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New Product Announcement: Phosphate Methacrylate Monomer

Specialty chemical company Evonik recently announced the release of Visiomer Hema-P 100, a phosphate methacrylate monomer meant to improve adhesion, reduce corrosion and provide flame-retard...


University 3D Prints Green Architectural Materials

A hydrogel material formed from nanocellulose and algae has been tested for what considered the first time as an alternative, more sustainable building material at Chalmers University of Tec...


Scientists Investigate Ice Resistant Coatings

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan recently began researching ways to keep ice off solar panels, airplane wings and more, utilizing biological molecules that other living or...


Scientists Develop Infrastructure Inspection Robot

Researchers at Drexel University are currently studying ways to use robotic assistants in identifying and inspecting problem areas in infrastructure such as buildings, roads and bridges.


New Product Announcement: Benchtop Coating Analyzer

Global materials inspection and analysis company Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science recently unveiled its FT200 Series benchtop XRF analyzers for coatings, the FT210 and FT230.


Researchers Study AI Data Quality Improvements

A recent report from advanced robotics and enterprise software company Gecko Robotics and climate technology company Rho Impact has detailed how robots and artificial intelligence can improv...


Grant Aims to Digitize Bridges Using Tech

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


Russian Team Studies Nuclear Reactor Coatings

Researchers at the GI Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have reportedly begun testing a new coating for the walls of the Internati...


Researchers Develop Mars Inspection Tech

Researchers at Wrexham University in the United Kingdom are reportedly working on an infrared spectrometer for a Welsh-led mission in search of life on Mars, due to launch in 2028.


New Product Announcement: Offshore Anticorrosion Coating

Brazilian technology development company WEG has reportedly developed a new coating for use in highly corrosive environments, increasing the durability and lifespan of assets on oil platform...


Pantone, X-Rite Incorporate Digital Color Match Tools

Color science and technology company X-Rite recently teamed up with global color and design company Pantone to offer the 2024 Color of the Year in a workflow tool that helps brands accuratel...


Brenntag Acquiring Solvent Distribution Company

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag recently announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire glycols and solvents distribution company Solventis Group in Antwerp, Belgium and...


Artist Creates Paint Scheme for 'Ferrari' Movie

In preparation for the upcoming “Ferrari” movie, artist Greg Herzog has reportedly developed a Quantum Reaction Theory called Color Coding DNA to give Ferrari a special new paint scheme.


Company Completes Nano-Coatings Funding Round

Nano coatings company Naco Technology recently announced the completion of a €1.2 million pre-Series A funding round to use nano coatings to enhance green energy systems within Europe, while...


Study Reveals ‘Pigging’ Reduces Paint Contamination

A recent case study conducted by Hygienic Pigging Systems Ltd. with Portuguese paint manufacturer Barbot Paints reportedly showed that the technology could reduce product contamination and p...


Painting Robots Receive Industrial, Marine Funding

Robotic painting company PaintJet recently announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding to take critical automation technology to marine and industrial coatings markets, addressin...


MAPEI Celebrates 3D-Printed Homes Project

Building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Habitat for Humanity's first-ever 3D-printed homes in Newport News...


New Product Announcement: Coating Estimation Software

Global coatings company Hempel recently launched a new coating software designed for intumescent coating estimations on steel sections.


BlastOne Partners for Mobile Coating Robots

Blasting and painting equipment and supplies distributor BlastOne International recently announced that it has entered an exclusive United States distribution partnership with Netherlands-ba...


Team Developing Recycled Turbine Resin

For the past three years, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have reportedly been developing an easily recycled resin for the central glue that holds a wind turbine blad...


Laser Photonics Offering AI Laser Cleaning Tech

Earlier this year, laser system manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporation began taking orders for its new programmable and artificial intelligence-capable robotic cell enclosure.


PPG Opens Aerospace Center in France

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the opening of its new $17 million aerospace application support center in Toulouse, France.


German Researchers Utilize Coating Drones

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


Engineers Analyze Graphene Oxide in Concrete

A team from RMIT University and the University of Melbourne is reportedly the first to investigate the effects of graphene oxide in 3D printed concrete, with the goal of creating potential “...


Architecture Students Plan 3D-Printed Housing

Drury University students in Springfield, Missouri, alongside nonprofit The Gathering Tree, are working to build 3D-printed concrete duplexes as an option for affordable housing solutions.


AkzoNobel Partners with AI Coatings Company

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced that its powder coatings business will be partnering with coating automation company coatingAI to use artificial intelligence to help improve ...


Research Team Assesses TX Bridge Performance

The Texas Department of Transportation recently awarded a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington a $997,275 grant to review the performance of deteriorating and aging highway brid...


MIT Team Researching Reusable Rocket Lifespans

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly been developing new technology and coatings materials to extend the lifespan of reusable rockets while also reducing ...


Painting Robot Dogs Begin Artist Residency

Three robot dogs from robotics company Boston Dynamics are set to soon begin a four-month art residency at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial in Melbourne, Australia.


Team Builds Infrastructure Assessment AI

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have reportedly developed four new artificial intelligence and virtual reality systems to maintain and repair aging infrastructure.


Risk Model Offers Flood Damage Forecasting

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


Team Uses AI to Study Perovskite

A team of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have reportedly developed a new artificial intelligence system to examine coatings in a solar cell, aiding i...


New Product Announcement: Rust Prevention Solution

Global specialty chemicals company Elementis recently introduced a new protective solution meant to fight off rust and corrosion in aqueous paint systems.


Shipping Company Adopts AI Coating App

Chemical shipping company Hafnia announced that it will be using an artificial intelligence-assisted application from paint maintenance company SteelCorr on 57 of its ships to help improve p...


New Product Announcement: Coatings Additive Gel

Global industrial minerals supplier Active Minerals International has announced the release of Min-U-Gel 500+, an attapulgite product designed for thixotropic performance in both water- and ...


Waterjet Deconstructs Retired Ship Hulls

German-based ship recycling company Leviathan is reportedly utilizing a large robotic arm, armed with a waterjet powerful enough to slice through steel, to chop up the hulls of large ships t...


Project Aims to Create Sustainable Plastics

A new project from European funding program Horizon Europe is reportedly looking to develop an efficient way to create bio-based polymers out of captured carbon emissions from wastewater slu...


Lasers Used to Remove Bridge Residue

Cleaning company Adapt Laser recently completed a pilot project testing portable lasers to clean rust and lead-paint from a bridge in Southington, Connecticut, in an attempt to save time and...


Team Studies Potential Photovoltaic Blade Coatings

Researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China are reportedly researching new options in photovoltaic coating technology to develop a clean and low-cost blade c...


Researchers Funded for Thermal Coatings Tech

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


New Infrastructure Tool Assesses Contract Prices

A researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington is reportedly working to develop a price estimation and visualization tool for the Texas Department of Transportation to assess and price...


New Product Announcement: Insulative Coating System

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has announced the release of its new Heat-Flex 7000 thermal insulative coating system for protection, insulation and solar heat reflectivity for severa...


Scientists Study Solar Cell Thermal Stability

Scientists at the City University of Hong Kong have reportedly begun studying how perovskite solar cells can be adapted for use as an option for renewable energy.


EPA Presents 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently revealed the winners of the 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for new and innovative green chemistry technologies.


Scientists Turn Moon Dust into Pavement

A team of scientists working with the European Space Agency (ESA) recently began looking into how lunar dust can be used in paved roads and landing pads on the moon.


Solar Coatings Company Opens New Headquarters

Solar technology company SunDensity has reportedly opened a new headquarters and research and design facility in Rochester, New York, to produce its specialty coatings for solar panels.


AU Company Rolls Out Bricklaying Robot

A next-generation bricklaying robot from Australian startup FBR is reportedly capable of building a tennis-court-sized wall in just four hours.


Painting Robots Deployed Amid Labor Shortages

As labor shortages persist across the construction and maintenance industries, one startup company in the U.S. is putting its robots to use to get painting jobs completed.


Researchers Produce Graphene Using Coal

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


AK City Approves Marine Anode Installation

The borough administration and government in Wrangell, Alaska, has reportedly approved an $880,294 contract to install corrosion-inhibiting anodes in the city’s harbor and two other points.


New Product Announcement: Universal Turning Grade

Tool and material manufacturer Kennametal (Pittsburgh) has recently announced the launch of its KCU10B universal turning grade, an update to the KCU10 platform cutting technology.


Hempel Partners with NA Marine Distributor

Global coatings company Hempel has announced a partnership with marine product distribution company Seawide, to introduce its biocide-free products in the North America and Canada.


FTA Supporting Digital Construction Management

Last Friday (Oct. 13), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration unveiled a new research initiative to advance digital construction management tools that will im...


Researchers Discover Self-Wrinkled Coating

A team of researchers from two universities in China have reportedly developed a self-wrinkled photo-curing coating to improve mechanical properties like impact resistance.


New MA Subway Supercar Color Unveiled

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently announced the winning paint colors for its new Green Line Type 10 supercars for Boston's Green Line subway.


Shipowner Partners with TX Robotics Company

Ship ownership and management company Lomar has announced a collaboration with Texas robotics company Alicia Bots Inc. to install its robotic autonomous hull-cleaning technology on 15 of its...


GSA Seeking Energy Efficient Building Tech

The U.S. General Services Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, recently announced a request for information about technologies that can enable energy efficien...


AkzoNobel Funds Drone Inspection Startup

Global coatings company AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings segment has announced that it has acquired a stake in aircraft maintenance and inspection company Donecle, for the use of its drone ins...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Pipeline Coatings

Anticorrosion coatings manufacturer Denso Group Germany recently introduced its epoxy coatings brand, Fortide, for pipeline construction.


Tech Company Develops Pop-Up Turbines

A team at wind technology company Aikido Technologies is reportedly developing a new type of offshore wind turbine, designed to be easier and faster to deploy.


Safic-Alcan Enters Extended Distribution Agreement

Global specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan has announced that it has entered into an extended distribution agreement with Société Nouvelle des Couleurs Zinciques (SNCZ) in Eastern Afr...


Professor Gets Funding for Corrosion Research

A researcher at Marquette University in Milwaukee is reportedly set to receive almost $740,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for method on protecting critical...


Arkema to Implement New Purification Technology

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has announced that it will be implementing a patented purification technology at its coating acrylics production site in Carling, France.


NETL Introduces New Pipeline Corrosion Sensors

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has announced a new development in advanced sensors for the detection and prediction of corrosion in natural gas pipelines.


OK Crews Install Bridge in One Day

Last week (Sept. 18), construction crews in Bixby, Oklahoma, installed a new bridge to replace the White Church Creek Bridge, which had recently been closed due to failed inspections.


New Product Announcement: Surface Measurement Software

Measurement software, consulting and training provider Digital Metrology Solutions recently introduced TraceBoss+ software, which combines surface texture and crosshatch measurement.


Aquajet Announces New Application Specialist

Global manufacturer and designer of hydrodemolition technology Aquajet has announced that it has hired Brian Gaede as a new application specialist.


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.


Survey Highlights Workforce Prep Weaknesses

As 88% of construction firms are reportedly having trouble filling open positions, results from an Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk survey have found “significant short...


Report: Industry Increasing Gen Z Job Outreach

According to a recent analysis by student career services platform Handshake, record talent demand in the construction industry is setting up the next generation to unlock progress on the la...


'Smart Concrete' Tech Used on US Highways

A professor at Purdue University has reportedly invented concrete sensors that are now being used in interstate reconstruction projects across the U.S. in an attempt to prevent premature con...


Research Team Creates Steam Condenser Coating

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have reportedly developed a coating for steam condensers used in fossil fuel steam-cycle generation.


Henkel Appoints New North America President

Chemicals company Henkel has recently named Pernille Lind Olsen as its new President of the North American region.


University to Build Autonomous Tech Center

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


DOE Funds Clean Hydrogen Advancement Projects

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


DOT Accepting SMART Program Applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday (Aug. 8) that it is now accepting applications for its Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Pro...


Rice Studying Boron Nitride Tech Applications

Researchers from Rice University are reportedly analyzing a material produced from forms of boron nitride, as well as its response to changing temperatures and pressures.


Researchers Study Self-Healing Metal Fusion

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


Vegas MSG Sphere Lights Up for First Time

Earlier this month, the new MSG Sphere in Las Vegas lit up for the first time, after a series of construction price hikes due to inflation and supply chain delays doubled the estimated proje...


Autonomous ‘Hullbot’ Can Remove Fouling

A Sydney, Australia-based startup has reportedly developed an autonomous underwater robot that can inspect and clean biofouling on ship hull surfaces.


VW Using Terahertz Tech to Measure Thickness

German automaker The Volkswagen Group has reportedly employed a novel terahertz wave-based technology to measure the film thickness of its car body coatings.


Researchers Propose ‘Reverse’ Passive Design

A study from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Nanjing University has recently suggested to use a “reverse” passive design approach for building sustainability.


Liquid Metal Coating Could Create Smart Objects

According to recent reports, a new liquid metal coating inspired by origami from Tsinghua University in China can be applied to paper to build 3D structures and potentially create smart obje...


Applications Open for Digital Construction Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced that it is now accepting applications for a new $85 million digital construction grant program.


Drone Automation Used for Inventory Management

A spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has recently introduced a new automation workflow to monitor stockpile inventory using robotics and artificial intelligence.


Researchers Develop New Concrete for Clean Air

The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology’s Green Construction by Photocatalyst Research Group has reportedly developed a photocatalytic concrete that can remove fine ...


AI Identifies Concrete Surface Pattern Cracking

A team of researchers at Drexel University and the State University of New York are examining how artificial intelligence, alongside mathematical methods, can determine how damaged a concret...


White House Unveils Infrastructure Law Map

A new interactive website from the White House showcases about 32,000 infrastructure projects that are underway thanks to the Investing in America Agenda.


Collapse-Resistant Building Standard Released

The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released the first national building standard of its kind, providing guidance to mitigate disproportionate collapses in buildings.


Titanium Alloys Made Using 3D Printer

Researchers at the University of Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, have created a potential “new class” of tit...


TyBOT Completes WI Bridge Project

Pittsburgh-based Advanced Construction Robotics, Inc., a provider of robotics equipment for the construction industry, recently completed their first ever rebar tying robot project in Wiscon...


Datacolor Acquires Color Software Company

Color management solution company Datacolor AG recently announced the acquisition of technology company Matchmycolor LLC.


DOE Unveils Carbon Infrastructure Funding

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


Drones, AI Data Could Aid Disaster Recovery

Research from the University of South Wales is utilizing artificial intelligence and drones to enhance structural health monitoring, with the hopes to help areas impacted by natural disaster...


Survey: Tech in Construction Industry is Behind

According to a recent study from automation solution Yooz, the construction industry ranks the lowest in technology competence among surveyed industries.


UB to Research New Precast Concrete Tech

Researchers from the School of Engineering at the University at Buffalo will receive funding to apply new technologies to precast concrete and explore ways to create more durable and long-la...


First Metaverse Architecture, Design Awards Unveiled

The winners were recently unveiled for the first Metaverse Architecture and Design Awards, launched in partnership between Interior Design and digital consulting firm digby.


CTDOT Evaluating Bridges Using AI Research

The Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration recently awarded a research grant to a University of Hartford professor to evaluate and predict infrastruc...


ACA, ChemQuest Launch Coatings TraQr Upgrades

Earlier this month, the American Coatings Association debuted new enhancements to the Coatings TraQr, an interactive dashboard and forecasting tool developed by The ChemQuest Group.


Scientists Develop Site Safety Monitoring System

Researchers from the University of Houston have reportedly created a new site monitoring system to keep construction workers safe at job sites.


Smartphone Tech Could Find Material Defects

Recent research from the University of New South Wales has reportedly demonstrated that organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) can be harnessed to map magnetic fields.


Orion Installs Cogeneration Tech at LA Plant

Global specialty chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons recently announced that it has installed renewable energy technology at its Ivanhoe, Louisiana, plant.


Sensor Changes Color When Bridge Cracks Form

An Iowa State University researcher has recently created a multifunctional stretchable strain sensor that changes colors when covering a crack in a steel component.


ChatGPT Generates AI Powered Color Collection

Paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. has released a new collection of decorative paint colors for World Earth Day using artificial intelligence language model ChatGPT.


Shipyard Joins AkzoNobel, Philips Antifouling Partnership

Last week, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that Damen Shipyards has joined the company and Philips to further develop a fouling control solution that uses UV-C light technology t...


University Develops 3D Concrete Printing Method

Researchers at the University of Michigan have reportedly developed a method for creating ultra-lightweight, waste-free concrete through 3D printing.


Gecko Robotics Expands US Navy Work

Advanced robotics and enterprise software company Gecko Robotics (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has expanded its work with the United States Navy to include robotic assessments of t...


AI Aids in Building Hurricane Resistance Research

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have reportedly created a new method of digitally simulating hurricanes with the potential to develop improved guidelines fo...


BlastOne Acquires Blasting Robotics Company

Blasting and painting equipment and supplies distributor BlastOne International recently announced the acquisition of abrasive blasting robotics company VertiDrive B.V.


AI, Drones Inspecting Canadian Navy Vessels

Provider of AI-assisted digital inspection software Qii.AI announced earlier this month that it has entered into an agreement with Canada’s Naval Engineering Test Establishment for use of th...


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...


South Korea Develops AI-Based Color Matching

South Korean chemical company KCC Corporation has reportedly developed the first artificial intelligence-based color matching and design system for the paint industry.


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...


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.


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.


Researchers Develop Antifouling Laser Process

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


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...


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.


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


UK Hospital Project Utilizing AI Technology

A new hospital facility in the United Kingdom is anticipated to be the first in the country to be built using artificial intelligence technology to increase efficiency and decrease costs.


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...


Tech Company Releases Humanoid Robot Demo

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


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...


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...


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 ...


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


UK Consortium Wins Drone Project Funding

Software development company RoboK AI recently announced that it, alongside a consortium of companies, has won government backing to use drones to monitor and control critical national infra...


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


Robots Inspecting European Critical Infrastructure

Advanced robotics and enterprise software company Gecko Robotics recently entered a collaboration with an energy provider to provide ultrasonic robotic inspection services across Europe.


Scotland Inspecting Sewers with Drone, Laser Tech

Utility company Scottish Water is adopting the use of “state-of-the-art” drones and lasers to improve Scotland’s sewers and reduce its carbon emissions.


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...


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.


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.


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: Defect Detection Tech

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


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.”


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.


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...


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...


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.


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...


Crop Spraying Drone Used to Paint Roof

A farmer from Norfolk, England, recently used a crop spraying drone to whitewash the glass roofs of greenhouses, paving the way for a potentially safer method of paint application.


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.


University Using AI to Prevent Marine Corrosion

A research team from Curtin University in Western Australia has recently developed an artificial intelligence monitoring tool to improve the maintenance of marine structures impacted by corr...


$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”...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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...


China Planning 3D-Printed Dam Construction

According to reports, China is preparing to build a hydropower dam by 2024 using an artificial intelligence system, robots and 3D printing.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

The April issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on using plural-component spr...


DHS Pushed for Critical Infrastructure Protection

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report urging the Department of Homeland Security to take action to better protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.


Dow Expanding Global Silicone Capacity

To benefit the growing mobility and transportation industry, The Dow Chemical Company recently announced that it will be investing in increasing its global supply capabilities and reliabilit...


Petronas Partners to Commercialize Pipeline Tech

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad has recently partnered with two different entities with the same goal: commercializing new pipeline technology.


Painting by Robot Dog Raises $40K for Ukraine

A painting created by Polish-American artist Agnieszka Pilat and robotics company Boston Dynamics’ Spot the robot dog sold for $40,000 last month at a charity benefit for Ukrainian refugees.


AkzoNobel Announces Paint the Future Startup Winners

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced three winners of its second global startup challenge in its Paint the Future initiative.


Winoa Rebrands, Unveils New Strategy

Earlier this month, global surface treatment company and manufacturer of W Abrasives, Winoa Group, announced a branding renewal, including two new brands and its new growth plan strategy.


Using Technology to Keep Sewers, Pipes Clear

When non-degradable items are flushed into sewer systems and pipes, blockages create back-ups for the wastewater industry.


Cast Your Vote for JPCL Readers’ Choice

Remember to vote for your favorite Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings articles from the past year, as the voting deadline for 2021 JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards has been extended ...


CISA Releases New Cybersecurity Guidance

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has recently released new insight and advisories to protect critical assets amid cyberattacks on the Ukraine government and critical infr...


Vegas Loop TBM Surfaces at First Station

Earlier this month, The Boring Company announced that its tunnel boring machine has surfaced near Resorts World in Las Vegas, setting up the next steps for the Vegas Loop’s first station.


UCLA Receives $21M for Carbon Capture Research

The University of California, Los Angeles, recently announced that it has received $21 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the institutes’ carbon removal techno...


New Chrome Provides Safe Coating Alternative

With a goal of replacing harmful hexavalent chrome coatings, Trion Coatings LLC (South Bend, Indiana) has developed a new safe and environmentally friendly chrome coating.


MDOT Reinforcing Bridges with Carbon Fiber

The Michigan Department of Transportation recently announced that it is using carbon fiber to reinforce components in two bridges being constructed, with a goal of building bridges that last...


Kenzen Climate Tech Receives Award

At the beginning of the month, manufacturer of smart personal protective equipment, Kenzen, was awarded the Best New Mobile App Award for its mobile application, designed to alert workers wh...


NYC Tower Tech Looks to Overcome Emission Targets

Crews working on an office development in New York City are working to incorporate sustainable technology to achieve LEED Platinum status and cut carbon emissions by avoiding fossil fuel sou...


BlastOne Presents New Equipment at Demo Day

Last week, blasting, abrasives, coatings, finishing, safety equipment and products distributor BlastOne International hosted a Technology Demo Day at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


$1M Grant Awarded for Road-Painting Robot

A robotic pavement-marking system developed in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to advance ongoing research.


BMW Unveils First Color-Changing Car

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW recently revealed a first-of-its kind car that changes color using technology found in eReaders.


US Issues Russian Cyber Threat Warning

The Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency issued a joint Cybersecurity Advisory last week warning of Russian cyber th...


New Robot Tunnels Through Hardest Rock

Underground utilities robotics company Petra announced last month that it has successfully completed a demonstration tunnel with a robot that can bore through the hardest rocks in the world....


TX University Collaborates for CO2 Capture

The University of Texas at Austin recently announced that its carbon capture technology will be licensed by Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions to support lower-cost capture of emissi...


US SEC Investigating Tesla Solar Panels

Following a whistleblower complaint, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have launched an investigation into Tesla regarding the company’s...


Ultrasonic Devices Protect Bats from Bridge Repairs

Researchers have teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to deploy ultrasonic deterrence devices at bridge construction sites in the hopes of reducing bat activity during r...


Zentek Develops Icephobic Coating

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently announced the development of a new carbon-based, nanotechnology-enhanced icephobic coating.


Remote Control Robots Developed to Prevent Falls

Researchers from the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology announced last month that they have developed remote controlled robots to prevent falls at construction site...


Black & Veatch Seeks Sustainable Innovators

Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kansas) recently accepted applications for “bold, committed partners” in climate technology for its third annual IgniteX C...


How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...


Brick-Laying Robot Completes Pilot House

Australian robotics innovator FBR Limited has recently completed its first house structure using European clay blocks.


Japan Develops Carbon-Reducing Technology

With carbon dioxide being the main contribution to global warming, Japan has developed several projects to cut back on emission in the hopes of reaching net-zero.


Trimble Launches Robotic Scanning Solution

Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a fully integrated turnkey solution with robotics company Boston Dynamics’ Spot the robot dog.


Robotics Developed to Construct Scaffolding

Like many sectors within the protective coatings and construction industry, robotic technologies are making their mark in that they are streamlining operations and, in some cases, improving ...


University Leverages Tech for Coating Research

The University of Illinois at Chicago announced last month that it would be participating in AnalySwift, LLC’s Academic Partner Program to accelerate development and adoption of new material...


University Offering Virtual Drone Course

Thanks to a new online course from Clemson University, contractors can now enroll in a five-module course for certifications in applied drone technology.


3D Printing Firm Trials Sewage Infrastructure

Thanks to a new partnership between United Utilities and progressive start-up Changemaker 3D Ltd, the water sector in the United Kingdom could be the first to print made-to-measure objects o...


Whitepaper Released on Infrastructure Digital Twins

The Authority in Digital Twin, the Digital Twin Consortium, has recently released a new whitepaper intended for the infrastructure industry, in that it influences the direction of the use of...


Paint Inspection Company Invests in Drone Tech

Surface Corrosion Consultants (Belfast, Ireland) has recently announced its investment into unmanned aerial vehicles (UVA) for monitoring and inspecting corrosion for its clients across the ...


Norway to Bury 1.25B Tons of CO2

To meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement, Norway has recently launched work on what it’s calling “Project Longship”—a 1.7 billion ($2.01 billion) project that plans to bury up to 1.25 b...


NSWC Tests Corrosion Detection Systems

Earlier this month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division announced a new partnership with remote-sensing technology company Aerial Alchemy in an effort to solve how corros...


World's First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Installed

Earlier this month, what has been touted as the world’s first ever 3D-printed steel bridge, was installed over Oudezijds Achterburgwal, a street and canal in De Wallen—the oldest neighborhoo...


FRCE Looks at Corrosion-Fighting Tech

A team working at the Fleet Readiness Center East in Cherry Point, North Carolina, has recently examined new possibilities for quickly and accurately detecting corrosion and preventing its s...


AZ Company Develops Drinking Water Tech

Based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, new commercial company Source Global, PBC, has developed a new way to deliver renewable, mineralized clean drinking water made from the power of its specifi...


Infrastructure Surveying Looks to AI

To save time on an otherwise lengthy and complicated process, industry professionals are looking to artificial intelligence when surveying land areas for infrastructure projects such as tunn...


Hyperloop Predicts Service by 2027

Co-founder and Chief Executive Josh Giegel of American transport tech company Virgin Hyperloop recently announced that commercial operations could happen as early as 2027.


Artist Documents Camouflaged Cell Towers

Award-winning photographer Annette LeMay Burke has recently published a collection of photographed cell towers throughout the American west that have been designed to blend in with their sur...


Navy, Penn State Debut Maintenance Tech

At the beginning of the month, members of the Naval Sea Systems Command Technology Office, NAVSEA warfare centers and researchers from Penn State’s Applied Research Lab announced an ongoing ...


UK Invests in Utility-Repairing Robot

The second-largest gas distribution network in the United Kingdom, gas utility SGN, has recently begun investing in the development of an autonomous roadwork robot.


Logiball Receives Innovative Product Award

Specialist civil engineering and construction solutions group, USL America announced in an emailed press release earlier this week that Logiball had been recognized for one its innovative so...


CMU Tests Inspection Robot for DoD

Last month, a team from Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab in the School of Computer Science's Robotics Institute tested what it’s calling a Hardened Underwater Modular Robot Snake (HUMRS).


Following Tech Developed for Robot Dog

Smart following technology and subsidiary of the Piaggio Group, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) and software firm Trimble have recently announced a proof-of-concept collaboration which enables ro...


IACMI, Partners Showcase Sustainable Bridge Solution

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing, alongside nearly a dozen private companies and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility have...


Navy Gets RCBI Assistance in 3D Printing

Thanks to the Apprenticeship Works program offered by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University and partner Applied Systems & Technology Transfer (AST2), sailors aboard U.S....


World's Longest 3D-Printed Bridge Takes Shape

According to reports, construction is finally underway for what is being dubbed as the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian concrete bridge.


MNDOT Utilizes Virtual Bridge Inspections

To restore a 19th-century bridge in Minneapolis, officials from Collins Engineers are working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on incorporating Microsoft HoloLens headsets wit...


University to Develop At-Risk Pipe Technology

Researchers from the University of Newcastle School of Engineering have reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at ris...


Musk Launches $100M Carbon Competition

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has recently announced the upcoming XPrize Carbon Removal competition, which invites design teams to create technologies that can remove carbon dioxide from th...


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...


Australia Contracts AI Management Tool

For the first time in its country’s history, Australia has awarded a contract to software systems developer Dynamic Infrastructure for the maintenance of dozens of bridges and infrastructure...


NYC Inks Deal with Tech to Track Safety Training

The New York City Department of Buildings has recently partnered with tech company myComply to build and administer software behind a new training credential database.


Snake-Like Robot Designed for Underwater Pipelines

Developed by Norwegian technology company Eelume Subsea Intervention, a six-meter-long, snake-like robot is making its debut with intentions to serve the deep-sea oil and gas industry.


New Product Announcement: Spray Paint Robot

Construction, AI and robotics experts, Ascend Build, recently announced a new spray paint robot.


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...


Engineering Firm Unveils Facade Inspection Tech

International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti recently announced the launch of a software as a service platform that uses artificial intelligence to identify and assess damage and deteri...


Shanghai Building Walks to New Location

To make space for a new commercial and office complex, crews in Shanghai’s eastern Huangpu district “walked” an historic school building to avoid demolition.


Drones Aim to Prevent Infrastructure Disasters

After utilizing its technology to inspect dams for BC Hydro, founders of Niricson, a Victoria, British Columbia-based technology company, think their drones will soon be used for maintaining...


NASA Works on Commercial Space Tech

Last week, the United States National Aeronautics and Sp­ace Administration announced that it had selected 17 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space techno...


Infrastructure Sensors Aim to Extend Pipeline Life

In an effort to extend the lifespan of water and sewer pipeline systems, researchers from the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Water Authority and engineering fi...


Industry Leaders to Launch AI Construction Institute

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, CEE and CS/Machine Learning departments have recently annou...


Smart Building Ratings Program Launches

Billed as the world’s first comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, the SPIRE Smart Buildings Program has recently made its debut.


Virgin Hyperloop Unveils Certification Center Location

American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop has recently announced that after years of testing and developing hyperloop technology at their full-scale test site in North Las ...


South FL Rail Shaves Project Timeline

Thanks to the use of Italian company Petrucco’s box-jacking system, rail officials working on South Florida’s $2.7 billion, 170-mile Brightline high-speed rail extension will see the constru...


NYC, DC Rank in 2020 Smart Cities List

The Institute for Management Development, in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design, has released its 2020 Smart City Index. New York City and Washington, D.C., le...


Middle-Schoolers Win $100K for Flood Prevention

At the beginning of the month, a group of middle-school students from Downtown Doral Charter Upper School in Doral, Florida, were named one of five National Winners in the 10th annual Samsun...


CO Airport Gets Contract Extensions, Robots

Denver City Council signed off recently on airport officials’ proposal to accelerate with the Denver International Airport project by approving an increase to the budget of $560 million.


Navy Explores Digital Ship Maintenance

According to reports, the United States Navy has begun exploring the use of a new digital software to help combat shipboard repairs and maintenance services.


Cortec Reveals Aircraft Preservation Plan

Amidst unplanned shutdowns and the uncertainty of a reopening timeline experienced by airlines and aircraft transportation sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, corrosion control technology ...


Is Urine the Key to Building in Space?

In a study conducted by the Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) of the European Space Agency—which includes Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch scientists—urea from urine, could be used as super...


Anue Water Hires Technical Staff

In an emailed press release, innovative wastewater odor and corrosion control supplier Anue Water Technologies (Tucker, Georgia) announced the addition of Phani Peddi as Technical Services M...


UConn Researchers Aim to Improve Bridges

Researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) are reportedly working on a variety of patenting methods aimed to improve bridges across the state.


Officials Predict Increased Speed Core Usage

According to Shannon Testa, Director of Commercial Markets for Rainer Square Tower, the core speed technology used to erect the structure could become more popular in the commercial construc...


Florida Power Adopts Drone Technology

In an effort to ensure the safety of its workers while simultaneously inspecting plant areas, Florida Power & Light Co. (Juno Beach, Florida) has been recently reported to adopt drone techno...


University Develops Bridge Construction Technology

Last month, structural engineers at Vienna University of Technology—also known as TU Wien—premiered the success of its bridge construction technology during a two-bridge project on the Fürst...


Robot Dog Showcases Construction Capabilities

Recently, engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics (Waltham, Massachusetts) showcased its latest technology, Spot the robot dog.


NASA Funds In-Space Construction Technology

Westminster, Colorado-based space technology company Maxar Technologies has been recently awarded a $142 million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop a ...


Student Proposes Eco-Friendly Hyperloop

Caroline Crouchley, an 8th grader living in Long Island, New York, has recently proposed a new, more eco-friendly take on Elon Musk’s hyperloop.


Towers Proposed to Alleviate Air Pollution

Recently, Noida, India-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice Studio Symbiosis has announced its design for Aura air-purifying towers, envisioned to help Delhi, India reduce increas...


Research: Smart Patch Can Help Reduce Rust

Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark) announced earlier this month that researchers from its Department of Engineering’s ICELab have begun developing a new, intelligent and self-powered sensor...


University Fabricates Bridge Using Robots

A robot-fabricated hybrid pedestrian bridge was recently created at Shanghai-based Tongji University's College of Architecture and Urban Planning.


Pittsburgh Plans 3D Printing, Additive Hub

Pittsburgh International Airport and its Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus recently announced the development of Neighborhood 91, a world-first development that is to both condense and co...


Goldwind Announces World-First Laser Control System

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has recently received Component Certification for its Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) Assisted Control technology by global quality assurance a...


Robots Help in $52M IL Housing Project

Currently, the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois is undergoing a $52 million project is slated to add 166,000 square feet of new barracks for military personnel by October 2020.


NREL Selected for Offshore Turbine Research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy awarded the National Renewable Energy Laboratory $5.7 million in funding for floating offshore wind turbine research,...


Research: 3D Printers Work in Tandem

Hosted at New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, a multidisciplinary robotics team is working at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering to design autonomous systems for 3D ...


Robot Tackles Additive Work for Projects

Originally launched in 2017, the 4D Hybrid Autonomous Robot project, intended for use on metal surfaces in land and offshore projects, is now making its debut.


Robots and Drones Inspect Wind Blades

Reported this summer, the Department of Energy’s Blade Reliability Collaborative and Sandia National Laboratory have been researching how to noninvasively inspect wind blades for visible and...


Salt-Powered Battery to Energize Wastewater Plants

Private research institution Stanford University recently announced the development of a new technology, intended to make coastal wastewater treatment plants both energy-independent and carb...


FAA Waiver Allows Drones Over Construction Sites

The Federal Aviation Administration has recently issued a Certificate of Waiver to Greenly, Colorado-based general contracting company Hensel Phelps for the certified-use of parachute-equipp...


'72-Hour Bridge' to Debut Next Year

Brewer, Maine-based engineering firm Advanced Infrastructure Technologies recently announced the growing development of a fiber-based composite bridge support.


Virginia Tech Announces $1B ‘Innovation Campus’

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—more commonly known as Virginia Tech—has recently announced its partnership with data-driven real estate investment firm Lionstone Investm...


Robots to Help Improve Bridge Inspections

Researchers from the University of Waterloo are working on developing a more reliable robotic technology that can reduce the cost of bridge inspections.


Corrosion Detection Used on PA Bridge

Announced last week, an historic Pennsylvania bridge will be the first in the United States to use an electrically isolated tendon system, which helps to detect corrosion on post-tension ten...


Designs Revealed for Uber Skyports

At Uber’s third Elevate Summit—an annual immersive event which convenes leaders from across academia, industry, government, policy and technology—16 designs from eight different architecture...


2019 eVolo Skyscraper Winners Announced

The winners of eVolo Magazine’s 2019 Skyscraper Competition have been announced. The jury—formed by Melike Altinisik, founder and design principal of Melike Altinisik Archtects; Vincent Call...


Drones to Help with Infrastructure Inspection

Hokkaido, Japan-based ready-mix and precast producer Aizawa Concrete Corporation has recently announced a partnership with aerospace company Top Flight Technologies, Inc. in an effort to uti...


Drones to Create Concrete Structures

Over the course of Milan, Italy’s 2019 design week, MuDD Architects debuted “Terramia”—a lightweight structure built out of locally sourced bamboo, tailor-made fabric, and local sands and cl...


Electric Road to Charge Vehicles

Near the center of Lund, Sweden, construction is about to begin on the city’s first prototype of an electric road. Elonroad, having no relation to Elon Musk, is the tech company behind the i...


Construction Analytics Tool Proposed

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


Project to Harness Solar Absorbed by Buildings

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


Ultrathin Film Shows Promise for Solar

Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Sydney and Australian National University have collaborated to develop an ultrathin graphene film, in hopes for fut...


Studio Develops ‘The Coolest White’ Paint

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


University Uses Smartphones to Evaluate Infrastructure

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


Mixed Reality Tool Helps Masonry Projects

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


TX Firm to Print House, License Technology

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


New 3D Formwork Technology Unveiled

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


VR Gives Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Home

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


Australian Researchers Refine Robotic Blasting

Researchers in Australia recently published new work on the topic of robotic abrasive-blasting systems, developing an approach to automatic self-diagnosis of problems that could lead to grea...


TX Firm Claims Millions in Savings from iPads

A Dallas construction company recently made headlines when it reported that the use of iPads in the field has saved the company an estimated $1.8 million a year.


PaintSquare Debuts Free App at SSPC 2018

A new way to experience PaintSquare is making its debut this week at SSPC 2018: the brand-new PaintSquare app, engineered to be a field coating contractor’s best friend and to provide an ide...


3-D Printing Method Increases Steel Strength, Ductility

University researchers in the United Kingdom say they have identified a method of 3-D printing that creates stronger, more ductile stainless-steel parts than other printing methods have prov...


3-D Printing Method Increases Steel Strength, Ductility

A team of researchers based out of a U.K. university says it has identified a method of 3-D printing that creates stronger, more ductile stainless-steel parts than other printing methods hav...


Soft-Growing Robot Has Potential Industry Uses

A new style of robot, resembling a snake or a vine, has recently been invented by mechanical engineers at Standford University, and some of its uses can aid professionals in the industrial a...


Musk Announces World's Most Boring Hat

Billionaire and mastermind Elon Musk recently announced a new product that isn't quite as industrial as one might expect from the founder of The Boring Company.


Flying, Swimming Drone Inspects DE Bridge

While drone inspections of bridges and other structures are becoming more common every day, a recent inspection of the Delaware Memorial Bridge was a first of its kind: An inspection by a hy...


Production to Begins on DAQRI Smart Glasses

Los Angeles-based technology firm DAQRI has entered into an agreement with manufacturer Flex (Cork, Ireland) for its augmented reality headsets Smart Glasses.


Musk Touts 'Boring' Idea for Tunnel Transport

Business magnate Elon Musk reiterated his plan to construct tunnels under cities for the purpose of using high-speed electric sleds to allow vehicles to circumvent nettlesome traffic.


ALED Technology Shines New Light on Glass

LightGlass Technology wasted little time making bold strides into the architectural glass products market.


Tesla Taking Orders for Rooftop Solar Tiles

Seven months after electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors announced its plan to enter the home solar market, the Palo Alto, California-based firm opened online pre-ordering for its rooftop s...


Intel Touts Drones for Inspection

Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich told attendees of a robotic and unmanned systems conference in Dallas that his firm is fine-tuning its drone technology in an effort to help make infrastructur...


App Offers Updated Marine Coatings Data

AkzoNobel last week launched its International mobile app, which the Dutch coatings manufacturer says will provide convenient data access to marine coatings customers.


Drone Startup Helps Paint Take Flight

Entrepreneur Bob Dahlstrom has a plan to reduce the safety risks inherent in many industrial coating application scenarios—and his plan involves paint that flies.


Elevation Awards to Honor Coating Success

A new awards series from PaintSquare sister publication Durability + Design will honor the best of commercial and architectural coatings work from the past year.


Deadline Approaching: D+D Elevation Awards

Durability + Design is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT...


Tall Order: First 3-D-Printed Skyscraper Confirmed

Dubai-based and Silicon Valley-born construction firm Cazza Technologies has announced plans to build the world’s first 3-D-printed skyscraper.


High-Rise Painting Robot Makes Debut

Improved worker safety and increased productivity are the goals behind a new robotic painting and cleaning system now in operation in Singapore.


Call for Entries: D+D Elevation Awards

Durability + Design is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT, the C...


Nanotech Firm Develops Coatings for Metals

A New Jersey-based nanotechnology company is in the process of receiving full patents on two new coating developments that it says could be of use to those who paint bridges and other metal ...


NEI Touts Functional Coatings

Two new coatings and pretreatment technologies developed by NEI Corp. are in the process of receiving full patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


ACI Issues ‘Comprehensive’ Concrete Guide

A new guide seeks to answer any questions related to concrete, including design and specification, inspection and testing topics.


Scientists Report 3-D Graphene Development

A material developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers is reportedly lighter than steel but much stronger, and could end up being incorporated into everything from bridges...


3-D Graphene Form: 'Stronger than Steel'

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it has produced a material that has 5 percent the density of steel and 10 times its strength.


Follow D+D on Social Media

Social media users can now keep up with architectural coatings industry news and insights in more ways, as Durability + Design and its partner publications have expanded their presence on so...


Connect with PaintSquare on Social Media

Social media users can now keep up with coatings industry news and insights in more ways, as PaintSquare and its partner publications have expanded their presence on social media.


Corrosion Hub Expands

The University of Akron celebrated the expansion of facilities and capabilities in its corrosion research center with an open house Tuesday (June 21).


Rolls-Royce Robotic Ship Plans on Track

A self-driving Rolls-Royce may be a reality in the very near future, but we’re not talking about a luxury car. The British company’s marine division is part of a consortium working on autono...


Team Tests Self-Consolidating Concrete

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working to improve on the current challenges self-consolidating concrete poses in a range of construction projects.


Team Studies Self-Consolidating Concrete

A team of university researchers is looking to make self-consolidating concrete the go-to construction product in the U.S.


FHWA Seeks Your Worksite Innovations

Only a few days are left to participate in submitting topics for the next round of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Every Day Counts initiative.


Paint Transforms T-shirts Into Sounds

Warning to parents: You might want to cover your ears. Textile designer Selina Reiterer and architect Constantinos Miltiadisin have developed T-shirts that turns kids into rock stars—and fos...


Protimeter Expands Line of Moisture Meters

Protimeter has introduced a new moisture meter for a variety of applications, including commercial coatings and concrete.


Recovery, Challenges Ahead in Construction

Nearly three-quarters of American construction firms plan to add workers in 2016, according to a survey released this week.


Construction Outlook Mixed for 2016

Nearly three-quarters of American construction firms plan to add workers in 2016, according to a survey released this week.


Former Benjamin Moore Exec Leads EasyPaint

The new president of an on-demand painting service is a familiar face in the coatings industry.


Redesigned Adhesion Tester Launched

DeFelsko has introduced an upgraded version of its PosiTest AT-A Automatic Adhesion Tester, according to a company statement. The manufacturer says the instrument measures the adherence of c...


D+D News to Get New Look, Features

Durability + Design News will be ringing in the new year with a new, clean, responsive design geared to professionals on the go.


Redesigned Product Tests for Adhesion

DeFelsko has introduced a new version of its PosiTest AT-A Automatic Adhesion Tester that the company says measures the adherence of coatings to metal, wood, concrete and other rigid substra...


Robot Helps Keep Road Painters Safe

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth have teamed up with its state’s Department of Transportation to build a robot that helps keep workers safe.


Duct, Building Envelope Sealer Debut

An Ohio-based company recently introduced two new building envelope sealing systems.


App Teaches Kids About Construction

A concrete company has launched a game app that it hopes will steer kids toward careers in construction.


Game Allows Unique Bridge Designs

Have you ever thought that using a hot air balloon would be a good component in bridge building? If so, Dry Cactus has a great video game for you.


CMU, Volvo Seek Road Site Safety

Safety on road construction sites is a major concern, so two industry leaders partnered to come up with a solution that uses situational awareness of equipment operators and the surface work...


Monitor Made for Dust Collection

A web-based dust-collection diagnostic system billed as the "first of its kind" has been introduced by Camfil Air Pollution Control.


Robot Prints Houses One Wall at a Time

Billed as the world’s biggest free-form 3D printer, the machine can build walls like the body builds bones, is "prettier" than previous attempts at printing 10 houses in one day and is “more...


Web-based Unit Monitors Air Quality

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has designed a web-based system for dust collection diagnostics.


Drones Report for Construction Job Duty

A growing number of U.S. construction companies are looking to fly drones around their jobsites to get a better look at progress and perform inspections.


Drones Seeing Use in Infrastructure

Those who see what might appear to be a UFO buzzing around a bridge probably can skip calling the Federal Aviation Administration.


Could Plastic Roads Replace Asphalt?

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--A city known for its openness to innovation could become the trial center for a plastic road that someday may replace asphalt.


SSPC Updates Coatings Jobsite App

PITTSBURGH--SSPC has revamped its mobile app to include tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features.


‘See-Through’ Truck: Future of Safety?

ARGENTINA--Samsung has come pretty close to providing a glimpse of what the future will--literally--look like.


SSPC Unveils Member App 2.0

PITTSBURGH--Tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features are now available in SSPC's newly upgraded mobile app.


Laying Down 1,000 Bricks an Hour

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--The Emperor Hadrian sure could have used the bricklayer Hadrian.


Bot Can Build a House in 2 Days

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--Bricklayers, are you ready to meet your match ... or maybe your replacement?


Alert, New App Flag Heat Dangers

WASHINGTON--Common sense is still failing to protect dozens of workers from dying and thousands from falling ill as summer's heat clamps down, federal officials say.


Alert, App Help Workers Beat the Heat

WASHINGTON--With summer in full swing, the health risks to painters, inspectors, construction workers and others working outside are rising with the temperatures.


Graphene Scanner Goes Deep in the Paint

LLANERA, SPAIN--Technology that can capture images deep beneath paint layers, or even inside a sealed object, is close to becoming a market reality, according to the European consortium.


Scanner Reveals Inner Secrets of Paint

LLANERA, SPAIN--Seeing deeply, and non-destructively, into layers and perhaps centuries of paint is the promise of 3D scanning technology being developed by a European consortium.


Ghost City Embodies Future Purpose

WASHINGTON, DC—A new city is rising in southern New Mexico—but no one will live there.


Polyurethane Sprouts from Plant Oils

PULLMAN, WA—Plants, not petroleum, underpin a new generation of polyurethanes being developed at Washington State University.


Scientists Plant Greener Polyurethane

PULLMAN, WA—Loved for their toughness and corrosion resistance, but not so much for their petroleum base, polyurethanes are getting new green roots at Washington State University.


A Building that Snaps ‘Selfies’

Here’s a design even teens may find interesting—a building that can physically transform its facade to take on the appearance of the people inside it.


ACI Launches Certifications, ‘University’

Two new masonry-related certification programs and an online university are now available from the American Concrete Institute.


Teen Cooks Up a Wood Alternative

A 16-year-old in India has taken waste generated by her family’s rice farm and turned it into a building material with the potential to benefit millions of lives.


$118M Gift Funds MIT Real Estate Lab

A China-focused real estate entrepreneurship lab that promotes social responsibility will arise at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from a $118 million gift by a Hong Kong developer...


Coated Drones to Combat Pollution

Researchers in Hong Kong say they have developed drones capable of collecting pollution and turning it into fuel.


Drones Pass Pollution through Paint

Robots coated in carbon-sucking paint could collect pollution and turn it back into fuel, a group of researchers says.


A Plant to Capture, Clean and Convert

Tomorrow's baking soda may be coming in part from the emissions of an industrial plant near you.


Brewing Bleach from Plant Pollutants

A Texas cement plant is now sporting a first-of-its-kind retrofit that can capture carbon dioxide and profitably convert it into other products.


Wanted: Tall Wood Building Pioneers

A new $2 million federal contest aims to identify architecturally and commercially viable wood products for tall building construction.


Subsea Robot Aims to Thwart Smugglers

A small, submersible robot under development could provide a new line of defense against smugglers trying to sneak contraband in ship hulls.


Virtual Tour Reveals New Paint Shop

Chrysler is showing off its brand-new Michigan paint shop with a little help from Google, giving anyone with Internet access an up-close look at its shiny new facility and fancy robots.


Lighter Bridge Stretches its Wings

A new UK bridge boasts the same advanced composite materials as those used in aircraft, allowing the structure to resist weather and last longer without maintenance coating.


New Program Offers Customized Help

International Paint has introduced Interplan, a customized maintenance painting service that offers a flexible coating survey and maintenance service package.


$148M Metals Hub Plans Detroit Digs

A new $148 million federally funded lightweight-materials manufacturing and research “ecosystem" is headed for the Motor City.


A New Look at Coatings News from EMEA

UK refineries, Middle East coatings, and the professional perils of arrogance top the new issue of JPCL Europe, a publication for protective and marine coatings professionals in Europ...


Trending toward Tomorrow’s Architecture

From crowdsourcing, biomimicry and social innovation, to building performance demands and design with purpose, a tumult of new trends is creating a new era in global architecture.


3D Printing Takes a Steely Turn

Looking for that structural steel component? Check the printer. A global engineering firm has unveiled 3D-printed structural-steel building components, touting “a whole new direction for the...


Easing Access to Building Systems Data

A new service offers building owners, inspectors, managers, emergency responders and other stakeholders instant access to the facility’s comprehensive compliance documentation.


3-D Printed Steel: ‘Whole New Direction’

A global engineering firm has unveiled 3D-printed structural-steel building components, touting “a whole new direction for the use of additive manufacturing in the field of construction and ...


A Call to Grow Better, Not Just Bigger

All of the advanced materials and energy efficiencies on Earth will help little if they are fed to a development model simply that consumes more and more, some experts are warning.


Grappling with Growth by the Gigaton

China has used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century.


MIT Robot Pinpoints Pipe Leaks

A new self-propelled robotic device could detect exponentially smaller pipeline leaks of gas, water and oil than traditional systems can, its developers say.


 
 
   

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