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New Product Announcement: Cable Climbing System

Last month, independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian launched its new fall arresting sleeve, alongside its cable climbing system.


Study Reveals ‘Pigging’ Reduces Paint Contamination

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


New Product Announcement: Coating Estimation Software

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


OSHA Switches Hard Hats to Safety Helmets

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that the agency is replacing traditional hard hats with modern safety helmets to bett...


Risk Model Offers Flood Damage Forecasting

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


Team Aims to Cut Concrete Carbon Emissions

A team of researchers at Arizona State University, with support from the National Science Foundation, is reportedly pursuing ways to lower carbon dioxide emissions involved in the cement and...


AU Company Rolls Out Bricklaying Robot

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


Painting Robots Deployed Amid Labor Shortages

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


Bids Open for VA Visitor Center Renovation

The City of Fredericksburg in Virginia is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a new visitor center in an existing city-owned facility.


Solvay Launches Digital Carbon Footprint Tool

International science company Solvay recently developed a new automated system to calculate a product's carbon footprint produced from raw material extraction to when it leaves the factory.


Guardian Opens Houston Distribution Center

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently expanded to Houston with a new 71,000-square-foot distribution facility.


Industry Players Team Up for Sustainable Painting

In a recent emailed press release, the British Coatings Federation and the Painting and Decoration Association announced that together they have produced a video guide for sustainable painti...


Bids Open for Historic CA Building Renovations

The City of Pasadena, California is soliciting bids for restoration and repairs to an existing historic building.


Vegas MSG Sphere Lights Up for First Time

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


World’s Largest Office Building Opening in India

A newly completed building in Surat, India is being touted as the world’s largest office building, taking over the spot previously held by the U.S. Pentagon, according to reports.


New England’s Tallest Mural Unveiled in CT

On Thursday, local officials in Hartford, Connecticut held an unveiling ceremony for what is being touted as the tallest mural in New England.


Bids Needed for Boston Building Work

The City of Boston is soliciting bids for coating and renovations to an existing Boston Public Health Commission building entryway.


Leaning Millennium Tower Fixes Complete

Last week, the homeowners' association for San Francisco’s Millennium Tower announced that a $100 million project to fix the building’s leaning issues has been “substantially complete.”


Hurricane-Resistant Material Used for New Homes

A new building material that has the look and feel of Styrofoam and is rated to withstand a Category 5 hurricane is reportedly being used for construction of new homes in Central Florida.


Drone Automation Used for Inventory Management

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


Survey: Tech in Construction Industry is Behind

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


Scientists Develop Site Safety Monitoring System

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


Dow Launches Digital Formulation Platform

Chemical manufacturing company Dow recently launched a new digital paint formulation platform that offers data-driven capabilities to simplify the formulation process.


South Korea Develops AI-Based Color Matching

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


Lorama Launches AR Color Visualizer App

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


Tech Company Releases Humanoid Robot Demo

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


French Startup Develops Painting Robot

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


New Product Announcement: Electric Pump

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


Design Studio Develops Graffiti Removal Robot

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


Contract Awarded for Lunar Construction Tech

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


New Product Announcement: Paint Shaker

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


New Product Announcement: Foam Depth Gauge

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


Contractor Utilizes Drones for Pressure Washing

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


Study Looks at Mars Dust for 3D Printing

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


New Product Announcement: Defect Detection Tech

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


New Product Announcement: BIM Assets

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


New Product Announcement: Cordless Sprayer

In a recent emailed press release, equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. introduced its first and only cordless high-performance stationary paint sprayer.


Pittsburgh Robotics Company Brings Painting to Life

At the beginning of June, Pittsburgh-based Finish Robotics announced the release of its Finishbot Autonomous Coating System.


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...


Jarsh Safety Unveils World's First AC Helmet

Late last year, Telangana, India-based technology and safety start-up Jarsh Safety introduced what is being dubbed the world’s first AC safety helmet.


University Looks into CAPD Method for Coatings

In a study recently published by the Technical University of Denmark, researchers looked to a computer-aided product design (CAPD) method for the design and solvent selection of organic pain...


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...


Dur-A-Flex Launches Custom Design Tool

Connecticut-based resinous flooring manufacturer Dur-A-Flex, Inc., recently launched a new and improved custom design tool for its customers.


New Product Announcement: Roofing Underlayment

Building materials company Boral Roofing (Irvine, California) recently announced the launch of a new thermal insulation and reflective roofing underlayment.


Pantone Launches New Digital Color Platform Features

Global color and design company Pantone LLC recently announced the release of the latest version of their digital color platform, Pantone Connect.


Research: Forensic Tool for Fire-Damaged Concrete

Korean researchers report that they’ve recently developed the world’s first forensic tool for fire-damaged concrete structures.


Brick-Laying Robot Completes Pilot House

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


Following Tech Developed for Robot Dog

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


AECOM Launches Virtual Meeting Tool

Earlier this month, design firm AECOM launched an interactive web-based tool that allows clients to engage and consult with stakeholders on projects from their computer or mobile device.


ACMA Releases Update for UEF Standard

Earlier this month, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) released the fifth edition of the UEF Emission Factors for Open Molding and Other Composite Processes.


Crushing Technology Expected at Expo 2020

A new kind of crushing technology that turns demolished buildings into sand is expected to be showcased at the six-month “Expo 2020 Dubai.”


FAA Waiver Allows Drones Over Construction Sites

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


Construction App Developed to ‘Save Lives’

A multimedia application has been developed by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland) that will reportedly be able to save lives and reduce the number of injuries o...


MIT Sustainability Hub Models Structures

A researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub is examining how to predict building damage by modeling structures into groups of atoms.


Construction Analytics Tool Proposed

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


 
 
   

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