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Deadline Nearing for Elevation Awards

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s sixth annual commercial honors program: The Elevation Award...


TxDOT Seeking Contractors for Wellness Center

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a wellness center and locker room in Lubbock, Texas.


Building Trades Union Protests NYC Studio Construction

Members of New York Laborers’ Local 79, Steamfitter Local 638 and Sheet Metal Local 28 recently protested at the construction site of Robert De Niro’s $600 million Wildflower Studios film pr...


MTA Soliciting Design Bids for $7B Penn Station

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be soliciting designs for the $7 billion redevelopment of Penn Station in New York Ci...


Australia Office Building to Feature Solar Cladding

In what will be a landmark moment for Australia when constructed, architecture firm Kennon has recently designed a first-of-its-kind eight-story office tower on behalf of Dr. Bella Freeman.


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.


World's Largest Mixed-Use Living Building Opens

Engineering firm PAE, alongside ZGF Architects and other members of a partnership collective, recently announced the opening of the PAE Living Building in Portland, Oregon.


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.


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...


London Development Approves MSG Sphere Venue

Despite thousands of objections, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has recently approved plans (in a vote of six to four) for music and esports arena MSG Sphere, a live entert...


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...


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...


WorldGBC Launches Post-Disaster Toolkit

The World Green Building Council has recently announced the launch of its Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework, which will serve communities as a “post-disaster toolkit” when buil...


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...


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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...


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.


$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...


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 ...


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.


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.


Bangladesh Factory Collapse Trial Resumes

After more than five years of being halted while several defendants attempted to have their charges vacated, recent reports have indicated that the murder trial over the Bangladesh factory c...


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...


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...


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.


World's Second Tallest Building Tops Out

Since launching construction five years ago, the Merdeka 118 skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has officially topped out at over 2,227 feet.


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.


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...


New Product Announcement: Commercial Portfolio

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, has recently launched a new product portfolio for buildings and decorative applic...


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.


Elevation Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

The nomination deadline for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, has been extended.


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.


Bidding Open for OR City Office

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


Tokyo Store Gets Pearlescent Facade

For a second time, Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has designed and installed a unique facade over a Louis Vuitton storefront in Tokyo. The designer boutique is located within Tokyo’s ...


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...


Space Hotel to Launch Construction in 2026

Large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly (Alta Loma, California) has announced its plans to construct the world’s first-ever space hotel during a recent virtual event on its Y...


Construction Begins on $2.3B NYC Office Tower

Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has decreased the demand for office space across the country, specifically reducing the occupancy of Manhattan office towers by 85%, developers...


CA City Gas Ban Impacts Building Construction

On Tuesday (Nov. 17), San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use natural gas or other fossil fuels in all new residential and commercial bu...


Smart Building Ratings Program Launches

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


DOE Announces $80M in Energy Funding

Recently, the United States Department of Energy announced an $80 million 2020 funding opportunity for its Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) program.


University Offers New Urban Construction Degree

Recently, the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced that it would be offering a new bachelor’s degree program in urban construction management, beginning in the fall of 2020.


Demolition Scheduled for NOLA Hard Rock

On Friday (Jan. 3), New Orleans city officials announced a demolition schedule for the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel. The demolition is slated to take place in December 2020, more than...


Institute Seeks Net-Zero Entries for Database

The New Buildings Institute recently announced a call for project submissions for its Getting to Zero Buildings Database from designers, builders, developers and owners of zero energy and lo...


NOLA Hard Rock Won’t Get Implosion

After meeting with New Orleans officials, Hard Rock Hotel developer 1031 Canal Development LLC, announced a new conventional demolition plan for the partially collapsed structure.


$233M CO Convention Center Narrows Bids

Although the Colorado Convention Center is still months away from finalizing a new design-build contractor for its $233 million expansion project, leading bidders have been announced for a s...


Amazon HQ2 Will Aim to Reach LEED Platinum

Almost a year to the date when Arlington, Virginia, was selected to be home to a new Amazon Headquarters (HQ2), Arlington officials are now requesting that the facility go beyond its intende...


Port Covington Project Underway in Baltimore

The first phase of Port Covington’s riverfront mixed-use development project in South Baltimore is reported to be in full swing, three years after city officials approved public financing.


Full Demo for NOLA Hard Rock Planned

Although the bodies of two deceased workers remain in the rubble of the partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, Mayor LaToya Cantrell reported that the city is preparing for a full ...


Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Revealed

New renderings of what will become the Obama Presidential Center were revealed by The Obama Foundation during the third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.


Skybridges to Connect Buenos Aires Towers

Earlier this month, Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP released renderings for a Buenos Aires-based waterfront office building, Catalinas Rio.


San Jose Sets Strict Large-City Emission Codes

In a unanimous vote by San Jose City Council last month, the city has agreed to adopt new building sustainability standards, also known as “reach codes.”


San Francisco Announces Renewable Energy Plan

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that will transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewabl...


UK Residents Evacuated Over Material Concerns

Residents living in a Hoxton, London-based housing block have recently been instructed to evacuate their homes within 12 months due to an installation issue.


Seattle's Rainier Square Tower Tops Out

Just ten months after the project began, the 850-square-foot Rainier Square Tower in Seattle has reportedly topped out, thanks to its radical composite steel framing system, otherwise known ...


Skyscraper Now Officially Seattle's Second Tallest

After two years of construction, the Rainier Square Tower has officially become Seattle’s second tallest skyscraper in the city. The $370 million tower is slated to top out later this month,...


Houston to Get ‘Skylawn’ Development

Developed by Lovett Commercial and designed by Luxigon and Dutch architecture firm OMA, renderings for POST Houston have recently been revealed for the city’s new mixed-used development.


New York Approves Climate Leadership Bill

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to pass Senate Bill S6599, which sets a net-zero emissions economy goal by 2050.


Dow, USGBC Launch Carbon Challenge

The Dow Chemical Company and the United States Green Building Council recently announced via press release that the companies would be co-initiating an inaugural Carbon Challenge Award.


Phoenix Airport Approves $5.7B Plan

A 20-year plan for Sky Harbor’s International Airport has been unanimously approved by the Phoenix City Council in a 9-0 vote.


DOE Announces $33.5M in Energy Funding

The United States Department of Energy has recently announced that through an Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices Funding Opportunity, it will be ...


NYC Passes Green Roof Bill

Last week, the New York City council approved a package of bills and resolutions intended for radical energy efficient improvements.


Chicago Approves $1.6B in Subsidies

Earlier this month, the Chicago City Council approved a tax increment financing plan for $1.6 billion in subsidies for the Lincoln Yards and “The 78” in order to unlock both developments' po...


'Leaning' NY High-Rise Sparks Lawsuit

Italy-based general contractor for the Seaport condominium project, Pizzarotti LLC, has recently filed a lawsuit against Fortis Property Group LLC (Brooklyn, New York).


PA Architects Design 'Largest' Esports Arena

Comcast Spectator and The Cordish Cos. have announced the design plans for a $50 million Philadelphia-based esports arena.


$2.2B DC Wharf Kicks Off Phase Two

Last Saturday (March 30) Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. held a community celebration to kick off Phase Two of The Wharf’s construction in Southwest D.C.


Boujee $18M Bunker for Sale in NV

An $18 million mansion is on the market in Las Vegas. Only two miles east from the Strip and totaling 14,620 square feet, this 1970s-themed home is anything but ordinary.


Painting Needed at KY Courthouse

Kenton County is soliciting bids for the exterior coating of the Independence Courthouse in Park Hills, Kentucky.


Three World Trade Center Opens in NYC

Three World Trade Center, now New York City’s fifth-tallest building, had its grand opening last week as the exterior construction from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has officially finishe...


New Tower's Steel May Be Cracking

Some steel components of a new Comcast tech tower has shown signs of cracking, according to reports, and an investigation is underway.


Building Collapses, Kills Firefighters

Government authorities are investigating what caused a high-rise building fire and collapse in Iran that killed at least 20 firefighters Thursday (Jan. 19).


Wildfires Claim ‘Hundreds of Structures’

Raging wildfires have damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings in Tennessee and forced more than 14,000 people out of the resort city of Gatlinburg, which sits at the foothills of the Grea...


Hurricane Matthew: Destruction and Costs

From the Caribbean to the U.S., Hurricane Matthew has been linked to more than 1,000 deaths as well as billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and businesses.


‘Pole’ Slashed by 54 Stories

What once was planned as a 72-story high-rise that would pierce the skyline west of Central London is looking more like an 18-story “floating cube” according to new, revised plans from archi...


Woman Paints House in Stripes as Protest

Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring has said she would be glad to repaint her house—as long as officials stop a nearby development the English property owner has called a “monstrosity.”


Spill Cleanup Made for Industry

An industrial organic spill cleanup solution for hazardous liquid spills recently introduced a consumer brand of its absorbent product.


Spill Cleanup Debuts for Consumers

SpillFix has recently announced that it has released its consumer brand of SpillFix Organic Absorbent through JEGS catalog and website.


Underlayment Made to Reduce Cracks, Noise

Laticrete has introduced Fracture Ban, described as a high-performance, pliable, lightweight peel and stick membrane designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile; stone; and ot...


U.S. Hotel Construction Up in 2016

A recent report indicates that U.S. business travelers could have thousands of new choices in places to stay by the end of this year.


Three Theatre Designs Take Honors

Sometimes theatres are designed to not only put on a show, but be a part of the show themselves—in terms of architecture and design, of course. Theatre arts venues in Chicago, Liverpool, U.K...


Financing Finale: Kingdom Tower to Rule

Step aside, Burj Khalifa, your 16-year reign as the world’s tallest structure may soon come to an end.


Free Webinar Covers Water Woes

Roofing maintenance programs and common deficiencies that allow moisture penetration and paint failures to occur will be discussed in an upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Dozens Die in Pakistan Factory Collapse

At least 23 people have died after a factory in Pakistan that was undergoing renovation work collapsed Wednesday (Nov. 4) night.


Building Demolition Turns Deadly

A partial building collapse in Midtown Manhattan has left one worker dead and another seriously injured.


CA Reworks Energy-Efficiency Law

More building retrofits and energy-efficient upgrades are expected under a new law just passed in California.


GSA, DOE Seek Green Technologies

The federal government has issued a call for “innovative, transformative green building technologies” that could improve the economic and environmental performance in federal and commercial ...


Architect Shows St. Louis Stadium Plans

A St. Louis-based international architect has revealed its plans for a new NFL stadium in its hometown—even though no one is sure if the city will have a team to play there by the time it is...


Interior Coating Designed to Stop Odors

Sto Corp. has released an interior coating product formulated to eliminate indoor odors.


SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards


Bipartisan Building Energy Law Signed

WASHINGTON, DC—A new U.S. law will hold commercial tenants to new energy usage standards and require more energy benchmarking for federally leased buildings.


Concrete Gets 12-Hour Recoat Option

A new heavy-duty concrete floor coating system is designed to deliver a highly durable, abrasion-resistant surface—from initial cleaning to walk-on—in one day.


D.C. Upsets L.A. in EPA Ranking

Step aside, Los Angeles, there’s a new Energy Star champion. Washington, D.C., now tops a federal ranking of the most energy-efficient cities in terms of Energy Star building certifications,...


Mogul Held in Murder after HBO Show

An off-air comment caught on mike after an HBO interview with real-estate scion Robert Durst has led to his arrest on a capital murder charge.


Watco Adds Fast Floor Coating Option

Watco, maker of industrial-strength flooring products, has introduced a one-day prep-and-paint system for concrete floors that employs a rapid-cure polyaspartic resin technology.


Buildings Buckle Under Winter's Wrath

Homes, businesses and dozens of other structures in the Northeastern U.S. are grappling with roof failures and other structural threats and damage amid a winter of record snowfalls.


Architectural Coatings Get Expert Assist

LAS VEGAS—Hands-on QC for commercial coatings was the name of the game at SSPC 2015, amid a daylong architectural track that kept attendees busy.


Aiming to Design Better Ebola Care

Architecture and medical students from the New York Institute of Technology have issued a life-or-death global design challenge: ideas for mobile treatment facilities for Ebola patients.


Coating Boomerangs Heat into Space

It sounds like a comic book for coating junkies, in which Our Hero zaps accumulated building heat into space without warming the atmosphere, then casts a shiny shield to protect the building...


Coating Zaps Building Heat into Space

A high-tech coated mirror that can beam heat away from buildings and into space is in the works at Stanford University.


Commercial Panels Tout Designer Look

The Laminex Group has introduced an interior wall lining system that boasts "simple installation and stunning outcomes" in commercial and retail environments.


'Cheesegrater' Bolts Raise Concern

Two bolts the size of a human arm have fallen off London's brand-new skyscraper, sending engineers scrambling to inspect thousands of others on the structure.


Bolts Break off London’s Tallest Tower

Engineers are investigating some 3,000 steel bolts on a new London skyscraper after two of them broke and fell off.


'Extreme Performance' for Walls, Seats

Designtex has rolled out greener versions and new offerings in its veteran "extreme performance" textile collections, Hardwear and Sportswear.


$9M Slated for Commercial Energy Work

Energy-efficiency efforts that can be scaled up for widespread adoption in commercial buildings may now be eligible for millions of dollars in federal backing.


Steel Contractor Indicted on WTC Project

A federal grand jury has charged a steel erector and its CEO with using shell minority-led "partners" to land nearly $600 million in contracts on the World Trade Center Project.


Young Architects Design against Ebola

Could innovative architecture help slow the spread of the deadly Ebola virus? Yes, say students at Texas A&M's Master of Architecture program, who have developed a series of designs for port...


NYC Plans Building Energy Overhaul

Aiming to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050, New York City’s mayor has unveiled a sweeping plan to retrofit thousands of public and private buildings.


Australia: Rising Sea Will Cost $226B

With most of its resources close to the coast, Australia faces havoc with its infrastructure and, possibly, its economy in the decades to come, scientists warn.


Developer Indicted in $160M Visa Con

A Chicago man has been indicted after reportedly parlaying a U.S. visa program into a nine-figure fundraising opportunity that targeted Chinese nationals seeking U.S. residency.


Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.


Commercial Lead Plan Inches Forward

Moving slowly but steadily toward a lead rule for renovation of commercial and public buildings, federal regulators have released an approach for estimating lead exposures during those proje...


PPG Debuts New Intumescents for Steel

Specifiers on steel structures have several new intumescent coating options for hollow and solid building components.


PPG Adds Steel Intumescent Coatings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has announced new products in the Steelguard range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.


Above Chicago, Cracking on the Ledge

The sound and sight of protective coatings cracking at the top of America's tallest building has left visitors shaken, but officials insist the failure held no danger.


Coating Cracks atop Chicago Landmark

Visitors to Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower last week got not only an unobstructed view of the city from 1,353 feet up, but also a serious scare, as the protective coating on the glass ledge b...


Plans for Commercial Lead Rule Return

After a hiatus of nearly two years, federal regulators are taking a baby step toward a new rule for controlling lead-paint hazards in commercial and public buildings.


EPA Unveils Next Round on Lead Rule

It’s time for U.S. contractors on public and commercial projects to gear up for the next round of proposed lead-safe rules at those worksites.


New Coatings Demand New Credentials

Commercial coatings technology is advancing faster than the skills of the painters who apply it, stepping up the need for applicator certification and training, says the man who is leading t...


Prison to Be Construction Family Affair

The Fraziers, owners of C.E. Frazier Construction Co. Inc. and a variety of long-troubled spinoffs, are all going to jail.


Construction Family Headed for Prison

The good news for the Frazier family is that they will all be together for the holidays this year. The bad news is, it will be in prison.


Best Practices: How to Avoid
Sacking Havoc on Concrete Walls

Sacking—the practice of filling bugholes and other voids in concrete walls by rubbing a mixture of cement, sand, and water through a sack—can be very risky business.


Repair Mortar Boasts Quick Cure

Dependable LLC has introduced a new repair mortar for interior and exterior applications.


U.S. House Passes Building Energy Bill

A bipartisan bill that would hold commercial tenants to new energy usage standards has sailed through the U.S. House on a 375-36 vote.


Regional Paint Firms Make National Push

Contending that local is better for coatings and services, a network of regional manufacturers has developed a new alliance to give them national clout.


U.S. Coatings Get New ‘National Player’

Working locally to compete nationally, nine regional North American paint and coating manufacturers have banded together to increase their specifying and selling power from coast to coast.


Deco Flooring Designed for Tough Wear

Floor protection and restoration provider Thermal-Chem Corp. has rolled out a new decorative system designed to be LEED-friendly and traffic-tough.


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


Carboline Launches New Intumescent

Fire protection for commercial structural steel elements has a new option in Carboline Company’s Thermo-Lag E100, an advanced epoxy intumescent.


New Fire Protection for Structural Steel

Carboline Co. has introduced Thermo-Lag E100, an advanced epoxy intumescent for the protection of exterior and interior commercial structural steel elements.


Developer Sues Architect for Overruns

Who should be on the hook when a redevelopment project runs wildly over budget projections?


NIBS Seeks Input on Building Workforce

Facility managers, building operations workers, and other professionals are needed to participate in a nationwide effort to improve the quality of the commercial building workforce.


Braves Pitch New $672M Ballpark

‘The Ted’ is dead as the home of the Braves, as the Atlanta MLB team has announced plans to make a 14-mile, $672 million move up the road.


Braves Plan New $672M Stadium

Saying their current digs need “hundreds of millions of dollars” in upgrades, the Atlanta Braves will chop their ties to Turner Field and build a new $672 million ballpark to open in 2017.


Gum Wall Eschews its Excess

Seattle’s—or maybe America’s—foulest tourist attraction has finally gotten a bath.


Clear Coats Join Anti-Graffiti System

PPG Industries has introduced two new anti-graffiti clear coatings that are designed to be used in a system with the company's proprietary cleaner.


MN Warns of Solvent Vapors in Homes

Industrial solvent vapors from contaminated groundwater at an old Superfund site may be intruding into homes and properties in southeast Minneapolis, state officials have announced.


PPG Unveils Anti-Graffiti Clear Coats

PPG Industries has rolled out an anti-graffiti system that combines two new clear coatings with its graffiti-removing cleaner.


Coil Coating Amps Up Weather Resistance

The Valspar Corp. has introduced the next generation of its WeatherX coil coating system for commercial, residential and industrial applications.


Valspar Launches Improved Coil Coating

Valspar has announced a new weather-resistant coil coating system for metals used in a variety of applications.


KILZ Revamps Interior Latex Line

Masterchem Industries LLC has announced a new formulation of its KILZ PRO-X100 Series interior latex paint line, recommended for large, time-sensitive, multi-family residential and commercia...


Commissioning Process Standard Unveiled

Ensuring that building systems perform as designed and buildings operate as fine-tuned facilities are the goals of a new standard for the commissioning process.


Boston Tops Energy Report Card

Boston, MA, is America’s most energy-efficient city, in terms of its efforts to slash energy usage and costs, according to a new report ranking 34 of the country’s largest cities.


New Flooring Offers Repurposed Style

Repurposed yarn is the center of a new flooring collection recommended for use in commercial interiors.


Chicago Joins Energy Benchmarking Cities

Thousands of large buildings across the Chicago skyline will be required to report their energy use and authorize the city to disclose the numbers to the public under a new mandate.


One-Step Topcoat Aims for Ease, Savings

International Paint has introduced an acrylic polysiloxane topcoat for commercial applications that aims to provide cost savings in an environmentally friendly formula.


Polysiloxane Topcoat Eases Application

A new acrylic polysiloxane topcoat has rolled out to the North American market, International Paint LLC announced.


Industry to EPA: Make Your Case on Lead

Federal regulators who want sweeping new lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects must prove the need for those rules first, the construction industry insists.


Industry Seeks EPA Data on Lead Rule

Federal regulators must show a “hazard and causal link” between renovation work and lead-based paint in public and commercial buildings before expanding any rules involving that work, the co...


Painting Can’t Extend This Pot Life

For one marijuana factory in Scotland, the smell of fresh paint just couldn’t mask the drug’s powerful odor.


Clear Coat Fights Graffiti, Corrosion

Protecting commercial exteriors from graffiti and corrosion just got a new tool with a coating that protects within 24 hours and dries to the touch within two hours, Cortec Corp. has announc...


Worker Deemed Employee in Fatal Case

A Florida contractor must answer federal citations involving the electrocution of a Hispanic drywall worker, although the worker was paid in cash and the contractor denied knowing him.


New Premium Interior Line is Zero VOC

Dunn-Edwards has introduced a new line of interior, low-odor, zero-VOC paints for schools, hospitality, hospitals and other commercial and residential applications.


EPA Names Top 25 Energy-Saving Cities

Los Angeles has topped a federal ranking of most energy-efficient cities, in terms of Energy Star building certifications, for the fifth consecutive year.


Dur-A-Flex Expands Decorative Flooring

Resinous flooring producer Dur-A-Flex has introduced Reflexions, a poured-in-place decorative flooring system that combines the company's resin systems with the latest in effects pigments.


New Dixie Skirmish in Paint Color Wars

Valentine’s Day arrives with no love lost among architects, developers and city design officials wrangling over a proposed paint scheme for a luxe new student housing project in the heart of...


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


Curtain Wall Project Earns Accolades

SAN ANTONIO—A 12-year restoration project of one of the most historic places on the West Coast—and the second building in the U.S. to feature a glass curtain wall—took top honors Monday (Jan...


Florida City Reins in Paint Colors

A south Florida city has approved an ordinance dictating what colors business owners may paint their buildings in commercial zones.


Feds Revive Lead Rule for Public Works

After a season's hiatus, federal regulators have dusted off a controversial plan to impose new lead-safe practices on public works and commercial projects.


EPA Revives RRP Expansion Plan

Commercial painters, remodelers and interested parties have three months to voice opinions on expanding the controversial federal lead renovation rule into the commercial and public building...


 
 
   

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