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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...


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...


CPIA Issues Call for Abstracts

The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with Technology Publishing Company, is calling for abstracts for presentations and discussion topics at the 2022 CPIA Leadership ...


US Paint Company Amps Up Convenience

Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carlos, California) has recently announced that it will be offering same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint produ...


TN Charging Contractor for Construction Delays

According to reports, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be charging a contractor $1,000 for every day a long-overdue construction project on I-75 takes to complete.


$240M Water Infrastructure Funding Announced

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a $240.4 million investment from the bipartisan infrastructure law for significant repairs on canal linings, dam spillways a...


WA Recycles Over 800,000 Gallons of Paint

At the beginning of the month, PaintCare released its first annual report for its Washington paint recycling program, reporting that it collected approximately 842,000 gallons of unwanted pa...


Contractors Wanted for VA Fire Station

The City of Richmond is soliciting bids for the demolition and rebuild of a fire station building and garage in Richmond, Virginia.


Corrosion Under Coating Shuts Down OH Bridge

A bridge in Brooklyn, Ohio, was shut down earlier this week when inspectors found corrosion under the beams coated with fire protection.


Residents in Uproar After Paint Color Mix-Up

According to residents in Independence, Kansas, a paint job recently completed on decades-old lion statues by SEK Delta Waterfowl is “hideous.”


IUPAT Protests Wage Theft at GA University

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77 was recently joined by students, faculty and staff from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, to denounce ...


MO Announces Infrastructure Improvement Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation recently presented its draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the largest infrastructure improvement plan that it has ever created.


Contractors Needed for Ground Storage Tank Rehab

The City of Rusk in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of ground storage tanks.


Investigation, Replacement Ongoing for PA Bridge

Earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board released an update on its investigation into the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh, as the first concrete pours fo...


$101M Lead Settlement Gets Conflicting Ruling

Just weeks after a New York ruling, the California First Division Court of Appeal ruled on April 19 that Lloyd’s of London and other carriers that insured W.P. Fuller & Co. would not be liab...


PPG Fined Over Product Requirement Violations

The California Air Resources Board announced last week that it had reached a settlement with global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries, Inc. for selling products that violate the state’s a...


Design Revealed for New FIU Pedestrian Bridge

At the beginning of the month, the Florida Department of Transportation unveiled new design plans for the Florida International University pedestrian bridge, more than four years after the i...


1,000 Gallons of Paint Spilled in OH

Late last month, several agencies in Austintown, Ohio, worked to clean up nearly 1,000 gallons of spilled paint on a section of North Meridian Road.


PA Wastewater Facility Expansion Underway

A wastewater treatment facility in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania, broke ground last month for a $21 million expansion that will increase capacity and make processes more environmentally ...


Report: Slow Payments Plaguing Industry

A recent report from construction software company Levelset found that while the industry has made a strong recovery from COVID-19 setbacks—reporting an all-time high of $1.57 trillion in Ju...


Renovation, Coatings Work Bidding in FL

The City of North Port is soliciting bids for renovations to 13,510 square feet of space at Warm Mineral Springs Park.


Nova Graphene Awarded Two Defense Contracts

Global advanced materials firm Nova Graphene recently announced that it was awarded two defense contracts by Canada's Department of National Defense’s Innovation for Defense Excellence and S...


IA Bridges Reopen After Contractor Error

Earlier this week, Des Moines, Iowa, officials announced that they would be reopening two bridges after they were shut down last month due to a contractor error, which resulted in the accide...


NY Painters Union Offering Scholarships, Apprenticeships

The Association of Master Painters and Decorators of New York, Inc. has recently issued a special scholarship notice through its painting industry promotion fund.


Material Shortages, Costs Affecting TX Projects

According to recent reports, Texas Department of Transportation road infrastructure projects are being impacted by construction material shortages and cost increases, causing delays and driv...


Euclid Chemical Completes Business Acquisition

Last week, concrete and masonry construction products manufacturer Euclid Company announced that it had completed the acquisition of Chryso’s North American cement grinding aids and additive...


'Project Virginia' Plans to Print 200 Homes

Construction start-up Alquist 3D recently announced plans to build 200 homes in the southwest region of Virginia to help solve the housing crisis in rural and underserved areas of America.


Contractors Needed for WA Bridge Seismic Retrofit

Skagit County is seeking contractors to perform seismic retrofitting of the Upper Finney Creek Bridge in Mount Vernon, Washington.


EPA Issues Water Infrastructure Funding Memo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a memorandum for $43 billion in water infrastructure through the bipartisan infrastructure law to deliver clean water and replace lea...


Battelle Showcases Pilot to Destroy PFAS

Independent nonprofit organization Battelle Memorial Institute, which focuses on advancing sciences and technology, recently launched a weeklong pilot demonstration for its total solution fo...


IL Water Supplier Project Nears Completion

A critical infrastructure project in the Village of Homewood, Illinois, which involved water line installation to transition water suppliers for the area, is reportedly nearing completion.


Largest US Carbon Capture Pipeline Proposed

An Iowa-based company has proposed a $4.5 billion, 1,958-mile carbon dioxide pipeline that would stretch across five states for CO2 recovery and storage.


WA Adopts All-Electric Heating Mandate

Late last month, the Washington State Building Code Council approved a new commercial energy code in a vote of 11-3, mandating that newly constructed buildings be outfitted with all-electric...


ASCC Publishes Two New Safety Bulletins

Late last month, the Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) published two new Safety Bulletins: Emergency Rescue Baskets and ...


Amazon HQ2 Receives County Approval

The Arlington County Board recently announced that it has unanimously approved building plans for American multinational technology company Amazon’s new headquarters (HQ2) in Arlington, Virg...


PA Riverfront Development Gets $10M in Funding

A mixed-use development planned to revitalize an industrial riverfront stretch in Pittsburgh is finally moving forward after receiving a $10 million grant from the Pennsylvania’s Redevelopme...


Pensacola Bridge Finalizes Pile Driving Operations

The Florida Department of Transportation announced last month that construction crews working on the Pensacola Bay Bridge have reached a major milestone with the completion of pile driving f...


DOL, OSHA Pay Tribute on Workers Memorial Day

Last Thursday (April 28), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration commemorated Workers Memorial Day to honor workers who have lost their lives on the job...


Painting Contractors Wanted for CA Correctional Facility

The California Department of Corrections is soliciting bids for painting services at a correctional facility in Chowchilla, California.


Tequila Agave Waste Used to Make Bricks

Since partnering with Mexican nonprofit Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education and Development (SACRED) back in October, post-production agave fibers from Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequi...


Construction Begins for CA Wildlife Bridge

Last week, California officials broke ground at the new $87 million Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is expected to be the world’s largest wildlife crossing for native animals to sa...


Paint Recycler Establishes Operations in NY

A latex paint recycling company based out of Colorado recently started setting up operations in Rotterdam, New York, to reprocess old architectural coatings under the state’s new paint stewa...


First TX Border Wall Section Nears Completion

According to state officials, the first segment of five for the state-funded border wall in Texas is “essentially” complete with all panels installed.


PA Women's Center & Shelter Awarded LEED

In an emailed press release, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) recently announced that it was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Ce...


Contractors Needed for MN Water Tank Improvement

The City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the one-million-gallon Ferndale Water Tower on behalf of the Saint Paul Regional Water Services.


Study: Painting Asphalt Art Makes Roads Safer

According to a recent study conducted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, city streets are reportedly safer for pedestrians when the asphalt roadways are painted with art, reducing the rate of car ...


Klamath Dam Removal Project Gets DOI Approval

According to recent reports, the U.S. Interior Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have given their support for the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath Rive...


IA Bills Aims to End Public Design-Build Work

Iowa legislators have recently passed a bill in both houses that aims to provide an alternative delivery method for commercial and most public construction projects in the state. The approva...


USGBC Names New COO

Yesterday (April 26), the U.S. Green Building Council announced via press release that Lisa Revitte has been hired as the association’s new Chief Operating Officer.


AkzoNobel Blames US Disruptions on Trucking

In a recent interview with global paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel’s Chief Executive, Thierry Vanlacker warned North American customers that a shortage of truck drivers has disrupte...


MO IUPAT Accepts New Contract, Pay Raise

After several days of striking, last week 600 members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, voted to accept a new contract offered by ...


US Iron, Steel Mandated for Infrastructure Projects

In an order issued last week, the Biden Administration announced that projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law will be required to use only iron and steel produced in the United ...


DOT Announces Infrastructure Emissions Program

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Program, created under the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Paint Spills Across the US Damage Several Properties

In the latest incident in what seems to be a slew of paint spills across the Unites States, a truck owned by home improvement retail company Lowe’s accidentally dropped a container of white ...


Painters Wanted for CA College Campus Reno

Merced Community College District is soliciting bids for an exterior painting project on its campus.


Painting Begins for Space Needle 60th Anniversary

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the Seattle Space Needle hosted a contest for five grand prize winners to help paint the roof of the landmark its original color—nearly 600 feet in the air.


Report: Demand for Design Increases Rapidly

On Wednesday (April 20), The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for March, revealing a rapid increase in demand for design services.


WWII-Era Warship Sinking in Lake Erie

A decommissioned World War II Navy ship in New York started sinking last week after a breach caused the vessel to take on water.


IL Suspends In-State Workers Requirement

About a month after the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Illinois unemployment rate fell below 5%, the state’s DOL issued a conclusion of the Employment of Illinois Workers on Pub...


USGBC Taps Cities for 2022 LEED Leadership Program

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced 15 cities and counties to participate in the 2022 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.


DOT Providing $1.76B Loan for Purple Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that its Build America Bureau has provided up to a $1.76 billion low-interest loan for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in ...


Bids Wanted for VA Tunnel Rehabilitation

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Rosslyn Tunnel facility on I-66 in Arlington, Virginia.


Concrete Work Begins for West Seattle Bridge

Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced that it would begin pouring structural concrete for repairs on the West Seattle Bridge, signally another step closer to completi...


Structural Issues Outlined in Warehouse Report

According to a report by engineer Dan Bruno, “significant structural issues” may have contributed to last year’s Amazon warehouse collapse in Edwardsville, Illinois.


Report Indicates Demand for Paint Experts

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its 2022 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, reporting a high demand for interior and exterior paint experts.


DOE Issues RFI for Building Code Funding

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office issued a request for information to gather responses from the public that will inform the program development and exec...


FERC Approves Mountain Valley Pipeline Changes

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order approving changes proposed for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project, including how the pipeline will cross 183 waterbodies a...


Construction Input Prices Increase in March

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 2.9% in March.


NJ Bridge Construction Gets Notice to Proceed

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Transit announced earlier this month that it has issued the “Notice to Proceed” with construction for the new Portal North Bridge.


Purple People Bridge Needs Fresh Coat of Paint

The Newport Southbank Bridge Company recently announced that it hopes to repaint the Purple People Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Kentucky, for its 150th anniversary and restore its i...


Buffalo Bills Stadium Gets $600M in NY Funding

Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature approved its $220 billion state budget, which included $600 million for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills new $1.4 billion open-...


DOL Announces Program for Heat Hazards

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the launch of a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of workers from heat illness ...


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvement

Spotsylvania County, Virginia, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a ground storage reservoir.


$120M Water Infrastructure Loan Awarded in CA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to a utilities agency in San Bernard...


Sansin Corp. Expands Operations in US, Europe

Global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) recently announced that it would be expanding its operations in th...


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.


NYC Safety Report Shows Decrease in Incidents

For the third year in a row, the New York City Department of Buildings reported that its building construction-related incidents have declined, even as construction activity has rebounded fr...


Floating Offshore Wind Project Proposed in WA

Last week, Trident Winds Inc. announced it submitted a request to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management to develop and construct the first floating offshore wind farm off the coast ...


EPA Proposes to Ban Ongoing Uses of Asbestos

On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule to prohibit ongoing uses of the only known form of asbestos currently imported into the United States.


Painting Contractors Wanted for VA School

Roanoke City Public Schools is soliciting bids for renovations and related coatings work at an elementary school.


$2.7B Port Infrastructure Funding Announced

Late last month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that it will be investing more than $2.7 billion in funding to 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects across the country, focuse...


Lake Michigan Ferry Gets Fresh Paint Job

A ferry in Ludington, Michigan, recently received an updated paint job, which required 800 gallons of paint, during its five-year drydock inspection.


Addiction Recovery Promoted in PA Paint Program

Residential and commercial painting service Pennsylvania Painting Masters has recently been reported on its ongoing efforts to help individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.


Chicago Hospital Planning $645M Expansion

A recent application filed to the Illinois State Health Facilities and Services Review Board revealed plans for a proposed $645 million modernization of the Lakeview facility at the Advocate...


Contractors Needed for IN Bridge Replacement

Monroe County is seeking contractors to perform replacement of the Dillman Road Bridge located in Bloomington, Indiana.


ACI Releases 2022 Codes, Specifications Collection

­The American Concrete Institute has released its 2022 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications and Practices, a collection that it deems “the most comprehensive and largest single s...


$431M Museum Expansion Utilizes Shotcrete

Crews are reportedly making headway at the American Museum of Natural History in New York’s Manhattan Upper West Side, which has been undergoing a $431 million expansion since 2019.


Insurers Liable for Over $100M Lead Settlement

At the end of March, the First Judicial Department of the New York Appellate Division ruled that Lloyd’s of London and other insurers were liable to pay over $100 million into a California a...


CSHA Hosting Pre-Trade Show Meeting

The Coating Society of the Houston Area will be holding a meeting this week before its Trade Show 2022 and Demo Fair later this month.


IL Approves Infrastructure Design-Build Legislation

Last week, the Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation that would allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to streamline infrastructure projects.


AC Show Kicks Off in Indianapolis

After years of canceled events and virtual show stand-ins, today the American Coatings Show and Conference—hosted by AC Media, in collaboration with the American Coatings Association and Vin...


Historic Cambridge Building Gets New Paint Job

A little over a year after Hamilton-based investment and management firm Forge & Foster purchased the 112-year-old Ray Electric building and connecting spaces—located at 20 Park Hill Road in...


New Logo Painting Planned for OH Water Tower

A water tower in Huron, Ohio, will be getting a new paint job due to the structure’s sponsoring changing its name and logo.


FL Judge OKs $83M Surfside Property Settlement

Last week, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman ruled that people who owned units at the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, that collapsed in June 2021, would divide $83 millio...


TIFIA Loan Approved for MD Bridge Replacement

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently approved a $200 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the replacement of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memoria...


OSHA Proposes Workplace Injury, Illness Rule

Just weeks after the 2021 injury and illness reports by specific employers were due, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a new proposed rul...


Contractors Wanted for CT Pool Improvements

The City of Middletown is soliciting bids for improvements to the Veterans Memorial Park Pool in Middletown, Connecticut.


FERC Rolls Back Updated Policies for Review

Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission put two updated policies on hold for natural gas project certifications for review after criticism from pipeline companies, natural gas u...


165,000 Gallons of Oil Leaked from IL Pipeline

A broken pipeline in Edwardsville, Illinois, has leaked an estimated 165,000 gallons of crude oil in March, with some oil flowing into a nearby creek.


DOE Releases New Federal Building Standards

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy released new building energy code requirements for federal buildings and proposed new standards for residential room air conditioners, pool heater...


Stuck FL Drawbridge Repairs to Take Weeks

A drawbridge in Delray Beach, Florida, has been stuck in the open position since the beginning of the month, and officials recently announced repairs could take six weeks or more to complete...


Construction Ongoing at Pittsburgh Terminal

Allegheny County Airport Authority Chief Development Officer Paul Hoback has recently reported that crews are making headway on the Pittsburgh International Airport’s new, $1.3 billion lands...


ASCE Releases Post-Earthquake Fire Framework

The American Society of Civil Engineers has recently released a new evaluation framework regarding earthquake damage and potential fire ignitions.


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvement

The City of Westerville, Ohio, is currently seeking contractors for the improvement of a one-million-gallon spheroid water storage tank.


PA Proposing PFAS Drinking Water Regulations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently proposed a new regulation to set maximum containment levels in drinking water for two forms of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl subs...


US, UK Partially Lift Steel Tariffs

In a joint press release issued last week, the United States and the United Kingdom announced that the two countries had reached a deal to partially lift tariffs on steel and aluminum export...


DNR Provides Enbridge Line 3 Breach Update

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently announced that it has completed its investigation of three aquifer breaches that occurred last year during the construction of the Enbr...


Construction Begins on $400M Cruise Ship Terminal

Earlier this month, MSC Cruises broke ground on what is projected to be the largest cruise ship terminal in North America.


Bids Being Accepted for TX Warehouse Reno

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the conversion of a warehouse building into a wellness center in Lubbock, Texas.


Repainting Begins on FL Beach Ball Water Tower

Repainting work has begun on an iconic water tower painted to resemble a beach ball in Pensacola Beach, Florida.


Construction Input Prices Up, Backlog Unchanged

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 witnessed an increase of 2.6%...


Gordie Howe Towers Entering Next Stage

Officials for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project recently announced that the bridge’s tower legs, or lower pylon, are at their full height, and the team is working to connect the p...


DOT Announces $2.9B for Infrastructure Grants

Earlier this week, Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $2.9 billion for competitive grants to improve U.S. transportation infrastructure as part of the Bipartisan...


Team Presents Eco-Friendly, Fire-Retardant Coating

This week, a team of researchers presented a new type of coating that could limit the flammability of wood used in construction at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society.


February ABI Reveals Demand for Design

Yesterday, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for February, revealing that the demand for design services has increased slightly.


Architect Hired for Buffalo Bills Stadium

While a final stadium deal has yet to be announced for the National Football League’s New York-based Buffalo Bills, it was recently announced that the team working on the project hired globa...


Bridge Replacement Program to Address Equity

The I-5 Interstate Bridge Replacement Program in Washington and Oregon is anticipated to not just replace the aging bridge and remedy travel concerns, but also be among the first infrastruct...


US Launches Clean Air in Buildings Challenge

In following the release of the Biden-Harris Administration’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, last week the Administration announced the launch of a new program to improve indoor air qu...


FL Lawmakers Fail to Pass Condo Safety Bills

Despite increased discussions and negotiations between Florida government officials since the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, the Senate and House of Representatives have...


CA Reservoir Project Pursuing $2.2B Loan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invited the Sites Reservoir project in Maxwell, California, to apply for a $2.2 billion loan through the Water Infrastructure Fin...


Rulemaking Proposed for Davis-Bacon Act

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a rulemaking for the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to better reflect the needs of today’s construction industry and p...


Bids Approved for SD Water Tower Repainting

Contracts were recently approved for a repainting and pipe improvement project for an aging water tower in Mitchell, South Dakota.


New MA Police Station Accepting Paint Bids

The Town of Provincetown is soliciting bids for the construction of a new police station in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


CO Solar Farm Project Construction Completed

Contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently announced its completion of the construction for the Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo, Colorado, which will support the country’s first solar p...


Cleveland Landlords Pushed to be Lead Safe

While several years have passed since Cleveland City Council passed a law mandating the obtainment of lead-safe certificates for rental properties, landlords and property owners now only hav...


EPA Issues Civil Penalty for Antimicrobial Coating

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a settlement had been reached with Allied BioScience, Inc. over alleged violations of federal pesticide regulations with th...


Historic Buildings Renovated at PA University

New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has recently transformed two late Victorian townhouses on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia.


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Coating

The City of Saline in Michigan is currently seeking contractors for the repair of a 250,000-gallon spheroid tank.


Improvements Needed on CO Interstate

The Colorado Department of Transportation is stressing the need for funding and repairs on Interstate 70 after a four-foot-wide pothole opened on the bridge’s deck and damaged several vehicl...


Biden Expected to Sign 2022 Spending Deal

Last week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that will fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2022, including $775 million for infrastructure funding from the bipa...


Sherwin, DuPont Share Win in Paint Suits

Wisconsin U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman released an order at the beginning of the month announcing that claims associated with several different suits regarding lead paint exposure would ...


ErgonArmor Purchases Sumter Coatings

Surface protection systems provider Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc. recently announced that it has purchased Sumter Coatings Inc. to expand its industrial coatings line.


Investigation Probes into Minneapolis Condo Cracks

For several weeks, investigations led by Socotec Engineering Inc. have been taking place at the Cedar Isles Condominiums in south Minneapolis over cracks in the hallways and common areas bet...


EPA to Oversee Paint Cleanup at Superfund

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last month that it had reached an agreement with Honeywell International, Inc. and the City of South Bend to oversee the cleanup of po...


TX Rehabilitation Center Soliciting Bids

The Texas Workforce Commission is soliciting bids for various restroom remodeling at the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center in Austin, Texas.


Construction Jobs, Wages See Rapid Growth

For the month of February, the construction industry reportedly witnessed a 40-year high in terms of growth rates in both nonsupervisory positions and wage increases.


PA Bridge Replacement Plans, Design Announced

On Tuesday (March 8), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced design and construction plans to replace the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh after it collapsed in January.


Biden Implements Russian Energy Import Ban

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to ban the import of Russian oil, gas and coal to the United States in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Designs Revealed for 2022 Serpentine Pavilion

In a recent press release, London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for its 2022 Pavilion, designed by American artist Theaster Gates.


WV Announces Interstate Painting Project

The West Virginia Department of Highways recently announced that it has awarded a contract for a “massive” cleaning and painting project of interstate bridges and ramps in downtown Charlesto...


OSHA Announces $3.2M in Harwood Safety Grants

On Friday (March 4), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the availability of more than $3.2 million in funds to train and educate workers a...


Dunn-Edwards Announces Student Design Competition

At the start of the month, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards announced that submissions were being accepted for its second annual Emerging Professionals Design Competition.


Bids Wanted for NY Bridge Rehabilitation Projects

The City of New York is seeking contractors to perform protective coating rehabilitation of six bridges throughout the Borough of Queens, New York.


Historic Mill Building Restored with Sponge Media

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 remediati...


NY Port to Become Offshore Wind Hub

New York City officials recently announced that the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will be turned into an offshore wind port facility, acting as an operations and maintenance base for the Em...


EPA Effort Announced for Chemical Reviews

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced a new research program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with the goal of modernizing the process and bringing inn...


New Product Announcement: Upcycled Abrasive Media

Global market leader of environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams Harsco Corporation recently announced the launch of its new environmentally friendly abrasive media...


Repairs Begin on ‘Serious’ Pittsburgh Bridge

The City of Pittsburgh recently closed the Centre Avenue Bridge, which is rated in “serious” condition, to complete minor repairs.


Dozens of Claims Filed After IL Paint Spill

Since a semi-tractor tanker spilled part of its paint load leaving a Valspar paint manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, last month, nearly three dozen claims have been filed.


Solar-Powered Mill Construction Underway

Construction is in progress for a long rail mill supported by Evraz North America’s Bighorn Solar Project, set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar energy.


Painting Contractors Needed at DE School Reno

Christina School District is soliciting bids for phase three renovations to a school building in Wilmington, Delaware.


NASA Awards Universities for Lunar Construction Tech

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently announced the selection of three university-led proposals for the development of technologies for living and work...


Wind Blade Repurposed as Pedestrian Bridge

A research team recently announced that it has successfully installed a wind blade pedestrian bridge in Cork, Ireland, with the goal of repurposing hard to recycle turbine blades.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Admixtures

Last month, leading manufacturer of concrete and masonry construction products, Euclid Chemical, announced the launch of three new concrete admixtures.


GSA Announces Land Port Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. General Services Administration has recently announced major land port modernization and construction projects funded by the Biden Administration’s bipartisan infrastructure law.


$4B LaGuardia Terminal Reno Tops Off

At the end of January, after a nearly six-year renovation of Terminal B at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, the project’s second skybridge officially opened to the public.


Contractors Needed for TX Tank and Pump Station

The City of Morgan’s Point Resort in Belton, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the construction of a ground storage tank and pump station.


Emissions Analysis Works to Determine 'Best' Materials

To avoid construction materials noted to have “embodied carbon,” researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a set of computational tools to assist architects a...


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...


Two Firms Agree to Surfside Settlement

Months after the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman recently announced plans to review tentative settlements agreed u...


Largest Dam Removal Project to Begin in 2023

According to reports, the largest dam removal in United States history is scheduled to begin in spring 2023, including the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Californ...


Rebuilding in CO Stalled by Green Codes

After the Marshall Fire destroyed more than 500 homes in Louisville, Colorado, homeowners looking to rebuild are now facing expensive obstacles in trying to meet aggressive new green buildin...


January ABI Reveals Continued Growth

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for January, revealing a slight improvement in business conditions for architecture firms.


Canada Halts Pipeline Expansion Funding

The government of Canada recently announced that it plans to stop public funding for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, following a company release stating that its project costs hav...


Disney Planning Storyliving Community

American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company has recently announced its plans to build a series of mixed-use residential communities in the United Stat...


CA School Soliciting Bids for Coatings Work

Central Unified School District is soliciting bids for new computer tech and construction trades buildings at its Center High School campus in Antelope, California.


Roberto Clemente Bridge Closes for Rehab

Last week, city officials announced the closure of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh for almost two years to complete its $34.4 million renovation project.


MI Panel Approves Line 5 Tunnel Bidding Process

Last week, the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority approved Enbridge’s request to begin seeking proposals for the tunnel that will house the Line 5 pipeline.


Bids Wanted for Rail Bridge Rehab

The Port of Coos Bay is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of steel members on three swing span rail bridges and approach spans located in Coos Bay, Oregon.


IL Paint Spill Causes Road Closure

Upon leaving a Valspar paint manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, a semi-tractor tanker was reported to have spilled part of its paint load earlier this month, resulting in the closure...


EPA Asked to Reconsider Pigment Risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently been requested to reconsider its final risk evaluation regarding C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).


Contractor Connect 2022 Names Location, Dates

Technology Publishing Company has recently announced the location and dates for its fifth annual Contractor Connect for industrial coating professionals.


Phoenix Celebrates Graffiti Awareness Month

Throughout the month of February, the Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department has been working to remove graffiti from residential and commercial areas in the city.


Lumber and Paint Lead January Price Hikes

According to the latest Producer Price Index report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of construction materials jumped more than 20% year-over-year and have risen n...


Coating San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is known for its unique orange color, which requires continuous coating work.


Contractor Awarded for Gillette Stadium Reno

The next phase of renovations to the Gillette Stadium, home to the National Football League’s New England Patriots and the New England Revolution professional soccer club, has recently been ...


Contractors Wanted for MD State Park Upgrades

The Maryland Department of General Services is soliciting bids for campground upgrades to Smallwood State Park in Charles County.


Contract Approved for MD Purple Line Project

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $3.43 billion contract last month to complete the Purple Line light-rail project, alongside a $3.44 billion long-term financial agreement for th...


New Product Announcement: Natural Matte Colors

Late last week, national supplier of metallic-coated and pre-painted steel Steelscape announced the launch of ultra-matte colors for metal roofing and siding via emailed press release.


$5M in Renovations Outlined for NC Culture Center

In celebrating a 129-year milestone, officials from the Young Men Institute (YMI) Cultural Center in Asheville, North Carolina, have announced that the building is slated to receive $5 milli...


Congress Urged to Release Infrastructure Funds

Several organizations have recently urged President Joe Biden and Congress to release federal funding, including appropriations from the bipartisan infrastructure law, in order to prevent pr...


Labor Shortage Threatens Industry Recovery

A variety of jobs reports, employment forecasts and publications are reporting that the industry is suffering from more than just paint shortages, supply chain backlogs and inflation.


OSHA Releases Marine Coatings Hazards Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a new fact sheet regarding the hazards related to the use of preservative coatings in hot work ...


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Painting

The City of Fernandina Beach in Florida is currently seeking contractors for the painting of an elevated water tower.


IL Lawmakers Look at Warehouse Standards

In the weeks following the tornado that killed six people at an Amazon facility in Edwardsville, Illinois, state lawmakers have announced that they will be considering statewide standards fo...


NV Venue Project Avoids Supply Chain Issues

According to reports, construction crews at the $1.9 billion MSG Sphere have yet to be plagued by ongoing supply chain issues. However, officials are preparing for potential problems as LED ...


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.


Roof Materials Believed to Fuel Fire in OK

Last week, an unfinished apartment complex valued at more than $65 million in Oklahoma City was destroyed after its roof caught fire.


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...


Court Dismisses Denver Contractors' Vaccine Lawsuit

At the beginning of the month, U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello ruled to dismiss claims in a lawsuit filed by several contractor groups over the city of Denver’s COVID-19 vacc...


Mississippi River Channel Entering Final Phase

According to reports, the project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel has hit a milestone as ships have started travelling through the channel with the newly dredged 48-foot draft s...


WV Water Tank Bids Face Cost Increases

City officials in Wheeling, West Virginia, recently solicited bids for the repainting of two water tanks and were surprised by the increase in costs for the work.


Painting Contractors Wanted for PA Building Reno

Bucks County is soliciting bids for an addition and alteration to its emergency services building in Ivyland, Pennsylvania.


Hidden Mural Discovered Within WA Building

Shortly after launching remodeling efforts on their recently purchased, circa 1907 commercial building, couple Nick and Lisa Timm discovered a hidden mural more than 100 years old.


PA Bridge Collapse Preliminary Report Released

Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary investigation findings for the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh.


US, Japan Announce Steel Trade Deal

At the beginning of the week, The White House announced a new deal between the United States and Japan to roll back tariffs on Japanese steel.


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...


Contractors Awarded for NASA Facility Construction

In a press release issued late last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that it had awarded 12 construction contracts for various facility projec...


FL Bill Calls for Mandatory Structural Inspections

Just as Hurricane Andrew in 1992 pushed Florida legislators to address dated building codes and inspection regulations, last year’s collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside has shed li...


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...


Biden Boosts Quality of Federal Construction

The Biden-Harris Administration has taken another step in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, on-time and at a reasonable cost with the signing of a new executive order by President Joe ...


Contract Awarded for Roberto Clemente Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $34,477,777 to Mosites Construction Company of Pittsburgh for rehabilitation of the Sixth Street (Robert...


Texas Power Grid Weathers Winter Freeze

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that it did not need to cut power to any part of the state during the 48-hour freeze last week, after weatherizing the power grid in respon...


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...


Contractor Facing Incarceration Over Violations

After failing to pay the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration more than $2 million in fines, a Florida-based roofing contractor is now facing pot...


Port Arthur Project Enters Construction Phase

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have recently announced that part of the $300 million project to raise the levee around Port Arthur in Texas has entered the construction phas...


CA Lottery Soliciting Bids for Distribution Remodel

The California Lottery is soliciting bids for remodeling at its Northern Distribution Center in West Sacramento, California.


White House Releases Infrastructure ‘Roadmap’

Earlier this week, the White House released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook that contains a comprehensive list of the more than 375 programs and available fu...


EPA Seeking Input on PFAS Reports, Records

On Wednesday (Feb. 2), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was inviting small businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity R...


GA Park Designed to Prevent Flooding

A park in Vine City, Georgia, was designed to hold 10 million gallons of stormwater to alleviate flooding in the area while maintaining a community space.


Over $2B Funding Allotted for Disaster Recovery

Late last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the Allocations for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery and Implementation of the CDBG-DR Consolidated...


Painted Building Denied Retroactive Permission

The Covington Board of Architectural Review and Development (BOARD) in Kentucky recently denied retroactive permissions on a downtown building that had recently been painted black without fo...


Contractors Needed for Reservoir Inspection

The City of Independence in Missouri is currently seeking contractors for inspection and rehabilitation of a 2 million gallon ground storage reservoir.


University Works to Develop 'Living' Construction Materials

Researchers from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota have recently published a new study demonstrating how silica can be transformed into a self-assembling, dyn...


CSHA Hosting 33rd Annual Painters Competition

The Coating Society of the Houston Area is seeking teams for its 33rd Annual Painters Competition in Pasadena, Texas.


Apple Campus Makes Headway in Austin

More than three years after announcing plans to construct a $1 billion office in northwest Austin, American multinational technology company Apple reports that crews have almost completed ph...


NTSB Launches Investigation into PA Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Saturday (Jan. 29) that it has launched an investigation into the collapse of a bridge in Pittsburgh. The NTSB is planning to look at the f...


Arkema Product Earns USDA Biobased Certification

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that one of its products has been approved to carry the United States Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label.


US Plastics Pact Releases Materials Report

Last week, the U.S. Plastics Pact released its Problematic and Unnecessary Materials Report, identifying 11 plastic packaging items that are “not currently reusable, recyclable, or compostab...


ABI Reveals Strong End to 2021

Recently, The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index ended 2021 on a strong note, having reported a score of 52 for the month of Decem...


DOE Launches $20B Energy Grid Program

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of its “Building a Better Grid” Initiative to modernize the country’s national grid as party of the bipartisan infrastr...


Bridge Collapses in Pittsburgh, Injures 10

Early Friday morning (Jan. 28), a bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed, injuring 10 people just hours before President Joe Biden was scheduled to visit the city to discuss infrastructure.


Contractors Wanted for RI Library Renovations

The University of Rhode Island is soliciting bids for renovations to the Robert J. Carothers Library in Kingston, Rhode Island.


EPA Announces $688M in WIFIA Loan Awards

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans totaling $688 million to help advance water infrastructure projects.


NCP Coatings Recapitalizes with Century Park

Performance coatings specialty manufacturer NCP Coatings LLC (Niles, Michigan) recently announced its recapitalization by private equity group Century Park Capital Partners to grow its busin...


US to Strengthen Building Performance Standards

During the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting last week, President Joe Biden announced that his Administration would be launching a Building Performance Standards Coalition dedi...


FTA Upgrades Rating for Gateway Tunnel Project

The Federal Transit Administration recently announced that it has upgraded the Hudson Tunnel project’s rating, clearing the final roadblock needed to receive federal funding.


EPA Affirms Lead Paint Enforcement Plans

On Friday (Jan. 21), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to proceed with the withdrawal of previously published answers to two Frequently Asked Questions concerning prop...


$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.


Contractors Wanted for IL Bridge Projects

The DuPage County Forest Preservation District is seeking contractors to perform removal of two prefabricated bridges and restoration of a historic iron bow truss bridge located in Downers G...


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 date for 2021 by M...


$479M Funding Awarded for Soo Lock Project

The nearly $1.5 billion Soo Locks project has been fully funded thanks to additional funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill, using $479 million of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ ...


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.


$1B Residential Program Announced in NY

Earlier this month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced nearly $1.4 billion in investments to preserve or construct 3,242 affordable, sustainable and supportive homes across the state.


NY Wind Farm Receives Final Approval

Last week, New York’s first offshore wind farm, South Fork Wind, received the final approval needed for the project to move forward with the start of construction.


NLRB Reviewing Independent Contractor Standard

At the end of December, the National Labor Relations Board issued a notice in The Atlanta Opera, Inc. 371 NLRB No. 45 (2021) inviting parties and amici to submit briefs addressing whe...


Nomination Period Extended for Prestige Awards

The nomination period for the 2021 JPCL Prestige Awards, which honor the top people, products and projects in the protective coatings industry, has been reopened.


AIA Announces 2022 Public Architecture Award

Earlier this month, The American Institute of Architects announced the recipients of its 2022 AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture.


Study: Nanoscale Window Coating Reduces Energy Costs

According to a team of researchers from the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering, coating windows, particularly single-pane windows, with a translucent metallic film capable of...


Coating Contractors Wanted for W/WW Facility

The City of Austin is soliciting bids for painting and other work at the city’s water and wastewater facilities.


Purple Line Completion Delayed, Over Budget

Maryland transit officials recently announced that the opening of the Purple Line light-rail project is delayed to 2026, and that costs needed to complete construction are over $1 billion th...


Report: Contractors Concerned About Prices

According to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data, construction material prices jumped nearly 20% in 2021, despite moderating in December.


Report Indicates Backlog Slip, Upped Confidence

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its December Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting a slight decrease, having reduced to 8.2 from the 8.4 that was record...


University Studies Copper Coatings Effect on COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have recently discovered that by applying a thin-film coating of copper or copper compounds on surfaces, SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19...


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...


Sustainable Science Facility Completed at AZ University

According to reports, the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) at Arizona State University recently reached completion after two years of construction.


NASA Testing University’s Coatings Research

Polymer coatings research conducted by the University of Idaho was recently launched and installed at the International Space Station, with hopes to minimize bacterial transmission.


Renovation Firms Sued Over Lead Paint Violations

Last Thursday (Jan. 13), the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that a civil lawsuit had been filed against CISNE NY Construction, Inc., CISNE JE...


Contractors Needed for Spheroid Tank Painting

The Village of Cary in Illinois is currently seeking contractors for the painting of a 400,000-gallon spheroid water tank and mechanical mixer.


USDOT Announces Bridge Formula Program

Last week, President Joe Biden announced a new program launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation targeting the replacement and repair of the nation’s bridges as part of the bipartisa...


Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to block the Biden administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers, undermining President Joe Biden’s attempts...


LA Pipeline Corrosion Causes Oil Spill

A pipeline near New Orleans ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel last month after repairs needed to fix corrosion damage were delayed.


Bids Open for MI Public Works Project

The City of Berkley is soliciting bids for improvements to the Department of Public Works office in Berkley, Michigan.


FL Mural Animates with Augmented Reality

In a project headed by Contemporary Art Space & Studio (CASS) and Water Street Tampa, officials commissioned Dutch artist Leon Keer to paint a new mural on the city’s East Cumberland Parking...


AZ Senator Proposes $700 Million for Border Wall

Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers recently introduced new legislation to appropriate $700 million in state funding to pay for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


USGBC Announces Launch of CEO Search

Last month, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors announced that it had selected a firm to conduct the search for the organization’s next president and CEO.


Over $1B in DIA Contract Changes Approved

The Denver City Council announced earlier this week that it has approved several contract amendments totaling $1.3 billion for Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project.


Bids Wanted for NY Bridge Rehab

The City of Salamanca is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Main Street Bridge over the Allegheny River in Salamanca, New York.


States Urged to Select Infrastructure Coordinators

Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, reached out to state leaders at the beginning of the month encouraging them to appoint their own infrastructure coordin...


Clemco Donates Blast Cabinet to High School

Manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), recently announced that it has donated a blast cabinet to a high school’s weld...


Judge Rules Skanska Negligent in Pensacola Case

A federal judge found contractor and design-build team Skanska USA negligent last month in the case of when its construction barges broke lose from its Pensacola Bay Bridge project during Hu...


Building Museum Launches Climate Program

Late last year, The National Building Museum announced the launch of a new program series focused on three essential aspects of addressing climate change in the industry.


First 'Pandemic-Ready' FL Skyscraper Announced

Miami-based developer Royal Palm Companies has recently announced what it’s calling the world’s first “COVID-19-conscious” residential, hotel and medical center skyscraper.


New Permits Granted for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Two water permits were approved last month for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, raising concerns over its impacts on the environment and sparking lawsuits.


Redesigning Industry Post-Pandemic Practices

As architecture firms, construction companies and coating contractors alike begin working on rebuilding their revenue bases, they are also faced with the obstacle of restoring pre-pandemic s...


MX Metro Collapse Inspection Finds More Cracks

Officials have announced that inspectors found 21 more cracks on an elevated subway line in Mexico City while investigating the metro collapse from May last year.


Contractors Wanted for TX School Painting

Conroe Independent School District is soliciting bids for the construction of a new school building in Montgomery County, Texas.


Police Locate Stolen OH Pedestrian Bridge

A 58-foot-long, 10-foot-wide and six-foot-high pedestrian bridge in Akron, Ohio, has been found after disappearing in November, but investigators are still unclear as to why it was stolen.


NYC Mayor Shortlists JVs for $6B Jail Projects

In a press release issued last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that they had reviewed and approved six teams to develo...


PFAS Testing Petition Granted by EPA

At the end of December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had granted a petition from six North Carolina public health and environmental justice organizations to ord...


Habitat for Humanity Prints First Home

Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using an Alquist 3D printer.


Residential Makes Gains in Construction Spending

According to several market reports, construction spending in November witnessed an increase when compared to October and the same period in 2020, as gains in private residential outweighed ...


EPA to Strengthen Lead and Copper Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it has begun developing new guidance and rules to regulatory framework on lead in drinking water.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Rehabilitation

The City of Coppell in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a two-million-gallon composite elevated water storage tank.


Glass City River Wall Mural Work Continues

A mural in Toledo, Ohio, is set to be the largest of its kind in the United States once completed, following weather delays and paint shortages.


Demand for Design Shows Continued Growth

For the tenth consecutive month, The American Institute of Architects reported that the Architecture Billing Index revealed a continued demand for design services.


EPA Releases Draft Scope for Asbestos Risks

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency requested public input in an emailed press release on its draft scope document for the Toxic Substances Control Act Risk Evaluation for Asbesto...


Nature-Inspired Coatings Could Benefit Medical Testing

Prior to the end of the year, researchers from the University of Toronto reportedly developed a new coating that allows for certain liquids to move across surfaces without experiencing fluid...


Price Increases Squeezing Contractors' Margins

The Associated General Contractors of America recently discovered in an analysis of government data that increased prices of construction materials are outpacing the rate at which contractor...


LA Communities Connected by Modular Bridge

Global bridge engineering and supply company Acrow recently announced that it has installed a modular steel bridge to connect two Louisiana communities impacted by Hurricane Ida.


First Tornado Safety Building Standard Released

At the beginning of the month, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced the release of its newly updated ASCE/SEI 7-22 with the goal of better protecting infrastructure from tornado...


CSB Provides Update on OH Paint Plant Explosion

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has issued an update on the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation plant explosion in April that killed a press operator and hospitalized eight employees.


Contractors Wanted for WV Bridge Work

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform cleaning and painting of the Gormania Bridge located in Grant County, West Virginia.


EPA Awards Funding for Safe Pigment Research

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of over $3 million in funding, split between 30 American small businesses with the goal of developing novel technologi...


White House Announces Lead Action Plan

The White House recently released its Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, to deliver clean drinking water, replace lead pipes and remediate lead pai...


Settlement Reached Over VT Bridge Allegations

The U.S Attorney General’s Office recently announced that it has reached a civil settlement with contractor J.A. McDonald, Inc. over allegations that it defectively built four bridges in Ver...


$1.3M Spent on Repairs for MN Capitol

Officials from the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission recently provided an update on ongoing $1.3 million decorative paint and plaster renovations, noting that humidity in the b...


NE Company Opens Painting and Blasting Shop

Restoration and painting specialists Wissmann Enterprise Inc. in Milford, Nebraska, recently announced the opening of its industrial size paint booth and blasting shop.


$9.5B JFK Airport Expansion Plans Revealed

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had officially reached an agreement with a coalition of financial sponsors to complete ...


AGC Sues Over Vaccine Mandate

Despite the Associated General Contractors of America’s efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination for construction workers, the association reportedly filed suit to block the Biden Administrat...


Looking at Coatings for Food and Beverage Plants

The Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency all have regulations in place for food and beverage plants, including which...


WA Issues Draft Report on Paint iPCBS

In taking the next step to finding alternatives to potential inadvertent Polychlorinated biphenyls, particularly those found in paint, the Washington State Department of Ecology recently pub...


Coating Contractors Needed for FL Park Reserve

The City of Cape Coral is soliciting bids for construction on the Yellow Fever Creek Park Reserve.


Backlog, Confidence Increases in November

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its November Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting an increase having rose to 8.4 from the 8.1 that was recorded in Octo...


Seattle to Address Seismic Retrofit Needs

Seattle City Councilmembers are planning to address its over 1,100 unreinforced masonry buildings in need of seismic retrofitting, most of which were built before 1945.


Biden Names Infrastructure Bill Coordinators

Earlier this week, the White House announced that it has appointed two new advisors for the coordination of bipartisan infrastructure law.


NJ Superfund Site to Become Solar Park

The GEMS Landfill in New Jersey, one of the first Superfund sites in the United States, is set to become the site of a new solar energy park.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Reconditioning

The City of Hermantown in Minnesota is currently seeking contractors for the reconditioning of a 600,000-gallon elevated water tower.


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...


EPA Invites Projects to Apply for WIFIA Loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it has invited 39 new projects to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans.


$160 Billion Approved for San Diego Transit Plan

Last week, the San Diego Association of Government announced that its Board of Directors had passed the 2021 Regional Transportation Plan.


OSHA Working to Develop Heat Standards

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it had extended the comment period on the Advance Notice of Propose...


$700 Million Bonds Approved for Denver Airport

Last week, the Denver City Council approved $700 million in bonds to the Denver International Airport to fund remaining improvement projects.


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...


Bids Wanted for CA Middle School

San Mateo - Foster City School District is soliciting bids for Phase 1 of an HVAC replacement project in San Mateo, California.


NYC to Update Various Construction Codes

The New York City Department of Buildings recently announced the official passage of major legislation in the City Council to update the city’s Construction Codes with the aim of keeping the...


TX Man Sentenced for PPP Fraud and Laundering

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a Texas man was sentenced to over nine years in prison for his fraud and money laundering scheme of loans from the Small Business Administration’...


Pilot Pile Approved for Millennium Tower

At the beginning of the month, installation of a second pilot pile was slated to proceed at the Millennium Tower in San Francisco.


Bids Wanted for Multiple MD Bridges

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to perform the cleaning and painting of seven bridges throughout Anne Arundel County.


MI Develops Corrosion Control Advisory Panel

Last month, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced the development of its Corrosion Control Advisory Panel to reduce lead in Michigan drinking water.


OSHA to Improve Workplace Fatality Procedures

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released new instructional guidance on how the administration plans to communicate fatality in...


NY Gateway Tunnel Receives Final Permit

At the beginning of the month, officials for the Gateway Development Commission announced that the final permit for the Hudson Tunnel Project has been obtained.


NYC Considering Drones for Facade Inspections

In a new comprehensive report released by the New York City Department of Buildings, the city contemplated the use of unmanned aircraft systems for facade and safety inspections throughout t...


West Seattle Bridge Final Phase on Track

The Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced that the final phase of construction on the West Seattle Bridge has begun and the bridge is on sche...


TX College Soliciting Bids for Renovations

Northeast Texas Community College is soliciting bids for renovations to an existing storage building in Mount Pleasant, Texas.


NY Reveals Designs for Coastal Resiliency Project

New York City officials recently unveiled the designs for the Financial District-Seaport Climate Resilience Plan as a part of the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project.


US Tariffs Doubled on Canadian Lumber

At the end of November, the U.S. Department of Commerce was reported to have officially increased tariffs on antidumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports.


Concerns Arise Over TX Power Grid Weatherizing

As winter approaches, Texas energy companies are gearing up weatherize their plants to prevent a repeat of this year’s blackouts.


Soo Lock Construction on Target for 2030 Completion

Officials announced last month that the nearly $1.5 billion Soo Locks project is on track to reach completion by 2030.


Lawsuit Filed Over FL Condo Collapse

In a recent lawsuit filed on behalf of Champlain Towers South victims and family members, new allegations claim that the construction of a neighboring luxury building is what triggered the d...


Building Product Companies Combine in Merger

Kenosha, Wisconsin-based Abatron, Inc. and U-C Coatings, LLC (Buffalo, New York) have recently announced a merger through acquisition in an effort to bring their combined solutions to the bu...


Contractors Needed Water Tank Rehabilitation

The Village of Endicott in New York is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a riveted steel water storage tank.


I-74 River Bridge Construction Completed

The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Quad Cities officials recently announced that the new I-74 River Bridge is anticipated to open to traf...


NISTM Hosting Annual Tank Conference and Trade Show

Today (Dec. 1) kicks off the National Institute for Storage Tank Management’s 14th annual National Aboveground Storage Tank Conference and Trade Show in The Woodlands, Texas.


Los Angeles Mixed-Use Structure is Utilizing CLT

To avoid ongoing supply chain issues, Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction has planned to use cross-laminated timber (CLT) for a mixed-use office building in Los Angeles.


Amazon HQ2 on Track for 2023 Completion

American multinational technology company Amazon recently invited reporters and local officials to the construction site of its HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia.


USDOT Announces $1 Billion in RAISE Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced nearly $1 billion in infrastructure grants have been awarded through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and E...


Congress Looking to Add Green Tax Incentives

To push building projects towards energy-efficiency and zero-energy, reports have recently indicated that Congress is looking to enhance tax incentives for work on government projects in add...


Phase One at Denver Airport Reaches Completion

Construction on Phase 1 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project has recently reached completion after years of delays and budget issues.


EPA Announces New Lead Paint Enforcement

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to hold property management companies responsible for lead-based paint safety requirements.


WJTA Announces New Officers, Board

The WaterJet Technology Association recently announced the election of its 2021-2023 officers and Board of Directors in a press release.


Illinois Bridge Lacking Bids on Coating Work

The Riverside Board of Trustees in Illinois has had trouble getting bids for coating a rusting and flaking bridge this year.


Contractors Needed for Railroad Bridge Repair

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Clinch River Norfolk Southern Bridge located in Scott County, Virginia.


Groundbreaking Held for US Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, U.S. officials broke ground for the construction of Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm, in Massachusetts.


October Construction Backlog Rebounds

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its October Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting a rebound having rose to 8.1 from the 7.6 that was recorded in Septemb...


EPA Reviewing PFOA, PFOS Regulations

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked its Science Advisory Board to review draft documents regarding health effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.


Groundbreaking Held for $1.3B CA Hospital

Last week, officials and community leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for what’s to be a new, state-of-the-art medical complex at the University of California, Irvine.


Navy Awards Contracts for Shipyard Infrastructure

The U.S. Navy recently announced it has awarded five construction contracts for its Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.


HI DOT Opens Bids for Terminal Project

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the replacement of the Overseas Terminal roof at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.


ACA Urges Execution of TSCA Changes

In a recent letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Coatings Association wrote to express support of the continued implementation of the Lautenberg amendments to the...


$3B Dam Funding Outlined in Infrastructure Bill

Of the $1.2 trillion included in the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, roughly $3 billion will go towards repairing, removing and retrofitting dams in the United States...


Advisor Selected to Implement Infrastructure Bill

The White House recently announced that President Joe Biden has named former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as senior advisor responsible for the implementation of the bipartisan infrastru...


States Plan Cuts to Boost Lake Mead Levels

As water levels continue to decline, officials have announced they are developing a voluntary water cut costing $100 million to leave more water in southern Nevada’s Lake Mead.


Contractors Needed for Elevated Water Tank Coating

The City of Wooster in Ohio is currently seeking contractors for the repair of a 250,000-gallon, welded column-supported toro ellipsoidal tank built in 1973.


US, Canada to Discuss Enbridge Line 5

The White House has announced that the United States and Canada are expected to “engage constructively” in negotiations regarding the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline.


Grant Awarded to Study Roads and Flooding

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire have recently received a $1.8 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how coastal flooding impacts ro...


FL Art Museum Announces Renovation, Expansion

The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation recently announced plans for a nearly $70 million renovation and expansion at its downtown Tampa campus.


Canada Plans Carbon-Neutral Petrochemical Plant

Northern Petrochemical Corporation and the Municipal District of Greenview in Canada have recently announced they have signed a land sale agreement for construction of a $2.5 billion carbon-...


Report: Slow Payments Cost Industry $136B

A recent study conducted by construction and real estate financial software firm Rabbet found that slow payments this year are on track to cost the construction industry $136 billion.


MIT Looks at Emission Reductions in US Concrete

In a study conducted by current and former researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub, a team looked at how concrete emissions could be reduced in U.S...


'Build Back Better' Will Aid Buildings

Today (Nov. 15), President Joe Biden will sign into law the largest federal investment in infrastructure in more than a decade. Slated to be joined by several members of Congress, the $1.2 t...


DC Silver Line Construction ‘Substantially’ Completed

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced earlier this month that the Metrorail Silver Line extension project has reached “substantial” completion and will begin testing.


Soybean Sealant Used on SD Roads

The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council recently announced it has partnered with the City of Sioux Falls to treat roads with a soy-based concrete sealant.


Pittsburgh Steel Company Receives Green Honor

Historically, Pittsburgh has long been a city cursed by hazardous pollutions caused by big steel mills and other industrial plants.


DOL Acts to Promote Workers' Rights

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor, alongside the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board, announced a joint initiative to raise awar...


TPC Elects Fox to Board of Directors

Technology Publish Co. has announced its election of Howard Fox, a consultant for the energy industry and a real estate executive, to its Board of Directors.


Bidding Opens for University Coating Upgrades

The University of Texas is soliciting requests for proposals for painting and the replacement of air handling units at Kinsolving Dormitory.


Citations Issued for OH Paint Plant Explosion

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation for an explosion at its plant in April that killed a press operator a...


$3.4B Overhaul Finally Begins at CA Terminal

Work on a $3.4 billion construction overhaul has finally begun after the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on the San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 1 Final Environmental Im...


Grants Awarded for Wastewater Virus Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it has awarded Tulane University (New Orleans) a grant to research human viruses found in wastewater intended for water reuse.


Contract for Veterans Memorial Bridge Awarded

A contract in the amount of $7,496,014.10 has been made to Freyssinet, LLC of Sterling, Virginia by the West Virginia Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of the Weirton-Steubenvi...


Equipment Issues Shift Millennium Tower Fix

The Shimmick Construction Co. successfully installed a second outer 36-inch casing at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower at the end of last month after reported minor equipment issues disrupte...


Congress Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

After months of deliberation, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—on Friday (Nov. 5).


OSHA Issues ETS Vaccination Rule

On Monday (Nov. 5), the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration published an emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to i...


Biden Sued Over Border Wall Construction Halt

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, co-lead with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, has filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration for halting construction of the U.S.-Mexico borde...


US, EU Reach New Tariff Agreement

The White House recently announced a new deal between the United States and the European Union to roll back tariffs on European steel and aluminum.


Tampa Airport Breaks Ground on $25M Project

In wake of private jet travel demands, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Sheltair Aviation recently broke ground on a $25 million hanger and office project at the Tampa International Airport.


ABI Shows Continued Demand for Design

Recently, The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index logged its eighth consecutive positive month.


Plans Revealed for MX Metro Rebuild

Carlos Slim, Mexico business magnate and owner of Grupo Carso, recently reached an agreement with Mexico City officials to pay for the costs of rebuilding the subway line that collapsed in M...


Bids Wanted for Building Painting in Ontario

The Town of Aurora is advertising a request for tender for the painting, finishing and touch-ups on at least 14 buildings and facilities in Ontario, Canada.


Developer Sued for Delayed Boston High-Rise

According to a complaint issued early last month, Miami-based developer 399 Congress is suing its general contractor, John Moriarty & Associates (Winchester, Massachusetts) for failing to co...


University Awarded $4M for Materials Research

An interdisciplinary research team led by College of Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Maughan at the University of Idaho has recently been awarded nearly $4 million to develop 3D-prin...


MI Resort Skybridge Construction Underway

Construction for the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge has reportedly begun at Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan.


New Partnership Announced for CA Ports

Last week, California and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a partnership to facilitate projects and financing opportunities for infrastructure improvements.


Construction Outlook: Continued Cost Increase

According to a construction outlook regarding the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, global provider of real estate and investment management services Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) r...


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvements

The City of Blooming Grove in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the coating of two 50,000-gallon steel ground storage tanks and one 100,000-gallon welded steel tank.


Vegas Loop System Approved

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced that the Clark County Commission unanimously approved an agreement for The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Loop system.


$1B WA Arena Opens to the Public

At the end of last month, a grand opening was hosted for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. The structure is home to the National Hockey League’s latest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken and t...


September Backlog Shows Slight Decrease

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its September Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog had inched even lower to 7.6 from the 7.7 that was ...


Congress Approves Project Stopgap Funding

Last week, Congress passed a second short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which is now set to expire on Dec. 3.


EPA Announces PFAS Strategic Roadmap

Last month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the creation of the Agency’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap to address contamination regarding per- and poly...


Bids Wanted for Chicago Rail Stations

The Chicago Transit Authority is accepting bids for the painting of 23 rail stations.


New PPE Helmet Available in US

Personal protective equipment manufacturer Ergodyne (St. Paul, Minnesota) has recently begun marketing its Multidirectional Impact Protection System-equipped construction helmet in the Unite...


EPA Finalizes Next Steps for Sherwin-Williams Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this month that it has finalized its plan for the next phase of cleanup of the Sherwin-Williams Superfund Site in New Jersey.


Wisconsin Offering Historic Bridges for Free

Three historic steel truss bridges near Lone Rock, Wisconsin, are currently available for relocation, rehabilitation and preservation by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation—free of ch...


Hawbaker Issued Second Class-Action Lawsuit

For the second time in the past six months, State College, Pennsylvania-based contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. has been issued a class-action lawsuit.


Last Trial for FIU Bridge Collapse Scheduled

The trial for the last remaining lawsuit for the Florida International University bridge collapse in 2018 has reportedly been scheduled for Jan. 10, 2022.


Facebook Launches Building Trades Training Program

To help the construction industry find skilled laborers, social media giant Facebook has recently launched a nationwide construction job training program.


Senate Confirms OSHA Leader

On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Contractors Wanted for CA Bridge Replacement

The City of Petaluma in California is seeking contractors to replace the First and F Street Bridges.


Benjamin Moore Signs Deal with NHL Team

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced a marketing partnership with National Hockey League team, the New York Rangers.


Proposal Aims to Restore NEPA Regulations

The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced this month that it plans to reinstate federal regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act regarding environmental reviews ...


Millennium Tower Pile Upgrade Test Successful

According to reports, Shimmick Construction Co. successfully installed the 36-inch pilot pile casing utilizing a less-disruptive construction method at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower earli...


FL Contractors Create Safety Task Force

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida recently announced that it has created an industry task force for building structure and safety discussions.


Tnemec Announces 2021 Tank of the Year

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year: a 750,000-gallon composite elevated water tank in Moorhead, Minnesota.


Walsh Launches Addiction Recovery Program

As part of an initiative to address alcohol and drug addiction within the construction industry, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and the Massachusetts Building Trades Council have launched ...


$1.5B Contract Awarded for NJ Bridge Replacement

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently announced that the New Jersey Transit Board has approved a $1.5 billion contract to replace the Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River.


Federal Officials Seize Painted Gold

Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized nearly six pounds of gold that had been painted black by an alleged smuggler.


Companies to Develop Ecological Turbine Base

Building materials company LafargeHolcim in the U.S. and concrete technology provider ECOncrete Tech (Tel Aviv, Israel) announced joint plans last week to design and produce an ecologically ...


Bids Wanted for NV School Project

Washoe County School District in Nevada is accepting bids for the construction of a new elementary school.


DOE Invests in ‘Connected Communities’

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $61 million project last week to launch new technology for developing “Connected Communities.”


MSG Reveals Sphere Roof Completion Plan

Earlier this month, project leaders announced that construction on the domed roof of the $1.8 billion Las Vegas MSG Sphere was expected to reach completion this fall.


PPG Receives EPA Registration for Coating

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it had received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for its PPG Copper Armor antimicrobial paint.


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Repair

The City of Sycamore in Illinois is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 750,000-gallon toroellipse elevated water storage tank.


SPMT Cantilever Solution Used on Rail Bridge

Dutch-based heavy lifting and transportation contractor Mammoet has developed a unique cantilever setup on self-propelled modular transporters to set bridge girders quickly and safely.


Prior Pipeline Damage Caused CA Oil Spill

Coast Guard officials announced at a press conference Friday that the underwater pipeline responsible for the California oil spill was likely damaged by a ship’s anchor months prior to the i...


DOL Releases Conformance Request Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently published a new guide aimed at assisting construction contractors and other industry stakeholders in understanding the process ...


Study: Critical Infrastructure Threatened by Floods

Nonprofit flood research and communications group, First Street Foundation, has recently reported that one in four units of critical infrastructure in the United States—such as police statio...


Floating Solar Panels to be Installed in MA

According to recent reports, developers plan to install floating solar panels in Massachusetts ponds and reservoirs as a possible solution regarding concerns over space for clean energy deve...


Tnemec Announces People’s Choice 2021 Tank

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the People’s Choice winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year program—a water tank in Rochester, Minnesota that resembles an ear of c...


Residential Construction Witnesses Rebound

In a report regarding new residential construction statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development revealed that the industry recently witnessed a...


Arkema, Polymem Awarded for Ultrafiltration Membranes

Specialty chemicals company Arkema and French water filtration modules manufacturer Polymem received the Team Innovation Award from the American Chemical Society for their development of ult...


CA Tax Credit Boosts Historic Preservation

Recently, the state of California became one of the latest states to offer tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Like federal tax credits for rehabilitation of historic s...


EPA Awards Millions for Biosolids Research

The U.S. Environmental Agency announced in September that it was granting nearly $6 million in funding to four institutions to research the potential harming risks to human health and the en...


Metrolinx Rehabilitating Toronto Rouge River Bridge

Government of Ontario agency Metrolinx is scheduled to begin rehabilitation work—including cleaning and coating—this fall on the Rouge River Bridge.


Construction Jobs Up, Spending Down

According to a new report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment witnessed an uptick in September, with firms hiring 22,000 new employee...


Contractors Wanted for Clemente Bridge Rehab

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Sixth Street (Roberto Clemente) Bridge located in Pittsburgh.


Students 3D Print Concrete Wall

A team of engineers from Oklahoma State University were recently reported to have successfully 3D-printed a concrete wall.


Study: Thermoplastic Markings Decrease Crashes

The North Carolina Department of Transportation found in a study that lane-departure crashes were reduced by 13% after rural roads were striped with long-life lane markings.


EPA Launches Lead-Safe Training Program

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a new training initiative, Enhancing Lead-Safe Work Practices through Education and Outreach, in Southern California communities.


Paint Company Cited After Employee Death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Valmont Coatings following the investigation of an employee’s death in Oklahoma.


Court Rules in Favor of Border Wall Funding

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a 2020 lower court ruling that blocked an estimated $3.6 billion of U.S.-Mexico border wall funding proposed by the Trump Administration and return...


EPA Opens Nominations for 2022 Green Chemistry Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for the 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.


Ontario Increases Paint Recycle Costs 400%

The Ontario Government has recently announced that due to new consumer eco fees for a wide range of products, its new Hazardous and Specialty Products (HSP) Regulation would be driving up ma...


Construction Groups Sue Over Vaccine Mandate

Amidst the string of local and federal U.S. government officials instating COVID-19 vaccination mandates for workers, another lawsuit was recently filed alleging that the requirement is unco...


Joint Commercial Coatings Event Highlights Speakers

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


Bidding Open for TX Office Building

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is accepting bids for the construction of a new office building in New Braunfels, Texas.


OR Passes Fire-Resistant Material Mandate

Recently, state lawmakers in Oregon passed new legislation outlining fire-safe building codes, in addition to the development and maintenance of a comprehensive statewide map of wildfire ris...


Coalition Announced to Quantify, Locate Lead Pipes

At the end of September, Google announced that it was awarding $3 million in grants to the BlueConduit Charitable Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the We Act for Environmental...


FDOT Awards Skanska $81M Contract

Despite facing nearly 1,000 pending lawsuits alleging barge-related damages, Skanska was recently awarded an $81.7 million design-build contract by the Florida Department of Transportation f...


Contractors Wanted for TX Lift Station Replacement

The City of Commerce in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the replacement of one wastewater treatment plant master lift station pump.


CPIA, CCC Conferences Feature Attending Sponsors

Later this month, Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


NY Governor to Resolve Cuomo Bridge Dispute

Recently, Tappan Zee Constructors LLC and its member companies were reported to be urging New York Governor Kathy Hochul to resolve a nearly $1 billion dispute regarding her predecessor’s le...


Safety Sweeps Shut Down 1,499 Sites

Last month, New York City Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca announced the results of the Department’s citywide “Zero Tolerance” construction safety enforcement campaign, revealing t...


Investigation Launched into CA Oil Spill

In a joint statement issued over the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that an investigation had been launched into the cause, volume...


PennDOT P3 Process Presses Forward

The Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office has recently announced that it will be inviting three teams to submit proposals for its Major Bridge P3 Initiative.


Worker, Material Issues Plague Construction

In a report released late last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has found that contractors in the commercial construction industry are witnessing a slowdown in post-pandemic recovery.


MIT Predicts Building Emissions, Outlines Solutions

A team of current and former MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) researchers have recently published a paper estimating emissions for all buildings slated to be constructed in the U.S. u...


Contractors, Subs Mandated for Vaccine

In new guidance issued by President Joe Biden, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.


GOA Recommends Corrosion Focus to FHWA

Earlier this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office was tasked with reviewing the status of states' bridge corrosion-control planning per a provision made in House report 116-106.


Prestige Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit nominations for the annual Prestige Awards, which honor the top people, products and projects in the protective coatings industry, has been extended from Oct. 1 to Oct...


Bids Sought for MA Student Center

Worcester State College is accepting bids for painting and renovations to the third floor of its Student Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.


OSHA Awards Over $11.2M in Harwood Safety Grants

On Tuesday (Sept. 28), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the award of more than $11.6 million in grants to educate workers and employers ...


Amtrak Derailment Investigations Underway

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board have recently launched an investigation into the deadly derailment of Amtrak’s Empire Builder train in a remote section of north-centr...


Apalachicola River Bridge Project Awarded

The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $671,000 to Monoko, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, for coating of structural steel on the Apalachicola River...


Retired Bonner Bridge Used for Research

After being dismantled a few years ago, the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge will now be used for research by engineers studying how to build better bridges for the future.


USDOT Announces $1.6B Hampton Roads Loan

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that its Build America Bureau would be providing a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act direct loan in the amou...


Boston Passes Building Emissions Ordinance

In a unanimous decision, the Boston City Council has recently approved a new ordinance, requiring all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.


Wright House Dodges Demolition

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, alongside local preservationists and Landmarks Illinois, were recently successful in preventing the demolition of Wright’s 1894 Fredrick Bagley H...


West Seattle Bridge Enters Final Phase

The Seattle Department of Transportation has recently reported that the final phase of repairs to the West Seattle Bridge are slated to begin next month.


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...


Bids Wanted for CA DMV Office

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is accepting bids for painting and cove base replacement at its office in Santa Monica, California.


ABI Reports Continued Rise in Score

On Wednesday (Sept. 22), The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index logged its seventh consecutive positive month.


CA Considers Bridge Pipeline, Desalination

As a result of the worsening drought in Marin County, California, water officials report that they are now considering two options: an emergency pipeline over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge ...


OSHA Issues Enhanced Heat Protection Measures

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced plans to better combat hazards associated with extreme heat exposure—both indoors and outdoors...


Contractors Needed for Tank Rehab Project in MN

The City of Saint Paul/Ramsey County in Saint Paul, Minnesota is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate three water tanks.


Fix Paused on CA Millennium Tower

Upon measuring an accelerated settlement on San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, the city has advised homeowners to wait until a revised pile installation method is approved before resuming the...


AZ Shares Cool Pavement Research Results

During a virtual presentation and panel discussion last week, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability shared the results for the first year of its C...


Engineer Firms to Pay 'Forgivable' PPP Loans

In new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, engineering firms with contracts for state infrastructure projects are being instructed to repay forgivable federal payroll loans re...


Enbridge Fined $3M for Environmental Violations

In recent developments involving the replacement of the Line 3 crude oil pipeline, reports indicate that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.3...


ABC Releases Plummeting August Backlog Stats

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its August Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog plummeted to 7.7 in August from the 8.5 that was rec...


Bids Open for FL High School Reno

The Broward County School Board is accepting bids for high school renovations in Hallandale, Florida.


Solar-Powered Train Sets Speed Record

Recently, inventors of what’s being dubbed the first-ever solar-powered locomotive put their transportation vehicle to the test on a railroad track in Sonoma, California.


TX Recommends Contractors for Border Wall

At the beginning of the month, the Texas Facilities Commission announced that they had completed the valuation phase for the Program Manager for the Border Wall.


CA Adopts Electric-Focused Building Codes

The California Energy Commission recently announced its adoption of the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for newly constructed and renovated buildings.


'Static Liquefaction' to Blame for MI Dam Failure

According to an interim report released by the federally commissioned independent forensic team tasked with the investigation the failure of the Edenville Dam near Midland, Michigan last spr...


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.


Contractors Wanted for Multiple Bridge Rehab

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation and replacement of four bridge structures on I-90 in Albany, New York.


FTA Announces $2.2B in Transit Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration recently announced the availability of $2.2 billion in competitive grants for transit systems.


Deadline Approaching for Prestige Awards Nominations

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the annual PaintSquare Prestige Awards, which recognizes the top people, products and projects in the industrial coatings field.


Five Reasons to Attend the CPIA, CCC Conferences

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Residential Construction Continues Suburb Shift

A new quarterly Home Building Geography Index report from the National Association of Home Builders reveals a continued shift of residential construction within suburban and lower-cost marke...


Purple Line Officials Announce Contractor Timeline

At the beginning of the month, Maryland transit officials announced plans to have a new construction team in place for the $2-billion Purple Line light-rail project by mid-February.


Plans Proposed for $400B American City

Billionaire and former Walmart executive Marc Lore has recently unveiled plans for a five-million-person, $400 billion sustainable city he hopes to have built somewhere within the American d...


EPA Plans New Wastewater, PFAS Regulations

On Wednesday (Sept. 8), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to develop three new rulemakings in regard to identifying opportunities to better protect public health and t...


First US Offshore Wind Substation Project Launched

Late last month, offshore wind joint development partners Ørsted and Eversource announced the commencement of the first-ever American-built offshore wind substation.


OSHA to Mandate Vaccines for Large Employers

In a statement issued by the White House, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is drafting a new temporary emergency standard that would require emplo...


Bidding Open for OR City Office

The Oregon Department of Employment is accepting bids for capital improvements to its Baker City office.


New Report Blames Welds in MX Metro Collapse

Recently, Norwegian risk management firm DNV issued its final report regarding the deadly subway overpass collapse in Mexico City in May, finding that poor welds on the infrastructure were t...


September 11 Memorial Receives $2.5M Grant

At the beginning of the week, the National Park Service announced that it had awarded the National September 11 Memorial and Museum a $2.5 million 9/11 Memorial Act grant.


Roller Coaster Casts Vote for Repaint

Local Pittsburgh amusement park, Kennywood Park, recently invited park visitors and roller coaster riders to vote on what color they believe the Phantom’s Revenge should be coated during the...


Researchers to Develop CO2 Capturing Tech

Researchers from GE Research, UC Berkeley and the University of South Alabama have recently been awarded a two-year, $2 million project for the development of a 3D-printed system for capturi...


EPA Plans New Rulemaking on PBT Chemicals

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its intentions to establish a new rulemaking and anticipates proposing new rules for five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemi...


Boston Requests Funds for Seawall

The Boston Planning and Development Agency has recently announced plans for a new program to raise funds for a seawall to protect the city’s low-lying Marine Industrial Park from rising ocea...


ABC Method Assists FL Bridge Removal

Recently, Dutch-based heavy lifting and transportation contractor Mammoet assisted Archer Western and De Moya Group with the removal of the westbound State Road 84 bridge over I-95 in Fort L...


Contractors Wanted for CA Reservoir Coatings Project

The Valley Center Municipal Water District in Valley Center, California, is currently seeking contractors to paint and recoat the Weaver Reservoir.


Delta Variant Threatens Construction Recovery

According to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data, construction employment for July has remained below the levels reached before t...


Fraud Suit Against Painting Contractor Settled

Recently, the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York announced that it has settled civil fraud claims against New York-area painting contractor Spectrum Painting Corp.


ABC Releases Construction Input Price Report

In taking an analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index, the Associated Builders and Contractors found that construction input prices rose 0.6% in...


$950M in NAVFAC Contracts Awarded

On the tail end of last month, the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command announced that it had awarded eight different companies spots on a $950 million contract to support large cons...


3D-Printed Crossings Designed to Sit Under Bridges

In a new virtual exhibit created by students from the Rhode Island School of Design, pedestrian and cyclist access on the Newport Pell Bridge has been completely reimagined.


NPS Issues Several Historic Preservation Grants

On Monday (Aug. 30), the U.S. National Park Service announced that it would be awarding $7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants to support the preservation of historic bui...


Bids Wanted for Gym Alterations

Kern Union High School District is accepting bids for phase-two alterations at the Bakersfield High School gymnasium in Bakersfield, California.


Electronic Signatures Approved for IL Agencies

Last week, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed new legislation allowing the use of electronic signatures at the Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority and t...


ABC: Backlogs Reveal Drop in Confidence

According to the data gathered from its June and July Construction Backlog Indicator reports, the Associated Builders and Contractors witnessed a teetering in contractor confidence.


New Product Announcement: Garage Floor Coating

Garage door, garage floor coating, new gutters and gutter protection company Presto Garage & Gutter (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced earlier this year that it had begun offering a new, ...


Progress Reported on FL Bridge Replacement

According to reports, the Florida Department of Transportation is making headway on the replacement of the Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa.


CPIA, CCC Conferences Highlight Oceanfront Location

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Wage Increases Proposed for Federal Contractors

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors.


Bidding Open for Veterans Memorial Bridge Repair Project

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Weirton-Steubenville (Veterans Memorial) Bridge between Weirton, WV, and Steubenville, ...


AGM Joins the ACA

Graphene dispersion and application technology company AGM has recently announced that it has joined the American Coatings Association.


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.


$2B TX Border Wall Bill Wins House Approval

At the end of last week, members of the Texas House were reported to have approved nearly $2 billion in additional funding for the construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall.


AIA Releases Architect Compensation Report

Although the U.S. economy took an economic hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Institute of Architects reported in its biennial Compensation Report that architecture staff ...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


NIST Names Champlain Tower Investigators

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology announced its selection of a team of technical experts to investigate the partial collapse of the ...


$120M WIFIA Loan Awarded to CA

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for California’s Pure Water San Diego project.


Bids Wanted for FL Airport Hangar Rehab

Monroe County, Florida, is accepting bids for the rehabilitation of airport storage hangars.


Nominations Now Open for 2021 Prestige Awards

Nominations are now open for the annual Prestige Awards program, which recognizes the top people, products and projects in the industrial coatings field.


FAA Invests $766M for Sustainability, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced earlier this week that it has awarded more than $766 million in grants “to build safer, more sustainable and...


White House Calls for Solar Investments

In a report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy on the Biden administration's solar policies earlier this week, solar power could represent 40% of the nation’s electrical generation by 2...


AFL-CIO Elects First Woman President

The AFL-CIO Executive Council announced late last week the election of its new president and leadership team. Liz Shuler has been elected as the first woman to hold the office of president i...


Bids Wanted for MN Water/Wastewater Improvements

The City of Isle, Minnesota is currently seeking contractors to improve a water and wastewater system.


Navy Awards $1.7B Dry Dock Extension Project

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the Navy had awarded a $1.7 billion firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a multi-mission dry dock at the Portsm...


Study: Cool Pavements Mitigate Heat, Emissions

In a recent study, a team of current and former researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub (MIT CSHub) looked at how surfaces that attribute to ur...


USGBC Announces Dan Levy as Greenbuild Speaker

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Informa Connect, announced on Monday (Aug. 23) that the 2021 Greenbuild International Conference + Expo will feature “an exclusive conversation” w...


EPA Open to Comments on New CDR Guidance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced in an emailed press release that it is released for public comment some guidance on the two petition processes applicable to the Toxic ...


PHMSA Fines Dakota Pipeline Operator

Upon completing inspections at Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a $93,000 f...


OSHA Fines Contractor $1.3M for Trench Deaths

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it is proposing $1.3 million in penalties following the death of two workers at a Boston dig site.


Registration Now Open for Eastern Coatings Show

The Eastern Coatings Federation recently announced that attendee registration is now open for the 2021 Eastern Coatings Show.


CPIA Announces Inaugural Leadership Conference

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Largest 3D-Printed Project in US Reaches Completion

Last week, construction 3D printing company ICON announced that it had reached completion of a new training barracks facility in Bastrop, Texas.


NJ Bill Passed to Replace Lead Pipes

Recently, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a new bill into law, requiring that hundreds of public water systems in the state have their inventories taken for lead pipes so that the inf...


SI Group Sells Resins Business to ASK Chemicals

Late last month, performance additives company SI Group (Schenectady, New York) announced plans to complete an agreement to sell most of its global Industrial Resins business to ASK Chemical...


CO Skate Park Doubles as Stormwater Mitigation

Highlighted by recent reports, a new art installation north of downtown Denver has gained some spotlight for its unique duality, serving its surrounding neighborhood as both a skate park and...


Industry Players Praise Contractor Connect

As contractors and suppliers anticipate the return of Technology Publishing Company’s in-person hosted buyer event, Contractor Connect, the industry reflects on prior events, experiences and...


$840M Contract Awarded for KY Hospital Project

Officials with Louisville, Kentucky’s new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital recently confirmed that an $840 million contract has been awarded to Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II to build ...


CA Energy Commission Expands Solar Requirements

Late last week, the California Energy Commission announced that it has adopted the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for newly constructed and renovated buildings.


Bids Wanted for DE Fitness Center

The Delaware Department of Education is accepting bids for the construction and painting of a fitness center.


TX to Spend $25M on 2-Mile Border Wall

In continuing the efforts made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to produce a state-funded border wall, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced that it’s set to pay nearly $25 million f...


FERC to Review Climate Impacts for 2 Projects

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has recently ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not thoroughly consider environmental justices or the potential climate im...


Chicago Center Breaks Ground Despite Pushback

Crews have officially broken ground at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park earlier this week.


ABI Rises for Sixth Consecutive Month

The Architecture Billing Index has recorded its sixth consecutive positive month, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects.


Willamette River Bridge Paint Project Awarded

Multnomah County has awarded Southern Road & Bridge, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, a $18,243,776.70 project for painting the main spans of the Willamette River Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


EPA Reaches $1M Clean Water Settlement

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Noble Energy, Inc., Noble Midstream Partners LP, and Noble Midstream Services, LLC (coll...


NOLA Officials Pause $557M Contract

Last week, the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority voted to put on hold a $557 million contract for the renovation of its convention center.


ASCE Renews Partnership for Bridge Competition

The ASCE has recently announced its renewed partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction for the return of its annual student steel bridge competition.


PaintCare Programs Hit 50M Gallons Collected

PaintCare—the nonprofit organization set up by paint manufacturers to operate paint recycling programs—recently announced that it has collected more than 50 million gallons of paint from hom...


TPC Announces Event for Commercial Contractors

This October, Technology Publishing Company will expand its realm of Connect Events, with plans to host its inaugural Commercial Contractor Connect event, exclusive to the commercial paintin...


Sherwin Presents Plans for New R&D Facility

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently presented its preliminary plans for a new Global Research & Development Center to the city of Brecksville’s Planning Commission in ...


Sika Aquires Mexico-Based Adhesives Company

Swiss chemical company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Bexel International S.A. de C.V., a manufacturer of tile adhesives and stuccos in Mexico. The move aims to strengthen Sika...


Contractor Connect Highlights Oceanfront Location

For Contractor Connect’s fourth year, Technology Publishing Company has booked a luxurious ocean-front location where industrial coating professionals will be able to come together for three...


MO Paints Doorways to Revitalize Alleys

As part of an ongoing initiative to clean up alleyways in downtown Columbia, Missouri, city officials are now calling upon local artists to submit proposals to paint its doors to reflect the...


Bids Wanted for MD Construction, Painting

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, in Glen Burnie, Maryland, is accepting bids for the construction and painting of a new addition to the North County High School Field House.


Reports Look at Design, Corrosion in FL Collapse

Months after part of Champlain Towers South, in Surfside, Florida, collapsed killing 98 people, an investigation is ongoing surrounding what actually caused the collapse and how it unfolded....


Researchers Develop New Solar Technique

Earlier this year, researchers from the University of Arizona were reported to have developed an innovative technique to capture the unused solar energy that illuminates a solar panel.


PA Contractor Sentenced in Wage Case

A Pennsylvania contractor has pleaded no contest and has been sentenced in what’s being called the largest prevailing wage theft case in U.S. history. According to a press release from Attor...


Senate Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

On Tuesday (Aug. 10), the United States Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—after weeks of negotiations.


OR Concrete Workers Test Exosuits

Employees of an Oregon-based concrete contractor are reportedly testing out new exosuits as part of a pilot project to look at workplace safety between the Associated General Contractors Ore...


Bids Wanted for CA Wastewater System

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is currently seeking contractors to replace one reservoir wastewater system.


Marine Corps Research Blast Booth Productivity

Just last month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs reported on its recent partnership with the Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program ...


Judge Announces Skanska Barge Ruling

Recently, U.S. District Court Judge Lacey Collier ruled that contractor and design-build team Skanska USA was operating under maritime law when its construction barges broke lose from its Pe...


Researchers Take In-Depth Look at Concrete Bacteria

Researchers at the University of Delaware are looking at how bacteria lives and changes in concrete—and how that impacts the structures that concrete is used in.


Drought Shuts Down CA Hydroelectric Plant

As a result of the ongoing drought in California, the Edward Hyatt hydroelectric power plant has undergone a forced shutdown as there is no longer enough water available to power it.


Amendments Adopted in US Infrastructure Bill

In working through a series of submitted proposed amendments to the United States government’s infrastructure package, the Senate was recently reported to have approved a proposal to broaden...


Chemquest Acquires Powder Coating Research Group

Business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The Chemquest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release that it has acquired Powder Coating Res...


$150M OH Mass Timber Building on Track

Officials behind what will soon be the tallest mass timber building in the United States are saying that construction is on schedule at Intro Cleveland, a mixed-used building in Ohio.


OSHA Sends Reminder for Safety Meeting

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an emailed reminder that the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Healt...


NY Pushing Public Contracts Advisory Bill

A Construction Industry Public Contracting Advisory bill is on its way to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk that seeks to better the public contracting process in the state. While the bill o...


Plans for Wildlife Quad Cities Bridge Develop

Instead of tearing down the Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge, which carries Interstate 80 over the Mississippi River and is jointly owned by Iowa and Illinois, environmentalist icon and Presid...


Bids Wanted for CO Building Remodel

Moffat County, Colorado, is accepting bids for the remodeling of a former Kmart big box store into the new county courthouse and offices.


AGC Announces Built Environment Initiative

The Associated General Contractors of America has embarked on a new environmentally friendly mission, outlining a series of steps that public officials and the construction industry should t...


Contractor Pleads Guilty in ME Bridge Case

According to a release issued by the District of Maine’s Department of Justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark has recently announced that a man from Sidney has pleaded guilty in feder...


DOE Announces Funding for Small Business R&D

The Department of Energy has announced $127 million in funding for research and development projects, particularly within small businesses.


$3.9B Deal Reached for JFK Terminal 6

On Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it had reached an agreement with JFK Millennium Partners (including JetBlue Airways) to build the new international T...


New Product Announcement: Metallic Powder Coatings

Tiger Drylac, the North American operating division of Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co KG in Wels, Austria, recently announced two new color additions to its metallics product line.


MDOT Creates Digital Bridge Project Tracking Tool

Late last month, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced the development of a new online tool to better keep the public informed on the progress of local bridge repair projects.


SBA to Revamp PPP Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration recently announced a new initiative aimed at encouraging borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less to apply for loan forgiveness.


MD Seeking Bids for Bridge Rehab

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to replace the bridge deck on US 15 Northbound over MD 77 in Hampstead, Maryland.


Work Continues, Suits Begin Around Notre Dame

The global effort to reconstruct parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral is in full swing as a Washington, D.C., group recently announced it will be using 800-year-old building techniques to recon...


TX Company Offers Apprenticeship Program

Servicing the petrochemical, industrial and energy sectors, Houston-based Apache Industrial Services has recently announced a new apprenticeship training program for services such as coating...


ACI Calls for Concrete Research Council Proposals

The American Concrete Institute Foundation’s Concrete Research Council has opened requests for concrete research proposals.


Coating Developed to Capture Ions in Water

Researchers from Northwestern University have recently been reported to have developed an protection mechanism using a nano-coated sponge-like membrane that can be used to soak up phosphate ...


OR Heat-Related Deaths Highlight Safety Need

A roofing worker has reportedly died of heat-related illness in Oregon, following what officials are calling a “record-setting heatwave,” according to the Oregon Occupational Safety and Heal...


Wastewater Continues to Help Track COVID-19

Thanks to wastewater surveillance, residents living in parts of Davis, California, were able to identify areas where cases of COVID-19 were increasing.


GA School Offering New BIM, Design Degree

Georgia Highlands College recently announced that it has partnered with SDS2 (a software provider for the steel construction industry) for the opening of a learning lab for students in the c...


EPA Extends Comment Period on PFAS Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two new updates in emailed press releases regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, both extending the public comment period for its prop...


Contractor Connect Scheduled for November

It’s official: Technology’s Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, has been added to the calendar!


Strategic Materials Rebrands for 125-Year Anniversary

In celebrating 125 years, North America’s largest glass recycler, Strategic Materials, Inc. announced that it was rebranding. The unveiling, reflecting that the company has always been a tru...


Bids Wanted for NY Lighthouse Painting, Rehab

The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard is accepting bids for painting and rehabilitation of a historical lighthouse.


Plans Scrapped for NV Solar Project

Last week, developers for what was slated to be the largest solar photovoltaic project in Nevada, withdrew its plans “in response to recent communication” with the federal Bureau of Land Man...


FTC Codifies 'Made in USA' Label Requirements

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission published a final rule regarding “Made in the USA” claims and labels. While the rule doesn’t impose and new mandates, it does codify its...


Pittsburgh Airport Microgrid Goes Live

Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh International Airport went live with its microgrid, which powers the entire facility with natural gas and solar energy. The Allegheny County Airport Author...


Chemical Safety Board Reiterates Goals, Agenda

Earlier this week, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a video message from its Chairperson and CEO, Katherine Lemos.


PG&E to Spend $15B Burying Power Lines

According to a press release issued by California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility plans to expand the undergrounding of electric distribution power lines in High Fire Thr...


Contractors Needed for TX Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Branham, Texas, is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate an elevated storage tank.


Workers Rescued from Sewer Construction Site

Last week, three construction workers became trapped 200 feet underground while working on the Deer Creek tunnel project in Shrewsbury, Missouri.


TX Prepares to Begin Border Wall Bidding

The Texas Facilities Commission has recently announced its intensions to seek a project manager for the construction of a border wall.


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...


BASF Announces North America Apprenticeship Program

Chemicals company BASF recently announced that its 2021 North American Apprenticeship Development Program is in full swing this summer, with more than 30 apprentices joining the company at m...


RPM Releases Q4, 2021 Year-End Earnings

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial report Mond...


Amtrak Invests $7.3B in New Equipment

Passenger railroad service Amtrak has recently announced a contract agreement with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. for the manufacture of a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern ...


Tesla Launches 'Sustainable Community' in TX

Tesla Energy, along with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Dacra, announced a new initiative earlier this month that is reportedly the first Tesla Solar neighborhood and what is being bil...


NY Looks at Building Permit Bill

The New York State Legislature is reportedly considering a bill that would allow state-licensed architects and engineers to issue building permits—a shift from local municipalities and speci...


Bids Wanted for VA Construction, Painting

The City of Chesapeake is accepting bids for the construction and painting of a replacement Fire Station No. 8 in Virginia.


Mackinac Bridge Pieces for Sale

The Mackinac Bridge Authority has again announced that it has pieces of the Mackinac Bridge for sale, “due to popular demand.” This time, however, the prices are much more affordable than in...


ABC Leads Coalition Against PLA Legislation

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently announced an advocacy campaign against project labor agreements, leading the Build America Local coalition with the goal to educate “American...


$2.1B AirTrain Approved for LaGuardia Project

A large piece of the puzzle has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for the LaGuardia Airport project—a $2 billion AirTrain.


DC Pedestrian Bridge to be Rebuilt

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced earlier this month that the D.C. Department of Transportation is planning to rebuild the collapsed pedestrian bridge over Interstate 295.


FL Condo Collapse Sparks Inspection Worries

A rise of inspections and questions have surfaced in the wake of Miami’s Champlain Towers South condominium collapse at the end of last month—including worries about structures all over the ...


Walsh Requests Budget Boost for OSHA

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has reportedly requested an increase in funding for Occupational Safety and Health Administration staffing. During a Senate subcommittee meeting last week, W...


Whistleblowers Speak Out About Shell Falcon Pipeline

According to two former pipeline inspectors, “bad seeds” are undermining the safety at Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Falcon pipeline project, part of the company’s massive new petrochemical plant ...


Contractors Sought for FL Bridge Painting

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to paint structural steel on the Apalachicola River Bridge in Calhoun County, Florida.


CA Hospitals Aim to Push Seismic Requirements

The California Hospital Association, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom, are proposing another extension that would mandate hospitals upgrade their structures to ensure that they can stand up to a...


New Product Announcement: Concrete Spraying Vehicle

Last month, mining utility vehicle manufacturer Getman Corporation announced the launch of its latest concrete spraying vehicle, ProShot.


Commissioners Approve $1B in Funding for LAX Work

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously approved to appropriate more than $1 billion in funding for the final and largest part of the $14.5 billion modernization of Los An...


Clariant Announces New Innovation Center in NC

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant announced last week a new collaborative innovation center that’s aiming to support the company’s research in North America, meeting the challenges ...


Pittsburgh Launches Innovative Mobility Service

Earlier this month, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and partners today in launching Move PGH—a first of its kind Mobility as a Service sy...


Officials: $1B WA Arena Set to Make Opening Deadline

Despite battling material delays for the last pieces of construction, officials for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena report that the $1 billion project is on track to open by its revised compl...


EPA Announces TSCA Committee, Webinar

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently made several announcements via email regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act: namely, that new members have been appointed to the TSCA Sc...


Bids Wanted for San Diego Airport Work

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is accepting bids for airside improvements as part of its Airport Development Plan.


SBA Removes PPP Loan Questionnaire

The U.S. Small Business Administration has reportedly informed lenders that it is eliminating the Loan Necessity Questionnaire for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $2 million or greater.


Construction on $1.4B Vancouver Bridge Underway

In recent reports, it has been recognized that visual progress is being made at Vancouver’s $1.377 billion Pattullo Bridge replacement project, as there has been continuous construction onsi...


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...


US Solar Projected to Exceed Wind in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has recently issued an independent statistics and analysis report, revealing that large-scale U.S. solar capacity growth was expected to exceed win...


Research Looks to Coatings for Spacecraft Biofilm

A team of researchers from Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering have recently been reported to be observing how specialized material coatings and other strategie...


ACI Announced 2021 Conference in Atlanta

The American Concrete Institute has announced that its 2021 ACI Concrete Convention will be held Oct. 17-21, in Atlanta, with a virtual option.


EPA Unveils PFAS Stewardship Program, Webinar

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a stewardship program that it says aims to encourage the voluntary withdrawal of previously granted low volume exemptions (LVEs) f...


$170M Phase 2 of CO Airport Project Begins

Officials gathered last week for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project.


Bids Sought for AR Standpipe, Tank Rehab

Cabot WaterWorks is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate a standpipe and elevated storage tank in Cabot, Arkansas.


OR Men to be Charged in PPP Fraud

According to the District of Oregon’s Department of Justice, two men have recently pleaded guilty to their role in a scheme to steal funds from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck P...


DOL Honors Worker Death with Heat Reminders

In honoring the heat-related death of a worker this time last year, the Department of Labor is urging everyone, but especially western New Yorkers, to safeguard against weather hazards.


Sandy Hook Memorial Receives Green Light

Earlier this year, residents from the town of Newtown in Connecticut voted in favor of constructing a memorial for the children and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.


NEx Taps New Executive Director

The New Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials (NEx) announced that it has hired David A. Lange as Executive Director. Lange will oversee all operations and will begin by fo...


Supreme Court Approves Eminent Domain Use

In a ruling last month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced in a 5-4 decision that the state of New Jersey could not block construction of the PennEast natural gas pipeline on state lands.


Construction Cost Report Highlights Decisions

A new quarterly National Construction Cost Index report from construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall shows that the NCCI was up 4.6%. in the first quarter of 2021 compared to tha...


EPA Revokes Exemption for Antimicrobial Coating

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order to Allied BioScience for its product SurfaceWise2, a residual antimicrobial surface coating.


OR Passes Emissions Bill

Oregon lawmakers recently passed legislation requiring that the state’s power grid reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2035.


Bids Wanted for UT Airport Restaurant Reno

The Ogden Hinckley Airport, in Ogden, Utah, is now accepting bids to remodel an interior restaurant.


New Bill Proposes Apprenticeship Consortium

A bill was recently introduced the U.S. Senate that supports the establishment of an apprenticeship college consortium. The “Apprenticeships of College Act,” would order the Secretary of Lab...


ASCE Names Concrete Canoe Champion

Two years after the American Society of Civil Engineers was slated to host its 2019 Concrete Canoe Competition, the Society has recently announced the winners of its 2021 Virtual Concrete Ca...


Navy, EPA Enter Wastewater Upgrade Agreement

Announced at the end of June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it would be entering a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Navy to complete major upgrade...


Contractors Wanted for 54-Bridge Rehab

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of fifty-four bridges along I-95 and I-895 in Baltimore.


PG&E Agrees to $5.9M Water Discharge Settlement

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently reached a settlement agreement, involving the payment of $5.9 million to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, which are slate...


June Employment Continues to Vary Between Sectors

Between May and June, construction employment declined by 7,000 according to an analysis of data from the Associated General Contractor of America. Officials say that losses in the nonreside...


Researchers Develop Coating for Droplet Control

Researchers from Northwestern University say they have developed a new transparent coating that can be used to capture droplets and aerosols—effectively removing them from the air—with a foc...


Software Company Launches Sub Database

Last month, construction software company Levelset launched its Subcontractor Payment Profiles database, which shows performance reviews, project histories and payment rankings on more than ...


Seattle Bridge Awarded $11.2M in Funding

At the end of June, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a grant advance notice, notifying the Seattle Department of Transportation that it had been awarded $11.25 million for repair...


USDOT Announces $905M in INFRA Awards

Last Wednesday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $905.25 million worth of intended awards by the Biden-Harris Administration regarding the Infrastructure ...


EPA Announces Changes to TSCA Evaluations

On Wednesday (June 30), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced policy changes surrounding the Toxic Substances Control Act that impact the first 10 chemicals that underwent risk ...


Bids Wanted for AK Facility Construction, Painting

The Municipality of Skagway is accepting bids for the construction and painting of single-story restroom facility at Shoreline Park in Skagway Borough, Alaska.


Purple Line Secures New Funding

Last month, Maryland’s three-member Board of Public Works approved an agency request to add $183.5 million to cover expanded project responsibilities for the partially built $2-billion Purpl...


Support Pledged for NY Gateway Tunnel

Following a tour at New York City’s 110-year-old Hudson tunnel alongside New York-New Jersey congressional delegation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pledged that the Biden adm...


MDT Applies Paint to Cool Walkway

The Montana Department of Transportation has recently announced plans to paint a walkway on the Beartracks Bridge in downtown Missoula.


New Product Announcement: Green Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of a new addition to its specialty performance lineup.


Inspection Sweep Shuts Down 300 Sites in NYC

New York City’s Department of Buildings has reportedly shut down 322 construction sites due to hazardous conditions.


Sherwin-Williams Calls for 2021 Impact Award Entries

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....


FL Court Rules 'Act of Nature' on Corrosion, Rust

In Dodge v. People’s Trust Insurance Company, 2021 WL 2217299 (4th DCA Jun. 2, 2021), a Florida court ruled that rust and corrosion of water pipes is considered an “act of nature.”


Contractors Needed for TX Tank Rehab

The City of Tyler is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Glenwood Elevated Storage Tank in Tyler, Texas.


Report: COVID-19 has Slowed Project Payments

A recent report from construction software company Levelset, found that 11% of construction business always get paid in full—a reported 75% drop compared to pre-pandemic.


CA Water Tank Explosion Causes Fatality

Last week, a 1.5-million-gallon water tank exploded in at the Station 7 Water Facility in Lemoore, California.


US Approaching Close on Infrastructure Deal

According to reports, White House negotiators and a group of senators reached a tentative agreement last week on a potential bipartisan infrastructure agreement.


OSHA to Increase CO Site Inspections

Construction sites in Colorado will now be subject to random, weekend safety inspections from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to a new...


PPG Announces Deal with Six Flags Corporation

Global coatings company PPG announced last week a five-year preferred paint supplier agreement with Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and l...


DC Pedestrian Bridge Collapses

On Wednesday (June 23), several people were injured after a truck hit a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 295 in Washington D.C., collapsing as a result of the incident.


FL Condo Collapses Killing At Least 9

Crews are continuing to sift through debris after the collapse of a residential building last week, in the Surfside neighborhood of Florida, about six miles north of Miami beach. As of Sunda...


Bids Wanted for PA Elementary School Reno

The Shikellamy School District in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, is seeking bids for the renovations at the Chief Shikellamy Elementary School, located in the Susquehanna Valley.


Vancouver to Pause Net-Zero Code Update

The City of Vancouver is considering holding off on recent net-zero construction requirements over a concern of building permit delays.


$19M Settlement Reached for CITGO Oil Spill

Last week, the United States Department of Justice announced that Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation had agreed to a $19.69 million settlement to resolve federal and state claims for ...


DOL Announces $21M in Safety Training Funding

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced funding opportunities for more than $21 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration training grants for non-profits.


PIT Awards $130.7M in Modernization Contracts

The Allegheny County Airport Authority recently approved $130.7 million in contracts for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s proposed $1.4 billion modernization plan.


WDOT Awards Riverside Bridge Rehab Contract

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $456,404 to Panther Industrial Painting of Mishawaka, Indiana, for rehabilitation of the Hoquiam Riv...


USS COD Dry Docked for Repairs

After a 14-hour-long trip and a few bumps along the way, the World War II Submarine USS COD finally arrived in Erie, Pennsylvania, for dry docking and repairs.


DOL to Look at Overtime Pay Threshold

At a House committee hearing earlier this month, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh revealed that the Department of Labor will again be reviewing the current overtime threshold under the Fair Labor...


NC Bill Aims to Reduce Emissions, Retire Coal

Backed by Duke Energy, last week North Carolina House Republicans presented a new energy bill expected to reduce carbon emissions and retire several coal-fired plants ahead of schedule.


$1.8B Las Vegas Sphere Tops Out

The $1.8B Las Vegas MSG Sphere has officially topped out as officials held a media tour late last week followed by a topping-out ceremony. The steel frame for the 17,500-seat sphere is now c...


AIA, Deltec Announce Specification Tool

The American Institute of Architects, along with software company Deltek, have announced what they’re calling a new specification solution to be released for the architecture, engineering an...


ABC Releases May Backlog, Material Cost Data

Associated Builders and Contractors has released both an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data and reports from its Construction Backlog Indicator for May...


ASCE Releases Manual for Infrastructure

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new manual of practice, reporting that the document will give civil engineers the tools to design, plan, and build more resilien...


Bids Wanted for MO Fire Station Work

The Town of Springfield, Missouri, is seeking bids for the construction and painting of the interior and exterior of Fire Station 13.


TX Governor Announces $250M for Border Wall

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a $250 million down payment for the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall.


FL Authorizes Virtual Inspection Practices

Earlier this year, the Florida Building Codes Act was amended to authorize any government entity with the authority to enforce the building code to perform virtual inspections.


Engineer Assists FL Bridge with GFRP, Sensors

To fulfill President Joe Biden’s goal of ramping up the nation’s infrastructure, Christian C. Steputat, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, was brough...


Norfolk Naval Shipyard Gets New Blast Booth

Last month, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Paint and Blasting Shop (Code 970, Shop 71) in Portsmouth, Virginia, was reported to have received an equipment upgrade.


MI Sandblasting Business Cited for Violations

On several occasions this year, Kalamazoo Sandblast (Kalamazoo, Michigan) was investigated by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Air Quality Division (AQD) upon r...


WA Finds Reason to Restrict Paint iPCBs

The Washington State Department of Ecology hosted its webinar at the beginning of the month that provided an update on its efforts to find alternatives to potential inadvertent Polychlorinat...


AWC Releases New Fire Design Publication

The American Wood Council recently released a new publication for fire design of wood members, assemblies and connections to meet code requirements, 2021 Fire Design Specification for Woo...


PA Water Tower Repainting Project Out for Bid

Adams County is currently seeking contractors to recoat the Prison Tank in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.


Lake Mead Suffers Historic Lows, Dam Energy Affected

Last week, southern Nevada’s Lake Mead hit historic lows, with officials reporting that the United States’ largest reservoir by volume was at an all-time low of just 1,071.44 feet—or roughly...


NY Passes Low-Carbon Concrete Bill

The New York legislature recently passed a bill that is designed to promote the use of low-carbon concrete for state construction projects. The bill is now on its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ...


NV Plans to Accelerate $2B Grid Expansion

At the start of the month, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced plans to sign a bill that would accelerate the construction of a $2 billion, 525 Kilovolt Greenlink transmission network.


Federal Budget Outlines $480M for Soo Lock

While the 2022 federal budget has a long path ahead before final approvals, President Joe Biden’s plan proposes $480 million in federal funding for the construction of Michigan’s Soo Locks.


EPA Announces Multiple Actions on PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced three actions with the goal of reducing risks to the public from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.


Vulcan Materials to Merge with US Concrete

Construction aggregate company Vulcan Materials recently announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S. Concrete, Inc., a producer of aggregates as well as ready-...


Buttigieg Visits Memphis Bridge; Timeline Suggested

Last Thursday (June 3), U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge to meet with regional transportation officials on the structur...


AIA Taps Continuation of Sherwin-Williams Partnership

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that it will be continuing its strategic partnership with The Sherwin-Williams Company, which began in 2018.


Bids Wanted for VA Atrium Renovation

Arlington County in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Bozman Lobby Atrium in the Bozman Government Center.


Subcontractor Report Highlights Cashflow

An industry report released last month from Billd, a financing firm for commercial subcontractors, has found that, while commercial construction contractors have maintained optimism througho...


CA Water Tower House Listed for Sale

For those seeking a home with industry aesthetic and charm, look no farther than Seal Beach, California, where an historic converted four-bedroom, four-bathroom water tower has gone on the m...


TC Energy Terminates Keystone XL

On Wednesday (June 9), Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp. announced that was officially cancelling the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline project.


NY Wage Theft Bill Headed to Cuomo's Desk

The New York State Senate and State Assembly have passed legislation that would impact general contractors in the event of wage theft.


MTA Suspends Several Track Inspectors

Last week, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny announced the findings of a nearly year-long investigation into the neglect of several track inspectors.


Markup Begins on $547B Highway Bill

Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began what is believed will be a days-long mark up process on the recently introduced Investing in a New Vision for the Envir...


OR Bridge Coating Out for Bid

Contractors are being sought by the Oregon Department of Transportation to paint the Columbia River Bridge in Salem, Oregon.


Costs Still Concern as Employment Numbers Drop

Construction employment has declined for the third time in the past four months according to an analysis of May jobs numbers from the Associated General Contractors of America. The data poin...


Officials Talk Design of $1.3B NY Arena

Construction of New York’s $1.3 billion UBS Arena—slated to be the new home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders—is in full swing prompting commentary of what officials call th...


FY22 Budget Proposes $11.2B for EPA

Last week, President Joe Biden submitted his budget request of $11.2 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency, with emphasis on issues such as the environment, science and support of ...


Hudson Tunnel Gains Federal Approval

The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration have issued the final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the $11.6 billion Hudson River Tunnel P...


Kenzen Announces PPE Summer Rental

Manufacturer of smart personal protective equipment, Kenzen, has recently announced via emailed press release that it will be offering a new rental program for its wearable devices.


Senate Committee Approves $304B Highway Bill

Last Wednesday (May 26), the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee was reported to have unanimously voted in favor of a five-year, $303.5-billion highway bill.


DOB to Sweep Large NYC Construction Sites

New York’s Department of Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca announced last week that the DOB will be mobilizing teams of inspectors across the city’s five boroughs to perform safety ...


Kraemer Selected for West Seattle Bridge Repair

In late May, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced that it had selected Kraemer North America as the contractor for the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs.


'Floating Park' Little Island Opens in NYC

Closing in on the month of May, Little Island officially opened to the public. Located on New York City's Hudson River, the $260 million “floating” park was funded by billionaire media mogul...


Bids Wanted for WA Library Repainting

The Town of Issaquah, Washington, is seeking bids for the painting of the exterior of Issaquah Library. The Issaquah Library was founded in 1902 before being moved to its current location.


Biden Appoints 4 to Fine Arts Commission

In a move to further cement the reversal of former President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on federal architecture design, President Joe Biden recently announced his intent to appoint four ...


ASCE to Host Virtual Concrete Canoe Competition

For its first year ever, the American Society of Civil Engineers has announced it will be hosting the 2021 Concrete Canoe Competition virtually, as part of the 2021 Virtual Concrete Canoe Co...


Walsh Appoints 15 to Safety Advisory Board

Late last week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh announced that he has appointed 15 individuals to serve as members on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, which aims...


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.


DOE Awards $1.1M for Cold Spray Research

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded computational materials design specialist QuesTek Innovations LLC (Evanston, Illinois) $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research Ph...


$21M Repairs to MN Stadium Exterior Near Completion

Work to replace the exterior of Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium is reportedly entering its final phase.


PPG Receives All Approvals for Tikkurila Deal

Late last month, global coatings company PPG announced that it has received all necessary regulatory approvals for its acquisition of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila. The last ...


Contractors Needed for FL Tank Improvements

The City of Tampa is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the Morris Bridge East Ground Storage Tank in Tampa, Florida.


Work Underway on Memphis Bridge

Last week, officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced that repairs to a fractured steel support beam on the I-40 Hernando de Soto bridge were underway.


Report: Decking Questioned at NOLA Hard Rock

Records recently obtained by WWL-TV show that a materials supplier for the NOLA Hard Rock project tried to warn those closer to the design that it needed more steel supports on the upper flo...


FL Governor Signs Flood Prevention Law

To better prepare the state for future flooding and sea level rise, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed two bills into law, outlining a several-years-long spending plan.


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...


Bids Wanted for PA Library Addition, Reno

The Dauphin County Library System in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking bids for an addition and renovation to the McCormick Riverfront Library.


US, UK Agree to Work Together for BIM Program

Early this week, a Memorandum of Understanding was announced between representatives of the United Kingdom and the United States as a pledge to work together on the development of the U.S. N...


OSHA to Change Words in Beryllium Rulings

A years-long challenge between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and several companies that produce or use blasting materials containing trace amounts of beryllium has reache...


Oil Chem Owner Sentenced for Flint Dumping

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that President and owner of Oil Chem Inc., Robert J. Massey, had been sentenced 12 months in prison for violating the Clean Water...


LAX Opens $1.73B West Gates Concourse

A new $1.73 billion concourse opened at the beginning of the week at Los Angeles International Airport. The 15 West Gates are part of a larger $14.5 billion modernization project at LAX.


USDOT Reinstates Local Hiring Program

Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the reinstatement of a pilot program managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Fe...


Bids Wanted for Peace Bridge Pier Recoating

Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority is seeking contractors to perform recoating piers on the Peace Bridge connecting Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York.


AWC Completes CLT Connections Testing

The American Wood Council recently completed testing of connections used in cross-laminated timber diaphragm. The latest tests results showed that the connections performed better than expec...


CA Proposes Over $5B for Water Infrastructure

In the wake of an ongoing and expanding state-wide drought, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $5.1 billion investment, slated to take over four years, for immediate drought respons...


Berkeley Lab Touts Pilot Credit for Cool Walls

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed that the U.S. Green Building Council is piloting a new credit for the installation of cool exterior walls in new homes, schools a...


We Build the Wall Founder Indicted for Tax Fraud

Founder of We Build the Wall, Brian Kolfage, was recently indicted by a federal grand jury in Pensacola, Florida for filing a false tax return and wire fraud.


PA Mayor Signs EO to Combat Construction Fraud

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order last month that aims to cut down on construction fraud, promote worker safety and protect city tax revenue.


NAHB Releases Positive Multifamily Construction Data

The National Association of Home Builders released data last week from its Multifamily Market Survey that revealed that market confidence in new multifamily housing has increased in the firs...


Tax Audits Considered to Boost Infrastructure

President Joe Biden has recently proposed a new way to achieve funding for his multimillion-dollar plan intended to boost infrastructure, families and education.


PA to Put $10M Toward Airport Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $10 million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


Bids Wanted for AZ College Painting Project

The Northland Pioneer College in in Holbrook, Arizona, is seeking bids for the painting of a skills center.


Western Coatings Symposium Updates Abstract Deadline

The Western Coatings Symposium has extended the deadline for its call for technical papers for the 35th WCS.


Contract Awarded for $8.5B Gas Export Terminal

Long-term, low-cost producer of North American liquified natural gas, Venture Global LNG (Arlington, Virginia) and recently inked a deal with Zachry Group on the construction of a $8.5 billi...


Business Reminded to Apply for PPP Forgiveness

With the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program coming to an end on May 31, various reports are reminding small business borrowers to apply for loan forgiveness, although PPP forgiv...


Coating Developed for Oil Recovery Missions

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto have recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover oil fro...


PA American Water Taps $17M in Upgrades

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania American Water announced a $17 million plan to rehabilitate 11 of its water storage tanks and construct an additional seven new structures throughout the yea...


EPA Extends Notification Period for Inventory

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced in an emailed press release that it has extended the notification deadline for a list of chemicals that are expected to lose their confident...


ACI Releases 3-Volume Concrete Design Handbook

Last week, the American Concrete Institute released the new ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook. The three-volume publication aims to provide guidance to professionals engaged in the des...


Elevated Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

The City of Hurst is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the North Precinct Line Road Elevated Storage Tank in Hurst, Texas.


Officials Release Plans for Memphis Bridge Fix

Following the discovery of a structural crack on the Hernando de Soto 'M' bridge, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Arkansas Department of Transportation have announced a co...


Colonial Pays $5M Ransom, Returns Service

After paying a ransom of nearly $5 million, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline, has reported that it has officially resumed “normal operations” following a ...


$1.5B NYC Convention Center Expansion Complete

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that construction is now complete on the $1.5 billion Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion.


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 ...


US Approves First Major Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, the Biden administration announced the approval for construction and operation of Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first large-scale offshore windfarm.


Seattle Arena Reaches $1B Price Point

The price tag for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena has breached the $1 billion mark, according to Los Angeles-based developer Oak View Group. Work is still currently on schedule with a slated ...


NAHB to Partner in Mental Health Action Day

That National Association of Home Builders recently announced that it is partnering with more than 800 companies and associates for the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, to be held on May...


Apple Commits to $430B Expansion

Last month, American multinational technology company Apple announced its accelerated commitment for growth, highlighting $430 billion in U.S. investments to be made over the next five years...


Study: New Bridge Maintenance Approach

In a new study, researchers from the University of Georgia are suggesting a new way to prioritize bridge maintenance as a means to both save bridge owners money and extend the life of the in...


St. Jude Announces $1.9B Construction Projects

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has recently announced plans for a $1.9 billion overhaul of its Memphis, Tennessee location. The project involves various renovations, new construct...


Gehry-Designed Philly Museum Reno Now Open

Last week, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled to the public new galleries and public spaces from a years-long renovation led by architect Frank Gehry.


Industry Employment Stagnant Despite Demand

An analysis of construction employment data from the Associated General Contractors of America released last week revealed that employment remained stagnant between March and April despite h...


Bids Wanted for OR Bridge Painting Project

Multnomah County is seeking contractors to paint the main spans of the Morrison Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


US Pipeline Suffers Cyberattack, Shuts Down

Last week, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline (Alpharetta, Georgia), shut down all its operations after experiencing a ransomware attack.


DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor late last week announced the withdrawal of the “Independent Contractor Rule,” that was published in early January and was slated to implement a new test to deter...


Complaints Filed Against Enbridge Line 3

Complaints filed by landowners in northern Minnesota, are accusing Enbridge Inc. of not being forthright about remediation efforts associated with its Line 3 pipeline replacement project.


NY Lawmaker Introduces Amtrak Repair Bill

New York Representative Ritchie Torres introduced bill H.R. 3002 last week, requiring that Amtrak adopt a repair-in-place method for track maintenance, rehabilitation and other purposes.


NRCA Invites Registrants for Legal Conference

The National Roofing Contractor Association is inviting all roofing industry professionals to register for its legal conference—Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets.


Musk Talks Solar Missteps in Q1 Call

Last week, during Tesla’s first-quarter earnings report, CEO Elon Musk said that the company has made “significant mistakes” in its solar roof project rollout, nodding to recent cost hikes a...


WA to Hold Webinar on PCB, Paint Inquiry

The Washington State Department of Ecology is moving forward with its inquiry into inadvertent Polychlorinated biphenyls (iPCBs), this time with a webinar that’s slated for June 1.


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...


Skanska Worker Killed on Pensacola Bridge

At the end of last month, a deadly accident was reported at the Pensacola Bay Bridge, involving a Skanska employee being struck by a subcontractor’s dump truck on the work site.


Bids Wanted for MD School Gym Painting

The Maryland School for the Deaf in Fredrick, Maryland, is seeking bids for painting the Benson Gymnasium.


EPA Announces Chemical Reporting Updates

Late last week the Environmental Protection Agency released multiple announcements regarding toxic substances and chemicals.


FHWA Inspection Program Celebrates 50 Years

Observed during the last week of April, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration celebrated the 50th anniversary of its National Bridge Inspection Standards.


WY Threatens $1.2M Suit for Coal Production

Unlike other states pushing to covert to renewable energy infrastructure, Wyoming has announced its intentions to sue other states blocking its exports of coal—an issue that’s resulting in t...


Contractors Needed for CA Digester Coating Project

Stockton Municipal Utilities District is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat a regional wastewater control facility digester gas holder in Stockton, California.


CA 5M Tank Project Reaches Milestone

Recently, news reports indicated that San Diego County Water Authority’s five-million-gallon concrete water tank was progressing, however, the construction project is disturbing hikers wonde...


EPA Exempts Copolymer in 3 States, Airports

Specialty polymers company Kraton Corporation recently announced that it has received an emergency exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 18 of the Federal Ins...


Pigment Forum, TiO2 Summit Issue Call for Papers

Organizers have announced the 2021 Pigment and Color Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit information along with a call for papers.


JFK Project Adjusted, Approved at $1.5B

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners recently approved an agreement on key terms for an amended plan for the JFK International Airport. The terms were with De...


Another Lawmaker Aims to Restart Border Construction

Congressman Clay Higgins, a republican from Louisiana and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, has recently introduced legislation to resume constru...


Researchers Develop New Waterproof Coating

Researchers at Simon Fraser University have reportedly developed a new waterproof coating that they say is cheaper to product, free of fluorinated compounds and effective on a wide variety o...


AIA Announce Launch of New Conference

The American Institute of Architects recently announced the launch of a new multi-event that aims to bring manufacturers and architects together.


McCabe Confirmed as EPA Deputy Admin

The U.S. Senate voted 52-42 last week to confirm Janet McCabe as deputy chief of the Environmental Protection Agency.


DOL, OSHA Honor Workers Memorial Day

Last week, on April 28, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration commemorated Workers Memorial Day to honor workers who have lost their lives on the...


Bids Wanted for HI Firing Range Maintenance

The city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii, are seeking bids for the maintenance of the Police Department Training Academy indoor firing range.


USGBC Taps Cities for 2021 LEED Leadership Program

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced 15 cities and counties that will comment certification with support of the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.


SC Hosts Ceremony for Harbor Bridge Opening

At the beginning of the week, the South Carolina Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the official opening of a new bridge in Beaufort County.


NY Contractors Request Scaffold Law Waiver

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has recently received a letter from the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, in addition to three New York-...


Pittsburgh to Explore Deconstruction Over Demo

Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto recently issued an Executive Order to create a city-led deconstruction policy for buildings—disassembling a building instead of demolishing it. The order aims ...


ABI Score Rises Again to Pre-Recession Level

The American Institute of Architects confirmed last week that the Architecture Billing Index has logged its second positive mark since the beginning of the pandemic—growing to a score not se...


Gilmerton Bridge Auxiliary Counterweight Rehab

The City of Chesapeake accepting bids for installation of a new auxiliary counterweight system on the Gilmerton Bridge located in Chesapeake, Virginia.


George Washington Bridge Project Releases Update

In a recent news report, officials supplied an update into the progress of the restoration on the George Washing Bridge in New York City.


Miami Outlines $4B Plan to Fight Rising Sea

The City of Miami has recently completed its updates on its Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive assessment of the city’s roads, drainage infrastructure, and water management features to ...


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).


AFRL Perseverance Testing History, Coatings

According to an article published by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, testing completed on the NASA Perseverance's protective coating at the WPAF Research Lab aided the rover’s touchdown...


Cuomo Announces More Penn Station Plans

In an agenda outlined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA, Amtrack and New Jersey Transit have announced new options to transform Penn Station following what they’re calling a yearlong “re-en...


AIA Announces 2021 COTE Awards

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment announced its COTE Top 10 Awards late last week. The awards recognized projects for their significant achievements in advanc...


NIOSH Releases Well-Being Survey for Employers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released a survey earlier this month that it says is meant to be a resource design to measure worker well-being.


COVID Relief Bill Funds AL Water Tank Coating

According to the Mayor of the City of Tallassee, Alabama, John Hammock, the city has intended to use some of its COVID-19 stimulus package money to fund the recoating of a downtown water tan...


APC Names Business Development Consultant

Earlier this month, protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) announced in a press release the hiring of Kenny Rogers as a Business Development Consultant,...


Work on $260M TX Soccer Stadium Completes

The new Major League Soccer stadium in Austin—dubbed Q2 Stadium—is now complete, according to reports that note that all that’s left for the June 17 opening is some landscaping and finishing...


EPA Announces WIFIA Loans, $9B Assistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced a series of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans totaling $300 million for a variety of water infrastructure ...


CSB Gives Update on OH Paint Explosion

Upon early investigations into the paint explosion that occurred at the Yenkin-Majestic Paints plant in Northeast Columbus earlier this month, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has announced it...


Historic MO Bridge Collapses

Last week, the Haskins Bridge, an historic bridge located at Jolly Mill Park near Pierce City, Missouri, collapsed into Capps Creek after a tree had fallen onto the structure.


Bids Wanted for CT Public Hall Painting

The town of Stafford, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the painting of the exterior of Memorial Hall.


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...


Contractors Needed for CA Tank Coating Project

The City of Stockton is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat two water storage tanks at the 14 Mile Reservoir Site in Stockton, California.


Canadian Carrier Fined for Clean Water Violation

Upon pleading guilty to dumping wastewater into Lake Ontario, dry and liquid bulk carrier company Algoma Central Corporation was fined $500,000.


Study: More Deaths Linked to Methylene Chloride

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine earlier this week associates paint-stripping chemical methylene chloride to more deaths than what has previously been acknowledged by the Environm...


CA City to Turn Train Station into Mixed-Use

Sacramento recently issued a green light on a 31-acre plan that aims to convert a train station into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-used development.


Engineers Create 'Whitest White' Cooling Paint

Engineers at Purdue University have created what they’re calling “the whitest paint yet”—a cool coating that aims to reduce buildings’ needs for air conditioning.


ABC Highlights Chapters for Second Chance Month

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently highlighted the programs, partnerships and involvement of its chapters and members across the country in educating, upskilling and hiring ree...


ABC Releases March Backlog, Confidence Numbers

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its March Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog fell to 7.8 in March from the 8.2 that was recorded i...


Biden Taps Assistant Secretary for OSHA

Last week, President Joe Biden announced a slew of nominations for key members of various departments including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Energy, Department of Transp...


FL School District Seeks Bids for Multiple Buildings

The Pinellas County School District in St. Petersburg, Florida, is seeking bids for the painting, waterproofing and renovations to various buildings within the school district.


Soft Lumber Board Announces Timber Manual

The Softwood Lumber Board recently announced that the WoodWorks – Wood Products Council and resource firm Think Wood have released the inaugural Mass Timber Design Manual.


$21M Settlement Reached with National Grid

Last month, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that a $21 million settlement had been reached regarding two New York City gas distribution companies owned by National Grid, a multinatio...


Shell Falcon Pipeline Under Investigation

Following probes initiated last year by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, state and federal agencies are now investigating the safety of Shel...


Webinar Archive: Tax Strategies

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


NAHB Organizes COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week

The National Association of Home Builders, along with industry partners, is organizing a COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, slated for next week, April 19-23. The event aims to...


Las Vegas Tunnel Completes Construction

Earlier this month, officials working on the new underground express transportation system beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center announced that construction on the project had reached comp...


Biden Administration Promotes Offshore Wind

At the end of March, President Joe Biden announced that the White House and leaders of the Administration had developed a set of bold actions aimed at catalyzing offshore wind energy. The re...


PA Charges Contractor in 'Largest Prevailing Wage Case'

In what is being called the largest prevailing wage criminal case on record, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a multi-million theft charges against a State College, Penns...


Corrosion Control Mission Increases Aircraft Life

The 558th Aircraft Maintenance Support Squadron’s Corrosion Control Team, part of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, has recently completed a corrosio...


CO Bridge Painting Project Out for Bid

The Town of Vail is seeking contractors to paint and repair components on nine pedestrian and two roadway bridges throughout Vail, Colorado.


2 Plead Guilty to Fraud Involving Workers' Comp

At the end of last month, two Florida men pleaded guilty to a scheme to avoid taxes and construction workers’ compensation requirements. The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking forfeiture ...


ACI Elects New President, VP, Board Members

The American Concrete Institute has announced its 2021-22 president, vice president and four board members.


Enbridge Line 5 Launches Bid Process

Despite Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s efforts to shut down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline, the company has recently announced the completion of its design and engineering phase and is ...


Paint Plant Explosion Kills 1, Injures 8

Last week, the Yenkin-Majestic Paints plant in Northeast Columbus experienced an explosion which resulted in one fatality and eight injuries.


Walsh Puts Pause on COVID-19 ETS

After missing the March 15 deadline to develop an emergency temporary standard for COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has put t...


Adhesive, Sealants Council Issues Supplier Update

As the materials shortage continues in all facets of the industry, the Adhesive and Sealant Council released an update late last week about a specific supply disruption that occurred in mid-...


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....


ACI Achieves Goal of $1M for Foundation

The American Concrete Institute has announced that it had reached its $1 million fundraising goal for the ACI Foundation.


COVID-19 Slows $450M NOLA Superdome Project

A budget hearing last week has revealed that plans for the $450 million update project to the New Orleans Superdome have been disrupted due to financial troubles caused by the COVID-19 pande...


Sessions, Roundtables Planned for LCRR

In a recent announcement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a schedule of upcoming public listening sessions and roundtables regarding its Lead and Copper Rule Revisions.


NOLA Taps Developer for $1B Mixed-Use Project

The $1 billion project next to New Orleans’ existing convention now has a team in place as the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall has tapped River District Neighborhood Investors L...


CA Seeking Bids for Library Construction, Painting

The City of El Centro, California, is seeking bids for the construction and painting of a new public library.


Preservation Work to Begin on WA Bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation released an advisory earlier this week telling Interstate-5 travelers that they should plan for traffic delays and lane restrictions for the...


PWSA to Launch Stormwater Project

Officials from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently reported that the city’s Four Mile Run Stormwater Project was expected to kick off this spring.


Employment Rebounds After February's Severe Weather

Construction employment rebounded in March by about 110,000, according to an analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America on recently released government data. The climb in Ma...


New Product Announcement: Multi-Substrate Coating

Paint and coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced the launch of its newest offering for “facility maintenance and property management professionals.”


PA Elevated Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Horsham Water and Sewer Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat the Maple Avenue Elevated Tank in Horsham, Pennsylvania.


Biden Releases $2T 'American Jobs Plan'

Last Wednesday (March 31), President Joe Biden released the “American Jobs Plan,” a $2 trillion spending proposal that aims to invest in the nation by creating millions of good jobs, rebuild...


Bill Authorizes Cal/OSHA Inspection Notification

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is facing a bill that was introduced at the end of February that would authorize California employers to receive advance ...


Wagner Completes Solar Rooftop for Facility

Sprayer and applicator company Wagner SprayTech recently announced the completion of what it’s calling Minnesota’s largest energy efficient rooftop and solar energy-generating facility.


Research Taps Graphene from Tires' Carbon Black

Researchers at Rice University are continuing their work on graphene, recently saying that they have optimized a process to convert waste from rubber tires into graphene that can then be use...


RPM Acquires Raised Flooring Systems Manufacturer

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings, sealants and building materials entities, announced that its Fibergate Composite Structures Inc. business has acquires Bison Inn...


FDOT Announces Pensacola Reopening

At the end of March, officials from the Florida Department of Transportation announced that traffic on the Pensacola Bay Bridge was scheduled to reopen the week of Memorial Day.


EPA Issues Order for Gowanus Canal

In an effort to control contaminated solids discharges at the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the City of New York to con...


Bids Wanted for CA Public Works Building

The city of Vista, California, is seeking bids for the maintenance of the operations building at a public works facility.


Senators Introduce Housing Supply, Affordability Act

Late last month, a bipartisan group of senates introduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act, which would authorize an annual grant program for local governments to increase their supp...


IN-KY Bridge Closes for Inspections, Rehab Prep

At the end of March, officials announced that lane closures were going into effect on the Sherman Minton Bridge, an important commuter bridge for travelers from Kentucky and Southern Indiana...


TPC Elects Pearlman to Board of Directors

Recently, Technology Publishing Co. has announced its election of Laurence (Larry) Pearlman, Senior Vice President at Marsh McLennan, a global professional services firm, to its Board of Dir...


Federal Analysis Points Out Troubled Bridges

In a recent analysis conducted by the American Road and Transportation Association, more than 220,000 of the nation’s bridges need major repair or should be replace.


$500M Academy Museum Announces Open Date

Having reached completion after undergoing a series of historical restorations, renovations and new construction totaling nearly $500 million, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los An...


MD University Touts Wood Materials Projects

Researchers at the University of Maryland have been working on several innovations revolving around wood materials and applications.


WA Bridge Painting Project Awarded

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a project for painting the Stillagaumish River Bridge located in Olympia, Washington, to Southern Road and Bridge LLC of Tarpon ...


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...


EPA Announces Update of TSCA New Use Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an emailed press release on its evaluation surrounding the policies, guidances, templates and regulations under the Toxic Substances Con...


PPG's Tikkurila Purchase Gets Approvals

Throughout March, PPG released several updates as its purchase of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila is continuing to clear regulatory hurdles.


ABC Analysis Looks at Hiring for Worker Shortage

A recently released analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data has revealed that, in 2021, construction companies will need to hire 430,000...


Groups Split on New ICC Energy Framework

The International Code Council released what it calls “a new framework” at the beginning of the month that puts building code decisions more in the hands of the construction and gas industri...


ABI Scores First Positive Since Pandemic Began

The American Institute of Architects reported on February’s Architecture Billings Index late last week announced its first positive mark since February 2020.


FERC Conducts First-Ever Climate Change Review

For the first time in the agency’s history, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has recently completed a climate change review.


NYC Piloting Virtual Inspection Program

The New York City Department of Buildings has begun piloting a new Remote Video Inspections program that will replace in-person visits for some construction inspections.


Canada Introduces Agenda on VOC Emissions

The Canadian government recently released a consultation document that proposes a renewal of the “Federal Agenda on the Reduction of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer and...


WI Library Seeks Bids for Remodel

The L.E. Public Library in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is seeking bids for the addition and remodel of the original library building.


EPA Issues Grant for Environmental Job Training

Environmental and conservation workforce development and job training company, Limitless Vistas Inc. has recently been awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...


EPA Declares $2.7B in Water Infrastructure Funds

In celebration of World Water Day earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $2.7 billion in State Revolving Funds to assist state communities,...


Honolulu Rail Costs Inflate as Construction Halts, Again

As a result of Interim Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Lori Kahikina halting work on the ongoing Honolulu rail project, the cost of the project has now ballooned to over $12 ...


FL Announces 'Record-Breaking' High-Rise

Recently, famed architect Carlos Ott, with the help of Sieger Suarez, announced design plans for what’s to become the tallest tower south of Manhattan.


NJ Committee Pushes PaintCare Legislation

Earlier this month, New Jersey’s state Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee unanimously passed legislation for a PaintCare program—a paint stewardship program involving paint manuf...


Contractors Needed for 3-Tank Coating Repair

Ventura County is currently seeking contractors to coat and rehabilitate the College 1, College 2, and Gabbert Reservoirs in Ventura and Moorpark, California.


Lawsuit Announced Over Keystone Cancellation

Last week, attorneys general from 21 states announced a lawsuit to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


Walsh Confirmed as New Labor Secretary

Late Monday night, former Marty Walsh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be Secretary of the Department of Labor with a 68-29 vote. Walsh also resigned as mayor of Boston Monday night.


EPA Accepting Nominations for Safer Choice Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards.


Lawmakers Urge Biden to Address Materials Costs

Earlier this month Reps. Jim Costa (D-California) and Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) sent a letter to President Joe Biden and the Department of Justice bringing attention to the building material...


US Guided-Missile Cruiser Suffers Corrosion, Leaks

Last week, the United States Naval Institute reported that one of its guided-missile cruisers was returned to port for a second time, as a result of recent fuel leaks.


NOLA Inspectors Face Charges in Wider City Problem

The owner of a New Orleans private building inspection company, along with the former top building inspector for the city government, faced arrest at the end of last week on charges that the...


Report Confirms Corrosion in FL Sewage Spill

In a report issued by the Berkley Research Group in November, experts have both calculated the total amount of sewage leaked and the cause of the breach in Longboat Key’s main sewer line in ...


Report: Commercial Contractors Optimistic

The first-quarter report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index has been released, and the data reveals that contractors are growing more optimistic about their outl...


University to Gauge Infrastructure Resilience

A civil engineering assistant professor from the University of Texas at Arlington recently received two grants funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Cou...


Researchers Working on AI for Exoskeletons

Robotics researchers at the University of Waterloo are reportedly developing exoskeleton legs capable of “thinking and making control decisions” using artificial intelligence technology.


AGC Analyzes Year-Over-Year Employment Numbers

A recent analysis of a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America has revealed that year-over-year from January, nearly two-thirds of the nation’s metro areas saw construction...


US Government Shifts Focus on Infrastructure

In wake of the President Joe Biden’s signing of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, members of Congress are now shifting focus to create a job and infrastructure package.


Bids Needed for CA Elementary School Work

The Mariposa County Unified School District in Mariposa, California, is seeking bids for the exterior painting and window replacement at an elementary school.


MA Introduces Legislation for Solar Roofs

A recently proposed bill in Massachusetts would make the state the latest in to require solar roofs on new residential and commercial buildings. The Solar Neighborhoods Act was reportedly fi...


SDOT Releases RFQ for Bridge Work

The Seattle Department of Transportation released an update on the West Seattle Bridge last week, confirming that they have reached a preliminary design milestone, a step that makes way for ...


Details Released After Water Plant Death

Last week, a mechanical contractor employee from Murray Co. (Rancho Dominguez, California) fell to his death while securing a lid on top of a below-grade concrete tank at the Hyperion Water ...


Organizations Respond to Pending Tie Shortage

The Concrete Foundations Association recently announced that it is leading the charge of an industry-wide effort to mitigate the pending shortage of steel form ties. According to the associa...


VA Creates Worker Protections

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring at the beginning of this month announced the creation of a worker protection unit dedicated to workers’ rights—a first for the state.


Contractors Needed for CO Bridge Painting

Routt County is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Tree Haus Bridge located on Mount Warner Rd. in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, over the Yampa River.


RFP Issued for Yellow Line Bridge, Tunnels

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has recently issued a request for proposals involving the rehabilitation of the Yellow Line Bridge over the Potomac River and associated tu...


Company Touts 3D-Printed Facade Technology

Officials involved with a new branch opening for the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, in Chattanooga, are celebrating what they call the world’s first 3D-printed facade that uses a pat...


Maroon Group to Acquire Raw Material Distributor

Specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group LLC announced earlier this month that it has acquired the raw materials and specialty chemicals distribution business of The Cary Company, a spec...


Pedestrian Fatality Report Calls for Safer Streets

According to the 2021 Dangerous by Design report recently released by Smart Growth America, the number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers nationwide over the last decade has increas...


EPA Seeks Comments on Lead, Copper Rule

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would be extending the effective date of the Revised Lead and Copper Rule so that the agency could further seek public i...


OSHA Launches Emphasis Program for COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a national emphasis program focusing on enforcement efforts on companies that put the largest number...


Women Answer Construction Roles Survey for WIC

In celebration of Women in Construction Week last week, the National Association of Women in Construction and Safe Site Check In held a workforce survey where they asked more than 700 women ...


Research Looks to Mussels for Concrete Adhesive

Researchers at the University of Delaware have received an NSF Career Award to create new durable adhesive joints for concrete structures. Studies are reportedly mimicking mussel adhesion fo...


Optical Illusion Plays Tricks on Bridge Stability

At the beginning of the month, officials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation were reportedly assuring local residents on the stability of a bridge in Raleigh.


TX Bill Pushes for Border Wall Construction

Republican Texas House Representative Bryan Slaton has recently presented new legislation regarding the relaunch of construction on the U.S-Mexico border wall and other border security enhan...


Bids Sought for VA Library Painting Project

The City of Richmond, Virginia, is seeking bids for the painting of the Hull Street Library. The library was built in 1987 as a branch office to the Richmond Public Library system.


OSHA Releases Top Violations for FY 2020

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently revealed its annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2020. The list wa...


New Product Announcement: Polyurethane Roofing Sealant

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. recently launched a new polyurethane roofing sealant that the company says seals complex details quickly and permanently.


AGC Cites Weather for February Employment Drop

Construction employment numbers in February fell by about 61,000, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors America of new government data released late last week.


Kraft Heinz Pilots Recycled Roof Material Project

Global food and beverage company Kraft Heinz (Pittsburgh) recently announced a new pilot program that’s demonstrating a roofing material made from the company’s recycled flexible packaging.


Bridge Collapse Remains Mystery 3 Years Later

Although nearly three years have passed since the collapse of a bridge in Port Bruce, Ontario, the reasoning behind the structure’s failure remains a mystery.


MN Water Tower Restoration Awarded

Olmsted County has awarded a project for restoration of the Ear of Corn Water Tower located in Rochester, Minnesota, to Rachel Contracting of St. Michael, Minnesota, for the amount of $1,098...


Contractors Short-Listed for Purple Line

Last week, Purple Line Transit Partners, the private consortium overseeing the construction of the Purple Line light-rail project in Maryland via a public-private partnership, announced that...


SBA Issues New PPP Guidance

At the beginning of the month, the Small Business Administration released new guidance regarding revisions made to the Paycheck Protection Program that intends to make access to the PPP loan...


Nashville Introduces New Construction Safety Bill

Nashville councilmembers introduced a bill last week that aims to raise the standards and oversight for metro construction projects.


Cuomo Issues RFP for 1.2-Acre Manhattan Parcel

Late last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a Request for Proposals to develop one of the last available vacant parcels in Manhattan’s West Side. The site, known as Site K, is a 1.2-ac...


DOL Report: OSHA Left Workers at Increased Risk

With President Joe Biden’s deadline for an emergency temporary standard implementation (should it be deemed necessary) a week away, a report has surfaced from the Department of Labor’s Inspe...


Plans for Replacement FIU Bridge Move Forward

According to reports, plans to rebuild the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge are moving forward.


IG Report Investigates Former DOT Secretary

According to a report by the Office of Inspector General, former U.S. Department of Transportation secretary, Elaine Chao repeatedly used her position, as well as agency staff, to help famil...


FL Airport Seeks Bids for Terminal, Office Building

The Naples Airport Authority in Naples, Florida, is seeking bids for the improvement of the aviation terminal and office building.


Aerospace Company Pursues Coatings with Acquisition

At the end of last year, aerospace technology holding company Xeriant, Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida) signed a letter of intent to acquire “significant interest” in Xeriant Europe, (XE) its stra...


Engineers Give US Infrastructure a C-

While infrastructure has been a major topic in the United States in relation to rebuilding the economy because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the American Society of Civil Engineers re...


AGC, ABC Report Rise in Nonresidential Spending

According to data analyses from both the Associated General Contractors of America and the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction spending in the private nonresidential building s...


EPA Announces $1.9M CWA Settlement in WY

A settlement with private energy operator Fleur de Lis Energy and Fleur de Lis Operating, LLC was reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month, in which the company agree...


MA Bridge Painting Out for Bid

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge over Storrow Drive, located in Boston.


OSHA Announces Dates for Safety Stand-Down

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the dates for this year’s National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.


Studies Turn to Calcium Carbonate as Alternative

Researchers at Montana State University are reportedly working on sustainable alternatives to concrete, focusing on microorganisms.


CDC Updates Construction's Mental Health Checklists

At the end of January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its checklists for construction employers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, with special consideration...


ACI Releases 2021 Codes, Specifications Collection

The American Concrete Institute has released its 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications and Practices, a collection that it deems “the most comprehensive and largest single so...


Construction Firms Receive $13.7B in PPP Loans

According to a report by the Small Business Administration issued at the beginning of February, construction firms have already nabbed $13.7 billion in loans under the latest version of the ...


Biden Revokes Trump EO on Federal Architecture

In a move that revoked several executive orders from former President Donald J. Trump, President Joe Biden has reversed Executive Order 13967 of Dec. 18, 2020 (Promoting Beautiful Federal Ci...


NY Created Death Registry for Construction

A bill was recently signed into law in New York that creates a statewide death registry for the construction industry, as well as expands definitions on workers and reporting.


USGBC Releases Top 10 LEED States for 2020

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council announced its annual Top 10 States for LEED green building. Last year, Massachusetts lead the country with the most certified square feet ...


Expert Revisits Cecil Hotel Water Tank Case

Whether you’re a subscriber to the video streaming service Netflix or not, you’ve likely heard of the production company’s latest true crime documentary, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the...


TX University Seeks Gym Repainting Bids

The Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, is seeking bids for the painting of the Kinesiology Building/Wisdom Gym. Tarleton State University was opened in 1899.


NYC Mayor Appoints 'Recovery Czar'

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced Lorraine Grillo as the Senior Advisor for Recovery. Grillo, who is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Design and...


$1.6B Vegas Sphere Gets 170-Ton Ring

The $1.66 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian project, in Las Vegas, has reached a milestone as crews lifted a 170-ton steel compression ring into place last week. The 100-foot-diamter ring n...


Contractors Needed for 2-Tank Rehab Project

The Sweetwater Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Morris and Starr Water Storage Tanks in Chula Vista, California.


$2.75B Diversion Project Makes Headway

Earlier this month, officials announced that they had received a key permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, allowing for the construction of the $2.75 billion Red River d...


USDOT Heralds 2021 INFRA Grants, Changes

Last Wednesday (Feb. 17), the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was officially seeking applicants for its Fiscal Year 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding Americ...


NAHB Says Remodeling Recovered Despite Prices

The National Home Builders Association recently dubbed the home remodeling market “more than fully recovered” from the COVID-19 pandemic. The comments were made during an online press confer...


OSHA Seeing Reports Under New Whistleblower Acts

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is now overseeing worker retaliation complaints filed under two new whistleblower statutes: the...


FL Bridge to Partially Reopen

Last week, Florida Department of Transportation officials reported that the Pensacola Bay Bridge plans to reopen in March, however the transportation structure will have lane restrictions.


EPA Requests Comments for Fees, PV29 Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for further comments on both the Toxic Substances Control Act Fees Rule and its potential rulemaking for C.I. Pigment Violet 29.


Walsh Issues Boston Order After Disparity Study

Labor secretary nominee, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, announced an executive order last week that aims to create a framework to “enact race- and gender- conscious procurement goals.”


Environmentalists Threaten Suit Over Waterway Permits

At the beginning of the month, a coalition of environmental groups alerted the Biden administration that they would file suit if the Army Corps of Engineers failed to reconsider Trump-era pe...


Biden, DOL Announce Apprenticeship Changes

The Department of Labor and President Joe Biden announced several actions last week regarding the federal government’s role in apprenticeship programs.


MontiPower Enters Brazilian Joint Venture

At the beginning of the month, in an emailed press release innovator and manufacturer of surface preparation technologies Monti Group announced that its North American subsidiary, MontiPower...


CA School Seeks Remodel Bids

The Tulare City School District in Tulare, California, is seeking bids for the remodel of the Live Oak Middle School locker room. The Tulare City School District is home to over 10,000 stude...


Enbridge Releases 2020 Numbers, Line 3 Costs

In Enbridge Inc.’s recent release of its 2020 earnings report, the company revealed that the price tag for its Line 3 replacement project has gone up from CA$8.2 billion to CA$9.3 billion.


EPA Further Clarifies Review of TSCA Process

The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has received a report evaluating its Toxic Substances Control Act chemical risk evaluations system prompting the agency to announce that it will be r...


Bridge Builders Sue NY Thruway Authority

Tappan Zee Constructors, the design-build consortium currently working on the $4 billion Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, has recently filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority se...


EPA Settles with TX Reno Show Over Lead Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with Flipnmove Production and EQ media, Inc., over alleged violations of lead paint exposure regulations affiliated with one of the compa...


WA Bridge Begins Phase 2, Looks for Contractor

Upon completing stabilization measures at the West Seattle Bridge, the city’s Department of Transportation is now entering phase two of the project, which will involve designing the?full reh...


Bids Needed for NJ Bridge Rehab

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of an existing bridge located in Trenton, New Jersey.


Researchers Add Titanium Dioxide to Cement

Engineers at Purdue University say they have discovered a way to make concrete more sustainable—by adding small amounts of nanoscale titanium dioxide to the cement.


Tech, Construction Company Study Heat Sensor Devices

Physiological monitoring platform Kenzen has partnered with Kansas City-based firm Garney Construction to test out a new, wearable smart device to monitor health indicators of each worker.


Hacker Distorts FL Drinking Water

On Friday (Feb. 5), a water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, reported that a hacker had breached its computer networks and changed the level of sodium hydroxide from 100 parts per millio...


2D Coating Research Moves to Second Phase

Announced earlier this year, the Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings (ATOMIC) has reported that it’s preparing to move to phase two of its program, which is focused on the st...


EPA Registers Copper for Use Against COVID-19

Late last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered copper surfaces for residual use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


MN Pipeline Replacement Presses Forward

Despite requests for a stay of construction and temporary work blocks, Canadian company Enbridge Energy has been given the green light to proceed with the replacement of its Line 3 oil pipel...


Repaint Bids Sought for CT Performing Arts Center

The town of Simsbury, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the painting of the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center. The center is the second-largest outdoor venue in Connecticut with space t...


Inquiry: Flammable Panels Sold as 'Default'

The first—and probably only—person from Arconic testified in front of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry earlier this week and revealed that the company sold panels that it knew were flammable becau...


Pittsburgh Announces Plans for Hydroelectric Facility

At the end of January, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that the city of Pittsburgh was planning a new hydropower plant along the Ohio River.


MI to Develop Dam Safety Regulations

Reported at the beginning of the month, the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force announced that it would be delayed in submitting new safety measures to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.


EPA Announces Reviews, Chemical Webinars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently sent two emailed press releases discussing both a review of its actions of the course of the previous administration, as well as announcing ...


Committee to Vote on Walsh for Labor Secretary

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is set to vote today (Feb. 11) on the confirmation of labor secretary nominee Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.


EPA Settles Pittsburgh Stormwater Violations

On Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had reached a consent agreement with the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)...


PA Elevated Water Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Upper Southampton Municipal Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat an existing elevated water storage tank in Southampton, Pennsylvania.


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...


PIT to Release Bid Packages Next Month

Officials at the Pittsburgh International Airport released a statement last week saying that crews are now ready to move forward with the next phase of the Terminal Modernization Program.


Chicago Center to Break Ground After Delays

After years of delays, the federal review process for Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center concluded last week, giving the project a new estimated start date.


Navy Awards Nearly $1B in Construction Contracts

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific recently awarded seven companies a $990 million, five-year construction contract for projects primarily located in Guam and other var...


Strategic Materials Names CLO

Last month, in an emailed press release North America’s largest glass recycler Strategic Materials, Inc., named Sherry D. Williams as its Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Hum...


Victorian Building Facade Uncovered in OH

During a renovation project on the 600 block of Race in the Central Business District in Cincinnati, crews from non-profit real estate development company 3CDC discovered a second building w...


MaineDOT Outlines Upcoming Bridge Projects

In its three-year work plan, the Maine Department of Transportation published an outline at the end of January, noting on all the capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations ac...


FL Bridge Repair Could Prompt Inspection Reform

After a statewide inspection of segmental bridges, the Florida Department of Transportation has concluded that the Roosevelt Bridge is the only one of its kind in the state that’s suffering ...


Seattle Adopts New Building Energy Codes

At the beginning of the week, Seattle City Council unanimously approved Commercial Energy Code updates set forth by Mayor Jenny Durkan that seek to advance electrification throughout the com...


Bids Sought for New Residence Hall in KY

The University of Louisville, in Kentucky, is seeking bids for the construction of a new residence hall. The University of Louisville is a state-supported school located in Kentucky’s larges...


New Los Angeles Viaduct Makes Headway

According to reports, the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles—also referred to as the “The Ribbon of Light”—is on track to be completed by mid-2022, despite having undergone unique desig...


Report Looks at 2020 Construction Cost Increases

A new report from construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall has detailed how construction costs have changed across major cities in the United States.


IRS Allows Firms to Take PPP Tax Credit

In a notice released last month, the Internal Revenue Service announced that companies denied forgiveness of the of their Small Business Interruption Loan under the Paycheck Protection Progr...


Amazon Reveals More Design Plans for HQ2

In a blog post published earlier this week, Amazon unveiled the proposed design plans for the second phase of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The company notes that despite t...


Contractors Wanted for Riverside Bridge Painting

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform painting repairs on the Hoquiam River “Riverside” Bridge in Hoquiam, Washington.


AASHTO Releases COVID Relief Estimates for DOTs

Based on Highway Infrastructure Programs in the 2021 Division M of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, American Association of State Highway and Transportati...


Engineers Fight Corrosion in Nuclear Storage

The University of Virginia was recently awarded a $718,000, three-year grant from the Nuclear Energy University Program to use corrosion science to help identify potential at-risk canisters ...


December Construction Spending Shows Overall Increase

Construction spending in December varied drastically according to an analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America. The month saw downturns in almost every private category, bu...


NAHB Awards 2021 Green Building Scholarship

The National Association of Home Buildings has announced the four recipients of its 2021 Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship. The program allows students and recent graduates the o...


Skanska Sued Over FL Interstate Project

In a complaint filed at the end of January, transportation and heavy civil construction company Lane Construction Corporation alleged that its joint venture design-build partner on Florida’s...


OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance Per Order

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued stronger worker safety guidance to aid employers in implementing a COVID-19 prevention program and to ...


$1.6B NYC Hall Opens in Penn Station Project

At the start of the year, New York City celebrated the opening of the Moynihan Train Hall, the $1.6 billion project that’s part of a larger effort of work on the historic Penn Station.


Work Continues During Dakota Pipeline Review

Last week, a federal appeals court upheld United States District Judge James Boasberg’s order for a full environmental impact review of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


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.


3D-Printed House Gets Permit, Zillow Listing

New York-based construction technology company SQ4D Inc. has listed for sale a 3D-printed home that it says is the first slated to receive a certification of occupancy in the U.S.


Diamond Vogel Taps New Architectural Manager

Paints and coatings company Diamond Vogel has announced a new National Sales Manager for Architectural Coatings.


TX Tax Incentive Promotes Green Infrastructure

Last month, Houston City Council announced the approval of a new green stormwater infrastructure tax abatement program to encourage the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in p...


CA Seeks Bids for Historic House Repairs

The California Department of Parks and Recreation in Sacramento, California, is seeking bids for the repair of the “First Brick House.” The building was erected in 1847 and was the first bri...


Buttigieg Sets Focus on Infrastructure

Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of President Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary pick, Pete Buttigieg.


Gordie Howe Towers to Rise in Summer

The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments General Assembly recently hosted a meeting regarding the construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge project.


'Buy American' Rule Upped for Federal Projects

The “Buy American” policies initially set forth by former President Donald J. Trump got a boost earlier this week as President Joe Biden signed a new executive order aiming at increasing gov...


Contractors Needed for FL Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Altamonte Springs is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat an existing elevated water storage tank in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


CA Dam Price Increases, Continues to Move Forward

Despite new studies revealing that project costs would nearly double to $2.5 billion, Santa Clara Valley Water officials have announced that they will be moving forward with the development ...


OSHA Tasked with Updating COVID-19 Guidance

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been ordered to issue new COVID-19 guidance and again consider a national emergency temporary standard, under an e...


UT Unveils State's Largest Pedestrian Bridge

Earlier this month, Utah officials unveiled what its touting as the largest pedestrian bridge in the state. Measuring more than three football fields at 1,000 feet long and 15 feet wide, the...


NRCA Announces Invite to 2021 Roofing Day

The National Roofing Contractors Association has invited all industry professionals to this year’s virtual Roofing Day in D.C. on March 23-24. The annual event serves as an opportunity for t...


Benjamin Moore Acquires UK Distributor

Coatings company Benjamin Moore announced last month the acquisition of its United Kingdom distribution partner Shaw Paints Ltd.


Biden Revokes Keystone Pipeline Permit

As promised during his election campaign, President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office on Wednesday (Jan. 20).


Streets to Reopen Around NOLA Hard Rock Demo

The $8.4 million demolition at the Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans is reaching milestones, with estimations now set for the reopening of adjacent streets.


FL Seeks Bids for Community Center Project

The City of Gainesville, Florida, is seeking bids for the construction of the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center.


Biden Pauses Border Wall Work, Halts Funding

Shortly after being sworn into office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation putting a pause to construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall and rescinded the national emerge...


NY Announces Plans for Green Energy Program

Last week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2021 State of the State address, outlining several proposals focused on creating the largest offshore wind program in the nation an...


COVID-19 Notification Law Enacted in CA

On Jan. 1, California’s AB 685 law officially went into effect, allowing state regulators to shut down jobsites that expose workers to an imminent hazard of COVID-19 infection.


USDOT Releases Hyperloop Standards Review

On Friday (Jan. 15), the United States Department of Transportation released the “Hyperloop Standards Desk Review,” which plans to aid policymakers in better understanding standards and regu...


Bids Needed for Historic PA Bridge Rehab

Lehigh County is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Manasses Guth Covered Bridge located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Finalists Named for Historic MN Bridge

Last week, reports indicated that only four communities remained in a fight to claim and reuse a historic bridge from southern Minnesota.


Research: Billions Spent on Flood Damages

In a new study conducted by Stanford University, researchers found that the United States has spent nearly $199 billion in flood damages over the last three decades.


OSHA Adjusts, Increases Civil Penalty Amounts

The U.S. Department of Labor has made adjustments to the Occupational Safety and Health administration’s civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021.


New Product Announcement: Spray Paint Robot

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


DOL Issues Independent Contractor Clarification

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a final rule meant to clarify the status of independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


WA Installs Record-Breaking Girders

Slated to finish next week, the Washington Department of Transportation recently reported that they were installing record-breaking concrete girders at the new southbound Interstate 5 Puyall...


Exterior Painting Bids Wanted for FL School

The Indian River County School District in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking bids for the exterior painting of one middle school.


Researchers to Turn Turbine Blades into Bridges

In southern Ireland, civil engineers from the Cork Institute of Technology are planning to recycle wind turbines blades for a future pedestrian bridge.


New Product Announcement: Interior/Exterior Primer

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently introduced a new primer formulated for interior and exterior “hard-to-stick” surfaces.


MI to Charge Former Gov for Flint Crisis

While specifics have yet to be announced, it was confirmed earlier this week that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, along with his health director and other ex-officials from his administrat...


AGC Releases Numbers for December, 2021 Outlook

The Associated General Contractors of America released several sets of data last week regarding employment in the construction sector. Most recently, the group found that construction employ...


Disaster Funds Signed into Law

Marking the beginning of 2021, President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3418, the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Act—also known as the STORM Act—into law.


HUD Adopts Updated Safe Harbor Standards

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has adopted new safe harbors for the design and construction industry regarding the Fair Housing Act. This is the first update to the saf...


WI Reservoir Painting Project Out for Bid

The Wisconsin Department of Administration is currently seeking contractors to coat an existing reservoir in Madison, Wisconsin.


Codes Lawsuits Continue After Spring Ruling

The battle for intellectual property rights in the building codes sector rages on as the International Code Council and private company UpCodes are still in a legal dispute after an initial ...


Researcher Awarded Grant for Turbine Coating

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has recently awarded a $600,000 grant to a professor at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center on Advanced Material Systems at the Universi...


MIOSHA Launches Silica Program

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as part of the state’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, announced last year that it would be launching a state-wide e...


Biden Taps Mayor Walsh for Labor Secretary

Last week, President-Elect Joe Biden announced several key members of his forthcoming economic and jobs team, including his pick for Secretary of Labor, for which he has tapped Boston Mayor ...


EPA Gathering Comments for TSCA Fees Rule

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released for public comment a proposed set of updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act’s Fees Rule.


$930M WA Arena Files for Carbon Certification

While work is continuing at Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena, Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke recently confirmed that in addition to being outfitted for hockey and other live event...


MD Board Approves $250M Purple Line Settlement

The Maryland Board of Public Works, comprised of Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, was recently reported to have unanimously approved the $250 million...


NJ Bridge Project Takes Major Step Forward

A 110-year-old bridge in New Jersey will now officially be replaced, thanks to an authorization made by the state’s Transit board of directors, approving the execution of a full funding gran...


NYC Stormwater Rule Introduced for Overflow

In New York City, officials recently introduced what has been titled the Unified StormWater Rule (USWR), which if approved, will apply to construction within the city’s Gowanus area as part ...


NE Commission Seeks Bids for Cabin Upgrades

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska, is seeking bids for the upgrade of its cabins.


EPA Announces Final Lead Abatement Rule

At the end of last month, the EPA announced the final rule to lower the clearance levels for the amount of lead that can remain in dust on floors and windowsills after lead abatement.


Lake Cohoon Bridge Rehabilitation Awarded

The City of Suffolk has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,258,777 to Allan Myers, Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia, for rehabilitation of the Lake Cohoon Road bridge structure in Suffolk, V...


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 date for 2020 by M...


CSI, ASTM Integrate Standards in Platform

The Construction Specifications Institute, Inc. and ASTM International have finalized an agreement to link CSI’s Uniformat standards and ASTM’s E1557 standards within Crosswalk, a web servic...


Skanska Takes FL Liability to Court

Contractor and design-build team Skanska USA Civil Southeast turned to the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, last month in an attempt to significantly reduce or eliminate its liabil...


COVID-19 Relief Details $10B for Infrastructure

At the end of December, President Donald J. Trump signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, allotting $10 billion for highway infrastructure programs. The package was signed on Dec. 27,...


University Studies Stormwater Systems Amid Climate Change

According to associate professor Lisa Reyes Mason from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, drains, pipes and other stormwater infrastructure is to be a critical defens...


AGC Optimistic with COVID-19 Relief Package

Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, released a statement last month as the COVID-19 relief legislation passed through the United States House and Senat...


Transportation Agencies Issue Final Environmental Rule

Last Monday (Dec. 28, 2020), the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the United States Department of Transportation issued a ...


AECOM Tests Wastewater for COVID-19

Last month, infrastructure consulting firm AECOM announced that it would be partnering with Northern New Jersey-based Bergen County Utilities Authority and Columbia University (New York City...


LA Seeks Bids for Pavilion Construction

The City of Shreveport, Louisiana, is seeking bids for the construction of the Caddo Common Pavilion.


EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment of NMP

Near the end of December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final risk evaluation for n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This was the last step in the risk evaluation as required...


Multiple Reservoir Rehab Project Out for Bid

The City of North Las Vegas is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate three existing reservoirs in North Las Vegas, Nevada.


University Engineers Flexible Nanomaterial Cement

According to a team of scientists from Penn State University, a newly developed nanomaterial cement mixture could be a cost-effective solution in sealing leaking natural gas wells.


TXDOT Seeks Bids for New Admin Building

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking bids for the construction of a new administration building.


Trump Signs EO on Federal Architecture Design

President Donald J. Trump has signed the, “Executive Order on Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,” which orders all federal buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as new federal ...


$1.6B NV Sphere Switches Construction Manager

Agreements for the $1.66 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian project, in Las Vegas, have shifted. MSG Entertainment Co. has announced that it is taking over construction management duties fro...


Biden Nominates Buttigieg for USDOT Secretary

Last week, President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced that Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg to serve as the 19th Secretary for the United States Department of Transportation.


OSHA Releases FY 2020 Safety Review

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released its review of safety throughout fiscal year 2020, in which it says it used both traditional practice...


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...


Deal Inked for Disney High-Speed Rail

Announced at the end of November, officials from rail company Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort reported that they’ve inked a deal for the construction of a train station at Disney Spr...


AIA Adopts New Rules for Justice Facility Design

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors adopted new rules into the association’s Code of Ethics.


Purdue Creates New Sensors for Concrete

Purdue University engineers say that they have developed sensors that could safely speed up construction project timelines by determining concrete strength onsite in real time. The technolog...


Man Rescued from Water Tank

In entering the winter season, officials from Lincoln Fire and Rescue in Nebraska weren’t expecting to receive a call regarding a water tank rescue near 84th and South streets.


GA College Seeks Bids for Roof Project

Athens Technical College—Elbert County Campus, in Elberton, Georgia, is seeking bids for the re-roofing of a building.


BLS Releases 2019 Workplace Fatality Report

Earlier this week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report for 2019. According to the data, the construction industry ha...


Lawsuit Filed Alleging Toxic Sandblasting Impacts

A Santa Clarita, California-based law firm has recently filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court against developer Five Points Development, alleging the company of failing to take...


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...


ACI Releases New Specifications, Manual

The American Concrete Institute has released a new ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, as well as a companion ACI Field Reference Manual.


USMCA, Procore Announce Resource Partnership

Construction management software company Procore Technologies, Inc., recently announced a partnership with the U.S. Minority Contractors Association, a nonprofit professional trade associati...


New NY Guidelines Leave 'Essential' Questions

At the beginning of the week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlines a new COVID-19 guidance plan for the state. Over the weekend the state updated the guidance for its COVID Cluster Action Ini...


Bids Sought for Las Vegas Retrofit

The Nevada Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform seismic retrofitting of an existing bridge and viaduct in Las Vegas, Nevada.


GE, Veolia Announce Wind Turbine Recycling Program

According to a press release issued last week by transnational company Veolia, the company has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy to recycle its onshore wind turbine blades in the ...


USDOT Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport

At the beginning of the month, the United States Department of Transportation announced that it was ensuring that all its regulatory measures would be taken for the safe, rapid transportatio...


Huntsman to Acquire Specialty Chemicals Company

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation recently announced an agreement to acquire Gabriel Performance Products, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer of additives and ep...


Data: Construction Tops Jobs in Asymptomatic COVID-19

A new study that tracked the results of more than 730,000 COVID-19 tests out of Los Angeles between August and October has found that construction workers had the highest positivity rates fo...


Las Vegas Loop Wins Approval for Expansion

Recently, the Las Vegas City Planning Commission approved Elon Musk-owned The Boring Company’s plans to expand its network of tunnels and add several stops under the city.


SBA Releases PPP Borrower Data

Following U.S. Federal Judge James Boasberg’s order to the Small Business Administration for the release of names and precise loan amounts of all Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Inj...


$1.5B MO Airport Project Completion Date Set

Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project officially has its targeted completion date, according to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.


AGC Releases Job Gain Numbers for November

Construction employment reportedly increased by 27,000 jobs in November, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors Association.


ACI Publishes Updates on Shotcrete Document

At the beginning of the month, the American Concrete Institute announced that it had released an updated version of its “Shotcrete for the Craftsman” publication.


MI Seekings Bids for USAO Office Renovation

The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, is seeking bids for the renovation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Marquette, Michigan.


TX Researchers Address Chemical Pollution

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University have recently been awarded a three-year Healthy Ecosystems grant by The Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering...


Vegas Stadium Costs Come in Under Budget

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority has approved the $25.1 million reduction of the final construction budget for Allegiant Stadium. While the stadium itself was deemed complete in August, const...


Six Lanes Reopen on Arlington Memorial Bridge

After a two-year-long, $227 million rehabilitation project, six lanes of traffic were reopened slightly ahead of schedule on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington D.C.


Maroon Inks Distribution Deal with BRB International

Specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group has announced a new partnership with BRB International, a global manufacturer of specialty silicones and silicone additives.