Daily Quiz (47)


The New Jersey Transit Board recently approved a $1.5 billion contract, the largest in New Jersey Transit history, to replace what?


The third-quarter Commercial Construction Index found that ___ of contractors are facing at least one material storage.


This year’s JPCL Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors includes listings of roughly ___ painting contractor companies located primarily in North America, but also around the world.


True or False: After being contracted to remove a bridge in Florida, Dutch-based company Mammoet removed the bridge overnight in the span of eight hours.


As part of one of the largest contracts in New Orleans, the mixed-use Morial Convention Center has a contract that is worth how much?


In an attempt to mitigate the effects of the construction labor shortage, contractors are using a __ as a new medium to spread more information about the industry.


Which state is proposing a bill that would bring together all parties involved in a public contracting process to create a 21-member Construction Advisory Council on Public Contracting Reform?


True or false: New York State Senate and State Assembly bill, S2766-C, adds a new section to NY Labor Law 198 that extends full and complete liability to the general contractor or construction manager on a project for any non-payment of wages by any subcontractor on private construction projects.


True or false: The U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn its “Independent Contractor Rule,” that was published in early January.


On May 20, the National Association of Home Builders hosted the first-ever:


According to the CPIA-sponsored webinar, “Top 4 Growth Strategies That You Probably Don’t Know About” by Jim McBrayer, acceptable rate of customer churn is:


According to an analysis of a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America, how much of the nation’s metro areas saw construction employment witnessed a decrease, year-over-year from January?


According to Suzi Wear, VP of People Development & Culture at Xenium HR, the top four contributions leaders can practice in the workplace include all except:


What state recently became the sixth in the nation to create a worker protection unit?


Recently, Paint BidTracker announced that Olmsted County awarded Rachel Contracting of St. Michael, Minnesota, in the amount of $1,098,013 for the restoration of an iconic water tank in Rochester, Minnesota. The iconic water tower appears to look like what vegetable?


According to an analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction spending in December 2020 was ___% higher than in December 2019.


True or false: California’s AB 685 law identifies and defines three jobsite COVID-19 triggering events and provides notification requirements for each.


Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule meant to clarify the status of ___________ contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


The Painting Contractors Association has been developing Industry Standards since:


In the coatings industry, DTM stands for?


Over what percentage of contractors recently reported to be negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are expecting to see the implications continue into 2021?


Which state doesn’t hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees?


Many coating manufacturers recommend a maximum relative humidity within a concrete slab of what percentage before their flooring products are applied?


In speaking about a coatings inspector’s capabilities, who said, “Obtaining an inspection approval is like obtaining a driver’s license. You can sit the course and pass the examination, but it is how you perform on the road that counts.”


Who wrote an article claiming that engineer/specifiers were as much to blame as painting contractors for coating failures?


SSPC has a Qualification Procedure on installation of tank linings in the field.


Who said “that the third-party inspection system is fundamentally flawed in that it creates an inherent atmosphere of adversity between the contractor and inspector, rather than one of collaboration"?


True or false: The roofing contractors association recently advocated for legal immigration in a White House meeting to help solve its workforce shortages.


True or false: The qualifications of commercial painting contractors can be certified by SSPC.


SSPC’s Contractor Certification program was modeled in part on the certification program of what other organization?


True or false: The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) grants the EIFSmart Contractor Seal to contractors that install Exterior Insulating and Finishing Systems.


True or false: Australia has a painting contractor certification program similar to the one overseen by the SSPC in the U.S.


True or false: If a school system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for a maintenance painting job, it would specify certification according to SSPC-QP 1.


Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure for application contractors?


True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.


True or false: A contractor with no experience in industrial or marine painting projects can apply for contractor certification.


About how many air barrier contractors have been accredited by the Air Barrier Association of America?


True or false: Germany has a painting contractor certification program modeled after the one overseen by SSPC in the U.S.


What organization recently held its 24th annual painters’ competition?


True or False? The Industrial Painting Committee (IPC) is a peer group of influential industrial and commercial painting contractors affiliated with the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).


If a facility owner wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for painting a school building, he/she would specify certification according to what standard?


Which state just sentenced the last bridge painting contractor in a statewide coating inspection bribery scandal that began in the 1990s?


If you’re a contractor concerned with meeting the end condition appearance requirements for steel after blast cleaning, what precaution might you take?


What is the name of the organization that fosters better relations between the painters’ union and union contractors and works to increase market share of union contractors?


True or false: SSPC has a program to certify the qualifications of commercial painting contractors.


True or false: Among SSPC's qualifications procedures used to certify industrial painting contractors is one that applies to contractors with less than 6 months of industrial painting experience.


Approximately how many contractors now hold one or more QP certifications in SSPC's Painting Contractor Certification Program?


 
 
   

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