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Dulux Launches Pro Painter Digital App

Global coatings company PPG recently unveiled a new digital tool for painters and trade professionals in Canada through its Dulux paint brand.


Sherwin Publishes Online Flooring Visualizer Tool

Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring recently unveiled its new online flooring visualizer for architects, designers and contractors to tailor project needs.


HI University Using AI to Preserve Historic Buildings

Students at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa School of Architecture are learning to digitally restore buildings in Lahaina using virtual 3D modeling and artificial intelligence.


Corrosion Map App to Launch in Australia

The Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA), along with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, announced...


Scientists Develop Infrastructure Inspection Robot

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


AkzoNobel Receives Global Innovation Award

Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recently announced that, based on findings from an assessment on the digital transformation in the paints and coatings industry, global paints and c...


Pantone, X-Rite Incorporate Digital Color Match Tools

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


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.


Shipping Company Adopts AI Coating App

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


FTA Supporting Digital Construction Management

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


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.


New Product Announcement: Surface Measurement Software

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


Akzo Powder Coatings Launches Digital Platform

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched an extended digital e-commerce platform to provide easy access to its powder coatings information and products.


White House Unveils Infrastructure Law Map

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


BCF Relaunches Global Coatings Training Institute

Earlier this week, the British Coatings Federation announced a relaunch of its online training offerings, the Coatings Training Institute.


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.


CTDOT Evaluating Bridges Using AI Research

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


Scientists Develop Site Safety Monitoring System

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


Smartphone Tech Could Find Material Defects

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


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.


AI, Drones Inspecting Canadian Navy Vessels

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


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.


Master Builders Releases Virtual Concrete Assistant

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


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...


New Product Announcement: Digital Thermo-Hygrometer

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


TruQC Merges with SPOT Tracker

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


Sherwin Launches Online Water Tank Designer

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


New Product Announcement: Roughness Gage Software

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


Construction Tech Report Highlights Innovations

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


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...


AkzoNobel Marine Coatings Releases Carbon Calculator

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new service to help support the decarbonization of the marine industry.


New Product Announcement: Gloss Measurement Meter

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (Gardco) recently announced the launch of its new portable gloss measurement instr...


Carboline Enhances Interactive W/WW Guide

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced that it has added new features to its virtual Water/Wastewater Asset Protection Guide.


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.


Trimble Launches Robotic Scanning Solution

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


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.


Whitepaper Released on Infrastructure Digital Twins

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


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.


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...


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...


Infrastructure Surveying Looks to AI

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


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...


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 ...


Jotun Launches Hull Optimization Program

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently introduced a new proactive hull optimization program following an extensive development process.


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...


PPG Launches VirtualTECH Tool

Recently, global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) announced that it had launched a new virtual technical service for its PPG Protective and Marine Coatings customers.


American Wood Council Updates Connection Calculator

The American Wood Council recently released an updated version of its free Connection Calculator tool based on the provisions the National Design Specification for Wood Construction as refer...


AkzoNobel Announces Dry-Docking Tool

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of a new digital tool that can facilitate dry-docking efficiency for ship owners.


Chicago Announces Construction Tool

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the launch of a new web-based tool that can provide data on current construction and road repair work in the city, as well as pointing out what streets h...


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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