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Contractors Wanted for TX Stadium Repairs

The City of San Antonio is soliciting bids for structural repairs to a 64,000-seat domed indoor multi-purpose stadium.


ChemQuest Taps New Director

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has recently appointed Carla McBain, Ph.D., as a Director.


Dutch Water Tower Converted into Apartments

A historic 19th century water tower in Utrecht, The Netherlands, was recently transformed into luxury apartments by architectural studio Zecc Architecten.


Preservation Society Raising $50K for Lighthouse

The “Paint the Rock Challenge” is seeking donations to repair and paint the Rock of Ages Lighthouse on Lake Superior in Michigan later this summer.


RI Proposes New Construction Solar Mandate

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


AMPP Conference Closes in Colorado

On Thursday, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance’s (AMPP’s) 2023 Annual Conference + Expo in Denver came to a close, after a week packed with technical presentations, co...


New Product Announcement: Cool Roof Coating

Material science startup NanoTech Inc. (Houston) recently released its flagship product, a cooling coating designed for commercial roof application.


Corrosion Innovations Acquires Chlor*Rid Products

Last week, manufacturer Corrosion Innovations announced it has acquired the Chlor*Rid product line from Milliken & Company.


Bills Stadium Breaking Ground Next Month

The new $1.14 billion Buffalo Bills stadium in Orchard Park, New York, will reportedly start construction in April, following project plan approval and land leasing agreement.


Dodge Reports Total Construction Start Increase

Total construction starts rose 6% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $912.8 billion, according to data recently released by Dodge Construction Network.


DOL Announces Infrastructure Workforce Initiative

To commemorate Equal Pay Day, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a new initiative to promote equal opportunity by federal contractors on large infrastructure projects.


Contract Awarded for KY Bridge Rehab

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,087,000 for painting and rehabilitation to one bridge structure on River Street (Kentucky State Route 66) over ...


Benjamin Moore Updates Interior Paint Formulation

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced that it has reinvented its Regal Select Interior paint.


Firm Launches ‘World’s First’ Rebar Robot

Pittsburgh-based Advanced Construction Robotics recently launched a new robot capable of lifting, carrying and placing up to 5,000-pound bundles of rebar without the need for heavy lifting f...


Injunction Filed Against Elastomer Manufacturer

On Monday (March 20), the U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion for preliminary injunction requiring LaPlace, Louisiana-based Denka Performance Elastomer, LLC to significantly reduce chl...


CA High-Speed Rail Costs Spike to $128B

A recent project update report from the California High-Speed Rail Authority has show that the cost estimate for the state’s high-speed rail project has increased almost 22% since last year.


New Product Announcement: Industrial Coating Colorants

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently launched its own range of colorants for industrial coatings.


ACI Releases New Shotcrete Guide

The American Concrete Institute recently released a new guide to provide information on materials and properties of both dry-mix and wet-mix shotcrete.


Harbor Bridge Design Solution Work Continues

Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation recently provided an update on the new Harbor Bridge project, noting that four of the five design concerns have been resolved.


AMPP Conference Opens in Denver

This week, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is hosting the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, from March 19 to 23.


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Navy Awards $2.8B Pearl Harbor Dry Dock Contract

Last week, the U.S. Navy awarded a firm-fixed-price task order of more than $2.8 billion to Dragados/Hawaiian Dredging/Orion JV (Honolulu) for the construction of a new concrete dry dock at ...


CPCA Appoints Three New Board Members

Last week, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association announced that, at a recent Board of Directors meeting, three new board member nominations were unanimously approved.


Apollo Funds Acquiring Univar Solutions

Specialty chemical and ingredient distributor Univar Solutions recently announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by asset manager Apollo.


Construction Material Prices Tick Upwards

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction material prices rose 0.4% in February.


University, Nippon Discover Zeolite Anti-Viral Activity

A research group from the University of Tokyo and Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd., has reportedly found that proton-form zeolites have an excellent inactivation effect against influenza and ...


Baltimore Cancels $8.4M Infrastructure Contract

Citing late payments and disregard for women- and minority-owned business requirements, the City of Baltimore has terminated a multi-million-dollar infrastructure contract with general contr...


Seattle Public Schools Seeking Gym Project Bids

Seattle Public Schools is soliciting bids for improvements to a high school gymnasium.


AkzoNobel Launches Aircraft Maintenance Initiative

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings recently announced plans to launch a new digital, data-driven service for airlines and other large operators to tailor and optimize the coatings maintenance sche...


UK Residents Voting on ‘Clean Air Mural’ Design

Using carbon dioxide absorption paint, a newly renovated building in Southampton will receive what is anticipated to be the United Kingdom’s largest “clean air mural.”


Coating Manufacturing Emissions Rule Published

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently published the final rule amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for coating manufacturing facilities.


Antifouling Conference Returning for Second Year

The International Antifouling Conference will return in its second year for antifouling coating experts, academia and end users to discuss challenges, solutions and approaches towards marine...


Housing Start Increase Shows Economic Promise

Data released yesterday by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau showed that home building increased in February for the first time in five consecutive ...


Solar Control Coating Startup Receives Funding

A nano-thin window coating technology developed by a University of Toronto engineering professor recently received $5 million in federal funding, moving it one step closer to commercializati...


EPA Proposes First PFAS Drinking Water Standard

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a proposal for the first-ever national drinking water standard for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


ABC: Construction Backlog, Confidence Increase

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its February Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index numbers, showing an increase in both reports.


New Product Announcement: Flat Ceiling Paint

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards Corporation has introduced a new interior paint designed for ceilings on residential, commercial and institutional projects.


Army Corps Inspecting Corroded LA Flood Pumps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reportedly discovered severe corrosion to a pump in the New Orleans flood protection system, just months away from hurricane season.


Contractors Needed for MO Clarifier Coating Project

Springfield City Utilities in Springfield, Missouri, is currently seeking contractors for the coating of a clarifier.


Hempel Joins Biofouling Prevention Partnership

Global coatings company Hempel recently joined a public-private partnership to help prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls and support shipping emissions reduction.


USGBC Opens Greenbuild 2023 Registration

Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council announced that registration for the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is now open.


PPG Paints Arena Planning $30M Upgrade

The National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins recently unveiled plans to upgrade PPG Paints Arena, including space expansions, an event club and a larger scoreboard.


FRA, NTSB Launch Norfolk Safety Investigation

The Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board announced plans last week to conduct investigations into the safety practices of Norfolk Southern Railway fol...


Largest US Building Earthquake Testing Underway

The University of Buffalo is reportedly preparing for what is being called the largest-ever United States earthquake test of a brick and mortar building, with hopes of making structures more...


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New Building Coating Protects Against Erosion

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom have recently developed a new limewash for building surfaces that uses bacteria to create a barrier against erosion dam...


New Product Announcement: Water Corrosion Inhibitor

At the beginning of the month, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation announced its new corrosion inhibitor for hydrostatic testing of drinking water system components, certified to...


Prep Begins for Klamath River Dam Removal

According to reports, construction preparation to remove the Klamath River dams is anticipated to begin later this month, with all four dams scheduled to be removed before the end of 2024.


US Navy Utilizing Mobile Cold Spray Technology

The U.S. Navy recently announced that the Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) is integrating cold spray metallization technology at its depot to aid in reducing aircraft maintenance turnaroun...


February Construction Planning Sees Increase

Dodge Construction Network recently issued its Dodge Momentum Index, showing that nonresidential building project planning saw an increase in February.


Sto Corp Announces Personnel Changes

Last week, building materials firm Sto Corp. announced two key personnel changes in its sales and marketing departments.


Butterflies Inspire Paint Pigment Alternative

A researcher from the University of Central Florida reportedly drew inspiration from butterflies to create what he says is the first environmentally friendly, multicolor alternative to pigme...


IBC Releases 2023 Event Technical Program

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania recently released the technical program for the 2023 International Bridge Conference, featuring technical sessions, workshops and more.


OSHA Fines FL Roofing Contractor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week that a worksite inspection found that a Florida roofing contractor misclassified worker wages...


Borough Seeking Bids for Park Stadium Repainting

The Borough of Quakertown in Pennsylvania is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a park stadium.


Scientist Creating Precise Polymer Coating Method

A scientist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently received a grant to develop an advanced manufacturing platform for polymer coatings using artificial intelligence.


Corrosion Innovations, CRW Announce Merger

Manufacturer Corrosion Innovations has recently announced a merger with its long-term distribution partner CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC.


EPA Challenges TX Case Against WOTUS Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently filed a response to a Texas lawsuit, saying that the state has no standing to sue against the agency’s updated “waters of the United States”...


Detroit ‘Top-Down’ Tower Nearing Completion

A contractor is reportedly using a “top-down” construction method to build a 16-story-tall mixed-use building near downtown Detroit, with work expected to be finalized in June this year.


New Product Announcement: Soluble Polymer Resin Binder

Munich-based chemical manufacturer Wacker Group plans to unveil a new polymer resin binder with enhanced solubility for solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, high-solids, and UV-curing syst...


Major Bridge Rehab Project Beginning in IL

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, an estimated $150 million project to rehabilitate 36 bridge structures and other repairs is scheduled to begin in Chicago later this m...


Construction Job Openings Fall in January

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, construction industry jobs fell sharply by 240,00...


EPA Stresses Water System Security Improvement

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a memorandum emphasizing the need for states to assess potential cybersecurity risks at drinking water system...


New $1.5B Terminal Opens in Kansas City

The new terminal at Kansas City International Airport has been completed in what is being touted as the as the largest infrastructure project in Kansas City, Missouri, history.


INDOT Awards Bridge Painting, Rehab Contract

The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded a $12,260,813 contract to F. H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC of Chicago for painting and rehabilitation to multiple bridge stru...


Dunn-Edwards Opens Student Design Competition

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards announced at the beginning of the month that submissions are open for its third annual Emergency Professionals Design Competition.


Master Builders Releases Virtual Concrete Assistant

Earlier this week, global construction chemical solutions brand Master Builders Solutions announced the launch of what is being touted as the construction industry’s first virtual assistant.


Amazon Delays HQ2 Second Phase Construction

American multinational technology company Amazon recently confirmed that it is pausing construction on the second phase of its new headquarters (HQ2) in Arlington, Virginia.


Researchers Develop Antifouling Laser Process

German research institute Laser Zentrum Hannover has reportedly recently developed an environmentally friendly and efficient laser solution for biofouling.


USACE Funds $190M WV Flood Control Project

Late last month, U.S. senators from West Virginia announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending $190.7 million in funding to the Lower Mud River Flood Risk Management Project in...


FAA Announces Nearly $1B in Airport Funding

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded almost $1 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure law to meet the growing demand for air travel and improve passenger experience.


New Product Announcement: Fouling Release Coating

Global coatings company PPG has released a new marine coating to help shipowners lower power consumption and carbon emissions.


3D-Printed Materials Could Capture Emissions

Oregon State University and Sandia National Laboratory have reportedly received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore capturing carbon dioxide in 3D-printed building material...


APC to Begin Greek Tanker Coating Work

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently reported that it will recoat two oil and chemical tankers for United Overseas Management starting this m...


Second Norfolk Southern Train Derails in OH

Just a month after the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, a second Norfolk Southern train derailed Saturday (March 4) evening near Springfield, Ohio.


AMPP Names New CEO

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) recently announced the selection of Alan Thomas as its new chief executive officer.


Benjamin Moore Hosting Contractor Appreciation Month

At the beginning of the month, paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore announced Contractor Appreciation Month to recognize the dedication and craft of the thousands of professional p...


Biden Nominates New Labor Department Secretary

Last week, President Joe Biden announced his new pick for the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, following the news that current Secretary Marty Walsh plans to leave the position thi...


Sherwin Pays $1M in Alleged DBE Scam

The U.S. Attorney’s Office recently announced that The Sherwin-Williams Company has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it participated in a scheme to defra...


$1.5M IL Standpipe Overhaul Project Approved

The Village of North Riverside in Illinois has awarded a $1.5 million contract to refurbish a 2.5-million-gallon water standpipe, which has been deferred over the years due to financing.


Construction Begins on GA Timber Office Building

Real estate investment and management firm Jamestown announced at the end of last month that work is now underway for a four-story mass timber loft office building in Atlanta.


Bidding Open for CA Campus Building Painting

Los Rios Community College District is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a building on the campus of Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California.


‘Flying Salmon’ Livery Nearing Last Flight

Alaska Airlines reportedly has plans to paint over its “Salmon Thirty Salmon,” a custom Boeing 737 sporting a 129-foot-long Alaska king salmon livery.


Study Highlights Inefficient Construction Practices

A recent report by AI-based construction technology company Buildots suggests that, on average, only 46% of available areas of a project are worked on during a given week.


EPA Announces Clean Water Infrastructure Funds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced over $2.4 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure law for the Clean Water State Revolving Funding to upgrade water, wastewater ...


College Examining Architecture Using AI Tools

The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is utilizing its lab to improve the application of artificial intelligence in architecture and ...


Report: Power Plant Emissions Lowered in 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its annual data on power plant emissions, reportedly reflecting a long-standing trend of decreasing annual emissions due to changes...


NY Construction Firm Settles Lead Paint Lawsuit

At the end of last month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the United States has entered into consent decrees setting a civil lawsuit against a New York construction company for...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Silane Additive

Global manufacturer of specialty silicones and silicone additives BRB International recently released an epoxy functional silane oligomer for water-based products.


New Corrosion Protection Material Repairs Itself

Researchers at ETH Zurich have reportedly developed a plastic corrosion protection material that glows in places where it is not damaged, repairs itself and can be reused multiple times.


University Studying Carbon-Negative Concrete Process

A two-year $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is allowing researchers at Washington University in St. Louis to develop an innovative and economical process for mineralizing ...


Prestige Awards Winner: Specialty Function

The annual JPCL Prestige Awards program recognizes influential individuals, impactful products on the market and noteworthy projects completed during the past year in the protective and mari...


Contractors Needed for LA Tank, Water Well Project

The Village of Pleasant Hill in Louisiana is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of two 75,000-gallon elevated water tanks and a water well.


Lorama Launches AR Color Visualizer App

Lorama Group, a manufacturer and distributor of colorants and additives in the paints and coatings industry, recently announced that it has launched its ColourFal Studio Visualizer App in pa...


AIA Announces 2023 Award Recipients

Last month, the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2023 Architecture, Interior Architecture and Regional & Urban Design Awards.


Color-Changing Material Adjusts Building Temperature

Researchers from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have reportedly designed a building material that changes its infrared color based on the outside temper...


Report: Lead Paint Peeling Off CT Bridges

The Connecticut Department of Transportation believes extreme temperature swings have caused a “sudden, unexpected” release of lead-based paint chips on bridges across the state.


Final Week to Vote for JPCL Readers’ Choice

Voting closes this Friday at midnight ET for the sixth annual Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Readers’ Choice Awards.


New Product Announcement: Wetting Agents

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently launched two new wetting agents for substrates such as wood, plastic and metal surfaces.


Total Construction Starts Fall 27% in January

According to a recent report from the Dodge Construction Network, total construction starts fell 27% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $865.6 billion.


Evacuated SC Tower Reopened to Tenants

More than four months after evacuating due to structural concerns, residents are now able to return to their condos at Renaissance Tower in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


Army Corps Schedules CA Dam Spillway Repairs

According to reports, a design flaw in the Folsom Dam spillway in California has left the structure at risk for corrosion due to cracks in the coating, leading to a $16 million repair projec...


New AMPP Board Chair Begins Term

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) has announced that Amir Eliezer, Ph.D., is now Chair of the Association’s Board of Directors.


EPA Orders OH Train Derailment Cleanup Action

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Norfolk Southern to conduct all actions in the environmental cleanup phase associated with the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment.


COVID-Killing Nanocoating Receives Patent

A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida has been awarded a patent for their nanomaterial-based disinfectant that can kill viruses, including COVID-19.


Settlement Reached Over Lead Rule Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a settlement with a Chicago-based company and its contractors regarding alleged violations of t...


Paint Prevents Scorpions from Entering Homes

A paint developed by two Arizona dads recently secured a deal on the television series Shark Tank, with hopes to keep crawling critters like scorpions out of houses.


Bidding Open for WI Parking Garage Painting

The City of Milwaukee is soliciting bids for painting and repairs to a parking garage.


Covestro Appoints New US Executive Leadership

Global polymer materials manufacturer Covestro recently announced in an email press release that Samir Hifri will take the position of Chairman and President at Covestro LLC, effective July ...


EPA Updates Wood Product Emission Standards

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was finalizing updates to its Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products under the Toxic Subst...


Deadline Nears for JPCL Readers’ Choice Voting

There’s one week left to vote for your favorite articles in the 2022 Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Readers’ Choice Awards.


University Researching 3D-Printed Concrete Projects

A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology is reportedly working to make the 3D printing of concrete faster, stronger and more resilient for the U.S. Army Corps o...


New Product Announcement: Fire Protection Coating

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG launched its new epoxy intumescent fire protection coating for architectural steel.


AkzoNobel Aerospace Partners for VR Painter Training

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings recently announced that it has teamed up with American Airlines to use virtual reality technology to deliver what the company calls a new way of training apprent...


JPCL February Issue Now Online

The February issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now live on paintsquare.com and shipping to print subscribers. This issue contains feature articles on epoxy pass...


2022 Prestige Awards Winner: Steel Coatings

The annual JPCL Prestige Awards program recognizes influential individuals, impactful products on the market and noteworthy projects completed during the past year in the protective and mari...


ChemQuest Announces New Color Consultant

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group recently appointed Montaha Hidefi as Color Consultant.


Students Study Architectural Engineering in VR Lab

A new virtual reality laboratory allows students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology to study architecture and construction engineering through virtual models.


Report: Material Prices Rise, Remain ‘Uncertain’

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction material prices rose 1% in January, about ...


Contractors Needed for IL Bridge Painting, Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and repairs to one bridge structure on IL-4 over US-40, just west of St. Jacob, Illinois.


Metal Industrial Plant Explosion Kills 1, Injures 13

An explosion at a manufacturing plant near Bedford, Ohio, Monday afternoon has resulted in the death of one worker and injured at least 13 others.


Voting Continues for Readers’ Choice Awards

Participants who vote for their favorite Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings articles have a chance to win one of 10 free print subscriptions to JPCL.


New Product Announcement: Catalytic Gel Oven

Gas catalytic IR oven designer and manufacturer WolfRayet recently launched a new range of catalytic gel ovens designed to make the powder coating process more efficient and effective.


EPA Approves Refinery Chemical Removal Plan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has conditionally approved plans to safely remove dangerous chemicals from a refinery on St. Croix in the U.S. ...


Antibacterial Coating Research Awarded Funding

A project to develop sustainable antimicrobial surface coatings from advanced nanoparticles and naturally derived materials conducted by the University of Birmingham has recently been awarde...


Bidding Open for TX Maintenance Facility Project

VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas, is soliciting bids for modifications to overhead doors at its fleet maintenance facility.


Flaking Surface Shuts Down NV Airport Runway

A runway at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada was recently shut down due to surface scaling, where a portion of the surface was "flaking off” on the concrete.


2022 Prestige Awards Winner: Concrete Coatings

The annual JPCL Prestige Awards program recognizes influential individuals, impactful products on the market and noteworthy projects completed during the past year in the protective and mari...


Historic Stone Bridge Piers for Sale in PA

Several large, stone piers on the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh have recently gone up for sale, which has sparked some imaginative ideas about what to use them for.


Backlog Shows Slight Decrease, Confidence Up

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its January Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that, despite a slight decrease in the month from 9.2 to 9.0, the back...


Painting Contractor Paying $3.6M for Wage Theft

A Las Vegas paint and specialty coatings contracting company was recently ordered to pay more than $3.6 million after a Department of Labor investigation found that the employer falsified pa...


New Product Announcement: Silicone Additive

Munich-based chemical manufacturer Wacker Group recently announced a new silicone additive for formulating silicate paints and brush-on plasters for interiors.


Biden Address Highlights Buy America Standard

Last week, President Joe Biden detailed the new Buy America requirements during his State of the Union address, including several new covered materials.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Feb. 20, as the offices of PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be closed in observance of the Presidents' Da...


Bidding Open for ON Water Tank Recoating

The Regional Municipality of York in York, Ontario, is currently seeking contractors for the upgrade of an elevated water tank.


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: Judges’ Choice

Technology Publishing Co. again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the sixth annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


MARAD Offering Port Infrastructure Funding

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced more than $660 million in available funding for the Port Infrastructure Development Prog...


GA Lighthouse Undergoing Painting Assessment

An historic lighthouse in Georgia is currently undergoing a conditions assessment in preparation for a painting project scheduled for next year.


‘Magic’ Solvent Could Improve Polymer Coatings

An all-dry polymerization technique developed by researchers at Cornell University reportedly uses reactive vapors to create thin films with enhanced mechanical strength, kinetics and morpho...


EPA Settles Clean Air Act Case in MO

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it reached a settlement with polyurethane manufacturer Foam Supplies Inc. regarding alleged violations of the federal Clean A...


Remember to Vote for 2022 JPCL Readers’ Choice

Voting continues for the Readers’ Choice Awards, where readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings cast their ballot for their favorite articles of 2022.


Lawsuit Alleges Paint Products Falsely Advertised

A recent class action lawsuit filed by one buyer alleges that Rust-Oleum Corporation sells paint-and-primer products that don’t work without also buying a primer.


New Product Announcement: Waterjet Nozzles

Material cutting and wear protection manufacturer Ceratizit recently released a new waterjet nozzle portfolio for efficient waterjet cutting processes.


Zentek Testing New Corrosion Protection Tech

Canadian development and commercialization company Zentek Ltd. has recently announced the development of a novel corrosion protection technology based on functionalized graphene oxide.


Elevation Awards Winner: Ancillary/Misc. Services

Technology Publishing Co. again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the sixth annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Holcim Acquiring Roofing Systems Company

Building materials and solutions provider Holcim recently announced via emailed release that it has signed an agreement to acquire commercial roofing systems manufacturer Duro-Last.


TxDOT Provides Update on Harbor Bridge Work

Following delays over design safety concerns last year, the Texas Department of Transportation recently provided an update on the ongoing progress for the new Harbor Bridge.


Researchers Create Self-Cleaning, Magnetic Paint

A student from Gdansk University of Technology in Poland recently developed a new hybrid paint that is not only magnetic, but can reportedly fight bacteria, remove stains and clean the air o...


NY Water Tower Scheduled for Demolition

An almost 100-year-old water tower in Kenmore, New York, has been scheduled to be demolished this spring. Village officials report that the removal of lead paint on the structure could begin...


'Dueling Dinosuars' Call for Stronger Museum Floors

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is preparing for a new, rather heavy exhibit.


Bidding Opens for Ontario School Construction

The Near North District School Board is soliciting bids for the demolition of an existing high school building and construction of a new 105,000 square foot building in Ontario, Canada.


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: Floor Coatings

Technology Publishing Co. again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the sixth annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Registration Opens for ACI Concrete Convention

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute announced that registration is open for the ACI Concrete Convention in San Francisco from April 2-6.


WI Water Treatment Plant Reaches Completion

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


Qatar, Airbus Settle Paint Defect Legal Case

Preventing a lengthy, $2 billion trial later this year, Qatar Airways and Airbus have recently settled a dispute over peeling paint and other concerns on A350 jets.


New Product Announcement: Renewable, Bio-Based Paint

Producer of paints and coatings, and a subsidiary of Asia Coatings Enterprises, Pte. Ltd., PT Mowilex Indonesia has recently released the country’s first renewable, bio-based paint.


EPA Proposes Several Changes to NECIs

In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was seeking public comment on a new proposal that addresses environmental justice, climate change and PFAS contaminatio...


NC Shipyard Paint Facility Receives $1.3M Grant

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently announced that the state shipyard paint facility in Manns Harbor has received a $1.3 million grant to improve conditions.


‘Liquid Windows’ Could Save Building Energy

Inspired by the skin of certain species of squid, a new multilayered fluidic system developed by researchers at the University of Toronto reportedly has the potential to reduce energy costs ...


AkzoNobel Publishes Q4, 2022 Finance Report

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 8), indicating an 8% increase in revenue for Q4 and a 13% inc...


PennDOT Seeking Bids for Bridge Painting, Repairs

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for a contract of up to $5,000,000 for painting and repairs to various bridges along several state routes.


Arkema Partners for Photopolymerization Research

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced a partnership to open a new lab in France for UV-curable material research.


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: Institutional

Technology Publishing Co. again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the sixth annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


MS Company Providing Super Bowl Field Paint

In preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl, the field at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, is getting upgraded to fresh grass, with painting work underway.


MI Water Tower Repair Project Gets OK

The Portage City Council in Michigan recently approved two contracts totaling $919,100 to go towards the rehabilitation, construction and engineering of the Haverhill Water Tower.


OH Train Derailment Chemical Release Successful

The derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials in East Palestine, Ohio, prompted evacuations as authorities worked to prevent an explosion in the tankers.


ME Painting Company Fined Over Lead Violations

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had reached a settlement with CertaPro Painters (Westbrook, Maine) for alleged violations of the Lead Renovation, Repai...


New Product Announcement: Safety Anchors

Global height safety specialist Guardian recently introduced three new anchors to its lineup, designed to reduce complexity and enhance ease of use.


Vote for Your Favorite JPCL 2022 Articles

Remember to cast your vote for your favorite Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings articles from the past year in the 2022 JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards.


ASTM Proposes Concrete Reinforcement Standard

At the end of last month, ASTM International announced that it is developing a proposed standard that will be used to help measure the tensile strength of fiber-reinforced concrete.


CPCA Announces Annual Conference Dates

In January, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association: The Voice of Canada's Paint and Coatings Industry announced that its 110th Annual Conference and AGM will be held at Niagara-on-the-L...


Architect Highlights Tight Spaces in NASA Station

As the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration continues to prepare for the launch of its moon-orbiting Gateway Station, one architect has recently noted the facility’s t...


Elevation Awards Winner: Residential High-Rise

Technology Publishing Co. again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the sixth annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Akzo North America Running on Renewable Energy

Last month, global coatings company AkzoNobel reported that its North American locations are now operating on 100% renewable electricity in ongoing efforts to transition all sites to this mi...


Company Signs Partnership for Graphene Concrete

With hopes to create stronger, more sustainable concrete, Nationwide Engineering Research and Development has signed a new agreement with partner The University of Manchester to further the ...


Elevation Awards Winner: Mixed-Use Commercial

Technology Publishing Co. again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the sixth annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Bidding Open for VA Public Works Building

Henrico County, Virginia, is soliciting bids for the rehabilitation of a public works building.


Control Tech Reduces Orion TX Plant Emissions

Global specialty chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons recently announced that it is using new control technology at its Borger, Texas, plant to reduce air emissions by 90%.


BMW Color-Changing Car Now Offers 32 Options

After premiering a first-of-its kind black and white color-changing car last year, German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW has unveiled that the technology can now change its exter...


Biden Announces $292M Hudson Tunnel Grant

President Joe Biden recently visited New York to announce $292 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding for a “critical” early phase of the Hudson Tunnel Project.


New Product Announcement: Biosurfactant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently entered a new era of cleaning with the launch of its new biosurfactant.


Voting Opens for JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards

Readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings can now cast their vote for their favorite articles in the sixth consecutive year of the JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards.


Master Builders Solutions Signs Deal

In an emailed press release issued in January, Master Builders Solutions of the United States and Canada announced that they’d signed a deal with Exact Technology Corporation, a fast-growing...


Penn State Researchers Publish Nanomaterial Study

A team of chemical engineering researchers from Penn State University has recently uncovered mechanisms capable of easily drying and redispersing cellulose nanocrystals.


Contractors Needed for RI Water Tank Repair

The Town of North Kingstown in Rhode Island is currently seeking contractors for the repair of a 575,000-gallon water storage tank.


Magnet Technique Removes PFAS from Water

Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have reportedly developed a new method to clean per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated water.


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: New Construction

Technology Publishing Co. again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the sixth annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


CA Proposes Banning Hexavalent Chromium

According to reports, a new proposal from the California Air Resources Board would ban the use of hexavalent chromium in decorative plating by 2027 and in industrial durability materials, su...


Reports Highlight Inflation Ease, Input Price Drop

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices dipped 2.7...


Research Looks at “Growing” Mars Building Materials

A researcher from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College was recently awarded a grant to study a method for “growing” building materials on Mars.


New Product Announcement: EV Powder Coatings

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched a new range of powder coatings to protect the battery system and electrical components in electric vehicles.


White House Unveils New Lead Removal Initiatives

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced new actions and progress to deliver clean drinking water, replace lead pipes and remediate lead paint based on the Lead Pipe and Paint Ac...


Lab Studies Ultrathin Solar Cell Protective Coating

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently examined an ultrathin protective coating designed to protect a perovskite solar cell from the harmful effects of...


CRC Evans Launches Welding, Coating Services

Pipeline construction and inspection company group CRC Evans recently announced the creation of a new welding and coating services provider following a merger between four organizations.


Catalyst Discovered for Renewable Paints, Coatings

A new groundbreaking catalyst for converting materials has recently been invented by researchers at the University of Minnesota.


EPA Releases Wastewater Regulation, Study Plans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its latest plan to lay out how it will work to protect the nation’s waterways to develop technology-based pollution limits and stu...


OSHA Cites Contractors After Platform Collapse

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited two contractors following a partial building collapse in Boston last year that led to a worker los...


APC Secures Turkish Tanker Coating Contracts

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently announced via emailed press release that it has sealed several new contracts to apply its tank coating s...


Renderings Bring Unbuilt Wright Projects to Life

A selection of projects designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright that were never constructed was recently brought to life in a series of renderings.


FD Thomas Acquires Redwood Painting Company

Earlier this month, industrial coating and specialty contractor company F.D. Thomas announced the acquisition of Redwood Painting Company in Pittsburg, California.


Norway Researchers Explore Racial Impact of White Paint

The University of Bergen has recently received funding for a multi-year research project to examine the impact of titanium dioxide (TiO2) in white paint on a variety of factors, including na...


Study: Steel Corrosion Causes Environmental Issues

A recent study from The Ohio State University is reportedly the first to quantify the environmental impact associated with steel corrosion.


Bidding Open for NY Library Rehab Project

The City of New York is soliciting bids for the rehabilitation of a library building in Brooklyn, New York.


Sherwin Reports Q4, 2022 Financial Results

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2022 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 26), reporting consolidated net sales at a 9.8% increase for...


New Product Announcement: Wood Finish

Color solutions provider The Heubach Group has recently announced the launch of its latest advanced pigment preparations for luxurious wood finishes.


WA Plans for Major Bridge Renovation, Repainting

Design work is expected to begin this year for repainting, deck resurfacing and other related repairs on the Meeker Street Bridge in Kent, Washington.


EPA Seeks Input on Inflation, Emissions Programs

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would accept public input on developing new programs focused on lowering carbon and other greenhouse gases in constructi...


Utility Relocations Further Delay MD Purple Line

Despite reportedly being four and a half years behind schedule, construction on Maryland’s Purple Line is facing another challenge that could push the project back seven months more to an op...


Gardco Launches New Website

In an emailed press release, quality control and testing solutions business Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco) announced last week that it launched a new customer-focused website.


Tech Company Releases Humanoid Robot Demo

Engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics recently showcased its latest technology, Atlas.


Historic Structures Preserved with MCI Tech

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation highlighted several projects preserved using the company’s MCI technology in an emailed press release issued last week.


Contract Awarded for WI Bridges Coating, Repair Work

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $201,144,071.74 for coating and repairs to the five bridge structures located along various routes in Glend...


World of Concrete 2023 Wraps in Las Vegas

World of Concrete, the industry’s largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals, launched its 2023 conference last week at the Las Vegas Convention Cente...


Coalition Files Lawsuit to Block WOTUS Rule

Several groups recently joined together to file a legal complaint against the latest “waters of the United States” rule, claiming that rather than providing clarity to the definition, the ru...


Seattle Sewage Tunnel Reaches Halfway Mark

The tunnel boring machine digging a 2.7-mile-long, 19-foot-diameter sewer tunnel in Seattle reportedly reached the halfway point last month, marking a major milestone for the Ship Canal Wate...


New Product Announcement: Digital Thermo-Hygrometer

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently released its new multifunctional humidity thermometer that can display te...


TX Pipe Burst Caused by Protective Coating Damage

Last week, city officials in Corpus Christi, Texas, reported that decades-old damage to protective coatings caused a waterline pipe to burst.


Study: Hygienic Coatings Prevent Bacteria Spread

In a recent press release, coatings manufacturer Teknos shared results from its participation in an independent study to investigate the antimicrobial efficacy and safety of silver-treated l...


Civil Penalty Amounts Adjusted, Increased

Last week, adjustments made by the U.S. Department of Labor to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s civil penalty amounts went into effect.


$1.7M Erie Canal Restoration Project Begins Work

Earlier this month, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced that construction began on a $1.7 million project to stabilize the historic Erie Canal ...


Daubert Chemical Announces Personnel Changes

Specialty coatings and adhesives manufacturer Daubert Chemical Company recently announced via emailed release a series of key promotions and new hires within the company.


FGIA Releases Updated Flashing Standard

Last week, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released an updated liquid-applied flashing standard.


PPG Releases Q4, FY 2022 Earnings Report

Global coatings company PPG released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report for 2022 on Thursday, reporting fourth-quarter net sales of about $4.2 billion, the same reported earnin...


TruQC Merges with SPOT Tracker

Data management specialists TruQC and SPOT Tracker recently announced they have merged to launch TRU, a new digital data management platform for critical assets across the infrastructure, en...


Army Corps Releases 2023 Cat, Infrastructure Calendar

The Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently unveiled a calendar for this year—featuring furry felines photoshopped into infrastructure projects across the country.


Bids Open for New TX Animal Facility

The City of Lake Jackson, Texas, is soliciting bids to construct a new 13,526-square-foot building.


Details Shared for $3B Mixed-Experience Community

In a recent press release, construction and design plans for The Mix, a $3 billion, 112-acre mixed-experience community in Frisco, Texas, were shared by project developers.


Report Highlights MT Infrastructure Upgrade Need

A recent report from national transportation research nonprofit TRIP showed that, despite state and federal funding increases, Montana’s transportation system is still in need of road and br...


USGBC Releases Top 10 LEED States for 2022

On Tuesday, the U.S. Green Building Council announced its Top 10 States for LEED green building. Upon review of each state’s LEED-certified gross square footage per capita over the past year...


New Product Announcement: Roof Coating

Manufacturer of roof coatings and sealants for commercial, municipal and industrial applications Everest Systems LLC recently announced via emailed press release the launch of a new, high-pe...


Nano-Coating ‘Space Skin’ Protects Spacecraft

A study conducted by a research team from the University of Surrey and Airbus Defense and Space found that a “space skin” could help protect spacecraft and satellites from solar radiation, w...


MA Developer Tests Less Conventional Materials

As a substitute for costly materials such as wood, one developer in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, has recently turned to cheaper alternatives for residential construction projects.


DOT Releases R&D, Technology Strategic Plan

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan for the next five years, defining research principles and priorities to help...


COVID-19 Top Cause of 2020 Worker Deaths

According to an analysis of data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 claimed more construction worker lives in 2020 than any other cause of death.


Contractors Needed for TX Water Tank Maintenance

The City of Brady in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the maintenance of a water storage tank.


Company Recycles Wind Turbine Blades into Concrete

A new business in Iowa has recently reported that it has created an eco-friendly process to convert decommissioned wind turbine blades into reusable materials for concrete, mortar and other ...


NY Sewer Pipeline Project Begins Microtunneling

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the start of microtunneling in the City of Newburgh as part of the first clean water infrastructure project funded by the bipartisan infra...


Researchers Look at Roman Concrete Durability

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and laboratories in Italy and Switzerland, have recently taken to studying ancient Roman concrete to...


EPA Adds 9 Chemicals, Removes 1 PFAS on SCIL

Late last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention announced in an emailed press release that the Safer Chemical Ingredients List w...


New Product Announcement: Thermal Insulating Coating

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently launched its new fluid-applied acrylic insulation coating, Series 975 Aerolon.


Pantone Releases 2023 Color of the Year

Global color and design company Pantone recently released its 2023 Color of the Year, revealing a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family.


AUV Inspects Underwater Pipeline Coating Defects

Last week, industrial machinery manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced the successful completion of its joint offshore verification test for close-range inspections using an ...


Firms Express Hudson Tunnel Partnership Interest

According to reports, at least 80 companies have already signed up for an informational meeting about the Hudson River Tunnel project after announcing last month it would be seeking a projec...


December Jobs Report Puts Strong End to 2022

United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh published a blog at the beginning of the month, highlighting the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


PPG Names Several New Leadership Appointments

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced several leadership personnel appointments, effective immediately.


3M Planning PFAS Manufacturing Exit

Global manufacturing giant 3M recently announced plans to exit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance manufacturing.


UK University Patents New Corrosion Sensor

Researchers at Bournemouth University have reportedly developed and patented a new corrosion sensor to improve the safety and reliability of large structures.


Diamond Vogel Announces 2023 Colors, Trend Report

Last week, paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel announced via emailed press release that it had released its 2023 Feature Colors and 2023 Annual Color Trend Report.


RPM International Scaling Back Paint Production

On a recent financial report call, global coatings company RPM International leadership said they would be decreasing production at some of its plants due to reduced demand, the supply chain...


EPA Defaults Renovators for Paint Violations

In a news release issued on Jan. 10, an official from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two home renovation companies would be required to pay civil penalties for viola...


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Medical Center Accepting Bids for Interior Reno

The Department of Veterans Affairs is soliciting bids for interior renovations to a medical center campus in White River Junction, Vermont.


Obituary: Donald Keehan, APC Founder

Donald J. Keehan Sr., Advanced Polymer Coatings Founder, passed away on Dec. 28, at the age of 87.


Artist Completes 'Banned Books' Mural in MO

St. Louis-based artist David Ruggeri has recently completed a “banned books” mural on the side of the Dunaway Books bookstore in the city.


ERDC Establishes New Coatings Testing Facilities

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center announced earlier this week that its Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory has created three new testing facilities to test ...


US Releases Transportation Decarbonization Plan

The Biden-Harris Administration recently released the first-ever U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, with strategies to cut all greenhouse emissions from the transpor...


New Product Announcement: Self-Adhesive Wallcovering

Designer and manufacturer of applied materials company Designtex recently introduced new self-adhesive wallcoverings in over 800 patterns via emailed press release.


EPA Proposing Stronger Air Quality Standards

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to strengthen key national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particles, or soot, to protect communities ...


OSHA Issues Injury, Illness Reporting Reminder

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued its annual reminder to specific employers to submit the required injury and illness data for 2022 by M...


Temporary Hangars Installed for IN Bridge Corrosion

The Indiana Department of Transportation is reportedly installing several supplemental bridge hangers on a bridge located over State Road 46 after corrosion was found during recent inspectio...


Resin Prices Could be Impacted by Winter Freeze

At the end of last month, the American Chemistry Council released its November 2022 resin production and sales statistics, showing that year-to-date production in November totaled 85.3 billi...


VCC, Coating Manufacturers Release Color Collection

The Vieux Carré Commission, responsible for the preservation and protection of the invaluable historic architectural heritage of New Orleans’ French Quarter, recently partnered with Benjamin...


Scientists Develop New Nickel Alloy Coating Method

The Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced earlier this week that researchers have developed a new technique to deposit nickel alloy coatings on high-perf...


PennDOT Awards Contract for Bridge Painting Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $24,593,523.58 for painting and repairs to the New Kensington Bridge, which carries State Route 1038 ove...


TN Titans Get Financing for New Stadium

The National Football League has recently agreed to help finance the construction of a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans of Nashville.


JPCL Publishes Concrete Coating Buying Guide

The 2022 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide for Concrete is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This year’s guide offers manufacturers’ recommendations for specific applications...


New Product Announcement: Powder Coating Additive

Last month, specialty chemicals company Evonik unveiled its new multifunctional polymer additive for powder coating formulations.


New Models Estimate Bridge Steel Rebar Corrosion

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


Fatal Scaffolding Collapse Investigations Continue

Authorities are continuing to investigate a deadly scaffolding failure at a residential high-rise project on a construction site in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Elastomer Manufacturer Enters EPA Agreement

At the end of December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had entered a consent agreement with LaPlace, Louisiana-based Denka Performance Elastomer, LLC for failing ...


MO Pool Scheduled for Blasting

A $24,375 bid was recently approved by the Union Board of Alderman in Missouri for the blast cleaning of a concrete pool at Union’s Splash-N-Swimplex.


Heubach Colorants Takes Sustainability Step

Color solutions manufacturer of pigments and pigment preparations Heubach Colorants India Limited (Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra) announced in an emailed press release that it has recently invest...


MineralTech Acquires Specialty Sand Company, AIM

Manufacturer and supplier of abrasive blast media MineralTech Gulf Coast Abrasives, LLC, recently announced that it has acquired Specialty Sand Company and American Industrial Minerals (AIM)...


ChemQuest Names New Personnel Appointments

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has recently announced several new leadership appointments via emailed release.


Bids Open for New Structure in MA

The Town of Nantucket is soliciting bids for demolishing the current Nantucket Harbormaster Building and constructing a replacement structure in Nantucket, Massachusetts.


French Startup Develops Painting Robot

Over the last several weeks, French startup Les Companions has been demonstrating a collaborative painting robot prototype to customers across the United Kingdom.


RPM Reports Record Net Sales for 2023 Q2

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report for 2023 on Thursd...


Pyrrhotite Study OKs Public Buildings

Captive insurance company Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Co. (CFSIC) recently published a study on the extent of pyrrhotite-related damages on concrete foundations in non-residen...


US States Use Different Shade of Road Paint

According to recent reports, global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) is preparing to sell more yellow paint in the coming years as states adopt wider stripe standards, with different states...


New Product Announcement: Electric Pump

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently introduced a new electric-operated double diaphragm pump for industrial and hygienic applications.


Crude Oil Waste Converted into Graphene

Researchers from Rice University and the University of Calgary, Canada, recently transformed a crude oil byproduct, asphaltene, into graphene for thermal, anti-corrosion and 3D printing appl...


NHL Extends Exclusive PPG Paint Partnership

Late last month, global coatings supplier PPG and the National Hockey League announced a three-year extension of their North American partnership.


White House Unveils New Bridge Funding

To kick off the new year, the Biden-Harris Administration recently released new funding initiatives and plans for the 2023 bipartisan infrastructure law implementation.


MN Painting Company Commits Wage Theft

A commercial painting contractor operating in Lakeville, Minnesota, was recently found guilty of wage theft and theft by swindle for underpaying or neglecting to pay his employees.


Contractors Needed for TX Storage Tank Construction

The Laguna Madre Water District in Port Isabel, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the construction of an elevated storage tank.


Drones Inspect Wind Turbine Concrete Towers

Technical service provider TÜV Nord recently announced that it is using drone support for an end-of-warranty inspection for a European wind turbine manufacturer.


MPI Shares Review of 2022 Progress

Shortly before ringing in the new year, The Master Painters Institute (a subsidiary of The Association for Materials Protection and Performance) shared a review of progress made throughout 2...


Biden Signs Water Resources Development Act

Last month, President Joe Biden signed the $37.8 billion Water Resources Development Act of 2022 legislation, paving the way for federal funding for 30 new or modified water infrastructure p...


$125K Grant Awarded for Material Testing Research

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently awarded a $125,000 grant for the development of a standardized method to characterize the release of nanoparticle-based coatings from v...


Pigment Maker Files for Bankruptcy

In an effort to better facilitate the sale of its businesses, color pigments company DCL Corporation announced last month that its United States-based subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions ...


University Researchers Develop Preservation Coating

A newly developed coating system designed to preserve historical monuments—and possibly more—is showing promise, according to the National Park Service.


Design Demand Continues to Slow

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index report for the month of November, reporting that demand for designs is continuing to slow.


Judge Rules Qatar, Airbus Trial Will Be Split

A United Kingdom High Court Judge recently ordered for the $2 billion Qatar Airways and Airbus trial scheduled for June to be split into two parts.


New Product Announcement: Resealable Bubble Bags

Last month, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation launched its new bubble film packaging with corrosion inhibitors for shipping and storing metal components.


I-Tech Partnership Combines Antifouling Technologies

Developers of antifouling biotechnology I-Tech AB and global specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently announced that they have successfully combined their respective antifouling technolo...


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Toronto School District Accepting Project Bids

The Toronto District School Board is soliciting bids for school building additions and alterations at Hollywood Public School in North York, Ontario, Canada.


Coating Supplier Launches Holiday Sock Collection

Earlier this holiday season, architectural and industrial paint manufacturer and distributor Dunn-Edwards partnered with Los Angeles-based sock brand Sock Candy to launch a “happiness-induci...


Epidemic Science Inspires New Conductive Paint

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


Report: Positive Outlook for Construction

Despite economic uncertainty in recent months, a year-end report recently published by Dodge Construction Network has shared findings that the construction industry could remain positive in ...


New Fern Hollow Bridge Opens in Pittsburgh

Yesterday (Dec. 22), officials opened the new Fern Hollow Bridge, after the construction of the replacement structure was completed less than a year after the original bridge’s collapse in J...


New Product Announcement: Copper Coating

Last month, Behr Paint Company issued an email sharing information about one of its latest product offerings: Copper Force Paint.


AeroSHARK Tech Aircraft Application Expanding

Earlier this month, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency granted Lufthansa Technik approval to apply modifications to two other Boeing 777 variants with its sustainable AeroSHARK riblet...


Engineering Firm Settles Flint Water Case

Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, one of the two engineering firms accused of negligence in the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, recently agreed to an undisclosed settlement, following a mistrial in...


EPA Finds PCE Poses Unreasonable Risks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in a press release last week that it has finalized a revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk determination for perchloroet...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, PaintSquare Daily News will be wrapping up its regular daily news coverage for the year and publishing our annual “best of” issues.


Contractors Needed for OK Water Tank Rehab

The City of Sand Springs in Oklahoma is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 500,000-gallon welded pedesphere elevated water storage tank.


Weiler Abrasives Expands Safety Program

Abrasive products and brushes manufacturer Weiler Abrasives (Cresco, Pennsylvania) has recently expanded its SPOT Safety Training Program.


Applications Open for $1.5B in 2023 RAISE Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustaina...


Lease Deal Approved for Bills Stadium

In a meeting hosted by the National Football League earlier this month in Dallas, owners voted to approve a year-to-year extension on the Buffalo Bills' lease at Highmark Stadium in Orchard ...


NSBA Releases Uncoated Weathering Steel Guide

The National Steel Bridge Alliance recently released a new reference guide to highlight various ways that uncoated weathering steel can help speed up bridge construction, as well as provide ...


Company Offers Sustainable Laser Cleaning Alternative

With sustainability and safety becoming major talking points in the abrasive blasting industry, laser technology from companies such as laser equipment manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporati...


Report: Highest Backlog Since Q2 2019

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of November on Dec. 13, reporting that the CBI is at its highest since the ...


Investigation Underway for Shipyard Fatality

According to reports, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the death of a worker who fell while working on a drydocked ship in Superior, Wisconsin, earlier...


Design Studio Develops Graffiti Removal Robot

Italian creative consulting firm and design studio Valerio Cometti + V12 Design have recently unveiled a new robotic technology capable of analyzing exterior facades and removing graffiti “t...


US Proposes Federal Building Standard

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the first-ever performance standard for federal buildings to cut energy use and electrify equipment in 30% of building spaces ow...


CRW Acquires CCI Inspection Services

Last week, Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution announced the acquisition of CCI Inspection Services, Inc. in Conroe, Texas.


New Product Announcement: Sustainable TiO2 Coatings

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently unveiled its new titanium dioxide product portfolio, the Ti-Pure Sustainability series.


KS Keystone Pipeline Ruptures, Spills Bitumen

A segment of the Keystone Pipeline operated by TC Energy ruptured last week, spilling approximately 14,000 barrels of tar sands oil in what has been called the largest onshore crude pipeline...


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Glidden Spray Paint Wins Innovation Award

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that its Glidden Max Flex spray paint and primer received The Home Depot’s 2022 Innovation Award.


Painters District Council 58 Celebrates 135 Years

At the beginning of the month, the Painters District Council 58 celebrated 135 years of the International Union of the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), which was originally formed in 1887...


OSHA Releases Top Violations for FY 2022

In an e-newsletter, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently revealed its annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal ye...


Arkema Doubles India Powder Coatings Capacity

Last week, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that it has doubled its polyester resins capacity at its Navi Mumbai, India, facility.


Aircraft Paint Removal Robot Launching Next Year

A robotic system from Dutch robotics specialist Xyrec is anticipating an operations launch with a major aircraft manufacturer by mid-2023.


Work to Begin at $269M Seattle Kaye

Construction at the $296 million Kaye tower in downtown Seattle is expected to begin sometime this month, according to the developer and general contractor Skanska.


US, EU Consider Climate-Based Tariffs

As instructed by United States President Joe Biden, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently shared a concept paper with the European Union suggesting new tariffs on steel and al...


Bidding Open for Correctional Center Painting Project

The West Virginia Department of Administration is soliciting bids for building construction and upgrades to a correctional center campus.


HoldTight Product Receives Carboline Approval

Surface protection solution company HoldTight Solutions, Inc. (Houston) recently announced via emailed press release that one of its products has received approval from global coatings, lini...


AZ Border Wall Constructed with Shipping Containers

According to reports, work crews have been placing hundreds of double-stacked shipping containers topped with razor wire along Arizona’s eastern boundary with Mexico.


AR Contractor Fined for Confined Space Deaths

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined a Texarkana, Arkansas, construction contracting company for two employee deaths in July...


New Product Announcement: Deaerator

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently added a new deaerator to its portfolio.


$12.1B O'Hare Airport Gets FAA Approval

The Federal Aviation Administration recently determined that plans to redevelop Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport would not have a “significant” negative environmental impact, officiall...


Study: Eco-friendly Antifouling Paint Most Effective

According to a recent report, researchers have found that environmentally friendly alternatives to copper-based antifouling paint were best at keeping fouling at bay on ships and vessels.


UN Completes First Global Infrastructure Review

A team of environmental scientists from the United Nations have recently carried out the first standardized global review of potential risks and benefits from planned transportation infrastr...


CertaPro Painters Appoints New VP

Residential and commercial painting services CertaPro Painters (Audubon, Pennsylvania) has recently announced the appointment of Adam Biedenbender as Vice President of Franchise Development.


Work Resumes at $1.9B OH Hospital

Construction at The Ohio State University’s $1.9 billion Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital paused for several days after inspectors discovered cracking concrete between the first and ...


$3.2M Grant Awarded for 3D Printing Concrete Research

Florida International University recently received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to research the 3D printing of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC).


Contract Awarded for WI Bridge Rehabilitation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $5,029,020.57 for painting and repairs to the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge, which carries Route 43 over the Fo...


Study: Green Roofs Low in NYC

In a recent study, the Nature Conservancy, The New School, Columbia University and the Wildlife Conservation Society looked at the number of green roofs within New York City.


Contract Awarded for Lunar Construction Tech

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently awarded a contract to a pioneer in large-scale 3D printing, Austin-based ICON.


New Product Announcement: Injectable CUI Inhibitor

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently released a new vapor phase corrosion inhibitor that can be injected directly into insulating material.


Sludge Waste Could Self-Heal Sewer Pipe Concrete

Described as a “world-first,” a project from the University of South Australia will look at using water treatment sludge to prevent sewer pipes from cracking in the form of self-healing conc...


House Passes Water Resources Act Agreement

Last week, lawmakers reportedly reached a bipartisan agreement on the more than $37 billion Water Resources Development Act of 2022.


University Unveils New Construction Lab

Construction management and civil engineering students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock again have an educational space for classes, student projects, demonstrations, faculty and...


Briolf Group Acquires Italian Aerosol Manufacturer

Chemical manufacturing company Briolf Group, comprising several industrial companies in the field of specialty chemicals, recently announced that it has acquired Italian aerosol manufacturer...


APC Expands Work with China Ship Coating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) is reportedly growing its work in China, landing a new deal to coat two new ships built for joint venture Proman ...


EPA Orders St. Croix Refinery Chemical Removal

After an inspection identified several safety concerns, including pipe corrosion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered a legal agreement with Port Hamilton Refining and Transport...


Members Sought for DOL Construction, Health

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that it is accepting nominations for membership on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safe...


Purple Christmas Trees Popping Up in NY

A woman traveling through northeastern wine country near Naples, New York recently concocted a story regarding purple Christmas trees she’d discovered amongst other traditional varieties.


WI Aircraft Paint Facility Opening Next Year

Construction is currently underway on a new $55 million state-of-the-art aircraft paint facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, for aircraft company Gulfstream Aerospace.


FHWA Expands Transportation Innovation Program

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced the latest round of transportation innovations through its Every Day Counts Pr...


Bids Open for New CA Fire Facility

The City of Clovis, California is soliciting bids for demolition of an existing fire station and construction of a new facility.


New Product Announcement: Paint Shaker

Worldwide distributor, producer and designer of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Columbia, Maryland) has recent...


World's Skinniest Skyscraper Completes in NYC

Interiors have recently been completed at New York City’s 91-story Steinway Tower, also known by many as 111 West 57th Street, marking the official completion of the residential high-rise.


‘Cool Pavement’ Coating Peels Off in AZ Rain

A pavement coating applied to a Phoenix neighborhood with the hopes of lowering temperatures recently peeled and flaked off roadways during a rain event over the weekend.


NJ to Establish New Building Standards

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently announced plans to issue new environmental permitting rules regarding flood-control efforts.


EPA Approves Denver Lead Pipe Removal Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in Denver based on the results of a successful pilot program.


Jon-Don Acquires Norkan, CRT

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently announced the acquisition of Norkan Industrial Supplies and CRT Industrial Equipment.


Bidding Open for OH Water Storage Tank Rehab

Medina County in Ohio is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Research Team Inspects Pipelines with Robots, AI

A researcher at Wayne State University wants to use robotics and artificial intelligence work previously utilized in Texas for the inspection of pipelines in Michigan.


Floor Coating Applied to Meat Processing Facility

Food and beverage industry flooring specialists Allied Finishes recently completed a floor coating project for a chicken meat processing facility.


Report: Industrial Floor Coating Market to Grow

The global floor coating market is anticipated to grow to $5.5 billion by 2030, a recent research report predicts, with the market already valued at $3.1 billion in 2020.


Design Demands Down Considerably

The American Institute of Architects recently reported that demand for design services softened considerably in October. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report marks the first dec...


Owner Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging, Bribery

A construction company owner is now the third person to plead guilty in a bid rigging and bribery scheme against the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), involving improvement...


New Jersey State House Undergoes Restoration

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) was recently reported to have played a role in a $300 mil...


Work Efforts Continue at $830M Obama Center

After shutting down for several days, work has resumed at the $830 million Obama Presidential Center jobsite in Chicago.


JPCL Coatings 101 Series Continues

The next installment of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Coatings 101 series focuses on inspection for industrial coatings projects, including roles, responsibilities an...


New Product Announcement: Black Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of its new black pigment with jet masstone color and high tint strength.


Registration Opens for Surface Roughness Class

Surface roughness measurement, analysis and training provider Michigan Metrology recently announced that registration is now open for its “Roughness, Texture and Tribology” class and worksho...


$10M Provided for NJ Flood Resilience Projects

Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it has obligated $10 million for flood resilience projects in New Jersey to communities impacted by Hurricane Ida.


Sherwin to Acquire German Wood Coatings Companies

Global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced plans to acquire German-based Specialized Industrial Coatings Holding (SIC Holding), a Peter Möhrle Holding and G...


NPS Approves Lighthouse Restoration Project

Late last month, the National Park Service (NPS) approved plans to rehabilitate and restore the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, North Carolina.


Reports Highlight Decline in Backlog, Spending

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of October, reporting that the CBI wavered downward.


ChemQuest Appoints New Senior Vice President

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the appointment of Abe Rezai as Senior Vice President.


Residential Coatings Work Bidding in FL

The Orlando Housing Authority is soliciting bids for the exterior painting of 70 single-story housing units in Orlando, Florida.


Designs Revealed for 2023 Serpentine Pavilion

In a recent press release, London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for its 2023 Pavilion, designed by Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh.


Ontario Road Displays ‘Mess’ of Pavement Markings

A 700-foot-long stretch of decommissioned road in Ontario, Canada, looks like an “unintentional piece of public art” thanks to its unusual application of white and yellow street markings.


Congress Votes to Avert Rail Strike

As of yesterday (Dec. 1), Congress approved legislation to prevent an impending rail strike, taking up a measure to impose a labor agreement to increase worker pay and provide additional pai...


Women in Construction Reaches Record High

According to an analysis of data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of women working in the construction industry has hit a record high.


New Product Announcement: Sealing Compound

In an emailed press release, full-line manufacturer of polymer-modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing membranes Bitec (Morrilton, Arkansas) recently introduced a sealing compound for roo...


MSG Sphere Price Tag Upped to $2.18B

Madison Square Garden Entertainment recently announced a jump in construction costs at its ongoing MSG Sphere project in Las Vegas.


$105M Heading to OK Water Infrastructure

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $105 million in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to Oklahoma for water infrastructure improvemen...


Researchers Explore Nature-Inspired Materials

A new study has looked out taking inspiration from the biological world to create tougher, more sustainable materials, with potential to create new solar panels or coatings for hypersonic je...


Contract Awarded for AR Railroad Overpass Project

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has awarded a contract in the amount of $18,690,653.90 for the construction and painting of a new bridge overpass on Highway 351/Airport Ro...


Team Investigates Power Plant Pipe Corrosion

Researchers from Penn State University are looking at how contaminants in power plant water cycles could affect the integrity of steel pipes and tubing in the systems.


ACA Extends 2023 Abstract Deadline

In an emailed press release, the American Coatings Association (ACA) announced it was extending the deadline for abstract submissions for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference from Dec. 1 to Dec....


EPA Publishes New Chemical Notices, Risks

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it improved public access to certain reports submitted by chemical companies in its web application for public access to no...


CISA Updates Infrastructure Resilience Framework

Last week, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released an updated Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework to help better protect critical infrastructure.


University Unveils Bio-Based 3D-Printed House

The world’s first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials was recently constructed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.


CMHA Offers Residents New Career Path

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), alongside global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company, is taking the community by storm with brushes, rollers and buckets ...


Denver Airport Opens New Concourses

In a press release issued earlier this month, the Denver International Airport (DEN) and United Airlines announced the opening of its new gates on Concourses A and B.


New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Fouling Coating

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel launched the first product from its new biocide-free, or B-Free, fouling control range from the company’s Yacht Coatings business.


NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

Nanotechnology research company Advanced Material Development recently announced that it has signed a collaborative work contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet...


Report: Capital Spending Highest Since 1994

A recent report from the National Association of State Budget Officers showed that while total state spending rose 7.3% overall in fiscal year 2022, infrastructure construction spending incr...


Commission Denies Paint Manufacturer Merger

The Competition Commission has recently denied global coatings company AkzoNobel’s proposal to merge with African coatings company Kansai Paint to acquire its paints and coatings activities ...


Axalta Names New CEO Appointment

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced the appointment of Chris Villavarayan as Chief Executive Officer and President and member of its Boa...


Concrete Water Tanks Built to Withstand Earthquakes

A utility company in Eugene, Oregon, is currently constructing two of six new water tanks to improve resiliency against earthquakes.


Proposals Updated in Toronto 'Skyscraper Race'

In observing the many architectural changes in Toronto’s skyline over the past decade and recent proposals for new record-breaking skyscrapers in the city, observers have recently coined the...


$1.5B MD Rail Bridge Project Moving Forward

Passenger railroad service Amtrak recently announced that it is moving forward with the replacement project of the 116-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge in Maryland.


EMSL Performs EPA Antimicrobial Coating Tests

Recently, an unnamed manufacturer turned to EMSL Analytical Inc. to determine if its antimicrobial coating has activity over an extended period.


Bidding Open for TX Ground Storage Tank Project

The City of Red Oak in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the construction of a one-million-gallon ground storage tank.


JFK $4.2B Terminal 6 Gets Environmental OK

In a new update regarding ongoing construction and renovations at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has recently granted final enviro...


Klamath Dam Demolition Procures Final Approval

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave its final approval to remove four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon, allowing what will be the largest dam removal p...


Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Solar Panel Coating

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur has reportedly developed a new coating technology that can self-clean solar panel surfaces.


New Product Announcement: Insulation Coating Feedstocks

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently released a new product line of feedstocks to substantially improve the performance of thermal insulation coatings.


Artemis I Features Collection of Coatings Tech

Last week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s historic uncrewed test flight Artemis 1 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.


University ‘Castle Building’ Receives $4M Reno Grant

A historic building at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, recently received a $4 million state grant for major renovations.


Prep Work Begins for New Soo Lock Phase 3

Earlier this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has kicked off construction for Phase 3 of the New Lock at the Soo in Michigan.


Survey Emphasizes Workforce Shortage Impacts

A recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk has found that severe workforce shortages are affecting small and large contractors.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 24, or Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Sansin Coating Passes ASTM Standards

In a recent press release, global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) announced that its FireStop97 flame spr...


Architect to Build Vertical Forest Towers in Dubai

During the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti announced plans to construct another Vertical Forest.


Report: Slow Payments Cost Industry $208B

Construction and real estate financial software firm Rabbet recently found in a new study that slow payments this year are estimated to cost the construction industry $208 billion.


Bidding Open for CA Office Project

Shasta Community Services District (SCSD) is soliciting bids for the construction of two buildings, as well as related mainline and appurtenances, in Redding, California.


Sherwin Launches Online Water Tank Designer

Earlier this week, Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine unveiled its new online tool for conceptualizing, visualizing and optimizing water storage tank coating projects.


Judge Approves $33M Bidding Fraud Settlement

A Texas judge recently granted final approval for a $33 million settlement in a fraud class action lawsuit against engineering and construction firm Fluor Corporation.


St. Louis Students Attend Construction Trade Expo

The Southern Illinois Builders Association recently hosted a three-day construction expo at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, Illinois.


Tunnel Attraction Opens Under Niagara Falls

Once part of a hydroelectric plant, visitors on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls can now explore a 2,200-foot-long tunnel located underneath the waterfall.


US Workforce Development Progresses

United States President Joe Biden recently recognized more than 350 organizations in the nation’s 50 states for their commitments as part of the Infrastructure Talent Pipeline Challenge.


Bid Approved for IL Bridge Coating Work

After almost two years, Riverside Township officials have approved a bid for painting and cleaning work on the Swinging Bridge in Illinois.


New Product Announcement: Antibacterial Tech

Established in the antimicrobial, odor control, sanitization and disinfection markets, and part of Barr Brands International, Microban International has recently announced the development of...


University Advances Plans for Athletic Center

Last week, the University of Pittsburgh’s Property and Facilities Committee officially approved plans for a series of state-of-the-art athletics projects.


Boeing Asks FAA to Approve Peeling Paint Fix

Aircraft industry company The Boeing Company recently outlined paint peeling issues on its 787 Dreamliner jetliners, asking United States regulators to approve its plan for a potential fix.


Contract Awarded for PA Interstate Bridge Painting

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,578,587.95 for painting and rehabilitation of the State Route 4034 bridge over I-99 in Imler, Pennsyl...


StoneAge Announces New Acquisition

High-pressure waterblast tools and automated industrial cleaning equipment manufacturer StoneAge, Inc. (Durango, Colorado) has recently announced the acquisition of Terydon, Inc.


Company Explores Using Fly-Ash in Paint

Last month, research and commercialization company Vecor Technologies recently presented its work of incorporating fly-ash into materials, including for the paint industry.


Covestro Breaks Ground for Aniline Plant

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new world-scale aniline production plant in Antwerp, Belgium.


WJA Launching New Pressure Washing Code

The Water Jetting Association recently announced it is planning to release a new code of practice for pressure washing to keep operators safe during use.


CPIA, CCC Announce 2023 Event Location

In a recent news release, the Commercial Painting Industry Association announced that it would be co-hosting the 2023 CPIA Leadership Conference with Technology Publishing Company in Chicago...


Buy America Material Requirement Takes Effect

While the Buy America requirements for construction materials took effect last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation has also proposed two new partial waivers for certain projects.


New Product Announcement: Roughness Gage Software

Measurement software, consulting and training provider Digital Metrology Solutions recently introduced its new software package for portable roughness gages.


Gordie Howe Bridge Completion Delayed

While work continues on the $5.7 billion Gordie Howe Bridge, a study conducted by financial analyst S&P Global Ratings shows that the completion date for the project has been pushed back to ...


ASCE Partners for Infrastructure Law Project Map

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new virtual map that features projects getting underway thanks to funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Survey Examines Architecture Business

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released the results of its recent industry survey, which examined business topics in architecture, such as billings, staffing and internation...


CRW, Corrosion Innovations Expand Operations

Last week, Corr-Ze manufacturer Corrosion Innovations alongside business partner CRW Consulting & Distribution announced that it is expanding its operations by relocating to a larger global ...


Property Firm Penalized for Lead Paint

In the latest slew of penalizations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for lead-based paint violations, a property management and development firm in Waterbury, Connecticut, was rec...


Study Examines Coating Failures in Real-Time

A new study has observed the tribological behavior of coatings in real-time, allowing researchers to better understand and design coatings for optimal results.


MI Lead Pipe Replacement Nearing Completion

This month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the accelerated campaign to replace aging lead water service lines in the City of Benton Harbor is nearing completion, almost fi...


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World of Concrete Launches New Awards Program

Global concrete and masonry industry connector World of Concrete recently introduced its new Innovative Product Awards, dedicated to recognizing and showcasing innovative and forward-thinkin...


Contractors Wanted for CA Community Park Reno

The City of Palmdale is soliciting bids for phase two construction, renovations and additions to a community park in Palmdale, California.


Company Completes World's Largest Pallet Painting

Southeast material handling solution provider Carolina Handling, in partnership with pallet provider 48forty Solutions, has recently completed what has been dubbed the world's largest pallet...


Joint Venture Selected for Bills' Stadium

Last Thursday (Nov. 3), Pegula Sports & Entertainment announced the selection of joint venture Gilbane Building Co. and Turner Construction in association with 34 Group as the construction m...


Smartphones Could Help Evaluate Bridge Conditions

A study conducted by a team involving researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suggested that mobile phones could potentially collect useful integrity data while crossi...


Connect Event Marks Another Successful Year

Last month, Technology Publishing Company’s fifth annual Contractor Connect concluded at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


New Product Announcement: Foam Depth Gauge

Worldwide distributors, producers and designers of physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Gardco) has recently introduced a ...


RI Bridge Receives $82.5M Upgrade Funding

At the end of last month, state officials in Rhode Island celebrated a $82.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade and extend the lifespan of the Pell Bridge.


APC Lands New Tank Recoating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently announced that it has landed its third deal of the year with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to re...


Sherwin-Williams Breaks Ground on NC Facility

Late last month, global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Statesville, North Ca...


Report: Construction Death Rate Stagnant

Despite efforts made by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to better protect the construction industry’s workforce, recent reports have indicated th...


USGBC Names New CEO, President

The U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. recently announced the appointment of Peter Templeton as President and CEO.


Contractors Needed for SC Tank Rehab Project

The Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority in Okatie, South Carolina, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an elevated storage tank.


Biotechnology Enhances Marine Antifouling Coatings

Antifouling biotechnology developers I-Tech AB and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden recently announced they have developed a new method for introducing its barnacle repelling active agent ...


Historic Egan Hotel Undergoing Repairs

Contractors have recently begun repairing the historic Egan Hotel in Downtown Crowley, Louisiana, with hopes that one day the facility will become a boutique hotel.


TX Bridge Work Resumes, Completion Delayed

After suspending work earlier this year due to design concerns, work has partially resumed on the construction of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Contractor Utilizes Drones for Pressure Washing

Commercial coatings contractor Tim Payne Painting (Chattanooga, Tennessee) was recently interviewed for the company’s adoption of drone technology.


New Product Announcement: Salt Test Kits

Surface protection solution company HoldTight Solutions, Inc. (Houston) recently launched its new line of field test kits created to detect soluble salts.


Researchers Create Climate-Friendly Window Coating

A group of researchers has recently published a study on a new transparent window coating that could be utilized to lower the temperature inside buildings.


NE University Wins Bridge Monitoring Challenge

Last month, a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska won the NATO Innovation Challenge for its work using sensors to monitor the health of rural bridges.


EPA Seeks Input on Inflation Reduction Act

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would be seeking public input on a subset of new and existing programs funded by President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Ac...


DC Silver Line Expects November Opening

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced late last month that it is expecting the Metrorail Silver Line extension project to open next week on Nov. 15.


Arkema Recycling Program Producing Polyamides

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


Versatile Hosting Epoxy Floor Coating Contest

Manufacturer of epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings for residential, industrial and commercial concrete floors Versatile Building Products is now accepting submissions for an epoxy photo c...


$1.25M TX Water Storage Plant Rehab Approved

At the end of last month, city officials in Katy, Texas, approved a $1.25 million rehabilitation project for existing water storage tanks at its water storage plant.


Restoration Completed at Hollywood Sign

A commercial painting crew from Duggan & Associates (Los Angeles) has recently completed restoration coatings on the Hollywood sign in California.


Industry Unemployment Down in 42 States

In a state-by-state analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors last week, it was shared that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) national ...


Hempel PFP Coating Gains Certification, CE Mark

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced via emailed release that its Hempafire Pro 400 coating has been certified in accordance with the EN13381-8 standard and granted the CE mark.


MN Bridge Collapse Steel Installed at University

Last month, pieces of steel from the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis were taken out of storage and placed in what will be the University of St. Thomas’ new engineering building...


GA Housing Authority Bidding Coatings Work

Millen Housing Authority is soliciting bids for painting and upgrades to two three-bedroom housing units in Millen, Georgia.


EPA Issues Drinking Water Contaminant List

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its Final Fifth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List, including an expansion of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances...


ACI, GCCA Sign International Partnership

The American Concrete Institute and the Global Cement and Concrete Association recently signed an International Partnership Agreement, formalizing their cooperative efforts.


USGBC to Update LEED v4 Rating System

Yesterday (Nov. 3), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program, LEED v4.


New Product Announcement: Roofing Adhesive

A new roofing product has been recently released by Soprema (Wadsworth, Ohio), a leader in the commercial roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering waterproofing industri...


OH Startup Sealing Air Ducts, Building Envelopes

To help mitigate wasted energy in residential properties, a Dayton, Ohio-based startup has recently made its systems available across the United States and in 29 countries.


Deadline Extended for 2022 Prestige Awards

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Prestige Awards has been extended to Nov. 30.


University Developing Solar Cell Coating Method

A research team from the University of Helsinki in Finland is developing thin films needed to handle new types of halide perovskite solar cells.


Renovators, Contractors Fined for Paint Violations

As a result of being found in violation of lead-based paint safety regulations, 22 residential home renovators and contractors from Idaho and Washington recently settled with the U.S. Enviro...


AIA Revamps Architecture Conference

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects announced that it assumed management of the AIA Conference on Architecture tradeshow from Informa.


Technology Produces New Superabrasive Tools

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed a new technology that can reportedly produce new-generation superabrasive tools for advanced grinding application...


Contract Awarded for WA Bridge Painting

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $8,150,343.90 for painting and rehabilitation of Cowlitz River Bridge on State Route 411 in Castle R...


Third Man Found Guilty in Border Wall Fraud

A third defendant has been found guilty in a defrauding scheme over funds raised in a crowdfunding campaign to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall back in 2019.


Buffalo Bills’ Stadium Renderings Released

Officials from the National Football League’s New York-based Buffalo Bills have released the first renderings for its new $1.4 billion open-air stadium.


Antimicrobial Paint Used in Case Study

In an emailed press release, global coatings manufacturer PPG recently shared that its antimicrobial paint containing Corning Guardiant technology was used to protect the largest school syst...


Workforce Program Brings Students to Target Remodel

In September, St. Louis-based construction industry workforce development initiative and consultancy ConstructReach brought more than 150 students together to learn about the construction in...


New Product Announcement: Vertical Repair Mortar

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced the release of its new vertical and overhead repair mortar to inhibit corrosion and reduce the risk of the ring-anode effec...


Scientists Study Antifouling Coatings, Coral Growth

A marine biologist from the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Germany recently studied how antifouling coatings can curb algal growth while still protecting tropical coral...


NY Landlord Arraigned for Lead Violations

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office recently announced the arraignment of Carrie A. Preischel of Boston, New York, for exposing a tenant to unsafe levels of lead paint.


EPA Awards $1M for Wastewater Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $1 million research grant to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to improve wastewater monitoring for the spread of infect...


Allnex Opens New R&D Center in Austria

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art research and development...


USGBC Unveils Keynotes for Greenbuild 2022

The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect, a division of Informa plc, recently announced its full keynote lineup for the 2022 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.


VT Engineers Modernizing Modular Structures

A team at TenFold Engineering is working to revolutionize relocatable modular construction out of its precision manufacturing hub in Springfield, Vermont.


New Safety Law Impacting FL Condo Owners

Since the signing of Senate Bill 4-D by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, condominium owners and associations are sharing concerns over the likelihood of meeting the new regulation requirements...


Carboline Launches New Podcast Series

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently relaunched its podcast series with a new name and direction


US Aiding Ukraine Infrastructure Repair

The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce recently announced that they have signed a joint statement of intent with Ukraine to create a task force focused on war-time needs and inf...


Drone Creates Fern Hollow Bridge 3D Model

A project from the University of Pittsburgh is utilizing a drone to prepare a digital model and history of the construction of the new Fern Hollow Bridge.


HDOT Soliciting Bids for Airport Reno

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and repairs to an air traffic control tower.


Construction Begins on Linear City

Aerial photography company OT Sky recently shared footage of initial construction efforts underway at Saudi Arabia's to-be massive linear city, The Line.


AIA Reports Moderate, Healthy ABI

Last week, The American Institute of Architects reported that architecture firms shared increasing demand for design services in September. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report ...


Researchers Develop New Superhydrophobic Coating

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


Tnemec Announces 2022 Tank of the Year

On Friday (Oct. 21), protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. released a video announcing the winner of its 2022 Tank of the Year competition.


EPA Reducing Lead Exposure with RRP Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working to reduce childhood lead exposure through improved compliance with the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.


Building Insulation Developed from Construction Waste

Pauls Argalis, an industrial doctorate student from Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering, has recently developed a new construction material for building insulation...


New Product Announcement: Electrostatic Sprayer

Disinfection application systems manufacturer Cloudstatic recently announced the launch of a next-generation electrostatic sprayer.


DOT Awards First Bridge Investment Grants

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first round of grants from the bipartisan infrastructure law’s competitive Bridge Investment Program.


Contractors Needed for TX Storage Tank Rehab

The City of Weimar in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 75,000-gallon elevated storage tank.


PPG Announces New CEO Appointment

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that Chief Operating Officer Tim Knavish has been named President and Chief Executive Officer as current CEO Michael McGarry plans to retire ...


Plastribution Wins BPF Award for Polymer Design

Last Tuesday, polymer distributor Plastribution announced via emailed press release that it was the recipient of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) award for Polymer Design and Innovation...


TN Titans Strike Deal for $2.2B Stadium

The National Football League’s Tennessee Titans of Nashville recently announced that they’ve reached an agreement with the city’s mayor for the construction of a new stadium.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 2022 Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its financial earnings report for the 2022 third quarter on Oct. 25. The quarter officially ended on Sept. 30.


First AeroSHARK-Coated Flight Takes Off

For the first time ever, an aircraft operated by Swiss International Air Lines and equipped with AeroSHARK surface technology took off on a passenger flight.


New Product Announcement: Adhesion Test Kit

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced via email the release of its new complete tape and knife adhesion test kit.


Enbridge Fined $11M for Line 3 Pipeline

Minnesota state agencies, in partnership with Fond du Lac Band, recently announced enforcement penalties resulting in $11 million against Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline construction proje...


Lawsuit Filed After Mandated SC Tower Evacuation

Just weeks after the evacuation of the Renaissance Tower in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, residents of the structure have filed a lawsuit against the building’s management team, including th...


September Backlog Up, Confidence Steady

The Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of September on Oct. 11, reporting that the CBI experienced a positive jump.


World’s Longest Timber Suspension Bridge Opens

Earlier this month, the 1,203-foot-long SkyBridge opened to the public at Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan. The structure, which is 188-feet above the ground, is now reportedly the world’s ...


Registration Opens for World of Concrete 2023

Registration is now open for World of Concrete 2023, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in January.


NY Receives Funding for Water Infrastructure

This month, funding was awarded to the state of New York for water infrastructure projects to modernize and provide clean drinking water to communities.


Kelly-Moore Acquired by Flacks Group

In a recent press release, global investment firm Flacks Group announced the acquisition of the manufacturer and retailer of paints and coatings Kelly-Moore Paint Company.


University Educators Lead Architectural Preservation

As part of a new initiative dubbed “Capacity Building for Sustainable Preservation of Civil Rights Heritage Places,” educators from Tuskegee University’s Department of Architecture and Unive...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase in 2022 Q3

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 third-quarter financial report Thursday (Oct. 20), reporting increased revenue and lower adjusted operating income year-over-year.


Deadline Extended for IBC Call for Papers

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania recently announced that the deadline has been extended for its call for papers for the 2023 International Bridge Conference.


WI City Accepting Bids for Park, Facility Reno

The City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is soliciting bids for painting and revitalization of a public park and its facilities.


PPG Reports 2022 Q3 Financial Results

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third quarter 2022 earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 19), announcing record net sales of $4.5 billion, or 2% higher than Q3 in 2021.


Sherwin to Acquire Italian Wood Coatings Company

Last week, global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company announced plans to acquire an Italian designer, manufacturer and distributor of industrial wood coatings.


Paint Films Could Reveal Vehicle Scratches

A patent application from German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW was recently published for a vehicle scratch detection system that would allow drivers to be alerted when their ca...


DOL Proposes Worker Classification Rule

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on classifying employees and independent contractors.


University Awarded for Rapid Bridge Construction Design

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $500,000 to the University of Arkansas to design rapidly constructible bridges.


White House Accelerating Infrastructure Building

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a new action plan to accelerate progress of infrastructure construction through the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Wright House Goes on NY Market

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Socrates Zaferiou House was recently placed on the market in Blauvelt, New York. Built in 1963, the modified Usonian-style, single-story home is seeking $1.5 million.


Increased Wages Affecting Job Selection

According to a new cost report issued by New York City-based Turner Construction, contractors are being more selective in pursuing construction projects.


JPCL Steel Coating Buying Guide Online Now

The 2022 Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Coating Systems Buying Guide for Steel is available in print and online at paintsquare.com.


KY Water Tower Project Nears Completion

Work on a water tower painting project in Owensboro, Kentucky, is expected to soon be completed, including a new logo designed to celebrate the city’s bluegrass history.


Bidding Open for CA Pedestrian Bridge Painting

The City of San Clemente is seeking contractors to perform the cleaning and coating of two pedestrian bridge structures in Orange County, California.


Dunn-Edwards Opens Storefront in CA

Last week, architectural and industrial paint manufacturer and distributor Dunn-Edwards celebrated a strategic brick-and-mortar expansion with the grand opening of a new storefront in Auburn...


Bacteria-Killing Material Developed for Surfaces

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have recently developed a copper-coated technology capable of killing bacteria.


FTC Wins Deceptive Insulation Claims Case

The Federal Trade Commission recently won a court order against several companies for fraudulently claiming their coatings have insulating properties.


2019 Refinery Explosion Final Report Issued

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final report earlier this month for the 2019 Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery explosion in Philadelphia.


Benjamin Moore Announces 2023 Color, Trends

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently revealed its 2023 Color of the Year, highlighting a color that it says “enlivens the senses with an electric optimism.”


Construction Input Prices Dip in September

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both dippe...


Datacolor Partners with Mexican Color Experts

Color management solutions company Datacolor recently announced two new partnerships with Mexico-based agencies, Eurotécnica Textil S.A. de C.V. and Control Técnico y Representaciones S.A. d...


Behr Names 2023 Color of the Year

In September, Behr Paint Company announced its 2023 Color of the Year: Blank Canvas (DC-003).


Construction Begins at $1B Science Campus

Late last month, work began on what is anticipated to be the largest mixed-use research development in North Carolina's Research Triangle.


KTA-Tator Names Senior Project Engineer

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced that Johnnie Miller has joined their team as a Senior Project Engineer.


OR Bridge Closes for Painting Project Work

The Morrison Bridge in Multnomah County, Oregon, was closed this weekend as part of an ongoing multiyear, $20 million painting project.


Report: IIJA Implementation Faces ‘Challenges’

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General, the Department faces a “number of significant challenges” to implement the bipartisan infrastructure law, ...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Paint Tech

Nanoporous material manufacturer Svenska Aerogel recently presented a new product that can be used in antifouling paints to reduce copper toxicity in the ocean.


EPA Announces Lead Exposure Initiative

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the official launch of a nationwide training and outreach initiative focused on reducing childhood lead exposure.


Artist Paints with Moss for New Mural

A satellite location of Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, Iowa) has recently received a unique mural on one of its exterior patio walls.


Carboline Names Vice President of Sales USA

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) announced it has named Rick Brown as Vice President of Sales USA.


Bidding Open for WV School Building Renovations

Kanawha County Schools is soliciting bids for Phase 2B building and HVAC renovations at two locations.


$60B Released for Infrastructure Law Funding

On Tuesday (Oct. 11), the Federal Highway Administration announced that it has released nearly $60 billion in funding for 12 formula programs under the bipartisan infrastructure law.


MA Water Tower Undergoing $3.6M Rehab

The Forest Street Water Tower in Methuen, Massachusetts, will be out of service for the next seven month as it undergoes a $3.6 million renovation project.


New Product Announcement: Polymeric Dispersing Agent

Earlier this year, global provider of specialty chemicals Clariant launched its first universal polymeric dispersing agent for organic and inorganic pigment preparations.


Issues Plague 'Design, Bid, Build' Process

In a construction outlook report from global real estate services firm JLL Global Research, studies reveal that material shortage unpredictability and rising costs are disrupting the industr...


Work Begins at $4B San Diego Riverwalk

Nearly two years since its original approval, a ceremonial groundbreaking was recently held at Mission Valley’s $4 billion Riverwalk in San Diego.


OSHA Issues Metal Coatings Company Citations

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a metal coatings company for 21 violations at its New Jersey manufacturing site.


Nippon Paint Specified for Carrier Ship Trio

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine reported that its hull and hold coatings were specified for a trio of Very Large Ore Carriers in South Korea.


Federal Court Upends $6M Lead Case

In a recent ruling, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to clear The Sherwin-Williams Company from a case where, in 2019, a jury awarded $6 million to three men whose brain dam...


Dunn-Edwards Announces 2023 Color of the Year

Last week, coatings company Dunn-Edwards Paints announced its 2023 Color of the Year.


Contractors Needed for CA Storage Tank Rehab

Los Angeles County in Topanga, California, is currently seeking contractors for the replacement of one 500,000-gallon water tank, one 3,000-gallon surge tank and one 1,250-gallon surge tank.


International Bridge Painting Project Wraps Early

At the beginning of the week, the $3 million painting project on the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge was completed three weeks earlier than anticipated.


Company Fined $1.6M for Pipeline Violations

National Grid, a multinational electricity and gas utility company, has recently been fined $1.6 million by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ Pipeline Safety Division related...


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OH Contractor Develops Workforce Initiative

After successfully launching the Urban Workforce Development Initiative (UWDI) in Cincinnati, contractor Messer is now planning to use the program to add more jobs in the construction indust...


Study Looks at Mars Dust for 3D Printing

In a new study, researchers from Washington State University share that there is a potential use for Martian dust in 3D printing on Mars.


Researchers Awarded Patent for Metal Coating

A research team from Eastern Michigan University was recently awarded a U.S. patent for their invention of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid (OIH) coating methods to potentially replace hazardous hea...


USDOT Expands Infrastructure Finance Program

Earlier this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will now offer low-cost, flexible financing for nearly half of transit p...


AMPP CEO Announces Retirement

At the end of last month, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance announced that CEO Bob Chalker plans to retire in July 2023.


MN Researching Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Design

In a recent study, researchers and the Minnesota Department of Transportation evaluated fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) using performing engineered mix (PEM) design methods to help bridge de...


Mule-Hide Expands Roofing System Availability

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. recently announced that it has expanded six of its spray polyurethane foam roofing systems to be available nationwide.


MI Proposes VOC Rule Amendments

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy issued a proposed rule package at the end of September regarding volatile organic compound emissions.


Ford Plant Transformed for Bio Research

Renovations to an eight-story, former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Pittsburgh were recently completed, marking the opening of the city’s newest biomedical research hub.


TX Awards $307M in Border Wall Contracts

Last month, the Texas Facilities Commissioners approved two design-build contracts totaling $307 million to build almost 14 miles of new barriers along the Texas-Mexico border.


Chicago Passes Decarbonization Bill

Late last month, Chicago City Council voted to pass Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code, making the city one of the first major U.S. cities and the first city in I...


Contractors Needed for CA Campus Gym

The Antelope Valley Community College District is soliciting bids for renovations to its campus gymnasium in Lancaster, California.


Winoa Division Celebrates Anniversary, Rebrand

As of this month, steel shot manufacturer IKK Shot Co., Ltd., a division of Winoa, has been rebranded in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary.


FL Solar Community Weathers Hurricane Ian

A 100% solar-powered community north of Fort Myers, Florida, reportedly retained power and faced minimal damage when Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall in the state at the end of last mo...


OSHA Awards Over $11.7M in Safety Grants

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the award of more than $11.7 million in grants to educate workers and employers on workplace ...


New Product Announcement: Matting Resin

Earlier this year, global chemistry supplier Stahl polymers announced the launch of a new, water-based and additive-free matting resin.


Reno Underway at Historic MI Community Center

Major renovations are continuing to take place at the 150-year-old Clark Lake Community Center in Michigan, thanks to new owners.


RPM Releases 2023 Q1 Earnings Report

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its first-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 5)...


Evonik Increases Additive Capacities

In a recent online press release, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced that its Coating Additives business line is increasing the capacities of two additive product groups for archit...


‘World’s Whitest Paint' Gets New Formulation

Researchers at Purdue University have recently developed a new thinner, lighter formulation for its “whitest white” paint, making it ideal for cooling vehicles or aircraft.


Contract Awarded for DE Bridge Painting Project

The Delaware Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $7,858,816.45 for painting and rehabilitation to 16 bridge structures along State Route 1 in Kent County, De...


Pittsburgh Roller Coaster Closes for Repaint Work

The historic 95-year-old Racer roller coaster at Kennywood in Pittsburgh has recently closed to receive a full-scale repaint.


Former Engineering Exec Sentenced for Fraud

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a former executive was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his participation in bid-rigging and fraud schemes against the North Car...


Construction Tech Report Highlights Innovations

Late last month, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its second annual construction technology report, highlighting case studies on specific technologies and innovative practice...


Painting Company Contracted for MSG Sphere

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based coatings contractor Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp. recently joined the construction team working on Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s MSG Spher...


New Product Announcement: High Solids Epoxy Lining

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has recently announced the launch of its new NSF/ANSI/CAN 600-compliant high solids epoxy lining for potable water assets.


EPA Finalizes NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized an amendment to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly,...


Concrete Pouring Begins for Fern Hollow Bridge

On Friday (Sept. 30), crews began pumping concrete to create the deck of the new Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh. The original bridge collapsed at the beginning of the year and, thanks to e...


Report: Total Construction Starts Show Decline

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


Paint Manufacturers Launch Coatings Association

With backing and support from the World Coatings Council (WCC) and Vincentz Network, 10 paint manufacturers with locations in the Middle East have recently launched a new coatings associatio...


PPG Launches New Light Industrial Brand

Last month, global coatings company PPG announced its newly-formed brand design to support light industrial customers, including liquid coatings, powder coatings and allied products.


Labor Unions Protest Coating Contractor

Despite recently reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor for misclassifying skilled laborers and denying overtime wages, several unions and community organizations are contin...


New Coating Mimics Polymer from Mussels

A coating from specialty materials company Mussel Polymers, Inc., has recently been used to strengthen carbon and aramid fibers, allowing for stronger, more lightweight materials.


FDOT Provides Pensacola Bay Bridge Update

The Florida Department of Transportation has recently announced that “major work” has been completed on the Pensacola Bay Bridge project, with the concrete bridge decks reaching about 86% co...


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Semple Launches Blood-Mixed Paint Collection

British artist Stuart Semple has recently found himself at the center of controversy with his latest product launch: the Gay Blood Collection.


Bidding Opens for FL Construction Project

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of a new Commercial Redevelopment Agency (CRA) building in Delray Beach, Florida.


ToughGuard Paint Sealant Launches New Website

ToughGuard High Performance Coatings recently announced that it has teamed up with aviation marketing company ABCI to launch a new website for its paint protection products.


AkzoNobel Aerospace Unveils VR Training System

At the National Business Aviation Association event next month, AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings plans to launch a new virtual reality training for painting aircraft.


Dubai Considers Proposed Moon Resort

Architectural design and intellectual property licensor Moon World Resorts is looking to license four structures around the globe resembling the Earth's natural satellite.


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New Product Announcement: Floor Paint, Concrete Stain

PPG’s Glidden paint brand recently launched a new floor paint and concrete stain product line featuring Cool Surface Technology.


AkzoNobel Releases 2023 Color Pick, Palettes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced its 2023 Color of the Year, highlighting a hue that the company says is “inspired by the warm tones of harvested crops.”


Judge Approves 2015 CA Oil Spill Settlement

Earlier this month, a federal judge gave final approval to a $230 million settlement by owners of the pipeline that ruptured near Santa Barbara, California, in 2015.


Facade Installation Launches at Lucas Museum

Construction crews have recently begun installing curved fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels on the southern facade of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, marking a cons...


PA Bridge Closure Could Strand Local Park

City officials in Easton, Pennsylvania, are concerned that a local island park will become inaccessible as they search for funding for bridge repairs.


Contractors Needed for Ground Storage Tank Rehab

The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 70 in Houston is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing 429,000-gallon bolted steel ground storage tank.


Repaired West Seattle Bridge Reopens to Traffic

After being closed for two and half years for repairs, the Seattle Department of Transportation reopened the West Seattle Bridge to the public earlier this month.


Arkema Joins Circular Plastic Recycling Project

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced last week that it will be joining a consortium of Spanish companies to enhance the recyclability of post-consumer plastics and tires to reuse for...


Hollywood Sign Painted for Centennial Celebration

In advance of its 100th anniversary, the Hollywood sign is being refurbished with a fresh coat of paint on its iconic letters.


DOL Expands Enforcement Program Criteria

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it was expanding the criteria for placement in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Severe Violator Enforcement Program (S...


OH Panel Asked to Review Lead Coverage

Following the reverse and remand of an Ohio Supreme Court decision on Sept. 7, the Eighth Appellate District in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has been asked by a group of insurers to reconsider its...


JFK Airport Breaks Ground on $9.5B Terminal One

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the $9.5 billion, privately financed New Terminal One (NTO) at the John F. Kennedy International Airpo...


RPM Releases 2022 Summary Annual Report

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, has recently released its Summary Annual Report for 2022.


New Product Announcement: Metallic Topcoat

Earlier this week, marine and protective coatings company Jotun released its new high-gloss metallic topcoat system for its superyacht segment.


Robotic System Remotely Inspects Offshore Structures

A cleaning and inspection tool development led by Australian energy company Woodside reportedly offers safe and cost-effective remote inspection of equipment on offshore platforms.


ACA Opens Call for Papers

The American Coatings Association has issued a call for papers for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference, slated to take place June 26-28, 2023, in Cleveland.


PA County Approves Sustainability Department

During a recent Allegheny County Council meeting, members unanimously approved the creation of a Department of Sustainability. According to the approved ordinance, the new department will of...


PPG to Power MI Facility with Clean Energy

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that it has reached an agreement that will help power its Adrian, Michigan, manufacturing facility with clean energy by 2024.


Ontario Water Tower Project Nearing Completion

A $3.2 million water tank renovation project in Ontario, Canada, is reaching its final stages, with the improvements anticipated to increase its functionality for the next 20 years or more.


Cortec Announces New Chief Operations Officer

Last week, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation announced the promotion of its Director of Manufacturing, Caleb Pheneger, to the position of Chief Operations Officer.


Contractor Connect Releases Conference Agenda

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share activities and opportunities slated for it...


Contractors Wanted for CA Recreational Reno

The City of South Lake Tahoe is soliciting bids for renovations at a recreational complex in South Lake Tahoe, California.


AU Company Testing ‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ Road Lines

Australian company Tarmac Linemarking completed a trial run of its photoluminescent line markings earlier this year, with the “glow-in-the-dark” highway lines recently going viral online.


Evonik Opens Innovation Hub in PA

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced in a press release that it had opened an innovation hub at its site in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Shortlist Designs Shared for $130M Bezos Center

Plans for the $130 million Bezos Learning Center at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C have taken another step forward with the release of five design proposal...


NY Painting Contractor Suspended by FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration recently announced that it has suspended a New York painting contractor from non-procurement federal contracting.


Nippon Coating Reduces Ship Routine Maintenance

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced that a bulker ship cargo hold coated with its anticorrosive coating is not anticipated to require any remedial coating work unt...


New Product Announcement: Polyether Polyols

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently introduced what the company is calling “more sustainable polyether polyols.”


Sherwin-Williams Announces 2023 COTY

Earlier this week, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2023 Color of the Year.


EPA, RI Company Reach Lead Settlement

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had reached a settlement with a corporation out of Rhode Island for alleged violations of the Lead Renovation,...


PennDOT Awards Bridge Preservation Contract

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,842,050.83 for rehabilitation of the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh to Swank Construction Co., of N...


Chemicals Combust at TN AkzoNobel Warehouse

On Friday (Sept. 16), the Nashville Fire Department responded to a report of chemical combustion at an AkzoNobel powder coatings manufacturing site.


RadTech Test Method Approved by EPA

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its approved use of ASTM D-7767-11—Standard Test Method to Measure Volatiles from radiation curable acrylate...


AASHTO Reveals Transportation Finalists

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently named 12 finalists for the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition.


New Product Announcement: Edge Protection Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently released its new leading edge protection (LEP) coating for wind turbine rotor blades.


University Engineer Develops Bio-Bricks

A civil engineering student from the University of Waterloo has recently developed carbon-neutral masonry units with bacteria.


Zentek Presents Icephobic Coating Tech Update

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, has recently provided an update on testing results for its icephobic coating technology.


Transportation Projects Awarded $1.5B Funding

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that 26 projects have been awarded a total of $1.5 billion from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competi...


ChemQuest Chemicals Acquired by Seatex

Custom chemical manufacturer ChemQuest Chemicals LLC (Pasadena, Texas) has recently been acquired by specialty chemical manufacturer Seatex, LLC.


Valspar Launches Color-verse Web Experience

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, announced earlier this month that it had launched a new virtual web experience within the Metave...


WEF Recognizes 2022 Excellence Award Recipients

The Water Environment Federation has recently announced the winners of its 2022 WEF Operational and Design Excellence Awards.


NV to Open Trades High School in 2023

After recently receiving unanimous approval from the Charter Authority Board, Southern Nevada Trades High School (SNTHS) announced that it plans to open in the fall of 2023.


Changes Proposed to Chemical Risk Program

After review, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed amendments to its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations.


Artist Mural to Add $14M to Structure Value

Building owners Tarina Tarantino and Alfonso Campos are hoping to sell their building in Los Angeles for a price tag that’s $14 million higher than the structure’s actual worth.


Abrasives Inc. Acquires Surface Prep Distributor

Manufacturer and distributor of abrasive media Abrasives Incorporated recently announced via emailed release that it has acquired surface preparation equipment and supply distributor Haller-...


CTDOT Accepting Bids for New Facility

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the demolition and construction of an 18,160-square-foot maintenance facility and 6,050-square-foot office area in Orange,...


NTSB Releases KY Pipeline Rupture Report

Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board announced that a manufacturing defect and ineffective cathodic protection led to the 2019 natural gas pipeline explosion in Danvil...


Study Looks at Alhambra Gold Leaf Corrosion

Centuries after its construction, gold on the Alhambra, a palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain, has spontaneously turned purple.


MO City Applying for Bridge Preservation Grant

After several failed attempts to fund the project, the City of Springfield, Missouri, is applying for a $5.6 million federal grant to repair the historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge.


NASA Awards Funding for Solar Array Tech

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that it has selected three companies to work on deployable solar array systems for exploration on the Moon.


New Product Announcement: Consumer Paint

On Tuesday (Sept. 13), the Dunn-Edwards Corporation announced the launch of Dunn-Edwards Dura, a national, direct-to-consumer paint brand.


USGBC Celebrates World Green Building Week

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently joined more than 70 Green Building Councils from around the world to celebrate World Green Building Week.


CPIA Conference Features Attendees, Sponsors

In just a few weeks, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its second annual CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer even...


TX Silo Mural Project Nears Completion

A mural in McKinney, Texas, is nearing completion as part of a revitalization project, covering eight concrete silos and a grain elevator with the artwork.


Arkema Finalizes Acquisition of Polimeros Especiales

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that the acquisition of privately-owned Mexican high-performance waterborne resins producer, Polimeros Especiales,...


Contractors Needed for GA Storage Tank Rehab

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission in Brunswick, Georgia, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of two 500,000-gallon storage tanks.


University Develops New Ice-Shedding Coating

Researchers from the University of Houston have recently announced that its new sprayable ice-shedding material is 100 times stronger than other coatings.


DOT Awards 166 Infrastructure Project Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that more $2.2 billion has been awarded from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program ...


Dutch Boy Releases 2023 Color Trend Forecast

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Company Diversified Brands Division, has recently unveiled its 2023 Color of the Year: Rustic Greige.


August Backlog Flat, Confidence Rebounds

Yesterday (Sept. 13), the Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of August, reporting that the CBI remained unchanged for the m...


Rembrandt Restoration Provides Impasto Insights

A team of researchers from global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently discovered several ways of creating the “perfect impasto” as part of a years-long analysis of Rembrandt’s 17th-centu...


Nippon Paint Exhibits ‘Excellent’ Static Antifouling

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently reported that cruise ships coated with its Aquaterras antifouling system are returning to service with hulls free of biofouling.


Surface Protection Companies Announce New Brand

Four pioneers in the surface protection industry announced in August that they’ve officially united and will be operating under one parent brand.


Experts Concerned by MVP Coating Integrity

With pipes intended for the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline stored above ground for years, concerns have been raised by residents and experts regarding the coatings, corrosion and the ...


New Product Announcement: Sling Psychrometer

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently announced the release of its new portable sling psychrometer.


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FDOT Delays Royal Park Bridge Painting Project

After receiving a delay request from the town of Palm Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation has postponed painting the Royal Park Bridge until next year.


University Develops Antibacterial Coating

A team of engineers and immunologists from the University of Michigan have recently announced the development of a new durable coating capable of killing bacteria and viruses quickly and for...


Jotun Releases Offshore Wind Coating Report

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that one of its glass flake polyester (GFP) coatings has provided more than 30 years of maintenance-free corrosion protection ...


DOL Awards $1.9M for Workplace Safety

On Thursday (Sept. 8), the U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $1.9 million in grants to 14 nonprofits to fund workplace safety and health training programs to help workers and e...


Hempel Announces New CEO Appointment

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that Michael Hansen will succeed Lars Petersson as the company's Group President and CEO.


Bids Open for FL Car Facilities

The Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of three rental car facilities in Sarasota, Florida.


Hudson River Tunnel Costs Up, Project Delayed

The Gateway Development Commission has announced that the construction of the new Hudson River Tunnel, a part of the larger Gateway infrastructure project, has been delayed amid increased co...


CPIA, CCC Share 2022 Conference Agenda

Next month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its second annual CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commer...


SPMTs Lift New MI Bridge to Install Onsite

The Michigan Department of Transportation recently utilized self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) to move a five-million-pound bridge that was constructed offsite into position.


Coast Guard Hosts Ceremony for Museum Construction

Last month, a group of United States Coast Guard officials, association members and politicians attended a keel-laying ceremony to celebrate the launch of construction for what will be the n...


New Product Announcement: Defect Detection Tech

Evonik's Coating Additives business line has recently launched a new tool for the digital analysis of coated test samples.


NV Painting Contractor Wins Business Showcase

Woman-owned general contractor RGD Construction was recently announced as the winner of the 2022 Las Vegas Raiders and America First Credit Union Small Business Showcase.


Navy Shipyards Standardize Painter Wage Grades

Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy announced that it was standardizing wages for federal painters across all four public shipyards. The wage-grade increase is scheduled to take effect this mon...


Harbor Bridge Contractor Submits Design Fix

Weeks after being issued a notice of default by the Texas Department of Transportation, the contractor working on the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas, has outlined potential solutions...


EPA Finds PV29 Poses Unreasonable Risks

On Tuesday (Sept. 6), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had finalized a revision to the risk determination for C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).


Chicago Lead Painted Viaducts Water Blasted

Viaducts along Central Park in Chicago have reportedly been water blasted by city crews just months after reports of testing found that the paint contains lead levels hundreds of times highe...


OH Court Issues Order for $101M Lead Case

On Thursday, the Eighth Appellate District in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, found that a previous order requiring The Sherwin-Williams Company to pay $101 million into a lead paint abatement fund a...


USACE Seeking Firm for Lock and Dam Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, is seeking a firm to perform rehabilitation of two tainter gates and a monorail crane bridge at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam locat...


Report: UT Ranks Best Highway Bridge Conditions

According to a recent report from the Federal Highway Administration, Utah has the lowest percentage of bridges on the National Highway System classified in “poor” condition out of all 50 st...


Sun-Reflective Coating Applied on GA Playground

A green private institution that educates students from preschool through eighth grade in Mableton, Georgia, has recently installed a solar-reflective coating on its basketball court and pla...


CQ Technology Institute Supports Graphene Tech

The ChemQuest Technology Institute recently entered a three-year, collaborative innovation agreement to support the growth and validation of Universal Matter’s graphene technology.


Biden Appoints Infrastructure Advisory Council

Last week, President Joe Biden announced his appointment selections for the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.


New Product Announcement: Zinc Flake Pigments

In a recent press release, pigment manufacturer The Eckart Group announced it has a released a new zinc flake pigment optimized for sustainable corrosion protective paint systems.


Milwaukee Unveils Paint the Pavement Program

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works recently introduced its Paint the Pavement program to transform city streets and sidewalks while creating a sense of community.


CA Arena Announces 2-Year Reno Plan

The National Basketball Association announced late last month that the Crypto.com Arena, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, would be undergoing significant changes over the next two years.


ChemQuest Announces Staff Promotion, Appointment

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced two new personnel changes.


Contractors Wanted for FL Recreational Building

The City of Cape Coral is soliciting bids for the construction of a new recreational building at Lake Kennedy Park in Cape Coral, Florida.


Highlights from Latest Issue of JPCL

The August issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on lining systems for biofue...


Grass Paint Aids Lawn Aesthetic in MA Drought

While an ongoing drought has lawns in Massachusetts looking more brown than green, some residents have recently taken to new measures to keep their yards looking healthy.


DOL Launches 'Weekend Work' Inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently launched a new initiative to conduct safety investigations on weekends in select counties in Colorad...


New Product Announcement: BIM Assets

Building materials firm Sto Corp. recently announced the launch of its updated Building Information Modeling (BIM) assets for all of the company’s color collections via emailed press release...


NY Truss Bridge Closed for Painting, Repairs

The New York State Department of Transportation has reportedly closed the Armitage Road bridge in Seneca County for a repainting and repair project.


MS City Launches Lead Paint Safety Initiative

The City of Hattiesburg in Mississippi has recently introduced a new program for lead-based paint hazard inspection and assessment safety training, as well as lead abatement.


ND Engineers Survey Climate-Resilient Homes

A team of civil and environmental engineers from the University of Notre Dame (ND) is working to make homes more resilient to climate change and worsening natural disasters.


FERC Recommends Removing Klamath River Dam

At the end of last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement regarding the Klamath River Renewal Project.


$2B Intuit Dome Takes Shape in CA

The National Basketball Association’s $2 billion Intuit Dome arena for the Los Angeles Clippers is reportedly making headway in Inglewood, California.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


Canadian PPG Brands Announce 2023 Color Picks

Roughly two weeks after global coatings company PPG and Glidden paint brand announced its 2023 Color of the Year, PPG’s Canadian Sico and Dulux brands made similar announcements.


Contractors Needed for TX Clearwell Rehab Project

The Upper Leon River Municipal Water District in Comanche, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing clearwell.


New Protective Coating Heading to ISS for Study

A coating developed by a Florida International University lab to protect equipment on the lunar surface from radiation is scheduled to be studied on the International Space Station this fall...


Demand for Design Services Remains Healthy

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for July, reporting an increase in demand for design services for the eighteenth consecutive m...


PLA Signed for MD Purple Line Construction

Full-scale construction on the long-delayed Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland is set to resume next month, after a new project labor agreement was signed by hundreds of cons...


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Binder

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced its new performance waterborne binder for use in formulating industrial paints with reduced VOC levels (<150 g/l).


Industrial Connect Event Features Sponsors

Later this year, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Res...


PA University Water Tank Repaint Completed

A water storage tank was recently repainted as part of a $650,000 rehabilitation project on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.


San Francisco DBI Approves Tower Fix

Months after the San Francisco Planning Department approved a reduced scope for the stabilization of the Millennium Tower, the city’s Department of Building Inspection has formally signed of...


PPG Doubling Mexico Powder Coatings Production

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it plans to invest $11 million to double the production capacity of its powder coatings plant in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.


Group Contract Awarded to Garland

Last week, it was announced via an emailed press release that Ohio-based Equalis Members would be able to access Garland Roofing & Building Envelope offerings through a new group contract.


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


Engineers Use Virtual Reality for Building Research

A new virtual reality lab for civil engineers at the University of Dayton (UD) is being utilized to “bring buildings to life.”


Mountain Valley Pipeline Deadline Extended

In a unanimous decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved a new deadline for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be completed more than four years after construction wa...


Industry Employment Trails Pre-Pandemic Levels

In a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment in July continued to trail pre-pandemic levels in 15 states.


Brenntag Named Nouryon Polymer Distributor

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently signed an exclusive agreement with chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag Specialties to serve as the distributor of its LumaTreat ...


Contractors Wanted for MA High School Project

Nauset Public Schools is soliciting bids for the construction of new high school buildings in Eastham, Massachusetts.


AU Bridge Designed for Flood-Proof Museum

Architects in Australia drew inspiration from rural trestle bridges to develop a museum that can blend in with the landscape and protect it from flooding in the area.


IPRA Highlights Recycled Paint Benefits

The International Paint Recycling Association (IPRA) recently released its 2021 Annual Report, highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of recycled paint.


Inflation Reduction Act Addresses Equity Need

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act includes $3 billion in grants to support equity, safety and affordable transportation access to rework roads and infrastructure.


NTU Coating Protects Wood from Burning

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have recently invented a clear fireproof coating designed to protect wood surfaces and materials.


New Product Announcement: Interior Paint

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore has recently reintroduced one of its interior paint brands.


Air Canada Freighter Fleet Unveils New Livery

Canadian flag carrier Air Canada unveiled a fresh look for its freighter fleet this month, with the first newly painted aircraft rolling out of the paint shop.


$310M Awarded to Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton announced recipient projects for $309.8 million in funding from the bipartisan...


Valspar, HGTV Home Release 2023 Color Collections

At the beginning of the month, paints and coatings brands Valspar and HGTV Home, both from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, announced their 2023 Colors of the Year.


NYC Invests $18.6M in Workforce Development

Last week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the launch of a new, innovative talent development initiative designed to help place nearly 2,300 low-income New Yorkers in careers in two...


Bidding Open for WI Bridge Rehabilitation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for rehabilitation of the Leo Frigo Bridge.


European Coatings Show Opens Call for Papers

The European Coatings Show Conference has issued a call for papers for its 2023 show, slated to take place March 27-28, 2023, in Nuremberg, Germany.


Nominations Open for 2022 Tank of the Year

In an emailed press release, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced that it was accepting entries for its 2022 Tank of the Year Competition.


Hempcrete Houses Studied for Construction Research

With help from Homeland Hempcrete, Grassroots Development is constructing two residential properties in Fargo, North Dakota.


Board Approves CA High-Speed Rail Extension

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors approved contracts earlier this month to extend the 171-mile high-speed rail project that will ultimately connect the Bay Area and...


$2.5B Eco District Schedules Groundbreaking

A new eco-district development just outside of Richmond, Virginia, is slated to break ground in early 2023. The $2.5 billion project, dubbed “GreenCity,” is expected to be a next-generation ...


NY Union Seeking Steel, Bridge Painter Apprentices

District Council 9, a chapter of the International Painters and Allied Trades Union, is conducting recruitment in the coming weeks for structural steel and bridge painter apprentices.


New Product Announcement: Surface Protection Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its new graphene reinforced protection coating for a variety of surfaces.


Physics Research Could Improve Paint Industry

A team of researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory recently corrected an important error in a 3D color paradigm.


DOL Announces Wage Compliance Seminars

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently announced that it will be providing online compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other...


ICP Building Solutions Names CCO

Solutions provider for building envelope, cementitious and sports surface needs ICP Building Solutions Group recently named Sami Rahman as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).


Report: Input Prices Down, Bid Prices Going Up

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both decre...


Los Angeles Project Deploying Cool Coating Tech

A cool coating initiative in a Los Angeles community recently reached a project milestone, with the completion of 1 million square feet of roads and other pavement painted with the solar-ref...


Cortec Expanding European Anticorrosion Plant

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced plans to expand its EcoCortec plant in Croatia by investing in a new polymer processing plant.


Bids Wanted for OR Youth Correctional Facility

The Oregon Department of Administrative Services is soliciting bids for painting and remodeling at a youth correctional facility in Tillamook, Oregon.


First Recyclable Wind Blades Installed Offshore

At the beginning of the month, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa celebrated the first ever commercial installation of fully recyclable wind turbine blades at an offshore wind power pro...


Acid Mine Drainage Repurposed for Paint

After years of research, two professors from Ohio University recently announced the development of a full-scale treatment facility designed to remediate acid mine drainage (AMD) in southeast...


TX High-Rise Evacuated Over Structural Concerns

Residents living in The Royalton at River Oaks Houston were recently evacuated from the luxury high-rise after a water main line ruptured, causing concrete on the first floor to buckle.


Inflation Affecting WI Rising Construction Costs

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson recently spoke with reporters about how inflation is affecting the construction industry, including increased bid costs.


TxDOT Cites Safety Concerns for Harbor Bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced it was working with the developer of the new Harbor Bridge to address design safety concerns after suspending the project last month...


Study: Automotive Coating Uses Sunlight to Self-Heal

Researchers from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology have reportedly developed a transparent automotive coating material that can self-heal in 30 minutes when exposed to sunl...


New Product Announcement: Hydrophobic Wall Finish

Building materials firm Sto Corp., recently announced the launch of Stolit HDP, an acrylic-based textured wall finish with enhanced hydrophobic properties.


PPG, Glidden Announce 2023 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG and Glidden paint brand announced on Tuesday (Aug. 16) its 2023 Color of the Year, asking consumers to “call it like they see it.”


Industry Responds to Inflation Reduction Act

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden was joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Representatives Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina) and ...


Contractors Needed for KS Standpipe Recoating

The City of Olathe in Kansas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing standpipe.


Paint Failure Further Delays WI Treatment Plant

After facing delays due to a lack of materials and coatings, the completion of a new drinking water treatment plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, has been pushed back again after facing a coating fa...


New Soo Lock Phase 1 Substantially Completed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that the new lock at the Soo in Michigan has substantially completed its first phase of construction.


Tnemec Names Performance Coatings Senior Manager

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced in an emailed press release that Jennifer Gleisberg had been promoted to Senior Manager of Performance Coatings.


Carbon-Positive Hotel Breaks Ground in Denver

Crews recently broke ground on what is being touted as the nation’s first carbon-positive hotel.


NY Seeks $5M in Lead Paint Case

In what is reported to be the largest amount ever sought from a landlord in a lead paint violation case in Western New York, the Attorney General’s Office recently requested over $5 million ...


New Product Announcement: ACE Coating System

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced the release of its new two-component, high solids polyurethane system for the Agricultural and Construc...


New Drone Infrastructure Inspection Bill Introduced

Earlier this month, several U.S. Senators introduced companion legislation to the bipartisan Drone Infrastructure Inspection Act that was passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructur...


Lead Abatement Scholarships Offered in MI

To support lead-based paint removal in the City of Benton Harbor and across the state, last week the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that it was providing ...


Mistrial Declared for Flint Water Crisis Case

Last week, a judge declared a mistrial after a jury couldn’t reach a verdict as to whether two engineering firms should be held responsible for lead contamination in the water in Flint, Mich...


Harris Announces $1B for Disaster Spending

At the beginning of the month, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced more than $1 billion in federal spending for disasters to be made available through a series of grants.


Building Startup to Improve Innovation, Workforce

Modular home building startup Module recently launched the Last Mile Lab, a construction innovation lab aimed at creating attainable, accessible and right-sized housing. In addition, the lab...


Commercial, Multifamily Starts Show Improvement

Dodge Data & Analytics recently issued a new report on commercial and multifamily projects in the United States, revealing that during the first six months of 2022 construction starts within...


Nouryon Granted Patent for Polymer Products

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced it has been granted a U.S. Patent for its LumaTreat tagged polymer products and the fluorescent monomers used in their creation....


US Army Improving IRB Floating Bridge System

Last month, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center announced it was testing high military load capacity vehicle weight limits of the Improved Ribbon Bridge, or the IRB.


MA Governor Signs $11.4B Infrastructure Bill

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an almost $11.4 billion bill to approve bond authorizations for infrastructure projects in the state.


HMG Paints Joins UK Defense Trade Group

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced it has joined national not-for-profit defense trade association, Make UK Defence.


Report: NYC Construction Costs Up Over 8%

In a second-quarter report, construction consultant Rider Levett Bucknall recently found that building and renovation project costs in New York City rose 8.2% over the past year—one of the l...


Louis Vuitton Runway Features Paint Can Bag

French luxury fashion house and company Louis Vuitton recently unveiled it latest accessory to stir discussion online—a bag shaped like a paint can.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2023 Colormix Forecast

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has released its 2023 Colormix Forecast. The collection, dubbed TERRA, features 40 hues in four palettes that aim to embrace “regeneration, ...


Contractors Wanted for NY Heating Plant Repaint

SUNY Maritime College is soliciting bids for the repainting of a central heating plant in The Bronx, New York.


Officials Break Ground for Portal North Bridge

For the third time in the project’s history, officials broke ground for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge.


New Product Announcement: Mindful Wallpaper

British paint and wallpaper brand Lick has recently launched a first-of-its-kind mindful wallpaper with an accompanying color palette made up of six different shades.


CPIA Announces Event Speakers, New Activity

Yesterday, the Commercial Painting Industry Association released its roster of speakers to present at the CPIA Leadership Conference this October.


MAPEI Appears in 'Zombie House Flipping'

In an emailed press release, MAPEI Corporation announced that it had recently teamed up with the Zombie House Flippers on A&E’s home-remodeling television show “Zombie House Flipping” for a ...


APC Strikes New Turkish Tanker Coatings Deals

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) has signed yet another series of new chemical tanker deals in Turkey, commanding 80% of the area’s market.


Proposal Aids San Diego Infrastructure Projects

A proposed package of reforms to streamline infrastructure projects in San Diego would help speed up construction and lower costs if approved by the city council this fall.


$264K Recovered for Painters, Drywall Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor reported last week that a Louisiana-based contractor had misclassified 306 painters and drywall workers as independent contractors, resulting in denied overtime ...


Guardian Unveils 360-Degree Height Safety Website

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently introduced a comprehensive height safety resource.


Bidding Open for OR Bridge Rehabilitation

The Port of Coos Bay is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the existing spans and rail track on the Vaughn Viaduct Bridge in Coos Bay, Oregon.


PHMSA Issues Final Gas Pipeline Safety Rule

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced a final rule to strengthen the safety and environmental protection of more...


IA Water Tower Design ‘Tentatively’ Approved

A paint scheme for a new water tower in Sheldon, Iowa, has been tentatively approved by the city’s council, moving the project forward again since its initial proposal nearly six years ago.


EPA Updates NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed an update to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly, New Jersey.


AIA Reports Show Stabilization, Upped Spending

Late last month, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for June, reporting an increase in demand for design services.


Researchers Use Shrimp Shells to Strengthen Cement

A team from Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have reportedly used nanoparticles of chitin from shrimp shells to strengthen cement.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Lining

At the beginning of the month, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the release of its new phenalkamine epoxy lining.


ChemQuest, Agilis Partner for Digital Co-Marketing

Last month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. announced that it has launched a partnership with Agilis Commerce t...


Nouryon Achieves Carbon Neutrality at 5 Production Sites

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced that five of its manufacturing sites in Brazil officially achieved carbon neutrality.


Cars Damaged by IN-KY Bridge Dripping Paint

According to reports, several vehicles were splattered by paint dripping from the top of the Sherman Minton Bridge, due to a paint system failure.


Workforce Training Partnerships Awarded $500M

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that $500 million in government funding was awarded to 32 industry-led workforce training partnerships across the nation.


World's Largest Buffalo Prepares for Paint Work

An official from Jamestown Tourism in North Dakota recently reported that its 63-year-old staple landmark—a 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete buffalo sculpture—was being assessed and prepared fo...


CA Construction, Painting Work Out for Bid

The City of Delano is soliciting bids for the construction of a new park, including an amphitheater, playground equipment and onsite utilities.


Nominations Open for Revamped Prestige Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 JPCL Prestige Awards program, with this year’s awards featuring an enhanced focus on industrial painting projects, and the people and products that cont...


RPM Introduces New Industrial Coatings Group

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. recently announced the launch of its new RPM Industrial Coatings Group, comprised of five coatings and finishing brands.


Machine Learning Used for Antifouling Research

Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology are utilizing machine learning to design polymer brush films for developing antifouling coatings.


Artists Unveil Digital Landmarks in Metaverse

Everyrealm, a metaverse real estate development firm, has recently teamed up with real estate advisory firm Alexander Team to launch a members-only virtual community.


DOL Recovers Wages for 135 Workers

Over a span of several days, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that it recovered wages for 135 workers across three different cases spanning the country.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Hardener, Densifier

On Monday (Aug. 1), commercial construction chemicals manufacturer Prosoco Inc. announced its latest offering in concrete flooring products via emailed press release.


FHWA Unveils $7.3B PROTECT Formula Program

At the end of last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a first-of-its-kind infrastructure program to help states prepare for and respond t...


Robotics Firm Raises $22M for Green Building Automation

Housing technology company Intelligent City Inc. was recently reported to have raised CAD 22 million ($17 million) to advance the sustainable urban housing industry using mass timber, automa...


MA Passes Bill to Decarbonize Buildings

In an effort to meet a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal by 2050, legislators from both the Massachusetts House and Senate recently passed a compromise bill mandating several green ince...


Arkema to Acquire Polimeros Especiales

Late last month, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced plans to acquire privately-owned Mexican emulsion resins producer, Polimeros Especiales.


Contractors Needed for TX Standpipe Tank Rehab

The City of Bellville in Austin County, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 116,000-gallon standpipe.


DOL Awards $5M Grant for Apprenticeship Program

The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded a $5 million grant to fund a project in Palm City, Florida, to increase the skilled workforce for construction-related trades in southeast Flori...


USC Installs Award-Winning Pavilion at National Park

A group of architecture students from the University of Southern California recently installed a new, award-winning structure in Joshua Tree National Park.


Work Ongoing for Pittsburgh Bridge Replacement

Last week, two of the first beams for the Fern Hollow Bridge replacement project were delivered in Pittsburgh, with hopes that the project will be completed by the end of the year.


US Announces $40B in Workforce Investments

In a recent statement, the White House announced that over $40 billion in American Rescue Plan funds have been committed to strengthening and expanding the United States’ workforce.


New Product Announcement: Newbuild Universal Primer

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced the launch of its new anticorrosive universal primer for its E-Marine range of paints.


Report: Fewer Recruits Entering Aging Workforce

According to a recent analysis by the specialized division of staffing giant PeopleReady, PeopleReady Skilled Trades, the industry is one of the hardest hit by worker scarcity.


FRCE, Coast Guard Partner for Coating Removal

Last month, the Fleet Readiness Center East assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in figuring out how remove organic coatings from aircraft parts without certain chemicals or other common paint remo...


Highlights from the JPCL Coatings 101 Issue

The July issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. The first Coatings 101 special issue contains feature articles on c...


TX Introduces Construction Injury Prevention Act

To help address heat-related illness and death among construction workers, Texas Representative Sylvia Garcia recently filed the Construction Injury Prevention Act.


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IL Bridge Rehab Project Still Unable to Find Bids

Last month, Riverside Township officials reported that its third attempt to receive bids for a bridge rehabilitation project was unsuccessful.


Home Builder Launches Carbon-Wise Building Process

Thrive Home Builders has recently introduced a new building approach to producing carbon-neutral homes.


Canada Publishes New VOC Agenda

Last month, the Canadian government published a renewed version of its Federal Agenda regarding volatile organic compound controls on industry products, signaling the country’s intent to tak...


Oroville Dam Spillway Radial Gate Work Begins

The California Department of Water Resources recently announced that work on a multi-year project to perform maintenance repairs on the eight radial gate hoist assemblies at the Oroville Dam...


BMW, BASF Partner for ‘Poop-Based’ Paint

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW is teaming up with global chemical company BASF to create a new sustainable paint made from sewage.


Valmont Opens Pittsburgh-Area Galvanizing Plant

Last week, Valmont Coatings hosted a grand opening event to launch its new steel coatings facility, Pittsburgh Galvanizing, located in Midland, Pennsylvania.


Contractors Wanted for CA Administration Building Reno

Mission Springs Water District is soliciting bids for drywall repairs to its administration building in Desert Hot Springs, California.


Reno Project Launched at MS Federal Courthouse

Earlier this month, crews began renovations at the Thomas G. Abernethy Federal Building in Aberdeen, Mississippi.


DOL, AGC Renew Industry Partnership

To reduce the dangers faced by construction workers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Missouri’s Associated General Contractors recently renew...


Study: Biodegradable Silk Offers Microplastic Alternative

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly developed a biodegradable system based on silk to replace microplastics found in agricultural products, paints and ...


Sherwin-Williams Shares Positive Earnings in Q2

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2022 second-quarter financial results on Wednesday, reporting a 9.2% net sales increase year-over-year to $5.87 billion.


New Product Announcement: Interior Semi-Gloss

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced a new ultra-premium, urethane-modified acrylic interior semi-gloss paint for cabinets, doors and trim via emailed press release.


Report: Construction Demands Slowing Down

Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve released its Beige Book, also known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, revealing slowed construction activity in various reg...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Cloud Server

With the extended deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards approaching tomorrow, we’re featuring one more selection from this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competiti...


NC Bridge Opening Delayed by Paint Equipment

Resulting from a series of issues, including the discovery of substandard pavement markings, equipment breakdowns and the hiring of a new line painting contractor, the anticipated opening of...


USACE Protects, Modernizes US Infrastructure

At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Paint Technology Center of Expertise (PTCx), coatings experts reportedly have an extensive array of laboratory equipment and instrumentation to conduct r...


‘Strain Paint’ Can Detect Damage in Structures

Researchers from Rice University recently announced that their strain-sensing smart skin system, capable of monitoring and detecting damage in large structures, is moving towards the impleme...


PA Invests $269M in Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $269 million for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infras...


GA Bridge Painting Project Accepting Bids

Forsyth County is seeking contractors to perform structural steel coating repairs on two bridges in Cumming, Georgia.


Colorful Communities Project Completed in Czechia

Global coatings company PPG announced at the beginning of the month that nearly 50 of its volunteers had recently completed another Colorful Communities project.


Researchers Analyze NIR-Reflective Pigments

To combat urban heat island effects and the absorption of near-infrared (NIR) radiation in sunlight, researchers from Japan have recently analyzed NIR-reflective pigments to mitigate the iss...


DC to Ban Gas in Most New Buildings

The Council of the District of Columbia joined several other major cities in the nation through the unanimous passing of two new pieces of legislation requiring that all new buildings and su...


New Product Announcement: Fast-Drying CUI Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its new corrosion under insulation coating for severe corrosive environments, high temperatures and wet conditions beneath the...


APC Secures China New Build Tanker Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently signed a deal with British marine services provider James Fisher and Sons plc for a tanker being built i...


Report: June Backlog Dips, Confidence Falters

Earlier this month, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of June, reporting a slight decrease to 8.9 months.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Halstead Apartments

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


RPM Releases Q4, 2022 Year-End Earnings

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial report Monday reporting re...


Fundraising Relaunched for Hamburg Water Tower

After a two-year break, a fundraising campaign to paint a water tower in Hamburg, New York, as a hamburger has returned.


AkzoNobel Marine Coatings Releases Carbon Calculator

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new service to help support the decarbonization of the marine industry.


PPG Reports Record Q2 2022 Net Sales

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter earnings report late Thursday (July 21), reporting $4.7 billion in net sales—approximately 8% higher than this time last year.


EPA Adds 5 PFAS to Toxic Release Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to update the Toxics Release Inventory chemical list last week, identifying five additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances s...


Sauereisen Appoints New Sales Manager

Corrosion-resistant materials manufacturer Sauereisen recently announced via emailed press release it has hired a new Sales Manager, Pete Jansen.


Air Force Opens Renovated Corrosion Facility

Last week, the United States Air Force inaugurated its 31st Maintenance Group corrosion control facility renovation project at the Aviano Air Base in Italy.


Contractors Wanted for World Heritage Center Project

The City of San Antonio is soliciting bids for the construction of a new World Heritage Center.


TxDOT Suspends Work on Harbor Bridge Span

The Texas Department of Transportation recently halted construction on the new Harbor Bridge span in Corpus Christi, Texas, due to safety concerns.


ON Art Fest Hosts Augmented Reality Mural Contest

Earlier this month, the Concrete Canvas Art Festival, a multiday visual art fair where local and international artists gather to paint live murals across the city, kicked off in Hamilton, On...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Innovation Space

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


University Launches New Biofilm Research Center

Flinders University in Australia recently unveiled a new training center to research biofilms and develop solutions to prevent biofouling on ship hulls.


New Product Announcement: Dispersing Additive

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced the launch of its new readily biodegradable, sustainable dispersing additive.


Pittsburgh Approves Contract to Assess Bridges

On Tuesday (July 19), the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously approved a $1.5 million, two-year contract to inspect and evaluate all 150 city-owned bridges.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Growth in 2022 Q2

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 20), revealing a 14% increase in revenue (10% higher in constant currencies) along with an...


Contractors Needed for TX Tank Restoration Projects

The City of Corpus Christi in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of two one-million-gallon multi-leg elevated water tanks.


New Paint Job Unveiled for ‘Trump Force One’

A jet belonging to former President Donald Trump was recently renovated, receiving a fresh coat of paint in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Project Launched to Recycle Incineration Ash

Earlier this month, construction engineering company SK ecoplant signed a joint research and development agreement with CMD Group to produce low-carbon construction materials by recycling in...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: American Dream Mall

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


New Product Announcement: Abrasion Resistant Coating

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its marine coatings business, International, has launched an enhanced version of its Interzone 945 product to prevent damage protect...


Paint Issues Cause IA Pool to Close

Last week, the Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, announced that it would no longer be open to the public for the remainder of the season.


Coatings, Materials Delay WI Treatment Plant

The completion of a new drinking water treatment plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, has recently been delayed due to a lack of materials and coatings.


NY Landlord Pays for Lead Paint Hazards

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently announced an agreement involving a Syracuse, New York-based landlord and their company for failing to protect children from lead paint hazard...


$3M International Bridge Painting Project Begins

Last week, a painting project to coat the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge began, using a one-coat paint system.


EPA Releases Draft Revision for TCE

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a draft revision regarding the unreasonable risk determination for trichloroethylene pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act s...


PPG Announces Aircraft Livery Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced it plans to partner with United Kingdom airline brand and consultancy Aerobrand to combine paint supply with livery design.


CA High-Speed Rail Hits Construction Milestone

The California High-Speed Rail Authority recently announced that crews have placed the final precast girder for the Central Valley portion of the $113 billion high-speed rail line from San F...


Recession Fears Rebuffed in New Reports

In reviewing an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, in addition to results from the June Dodge Momentum Ind...


Tnemec Appoints New W/WW Sales Director

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced it has chosen Brian Cheshire as the new Sales Director of Water and Wastewater.


Water Tower Getting New Candy-Themed Design

A water tower in Bryan, Ohio, is getting a “sweet” new design featuring large painted lollipops thanks to Spangler Candy Company.


Bids Wanted for VA Testing Center

Northern Virginia Community College is soliciting bids for the renovation of an existing one-story building into a new testing center in Manassas, Virginia.


Deadline Extended for Elevation Awards

The nomination deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, a commercial honors program carried out by Technology Publishing Co. and the Commercial Painting Industry Association, has been...


New Product Announcement: Cordless Sprayer

In a recent emailed press release, equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. introduced its first and only cordless high-performance stationary paint sprayer.


Paint Work Nearly Complete on IN Water Tower

Repainting and repairs are being finished on a water tower in Albion, Indiana, after nearly two months of work.


Architecture Firm Releases Lunar Outpost Designs

Space architecture and technology firm AI SpaceFactory has recently released design renderings for the first-ever lunar outpost, LINA.


Construction Safety Bill Progresses in NY

New York state legislature recently passed a new construction bill that seeks to heavily increase fines for criminal charges associated with jobsite deaths.


Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge Opens to Public

Last week, the Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles opened to the public after completing six years of construction, becoming the largest bridge project in the city’s history.


Report: NYC Most Expensive in US for Construction

According to the latest International Construction Cost Index by global design and consultant organization Arcadis, New York City and San Francisco are among the report’s Top 10 most costly ...


Army Corps Seeking Bids for VA Bridge Repaint

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, requires a contract to clean and repaint girders and support members on the John H. Kerr Spillway Bridge located in Boydton, Virginia.


Fire Injures 2 at Allnex Manufacturing Plant

On Sunday (July 10), a fire broke out at an allnex manufacturing facility in East St. Louis, Illinois, injuring two employees.


Sherwin-Williams Completes Acquisition of Dur-A-Flex

At the beginning of the month, it was reported via emailed press release that global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company’s acquisition of Connecticut-based resinous flooring manufactu...


Coalition Calls for ‘Buy America’ Waiver Extension

Nearly 50 transportation groups have asked the White House to extend the waiver for the new Buy America, Build America Act requirements for construction materials included in the bipartisan ...


US, Canada Witness Continued Labor Shortages

According to several reports, the construction industry in North America is continuing to undergo challenges related to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and recruitment, among other...


Los Angeles Applies New Cool Pavement Coating

Last week, street crews and city officials applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in Los Angeles as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat related illness and dea...


New Product Announcement: Fungal Inhibitor Coating

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced the launch of its fungal-resistant coating to provide protection for coated assets.


Aesthetic Damages Seen at Disneyland's Space Mountain

It was recently noticed by guests visiting Disneyland’s Space Mountain in Anaheim, California, that there was major damage to the attraction’s line queue area.


NY, NJ Sign Gateway Project Cost Agreement

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a funding agreement to split the cost for the Hudson Tunnel and Portal North Bridge projects, advancing t...


FAA to Award $1B for Airport Improvements

In a release published last week, the White House announced that nearly $1 billion in funding provided by President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law would be awarded to airports for...


MAPEI Announces New Facility in Houston

Coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently announced in an emailed press release that it acquired a new 200,000-square-foot facility in Houston.


Committee Advances $18B for Military, VA Construction

At the end of June, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee announced the approval of the fiscal year 2023 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill.


CPIA Announces 2022 Keynote Speaker

Late last month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association selected this year’s Leadership Conference keynote speaker, Conner Fields.


ChemQuest Appoints Director of Marketing

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced that it has appointed Jenna Blankenship as Director of Marke...


APC Signs New Turkish Tanker Coating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. recently announced that it has signed a multi-ship deal to recoat 10 tankers with Turkish ship management firm Chemfleet.


Bids Wanted for VA Elementary School Reno

Warren County Public Schools is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to one of its elementary schools in Front Royal, Virginia.


July 16 Declared 'Some Day'

Retailer-owned hardware cooperative Ace Hardware recently declared that “Some Day” would be celebrated on July 16.


Tnemec Names New Epoxytec Director

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced that it has promoted Vaughn O’Dea as Director of its subsidiary company, Epoxytec.


Errors Cause OH Water Tower Painting Delay

Work has been delayed for the repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, after contractors used the wrong color paint and the wrong logo stencil.


MI Starting New ‘Rebuilding Our Bridges’ Projects

At the beginning of the month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced three major bridge repair projects starting in July as part of the state’s “Rebuilding Our Bridges” program.


New Product Announcement: Anchor, Crack Repair

Construction chemical company Master Builders Solutions recently announced via emailed press release that it launched four new products for anchoring and crack repair.


Contract Awarded for New Soo Lock Construction

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has awarded the $1.068 billion contract to construct the new lock for the Soo in Michigan, which is expected to begin this summe...


EPA Finalizes Scope for Asbestos Risks

At the end of June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final scope document for the Toxic Substances Control Act Risk Evaluation for Asbestos Part 2: Supplemental Evaluati...


WVU Developing Coatings for Turbine Blades

An engineer from West Virginia University has begun research to develop high-entropy coatings to protect gas turbine blades from heat and corrosion from hydrogen combustion.


Sherwin-Williams Named Astros Official Paint Partner

American Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros, recently announced global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company as its official paint partner.


Contractors Needed for MS Water Tower Painting

The Diamondhead Water and Sewer District in Diamondhead, Mississippi, is currently seeking contractors for the painting of a 500,000-gallon elevated pedesphere water storage tank.


PaintCare Giving Away Paint in CA

Paint-recycling group PaintCare has recently announced that it will be giving away around 2,000 gallons of paint in Merced, California.


$26.7M Bon Air Replacement Bridge Completed

At the end of last month, the City of Larkspur in California marked the completion of the $26.7 million Bon Air Bridge replacement after over decade of planning and several years of construc...


NJ to Propose Coatings Rule Amendments

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently informed stakeholders that it’s planning to propose amendments to its architectural coatings and consumer products rules.


Deadline Nearing for Elevation Awards

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s sixth annual commercial honors program: The Elevation Award...


New Product Announcement: Hydrocarbon PFP Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its first product for the hydrocarbon passive fire protection segment.


NV Implementing New Portland Cement Standards

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced that it will be allowing the use of Portland limestone cement on new highway construction projects to reduce its carbon footprint.


Supreme Court Limits EPA Emissions Authority

On Thursday (June 30), the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.


TxDOT Seeking Contractors for Wellness Center

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a wellness center and locker room in Lubbock, Texas.


AkzoNobel Names New CEO

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced a new Chief Executive Officer to succeed Thierry Vanlancker, whose term of office is coming to an end later this year.


$335M AZ Border Wall Could Be Virtual

Last month, Arizona lawmakers passed a bill that budgeted $335 million for a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but according to reports the barrier could potentially be a “virtual wall”...


WA Taking 'No Action' for PCBs in Paint

The Washington State Department of Ecology recently published its final report to the state legislature for regulatory determinations under the Safer Products for Washington Program, conclud...


Canadian Government Awards Coatings Business

The Government of Canada recently announced that it has awarded $400,000 in financial assistance to Prizma Industrial Coatings to boost the adoption of digital technologies.


New Product Announcement: Fire-Resistant Underlayment

Global manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems Polyglass USA, Inc., recently announced the release of an advanced dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underla...


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on surface preparation methods...


DOL to Revise Lead Exposure Standards

On Tuesday (June 28), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its standards for occupational...


Bids Wanted for Underground Tunnel Waterproofing

Dane County is seeking contractors to perform underground tunnel waterproofing and concrete repairs on a steam tunnel in Madison, Wisconsin.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday in the United States.


Global Leaders Launch Infrastructure Partnership

At the beginning of the week, leaders officially launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany, which is expected to mobilize $600 bi...


PPG to Complete Over 25 School Makeovers in July

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it was planning to complete over 25 school makeovers through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.


PG&E Fined $1.27M for Corrosion Remediation

The California Public Utilities Commission recently issued a citation against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for failing to correct problems with systems used to prevent corrosion in natur...


NPS Awards $3.4M to Preserve WWII Sites

The United States National Park Service announced last week that it had awarded $3,405,000 in grants to preserve and interpret World War II Japanese American confinement sites.


New Product Announcement: Universal Primer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the launch of what it calls the first premium universal thermosetting powder primer available in the world.


Flint Seeking Water Infrastructure Loan

The City of Flint in Michigan is planning to request nearly $12 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to complete the next round of upgrades on its water supply infrastructure.


University Awarded Over $3M for Hempcrete Research

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering recently reported that it had received a $3.74 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA...


Qatar, Airbus in Talks to Resolve Paint Dispute

According to recent reports, Airbus is engaged in talks with Qatar Airways to resolve a dispute of paint degradation, just days after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency defended its s...


Report Tests Seismic Performance of Materials

The United States Resiliency Council (USRC) recently prepared a report evaluating the comparative seismic performance of four commonly used construction types in typical multifamily developm...


PPG Appoints Senior Marketing and Pricing Manager

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced that it has appointed Joe Swingle of as Senior Marketing and Pricing Manager of its Protective and Marine Coatings business in the United ...


Building Trades Union Protests NYC Studio Construction

Members of New York Laborers’ Local 79, Steamfitter Local 638 and Sheet Metal Local 28 recently protested at the construction site of Robert De Niro’s $600 million Wildflower Studios film pr...


Report: May Backlog Rises, Confidence Falters

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of May, reporting an increase to nine months.


Lead Paint Flakes Found in MD Neighborhoods

Last week, residents in Woodberry, Maryland, voiced concerns after finding red paint flakes that seemed to have come from work being performed on the nearby television tower which gives the ...


OR Adopting Concrete Environmental Standards

Earlier this month, the City of Portland, Oregon, announced the approval of recommendations to add Concrete Embodied Carbon Threshold requirements for city construction projects.


Contractors Wanted for WV Capitol Painting, Reno

The West Virginia Department of Administration is soliciting bids for painting and renovations at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston.


FL Resident Blocks Neighboring Paint Work

After power washing and repainting three sides of his home, South Florida resident Rene Garcia was recently blocked by his neighbor, Daryl Partlow, to finish the project.


Las Vegas City Council Approves Loop System

Last week, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved The Boring Company’s application to expand the Vegas Loop into downtown Las Vegas.


Affordable CA Housing Tops $1M per Apartment

According to a review of state data by The Los Angeles Times, several affordable housing projects in California are costing more than $1 million per apartment to build.


New Product Announcement: Retroreflective Powder Coating

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently introduced the industry’s first commercial retroreflective powder coating.


University Opens Carbon to Metal Coating Institute

Queen’s University in Canada launched its new Carbon to Metal Coating Institute last month, with a goal of coming up with a solution to protect critical metals from corrosion.


Ongoing Inflation Impacting Infrastructure Projects

Rising costs for materials are continuing to impact infrastructure projects across the United States, shrinking the effect of the bipartisan infrastructure law with officials scaling back, d...


Submissions Open for 2022 Impact Awards

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America....


May Input Prices Reveal Continued Increase

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both rose ...


Orion Announces Price Increases

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has recently announced that it will be increasing its prices for all rubber carbon black products...


Painters Union on Strike in Ontario

Unionized painters and tapers in Ontario’s ICI sector gave notice on Monday (June 20) that they would be walking off the job after rejecting the latest contract offer from the Painters Emplo...


Bids Open for TX Water Tower Construction, Painting

The City of Corpus Christi in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the construction and painting of a three-million-gallon elevated water storage tank, piping, valving, pumps, SCADA, b...


EPA Declares $6.5B in Water Infrastructure Funds

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6.5 billion in funding available for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program and the State Infrast...


IBIX Increasing Prices Due to Inflation

Industrial equipment supplier IBIX Surface Technologies recently announced that it would be increasing prices for its IBIX system due to recent hikes in material and freight cost.


HUD Announces $520M for Lead Paint Protections

On Friday (June 17), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced that the Department had made $520 million in funding available to better prote...


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Street Collapses Near Gordie Howe Bridge

Earlier this month, a section of a street in Detroit near the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge collapsed while crews were conducting piling in the area as part of the bri...


A'22 to Kick Off in Chicago

Tomorrow (June 22), the American Institute of Architects will kick off its A’22 Conference on Architecture in person after a two-year hiatus.


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


Revisions Proposed for Millennium Tower Fix

A reduced scope for the stabilization of the Millennium Tower in San Francisco was recently approved by the project’s engineering review team on behalf of the city’s Department of Building I...


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Specialty Chemicals Executive Joins ChemQuest

Earlier this month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. announced the addition of Julie Vaughn Biege as a Director.


Sherwin to Acquire German Industrial Coatings Company

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced an agreement earlier this month to acquire industrial coatings company Gross & Perthun GmbH.


BlastOne Wraps Up Another Demo Day in Columbus

On Thursday (June 16), blasting, abrasives, coatings, finishing, safety equipment and products distributor BlastOne International hosted a Technology Demo Day at its headquarters in Columbus...


Groundbreaking Held for $1.5B Pittsburgh Hospital

Last week, officials broke ground for the new UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, which is expected to become the largest hospital in the city’s history.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Rust Spray Paint

Spray paint brand Krylon recently announced the release of its new spray paint with an anti-rust technology to protect metal surfaces


WI Jail Soliciting Bids for Painting, Reno Project

Rock County is soliciting bids for painting, renovations and site work at its jail in Janesville, Wisconsin.


University Receives 900 Gallons of Paint

Grambling State University (Grambling, Louisiana) announced at the beginning of the month that it had received 900 gallons of high-quality paint—valued at $81,000—donated by coatings manufac...


Applications Open for Competitive Bridge Funding

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it has opened a call for applications for the competitive Bridge Investment Program established under the bipartisan infrastru...


Sherwin Coating ‘One Week Wonder’ Aircraft

The Sherwin-Williams Company will be painting the airplane design scheme chosen by aviation enthusiasts at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture convention in July for its "One ...


AWWA Annual Conference Comes to a Close

The American Water Works Association wrapped its 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition, or ACE22, earlier this week in San Antonio.


Paint Issue Could Cost IA Pool Summer Revenue

The Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, is reportedly operating under a limited capacity because of chalking paint in its swimming pool.


New Product Announcement: Spray Paint

PPG’s Glidden paint brand announced earlier this year that it was entering the spray paint category with the launch of Glidden Max Flex spray paint.


NASF Announces 2022 Industry Award Winners

The National Association for Surface Finishing recently announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2022 NASF Industry Awards at this year’s SUR/FIN conference.


MTA Soliciting Design Bids for $7B Penn Station

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be soliciting designs for the $7 billion redevelopment of Penn Station in New York Ci...


Rising Costs Affecting MA Infrastructure Projects

Several public projects in New England are experiencing cost increases due to inflation, with some projects doubling or tripling in cost compared to original estimates.


NIST Surfside Collapse Investigation Continues

Since the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology launched an investigation into last year’s partial collapse of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South i...


Bids Wanted for Pittsburgh Bridge Preservation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform preservation services to the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.


Rikers Being Studied for Wastewater Facility

According to city records, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a contract to Jacobs Civil Consultants to study the possibility of constructing a new Was...


FL Man Arrested for $2.5M PPP Fraud

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a Florida man was arrested and charged in connection with allegedly filing a fraudulent loan application to obtain $2.5 million in Paycheck Prote...


APC Wins Two New Build Turkish Tanker Deals

Last month, protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) announced that it had won a new deal to supply two new chemical tankers being built in Turkey.


Zion Bank Celebrates 30th Paint-a-Thon

After being canceled for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zion Bank was once again able to host its annual Paint-a-Thon service project.


New Product Announcement: Cleaner and Salt Remover

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently announced the release of its new multipurpose cleaner and salt remover to...


University of Florida Wins Steel Bridge Competition

The University of Florida recently won first place at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Student Steel Bridge Competition with their design for a hypothetical wildlife crossing i...


Biden Issues Domestic Solar Energy Orders

Last week, President Joe Biden issued three executive orders to prioritize domestic clean energy manufacturing to aid in the goal of eliminating carbon from the country’s power supply by 203...


FAA Announces $518M in Airport Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced the award of $518 million for 416 airport construction projects across the country.


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Pittsburgh Robotics Company Brings Painting to Life

At the beginning of June, Pittsburgh-based Finish Robotics announced the release of its Finishbot Autonomous Coating System.


Sika Acquires Waterproofing Company

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently announced that it acquired United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) in the United States.


ChemQuest Launches Coatings TraQr Dashboard

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the launch of its interactive dashboard and forecast tool fo...


Air Force One Paint Plan Could Overheat Plane

A proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump could contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane, leading to other issues, the Air Force says.


LA Appoints First Chief Heat Officer

Just days after Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to create a chief heat officer position, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Marta Segura, Director of the Office of Climate Emergen...


WV Suspension Bridge Gets Fresh Coat

The historic West Virginia Suspension Bridge is currently undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


AkzoNobel Coatings Used for Offshore Wind Farm

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its coatings were used to cover and protect the world’s largest offshore wind farm.


Sherwin Donates Paint for WA Radio Flyer Attraction

Since being constructed 33 years ago, the world’s largest Radio Flyer wagon attraction at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington, has plans to receive some minor metal repairs and a fresh co...


Bidding Opens for CA City Hall

The City of Redding is soliciting bids for exterior painting at its City Hall building in Redding, California.


CA University Wins ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition

The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo concrete canoe team took first place overall in the American Society of Civil Engineers' Society-Wide Concrete Canoe Competition ...


Moody's Report Says Recession 'Not Inevitable'

In a recent report by financial services company Moody’s Analytics, economists say that although the U.S. economy is witnessing inflation, dropped savings rates, and increased revolving cred...


New Product Announcement: Concrete Additive

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently released a new concrete finishing aid and evaporation retardant.


Students Develop 'Glow-in-the-Dark' Concrete

The American University in Cairo recently announced that four students have developed self-luminous concrete, aiming to light up roadways and pavement without using traditional energy source...


MI Directive Speeds Up Infrastructure Permitting

At the beginning of the month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to streamline the state’s permitting process for infrastructure projects of $50 million or mor...


Investors Pushing Microalgae-Derived Binder to Market

Zero-carbon building materials company Prometheus Materials has recently announced in a press release that it successfully raised $8 million to decarbonize the building materials industry.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Repainting

The City of Gretna in Nebraska is currently seeking contractors for the repainting of a two-million-gallon elevated water tower.


Garland Receives Vizient Contract

Roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland) recently announced via emailed press release that it received a contract from the nation’s ...


RI Bridge Using ARPA Funds for Repaint

A historic railroad trestle bridge in Coventry, Rhode Island, will be receiving a fresh coat of paint thanks to funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act.


DOT Seeking University Research Applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that it is seeking applications for its University Transportation Centers program, which provides grants for research, workforce deve...


New Terminal C Opens at LaGuardia Airport

At the beginning of the month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced the openi...


EPA Issues First PFAS Test Order

On Monday (June 6), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first Toxic Substances Control Act test order under the National Testing Strategy for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substan...


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New Product Announcement: Wind Turbine Edge Repair

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new edge repair and protection solution for...


Sherwin Names 2021 Impact Award Winners

Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Awards.


World's Largest Mixed-Use Living Building Opens

Engineering firm PAE, alongside ZGF Architects and other members of a partnership collective, recently announced the opening of the PAE Living Building in Portland, Oregon.


MegaRust 2022 Wraps in San Diego

MegaRust 2022, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, came to a close on Friday after three days of corrosion control-related proceedings at the Marriott...


PPG Named Official Paint of Disney

On Thursday (June 2), global coatings manufacturer PPG announced a multi-year parks alliance agreement with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


Ascott Analytical Acquired by The Schunk Group

Manufacturer of corrosion testing equipment Ascott Analytical Equipment recently announced via press release that it has been acquired by technology company The Schunk Group.


CA Bill Sets New Heat Protections for Workers

New legislation that could set new heat protections for employees working in “ultrahigh” heat and wildfire smoke outdoors is making its way to the California Senate for consideration.


PennDOT: Inflation Could Limit Infrastructure Funding

According to recent reports, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have expressed concern that inflation and material shortages will limit the impact and benefits of f...


Biden, FEMA Push for Stronger Building Codes

In a series of press releases issued at the beginning of the month, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Biden-Harris Administration announced a national initiative to ...


SprayWorks Launches New International Website

Spray foam and coatings equipment company SprayWorks Equipment Group recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new website, Spraybot.Global, to promote its Spraybot and ...


New MN Recreation Facility Project Bidding

The City of St. Paul is soliciting bids for the construction of a new 25,000-square-foot recreation facility.


Mural Artist Rescued from FL Water Tower

Last week, first responders in Dunedin, Florida, rescued a mural artist from the water tower he was working on after the motor on his lift equipment failed.


EPA Proposes Asbestos Reporting Rule

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule to require more comprehensive reporting on asbestos as the Agency continues to protect the public from exposure.


West Seattle Bridge Completes Concrete Pouring

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced at the end of last month that the structural concrete pouring inside the West Seattle Bridge has been completed, marking another project mi...


AkzoNobel to Acquire Activities from Kansai Paint

On Wednesday, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it had reached an agreement with African coatings company Kansai Paint to acquire its paints and coatings activities in the reg...


New Product Announcement: Paint Additive

In a recent press release, pigment manufacturer The Eckart Group announced a new additive reported to make anti-stick coatings scratch resistant.


Soo Locks Project Cost Estimates Skyrocket

New estimates for the Soo Locks project in Michigan were released at the end of last month, revealing the project could cost double or triple the original estimated cost.


New Program Announced for Union Painters in NYC

Late last month, public health care system NYC Health + Hospitals and District Council No. 9 Local Union 1969, Civil Service Employees, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades announ...


Shipyard Uses UHP Water Blasting for Surface Prep

Everett Ship Repair, LLC, in Washington announced earlier this year that it has purchased two new ultra-high-pressure water blasting systems to expand its surface preparation services.


Report Surveys Architect-Contractor Relationships

The American Institute of Architects, in parentship with the Associated General Contractors of America, has recently published a study on what makes successful architect-contractor relations...


Utilizing Laser Ablation for Nuclear Surface Prep

While there are many methods of surface preparation, high power laser ablation systems have proven to be effective at nuclear sites for industrial contamination.


Former Abrasives President Receives Achievement Award

Global manufacturer of surface conditioning systems Weiler Abrasives Group has recently announced that its former president, Karl M. Weiler, was awarded the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievem...


Benjamin Moore Enhances Aura Interior Paint

Coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced that it has enhanced its ultra-premium Aura interior paint with a new acrylic resin and formula.


‘Smart’ Technology Utilized for Powder Coatings

Powder coating system designer and manufacturer Gema recently introduced the second generation of its Dynamic Contour Detection system that uses “smart” scanning technology to improve the po...


Contractors Wanted for PA Bridge Replacement

The Township of Lathrop is seeking contractors for the removal and replacement of the Wright Road Bridge located in Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania.


DOT Issues Waiver for US Materials Mandate

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of a temporary public interest waiver regarding construction materials through the recent Buy America standards.


University Studio Highlights Architecture, Construction

Earlier this year, students participating in Mississippi State University’s architecture and building construction science departments collaborated in the PCI Foundation Studio.


Report: Construction Employment is Stalling

In a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data, the association found that construction employment gained 2,000 jobs between March and April.


Nominations Now Open for 2022 Elevation Awards

The nomination period for Technology Publishing Co.’s sixth annual Elevation Awards officially kicked off today. This year, participants will see a few changes in both eligibility and catego...


NPS Awards Over $7M in Historic Preservation Grants

Late last week, the U.S. National Park Service announced the award of 11 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants in 10 states, totaling $7.275 million.


New Product Announcement: Gloss Measurement Meter

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (Gardco) recently announced the launch of its new portable gloss measurement instr...


University’s Concrete Canoe Wins Competition

Last month, civil engineering students from Montana State University won first place in the American Society of Civil Engineer’s 2022 Rocky Mountain Regional Student Symposium Concrete Canoe...


Workers Protest Purple Line Labor Agreement

While major construction is anticipated to resume this August for the long-delayed Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland, workers were recently seen protesting over a promised p...


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White Paint Considered for Cutting Emissions

One year after engineers from Purdue University created a new ultra-white paint, reports are now considering how the coating could slash carbon emissions and, in some cases, replace air cond...


Army Corps Validates New Concrete Repair Material

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced earlier this month that it has validated a South Korean concrete repair product as part of the U.S. Office of Under Secretary of Defense’s Foreign ...


Architect Ponders Molten Lava as a Building Material

Harnessing molten lava to construct buildings might seem like an impossible task, but one Icelandic architecture firm has been pondering the idea since 2018.


Contractors Needed for KS Customs Facility

The Wichita Airport Authority is soliciting bids for Phase 2 renovations at its Customs Border Protection Facility in Wichita, Kansas.


Report: Collapsed PA Bridge ‘Severely' Decayed

According to reports, a newly released inspection document revealed that the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh had “major decay” prior to its collapse in January, including exposed rebar, cor...


New Product Announcement: Short-Handled Brushes

Purdy, a painting application company for paint and decorating projects under the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced via emailed press release that its Cub brush ...


Naval Shipyard Overhauls Navy Anchor Chains

According to a release from the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, has been named the Center of Excellence for inspecting and servicing anchor cha...


NY DEC Launches Paint Recycling Program

To help consumers and businesses safely dispose of leftover paint, at the beginning of the month the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation formally announced that a new pai...


April Billings Index Moderates Slightly

Last Wednesday (May 18), The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for April, revealing a slight decrease in demand for design services.


Industry Commends Contractor Connect Event

As the date nears closer for Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event this fall, industry players reflect on last year’s Contractor Connect and experiences.


Contractors Needed for Storage Tank Project

The City of Decatur in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a one-million-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Research: Disposable Masks Create Durable Concrete

Known to be a carbon-intensive process, the production of cement is reported to be responsible for as much as 8% of the world’s carbon emissions.


University Utilizing 3D Printing Industrial Robot

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities, with a goal of potentially making the construction indust...


WH, Agencies Partner for Infrastructure Programs

Last week, the White House announced that it is partnering with philanthropic, labor and nonprofit organizations to make it easier for smaller cities and counties to apply for funding under ...


EPA Awards Over $250M in Brownfields Grants

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of $254.5 million in Brownfields Grants to 265 communities, including four grants totaling $1.6 million across Puerto ...


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JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on the new NSF water tank linin...


Scientists Create Coating for Mercury Sorption

Scientists from Flinders University in Australia recently modelled a polysulfide coating made from waste products that has shown to absorb mercury and other metal contaminants in water.


New Product Announcement: Air-Powered Sprayer, Gun

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently announced its latest air-powered protective coatings sprayer from its King line of sprayers and a new spray gun.


ACI Expands Partnership for Carbon Neutrality in Concrete

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute and the Federacion Interamericana Del Cemento completed an addendum to their International Partner Agreement which calls for a joint effor...


ABC Speaks Out Against Davis-Bacon Act

In wake of a new report issued by the Beacon Hill Institute, the Associated Builders and Contractors are again speaking out against the U.S. Department of Labor’s Davis-Bacon and Related Act...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.


PPG Facilities Awarded for Sustainability

Global coatings manufacturer PPG announced in a press release last week that five of its facilities had been recognized by the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for programs that are advanci...


Robotic Paint Repair System Wins Innovation Award

Global adhesives and auto products manufacturer 3M recently announced that its Finesse-It Robotic Paint Repair System has been named a 2022 RBR50 Robotic Innovation Award Honoree by Robotics...


Cleveland Expands Exterior Paint Program

Last week, members of the Cleveland City Council approved legislation authorizing an expanded exterior paint program for eligible homeowners.


ChemQuest Appoints Two New Directors

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced that it has appointed Dr. Lan Deng and Jason Woods as Direct...


IKEA Investing Over $3B in International Stores

Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, recently announced that it would be accelerating expansion to make IKEA more accessible to customers.


Contractors Needed for TX Maintenance Facility

Missouri City is soliciting bids for the demolition of the current Parks Maintenance Facility and construction of a new 15,000-square-foot building.


City Unable to Auction Off Queen Mary Lifeboats

While the City of Long Beach, California, originally planned to auction off the 20 lifeboats from the RMS Queen Mary, lead paint and a lack of bids is leading to the disposal of the boats.


Construction Input Prices Increase in April

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices rose 0.8% in April.


White House Releases New Permitting Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new Permitting Action Plan to accelerate federal permitting and environmental reviews for infrastructure projects funded throug...


Army Corps Awards $3M Concrete Research Grant

The University of Arkansas announced earlier this month that it has been awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate solutions to military infras...


New Product Announcement: Interior, Exterior Paints

HGTV Home by global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently introduced three new paint products for interiors, exteriors, as well as door and trim coatings.


University Develops Antibacterial Coating

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have recently developed a nontoxic silver-based coating for medical implants that resi...


Nearly $1B Settlement Reached for Surfside

In a recent hearing before Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman, attorney Harley S. Tropin announced a $997 million settlement involving the class-action lawsuit brought by the fam...


Contract Awarded for WV Bridge Rehabilitation

The West Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $507,364 to Elite Industrial Painting of Tarpon Springs, Florida, for rehabilitation of the Gormania Br...


ICC, BTF Announce New Collaboration

The International Code Council and the Building Talent Foundation (BTF) recently announced a new collaboration to support and strengthen the residential construction and building safety work...