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USACE 3D Prints Largest Soo Lock Component

The Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it has finished installing the largest U.S. civil works infrastructure component produced by a 3D printer on the S...


Army Corps Addresses Ike Dike Concerns

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ stormwater mitigation project to prevent flooding in cities connected to the Galveston Bay in Texas is reportedly facing inflation and material cos...


Engineers Study Concrete Freeze Protection

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


Company Receives Mussel Coatings Contract

Specialty materials company Mussel Polymers, Inc., recently received a contract from the U.S Air Force’s AFWERX unit to develop biomimetic, anti-corrosive coating technology to protect deplo...


US Army Opens New Paint Booth

A team from the U.S. Army’s Logistics Readiness Center Benelux in Kaiserslautern, Germany, recently celebrated the grand opening of their new paint booth with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


NASA Announces New Aircraft Paint Scheme

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that its X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft will be getting a new paint scheme to help protect it from moisture...


Dayton Researchers Receive Augmented Reality Grants

The University of Dayton Research Institute has reportedly been awarded a three-year, $12.5 million contract to design, develop and transfer augmented reality tools to the U.S. Air Force.


Navy, Air Force Jet Speed Could Melt Paint

A recent report has detailed how the U.S. Navy's F-4 Phantom II jet had the ability to travel so fast that it could melt its own paint away.


EPA Amends Waters of the US Definition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army have recently announced a final rule amending the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States” to conform wit...


Bidding Open for CT National Guard Facility Reno

The Connecticut Military Department is soliciting bids for renovations to an Army National Guard facility.


NASA Aircraft Gets New Paint Job

An aircraft from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently got a fresh coat of paint, including a new paint scheme and colors, in preparation for joining the f...


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...


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...


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 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.


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...


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 ...


JV Selected for $969M US Military Hospital

A $969 million contract was recently awarded to Züblin and Gilbane Joint Venture for the construction of a new military hospital at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany.


Army Corps Releases $29B Ike Dike Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently submitted its final feasibility report and final environmental impact statement for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study to the Ch...


Army Engineers Develop Ice Adhesion Patent

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently applied for a patent on an ice adhesion testing device.


Unspent Border Funds Will Go to Military

The Pentagon has recently announced that all border wall construction projects funded with money intended for military projects such as schools and training facilities, among others, would b...


Navy Partners with Xerox to 3D Print Metal Parts

At the beginning of the month, the United States Naval Postgraduate School, a grad institution for Naval officers and others, announced a research collaboration with global print and digital...


Researchers Look at Mechanical Metamaterials

Last month, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Bits and Atoms and members from a United States Army think-tank published a research paper on the developm...


House Passes $9.9B Water Legislation

Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works mission areas for the next...


National Museum of US Army Opens

In celebrating Veteran’s Day last week, the National Museum of the United States Army officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. According to NMUSA, the museum is the firs...


Marines Conduct New 3D-Printing Exercise

At the beginning of the week (Aug. 26), the United States Marine Corps announced a successful, first-known 3D concrete printing operation involving a three-inch print nozzle and new continuo...


Cranes to Increase Concrete Capacity at TN Dam

This summer AECOM Construction Services will be installing three tower cranes for the Chickamauga Navigation Lock project taking place at the Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Construction on Soo Locks to Begin

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


Army Corps Awards $712M Design-Build Contract

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


Marines Build 3D-Printed Concrete Barracks

Earlier this month, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command, working in collaboration with Marines from the I Marine Expeditionary Force, used a 3D printer to create ...


Military Contractor Admits to Bribes

A Pennsylvania contractor who performed jobs at two military bases in New Jersey faces more than a decade in prison for paying bribes and kickbacks in order to obtain and retain the contract...


Army Works Toward ‘Sandphobic’ Coatings

When it comes to military coatings, the Department of Defense has a new target in its sights: sand.


Energy Department Funds Coatings Research

Three organizations will be able to make use of federal funding to perform research on ways that coatings can contribute to reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel economy.


Coatings Courses for Military, DoD Use

From corrosion prevention to chemical agent resistance, coatings professionals will have the opportunity to delve into a range of topics specific to military and Department of Defense applic...


Contractor Guilty in Army Plant Fraud

The construction supervisor, a Coast Guard veteran discharged for sleepwalking, spun tales of black ops, FBI connections, and secret Senate payrolls.


Paint-Stripper Bribery Draws in Others

A CEO indicted for bribing military base officials to buy his paint remover was the last, but not the least, person implicated in the plot, officials said Tuesday (Dec. 9).


Military Coatings Mission Accomplished

Seven historic U.S. Army vehicles will greet this Veterans Day restored to their former glory, thanks to a massive volunteer effort by contractors and suppliers across the coatings industry....


Paint Shifts Shades to Signal Heat

Imagine walls and doors that could warn firefighters of the intensity of a fire by changing color, or equipment that turns from blue to red when it's too hot to handle.


Smart Paint Signals Excessive Heat

New color-changing coating technology can warn when material or equipment is too hot to handle, signaling the possibility of malfunctions, explosions or burns, researchers say.


Historic Army Project Enlists Painters

The largest U.S. Army museum in the world is recruiting volunteers for painting and blasting work on historic armored vehicles.


2 Plead Guilty in Painting Kickback

A paint department manager and industrial cleaning contractor have pleaded guilty to a kickback scheme stemming from a Defense Department contract worth more than $500,000, federal authoriti...


EPA Settles with Military on Tank Issues

Three military bases in Virginia have paid federal regulators a combined $62,634 in fines to settle allegations of violating underground storage tank regulations.


Direct-to-Metal Epoxy Covers in 1 Coat

Sherwin-Williams has introduced a direct-to-metal, high-solids epoxy that meets specifications for military applications.


House Panel Pushes Corrosion Covers

The Department of Defense is getting a little corrosion advice along with its 2014 budget plan. The message: Cover up.


Navy Charges 4 in 2 Diving Deaths

The U.S. Navy has charged four senior leaders of an elite diving unit with dereliction of duty in the deaths of two Navy divers who perished during a training exercise at Aberdeen Proving Gr...


DOD Urged to Tighten Corrosion Oversight

The Department of Defense needs to keep a firmer rein on the scores of equipment-related corrosion projects it oversees, including nailing down data on project outcomes, a new federal audit ...


Army Cited after 3 Diving Deaths

Federal health and safety investigators have issued citations against the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Test Center in the first of three diving deaths that occurred just weeks apart earlier this yea...


DOD Urged to Spruce Up Corrosion Plans

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force all need some spit and polish on their corrosion prevention and control programs, federal auditors say.


 
 
   

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