Blogs (42)


Controlling Corrosion on Offshore Turbines with Coatings, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

There are a number of different turbine types and structural configurations and desig...


Controlling Corrosion on Offshore Turbines with Coatings

by Lee Wilson

Corrosion is a major risk for offshore wind foundations: Its effects could mean costl...


Advice from a Wastewater Expert

by PaintSquare Staff

Kevin Morris, a 25-year veteran of the coatings industry, specializing in water and w...


Coating Condition Surveys: An Overview, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

A great deal of the coating condition survey is visual in nature, and for this reason...


Coating Condition Surveys: An Overview, Part 1

by Lee Wilson

I have always expressed my concerns in regard to the health and safety of offshore wo...


Understanding MIC (and the H2S Connection)

by Warren Brand

Understanding run-of-the-mill corrosion on steel is complex enough. I remember my co...


The Proper Use of Sealants on Weathering Steel

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Sealants used as weather seals on the exterior envelopes of buildings have been formu...


Treat the Cause, Not the Symptoms

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

Sick building syndrome had recently emerged as a collision between efforts to make bu...


6 Fundamentals of Good Roof Design

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Roofs fail prematurely or fail to reach their rated life of approximately 20 years fo...


The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

The 1980s really did see the birth of the three-layer systems comprised of a polyolef...


Asset Integrity and Fabric Maintenance

by Lee Wilson

Asset integrity can be defined as the ability of an asset to perform its required fun...


Deep Dive into Subsea Coatings

by Lee Wilson

I was approached recently by a fellow coating inspector who had applied for a positio...


Beyond Compliance: Inspired by Confined Space Rules

by Robert Ikenberry

In the works since 1980, federal OSHA recently published new construction-specific co...


Can We Save Our Corroding Infrastructure?

by Warren Brand

It's time for a new way of thinking. Let’s first start with a story from a 60 Minu...


No Room for Painters

by Lee Wilson

Way back in June 2011, I wrote an article that was published in a European coatings j...


A Pleasant Surprise in the Permian Basin

by Warren Brand

The three-hour drive through the scrub of the Northwestern Shelf of the Permian Basin...


Facility Manager’s Rx for Building Success

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Maybe you just joined a health-care facility and are taking on a new construction pro...


Seeking Sense from the Experts

by Warren Brand

It takes an enormous amount to get under my skin. But I just attended a conference fo...


Why Your Bridge Needs a Good Bake Sale

by Robert Ikenberry

Americans are great innovators. We develop the coolest technological toys. From perso...


Where It All Went So Wrong

by Lee Wilson

I recently returned from inspecting a high-profile gas plant being developed by a maj...


Staying Safely on a Roll

by Eric J. Conn

Fall hazards are always among the top Occupa­tional Safety and Health Administration ...


School Rises Colorfully from the Ashes

by Jill Pilaroscia

Last year in Normandy, France, the Jean Moulin Elementary School reopened after a ter...


Land Mines on the Road to Safety

by Simon Hope

I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for ...


The Purpose of Color:
The Batel Centre of Cartagena

by Jill Pilaroscia

The Batel is the auditorium and convention centre of Cartagena, a


Coloring the Future: LEDs or Paint?

by Jill Pilaroscia

LEDs could replace paint as the future of color in architecture.


I Try to be Flexible...

by Warren Brand

We are in the process of getting a water tank—85 feet in diameter and roughly 80 feet...


San Francisco's Color Icon

by Jill Pilaroscia

This post from Colour Studio features one of our favorite San Francisco icons.


A Glass Ship for Vikings Unveiled

by Jill M. Speegle

It’s airy, yet enclosed. Love it or hate it, the recently unveiled, HKS-designed Minn...


Architectural Charm from a Wright Roof

by Jill M. Speegle

Attention architecture and jewelry lovers! For just shy of $50, you could be the luck...


Infrastructure Needs a Good PR Firm

by Robert Ikenberry

Which would you notice first? Money missing from your Social Security check, or a pat...


Getting Your 250,000 Cents Worth

by Pamela Simmons

Let’s face it. Pennies have become pretty much useless as currency. Banks don’t seem ...


Frank Lloyd Done Wrong

by Pamela Simmons

Hard to believe, but a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright may soon be torn down—and...


Casting a Vote for Infrastructure

by Karen Kapsanis

I really don’t like leap years, mainly because they are the years when the campaign f...


Working Ahead: Office Designs for 2020

by Jill M. Speegle

So long, cubicles! Hello, hackable buildings and b(Hives)! The high-performance offic...


The Ideal and the Real: Firm’s Youthful Principal Blends Artistry and Utility

by Jill M. Speegle

Creating a space that enhances communication while providing visual appeal is key whe...


Elevating the Design: Decorative Finishes Jolt the Voltage of Upscale Hotel

by Jill M. Speegle

Decorative-painting projects in commercial spaces can present a host of daunting chal...


Vacation Planning 101: Safdie’s Riveting Museum Design in Arkansas?

by Jill M. Speegle

If you are in search of inspiration, culture, art and a dose of architectural magic, ...


The Little House That Did: Inspiring an Architectural Landscape Part 2

by Pamela Simmons

In her book, Margaret Henderson Floyd explores deeply the projects of these influenti...


The Little House That Did: Sunnyledge, Inspiring an Architectural Landscape

by Pamela Simmons

Along Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh’s fashionable Shadyside area, sits a somewhat plain ...


Between a Rock and a Really Cool Place

by Pamela Simmons

“Pop, someday I’m going to build a house with three walls and the fourth one is going...


Mail Pouch Tobacco: Hitting the Broad Side of 20,000+ Barns

by Pamela Simmons

Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, my family rarely took a trip when I didn’t spy at...


Of EPA Bashing, Alternate Approaches to Clean Air, and the Triumph of Human Ingenuity

by Harold Hower

I recently read two projections about the number of electric cars that will be sold i...


 
 
   

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