoods face a heightened risk of potentially brain-damaging exposure to what?


A research team tested how recycled tires used as columns could reinforce buildings and protect them from natural disasters, finding that the columns using the tires could withstand __ more pressure than the columns that did not use the tires.


The U.S. Department of Energy announced that __ states and five tribal nations will receive funding as the seventh cohort of Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants.


A recent study investigated how a natural ___ that is an element of plant cell walls could be used to make new antimicrobial treatments or coatings.


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army rejected a final amendment to the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States.”


Just three months after construction began on the new Buffalo Bills stadium, sources have told reporters that the latest project projections could have as much as __ in cost overruns.


Researchers at the University of Houston are reportedly developing an autonomous robot, meant to identify what during subsea inspections?


According to the latest Architecture Billings Index, the Midwest region has seen growth for firms for the ___ consecutive month.


The Alexandria Fire Department in Virginia issued a public warning about a __ spill that had contaminated waterways.


Scientists have devised a method for creating coatings of biologically active materials using what type of industrial spray-coating process?


The U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would restore and extend overtime protections to __ salaried workers.


The fourth largest statue in the United States, located in __, received its first fresh coat of paint in a decade.


St. Louis hosted the 26th annual “Paint Louis” event, where artists applied what to a flood wall?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began work to remove and dispose of hazardous materials from properties affected by the wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, which scorched a combined __ square miles.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated in an interview that a massive backlog of broken what may mean that aging structures in need of repairs won’t be fixed soon?


According to the Product Stewardship Institute, how many gallons of all household latex and oil-based paint goes unused annually in the United States?


The University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering is reportedly set to be the site of a new research and development center, dedicated to autonomous what?


Researchers from the University of Sydney have observed nano-thick coatings with the potential for designing sustainable, ___ materials.


Researchers have developed a new mussel-inspired nanocellulose coating that can recover what from secondary sources, such as industrial wastewater?


Feather Friendly window markers, made of small white dots, are estimated to reduce bird collisions with windows by how much?


New York residents are calling for lab testing for what, which have been falling off the elevated subway station at Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn, New York City?


True or False: According to recent findings, there is a record talent demand in the construction industry, with Gen Z set up to unlock progress on labor shortage, technology and diversity.


The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it has awarded almost $34 million to 19 industry- and university-led projects on what?


The Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, revealing an increase to 9.3 months, with backlog gains concentrated in what category?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced ___ in funding through quick release Emergency Relief funds for Lahaina, Hawaii, in response to the wildfires.


A large moving mural project was finished on an opened, four-level parking garage in Mountain View, California, featuring ___ individual metal flappers in 35 different colors.


Researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory have developed a new self-healing cold spray coating for __ corrosion protection.


True or False: The American Concrete Institute is preparing to open a fifth resource center to serve the Mid-Atlantic concrete industry.


Photonic science company AssetCool has received funding to accelerate the rollout of its new photonic coatings, which are meant to cool down overhead what?


The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a notice to financial institutions, highlighting a “concerning” increase in payroll tax evasion and workers’ compensation fraud in what industry?


The American Road and Transportation Builders Association has announced that over ___ bridges in the United States are in need of major repair work or need to be replaced.


Catalyst-coated ___ have been designed to transform indoor air pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds, into harmless composites.


To develop a tool that better estimates the cost of future dam removals, scientists at Oregon State University have analyzed over __ dam removal projects.


Under the Toxic Substances Control Act section 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is required to review new chemicals within how many days to assess the potential risks to human health?


Federal data shows the unexpected difficulties in repairing how many bridges in the nation that are corroded, cracked and at a heightened risk of being shut down?


True or False: Because per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances do not vary widely in structure and physical-chemical properties, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would not require additional testing on PFAS.


A team of polymer chemists developed a sustainable, ___ method for removing per- and polyfluorinated substances from water.


A new kind of color paint from Stanford University was able to reduce the energy used in artificial cool conditions by ___.


Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have begun to devise new ways of capturing __ with the use of membrane-based devices.


The color scheme of the newly painted Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego is gray, burgundy and ___, which has created concerns that the landmark’s paint job is historically inaccurate.


To address rural infrastructure needs, the Illinois Soybean Association launched its ____ toolkit.


In July, nonresidential construction input prices fell by how much for the month?


The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it is now accepting applications for its Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation Grants Program, focused on advanced ___ technologies.


According to data from Dodge Construction Network, the Dodge Momentum Index decreased almost 1% in July, which could result in weaker commercial activity from what?


In response to intense summer heat, cities like Phoenix and Los Angeles have continued their efforts to coat their roads with what to fight heat waves?


Researchers from Bayreuth University developed an upcycling process that transforms what household item into energy-saving films using polymer coatings?


True or False: Engineers at the University of Bath in England developed a new kind of polymer-coated membrane that can separate chemicals for air purification.


The U.S. Department of Energy announced $46 million in funding to develop building technologies and ___ practices to cut energy waste emissions in residential and commercial buildings.


The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced that the City of Flint has met requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act for ___ years straight.


The National Gallery of Victoria Architecture Commission recently selected this year’s large-scale outdoor installation, which uses what as its primary building material?


Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute discovered the “true” shape of lithium atoms, which assemble into what?


Nonresidential construction spending in the United States increased by __ in the past year, totaling $1.07 trillion in June.


Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and 21 universities are working together to investigate how ___ has shifted over recent decades.


Based on ___, researchers have developed new films that don’t absorb light while still maintaining vivid color.


The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $7.5 million to engineering researchers for research into how __ can withstand the effects of radiation, corrosion and other stressors.


Researchers from Rice University are analyzing a material produced from forms of ___, which has the potential to be useful in next-generation microchips, quantum devices and other advanced technology applications.


True or False: The U.S. Department of Transportation launched a new project meant to help recipients of federal infrastructure funds deliver projects more efficiently and effectively.


The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule to update regulations to provide greater clarify and enhance effectiveness with the modern what?


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration industry is collaborating to conduct ground and flight tests of existing aircraft testbeds retrofitted with what?


The governor of Illinois recently signed a law that will establish a program to dispose of household what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $58 million grant program to protect children at school and childcare facilities from lead in what?


The United Arab Emirates introduced a new initiative to recognize and preserve what?


Researchers have reportedly developed a new formulation for a “self-healing” polymeric coating for what?


Beckers Group is collaborating with suppliers to include raw materials made from what into its paint?


A research team from Sandia National Laboratories and Texas A&M University have observed pieces of __ crack and then fuse back together without any human intervention.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to protect workers from exposure from what?


Svenska Aerogel’s antifouling paints technology, SeaQare, is being tested in Florida to demonstrate its efficacy in a different geographical and environmental context by using what type of testing?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a revised risk determination for ___ through the Toxic Substances Control Act, evaluating it as a whole chemical substance.


A research team from Sandia National Laboratories and Texas A&M University have observed pieces of __ crack and then fuse back together without any human intervention.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to protect workers from exposure from what?


True or False: The High Speed 2 rail line in England has been given a positive approval rating from an official Infrastructure and Project Authority watchdog.


Work has begun for the nation’s first net-zero energy government office building made from what in San Mateo County, California?


A team of researchers has developed a new way to produce crack-resistant __ without the use of potentially harmful additives.


The U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify to what standard in the construction industry?


A new building material that has the look and feel of Styrofoam and is rated to withstand what is being used for construction of new homes in Central Florida?


British artist Stuart Semple has unveiled his new fluorescent __ paint by using highly pigmented acrylic paint.


Which state was given the title of the worst infrastructure, based on CNBC’s annual study scores for America’s Top States for Business?


In July, the Notre Dame Cathedral just marked a major milestone in reconstruction efforts, with what part of the roof officially raised in place?


A study conducted by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment reports to have found that some coatings for what can potentially be harmful to the environment?


True or False: A study from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Nanjing University has suggested to use a “futureproof” aggressive design approach for building sustainability.


The International Maritime Organization announced that they have adopted a new strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships, with a goal of reaching net zero emissions from international shipping close to what year?


The U.S. Department of Treasury received a petition to add what to a list of chemicals and substances that are subject to Superfund excise tax?


A $100 million construction project was recently completed to fix structural issues of which well-known United States structure?


According to a professor at the University of California, Davis, if the world’s whitest paint covered __ to __ of the Earth’s surface, global temperatures would stop rising due to the amount of light being reflected back into space.


A new liquid metal coating inspired by what from Tsinghua University in China can be used to build 3D structures and potentially create smart objects?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are looking for presenters for a virtual public workshop to receive input on the direction, measurement and characterization of what?


Within the last year, what has appeared on U.S. Navy warships, attracting the attention of active and retired navy personnel?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to strengthen requirements for the removal of what hazards to protect against childhood exposure?


True or False: The developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have said that they will be remediating the pipeline coatings offsite.


Researchers at Penn State University engineered a new type of glass that could reduce production carbon emissions, while being __ times stronger compared to conventional glass.


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill potentially allowing roads across Florida to be made using what?


A famed painting of a what in the Senso-ji temple in Tokyo partially came off the ceiling over tourists?


The remains of the sunken Titanic ship could fully disintegrate within the next __ years, due to various underwater threats.


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a report that provides findings and next steps to advance equal employment opportunities in which industry?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposal meant to amend the reporting requirements for petroleum and natural gas systems under the agency’s reporting program.


A local artist in St. Petersburg, Florida, is hoping to “spread joy one sunflower at a time” through a community project featuring what style of murals?


A team at the University of Texas at San Antonio is researching the impact of four new “permeable parking lots,” each made of different permeable material, in an effort to improve what?


A team from the New Jersey Institute of Technology is assessing the response of high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites with the goal of protecting buildings from what?


The U.S. Geological Survey reported that at least how much of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one of more types of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a final rule to require comprehensive reporting on all six fiber types of what under the Toxic Substances Control Act?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is accepting applications for a new $85 million ___ grant program.


Researchers have found that up to 8% of sand in concrete and mortar for a single-story house could be replaced with shredded, used disposable ___ without diminishing strength.


Local officials in Hartford, Connecticut, held an unveiling ceremony for what is being touted as the __ mural in New England.


According to data recently released by Dodge Construction Network, total construction starts rose by __ in May.


Zentek Ltd. has been awarded a research and development contract to test their ZenARMOR nano-pigment for military grade, chromate-free, corrosion protection __ paint systems.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the potential impacts of a workplace what on small business?


The Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a public meeting to hear residents’ concerns and give updates about the next steps being taken after what began falling off of the Tobin Bridge.


Parts of Broward County, Florida, were placed under quarantine after a __ that can harm building exteriors, including plaster, stucco and paint, was spotted in the area.


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for about __ in funding for projects of regional or national significance.


Residential property management company Atrium Ljungberg announced what it is calling the world’s largest urban construction project in what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to update the Toxics Release Inventory chemical list to identify how many additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances subject to reporting requirements?


True or False: A new study from Zillow found that home buyers tend to offer more money for homes with interiors painted light beige.


Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have developed a new method for measuring coating performance, allowing for the quantification of what type of reaction rate?


Researchers from West Virginia University are testing the effectiveness of what as a more sustainable and affordable alternative to traditional building materials?


Tnemec Company Inc. has announced that entries are now open for its 2023 __ of the Year competition, which celebrates the innovative and creative uses of its coatings on the staple structure.


According to the latest International Construction Cost Index, which United States city is not among the top 10 most expensive cities in the world for construction?


True or False: The ongoing lead service line replacement project in Michigan has reached 75% completion.


A spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology introduced a new automation workflow to monitor what using robotics and artificial intelligence?


A team from California Polytechnic State University won the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Civil Engineering Student Championship concrete __ competition.


Production design for the upcoming “Barbie” movie has led to a global shortage of what?


New York City recently announced the completion of its $16.6 million infrastructure project to rebuild a street in Rockaway, Queens, using what to allow rainwater absorption and reduce the risk of flooding?


A proposed rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding classification of an __ contractor may be finalized in October.


ASTM International’s concrete and concrete aggregates committee is developing a standard to evaluate what aspect of fiber-reinforced concrete?


The Mountain View City Council in California unanimously approved the largest proposed development in the city’s history, which will create a mixed-use neighborhood that covers how many acres?


True or False: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a $4 million contract for the rehabilitation of four existing bridge structures.


An update provided on the Surfside, Florida, tower collapse indicated that which part of the building failed to comply with building codes and led to severe strength deficiency?


The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology’s Green Construction by Photocatalyst Research Group has developed a ___ concrete that can remove fine particle matter from roads.


True or False: According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, construction input prices have fallen 0.6% in May compared to the previous price.


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $251 million in funding for 12 projects to expand __ transportation and storage infrastructure.


The Associated Builders and Contractors reported that national nonresidential construction spending expanded __ in April, despite recession concerns.


The 2023 Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals asked participants to fabricate and construct a scaled steel bridge to act as a hypothetical crossing in what California city?


The roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral is being rebuilt using medieval __ techniques.


True or False: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration awarded more than $570 million in funding as the first-ever grant program to help communities increase the number of railroad intersections with roads.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed risk management ban on most uses of what?


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of __ for concrete sealing and rehabilitation to several existing bridge structures.


The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced a major expansion of the state’s fraud task force to identify, investigate and prosecute corruption and fraud in what industry?


In May, California air regulators voted to ban the use of what in a variety of applications due to high toxicity?


True or False: Researchers from Drexel University and the State University of New York are examining how artificial intelligence can determine how damaged a concrete structure is.


The Biden-Harris Administration announced $749 million in funding for the construction and repair of roads and bridges damaged by what?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released proposed amendments to the review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act to improve efficiency.


A study examining the presence of metals in what common West African meal recently led to the investigation of corrosion?


A new, thin film made of __ has been developed to mitigate the transfer of pathogens on high-traffic objects.


Researchers are testing the performance of __ coatings on ship hulls to create a cleaner alternative to hull coatings.


The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator for April, with a slight increase shown during the month due to strength in which industry category?


The Environmental Protection Agency released its annual interactive report, revealing decreases in what?


A father and son duo from the United Kingdom have developed what they say is the world’s ___ in their home garage.


California plans to invest up to $180 billion over the next 10 years in ___, with an anticipated 400,000 jobs created in the process.


The U.S. Department of Labor unveiled the availability of more than $12.7 million in funding to support training initiatives in what?


The National Transportation Safety Board announced new recommended actions for bridge maintenance for bridges made of what material?


Researchers have developed a new method to assess the safety of ___ constructions, which could help preserve historic buildings and bridges.


A study recently analyzed __ coatings’ ability to reduce biofouling on the hull of vessels.


The Architectural Billings Index reported ___ in billings at architecture firms in April.


True or false: In surface preparation operations, hackles are most likely to be formed on steel substrates when the blast abrasive is steel shot.


ASTM International has developed a new standard for __, a development completed by ASTM’s Composite Materials Committee.


An executive order that mandates the ___ of federal buildings was recently introduced by Indiana Representative Jim Banks to be codified.


A Harvard study found that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule Revision annually generates ___ in health benefits.


In celebration of Pride month in June, a limited-edition “Paint Your Pride” skull bottle containing __ has been released.


True or False: The Supreme Court ruled to permit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate water pollution into wetlands areas under the Clean Waters Act.


Research from the University of South Wales is utilizing artificial intelligence and drones to enhance __ monitoring to help areas impacted by natural disasters.


A research team at Eastern Michigan University’s Coatings Research Institute has been awarded for their contribution toward sustainable __ coatings.


Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female architect, was awarded the 2023 Royal Gold Medal for architecture for her work toward __ self-build concepts for displaced populations.


According to the lead member of planning for transport and sustainable development in London, paintwork should be renewed on bridges every __ years, which is why the Lowry Bridge is getting a “facelift.”


True or False: Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards introduced 160 new hues as part of its New Spring Pop Collection, a collection of pastels.


The Agriculture and Forest Ministry in Turkey has begun planning a new “sponge city” concept to produce better what?


According to a study from Yooz, the construction industry ranks the lowest in ___ competence along surveyed industries.


The University of Nottingham used what type of disinfectant to create a new antimicrobial coating material?


True or False: The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a new set of plans to pass as a part of bipartisan permitting reform legislation.


National Grid completed the world’s largest continuous pour of what type of concrete for the London Power Tunnel project?


Out of the three energy subcategories in The Consumer Price Index, which was the only subcategory to show decreased prices in April?


Engineers at Northwest University have developed a sponge with the ability to remove what from water?


True or False: Following a price hike at the end of last year, the cost of the MSG Sphere project in Las Vegas has increased again.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a list of new standards for coal and natural gas-fired plants, which would avoid up to __ metric tons of CO2 emissions through 2042.


The British Coatings Federation announced a relaunch of its online training offerings, the Coatings Training Institute, which contains how many modules?


The California Department of Transportation has awarded a contract of over $2 million for the rehabilitation of what?


Following the first-ever U.S. Collegiate Designed and Built rendition of the International Passive House Ice Box Challenge, participating students were the first to feature a __ construction technique.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Emergency Operations Center identified a potential breach at the Arkabutla Dam in which state?


The Associated Builders and Contractors report that national nonresidential construction spending increased by how much in March?


Researchers from the University of Buffalo will receive funding to apply new technologies to precast concrete and explore ways to create more durable and long-lasting what?


Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced that its certified paints and coatings now qualify towards points for multiple what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to invest $4 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act to port infrastructure and ___ programs.


True or False: A team from Colorado State University was asked by the U.S. Green Building Council to design the framework of a residential electric vehicle charging plan.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking to adopt the use of __ concrete panels for lock wall rehabilitation projects, replacing traditional concrete.


New York plans to require a ban on fossil fuel equipment in the construction of new buildings starting in what year?


The PFAS Annihilator is set to remove and destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachate at what type of facility in Grand Rapids?


A ten-story ___ building project will investigate the resilience of these types of structures through a series of earthquake simulation testing.


The Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration recently awarded a research grant to evaluate and predict infrastructure needs for the state’s what?


Which city took first place on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023 “Top Cities” list?


In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6.5 billion for ___ infrastructure upgrades.


Research from the University of New South Wales has demonstrated that organic light-emitting diodes can be harnessed to map what?


New research from Stanford University suggests that one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Alberta, Canada, was caused by ___ injected underground by oil and gas operators.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it has begun a National Emphasis Program to prevent what in the construction industry?


True or False: The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will add $24 million in grants to expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects at the federal level.


Sto Corp. has teamed up with the Pratt Institute and Passive House for Everyone for the ___ Challenge, which will be an interactive public installation and contest demonstrating Passive House’s advantages.


A research team at Johns Hopkins Applied Physical Laboratory developed a nontoxic, environmentally friendly paintable protein that inhibits what?


Researchers from the University of Houston have created a new site monitoring system to enhance what at job sites?


Researchers have recently tested a variety of __ mixtures as protective coatings on stainless steel to protect it from corrosion caused by sea air.


The American Institute of Architects released its Architecture Billings Index report for March, reporting a modest increase in billings for the first time since which month?


True or False: Workers Memorial Day, which honors workers whose jobs claimed their lives, began in 1970.


A Penn State University assistant professor received a $400,000 federal award to study corrosive damage caused by what in nuclear reactors?


How much money is estimated to be needed for the rehabilitation of non-federal dams?


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration released the outcomes from its first concept review to align its Moon to Mars exploration, which focuses on what?


April 24 marks World __ Awareness Day, which recognizes the impact that prevention and control professionals make.


HMG Paints Ltd. released a new collection of decorative paint colors to celebrate World Earth Day by using what?


Researchers from Washington State University have developed an environmentally friendly concrete that is nearly as strong as regular concrete by mixing biochar with what?


Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a ban on most uses of what, used in both industrial and commercial settings, under the Toxic Substances Control Act?


True or False: President Joe Biden vetoed a congressional resolution that targeted blocking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s updated “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule.


An Iowa State University researcher created a stretchable strain sensor that does what when it covers a crack in a steel component?


The U.S. Green Building Council announced how many new cities would participate in its 2023 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program?


International manufacturer Belzona completed a pipeline project in Thailand using what type of solution?


Researchers developed a method for creating ultra-lightweight, waste-free concrete through what?


A 1-million-gallon water tank in Dunedin, Florida, was recently decorated with a mural featuring what?


True or False: The latest Dodge Momentum Index from Dodge Construction Network showed that residential planning declined in March.


The sixth annual Industrial Contractor Connect will be held Nov. 7-10 in what state?


The Seattle Space Needle will be repainted in May, changing its current “Galaxy Gold” color to what?


A research team is studying how recycled __ could help repair bridges and buildings.


Samples from a creek and estuary in Sidney, British Columbia, show what is believed to be a __ spill.


The U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced funding from a new grant program to improve public safety, protect public health and reduce what from natural gas distribution pipes?


Marketing research company J.D. Power released its 2023 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, revealing an increase in what, despite a spike in paint prices?


University of Pittsburgh engineers have developed a new __ concrete that could offer a lightweight and mechanically-tunable system with integrated energy harvesting.


A bill sponsored by Illinois State Senator Linda Holmes would establish a program to safety dispose of what in the state?


A researcher from Washington State University is working in the chemical recycling of what, which could create an environmentally friendly way to produce coatings, binders and polymeric concrete.


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced it will use $20 million in federal funding to do what in small towns and at regional airports?


Through the Biden-Harris Administration’s Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program, there is an available __ in funding for applicants looking to build or scale a talent pipeline.


True or False: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction sector gained 9,000 jobs on net in March.


Touted as the largest of its kind in the city’s history, a bridge from which U.S. city was recently received a $148 million replacement?


A final deal has been reached in the $1.5 billion stadium for which National Football League team?


A resolution was vetoed that targeted blocking which of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s updated rules?


A recent study found that the inclusion of __ was intentional for old master painters in preparing their oil paints.


A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that introducing new materials into the ___ manufacturing processes could significantly reduce its carbon footprint.


True or False: Scientists from Cambridge University recently unveiled a new plant-based coating that gets brighter when exposed to sunlight.


True or False: The United Kingdom’s annual Infrastructure Progress Review highlights that the U.K. is on track to meet its infrastructure objectives by 2050.


The “Paint the Rock Challenge” is seeking donations to repair and paint what type of structure in Michigan?


The University of Texas at Arlington researcher received a $300,000 grant to evaluate a trenchless process for renewing what?


Legislation introduced in Rhode Island could create ___ installation regulations for most new construction projects in the state.


A recent report from the International Energy Agency found that the global energy sector produced nearly ___ million tons of methane emission in 2022, an increase from the year prior.


A graduate student worked with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. to reconstruct the first full-scale what erected in North America?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that responds to how many petitions?


KCC Corporation has developed the first artificial intelligence-based __ for the paint industry.


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that responds to how many petitions?


True or False: The Royal Canadian Navy’s ship inspection program announced that it will now use semi-immersive VR technology on-site.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data showed that construction material prices rose by how much in February?


According to a recent JPCL Coatings 101 article, what is the approximate maximum operating temperature that modern CUI coating systems are able to resist?


An international conference will return for its second year this September in Sweden to discuss challenges, solutions and approaches toward __ prevention.


Researchers have developed a new limewash for building surfaces that uses what to create a barrier against erosion damage?


The U.S. Navy awarded a task order of more than $2.8 billion for the construction of a new what at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard?


The University of Buffalo is holding what is being called the largest-ever United States __ test of a brick-and-mortar building.


True or False: A project update from the California High-Speed Rail Authority shows that the cost estimate for the project has decreased almost 22% since last year.


A research group found that proton-form __ have an excellent inactivation effect against influenza and COVID-19.


Advanced Construction Robotics launched a new robot capable of lifting, carrying and placing up to 5,000-pound bundles of what?


A nano-thin ___ coating technology developed by through the University of Toronto received $5 million in federal funding.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the final rule amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for what types of facilities?


True or False: The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for February, showing a decrease in its reports.


The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a proposal for first-ever national drinking water standard for how many per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances?


As part of a 155,000-square-foot reimagined workspace, a mural on a newly renovated building in Southampton will use what type of sustainable paint?


The U.S. Navy announced that the Fleet Readiness Center East is integrating ___ metallizing technology to aid in reducing aircraft maintenance turnaround times and decreasing costs.


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau showed that home building increased in February for the first time in ___ consecutive months.


True or False: The U.S. Army Corps discovered severe corrosion to a pump in the New Orleans flood protection system.


Dunn-Edwards announced that submissions are open for the third annual Emergency Professionals Design Competition, open to students of design and what field of study?


True or False: Washington’s Meeker Street Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that will undergo repairs, including repainting and deck resurfacing.


A researcher from the University of Central Florida drew inspiration from what to create an environmentally friendly, multicolor alternative to pigment-based colorants?


The Texas Department of Transportation provided an update on the ongoing progress of the new ___, following delays over design safety concerns.


A team of researchers received a federal grant to explore capturing what in 3D-printed building materials?


The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania released a technical program for the 2023 International Bridge Conference, which is celebrating its ___ annual event.


The Federal Aviation Administration awarded how much money from the bipartisan infrastructure law to meet the growing demand for air travel and improve passenger experience?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a memorandum emphasizing the need for states to assess the potential __ risks at drinking water systems to protect public drinking water.


A contractor is using a __ construction method to build a 16-story-tall mixed-use building near downtown Detroit.


A scientist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln received a grant to develop an advanced manufacturing platform for polymer coatings using what?


According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, construction industry jobs fell by ___ on a monthly basis.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was finalizing updates to its __ standards for Composite Wood Products under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


The Illinois Department of Transportation reported $150 million project to rehabilitate how many bridge structures in Chicago?


U.S. senators from West Virginia announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending how much in funding to the Lower Mud River Flood Risk Management Project.


France is appealing the annulment by the European Court of Justice regarding the classification of what?


A German research institute has reportedly developed an environmentally friendly and efficient laser solution for what?


A paint developed by two Arizona dads created a clear coating barrier system that prevents what?


True or False: The Connecticut Department of Transportation believes extreme temperature swings have caused a sudden release of lead paint chips on bridges across the state.


A team of researchers have designed a building material that changes its ___ based on the outside temperatures.


Alaska Airlines has plans to paint over its custom Boeing 737 sporting a 129-foot-long __ livery.


A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida has been awarded for their __-based disinfectant coating that can kill viruses.


Zentek Ltd. has recently announced the development of a novel corrosion protection technology based on functionalized what?


A new virtual reality laboratory allows students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology to study what through virtual models?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced more than ___ million in available funding for the Port Infrastructure Development Program.


The European Commission released two proposed directives to improve the protection of works from health risks linked to exposure to lead and what?


AzkoNobel Aerospace Coatings has teamed up with American Airlines to use ________ technology to deliver a new way of training painters.


According to the Dodge Construction Network, total construction starts fell __ in January.


True or False: A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to make the 3D printing of glass faster for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


A runway at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada was recently shut down due to what coating defect?


A design flaw in the Folsom Dam spillway in California has left the structure at risk for corrosion due to what?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would accept public input on developing new programs focused on lower carbon in construction materials.


An all-dry polymerization technique uses reactive vapors to create what with enhanced mechanical strength, kinetics and morphology?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was seeking public comment on a new proposal that addresses environmental justice, climate change and PFAS contamination.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has conditionally approved plans to safely remove chemicals from a refinery on St. Croix, following an inspection that identified safety concerns, including what?


Inspired by the skin of ___, a new multilayered fluidic system for windows has the potential to reduce energy costs in buildings.


A pair of fossils dubbed the “Dueling Dinosaurs,” which are expected to weigh roughly 15 tons, will make their debut at a natural science museum and use what material for its frame?


International Aerospace Coatings Group announced that it has been selected to develop and operate a new ___ facility at Teruel Airport in Central Spain.


An almost 100-year-old __ in Kenmore, New York, has been scheduled for demolition, with the removal of lead paint on the structure anticipated to begin soon.


A university student in Poland developed a new hybrid paint that is not only ___, but can also fight bacteria, remove stains and clean the air of harmful components.


President Joe Biden recently visited New York to announce $292 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding for the early phase of what project?


A new hospital facility in the United Kingdom is anticipated to be the first in the country to be built using what technology?


After __ years of construction, a new water treatment facility has opened in the City of Wausau, Wisconsin, making water for residents free of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration is preparing for the launch of what type of station?


This year’s American Concrete Institute Concrete Convention is expected to hold over __ committee meetings, more than 50 technical sessions, an industry trade exhibition, networking events and more.


In Australia, a delivery truck lost control and rolled over onto its side, spilling six tons of what onto the highway?


A proposal from the California Air Resources Board would ban the use of what in decorative plating by 2027?


A team of chemical engineering researchers from Penn State University has recently uncovered mechanisms capable of easily drying and redispersing what?


Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have reportedly developed a new method to clean ___ from contaminated water.


Reports shared that several capsules making up Tokyo’s famous Nakagin Capsule Tower, which used to stand 13 stories high with __ concrete boxes, have been restored and saved.


ASTM International announced that it is developing a proposed standard that will be used to help measure the tensile strength of what?


A researcher from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College was recently awarded a grant to study a method for doing what on Mars?


To create more sustainable concrete, Nationwide Engineering Research and Development has signed with partner The University of Manchester to further the commercialization of what material?


True or False: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Buildings and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices dipped in December.


After premiering a black and white color-changing car last year, German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW has unveiled that the technology can now change its exterior color in up to __ colors.


A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota has created a catalyst to convert resources like trees and corn into what?


World of Concrete, the industry’s largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals, wrapped up its 2023 conference in which U.S. city?


Renderings done by Spanish architect David Romero were used to create the unconstructed designs from which famous architect?


A recent study from The Ohio State University is reportedly the first to quantify the environmental impact associated with what?


The University of Bergen has received funding for a multi-year research project to examine the impact of ___ in white paint on a variety of factors.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its latest plan to lay out how it will work to protect __ with technology-based pollution limits.


A coatings manufacturer recently shared results from its participation in an independent study to investigate the antimicrobial efficacy and safety of __ and powder coating surfaces.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory examined an ultrathin protective coating designed to protect ___ against environmental factors.


The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance recently released an updated __ standard, which establishes minimum performance requirements.


The Biden-Harris Administration announced new actions and progress to remediate what type of toxic paint?


The Mix, a mixed-experience community in Frisco, Texas, will encompass how many acres?


A report from national transportation research nonprofit TRIP showed that which state’s transportation system is still in need of road and bridge improvements, as well as safety and capacity upgrades?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention announced that the Safer Chemical Ingredients List was being updated, bringing the total of listed chemicals to __.


The Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently unveiled a calendar for this year, featuring photoshopped __ in infrastructure projects.


The U.S. Green Building Council announced its 2022 Top 10 States for LEED green building, revealing that which state beat 2021 winner Illinois?


Researchers found that a “space skin” could help protect spacecraft and satellites from ___, while also collecting energy for future use.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers with ___ or more employees to keep OSHA injury and illness records and submit the required injury and illness data.


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan dedicates how much money to research activities through the bipartisan infrastructure law?


The Singapore Government is considering issuing limits on ___ emissions in building products and household furnishings.


REGEN Fiber has reportedly created an eco-friendly process to convert decommissioned ____ into reusable materials for concrete, mortar and other industries.


An historical preservation commission recently partnered with two paint companies to create a collection of colors inspired by what historical U.S. area?


True or False: Using an autonomous underwater vehicle, manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced the successful completion of its test for construction site mapping.


Architecture firm Jonathan Tuckey Design, known for radically transforming old buildings for modern use, has been approved to construct a house made of chalk and what?


Researchers at Bournemouth University developed and patented a new ___ sensor to improve safety and reliability of large structures.


Engineering company Boston Dynamics recently showcased its latest technology, Atlas, which is what?


True or False: After finding corrosion on a bridge located over State Road 46, the Indiana Department of Transportation will implement a six-month-long detour to avoid traffic on the affected infrastructure.


A team of researchers recently published a study on this ancient material to better understand its durability and self-healing properties.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to strengthen key national ambient air quality standards for what?


A St. Louis-based artist recently completed a mural that focuses on what prominent social issue?


According to the American Chemistry Council, the freezing winter weather is expected to impact ___ production, despite a 2.6% increase in production and sales in 2022 compared to 2021.


French startup Les Companions has been demonstrating a robot prototype that can do what?


The Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced that researchers had developed a new technique to deposit ___ coatings with the hope of replacing toxic chrome coatings.


Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Co. recently published a study on the extent of pyrrhotite-related damages on what type of building foundation?


Minnesota bridges were recently examined as part of a project to develop guidance and methods to estimate __ reinforcement section loss for bridge maintenance.


The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently awarded a $125,000 grant for the development of a standardized method to characterize the release of ___-based coatings.


Each state in the United States has its own shade of yellow paint for what?


A newly developed coating system designed to preserve ___ is reportedly yielding promising results.


A team of scientists from the United Nations have recently carried out the first standardized global review of potential risks and benefits from what types of projections?


The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently shared a concept paper with the European Union suggesting tariffs on ___ from countries producing the materials in environmentally harmful ways.


Researchers from several universities recently found that environmentally friendly alternatives to ___ were best at keeping fouling at bay on ships and vessels.


Italian design studio Valerio Cometti + V12 Design unveiled new robotic technology capable of analyzing exterior facades and removing what?


Work crews have recently been found placing hundreds of double-stacked shipping containers topped with razor wire along the boundary of which southern U.S. state?


The Biden-Harris Administration announced the first-ever performance standard, which will affect 30% of these government-owned spaces, for what?


Robotic specialist Xyrec is working on a sustainable paint stripping solution for what?


True or False: A year-end report published by Dodge Construction Network shared that the construction industry could remain positive in 2023 due to several factors, including government funding and digital transformation.


A segment of the Keystone Pipeline ruptured recently, spilling approximately how many barrels of tar sands oil?


Abrasive products and brushes manufacturer Weiler Abrasives recently expanded its SPOT Safety Training Program for how many focused training modules?


Biotechnology company I-Tech AB and global specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently announced they have successfully combined their respective ___ technologies with positive results.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in a press release that it has finalized a revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act risk determination for which chemical substance?


A newly developed conductive coating from the University of Sussex mimics the spread of ___ through a process called “explosive percolation.”


A coating supplier recently partnered with a Los Angeles-based company to launch a “happiness-inducing” holiday capsule collection of what?


True or False: The U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $150 million in grant funding in December.


A $300 million historical preservation and restoration project recently required surface preparation for the gold dome of which U.S. state house?


What type of bridge recently collapsed in Tretten, Norway, due to significant overload?


Which state announced plans to issue new environmental permitting rules regarding flood-control efforts?


The Florida International University received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to research 3D printing of what?


A woman traveling near Naples, New York, recently came up with a story about what anomaly?


In December, Congress approved legislation to prevent an impending strike in what industry?


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently awarded ICON a contract to use what to help build infrastructure?


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $10 million for ___ resilience projects in New Jersey.


New York City’s 91-story Steinway Tower, has earned the title of world’s ___ skyscraper.


Following a recent inspection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered an agreement for the safe removal of unmanaged __ at a facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


True or False: The American Institute of Architects reported that demand for design services increased in October.


Analysis and training provider Michigan Metrology recently announced registration is open for a class and workshop that will focus on ___.


Out of 1 million studied buildings in New York City, how many contained green roofs?


A $55 million airport paint facility in Wisconsin, scheduled to open in 2023, will be able to paint how many aircrafts per year in its 73,000-square-foot-facility?


Construction at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital paused for several days after inspectors discovered what between the first and second levels of the structure?


A “world-first” project is looking into using __ and self-healing concrete to prevent pipes from cracking.


During the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti announced plans to construct another ___, otherwise known as a Vertical Forest.


True or false: In abrasive blasting work, 100-micron-sized dust particles are respirable and therefore dangerous to health.


Lawmakers recently reached a bipartisan agreement on more than $37 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for navigation and restoration in what severe weather event?


A new study showed that slow payments this year were estimated to cost the construction industry how much money?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced the latest round of transportation innovations would be applied to highway, transit and what other agency?


With a $4.2 billion construction and renovation project underway, the capacity of New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is expected to increase by how many passengers per year?


A cooling pavement coating applied to a Phoenix neighborhood flaked off roadways because of what?


Madison Square Garden recently announced a jump in construction costs, representing a __ increase, for an ongoing project in Las Vegas.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in which U.S. city?


The London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for 2023, which feature a design that has the flare of what classic Walt Disney fictional character?


Sherwin-Williams recently unveiled a new online tool for conceptualizing, visualizing and optimizing coatings projects for what?


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the number of women working in the construction industry has hit a record high, making up __ of the total workforce.


The Canadian side of Niagara Falls recently opened a ___-foot-long tunnel underneath the waterfall to visitors.


In November, a Southern Illinois association hosted a three-day expo with information and hands-on demonstrations for students to explore what industry?


Software development company RoboK AI recently announced that it won government backing to use drones to monitor what?


The “skyscraper race,” a term coined from the number of skyline changes and proposals for record-breaking skyscrapers, refers to which Canadian city?


A utility company in Eugene, Oregon, is constructing two to six new water tanks to improve resiliency against what?


The University of Pittsburgh recently approved plans for a series of state-of-the-art athletics projects, which is expected to take how long to complete?


Which U.S. state houses the longest moveable bridge on the Northeast Corridor?


Over the summer, United States President Joe Biden launched the Infrastructure Talent Pipeline Challenge, which focuses on three sectors: Broadband, Construction and what?


True or False: The Artemis I, which lifted off in November, is only the second moon-bound rocket to leave the Kennedy Space Center in 50 years.


A century-old historic building at which Pennsylvania university recently received a $4 million state grant for major renovations.


True or False: Methyl methacrylate resinous flooring systems should not be applied at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.


A team from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur developed a new coating technology that can do what for solar panel surfaces?


An unnamed manufacturer sent its antimicrobial coating to EMSL Analytical Inc. for testing and found that the coatings remained effective for how long?


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently gave its final approval to remove how many dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon?


The French Senate approved new legislature requiring that the roofs of existing and new car parks with at least 80 spaces do what to be made more sustainable?


Waterjetting contractor Sabre Jetting Services has recently devised a method to remove what from concrete surfaces?


Crews at the Dresden University of Technology campus in Germany have recently completed what has been dubbed the world’s first ___ building.


Vecor Technologies recently presented work where _______ was incorporated into materials like concrete to reduce waste.


Southeast material handling solution provider Carolina Handling, in partnership with 48forty Solutions, has recently completed the world’s largest ______, totaling 26,235 square feet.


Boeing recently explained that peeling paint on various surfaces of its 787 Dreamliner jetliners are due to exposure to what?


The construction industry has seen a ___ uptick in employment growth between 2011 and 2020.


A new study observed the ___ behavior of coatings in real-time, allowing researchers to better understand and design coatings.


A recent study found that a new transparent window coating could be utilized to do what inside of buildings?


In the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s extension project for the Metrorail Silver Line, __ miles will be added to the track.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would be seeking public input on programs funded by what?


Researchers from the University of Nebraska won the NATO Innovation Challenge for its work using sensors to monitor what?


A state-by-state analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data found that the non-seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate fell in September 2022 from a year ago, down from 4.5% to __.


A Texas water storage plant was recently approved for a $__ rehabilitation, with construction including mechanical repairs and recoated yard piping.


Versatile Building Products is now accepting submissions for what type of photo contest?


Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that partially or fully recycled __ products are being produced at its custom recycling center in Italy.


The U.S. Green Building Council announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program to more directly address what?


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Fifth Drinking Water Contamination Candidate List contains 110 chemicals, three chemical groups and 12 microbes.


Ohio-based startup Aeroseal has recently made its energy-saving systems available in ___ and building envelopes for rental properties across the United States and in 29 countries.


Pieces of steel from a Minnesota ___ have been removed from storage to be placed in what will be the University of St. Thomas’ new engineering building.


The Buffalo Bills released the first renderings of its new open-air stadium, a project expected to cost how much?


What is the minimum water pressure that constitutes ultra-high-pressure waterjetting?


A research team from the University of Helsinki in Finland is developing thin films needed to handle new types of what sustainable technology?


A __ paint was recently applied at the largest school system in South Texas, Northside Independent School District.


A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras recently developed technology that can improve what type of coating industry tool?


A construction industry workforce development initiative, which has brought more then 150 students together to learn about the industry, is based in which Missouri city?


A German marine biologist recently studied how ___ coatings can curb algal growth while still protecting tropical coral reefers.


Construction recently began in Saudi Arabia on a linear city, which is expected to stretch ___ miles and stand 1,640 feet tall.


True or False: The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce recently announced a signed joint statement of intent with Ukraine.


Built in 1963, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Socrates Zaferiou House is currently on the market in New York for how much?


Which Louisiana city won the 2022 Tnemec Company Inc. Tank of the Year for the best water tank?


An industrial doctorate student from Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering, has recently developed a new construction material for building insulation made from what?


The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first round of grants from the bipartisan infrastructure law’s competitive Bridge Investment Program, totaling $18.4 million for how many projects?


Which NFL team recently announced an agreement for a new, $2.2 billion stadium?


A project from the University of Pittsburgh is creating a digital model of the new Fern Hollow Bridge by piloting a hexacopter drone for how long every two weeks?


True or False: Increased wages have not affected contractors pursuing construction projects.


A research team from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a new mechanical robust ___ coating that can be applied via spray coating.


In October, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on classifying employees and what?


The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a plan to accelerate the progress of infrastructure construction, which focuses on three main areas: delivering projects on time, staying on task and what?


A new initiative from Tuskegee University’s Department of Architecture and University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School have been working to preserve what?


A German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer put in a patent application for a paint film that can do what?


True or False: The Construction Backlog Indicator reported a flat month for the third time in a row for September.


Which East Coast state was recently approved for $31.3 million in funding from the state for water infrastructure projects?


Work recently began in North Carolina on what is expected to be the largest mixed-use research development, with the project expected to cost nearly ___.


The world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge, which is __ feet long, recently opened at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan.


In Iowa, an artist recently created a mural using what unique material, with publications dubbing it the “clean-air machine”?


For the first time ever, an aircraft operated by Swiss International Airlines was equipped with surface technology that replicates the flow-efficient properties of what?


The construction industry’s “design, bid, build” process has recently been disrupted by rising costs and what?


The Forest Street Water Tower in Massachusetts will undergo a renovation project that includes upgrades to ladder systems and entrances, roof venting system and coatings work, all of which will cost how much?


Researchers from the University of British Columbia have recently developed a copper-coated technology capable of what?


Gecko Robotics recently entered a collaboration with an energy provider to offer ___ robotic inspection services across Europe.


Engineers from the University of Canterbury launched a new building system designed to better protect homes in the event of an earthquake by using what?


Which federal government department recently issued a report outlining challenges it faces in implementing the bipartisan infrastructure law, including inflation, labor and supply chain issues?


At the end of last month, which major U.S. city passed an energy transformation code that would adopt and exceed the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)?


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited a metal coatings company at its New Jersey manufacturing site for how many violations?


Researchers from Washington State University recently shared that there may be a potential use for what in 3D printing?


A research team from Eastern Michigan University was recently awarded a U.S. patent for their invention of what type of coating methods?


Two years since its original approval, groundbreaking was held for a $4 billion neighborhood in which West Coast city?


True or False: The $3 million painting project on the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge was completed three weeks later than the anticipated date.


Which historic Kennywood roller coaster in Pittsburgh has been closed to receive a full-scale repaint?


The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently evaluated __-reinforced concrete to help bridge decks and pavements better withstand the state’s weather.


Dodge Data & Analytics issued a new report on construction projects in the United States, revealing total constructions starts fell 9% in August, or a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ___.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will offer low-cost, flexible financing for nearly __ of transit project costs.


Renovations to the former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Pittsburgh were recently completed, turning the plant into what?


True or False: An 870-acre wind-powered farm in Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly faced minimal damage following Hurricane Ian.


Following a __ decline in blood donations, British artist Stuart Semple launched a red paint collection in an act of protest against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s policies banning gay men from donating blood.


To reduce carbon emissions and improve sewers, utility company Scottish Water is adopting the use of drones and what?


In honor of its 100th anniversary, which famous United States landmark is getting a fresh coat of paint?


The “world’s whitest paint,” developed by researchers at Purdue University, uses nanoparticles of barium sulfate to reflect __ of the sunlight.


The Environmental Protection Agency announced its approval of the Standard Test Method to Measure Volatiles from radiation curable ___ monomers, oligomers, and blends and thin coatings made from them.


True or False: The Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup plan for groundwater at the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site was officially approved.


Testing is currently underway in Fargo, North Dakota, where researchers are studying how what type of plant can be used as a construction material?


Following its collapse earlier this year, which Pittsburgh bridge is currently being renovated?


Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures UK (Cross-UK), which compiles and publishes free safety information for built environment professionals, was founded in what year?


By using the polymer ____, a coating from Mussel Polymers, Inc. has been used to strengthen carbon and aramid fibers, which allows for stronger, more lightweight materials.


To address the smaller incoming workforce for the construction industry, which state announced that it would open a charter school aimed at preparing students for college and careers in construction?


The Australian Rawdon Island Bridge is reaching its final stages of repair work, after authorities found major structural issues in what part of the support structure in March 2021?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed an amendment to ___ regulations, which will affect programs under the Clean Air Act.


Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that it will reuse post-consumer plastics and tires for what?


In working to restore Rembrandt’s 377-year-old painting “The Night Watch,” a team of researchers from AkzoNobel recently discovered that the artist used __ to create the painting’s 3D effect.


Newly repaired, the West Seattle Bridge was closed for two and a half years because of accelerated cracking likely caused by overuse. On average, the bridge sees ___ drivers and 25,000 transit riders per day.


In August, which city announced the launch of an industrial and construction careers pathways program, funded by an $18.6 million grant?


PPG recently announced a solar program for its Michigan facility, which will reduce the company’s carbon footprint by more than 2,400 metric tons annuals, or the equivalent of ___ gasoline-powered vehicles.


Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore recently invented a __ coating to protect wood surfaces and materials.


Energy company Woodside reportedly developed equipment that performs ___, in response to COVID-related supply chain risks.


The Associated Builders and Contractors announced that the construction industry added how many jobs on net in July?


True or False: A rule approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation strengthens the safety of onshore gas transmission pipelines by, in part, allowing inspections companies to tailor corrosion control standards to each project.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has finalized a revision to the risk determination for which pigment?


True or False: Funding for the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competitive grant program was recently increased by 50% because of the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Building owners in Los Angeles are hoping to sell their building ___ million above the structure’s worth because of a mural painted by graffiti artist Banksy.


Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that one of its ___ coatings has provided more than 30 years of maintenance-free corrosion protection at the splash zone of an offshore asset.


Centuries after construction, the gold on a palace and fortress in Granada, Spain suddenly ___.


The Michigan Department of Transportation recently utilized self-propelled modular transporters to move a bridge weighing _______, which is the second largest project of its kind in Michigan’s history.


A team of civil and environmental engineers from the University of Notre Dame is working to better prepare homes for what?


Which state has the lowest percentage of bridges on the National Highway System classified in “poor” condition?


A crew in Denver recently broke ground on the nation’s first ___ hotel.


Viaducts along Central Park in Chicago have been water blasted after testing found high levels of what?


Residents of a luxury high-rise in Houston had to evacuate after the concrete on the first floor buckled, due to what?


True or False: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council was established in 2008.


A private educational institution in Georgia recently installed what type of coating in its playground and basketball court?


In August, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement on the Klamath River Renewal project, which will ultimately cost how much?


Which state recently introduced a new program for lead-based paint hazard inspection to address LBP hazards in older housing units?


Thanks to a new cool coating initiative in Los Angeles, ___ square feet of roads and other pavement have been painted with a solar-reflective coating.


Researchers from the University of South Australia have conducted tests to see how what part of a vehicle could be used in architecture?


In August, what type of 10-year-old bridge collapsed in Norway?


The Millennium Tower has been approved for a reduced scope for stabilization, which changes the 52-pile design to __ piles.


A union in New York recently launched a training program to recruit people into what type of painting?


To keep their lawns looking healthy amid a drought, Massachusetts residents are doing what?


Which U.S. city announced a new program that allows crosswalks, sidewalks, residential streets, residential intersections and curb extensions to be painted into murals?


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that it was providing training scholarships to increase the number of certified individuals to remove what?


A team from Florida International University has reportedly developed a coating material to shield structures from what when travelling to space?


Two Ohio University professors plan to remediate acid mine drainage to extract two million pounds of what per year?


The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that by 2025, there could be a total of __ million commercial and recreational drones flying in U.S. airspace.


Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory recently corrected an error in the color of what modern technology?


The New York State Department of Transportation owns about __ of the highway bridges in New York State.


A 63-year-old sculpture in Jamestown, North Dakota, shaped like what animal, is being prepared for an upcoming paint job?


The Mountain Valley Pipeline has officially been approved for a new deadline, extending the date to what year?


True or False: The demand of design services began decreasing in July.


True or false: Researchers from Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are reinforcing concrete with shrimp shells.


Housing technology company Intelligent City Inc. reportedly raised $17 million to advance sustainable urban housing using mass timber, automation and what?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced an infrastructure program that provides states with $7.3 billion in funding to make transportation infrastructure more resilient to what?


Everyrealm, a metaverse real estate development firm, is working with real estate advisory firm Alexander Team to launch “The Row,” a metaverse community made up of how many 3D landmarks?


Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly developed a biodegradable system to replace __ found in agricultural products, paints and cosmetics.


Construction engineering company SK ecoplant is working with CMD Group to produce low-carbon construction materials by recycling what?


Researchers from Rice University announced that their strain-sensing smart skin system can detect what in large structures?


An Iowa public pool closed earlier this year because of what type of paint defect?


In September 2021, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa installed the first ever commercial, fully recyclable ___ for cleaner energy.


True or False: A second-quarter report revealed that building and renovation project costs fell by 5% over the past year in New York City.


Wisconsin state government recently announced that inflation is affecting which industry, with industry costs increasing by 11% compared to past years.


Over $40 billion in American Rescue Plan funds have contributed to how many jobs in the past two years, according to a government announcement?


Researchers from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology have reportedly developed a transparent coating material that can do what in sunlight?


The U.S. House Appropriations Committee announced the approval of the 2023 Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies bill, which sees an increase of __ compared to last year.


A recent federal government act would give money to American-made ___ to complete critical infrastructure inspection, maintenance or construction projects.


A leaked report in July indicated that Paris’ Eiffel Tower is in poor condition because of what?


A proposed package of reforms to streamline infrastructure projects in San Diego could see a typical project be completed up to how much faster?


True or False: The Federal Reserve (Fed) recently revealed that construction activity is increasing in various regions around the United States.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed an update to its cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site, which would inject what directly into the aquifer?


Dubbed the “Carapace Pavilion,” this award-winning structure in Joshua Tree National Park has a design inspired by what desert plant?


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced an investment of ___ for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.


The Dream Wheel, a new attraction in New Jersey made up of 27 climate-controlled gondolas, weighs 750 tons and stands how many feet tall?


Used by the U.S. Army Program in places where bridges aren’t available, the Improved Ribbon bridge is an example of what?


For the first time, the Concrete Canvas Art Festival used what new technology to capture artists’ attention?


A farmer in Norfolk, England recently used what to whitewash the glass roofs of greenhouses?


In March, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rulemaking to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts for the first time in __ years.


Corrosion rates are increasing by how much each year?


The Christchurch City Council in New Zealand recently found that ___, coming from the Bromley Wastewater Treatment Plant, has affected lead paint on nearby properties.


German automobile factory and motorcycle manufacturer BMW is teaming up with global chemical company BASF to create a new sustainable paint made from what organic material?


The end of June saw the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency release the final scope document for the Toxic Substances Control Act Risk Evaluation for what?


Within the labor shortage, __ of the 12 million people in the skilled trades workforce are over the age of 45.


Which state recently passed a compromise bill, mandating several green incentives, to stay on track with a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?


True or False: 15 of the 25 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. reported in 2020 were the positions in the construction industry.


Last month, hardware cooperative Ace Hardware declared July 16 a national holiday, called what?


To address heat-related illness and death among construction workers, the Construction Injury Prevention Act in Texas would require at least one paid 15-minute rest break every __ hours.


New York legislature recently passed a bill for the ___ industry, with the goal of better protecting workers.


Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology are utilizing machine learning to design what type of films?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a draft revision regarding risk determination of ___ pursuant to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).


True or false: This year, government funding for sustainable infrastructure will not include money from insurance funds.


Thrive Home Builders has recently introduced a new building approach, that will make buildings what?


The City of Flint Michigan is planning to request nearly $12 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to meet the requirements of what?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced an award of $518 million for how many airport construction projects across the country?


In June, the City of Portland, Oregon announced approval of recommendations to add requirements to which aspect of their infrastructure?


California’s recent legislation to protect employees from ultrahigh heat lays out specific workers’ rights regarding outdoor work in temperatures exceeding __.


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6.5 billion in funding which, would in part, be used to continue replacing lead service lines.


In July, the Canadian government published a renewed agenda that focuses on what types of emissions to improve air quality?


President Joe Biden’s summer executive orders prioritize clean energy manufacturing with the goal of eliminating carbon from the country’s power supply by when?


Affordable California housing projects have become increasingly more expensive to build, with several projects costing more than __ per apartment.


Finders University in Australia unveiled a new training center to research biofilms to prevent what?


Following a risk evaluations review in February 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a list of ____ chemicals expected to lose confidential status.


While construction is currently halted due to safety concerns, when finished, the estimated $1.1 billion Harbor Bridge will span ___ miles.


True or False: To remain sustainable, coatings manufacturer Teknos has removed plastics from all its materials.


Residents of Hamburg, near Buffalo, are fundraising to have a steel water storage tank be repainted to look like ___ to represent American culture.


Along with other major cities in the U.S., Washington D.C. recently passed a ban on what?


The United States Air Force recently completed facility renovations at the Aviano Air Base in Italy as part of a ___ project.


What technology is a team of researchers from Japan studying to combat urban heat island effects?


The Nevada Department of Transportation anticipates reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about __ tons per year.


A team of Australian researchers developed a type of coating, strong enough to be considered an alternative to bullet-proof glass, meant to protect from what?


Street crews and city officials recently applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in _____________ as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat-related illness and death.


Aesthetic damages have been seen by guests in the queue area for what Disneyland attraction in Anaheim, California?


True or False: The Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does have the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.


True or False: Connor Fields, the keynote speaker for the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s Leadership Conference, is the only American athlete to receive an Olympic Gold Medal for BMX Racing.


True or False: Repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, including stencil work and updated paint color, was completed in May.


Decorative paints company Coral, an AkzoNobel-owned brand, has recently developed a _________-repellent coating to fight against dengue fever in Brazil.


A contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct the new Soo Lock in Michigan for what phase of the project?


The nomination deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards has been extended to:


Curtin University researchers are developing an artificial intelligence monitor to improve maintenance and prevent corrosion on what type of structure?


An ultra-black coating developed by a team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology can absorb what percentage of the wide light spectrum?


Which country recently awarded financial assistance to an industrial coatings company to boost the adoption of digital technologies?


Global coatings manufacturer PPG plans to complete over 25 _______ makeovers through its New Paint for a New Start initiative this month.


Pacific Gas and Electric Company was recently cited by the California Public Utilities Commission for failing to correct what type of corrosion protection system?


The U.S. National Parks Service announced $3,405,000 in grants to preserve and interpret sites from what war?


What color were the paint flakes found in a Maryland neighborhood from work on a nearby television tower?


True or False: A Florida resident was recently blocked by a neighbor from finishing a paint project on their home due to the neighborhood’s zero-lot line rule.


According to a recent JPCL article, how steep is the vertical drop that the 1.3-mile-long penstock takes from nearby mountains to the Devil Canyon Power Plant in California?


Texas A&M University College of Engineering was recently awarded a grant to study what type of green building material?


True or False: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, consumer prices in May surged 8.6% across the board when compared to the year prior, the highest rate since 1981.


True or False: Recent medical studies on workplace lead exposure show that adverse health effects could occur in adults at higher blood lead levels than what was previously recognized.


A needle gauge is used to check what process?


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced $520 million in funding available to protect low-income households from ______________.


The U.S. Department of Transportation opened a call for applications last month for the competitive _______ Investment Program.


What color did the public vote to paint the Scott Base research facility?


Queen’s University in Canada recently launched its new Carbon to ______ Coating Institute after receiving a $24 million grant from the Government of Canada.


True or False: The new UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh is expected to become the largest hospital in the city’s history.


Which airline has been experiencing paint defects while facing long wait times from paint shops?


The deadline for the 2022 Elevation Awards is:


True or False: The 2022 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide lists equipment and related supplies for protective and marine coating work from more than 240 manufacturers, distributors and rental companies.


An aquatic center in Bettendorf, Iowa, recently experienced what type of coating failure in its swimming pool?


How many finalists were chosen for the paint design on the “One Week Wonder” project at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture convention later this month?


A first-of-its-kind office building in Australia will feature what kind of cladding?


True or False: A recently scrapped red, white and blue paint job proposal for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump would contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane.


Grambling State University received how many gallons of paint from coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore for renovations?


Which means of surface preparation was not studied in a recent JPCL article on the effectiveness of different surface prep methods?


For Zion Bank’s 30th Paint-a-Thon last month, volunteers serviced how many homes in Idaho and Utah?


A contract was recently awarded to study the possibility of constructing what kind of facility on Rikers Island in New York City?


True or False: A Pittsburgh-based company recently released an autonomous coating system that can apply coatings to commercial buildings.


The Wheeling ________ Bridge is undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


True or False: According to a recent report from Moody’s Analytics, while the U.S. economy is witnessing inflation, dropped savings rates, and increased revolving credit and interest rates, a recession is inevitable.


What structure in Coventry, Rhode Island, will receive a fresh coat of paint using funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act?


Which company recently donated paint for a maintenance project on the world’s largest Radio Flyer wagon attraction?


What is the name of the process that causes a metal to become inert or unreactive?


Which of the following companies was not a recipient of the first test order for the EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act under the National Testing Strategy for PFAS substances found in commercial firefighting foam and other uses?


Which state recently signed a directive to streamline its permitting process for infrastructure projects of $50 million or more?


A building material using a naturally occurring _________ as a binder was recently funded for environmentally friendly precast elements and ready-mixed materials.


More than _________ gallons of coating material were sprayed inside the penstock that took first place in Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Awards.


When you add exempt solvents as thinners to a high solids coating, what happens to the VOC content?


What is the non-abrasive cleaning method used where laser energy is focused and absorbed by the surface to produce favorable modifications?


The Associated General Contractors of America found that construction employment gained how many jobs between March and April?


The European Space Agency is studying titanium oxide materials for what kind of coating on the International Space Station?


True or False: Paint knife is another name for a draw down bar.


At the end of May, a mural artist in Florida was rescued from the ___________ he was working on after the motor on his lift equipment failed.


Which coatings company was recently named the official paint of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort?


Why are zinc-rich coatings sometimes applied to structural concrete?


True or False: According to a recent study, nine in 10 contractors want to work more closely with architects than they do today, and eight in 10 architects want to work more closely with contractors.


The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of a temporary public interest wavier regarding construction materials through the recent Buy America standards for how many days?


How long is the new apprenticeship program from NYC Health + Hospitals and District Council No. 9 Local Union 1969, Civil Service Employees, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades?


What is the main feature of zinc that allows it to provide cathodic protection to steel?


There are more than ___ drop-off sites across New York State's Paint Stewardship Program to safely dispose of and recycle leftover paint.


The second generation of Gema’s Dynamic Contour Detection system uses “smart” scanning technology to improve the process for what kind of spray coating?


What color paint is being researched by engineers to slash carbon emissions and in some cases potentially replace air conditioning units?


Recently, anchor chains were cleaned and recoated at a Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. How much does one chain link weigh?


What is a name for units of viscosity of paint?


Rotating flaps with hard metallic tips are components of what piece of surface preparation equipment?


True or False: Researchers from Washington State University demonstrated how old, single-use masks can be utilized in cement mixtures to make stronger, more durable concrete.


True or False: Cornell University is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities.


An Icelandic architecture firm is looking to use what natural material to construct buildings?


The City of Long Beach tried to auction off lifeboats from the historic RMS ____________, but lead paint and a lack of bids are leading to the disposal of the boats.


True or False: The deadline to submit abstracts for presentations and discussion topics at the 2022 CPIA Leadership Conference is June 15.


Scientists have modelled a polysulfide coating made from waste products to absorb what kind of pollution from water?


At what level of permeability is a coating generally considered to be breathable?


Which city approved legislation in May authorizing an expanded exterior paint program for eligible homeowners?


The University of Arkansas was awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study:


Established in 1993, what is the “safe” blood lead level value specified under OSHA’s Lead Standards?


Researchers from which European country have recently created what's being touted as the "world's first" zero emissions cement?


True or False: The world’s longest suspension bridge opened last month in Arouca, Portugal, at 516 meters long.


Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have developed a nontoxic coating for medical implants that uses what metal?


True or False: Scientists have developed a low-cost iron aluminide coating that show four times increased corrosion resistance than that of mild steel.


Last month, the British Coatings Federation adopted the use of what globe statement in regard to Volatile Organic Compounds?


How many standards and guidance manuals are under the umbrella of the AWWA SCTC?


Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints has teamed up with which retailer to offer same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint products?


Which state has recently presented a draft document for its largest infrastructure improvement plan to date?


True or False: The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with Technology Publishing Company, is calling for abstracts for presentations and discussion topics at the 2022 CPIA Leadership Conference.


What hydrophobic material has the Harvey Mudd College produced using a gas-phase-synthesis method?


How many energy-efficient rooftop billboards in Miami were recently installed to highlight the benefits of roof coatings?


True or False: A new method for creating four-component, titanium-based nanocomposite coatings used to protect gas turbine engines requires high temperatures to develop.


How many gallons of paint were collected during the first year of operations of the PaintCare Washington paint recycling program?


The first aircraft to be on route with German leisure airline Condor’s new vacation-inspired striped livery was completed in what color?


What type of historic structure was recently repainted in Lossiemouth, Scotland?


The replacement bridge for the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh, which collapsed in January, will be constructed using what material?


Statues of what animal were recently repainted the wrong color outside of the Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchel Zoo?


True or False: 29 CFR 1910.146 is the OSHA standard that regulates work in permit-required confined spaces, including the use of plural-component spray application equipment.


Which coatings company recently deployed a private fleet of trucks and railcars to speed up its raw materials deliveries?


What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?


Researchers from the University of Stuttgart have developed a new method for applying ___________ coatings to 3D printed multi-lens systems.


Researchers have produced a coating with high solar-to-heat conversion efficiency using what byproduct of burned organic materials?


The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh was recently awarded what level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for its building renovation?


A research team from Northwestern University developed a sponge to clean polluted waters and can absorb ___ times its weight in oil.


True or False: Early-bird registration is open for the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s second annual CPIA Leadership Conference.


Scientists from Sandia National Laboratories have recently developed an environmentally friendly protective coating inspired by:


“Project Virginia,” reportedly the world’s largest 3D-printed construction project, is expected to build how many homes?


According to a recent study, city streets are safer for pedestrians when the asphalt roadways are painted with art, reducing the rate of car crashes involving pedestrians or cyclists by what percentage?


True or False: Efflorescence can move through permeable paint films on masonry substrates.


When is NSF 600, a new health requirement requiring all coatings in contact with potable water to meet new, lower extraction levels, slated to go into effect?


What waste material is being used to create adobe bricks in the 818 Brick Program?


What do PVDF and FEVE have in common?


A new contract between the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, and The Builders’ Association included a wage increase of what percentage for members?


Last month, in celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Seattle Space Needle in Seattle was repainted what color?


True or False: A new residential building in Switzerland is expected to become the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the world upon its completion.


A team of researchers from the University of Konstanz recently set out to produce what material during polymerization in the form of an aqueous dispersion, serving as a basis for solvent-free and emission-free coatings?


According to the latest Architectural Billings Index, the ABI score rose how many points in March?


According to a recent JPCL article, what is the percentage of potential reduction in a ship’s CO2 emissions that can be achieved by employing a proactive hull cleaning system to prevent fouling buildup?


True or False: The Illinois Department of Labor recently issued a conclusion of the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, which requires employees on all public works projects to be comprised of a minimum of 90% Illinois residents.


True or False: Projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law are allowed to use iron and steel materials manufactured anywhere in the world.


What color paint was recently spilled by a truck on Kelly Avenue in Edmond, Oklahoma?


A team of researchers from Spain recently studied the use of microparticles as fillers for epoxy resins from recycled what?


The New York City Department of Buildings reports that building construction-related incidents in the city have dropped what percentage compared to 2020?


With an expected increase in demand for ships to transport and store gas globally, Nippon Paints Marine is advising shipowners and shipyards to ensure that their fuel, water and cargo tanks are protected from __________.


The newly launched National Emphasis Program requires OSHA inspectors and compliance assistance specialists are to engage in proactive outreach and technical assistance on days when the heat index is above what temperature?


A 2,670-foot pedestrian bridge in need of restoration that connects Cincinnati and Kentucky is painted what color?


True or False: The recently approved London MSG Sphere will have an interior display that is expected to be the biggest and highest-resolution LED screen in the world.


True or false: The American Water Works Association tests for health effects and certifies coatings for use in contact with potable water.


True or False: Infrastructure investments planned in China this year are more than double the spending outlined in the United States’ infrastructure package passed last year.


According to ASTM D1653, Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films, a coating is classified as vapor permeable at greater than how many perms?


Researchers from Iowa State University are developing a framework to improve the efficiency, accuracy and efficacy of bridge ____________.


True or False: The London High Court ruled to continue work on a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center project in the United Kingdom last month.


A group of researchers are calling for “paradigm change” in the science of forecasting _________ damage within reinforced concrete structures.


True or False: There is a new, color-changing paint, described as the world’s first “Unicorn” paint, available in the industry.


The S.S. Badger, a ferry in Ludington, Michigan, was recently drydocked and repainted, using how many gallons of paint?


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released a report on the commercial availability and current uses of ________ found in various paints, coatings and varnishes.


True or False: The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report urging the Department of Defense to take action to better protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule to prohibit ongoing uses of the only known form of _______ currently imported into the United States.


Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago recently developed more than 80 environmentally friendly, anti-________ coatings.


True or False: A lawsuit was recently filed in federal court against The Sherwin-Williams Company over a 4% “supply chain surcharge.”


What kind of bridge was in need of repair last month in Delray Beach, Florida, due to a “significant malfunction?”


What concrete method was used in a curved space as part of the American Museum of Natural History’s expansion in New York?


A water tower painted to resemble a __________ in Huron, Ohio, will be getting a new paint job due to the structure’s sponsor changing its name and logo.


True or False: The First Judicial Department of the New York Appellate Division ruled that Lloyd’s of London and other insurers were not liable to pay over $100 million into a California abatement fund regarding the sale of Dutch Boy lead paint by NL Industries.


A broken pipeline in Edwardsville, Illinois, leaked roughly how many gallons of crude oil last month?


Approximately how many gallons of concrete and masonry primer/sealer was used to repaint the historic “Shoe Building” in Cambridge, Ontario?


A team of researchers recently reviewed several plant-based extracts as an environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor for ________ in the oil and gas industry.


A team of international researchers developed the first color spectra catalog to facilitate the search for extraterrestrial signs of life in the cosmos using microbes found in _______ conditions.


True or False: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently proposed a new regulation to set maximum containment levels in drinking water for two forms of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid.


Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy released new building energy code requirements for federal buildings and proposed new standards for residential room consumer appliances that are expected to reduce emissions over 30 years equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of how many homes?


A painting created by Polish-American artist Agnieszka Pilat and a robotic _______ sold for $40,000 in March at a charity benefit for Ukrainian refugees.


True or False: The United States and the United Kingdom recently reached a deal to partially lift tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from the U.K.


True or False: The new SSPC Paint 47 Standard was developed to raise the bar for color retention in projects.


A research team from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xiamen University recently announced the results of its study of a natural-based coating, which reportedly exhibited effective ________ and lower toxicity.


True or False: An aircraft owner recently had his plane color-matched and painted to match his Tesla.


This year, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new evaluation framework regarding _______ damage and potential fire ignitions.


What year did Charles P. Hatch of the Empire Transportation Company invent the first rail car?


Global architectural and design practice Populous was recently hired to design a proposed stadium for what National Football League team?


How many aquifer breaches occurred last year during the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project?


A team of researchers from Texas A&M University recently presented a new type of coating that could limit the __________ of wood used in construction.


True or False: The world’s longest midspan suspension bridge opened last month in Turkey.


New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has recently transformed two late __________ townhouses on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia.


Canadian development and commercialization company Zentek Ltd. recently conducted testing on its __________ coating.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee the cleanup of how many total acres of the Beck’s Lake Superfund site?


True or False: The SSPC-SP 3, Power Tool Cleaning, standard requires removal of all tightly adhering rust, mill scale and paint.


In 2019, Cleveland City Council passed a law mandating the obtainment of _____-safe certificates fore rental properties, landlords and property owners by March 1, 2023.


Researchers in Australia recently developed a smart coating for pipelines that can remove _________ from water while preventing corrosion and solvent damage.


Last month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the launch of a new program to improve _____ quality in buildings.


In a recent JPCL article, what was the minimum Shore D hardness measurement level that a newly applied intumescent coating system failed to reach, resulting in premature blistering?


True or False: A mobile intelligent paint robot will be used to complete all painting work for a luxury high-rise residential project in Downtown Dubai.


What color will nine bridges in West Virginia be painted as part of a “massive” cleaning and painting project awarded by the state’s Department of Highways?


Technology Publishing Company’s Commercial Contractor Connect, in conjunction with the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s Leadership Conference, will host its second annual event this year near what city?


True or false: The ISO 16961:2015 standard covers both new construction and maintenance works of tank internal coating and lining as well as the repair of defective and deteriorated systems.


How many awards were bestowed as part of the 2021 JPCL Prestige Awards program?


A condominium in south Minneapolis experiencing cracks in the hallways and common areas between the third and tenth floors is made up of two former _________.


True or False: The Empire Wind and Beacon offshore wind farms are expected to power 2.4 million homes in New York once completed.


An additive developed by a research team from the Korea Institute of Materials Science increased a resin’s antibacterial properties by 99.99% and its antiviral properties by more than how many times?


A recent study published by the Swiss-based Environmental Action has found that paint accounts for what percentage of microplastics in the world’s oceans and waterways?


True or False: The restoration of an historic mill building in Altoona, Pennsylvania, required lead paint removal.


The Big Horn Project in Pueblo, Colorado, is set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on ________ energy.


The 2022 Pavilion for the London-based Serpentine Galleries will be constructed with primarily what material?


How many article published during the past year are eligible for the 2021 JPCL Reader's Choice Awards?


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently announced the selection of three university-led proposals for the development of technologies for living and working on:


True or False: The largest dam removal in United States history is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.


How many different shades of pink paint were used to update Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris this year?


A new solar panel coating recently developed by researchers from Chiang Mai University increased the panels’ power yield by over what percent?


An estimated ____ gallons of waste product associated with the manufacture of paint was spilled by truck hauling company, Action Enterprise, while leaving a coatings plant in Illinois last month.


A research team from the Re-Wind Network recently installed a repurposed _______ pedestrian bridge in Cork, Ireland.


Researchers from the University of Minho’s School of Engineering conducted a sustainability analysis related to the prevention of the development of ______ in building structures using nanotechnology.


In a recent JPCL article, what was the maximum process heat able to be retained during testing of a novel high-build insulative coating system for process vessels, piping and other assets?


True or False: The filing and mandatory testing requirements of imported paint and coatings in China has been revoked as a result of a recent order.


True or False: The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh was one of the first self-anchored suspension bridges in the United States.


How many consecutive months was the Architectural Billings Index positive from January 2021 to January 2022?


Technology Publishing co.’s fifth annual Contactor Connect will be hosted in:


Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was requested to reconsider its final risk evaluation regarding:


Researchers in China reportedly developed a superhydrophobic coating to prevent corrosion inspired by what insect?


True or False: Leaseholders will have to pay for costs associated with cladding work from the United Kingdom’s Building Safety Bill.


In a recent JPCL article, how many epoxy passive fire protective coatings were subject to a newly developed testing protocol designed to assess performance in the event of a hydrocarbon fire?


A new computational tool for architects and engineers was recently developed by MIT to avoid construction materials that contain _______.


San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was coated with ______ gallons of paint in 2021.


A new all-season _____ coating was recently designed by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory to keep homes warm during the winter months and cool throughout the summer without consuming natural gas or electricity.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a new fact sheet regarding the hazards related to the use of preservative coatings in ___________ processes.


True or False: Construction crews at the $1.9 billion MSG Sphere in Las Vegas have not yet been impacted by ongoing supply chain issues.


What is the newly dredged draft standard for the Mississippi River Ship Channel project?


A Washington couple recently discovered a hidden ______ while remodeling a circa 1907 commercial building.


True or False: The Boring Company’s tunnel boring machine, Prufrock-1, is different from other tunneling machines in that it “porpoises” to the surface.


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently awarded __ construction contracts for various facility projects.


Some bridges in Michigan are being reinforced with what material to extend lifespan and resist corrosion?


A report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the prices of construction materials in January have jumped more than what percentage year-over-year?


During a winter storm last month in Texas, what kind of energy was used to provide additional power to the state’s grid?


What seaweed derivative did researchers from the University of Genoa recently use to test a coating’s tensile properties?


Contractors plan to replace an existing flood wall with what shape as part of the Port Arthur Project?


A final ban for consumer and residential uses of lead-based paints was issued in what year?


The White House recently released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure law guidebook, containing a list of more than how many programs?


True or False: Researchers from MIT have recently developed a new material reported to be stronger than steel and as light as plastic.


A design graduate from the Netherlands recently converted what structure into a two-level home?


An office building under construction at 555 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan in New York City aims to beat the city’s 2030 carbon emission targets by what percentage?


SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6, “Surface Preparation of ________,” has led to a debate in the industry as to whether the document should be considered more of a guide than a standard.


True or False: According to a recent market study, projects within the decorative coatings market are predicted to decline from 2021 to 2026.


True or False: At the end of January, Airbus cancelled its $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways amid an ongoing legal dispute regarding coating defects on its jets.


The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued a Consolidated Notice, allotting funding for ________.


A park in Vine City, Georgia, was designed to hold how many gallons of stormwater to alleviate flooding in the area?


True or False: A downtown building in Kentucky was recently approved for retroactive permissions for painting its brick structure black.


True or False: When painted with a thin coat of opaque paint, infrared light can be used to identify cracks in cement.


American multinational technology company Apple reports that crews have almost completed phase __ of its $1 billion office project in northwest Austin.


According to the U.S. Department of Energy, what percentage of the grid’s transmission lines and transformers are over 25 years old?


What organic material did researchers from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota recently combine with bacteria to develop a “living” construction material?


The U.S. Environment Protection Agency recently announced how many projects totaling $688 million in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans?


The recently released Problematic and Unnecessary Materials Report identified __ plastic packaging items that are “not currently reusable, recyclable, or compostable at scale.”


The Federal Transit Administration recently upgraded the Hudson Tunnel project to what rating?


The Building Performance Standards Coalition recently announced by President Joe Biden is a first-of-its kind partnership between __ state and local governments.


True or False: Funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated for the Soo Locks project is one of the largest amounts ever budget for a single Army Corps construction project in one year.


A planning law for two U.K. cities are calling for all new building construction for structures measuring five meters (16 feet) or higher to require the use of special bricks capable for providing nests for _____.


The Government of Canada recently awarded funding to Queen’s University to research and develop what type of coating?


A reportedly non-toxic, fire extinguishing coating recently developed by researchers was inspired by what substance?


Approximately how many homes is New York’s first offshore wind farm, South Fork Wind, expected to power by 2023?


New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced $1.4 billion in investments to preserve or construct how many homes across the state?


Over the course of a multi-year bridge deck rehabilitation project on the Throgs Neck Bridge, how many square feet of platform is expected to be installed?


True or False: A contract was recently awarded by the German Construction Administration for the construction of a new military hospital at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany.


According to a team of researchers, coating single-pane windows with ___ capable of absorbing solar heat is more economical than replacing the windows with double-panes.


Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers presented new legislation that will appropriate ___ in state funding to pay for a border wall between the U.S.-Mexico border.


A pipeline near New Orleans ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel after repairs needed to fix corrosion damage on a ___-foot section of pipe.


A team of researchers from ETH Zurich successfully created a pre-cast concrete slab using 3D-printed formwork elements made from what?


A University of Idaho research team has recently been selected by which government agency to conduct an experiment on bacteria-resistance in tough conditions?


Researchers from the University of Toronto reportedly developed a new coating that allows for certain liquids to move across surfaces without what?


According to researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, what is the most common and adverse anomaly in tunnels, indicating that the structure’s stability may be affected?


The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a draft scope document detailing the latest risk evaluation for the use of ___, which was named as one of the first ten chemicals to undergo risk evaluation in June 2016.


True or False: To protect a U.S. food and beverage manufacturing facility’s oven room, crews installed wall coatings and a new tile flooring system.


As of January, the American Institute of Architects reported a continued demand for design services for how many consecutive months?


In January, a $107M bridge, inspired in shape by ___, opened in Dubai, symbolizing the city’s ambitions.


Researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered that by applying a thin-film ___ coating, SARS-CoV-2 could be more easily inactivated or destroyed.


How many concrete structure categories are listed in the 2021 JPCL Coatings Systems Buying Guide for Concrete?


True or False: The first “pandemic-ready” skyscraper, to be built in Florida, will maintain the health of its residents through the use of UV-ray disinfection robots.


BMW unveiled a car that can do what to reduce the amount of energy on the vehicle’s electrical system and lower the amount of fuel or energy consumption?


The United Kingdom’s government recently issued a letter to the country’s residential property developers, informing them that they must agree to fund the replacement of what?


In December, the Virginia State Water Control Board granted a permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross about ___ streams and wetlands in Southwest Virginia.


Last year, the National Building Museum launched the program series Climate ABC, which educates the public on the fact that the build environment is responsible for how much of worldwide carbon emissions?


After about five years of service at the Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility, aggressive chemical attacks caused the loss of roughly how much concrete throughout the facility’s unlined basins?


Researchers with the Technical University of Denmark used a computer-aided product design method for the design and solvent selection of what?


True or false: Robotics company Petra created a rock boring-robot that can bore through any rock type, except for granite and dolostone.


A new project, dubbed “Desert Rock,” launched in July 2021 and will eventually comprise of __ resorts in the wadi vistas of western Saudi Arabia, totaling up to 8,000 hotel rooms.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it plans to work to achieve President Joe Biden’s goal to remove how much of the lead service lines as part of the Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan?


Habitat for Humanity announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using a 3D printer, which was constructed in how long?


Currently being built in ___, a mural named Glass City River Wall is set to become the largest of its kind in the United States.


A new mural painted in Florida by Dutch artist Leon Keer takes up 1,500 square feet and uses what technology for additional viewing?


In a December JPCL project case study, crews worked to rehabilitate and apply new coatings to this type of U.S. food and beverage manufacturing facility:


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Design and Construction announced that they had approved six teams to develop four modern, more humane what?


The deadline to submit nominations for the 2021 JPCL Prestige Awards has been extended to:


An unintended byproduct of the paint manufacturing process results in ___ being added, which could be harmful in concentration to aquatic animals and could lead to human dietary exposure.


True or False: In a December JPCL feature, when working on two membrane bioreactor basin projects, teams used the same lining approach to treat corrosion and deterioration.


The newly updated standard from the American Society of Civil Engineers offers new guidance for protection from tornadoes with winds ranging from __ to ___ mph.


Researchers developed a more precise method to observe early-stage mineral corrosion by finding ___ in solution, which influences the type of carbonate films grown in air exposure.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $99,910 to Kebotix, Inc. for the development of safe ___ alternatives that don’t produce toxic byproducts.


A new study found that which aquatic plant can be used for environmentally friendly, antifouling marine paints.


Researchers found that concrete produced with ground-up recycled glass increases ___ in buildings significantly as compared to traditional concrete mixes.


True or False: The amount of microplastic particles and paint fragments is substantially higher in the Antarctica compared to nearby populated areas.


The Associated General Contractors of America filed suit to block the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that about __ of construction workers are hesitant about getting vaccinated.


A modular steel bridge has recently been constructed to connect two Louisiana communities after which bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Ida in August?


Prior to the use of oil paints, what type of paint was most commonly used amongst Renaissance artists?


At the end of November, infrastructure firm Webuild Group announced that its tunnel boring machine had excavated more than ___ over three and a half years.


Seattle City Councilmembers are planning to address seismic retrofitting for how many unreinforced masonry buildings?


True or False: According to a recent study, smooth hydrophobic coatings are better than rough superhydrophobic coatings in relation to treatment of anti-icing fluids.


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are currently investigating Tesla regarding complaints about the company’s ___.


The San Diego Association of Government announced that its 2021 Regional Transportation Plan is expected to run through 2050 and will invest how much into road and transit infrastructure?


A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration prioritizes heat-related interventions on days when the heat index exceeds what?


In 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reached a settlement with companies that had been using blasting materials containing trace amounts of what?


European paint brand YesColours announced its new recycling program, partially in response to the fact that only __ of paint tins make it through the entire recycling process in the United Kingdom.


True or False: Ground hazelnut shells can be used for abrasive blasting material as a less toxic option.


In December, the Denver City Council approved how much in bonds to the Denver International Airport to fund remaining improvement projects?


According to the White House, approximately ___ American households are served by a lead service line or pipe.


In an effort to resolve the Millennium Tower’s sinking and tilting, the project received clearance to install ___ concrete-filled steel-pipe piles within steel casings along two sides of the building.


Researchers announced that they have created a coating for solar panels to reduce snow and ice accumulation, enabling panels to generate ___ more energy in tests.


The New York City Department of Buildings recently announced the official passage of major legislation to the city’s Construction Codes, with more than ___ revisions being made to the city’s code.


Studies suggest that counterfeit and falsified coatings currently make up ___ and could reach ___ of the Russian coatings market.


True or False: Restorations to the Notre Dame Cathedral include replacing confessional boxes and altars with modern art murals and sound effects.


According to a recent Maintenance Tips article in JPCL, what is the temperature at which structural steel will lose half of its load-bearing strength in the event of a fire?


To avoid ongoing supply chain issues, Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction has planned to use what for a mixed-used office building in Los Angeles?


According to a recent JPCL article, what is the speed that modern coil lines can run when applying coil coatings to metal items?


True or False: Congress is considering using tax incentives as a way to push building projects toward energy efficiency.


Following the growing concern of disturbing animal habitats in Minnesota, researchers worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to deploy deterrent technology to discourage ____ from coming near bridge construction.


The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation recently announced plans for a renovation and expansion that will cost nearly how much?


Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has coated the Peljesac Bridge in Croatia with technology that will allegedly give the bridge a service life of how many years?


A team of researchers recently developed concrete that generates ____ as a way of contributing net-zero energy.


The Ohio Street Lift Bridge in downtown Buffalo, New York, is a through-truss, tower-driven lift bridge over the Buffalo River, built in?


At the beginning of November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a notice to improve compliance of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and _____ Act.


To protect their coastline, New York City officials have unveiled a project that includes flood walls and gates ___ to ___ feet higher than the current waterfront.


After five years of construction, the world’s second tallest building, a 118-story skyscraper, has been completed in what country?


True or False: At the end of November, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced nearly $450 million in infrastructure grants.


Artist Stuart Semple has created new white paint that he says reflects ___ of light, making it 50% brighter than any other white paint.


What year did WJTA’s hydroblaster training and certification program launch?


The Department of Energy has reported that its investment in solar energy have allowed solar costs to decline by how much?


Zentek Ltd. announced the development of a carbon-based, nanotechnology-enhanced ___ coating that is intended to be used on drones, aircraft and wind turbines.


If the plans are approved, the Central Place Sydney dual-tower property will be powered by ___ renewable energy.


In a recent JPCL article, contractors were reported to save how much time when applying throughput pipe coatings on a project for the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in British Columbia, Canada?


Korean researchers have developed a forensic tool that can inspect concrete structures that have been damaged by what?


True or False: Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a robotic dog with a 3D laser scanner, which would help users navigate challenges in the environment.


British Coatings Federation announced its commitment to increasing the percentage of leftover paint reused, recycled or remanufactured from 2% to ___ by 2030.


Tulane University is conducting research into ___ found in wastewater intended for water reuse.


Hadrian X, a robot created by FBR Limited, has used clay blocks to complete its first ____ structure.


The October 2021 California oil spill incident resulted in at least ____ gallons of oil, or 3,000 barrels, to be released into the ocean.


Infinergy, a product from chemical company BASF, can be fully recovered and reused without harmful residues and is made for flooring systems using _____.


In December 2020, the Major Bridge P3 Program was approved, allowing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to solicit proposals under ___- to ___-year concession agreements.


Since October 2020, how much have steel and iron prices increased?


The London Energy Transformation Initiative announced a new focus on retrofitting buildings to be more sustainable, as roughly _____ of the nation’s annual CO2 emissions come from existing homes.


True or False: Canada’s Darwin Bridges won several awards for being the world’s first bridges to be built entirely from recycled glass powder.


True or false: Hydrogen sulfide gas is soluble in water.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a goal of setting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance regulation in drinking water by what year?


This year, German airline company Lufthansa and global chemical company BASF announced a new surface coatings technology inspired by what marine creature?


A research team at the University of Idaho has been awarded nearly $4 million to turn ___ into 3D-printed building construction materials.


Where is the Waterjet Technology Association headquartered?


A professor from the Queensland University of Technology has created a way to better protect buildings from collision and high-impact damages using material commonly found in what?


The White House recently announced a deal between the United States and the European Union to roll back tariffs on European steel and ____?


A collection of murals restored by the Landmark Trust at a medieval manor in Yorkshire, England, are believed to date back to the reign of which English monarch?


True or False: Following the derailment of Amtrak’s Empire Builder train, railroad safety experts believe it is unlikely that the accident was caused by human error.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published an emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees implement a COVID-19 vaccination by which 2022 date?


Following private jet travel demands, Florida-based Sheltair Aviation broke ground for a ____ hanger and office project.


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced it has approved an agreement for the tunnel transportation system, a plan that includes the addition of ___ stations.


Researchers have recently developed a polymer coating that can accelerate the electrochemical CO2 conversion when it’s applied to what?


In response to the Millennium Tower sinking and leaning, Shimmick Construction Co. successfully installed ___ as a less-disruptive construction method.


Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has announced a plan for slowing down vehicle corrosion from which seasonal problem?


True or False: Construction costs, including the price of some commodities, such as metals, are projected to increase throughout the rest of 2021.


Wisconsin government officials are offering the removal of three ____ for free with the goal of preserving the structures.


Researchers are studying a 2,050-year-old Roman tomb, built using volcanic aggregate, for insight into what?


According to a JPCL author, this modification to a sewage environment is the most widely used method of corrosion protection:


On two recent occasions, U.S. Custom and Border Protection officials seized smuggled gold that was hidden how?


Researchers recently announced that they would be using reinforced concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated for a(n) ____, marking the first time this method has ever been used.


A recent report found that one in ___ units of critical infrastructure in the United States are at risk of being rendered inoperable due to flooding.


True or false: SSPC-CS23.00, “Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and Their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel,” is the industry’s primary source of information regarding metalized coatings and their surface preparation and application requirements.


The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported seeing a rebound in what type of construction?


The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced its plans to reinstate regulations concerning major infrastructure projects as part of which policy?


In September, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a new training initiative that teaches safe work practices for what?


Building materials company LafargeHolcim and ECOncrete Tech have announced plans for an ecologically beneficial concrete score protection unit for what?


The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program provides ____ income tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic income-producing buildings.


True or False: An explosion in Ohio earlier this year led to the loss of roughly 30% of all alkyd resins.


The International Organization for Standardization recently announced a new series of ISO standards, which will focus on what?


Metalizing, or thermal spray was first introduced in the early 1900s by this Swiss inventor:


During the summer, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed an increase to the minimum wage for federal contractors, raising pay to ___ an hour.


The New Jersey Transit Board recently approved a $1.5 billion contract, the largest in New Jersey Transit history, to replace what?


The U.S. Department of Energy announced a “Connected Communities” project, which would make 7,000 homes and businesses energy-efficient, leading to _____ in savings per year by 2030.


Municipal wastewater treatment plants currently treat approximately ____ billion gallons of wastewater per day.


True or False: Since September, the rate of construction employment has seen a decrease.


True or False: Developers plan to install solar panels that are designed to float in human-made bodies of water in Massachusetts.


Australian competitors won the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022 competition with a structure that highlighted the repurpose and reuse of local materials, as well as sustainable design, by using what?


After reducing bridge removal time to eight hours in Florida, Dutch-based contractor Mammoet has developed a unique setup of transporters that reduces bridge girder installation from one day to ____.


True or False: The first-ever 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy.


Following increased inspections in New York City due to an increase in construction-related fatalities, DOB inspectors have issued over how many violations from June 1-Sept. 13?


The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, an $87 million bridge set to be built in California, is critical to saving an isolated population of ___ from extinction.


Construction workers from which city engaged in protests that ultimately turned violent following the government’s announcement to mandate COVID-19 vaccines?


A study conducted by the University of Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association observed that ____ could be one of the most abundant types of microplastic particles found in the ocean.


In an effort to improve the affordability of houses, a team of engineers from Oklahoma State University recently worked to successfully 3D-printed what?


Researchers have reportedly developed a water-resistant coating made from self-healing what?


In California, homes and businesses are responsible for how much of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions?


The Russian Army is planning to use a coating on its military vehicles that does what?


The third-quarter Commercial Construction Index found that ___ of contractors are facing at least one material storage.


German company Kewazo reported recently that it had created a material-handling robot capable of what?


Researchers working with rubber tires are attempting to create a renewable ___.


Since 2016, the number of bridges in “good” condition has been:


True or False: Building emissions in the U.S. currently make up 43% of the nation’s total emissions.


Google recently announced it was awarding $3 million in grants to build an open-source tool that does what?


An architecture firm in a London neighborhood featured ____ in a housing project, based on a nearby statue.


According to a study published in Nano Energy, researchers have developed a paste made from ____ and resonant silicon nanoparticles to increase solar cell efficiency.


The Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife Recovery in Oregon recently passed legislation mandating the use of ____ materials in new construction.


The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be looking at the retired Bonner Bridge to determine how aged bridge exposure to ____ could affect future bridge design.


To meet increasing demands for ___ in the Asia region, chemicals company Nouryon has recently opened a new production facility in Ningbo, China.


True or False: New York’s Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, which spans the Hudson River, is a tied-arch bridge.


The use of thermocol or extended polystyrene as a composite material in reinforced concrete could help buildings resist ____.


When is the NSF/ANSI/CAN 600: “Health Effects Evaluation and Criteria in Drinking Water” standard scheduled to take effect?


In a new quarterly Home Building Geography Index report, a shift of residential construction within suburban and lower-cost market areas is most notably pronounced within which sector?


The Cool Pavement Pilot Program’s results show that cool pavements have an average surface temperature of ___ to ___ degrees Fahrenheit lower than traditional asphalt at noon and during afternoon hours.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced plans to better combat ___ exposure, both indoors and outdoors.


True or False: A recent report has revealed that the failure of the Edenville Dam, near Midland, Michigan, was due to static liquefaction.


French organizations involved in the Notre Dame cathedral restoration are considering a design change for which part of the building?


The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change attributes at least 50% of rising sea levels since 1971 to what?


Local preservationists successfully prevented the demolition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1894 Fredrick Bagley House in which state?


In an effort to promote sustainability, partners Ørsted and Eversource announced the first-ever American-built offshore wind substation, along with the report that between __ and __ of a wind turbine can be recycled.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced recently that it would grant $11.6 million in grants, marking the __ year that the grant money increased.


This year’s JPCL Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors includes listings of roughly ___ painting contractor companies located primarily in North America, but also around the world.


Researchers with Fraunhofer Institute of Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut are reportedly developing a bio-based, _____ paint to protect wood.


As a result of a drought in Marin County, California, water officials are considering which two solutions:


The Boston City Council recently approved a new ordinance that requires all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by when?


The second edition of the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide by Lee Wilson focuses mainly on the corrosion of ____ due to the general use of this material by industry.


A plan for a $400 billion city, dubbed Telosa, will reportedly have shared ownership of land for residents, a transparent governance, eco-friendly architecture and room for ____ people.


Following Hurricanes Ike and Harvey, Texas submitted plans for coastal protection. After conducting a three-year study on protecting Texas’ coasts from hurricanes and storm surges, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its preference for which of the plans’ three options?


The National Park Service announced that it had awarded how much money to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum?


True or false: Municipal water tanks occasionally use the taste test as its final form of testing before approving service.


Local Pittsburgh amusement park, Kennywood Park, recently invited park visitors to vote on the new color for which roller coaster?


The budget for construction on Seattle’s KeyArena has increased from $600 million to over $1 billion, in part due to the arena’s status of a historic building because of its exterior glass and ____.


True or False: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently applied for a patent on a new testing advice to create anti-reflection systems.


The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) breaks down inspection assessments into all except which of the following:


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a temporary emergency statement requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workforces are either fully vaccinated or that unvaccinated employees provided negative COVID-19 tests how often?


Following its completion, the Brenner Base Tunnel project, an ongoing construction effort to build new rail tunnels through the Alps, will be the longest rail tunnel in the world at almost ___ miles.


Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are reporting that they have developed a new method of prevention infections by using ____ coatings.


True or False: After being contracted to remove a bridge in Florida, Dutch-based company Mammoet removed the bridge overnight in the span of eight hours.


The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced extended compliance dates for requirements of which PBT chemical?


True or false: SKUs is an acronym for stock-keeping units.


Since its announcement in May 2017, construction of a multi-use park funded by the Obama Foundation has been delayed due to lawsuits and opposition in what U.S. city?


One of the winners of Elon Musk’s tunneling solution contest developed a hard rock tunnel boring machine that simultaneously bores while using 3D printing to do what?


As part of one of the largest contracts in New Orleans, the mixed-use Morial Convention Center has a contract that is worth how much?


An art installation in Denver not only acts as a skate park, but also improves the city’s infrastructure by doing what?


Subsequent investigations following the collapse of Florida’s Champlain Towers South on June 24 led to the evacuation of a two-story building in South Beach after a ___ system failure.


True or False: The STX-22, the first-ever solar-powered locomotive, recently had a test on a railroad track on Sonoma, California, where it broke the speed record for any solar-powered vehicle.


The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces announced that it has developed a programmable photocatalyst that can distinguish between ___ of light.


In an attempt to combat biofouling on ships and vessels, 90% of coatings developers use what in their antifoulant solutions?


Since February 2020, construction employment has increased in how many states?


According to a JPCL article, a comprehensive assessment of the marine coating process was made in the:


In an attempt to mitigate the effects of the construction labor shortage, contractors are using a __ as a new medium to spread more information about the industry.


The EPA recently announced its plan to better protect public health and the environment through the regulation of what type of pollution?


True or False: Paul Bruhn Construction Revitalization Grants is a program that finances construction in rural areas.


Amendments within the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate offer financial protections for construction projects that are assisted by what?


Tesla Energy, along with Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. and Dacra, announced an initiative for a neighborhood run largely on what type of renewable energy?


In June 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued how much money in grants for repairs for the West Seattle High Rise Bridge?


In an attempt to keep homes cooler, an India startup company is using the waste of what material to create a lightweight roofing option?


By 2022, solar energy is projected to exceed what type of energy in the U.S.?


The EPA announced that it intends to change what can and cannot be risk evaluated beginning with a screening-level approach for ___ and water fenceline assessments.


Opening in London in May 2021, the “Sky Pool,” a transparent pool bridge between buildings that people can swim through, is made of what type of panels?


As reported in a JPCL article, when being rehabilitated, the interior of the Sterling Ave. water tower in Maplewood, Minnesota was prepared to what standard?


True or False: After the Grenfell Tower, a U.K. high-rise, caught fire in 2017, subsequent investigation found that zinc cladding had been used to save money, which ultimately put the building at risk.


Where functional specifications have been fully deployed on newbuild vessel and repair projects in recent years, significant cost savings have been made in the range of __-__% against the original budget and scheme selection.


True or False: Research conducted at the University Toronto has found that a form of abrasive blasting could make fingerprinting more efficient.


What type of protection violations for workplace safety standards have been at the top of the safety violation list for the past decade, prompting the recent “Weekend Work” initiative in Colorado?


True or False: A Florida court recently ruled that the policy term “act of nature” would be extended to include controllable and preventable events, such as corrosion and rust.


During a presentation at the CoatingsTech Conference, Research Fellow Wenjun Wu explained that what type of polymer is the cornerstone of waterborne paint formulations?


Through Clemson University, contractors are now able to enroll in a five-module course for certifications in what type of technology?


Researchers at Simon Fraser University developed a new waterproof coating based on a combination of chemicals known as what?


After a truck crashed into a pedestrian bridge in Washington, D.C., a fuel leak led to how many gallons of diesel fuel to spill into nearby drains?


University of Central Florida researchers announced that they were working on a protective coating that would target and kill the COVID-19 virus using what type of radiation?


According to a report from the American Society of Civil Engineers, what percentage of bridges in the U.S. are at least 50 years old?


To begin restoration of the Notre Dame cathedral, officials need to remove the lattice, which is made up of how many metal tubes?


Dubbed “printfrastructure,” 3D-printing technology will be tested in the United Kingdom to create concrete for a project on what type of infrastructure?


The new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital slated to be built in Louisville, Kentucky, was recently confirmed by officials to include how much space?


As of 2020, which country holds the record for the greatest number of buildings completed that are over 200 meters tall?


Industrial abrasives used today primarily include all except:


The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oahu, Hawaii, uses its combined clarifiers, activated sludge process and effluent filtration for how many gallons of wastewater a day?


In Aries, France, the Luma Foundation produced a natural material to reduce the carbon footprint of Frank Gehry’s tower by using salt, algae and what type of flower?


Based on a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Biden administration believes solar power could represent how much of the U.S. electrical generation by 2035?


To build safer and more sustainable airports, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced it has awarded how much in grants:


Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub studied how urban heat island effects can be intensified by an impermeable surface like a roadway, raising the air temperature by up to how many degrees?


True or False: The U.S. military recently invested in 3D printing to build barracks in Texas using a mixture of sand, cement and super phosphate.


If paint contains underlying rust, it will reflect what differently?


According to PaintCare, how many gallons of paint have officially been recycled since the nonprofit began in 2009?


To fund Texas’s border wall, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced it will pay how much for a new, two-mile-long concrete barrier?


Which city is funding an initiative to have local artists paint alley doors with imagery that reflects the city’s the history and culture?


Featured in the July 2021 issue of JPCL, approximately what amount of steel surfaces were coated during a multi-year rehabilitation project at the Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station in North Carolina?


True or False: California’s adoption of the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will provide code for clean, low-carbon technology for residential homes only.


In Sweden, “climate-smart hydropower concrete” is being introduced, with reports that it can reduce overall carbon dioxide emissions by how much?


The Architecture Billing Index has recorded what score for July 2021?


True or False: Researchers have recently conducted experiments in South Australia on the benefits of using electrically charged surface coatings on various aircrafts.


Following the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Florida, investigation announced that they found what type of building failure, which contributed to the collapse?


What was the amount recently awarded in a contract to repaint the Calcasieu River Bridge in Louisiana?


In April, researchers at Rice University announced that they would continue to work on converting waste from rubber tires into what substance to strengthen concrete?


Researchers have recently discovered that using a transparent graphene veil can prevent up to what percentage of pigment fading in painted artworks?


According to a recent Australasian Corrosion Association report, corrosion effects can contribute how much to global domestic product?


Featured in the July 2021 issued of JPCL, about how many gallons of paint were used for the coatings rehabilitation project at the Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station in North Carolina?


Engineers based out of the University of Maryland, College Park, recently developed a compression method for wood that removed the polymer lignin, which made the wood how many times stronger?


To create an experimental biofilm, NASA has recently started combining specialized material coatings with which two microbes?


True or False: When bacterial communities form in concrete, some bacteria can produce calcium carbonate for up to one year.


Which state is proposing a bill that would bring together all parties involved in a public contracting process to create a 21-member Construction Advisory Council on Public Contracting Reform?


True or false: High-voltage holiday detectors are used on coatings measuring 20 mils (500 microns) or less.


In June, which U.S. state proposed an energy bill that would reduce carbon emissions and retire several coal-fired plants?


After going live with its microgrid, the Pittsburgh International Airport is now entirely powered by what type of distributed energy?


In Paul Atzemis and Tony Persutti’s (Carboline) JPCL article, “Powering Up,” which of the following coatings were applied to stacks at a liquefied natural gas facility in Medway, Massachusetts?


True or False: China’s National Development and Reform Commission recently announced a ban on buildings taller than 430 meters.


Using Veolia’s recycling process, the use of one wind turbine blade weighing seven tons equates to the consumption of how much coal?


In November 2020, the Virgin Hyperloop company announced that it had conducted a trial with human passengers in a hyperloop capsule that ultimately reached how many miles per hour?


The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that the INFRA discretionary grant program would receive how much money in intended awards?


True or False: Polyelectrolyte polymer, the main ingredient in a new transparent coating, can also be found in cosmetic products.


The world’s largest regional theme park company and largest operator of waterparks in North America, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, recently struck a five-year preferred paint supplier agreement with which of the following companies?


Researchers are using the seed of which fruit for a new technique to strengthen and heal concrete?


According to this JPCL Applicator Training Bulletin, low-voltage holiday detectors are used on coatings that are thinner than:


During the fire that ravaged Notre Dame in 2019, how many tons of the cathedral’s lead roof burned?


A concrete stain was recently applied to a walkway on the Beartracks Bridge in downtown Missoula, Montana, to mitigate surface temperatures. How much had the surface temperature reduced according to the coating’s preliminary trials?


Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation can serve what function in commercial construction?


True or false: Although the term “sandblasting” is still often used to describe abrasive blasting industry, sand contains free silica and due to its classification as a carcinogenic, is widely banned for blasting purposes.


True or false: Portland cement plaster is another name for stucco.


In June, a 1.5-million-gallon water tank exploded at which water facility in Lemoore, California?


The Graffiti Resource Council is an affiliate of what larger organization?


What World War II submarine recently traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania, in June for dry docking and repairs?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order for what type of coating?


True or false: Engineers recently made turbine modifications at Hoover Dam so that some electricity could be produced with as little as 950 feet of water in Lake Mead.


Who was the recipient of the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects?


The Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Paint and Blasting Shop (Code 970, Shop 71) in Portsmouth, Virginia, recently received an equipment upgrade. What piece of equipment did Shop 71 receive?


A White Metal Blast, SSPC-SP 5, allows what to remain on the surface of steel after blast cleaning?


The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (United Kingdom) has recently launched new guidance on:


Earlier this year, the Florida Building Codes Act was amended to authorize any government entity with the authority to enforce the building code to perform:


Pennsylvania American Water announced a $17 million plan to construct an additional seven new structures throughout the year, in addition to the rehabilitation of how many water storage tanks?


True or false: The Commission of Fine Arts is a president-appointed federal design oversight body that has aided in decisions on capital and federal architecture since 1910.


What state governor recently announced a $250 million down payment for the construction of hundreds of miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall?


Global design and consultant organization Arcadis recently released its International Construction Cost Index, which covers 100 of the world’s largest cities for cost comparison across 20 building functions. Which city was reportedly the most expensive for construction?


What university was recently awarded a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal?


The New York legislature recently passed a bill that is designed to promote the use of which of the following types of material for state construction projects:


Recently, $480 million in federal funding was proposed for this Army Corps of Engineers (Detroit District) project:


A new $1.73 billion concourse recently opened at Los Angeles International Airport. The 15 West Gates are part of a larger $14.5 billion modernization project at LAX. When did work officially launch on the project?


Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover ______ from water.


The Washington State Department of Ecology is scheduled to propose its decision on whether to prohibit PCB levels in paint in:


Recently, HMG Paints and Falcon Cranes partnered together for the recoating of this object:


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $___ million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


Regarding the recent replacement of the Ibis Bridge in Florida, what were the rebars made of?


New York’s Department of Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca announced in June that the DOB will be mobilizing teams of inspectors across the city’s five boroughs to perform safety sweeps of the “_____________” construction sites.


Despite the challenges of determining recover, reuse and recycle solutions, Ørsted recently reported that between ___% and ___% of a wind turbine can be recycled.


True or false: The National Association of Home Builders released data from its Multifamily Market Survey revealing that market confidence in new multifamily housing decreased in the first quarter of 2021.


What special mixing equipment is required for zinc-rich paints?


Which major pipeline project was officially canceled in June?


Making its debut on JUL-TV, what documentary is featuring the benefits of working in the trades as potential career paths for young people?


Award-winning photographer Annette LeMay Burke recently published a collection of photographs featuring this type of infrastructure, designed to blend in with their surroundings.


As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently announced actions regarding PFAS, the Agency has proposed a rule designed to gather comprehensive data on more than _____ PFAS manufactured in the United States.


When is exterior work at the $1.1 billion Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium rehabilitation project expected to wrap up?


True or false: As part of Nevada’s recently passed legislation, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is requiring that every transmission provider in the state join a regional transmission organization by Jan. 1, 2022.


Reported to be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world, how long does the infrastructure recently completed by the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability span?


True or false: New York State Senate and State Assembly bill, S2766-C, adds a new section to NY Labor Law 198 that extends full and complete liability to the general contractor or construction manager on a project for any non-payment of wages by any subcontractor on private construction projects.


True or false: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently suspended several track inspectors for skipping inspections and falsifying reports of elevated tracks.


Closing in on the month of May, Little Island officially opened to the public in New York City. The project rehabilitated which previously damaged pier?


What country is slated to build the world’s first tunnel for ships?


The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed that the ___________________________ is piloting a new credit for the installation of cool exterior walls in new homes, schools and commercial buildings for the purpose of mitigating urban heat islands.


The U.S. Department of Energy awarded computational materials design specialist QuesTek Innovations LLC (Evanston, Illinois) $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research Phase II funding for research in:


Recently used for a new floor slab at a gym in Amesbury, Wiltshire, Nationwide Engineering’s “Concretene” aims to be about ___% stronger than standard concrete and is reported to reduce the need for steel reinforcement.


Roughly how many megawatts of energy is the United States’ first large-scale offshore windfarm, Vineyard Wind 1, slated to produce once its completed?


True or false: In May, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and several companies that produce or use blasting materials containing trace amounts of beryllium were unable to reach a settlement regarding communications about the beryllium rules.


Which is considered highly abrasive?


What is the ASTM standard guide for Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Pigments?


True or False: Industry consensus states <20 mg/m2 as the maximum allowable level of soluble salts allowed the be present on a surface prior to coating application.


True or false: The CPIA will be hosting an inaugural in-person even this year.


True or false: This year’s fourth annual Contractor Connect will be hosted in-person.


What SSPC Guide covers field methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete and masonry walls and ceilings?


How much money in Bitcoin did Colonial Pipeline recently pay in ransom to DarkSide in order to return its pipelines to “normal operations”?


American multinational technology company Apple recently announced a five-year expansion plan, which is estimated to cost $___ billion.


According to a recent JPCL article, which abrasive is most commonly used as a high-performance blast media for the cleaning of aluminum and fiberglass structures?


True or false: The U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn its “Independent Contractor Rule,” that was published in early January.


What type of survey is conducted when determining whether a bridge will require a total removal and replacement is needed?


On May 20, the National Association of Home Builders hosted the first-ever:


Which glass-bottomed bridge in China recently shattered as a result of extreme winds?


Researchers from what two universities recently converted construction waste into an eco-friendly concrete 3D printing material?


Members of the Naval Sea Systems Command Technology Office (NAVSEA 05T), NAVSEA warfare centers and researchers from what university are collaborating to develop a new approach to maintaining Navy ships:


The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has recently announced plans for an overhaul of its Memphis, Tennessee location. The project involves various renovations, new construction and capital investments and is projected to cost:


In a ransomware attack last month, what kind of U.S.-based structure was affected?


According to the USGBC, ___% of respondents determined that the largest opportunity identified through its 2021 Community Survey was a higher consumer demand for buildings to promote a healthy environment for occupants.


The current life expectancy for protective coatings on new steel bridges is roughly:


According to the CPIA-sponsored webinar, “Top 4 Growth Strategies That You Probably Don’t Know About” by Jim McBrayer, acceptable rate of customer churn is:


What is slated to be the nation’s first large-scale offshore windfarm?


True or false: A recently published study linked paint-stripping chemical methylene chloride to less deaths than what has previously been acknowledged by the Environmental Protection Agency.


What year was the first abrasive blasting process patented?


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recently released this free tool to help researchers, employers, workers, practitioners and policymakers understand and improve workers’ health:


What company was responsible for providing the protective coatings for NASA’s Perseverance rover?


Olympic Stains, by global coatings company PPG, recently unveiled its first-ever stain color of the year. The 2021 Stain Color is:


How often are bridges typically inspected under the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) in the USA?


Developed by engineers at Purdue University, “the whitest paint yet” reflects up to how much sunlight?


How many years have the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s National Bridge Inspection Standards been established?


Which specialty polymers company recently received an emergency exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, submitted by the Georgia, Utah and Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, for the deployment of its BiaXam copolymer for specific applications?


True or false: In April, the new Wellsburg Bridge connecting Brooke County, West Virginia’s Route 2 and Brilliant, Ohio’s Route 7, was floated into place by a couple of barge captains.


True or false: China’s National Development and Reform Commission recently issued a ban on “ugly” and “weird” architecture?


How many projects is the $1.9 billion “Restoring the George” project comprised of?


Researchers from this university recently developed a new waterproof coating that they say is cheaper to produce, free of fluorinated compounds and effective on a wide variety of materials, compared to other products:


Where were the protective coatings tested for NASA’s Perseverance rover?


Recently, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an Executive Order to create what type of city-led policy for buildings?


Which company recently announced its development of the patent-pending prototype module, PFFtag?


Engineers from what university have recently created what they’re calling “the whitest paint yet”—a cool coating that aims to reduce buildings’ needs for air conditioning?


In April, USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg received a request to waive what state law for the $11.6 billion Hudson River Tunnel construction project?


The Shepherd Color Company recently released this new pigment:


True or false: Walking robot units can last approximately 60 minutes on a charge and can navigate 60 cm height obstructions and traverse uneven terrains.


True or false: New members of CPIA receive 12-month access to Paint BidTracker for Commercial Structures.


In a recent sustainable bridge PSDN article, what does FRP stand for in terms of composite materials?


According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, of the 85 deaths tied to paint-stripping chemical methylene chloride that researchers examined, what percentage of them took place in the workplace?


True or false: Paint BidTracker is the only project lead service specifically focused on the coatings industry?


What was the original timeline for renovations being completed at the New Orleans Superdome?


What is the ASTM standard for mechanical testing?


According to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. in “6 Fundamentals of Good Roof Design,” roofs fail prematurely for any of the following reasons, except:


According a recent JPCL article on robotics in marine work, all should be considered when choosing a robot except:


How much is New Orleans’ mixed-use project next to the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall expected to cost?


In April, the Yenkin-Majestic Paints plant experienced an explosion, resulting in one fatality and numerous injuries. Where is the plant located?


The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., recently released the results of its 2021 Community Survey. According to the USGBC and GBCI, the survey received roughly how many respondents?


What state recently proposed a bill requiring solar roofs on new residential and commercial buildings?


NEPCOAT certification follows the recommendations of what for required testing of a coating system?


The Berkeley Research Group identified that this object was the culprit in accelerating the corrosion on the Longboat Key Sewer Main, which caused the leak of approximately 14.7 million gallons of sewage:


Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Piano's studio Renzo Piano Building Workshop and executive architect Gensler, the new domed structure at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles features 1,500 glass shingles cut into how many different shapes?


According to an analysis conducted by the American Road and Transportation Association, what state has the most serious or worst bridge conditions?


Recently, Benjamin Moore was chosen to paint on the pinnacle of NYC’s Hudson Yards Development, better known as “The Spiral.” How much paint did the company estimate would be needed to coat the core and shell of the project?


To be used in food service, railcar linings must meet strict compliance requirements set forth in:


According to an analysis of a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America, how much of the nation’s metro areas saw construction employment witnessed a decrease, year-over-year from January?


Boston’s Green Line Extension project cleaned all of its project steel to what standard?


True or false: You have to pay for WoodWorks – Wood Products Council and resource firm Think Wood’s inaugural resource, Mass Timber Design Manual.


True or false: Enbridge Energy announced that it was soliciting bids last month for its Line 5 pipeline.


In regard to company growth strategies, high-value activities that are also customer interfacing include all, except:


According to Todd Lavender, 558th AMXSS process engineer and squadron‘s corrosion control process manager, a C-5 aircraft uses about how many gallons of primer to cover?


A new facade on the exterior of a Louis Vuitton storefront in Tokyo was created by Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates using two layers of:


The Concrete Foundations Association recently announced that it is leading the charge of an industry-wide effort to mitigate the pending shortage of:


True or false: Upcoming preservation work on the southbound Stillaguamish River Bridge will require a full containment system.


The EPA recently ordered the City of New York to construct and operate how many CSO retention tanks to control contaminated solids discharges at the Gowanus Canal Superfund?


Recently, famed architect Carlos Ott, with the help of Sieger Suarez, announced design plans for what officials are saying is to become the tallest tower south of Manhattan. Once completed, how many floors of residencies are expected to occupy the building?


The U.S. Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Council of Governments recently funded two grants to evaluate and measure the resilience of a variety of infrastructure networks. The grants were awarded to what Texas University?


As a founding sponsor of the Commercial Painting Industry Association, The Sherwin- Williams Company has announced a giveaway partnership for those who enroll as members in CPIA, offering ___ gallon(s) of Sherwin’s new Loxon Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating, which is formulated for exterior, above-grade masonry.


Thanks to the Apprenticeship Works program offered by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University and partner Applied Systems & Technology Transfer (AST2), sailors aboard U.S. Navy ship USS Tulsa will now have access to:


Robotics researchers from what university were recently reported to be developing exoskeleton legs capable of “thinking and making control decisions” using artificial intelligence technology?


Last month, Paint BidTracker announced that Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a project for painting the Stillagaumish River Bridge in the amount of:


Dutch architect Anne Holtrop recently featured her gypsum-cast designs in a remodeled London boutique. Not the first time on display, when were Holtrop’s designs first introduced?


In March, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission completed its first-ever climate change review for the replacement of ___ miles of Northern Natural Gas Co.-owned natural gas pipeline that was built in the 1940s and 1950s.


True or false: There is a mood coating available in the commercial industry that uses biomimicry, a unique formulation that contains modified thermotropic liquid crystals that respond to pheromones given off by people nearby, causing its color to change.


In March, this massive container ship ran aground while traveling northbound through Egypt’s Suez Canal to the Mediterranean from the Red Sea, blocking a crucial waterway in the global trading industry.


According to Suzi Wear, VP of People Development & Culture at Xenium HR, the top four contributions leaders can practice in the workplace include all except:


Researchers from what university recently reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at risk of water loss through corrosion?


Researchers at Rice University have recently continued their work on graphene, saying that they’ve optimized a process to convert waste from what material into graphene that can then be used to strengthen concrete?


The JPCL Archives are comprised of how many years of JPCL digital issues dating back to 1996?


Late last month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act, which would authorize an annual grant program for local governments to increase their supply of local housing over the next ____ years.


In a recent analysis conducted by the American Road and Transportation Association, more than _________ of the nation’s bridges need major repair or should be replaced.


Last month, this state joined Oregon, California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Rhode Island and New York in adopting a PaintCare stewardship program:


How many gallons of sewage was reported to have leaked following a breach in Longboat Key’s main sewer line due to corrosion in Florida, between June 17 and June 29, 2020?


In Canada’s consultation document, “Federal Agenda on the Reduction of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer and Commercial Products,” the government informs stakeholders of place to develop specific measures to further reduce VOC emissions over the ____-____ period.


In what year did JPCL publish its first Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors?


True or false: In a PaintSquare Blog, Jason Loehr, Global Product Manager, Datacolor, highlights the issue of paint retailers not storing customer paint formulas in an index card filing system.


True or false: The Chenab Bridge, located in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kahmir, India, is slated to become the world’s highest railway bridge.


According to a PaintSquare Blog, critical failure of steel occurs when the steel reaches _____ degrees Fahrenheit.


There are more than ____ articles in the JPCL archives dealing with surface preparation.


True or false: C-Fab is a printing method that allows material to solidify in open space, creating a matrix of polymer in virtually any shape.


How many articles did JPCL publish in partnership with SSPC since its launch in 1984?


What state recently became the sixth in the nation to create a worker protection unit?


In the wake of a recent extension, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will now be seeking public input on the Revised Lead and Copper Rule until:


The National Association of Women in Construction has more than ___ chapters across the country.


In March, an electric-resistant coatings technology was utilized to avoid the demolition of a Victorian-era railway bridge. What university was credited for developing the specialty coating?


In March, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a national emphasis program focusing on _________ efforts for companies that put the largest number of workers at risk of contracting COVID-19.


Regarding the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, of the 17 categories making up the overall C- grade, 11 were in the D range, including all except:


According to a workforce survey by the National Association of Women in Construction and Safe Site Check In, the ________ of participants believe that job opportunities for women are increasing.


According to the 2021 Dangerous by Design report recently released by Smart Growth America, the number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers nationwide over the last decade has increased:


Recently, researchers from the University of Delaware have received an NSF Career Award to create new durable adhesive joints for concrete structures. What creature are they attempting to mimic the adhesion properties of?


According to attendees of PaintSquare Connect’s Industrial Coatings: 2021 Market Outlook webinar, the biggest challenges they face in 2021 are:


True or false: The U.S. Department of Labor is suspending its acceptance and review of new or pending applications for Standards Recognition Entities in the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program.


Scientists from the Polytechnic Institute of the Far Eastern Federal University announced their development of a concrete material that can reportedly seal cracks and restore strength independently, using:


Recently, researchers from the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science announced the development of a new coating strategy for __________ that provides corrosion protection.


True or false: PaintSquare Connect’s recorded education sessions will remain online until May 31.


Researchers at Montana State University are reportedly working on sustainable alternatives to concrete, focusing on ____________.


INFRA grants can be used to cover as much as ____% of a project’s cost.


According to large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly, construction on the world’s first-ever space hotel is expected to launch sometime in:


True or False: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has completed multiple climate change reviews over the course of its history.


Last month, engineers from Network Rail—owner of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd in London—recently avoided the demolition of a Victorian-era railway bridge by utilizing a _______-resistant coating.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the dates for this year’s National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The eighth annual event is slated to take place:


The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released its 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, revealing a mediocre, but passing grade of:


Earlier this year, China REACH went into effect, which aims to streamline the registration process for new _______ going into the country.


Recently, Paint BidTracker announced that Olmsted County awarded Rachel Contracting of St. Michael, Minnesota, in the amount of $1,098,013 for the restoration of an iconic water tank in Rochester, Minnesota. The iconic water tower appears to look like what vegetable?


True or false: A report from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Inspector General issued in February revealed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not provide the level of oversight needed to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.


According to a poll taken during PaintSquare Connect’s recent webinar “Industrial Coatings: 2021 Market Outlook,” the majority of participants said that business during the COVID-19 pandemic:


In March, Nashville councilmembers introduced a bill that aims to raise the standards and oversight for what types of construction projects?


Last month, Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Texas) presented a house bill pushing for the relaunch of construction on what recently paused infrastructure project?


What global food and beverage company recently announced a pilot program that demonstrates a roofing material made from the company’s recycled flexible packaging?


Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research in Geesthacht, Germany, have recently developed a ________ alloy that has an elevated resistance to corrosion.


Construction employment numbers in February fell by about 61,000, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors America of new government data released in March. The AGC cited continued weakness in new nonresidential projects and what else as a primary driver?


According to researchers from Institute of Technology and Testing of Construction Materials at Graz University of Technology, adding supplementary cementitious materials such as metakaolin or ______ can help to reduce the contribution of shotcrete to sinter formations (process of calcium carbonate precipitation).


USDOL’s OSHA recently revealed its annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2020. What was the year’s most frequently cited standard?


What is the MUC for an employee wearing a half-mask air purifying respirator (APF=10) in an atmosphere full of sulfur dioxide gas (PEL=5 ppm)?


Both PVDF and FEVE fluoropolymers coating types are reported to withstand ______ times longer than other conventional coating resins.


When performing emergency maintenance and repair regarding corrosion under insulation in oil and gas facilities, what is the potential cost of shutting down equipment?


A paint pigment war regarding the development of blackest black paint involves British artist Stuart Semple and ____ _______.


True or false: A JPCL subscription is the ONLY way users can access the 25-year collection of JPCL Archives, dating back to 1996.


True or false: The ICC-ES is part of the ICC family and is a nonprofit, limited liability company that provides evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials.


What university was recently awarded a $718,000, three-year grant from the Nuclear Energy University Program to use corrosion science to help identify potential at-risk canisters used to store spent nuclear fuel?


New Labor Secretary and former Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh, recently issued an executive order that establishes a Supplier Diversity Program with a $_______ investment.


True or false: All respirator filters and cartridges used in the workplace must have a “TC Number.”


True or false: The Department of Labor recently announced that it would be suspending its acceptance and review of new or pending applications for Standards Recognition Entities in the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program.


Researchers from RMIT University have recently developed a recycling solution for one item generating a rather large amount of pandemic waste:


According to a PaintSquare Blog, what isn’t a part of the “Top 5” to make your next facility project run smoothly?


True or false: In offshore oil and gas platform projects, ATEX 138 is the directive for workplace safety.


True or false: The International Code Council recently launched two online building code tools that aim to give access to free information about building code usage to safety professionals and the public.


What date will the archived content from CORROSION 2021 be available until?


In a study conducted by Stanford University, researchers found that the United States has spent nearly $___________ in flood damages over the last three decades.


According to a recent PaintSquare Daily News article, the crown jewel of Amazon’s second headquarters is _________.


What is the name of a recently developed autonomous disruptive technology, designed to perform maintenance, inspections and repair on underwater infrastructure?


According to an archived 2017 D+D article, most cool-roof coatings at the time incorporated ______.


True or false: Before an employee uses any respirator with a negative or positive pressure tight-fitting facepiece, the employee must be fit tested with the same make, model, style and size of respirator that will be used.


True or false: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction costs declined in the majority of cities from October 2019 to October 2020.


How many categories will JPCL be awarding its 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards?


Elon Musk’s XPrize Carbon Removal competition is slated to launch on what day?


According to “Maintenance Tips” in the February issue of JPCL, which of the following isn’t a rule to live by when planning offshore maintenance work?


Alkyds are a modified form of a(n) _____ resin.


Recently, a team of researchers from the Oregon State University’s College of Engineering conducted a study using supercomputer simulations to observe how _________ causes corrosion and degrades iron.


According to an analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction spending in December 2020 was ___% higher than in December 2019.


True or false: The development of hot-spread epoxy phenolic coating resulted from the discovery of the “rusted steel substrate effect,” among others.


True or false: California’s AB 685 law identifies and defines three jobsite COVID-19 triggering events and provides notification requirements for each.


In January, President Joe Biden revoked the permit for which pipeline upon taking office?


Physiological monitoring platform Kenzen is testing out a new, wearable smart device to monitor the following except:


How many lives were lost in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill off the U.S. Gulf Coast?


Engineers at Purdue University say they have discovered a way to make concrete more sustainable—by adding small amounts of nanoscale ______ ______ to the cement.


Traditional epoxy phenolic coating technology for CUI mitigation recommends a film thickness for each coat to be typically __ - __ mils.


Elon Musk recently announced the upcoming XPrize Carbon Removal competition, which invites design teams to create technologies that can remove what from the Earth’s atmosphere?


True or false: JPCL will still be a member benefit of the newly SSPC-NACE combined association, The Association for Materials Protection and Performance.


True or false: According to former employee’s testimony in court, Arconic sold panels that the company knew were flammable to Grenfell Tower because of costs.


An oxygen-deficient atmosphere is an atmosphere with an oxygen content below ___% by volume.


During a renovation project on the 600 block of Race in the Central Business District, in Cincinnati, crews from non-profit real estate development company 3CDC discovered a second building, likely constructed in what decade?


True or false: Any equipment used in an offshore platform “hot zone” must be ATEX-rated.


Researchers from what federal laboratory are working on developing a coating that changes color when exposed to high temperatures through friction or fire?


Hot-dip galvanizing is a batch process in which the coating is applied in a molten bath of zinc at roughly what degree?


In February, Seattle City Council unanimously approved Commercial Energy Code updates set forth by Mayor Jenny Durkan that bans ____ for space heating in new construction of commercial and multi-family residential buildings that are taller than three stories.


Inorganic zinc coatings have proven capable of withstanding temperatures up to ___ F (___ C) in non-immersion service without any loss in performance.


According to a recent webinar hosted by PaintSquare, FEVE Fluoroethylene Vinyl Ether, specifically thermoset fluoropolymer topcoats, were developed in the early _____.


What is the OSHA standard dictating requirements for respiratory protection, including guidelines for respirator selection, fit, testing, maintenance, care and more?


What historical landmark recently sought bids from engineers to rebuild a new retractable floor?


True or false: Drones can “merge” with robots.


True or false: The “Buy American” policies initially set forth by former President Donald J. Trump were reduced after President Joe Biden signed an executive order aiming to decrease the purchases of American-made products.


Who was the top lawyer to investigate the 1988 oil platform explosion that occurred on Piper Alpha in the North Sea on July 6?


This type of coating was recently registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for residential use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19:


True or false: The newly updated American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures” is part of the ACI Concrete Repair Subscription.


True or false: Zinc carbonate is water-soluble and not very dense, while zinc oxide and zinc hydroxide are dense, insoluble materials.


When fusion-bonded epoxy coatings are exposed to UV rays, they undergo a degradation commonly referred to as:


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final risk evaluation for n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), showing that there are unreasonable risks to workers and consumers in _____ out of 37 conditions of use.


More than ________ tons of steel was galvanized for the new Champlain Bridge.


In a Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) 50-year-old experiment involving an epoxy resin and steel reinforcements on concrete, engineers found that after 50 years under 87% of the average breaking load, the epoxy resin bonding showed:


True or false: Civil engineers from the Cork Institute of Technology are planning to recycle wind turbines blades as coastline wake brakes later this year.


True or false: California’s AB 685 law allows for state regulators to shut down jobsites should Cal/OSHA determine that the workplaces pose a risk of an “imminent hazard.”


The Washington Department of Transportation recently installed record-breaking prestressed concrete girders at its new southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma. How long did the girders measure?


Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) are working on developing a coating that changes color when exposed to high temperatures through friction or fire. This technology is being developed for?


Zinc oxide starts forming roughly how many hours after galvanizing?


The U.S. Department of Labor has recently made adjustments to the Occupational Safety and Health administration’s civil penalty amounts, increasing maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations from $13,494 per violation to?


Last month, researchers from Nagoya University discovered this rare concrete-strengthening mineral within the walls of a decommissioned power plant in Japan:


Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule meant to clarify the status of ___________ contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


What state recently launched a state-wide emphasis program to reduce employee exposures to respirable crystalline silica and prevent silicosis?


Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development adopted how many new safe harbors as additions to its existing 10?


Fire-resistant coatings are designed:


According to recent column by TPC CEO Brion Palmer, the JPCL team is excited to reintroduce itself as the fresh, independent voice of the industry, effective starting what issue?


According to blogger Allen Zielnik, most field-applied commercial icephobic coatings today are based on superhydrophobic and ___ surface energy principles:


Which association issues standards of performance for coatings applied over aluminum panels and extrusions for commercial buildings?


True or false: Hardness pencils are used in protective coatings work to measure of coating hardness as determined by the coating's resistance to scratching by pencil leads of known hardness.


True or false: The tactic referred to as “Dutchman,” means to fill in gaps and attach necessary stone as needed.


In a “Misconception Series” on spray-applied fireproofing, critical failure of steel occurs when the steel reaches ____ degrees Fahrenheit.


Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation can serve all except what function in commercial construction?


True or false: At a pH of less than 10, corrosion can occur if there is less than one inch of cover in immersed concrete or the service environment is susceptible to biogenic corrosion.


True or false: Drainage planes were adopted in the 1990s to serve as a solution for moisture intrusion problems with EIFS cladding.


In the protective coatings industry, qualitative fit testing of respirators introduces what material near the wearer of an air-purifying or supplied-air respirator with cartridge filter to determine by smell?


What color movement eventually spread to nearly every American city with similar architecture, with notable concentrations in St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans and Cincinnati?


According to Kevin Morris, a 25-year veteran of the coatings industry, specializing in water and wastewater facilities, the average age of structures undergoing rehabilitation are:


True or false: the CPIA is the first and only Professional Trade Association for commercial paint contractors around the globe.


In December, the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration and the United States Department of Transportation issued a final rule regarding the DOT Program for:


A $30 million restoration project of Missouri’s Capitol Building, in Jefferson City, was reported to use how many pounds of material?


True or false: In merging to create The Association for Materials Protection and Performance, SSPC announced that it would be discontinuing its 37-year partnership with the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings.


True or false: According to Allen Zielnik in a 2013 D+D article, most exterior wood repair products are based on epoxy-resin technology.


According to Anders Voldsgaard Calusen, a novel type of “activated” zinc primer uses which kind of formulation:


Regarding concrete floor covering, concrete is not dry just because it is cured. Concrete, on average, takes ______ per inch of thickness to dry enough to receive most flooring products.


It is estimated that the cost of painting an offshore structure in an autonomous painting facility can be as low as 1- __% less per square meter in comparison with carrying out coating onsite.


According to an archived D+D article, customers were reported to have saved how much on overall energy bills after installing a cool roof coating?


True or false: Experienced inspectors using pull-off adhesion methods find that 7-12% of pulls end up being invalid.


True or false: At the end of December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released for public comment a proposed set of updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act’s Fees Rule.


These two organizations recently combined to form The Association for Materials Protection and Performance:


In a 50-year-old experiment involving an epoxy resin and steel reinforcements on concrete, researchers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) found that the epoxy resin bonding showed no weaknesses, with under ___% of the average breaking load.


In its most recent Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave the nation’s water sector, which includes existing stormwater infrastructure, a grade of:


Officials from Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena and Oak View Group recently submitted the project’s registration to the:


True or false: Eric Henn of Eric Henn Murals was awarded the 2020 Top People Prestige Award during a live virtual awards ceremony held at the inaugural PaintSquare Connect.


What cleaning technology are workers considering implementing for the restoration at the Notre Dame Cathedral?


SSPC’s Level 1 Concrete Coating Application Specialist course requires what percentage to pass?


In December, the EPA announced the final rule to lower the clearance levels for the amount of lead that can remain in dust on floors and windowsills after lead abatement. What are the correct new clearance levels?


Jerome Curran investigated pull-off strength when looking at polysiloxane alternatives to polyurethane systems used at:


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued its annual reminder to specific employers to submit the required injury and illness date for 2020 by:


True or false: A form of biogenic corrosion can be caused by fats, oils, and grease in the form of food waste.


True or false: 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 service of the CSI-owned Construction Information Network, LLC, and a platform that integrates CSI classifications into construction technology.


In December, the American Concrete Institute announced that it had released an updated version of what publication?


A temporary Pandemic Response Unit built in preparation for COVID-19 patients at the Joseph Brant Hospital, in Burlington, Ontario, used what type of supports to construct?


Diversified natural resources company, Teck Resources Limited (Vancouver, Canada) recently announced that it would be testing its antimicrobial copper coatings on what type of high-touch surfaces?


During a live virtual event at the inaugural PaintSquare Connect, it was announced that _________ was awarded the 2020 Elevation Award for Floor Coatings:


In a recent JPCL Investigating Failure article, a laboratory investigation was conducted regarding the delamination of paint on the exterior panels of this machine:


What alliance aims to draw attention to the need for more action on lead paint and other sources of lead exposure?


What standard covers the determination of the pull-off strength of a coating or coating system, by determining the greatest perpendicular force (in tension) that a surface area can bear before a plug of material is detached?


What American Institute of Architects contract document represents Sustainability Consultant Scope of Services?


Abstracts for what industrial coatings event are due today?


True or false: Last year, crews in Shanghai’s eastern Huangpu district “walked” an historic school building to avoid demolition.


What is the common name for a loading fixture that is secured to the coating surface with an adhesive in pull-off testing?


What is the specific term for the corrosion process caused by the biological conversion of hydrogen sulfide gas to sulfuric acid in sewers and wastewater facilities?


In November, the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use of what in all new residential and commercial building construction projects?


One of the requirements for prequalification of zinc primers according to ISO 20340 is rust creep below:


Bjarke Ingels Group recently partnered with ICON, a construction technology developer, and SEArch+, to begin designing a sustainable habitat for where?


According to a recent JPCL article, what is the third leading cause of ship coating failures?


Throughout FY 2020 (Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2020), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted how many inspections in response to worker complaints, injuries and fatalities, and referrals impacted by COVID-19?


True or false: It is still free to register to PaintSquare Connect?


In December, the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors adopted new rules into the association’s Code of Ethics, prohibiting certain designs of what types of facilities?


According to SSPC, the following standards were revised in December 2019, except:


What university recently claimed to have developed sensors that could safely speed up construction project timelines by determining concrete strength onsite in real time?


According to PaintSquare Connect Webinar, “Advanced IUPAT Training and Certifications that Make a Difference on a Project” by Rick Matthews, Industry Liaison Industrial Coatings Finishing First International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the IUPAT International Finishing Trades Institute is accredited by:


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report for 2019, the construction industry saw how many fatal injuries?


According to “The Future of Ship Painting” by Andy Hopkinson, Ralitsa Mihaylova and Raouf Kattan, Safinah Group Ltd., the average economic ship life is:


True or False: The new ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, has been updated to align with ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.


True or false: SSPC and NACE International will officially combine on Jan. 1, 2021.


The Painting Contractors Association has been developing Industry Standards since:


Ground corn cob, rice hulls, walnut shells and fruit pits are all examples of what type of abrasive?


According to the PaintSquare Connect Webinar, “Coatings That Work: Providing Long-Term Solutions That Set You Apart from Your Competition and Help Your Customers Get the Most Out of Their Projects” by Hank Meinking, Area Account Executive - Architectural Services, Sherwin-Williams, the following tools can be used to navigate coatings product claims, except:


In which PaintSquare Connect Keynote did the speaker review a case study where they were the lead consultant in the matter of a 96-foot-diameter x 31-foot-tall anaerobic digester tank?


What coatings organization announced the launch of its association in October 2019?


What transportation technology company successfully completed its first trial involving human passengers last month?


According to Jim McBrayer, CEO, McBrayer & Associates, in his PaintSquare Connect Webinar, “How to Secure Meetings with Decisionmakers and Keep Them Captivated,” the five valid business reasons to meet include all of the following except:


What certification does a lining require when coating water tanks that are slated to house drinking water?


True or false: PCA’s Industry Standard 19 covers the definition and application of decorative finishes.


According to the PaintSquare Connect Webinar, “100%-Solids Linings for the Water/Wastewater Market” by Brian Cheshire, Market Manager - Water/Wastewater, Carboline Company, what percentage of wastewater substrates are made of concrete?


The Commercial Painting Industry Association lists all except what as part of its Core Values:


When is NSF 600, a new health requirement requiring all coatings in contact with potable water to meet new, lower extraction levels, slated to go into effect?


According to recent reports, work on the LAX International Airport Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B) is slated to finish how many months ahead of schedule?


True or false: NASA selected 20 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space technologies.


What U.S. city recently issued an ordinance banning the use natural gas or other fossil fuels in all new residential and commercial building construction projects?


Although the PaintSquare Connect event has ended, registrants can still earn points through the Connect Rewards Program in all of the following ways, except:


In a Special Edition Newsletter from PaintSquare focusing on Green Coatings, this association announced it would be providing funding for 500 people in underserved communities:


What pipeline project was recently shut down by the state’s governor?


Researchers from this university recently developed an eco-friendly smart coating that’s designed for sub-ambient, radiative cooling in buildings as a way to combat active coolants:


True or false: TPC awarded the first 10 awardees of PaintSquare Connect’s Connect Rewards Program directly following the virtual conference’s commencement and plans to award an additional 10 awardees over the coming months.


True or false: ASTM’s D3730 standard guide is used for testing high-performance interior architectural wall coatings.


This SSPC Standard was recently revised in September 2019


In a new study by the University of Oregon’s Institute for Health in the Built Environment, a team of academics and industry partners are looking at how mass timber could be used in what type of construction?


True or false: Recorded webinars and keynote speeches from TPC’s PaintSquare Connect event will be available to registrants until May 31, 2021.


What Painting Contractors Association industry standard is responsible for the levels of surface preparation for repainting and maintenance projects receiving architectural coatings?


According to this PaintSquare Press contributor, cycloaliphatic epoxies offer a favorable solution for wastewater structures that undergo aggressive immersion services and are highly susceptible to degradation from UV-light exposure.


ASTM says that this standard is responsible for conducting exterior exposure tests of paints on wood:


According to a JPCL article, when rail cars are taken out of service to be lined, must be inspected for corrosion, followed by abrasive blasting to what SSPC/NACE standard?


Of the following, which university wasn’t recently reported to begin offering new courses designed to promote sustainability and a variety of green building practices?


In December 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency designated 10 substances up for evaluation, which included all except:


True or False: ICS No. 1 and ICS No. 5 meet the American Water Works Standard D102.


What ISO standard is typically used when deciding on a protective coating for steel wind towers?


Recently, researchers from the University of Liverpool were awarded 615,000 pounds (roughly $809,235) in funding for the development of this type of coating:


True or false: SSPC Guide 15 references “Soluble Salt Testing Frequency and Locations on New Steel Surfaces.”


According to David Wawer, Executive Director of the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, around the beginning of this year, the industry began to see an accelerated interest in these types of coatings:


Over the last decade, bridge painting costs have risen how much?


Last year, Chicago’s Crown Fountain had its different coexisting systems evaluated with the help of what technology?


True or false: The FAA recently launched a second program focusing on integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system.


What pigment did the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently release a revised draft risk evaluation for?


In the coatings industry, DTM stands for?


In “2020 Vision” published earlier this year, coatings manufactures released annual color trends focusing on all except:


True or false: According to an archived PaintSquare Press article, when using vacuums to reclaim abrasives, it is a rule to use the largest hose possible from the inlet of the vacuum to the vacuuming site.


True or false: Shop-fabricated insulation blocks installed on the roof of New York City’s Madison Square Garden last year for a waterproofing project exceeded 18 inches in thickness.


During a 2019 lining project to protect process vessels at the largest oil field in Iraq, what type of epoxy was chosen for the job?


Roughly how much paint was used to coat more than 400 homes during AkzoNobel’s “Let’s Colour” initiative in Kusadasi, Turkey, last year?


True or false: Recently, NASA announced the recipients of its Early Career Faculty Award, which included an award focusing on the development of new coating materials.


Researchers from Rice University recently developed a process to make flash graphene out of recycled what?


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 are currently working to establish this first-ever type of institute:


NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, recently tapped what local college to help research 3D-printing technologies?


True or false: SSPC-SP 5 (NACE No. 1) is used for Commercial Blast Cleaning.


True or false: the American Institute of Architects recently announced a new strategic partnership with True Capital Wind to invest in AIA’s Contract Document Program.


True or false: The four SSPC/NACE joint waterjetting standards range from SSPC-SP WJ-1/NACE WJ-1 to SSPC-SP WJ-4/NACE WJ-4, with WJ-1 representing the lowest level of waterjetting and WJ-4 representing the most thorough level of waterjetting.


True or false: SPIRE Smart Buildings Program is an objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, built by the Telecommunications Industry Association and UL.


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings published its “Fact Sheet: Use of Hazardous Materials including Flammables in Confined Spaces” at the request of the Chemical Safety Board after what deadly fire?


According to a report by insurance company AdvisorSmith, what is the highest paying job in the United States that doesn’t require a college degree?


CUI is widely described as occurring in the temperature range of:


True or false: Exudation denotes migration of a substance to the surface of a coating film.


True or false: Stationary wheel blast machines can be used to clean concrete substrates.


During a renovation project at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, crews applied what type of paint to the interior steel surfaces?


True or false: SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings offers a jointly issued standard on thermal spraying with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and the National Steel Bridge Alliance.


Traditionally, following cleaning efforts, what color oxide rust-inhibitor is applied to heavy steel mainframes for pre-engineered metal buildings?


According to SSPC’s Protective Coatings Glossary, the typical range for the peak-to-valley height of surface profile created on steel by Power-Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal or Abrasive-blast Cleaning is?


Crews used this machine to determine what mystery metallics were used on a building exterior featured in the fall issue of PaintSquare Press.


True or false: The Naval Research Laboratory recently used organosilane polymers as a means to create a healthier and more user-friendly topcoat for their aircrafts.


Over what percentage of contractors recently reported to be negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are expecting to see the implications continue into 2021?


How many SSPC-NACE joint surface preparation standards are there for waterjetting?


Technology Publishing Co.’s upcoming virtual event, PaintSquare Connect, plans to give away how many prizes to participants competing in the Connect Rewards Program?


Technology Publishing Co.’s upcoming virtual event, PaintSquare Connect, is comprised of four curriculum tracks including all except:


Which ISO standard, introduced in December 2018, mandates a series of tests in an attempt to capture the exposure cycle a typical CUI coating might encounter during the construction, transport and operational phases?


True or false: The American institute of Architects recently updated its B109-2020, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Multi-Family Residential or Mixed-Use Residential Project.


What two associations created the 2011 Color Coding for High Pressure Hoses?


According to the American Wood Council, what percentage of U.S. homes are built using wood-frame construction each year?


What is the name of the infrastructure that was recently successful in protecting the city of Venice from acqua alta?


True or false: Having a USGBC membership represents one’s understanding of LEED certification.


SSPC-SP 5 White Metal Blast Cleaning is equivalent to what NACE International standard?


What entity regulates all types of construction except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories high?


What is the minimum water pressure that constitutes ultra-high-pressure waterjetting?


True or false: NFPA 34 is the standard for the manufacture of organic coatings.


In the October issue of JPCL, what process did Alison B. Kaelin compare similarities to the protective coatings industry?


What university recently received a commercialization grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for the development of drywall bricks?


How many categories were featured in the JPCL 2020 Coating Systems Buying Guide for Concrete?


True or false: A three-component zinc-rich epoxy primer was used on the Allegiant Stadium as a means of corrosion protection.


True or false: The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General recently issued a No Objection Letter for the combination of SSPC and NACE International.


What new organization was formed after memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) both voted to form an alliance?


How many languages does SSPC offer translated materials?


What two associations recently announced the renewal of their alliance?


True or false: Thermal spraying is a group of processes where the thermal spray feedstock (aluminum, zinc or a combination of alloys developed in the form of a wire or powder) is heated, atomized and propelled by a conveying gas stream and deposited to form a thermal spray metallic coating (TSC) on the cleaned steel.


The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently awarded what university for the continued research on premature degradation of concrete foundations that contain pyrrhotite?


Rail officials working on South Florida’s $2.7 billion, 170-mile Brightline high-speed rail extension were able to shave its project timeline by utilizing what technology?


Awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects and approved by Her Majesty The Queen, who was the 2021 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal?


As part of the 2020 SSPC Structure Awards, City of Celina Elevated Water Tank was reported to receive the organization’s Industry Spirit Award. Who was the project’s coating material supplier?


Skeletons of this animal recently caused repeated construction pauses at the new Santa Lucia airport in New Mexico.


In this Off the Wall story, bridge inspectors saved this stranded animal from a bridge in Mississippi.


In the PaintSquare Press article, “I’m Taking Good Care of You,” what is the first solution Pittsburgh conservator Rhonda Wozniak uses in completing the annual cleaning of a bronze alloy statue?


What organization recently published, “Recommended Practices for Remote Virtual Inspections,” a guideline that it says governmental jurisdictions should consider for effective and consistent remote virtual inspections.


Recently, the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Steel Construction joint-issued a paper to describe the roles and responsibilities of project participants in design collaboration scenarios. The paper was born out of noticing what two commonly used terms?


What high-speed rail project in the U.S. recently achieved two major milestones in pushing the project forward?


What U.S. university was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant to develop a safer ladder?


According to this JPCL article, historical records, field investigations and laboratory investigations have revealed that the following factors may influence surface casing corrosion, except:


According to Edye Fox Abrams, VP of Business Development, The ChemQuest Group, this color choice has been increasing in popularity in waterborne wood coatings over the last several years.


In a Summer 2020 PaintSquare Press article, Majestic Fast Ferry reported that this type of coating provided energy savings and allowed for improved speeds at sea.


True or false: New western cedar wood requires special surface preparation 1-2 weeks prior to coating applications?


According to the U.S. Defense Acquisition University, over the course of 30 years, this percentage range of systems acquisition can be attributed to the life cycle cost of a project.


The Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute doesn’t have a Validation Program for which product?


In a JPCL article, Dudley Primeaux concludes that this type of coating holds up both elastomeric and appearance properties when exposed to ultraviolet light.


A team from Switzerland’s University of Geneva recently published an article in the journal Nature discussing a new nanocoating with anti-reflective and anti-adhesive properties. The eyes of what insect inspired their discovery?


Next week, comments are due to the U.S. Navy for a new proposed submarine dry dock for which public shipyard?


True or false: NFPA 285 is a test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load bearing wall assemblies/panels?


True or false: According to SSPC, a cohesive failure of a coating is described as, “breaking within itself.”


Regarding Technology Publishing Company’s upcoming PaintSquare Connect event, when will attendees be able to access/edit their personalized schedules?


Carl Reed, Kat Coronado and what other author published an article covering solutions for when a blast profile on a steel substrate is lower than the specification.


What SSPC Guide covers field methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete and masonry walls and ceilings?


True or false: Both metal-fume fever and white-metal fever are terms used to describe a condition where fumes generated from aluminum and other metals and their alloys during thermal spraying are unpleasant to smell and could cause flu-like symptoms for hours or days.


Which state doesn’t hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees?


Recently, PaintSquare Daily News announced session information regarding its upcoming virtual event, PaintSquare Connect. What date will all main pages for the event become active?


True or false: Waterglass is another name for mineral paint.


True or false: The Atlas cell test is used to evaluate and select internal linings for immersion services.


True or false: Alkyds are polyesters modified with fatty acids and other components.


True or False: Reducing the number of bolted connections in gravity sludge thickener components can help reduce the risk of galvanic corrosion.


True or False: Rutile titanium dioxide is often used to provide color (white) and opacity to coatings.


Optically active pigment (OAP) technology can help uncover all of the following coating mechanisms except:


What metals are covered by SSPC-SP16?


For soluble salt testing, ISO 8502-6 guides a process that involves injecting distilled water into a patch placed on a steel surface. This testing method is also known as:


True or False: According to a recent PaintSquare Press article, if a pre-engineered metal building is slated to receive a fireproof coating or epoxy application, the item will not receive traditional oxide or galvanization treatments.


True or False: Localized galvanic corrosion at bolted connections is commonplace on rake mechanisms in gravity thickeners and clarifiers.


What type of coating was recently used to protect the interior steel trusses of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California?


This type of additive, used in petroleum and water storage tank linings, help make holidays and pinholes visible when illuminated with an eye-safe LED light.


True of False: Prime pigments possess colorant value and hiding power.


Women represent what percentage of the construction labor force?


True or false: ASTM International has published a standard specifically to protect iron water pipes against corrosion.


True or False: Industry consensus states <20 mg/m2 as the maximum allowable level of soluble salts allowed the be present on a surface prior to coating application.


True or false: In 2017, the AIA updated its Historic Preservation Services document to clarify the architect’s responsibility regarding hazardous materials on a project with historically significant buildings or features.


Spray painting in a shipyard environment presents which hazards?


True or false: Axalta Coating Systems purchased the Valspar Corporation's North American Wood Coatings business for $420 million.


When did the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ban on all retail distribution of methylene chloride to consumers for paint and coatings removal go into effect?


To date, how many LEED-certified commercial projects have been registered?


A recent “Thermal Spray Coating Application” standard was issued by what organization?


True or false: Imperial College London developed a biodegradable concrete alternative made of desert sand.


A written standard for classification of concrete floor coating textures based on the height of the coating texture comes from what entity?


A study found that which areas are the most impacted of an overtired worker?


True or false: two-component coatings cure by radiation.


True or false: Last year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated its AAMA 714-19, “Voluntary Specification for Liquid Applied Flashing Used to Create a Water-Resistive Seal around Exterior Wall Openings in Buildings."


What is the standard active substance approval time for newly formulated antifouling coatings?


Which one of the following agricultural materials is not used for air abrasive blasting?


True of false: HAPS stands for "health analysis protocols."


True or false: A complex system is a system consisting of galvanizing topcoated with a liquid-applied, organic coating.


True or false: The term "encaustic" describes a faux finish made to look like marble.


Degrees of surface roughness on concrete are established by rubber replica templates from where?


What does the term "fines" describe?


True or false: A sacrificial pigment is likely to be used as a midcoat.


True or false: The term "exempt solvents" refers to solvents that not included in the Toxic Substances Control Act.


"Pretreatment primer" is another name for what?


True or False: The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act describes the general duties of a safety and health specialist.


True or false: A parapet clamp is for holding multiple ladders on a roof rack.


True or false: Recent research by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that cool walls will not save as much energy as cool roofs.


True or false: The typical range for the peak-to-valley height of surface profile created on steel by power-tool cleaning to bare metal or abrasive-blast cleaning is 2-6 mils.


True or false: Calcium sulfonate alkyds are typically used as surface-tolerant overcoating materials.


True or false: Any product that claims to kill microorganisms must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency.


How did the AIA President characterize the current administration’s official decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord?


What technology was used by the Naval Research Laboratory to create a healthier and more user-friendly topcoat for their aircraft?


What organization has a guide to field methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete and masonry walls and ceilings?


What is the name of the noted waterjetting industry expert who differentiates between flash rust, which occurs on wetted steel, and rust back, which occurs on dry steel?


What organization has pictorial standards and other means of evaluating the degree of coating defects, such as blistering, rusting, cracking, flaking and chalking?


True or false: The terms “industrial coatings” and “industrial maintenance paints” do not refer to the same types of material.


According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), what is the most common work-related injury in the construction industry?


True or false: Earlier this year the European Union published a regulation to classify titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen by inhalation.


What organization validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of deck coatings?


True or false: Both stationary and portable wheel blast machines are used to clean concrete substrates.


True or false: Use of high-temperature (250 F), pressurized water (>5000 psi) makes the most sense as the method to achieve total coating removal from brick with minimal substrate damage, according to a recent article.


True or false: Aliphatic polyurea coatings provide UV stability both for their elastomeric properties and also for color and gloss retention.


True or false: Rutile titanium dioxide is often used as an extender pigment.


Brushing the surface of blasted steel with a paint brush wrapped with a white cotton cloth is used to determine what?


What organization has a quantitative test method for measuring the surface profile of concrete.


A deadly fire in Georgetown, Colorado, killed several protective coating workers. In what kind of structure did this tragedy occur?


True or false: One organic zinc-rich coating has a silicate binder.


What is the name of the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels?


What term denotes migration of a substance to the surface of a coating film?


On what subject does SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings offer a standard issued jointly with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge Alliance?


Why are zinc-rich coatings sometimes applied to structural concrete?


True or false: Laws in several states now hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees.


True or false: Curing of coatings based on epoxy ester resins occurs by oxidation.


True or false: The National Fire Prevention Association recently updated a technical report on calculating fire resistance of wood members and assemblies.


In addition to carbon steel, what other metals are covered by an SSPC blast-cleaning standard?


The American Institute of Steel Construction substantially influenced the creation of what SSPC program?


A quality control device has the name Tator and one other name connected to it. What is the second name?


True or False: Methyl methacrylate resin-based floor coatings can be installed in the temperature range of 90 degrees Fahrenheit down to 30 degrees.


Which of the following describes cohesive failure of a coating.


True or false: The American Institute of Architects recently supported a proposed Executive Order mandating classical architecture for federal properties.


In an air abrasive blasting system, the blast hose ID should be at least how many times the size of the nozzle orifice to achieve productive blasting results?


What is another name for mineral paint?


True or false: The New York Times building has an intumescent coating on its structural steel exterior.


The earliest Industrial competitions were held where?


True or false: Studies have shown that preparing a weathered TPO roof for coating with an aqueous cleaner followed by power washing increases the adhesion of the coating dramatically.


True or false: Polysiloxane is a variation on polyurethane coating chemistry that allows for faster curing times and higher film builds.


True or false: The terms “theoretical coverage” and “practical coverage” that a coating can achieve mean the same thing.


Working at what height invokes OSHA's Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard?


True or false: The “cold wall effect” produces osmotic blistering.


True or false: An article on floor coatings recommended use of a specially formulated polyurethane primer to combat high alkalinity at the surface of a concrete slab.


Solvent cleaning is required before blasting to what degree of rigor?


True or false: The name of the test instrument used to determine a coating’s resistance to fading through accelerated exposure to light is Light-Resistance Chamber.


Why is a gel coat consisting of paraffin wax in styrene often used over newly applied polyester and vinyl ester linings?


True or false: A D+D article on assuring the quality of coating work on commercial buildings argues for spot inspections of each phase of cleaning, painting and paint-related work rather than having an inspector present continuously to monitor all phases of coating work.


True or false: When the blast profile on a steel substrate is lower than the specification requires, this problem can be easily remediated to meet higher specification requirements by using larger abrasive media and reblasting the under-specification surface.


True or false: According to some industry experts, atmospheric exposures that can contribute to amine blush include UV, carbon dioxide and moisture.


True or false: Increasing carbonation of concrete can increase the passivation of reinforcing steel.


True or false: Instruments based on radio frequency can be used to test for moisture in concrete or masonry walls.


True or false: Coatings can be a source of elevated exposure to crystalline silica.


True or false: Both zinc-rich coatings and potassium silicate paints provide sacrificial protection to steel substrates.


What organization validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of repellents?


Fumes from aluminum and other metals and their alloys generated during thermal spraying are unpleasant to smell and could cause flu-like symptoms for hours or days. What is this condition called?


True or false: Granules are commonly used on SPF roofing together with coating materials.


True or false: In a recent article on PaintSquare, the author argues that abrasive recycling is effective only on large projects.


True or false: An alkyd is a modified form of an acrylic resin.


Ray Weaver, Joe Brandon and what other author published a report about the peak count of surface profile?


True or false: A recent report on non-skid performance of coatings on the exterior decks of U.S. Navy ships subject to thermal loading found that thicker coatings increase the potential for premature failure.


What are the three most commonly specified coating types used over spray foam roofing?


True or false: All of SSPC’s visual reference guides and photos contain photos of steel after cleaning.


After what amount of time in outdoor exposure does new western red cedar wood require special surface preparation measures prior to painting?


What type of pigments possess colorant value and hiding power?


True or false: Typical ranges of electrostatic transfer efficiency are anywhere from 60-80%, depending on the target type and other factors, according to one estimate.


Which of the following is a test used to evaluate and select internal linings for immersion service?


True or false: Marmorino is recommended for humid environments such as bathrooms.


What is the main feature of zinc that allows it to provide cathodic protection to steel?


True or false: 10 ppm is the maximum level of carbon monoxide allowed by OSHA in breathing air for supplied-air respirators.


True or false: There are four ways that abrasive and water can be combined in a wet abrasive blast system.


Which of the following surface preparation methods for concrete produces the largest surface profile?


True or false: The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory developed an alternative to epoxy non-skid/non-slip deck coatings based on siloxane technology.


What is the name of the surface engineering network in Canada that is looking into antiviral metallic and ceramic coatings as a way to slow the transmission of COVID-19?


True or false: ASTM has developed a method for measuring and replicating concrete surface profile using replica putty.


True or false: There is a standard for determining if abrasive is contaminated with oil that involves putting abrasive in a clean glass jar with clean water, putting a lid on the jar and shaking it, and then checking for an oil film on the surface of the water or coloration or cloudiness of the water itself.


True or false: The anhydrous calcium chloride test from ASTM covers the quantitative determination of the rate of moisture vapor emitted from below-grade, on-grade and above-grade (suspended) bare concrete floors.


True or false: Lower explosive limit is defined as the concentration at ordinary ambient temperatures of a compound in air above which an explosion will not occur if the mixture is ignited.


True or false: Sprayed fire-resistive materials are intumescent coatings.


True or false: A three-year study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation found that copper-based antifouling coatings were the most effective at combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels.


True or false: Wet storage stain should be removed from galvanizing before coatings are applied.


Which of the following features of a corrosion-control coating do not contribute significantly to barrier protection?


True or false: The calcium chloride test and the plastic sheet method are both qualitative methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete floor slabs.


Silica sand particles become respirable at what diameter?


True or false: Abrasive-blast cleaned steel surfaces contain anodes but not cathodes.


True or false: Efflorescence can move through permeable paint films on masonry substrates.


True or false: SSPC-AB 3 is meant to be used as a standard for both newly manufactured abrasive media and recycled media.


True or false: HUD publishes fire resistance ratings of archaic building materials.


What is a PATTI?


What color system or standard relies on instrumental measurement?


True or false: Siloxane sealers applied to concrete often have no measurable film thickness.


True or false: According to a JPCL article, three months is a good starting interval between calibrations of a magnetic dry film thickness gage.


What is the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for crystalline silica per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour shift?


True or false: The water resistance of coatings is tested with a condensing humidity cabinet.


True or false: According to the AIA, a sustainability consultant can be an architect or a non-architect.


True or false: Infrared radiation thermal imaging can be used to monitor coating application only if the coating being applied is thermosetting.


True or false: According to one industry expert, flash rust occurs on wetted steel; rust back occurs on dry steel.


True or false: Prime pigments have lower refractive indexes than extender pigments.


In what region are scientists developing anti-viral surface coatings to combat COVID-19?


True or false: Statistical data from a recent study suggest that greater precision of DFT measurements can be obtained using the scanning method over the traditional SSPC-PA 2 method.


True or false: CCS NTPEP is a study to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of cool roof coatings for industrial facilities.


What is the subject of a recent NASA grant for the study of concrete?


True or false: Regarding the profile on blast-cleaned steel, a shallow peak height with a dense peak density may be beneficial, versus a deep peak height as is often specified.


True or false: According to a JPCL article, the 28-day-cure-time rule of thumb for coating concrete has substantial scientific and engineering basis.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems should not be applied at temperatures below 40 F.


True or false: Polymer transition temperature is the term used to describe the temperature at which the non-crystalline portion of a polymer is transformed from a rubbery material to a brittle, glass-like material.


What is the difference between resistance requirements of a vapor barrier and an air barrier?


How many types of polyurethane coatings are there?


True or false: A coalescing solvent has a low boiling point.


True or false: Micaceous iron oxide pigment improves the barrier properties of a coating.


What are AIM coatings?


True or false: The recoat interval of a two-component coating is influenced by the ambient temperature.


What is the name given to the zinc ammonium chloride solution that cleans and deposits a protective layer on steel before it is immersed in molten zinc to achieve galvanizing?


True or false: The term “guard” is used to describe a product in anodizing work.


True or false: The lesser the permeability of a coating on concrete, the more effectively it will perform.


True or false: OSHA allows the use of only an irritant or an odor for qualitative fit testing of half mask respirators.


What is a name for units of viscosity of paint?


Bisphenol A is combined with which of the following to produce epoxy resins?


True or false: The two types of dehumidification for coating projects are desiccant and refrigerant.


True or false: Slip resistance of wood-floor finishes is influenced most by the gloss level of the finish material.


Choose the failure term defined by an authority as the “formation of blisters of solvent vapor in wet coating surfaces that break but do not level because of too great a viscosity."


True or false: Cratering can be caused by foreign matter in or on a wet coating film.


True or false: A laboratory study has demonstrated that feathering of sound coating around areas of repair does not influence or increase the longevity of a protective coating system applied over the repair area.


True or false: Reflectance and heat resistance are not the two main properties of cool roof coatings.


True or false: Paint brush bristles derived from mongooses can hold more paint than those acquired from hogs.


Which of the following abrasives is not among those claimed by one JPCL author to produce low dust and to contain no heavy metals?


True or false: Coatings with formaldehyde-abatement capability have been based on acrylic resins.


The most stringent performance standard for organic coatings on architectural aluminum requires how many years of successful performance on panels exposed at a South Florida test site?


True or false: Abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of 140 dBA.


True or false: Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning allows some staining on the surface; Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal does not allow stains.


Many coating manufacturers recommend a maximum relative humidity within a concrete slab of what percentage before their flooring products are applied?


Intumescent coatings must contain an acid source, a carbon source and what other component?


How many courses does SSPC offer to train applicators to apply high and 100% solids coatings?


True or false: OSHA recently issued two new qualitative respirator fit testing protocols.


True or false: Plural-component spray equipment can typically handle material ratios from 1:1 to 10:1.


True or false: Both cementitious and fibrous spray-applied, fire-resistant materials can contain Portland cement binders.


True or false: Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP) combine extremely durable colorfastness, IR-reflective capability and vivid colors.


True or false: Solvent-resistance, as shown by a solvent rub test, means that coatings are sufficiently cured for service.


True or false: Methyl ethyl ketone is an oxygenated solvent.


Which of the following is not a main function of a roof coating over single-ply, modified bitumen and BUR, according to a JPCL article?


True or false: According to a preliminary study, WUFI software does not appear to be of value in making judgments on the number of re-paints of single-wythe masonry walls before problems occur with the walls’ performance.


True or false: One specialist advises that during the COVID-19 pandemic, blast helmets, including cushion suspension systems, should be disinfected by submerging in a liquid that contains 2% bleach or other approved disinfecting liquids.


True or false: While there are laboratory tests for determining the wind-driven rain resistance of masonry walls, there are no practical field tests.


True or false: Fugitive emissions, according to SSPC, are overspray particles from paint spraying operations.


True or false: 25 micrometers is the minimum surface profile required to meet SSPC’s specification, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal.


True or false: According to a D+D article, most SPF systems can be installed at substrate temperatures as high as 180 degrees Fahrenheit.


What company won a global startup challenge dealing with innovations in the paint industry?


What company recently conducted a trial of a graphene-infused coating on a 700-square-meter section of a container ship?


True or false: It takes only 30 days to simulate three years of outdoor aging of reflective roof coatings using the laboratory testing protocol developed at a national laboratory.


True or false: Countries are not required to adopt the Global Harmonized System (GHS) used to communicate the toxicological hazards of products .


True or false: The Industrial Rope Access Trade Association has members in only 25 countries.


True or false: The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry has initiated development of a cool wall rating program.


Which of the following SSPC blast cleaning standards is equivalent to the ISO 8501-1 standard, Sa2, Thorough Blast Cleaning?


True or false: SSPC certifies only industrial and commercial painting contractors and shops.


True or false: SIPP is the acronym for a robotic spray process to reline pipeline interiors.


What is another name for bruising of concrete floor slabs during surface preparation?


In speaking about a coatings inspector’s capabilities, who said, “Obtaining an inspection approval is like obtaining a driver’s license. You can sit the course and pass the examination, but it is how you perform on the road that counts.”


True or false: According to a PaintSquare writer, sealant manufacturers all require removal of the oxide layer on weathering steel substrates beneath sealants before replacement.


True or false: An amine carbamate can create surface opalescence on epoxy films.


True or false: Mathers Ratings are sometimes used to report the opacity of air pollution emissions.


True or false: An analysis of safety data sheets (SDS) for both polyurethane coatings and coatings classified as being non-isocyanate-containing revealed that there was no substantial difference between personal protective equipment requirements in the SDSs for the two types of coatings.


According to an article on PaintSquare, an unopened can of a roof coating containing silicone has a shelf life of about four years.


What organization publishes a guide specifically for measuring moisture content in concrete and masonry walls?


True or false: Another name for a portable stylus instrument is a profilometer.


Ion exchange pigments would most likely be found in what type of coating?


How much time should normally elapse after placement of a concrete floor slab before aggressive dehumidification commences?


According to an occupational health specialist, respiratory protection plans are normally implemented properly and in accordance with the written plans.


True or false: Fluoropolymer coatings on aluminum extrusions, meeting the most rigorous AAMA performance standard (AAMA 2605), are typically applied at less than 2 mils.


True or false: For porous masonry such as common brick, use of a non-breathable coating is a good choice.


True or false: On two heavily corroded, 350-foot transmission towers cleaned to SSPC-SP 2 and SP 3, a coating system consisting of one full coat of 100-percent-volume-solids epoxy penetrating sealer, followed by one full coat of silicone alkyd enamel has been used, according to a recently published case history.


True or false: White scabbing is the term used to describe the accelerated oxidation of galvanized steel caused by exposure to relatively high concentrations of moisture and oxygen trapped between pieces or sheets of steel that are closely stacked.


True or false: Magnetic induction is the principle of operation of gages used to measure the thickness of thermal spray aluminum when the base material is carbon steel only.


True or false: The blasting abrasive olivene is derived from mineral deposits.


True or false: Zinc phosphate pigments provide inhibitive rather than sacrificial protection.


True or false: Wood weathered by atmospheric exposure may contain dissolved solids such as nitrates, which are not detrimental to coating adhesion.


True or false: The service life of a duplex system consisting of galvanizing and paint has been reported in some studies to be a factor of 2.3 to 4 times the sum of the individual service lives for galvanizing and painting, depending on the exposure environment.


True or false: offshore wind farms are typically designed with an anticipated service life of 25 years, according to a PaintSquare writer.


True or false: Architectural coatings are applied by contractors; trade sales paint is applied by consumers.


True or false: OSHA was created in a Republican presidential administration, while the EPA was established during a Democratic presidential administration.


True or false: Breathing air can be a potential inhalation hazard that blasters face in air abrasive blasting operations.


Which of the following materials is not an important biocidal additive for coatings?


True or false: Levels 1 and 2 of drywall finish allow tool marks and ridges.


True or false: According to ASTM, covering power and hiding power have the same meaning when used to describe a coating’s capability.


True or false: According to recently published research, wet adhesion is not one of the primary criteria for good corrosion resistance.


True or false: Data from research on organic zinc-rich coating performance has shown that zinc metal levels can be reduced to as low as 31% by weight without compromising galvanic corrosion protection, while at the same time improving adhesion and mechanical properties of the dry film.


What acronym represents the organization that deals with color and color measurement?


True or false: OSHA issued two new protocols for respirator fit testing in the Fall of 2019.


True or false: A badger brush is used to work rolled-on paint into the crevices of concrete block.


True or false: In the NACE-SSPC merger voting, if you are a member of both SSPC and NACE, you will receive two ballots and are asked to vote in both.


In March, 2020, the American Concrete Institute announced an expanded partnership with what other association?


True or false: Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain 23.5-25% of oxygen by volume.


True or false: The first 100% acrylic latex polymers for paint were introduced in 1953.


What organization used a contact stylus profilometer to create a standard?


Where would you be most likely to use an epoxy novolac?


True or false: The length of protection time hot-dipped galvanizing provides to steel is directly proportional to the weight of the zinc.


True or false: The American Concrete Institute offers certifications in what area?


True or false: A biomimetic coating is one that employs plant-based raw materials.


True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich coatings have very strong resistance to organic chemicals.


True or false: Failure analysis is not included in the SSPC definition of coating work.


True or false: MPI describes and defines even levels of gloss.


What Level of gypsum board finish requires a thin skim coat of joint compound (or a material manufactured especially for this purpose) over the entire surface of the board?


True or false: Knowing the volume solids of a coating and the wet film thickness, you can calculate what the dry film thickness will be.


True or false: SSPC published a surface preparation standard, now discontinued, describing laser cleaning of steel.


True or false: A D+D In Depth article argues that the risks of moisture-related, single-wythe CMU wall problems can be predicted based on the initial selection of the coating and number of repaints that have been conducted.


Titanium nitride is applied to stainless steel substrates to create what appearance?


True or false: Coalescing agents in a waterborne coating do not contribute to VOC levels.


True or false: Chief among byproduct abrasives used for blast cleaning are agricultural products.


True or false: The tin coating applied to stainless steel, formerly an alloy of lead and tin, is called titania.


True or false: Cure temperature is the term for the temperature at which the non-crystalline portion of a polymer is transformed from a rubbery material to a brittle, glass-like material.


True or false: According to the Cool Roof Rating Council, Atlanta is now one of the several cities that have a cool roof mandate.


True or false: The current version of ISO 12944 has a very high durability classification of 25 years duration or greater and required testing for coating systems in the most severe onshore environments.


In mid-2019 the US Green Building Council issued a report that listed the top ten states having the most LEED-certified residential structures. What state headed that list?


What is the name of the coatings exposure testing device that intensifies outdoor UV exposure by a factor of 10 to 12 and simulates South Florida nighttime exposure?


What is an acronym for one pneumatic adhesion tester?


True or false: Carbon dioxide can contribute to the deterioration of steel-reinforced concrete.


True or false: Potassium silicate paints provide inhibitive protection to steel substrates.


True or false: The American Concrete Institute provides education and certification for concrete slab moisture testing technicians.


True or false: SWR Institute offers a technical bulletin on air barriers.


True or false: According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers administrative controls to be the least desirable among all the available control types.


Many coating manufacturers recommend what maximum relative humidity within a concrete slab before their flooring products are applied, according to a D+D article?


True or false: High volume, low pressure (HVLP) spraying has greater transfer efficiency than electrostatic spraying.


True or false: Atmospheric exposures that can contribute to amine blush include carbon dioxide.


OSHA has developed regulations on abrasive blasting in how many industries?


True or false: The level of permeance of a coating determines its breath-ability.


What is the acronym for the Italian ship classification society?


True or false: Russia was the first country to build and deploy a floating nuclear power plant (FNPP).


True or false: The New York State Department of Transportation has a test procedure, titled “Determining the Graffiti Resistance of Anti-Graffiti Coatings.”


True or False: Testing standards for measuring dry film thickness of coatings (SSPC, IMO, ISO, and AS) are remarkably similar in their requirements for sampling and the number of measurements that have to be taken.


What organization is working with ASTM to develop new test methods to evaluate air/water leakage through fasteners and cladding attachments.


In what area of the world have dams been recently proposed to protect land from rising seas, according to a PaintSquare story?


What organization publishes the “Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems”?


Which of the following does not have a significant effect on the solar reflectance level or reflective roof coatings over time, according to a study reported in Durability & Design?


What is one result of the removal of an oxide layer from steel?


True or false: SSPC recently developed an architectural painting specification manual.


True or false: Sa2, Thorough Blast Cleaning, is the ISO blast standard that most closely resembles SSPC-SP 6, Commercial blast.


The use of what machine is described in an ASTM standard on measuring the static coefficient of friction of polish-coated flooring surfaces?


True or false: Dry ice pellets used as abrasive can produce a profile on steel.


True or false: APC is the acronym—used frequently in VOC regulations—for both architectural coatings and coatings for industrial structures.


Who wrote an article claiming that engineer/specifiers were as much to blame as painting contractors for coating failures?


Which of the following is not a concrete hardener or densifier used in the creation of a polished concrete floors?


True or false: Relative humidity sensors used to determine moisture content of concrete slabs require three days to provide accurate results after probes are inserted into a slab.


True or false: The NCAA has developed specifications, tests, and an approved supplier and products list for finishes used on athletic wood floors.


Which of the following respirator types is classified by OSHA as an engineering control?


True or false: The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard is aligned with a UN chemical labeling system.


True or false: UL1709 is the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels.


What organization published a new standard in 2019 that aims to improve the reliability and sustainability of iron water pipes that provide clean drinking water?


True or false: OSHA is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.


True or false: Recently, Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens announced that its Center for Sustainable Landscapes has achieved LEED Platinum certification.


True or false: Inorganic Zinc-rich coatings are often used on the faying surfaces of slip-critical joints.


True or false: If a coating has 50 grams per liter or less of VOCs, it is said to be HAPS-free.


SSPC has a Qualification Procedure on installation of tank linings in the field.


In what country is there a college focused on education and training in the creation of murals?


True or false: Another word for the coating failure term, “bleeding,” is “exudation.”


True or false: Positive claims have been made for use of surface-tolerant coatings in shipbuilding operations.


True or false: In North America, SSPC is not the sole publisher of hand- and power-tool cleaning standards.


True or false: Tests of fire resistive materials are conducted in real fire conditions.


True or false: The portable stylus instrument used to measure surface roughness of blast-cleaned steel is called a roughness gage.


What association is establishing Owner Peer Groups and Key Employee Peer Groups?


A German scientist developed a highly durable paint in the 1800s that remains an important type of coating technology today. What type of paint is this?


True or false: Light etching creates sufficient surface profile on concrete for successful performance of a siloxane sealer.


True or false: In the mid-1990s, SSPC held the first industrial painters competition.


True or false: Paint knife is another name for a draw down bar.


True or False: Power tools used on concrete to remove contaminants and create a profile are typically the impact type.


Examining the drip pattern from a burst of paint sprayed onto a vertical surface with an airless spray gun will reveal what possible problem?


True or false: The National Transportation Product Evaluation Program includes coatings for steel but not for concrete.


True or false: ACA has a council that deals with architectural coatings.


Which of the following is an abrasive media used in a blasting system on delicate substrates?


True or false: Fire-resistive, thin-film intumescent coatings for interior use are typically waterborne.


True or false: The Standard Test Method for Replication and Measurement of Concrete Surface Profiles Using Replica Putty was developed by ICRI.


True or false: Water beading on a new concrete floor indicates it is not ready for application of a chemically reactive stain.


True or false: RCMA has more than 150 members that manufacture roof coatings.


True or false: A recently reported study on abrasive blasting media refutes the conclusions of Roper et al. by asserting that the peak density of surface profile is not as important as peak height in contributing to the performance of corrosion control coatings.


True or false: UV-cured waterborne coatings can be successfully used on wood floors.


True or false: According to an SSPC news release, the merger of SSPC and NACE, if consummated, will result in an organization that can lobby Congress and government agencies.


Burnishing, polishing and abrasive blasting are examples of what?


Where would you expect to find an air wash separator?


At what coating film thickness are high-voltage rather than low-voltage holiday detectors used?


True or false: ASHRAE developed a standard practice for building enclosure commissioning.


True or false: Paint and coating manufacturing is one of the targeted industries in OSHA’s revised National Emphasis Program for respirable crystalline silica.


A “titania” coating is being developed with support from a Federal grant for what application?


True or false: ICRI recommends a profile of 10 mils to a quarter inch in its surface preparation requirements for polymer overlays on concrete.


True or false: Moisture-cured polyurethanes are two-component materials.


Corrosion of rebar is likely to cause which of the following conditions in concrete?


The thickness of a coating is sometimes expressed in mils, sometimes in micrometers or microns. Which unit is thicker, 1 mil or 1 micron?


True or false: Metal mold is another common name for the wet storage stain that occurs on galvanized metal.


True or false: The plastic sheet method is a quantitative test for determining the extent of moisture in a concrete slab.


What organization offers the credential, Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider?


True or false: A wet blasting system requires water pressure to provide a cleaning force.


How old will the EPA be this year?


How many joint SSPC/NACE standards are there?


True or false: one drawback of a polished concrete floor is the innate slipperiness of the surface.


By what process is steel covered with an impervious oxide to inhibit chemical or electrochemical reactions on the surface?


True or false: When used as reflective roof coatings, polyureas provide more heat resistance than polysiloxanes.


Which of the following is an anti-graffiti coating that functions by low "surface-free energy"?


True or false: In SSPC’s standard for visual evaluation of pinholes in coatings over concrete, a magnifying glass is required for the assessment.


Rotating flaps with hard metallic tips are components of what piece of surface preparation equipment?


In the list below, which organization focuses its services on building enclosure consultants?


Which of the following associations does not fit with the other three?


True or false: Some paint brands claim 100% transparency in their labeling, according to a PaintSquare publication.


True or false: The ability to wet the substrate upon application is one of the weakest performance properties of polyurea coatings.


What is considered to be the main advantage of an HVLP spray system?


In coating work, what are fines?


Who has been chairman of ASTM Committee D1, Chair of the SSPC Surface Preparation Committee and president of SSPC?


True or false: It is possible to predict the risk of moisture-related, single-wythe CMU wall problems based on the initial selection of the coating and number of prior repaints.


True or false: Powder coatings tend to be about 90% solids materials.


True or false: Abrasive in a centrifugal wheel blast operation is never recycled and reused more than twice.


What coating technology was used to create a reflective roof coating claimed to be the coolest white paint ever formulated?


True or false: The first large-scale application of polyurea coatings was on the Morgan Whyalla Pipeline in Australia.


Which of the following terms is out of place in the list?


True or false: Rogue peaks are most likely to be created on steel substrates when the surface preparation abrasive is steel shot.