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Hadid-Designed World Cup Stadium Officially Opens

On May 16, Al Wakrah—one of eight stadiums slated for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar—held an official opening ceremony, followed by an inaugural match.


PPG Launches Paints with Purpose Campaign

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced last week the launch of its new Paints with Purpose campaign, which aims to showcase “unexpected applications of next-generation paint and ...


Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding NYSDOT

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York recently released information on the sentencing of Nathaniel P. Lorenz, CEO of Acme Powerwashing Inc.


Covestro Launches Research Project

A new research project for waterborne raw materials is being conducted by the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences at the Technical University of Cologne in collaboration with Covestro.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, PaintSquare News will not publish a newsletter on Monday, May 27.


Contractors Wanted for CT Apartment Rehab

The Trumbull Housing Authority is seeking contractors to perform complete modernization of 19 apartments and exterior rehabilitation to 167 apartments in the Stern Village elderly community ...


New CO Law Makes Wage Theft a Felony

Last Thursday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed The Human Right to Work With Dignity Act (HB-1267) into law, which officially makes wage theft over $2,000 a felony theft.


AIA Releases Updated Interior Construction Forms

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that it has released six updated contract documents designed for interior construction projects.


Las Vegas Approves Boring Tunnel Deal

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved a $48.6 million contract with The Boring Company earlier this week for construction on the LVCC Loop. The Boring Company was original...


Corrosion Blamed for 2015 Gas Leak

A new independent report has revealed microbial corrosion as the culprit behind a natural gas leak in South California, an incident that released 109,000 metric tons of methane over a five-m...


Arkema Increases Resin Production

Global chemicals manufacturer Arkema has announced that it has launched a 30% increase in photocure resin production capacity at its Sartomer site in Canton, China.


DOE Announces $33.5M in Energy Funding

The United States Department of Energy has recently announced that through an Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices Funding Opportunity, it will be ...


TX Pushes Pipeline Damage Bill

Pipeline protesters could face up to 10 years in prison if they damage the oil or gas infrastructure or otherwise interrupt operations, according to a bill that recently passed both chambers...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a newsletter on Monday, May 27.


Golden Gate Suicide Barrier Taking Shape

Recently, Golden Gate Bridge district officials displayed a 300-foot mock-up of what will be the bridge’s new “Suicide Barrier.” The mock-up was assembled in a Richmond, California-based con...


OSHA Releases Final Rule for Various Standards

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule, ultimately revising 14 provisions within recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standard...


Dams to be Removed in CA, OR

Late last month, Kiewit Infrastructure West won the design-build contract for the removal of four dams, located in California and Oregon, along the Klamath River. Department of the Interior ...


Phase Two of Betsy Ross Bridge Painting Awarded

The Delaware River Port Authority has awarded a contract in the amount of $22,500,218.50 to Allied Painting Inc. of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to perform coating and steel repairs of the Betsy...


Covestro CEO MacCleary to Retire

Global provider of high-tech materials company Covestro LLC recently announced the retirement of chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Jerry MacCleary, effective December 31.


Hawaii DOT Testing Sustainable Concrete

In a move to facilitate the development of sustainable transportation technologies, the Hawaii Department of Transportation is testing a concrete mix injected with waste carbon dioxide.


Trump Lifts Some Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

President Donald J. Trump recently announced that the United States will be lifting its steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico in exchange of a new monitoring and enforcemen...


DC Bridge Almost Halfway Complete

The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, running over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., is halfway complete, according to reports. The structure is slated to open in 2021, costing ...


Resin Company to Eliminate NMP from Portfolio

Global resins manufacturer Royal DSM announced last week that it will be phasing out all uses of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (also known as n-methylpyrrolidone and more commonly known as NMP) fro...


Nouryon Imagine Chemistry Finalists Announced

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has announced the finalists for this year’s Imagine Chemistry collaborative challenge.


Contractors Wanted for NY College Hall Reno

The New York State Dormitory Authority is seeking contractors to perform renovation of the Great Hall found within Shepherd Hall of the City College of New York in Manhattan.


SSPC Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

The abstract submission deadline for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2020 Coatings+ conference is quickly approaching.


ABC Study Looks at Reducing Safety Risks

The Associated Builders and Contractors organization recently released its ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report, which has found that companies that take proactive measures to prevent jobsite ...


Concrete Canoe Teams for National Event Announced

The Florida Institute of Technology is to host the American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition early next month, and schools from across the globe are showing up...


Covestro Announces Supplier Diversity Program

Global high-performance polymers company Covestro recently announced the launch of a new supplier diversity program.


University Sues over Stadium Defects

The University of Akron, located in Ohio, has filed a lawsuit against multiple companies over faulty concrete railings and cracking at its decade-old InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field.


JV Tapped for Final Phase of $1.4B Vegas Project

A contractor has been recommended for the final phase of Las Vegas’ $1.4 billion convention center expansion and renovation project.


Contractors Shortlisted for Border Wall Work

In the latest update to the U.S.-Mexico border wall saga, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently shortlisted 12 contractors to bid on construction work sometime during the next five years...


Firestone Opens New Roofing Solutions Plant

Global commercial roofing and building solutions manufacturer Firestone Building Products Company LLC, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, recently announced the opening of a new plant in ...


Contractors Needed for MA Standpipe Rehabilitation

The Town of Medfield is currently seeking contractors to improve the Mt. Nebo Standpipe Tank in Medfield, Massachusetts.


MegaRust Features Corrosion Panels, Technical Sessions

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, kicked off yesterday and will continue through Thursday, May 16. The conference is taking place in ...


CA Transit Center Fixes Complete

Repairs and reinforcements at San Francisco’s plagued Salesforce Transit Center are reportedly complete, though a timeline of precisely when the $2.2 billion facility will reopen remains unc...


Offshore Platforms Corroded Prior to Oil Spill

Almost four years after a spill dumped roughly 140,000 gallons of crude oil onto Refugio State Beach, in Santa Barbara County, California, federal records indicate that offshore drilling pla...


CONSTRUCT to Showcase Exhibitors, Tours

While the Construction Specifications Institute has yet to finalize the 2019 CONSTRUCT conference schedule—slated to take place Oct. 9-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center...


ICC Sues Web Startup for Copyright Infringement

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


NYC Again Extends Safety Training Requirement

Last Wednesday, New York City Councilmembers granted a second extension for on-site construction workers to complete 100 hours of increased safety training as administered by the Occupationa...


Firm Granted $1M to Develop Graphene-Enhanced Concrete

Graphene technology company ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (Thunder Bay, Ontario) recently announced receiving a $1 million grant to further develop its graphene-enhanced concrete research proj...


DC Silver Line Faces Cracking Issues

Issues continue to plague the Washington, D.C. Silver Line project, with Capital Rail Constructors, the contractor responsible for building the second phase of the endeavor, reporting that c...


$1.4B Pattullo Bridge Closer to Groundbreaking

The British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has recently granted an environmental assessment certificate to ...


Report: Joint Strike Fighters Susceptible to Corrosion

Recently, in a report obtained by ABC, Australian defense officials have been advised to consider round-the-clock dehumidification systems at the Williamtown RAAF base to avoid corrosion ris...


EPA to Hold Committee Meeting on Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it will be holding the first meeting of its Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


PPG Taps New Architectural Coatings VP

Earlier this month global coatings company PPG announced the appointment of Jaime Irick as Vice President, architectural coatings, U.S. and Canada.


AIA Awards Annual Upjohn Research Grants

The American Institute of Architects recently announced the recipients of its annual Upjohn Research Initiative grants.


AG Audit: PennDOT Diverted $4.2B from Repairs

According to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, more than $4.25 billion has been transferred from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Motor License Fund (gas tax funding) to the stat...


OH Firm Cited for Using Inferior Coatings

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


VA Offshore Wind Construction Begins

In the upcoming weeks, Dominion Energy (Richmond, Virginia) will begin construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, according to the company’s Chairman, President and CEO Thom...


Contractors Needed for MO Salt Dome Roof Restoration

The Missouri Office of Administration is seeking contractors to perform roof restoration on the Kansas City Stadium salt dome located in Kansas City, Missouri.


Seattle Arena Renovation Price Jumps to $930M

The price tag on Seattle’s Center Arena has been bumped up yet again—this time to $900-930 million with a pushed back start date.


Free Webinar: Architectural Coatings Specs

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, May 15, entitled: “Architectural Metal Coatings: What is in a Coating Specification?”


ACI Foundation to Fund Research Projects

The American Concrete Institute Foundation announced earlier this week that its Concrete Research Council has selected six research projects to receive grants this year, aligning with ACI’s ...


OSHA Announces $10.5M in Training Grants

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


Study: Construction Costs Climb in US Metros

According to Phoenix-based international property and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall, construction costs have risen an average 5.7% nation-wide.


RI Announces $715M in Bridge Projects

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation recently announced that it would be investing over $700 million in construction projects for this year’s construction season. Plans include work...


Nippon Acquires Betek Boya

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. recently announced via press release that it has acquired Turkish paint manufacturer Betek Boya.


Contractors Needed for LA Bridge Replacement

The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is seeking contractors to oversee replacement of the Polk Street Bridge located in Houma, Louisiana.


NE Updates Decade-Old Building Efficiency Codes

Nebraska lawmakers could finalize a bill today (May 8) that would update the state’s energy codes for residential and commercial buildings.


Painting Companies Win SSPC Award

Announced at the tail end of April, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings awarded Barton International and Mid-Atlantic Coatings Inc., in addition to the U.S. Navy and Sherwin-Williams P...


AG: Mackinac Legislation 'Unconstitutional'

The law to create the three-member Mackinac Straights Corridor Authority, approved by the Michigan Senate back in December, has been ruled unconstitutional by the state attorney general. The...


$450M Superdome Renovation Approved

After collaboration between the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints and Louisiana state officials, a deal approving the first phase of the $450 million Mercedes-Benz Superdome reno...


NACE Expands Online Education Offerings

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


KTA-Tator Celebrates 70 Years

Coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) has announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary.


'Mechanical Trees' to Clean Air of CO2

Dublin-based Silicon Kingdom Holdings and Arizona State University recently announced an agreement for the deployment of what have been dubbed “mechanical trees,” a technology that will suck...


FIU Bridge Builder to Pay $42M to Families

The construction company responsible for building the Florida International University bridge, which collapsed a little over a year ago, has reached an agreement with its insurers to pay up ...


University Demonstrates Ice-Proof Coatings

Developed at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), a new class of coatings is moving researchers one step closer to being able to ice-proof airplanes, marine vessels, powerlines ...


FL Bridge Closes for Emergency Repairs

In Brevard County, Florida, a bridge located on Interstate 95 will be closing for emergency repairs. The repair work requires a total closure of I-95’s northbound lanes and detours, in addit...


University Warns About Antimicrobial Paints

Though antimicrobial paints claim to offer extra protection against bacteria, researchers at Northwestern University are cautioning that the coatings might be doing more harm than good.


Chicago Announces Construction Tool

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the launch of a new web-based tool that can provide data on current construction and road repair work in the city, as well as pointing out what streets h...


Painters Needed for PA Inn

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle located in Howard, Pennsylvania.


MO Bridge Inspection Derailed by Bird Nest

An inspection of the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge, located near Hannibal, Missouri, set to start April 8, has been delayed due to the discovery of an endangered peregrine falcon nest. A bird s...


Tech Helps Solar Panels During Winter

Researchers based out the University of California, Los Angeles, recently developed a way to keep solar panels generating power through the winter months: a triboelectric nanogenerator that ...


Border Wall Protester Could Stall Contracts

One border wall contract bidder, a company that did not win the nearly $1 billion in contracts from the latest round of national emergency-appropriated funding, recently filed a protest with...


London's Holocaust Memorial Design Changed

Designs for London’s anticipated Holocaust Memorial have been adjusted following a recent outcry from park management and the public about the original design’s impact on the surrounding Vic...


PPG Comex Opens New $8.8M Distribution Center

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that PPG Comex has opened a new $8.8 million distribution center in Guadalajara, Mexico.


June Start Date Announced for $3.8B Mexico Airport

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced at a recent news conference a June target date for construction to start on the new 72 billion peso ($3.8 billion) Felipe Angeles Air...


Greenhouse Proposed for Notre Dame Roof

In the wake of Notre Dame Cathedral’s devastating fire, Paris-based architects Studio NAB have submitted a design proposing a greenhouse and educational apiary to sit upon the damaged landma...


Construction Analytics Tool Proposed

A draft solicitation has recently been issued for the development of an analytics tool that would be able to detect large-scale construction projects and other “anthropogenic activity” world...


Longest U.S. Suspension Pedestrian Bridge to Open

The longest suspension pedestrian bridge in the U.S., located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is set to open in a couple of weeks, running 680 feet across a valley in the Great Smoky Mountains. Th...


CA 3-Tank Coating Project Out for Bid

The County of Santa Clara is currently seeking contractors to improve water tanks at the Stevens Creek and Mount Madonna County Parks in Watsonville and Cupertino, California.


Gehry Designs Warner Bros. HQ

Architect Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners has designed a set of office buildings for Warner Bros. future headquarters in Burbank, California.


Researchers Work to Extend Ship Coating Life

Researchers based out of the Corrosion and Coatings Engineering Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (West Bethesda, Maryland), are testing and evaluating coatings that...


Greenbuild Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

In announcing the release of the 2018 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, Informa and the U.S. Green Building Council have highlighted valuable metrics and benchmarks regarding community invol...


Trump Looking at Quotas to Replace Tariffs

As President Donald J. Trump works to update the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, one steel executive has gone on record to say he thinks a quota system will replace the current tariff...


Group Sues Over TX Permian Highway Pipeline

Hill Country, Texas, landowners, along with City of Kyle officials and Hays County, recently filed a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline and the Railroad Commission in regard to the...


Lawmakers Reveal $2T Infrastructure Agreement

Just yesterday, President Donald J. Trump and Democratic congressional leaders announced the agreement of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The proposal focuses on roads, bridges, highways,...


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Research: AI Can Detect Corrosion

Technical advisory services firm ABS, working in collaboration with Google Cloud and software company SoftServe, recently reported they've finished using AI to detect corrosion and coating b...


DE Bridge to Receive New Ship Collision System

In the largest Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development grant issued for an infrastructure project in Delaware, the Delaware River and Bay Authority will use the $22.25 million in...


NYC Passes Green Roof Bill

Last week, the New York City council approved a package of bills and resolutions intended for radical energy efficient improvements.


Taiwan Introduces New Reinforced Concrete

At the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (Taipei, Taiwan), researchers have successfully developed a new type of reinforced concrete, specialized for high-rise buildings...


$746M Contract Awarded for Icebreaker

On Tuesday (April 23) the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded a $746 million contract to VT Halter Marine Inc. (Pascagoula, Mississippi) for the design and build of a next...


OH Bridge Closed Due to Deterioration

Recently, in Summit County, Ohio, a bridge on Cleveland-Massillon Road was shut down, without any timeline slating when the passage would reopen.


DOL Proposes Changes to Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a proposed overtime regulation that would result in more than a million workers becoming eligible for overtime pay.


WA-Based SPI Joins VersaFlex

Lakewood, Washington-based Specialty Products (SPI) recently announced that it is now part of the VersaFlex family of companies.


Agency Publishes Soluble Salt Contamination Guidance

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


Reno Needed for Historic TN Cabins

The City of Brentwood Department of Community Relations is urging contractors to bid on restoration of the Ravenswood Cabins at the Ravenswood Plantation Mansion in Brentwood, Tennessee.


Problematic CA Bridge Decks to be Tested for Longevity

The decks of a problematic bridge in California will soon be assessed for longevity, according to reports. The $300,000 study, part of a larger move to evaluate the Bay Area’s state-owned br...


Judge Rules in WA Tunnel Boring Case

In a ruling related to a 2013 incident when a buried steel pipe resulted in the breakdown of Bertha, the Seattle tunnel borer used in construction of the State Route 99 tunnel, a judge recen...


SSPC, NACE Leadership Discuss Unified Efforts

On March 18, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, and NACE International announced that both organizations were discussing possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two. Last we...


SSPC and NACE: By the Numbers

As SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two organizations (announced in a March...


PaintSquare Readers Optimistic About Talks

In response to the March 18 announcement that SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding potential collaboration between to the organi...


DOT Announces $900M in Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity on Monday (April 22), totaling $900 million in grants through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Dev...


Judges Chosen for Annual Elevation Awards

Technology Publishing Co.’s third annual Elevation Awards will see a mixture of consistent, returning and new faces on the judges’ panel.


AkzoNobel Reports Flat Revenue in Q1

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently published its first-quarter financial report Wednesday, noting that the company numbers are holding steady in the beginning of this fiscal yea...


Mariner East 1 Pipeline Resumes Service

The Mariner East 1 pipeline returned to resume service after a three-month shutdown, according to reports. The shutdown occurred after a sinkhole was found in Chester County, Pennsylvania, w...


NYC Introduces $14B Sustainability Plan

Earlier this week New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced what’s being billed as the city’s “Green New Deal,” a $14 billion plan that is aiming to reduce the city’s greenhouse emission...


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NACE to Offer Surface Preparation Workshop

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


EPA to Cap MT Slag Pile by 2025

A slag pile in Anaconda, Montana, that’s used partially to produce roofing and abrasive blasting material, is slated to be capped after a report was released saying that the dust from the sl...


WV Tunnel Renovation Work Out for Bid

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is requesting bids for structural renovations on the Dingess Tunnel in Mingo County, West Virginia.


President Trump Issues Keystone XL Permit

Late last month, President Donald J. Trump issued a new presidential permit for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, one that the president said replaced the one he granted just over two year...


Chicago Approves $1.6B in Subsidies

Earlier this month, the Chicago City Council approved a tax increment financing plan for $1.6 billion in subsidies for the Lincoln Yards and “The 78” in order to unlock both developments' po...


Teknos Acquires Drywood Norge AS

Industrial coatings firm Teknos announced that it has completed the acquisition of Drywood Norge AS to support its own growth strategy by entering a new business area in the architectural co...


ACI Declares Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

The American Concrete Institute Foundation recently announced the winners of its 2019-20 fellowship and scholarship programs.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Sales Increase

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its first-quarter financial report for 2019 on Tuesday (April 23), indicating a 1.9 percent--$75.9 million—consolidated sales...


San Fran Named Most Expensive Place to Build

This year’s International Construction Market Survey, conducted by U.K.-based cost consultant company Turner & Townsend, revealed that San Francisco, California, has peaked as the world’s mo...


TX Firm Designs 3D-Printed Neighborhoods

Overland Partners has recently designed an architectural series of proposals for new 3D-printed neighborhoods in Texas.


Project to Harness Solar Absorbed by Buildings

Launched by a consortium of 13 partners—including AkzoNobel (Amsterdam)—is a new research project aiming to collect wasted solar energy absorbed by buildings.


Flint Water Receives $77M in Funding

Marking its five-year anniversary since the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that the city would be receiving $77.7 million in federa...


Notre Dame Spire Design Competition Launched

After tragedy struck Paris last week, France is planning to launch an architectural competition for the spire that was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.


Provide Your Thoughts on SSPC/NACE Talks

Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority announced the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” bet...


PPG Reports Decrease in Q1 Net Sales

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported a 4 percent decrease in net sales for its first quarter, while also reporting the completion of the acquisition of automotive co...


Reno Needed at CO Recreation Center

The City of Lafayette is seeking contractors to perform remodeling of the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center atrium located in Lafayette, Colorado.


Study Finds Clear Droplets Produce Iridescent Colors

According to findings from a combined research team from Penn State University (University Park, Pennsylvania) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), under...


Canadian City Eyes Marking Water Tank as Historic

The City of Winnipeg is currently considering naming a 101-year-old brick surge tank as a historic resource, according to reports. The proposal is in part a move to preserve the evolution of...


NYC Promises to Implement Safety Law

New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr., chair of the city’s Committee on Housing & Buildings, has recently promised to ensure Local Law 196, which requires all construction workers ...


Nearly $1B in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced the awarding of $976 million in border wall contracts, marking the first projects paid for with funding connected to President Donald J. T...


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 19

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


Contractors Needed for CA Tank Coating

The City of Simi Valley is currently seeking contractors to recoat and rehabilitate the Rocketdyne Water Tank in Simi Valley, California.


Dubai University Establishes 3D Printing Center

The American University in Dubai and 3DVinci Creations have come together to establish a scientific research center for 3D printing concrete buildings.


'Paint the Future' Startups Shortlist Announced

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced last week the 21 companies that had been shortlisted for its Paint the Future challenge, a new initiative to partner with startup comp...


Fire Consumes Notre Dame Cathedral

On Monday evening, flames engulfed the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, destroying the spire and nearly two-thirds of the roof.


MO Pipeline Explosion Caused by Corrosion

Corrosion has been named the culprit behind a natural gas pipeline explosion that happened just north of Mexico, Missouri, in early March. The incident, with no reported fatalities or injuri...


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 19

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


OSHA Fines FL Roofer $133K

Florida Roofing Experts Inc. (Jacksonville, Florida) has recently been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing employees to fall ha...


Team Bends Plywood to Make Pedestrian Bridge

A curved plywood pedestrian bridge, able to support up to five people, recently took shape thanks to researchers and students based out of Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterre...


EPA Proposes Burden Reduction in TSCA Reporting

Just last week (April 12), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed amendments to the Chemical Data Reporting rule.


FIU Bridge Cracks Reportedly Initially Dismissed

At a hearing connected to last year’s bridge collapse at Florida International University, lawyers presented documents alleging that engineers dismissed cracks found in the bridge prior to t...


Infrastructure Research Looks at New Preservation Tactic

Researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a new approach to preserving infrastructure, a system that factors in a life-cycle cost analysis as well...


IL Joins Others in Contractor Wage Laws

The state of Illinois could soon become the next state to hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees.


Axalta Wood Releases 2019 Vibes Collection

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta has announced its new edition of industrial wood coatings trends for its Axalta Wood Coatings business (High Point, North Carolina).


Oroville Dam Spillway Passes Testing

Earlier this month, the California Department of Water Resources put the main spillway of the Oroville Dam to the test for the first time since the crisis over two years ago. According to th...


Contractors Needed for FL Lighthouse Repairs

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners is seeking contractors to perform roofing repairs on the Key West Lighthouse Gift Shop located in Key West, Florida.


AkzoNobel Releases Info on Coating that 'Paints Itself'

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently announced that its working on new technology, developing a hi-tech coating that “paints itself.”


Free Webinar: Understanding Wet Abrasive Blasting Equipment

A webinar broadcast by PaintSquare at 11 a.m. Eastern next Wednesday (April 17) will tackle the topic of understanding current wet abrasive blasting equipment.


WA University Hosts Concrete Canoe Race

Saint Martin University (Lacey, Washington) launched the 2019 Pacific Northwest American Society of Civil Engineers and American Institute of Steel Construction Student Conference just yeste...


FL County Spills Wastewater into Wetlands

Sarasota County is still under fire after a 48-inch diameter pipe burst at the Bee Ridge treatment facility on Dec. 20, releasing an estimated 900,000 gallons of wastewater on site, some of ...


NYC Rail Rehab Considered Despite Funding

Project organizers for the Hudson Tunnel—a new rail tunnel slated to run between New York and New Jersey— are reviewing their options after key federal funding for the $13 billion project pr...


British Coatings Federation Launches Job Board

The British Coatings Federation recently announced that it has launched a new Coatings Career Hub, a digital resource that promotes career opportunities in the coatings industry.


Acosta Talks OSHA Inspections, Budget Increases

The U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently told a House Appropriations subcommittee to expect a budget increase for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2020 and a...


CO $233M Convention Center Bids Again

Just over a week ago (April 1) the city of Denver posted a solicitation for companies or teams interested in providing design-build services for the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Proj...


Contractors Needed for IL Bridge Rehab

The City of Chicago is receiving bids for rehabilitation of the Lake Street Bascule Bridge in Chicago, IL.


CO Bill Set to Make Wage Theft a Felony

Colorado is looking to pass legislation that would make intentional underpayment of wages a criminal offense.


PPG Appoints New Chief Digital Officer

Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that appointment of Devashish Saxena as vice president and chief digital officer, effective April 1.


CA Officials Call for New Bridge after Mishaps

A call for funding has been made by California assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael to replace the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, where a second concrete incident has taken place.


PLAs to be Used for $3B CA Airport Reno

The $3 billion San Diego International Terminal 1 project—the airport’s largest ever—will officially be under the rules of project labor agreements as the San Diego Regional Airport Authorit...


Professors Win Grant for Study of Anti-Corrosion Additive

Following the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority planning to use orthophosphate as a corrosion control measure for lead pipes, two professors from the University of Pittsburgh have receive...


'Leaning' NY High-Rise Sparks Lawsuit

Italy-based general contractor for the Seaport condominium project, Pizzarotti LLC, has recently filed a lawsuit against Fortis Property Group LLC (Brooklyn, New York).


OSHA Cites GA Contractor for Trenching Hazards

A Dallas, Georgia-based utility contractor was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing employees to excavation hazards while completing work on water...


MIT Looks to Melanin for Facade Innovation

Totems is both a new project and installation led by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. The endeavor was designed using liquid cha...


WA Ports Approve Terminal Renovations

Earlier this month, both the Seattle and Tacoma ports voted to approve a nearly half-billion-dollar deal that would go toward the renovation of Terminal 5 as well as change some of Terminal ...


PA Architects Design 'Largest' Esports Arena

Comcast Spectator and The Cordish Cos. have announced the design plans for a $50 million Philadelphia-based esports arena.


Elevation Awards Kicks Off Year of Excellence

Calling all facility owners, architects, contractors and suppliers: Technology Publishing Co.’s third annual Elevation Awards is now officially underway.


Nominations Now Open for 2019 Prestige Awards

PaintSquare Press is pleased to announce the second annual Prestige awards, a program dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most innovative people and products in the protective and mari...


Designs to Replace 108-Year-Old Bridge

Concept renderings of the replacement I Street Bridge in Sacramento, California have been released by San Francisco-based architectural firm, T.Y. Lin International.


NRCA Wraps Up Roofing Day in DC

The National Roofing Contractors Association wrapped up its annual Roofing Day activities on April 3 by meeting with officials at the White House to discuss workforce issues.


MN Foundry Launches Corrosion Resistance Tool

St. Paul Foundry, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced Wednesday (April 3) the launch of an online corrosion resistance database for copper-based castings, a tool that will allow castin...


Contractors Needed for WA City Hall Project

The City of Woodinville is seeking contractors to perform painting and repairs on the Woodinville City Hall located in Woodinville, Washington.


Preservation Group Nears Owning MO Bridge

A Missouri-based bridge preservation group is one step closer to owning a span that was originally slated for demolition, according to reports. What remains is raising funds for rehabilitati...


WY Senator Introduces Worker Safety Legislation

A group of senators introduced legislation last week that would make the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program a permanent f...


RPM Reports Record Sales in Q3

RPM International Inc. (Medina, OH), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, reported a 3.4 percent increase in its third-quarter net sales. The compan...


NASA Names Space Habitat Finalists

The top three finalists for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge were announced just last week (March 28).


CA Bill Aims to Better Classify Workers

An assembly member in California is sponsoring a bill that would codify a way to better define whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.


VA Bridge Inspection Equipment Co. Suspended

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


Funding for VA Bridge-Tunnel Approved

Late last month, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, working in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Transportation, announced the approval of funding for th...


US Green Building Council Launches LEED v4.1

The newest version of the LEED building program is now up and running for cities, communities and homes, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.


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$2.2B DC Wharf Kicks Off Phase Two

Last Saturday (March 30) Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. held a community celebration to kick off Phase Two of The Wharf’s construction in Southwest D.C.


Construction on Soo Locks to Begin

Toward the end of March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held an open house in Detroit to update their current and upcoming projects, including the Soo Lock project’s construction status.


Chicago Building Code to Get Major Overhaul

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with the city’s Department of Buildings, recently announced a major update to the city’s building code, representing the first major revisions to the standa...


PA Standpipe Coating Work Out for Bid

The Beaver Falls Municipal Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the West Mayfield 37th Street Tank in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.


AkzoNobel to Invest Millions in NC Wood Facility

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced “a multi-million-dollar” investment in updating its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, with the aim of strengthening t...


Report: 47,052 US Bridges Need Repairs

Just over 47,000 bridges in the United States are classified as structurally deficient and in poor condition, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s analysis ...


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Subcontractors Disputes CA Transit Center Finds

On the heels of a report from San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority that said multiple inspections failed to miss a construction error in the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center...


FL Company Announces Solar to Replace Gas Plants

Late last month, Florida Power and Light, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, announced that once two natural gas plants are retired, the company would be building the world's largest solar-powe...


NY Firm Reveals Mirrored Necklace Design

New York City-based architecture firm REX has released the final design for its mirrored Necklace Residence project.


MN Regulators Grant Final Approval for Line 3

Late last month, Minnesota utility regulators granted their final approval for Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project, a move that rejected a previous appeal from project opponents for the re...


Floating Solar Plant Approved in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has recently approved the installation of a 100-megawatt floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya Reservoir.


MPI Announces New Product Standards

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


Firm Tapped for $2.2B Piece of O'Hare Project

The architecture team that will be responsible for leading the design of the bulk of O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion program has been named.


ABC Names its 2018 Contractor of the Year

The Associated Builders and Contractors organization recently announced its 2018 Contractor of the Year, an award that “recognizes companies for corporate integrity, commitment to safety, pr...


Tnemec Acquires Manufacturer ProPolymer Coatings

Industrial and architectural protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri) announced Monday (March 25) the acquisition of coatings company ProPolymer Coatings (St. Louis), ...


Contractors Needed for HI University Work

Contractors are being sought by the University of Hawaii to perform painting and general repairs of Diamond Head Stairwell and vestibule located the Biomedical Sciences Building located at t...


High Schooler Develops Powder Coatings Venture

A high school student living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, began his venture into the world of powder coatings with plans to coat his four-wheeler. Now, he runs his own business custom-coating t...


$10B WI Plant to Break Ground This Year

Despite some uncertainty over exactly what is being built, Foxconn Technology Group announced last week that it is expecting to break ground on its $10 billion Racine County, Wisconsin, plan...


Firms Selected for $240M TX MLS Stadium

The construction team was announced earlier this week for the anticipated $240 million Major League Soccer stadium coming to Austin, Texas.


Army Corps Awards $712M Design-Build Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District has recently awarded a $712 million design-build contract for its new Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West headquarters.


London Gets 3D ‘Zebra Crossing’

A 3D "zebra crossing" has made its appearance on a road in North-West London in efforts to improve road safety.


Construction Starts for $1.5B MO Terminal Project

Ground was finally broken for construction on Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal project.


Pittsburgh Water to Use Pipe Additive

In order to address corrosion in lead pipes, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently began opening street hydrants and flushing water mains in the anticipation of adding orthophosp...


NYC Bridge Coating Work Out for Bid

The City of New York is seeking contractors to perform a protective coating application on the West 207th Street Bridge spanning the Harlem River in New York, New York.


Silver Line Phase 2 Still Facing Rail Tie Issues

Washington Metro expects another possible delay of the Silver Line extension project to the Dulles International Airport and Ashburn, according to WTOP.


Construction Begins on $1B O'Hare Expansion

Chicago officials celebrated last week the groundbreaking of the $1.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5—just one piece of the massive $8.5 billion “O’Hare 21” re...


SSPC CA-NV to Meet on Concrete Coatings

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


Jetstream Announces Distribution Partnership

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP (Houston) announced via an emailed press release early last week a new distribution partnership with wa...


Long Island Gets First Composite Water Tank

The town of Hempstead, New York, is seeing the addition of a new structure to its skyline: A concrete pedestal water tank, more commonly known as a composite tank, the first of its kind on L...


$50M EPA Program to Look at Lead Exposure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently proposed a new $50-million grant program to expand the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget efforts to protect children in an ...


Norway Unveils World's Tallest Timber Tower

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has confirmed that Mjøstårnet by Voll Arkitekter in Brumunddal, Norway is the world’s tallest timber building upon its completion this month.


Contractor Offers Cheap Border Wall Construction

A North Dakota-based contractor claimed earlier this month that his company could build 234 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall for $1.4 billion, a fraction of the funding the president is ...


PA Turnpike Approves Hyperloop Study

Imagine traveling the 360-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike, in what would take roughly 5 hours by car, in just 30 minutes. This once futuristic idea is slowly becoming a reality, thanks to the hyp...


Storm Water Solutions Call for Abstracts

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


Report: Work Error Missed in CA Transbay Center

San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Mark Zabaneh revealed at a March 14 meeting that multiple inspections failed to miss a lapse in the building process in the...


ACI Announces Cement Physical Tester Sessions

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute announced its available Cement Physical Tester certification sessions for the 2019 year.


INEOS to Acquire Cristal's North American TiO2 Business

Chemical company INOES Enterprises announced Tuesday (March 19) the intention to acquire the North American business of National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (Cristal) (Jeddah, Saudi Ara...


Paint Job, Reno Needed for GA High School

Marietta City Schools is seeking contractors to perform renovations on Marietta High School located in Marietta City, Georgia.


NACE Corrosion 2019 to Kick Off

Things are gearing up for NACE International’s Corrosion 2019 conference, which will be held March 24-28, at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville. Programming will include a variety...


Investigation Launched Over PA Pipeline Projects

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and the Delaware County district attorney’s office announced that both would be launching an investigation into a 350-mile natu...


Flintstone House Owner Sued for Prehistoric Eyesores

The town of Hillsborough, California, just outside of San Francisco, is suing one of its residents who has made some landscaping changes to what is colloquially known as the “Flintstone Hous...


Rust-Oleum Announces Color Watch 2019

Coatings company Rust-Oleum (Vernon Hills, Illinois) announced Tuesday that it has released its Color Watch 2019 collection of spray paint colors.


New Bill Allows Visas for Temporary Workers

Last Wednesday (March 13), U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker, R-Pennsylvania, introduced two bills that will create a new immigration visa system for construction and other non-farm workers,...


Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition Progresses

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. is making progress on the demolition of Seattle’s double-decked Alaskan Way Viaduct, which serves as part of a larger move for the construction of the $712 mil...


Gordon Brush Co. Announces Acquisition

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. (Industry, California) announced in an emailed press release late last week that it has acquired manufacturing company Spectrum Paint Applicator Corp. (Newark, Ne...


Groups Cite Concern Over $1B PA, NY Pipeline

Environmental activists are taking aim against a proposed $1 billion underwater pipeline that would run fracked natural gas from Pennsylvania into New York City. Activists are highlighting c...


Contract for CA Tank Work Awarded

The Fallbrook Public Utility District has awarded a project for coating the Sandia and Bucknell Tanks, located in Fallbrook, California, to AMP United of Torrance, California.


Contractors Group Sues MN School Over PLAs

The Minnesota/North Dakota chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors is suing a Minneapolis school district over what it says are unconstitutional project labor agreements.


Free Webinar: FEVE Fluoropolymers

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


Atlanta Mayor Announces City’s First DOT

Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms recently announced that she will be establishing the city’s first Department of Transportation.


NACE 2020 Call for Abstracts Opens Next Week

While the industry is just days away from NACE’s 2019 Corrosion Conference & Expo, which will run March 24-28 at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville, the call for abstracts will so...


SSPC, NACE Explore Unified Efforts

NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced Monday (March 18) the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” between...


RCI Announces New Name, Rebranding

Nonprofit organization RCI Inc. (traditionally known for roofing expertise) announced last week that it is rebranding, complete with new name, and will be known as the International Institut...


KTA-Tator Acquires Elzly Technology

KTA-Tator (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) announced in an emailed press release late last week the acquisition of Elzly Technology Corporation, which will add the latter company’s coatings, corro...


ISU Researchers Examine Heated Pavement

Iowa State University engineers are moving onto the second stage of testing—in a more intense real-world environment—of heated pavement, which will undergo the stress of heavy truck traffic.


EPA Finalizes Paint-Stripper Rule

Last Friday, (March 15) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture and importing, processing and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint...


OH Sewer Upgrade Burdens Residents

An Environmental Protection Agency-mandated $1.2 billion sewer overhaul for Akron, Ohio, is saddling residents with continuously increasing water and sewer bills. Though the project must be ...


Elon Musk to Build New Las Vegas Tunnel

Recently, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority’s board of directors approved Elon Musk’s Boring Company for the construction of an underground express tunnel connecting downtown La...


NACE Launches New Website

According to an emailed press release, NACE International, a nonprofit association and corrosion expertise and education resource leader, launched its newly resigned website www.nace.org, th...


Specialty Chem Company Partners with UMass

Specialty chemicals company Lygos Inc. recently announced that it is partnering with the Center for University of Massachusetts-Industry Research on Polymers.


Part of NYC's $25B Hudson Yards Unveiled

An opening ceremony on Friday (March 15) morning marked the official public debut of New York City’s $25 billion Hudson Yards development, showcasing the eastern half of the project, which i...


Development Plans Released for PA Arena Site

The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins recently announced to this city the development plans for a 28-acre site that used to house the team’s former arena.


ID Water Tower Vandalized with Graffiti

A graffiti artist recently braved the heights of an Idaho water tower to mark the structure with the words, “Save Ferris.”


Exterior Painting Needed for FL Gymnasium

Suwannee County, Florida, is seeking contractors to perform exterior painting repairs to the Douglass Center Gymnasium located in Live Oak, Florida.


FL Bill Targets Heat-Related Injury Prevention

A Florida lawmaker brought forth a bill last week that would set a statewide standard for those working outdoors in relation to heat illness prevention.


Funding Proposed for MI Soo Locks Project

To progress work on the Soo Locks, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed spending over $75.3 million on the locks next year. If approved, the money woul...


PA Contractor Fined $200K for Excavation Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that it has cited a Pennsylvania company for exposing employees to excavation hazards. The co...


3 NY Painting Companies Charged with Fraud

The United States federal government has recently filed a civil fraud lawsuit against three New York-area painting contractors.


Updated Renderings of $1.1B TX Field Released

Officials of the MLB's Texas Rangers recently released updated renderings of the anticipated $1.1 billion venue, along with details on materials companies that will be used on the project.


Related, NYC Trades Council Reach Work Deal

After little over a year of back-and-forth, developer Related Cos. and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York have struck a deal that should end the slew of media w...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Leadership Changes

Since going into effect March 1, Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) Board of Directors elected David B. Sewell to serve as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer.


MO Kicks Off $1.5B Terminal Project with Ceremony

Just over a month since the Kansas City International Airport reached a price agreement on the $1.5 billion terminal building, a celebration has been planned.


Betsy Ross Bridge Painting Work Out for Bid

The Delaware River Port Authority is seeking contractors interested in performing the second phase of coating and steel repairs on the Betsy Ross Bridge Thru-Truss Spans in Pennsauken Townsh...


Funding for Oroville Dam Repairs Denied

The Trump administration recently announced that it will not reimburse the state of California for much of the repair costs associated with the Oroville Dam incident, citing that the project...


FL Wastewater Plant Powered by Solar

The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (Key Largo, FL) recently installed 334 solar panels on the rooftop and over the chlorine contact basins at its main plant.


6 States Sue OSHA for Recordkeeping Rollback

Six states filed a lawsuit in federal court last week against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleging that the entity’s reversal on the Obama-era electronic recordkeeping ...


FL Hard Rock Delivers Guitar-Shaped Hotel

After unveiling the plans for the design of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in 2017, a date for completion is in sight.


OR Delays Unreinforced Building Warning Requirement

The Portland City Council (Portland, Oregon) recently voted a delay to mandate posted warning signs on unreinforced brick and stone buildings. This vote delays regulations until November 202...


FIU Bridge Contractor Files for Bankruptcy

The contractor responsible for installing the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University roughly a year ago has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a press re...


Research Adds New Dimension to Concrete

Alan Richardson, Chairman of the UK Concrete Society and Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University (Newcastle, England), is work...


NRCA Announces Roofing Day Details

The National Roofing Contractors Association will be coming together for their annual Roofing Day, scheduled for April 3-4. The industry invites its members to register for the event, hosted...


Research: Sensors Will Read Mackinac Bridge

Researchers based out of Michigan State University will be adding more data-tracking sensors to the Mackinac Bridge this summer—sensors that will read data that can contribute to maintenance...


PPG Completes Acquisition of Coatings Company

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced the completion of the acquisition of Whitford Worldwide Company (Elverson, Pennsylvania), a manufacturer that specializ...


Boujee $18M Bunker for Sale in NV

An $18 million mansion is on the market in Las Vegas. Only two miles east from the Strip and totaling 14,620 square feet, this 1970s-themed home is anything but ordinary.


PA Fines Gas Pipeline Builder

Rice Midstream Holdings LLC has agreed to their $1.5 million fine for the failure to prevent sedimentation and erosion into streams during the construction of a natural gas gathering pipelin...


CFTs Provide Corrosive-Free Aircraft

Those stationed at the U.S. Kadena Air Base (Okinawa, Japan) recently enlisted the help of contracted field teams to service its aircraft fleet, primarily targeting corrosion brought on by t...


EPA Settles with CA Firms Over Lead Paint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this week that it has settled with two California construction firms for lead paint violations, reaching nearly $50,000 in penaltie...


Evonik to Sell Methacrylates Business for $3B

Specialty chemicals company Evonik (Essen, Germany) announced earlier this week that it has agreed to sell its Methacrylates business to private equity firm Advent International, which is he...


Funding Approved for Last Leg of LA Subway

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced late last month the approval of a budget more than $3.2 billion for the last leg of the $8.2 billion Purple Line Extens...


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Contractors Needed for FL Tank Coating Work

The City of Tallahassee is currently seeking contractors to clean, coat and improve an existing elevated water tank in Tallahassee, Florida.


Senate Confirms Wheeler as EPA Chief

The Senate has recently confirmed that former coal industry lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler, is to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.


Historic ME Bridge to be Replaced

The Falls Bridge of Blue Hill, Maine, is scheduled to be replaced by an enhanced girder bridge, due to the old structure reaching the end of its intended lifespan.


Border Wall Prototypes to be Demolished

Late last month, demolition of the border wall prototypes, which originally went up 16 months ago, located at at the border between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, commenced. The prototypes ...


Firm Tapped to Build $250M CA Stadium

A construction firm has been selected for a $250 million contract to build San Diego State University’s new multi-use stadium in Mission Valley, California.


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Studio Develops ‘The Coolest White’ Paint

UNStudio (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Monopol Colors (Fislisbach, Switzerland) recently developed an extremely reflective white paint that reduces the amount of absorbable heat on buildings,...


PPG Announces SC Facility Expansion

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) announced in mid-February that the company would be investing $10 million in a new 82,000-square-foot facility and class A paint line,...


BIG Updates MLB Stadium Design

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has released new designs for Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics, following an outcry from the public and city officials reacting to the new stadi...


University Uses Smartphones to Evaluate Infrastructure

Scientists at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri) have recently developed smartphone-based technologies to help monitor the condition of infrastructure, including roads and bridg...


Chicago Bridge Faces Corrosion Issues

Permanent repairs on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive Bridge are underway roughly almost three weeks after a crack in one of the bridge’s steel beams was first discovered by a crew working in the ...


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MegaRust Extends Call for Papers

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, has recently announced a submission extension for its call for papers.


Researchers Closer to Germ-Proof Surface Coating

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at The University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) are on the verge of developing a germ-proof surface coatin...


Call for Applications: 2020 Venice Biennale

The U.S. Department of State and the National Endowment for the Arts Design Programs have announced a call for applications for U.S. representation at the 17th International Architecture Exh...


Elon Musk Announces New Tunnel Borer

Boring Company founder and billionaire Elon Musk announced on Twitter early last week that the company’s next-generation tunnel borer, Line-Storm, could be active within the next month or sh...


Painting Needed at KY Courthouse

Kenton County is soliciting bids for the exterior coating of the Independence Courthouse in Park Hills, Kentucky.


Axalta Opens Largest Refinish Center in India

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) announced earlier this week that it has opened its largest and most advanced refinish training center in India.


Corpus Christi Bridge Construction Delayed

Joint venture Flatiron/Dragados LLC, the entity responsible for designing and building Corpus Christi, Texas’ new $930 million Harbor Bridge, announced earlier this month that the project wo...


BUILD Grant Funding Cut by $600M

Funding for the Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grants took a $600 million cut in the $333 billion fiscal year 2019 spending bill Presiden...


$250M OH Stadium Clears Construction Hurdles

The development plan for Cincinnati’s new $250 million stadium has been approved by city council, allowing the team to move forward with construction and remain on track to meet the 2021 sea...


$1.8B Vegas Stadium Reveals Coatings Partnership

Officials announced earlier this week a partnership between the NFL’s current Oakland Raiders and a major coatings firm, locking in the coatings brands used for the team’s $1.8 billion Las V...


Construction Begins on $101M CA Border Section

Earlier this month, work began on the fifth border wall under the Trump administration. The section of wall in question—a replacement project for 14 miles of barrier in San Diego—is currentl...


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Work Could Begin Soon on $2B MO Airport Project

Plans are moving forward for Missouri’s nearly $2 billion Kansas City International Airport project and construction could start as early as April, according to reports.


$1B MA Hospital Work To Include Disaster Bunker

According to new reports, the $1 billion plan for a new campus at Massachusetts General Hospital will not only bring an expansion to the facility, but it will make it a bunker for natural di...


Bridge Street Truss Painting Out for Bid

Lane County, Oregon, is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation and truss painting on the Bridge Street Bridge located in Eugene, Oregon.


Free Webinar: The Truths & Myths of Beryllium

A panel discussion on the status of beryllium rules in the industry is the topic of PaintSquare's upcoming free webinar: “Beryllium: Truths & Myths.”


KTA-Tator Acquires Land for New Facility

KTA-Tator (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) announced in an emailed press release that it has purchased a 17.65-acre parcel at RIDC Park West, Enterprise Drive, for $1.02 million for the developmen...


Old Champlain Bridge to be Deconstructed

As construction of Montreal’s new Champlain Bridge nears completion, the government of Canada recently named a firm that will be spearheading work to deconstruct the old bridge, a process th...


Progress Made on Golden Gate Suicide Barrier

Four new metal protrusions can now be seen along the western and eastern flanks of the Golden Gate Bridge, marking visual progress on the suicide barrier that is currently being installed on...


Evonik Acquires Polymer Powders Company

Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) announced that it has acquired Structured Polymers Inc. (Austin, Texas) for access to its new patented technology in specialty polymer powders.


VA Announces Contractor for $3.3B Tunnel Project

Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam recently announced the contractor spearheading work on the construction of two new tunnels and widening a highway in the Hampton Roads area, a project that...


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Dow Expands EMEA Distribution Agreement

Safic-Alcan, independent specialty chemicals distributor (La Défense, France) and Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced the extension of their existing agree...


Free Webinar: Surface Preparation Equipment

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


Construction Official Acquitted in DC Bribery Case

The vice president of a construction firm who was charged with bribing a D.C. Metro official was reportedly found not guilty last week.


IL Aldermen Decline to Repaint Bridge

Evanston, Illinois, has an eyesore problem: City aldermen recently declined to paint a rail bridge that does not belong to the city, according to reports.


Gehry Designs Concert Hall for Wimbledon

Renowned architect Frank Gehry is reportedly on the path to designing another concert venue—this time in Wimbledon.


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Aircraft Restoration

In a move to help inspire science students in the U.S., coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently supplied coatings to assist with the restoration of a retired United Airlines Douglas DC-8 ai...


Painting Needed at PA University Stadium

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is soliciting bids for the repainting of the Seth Grove Stadium in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.


MDOT, Private Firm Team Wins Award for I-94 Work

The Michigan Department of Transportation, along with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan, recently named the I-94 Modernization Advanced Bridges Project team as...


Artist Coats Pieces in Silver Nitrate for Chrome Finish

Designer Pablo Limón has produced a set of metallic furniture pieces by coating them in silver nitrate, allowing for a chrome, rainbow-like finish.


Government Aims to Terminate CA Rail Funding

On the heels of the state of California suing over President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration regarding the border, the Department of Transportation has announced it is seeking the re...


Designs Released for $1.1B PA Airport Project

Earlier this week the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a concept design for the estimated $1.1 billion overhaul of Pittsburgh International Airport.


Judge Blocks Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline is facing yet another delay: A federal judge based in Montana recently ruled that project owner TransCanada will not be allowed to complete some forms of pre-constru...


CO Airport Project Delayed Over Concrete Issue

Work at the Denver International Airport is facing what could be a 10-month delay after finding that the concrete in the main floor is weaker than expected.


Researchers Develop New Fire-Retardant Coating

Researchers out of Texas A&M University are reportedly developing a new flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials that are readily found in nature, according to the univers...


MN Water Tower Coating Out for Bid

The University of Minnesota is currently seeking contractors to coat the existing St. Paul Water Tower in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


OSHA Reponds to Sales of Fake Training Cards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has responded to a case out of New Jersey, in which a training agent has admitted to selling more than 100 fraudu...


AIA to Launch New ArchiPrep Training Program

The American Institute of Architects announced last week that it’s partnering with digital learning company BenchPrep to revamp its Architect Registration Exam prep courses and accelerate th...


CA Transbay Tube Retrofit Underway

Earlier this month, the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency began retrofitting work to the Transbay Tube, which runs under San Francisco Bay, carrying four transbay lines. Plans include the additi...


Architect Tapped for 2019 Serpentine Pavilion

The architect for the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion structure—a project erected each summer in London’s Hyde Park—has been selected as Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.


China Leads LEED Projects Outside US

The U.S. Green Building Council announced last week the top 10 countries and regions for green building outside of the United States, with mainland China taking the top spot with more than 6...


Technically Speaking: Coatings+ Sessions Highlights

A packed schedule of technical sessions complemented the special events, exhibit hall, training courses and other offerings at SSPC Coatings+ 2019.


Coatings+ Comes to a Close

After a long and busy week of technical sessions, training courses, networking opportunities and exhibitions, SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019 conference began to wind down Wednesday and Thursday with ...


SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019 in Images

SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019 conference began to wind down Wednesday and Thursday, wrapping up events, technical sessions and the exhibitor hall. PaintSquare put together this collection of photos ...


PPG Aeorspace Coating Meets Military Requirements

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced early last week that PPG RECC 3007, an aerospace conversion coating, meets the qualifications for the U.S. Military Specification MIL-C-81...


Painting Services Needed for Multiple VA Locations

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is soliciting bids for a small business set-aside, term agreement for the as-needed coating services at any of the following three locations: the Jamestown ...


Final Crane Rule Enforcement Postponed

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week that it is pushing back full enforcement of its new crane operator rule.


Top Contractors Chosen for Clippers Arena

Another stadium could be coming to the Inglewood, California, area as the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers are looking at three contractors to build a new privately funded arena and mixed-use proj...


CA Town Celebrates Bridge's 100th Birthday

The town of Folsom, California, is celebrating its historic Rainbow Bridge turning 100 years old with 100 days of events, including an exhibit dedicated to the structure, a bridge design con...


Hornsea One to Start Generating Power

Hornsea Project One, slated to be one of the largest wind farms in the world upon completion,began supplying energy to the U.K. electricity grid this week, according to reports. The project,...


Webinar Eyes Attributes in Coating Purchasing

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


Feds Sue NJ Contractor for $679K in Delinquent Fines

The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey filed a lawsuit last week against a New Jersey contractor in an effort to collect $678,053 in past-due fines issued by the Occupational Safet...


Axalta Opens Australia, New Zealand Facility

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) announced last week that it has officially opened a new regional multi-functional facility for Australia and New Zealand.


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2018 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 13), indicating a 1 percent increase in revenue for Q4, and a...


Chicago Proposes High-Rise Bird Ordinance

New legislation being proposed in Chicago is aiming to make the city’s skyline a little more bird friendly, according to proponents of the bill.


FL Bridge Coating Contract Awarded

On Jan. 30, the Florida Department of Transportation awarded a contract for the full replacement of coatings on Spanish River Boulevard Bridges, located in Palm Beach, to Elite Industrial Pa...


Oroville Emergency Spillway Nears Completion

Two years on from the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, which prompted the evacuation of 188,000 people, marks the rebuilding of the spillway and new legislation related to dam safety.


Mexican President Talks New Airport Terminal

At an event earlier this week Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador briefly described plans for the country’s main airport, saying that it will get a third terminal.


AAMA Updates Color Measurement Guidelines

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


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Monday, Feb. 18

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Feb. 18, as the offices of PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day holida...


Silver Line Testing Reveals Further Rail Issues

The first test train, to run on the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport, in Washington, D.C., managed to only get 1,000 feet out of the Wiehle-Reston East station before encountering pro...


Demographics Focus of Coatings+ 2019 Keynote

Tuesday morning’s SSPC Coatings+ 2019 festivities in Orlando kicked off with a breakfast and keynote session in the Coronado ballroom, featuring speaker Kenneth Gronbach on the topic, “Demog...


Annual Awards Bestowed at Coatings+ 2019

The first full day of Coatings+ 2019, SSPC’s yearly conference and exhibition at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, featured the annual awards luncheon honoring the top people, pap...


SSPC Coatings+ 2019 Officially Opens in Orlando

Coatings+ 2019, SSPC’s rebranded annual conference and exhibition, commenced on Sunday (Feb. 10) at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Highlights from the first days of th...


WY Utility's First Wind Farm Faces Replacement

A Wyoming utility company has filed a permit to replace its first wind farm—originally commissioned in 1998, composed of over 65 turbines—located at Foote Creek Rim I. The replacement would ...


In Memoriam: SSPC's Monica Pierce

Monica Pierce, who was a part of the SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings family for more than two decades, passed away suddenly last month at the age of 62.


Falling Concrete Temporarily Closes CA Bridge

Chunks of concrete—some as large as a football—fell from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, located in California, late last week, causing a several-hour closure and emergency repairs put in pl...


HI Stadium Needs $30M for Corrosion Repairs

Authorities for Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium (home of the University of Hawaii football team) are seeking $30 million from the state to make repairs to the facility, according to recent reports.


Marines Use 3D Printer to Custom Create Bridges

In researching technology options for troops in the field, Marines from the 1st Marine Logistic Group recently used a 3D printer to form a footbridge out of layers of concrete.


FAA Updates Specs to Include Precast Concrete

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


MN Group Pushing to Lower Age for Construction Work

Organizations in Minnesota are seeking to change a state law that prohibits minors from working on construction sites.


Sherwin-Williams Now Accepting Student Designs

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


Monti Werkzeuge to Combine Americas Businesses

Surface preparation technologies manufacturer Monti Werkzeuge GmbH recently announced reaching an agreement with its U.S. distributor, Montipower Inc., along with owner Charles “Chuck” Locka...


City Votes to Demolish Historic NC Water Tower

The future of Loray Mill, North Carolina’s historic water tank has been decided: Earlier this month, Gastonia leaders voted to have the structure demolished, an act that comes with a $225,00...


$375M Vegas Project Takes Shape in Big Picture

Construction is moving right along for the $375 million Caesars Forum conference center, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip. According to reports, the first steel truss was set in place...


WI Public Pool in Need of Paint Job

The City of Beloit, Wisconsin, is soliciting bids for the coating of the Krueger Pool. The pool is considered a historical landmark in the city, and was built in the 1930s as part of former ...


Company Designs Line of Architect-Inspired Candles

A design studio out of St. Augustine, Florida, has cooked up a line of candles named after prominent architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright. The candles are meant to inspire the feel of so...


Progress Made on TX Harbor Bridge

Progress is underway on Corpus Christi, Texas’ Harbor Bridge project, with the project's social media page sharing images of the recently completed concrete placement on the first lift of th...


Free Webinar: Liquid, Powder Fluoropolymer Coatings

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


Latest Installment of Blackest Black Paint Revealed

The paint pigment war is raging on with yet another installment of blackest black paint.


Ceramic Sensors Read Bridge Strain

Researchers based out of Rice University (Houston) recently developed a ceramic sensor that may help to monitor the health of structures like buildings and bridges due to a change in conduct...


Pittsburgh Water Authority Charged Over Lead

On Friday (Feb. 1), Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed 161 criminal charges against the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, alleging that the authority had failed to notify res...


Contract for MN Reservoir Work Awarded

The City of Eagan has awarded a project for rehabilitating the Lexington/Diffley Reservoir to Elevation Coatings Inc of St. Cloud, Minnesota.


Industrial Physics Acquires C&W Specialist Equipment

Test and measurement equipment manufacturer Industrial Physics Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts) announced Monday (Feb. 4) in an emailed press release the acquisition of C&W Specialist Equipment ...


CA Transit Center Fix Gets June Completion Date

The fix for the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco is now officially underway as shoring went up along one of the streets last weekend. Repair work, though, is estimated...


USGBC Announced Top 10 LEED States for 2018

The U.S. Green Building Council has released its annual Top 10 States for LEED, which ranks states based on the number of LEED certified square feet per person.


CA Sepulveda Transit Corridor Designs Released

Late last month, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released four refined concept options for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, which will help allevi...


ASTM Announces New Test Method for Corrosion

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


Plans for $10B WI Plant Now Unknown

Shortly after reporting that everything was on budget and schedule for its $10 billion Wisconsin campus, Foxconn Technology Group is now saying that it is reconsidering the kind of facility ...


AIA Selects 2019 Honor Awards Recipients

The American Institute of Architects released last week nine projects that it’s recognizing for its 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.


DOJ Settles with Silver Line Concrete Supplier

Late last month, the Department of Jusice announced a $1 million settlement with Universal Concrete Products Corp. and its co-owner and president Donald Faust Jr., for civil allegations rela...


Mixed Reality Tool Helps Masonry Projects

A Melbourne, Australia-based company is bringing yet another augmented reality tool to construction workers, this time into the process of bricklaying and other masonry projects.


Pasadena Gears Up for Painters Competition

The Coating Society of Houston is gearing up for its 30th annual painters competition, which promises fun for both industry members and their families.


RCI Calls for Symposium, Convention Abstracts

Building envelope association RCI Inc. has put out a call for abstracts for its 2019 Building Envelope Technology Symposium and its 2020 International Convention and Trade Show.


NYC Mayor Unveils Plan to Reduce Project Costs

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration announced a new initiative last week that he says will help control the costs and reduce the schedule times of capital projects unde...


Additive Could Help SC Town's Drinking Water

The city of Belton, South Carolina, recently revealed that elevated levels of lead had been found in some homes’ drinking water during a few-month monitoring period. To combat the issue, the...


Floor Reno Needed for Historic TN Theater

The City of McMinnville, Tennessee, is soliciting bids for floor painting at The Park Theatre.


Researchers Developing Bridge Inspection Technology

Missouri S&T researchers are currently in the middle of a five-year project geared toward developing new bridge and highway inspection technologies that don’t disrupt traffic flow, which inc...


TX Lawmaker Proposes Pipeline Safety Measures

Earlier this month and related to last year’s gas leak that resulted in a child fatality, Texas Representative Rafael Anchia filed for legislation that would both up the oversight of natural...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, 2018 Numbers

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its 2018 year-end and fourth-quarter financial results on Thursday (Jan. 31) boasting record consolidated net sales at $17.53 billion.


Researchers Eye Self-Healing in Corrosion Coating

To help prevent corrosion caused by damage to coating systems, researchers based out of Northwestern University have developed a new coating that repairs itself rapidly when scratched, scrap...


MA General Hospital Announces $1B Expansion

Massachusetts General Hospital unveiled a plan earlier this month for a $1 billion campus renovation. While still in the preliminary stages, the expansion is slated to begin by 2020 and fini...


Kiewit Tapped to Lead $290M NE Riverfront Project

Omaha, Nebraska’s Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority voted earlier this month to tap Kiewit Corporation (also based in Omaha) as the construction manager for the city’s $290 m...


Peace Bridge Recoating Out for Bid

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority is seeking contractors to prequalify for a project involving coating the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York.


$10B WI Project Misses Hiring Goals, Tax Breaks

Foxconn Technology Group has reportedly missed the mark for job creation in 2018 regarding its $10 billion construction project in Racine County, Wisconsin. As a result, the company will mis...


Golden Gate Bridge Foundations to be Inspected

The foundations of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge are due to be inspected in the next few months, and officials expect a clean bill of health for the bridge component.


PCI Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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


Research Looking at Cement in Microgravity

Researchers at Penn State University are working with NASA to explore how cement solidifies in microgravity environments. This understanding, according to Penn State, will set the stage for ...


Repairs Planned for Troubled SC Bridge

The James B. Edwards Bridge, also known as the Wando River Bridge, is set to undergo a number of repairs over the next 15 months, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation...


Air Force Uses 3D Printing to Replace F-22 Part

Following on an established history of using 3D printing for legacy aircraft parts that may no longer be in production, the U.S. Air Force, in December, installed a 3D-printed metallic brack...


Hiring Goals, Progress Made on $1.8B Vegas Stadium

The $1.8 billion Las Vegas stadium project is reportedly one-third complete, with policies now in place for the venue’s massive grass tray system and diversity performance goals well-exceede...


Composites in Bridge Construction Study Released

Earlier this month, the National Academies of Sciences and the Transportation Research Board released the study for the Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program, a program that fu...


MD Board Rejects Gas Pipeline

Earlier this month, the Maryland Board of Public Works rejected a proposed natural gas pipeline, owned by TransCanada, that would run for three miles along the western part of the state, emp...


DOL Issues Final Rule on Worker Privacy

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported on Thursday (Jan. 24) that it has issued a final rule that eliminates parts of the Obama-era "Improve Tr...


Out-Bid Firm Still Fighting for KCI Airport Job

Political tension is still prominent in the $2 billion terminal project for Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport. Most recently, one of the developers who lost the bid on the project...


100-MW Solar Project Announced for CO

Solar energy generation and transmission cooperative Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, working in collaboration with juwi, the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based renewable ene...


ACI Opens New Regional Office in Dubai

The American Concrete Institute announced earlier this month the opening of a new regional office in Dubai.


Raising NY Bridge Deck Gets Finish Date

Work on elevating the deck of the Bayonne Bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet—a six-year project costing nearly $1.7 billion—is slated for completion by the end of March, according to reports.


Contractors Needed for FL Roofing Project

Monroe County, Florida, is seeking contractors for the re-roofing of the Pigeon Key Bridge Foreman and Bridge Tender houses in Key West. The buildings are located on the island of Pigeon Key...


BASF Launches Virtual Industry Resource Center

Chemical company BASF announced earlier this week that it has launched its Virtual Design and Construction Resource Center, which aims to offer Building Information Modeling content and othe...


NC Apartment Project Trench Collapse Kills 1

According to reports, a trench collapse at an apartment complex project in North Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday killed one and injured two more.


Petition Calls for Repainting Whitman Bridge

A recently launched petition, spearheaded by the Penn Libraries Kislak Center and the Streets Dept art and culture blog, is proposing repainting the Walt Whitman Bridge rainbow colors to hon...


Historic Detroit Bridge Collapses, None Injured

Detroit’s iconic Packard Plant pedestrian bridge collapsed Wednesday (Jan. 23). No one was injured, though the street that runs through the ruin was covered with debris. The collapse has lar...


ArDOT Announces $142M in Transit Projects

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) announced low bid results for 31 infrastructure projects, totaling $142 million. The projects are part of the larger...


Future of Historic NC Water Tower Uncertain

The future of a historic water tank in North Carolina remains uncertain: Officials are aiming to tear down the Loray Mill village structure, though a decision has not yet been made and other...


Shortlist Designs for O'Hare Project Revealed

Plans for the massive $8.5 billion expansion project at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have taken another step forward as the shortlist of architects have all released their first ta...


Rust-Oleum Opens New Manufacturing Plant

Leaders at Rust-Oleum (Vernon Hills, Illinois) recently opened the company’s new 110,000-square-foot floor coating manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.


OH Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes

A 30-inch natural gas pipeline running through rural Noble County, Ohio, exploded Monday, reportedly injuring one, destroying three homes and causing damage to three other homes, along with ...


Research Looks at Buildings' Tornado Resistance

A civil engineering professor from Ontario’s Western University, who has been studying the effects of high winds on buildings since 1997, is now saying that research could lead to the develo...


PA Tank Coating Project Out for Bid

The Bentleyville Municipal Authority is currently seeking contractors to coat an existing ground storage tank in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania.


AGC Announces Push for Diversity in Education

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


Cost Overruns Plague $9B HI Light Rail

The first of four audit reports regarding the Honolulu Rail Transit Project has been released, with the state auditor’s office citing that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s p...


OSHA Authorizes Use of Drones for Inspections

Inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration are now authorized to use drones for workplace inspections.


TX City Sues Developer Over $1B Project

The city of Rowlett, Texas, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against developer Bayside Land Partners LLC over allegations that the firm defaulted on agreements for a $1.1 billion mixed use...


Mexico Pipeline Fire Kills 85 in Blast

The death toll from a pipeline explosion in Hidalgo, Mexico, that occurred on Friday (Jan. 18), has risen to 85 people, with several dozens more injured, according to reports. At the time of...


Sunshine Bridge Enters Next Phase of Repairs

Earlier this month, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that repairs to the Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, hav...


WSDOT, Other Agencies Collaborate with Creatives

More state transportation departments are considering implementing artist-in-residence programs to look at public space and infrastructure in new ways, according to reports. In November, the...


TX Firm to Print House, License Technology

An Austin-based company is bringing its 3D-printing technology to the masses, starting with one of the first such homes in Texas.


MS Timber Bridge Self-Heals Over Time

According to a more recent structure inspection, a bridge supported with timber pilings, located in Lincoln County, Mississippi, is reportedly stronger than previously: The bridge can now su...


SC Airport Looking at Multiple Projects in 2019

South Carolina’s Charleston International Airport is on the books for four projects this year—just two years after the completion of its $200 million overhaul—with sights set on even more de...


Contractors Needed for WI Mansion Work

The City of Superior, Wisconsin, is soliciting bids for the coating and re-roofing the Fairlawn Mansion.


PPG Reports Sales Growth in Q4, 2018

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported, in a press release Thursday (Jan. 17), a 2 percent increase in constant currencies in fourth-quarter net sales, compared with t...


Safety Report Looks at Sensors for Fatigue

The American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation recently released the results of a three-year study on worker fatigue.


Report: Construction NYC's Most Fatal Industry

The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week new numbers (from 2017) on work-related fatalities and injuries in New York City, finding that the const...


TN Court Fines Company $500K for Labor Violations

The U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee has fined a construction business more than $500,000 in regard to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Research: Graphene Tailings Could Replace Cement

Ontario-based nanomaterial technologies firm Zenyatta Ventures is investigating the possibility of using graphene tailings in place of cement.


NYC Seeks Contractors for Bridge Work

The City of New York is seeking contractors for rehabilitation of approaches and towers on the Brooklyn Bridge located in the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.


EPA Sued Over Lagging Paint-Stripper Ban

Public health advocates have officially filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to finalize a rule prohibiting the use of methylene chloride.


Phase One of Ottawa's Light Rail Nearing Completion

Phase one of Ottawa’s new $2.1 billion CAD ($1.5 billion) light rail project is nearing completion, with an opening date slated for the end of April.


SSPC Sets Standard for Concrete Coating Texture

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


WV Schools Offer Oil and Gas Safety Training

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


DOL Provides Assistance for Fall Prevention

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that it has developed a new collection of resources to help employers prevent falls on the job...


Consortium Uses Graphene in Leading Edge Development

The Graphene Flagship consortium, in partnership with Aernnova, Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria and Airbus, recently used composites enhanced with graphene in the development of a leading edge for ...


Quebec Launches $4.9M Pyrrhotite Study

The National Research Council of Canada recently announced a research partnership with the Government of Quebec and Laval University to find a solution to problems stemming from pyrrhotite i...


Border Wall Prototypes Damaged with Tools

A recently revealed report indicates that all eight border wall prototypes, inspected by President Donald J. Trump in March 2018, are susceptible to breaching. President Trump has chosen a s...


MegaRust Issues Call for Papers

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, to be held May 14-16, at the Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, in Portsmouth, Virginia, recently...


Canada Building Code to Reflect Climate Change

Attendees at 2018’s Toronto Buildings Show got a rundown of how climate change standards are going to be incorporated into Canada’s building codes.


Bendable Concrete Shows Promise for LA Infrastructure

Following on from research conducted in the 1990s regarding Engineered Cementitious Composites, researchers based out of Louisiana State University are working to bring the material to mass ...


Fix for CA Transit Center Gets Green Light

Late last week, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority green-lighted the repair of the two fractured beams in San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center.


PPG to Acquire German Automotive Coatings Firm

Global coatings company PPG announced Jan. 7 an agreement to acquire German automotive coatings manufacturer Hemmelrath.


Research: Floating Photovoltaics Show Potential

Researchers based out of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently estimated that the use of floating solar photovoltaics on more than 24,000 manmade reservoirs in the U.S. could con...


Off-Site Construction Council Releases Survey

The National Institute of Building Sciences has released the results of its Off-Site Construction Industry Survey, which found that a majority of professionals have utilized off-site compone...


Contractors Needed for New Fire Station in GA

The City of Atlanta is soliciting contractors to construct a new fire station, which will reportedly be located in the northwest side of the city.


State Permit Granted for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Earlier this week, a Virginia state board unanimously approved a gas compressor station permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, a $6.5 billion, 600-mile shale gas pipeline spearheade...


EPA Considers Progress with Paint Stripper Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly getting ready to finalize its rule on methylene chloride. According to government documents, the EPA sent proposals to the Office of Managem...


AkzoNobel Innovation Challenge Officially Begins

Global coating company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has officially launched its inaugural Paint the Future campaign, a call to startups that aims to discover solutions that will “accelerate innovat...


Old Tappan Zee Bridge Gets Demolition Date

What remains of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be demolished on Saturday (Jan. 12), according to reports. Explosive charges will be used on the structure’s vertical support columns along the...


Pittsburgh Creates Construction Fraud Task Force

At the end of December, the Pittsburgh City Council voted 8-0 to create a task force geared toward addressing fraud in the construction industry.


PG&E Allegedly Falsified Gas Pipeline Records

Regulators recently revealed that in the years following the deadly 2010 San Bruno, California, pipeline explosion, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company continued to commit pipeline safety v...


WI Elevated Tank Painting Job Out for Bid

The City of Monroe is seeking contractors to paint the Industrial Park Elevated Water Storage Tank in Monroe, Wisconsin.


Polychem Releases 2019 Color Trends

Polychem Coatings, part of powder coatings company IFS Coatings, recently launched its 2019-20 powder coating color trends.


Federal Grant Approved for WA Light Rail Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration recently approved a $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement for a 8.5-mile light rail project slated for Seattle. Th...


AIA Releases Sustainabile Design Tool Kit

The American Institute of Architects recently released a new tool kit that aims to help those tasked with designing sustainable buildings.


Court Rules Contractors Can Be Cited for Subs

A U.S. Appeals Court has confirmed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can cite a general contractor—even if its employees are not affected—for subcontractor safety violat...


SSPC 2019 to Include Golf, Salsa Dancing

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is hosting its 2019 conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 11-14, 2019. This year again features opportunities...


2019 Conference Boasts 140 on Exhibitor Floor

The exhibit floor at SSPC Coatings+ 2019 promises approximately 140 exhibitors featuring information and demonstrations from exhibitors from every corner of the protective and marine coating...


SSPC to Offer Wide Range of Sessions, Workshops

This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 11-14, at Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is set to cover a wide range of educational topics in the industry.


Jotun, Kansai Paint Extend Coatings Alliance

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord) recently announced the further development of an alliance with Kansai Paint, a leading coating supplier in Japan. Working togeth...


Bacteria Causes Corrosion at Seattle Dock

Washington State Ferries recently reported that an unknown organism is causing accelerated corrosion on steel pilings being used in work on the Colman Dock in Seattle. The pilings will be us...


Firm Tapped for $310M Phoenix Airport Project

A general contractor has been tapped for the new $310 million concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


Silver Line Phase 2 Faces Rail Tie Flaws

According to recent findings, phase two of Washington Metro’s $5.8 billion Silver Line extension, in Washington, D.C., is facing its own set of problems: Alleged faulty railroad ties could c...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Aerospace Coatings Training

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


RPM Releases Q2, Mid-Year Numbers

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report on Friday, and reported reco...


Gordon Brush Co. Announces Acquisition

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc. (Industry, California) announced late last week that it has acquired specialized brush company Parker Brush Inc. of Rocklin, California.


MA Coal Plant Converted to Solar Farm

With activists successfully pushing to convert the former site of former coal-and-oil plant, located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, into an area for a solar farm, the site is now a step toward t...


FL Bridge Graffiti Lives On in the Grinch

The ever-changing visual landscape of Pensacola, Florida’s Graffiti Bridge continues to evolve with a recent holiday homage, an impromptu work in 30 minutes by 26-year-old artist Monty Welt.


CONSTRUCT 2019 Issues Call for Sessions

CONSTRUCT has opened its call for sessions for its 2019 expo, set to be held Oct. 9-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.


ACA Nonprofit Launches Paint Recycling Program

PaintCare Inc., a nonprofit organization (and program of the American Coatings Association) that represents paint manufacturers and stewardship programs in the U.S. has launched a new grant ...


US Navy Implements 3D Printing in Parts Testing

As the U.S. Navy continues to look to 3D printing as a solution to cut down on lead times for ship parts, a one-year trial of a 3D-printed metal drain strainer, to be tested on the Naval Sta...


Campaign to Train Vets in Coatings Industry

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


Details on PA Riverfront Development Unveiled

A mixed-use development—including a Ferris wheel and man-made lagoon—is moving forward in Pittsburgh as new renderings were delivered with an update for the city’s Urban Redevelopment Author...


MI Supreme Court Blocks Moroun Family Appeal

The Michigan Supreme Court recently blocked a May appeal from Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun, which looked to stop the state’s Department of Transportation from buying land ow...


Nissan Develops Tool to UV Test Paint Durability

In a bid to accelerate UV exposure testing of paint samples, auto manufacturer Nissan developed the Xenon Weather-Ometer, a tool that evaluates durability in different climate conditions.


RPM Acquires Specialty Mold Solution Brand

RPM International Inc. (parent company of brands such as Carboline, Tremco, Flowcrete and Rust-Oleum) recently announced that its Rust-Oleum group has acquired Siamons International Inc., pr...


Wright Buildings Re-Nominated for Heritage List

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings have been submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage List, according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.


Delays Challenge Montreal Bridge Construction

Construction of Montreal’s Champlain Bridge, a structure designed to last 125 years, is facing a delay of its opening date due to harsh conditions, and those responsible for building the bri...


Workplace Fatality Data Released for 2017

In 2017, there were 43 fewer workplace fatalities than the previous year (dropping from 5,190 to 5,147). That’s according to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Nati...


Notice: Website Changes on Dec. 30

Paintsquare.com, home of coatings industry news from PaintSquare Daily News, JPCL and PaintSquare Press, will be shutting down for maintenance this weekend.


EPA Announces $20.8M in Water Treatment Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in an emailed press release early last week the award of more than $20.9 million to Nevada for improvements to wastewater and water infrast...


BrandSafway Acquires Forming Concepts

Coatings and industrial solutions company BrandSafway (Kennesaw, Georgia) recently announced that it has acquired Forming Concepts, a provider of concrete formwork solutions in the United St...


PPG Provides NHL with Thermochromic Coating

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG announced last week that its partnership with the National Hockey League will begin testing a thermochromic coating on game pucks.


Schedule Alert: Year-End, 2019 Look

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of PaintSquare Daily News and Durability + DesignNews, is expanding its coverage of the coatings industry.


Schedule Alert: Year-End, 2019 Look

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of PaintSquare Daily News and Durability + DesignNews, is expanding its coverage of the coatings industry.


Pavilion to Feature User-Controlled Facade

A pavilion proposal for the Expo 2020 Dubai will give the masses a hand in the structure’s facade.


Contractors Needed for SUNY Hall Rehab

The State University of New York is soliciting contractors for the rehabilitation of their French Hall main entrance lobby and stairs at its Canton, New York, campus.


MD Governor Unveils School Construction Plan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced a plan for state-funded school construction to the tune of $3.5 billion.


PPG Acquires Low-Friction Coatings Company

Gobal coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Whitford Worldwide Company (Elverson, Pennsylvania), a manufacturer that specializes in...


FL Tank Coating Out for Bid

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority is seeking contractors to coat an existing ground water storage tank in Pensacola, Florida.


Ontario Proposes New Construction Legislation

The government of Ontario revealed plans earlier this month to amend several regulatory acts that surround labor and construction.


Often Overlooked: Safety in Abrasive Blasting

Following the proper safety guidelines when working with abrasive blasting can both prevent injury and long-term illness.


Silica and Safety in Focus at SSPC 2019

The 2019 iteration of the SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings conference will feature sessions on updated regulations regarding silica and beryllium, developing workplace safety cultur...


Former Bloomberg, Turner Execs Face Charges

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced last week the indictments for former Bloomberg LP and Turner Construction Co. executives, as well as several subcontractors and vendors, on ...


PPG Acquires Low-Friction Coatings Company

Gobal coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Whitford Worldwide Company (Elverson, Pennsylvania), a manufacturer that specializes in...


Schedule Alert: Year-End, 2019 Look

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of PaintSquare Daily News and Durability + DesignNews, is expanding its coverage of the coatings industry.


Fourth Phase of Work on WV Dam Complete

The fourth phase of work on a nearly 70-year-old dam near Hinton, West Virginia, is now complete, marking the installation of 278 high-strength steel anchors that serve to better tie the dam...


Report: Bolt Failures in Cuomo Bridge

A number of steel bolts used in the construction of the Mario Cuomo Bridge broke apart during the building process, according to reports. There are also allegations that some in leadership p...


Preliminary Fix Proposed for Transbay Center

Preliminary findings as to the cause of the cracks in San Francisco’s $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center have been released, along with a suggested fix.


Researchers Create New Method for Nanofiber

A discovery out of the University of Michigan could lead to a new coatings from an array of nanofibers—from sticky, to repellent, to insulating, to light-emitting.


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Open

For the second consecutive year, readers will determine the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, as voting is now open for the JPCL Readers’ Choi...


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General Contractor Replaced for Seattle Arena

Less than a week after the groundbreaking of Seattle’s new arena, officials announced that the general contractor for the project has been replaced.


Researchers Create New Method for Nanofiber

A discovery out of the University of Michigan could lead to a new coatings from an array of nanofibers—from sticky, to repellent, to insulating, to light-emitting.


AkzoNobel Acquires Full Ownership of China JV

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced late last week that it has completed the acquisition of Swire Industrial Limit’s minority interest in the AkzoNobel Swire Paints joint...


Boring Company Tunneling Toward LA Stadium

Earlier this month, billionaire Elon Musk’s The Boring Company announced that it would be abandoning plans for a test tunnel under the west side of Los Angeles, instead switching focus to a ...


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FL Bridge Coating Replacement Work Out for Bid

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for the full removal and replacement of coatings of two Spanish River Boulevard Bridges.


Contractors Needed for NY Store Fronts

The Town of Marion, New York, is soliciting contractors for the restoration of five building facades after the Empire State Development Corporation gave the town a grant to restore the stor...


Silver Bridge Collapse Memorialized with Mural

A mural memorializing the 51st anniversary of the collapse of the Silver Bridge, located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, is to be dedicated this weekend.


PPG Provides NHL with Thermochromic Coating

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that its partnership with the National Hockey League will begin testing a thermochromic coating on game pucks.


Terminals Included in $1.5B Worth of US Grants

Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $1.5 billion in infrastructure funding to 91 projects across 49 states, including the District of Columbia.


MI Senate Approves Line 5 Oversight Panel

In a move to eventually see the replacement of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac, in Michigan, the state Senate voted last week to create the three-member ...


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Ontario Proposes New Construction Legislation

The government of Ontario revealed plans earlier this month to amend several regulatory acts that surround labor and construction.


OR Group Gets Land for New Baseball Park

Oregon’s Portland Diamond Project recently announced a deal for the site of its Major League Baseball park project. The team signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to dev...


Construction Begins on Mexico Wind Farm

Energy firm Enel Group, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico, began construction on a 244-megawatt wind farm in the Mexican State of Nuevo Leon earlier this week.


DOT Announces $1.5B in Infrastructure Grants

On Tuesday (Dec. 11), the Department of Transportation announced $1.5 billion in infrastructure funding to 91 projects across 49 states, including the District of Columbia, with bridge proje...


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KeyArena Renovation Breaks Ground in Seattle

Seattle officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of its iconic KeyArena, signaling that the renovation project has officially kicked off, now with a price tag of over $800 mill...


Historic GA Bridge Nearly Struck Again

A protective barrier placed near a historic covered bridge, located in Smyrna, Georgia, crossing Nickajack Creek, was struck on Dec. 4, for the 12th time this year, according to reports.


Sherwin-Williams Unveils Commercial Palettes

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) this week again expanded its collection of 2019 color trends with a batch of new palettes aimed at helping professionals transfo...


IN Man Scraps Bridge for Metal

The ownership of a railroad bridge in Hammond, Indiana, is up for debate in an unusual case in which a nearby resident dismantled the decommissioned bridge and sold it across state lines for...


Purdue Develops 3D-Printed Cement Paste

Researchers at Purdue University have reportedly created a 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure. The technique could eventually be used to build more resilient structures...


Scientists Attempt to Hush Noisy WA Bridge

University of Washington scientists are investigating noise complaints that stem from cars passing over expansion joints belonging to the Highway 520 bridge, one of the longest floating brid...


Amazon Latest to Restrict Paint Strippers

Online retailer Amazon recently posted a policy update that effectively prohibits the sale of paint strippers that contain methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone, joining the growing lis...


CA Mandates Solar Panels for New Homes

California’s Building Standards Commission gave the final approval last week that mandates the requirement for solar panels on new homes, slated to take effect in 2020, making it the first s...


Pantone Releases 2019 Color of the Year

Color company Pantone announced late last week its Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral, a shade the company calls “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.”


NY Water Tower to Receive Delicious Redesign

A water tower is in Hamburg, New York, is getting a delicious redesign: Residents have been lobbying to get the rusty structure repainted, and late last month, a new design was chosen to hel...


Harvard University Completes HouseZero

Harvard University recently announced the opening of its ambitious HouseZero, a building that it calls “a living laboratory and energy-positive prototype for ultra-efficiency has opened its ...


Repairs Needed at OH's Great American Ballpark

Hamilton County is soliciting contractors for the concrete and waterproofing repairs at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, home of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds.


Commuters Avoiding KY's New Infrastructure

A recent report from the Indiana Department of Transportation indicates that drivers are not using the multi-billion-dollar bridge and highway system the state developed in collaboration wit...


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MN Elevated Water Tanks Rehab Out for Bid

The City of Pine River is seeking contractors to rehabilitate two existing elevated water storage tanks in Pine River, Minnesota.


Rust-Oleum Settles with EPA Over Waste Violations

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday (Dec. 4) that it has reached a settlement with coatings manufacturer Rust-Oleum Corporation (Vernon Hills, Illinois), a consumer bran...


Construction Begins on $65M KY Soccer Stadium

Louisville, Kentucky’s new soccer stadium is finally beginning to look the part, as construction on the site began late last month.


US Border Wall Plans Move Forward

Late last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the beginning of construction of a series of border wall gates in the Rio Grand Valley sector. A judge also ruled earlier this w...


PennDOT Replaces Over 500 'Poor' Condition Bridges

Late last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that 511 “poor” condition bridges had been replaced to date, with another 41 currently under construction thanks to a...


NJ Commuter Aims to Raise Money for Portal Bridge

One New Jersey commuter has taken it upon themselves to find funding for replacing the Portal Bridge: A GoFundMe, started by someone self-named as “Sad Jersey Commuter,” is seeking $920 mill...


Scope of New KCI Airport Now Under Question

Officials surrounding the new terminal at Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport are taking another look at the project’s scope as the work awaits approval of its environmental review ...


Amazon Latest to Restrict Paint Strippers

Online retailer Amazon recently posted a policy update that effectively prohibits the sale of paint strippers that contain methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone, joining the growing lis...


Keystone XL Pipeline to Undergo Review

A Montana judge has ruled that TransCanada will be permitted to continue preliminary work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, though the U.S. State Department will conduct another environmental...


ACI to Increase Foundation Funding to $1M

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


New DC-VA Bridge to Add Train Capacity

In a move to lessen congestion for D.C. area commuters and those traveling in from farther away, the Department of Transportation for Washington, D.C., recently announced a preferred layout ...


Cal/OSHA Cites, Fines Firm $141K in Trench Death

The California Division of Operational Safety and Health announced earlier this month that it has cited a general contractor—as well as imposed a $141,075 fine—in connection with a fatal tre...


Texas Bullet Train Gets Construction Date

Construction on Texas’ new bullet train is slated to begin late next year, according to reports. The project is still awaiting final approval from the Federal Railway Administration, however...


CA Transit Center Analysis Nearing Completion

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority—the team in charge of San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center—has announced that the structural review is nearing its end.


BIG Shares Plans for MLB Complex

Last week, architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group revealed plans for a new ballpark to replace the current home of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics.


New Fix Proposed for Sinking Millennium Tower

A new fix has been proposed to help stop San Francisco’s Millennium Tower from continuing to shift. Since the tower’s opening in April 2009, it has sunk 18 inches and tilted 14 inches to the...


$2.3M OR Bridge Coating Job Awarded

The Oregon Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,342,995 for the coating of the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, to Certified Coatings Co, of Fairfiel...


Contractors Needed for MN Library Refurb

Hennepin County, Minnesota, is soliciting contractors for the refurbishment of the Eden Prairie Library.


Water Tower Bar Pays Homage to NYC Tanks

A new watering hole in Manhattan raises the bar, acting as a tribute to New York City’s industrial past: The Williamsburg Hotel’s newest bar is housed in a structure reminiscent of a water t...


Boring Company Tunnel Project Abandoned

A lawsuit filed back in May has resulted in billionaire Elon Musk’s Boring Company dropping plans for a tunnel running beneath Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles. The company will now focus ...


Free Webinar: Powder Coatings

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


Cal/OSHA Cites, Fines Firm $141K in Trench Death

The California Division of Operational Safety and Health announced earlier this month that it has cited a general contractor—as well as imposed a $141,075 fine—in connection with a fatal tre...


Construction on Tallest FL Tower Set for Spring

A building billed as a vertical theme park, that’s set to be Florida’s tallest building, could be starting construction this spring, according to reports.


PPG Announces TiO2 Deal Expansion

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 27) that it has expanded a multi-year titanium-dioxide supply agreement with pigment manufacturer Lomon Billions.


CA Officials Approve $43B Transportation Plan

Earlier this month, the board of directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority announced the approval of a $43.4 billion plan that will serve as a guideline for how infrastructure...


Free Webinar to Investigate Coating Failure

Using premature coating failure on a security barrier at an electrical power station as a case study, PaintSquare’s upcoming webinar (Dec. 5) will take a look at the customary steps for cond...


PPG Announces TiO2 Deal Expansion

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 27) that it has expanded a multi-year titanium-dioxide supply agreement with pigment manufacturer Lomon Billions.


Elon Musk Files Permits for CA Brick Store

Billionaire Elon Musk is officially moving forward with his plans to sell bricks made from tunnel waste, a byproduct of one of his other ventures, The Boring Company, which will be celebrati...


Lawsuit Dismantles IA Wind Turbines

A lawsuit filed by Fairbank, Iowa, residents has resulted in the dismantling of three wind turbines, stemming from a judge’s order that has only happened once before nationally, and is a fir...


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Amtrak Shortlists Companies for Philly Project

In its effort to revamp Philadelphia’s William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, Amtrak recently released its shortlist of four teams to be master developer on the historic project.


US Green Building Announces Recertification

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


Boring Company Completes Test Tunnel

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed its first test tunnel, located in Hawthorne, California, ahead of the Dec. 10 opening date. The billionaire also recently announced the founding of T...


Audit: CA Rail Plagued by Cost Overruns

A recent audit indicates that cost overruns—currently totaling $600 million for three projects, $1.6 billion total estimated to complete them—associated with the California high-speed rail p...


Report: Construction Leads US in Suicide Rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recently released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which included statistics from the 2012 and 2015 National Violent Death Reporting Sys...


Trump to Nominate Wheeler as New EPA Head

President Donald J. Trump recently announced that he intends to interim Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler for the position permanently. Trump made the announcement...


$491 Million in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

On the heels of a border wall contract awarded earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the award of two more contracts: $324 million to Barnard Construction Co. for ...


Contractors Needed for FL Jail Complex Work

Sarasota County, Florida, is soliciting contractors for the pressure washing, waterproofing and coating of three buildings on the Sarasota County Jail Complex.


ACI Releases Concrete Structure Specs Text

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


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, Durability + Design News will not publish a newsletter Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


IA Elevated Storage Tank Painting Out for Bid

Iowa Lakes Regional Water is seeking contractors to paint an existing elevated water storage tank in Ayrshire, Iowa.


New Vegas Stadium Hitting Schedule, Hiring Goals

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority released a report from a recent meeting that details the progress of the $1.8 million National Football League Las Vegas Raiders stadium project.


Study: Construction Leads US in Suicide Rates

Late last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which included statistics from the 2012 and 2015 National violent Death Repo...


Southwest Light-Rail Construction to Begin

The prospect of a new light-rail line connecting Minneapolis to Eden Prairie recently overcame a significant hurdle on the road to construction: The Federal Transportation authority has issu...


Researchers Add Graphene to Epoxy Compound

Researchers based out of Rice University (Houston) recently reported that they have built a "better" epoxy with the assistance of graphene foam.


PA Infrastructure Given a Grade of C-

In a recent report presented by the Pennsylvania State Council, speaking on behalf of the the Central Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh chapters of the American Societ...


CA Transit Center Could Undergo Full Review

The investigation of the cracks found at San Francisco’s SalesForce Transit Center is ongoing after the Transbay Joint Powers Authority called for a complete structural evaluation of the bui...


Report: Design Flaws Found in FIU Bridge Design

More than eight months after the bridge collapse at Florida international University, the National Transportation Safety Board has released another preliminary report that indicates there we...


Grenfell Inquiry Taps New Architect Expert

The Grenfell Inquiry—a public investigation into the fatal fire that occurred at London’s Grenfell Tower in June 2017 that killed more than 70 people—has appointed a new architectural expert...


US Green Building Announces LEED Zero

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


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, Durability + Design News will not publish a newsletter Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23.


OSHA Finalizes Crane Operator Rule

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


Researchers Add Graphene to Epoxy Compound

Scientists at Rice University (Houston) are saying that they have built a “better” epoxy with the help of graphene foam.


LA Bridge Rehab Out for Bid

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is seeking contractors interested in the rehabilitation of the Atchafalaya River Bridge located in Saint Mary County, Louisiana.


Contractors Needed for TX Sanctuary Repairs

The City of McAllen, Texas, is soliciting contractors for wall repairs at the Quinta Mazatlan, a wildlife sanctuary specializing in birds and environmental education.


NJ's Yellow Brick Road to be Restored

The yellow brick road no longer exists only in Oz: A two-block road, known as Castle Point Terrace, located in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a visual successor of the movie-famous roadway, and is ...


Facade Curtain Prototype Aims to Filter Air

Architecture and design firm ecoLogicStudio (London) recently unveiled an “urban curtain” that was developed to store CO2.


OSHA Finalizes Crane Operator Rule

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


New Renderings Released for OH MLS Stadium

Firm Meis Architects recently released new renderings for the new Major League Soccer stadium that will be popping up in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood.


Group Sues to Block Historic PA Bridge Replacement

An environmental protection group recently sued to stop the replacement of a historic bridge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, citing the belief that the span can be reopened for traffic, its o...


'Ike Dike' Proposal Raises Concerns

Rice University researchers recently voiced concerns over plans for the $31 billion, 70-mile-long Ike Dike project, citing worry over the completeness of the study used by the U.S. Army Corp...


NYC Pushes Back New Safety Training Deadlines

The New York City Department of Buildings recently announced that it has extended the deadline by which all workers need to complete the increased hours of construction safety training.


Axalta Announces Opening of Largest R&D Center

Global coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) celebrated the grand opening for what it calls the largest coatings research and development center in the world with a ribbon-cutting last wee...


Skanska Confirms Exit from US P3 Projects

Major construction and development company Skanska (Stockholm, Sweden) confirmed in its third-quarter earnings press conference last week that it intends to stop bidding on United States “me...


AkzoNobel Announces Innovation Challenge

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced earlier this week a new initiative to partner with startup companies with the goal to “accelerate innovation in the dynamic world of p...


Chicago Reveals Shortlist for $8.5B Airport Project

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the shortlist for the teams vying for the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 Terminal Expansion Project at O’Hare International Airport.


2018 Green Construction Code Released

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with the International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society, has released the 2018 International Green Construction Code, a mo...


Government Agency Awards Border Wall Contract

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced earlier this month the award of a $145 million contract to build a section of border wal...


PennDOT Develops Bridge Condition Online Resource

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched an online tool that allows the public to check the condition of any of the state’s bridges.


Free Webinar Explores Coating Failures

Coating failure and an examination of the coating failure inspection process, along with taking a look at a case study involving a natural gas compressor, are the topics of the day in PaintS...


Skanska Confirms Exit from US P3 Projects

Major construction and development company Skanska (Stockholm, Sweden) confirmed in its third-quarter earnings press conference last week that it intends to stop bidding on United States “me...


New 3D Formwork Technology Unveiled

A double-curved concrete-shelled pavilion is now on display at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, showing off a new 3D-knitted formwork developed by Zaha Hadid Archit...


Axalta Opens Largest R&D Center

Global coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) celebrated the grand opening for what it calls the largest coatings research and development center in the world with a ribbon-cutting last wee...


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2nd Annual Contractor Connect Event Wraps in FL

Technology Publishing Company’s Second Annual Contractor Connect event was held last week, Nov. 6-9, at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.


Judge Temporarily Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

In a ruling late last week, a federal judge temporarily blocked the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, citing that the Trump administration had not justified granting a perm...


2nd Annual Contractor Connect Wraps in FL

Technology Publishing Company recently held its Second Annual Contractor Connect event last week, Nov. 6-9, at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida. CEO Brion Palmer called the ev...


KCI Terminal Project Balloons in Cost, Size

Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport could be facing another bout of turbulence as the project balloons in both size and cost: The current plan has grown about 40 percent in square f...


CA Tank Coating Project Out for Bid

The Fallbrook Public Utility District is seeking contractors to paint and coat two existing ground storage tanks in Fallbrook, California.


OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2018

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, announced the agency’s top 10 violations for 2018, with fall prote...


Contractors Needed for FL Fire Station Painting

The City of Clermont, Florida, is soliciting contractors for the exterior painting of Fire Station One.


Brooklyn Man Fought to Fix Bridge Spelling

Earlier this month, a Brooklyn man was honored for pushing for the correction of the spelling on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which has been painted with one “z” instead of the correct two...


CA Tower Lights Up for Halloween

A group of San Francisco citizens successfully turned a petition into reality on Halloween night as the city’s Salesforce tower transformed into the Eye of Sauron, the infamous antagonist sy...


Mountain Valley Applies for NC Pipeline Permit

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC filed an application Tuesday (Nov. 6) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 73-mile pipeline that will act as an extension of the Mountain Valley P...


Safety Certification Internationally Accredited

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


Researchers Confirm Coolness of 'Egyptian Blue'

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed the cooling characteristics of an ancient pigment: Egyptian blue.


OSHA Reveals Top Violations for 2018

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, announced the agency’s top 10 violations for 2018, with fall prote...


LA Bridge Repairs Get Completion Date

Nearly a month after a barge-mounted crane struck the Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, repairs are well underway, with a completion date slated for Janu...


American Concrete Institute Announces Awards

The American Concrete Institute recently announced the winners of the 2018 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, with the highest honor going to the Viaduct Over River Almonte in Garro...


Safety Certification Internationally Accredited

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


University Receives Grant to Study LA Rail

Late last month, Bethany Stich, director of the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute, was awarded $150,000 by the Louisiana Transportation Research Center to investigate the st...


Field Order Issued After Pipeline Explosion

In late October, over a month after the Revolution pipeline exploded near Monaca, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a field order to the pipeline o...


WI Bucks Arena Dubbed 'Bird Friendly'

The new Milwaukee Bucks Arena—the Fiserv Forum—has been dubbed the first-ever bird-friendly arena.


Kelly-Moore Reveals 2019 Color Pick, Forecast

Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carolos, Califronia) recently announced the results of its Color of the Year 2019 designer survey, a measure that’s sent to a group of 15,000 interior professionals c...


Vegas Convention Center Gains More Approvals

Last week, the Las Vegas Convention Center District Committee unanimously recommended the approval of a $13.5 million contract for a builder representative to oversee the final phase of work...


American Concrete Institute Announces Awards

In mid-October, the American Concrete Institute announced the winners of the 2018 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, with the highest honor going to the Viaduct Over River Almonte i...


Historic WWII-Era Bridge to be Replaced

The last remaining through-truss bridge between the Canadian border and Anchorage, Alaska, dating back to sometime between 1943 and 1944, is currently being demolished. Construction of the n...


Delaware to Invest $4B in Transportation

Delaware Gov. John Carney, joining Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan, announced late last month that more than $3.2 billion will be invested in the state’s infrastructure and transp...


Contractors Needed for FL Police Complex

The City of Fernandina Beach is soliciting contractors for the exterior painting of its police department complex.


EPA to be Sued Over Paint-Stripper Ban

Early last week, a group of workers and environment and public health advocates notified the Environmental Protection Agency of its intent to sue the agency over its failure to finalize a ba...


JPMorgan Taps Architect for Tower Replacement

JPMorgan Chase is moving along with its plan to knock down its 705-foot-tall, 52-story home to make way for a new building that’s slated to be 500 feet higher. The company just announced tha...


Oroville Dam Ready Ahead of Rainy Season

California water officials recently reported that, nearly two years after the damage to the Oroville Dam, the $1.1 billion spillway is ready for the winter season. Crews have finished pourin...


Students Create Art for PA Plows

With winter weather rolling in across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the Crawford County regional winner of Paint the Plow, a contest that encour...


Turbine Blades Made with Polyurethane Resin

German materials manufacturer Covestro announced last month the operation of the first wind turbines with blades made from the company’s polyurethane infusion resin. This announcement marks ...


New CRRC Member Appointed

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release the appointment of David A. Cocuzzi as ex-officio member of the board of directors for the Cool...


Researchers Create Bio-Bricks Out of Urine

Researchers from the University of Cape Town’s civil engineering program have created the first bio-brick grown from human urine, signaling progress in innovation.


Report: Grant Not Tied to FIU Bridge Collapse

A recent audit, conducted by the U.S. Transportation Department inspector general’s office, related to the bridge collapse at Florida International University in March, indicates that there ...


Lawsuit Coming to EPA Over Paint-Stripper Ban

Earlier this week, a group of workers and environment and public health advocates notified the Environmental Protection Agency of its intent to sue the agency over its failure to finalize a ...


MD Bridges Coating Work Out for Bid

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to bid on a project involving coating of three bridges located in Kent County, Maryland.


ChemQuest Exec Appointed as New CRRC Member

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release the appointment of David A. Cocuzzi as ex-officio member of the board of directors for the Cool...


New $13B Mexico City Airport Officially Scrapped

Mexico City’s new $13.3 billion airport—which is about one-third complete—is officially scrapped following a public referendum which ended in 70 percent voting to cancel construction.


AIA Releases 13 New, Updated Documents

The American Institute of Architects released 13 new and updated contract documents earlier this week that the organization says will help architects and contractors with protecting their pr...


$31B TX 'Ike Dike' Gets Tentative Nod

After a three-year study into ways to protect Texas’ coast from hurricanes and other similar storm surges, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday (Oct. 26) that the 70-mile-long c...


PPG to Expand Aerocoatings Training

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


Union, Developer Strike NYC Hudson Yards Deal

A construction agreement that was initially announced in August has finally been agreed upon, according to the New York City District Council of Carpenters.


Pratt & Lambert Releases 2019 Color

Cleveland-based Pratt & Lambert Paints has released its 2019 Color of the Year pick, as well as a forecast of four complementary palettes to this year’s hue.


Report: 14% of LA Bridges Structurally Deficient

A recent report indicates that 14 percent of Louisiana’s locally and state-maintained bridges are structurally deficient, with a significant number of spans in the state approaching or havin...


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Boring Company Test Tunnel to Open Mid-December

Elon Musk’s Boring Company will be opening its first test tunnel in December in Hawthorne, California, according to reports. The company will be hosting an event to showcase the project Dec....


DOE Invests $53M in Solar Tech

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that $53 million will be invested into projects to advance early-stage solar technologies. Financial assistance will be granted to 53 project...


Aircraft Carrier Gets First 3D-Printed Part

The USS Harry S. Truman, U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carrier, is breaking new ground: A new 3D-printed prototype piping assembly, manufactured by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News S...


APV, Arkema Team Up for Education Events

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


Private Developer Plans for $15B TX Bullet Train

Plans for a new bullet train, slated to cost anywhere from $12 billion to $15 billion, connecting Dallas to Houston, are well underway: Texas Central Partners, the firm leading the endeavor,...


EPA Raises Lead Paint Awareness in Philly

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last Thursday (Oct. 25) that it’s on a mission to raise awareness of its lead-based paint rules in one of the oldest cities in the country:...


Department of Energy Invests $53M in Solar

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that $53 million will be invested into projects to advance early-stage solar technologies. Financial assistance will be granted to 53 project...


CA Transit Contractor Sues Owner for $150M

The general contractor joint venture that built the $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco is now suing the structure’s owner—the Transbay Joint Powers Authority—for $150 mi...


Geese Soar on Tank of the Year Winner

Breaking with tradition, Tnemec Company Inc. named in an emailed press release two water towers in Katy, Texas, painted with murals of geese taking flight, as the winners for this year’s Tan...


Contractors Needed for NYC Playground Project

The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is seeking contractors for the restoration of the Rockefeller Park Playground in New York City.


Historic TX Bridge Named After Local Ghosts

Lone Wolf Bridge, located in San Angelo, Texas, is well-known locally for being both haunted and home to a wealth of history. The 152-foot-long metal truss bridge, a 1922 rebuild originally ...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Steady Sales Increases

Consolidated net sales were up in the third quarter of 2018 for The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland), a 5 percent increase over the same quarter in 2017, totaling $4.73 billion. The upti...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 Sales Increases

Consolidated net sales were up in the third quarter of 2018 for The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland), a 5 percent increase over the same quarter in 2017, totaling $4.73 billion. The upti...


OSHA Reports on Irma's Toppled FL Cranes

A recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that the three cranes that collapsed last year after Hurricane Irma tore through Mia...


TX Ground Storage Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The City of Richmond is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation and coating of a ground storage tank in Richmond, Texas.


Cal/OSHA Issues Regulation on Recordkeeping

California has now put its Division of Occupational Safety and Health on par with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Association’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse...


$4B Approved for Atlanta Transportation

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's board of directors announced earlier this month the approval of a $2.7 billion, 40-year program in funding that will help cover roughly $3....


Covestro to Invest $1.7B in TX Expansion

Polymers giant Covestro recently announced that its board approved an investment of 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to build a new world-scale MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, a key ch...


Report: CA Tower's Sinking Did Not Crack Window

A new report has dismissed the idea that the sinking of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is what caused a window to crack on the 36th floor.


DowDuPont Taps Leaders of New Companies

Holding company DowDuPont—comprised of The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Michigan) and DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware), which merged last year—recently announced its senior leaders for the up...


Approvals Granted for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia regulators granted approval for construction to begin on a 300-mile track of the $6.5 billion, 600-mile shale gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the sister to the Mountain Valley Pipeline...


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Research Betters Blast Media Reclamation

New research, completed by Michael Clarke, a mechanical engineer at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, in Jacksonville, Florida, recently revealed that more blasting media could be reclai...


ABC Bridge Undergoes Shake Test

In ongoing testing for accelerated bridge construction infrastructure options, Mehdi "Saiid" Saiidi, a civil engineering professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, ...


Supreme Court Denies CA Lead Paint Case

Last week, the Supreme Court rejected hearing the appeal of a ruling that requires paint manufacturers to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in several municipalities in C...


Covestro to Invest $1.7B in TX Expansion

Polymers giant Covestro recently announced that its board approved an investment of 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to build a new world-scale MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, a key ch...


OSHA Reports on Irma's Toppled FL Cranes

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Timeline Announced for $1B NY Hockey Arena

An update on the $1 billion arena project in Elmont, New York, revealed that the new home for that National Hockey League’s New York Islanders could be up and running by October 2021, with c...


AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Wood Coatings Trends

In addition to recently announcing its 2019 Color of the Year, Spiced Honey, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) also presented its predictions for top wood coatings trends at the ...


Painting Needed at CA Baseball Stadium

The City of Lake Elsinore, California, is seeking a contractor to perform exterior painting work at Diamond Stadium, a minor league baseball stadium.


LA Bridge Closed After Crane Barge Impact

The Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, was struck by a barge-mounted crane Oct. 12, forcing officials to close the bridge until further notice.


Contract Awarded for 5 INDOT Bridges

The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded a $3,333,314.64 contract for the rehabilitation of five existing bridge structures located in Warrick and Spencer Counties, Indiana, to R...


Geese Roost Once Again on PA Bridge

The graffiti geese of Pittsburgh’s 10th Street Bridge, often confused for dinosaurs, have once again come to roost thanks to approval from the Allegheny County Council and the original artis...


ABAA to Hold Fluid-Applied Barriers Course

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


Union Using Video Games for Apprentices

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


PPG Financials Indicate Slight Increase in Sales

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries announced in its third-quarter financial report Thursday an increase in net sales, with sales volumes remaining flat and volume growth offset by lower...


PPG Q3 Numbers Show Slight Sales Uptick

Global coatings supplier PPG released its third-quarter financial report Thursday, (Oct. 18) showing an increase in net sales, with sales volumes remaining flat and volume growth offset by l...


Tank of the Year Voting Deadline Nears

The deadline is nearing to vote for Tnemec Company Inc.'s Tank of the Year contest, an annual competition honoring innovative and creative uses of the company's products on water tank projec...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip for Q3

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) published its financial report for the third quarter yesterday (Oct. 17) and reported a 4 percent drop in revenue despite return-on-sales i...


Bridge Collapses During TX Flooding

Flooding of the Llano River, a tributary of the Colorado River located in central Texas, caused the collapse of the RM 2900 bridge on Tuesday (Oct. 16). The concrete and steel two-lane span ...


AkzoNobel Q3 Financials Indicate Revenue Dip

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) published its third-quarter financial report yesterday (Oct. 17), indicating a 4 percent drop in revenue despite return-on-sales increases ...


Axalta Names Interim CEO

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) recently announced that its Board of Directors appointed Robert Bryant, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as the company’s inter...


Arkema to Expand MI Plant Manufacturing

Arkema Coating Resins, a unit of Arkema Inc., announced early last week that it plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for its Synaqua platform at its Grand Rapids, Michigan, facility.


SSPC to Meet on High-Temperature Coatings

Miles Buckhurst, Global Concept Director for Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun, will discuss selecting coatings for high-temperature environments at an evening meeting put tog...


Shoring Complete at San Francisco Transit Center

San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority confirmed earlier this week that the shoring systems for the sections where cracked steel beams were found in the Salesforce Transit Center ha...


Polymer Strengthens Itself Using Carbon

Chemical engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technnology recently developed a new polymer that reacts with carbon dioxide drawn from the air, allowing the coating to strengthen its...


Benjamin Moore Drops 2019 Color, Palette

New Jersey-based paints and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore unveiled late last week its 2019 Color of the Year and color trends forecast, producing a cool, calm and collected palette of...


High-Rise Code Changes Posed for San Francisco

The city of San Francisco might soon be calling for tighter building codes when it comes to its high-rises, which a panel of experts says are inadequate to deal with the aftermath of a large...


High-Tech Paint Job Protects New Mars Rover

The next iteration of the Mars rover—set to launch as part of the mission in July 2020—is undergoing prep work, and August saw the application of protective coatings to the chassis that can ...


Environmental Rules Waived for TX Border Wall

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last week that any environmental regulations regarding the construction or repair of a section of U.S.-Mexico border wall for certain areas...


Polymer Strengthens Itself Using Carbon

Taking a cue from plants, chemical engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a new polymer that reacts with carbon dioxide drawn from the air, allowing the ...


PPG, Kelly-Moore to Discontinue Paint Stripper

Two more paint companies have confirmed that they are discontinuing the sales of paint strippers containing methylene chloride and NMP.


Diamond Vogel Selects 2019 Color Pick

Paint and coatings manufacturer Diamond Vogel (Orange County) has announced its 2019 Color of the Year.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Workforce Initiative

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


Coating, Repairs Needed for CA City Hall

The City of Dixon, California, is seeking contractors for the exterior coating and siding repairs at the Dixon City Hall, Engineering Department Office and Engineering Trailer. The project w...


Artist Paints Illusions on Buildings, Tanks

Street artist David Louf—more commonly known as Mr. June—has recently finished a number of urban projects showcasing his 3D-style murals on various pieces of infrastructure and cityscape.


Family Guy Bridge Graffiti Warns of Hurricane

To help raise the alarm about Hurricane Michael sweeping along the Florida coast, artist Monty Welt added his own piece to Pensacola’s Graffiti Bridge—a portrayal of Family Guy weatherman Ol...


None Injured in BC Pipeline Explosion

A pipeline explosion on Tuesday (Oct. 9), near Shelley, British Columbia, caused the shutdown of one of two gas pipelines owned by energy giant Enbridge. No injuries or fatalities associated...


Corrosion-Resistant Finishes for High-Traffic Projects

When choosing finishes for a building envelope’s architectural aluminum products, the risk of corrosion should be a key consideration. Regardless of the project’s proximity to the ocean’s co...


Arkema to Expand MI Plant Manufacturing

Arkema Coating Resins, a unit of Arkema Inc. announced earlier this week that it plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for its Synaqua platform at its Grand Rapids, Michigan, facility.


Purdue Develops 3D-Printed Cement Paste

Researchers at Purdue University have reportedly created a 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure. The technique could eventually be used to build more resilient structures...


Construction on the Gordie Howe Bridge Kicks Off

Construction work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, crossing from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, was kicked off at a ceremony on Friday, attended by both Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and C...


Las Vegas' MSG Sphere Breaks Ground

Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking late last month for the Madison Square Garden Sphere, touted as the future of live performance space, slated for Las Vegas.


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Axalta Announces New Wood Coatings Center

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


SSPC CA-NV to Meet on Robotic Systems

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


Cuomo Announces Details on $13B JFK Project

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released updates to his vision for the $13 billion John F. Kennedy International Airport revamp project.


Judge Blocks Release of FIU Bridge Records

Over half a year after the fatal bridge collapse at Florida International University, and after a more recent ruling that the Florida Department of Transportation must release the records as...


Sherwin-Williams Names Impact Awardees

A 3-million-gallon water storage tank restoration project, completed under difficult circumstances, was recently named the winner of The Sherwin-Williams Company's Protective and Marine Coat...


Researchers Develop Quick-Setting Pothole Fix

With fixing potholes in a timely manner a consistent concern, researchers based out of the University of Minnesota’s Natural Resources Research Institute recently developed a pothole fix tha...


$1.2B Vegas Stadium Ready for Trusses

Construction is about to go vertical at the future home of the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders in Clark County, Nevada.


Court, Army Corps Block Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline, to run from Virginia to West Virginia, is once again facing a series of challenges: Following a similar ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals early la...


RPM Announces Personnel Changes

RPM International Inc., parent company to names such as Carboline, Flowcrete and Rust-Oleum, recently announced multiple senior promotions as part of its organizational realignment.


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Tank of the Year Voting Opens

Voting has opened for Tnemec Company Inc.’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


Exterior Work Sought for Historic GA Sites

The Town of Braselton, Georgia, is seeking contractors for exterior coating services for three town-owned buildings: Braselton Town Hall, the Braselton Retail Building and the Braselton Gris...


Axalta Opens New Wood Coatings Center

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


Michigan, Enbridge Strike Deal for Line 5

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian oil transport company Enbridge recently struck a deal that would allow for the construction of a new pipeline 100 feet beneath the lake bottom, eventua...


OSHA Announces Emphasis on Excavation Safety

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that it has updated its National Emphasis Program on preventing trenching and excavation colla...


Verrazzano Bridge Catches 'Zs'

Staten Island’s Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be catching some “Zs." The name on the bridge, spelled wrong for more than 50 years with one "z" instead of two, is now being corrected thanks ...


New Issue of PaintSquare Press, Prestige Voting

With the fall issue of PaintSquare Press on its way, readers only have a week left to make their voices heard for the Top Products section of the PaintSquare Prestige Awards.


PA Commits $49M to Infrastructure Improvements

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday (Oct. 2) that over 40 transportation projects are in line for $49 million in grants from PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. Out of the 42 ...


$105M Astrodome Renovation Put on Pause

Houston’s Astrodome will hit pause this spring on its $105 million renovation to make way for the rodeo.


WV Bridge Reno Contract Awarded

The West Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $6,406,863.71 to Kokosing Construction Company, of Fredericktown, Ohio, for the structural rehabilitati...


OSHA Announces Harwood Grant Awards

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


Concrete Cracking Problem Spreads to MA

Many Massachusetts homeowners could be facing the same issues with crumbling foundations that plague residences in Connecticut, according to reports. In response, some homeowners in Massachu...


RPM Reports Sales Up, Income Down in Q1

RPM International Inc., a holding company whose subsidiaries include industrial coatings suppliers Carboline, Stonhard and Tremco, achieved a sales increase but a drop in net income in the f...


RPM Issues Q1 Report

RPM International Inc., a holding company whose subsidiaries include industrial coatings suppliers Carboline, Stonhard and Tremco, achieved a sales increase but a drop in net income in the f...


Webinar Investigates Technology for CUI Service

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


OSHA Announces Harwood Grant Awards

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


Gordie Howe Bridge Contract Finalized at $4.4B

After years of debate and numerous legal challenges from the owner of a nearby bridge, construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project in Detroit is set to begin in earnest this...


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2019 Color Pick

Coatings manufacturer Dunn-Edwards released its 2019 Color of the Year, which it says makes a bold statement that aims at providing a genuine connection.


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VersaFlex Parent Acquires Milamar Coatings

Milamar Coatings, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of epoxy and urethane systems for industrial, flooring and wall applications, has been acquired by DalFort Capital Group, the parent company...


Report: Silver Line Garage is Sinking

Already plagued with problems, the D.C. Metro's Silver Line project, more formally known as the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, is now up against another issue: A garage being built as pa...


Dow to Up Silicone Capacity

The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, will be increasing its silicone production capacity in the coming years, with new facilities in the U.S. and China aimed at meeting what ...


FL Town Debates Arena Paint Job

The Design Review Board of Estero, Florida, convened last week to hear residents’ concerns over the imminent paint job of the newly named Hertz Arena.


DoD Honors Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, one of four Navy-owned shipyards in the United States, will be honored with this year’s Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Main...


AkzoNobel Closes Specialty Chemicals Sale

Concluding a year-and-a-half long process, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and Sin...


AkzoNobel Completes Specialty Chemicals Sale

Concluding a year-and-a-half long process, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and Sin...


Seattle Approves $700M Arena Redevelopment

The Seattle City Council has taken the final step in approving the $700 million redevelopment of the city’s iconic KeyArena.


Researchers Create New Cooling Coating

In a warming world, the demands for cooling solutions are increasing. In response to the demand, Columbia University researchers created a white polymer coating that reflects more than 96 pe...


Milamar Coatings Acquired by VersaFlex Parent

Milamar Coatings, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of epoxy and urethane systems for industrial, flooring and wall applications, has been acquired by DalFort Capital Group, the parent company...


Free Webinar: Nanotech in Coatings

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


ACI Forms Committee on 3D Printing

The American Concrete Institute recently announced the formation of a new committee to develop and report information on 3D printing and additive manufacturing with inorganic cementitious ma...


Obituary: Charles Wyatt, Past SSPC President

Charles H. Wyatt IV, who served on the Board of Governors of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings for a decade, passed away Sept. 20 in Pensacola, Florida, at age 81.


BSEE Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules

Dozens of offshore drilling safety regulations, in place since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, are being rolled back by the Trump administration as part of a newly published rule; th...


Metro OIG Takes Over Silver Line Case

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Office of the Inspector General announced last week it will take over the investigation into quality-control issues on the $2.8 billion D...


Rehab, Preservation Needed for VA House

The City of Waynesboro, Virginia, is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation and historic preservation of the John Crouse House.


Hawaii Fuel Tanks Under Fire Over Corrosion

Calls to shut down the United States’ largest underground fuel storage facility, in Hawaii, are growing after newly revealed destructive testing results showed that in some cases, prediction...


Another Crack Found at CA Transit Center

A day after San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority shut down its $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center following the discovery of a cracked steel beam, another fissure has been fou...


Canada NEB Reveals Faulty Pipeline Fittings

In a recent report, Canada’s National Energy Board revealed new findings regarding hundreds of faulty pipeline fittings customarily used on major oil and gas pipelines: The fittings are not ...


Metro OIG Takes Over Silver Line Case

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Office of the Inspector General announced last week it will take over the investigation into quality-control issues on the $2.8 billion D...


Cracked Beam Forces CA Transit Hub to Close

San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority shut down its $2.2 billion Salesforce Transit Center on Tuesday (Sept. 25) after workers discovered a cracked steel beam in the ceiling of the...


AIA Calls for Owner Cap-and-Trade Program

Earlier this month the American Institute of Architects joined the CO2toEE coalition and issued a call to make businesses and building owners eligible for reductions in carbon emissions that...


Awards Voting Continues

As announced last week, voting in the Top Products section of the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards, honoring the people and products that make the protective, marine and industrial coat...


Concerns Evident Before Cuomo Bridge Opening

Weeks after the grand opening of the second span of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge was delayed twice, a recently revealed paper trail indicates that general contractor Tappan Zee Constructor...


Dow Releases Plan to Meet Silicone Demand

The Dow Chemical Company recently unveiled a new investment plan that aims to meet a growth in silicone demand and innovation.


Contractor Sought for TX Water Tank Rehab

Prairie View A&M University is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a ground storage tank in Prairie View, Texas.


San Francisco Sues Official for Permit Fraud

California construction engineering firm Santos & Urrutia and its two cofounders have been accused of camouflaging major excavation work on a few residences, according to a lawsuit from the ...


JV Tapped to Manage $275M Soccer Stadium

Officials with the Sports Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, have officially awarded a $167.5 construction management contract to a joint v...


TransCanada to Build Keystone XL in 2019

TransCanada, the firm behind the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, appears poised to move forward with construction in 2019 after the U.S. State Departm...


SSPC Trainthepainter to Come to OH

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


AASHTO Announces 2018 Award Winners

A congestion-alleviating fix for an interchange in Chicago and a bikeable, walkable greenway that connects neighborhoods in the north part of Atlanta were recently named the winners of the A...


Research Looks at Stress Corrosion Cracking

A team of researchers from Arizona State University has taken a new angle on the idea of stress corrosion cracking, showing in a new study that corrosion and stress needn’t be present simult...


HP Introduces Metal 3D Printer

Office and tech company HP is rolling out a new 3D printer that will allow users to print small objects made of stainless steel in high resolution, further expanding the possibilities relate...


AECOM Hunt Tapped for $140M GA Arena

AECOM Hunt, a firm known for tackling large projects, has been named the construction manager for Savannah, Georgia’s new $140 million, 269,000-square-foot arena.


Chesapeake Bay Borer Ready for Action

The machine that will create a second tunnel as part of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel expansion project has been finished—now it just needs to make a journey of more than 4,000 miles ...


NJ Firm Official Debarred Over NYCTA Bribes

The former principal of a New Jersey engineering consulting firm has been debarred for three years by the Federal Transit Administration in relation to charges he made payments to a former N...


Chicago, San Jose Achieve LEED Status

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


Pittsburgh's 3-Year Liberty Bridge Rehab Complete

The three-year, $82 million rehabilitation of Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge, which came to a halt for weeks in September 2016 after a worksite fire compromised the span’s integrity, has come t...


Canadian Bridge Collapses Hours After Opening

A new bridge built in the rural municipality of Clayton, Saskatchewan, collapsed only six hours after it was opened on Friday (Sept. 14), according to reports. Customary investigation method...


FL Convention Center Proposal Tops $1B

To revitalize dead zones along Bay Street in Jacksonville, Florida, three firms have submitted proposals—one of which tops $1 billion—for the construction of a convention center and hotel. T...


Research Changes Views on Stress Corrosion Cracking

A team of researchers from Arizona State University has turned the idea of stress corrosion cracking on its head, showing in a new study that corrosion and stress needn’t be present simultan...


VR Gives Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Home

Efforts to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s work have reached a new level: The architect’s winter home and studio, Taliesin West, has been scanned and logged in a way that allows anyone with ac...


Voting Begins for Industry Awards

The fall issue of PaintSquare Press is on its way to readers this week, and with it comes the opening of voting in the Top Products section of the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards, hono...


NJ Engineer Debarred Over NYCTA Bribes

The former principal of a New Jersey engineering consulting firm has been debarred for three years by the Federal Transit Administration in relation to charges he made payments to a former N...


DC Metro Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Officials are now saying that no major fixes or replacements will be necessary on the concrete panels of the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extensions project. The update comes weeks after early tes...


Prep, Painting Needed at FL Amphitheater

The City of St. Augustine is soliciting contractors to paint the steel structure that supports the canopy of the St. Augustine Amphitheater.


OSHA Cites FIU Pedestrian Bridge Firms

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued the first citations related to the bridge collapse at Florida International University, marking unsafe practices that w...


Contractors Sought for McCullough Bridge Painting

The Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for coating of the Conde B. McCullough Bridge, spanning the Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon.


SSPC Trainthepainter Comes to Columbus

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


Research Shows Future for Graphene Gilding

Graphene—an atom-thin later of carbon that’s been touted for its strength and conductivity—has found a new use thanks to some engineers at the University of Illinois: The so-called supermate...


ACI Launches New Seminar Series

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


Q&A: Graphene for Corrosion Protection

After years dominating the conversation as a “supermaterial” with high conductivity, corrosion resistance and high strength, graphene has begun to go commercial in the paints and coatings ma...


More Inquiries Look into CA's Millennium Tower

Several months after a retrofit repair for the Millennium Tower was proposed, a new issue has come to light: Cracks appeared in a 36th-floor window, sparking concerns over whether the damage...


5 JVs Gunning for $650M NY Project

Ten construction firms have formed into five joint ventures, all vying for the $650 million Wadsworth Center, a new public health lab for New York state’s Department of Health.


Silver Line Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Weeks after early test results were revealed, indicating that potential issues with concrete panels on the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extension project may not have been as bad as originally fea...


Market and Labs Rife with Antifouling News

With some biocides, like tributyltin, long banned in marine coatings and others subject to public scrutiny in recent years, the race to find effective antifouling agents without biocides has...


Boring Company Introduces Tunnel Garage Prototype

Elon Musk’s Boring Company was recently granted approval from the Hawthorne City Council to implement a new addition to its tunnel prototype—a garage that would connect a passenger’s car dir...


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San Francisco Stadium Reaches Top-Out

San Francisco’s $1 billion Chase Center, slated to be the new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, recently celebrated a major construction milestone by holding a topping-out ceremony la...


Damage from Florence Estimated at $22B

Though Hurricane Florence has worked its way through the Carolinas, an estimated $22 billion in damage still remains. According to reports, flooding insurance will only cover a fraction of t...


Engineers See Big Future for Graphene Gilding

Graphene—an atom-thin later of carbon that’s been touted for its strength and conductivity—has found a new use thanks to some engineers at the University of Illinois: The so-called supermate...


HP Introduces Next-Gen Metal 3D Printer

Office and tech company HP is rolling out a new 3D printer that will allow users to print small objects made of stainless steel in high resolution, further expanding the possibilities relate...


Congress Approves Spending, Delays DOT Talks

In a race against the clock to avoid a government shutdown, the majority of the U.S. Senate voted last week to approve a $854 billion spending bill that includes funding for the Department o...


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Vegas Convention Center Settles on $792M Contract

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority last week gave the final green light needed for the city’s new 1.4 million-square-foot convention center.


ABAA 2019 Issues Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the Air Barrier Association of America’s 2019 ABAA Annual Conference and Tradeshow is open.


Corrosion-Plagued Nuclear Power Plant Shuttered

New Jersey’s Oyster Creek Generating Station, the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the United States, was shut down yesterday and will now go through the decommissioning process, leav...


Florence Wreaks Infrastructure Havoc in US South

As Hurricane Florence, downgraded over the weekend to a tropical depression, works its way through the Mid-Atlantic and out to sea as a weakened force, the picture of the devastation the sto...


Judge Questions Bridge Evidence Destruction

Several months after the collapse of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University, it has come to light that 26 threaded steel rods—the kind being tightened on the bridge at the...


RPM Announces Building-Materials Firm Acquisition

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of brands including Rust-Oleum and Carboline, announced last week its acquisition of Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor ...


Brooklyn Construction Site Collapse Kills 1

Late last week rescue crews recovered a body of a worker after a retaining wall collapsed Wednesday at a Brooklyn construction site.


SSPC SoCal to Meet on Concrete Work

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


Kinder Morgan Plans $30M ND Pipeline

A proposed natural gas pipeline that would run under the Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea Reservoir in North Dakota is garnering input from the public and the Army Corps of Engineers as oil...


JV Tapped for $200M VA Metro Station

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the City of Alexandria, Virginia, have officially awarded a $213.7 million construction contract for the Potomac Yard station, a projec...


Repair, Repainting Needed at NOLA Barracks

The Louisiana Division of Administration is soliciting contractors for the repairs of 56 sets of shutters at the historic Jackson Barracks in New Orleans.


Hole in Pipe, Coating Eyed in Fatal TX Blast

The natural gas pipeline that caused a fatal explosion new Midland, Texas, in August had damage to its coal tar coating and steel wall, a newly released report indicates, causing a leak prio...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As plans continue to move forward with Ford’s purchase of Michigan Central Station, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fr...


Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2019 Color of the Year

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced its 2019 Color of the Year as Cavern Clay, a warm, earthy tone that nods both to mid-century modern style and the American Southwest.


SSPC SoCal to Meet on Concrete Work

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


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Contractor Sought for CO Tank Rehabs

The City of Golden is seeking contractors to recoat the 6200 South Tank and 6400 Tank, in Golden, Colorado.


Bridge Painters Convicted on PA DBE Fraud

In late August, Stamatios “Tom” Kousisis, and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction Inc., were convicted of conspiracy to commit and execution of wire fraud, and making false stateme...


DC Metro Contractor Indicted on Bribery Charge

An official from a civil and general construction contractor based in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., has been indicted on a single charge of attempting to bribe a public official, an alleg...


Deal Ends 17-Day Crane Strike in WA

Seattle crane operators are no longer on a 17-day strike thanks to a tentative deal struck between the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 and the Associated General Contrac...


RPM Acquires ICF Manufacturer

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of brands such as Rust-Oleum, Tremco and Carboline, announced Tuesday (Sept. 11) that it has acquired Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer...


No Charges Over Ontario Bridge Controversy

The investigation of an Ontario bridge replacement that ballooned to nearly twice its original projected cost has wrapped up with no indication of criminal wrongdoing.


Wood High-Rise Debate Rages Ahead of ICC Vote

The International Code Council is weeks away from voting on whether to allow construction of wood buildings up to 18 stories, and the debate is far from settled.


New CA Bridge to Measure Seismic Activity

A replacement bridge being built south of Los Angeles is a first for those interested in monitoring seismic activity: Sensors were factored into the design of the span from day one, rather t...


Student Tests Masonry for Design Improvements

In the hopes of changing how masonry walls are built, Ph.D. student of civil engineering at York University in Toronto Adrien Sparling recently conducted a series of tests to determine how d...


OSHA Petitioned to Establish Heat Standard

A petition backed by more than 130 industry organizations is making its way to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration arguing for an official standard o...


DC Contractor Indicted on Bribery Charge

An official from a civil and general construction contractor based in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., has been indicted on a single charge of attempting to bribe a public official, an alleg...


MD County's Proposed Sealant Ban Sparks Debate

A Maryland county’s plan to phase out the use of pavement sealers made with coal tar has raised objections from local manufacturers, who argue that health risks from the products are exagger...


DOTs Testing Sealant for Concrete Cracking

Transportation departments in Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota will be testing out a new sealant, created by Louisiana State University mechanical engineering professor Guoqiang Li, that can r...


Steel Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

As contract negotiations between United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel continue, steelworkers in and around Pittsburgh voted Thursday to allow the union to call for a strike if necessary.


Kemper Taps New CEO

Late last week, waterproofing and roofing company Kemper System America Inc. announced that Andreas H. Wiggenhagen will take over as CEO, overseeing operations across the United States, Cana...


Facebook Expands with Gehry-Designed Building

Facebook’s presence in Menlo Park, California, recently expanded with the completion of MPK 21, a Frank Gehry-designed building that was built in only 18 months, topped with a 3.6-acre roof ...


Final Bay Bridge Piers Imploded

The final piers of the old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span to be demolished have been imploded in place, five years after the bridge’s replacement opened and 16 years after con...


Cuomo Bridge Opening Delayed by Demo Issue

The opening of the second span of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, originally scheduled for this past weekend, has been delayed after a piece of the old Tappan Zee Bridge became unstable ...


$109M Renovation of CA Transit Station Begins

The Los Angeles Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project has officially launched, with work starting on the $109 million project just last week.


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R&D 100 Finalist List Includes Coatings Work

R&D Magazine recently announced a number of coating- and adhesive-related developments from a variety of labs as finalists in this year’s R&D 100, an annual awards program presented by the m...


Workforce Advisory Board Calls for Members

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


New Line of Interior Stains Released

A new line of stains for interior wood projects has been released by The Sherwin-Williams Company.


Steel Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

As contract negotiations between United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel continue, steelworkers in and around Pittsburgh voted Thursday to allow the union to call for a strike if necessary.


NYC Contractor Sues Developer for $3.4M

Firms in New York City are embroiled in a $3 million battle over wrongful termination accusations regarding the revamps of a former Long Island hospital.


Old Bridge Moved, Turned into Museum

The heart of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, used to beat to the sound of cars crossing an old single-lane drawbridge. A modern high-rise span has taken its place, but local residents have pre...


Hemp-Reinforced Concrete Formula Olympics-Bound

A Canadian firm that has been at work for years on concrete fortified with hemp fibers says it has refined its product after early experimentation, and its NForce-Fiber product is set for us...


VA Mausoleum in Need of Repairs

The City of Suffolk, Virginia, is soliciting contractors for the repairs to the Cedar Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.


Cuomo Bridge Second Span Set to Open

The second span of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open this weekend weather permitting, the culmination of five years of work on the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement proje...


Countertop Coating Recalled for Lead Levels

Vernon Hills, Illinois-based Rust-Oleum Corp. announced a recall of nearly 2,000 cans of paint last week after its Black Satin Countertop Coating was found to have excessive levels of lead.


Coating Innovations Make R&D 100 Finalist List

R&D Magazine recently announced a number of coating- and adhesive-related developments from a variety of labs as finalists in this year’s R&D 100, an annual awards program presented by the m...


NYC Seeks Contractors for Bridge Maintenance

The City of New York is seeking contractors to perform preventive maintenance on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges, located in New York, New York.


Study Predicts Skyscraper Growth Through 2050

In a recent study that accounts for current socio-economic stability lasting for the next 30 years, authors Jonathan Auerbach and Phyllis Wan predict that the construction of skyscrapers wil...


US Introduces Exemption Process for Steel Quotas

An executive order signed last week by President Donald J. Trump allows for the possibility of specific exemptions from quotas placed on some countries to limit their exports of steel and al...


Smart Surfaces Coalition Launches

Late last week, more than 20 organizations announced the formation of the Smart Surfaces Coalition, a group dedicated to helping cities adopt cost-effective solutions to cut excess heat days...


AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Color of the Year

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has revealed its Color of the Year for 2019, pulling from a “new sense of optimism” from consumers.


Engineer Questions Concrete Pier Reuse Idea

The controversy surrounding the possible reconstruction of a bridge that once straddled Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts, has been reignited by a new report from an engineer hired by Quincy ...


Tronox-Cristal TiO2 Deal Advances in EU

The European Commission has approved a divestiture meant to pave the way for the acquisition of titanium dioxide supplier Cristal by Tronox Limited, a deal that still requires approval in th...


SSPC Scholarship Winners Announced

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


Company Revamps Adding Hemp to Concrete

In a search for viable concrete reinforcement materials, Canadian Greenfield Technologies dug into the potential of hemp fiber and developed NForce-Fiber, an additive that boths reinforces c...


Trump Signs Steel, Aluminum Product Exclusions

Last week, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation allowing Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to give targeted relief from quotas limiting steel and aluminum imports from select coun...


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Exterior Renovations Needed at OR Office

The Oregon Department of Employment is soliciting contractors for exterior cleaning and painting services at the Roseburg Worksource Office in Roseburg, Oregon.


EC Further Approves Tronox-Cristal Deal

Tronox Limited announced that the European Commission has further approved its acquisition of Cristal, a titanium dioxide pigment business, by green-lighting the divestiture of Tronox’s 8120...


Marines Build 3D-Printed Concrete Barracks

Earlier this month, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command, working in collaboration with Marines from the I Marine Expeditionary Force, used a 3D printer to create ...


SSPC Scholarship Winners Announced

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


80-Year-Old IL Bridge Felled by Demo

A steel bridge opened in 1936 to convey traffic across the Illinois River in Meredosia, Illinois, went out with a bang last week as crews destroyed its skeleton with a controlled demolition.


AASHTO Transportation Award Finalists Named

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently named 12 transportation projects that have made it to the final round of this year’s awards competition. The w...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

In observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States, Durability + Design News will not publish a newsletter Monday, Sept. 3.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


Behr Releases 2019 Color of the Year Pick, Palettes

Behr Paint Company (New York, New York) is hoping to guide owners in updating their interiors with its 2019 Color of the year: Blueprint.


New Data Breaks Down Worker Shortages

A recent survey conducted by Autodesk and Associated General Contractors indicates that 80 percent of contractors are reporting difficulty filling hourly craft positions, which compose the b...


$2.5B Bond to Help with TX Flood Prep

Residents of Harris County, Texas, hard-hit one year ago by the flooding rains of Hurricane Harvey, have approved a $2.5 billion bond measure to fund more than 200 flood-mitigation projects,...


Domino's Expands Infrastructure Grant Program

Domino’s, the pizza company that now moonlights as an unlikely hero of U.S. roadways, recently announced additional Infrastructure Weeks, extending its paving program to one community in eac...


PPG Announces New Controller

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG recently appointed a new vice president and corporate controller, following an investigation into the company’s financial reports earlier this year.


BIG Unveils Google Campus Plans

Bjarke Ingels Group, working in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio, is designing Google’s new 1.04-million-square-foot campus, located in Sunnyvale, California, composed of two buildings ...


TX Voters Pass $2.5B Flood-Mitigation Bond

A year after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas, voters in Harris County have approved a $2.5 billion bond measure that will allow commissioners to move forward with the more than 20...


OSHA Fines CO Companies $170K for Fall

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited two construction companies for a fatal fall that occurred at a Colorado worksite this past spring.


OR First State to Codify Timber High-Rises

The state of Oregon updated its building code earlier this month by becoming the first state in the country to allow timber buildings to rise more than six stories without special considerat...


Temporary Wall Collapses at Oroville Dam Site

The California Department of Water Resources confirmed Monday that a 30-foot-wide section of temporary wall along the Oroville Dam’s upper chute collapsed last week, though it reportedly wil...


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FHWA Debars PA Bridge Construction Firm

Almost three years after pleading guilty, Carl M. Weber Steel Service owners Dennis Weber and Dale Weber, as well as their conspiratorial business enterprise Karen Construction Inc. and its ...


North Carolina Elevated Water Tank Out for Bid

The Town of Cary is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Maynard Road Water Tank in Cary, North Carolina.


Concrete Blocks Used for Power Storage

In response to increasing demand for energy storage solutions that can balance the difference between energy production and consumption, Swiss startup Energy Vault has created a crane that l...


NCDOT Prepared to Progress on 7-Mile Toll Bridge

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving closer to a project construction date for the Mid-Currituck Bridge, a project that has been beset by decades of delays. The record o...


PPG Appoints New VP, Controller

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG recently announced the appointment of a new vice president and corporate controller following an investigation into the company’s financial reports earlier...


MA to Help Homeowners with Crumbling Concrete

Late last month, Massachusetts legislators made sure that two provisions in the state’s budget were passed to help homeowners deal with crumbling concrete in their homes.


Sherwin-Williams Site Cleanup Suit Dismissed

Almost exactly a year after it was filed, a class-action suit that sought damages and medical testing for neighbors of the so-called “Sherwin-Williams sites,” EPA-designated Superfund cleanu...


MLB Team Hires BIG for New Field

Architecture firms Bjarke Ingels Group and Gensler have both been tapped to develop a new ballpark to replace the current home of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, though funding fo...


Tappan Zee Remains Sunk for Artificial Reef

Pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be supporting a new kind of life: concrete and steel from demolition of the span were sunk 2.4 miles south of the Moriches Inlet, located in New York...


Boston Eyes Legislation for Net-Zero Buildings

A city councilor in Boston is preparing to introduce a proposal this fall that would incentivize developers to incorporate more net-zero designs in the city’s building boom.


Concrete Blocks Eyed as Power-Storage Solution

In response to increasing demand for energy storage solutions that can balance the difference between energy production and consumption, Swiss startup Energy Vault has created a crane that l...


EPA Official Warned State on Flint Water

An Environmental Protection Agency official who blew the whistle on the lead-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, testified late last week that he told Michigan Department of Environment...


Suit Targets Coast Guard Over Line 5

A lawsuit filed last week by an environmental group alleges the United States Coast Guard isn't sufficiently prepared to respond if there were a spill on Enbridge Energy's Line 5 liquids pip...


OSHA Issues New Silica Rule FAQs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Wednesday that new frequently asked questions and training videos on the use of respirable crystalline silica in construction w...


Judge, NTSB Squabble Over FIU Collapse Records

Over five months after the collapse of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University, Leon County state court Judge Kevin Carroll ruled Tuesday that the Florida Department of Tra...


Judge Dismisses Sherwin-Williams Site Cleanup Suit

Almost exactly a year after it was filed, a class-action suit that sought damages and medical testing for neighbors of the so-called “Sherwin-Williams sites,” EPA-designated Superfund cleanu...


Graphene Proposed to Cut Pipeline Corrosion

Researchers based out of the University of Manchester and TWI Ltd. recently developed a way to incorporate graphene into a polymer liner that can extend the lifespan of marine pipelines.


New Coating for Structural Steel Released

US Coatings (St. Louis, Missouri), along with Valentus Specialty Chemicals have announced an improved polyurethane maintenance coating that the companies say is “based on groundbreaking tech...


Groups Ask SCOTUS to Review CA Lead Case

The Association of National Advertisers and Atlanta Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm, have filed a “friend of the court” brief has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the lea...


Firm Achieves Energy Nods with Glass Facade

For its design of a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill decided to chase the sun. And it paid off with a LEED Platinum certification earl...


Deadline Approaches for SSPC Structure Awards

The deadline is quickly approaching for submissions to the Structure Awards, the program honoring excellent work on protective coatings projects presented annually by SSPC: The Society for P...


Accessibility Upgrades Needed at Harvard Library

The town of Harvard, Massachusetts, is soliciting contractors for various accessibility upgrades at the the Old Town Library, a former site of the Harvard Public Library.


WSDOT Building Highway Ramps with Styrofoam

Road construction for those in Puget Sound just became all the sweeter: What looks like giant sugar cubes are being used as fill for construction projects across the area, and according to t...


Roof Rehab Project Challenged by Hurricanes

Historic roof rehabilitation projects are not always easy. The historic Charleston Library Society completed a major roof rehabilitation project last year during what became a hyperactive U....


SF Tunnel Death Spurs Contractor Checks

A week after a worker was struck and fatally injured by a steel beam while working on a $40 million transit tunnel improvement project in San Francisco, the city’s transit authority is promi...


OSHA Issues Silica Rule Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Wednesday that new frequently asked questions and training videos on the use of respirable crystalline silica in construction w...


SSPC Structure Awards Deadline Nears

The deadline is quickly approaching for submissions to the Structure Awards, the program honoring excellent work on protective coatings projects presented annually by SSPC: The Society for P...


ABC Launches New Career Resource

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


Contract Awarded for Grays Bridge Rehabilitation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a project in the amount of $2,498,075 to Advantage Steel & Construction, of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, for the rehabilitation of the H...


PPG's Dulux Releases 2019 Color Picks

PPG’s Toronto-based Dulux Paints line is taking note from the Emerald Isle with its Colors of the Year for 2019.


AIA Pushes for School Design Legislation

Shortly after announcing an initiative to influence local, state and federal governments on updating school design guidelines, the American Institute of Architects made its way to the White ...


CA Anti-Offshore Drilling Bills Pass Committee

Two bills under consideration by the California state legislature are intended to stop oil and gas drilling off the state’s coast before it begins, in a rebuke of the federal government’s ef...


US Steel to Invest $750M in IN Plant

U.S. Steel announced late last week that, in light of President Donald J. Trump’s tariffs on imported steel, it will be investing $750 million to update and revitalize the 110-year-old flags...


New Single-Ply Roof Systems Unveiled

Materials company Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance announced on Monday that it has added two new products to its TremPly line.


Sides Clash at Line 5 Hearing

A hearing held Monday by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters examined the controversy around Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, calling into question recent action by the ene...


AK Shipyard Plans Layoffs

A shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska, will layoff between 50 and 80 workers in the fourth quarter of this year as a major ferry project winds down and the facility faces a shortage of new work.


$814M Bridge Build Planned for Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation recently issued a preliminary Request for Proposals for the design and construction of Tampa’s new eight-lane Howard Frankland Bridge, the largest co...


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New Glass, Ceramics Coating Line Unveiled

Philadelphia-based company Axalta Coating Systems recently announced the launch of its new portfolio of decorative coatings, designed to protect and enhance the aesthetics of glass and ceram...


Aecon to Rejoin Gordie Howe Consortium

Toronto-based construction firm Aecon Group has reportedly re-entered the Bridging North America consortium, the group selected to design and build the planned Gordie Howe International Brid...


DOE Lab Studies Fiber-Optic Corrosion Detection

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced the development of a system that uses fiber optic technology to detect corrosion in oi...


Ford Plans $740M Detroit Train Station Project

In a move to revive Detroit’s Cortland neighborhood, automaker Ford spent $740 million to acquire and later renovate Michigan Central Station, among other sites, with a long-term plan for a ...


US Steel to Invest in Gary Works

U.S. Steel (Pittsburgh) announced late last week that, in light of President Donald J. Trump’s tariffs on imported steel, it will be investing $750 million to update and revitalize the 110-y...


Coating Remover Designed for Easy Application

Concrete construction products manufacturer W.R. Meadows’ recently announced the release of Ultrite Coating Remover, a soy gel that removes a range of one-part topical coatings, including se...


DOD-Allied Nations Conference Extends Call for Abstracts

The DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference has extended the deadline for abstracts until Aug. 27, allowing those interested in participating to contribute to the conference procee...


Report: Military Bases Ignored Lead Hazards

A recent investigative report conducted by Reuters about lead levels in children who live on military bases has led to a cleanup effort at one of the most well-known sites: Fort Knox.


SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

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


Contractors Needed for Painting CA Community

The San Joaquin County Housing Authority in San Joaquin, California, is soliciting contractors for exterior coating applications at the Buthmann Community. The 10 residential duplex building...


WI Firm Cited in Fatal Blast Shop Incident

A Wisconsin-based manufacturer of construction equipment has settled with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over violations related to a fatal incident in November 2017 in wh...


Malibu Seeking Storm-Drain Artist

The City of Malibu, California, is seeking an artist to bring their craft to the city’s environmental public art campaign. The “Keep It Clean, Malibu” campaign was started in 2014 by artist ...


New Mexico City Airport Fate Up in the Air

A $13.2 billion project in Mexico City that could eventually become one of the world’s largest airports is hanging in midair as the country’s president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador—know...


Psychedelic Mexican Snake Complex Comes Alive

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TX County Seeks Bids for Tank Rehab

The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 11 is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of Water Plant No.1, in Houston, Texas.


Phase II Grants Fund NDT Tools for Nuclear Sites

Radiation Monitoring Devices, a subsidiary of Dynasil Corporation of America (Newton, Massachusetts) announced last week that it received two Phase II grants for technology for nondestructiv...


SSPC Ontario Announces Golf Outing

The Ontario chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be hosting its September Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Willow Valley Golf Course in Hamilton, On...


SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

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


MN City Sets Deadline to Save Historic Water Tower

A city in Minnesota is facing a dilemma in relation to its landmark century-old concrete water tower: To demolish, or to save, at a cost in the millions—or to build a replica in order to pre...


Judge Asked to Block Obama Center Construction

Several months after a lawsuit was filed to prevent city officials from authorizing construction of the $500 million, Chicago-based Obama Presidential Center, a federal judge is being asked ...


Tariffs, Design Changes Bump WA Arena to $700M

The developer tasked with renovating Seattle’s historic KeyArena recently cited President Donald J. Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as the cause for the rising price tag of th...


Concrete Stain to Color Boise Street Mural

Work has begun on Idaho’s first on-street mural, a splash of colorful geometry located in downtown Boise’s Cultural District, at the intersection of one of the city’s most creative areas.


NTSB: Serious Cracking Before FIU Collapse

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SSPC Ontario Chapter Announces Golf Outing

The Ontario chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be hosting its September Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Willow Valley Golf Course in Hamilton, On...


State Won't Expedite Hanford Site Grouting

Weeks after the U.S. Department of Energy petitioned the state of Washington to hurry the approval process for the stabilization of a second tunnel full of radioactive waste at the Hanford S...


AAMA Releases Structural Silicone Glazing Guide

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


MIT Designs Mass Timber Prototype Building

A class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has set out to showcase the benefits of mass timber construction by developing a prototype that will be presented this October at the Mai...


Activists Appeal Line 3 Replacement Approval

A pair of environmental groups have gone to court to challenge the approval of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement project in Minnesota, arguing that the environmental impact statement appr...


Study: US Industry is Overspending $177B/Year

A new survey that interviewed nearly 600 participants has found that the construction industry is spending $177.5 billion in non-optimal activities, such as fixing mistakes, looking for proj...


Thortex, Valentus Announce Partnership

Valentus Specialty Chemicals recently announced, in an emailed press release, its commitment to a global technology supply agreement through its protective maintenance coatings segment and t...


Senator Questions United States' Tariff Process

The United States’ tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum are garnering criticism not only from many of the countries that have been subjected to the duties, but from members of U.S. Congress...


Judge Tosses Moroun Challenge to Howe Bridge

In the latest ruling against Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun, Wayne County Circuit Court Chief Judge Robert Colombo Jr. dismissed Moroun’s attempts to block the seizure of land...


New Adhesive Delivery System Released

Coatings and restoration systems company Sto Corp. has introduced a new adhesive delivery system that it says has an advantage over traditional cement-based adhesives.


Plea Deal Tossed in 2016 CA Fire

A judge has tossed out the plea deal offered by two men who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in July, almost two years after 36 people were killed in a warehouse fire in a building...


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Senator Questions 'Arbitrary' Tariff Process

The United States’ tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum are garnering criticism not only from many of the countries that have been subjected to the duties, but from members of U.S. Congress...


Twisting Tower Tops Out in NYC

The first of two towers that will “dance together” on Manhattan’s skyline, collectively known as The Eleventh, recently topped out, with construction work continuing to progress.


Valentus, Thortex Announce Partnership

Valentus Specialty Chemicals recently announced, in an emailed press release, its commitment to a global technology supply agreement through its protective maintenance coatings segment and t...


Hudson Yards Reaches Agreement with Carpenters

The developer of the highly touted Hudson Yards project in New York City, The Related Cos., announced last week that it has reached a labor agreement with the New York City District Council ...


Repair, Repainting Needed for Public PA Farm

Pennsylvania's Allegheny County is looking for contractors to perform repainting and repair work to two barns and a silo at Round Hill Park Farm, a 1,101-acre park and working farm open to t...


Town Set to Vote on Burger Water Tank

The proponents of a yearslong campaign to get one town's water tower painted like a giant hamburger are cooking with gas now, as a collection of design renderings are up for a public vote.


New Paint Management System Unveiled

Global coatings company AkzoNobel is introducing a new system that it says will empower customers in the pre-coated metal industry to create coatings of any gloss or color “on the spot.”


Senate Passes Bill with $1B for BUILD Grants

Early last week, the U.S. Senate passed a proposal that provides $1 billion in infrastructure grants for fiscal 2019—funding that would go to BUILD infrastructure grants, formerly known as T...


CDC Recommends Changes on Heat Hazards

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently investigated whether heat exposure limits recommended by its own National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, alongside the A...


OSHA Moves to Change Recordkeeping Rule

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in late July that it would be taking steps to roll back parts of the Obama-era "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Il...


SprayWorks Announces Scholarship Program

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


Free Webinar: Concrete Polishing Essentials

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 15, entitled: “Concrete Floor Polishing Essentials.”


WVDOT Seeks Contractor for Bridge Reno

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for structural renovation of the Old Hi Carpenter Bridge, located in Pleasants County, West Virginia.


FERC Halts Pipeline Construction

Late last week the U.S. Federal Regulatory Commission ordered work on the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would transport natural gas from West Virginia hydrofracking operations, to...


CDC Releases Study on Workplace Heat Risks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently took on research to find out if heat exposure limits recommended by its own National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as ...


Oroville Review Board Addresses Assessment

The California Department of Water Resources met recently with its newly appointed Community Ad Hoc Group and Independent Review Board as part of a Comprehensive Needs Assessment aimed at en...


OSHA Announces Harwood Grant Availability

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


Nashville Airport Awards $144M Contract

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority awarded a $144 million piece of its $1.2 billion expansion plan to Cincinnati, Ohio-based Messer Construction late last month, marking the sixth ...


SprayWorks Announces Scholarship Program

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


Chemical Firm, CEO Indicted Over Harvey Fires

Chemical firm Arkema and two high-level company officials were indicted late last week by a Harris County, Texas, grand jury over a series of exposions and fires at its Crosby plant during H...


Dominion, Orsted Progress on VA Offshore Wind

Plans for Virginia’s first offshore windfarm were recently kicked off with the announcement that Dominion Energy Virginia has filed with the state’s corporation commission for approval to bu...


Keystone Coating Inspected Near Spill Site

According to a local newspaper, part of TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline is being unearthed for external inspections over concerns about possible damage to the decade-old oil pipeline's coati...


App Uses Virtual Reality for Fall Protection

To help workers in the construction industry identify fall hazards and learn how to create a fall protection system, the American Society of Safety Professionals released a virtual reality a...


Contractor Pleads Guilty in Metro Concrete Case

The quality-control manager who oversaw testing of concrete used on the D.C. Metro Silver Line extension project pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and ha...


Citation for Tank Contractor Withdrawn

More than two years after a citation was issued against Caldwell Tanks Inc. for not providing adequate ventilation for workers welding inside a water tank, Administrative Law Judge Peggy S. ...


Arkema, CEO Indicted for Harvey Incident

Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey triggered a series of explosions at an Arkema chemical plan in Crosby, Texas, a Harris County grand jury has indicted the company and two executives for ...


OSHA Announces Harwood Grant Availability

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


Decision on Boston Bridge Rebuild Postponed

Continuing a saga of contention, a decision for the first of three city permits Boston needs to build a new Long Island Bridge has been postponed yet again, because the commission whose ruli...


OSHA Proposes Scaling Back Recordkeeping Rule

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced steps late last month to rescind parts of the Obama-era “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse...


Carboline Acquires Strathmore, American Coatings

Protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced Wednesday it has acquired coatings firm Strathmore and the American Coatings brand, which Strathmore acquired in 2014.


Contractor Sought for NE Ballpark Repaint

Sarpy County is looking for contractors to perform exterior painting work at Werner Park, a minor league baseball stadium in Papillion, Nebraska. Built in 2011, the 6,434-seat-stadium is hom...


Axalta to Expand TX Liquid Coatings Facility

Coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems is undertaking a major expansion to its Jacksonville, Texas, industrial coatings production facility, according to an announcement issued July 31.


Salt Lake City International Airport Reaches Halfway Mark

The new Salt Lake City International Airport is 50 percent complete as of last week, ushering in a new phase of work that will become increasingly visible to residents as construction contin...


Contractor Admits Guilt in Metro Concrete Fraud

The quality-control manager who oversaw testing of concrete used on the D.C. Metro Silver Line extension project pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and ha...


Canadian Ski Resort Opens Harrowing Bridge

If you’re both a bridge enthusiast and a thrill-seeker, Canada’s largest ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, has the answer: a 427-foot-long suspension bridge that hangs above the ski slopes of ...


Axalta Announces TX Plant Expansion

Coatings company Axalta announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its Jacksonville, Texas, production facility.


O'Malley Named MPI Executive Director

The NACE International Institute announced Tuesday that Cynthia O’Malley, formerly of KTA-Tator Inc., will take the role of executive director of Master Painters Institute LLC.


CA Company Charged $2M in Wage Violations

California’s Labor Commissioner’s office has recently issued several citations to an industry company amounting to nearly $2 million dollars in wage theft violations.


Carboline Acquires Strathmore, American Coatings

Protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company, part of the RPM Group, announced Wednesday it has acquired coatings firm Strathmore and the American Coatings brand, which Strathmore had ...


OSHA Cites Shipyard After January Explosion

Over half a year after a deadly explosion on the towboat William E. Strait, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a citation against ship repair contractor First ...


$207M KY Convention Center Reno Complete

The Kentucky International Convention Center is just days away from its grand reopening ceremony, capping a nearly two-year, $207 million renovation that has completely changed the face of t...


Finalists Revealed for NASA Mars Habitat

NASA, working in collaboration with partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, recently announced the finalists of the third phase of the agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challeng...


Contractors Sought for TX Tank Repainting

The City of Seguin is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Seguin Lucile Street Elevated Water Storage Tank, in Seguin, Texas.


St. Louis Bridge Flagged for Deterioration Before Crash

Vehicular impact caused a 2,700-pound chunk of concrete to fall from the Lindell-Union Bridge in Saint Louis last week, killing one and injuring the driver who hit the bridge. According to r...


NACE Names New MPI Executive Director

The NACE International Institute announced Tuesday the appointment of Cynthia O’Malley as its new executive director for Master Painters Institute LLC.


New Paint Stripper Alternative Unveiled

Chemicals company Nexeo Solutions Inc. (The Woodlands, Texas) announced on Tuesday (July 31) that it has released new paint-stripping products that are methylene chloride-free.


Golden Gate 'Suicide Barrier' Install Begins

Work installing the new “suicide barrier,” aimed at discouraging bridge-jumpers, has begun in earnest on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, according to reports from local media in the city...


MD Latest State to Enact Contractor Wage Law

The state of Maryland is following California’s and Oregon’s lead as the latest state to pass legislation that holds general contractors accountable for wages unpaid by subcontractors.


CRSI Awards 2018 Honors

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute recently announced the winners of its biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program, with two entries in the Bridges segment winning an...


NASA Mars Habitat Finalists Revealed

NASA, working in collaboration with partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, recently announced the finalists of the third phase of the agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challeng...


Concrete Mix Caused Cracks in $70M Stadium

A new report has given officials more insight as to what went wrong in the construction of a $70 million high school football stadium in McKinney, Texas.


Draft Assessment for New Keystone XL Route Positive

TransCanada’s long-planned Keystone XL pipeline is a step closer to being built after the U.S. State Department released a draft environmental impact statement suggesting that the alternativ...


Coalition to Make Fire Safety Standards

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


Old War Plane Restored with Paint Firm's Help

Paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams' aerospace coatings arm recently donated paint to help complete the Yankee Air Museum's restoration of a historic aircraft—a C-47 from the Vietnam War.


CRSI Announces 2018 Honors

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute recently announced the winners of its biennial CRSI Honors Design and Construction Awards program, with 19 projects being selected for recognition.


Foxconn Awards 37 Contracts for $10B Campus

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it has awarded 37 more contracts for its $10 billion campus project in Racine County, Wisconsin.


Pipeline Firms, Steelmakers Clash Over Tariffs

The battle over steel import tariffs in the U.S. is continuing to heat up, as an executive behind the Cactus II pipeline told Congress last week that the measures amounted to a “$40 million ...


NJ Rail Bridge, Slated for Demo, Collapses

A 405-foot-long New York, Susquehanna and Western railroad bridge, located in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, partially collapsed as a train was crossing it late last week; though slated for re...


Air Force Tests New Corrosion-Prediction Tool

A new environmental sensing platform developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, could help to predict if craft are susceptible to cor...


MARAD Announces Small Shipyard Grants

To help increase efficiency and growth for small shipyards, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently awarded $20 million in grants to 29 shipyards as part of ...


Golden Gate Towers Largely Rated 'Good'

April’s inspection of the towers of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge—the first detailed inspection of the towers in the structure’s 80-year history—revealed steel and concrete in go...


New Pitch Pan, Sealant Released

Roofing industry company Mule-Hide Products Co. recently announced a new line of products that are meant to aid in low-slope roofing jobs.


AZ SSPC Plans Golf Outing

The Arizona chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is gearing up for its annual golf outing, to take place Sept. 21 at the Legacy Golf Club, in Phoenix.


Exterior Painting Needed for FL Apartments

The City of St. Petersburg, Florida, is seeking contractors for the coating of four buildings at the Jamestown Apartments and Townhouses complex.


SC Nuclear Plant Reports Leak

Radioactive uranium has been found leaking through the floor of a South Carolina Westinghouse factory, continuing a 35-year track record of plant issues.


ACI Introduces Flatwork Certification

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


Investigations Deepen in FL Building Collapse

Days after a condominium came crashing down unexpectedly during a planned demolition, a criminal investigation has been opened and the one person injured in the incident has been identified.


House Infrastructure Chair Unveils Draft Plan

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pennsylvania, who serves as chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled a draft proposal Monday to provide the long-languishing Highway...


Biologist Works to Merge Science, Architecture

University of California, Los Angeles biologist and researcher Noa Pinter-Wollman has started inquiring into the impact spaces—both built and natural—has on behavior, launching a new field o...


NE Researchers Tout Corn in Concrete

In response to the increasing demand for sustainable building materials, researchers at the University of Nebraska at Kearney recently investigated whether ash produced by burning corncobs a...


AkzoNobel, Startup Collab on Additives

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced this week that it is working with Renmatix, one of the winners of the company’s Imagine Chemistry challenge in 2017, on biomass-based performance addi...


Free Webinar: Coil Coatings for Buildings

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


NY Construction Execs Charged with Fraud

Two men were indicted in an Albany, New York, court for allegedly stealing the identities of minority-owned Lorice Enterprises Inc. and Precision Environmental Solutions Inc. as well as for ...


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Roof Finally Complete

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials say that the one-of-a-kind retractable roof on Atlanta’s $1.5 billion sports venue is finished, about 11 months after the building opened to the public.


Cracks Halt Pensacola Bay Bridge Construction

Thanks to cracks found in a section of concrete on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, construction on the $398.5 million project has been delayed twice over the past several months, raising concerns,...


CA Authorizes $2.7B in Water Storage Work

California officials have approved more than $2.5 billion in spending for water projects in the state, including new and expanded dams and reservoirs in the Santa Clara Valley and Contra Cos...


NYDOT Awards Contract for $1.2M Bridge Rehab

The New York State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,180,000 to Amstar of Western New York Inc. for the rehabilitation and coating of the Bonta Bridge, ...


Waterborne Symposium Issues Call for Papers

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


Industry Awards Deadline Friday

The final deadline for nominations for the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards is this Friday, July 27; there will be no further extension, so individuals and companies are encouraged to s...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q2 Numbers

The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2018 second-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, reporting a record for the quarter with a 27.8 percent increase in consolidated net sales to $4.77 b...


Early DC Metro Concrete Tests Favorable

Initial testing triggered by a whistleblower lawsuit, which called out faulty concrete panels on Washington D.C.’s Silver Line Metro stations, suggests that the problem may not be as widespr...


Elevation Awards Nomination Deadline Looms

Time is running out to submit your nomination to Durability + Design's second annual Elevation Awards. D+D is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to en...


AkzoNobel, Startup Collaborate on Biomaterials

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced this week that it is working with Renmatix, one of the winners of the company’s Imagine Chemistry challenge in 2017, on biomass-based performance addi...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Record Sales in Q2

Sales were up in the second quarter of 2018 for The Sherwin-Williams Company, which reported consolidated net sales of $4.77 billion in its quarterly report, issued Tuesday, attributing the ...


Research: Corn Might Improve Concrete Durability

In a bid to provide a sustainable building material for aging infrastructure in the U.S., researchers at the University of Nebraska at Kearney recently investigated whether corncobs, the ele...


Study: Line 5 Spill Could Top $1.8 Billion

A new risk analysis performed by Michigan Technological University and released in draft form last week indicates that a worst-case release on Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline under the Str...


Early Silver Line Concrete Tests Favorable

Initial testing triggered by a whistleblower lawsuit, which called out faulty concrete panels on Washington D.C.’s Silver Line Metro stations, suggests that the problem may not be as widespr...


Waterborne Symposium Calls for Papers

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


Miami Beach Condo Collapses, Injures 1

A vacant Miami Beach condominium that was slated for demolition came crashing down Monday morning injuring one construction worker, officials say.


Clariant Expands Partnership with Lintech

Specialty chemicals firm Clariant (Muttens, Switzerland) recently announced the expansion of its partnership with specialty chemical distributor Lintech International LLC (Macon, Georgia)—Li...


DOL Rolls Back Union 'Persuader Rule'

The U.S. Department of Labor announced early last week that it has officially rescinded the Obama-era 2016 Persuader Rule, which was an extension of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclo...


Greenbuild Announces Amal Clooney, Buddy Guy

Earlier this month the U.S. Green Building Council announced both the headliner and keynote speaker for the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference Expo, slated for Nov. 14-16 at the McCorm...


CA Highway 1 Reopens in Big Sur

More than a year after record-breaking wet winter for California, which caused extensive damage to infrastructure, a portion of the state’s scenic Highway 1 along Mud Creek has finally been ...


Contractors Needed for CA Park Expansion

The City of Rialto, California, is seeking contractors for the north and south expansion of Frisbie Park.


Report: Construction Disputes Dragged On in 2017

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis recently released a report detailing that while the value of construction disputes in North America dropped for the fourth year in a row, the avera...


Coatings Leader Clive Hare Dies at Age 76

Clive H. Hare, a longtime JPCL columnist, coating-chemistry expert and author of influential books on protective coatings, passed away July 14 at the age of 76 at his home in Brookfield, New...


PPG Reports Sales, Volume Growth in Q2

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries reported increased net sales and sales volumes in its 2018 second-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, noting that a new restructuring program,...


RPM Releases Q4, Year-End Numbers

RPM International Inc., the parent company of paints and coatings firms including Rust-Oleum, Carboline and Tremco, released on Thursday (July 19) its financial report for its fiscal fourth ...


RPM Fourth-Quarter, Year-End Numbers Mixed

Holding company RPM International Inc., parent of paints and coatings companies including Carboline, Tremco and Rust-Oleum, reported record sales but a dip in net income in the fourth quarte...


Sales, Volume Growth Up for PPG in Q2

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries released its second-quarter financial report Thursday, indicating increased net sales and sales volumes, noting that a new restructuring program, whic...


Book to Explore Video Game Architecture

A game developer and writer has recently completed the crowdfunding to create an atlas for virtual cities that will break down the architecture in everything from Fallout’s New Vegas to Sile...


Elevated Tank Rehab in FL Out for Bid

The City of Ormond Beach is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Water Treatment Plant elevated water-storage tank in Ormond Beach, Florida.


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

Global coatings firm PPG (announced two leadership changes earlier this week: Diane Kappas, currently vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, was appointed as the vice pres...


New Exterior Stain Unveiled

The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group recently announced the release of a new line of exterior stain products that it says provides all-weather protection in one coat.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip in Q2

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel released its second-quarter financial report yesterday, noting revenues 3 percent lower than originally forecast, owing largely to difficulties in the Marine a...


Coatings Luminary Clive Hare Dies at Age 76

Clive H. Hare, a longtime JPCL columnist, coating-chemistry expert and author of influential books on protective coatings, passed away July 14 at the age of 76 at his home in Brookfield, New...


DOL Rescinds Union 'Persuader Rule'

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that it has officially rescinded the Obama-era 2016 Persuader Rule, which was an extension of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.


Revenue Down for AkzoNobel in Q2

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel published the financial report for its second quarter yesterday, reporting revenue 3 percent lower than originally forecast, which can be attributed to...


DOE: Hanford Tunnel Should be Grouted ASAP

The U.S. Department of Energy is calling for work filling a hazardous-waste storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Site with grout to start within weeks so that the job will be finished befor...


Report Touts Growth of Design-Build Model

A new report issued by supporters of the design-build model suggests the procurement method may be on the rise in the coming years in the United States, owing to its reputation for shortenin...