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CLEAN Future Act Framework Released

Last week, leaders from the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce released legislative framework for the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CL...


Climate Change Could Quicken Bridge Deterioration

According to research led by Hussam Mahmoud, an engineer and Colorado State University associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, climate change could acce...


NYC to Conduct ‘Deep Energy Retrofits’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced plans to conduct deep energy retrofits in nine city facilities, in addition to plans for identifying another 28 facilities for future re...


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...


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.


NH Bridge Research Implements Sensors

Using sensors on bridges as a way to monitor and record data connected to infrastructure, such as structural performance, continues to be implemented: this time, on the Memorial Bridge in Ne...


Report: Joint Strike Fighters Susceptible to Corrosion

Recently, in a report obtained by ABC, Australian defense officials have been advised to consider round-the-clock dehumidification systems at the Williamtown RAAF base to avoid corrosion ris...


Studio Develops ‘The Coolest White’ Paint

UNStudio (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Monopol Colors (Fislisbach, Switzerland) recently developed an extremely reflective white paint that reduces the amount of absorbable heat on buildings,...


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Aggreko Acquires Australian Generator Firm

Aggreko, a Glasgow-based global provider of portable power-generation and climate-control solutions, announced last week that it has acquired Australian rental company Generator Hire Service...


Microsoft, PCL to Team Up for Building Solution

Microsoft and Canada-based PCL Construction recently announced their collaboration to develop a smart building solution that implements Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and Internet of Thing...


Webinar to Answer Equipment Questions

Surface preparation-related equipment—how it can help, how to use it and how to maintain safety during use—is the topic of a webinar to be broadcast Wednesday (May 16) by PaintSquare.


NYC Council Bill Talks Rooftop Turbines

The New York City Council passed a bill Monday (April 23) that would standardize the installation of wind turbines on rooftops, which is part of a larger move to reduce the city’s carbon emi...


DE, NY Consider Offshore Wind Plans

Officials in both New York and Delaware are looking at opportunities to expand renewable energy options through offshore windfarms, just as a bill was put forth in the Senate that would give...


Southern Hemisphere's Largest Wind Farm Proposed

Plans for the southern hemisphere’s largest wind farm were submitted late last month, amounting to a $1.7 billion proposal that will include the construction of over 200 wind turbines.


Robotic Woven Canopy Envelops Courtyard

An installation of knitted light is on display at the Museum of Modern Art.


Sounding the Alarm on Carbon Reduction

American architects are not keeping the pace needed to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets—i.e., carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030.


Dryco Joins Temporary Power Provider

In a move to expand its drying and dehumidification services in North America, a Scottish power generation and HVAC specialty rental business has acquired industrial climate control company ...


PPG Launches Metal Coatings Series

A new metal coatings series that aims to protect rooftop HVAC systems on commercial buildings is now available through PPG Industries.


Coatings Series Aims to Protect Metal

PPG Industries has introduced a two-component polyester polyurethane enamel coatings series that the company says provides corrosion resistance when applied directly to metal or over primer-...


Architects Ink Climate Change Accord

Many of the world’s most prominent architecture and planning firms have pledged to design cities, towns, urban developments, new buildings and major renovations in China to low-carbon/carbon...


Tool Measures Working Temperature

The Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco) is offering a new data logger that the company says can be used to monitor temperature in environments where temperature control is required.


Experts Weigh in on Bay Bridge Cable

Concerns about corrosion on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have prompted a team of bridge professionals to ask for quick action to protect the main cable supporting the bridge.


New Rust Concern Lurks on Bay Bridge

Corrosion on the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge has been a topic of consideration for quite some time, but while focus has been on tower rods, a new area of the bridge has been singled...


Queensferry Tackles Corrosion, Records

Scotland’s largest transportation infrastructure project in years is making progress, resolving corrosion concerns and setting records along the way.


Sensors May Outsmart Smart Pigs

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA—New technology being developed in Australia could help that nation's pipeline network reach the 100-year mark.


Van Air Bosses Around Moisture

A new point-of-use compressed-air dryer is designed to provide simple, effective, affordable service for paint booths, blast cabinets and other light industrial applications.


Permasense Moves into North America

Permasense, a global manufacturer of remote pipeline monitoring technology, has opened its first North American office in Houston, TX.


Tool Records Corrosion for Well Work

A newly redesigned tool provides recorded corrosion and temperature data for downhole operation in production wells.


New Dehumidifier is Self-Powered

A new dehumidifier with a built-in generator is now being offered by Drynamic Inc. of Plymouth, MN.


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.


Marco Announces New Coating Tank

Marco Group International has announced a new round heated coating tank.


Heat Turns Yellowstone Road to ‘Soup’

A tourist route in Yellowstone National Park was ordered closed this month when the road's asphalt melted during a period of warmer-than-usual temperatures.


U.S. Disaster-Proofing Gets $1B Boost

Reeling from a deadly series of natural disasters, devastated communities across the U.S. now have an additional billion-dollar incentive to rebuild more resiliently. But the incentive has s...


Disaster-Hit States to Compete for $1B

The federal government is committing nearly $1 billion to help communities stricken by natural disasters develop ways to rebuild more resiliently.


Green Challenge: Making People Care

New ideas to generate public interest in green building could be worth $10,000 and hold the seeds of a new global strategy.


Report: Building Emission Reductions Key

Major reductions in carbon-dioxide emissions from buildings and other sources are needed to avoid a “dangerous increase in global temperatures,” government scientists conclude in a new repor...


Study: White Roof Beats Green, Black

When it comes to roofing types, white wins. White roofs are more cost-effective over a 50-year period than green (vegetated) or black roofs, according to a new study.


eBook Tackles Environmental Controls

Dehumidification, ventilation and other environmental controls can have high-stakes consequences for coating and blasting workers and projects alike.


At DOD, Busy Arctic Future Takes Shape

As the ice-locked Arctic is transformed to ocean, unleashing unprecedented shipping traffic and human activity, what will that mean for U.S. ships and infrastructure?


Sunbelt Pump Mourns Ken Gernenz

Services are scheduled Monday (Nov. 11) for Kenneth E. Gernenz, Strategic Account Manager for Industrial Climate Control at Sunbelt Pump & Power Services in Conyers, GA.


‘Internet of Things’: Safety’s Future?

The world is getting its first glimpse into how machine-to-machine wireless communication (the so-called "Internet of Things") could change the face of preventive maintenance for bridges and...


Video How-to Offers VIS 3 Tips

A free video tutorial on how to use SSPC’s VIS 3 surface preparation reference guide is now available as part of the PaintSquare Video Education Series.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Conditions

A how-to guide to properly measuring ambient conditions is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Icy Design Opens in Antarctica

The Halley VI Antarctic Research Station is one icy project that’s set to become an icon for British science, architecture and engineering.


 
 
   

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