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MN-Based App Targets Students for Trades

The Construction Careers Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, has developed an app that it says is aiming to connect with Gen-Z students with construction apprenticeship ...


Model Software Used in Earthquake Study

A researcher from Concordia University was recently reported to be exploring options for resilient and sustainable reinforced masonry structural systems in relation to earthquake safety.


Autodesk, Aurigo Software Companies Partner

Construction Software companies Aurigo Software and Autodesk, Inc. announced earlier this month an integration plan that aims to give professionals one platform for design, planning, constru...


Construction App Developed to ‘Save Lives’

A multimedia application has been developed by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland) that will reportedly be able to save lives and reduce the number of injuries o...


Free Webinar: The Truths & Myths of Beryllium

A panel discussion on the status of beryllium rules in the industry is the topic of PaintSquare's upcoming free webinar: “Beryllium: Truths & Myths.”


Union Using Video Games for Apprentices

A Pittsburgh-based engineers' union is combating the construction labor shortage by utilizing one key tool to help its crane operator apprentices: video games.


Crane Simulator Provides New Training

Canada-based CM Labs Simulation recently released new virtual software with Vortex Construction Equipment Simulators that aims to teach crane operation in a dense urban setting.


Sherwin-Williams Updates App with AR

Paints and coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently unveiled an update to its ColorSnap Visualizer app, which will now allow customers to view their color choices via...


Sherwin-Williams Launches New Online Tool

The Sherwin-Williams Company has launched an online ordering option for professional customers, which will allow customers to order supplies from their local store at any time.


App Made for Powder Coatings Selection

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has released an Android app to complement its iOS app, which enables customers to purchase powder coatings directly from any device—tablet, phone or computer—that h...


App Offers Updated Marine Coatings Data

AkzoNobel last week launched its International mobile app, which the Dutch coatings manufacturer says will provide convenient data access to marine coatings customers.


Software Tools for Architects Get Upgrade

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Labs announced they have released updated versions of the EnergyPlus engine and the OpenStudio software development kit and application.


Interior Design App Innovation Released

Architect-founded software development company Morpholio has unveiled a new tool for its Board Pro App that to help interior designers.


New Color-Matching Tool Revealed for Professionals

Datacolor has unveiled its new ColorReaderPRO, a device the company says will provide paint companies with a comprehensive color-selection tool.


Color App Made for Powder Coaters

Axalta Coating Systems has launched a color matching mobile app for powder coating professionals.


Painters' Union Debuts Wage App

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, labor worker centers and others groups have joined together to develop a new tool to combat wage theft and labor exploitation among imm...


App Made to Help Report Wage Theft

A new tool to combat wage theft and labor exploitation among immigrant workers was introduced last month by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, New York-based day labor wo...


Specification Company Acquired, Names New CEO

Arcom, a leader in the building specification software industry, has been acquired by a private equity firm and has appointed a new chief operating officer.


Coatings App Gets Expanded Mobile Access

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Cleveland) has announced that its Water & Wastewater App is now available for use on smartphones.


Underground Radar Detects Hidden Damage

Years after Hurricane Katrina struck, the southern Louisiana city of Slidell is benefitting from an underground pipe inspection technology developed at Louisiana Tech University.


App Supplies Coatings Info

Spray equipment manufacturer Titan (Plymouth, MN) has released a new free smartphone application designed to provide quick answers to busy paint professionals.


Color Tool to Enhance Selection Process

AkzoNobel has unveiled an enhanced version of its color tool designed to aid in the selection of paint colors.


Program Update Offers New Reporting Tools

DeFelsko Corporation has released a new version of a software application developed for managing inspection data captured with its PosiTector and PosiTest instruments.


Mother of Dragons Skyscraper Proposed

With a nickname like “The Khaleesi,” Game of Thrones fans would expect dragons and gargoyles to jet out of the corners of a New York skyscraper.


App Built for Asset Management

Carboline and TruQC have joined to form an asset management software program that the companies say helps improve project management systems.


App Teaches Kids About Construction

A concrete company has launched a game app that it hopes will steer kids toward careers in construction.


New App to Aid in Inspections

DeFelsko Corp. has introduced a tool that works with a free mobile app to turn cellphones and tablets into virtual PosiTector gages.


App Allows Inspections at Fingertips

An inspection equipment manufacturer has introduced an app for Android that will allow users to turn their devices into multi-functional inspection instrument, the company has said.


EPA Launches IAQ App for Schools

A new mobile app aims to assist school officials in performing indoor air quality facility assessments.


ASCE Launches Free Infrastructure App

WASHINGTON, DC—America's civil engineers have a new app to inform and rally the public about the grim state of the nation's infrastructure.


New Web Tool Manages Pipeline Data

GE and Accenture have teamed up on a new "Industrial Internet solution for pipeline management" to give pipeline customers faster access to data.


BrIM Software Focuses on Steel

Bridge Information Modeling designed specifically for steel structures has a new option from Bentley Systems.


New Tech Diagnoses ‘Broken’ Buildings

Three Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. alums aim to “make buildings better” by arming operators with a performance data system that can pinpoint energy wasters and reduce annual c...


New Software Assesses Hull Coatings

AkzoNobel has introduced a digital tool that enables operators in the shipping industry to assess and predict the risk of hull fouling depending on which routes are being traded.


Metal Tags Track Equipment

Dynamic Systems Inc. has introduced Metal Barcode Tags to help contractors keep track of equipment.


DOE Energy Efficiency Program Revamped

Designers looking to effectively integrate energy-efficient technologies into their projects may benefit from a newly upgraded simulation program from the U.S. Department of Energy.


New Standard Offers Boon for BIM

The fast-growing Building Information Modeling community is moving toward a common language with a new standard designed to improve the consistency and precision of Building Information Mode...


Group Sets Building Modeling Standard

A national group of Building Information Modeling users has established a new reference standard designed to bring greater consistency, clarity and precision to Building Information Models (...


DeFelsko Upgrades Data Software

A new desktop software is available for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data from DeFelsko inspection instruments.


New Software Stores Measurement Data

A new desktop software is available for downloading, viewing, printing and storing measurement data from DeFelsko inspection instruments.


PPG Launches Next-Gen Color Software

PPG Industries' commercial coatings group has upgraded its Color Accurate software with expanded search options, simpler functions and more data, including listings for more than 40,000 pref...


Corrosion? Yep, There’s an App for That

It won't threaten Fruit Ninja or Pandora, but a new reference-packed corrosion app for engineers is finding its own success.


Safety Apps Target Younger Workers

Four new award-winning apps and websites aim to enhance workplace health and safety, especially among younger workers.


Maxwell Releases Construction Software

Construction businesses looking to streamline communications within the company and with third parties have a new web-based tool.


TruQC Updates Quality-Control App

TruQC LLC has revamped its cloud-based job-site documentation and iPad QC application to include a document library and other new features.


Award-Winning Apps Offer Hip Path to Safety

Are you more likely to date a supermodel or die in a fall? Do you work with a Safety Jackass? Above all, do you have a clue how to handle that mystery chemical you're about to use?


 
 
   

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