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Members Sought for DOL Construction, Health

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that it is accepting nominations for membership on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safe...


WI Aircraft Paint Facility Opening Next Year

Construction is currently underway on a new $55 million state-of-the-art aircraft paint facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, for aircraft company Gulfstream Aerospace.


Bids Open for New CA Fire Facility

The City of Clovis, California is soliciting bids for demolition of an existing fire station and construction of a new facility.


NJ to Establish New Building Standards

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently announced plans to issue new environmental permitting rules regarding flood-control efforts.


EPA Approves Denver Lead Pipe Removal Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in Denver based on the results of a successful pilot program.


Bidding Open for OH Water Storage Tank Rehab

Medina County in Ohio is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Floor Coating Applied to Meat Processing Facility

Food and beverage industry flooring specialists Allied Finishes recently completed a floor coating project for a chicken meat processing facility.


Design Demands Down Considerably

The American Institute of Architects recently reported that demand for design services softened considerably in October. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report marks the first dec...


Owner Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging, Bribery

A construction company owner is now the third person to plead guilty in a bid rigging and bribery scheme against the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), involving improvement...


New Jersey State House Undergoes Restoration

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 a $300 mil...


Work Efforts Continue at $830M Obama Center

After shutting down for several days, work has resumed at the $830 million Obama Presidential Center jobsite in Chicago.


NPS Approves Lighthouse Restoration Project

Late last month, the National Park Service (NPS) approved plans to rehabilitate and restore the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, North Carolina.


Reports Highlight Decline in Backlog, Spending

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of October, reporting that the CBI wavered downward.


Residential Coatings Work Bidding in FL

The Orlando Housing Authority is soliciting bids for the exterior painting of 70 single-story housing units in Orlando, Florida.


Women in Construction Reaches Record High

According to an analysis of data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of women working in the construction industry has hit a record high.


MSG Sphere Price Tag Upped to $2.18B

Madison Square Garden Entertainment recently announced a jump in construction costs at its ongoing MSG Sphere project in Las Vegas.


Contract Awarded for AR Railroad Overpass Project

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has awarded a contract in the amount of $18,690,653.90 for the construction and painting of a new bridge overpass on Highway 351/Airport Ro...


University Unveils Bio-Based 3D-Printed House

The world’s first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials was recently constructed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.


CMHA Offers Residents New Career Path

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), alongside global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company, is taking the community by storm with brushes, rollers and buckets ...


Denver Airport Opens New Concourses

In a press release issued earlier this month, the Denver International Airport (DEN) and United Airlines announced the opening of its new gates on Concourses A and B.


NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

Nanotechnology research company Advanced Material Development recently announced that it has signed a collaborative work contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet...


Report: Capital Spending Highest Since 1994

A recent report from the National Association of State Budget Officers showed that while total state spending rose 7.3% overall in fiscal year 2022, infrastructure construction spending incr...


Concrete Water Tanks Built to Withstand Earthquakes

A utility company in Eugene, Oregon, is currently constructing two of six new water tanks to improve resiliency against earthquakes.


Proposals Updated in Toronto 'Skyscraper Race'

In observing the many architectural changes in Toronto’s skyline over the past decade and recent proposals for new record-breaking skyscrapers in the city, observers have recently coined the...


$1.5B MD Rail Bridge Project Moving Forward

Passenger railroad service Amtrak recently announced that it is moving forward with the replacement project of the 116-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge in Maryland.


Bidding Open for TX Ground Storage Tank Project

The City of Red Oak in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the construction of a one-million-gallon ground storage tank.


JFK $4.2B Terminal 6 Gets Environmental OK

In a new update regarding ongoing construction and renovations at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has recently granted final enviro...


Klamath Dam Demolition Procures Final Approval

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave its final approval to remove four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon, allowing what will be the largest dam removal p...


University ‘Castle Building’ Receives $4M Reno Grant

A historic building at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, recently received a $4 million state grant for major renovations.


Prep Work Begins for New Soo Lock Phase 3

Earlier this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has kicked off construction for Phase 3 of the New Lock at the Soo in Michigan.


Survey Emphasizes Workforce Shortage Impacts

A recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk has found that severe workforce shortages are affecting small and large contractors.


Report: Slow Payments Cost Industry $208B

Construction and real estate financial software firm Rabbet recently found in a new study that slow payments this year are estimated to cost the construction industry $208 billion.


Bidding Open for CA Office Project

Shasta Community Services District (SCSD) is soliciting bids for the construction of two buildings, as well as related mainline and appurtenances, in Redding, California.


Judge Approves $33M Bidding Fraud Settlement

A Texas judge recently granted final approval for a $33 million settlement in a fraud class action lawsuit against engineering and construction firm Fluor Corporation.


St. Louis Students Attend Construction Trade Expo

The Southern Illinois Builders Association recently hosted a three-day construction expo at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, Illinois.


Tunnel Attraction Opens Under Niagara Falls

Once part of a hydroelectric plant, visitors on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls can now explore a 2,200-foot-long tunnel located underneath the waterfall.


US Workforce Development Progresses

United States President Joe Biden recently recognized more than 350 organizations in the nation’s 50 states for their commitments as part of the Infrastructure Talent Pipeline Challenge.


Bid Approved for IL Bridge Coating Work

After almost two years, Riverside Township officials have approved a bid for painting and cleaning work on the Swinging Bridge in Illinois.


University Advances Plans for Athletic Center

Last week, the University of Pittsburgh’s Property and Facilities Committee officially approved plans for a series of state-of-the-art athletics projects.


Union Minister to Paint Schools, Colleges

Thanks to a new initiative by Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi, in association with JSW Paints, over 1,000 government schools and colleges will receive ...


Contract Awarded for PA Interstate Bridge Painting

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,578,587.95 for painting and rehabilitation of the State Route 4034 bridge over I-99 in Imler, Pennsyl...


Waterjetting Preps University Building Rehab Work

Waterjetting contractor Sabre Jetting Services has recently devised a method to remove render from concrete surfaces, while reducing water pressure to control costs and ensure project deadli...


Buy America Material Requirement Takes Effect

While the Buy America requirements for construction materials took effect last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation has also proposed two new partial waivers for certain projects.


Recycled Bricks Used for Museum Facade

Having been under construction for the last several months, reports have recently shared that Design Museum Gent in Ghent, Belgium, will be utilizing recycled bricks on its exterior facade.


Gordie Howe Bridge Completion Delayed

While work continues on the $5.7 billion Gordie Howe Bridge, a study conducted by financial analyst S&P Global Ratings shows that the completion date for the project has been pushed back to ...


ASCE Partners for Infrastructure Law Project Map

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new virtual map that features projects getting underway thanks to funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law.


First Carbon Concrete Building Completed

After two and a half years of construction, crews have recently completed what is being dubbed the world’s first carbon concrete building.


MI Lead Pipe Replacement Nearing Completion

This month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the accelerated campaign to replace aging lead water service lines in the City of Benton Harbor is nearing completion, almost fi...


World of Concrete Launches New Awards Program

Global concrete and masonry industry connector World of Concrete recently introduced its new Innovative Product Awards, dedicated to recognizing and showcasing innovative and forward-thinkin...


Contractors Wanted for CA Community Park Reno

The City of Palmdale is soliciting bids for phase two construction, renovations and additions to a community park in Palmdale, California.


Joint Venture Selected for Bills' Stadium

Last Thursday (Nov. 3), Pegula Sports & Entertainment announced the selection of joint venture Gilbane Building Co. and Turner Construction in association with 34 Group as the construction m...


Connect Event Marks Another Successful Year

Last month, Technology Publishing Company’s fifth annual Contractor Connect concluded at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


New Product Announcement: Foam Depth Gauge

Worldwide distributors, producers and designers of physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Gardco) has recently introduced a ...


RI Bridge Receives $82.5M Upgrade Funding

At the end of last month, state officials in Rhode Island celebrated a $82.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade and extend the lifespan of the Pell Bridge.


APC Lands New Tank Recoating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently announced that it has landed its third deal of the year with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to re...


Contractors Needed for SC Tank Rehab Project

The Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority in Okatie, South Carolina, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an elevated storage tank.


Historic Egan Hotel Undergoing Repairs

Contractors have recently begun repairing the historic Egan Hotel in Downtown Crowley, Louisiana, with hopes that one day the facility will become a boutique hotel.


TX Bridge Work Resumes, Completion Delayed

After suspending work earlier this year due to design concerns, work has partially resumed on the construction of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Contractor Utilizes Drones for Pressure Washing

Commercial coatings contractor Tim Payne Painting (Chattanooga, Tennessee) was recently interviewed for the company’s adoption of drone technology.


DC Silver Line Expects November Opening

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced late last month that it is expecting the Metrorail Silver Line extension project to open next week on Nov. 15.


$1.25M TX Water Storage Plant Rehab Approved

At the end of last month, city officials in Katy, Texas, approved a $1.25 million rehabilitation project for existing water storage tanks at its water storage plant.


Restoration Completed at Hollywood Sign

A commercial painting crew from Duggan & Associates (Los Angeles) has recently completed restoration coatings on the Hollywood sign in California.


GA Housing Authority Bidding Coatings Work

Millen Housing Authority is soliciting bids for painting and upgrades to two three-bedroom housing units in Millen, Georgia.


New Product Announcement: Roofing Adhesive

A new roofing product has been recently released by Soprema (Wadsworth, Ohio), a leader in the commercial roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering waterproofing industri...


OH Startup Sealing Air Ducts, Building Envelopes

To help mitigate wasted energy in residential properties, a Dayton, Ohio-based startup has recently made its systems available across the United States and in 29 countries.


Deadline Extended for 2022 Prestige Awards

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Prestige Awards has been extended to Nov. 30.


Contract Awarded for WA Bridge Painting

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $8,150,343.90 for painting and rehabilitation of Cowlitz River Bridge on State Route 411 in Castle R...


Buffalo Bills’ Stadium Renderings Released

Officials from the National Football League’s New York-based Buffalo Bills have released the first renderings for its new $1.4 billion open-air stadium.


Antimicrobial Paint Used in Case Study

In an emailed press release, global coatings manufacturer PPG recently shared that its antimicrobial paint containing Corning Guardiant technology was used to protect the largest school syst...


Workforce Program Brings Students to Target Remodel

In September, St. Louis-based construction industry workforce development initiative and consultancy ConstructReach brought more than 150 students together to learn about the construction in...


New Safety Law Impacting FL Condo Owners

Since the signing of Senate Bill 4-D by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, condominium owners and associations are sharing concerns over the likelihood of meeting the new regulation requirements...


Drone Creates Fern Hollow Bridge 3D Model

A project from the University of Pittsburgh is utilizing a drone to prepare a digital model and history of the construction of the new Fern Hollow Bridge.


HDOT Soliciting Bids for Airport Reno

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and repairs to an air traffic control tower.


Construction Begins on Linear City

Aerial photography company OT Sky recently shared footage of initial construction efforts underway at Saudi Arabia's to-be massive linear city, The Line.


AIA Reports Moderate, Healthy ABI

Last week, The American Institute of Architects reported that architecture firms shared increasing demand for design services in September. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report ...


Contractors Needed for TX Storage Tank Rehab

The City of Weimar in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 75,000-gallon elevated storage tank.


TN Titans Strike Deal for $2.2B Stadium

The National Football League’s Tennessee Titans of Nashville recently announced that they’ve reached an agreement with the city’s mayor for the construction of a new stadium.


Lawsuit Filed After Mandated SC Tower Evacuation

Just weeks after the evacuation of the Renaissance Tower in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, residents of the structure have filed a lawsuit against the building’s management team, including th...


September Backlog Up, Confidence Steady

The Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of September on Oct. 11, reporting that the CBI experienced a positive jump.


World’s Longest Timber Suspension Bridge Opens

Earlier this month, the 1,203-foot-long SkyBridge opened to the public at Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan. The structure, which is 188-feet above the ground, is now reportedly the world’s ...


NY Receives Funding for Water Infrastructure

This month, funding was awarded to the state of New York for water infrastructure projects to modernize and provide clean drinking water to communities.


University Educators Lead Architectural Preservation

As part of a new initiative dubbed “Capacity Building for Sustainable Preservation of Civil Rights Heritage Places,” educators from Tuskegee University’s Department of Architecture and Unive...


WI City Accepting Bids for Park, Facility Reno

The City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is soliciting bids for painting and revitalization of a public park and its facilities.


DOL Proposes Worker Classification Rule

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on classifying employees and independent contractors.


University Awarded for Rapid Bridge Construction Design

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $500,000 to the University of Arkansas to design rapidly constructible bridges.


White House Accelerating Infrastructure Building

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a new action plan to accelerate progress of infrastructure construction through the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Wright House Goes on NY Market

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Socrates Zaferiou House was recently placed on the market in Blauvelt, New York. Built in 1963, the modified Usonian-style, single-story home is seeking $1.5 million.


Increased Wages Affecting Job Selection

According to a new cost report issued by New York City-based Turner Construction, contractors are being more selective in pursuing construction projects.


KY Water Tower Project Nears Completion

Work on a water tower painting project in Owensboro, Kentucky, is expected to soon be completed, including a new logo designed to celebrate the city’s bluegrass history.


Bidding Open for CA Pedestrian Bridge Painting

The City of San Clemente is seeking contractors to perform the cleaning and coating of two pedestrian bridge structures in Orange County, California.


Construction Input Prices Dip in September

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both dippe...


Construction Begins at $1B Science Campus

Late last month, work began on what is anticipated to be the largest mixed-use research development in North Carolina's Research Triangle.


OR Bridge Closes for Painting Project Work

The Morrison Bridge in Multnomah County, Oregon, was closed this weekend as part of an ongoing multiyear, $20 million painting project.


Report: IIJA Implementation Faces ‘Challenges’

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General, the Department faces a “number of significant challenges” to implement the bipartisan infrastructure law, ...


EPA Announces Lead Exposure Initiative

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the official launch of a nationwide training and outreach initiative focused on reducing childhood lead exposure.


Bidding Open for WV School Building Renovations

Kanawha County Schools is soliciting bids for Phase 2B building and HVAC renovations at two locations.


MA Water Tower Undergoing $3.6M Rehab

The Forest Street Water Tower in Methuen, Massachusetts, will be out of service for the next seven month as it undergoes a $3.6 million renovation project.


Issues Plague 'Design, Bid, Build' Process

In a construction outlook report from global real estate services firm JLL Global Research, studies reveal that material shortage unpredictability and rising costs are disrupting the industr...


Work Begins at $4B San Diego Riverwalk

Nearly two years since its original approval, a ceremonial groundbreaking was recently held at Mission Valley’s $4 billion Riverwalk in San Diego.


OSHA Issues Metal Coatings Company Citations

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a metal coatings company for 21 violations at its New Jersey manufacturing site.


Contractors Needed for CA Storage Tank Rehab

Los Angeles County in Topanga, California, is currently seeking contractors for the replacement of one 500,000-gallon water tank, one 3,000-gallon surge tank and one 1,250-gallon surge tank.


International Bridge Painting Project Wraps Early

At the beginning of the week, the $3 million painting project on the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge was completed three weeks earlier than anticipated.


OH Contractor Develops Workforce Initiative

After successfully launching the Urban Workforce Development Initiative (UWDI) in Cincinnati, contractor Messer is now planning to use the program to add more jobs in the construction indust...


USDOT Expands Infrastructure Finance Program

Earlier this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will now offer low-cost, flexible financing for nearly half of transit p...


Ford Plant Transformed for Bio Research

Renovations to an eight-story, former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Pittsburgh were recently completed, marking the opening of the city’s newest biomedical research hub.


TX Awards $307M in Border Wall Contracts

Last month, the Texas Facilities Commissioners approved two design-build contracts totaling $307 million to build almost 14 miles of new barriers along the Texas-Mexico border.


Contractors Needed for CA Campus Gym

The Antelope Valley Community College District is soliciting bids for renovations to its campus gymnasium in Lancaster, California.


Reno Underway at Historic MI Community Center

Major renovations are continuing to take place at the 150-year-old Clark Lake Community Center in Michigan, thanks to new owners.


Contract Awarded for DE Bridge Painting Project

The Delaware Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $7,858,816.45 for painting and rehabilitation to 16 bridge structures along State Route 1 in Kent County, De...


Pittsburgh Roller Coaster Closes for Repaint Work

The historic 95-year-old Racer roller coaster at Kennywood in Pittsburgh has recently closed to receive a full-scale repaint.


Former Engineering Exec Sentenced for Fraud

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a former executive was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his participation in bid-rigging and fraud schemes against the North Car...


Construction Tech Report Highlights Innovations

Late last month, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its second annual construction technology report, highlighting case studies on specific technologies and innovative practice...


Painting Company Contracted for MSG Sphere

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based coatings contractor Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp. recently joined the construction team working on Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s MSG Spher...


Concrete Pouring Begins for Fern Hollow Bridge

On Friday (Sept. 30), crews began pumping concrete to create the deck of the new Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh. The original bridge collapsed at the beginning of the year and, thanks to e...


Report: Total Construction Starts Show Decline

Dodge Data & Analytics recently issued a new report on construction projects in the United States, revealing total construction starts fell 9% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...


Labor Unions Protest Coating Contractor

Despite recently reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor for misclassifying skilled laborers and denying overtime wages, several unions and community organizations are contin...


FDOT Provides Pensacola Bay Bridge Update

The Florida Department of Transportation has recently announced that “major work” has been completed on the Pensacola Bay Bridge project, with the concrete bridge decks reaching about 86% co...


Bidding Opens for FL Construction Project

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of a new Commercial Redevelopment Agency (CRA) building in Delray Beach, Florida.


Australian Bridge Repairs Near Completion

Officials in Port Macquarie-Hastings, Australia, have announced that work on the Rawdon Island Bridge has reached its final stages, after underwater inspections found damaged piles last year...


Facade Installation Launches at Lucas Museum

Construction crews have recently begun installing curved fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels on the southern facade of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, marking a cons...


Contractors Needed for Ground Storage Tank Rehab

The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 70 in Houston is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing 429,000-gallon bolted steel ground storage tank.


Repaired West Seattle Bridge Reopens to Traffic

After being closed for two and half years for repairs, the Seattle Department of Transportation reopened the West Seattle Bridge to the public earlier this month.


Hollywood Sign Painted for Centennial Celebration

In advance of its 100th anniversary, the Hollywood sign is being refurbished with a fresh coat of paint on its iconic letters.


JFK Airport Breaks Ground on $9.5B Terminal One

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the $9.5 billion, privately financed New Terminal One (NTO) at the John F. Kennedy International Airpo...


250 Homes Repainted in Blue City

Known by the world as “Blue City,” the iconic area of Rajasthan, India, recently had 250 homes repainted.


Ontario Water Tower Project Nearing Completion

A $3.2 million water tank renovation project in Ontario, Canada, is reaching its final stages, with the improvements anticipated to increase its functionality for the next 20 years or more.


Contractor Connect Releases Conference Agenda

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share activities and opportunities slated for it...


Contractors Wanted for CA Recreational Reno

The City of South Lake Tahoe is soliciting bids for renovations at a recreational complex in South Lake Tahoe, California.


Shortlist Designs Shared for $130M Bezos Center

Plans for the $130 million Bezos Learning Center at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C have taken another step forward with the release of five design proposal...


NY Painting Contractor Suspended by FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration recently announced that it has suspended a New York painting contractor from non-procurement federal contracting.


EPA, RI Company Reach Lead Settlement

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had reached a settlement with a corporation out of Rhode Island for alleged violations of the Lead Renovation,...


PennDOT Awards Bridge Preservation Contract

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,842,050.83 for rehabilitation of the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh to Swank Construction Co., of N...


AASHTO Reveals Transportation Finalists

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently named 12 finalists for the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition.


Transportation Projects Awarded $1.5B Funding

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that 26 projects have been awarded a total of $1.5 billion from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competi...


WEF Recognizes 2022 Excellence Award Recipients

The Water Environment Federation has recently announced the winners of its 2022 WEF Operational and Design Excellence Awards.


NV to Open Trades High School in 2023

After recently receiving unanimous approval from the Charter Authority Board, Southern Nevada Trades High School (SNTHS) announced that it plans to open in the fall of 2023.


CTDOT Accepting Bids for New Facility

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the demolition and construction of an 18,160-square-foot maintenance facility and 6,050-square-foot office area in Orange,...


Study Looks at Alhambra Gold Leaf Corrosion

Centuries after its construction, gold on the Alhambra, a palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain, has spontaneously turned purple.


MO City Applying for Bridge Preservation Grant

After several failed attempts to fund the project, the City of Springfield, Missouri, is applying for a $5.6 million federal grant to repair the historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge.


CPIA Conference Features Attendees, Sponsors

In just a few weeks, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its second annual CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer even...


TX Silo Mural Project Nears Completion

A mural in McKinney, Texas, is nearing completion as part of a revitalization project, covering eight concrete silos and a grain elevator with the artwork.


Contractors Needed for GA Storage Tank Rehab

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission in Brunswick, Georgia, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of two 500,000-gallon storage tanks.


DOT Awards 166 Infrastructure Project Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that more $2.2 billion has been awarded from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program ...


August Backlog Flat, Confidence Rebounds

Yesterday (Sept. 13), the Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of August, reporting that the CBI remained unchanged for the m...


Rembrandt Restoration Provides Impasto Insights

A team of researchers from global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently discovered several ways of creating the “perfect impasto” as part of a years-long analysis of Rembrandt’s 17th-centu...


Experts Concerned by MVP Coating Integrity

With pipes intended for the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline stored above ground for years, concerns have been raised by residents and experts regarding the coatings, corrosion and the ...


FDOT Delays Royal Park Bridge Painting Project

After receiving a delay request from the town of Palm Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation has postponed painting the Royal Park Bridge until next year.


Bids Open for FL Car Facilities

The Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of three rental car facilities in Sarasota, Florida.


Hudson River Tunnel Costs Up, Project Delayed

The Gateway Development Commission has announced that the construction of the new Hudson River Tunnel, a part of the larger Gateway infrastructure project, has been delayed amid increased co...


CPIA, CCC Share 2022 Conference Agenda

Next month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its second annual CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commer...


SPMTs Lift New MI Bridge to Install Onsite

The Michigan Department of Transportation recently utilized self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) to move a five-million-pound bridge that was constructed offsite into position.


Coast Guard Hosts Ceremony for Museum Construction

Last month, a group of United States Coast Guard officials, association members and politicians attended a keel-laying ceremony to celebrate the launch of construction for what will be the n...


NV Painting Contractor Wins Business Showcase

Woman-owned general contractor RGD Construction was recently announced as the winner of the 2022 Las Vegas Raiders and America First Credit Union Small Business Showcase.


Harbor Bridge Contractor Submits Design Fix

Weeks after being issued a notice of default by the Texas Department of Transportation, the contractor working on the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas, has outlined potential solutions...


USACE Seeking Firm for Lock and Dam Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, is seeking a firm to perform rehabilitation of two tainter gates and a monorail crane bridge at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam locat...


Sun-Reflective Coating Applied on GA Playground

A green private institution that educates students from preschool through eighth grade in Mableton, Georgia, has recently installed a solar-reflective coating on its basketball court and pla...


CA Arena Announces 2-Year Reno Plan

The National Basketball Association announced late last month that the Crypto.com Arena, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, would be undergoing significant changes over the next two years.


Contractors Wanted for FL Recreational Building

The City of Cape Coral is soliciting bids for the construction of a new recreational building at Lake Kennedy Park in Cape Coral, Florida.


Highlights from Latest Issue of JPCL

The August issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on lining systems for biofue...


Painter Ordered to Pay Homeowners $41K

Justice Cheryl Gwyn of the Napier District Court in New Zealand recently ordered a painter to pay homeowners in Hawke’s Bay $41,000 for a “blotchy” paint job.


NY Truss Bridge Closed for Painting, Repairs

The New York State Department of Transportation has reportedly closed the Armitage Road bridge in Seneca County for a repainting and repair project.


MS City Launches Lead Paint Safety Initiative

The City of Hattiesburg in Mississippi has recently introduced a new program for lead-based paint hazard inspection and assessment safety training, as well as lead abatement.


ND Engineers Survey Climate-Resilient Homes

A team of civil and environmental engineers from the University of Notre Dame (ND) is working to make homes more resilient to climate change and worsening natural disasters.


FERC Recommends Removing Klamath River Dam

At the end of last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement regarding the Klamath River Renewal Project.


$2B Intuit Dome Takes Shape in CA

The National Basketball Association’s $2 billion Intuit Dome arena for the Los Angeles Clippers is reportedly making headway in Inglewood, California.


Contractors Needed for TX Clearwell Rehab Project

The Upper Leon River Municipal Water District in Comanche, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing clearwell.


Demand for Design Services Remains Healthy

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for July, reporting an increase in demand for design services for the eighteenth consecutive m...


PLA Signed for MD Purple Line Construction

Full-scale construction on the long-delayed Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland is set to resume next month, after a new project labor agreement was signed by hundreds of cons...


Industrial Connect Event Features Sponsors

Later this year, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Res...


PA University Water Tank Repaint Completed

A water storage tank was recently repainted as part of a $650,000 rehabilitation project on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.


San Francisco DBI Approves Tower Fix

Months after the San Francisco Planning Department approved a reduced scope for the stabilization of the Millennium Tower, the city’s Department of Building Inspection has formally signed of...


Group Contract Awarded to Garland

Last week, it was announced via an emailed press release that Ohio-based Equalis Members would be able to access Garland Roofing & Building Envelope offerings through a new group contract.


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


Engineers Use Virtual Reality for Building Research

A new virtual reality lab for civil engineers at the University of Dayton (UD) is being utilized to “bring buildings to life.”


Mountain Valley Pipeline Deadline Extended

In a unanimous decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved a new deadline for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be completed more than four years after construction wa...


Industry Employment Trails Pre-Pandemic Levels

In a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment in July continued to trail pre-pandemic levels in 15 states.


Contractors Wanted for MA High School Project

Nauset Public Schools is soliciting bids for the construction of new high school buildings in Eastham, Massachusetts.


Inflation Reduction Act Addresses Equity Need

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act includes $3 billion in grants to support equity, safety and affordable transportation access to rework roads and infrastructure.


$310M Awarded to Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton announced recipient projects for $309.8 million in funding from the bipartisan...


NYC Invests $18.6M in Workforce Development

Last week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the launch of a new, innovative talent development initiative designed to help place nearly 2,300 low-income New Yorkers in careers in two...


Bidding Open for WI Bridge Rehabilitation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for rehabilitation of the Leo Frigo Bridge.


Hempcrete Houses Studied for Construction Research

With help from Homeland Hempcrete, Grassroots Development is constructing two residential properties in Fargo, North Dakota.


Board Approves CA High-Speed Rail Extension

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors approved contracts earlier this month to extend the 171-mile high-speed rail project that will ultimately connect the Bay Area and...


$2.5B Eco District Schedules Groundbreaking

A new eco-district development just outside of Richmond, Virginia, is slated to break ground in early 2023. The $2.5 billion project, dubbed “GreenCity,” is expected to be a next-generation ...


DOL Announces Wage Compliance Seminars

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently announced that it will be providing online compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other...


Report: Input Prices Down, Bid Prices Going Up

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both decre...


Bids Wanted for OR Youth Correctional Facility

The Oregon Department of Administrative Services is soliciting bids for painting and remodeling at a youth correctional facility in Tillamook, Oregon.


TX High-Rise Evacuated Over Structural Concerns

Residents living in The Royalton at River Oaks Houston were recently evacuated from the luxury high-rise after a water main line ruptured, causing concrete on the first floor to buckle.


Inflation Affecting WI Rising Construction Costs

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson recently spoke with reporters about how inflation is affecting the construction industry, including increased bid costs.


TxDOT Cites Safety Concerns for Harbor Bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced it was working with the developer of the new Harbor Bridge to address design safety concerns after suspending the project last month...


Industry Responds to Inflation Reduction Act

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden was joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Representatives Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina) and ...


Contractors Needed for KS Standpipe Recoating

The City of Olathe in Kansas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing standpipe.


Paint Failure Further Delays WI Treatment Plant

After facing delays due to a lack of materials and coatings, the completion of a new drinking water treatment plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, has been pushed back again after facing a coating fa...


New Soo Lock Phase 1 Substantially Completed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that the new lock at the Soo in Michigan has substantially completed its first phase of construction.


Carbon-Positive Hotel Breaks Ground in Denver

Crews recently broke ground on what is being touted as the nation’s first carbon-positive hotel.


Lead Abatement Scholarships Offered in MI

To support lead-based paint removal in the City of Benton Harbor and across the state, last week the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that it was providing ...


Harris Announces $1B for Disaster Spending

At the beginning of the month, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced more than $1 billion in federal spending for disasters to be made available through a series of grants.


Commercial, Multifamily Starts Show Improvement

Dodge Data & Analytics recently issued a new report on commercial and multifamily projects in the United States, revealing that during the first six months of 2022 construction starts within...


MA Governor Signs $11.4B Infrastructure Bill

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed an almost $11.4 billion bill to approve bond authorizations for infrastructure projects in the state.


Report: NYC Construction Costs Up Over 8%

In a second-quarter report, construction consultant Rider Levett Bucknall recently found that building and renovation project costs in New York City rose 8.2% over the past year—one of the l...


Contractors Wanted for NY Heating Plant Repaint

SUNY Maritime College is soliciting bids for the repainting of a central heating plant in The Bronx, New York.


Officials Break Ground for Portal North Bridge

For the third time in the project’s history, officials broke ground for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge.


CPIA Announces Event Speakers, New Activity

Yesterday, the Commercial Painting Industry Association released its roster of speakers to present at the CPIA Leadership Conference this October.


MAPEI Appears in 'Zombie House Flipping'

In an emailed press release, MAPEI Corporation announced that it had recently teamed up with the Zombie House Flippers on A&E’s home-remodeling television show “Zombie House Flipping” for a ...


APC Strikes New Turkish Tanker Coatings Deals

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) has signed yet another series of new chemical tanker deals in Turkey, commanding 80% of the area’s market.


Proposal Aids San Diego Infrastructure Projects

A proposed package of reforms to streamline infrastructure projects in San Diego would help speed up construction and lower costs if approved by the city council this fall.


$264K Recovered for Painters, Drywall Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor reported last week that a Louisiana-based contractor had misclassified 306 painters and drywall workers as independent contractors, resulting in denied overtime ...


Bidding Open for OR Bridge Rehabilitation

The Port of Coos Bay is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the existing spans and rail track on the Vaughn Viaduct Bridge in Coos Bay, Oregon.


IA Water Tower Design ‘Tentatively’ Approved

A paint scheme for a new water tower in Sheldon, Iowa, has been tentatively approved by the city’s council, moving the project forward again since its initial proposal nearly six years ago.


AIA Reports Show Stabilization, Upped Spending

Late last month, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for June, reporting an increase in demand for design services.


Cars Damaged by IN-KY Bridge Dripping Paint

According to reports, several vehicles were splattered by paint dripping from the top of the Sherman Minton Bridge, due to a paint system failure.


World's Largest Buffalo Prepares for Paint Work

An official from Jamestown Tourism in North Dakota recently reported that its 63-year-old staple landmark—a 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete buffalo sculpture—was being assessed and prepared fo...


CA Construction, Painting Work Out for Bid

The City of Delano is soliciting bids for the construction of a new park, including an amphitheater, playground equipment and onsite utilities.


Nominations Open for Revamped Prestige Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 JPCL Prestige Awards program, with this year’s awards featuring an enhanced focus on industrial painting projects, and the people and products that cont...


DOL Recovers Wages for 135 Workers

Over a span of several days, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that it recovered wages for 135 workers across three different cases spanning the country.


Cortec-Coated Croatian Bridge Opens to Traffic

Last week, the Peljesac Bridge officially opened in Croatia, marking the largest ever EU infrastructure investment in the country.


Contractors Needed for TX Standpipe Tank Rehab

The City of Bellville in Austin County, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 116,000-gallon standpipe.


Work Ongoing for Pittsburgh Bridge Replacement

Last week, two of the first beams for the Fern Hollow Bridge replacement project were delivered in Pittsburgh, with hopes that the project will be completed by the end of the year.


US Announces $40B in Workforce Investments

In a recent statement, the White House announced that over $40 billion in American Rescue Plan funds have been committed to strengthening and expanding the United States’ workforce.


Report: Fewer Recruits Entering Aging Workforce

According to a recent analysis by the specialized division of staffing giant PeopleReady, PeopleReady Skilled Trades, the industry is one of the hardest hit by worker scarcity.


IL Bridge Rehab Project Still Unable to Find Bids

Last month, Riverside Township officials reported that its third attempt to receive bids for a bridge rehabilitation project was unsuccessful.


Home Builder Launches Carbon-Wise Building Process

Thrive Home Builders has recently introduced a new building approach to producing carbon-neutral homes.


Oroville Dam Spillway Radial Gate Work Begins

The California Department of Water Resources recently announced that work on a multi-year project to perform maintenance repairs on the eight radial gate hoist assemblies at the Oroville Dam...


Contractors Wanted for CA Administration Building Reno

Mission Springs Water District is soliciting bids for drywall repairs to its administration building in Desert Hot Springs, California.


Reno Project Launched at MS Federal Courthouse

Earlier this month, crews began renovations at the Thomas G. Abernethy Federal Building in Aberdeen, Mississippi.


DOL, AGC Renew Industry Partnership

To reduce the dangers faced by construction workers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Missouri’s Associated General Contractors recently renew...


Report: Construction Demands Slowing Down

Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve released its Beige Book, also known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, revealing slowed construction activity in various reg...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Cloud Server

With the extended deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards approaching tomorrow, we’re featuring one more selection from this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competiti...


NC Bridge Opening Delayed by Paint Equipment

Resulting from a series of issues, including the discovery of substandard pavement markings, equipment breakdowns and the hiring of a new line painting contractor, the anticipated opening of...


PA Invests $269M in Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $269 million for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infras...


GA Bridge Painting Project Accepting Bids

Forsyth County is seeking contractors to perform structural steel coating repairs on two bridges in Cumming, Georgia.


Colorful Communities Project Completed in Czechia

Global coatings company PPG announced at the beginning of the month that nearly 50 of its volunteers had recently completed another Colorful Communities project.


APC Secures China New Build Tanker Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently signed a deal with British marine services provider James Fisher and Sons plc for a tanker being built i...


Report: June Backlog Dips, Confidence Falters

Earlier this month, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of June, reporting a slight decrease to 8.9 months.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Halstead Apartments

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


Fundraising Relaunched for Hamburg Water Tower

After a two-year break, a fundraising campaign to paint a water tower in Hamburg, New York, as a hamburger has returned.


Contractors Wanted for World Heritage Center Project

The City of San Antonio is soliciting bids for the construction of a new World Heritage Center.


TxDOT Suspends Work on Harbor Bridge Span

The Texas Department of Transportation recently halted construction on the new Harbor Bridge span in Corpus Christi, Texas, due to safety concerns.


Pittsburgh Approves Contract to Assess Bridges

On Tuesday (July 19), the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously approved a $1.5 million, two-year contract to inspect and evaluate all 150 city-owned bridges.


Contractors Needed for TX Tank Restoration Projects

The City of Corpus Christi in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of two one-million-gallon multi-leg elevated water tanks.


New Paint Job Unveiled for ‘Trump Force One’

A jet belonging to former President Donald Trump was recently renovated, receiving a fresh coat of paint in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Work Begins for Brenner Base Tunnel in Austria

International infrastructure firm Webuild recently announced that work has officially begun on one of the biggest sections of the Brenner Base Tunnel, which is expected to become the world’s...


Paint Issues Cause IA Pool to Close

Last week, the Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, announced that it would no longer be open to the public for the remainder of the season.


Coatings, Materials Delay WI Treatment Plant

The completion of a new drinking water treatment plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, has recently been delayed due to a lack of materials and coatings.


$3M International Bridge Painting Project Begins

Last week, a painting project to coat the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge began, using a one-coat paint system.


CA High-Speed Rail Hits Construction Milestone

The California High-Speed Rail Authority recently announced that crews have placed the final precast girder for the Central Valley portion of the $113 billion high-speed rail line from San F...


Recession Fears Rebuffed in New Reports

In reviewing an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, in addition to results from the June Dodge Momentum Ind...


Bids Wanted for VA Testing Center

Northern Virginia Community College is soliciting bids for the renovation of an existing one-story building into a new testing center in Manassas, Virginia.


Deadline Extended for Elevation Awards

The nomination deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, a commercial honors program carried out by Technology Publishing Co. and the Commercial Painting Industry Association, has been...


Paint Work Nearly Complete on IN Water Tower

Repainting and repairs are being finished on a water tower in Albion, Indiana, after nearly two months of work.


Architecture Firm Releases Lunar Outpost Designs

Space architecture and technology firm AI SpaceFactory has recently released design renderings for the first-ever lunar outpost, LINA.


Construction Safety Bill Progresses in NY

New York state legislature recently passed a new construction bill that seeks to heavily increase fines for criminal charges associated with jobsite deaths.


Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge Opens to Public

Last week, the Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles opened to the public after completing six years of construction, becoming the largest bridge project in the city’s history.


Report: NYC Most Expensive in US for Construction

According to the latest International Construction Cost Index by global design and consultant organization Arcadis, New York City and San Francisco are among the report’s Top 10 most costly ...


Army Corps Seeking Bids for VA Bridge Repaint

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, requires a contract to clean and repaint girders and support members on the John H. Kerr Spillway Bridge located in Boydton, Virginia.


Coalition Calls for ‘Buy America’ Waiver Extension

Nearly 50 transportation groups have asked the White House to extend the waiver for the new Buy America, Build America Act requirements for construction materials included in the bipartisan ...


Aesthetic Damages Seen at Disneyland's Space Mountain

It was recently noticed by guests visiting Disneyland’s Space Mountain in Anaheim, California, that there was major damage to the attraction’s line queue area.


NY, NJ Sign Gateway Project Cost Agreement

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a funding agreement to split the cost for the Hudson Tunnel and Portal North Bridge projects, advancing t...


FAA to Award $1B for Airport Improvements

In a release published last week, the White House announced that nearly $1 billion in funding provided by President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law would be awarded to airports for...


Committee Advances $18B for Military, VA Construction

At the end of June, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee announced the approval of the fiscal year 2023 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill.


CPIA Announces 2022 Keynote Speaker

Late last month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association selected this year’s Leadership Conference keynote speaker, Conner Fields.


APC Signs New Turkish Tanker Coating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. recently announced that it has signed a multi-ship deal to recoat 10 tankers with Turkish ship management firm Chemfleet.


Bids Wanted for VA Elementary School Reno

Warren County Public Schools is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to one of its elementary schools in Front Royal, Virginia.


Leaked Report: Eiffel Tower Plagued by Rust

In a leaked confidential report, it’s been suggested that Paris’ Eiffel Tower is in poor condition given the amount of rust plaguing the structure.


Errors Cause OH Water Tower Painting Delay

Work has been delayed for the repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, after contractors used the wrong color paint and the wrong logo stencil.


MI Starting New ‘Rebuilding Our Bridges’ Projects

At the beginning of the month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced three major bridge repair projects starting in July as part of the state’s “Rebuilding Our Bridges” program.


Contract Awarded for New Soo Lock Construction

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has awarded the $1.068 billion contract to construct the new lock for the Soo in Michigan, which is expected to begin this summe...


EPA Finalizes Scope for Asbestos Risks

At the end of June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final scope document for the Toxic Substances Control Act Risk Evaluation for Asbestos Part 2: Supplemental Evaluati...


Contractors Needed for MS Water Tower Painting

The Diamondhead Water and Sewer District in Diamondhead, Mississippi, is currently seeking contractors for the painting of a 500,000-gallon elevated pedesphere water storage tank.


University Using AI to Prevent Marine Corrosion

A research team from Curtin University in Western Australia has recently developed an artificial intelligence monitoring tool to improve the maintenance of marine structures impacted by corr...


$26.7M Bon Air Replacement Bridge Completed

At the end of last month, the City of Larkspur in California marked the completion of the $26.7 million Bon Air Bridge replacement after over decade of planning and several years of construc...


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...


NV Implementing New Portland Cement Standards

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced that it will be allowing the use of Portland limestone cement on new highway construction projects to reduce its carbon footprint.


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.


$335M AZ Border Wall Could Be Virtual

Last month, Arizona lawmakers passed a bill that budgeted $335 million for a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but according to reports the barrier could potentially be a “virtual wall”...


Bids Wanted for Underground Tunnel Waterproofing

Dane County is seeking contractors to perform underground tunnel waterproofing and concrete repairs on a steam tunnel in Madison, Wisconsin.


Global Leaders Launch Infrastructure Partnership

At the beginning of the week, leaders officially launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany, which is expected to mobilize $600 bi...


PPG to Complete Over 25 School Makeovers in July

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it was planning to complete over 25 school makeovers through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.


NPS Awards $3.4M to Preserve WWII Sites

The United States National Park Service announced last week that it had awarded $3,405,000 in grants to preserve and interpret World War II Japanese American confinement sites.


Flint Seeking Water Infrastructure Loan

The City of Flint in Michigan is planning to request nearly $12 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to complete the next round of upgrades on its water supply infrastructure.


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...


Report: May Backlog Rises, Confidence Falters

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of May, reporting an increase to nine months.


Lead Paint Flakes Found in MD Neighborhoods

Last week, residents in Woodberry, Maryland, voiced concerns after finding red paint flakes that seemed to have come from work being performed on the nearby television tower which gives the ...


OR Adopting Concrete Environmental Standards

Earlier this month, the City of Portland, Oregon, announced the approval of recommendations to add Concrete Embodied Carbon Threshold requirements for city construction projects.


White House Scraps Air Force One Paint Plan

A White House administration official told reporters that a proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump has been nixed after a new study showed it could drive up ...


Contractors Wanted for WV Capitol Painting, Reno

The West Virginia Department of Administration is soliciting bids for painting and renovations at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston.


FL Resident Blocks Neighboring Paint Work

After power washing and repainting three sides of his home, South Florida resident Rene Garcia was recently blocked by his neighbor, Daryl Partlow, to finish the project.


Las Vegas City Council Approves Loop System

Last week, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved The Boring Company’s application to expand the Vegas Loop into downtown Las Vegas.


Affordable CA Housing Tops $1M per Apartment

According to a review of state data by The Los Angeles Times, several affordable housing projects in California are costing more than $1 million per apartment to build.


Ongoing Inflation Impacting Infrastructure Projects

Rising costs for materials are continuing to impact infrastructure projects across the United States, shrinking the effect of the bipartisan infrastructure law with officials scaling back, d...


Submissions Open for 2022 Impact Awards

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America....


May Input Prices Reveal Continued Increase

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both rose ...


Bids Open for TX Water Tower Construction, Painting

The City of Corpus Christi in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the construction and painting of a three-million-gallon elevated water storage tank, piping, valving, pumps, SCADA, b...


Street Collapses Near Gordie Howe Bridge

Earlier this month, a section of a street in Detroit near the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge collapsed while crews were conducting piling in the area as part of the bri...


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


Revisions Proposed for Millennium Tower Fix

A reduced scope for the stabilization of the Millennium Tower in San Francisco was recently approved by the project’s engineering review team on behalf of the city’s Department of Building I...


Groundbreaking Held for $1.5B Pittsburgh Hospital

Last week, officials broke ground for the new UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, which is expected to become the largest hospital in the city’s history.


Tradesman Recalls Scott Base Painting Project

As Antarctica New Zealand prepares for the $344 million rebuild of the Scott Base research facility, a former NZ Navy tradesman recently recalled what painting the original facilities was li...


WI Jail Soliciting Bids for Painting, Reno Project

Rock County is soliciting bids for painting, renovations and site work at its jail in Janesville, Wisconsin.


Paint Issue Could Cost IA Pool Summer Revenue

The Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, is reportedly operating under a limited capacity because of chalking paint in its swimming pool.


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...


Rising Costs Affecting MA Infrastructure Projects

Several public projects in New England are experiencing cost increases due to inflation, with some projects doubling or tripling in cost compared to original estimates.


Bids Wanted for Pittsburgh Bridge Preservation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform preservation services to the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.


Rikers Being Studied for Wastewater Facility

According to city records, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a contract to Jacobs Civil Consultants to study the possibility of constructing a new Was...


APC Wins Two New Build Turkish Tanker Deals

Last month, protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) announced that it had won a new deal to supply two new chemical tankers being built in Turkey.


Zion Bank Celebrates 30th Paint-a-Thon

After being canceled for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zion Bank was once again able to host its annual Paint-a-Thon service project.


Biden Issues Domestic Solar Energy Orders

Last week, President Joe Biden issued three executive orders to prioritize domestic clean energy manufacturing to aid in the goal of eliminating carbon from the country’s power supply by 203...


FAA Announces $518M in Airport Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced the award of $518 million for 416 airport construction projects across the country.


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.


Air Force One Paint Plan Could Overheat Plane

A proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump could contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane, leading to other issues, the Air Force says.


WV Suspension Bridge Gets Fresh Coat

The historic West Virginia Suspension Bridge is currently undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


Sherwin Donates Paint for WA Radio Flyer Attraction

Since being constructed 33 years ago, the world’s largest Radio Flyer wagon attraction at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington, has plans to receive some minor metal repairs and a fresh co...


Bidding Opens for CA City Hall

The City of Redding is soliciting bids for exterior painting at its City Hall building in Redding, California.


Longest Steel Bridge in India Opens to Public

Earlier this week, the longest steel bridge in India officially opened to the public after a five-year rehabilitation project was completed.


MI Directive Speeds Up Infrastructure Permitting

At the beginning of the month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to streamline the state’s permitting process for infrastructure projects of $50 million or mor...


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Repainting

The City of Gretna in Nebraska is currently seeking contractors for the repainting of a two-million-gallon elevated water tower.


Garland Receives Vizient Contract

Roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland) recently announced via emailed press release that it received a contract from the nation’s ...


RI Bridge Using ARPA Funds for Repaint

A historic railroad trestle bridge in Coventry, Rhode Island, will be receiving a fresh coat of paint thanks to funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act.


New Terminal C Opens at LaGuardia Airport

At the beginning of the month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced the openi...


Sherwin Names 2021 Impact Award Winners

Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Awards.


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.


PennDOT: Inflation Could Limit Infrastructure Funding

According to recent reports, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have expressed concern that inflation and material shortages will limit the impact and benefits of f...


New MN Recreation Facility Project Bidding

The City of St. Paul is soliciting bids for the construction of a new 25,000-square-foot recreation facility.


West Seattle Bridge Completes Concrete Pouring

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced at the end of last month that the structural concrete pouring inside the West Seattle Bridge has been completed, marking another project mi...


Soo Locks Project Cost Estimates Skyrocket

New estimates for the Soo Locks project in Michigan were released at the end of last month, revealing the project could cost double or triple the original estimated cost.


New Program Announced for Union Painters in NYC

Late last month, public health care system NYC Health + Hospitals and District Council No. 9 Local Union 1969, Civil Service Employees, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades announ...


Report Surveys Architect-Contractor Relationships

The American Institute of Architects, in parentship with the Associated General Contractors of America, has recently published a study on what makes successful architect-contractor relations...


Contractors Wanted for PA Bridge Replacement

The Township of Lathrop is seeking contractors for the removal and replacement of the Wright Road Bridge located in Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania.


DOT Issues Waiver for US Materials Mandate

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of a temporary public interest waiver regarding construction materials through the recent Buy America standards.


Report: Construction Employment is Stalling

In a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data, the association found that construction employment gained 2,000 jobs between March and April.


Nominations Now Open for 2022 Elevation Awards

The nomination period for Technology Publishing Co.’s sixth annual Elevation Awards officially kicked off today. This year, participants will see a few changes in both eligibility and catego...


NPS Awards Over $7M in Historic Preservation Grants

Late last week, the U.S. National Park Service announced the award of 11 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants in 10 states, totaling $7.275 million.


Workers Protest Purple Line Labor Agreement

While major construction is anticipated to resume this August for the long-delayed Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland, workers were recently seen protesting over a promised p...


Architect Ponders Molten Lava as a Building Material

Harnessing molten lava to construct buildings might seem like an impossible task, but one Icelandic architecture firm has been pondering the idea since 2018.


Contractors Needed for KS Customs Facility

The Wichita Airport Authority is soliciting bids for Phase 2 renovations at its Customs Border Protection Facility in Wichita, Kansas.


April Billings Index Moderates Slightly

Last Wednesday (May 18), The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for April, revealing a slight decrease in demand for design services.


Industry Commends Contractor Connect Event

As the date nears closer for Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event this fall, industry players reflect on last year’s Contractor Connect and experiences.


Contractors Needed for Storage Tank Project

The City of Decatur in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a one-million-gallon elevated water storage tank.


WH, Agencies Partner for Infrastructure Programs

Last week, the White House announced that it is partnering with philanthropic, labor and nonprofit organizations to make it easier for smaller cities and counties to apply for funding under ...


EPA Awards Over $250M in Brownfields Grants

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of $254.5 million in Brownfields Grants to 265 communities, including four grants totaling $1.6 million across Puerto ...


ABC Speaks Out Against Davis-Bacon Act

In wake of a new report issued by the Beacon Hill Institute, the Associated Builders and Contractors are again speaking out against the U.S. Department of Labor’s Davis-Bacon and Related Act...


Cleveland Expands Exterior Paint Program

Last week, members of the Cleveland City Council approved legislation authorizing an expanded exterior paint program for eligible homeowners.


IKEA Investing Over $3B in International Stores

Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, recently announced that it would be accelerating expansion to make IKEA more accessible to customers.


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.


City Unable to Auction Off Queen Mary Lifeboats

While the City of Long Beach, California, originally planned to auction off the 20 lifeboats from the RMS Queen Mary, lead paint and a lack of bids is leading to the disposal of the boats.


Construction Input Prices Increase in April

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices rose 0.8% in April.


White House Releases New Permitting Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new Permitting Action Plan to accelerate federal permitting and environmental reviews for infrastructure projects funded throug...


China Planning 3D-Printed Dam Construction

According to reports, China is preparing to build a hydropower dam by 2024 using an artificial intelligence system, robots and 3D printing.


Contract Awarded for WV Bridge Rehabilitation

The West Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $507,364 to Elite Industrial Painting of Tarpon Springs, Florida, for rehabilitation of the Gormania Br...


ICC, BTF Announce New Collaboration

The International Code Council and the Building Talent Foundation (BTF) recently announced a new collaboration to support and strengthen the residential construction and building safety work...


CPIA Issues Call for Abstracts

The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with Technology Publishing Company, is calling for abstracts for presentations and discussion topics at the 2022 CPIA Leadership ...


US Paint Company Amps Up Convenience

Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carlos, California) has recently announced that it will be offering same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint produ...


Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened last week at the Dolní Morava Mountain Resort in the Czech Republic.


TN Charging Contractor for Construction Delays

According to reports, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be charging a contractor $1,000 for every day a long-overdue construction project on I-75 takes to complete.


Contractors Wanted for VA Fire Station

The City of Richmond is soliciting bids for the demolition and rebuild of a fire station building and garage in Richmond, Virginia.


Corrosion Under Coating Shuts Down OH Bridge

A bridge in Brooklyn, Ohio, was shut down earlier this week when inspectors found corrosion under the beams coated with fire protection.


Registration Opens for CPIA Conference

Since announcing the dates and location of the second annual CPIA Leadership Conference, the Commercial Painting Industry Association has officially opened Early Bird registration for the ev...


IUPAT Protests Wage Theft at GA University

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77 was recently joined by students, faculty and staff from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, to denounce ...


MO Announces Infrastructure Improvement Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation recently presented its draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the largest infrastructure improvement plan that it has ever created.


Historic Scottish Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

For the last several weeks, painters in Scotland have been repainting the historic Covesea Lighthouse.


Contractors Needed for Ground Storage Tank Rehab

The City of Rusk in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of ground storage tanks.


Investigation, Replacement Ongoing for PA Bridge

Earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board released an update on its investigation into the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh, as the first concrete pours fo...


Design Revealed for New FIU Pedestrian Bridge

At the beginning of the month, the Florida Department of Transportation unveiled new design plans for the Florida International University pedestrian bridge, more than four years after the i...


PA Wastewater Facility Expansion Underway

A wastewater treatment facility in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania, broke ground last month for a $21 million expansion that will increase capacity and make processes more environmentally ...


Report: Slow Payments Plaguing Industry

A recent report from construction software company Levelset found that while the industry has made a strong recovery from COVID-19 setbacks—reporting an all-time high of $1.57 trillion in Ju...


Renovation, Coatings Work Bidding in FL

The City of North Port is soliciting bids for renovations to 13,510 square feet of space at Warm Mineral Springs Park.


Nova Graphene Awarded Two Defense Contracts

Global advanced materials firm Nova Graphene recently announced that it was awarded two defense contracts by Canada's Department of National Defense’s Innovation for Defense Excellence and S...


IA Bridges Reopen After Contractor Error

Earlier this week, Des Moines, Iowa, officials announced that they would be reopening two bridges after they were shut down last month due to a contractor error, which resulted in the accide...


Material Shortages, Costs Affecting TX Projects

According to recent reports, Texas Department of Transportation road infrastructure projects are being impacted by construction material shortages and cost increases, causing delays and driv...


China Building Collapses Killing At Least 2

Crews are continuing to sift through debris after the collapse of a commercial building in Changsha, the capital of central China’s Hunan Province, just south of Beijing.


'Project Virginia' Plans to Print 200 Homes

Construction start-up Alquist 3D recently announced plans to build 200 homes in the southwest region of Virginia to help solve the housing crisis in rural and underserved areas of America.


Contractors Needed for WA Bridge Seismic Retrofit

Skagit County is seeking contractors to perform seismic retrofitting of the Upper Finney Creek Bridge in Mount Vernon, Washington.


EPA Issues Water Infrastructure Funding Memo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a memorandum for $43 billion in water infrastructure through the bipartisan infrastructure law to deliver clean water and replace lea...


IL Water Supplier Project Nears Completion

A critical infrastructure project in the Village of Homewood, Illinois, which involved water line installation to transition water suppliers for the area, is reportedly nearing completion.


Largest US Carbon Capture Pipeline Proposed

An Iowa-based company has proposed a $4.5 billion, 1,958-mile carbon dioxide pipeline that would stretch across five states for CO2 recovery and storage.


WA Adopts All-Electric Heating Mandate

Late last month, the Washington State Building Code Council approved a new commercial energy code in a vote of 11-3, mandating that newly constructed buildings be outfitted with all-electric...


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

The April issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on using plural-component spr...


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...


Circular Bridge Built with Flax Opens in Europe

A bridge constructed with a new bio-composite material composed of flax and a special bio-resin opened in Europe last month, the first of three in the “Smart Circular Bridge” EU project.


PA Riverfront Development Gets $10M in Funding

A mixed-use development planned to revitalize an industrial riverfront stretch in Pittsburgh is finally moving forward after receiving a $10 million grant from the Pennsylvania’s Redevelopme...


Pensacola Bridge Finalizes Pile Driving Operations

The Florida Department of Transportation announced last month that construction crews working on the Pensacola Bay Bridge have reached a major milestone with the completion of pile driving f...


BASF, Vattenfall Bidding for Offshore Wind Farm

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that it will be partnering with Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall for the offshore wind farm tender of Hollandse Kust West in the...


Painting Contractors Wanted for CA Correctional Facility

The California Department of Corrections is soliciting bids for painting services at a correctional facility in Chowchilla, California.


Tequila Agave Waste Used to Make Bricks

Since partnering with Mexican nonprofit Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education and Development (SACRED) back in October, post-production agave fibers from Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequi...


Construction Begins for CA Wildlife Bridge

Last week, California officials broke ground at the new $87 million Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is expected to be the world’s largest wildlife crossing for native animals to sa...


First TX Border Wall Section Nears Completion

According to state officials, the first segment of five for the state-funded border wall in Texas is “essentially” complete with all panels installed.


PA Women's Center & Shelter Awarded LEED

In an emailed press release, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) recently announced that it was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Ce...


Contractors Needed for MN Water Tank Improvement

The City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the one-million-gallon Ferndale Water Tower on behalf of the Saint Paul Regional Water Services.


Klamath Dam Removal Project Gets DOI Approval

According to recent reports, the U.S. Interior Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have given their support for the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath Rive...


IA Bills Aims to End Public Design-Build Work

Iowa legislators have recently passed a bill in both houses that aims to provide an alternative delivery method for commercial and most public construction projects in the state. The approva...


MO IUPAT Accepts New Contract, Pay Raise

After several days of striking, last week 600 members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, voted to accept a new contract offered by ...


US Iron, Steel Mandated for Infrastructure Projects

In an order issued last week, the Biden Administration announced that projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law will be required to use only iron and steel produced in the United ...


Mule-Hide Products Names National Product Manager

In an emailed press release, roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. announced the promotion of Jeremy Grunewald to National Product Manager.


Painters Wanted for CA College Campus Reno

Merced Community College District is soliciting bids for an exterior painting project on its campus.


Record-Breaking Residential CLT Building Announced

A new residential building in Switzerland is expected to become the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the world upon its completion.


Painting Begins for Space Needle 60th Anniversary

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the Seattle Space Needle hosted a contest for five grand prize winners to help paint the roof of the landmark its original color—nearly 600 feet in the air.


Report: Demand for Design Increases Rapidly

On Wednesday (April 20), The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for March, revealing a rapid increase in demand for design services.


IL Suspends In-State Workers Requirement

About a month after the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Illinois unemployment rate fell below 5%, the state’s DOL issued a conclusion of the Employment of Illinois Workers on Pub...


DOT Providing $1.76B Loan for Purple Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that its Build America Bureau has provided up to a $1.76 billion low-interest loan for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in ...


Bids Wanted for VA Tunnel Rehabilitation

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Rosslyn Tunnel facility on I-66 in Arlington, Virginia.


Concrete Work Begins for West Seattle Bridge

Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced that it would begin pouring structural concrete for repairs on the West Seattle Bridge, signally another step closer to completi...


FERC Approves Mountain Valley Pipeline Changes

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order approving changes proposed for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project, including how the pipeline will cross 183 waterbodies a...


Construction Input Prices Increase in March

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices rose 2.9% in March.


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...


NJ Bridge Construction Gets Notice to Proceed

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Transit announced earlier this month that it has issued the “Notice to Proceed” with construction for the new Portal North Bridge.


Purple People Bridge Needs Fresh Coat of Paint

The Newport Southbank Bridge Company recently announced that it hopes to repaint the Purple People Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Kentucky, for its 150th anniversary and restore its i...


Buffalo Bills Stadium Gets $600M in NY Funding

Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature approved its $220 billion state budget, which included $600 million for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills new $1.4 billion open-...


China Planning $2.3T in Infrastructure Investments

According to recent reports, local governments in China have created lists of thousands of “major projects,” with a planned infrastructure investment amounting to at least 14.8 trillion yuan...


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvement

Spotsylvania County, Virginia, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a ground storage reservoir.


$120M Water Infrastructure Loan Awarded in CA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to a utilities agency in San Bernard...


UK Court Stops Holocaust Memorial Construction

Upon receiving opposition from the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust over a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center in the United Kingdom, the High Court has ruled to stop the project.


Zaha Hadid-Designed HQ Meets LEED Platinum

The new headquarters for environmental management company Beeah Group in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, have recently reached completion.


NYC Safety Report Shows Decrease in Incidents

For the third year in a row, the New York City Department of Buildings reported that its building construction-related incidents have declined, even as construction activity has rebounded fr...


Floating Offshore Wind Project Proposed in WA

Last week, Trident Winds Inc. announced it submitted a request to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management to develop and construct the first floating offshore wind farm off the coast ...


Painting Contractors Wanted for VA School

Roanoke City Public Schools is soliciting bids for renovations and related coatings work at an elementary school.


Lake Michigan Ferry Gets Fresh Paint Job

A ferry in Ludington, Michigan, recently received an updated paint job, which required 800 gallons of paint, during its five-year drydock inspection.


Chicago Hospital Planning $645M Expansion

A recent application filed to the Illinois State Health Facilities and Services Review Board revealed plans for a proposed $645 million modernization of the Lakeview facility at the Advocate...


Contractors Needed for IN Bridge Replacement

Monroe County is seeking contractors to perform replacement of the Dillman Road Bridge located in Bloomington, Indiana.


$431M Museum Expansion Utilizes Shotcrete

Crews are reportedly making headway at the American Museum of Natural History in New York’s Manhattan Upper West Side, which has been undergoing a $431 million expansion since 2019.


IL Approves Infrastructure Design-Build Legislation

Last week, the Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation that would allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to streamline infrastructure projects.


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...


New Logo Painting Planned for OH Water Tower

A water tower in Huron, Ohio, will be getting a new paint job due to the structure’s sponsoring changing its name and logo.


TIFIA Loan Approved for MD Bridge Replacement

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently approved a $200 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the replacement of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memoria...


Contractors Wanted for CT Pool Improvements

The City of Middletown is soliciting bids for improvements to the Veterans Memorial Park Pool in Middletown, Connecticut.


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...


Construction Ongoing at Pittsburgh Terminal

Allegheny County Airport Authority Chief Development Officer Paul Hoback has recently reported that crews are making headway on the Pittsburgh International Airport’s new, $1.3 billion lands...


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvement

The City of Westerville, Ohio, is currently seeking contractors for the improvement of a one-million-gallon spheroid water storage tank.


DNR Provides Enbridge Line 3 Breach Update

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently announced that it has completed its investigation of three aquifer breaches that occurred last year during the construction of the Enbr...


Construction Begins on $400M Cruise Ship Terminal

Earlier this month, MSC Cruises broke ground on what is projected to be the largest cruise ship terminal in North America.


Designs Revealed for $300M Santiago International Airport

In an emailed press release, international firm luis vidal + architects has recently revealed design concepts for the $300 million expansion of the Santiago International Airport in Dominica...


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...


Bids Being Accepted for TX Warehouse Reno

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the conversion of a warehouse building into a wellness center in Lubbock, Texas.


Repainting Begins on FL Beach Ball Water Tower

Repainting work has begun on an iconic water tower painted to resemble a beach ball in Pensacola Beach, Florida.


Construction Input Prices Up, Backlog Unchanged

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices witnessed an increase of 2.6%...


Gordie Howe Towers Entering Next Stage

Officials for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project recently announced that the bridge’s tower legs, or lower pylon, are at their full height, and the team is working to connect the p...


February ABI Reveals Demand for Design

Yesterday, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for February, revealing that the demand for design services has increased slightly.


Contractors Needed for WA Bridge Rehabilitation

Kittitas County is seeking contractors to perform bridge truss rehabilitation on the Yakima River Bridge located in Thorp, Washington.


Architect Hired for Buffalo Bills Stadium

While a final stadium deal has yet to be announced for the National Football League’s New York-based Buffalo Bills, it was recently announced that the team working on the project hired globa...


Bridge Replacement Program to Address Equity

The I-5 Interstate Bridge Replacement Program in Washington and Oregon is anticipated to not just replace the aging bridge and remedy travel concerns, but also be among the first infrastruct...


US Launches Clean Air in Buildings Challenge

In following the release of the Biden-Harris Administration’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, last week the Administration announced the launch of a new program to improve indoor air qu...


Commercial Connect Announces 'Save the Date'

Technology Publishing Company has recently announced the location and dates for its second annual Commercial Contractor Connect event, which will be hosted in conjunction with the Commercial...


CA Reservoir Project Pursuing $2.2B Loan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invited the Sites Reservoir project in Maxwell, California, to apply for a $2.2 billion loan through the Water Infrastructure Fin...


Rulemaking Proposed for Davis-Bacon Act

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a rulemaking for the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to better reflect the needs of today’s construction industry and p...


Bids Approved for SD Water Tower Repainting

Contracts were recently approved for a repainting and pipe improvement project for an aging water tower in Mitchell, South Dakota.


New MA Police Station Accepting Paint Bids

The Town of Provincetown is soliciting bids for the construction of a new police station in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Aircraft Painted to Match Luxury Car

German paint manufacturer Mankiewicz Coating Solutions and aircraft painting and exterior coatings specialist MAAS Aviation recently teamed up to paint a plane to match the owner’s Bentley.


Painting Robot to Coat Luxury High-Rise in Dubai

Emirati multinational real estate development company Emaar Properties announced last month that it awarded all painting work for a luxury high-rise residential project to Singapore-based MY...


CO Solar Farm Project Construction Completed

Contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently announced its completion of the construction for the Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo, Colorado, which will support the country’s first solar p...


Cleveland Landlords Pushed to be Lead Safe

While several years have passed since Cleveland City Council passed a law mandating the obtainment of lead-safe certificates for rental properties, landlords and property owners now only hav...


World’s Longest Suspension Bridge Opens

Turkey’s 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the world’s longest midspan suspension bridge, is expected to host an official ceremony this week after opening to traffic on Feb. 26.


Historic Buildings Renovated at PA University

New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has recently transformed two late Victorian townhouses on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia.


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Coating

The City of Saline in Michigan is currently seeking contractors for the repair of a 250,000-gallon spheroid tank.


Improvements Needed on CO Interstate

The Colorado Department of Transportation is stressing the need for funding and repairs on Interstate 70 after a four-foot-wide pothole opened on the bridge’s deck and damaged several vehicl...


Biden Expected to Sign 2022 Spending Deal

Last week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that will fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2022, including $775 million for infrastructure funding from the bipa...


Investigation Probes into Minneapolis Condo Cracks

For several weeks, investigations led by Socotec Engineering Inc. have been taking place at the Cedar Isles Condominiums in south Minneapolis over cracks in the hallways and common areas bet...


TX Rehabilitation Center Soliciting Bids

The Texas Workforce Commission is soliciting bids for various restroom remodeling at the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center in Austin, Texas.


Construction Jobs, Wages See Rapid Growth

For the month of February, the construction industry reportedly witnessed a 40-year high in terms of growth rates in both nonsupervisory positions and wage increases.


PA Bridge Replacement Plans, Design Announced

On Tuesday (March 8), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced design and construction plans to replace the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh after it collapsed in January.


WV Announces Interstate Painting Project

The West Virginia Department of Highways recently announced that it has awarded a contract for a “massive” cleaning and painting project of interstate bridges and ramps in downtown Charlesto...


Bids Wanted for NY Bridge Rehabilitation Projects

The City of New York is seeking contractors to perform protective coating rehabilitation of six bridges throughout the Borough of Queens, New York.


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...


NY Port to Become Offshore Wind Hub

New York City officials recently announced that the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will be turned into an offshore wind port facility, acting as an operations and maintenance base for the Em...


Disneyland Paris Gets Fresh Repaint for Anniversary

In celebrating 30 years in business, Disneyland Paris has revealed a new look and a fresh coat of paint at its iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.


Repairs Begin on ‘Serious’ Pittsburgh Bridge

The City of Pittsburgh recently closed the Centre Avenue Bridge, which is rated in “serious” condition, to complete minor repairs.


Invasion Affects Construction Projects, Supplies

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to run its course, several reports have indicated how the ongoings have negatively affected construction projects in both countries, in addition ...


Solar-Powered Mill Construction Underway

Construction is in progress for a long rail mill supported by Evraz North America’s Bighorn Solar Project, set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar energy.


Painting Contractors Needed at DE School Reno

Christina School District is soliciting bids for phase three renovations to a school building in Wilmington, Delaware.


NASA Awards Universities for Lunar Construction Tech

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently announced the selection of three university-led proposals for the development of technologies for living and work...


Wind Blade Repurposed as Pedestrian Bridge

A research team recently announced that it has successfully installed a wind blade pedestrian bridge in Cork, Ireland, with the goal of repurposing hard to recycle turbine blades.


GSA Announces Land Port Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. General Services Administration has recently announced major land port modernization and construction projects funded by the Biden Administration’s bipartisan infrastructure law.


$4B LaGuardia Terminal Reno Tops Off

At the end of January, after a nearly six-year renovation of Terminal B at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, the project’s second skybridge officially opened to the public.


Contractors Needed for TX Tank and Pump Station

The City of Morgan’s Point Resort in Belton, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the construction of a ground storage tank and pump station.


Emissions Analysis Works to Determine 'Best' Materials

To avoid construction materials noted to have “embodied carbon,” researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a set of computational tools to assist architects a...


Largest Dam Removal Project to Begin in 2023

According to reports, the largest dam removal in United States history is scheduled to begin in spring 2023, including the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Californ...


Rebuilding in CO Stalled by Green Codes

After the Marshall Fire destroyed more than 500 homes in Louisville, Colorado, homeowners looking to rebuild are now facing expensive obstacles in trying to meet aggressive new green buildin...


PCA Expo to Launch in Orlando This Week

During the first week of March, the Painting Contractors Association will host its three-day Expo at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.


January ABI Reveals Continued Growth

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for January, revealing a slight improvement in business conditions for architecture firms.


Canada Halts Pipeline Expansion Funding

The government of Canada recently announced that it plans to stop public funding for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, following a company release stating that its project costs hav...


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...


CA School Soliciting Bids for Coatings Work

Central Unified School District is soliciting bids for new computer tech and construction trades buildings at its Center High School campus in Antelope, California.


AU Retirement Complex Finished with Dulux

A retirement complex in the riverside suburb of Indooroopilly in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, was recently completed after coatings work was executed by project manager Woollam Construc...


Roberto Clemente Bridge Closes for Rehab

Last week, city officials announced the closure of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh for almost two years to complete its $34.4 million renovation project.


MI Panel Approves Line 5 Tunnel Bidding Process

Last week, the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority approved Enbridge’s request to begin seeking proposals for the tunnel that will house the Line 5 pipeline.


UK Proposes Revisions to Building Safety Bill

The Secretary of State for Leveling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations in the United Kingdom recently proposed amendments to the country’s Building Safe...


Bids Wanted for Rail Bridge Rehab

The Port of Coos Bay is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of steel members on three swing span rail bridges and approach spans located in Coos Bay, Oregon.


Contractor Connect 2022 Names Location, Dates

Technology Publishing Company has recently announced the location and dates for its fifth annual Contractor Connect for industrial coating professionals.


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.


Lumber and Paint Lead January Price Hikes

According to the latest Producer Price Index report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of construction materials jumped more than 20% year-over-year and have risen n...


Contractor Awarded for Gillette Stadium Reno

The next phase of renovations to the Gillette Stadium, home to the National Football League’s New England Patriots and the New England Revolution professional soccer club, has recently been ...


Contractors Wanted for MD State Park Upgrades

The Maryland Department of General Services is soliciting bids for campground upgrades to Smallwood State Park in Charles County.


RIBA Pushing for Mass Retrofit

The Royal Institute of British Architects has recently issued a report urging the United Kingdom’s government to retrofit homes in England’s interwar suburbs.


Contract Approved for MD Purple Line Project

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $3.43 billion contract last month to complete the Purple Line light-rail project, alongside a $3.44 billion long-term financial agreement for th...


$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...


Labor Shortage Threatens Industry Recovery

A variety of jobs reports, employment forecasts and publications are reporting that the industry is suffering from more than just paint shortages, supply chain backlogs and inflation.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Painting

The City of Fernandina Beach in Florida is currently seeking contractors for the painting of an elevated water tower.


IL Lawmakers Look at Warehouse Standards

In the weeks following the tornado that killed six people at an Amazon facility in Edwardsville, Illinois, state lawmakers have announced that they will be considering statewide standards fo...


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 ...


Vegas Loop TBM Surfaces at First Station

Earlier this month, The Boring Company announced that its tunnel boring machine has surfaced near Resorts World in Las Vegas, setting up the next steps for the Vegas Loop’s first station.


Court Dismisses Denver Contractors' Vaccine Lawsuit

At the beginning of the month, U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello ruled to dismiss claims in a lawsuit filed by several contractor groups over the city of Denver’s COVID-19 vacc...


Mississippi River Channel Entering Final Phase

According to reports, the project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel has hit a milestone as ships have started travelling through the channel with the newly dredged 48-foot draft s...


WV Water Tank Bids Face Cost Increases

City officials in Wheeling, West Virginia, recently solicited bids for the repainting of two water tanks and were surprised by the increase in costs for the work.


Painting Contractors Wanted for PA Building Reno

Bucks County is soliciting bids for an addition and alteration to its emergency services building in Ivyland, Pennsylvania.


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.


Contractors Awarded for NASA Facility Construction

In a press release issued late last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that it had awarded 12 construction contracts for various facility projec...


FL Bill Calls for Mandatory Structural Inspections

Just as Hurricane Andrew in 1992 pushed Florida legislators to address dated building codes and inspection regulations, last year’s collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside has shed li...


Biden Boosts Quality of Federal Construction

The Biden-Harris Administration has taken another step in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, on-time and at a reasonable cost with the signing of a new executive order by President Joe ...


Contract Awarded for Roberto Clemente Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $34,477,777 to Mosites Construction Company of Pittsburgh for rehabilitation of the Sixth Street (Robert...


KAEFER Providing Coatings for Royal Navy Ships

Last month, technical industrial service provider KAEFER UK & Ireland announced that it has secured a contract with in­ter­na­tional aerospace, defense and se­cur­ity company Babcock Interna...


NYC Tower Tech Looks to Overcome Emission Targets

Crews working on an office development in New York City are working to incorporate sustainable technology to achieve LEED Platinum status and cut carbon emissions by avoiding fossil fuel sou...


Contractor Facing Incarceration Over Violations

After failing to pay the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration more than $2 million in fines, a Florida-based roofing contractor is now facing pot...


Port Arthur Project Enters Construction Phase

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have recently announced that part of the $300 million project to raise the levee around Port Arthur in Texas has entered the construction phas...


BlastOne Presents New Equipment at Demo Day

Last week, blasting, abrasives, coatings, finishing, safety equipment and products distributor BlastOne International hosted a Technology Demo Day at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


Grain Silo Converted into Living Space

A design graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands recently converted a grain silo into a two-level home.


CA Lottery Soliciting Bids for Distribution Remodel

The California Lottery is soliciting bids for remodeling at its Northern Distribution Center in West Sacramento, California.


GA Park Designed to Prevent Flooding

A park in Vine City, Georgia, was designed to hold 10 million gallons of stormwater to alleviate flooding in the area while maintaining a community space.


Over $2B Funding Allotted for Disaster Recovery

Late last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the Allocations for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery and Implementation of the CDBG-DR Consolidated...


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...


Contractors Needed for Reservoir Inspection

The City of Independence in Missouri is currently seeking contractors for inspection and rehabilitation of a 2 million gallon ground storage reservoir.


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...


Atlas Roofing Celebrates 40 Years, Unveils New Brand

Earlier this week, Atlas Roofing Corporation announced via emailed press release that it was announcing 40 years of being in business. At the time of the announcement, the corporation also u...


UK Cities to Require Bee Bricks for New Buildings

In a planning law introduced by the Brighton and Hove City Council, officials are calling for all new building construction for structures measuring five meters (16 feet) or higher to requir...


Contractors Wanted for RI Library Renovations

The University of Rhode Island is soliciting bids for renovations to the Robert J. Carothers Library in Kingston, Rhode Island.


US to Strengthen Building Performance Standards

During the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting last week, President Joe Biden announced that his Administration would be launching a Building Performance Standards Coalition dedi...


EPA Affirms Lead Paint Enforcement Plans

On Friday (Jan. 21), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to proceed with the withdrawal of previously published answers to two Frequently Asked Questions concerning prop...


Contractors Wanted for IL Bridge Projects

The DuPage County Forest Preservation District is seeking contractors to perform removal of two prefabricated bridges and restoration of a historic iron bow truss bridge located in Downers G...


$479M Funding Awarded for Soo Lock Project

The nearly $1.5 billion Soo Locks project has been fully funded thanks to additional funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill, using $479 million of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ ...


JV Selected for $969M US Military Hospital

A $969 million contract was recently awarded to Züblin and Gilbane Joint Venture for the construction of a new military hospital at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany.


New Product Announcement: Urethane Topcoat

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the launch of its new enhanced urethane topcoat for the agriculture, construction and earthmoving equipment (ACE) markets...


$1B Residential Program Announced in NY

Earlier this month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced nearly $1.4 billion in investments to preserve or construct 3,242 affordable, sustainable and supportive homes across the state.


NY Wind Farm Receives Final Approval

Last week, New York’s first offshore wind farm, South Fork Wind, received the final approval needed for the project to move forward with the start of construction.


NLRB Reviewing Independent Contractor Standard

At the end of December, the National Labor Relations Board issued a notice in The Atlanta Opera, Inc. 371 NLRB No. 45 (2021) inviting parties and amici to submit briefs addressing whe...


$107M Infinity Bridge Opens in Dubai

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority recently announced the opening of the Infinity Bridge, a key component of the almost $1.4 billion Al Shindagha Corridor Project.


Coating Contractors Wanted for W/WW Facility

The City of Austin is soliciting bids for painting and other work at the city’s water and wastewater facilities.


Purple Line Completion Delayed, Over Budget

Maryland transit officials recently announced that the opening of the Purple Line light-rail project is delayed to 2026, and that costs needed to complete construction are over $1 billion th...


Report: Contractors Concerned About Prices

According to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data, construction material prices jumped nearly 20% in 2021, despite moderating in December.


Report Indicates Backlog Slip, Upped Confidence

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its December Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting a slight decrease, having reduced to 8.2 from the 8.4 that was record...


Sustainable Science Facility Completed at AZ University

According to reports, the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) at Arizona State University recently reached completion after two years of construction.


Renovation Firms Sued Over Lead Paint Violations

Last Thursday (Jan. 13), the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that a civil lawsuit had been filed against CISNE NY Construction, Inc., CISNE JE...


Contractors Needed for Spheroid Tank Painting

The Village of Cary in Illinois is currently seeking contractors for the painting of a 400,000-gallon spheroid water tank and mechanical mixer.


Bids Open for MI Public Works Project

The City of Berkley is soliciting bids for improvements to the Department of Public Works office in Berkley, Michigan.


FL Mural Animates with Augmented Reality

In a project headed by Contemporary Art Space & Studio (CASS) and Water Street Tampa, officials commissioned Dutch artist Leon Keer to paint a new mural on the city’s East Cumberland Parking...


AZ Senator Proposes $700 Million for Border Wall

Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers recently introduced new legislation to appropriate $700 million in state funding to pay for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Amsterdam High-Rise Gets Intumescent Coating

Currently being constructed in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam, the Y-Towers hotel and high-rise residential project was reported to recently receive an intumescent coating for improved ...


Over $1B in DIA Contract Changes Approved

The Denver City Council announced earlier this week that it has approved several contract amendments totaling $1.3 billion for Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project.


Bids Wanted for NY Bridge Rehab

The City of Salamanca is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Main Street Bridge over the Allegheny River in Salamanca, New York.


Garland Names Commercial Roofing Division President

On Monday (Jan. 10), global roofing solutions provider Garland Industries announced the promotion of Matthew McDermott as President of The Garland Company, its commercial roofing division fo...


UK Developers Forced to Fix Cladding

The Secretary of State for Leveling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations in the United Kingdom recently issued a letter to residential property developers...


Judge Rules Skanska Negligent in Pensacola Case

A federal judge found contractor and design-build team Skanska USA negligent last month in the case of when its construction barges broke lose from its Pensacola Bay Bridge project during Hu...


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.


New Permits Granted for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Two water permits were approved last month for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, raising concerns over its impacts on the environment and sparking lawsuits.


Redesigning Industry Post-Pandemic Practices

As architecture firms, construction companies and coating contractors alike begin working on rebuilding their revenue bases, they are also faced with the obstacle of restoring pre-pandemic s...


Contractors Wanted for TX School Painting

Conroe Independent School District is soliciting bids for the construction of a new school building in Montgomery County, Texas.


NYC Mayor Shortlists JVs for $6B Jail Projects

In a press release issued last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that they had reviewed and approved six teams to develo...


Habitat for Humanity Prints First Home

Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using an Alquist 3D printer.


Residential Makes Gains in Construction Spending

According to several market reports, construction spending in November witnessed an increase when compared to October and the same period in 2020, as gains in private residential outweighed ...


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Rehabilitation

The City of Coppell in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a two-million-gallon composite elevated water storage tank.


Glass City River Wall Mural Work Continues

A mural in Toledo, Ohio, is set to be the largest of its kind in the United States once completed, following weather delays and paint shortages.


Price Increases Squeezing Contractors' Margins

The Associated General Contractors of America recently discovered in an analysis of government data that increased prices of construction materials are outpacing the rate at which contractor...


Contractors Wanted for WV Bridge Work

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform cleaning and painting of the Gormania Bridge located in Grant County, West Virginia.


Elevation Winner: Interiors, Judges' Choice

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


AkzoNobel Expands Polar Pod Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, a partner for the Polar Pod expedition, recently announced that it has been named the exclusive paints and coatings supplier for the project’s hybrid ...


Settlement Reached Over VT Bridge Allegations

The U.S Attorney General’s Office recently announced that it has reached a civil settlement with contractor J.A. McDonald, Inc. over allegations that it defectively built four bridges in Ver...


$1.3M Spent on Repairs for MN Capitol

Officials from the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission recently provided an update on ongoing $1.3 million decorative paint and plaster renovations, noting that humidity in the b...


NE Company Opens Painting and Blasting Shop

Restoration and painting specialists Wissmann Enterprise Inc. in Milford, Nebraska, recently announced the opening of its industrial size paint booth and blasting shop.


Sherwin-Williams Wins AMPP Structure Awards

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance recently awarded global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company and its project partners two 2020 Structure Awards.


$9.5B JFK Airport Expansion Plans Revealed

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had officially reached an agreement with a coalition of financial sponsors to complete ...


AGC Sues Over Vaccine Mandate

Despite the Associated General Contractors of America’s efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination for construction workers, the association reportedly filed suit to block the Biden Administrat...


Coating Contractors Needed for FL Park Reserve

The City of Cape Coral is soliciting bids for construction on the Yellow Fever Creek Park Reserve.


Backlog, Confidence Increases in November

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its November Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting an increase having rose to 8.4 from the 8.1 that was recorded in Octo...


Seattle to Address Seismic Retrofit Needs

Seattle City Councilmembers are planning to address its over 1,100 unreinforced masonry buildings in need of seismic retrofitting, most of which were built before 1945.


Biden Names Infrastructure Bill Coordinators

Earlier this week, the White House announced that it has appointed two new advisors for the coordination of bipartisan infrastructure law.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Reconditioning

The City of Hermantown in Minnesota is currently seeking contractors for the reconditioning of a 600,000-gallon elevated water tower.


Elevation Awards Winner: Renovation/Retrofit

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


$160 Billion Approved for San Diego Transit Plan

Last week, the San Diego Association of Government announced that its Board of Directors had passed the 2021 Regional Transportation Plan.


Brenner Base Tunnel Reaches Project Milestone

At the end of last month, international infrastructure firm Webuild Group announced that its tunnel boring machine, named “Serena,” has completed the exploratory tunnel for the Brenner Base ...


$700 Million Bonds Approved for Denver Airport

Last week, the Denver City Council approved $700 million in bonds to the Denver International Airport to fund remaining improvement projects.


Ultrasonic Devices Protect Bats from Bridge Repairs

Researchers have teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to deploy ultrasonic deterrence devices at bridge construction sites in the hopes of reducing bat activity during r...


Bids Wanted for CA Middle School

San Mateo - Foster City School District is soliciting bids for Phase 1 of an HVAC replacement project in San Mateo, California.


Cortec Coating Extends Croatian Bridge Lifespan

One of the largest infrastructure projects in Croatia was recently coated with corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation’s technology.


NYC to Update Various Construction Codes

The New York City Department of Buildings recently announced the official passage of major legislation in the City Council to update the city’s Construction Codes with the aim of keeping the...


Asian Government Takes Over Stadium

Just a little over a year since Chinese football club Guanzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. broke ground on its $1.8 billion soccer stadium, reports indicate that its government has taken over the...


Pilot Pile Approved for Millennium Tower

At the beginning of the month, installation of a second pilot pile was slated to proceed at the Millennium Tower in San Francisco.


Bids Wanted for Multiple MD Bridges

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to perform the cleaning and painting of seven bridges throughout Anne Arundel County.


Cathedral Restoration Plans Reignite Controversy

After proposed changes were announced regarding restorations at the Notre Dame Cathedral, critics were reportedly outraged, relating the designs to world-renowned Walt Disney Parks.


NY Gateway Tunnel Receives Final Permit

At the beginning of the month, officials for the Gateway Development Commission announced that the final permit for the Hudson Tunnel Project has been obtained.


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.


NYC Considering Drones for Facade Inspections

In a new comprehensive report released by the New York City Department of Buildings, the city contemplated the use of unmanned aircraft systems for facade and safety inspections throughout t...


West Seattle Bridge Final Phase on Track

The Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced that the final phase of construction on the West Seattle Bridge has begun and the bridge is on sche...


TX College Soliciting Bids for Renovations

Northeast Texas Community College is soliciting bids for renovations to an existing storage building in Mount Pleasant, Texas.


NY Reveals Designs for Coastal Resiliency Project

New York City officials recently unveiled the designs for the Financial District-Seaport Climate Resilience Plan as a part of the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project.


US Tariffs Doubled on Canadian Lumber

At the end of November, the U.S. Department of Commerce was reported to have officially increased tariffs on antidumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports.


Soo Lock Construction on Target for 2030 Completion

Officials announced last month that the nearly $1.5 billion Soo Locks project is on track to reach completion by 2030.


Contractors Needed Water Tank Rehabilitation

The Village of Endicott in New York is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a riveted steel water storage tank.


Elevation Awards Winner: Exteriors

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


I-74 River Bridge Construction Completed

The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Quad Cities officials recently announced that the new I-74 River Bridge is anticipated to open to traf...


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.


Phase One at Denver Airport Reaches Completion

Construction on Phase 1 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project has recently reached completion after years of delays and budget issues.


Illinois Bridge Lacking Bids on Coating Work

The Riverside Board of Trustees in Illinois has had trouble getting bids for coating a rusting and flaking bridge this year.


Contractors Needed for Railroad Bridge Repair

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Clinch River Norfolk Southern Bridge located in Scott County, Virginia.


Groundbreaking Held for US Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, U.S. officials broke ground for the construction of Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm, in Massachusetts.


October Construction Backlog Rebounds

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its October Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting a rebound having rose to 8.1 from the 7.6 that was recorded in Septemb...


Groundbreaking Held for $1.3B CA Hospital

Last week, officials and community leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for what’s to be a new, state-of-the-art medical complex at the University of California, Irvine.


UK High-Speed Rail Viaduct Cuts Emissions

Officials for the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2 project recently confirmed that it is on track to cut the amount of embedded carbon in the railway’s Colne Valley Viaduct by 28.4%.


Navy Awards Contracts for Shipyard Infrastructure

The U.S. Navy recently announced it has awarded five construction contracts for its Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.


PPG Completes Second Tianjin Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of its second Colorful Communities project in Tianjin, China, since the beginning of the year.


Construction Input Prices Witness Big Increase

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices witnessed an increase of 1.5%...


HI DOT Opens Bids for Terminal Project

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the replacement of the Overseas Terminal roof at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.


$3B Dam Funding Outlined in Infrastructure Bill

Of the $1.2 trillion included in the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, roughly $3 billion will go towards repairing, removing and retrofitting dams in the United States...


Plans Moving Forward on $2.5B Sydney Towers

According to reports, development officials working on the $2.5 billion Central Place Sydney towers have officially submitted plans for project approval.


ICC, MBI Release Offsite Construction Standards

At the beginning of the month, the International Code Council and the Modular Building Institute published two new comprehensive standards slated to accelerate the offsite construction indus...


Contractors Needed for Elevated Water Tank Coating

The City of Wooster in Ohio is currently seeking contractors for the repair of a 250,000-gallon, welded column-supported toro ellipsoidal tank built in 1973.


US, Canada to Discuss Enbridge Line 5

The White House has announced that the United States and Canada are expected to “engage constructively” in negotiations regarding the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline.


FL Art Museum Announces Renovation, Expansion

The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation recently announced plans for a nearly $70 million renovation and expansion at its downtown Tampa campus.


Canada Plans Carbon-Neutral Petrochemical Plant

Northern Petrochemical Corporation and the Municipal District of Greenview in Canada have recently announced they have signed a land sale agreement for construction of a $2.5 billion carbon-...


Report: Slow Payments Cost Industry $136B

A recent study conducted by construction and real estate financial software firm Rabbet found that slow payments this year are on track to cost the construction industry $136 billion.


'Build Back Better' Will Aid Buildings

Today (Nov. 15), President Joe Biden will sign into law the largest federal investment in infrastructure in more than a decade. Slated to be joined by several members of Congress, the $1.2 t...


DC Silver Line Construction ‘Substantially’ Completed

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced earlier this month that the Metrorail Silver Line extension project has reached “substantial” completion and will begin testing.


Bidding Opens for University Coating Upgrades

The University of Texas is soliciting requests for proposals for painting and the replacement of air handling units at Kinsolving Dormitory.


$3.4B Overhaul Finally Begins at CA Terminal

Work on a $3.4 billion construction overhaul has finally begun after the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on the San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 1 Final Environmental Im...


Contract for Veterans Memorial Bridge Awarded

A contract in the amount of $7,496,014.10 has been made to Freyssinet, LLC of Sterling, Virginia by the West Virginia Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of the Weirton-Steubenvi...


Equipment Issues Shift Millennium Tower Fix

The Shimmick Construction Co. successfully installed a second outer 36-inch casing at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower at the end of last month after reported minor equipment issues disrupte...


Contractor Connect Celebrates a Successful Event

Last week, Technology Publishing Company’s fourth annual Contractor Connect came to a close at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


Biden Sued Over Border Wall Construction Halt

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, co-lead with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, has filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration for halting construction of the U.S.-Mexico borde...


Tampa Airport Breaks Ground on $25M Project

In wake of private jet travel demands, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Sheltair Aviation recently broke ground on a $25 million hanger and office project at the Tampa International Airport.


Trimble Launches Robotic Scanning Solution

Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a fully integrated turnkey solution with robotics company Boston Dynamics’ Spot the robot dog.


LETI Publishes Climate Retrofit Guide

Last month, the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) released a Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide to aid in retrofitting homes throughout the United Kingdom to meet national Net Zer...


Bids Wanted for Building Painting in Ontario

The Town of Aurora is advertising a request for tender for the painting, finishing and touch-ups on at least 14 buildings and facilities in Ontario, Canada.


Developer Sued for Delayed Boston High-Rise

According to a complaint issued early last month, Miami-based developer 399 Congress is suing its general contractor, John Moriarty & Associates (Winchester, Massachusetts) for failing to co...


MI Resort Skybridge Construction Underway

Construction for the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge has reportedly begun at Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan.


New Partnership Announced for CA Ports

Last week, California and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a partnership to facilitate projects and financing opportunities for infrastructure improvements.


Construction Outlook: Continued Cost Increase

According to a construction outlook regarding the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, global provider of real estate and investment management services Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) r...


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvements

The City of Blooming Grove in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the coating of two 50,000-gallon steel ground storage tanks and one 100,000-gallon welded steel tank.


Vegas Loop System Approved

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced that the Clark County Commission unanimously approved an agreement for The Boring Company’s Las Vegas Loop system.


$1B WA Arena Opens to the Public

At the end of last month, a grand opening was hosted for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. The structure is home to the National Hockey League’s latest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken and t...


September Backlog Shows Slight Decrease

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its September Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog had inched even lower to 7.6 from the 7.7 that was ...


EPA Announces PFAS Strategic Roadmap

Last month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the creation of the Agency’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap to address contamination regarding per- and poly...


Sherwin Fire Protection Applied at Milan Landmark

In an emailed press release, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its fire protection intumescent coating system had been applied to a new landmark in Milan, Ital...


Explore Industry Topics in Latest JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full October issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual...


Bids Wanted for Chicago Rail Stations

The Chicago Transit Authority is accepting bids for the painting of 23 rail stations.


Wisconsin Offering Historic Bridges for Free

Three historic steel truss bridges near Lone Rock, Wisconsin, are currently available for relocation, rehabilitation and preservation by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation—free of ch...


Jotun Signs Agreement for HSS Newbuild

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with marine transport company U-Ming to include its Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) in ...


Facebook Launches Building Trades Training Program

To help the construction industry find skilled laborers, social media giant Facebook has recently launched a nationwide construction job training program.


Contractors Wanted for CA Bridge Replacement

The City of Petaluma in California is seeking contractors to replace the First and F Street Bridges.


Contractor Connect Features Attending Sponsors

Next week, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Fl...


Millennium Tower Pile Upgrade Test Successful

According to reports, Shimmick Construction Co. successfully installed the 36-inch pilot pile casing utilizing a less-disruptive construction method at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower earli...


CPIA, CCC Closes at Hammock Beach

Last week, the Commercial Painting Industry Association hosted its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commercial Con...


$1.5B Contract Awarded for NJ Bridge Replacement

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently announced that the New Jersey Transit Board has approved a $1.5 billion contract to replace the Portal North Bridge over the Hackensack River.


Bids Wanted for NV School Project

Washoe County School District in Nevada is accepting bids for the construction of a new elementary school.


Wildlife Bridge to Break Ground in 2022

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects to break ground in January 2022 for California’s wildlife overpass, which will connect various parts of the Santa Monica Mounta...


MSG Reveals Sphere Roof Completion Plan

Earlier this month, project leaders announced that construction on the domed roof of the $1.8 billion Las Vegas MSG Sphere was expected to reach completion this fall.


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Repair

The City of Sycamore in Illinois is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 750,000-gallon toroellipse elevated water storage tank.


DOL Releases Conformance Request Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently published a new guide aimed at assisting construction contractors and other industry stakeholders in understanding the process ...


Residential Construction Witnesses Rebound

In a report regarding new residential construction statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development revealed that the industry recently witnessed a...


CA Tax Credit Boosts Historic Preservation

Recently, the state of California became one of the latest states to offer tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Like federal tax credits for rehabilitation of historic s...


Metrolinx Rehabilitating Toronto Rouge River Bridge

Government of Ontario agency Metrolinx is scheduled to begin rehabilitation work—including cleaning and coating—this fall on the Rouge River Bridge.


Construction Jobs Up, Spending Down

According to a new report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment witnessed an uptick in September, with firms hiring 22,000 new employee...


Contractors Wanted for Clemente Bridge Rehab

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Sixth Street (Roberto Clemente) Bridge located in Pittsburgh.


Court Rules in Favor of Border Wall Funding

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a 2020 lower court ruling that blocked an estimated $3.6 billion of U.S.-Mexico border wall funding proposed by the Trump Administration and return...


Construction Groups Sue Over Vaccine Mandate

Amidst the string of local and federal U.S. government officials instating COVID-19 vaccination mandates for workers, another lawsuit was recently filed alleging that the requirement is unco...


Joint Commercial Coatings Event Highlights Speakers

Next week, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commercial ...


Nord Stream 2 Reaches Competition

Pipeline operator Nord Stream 2 AG was recently reported to be filling the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, one month after its announced completion.


Bidding Open for TX Office Building

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is accepting bids for the construction of a new office building in New Braunfels, Texas.


OR Passes Fire-Resistant Material Mandate

Recently, state lawmakers in Oregon passed new legislation outlining fire-safe building codes, in addition to the development and maintenance of a comprehensive statewide map of wildfire ris...


New Product Announcement: Renovation Solutions

Global construction materials company Cemex has recently announced its collection of renovation solutions for energy efficient building improvements.


FDOT Awards Skanska $81M Contract

Despite facing nearly 1,000 pending lawsuits alleging barge-related damages, Skanska was recently awarded an $81.7 million design-build contract by the Florida Department of Transportation f...


Contractors Wanted for TX Lift Station Replacement

The City of Commerce in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the replacement of one wastewater treatment plant master lift station pump.


CPIA, CCC Conferences Feature Attending Sponsors

Later this month, Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


NY Governor to Resolve Cuomo Bridge Dispute

Recently, Tappan Zee Constructors LLC and its member companies were reported to be urging New York Governor Kathy Hochul to resolve a nearly $1 billion dispute regarding her predecessor’s le...


Safety Sweeps Shut Down 1,499 Sites

Last month, New York City Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca announced the results of the Department’s citywide “Zero Tolerance” construction safety enforcement campaign, revealing t...


PennDOT P3 Process Presses Forward

The Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office has recently announced that it will be inviting three teams to submit proposals for its Major Bridge P3 Initiative.


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...


Contractors, Subs Mandated for Vaccine

In new guidance issued by President Joe Biden, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.


Bids Sought for MA Student Center

Worcester State College is accepting bids for painting and renovations to the third floor of its Student Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Robotics Developed to Construct Scaffolding

Like many sectors within the protective coatings and construction industry, robotic technologies are making their mark in that they are streamlining operations and, in some cases, improving ...


Notre Dame Cathedral Secured for Restoration

Officials from the French government agency overseeing the reconstruction of France’s Notre Dame Cathedral have recently reported that efforts to secure the structure have reached competitio...


Apalachicola River Bridge Project Awarded

The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $671,000 to Monoko, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, for coating of structural steel on the Apalachicola River...


PPG Completes French Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the week, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the Maison de l’Enfance et de la Famille du Valencien...


USDOT Announces $1.6B Hampton Roads Loan

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that its Build America Bureau would be providing a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act direct loan in the amou...


TPC Offers Underwriting for CCC Attendees

Next month, Technology Publishing Company will officially expand its realm of Connect hosted-buyer events as it kicks off the inaugural Commercial Contractor Connect, exclusively for the com...


Wright House Dodges Demolition

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, alongside local preservationists and Landmarks Illinois, were recently successful in preventing the demolition of Wright’s 1894 Fredrick Bagley H...


Elevation Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

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


West Seattle Bridge Enters Final Phase

The Seattle Department of Transportation has recently reported that the final phase of repairs to the West Seattle Bridge are slated to begin next month.


AU Projects Shutdown Over Vaccine Protests

Project sites were shut down last week after construction workers engaged in violent protests regarding Australia’s Victorian Government announcement to mandate COVID-19 vaccines.


Army Corps Releases $29B Ike Dike Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently submitted its final feasibility report and final environmental impact statement for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study to the Ch...


Bids Wanted for CA DMV Office

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is accepting bids for painting and cove base replacement at its office in Santa Monica, California.


Architect Features Cat Faces on Apartments in Catford

London-based Tsuruta Architects reports that its recently completed housing project in the south London neighborhood of Catford features thousands of cat faces.


CA Considers Bridge Pipeline, Desalination

As a result of the worsening drought in Marin County, California, water officials report that they are now considering two options: an emergency pipeline over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge ...


Sherwin Names Minority Firms for HQ, R&D

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the selection of five minority construction management firms for its Building Our Future project.


Contractors Needed for Tank Rehab Project in MN

The City of Saint Paul/Ramsey County in Saint Paul, Minnesota is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate three water tanks.


Fix Paused on CA Millennium Tower

Upon measuring an accelerated settlement on San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, the city has advised homeowners to wait until a revised pile installation method is approved before resuming the...


Enbridge Fined $3M for Environmental Violations

In recent developments involving the replacement of the Line 3 crude oil pipeline, reports indicate that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.3...


Bids Open for FL High School Reno

The Broward County School Board is accepting bids for high school renovations in Hallandale, Florida.


TX Recommends Contractors for Border Wall

At the beginning of the month, the Texas Facilities Commission announced that they had completed the valuation phase for the Program Manager for the Border Wall.


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.


Contractors Wanted for Multiple Bridge Rehab

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation and replacement of four bridge structures on I-90 in Albany, New York.


Five Reasons to Attend the CPIA, CCC Conferences

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Residential Construction Continues Suburb Shift

A new quarterly Home Building Geography Index report from the National Association of Home Builders reveals a continued shift of residential construction within suburban and lower-cost marke...


Purple Line Officials Announce Contractor Timeline

At the beginning of the month, Maryland transit officials announced plans to have a new construction team in place for the $2-billion Purple Line light-rail project by mid-February.


Plans Proposed for $400B American City

Billionaire and former Walmart executive Marc Lore has recently unveiled plans for a five-million-person, $400 billion sustainable city he hopes to have built somewhere within the American d...


First US Offshore Wind Substation Project Launched

Late last month, offshore wind joint development partners Ørsted and Eversource announced the commencement of the first-ever American-built offshore wind substation.


Bidding Open for OR City Office

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


Roller Coaster Casts Vote for Repaint

Local Pittsburgh amusement park, Kennywood Park, recently invited park visitors and roller coaster riders to vote on what color they believe the Phantom’s Revenge should be coated during the...


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IBS Returns to Orlando for 2022

Online registration is now open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show from the National Association of Home Builders. The in-person conference is running from Feb. 8-10, 2022, at the Ora...


ABC Method Assists FL Bridge Removal

Recently, Dutch-based heavy lifting and transportation contractor Mammoet assisted Archer Western and De Moya Group with the removal of the westbound State Road 84 bridge over I-95 in Fort L...


Contractors Wanted for CA Reservoir Coatings Project

The Valley Center Municipal Water District in Valley Center, California, is currently seeking contractors to paint and recoat the Weaver Reservoir.


Fraud Suit Against Painting Contractor Settled

Recently, the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York announced that it has settled civil fraud claims against New York-area painting contractor Spectrum Painting Corp.


ABC Releases Construction Input Price Report

In taking an analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index, the Associated Builders and Contractors found that construction input prices rose 0.6% in...


$950M in NAVFAC Contracts Awarded

On the tail end of last month, the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command announced that it had awarded eight different companies spots on a $950 million contract to support large cons...


NPS Issues Several Historic Preservation Grants

On Monday (Aug. 30), the U.S. National Park Service announced that it would be awarding $7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants to support the preservation of historic bui...


Bids Wanted for Gym Alterations

Kern Union High School District is accepting bids for phase-two alterations at the Bakersfield High School gymnasium in Bakersfield, California.


Electronic Signatures Approved for IL Agencies

Last week, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed new legislation allowing the use of electronic signatures at the Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority and t...


PPG Completes Tianjin Colorful Community Project

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the TEDA Nursery School in Tianjin, China.


Progress Reported on FL Bridge Replacement

According to reports, the Florida Department of Transportation is making headway on the replacement of the Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa.


CPIA, CCC Conferences Highlight Oceanfront Location

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Wage Increases Proposed for Federal Contractors

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors.


Bidding Open for Veterans Memorial Bridge Repair Project

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Weirton-Steubenville (Veterans Memorial) Bridge between Weirton, WV, and Steubenville, ...


$2B TX Border Wall Bill Wins House Approval

At the end of last week, members of the Texas House were reported to have approved nearly $2 billion in additional funding for the construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall.


AIA Releases Architect Compensation Report

Although the U.S. economy took an economic hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Institute of Architects reported in its biennial Compensation Report that architecture staff ...


$120M WIFIA Loan Awarded to CA

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for California’s Pure Water San Diego project.


Bids Wanted for FL Airport Hangar Rehab

Monroe County, Florida, is accepting bids for the rehabilitation of airport storage hangars.


FAA Invests $766M for Sustainability, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced earlier this week that it has awarded more than $766 million in grants “to build safer, more sustainable and...


Bids Wanted for MN Water/Wastewater Improvements

The City of Isle, Minnesota is currently seeking contractors to improve a water and wastewater system.


Navy Awards $1.7B Dry Dock Extension Project

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the Navy had awarded a $1.7 billion firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a multi-mission dry dock at the Portsm...


UK High-Speed Rail to Utilize 'Printfrastructure'

The joint venture working on the United Kingdom’s $147 billion high-speed rail system HS2, has recently announced plans to use 3D-printed concrete on the project.


CPIA Announces Inaugural Leadership Conference

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Largest 3D-Printed Project in US Reaches Completion

Last week, construction 3D printing company ICON announced that it had reached completion of a new training barracks facility in Bastrop, Texas.


Industry Players Praise Contractor Connect

As contractors and suppliers anticipate the return of Technology Publishing Company’s in-person hosted buyer event, Contractor Connect, the industry reflects on prior events, experiences and...


$840M Contract Awarded for KY Hospital Project

Officials with Louisville, Kentucky’s new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital recently confirmed that an $840 million contract has been awarded to Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II to build ...


Bids Wanted for DE Fitness Center

The Delaware Department of Education is accepting bids for the construction and painting of a fitness center.


TX to Spend $25M on 2-Mile Border Wall

In continuing the efforts made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to produce a state-funded border wall, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced that it’s set to pay nearly $25 million f...


Chicago Center Breaks Ground Despite Pushback

Crews have officially broken ground at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park earlier this week.


Willamette River Bridge Paint Project Awarded

Multnomah County has awarded Southern Road & Bridge, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, a $18,243,776.70 project for painting the main spans of the Willamette River Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


NOLA Officials Pause $557M Contract

Last week, the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority voted to put on hold a $557 million contract for the renovation of its convention center.


TPC Announces Event for Commercial Contractors

This October, Technology Publishing Company will expand its realm of Connect Events, with plans to host its inaugural Commercial Contractor Connect event, exclusive to the commercial paintin...


Romanian Bridge Work Reaches 55%

According to recent reports, construction on the Braila Bridge over the Danube River in Romania is now over 55% completed.


Contractor Connect Highlights Oceanfront Location

For Contractor Connect’s fourth year, Technology Publishing Company has booked a luxurious ocean-front location where industrial coating professionals will be able to come together for three...


MO Paints Doorways to Revitalize Alleys

As part of an ongoing initiative to clean up alleyways in downtown Columbia, Missouri, city officials are now calling upon local artists to submit proposals to paint its doors to reflect the...


Bids Wanted for MD Construction, Painting

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, in Glen Burnie, Maryland, is accepting bids for the construction and painting of a new addition to the North County High School Field House.


Bids Wanted for CA Wastewater System

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is currently seeking contractors to replace one reservoir wastewater system.


Judge Announces Skanska Barge Ruling

Recently, U.S. District Court Judge Lacey Collier ruled that contractor and design-build team Skanska USA was operating under maritime law when its construction barges broke lose from its Pe...


Researchers Take In-Depth Look at Concrete Bacteria

Researchers at the University of Delaware are looking at how bacteria lives and changes in concrete—and how that impacts the structures that concrete is used in.


$150M OH Mass Timber Building on Track

Officials behind what will soon be the tallest mass timber building in the United States are saying that construction is on schedule at Intro Cleveland, a mixed-used building in Ohio.


NY Pushing Public Contracts Advisory Bill

A Construction Industry Public Contracting Advisory bill is on its way to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk that seeks to better the public contracting process in the state. While the bill o...


Bids Wanted for CO Building Remodel

Moffat County, Colorado, is accepting bids for the remodeling of a former Kmart big box store into the new county courthouse and offices.


Contractor Connect Boasts Networking Activities

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share its array of fun, high-level networking op...


Contractor Pleads Guilty in ME Bridge Case

According to a release issued by the District of Maine’s Department of Justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark has recently announced that a man from Sidney has pleaded guilty in feder...


$3.9B Deal Reached for JFK Terminal 6

On Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it had reached an agreement with JFK Millennium Partners (including JetBlue Airways) to build the new international T...


MD Seeking Bids for Bridge Rehab

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to replace the bridge deck on US 15 Northbound over MD 77 in Hampstead, Maryland.


Work Continues, Suits Begin Around Notre Dame

The global effort to reconstruct parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral is in full swing as a Washington, D.C., group recently announced it will be using 800-year-old building techniques to recon...


Contractor Connect Scheduled for November

It’s official: Technology’s Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, has been added to the calendar!


Rome Colosseum Tunnels Open to the Public

For the first time in its history, the area where gladiators and animals waited before combat—also known at the bowels—within Rome’s Colosseum opened to the public.


Bids Wanted for NY Lighthouse Painting, Rehab

The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard is accepting bids for painting and rehabilitation of a historical lighthouse.


Plans Scrapped for NV Solar Project

Last week, developers for what was slated to be the largest solar photovoltaic project in Nevada, withdrew its plans “in response to recent communication” with the federal Bureau of Land Man...


JPCL July Issue is Now Online

The July issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and ...


Pittsburgh Airport Microgrid Goes Live

Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh International Airport went live with its microgrid, which powers the entire facility with natural gas and solar energy. The Allegheny County Airport Author...


PG&E to Spend $15B Burying Power Lines

According to a press release issued by California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility plans to expand the undergrounding of electric distribution power lines in High Fire Thr...


Workers Rescued from Sewer Construction Site

Last week, three construction workers became trapped 200 feet underground while working on the Deer Creek tunnel project in Shrewsbury, Missouri.


TX Prepares to Begin Border Wall Bidding

The Texas Facilities Commission has recently announced its intensions to seek a project manager for the construction of a border wall.


Amtrak Invests $7.3B in New Equipment

Passenger railroad service Amtrak has recently announced a contract agreement with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. for the manufacture of a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern ...


NY Looks at Building Permit Bill

The New York State Legislature is reportedly considering a bill that would allow state-licensed architects and engineers to issue building permits—a shift from local municipalities and speci...


Bids Wanted for VA Construction, Painting

The City of Chesapeake is accepting bids for the construction and painting of a replacement Fire Station No. 8 in Virginia.


ABC Leads Coalition Against PLA Legislation

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently announced an advocacy campaign against project labor agreements, leading the Build America Local coalition with the goal to educate “American...


$2.1B AirTrain Approved for LaGuardia Project

A large piece of the puzzle has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for the LaGuardia Airport project—a $2 billion AirTrain.


DC Pedestrian Bridge to be Rebuilt

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced earlier this month that the D.C. Department of Transportation is planning to rebuild the collapsed pedestrian bridge over Interstate 295.


FL Condo Collapse Sparks Inspection Worries

A rise of inspections and questions have surfaced in the wake of Miami’s Champlain Towers South condominium collapse at the end of last month—including worries about structures all over the ...


Whistleblowers Speak Out About Shell Falcon Pipeline

According to two former pipeline inspectors, “bad seeds” are undermining the safety at Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Falcon pipeline project, part of the company’s massive new petrochemical plant ...


Contractors Sought for FL Bridge Painting

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to paint structural steel on the Apalachicola River Bridge in Calhoun County, Florida.


CA Hospitals Aim to Push Seismic Requirements

The California Hospital Association, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom, are proposing another extension that would mandate hospitals upgrade their structures to ensure that they can stand up to a...


Commissioners Approve $1B in Funding for LAX Work

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously approved to appropriate more than $1 billion in funding for the final and largest part of the $14.5 billion modernization of Los An...


Pittsburgh Launches Innovative Mobility Service

Earlier this month, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and partners today in launching Move PGH—a first of its kind Mobility as a Service sy...


Officials: $1B WA Arena Set to Make Opening Deadline

Despite battling material delays for the last pieces of construction, officials for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena report that the $1 billion project is on track to open by its revised compl...


Bids Wanted for San Diego Airport Work

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is accepting bids for airside improvements as part of its Airport Development Plan.


Construction on $1.4B Vancouver Bridge Underway

In recent reports, it has been recognized that visual progress is being made at Vancouver’s $1.377 billion Pattullo Bridge replacement project, as there has been continuous construction onsi...


$170M Phase 2 of CO Airport Project Begins

Officials gathered last week for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project.


Bids Sought for AR Standpipe, Tank Rehab

Cabot WaterWorks is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate a standpipe and elevated storage tank in Cabot, Arkansas.


Sandy Hook Memorial Receives Green Light

Earlier this year, residents from the town of Newtown in Connecticut voted in favor of constructing a memorial for the children and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Supreme Court Approves Eminent Domain Use

In a ruling last month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced in a 5-4 decision that the state of New Jersey could not block construction of the PennEast natural gas pipeline on state lands.


Construction Cost Report Highlights Decisions

A new quarterly National Construction Cost Index report from construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall shows that the NCCI was up 4.6%. in the first quarter of 2021 compared to tha...


Zaha Hadid to Design Italian Hyperloop

Just one month after Hyperloop Italia launched its Hyperloop Partnership Program, the Italian transportation network has announced it will be entering a partnership with Zaha Hadid Architect...


Bids Wanted for UT Airport Restaurant Reno

The Ogden Hinckley Airport, in Ogden, Utah, is now accepting bids to remodel an interior restaurant.


Contractors Wanted for 54-Bridge Rehab

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of fifty-four bridges along I-95 and I-895 in Baltimore.


Software Company Launches Sub Database

Last month, construction software company Levelset launched its Subcontractor Payment Profiles database, which shows performance reviews, project histories and payment rankings on more than ...


Seattle Bridge Awarded $11.2M in Funding

At the end of June, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a grant advance notice, notifying the Seattle Department of Transportation that it had been awarded $11.25 million for repair...


USDOT Announces $905M in INFRA Awards

Last Wednesday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $905.25 million worth of intended awards by the Biden-Harris Administration regarding the Infrastructure ...


Bids Wanted for AK Facility Construction, Painting

The Municipality of Skagway is accepting bids for the construction and painting of single-story restroom facility at Shoreline Park in Skagway Borough, Alaska.


Purple Line Secures New Funding

Last month, Maryland’s three-member Board of Public Works approved an agency request to add $183.5 million to cover expanded project responsibilities for the partially built $2-billion Purpl...


Support Pledged for NY Gateway Tunnel

Following a tour at New York City’s 110-year-old Hudson tunnel alongside New York-New Jersey congressional delegation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pledged that the Biden adm...


MDT Applies Paint to Cool Walkway

The Montana Department of Transportation has recently announced plans to paint a walkway on the Beartracks Bridge in downtown Missoula.


JPCL June Issue is Now Online

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Contractors Needed for TX Tank Rehab

The City of Tyler is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Glenwood Elevated Storage Tank in Tyler, Texas.


PPG Announces Deal with Six Flags Corporation

Global coatings company PPG announced last week a five-year preferred paint supplier agreement with Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and l...


Bids Wanted for PA Elementary School Reno

The Shikellamy School District in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, is seeking bids for the renovations at the Chief Shikellamy Elementary School, located in the Susquehanna Valley.


PIT Awards $130.7M in Modernization Contracts

The Allegheny County Airport Authority recently approved $130.7 million in contracts for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s proposed $1.4 billion modernization plan.


WDOT Awards Riverside Bridge Rehab Contract

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $456,404 to Panther Industrial Painting of Mishawaka, Indiana, for rehabilitation of the Hoquiam Riv...


AU Company Transforms CO2 into Products

Australian clean technology company Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) has recently announced its intentions to capture industrial carbon emissions to transform into useful materials.


$1.8B Las Vegas Sphere Tops Out

The $1.8B Las Vegas MSG Sphere has officially topped out as officials held a media tour late last week followed by a topping-out ceremony. The steel frame for the 17,500-seat sphere is now c...


New Show to Highlight Industry Trades

Coming this July, streaming platform JUL-TV is slated to launch its latest documentary series, “The Money Machine,” which will feature the benefits of working in the trades as potential care...


Bids Wanted for MO Fire Station Work

The Town of Springfield, Missouri, is seeking bids for the construction and painting of the interior and exterior of Fire Station 13.


TX Governor Announces $250M for Border Wall

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a $250 million down payment for the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall.


Engineer Assists FL Bridge with GFRP, Sensors

To fulfill President Joe Biden’s goal of ramping up the nation’s infrastructure, Christian C. Steputat, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, was brough...


PA Water Tower Repainting Project Out for Bid

Adams County is currently seeking contractors to recoat the Prison Tank in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.


NV Plans to Accelerate $2B Grid Expansion

At the start of the month, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced plans to sign a bill that would accelerate the construction of a $2 billion, 525 Kilovolt Greenlink transmission network.


Federal Budget Outlines $480M for Soo Lock

While the 2022 federal budget has a long path ahead before final approvals, President Joe Biden’s plan proposes $480 million in federal funding for the construction of Michigan’s Soo Locks.


Buttigieg Visits Memphis Bridge; Timeline Suggested

Last Thursday (June 3), U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge to meet with regional transportation officials on the structur...


Bids Wanted for VA Atrium Renovation

Arlington County in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Bozman Lobby Atrium in the Bozman Government Center.


Subcontractor Report Highlights Cashflow

An industry report released last month from Billd, a financing firm for commercial subcontractors, has found that, while commercial construction contractors have maintained optimism througho...


CA Water Tower House Listed for Sale

For those seeking a home with industry aesthetic and charm, look no farther than Seal Beach, California, where an historic converted four-bedroom, four-bathroom water tower has gone on the m...


TC Energy Terminates Keystone XL

On Wednesday (June 9), Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp. announced that was officially cancelling the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline project.


NY Wage Theft Bill Headed to Cuomo's Desk

The New York State Senate and State Assembly have passed legislation that would impact general contractors in the event of wage theft.


OR Bridge Coating Out for Bid

Contractors are being sought by the Oregon Department of Transportation to paint the Columbia River Bridge in Salem, Oregon.


Officials Talk Design of $1.3B NY Arena

Construction of New York’s $1.3 billion UBS Arena—slated to be the new home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders—is in full swing prompting commentary of what officials call th...


Hudson Tunnel Gains Federal Approval

The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration have issued the final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the $11.6 billion Hudson River Tunnel P...


Kraemer Selected for West Seattle Bridge Repair

In late May, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced that it had selected Kraemer North America as the contractor for the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs.


'Floating Park' Little Island Opens in NYC

Closing in on the month of May, Little Island officially opened to the public. Located on New York City's Hudson River, the $260 million “floating” park was funded by billionaire media mogul...


Bids Wanted for WA Library Repainting

The Town of Issaquah, Washington, is seeking bids for the painting of the exterior of Issaquah Library. The Issaquah Library was founded in 1902 before being moved to its current location.


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

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Hyperloop Predicts Service by 2027

Co-founder and Chief Executive Josh Giegel of American transport tech company Virgin Hyperloop recently announced that commercial operations could happen as early as 2027.


$21M Repairs to MN Stadium Exterior Near Completion

Work to replace the exterior of Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium is reportedly entering its final phase.


Contractors Needed for FL Tank Improvements

The City of Tampa is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the Morris Bridge East Ground Storage Tank in Tampa, Florida.


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Work Underway on Memphis Bridge

Last week, officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced that repairs to a fractured steel support beam on the I-40 Hernando de Soto bridge were underway.


Bids Wanted for PA Library Addition, Reno

The Dauphin County Library System in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking bids for an addition and renovation to the McCormick Riverfront Library.


US, UK Agree to Work Together for BIM Program

Early this week, a Memorandum of Understanding was announced between representatives of the United Kingdom and the United States as a pledge to work together on the development of the U.S. N...


Graphene Concrete Poured at Commercial Site

Researchers at The University of Manchester, along with an alumni-led construction firm Nationwide Engineering, have laid the floor slab of a new gym in Amesbury, Wiltshire. The team is call...


LAX Opens $1.73B West Gates Concourse

A new $1.73 billion concourse opened at the beginning of the week at Los Angeles International Airport. The 15 West Gates are part of a larger $14.5 billion modernization project at LAX.


USDOT Reinstates Local Hiring Program

Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the reinstatement of a pilot program managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Fe...


World's First Ship Tunnel to be Constructed in Norway

Upon receiving an assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications earlier this year, the Norwegian Coastal Administration plans to construct what will be the world’s firs...


Bids Wanted for Peace Bridge Pier Recoating

Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority is seeking contractors to perform recoating piers on the Peace Bridge connecting Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York.


Longest Pedestrian Bridge Opens

The Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability has recently completed a pedestrian suspension bridge in Portugal, breaking ...


Suez Canal Plans for Expansion

Last week, head of the Suez Canal Authority, Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie announced plans to widen and deepen the southern part of the Suez Canal.


Tax Audits Considered to Boost Infrastructure

President Joe Biden has recently proposed a new way to achieve funding for his multimillion-dollar plan intended to boost infrastructure, families and education.


PA to Put $10M Toward Airport Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $10 million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


Bids Wanted for AZ College Painting Project

The Northland Pioneer College in in Holbrook, Arizona, is seeking bids for the painting of a skills center.


Contract Awarded for $8.5B Gas Export Terminal

Long-term, low-cost producer of North American liquified natural gas, Venture Global LNG (Arlington, Virginia) and recently inked a deal with Zachry Group on the construction of a $8.5 billi...


PA American Water Taps $17M in Upgrades

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania American Water announced a $17 million plan to rehabilitate 11 of its water storage tanks and construct an additional seven new structures throughout the yea...


Elevated Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

The City of Hurst is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the North Precinct Line Road Elevated Storage Tank in Hurst, Texas.


$1.5B NYC Convention Center Expansion Complete

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that construction is now complete on the $1.5 billion Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion.


US Approves First Major Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, the Biden administration announced the approval for construction and operation of Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first large-scale offshore windfarm.


Seattle Arena Reaches $1B Price Point

The price tag for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena has breached the $1 billion mark, according to Los Angeles-based developer Oak View Group. Work is still currently on schedule with a slated ...


Apple Commits to $430B Expansion

Last month, American multinational technology company Apple announced its accelerated commitment for growth, highlighting $430 billion in U.S. investments to be made over the next five years...


Bids Wanted for FL Residential Project

The Clearwater Housing Authority in Clearwater, Florida, is seeking bids for the maintenance of the Ralph Richards Tower. The Ralph Richards Tower is a seven-story building that provides hou...


St. Jude Announces $1.9B Construction Projects

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has recently announced plans for a $1.9 billion overhaul of its Memphis, Tennessee location. The project involves various renovations, new construct...


JPCL Previews May Issue

Following the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ release of its inaugural independent issue in April, staff behind the publication are excited to continue bringing the coatings...


Gehry-Designed Philly Museum Reno Now Open

Last week, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled to the public new galleries and public spaces from a years-long renovation led by architect Frank Gehry.


Bids Wanted for OR Bridge Painting Project

Multnomah County is seeking contractors to paint the main spans of the Morrison Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


Complaints Filed Against Enbridge Line 3

Complaints filed by landowners in northern Minnesota, are accusing Enbridge Inc. of not being forthright about remediation efforts associated with its Line 3 pipeline replacement project.


NY Lawmaker Introduces Amtrak Repair Bill

New York Representative Ritchie Torres introduced bill H.R. 3002 last week, requiring that Amtrak adopt a repair-in-place method for track maintenance, rehabilitation and other purposes.


Tunneling Record Set at Alps Project

A new tunneling record has been set at the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) project, an ongoing construction effort to build new rail tunnels through the Alps.


Unspent Border Funds Will Go to Military

The Pentagon has recently announced that all border wall construction projects funded with money intended for military projects such as schools and training facilities, among others, would b...


Skanska Worker Killed on Pensacola Bridge

At the end of last month, a deadly accident was reported at the Pensacola Bay Bridge, involving a Skanska employee being struck by a subcontractor’s dump truck on the work site.


Bids Wanted for MD School Gym Painting

The Maryland School for the Deaf in Fredrick, Maryland, is seeking bids for painting the Benson Gymnasium.


Notre Dame Officials Tap AutoDesk for Tech, BIM

Building software firm Autodesk recently confirmed in a press release that it will be helping Notre Dame Cathedral officials with by contributing design and construction solutions to the reb...


Contractors Needed for CA Digester Coating Project

Stockton Municipal Utilities District is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat a regional wastewater control facility digester gas holder in Stockton, California.


CA 5M Tank Project Reaches Milestone

Recently, news reports indicated that San Diego County Water Authority’s five-million-gallon concrete water tank was progressing, however, the construction project is disturbing hikers wonde...


JFK Project Adjusted, Approved at $1.5B

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners recently approved an agreement on key terms for an amended plan for the JFK International Airport. The terms were with De...


Another Lawmaker Aims to Restart Border Construction

Congressman Clay Higgins, a republican from Louisiana and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, has recently introduced legislation to resume constru...


Norwegian Offshore Wind Farm Begins Floater Build

A new construction phase was recently launched at the 88MW Hywind Tampen offshore wind project in a deep-water site at Dommersnes in the North Sea.


WV Bridge Floated into Place

On Monday (April 26), the new Wellsburg Bridge connecting Brooke County, West Virginia’s Route 2 and Brilliant, Ohio’s Route 7, was floated into place by a couple of barge captains.


Bids Wanted for HI Firing Range Maintenance

The city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii, are seeking bids for the maintenance of the Police Department Training Academy indoor firing range.


SC Hosts Ceremony for Harbor Bridge Opening

At the beginning of the week, the South Carolina Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the official opening of a new bridge in Beaufort County.


NY Contractors Request Scaffold Law Waiver

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has recently received a letter from the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, in addition to three New York-...


Pittsburgh to Explore Deconstruction Over Demo

Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto recently issued an Executive Order to create a city-led deconstruction policy for buildings—disassembling a building instead of demolishing it. The order aims ...


Gilmerton Bridge Auxiliary Counterweight Rehab

The City of Chesapeake accepting bids for installation of a new auxiliary counterweight system on the Gilmerton Bridge located in Chesapeake, Virginia.


George Washington Bridge Project Releases Update

In a recent news report, officials supplied an update into the progress of the restoration on the George Washing Bridge in New York City.


Miami Outlines $4B Plan to Fight Rising Sea

The City of Miami has recently completed its updates on its Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive assessment of the city’s roads, drainage infrastructure, and water management features to ...


Cuomo Announces More Penn Station Plans

In an agenda outlined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA, Amtrack and New Jersey Transit have announced new options to transform Penn Station following what they’re calling a yearlong “re-en...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Historical Water Pipeline

Earlier this year, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced via emailed press release that it would be supplying powder coatings for a major infrastructure project in China.


Following Tech Developed for Robot Dog

Smart following technology and subsidiary of the Piaggio Group, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) and software firm Trimble have recently announced a proof-of-concept collaboration which enables ro...


Work on $260M TX Soccer Stadium Completes

The new Major League Soccer stadium in Austin—dubbed Q2 Stadium—is now complete, according to reports that note that all that’s left for the June 17 opening is some landscaping and finishing...


EPA Announces WIFIA Loans, $9B Assistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced a series of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans totaling $300 million for a variety of water infrastructure ...


Bids Wanted for CT Public Hall Painting

The town of Stafford, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the painting of the exterior of Memorial Hall.


Contractors Needed for CA Tank Coating Project

The City of Stockton is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat two water storage tanks at the 14 Mile Reservoir Site in Stockton, California.


CA City to Turn Train Station into Mixed-Use

Sacramento recently issued a green light on a 31-acre plan that aims to convert a train station into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-used development.


Singapore Completes Large Floating Solar Farm

Reported to be one of the world’s largest floating solar farms on sea water has recently completed construction in Singapore.


FL School District Seeks Bids for Multiple Buildings

The Pinellas County School District in St. Petersburg, Florida, is seeking bids for the painting, waterproofing and renovations to various buildings within the school district.


Las Vegas Tunnel Completes Construction

Earlier this month, officials working on the new underground express transportation system beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center announced that construction on the project had reached comp...


CO Bridge Painting Project Out for Bid

The Town of Vail is seeking contractors to paint and repair components on nine pedestrian and two roadway bridges throughout Vail, Colorado.


JPCL Previews First Independent Issue

In the soon-to-be-released April issue of Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, Charlie Lange, Editor-in-Chief, shares upcoming changes and anticipations for the first, independen...


Enbridge Line 5 Launches Bid Process

Despite Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s efforts to shut down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline, the company has recently announced the completion of its design and engineering phase and is ...


Hempel Opens New Campus

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced that it had officially opened its new campus last month via emailed press release. The new Hempel Campus will serve as the company’s internationa...


COVID-19 Slows $450M NOLA Superdome Project

A budget hearing last week has revealed that plans for the $450 million update project to the New Orleans Superdome have been disrupted due to financial troubles caused by the COVID-19 pande...


NOLA Taps Developer for $1B Mixed-Use Project

The $1 billion project next to New Orleans’ existing convention now has a team in place as the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall has tapped River District Neighborhood Investors L...


CA Seeking Bids for Library Construction, Painting

The City of El Centro, California, is seeking bids for the construction and painting of a new public library.


Preservation Work to Begin on WA Bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation released an advisory earlier this week telling Interstate-5 travelers that they should plan for traffic delays and lane restrictions for the...


PWSA to Launch Stormwater Project

Officials from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently reported that the city’s Four Mile Run Stormwater Project was expected to kick off this spring.


PA Elevated Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Horsham Water and Sewer Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat the Maple Avenue Elevated Tank in Horsham, Pennsylvania.


World's Longest 3D-Printed Bridge Takes Shape

According to reports, construction is finally underway for what is being dubbed as the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian concrete bridge.


Wagner Completes Solar Rooftop for Facility

Sprayer and applicator company Wagner SprayTech recently announced the completion of what it’s calling Minnesota’s largest energy efficient rooftop and solar energy-generating facility.


FDOT Announces Pensacola Reopening

At the end of March, officials from the Florida Department of Transportation announced that traffic on the Pensacola Bay Bridge was scheduled to reopen the week of Memorial Day.


Bids Wanted for CA Public Works Building

The city of Vista, California, is seeking bids for the maintenance of the operations building at a public works facility.


IN-KY Bridge Closes for Inspections, Rehab Prep

At the end of March, officials announced that lane closures were going into effect on the Sherman Minton Bridge, an important commuter bridge for travelers from Kentucky and Southern Indiana...


$500M Academy Museum Announces Open Date

Having reached completion after undergoing a series of historical restorations, renovations and new construction totaling nearly $500 million, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los An...


WA Bridge Painting Project Awarded

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a project for painting the Stillagaumish River Bridge located in Olympia, Washington, to Southern Road and Bridge LLC of Tarpon ...


FERC Conducts First-Ever Climate Change Review

For the first time in the agency’s history, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has recently completed a climate change review.


WI Library Seeks Bids for Remodel

The L.E. Public Library in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is seeking bids for the addition and remodel of the original library building.


Honolulu Rail Costs Inflate as Construction Halts, Again

As a result of Interim Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Lori Kahikina halting work on the ongoing Honolulu rail project, the cost of the project has now ballooned to over $12 ...


FL Announces 'Record-Breaking' High-Rise

Recently, famed architect Carlos Ott, with the help of Sieger Suarez, announced design plans for what’s to become the tallest tower south of Manhattan.


Contractors Needed for 3-Tank Coating Repair

Ventura County is currently seeking contractors to coat and rehabilitate the College 1, College 2, and Gabbert Reservoirs in Ventura and Moorpark, California.


Lawsuit Announced Over Keystone Cancellation

Last week, attorneys general from 21 states announced a lawsuit to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


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...


Bids Needed for CA Elementary School Work

The Mariposa County Unified School District in Mariposa, California, is seeking bids for the exterior painting and window replacement at an elementary school.


SDOT Releases RFQ for Bridge Work

The Seattle Department of Transportation released an update on the West Seattle Bridge last week, confirming that they have reached a preliminary design milestone, a step that makes way for ...


Contractors Needed for CO Bridge Painting

Routt County is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Tree Haus Bridge located on Mount Warner Rd. in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, over the Yampa River.


RFP Issued for Yellow Line Bridge, Tunnels

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has recently issued a request for proposals involving the rehabilitation of the Yellow Line Bridge over the Potomac River and associated tu...


Women Answer Construction Roles Survey for WIC

In celebration of Women in Construction Week last week, the National Association of Women in Construction and Safe Site Check In held a workforce survey where they asked more than 700 women ...


TX Bill Pushes for Border Wall Construction

Republican Texas House Representative Bryan Slaton has recently presented new legislation regarding the relaunch of construction on the U.S-Mexico border wall and other border security enhan...


Bids Sought for VA Library Painting Project

The City of Richmond, Virginia, is seeking bids for the painting of the Hull Street Library. The library was built in 1987 as a branch office to the Richmond Public Library system.


MN Water Tower Restoration Awarded

Olmsted County has awarded a project for restoration of the Ear of Corn Water Tower located in Rochester, Minnesota, to Rachel Contracting of St. Michael, Minnesota, for the amount of $1,098...


Contractors Short-Listed for Purple Line

Last week, Purple Line Transit Partners, the private consortium overseeing the construction of the Purple Line light-rail project in Maryland via a public-private partnership, announced that...


Nashville Introduces New Construction Safety Bill

Nashville councilmembers introduced a bill last week that aims to raise the standards and oversight for metro construction projects.


Cuomo Issues RFP for 1.2-Acre Manhattan Parcel

Late last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a Request for Proposals to develop one of the last available vacant parcels in Manhattan’s West Side. The site, known as Site K, is a 1.2-ac...


Plans for Replacement FIU Bridge Move Forward

According to reports, plans to rebuild the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge are moving forward.


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...


FL Airport Seeks Bids for Terminal, Office Building

The Naples Airport Authority in Naples, Florida, is seeking bids for the improvement of the aviation terminal and office building.


World's Highest Rail Bridge Reaches Milestone

The Chenab Bridge, located in the Reasi district of Jammy and Kahmir, India, is reportedly on track to reach an important construction milestone by the end of this month.


MA Bridge Painting Out for Bid

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge over Storrow Drive, located in Boston.


PennDOT Announces Next Steps of P3 Initiative

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released a list of bridges it was considering for its PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiative, a ne...


Biden Revokes Trump EO on Federal Architecture

In a move that revoked several executive orders from former President Donald J. Trump, President Joe Biden has reversed Executive Order 13967 of Dec. 18, 2020 (Promoting Beautiful Federal Ci...


TX University Seeks Gym Repainting Bids

The Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, is seeking bids for the painting of the Kinesiology Building/Wisdom Gym. Tarleton State University was opened in 1899.


New Truss Considered for London Bridge

According to reports, engineers are now considering the installation of a new truss on the 134-year-old Hammersmith Bridge over the River Thames in London.


NYC Mayor Appoints 'Recovery Czar'

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced Lorraine Grillo as the Senior Advisor for Recovery. Grillo, who is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Design and...


$1.6B Vegas Sphere Gets 170-Ton Ring

The $1.66 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian project, in Las Vegas, has reached a milestone as crews lifted a 170-ton steel compression ring into place last week. The 100-foot-diamter ring n...


Contractors Needed for 2-Tank Rehab Project

The Sweetwater Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Morris and Starr Water Storage Tanks in Chula Vista, California.


$2.75B Diversion Project Makes Headway

Earlier this month, officials announced that they had received a key permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, allowing for the construction of the $2.75 billion Red River d...


FL Bridge to Partially Reopen

Last week, Florida Department of Transportation officials reported that the Pensacola Bay Bridge plans to reopen in March, however the transportation structure will have lane restrictions.


Walsh Issues Boston Order After Disparity Study

Labor secretary nominee, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, announced an executive order last week that aims to create a framework to “enact race- and gender- conscious procurement goals.”


CA School Seeks Remodel Bids

The Tulare City School District in Tulare, California, is seeking bids for the remodel of the Live Oak Middle School locker room. The Tulare City School District is home to over 10,000 stude...


Bridge Builders Sue NY Thruway Authority

Tappan Zee Constructors, the design-build consortium currently working on the $4 billion Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, has recently filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority se...


Webinar Archive: Getting to Know CPIA

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


EPA Settles with TX Reno Show Over Lead Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with Flipnmove Production and EQ media, Inc., over alleged violations of lead paint exposure regulations affiliated with one of the compa...


WA Bridge Begins Phase 2, Looks for Contractor

Upon completing stabilization measures at the West Seattle Bridge, the city’s Department of Transportation is now entering phase two of the project, which will involve designing the?full reh...


Bids Needed for NJ Bridge Rehab

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of an existing bridge located in Trenton, New Jersey.


MN Pipeline Replacement Presses Forward

Despite requests for a stay of construction and temporary work blocks, Canadian company Enbridge Energy has been given the green light to proceed with the replacement of its Line 3 oil pipel...


Repaint Bids Sought for CT Performing Arts Center

The town of Simsbury, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the painting of the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center. The center is the second-largest outdoor venue in Connecticut with space t...


Pittsburgh Announces Plans for Hydroelectric Facility

At the end of January, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that the city of Pittsburgh was planning a new hydropower plant along the Ohio River.


SKorea Reveals Plans for $43B Wind Farm

At the beginning of the month, South Korean President Moon Jae-in revealed the country’s latest component in its Green New Deal: a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to construct what is...


PA Elevated Water Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Upper Southampton Municipal Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat an existing elevated water storage tank in Southampton, Pennsylvania.


PIT to Release Bid Packages Next Month

Officials at the Pittsburgh International Airport released a statement last week saying that crews are now ready to move forward with the next phase of the Terminal Modernization Program.


Chicago Center to Break Ground After Delays

After years of delays, the federal review process for Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center concluded last week, giving the project a new estimated start date.


Navy Awards Nearly $1B in Construction Contracts

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific recently awarded seven companies a $990 million, five-year construction contract for projects primarily located in Guam and other var...


Victorian Building Facade Uncovered in OH

During a renovation project on the 600 block of Race in the Central Business District in Cincinnati, crews from non-profit real estate development company 3CDC discovered a second building w...


MaineDOT Outlines Upcoming Bridge Projects

In its three-year work plan, the Maine Department of Transportation published an outline at the end of January, noting on all the capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations ac...


Bids Sought for New Residence Hall in KY

The University of Louisville, in Kentucky, is seeking bids for the construction of a new residence hall. The University of Louisville is a state-supported school located in Kentucky’s larges...


New Los Angeles Viaduct Makes Headway

According to reports, the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles—also referred to as the “The Ribbon of Light”—is on track to be completed by mid-2022, despite having undergone unique desig...


Amazon Reveals More Design Plans for HQ2

In a blog post published earlier this week, Amazon unveiled the proposed design plans for the second phase of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The company notes that despite t...


Contractors Wanted for Riverside Bridge Painting

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform painting repairs on the Hoquiam River “Riverside” Bridge in Hoquiam, Washington.


Skanska Sued Over FL Interstate Project

In a complaint filed at the end of January, transportation and heavy civil construction company Lane Construction Corporation alleged that its joint venture design-build partner on Florida’s...


$1.6B NYC Hall Opens in Penn Station Project

At the start of the year, New York City celebrated the opening of the Moynihan Train Hall, the $1.6 billion project that’s part of a larger effort of work on the historic Penn Station.


Work Continues During Dakota Pipeline Review

Last week, a federal appeals court upheld United States District Judge James Boasberg’s order for a full environmental impact review of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


3D-Printed House Gets Permit, Zillow Listing

New York-based construction technology company SQ4D Inc. has listed for sale a 3D-printed home that it says is the first slated to receive a certification of occupancy in the U.S.


CA Seeks Bids for Historic House Repairs

The California Department of Parks and Recreation in Sacramento, California, is seeking bids for the repair of the “First Brick House.” The building was erected in 1847 and was the first bri...


Gordie Howe Towers to Rise in Summer

The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments General Assembly recently hosted a meeting regarding the construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge project.


'Buy American' Rule Upped for Federal Projects

The “Buy American” policies initially set forth by former President Donald J. Trump got a boost earlier this week as President Joe Biden signed a new executive order aiming at increasing gov...


Contractors Needed for FL Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Altamonte Springs is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat an existing elevated water storage tank in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


CA Dam Price Increases, Continues to Move Forward

Despite new studies revealing that project costs would nearly double to $2.5 billion, Santa Clara Valley Water officials have announced that they will be moving forward with the development ...


UT Unveils State's Largest Pedestrian Bridge

Earlier this month, Utah officials unveiled what its touting as the largest pedestrian bridge in the state. Measuring more than three football fields at 1,000 feet long and 15 feet wide, the...


Biden Revokes Keystone Pipeline Permit

As promised during his election campaign, President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office on Wednesday (Jan. 20).


Streets to Reopen Around NOLA Hard Rock Demo

The $8.4 million demolition at the Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans is reaching milestones, with estimations now set for the reopening of adjacent streets.


Rome Colosseum to Get Retractable Floor

To give visitors an idea of what Rome’s Colosseum arena was once like—from the perspective of a gladiator that is—Italy’s government is seeking bids from engineers to rebuild the floor and r...


FL Seeks Bids for Community Center Project

The City of Gainesville, Florida, is seeking bids for the construction of the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center.


Biden Pauses Border Wall Work, Halts Funding

Shortly after being sworn into office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation putting a pause to construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall and rescinded the national emerge...


Bids Needed for Historic PA Bridge Rehab

Lehigh County is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Manasses Guth Covered Bridge located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


DOL Issues Independent Contractor Clarification

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a final rule meant to clarify the status of independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


WA Installs Record-Breaking Girders

Slated to finish next week, the Washington Department of Transportation recently reported that they were installing record-breaking concrete girders at the new southbound Interstate 5 Puyall...


Exterior Painting Bids Wanted for FL School

The Indian River County School District in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking bids for the exterior painting of one middle school.


WI Reservoir Painting Project Out for Bid

The Wisconsin Department of Administration is currently seeking contractors to coat an existing reservoir in Madison, Wisconsin.


$930M WA Arena Files for Carbon Certification

While work is continuing at Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena, Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke recently confirmed that in addition to being outfitted for hockey and other live event...


MD Board Approves $250M Purple Line Settlement

The Maryland Board of Public Works, comprised of Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, was recently reported to have unanimously approved the $250 million...


NJ Bridge Project Takes Major Step Forward

A 110-year-old bridge in New Jersey will now officially be replaced, thanks to an authorization made by the state’s Transit board of directors, approving the execution of a full funding gran...


Notre Dame Officials Look to Lasers for Cleaning

Progress is continuing at the Notre Dame Cathedral, where a fire ravaged the 850-year-old structure in April 2019.


NE Commission Seeks Bids for Cabin Upgrades

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska, is seeking bids for the upgrade of its cabins.


Lake Cohoon Bridge Rehabilitation Awarded

The City of Suffolk has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,258,777 to Allan Myers, Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia, for rehabilitation of the Lake Cohoon Road bridge structure in Suffolk, V...


Skanska Takes FL Liability to Court

Contractor and design-build team Skanska USA Civil Southeast turned to the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, last month in an attempt to significantly reduce or eliminate its liabil...


LA Seeks Bids for Pavilion Construction

The City of Shreveport, Louisiana, is seeking bids for the construction of the Caddo Common Pavilion.


Multiple Reservoir Rehab Project Out for Bid

The City of North Las Vegas is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate three existing reservoirs in North Las Vegas, Nevada.


TXDOT Seeks Bids for New Admin Building

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking bids for the construction of a new administration building.


$1.6B NV Sphere Switches Construction Manager

Agreements for the $1.66 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian project, in Las Vegas, have shifted. MSG Entertainment Co. has announced that it is taking over construction management duties fro...


Researchers Look at Mechanical Metamaterials

Last month, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Bits and Atoms and members from a United States Army think-tank published a research paper on the developm...


Deal Inked for Disney High-Speed Rail

Announced at the end of November, officials from rail company Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort reported that they’ve inked a deal for the construction of a train station at Disney Spr...


Man Rescued from Water Tank

In entering the winter season, officials from Lincoln Fire and Rescue in Nebraska weren’t expecting to receive a call regarding a water tank rescue near 84th and South streets.


AECOM Agrees to Sell Civil Construction Unit

Last Thursday (Dec. 10), infrastructure consulting firm AECOM (Los Angeles) announced in a press release that it would be selling its civil construction business––including Shimmick Construc...


GA College Seeks Bids for Roof Project

Athens Technical College—Elbert County Campus, in Elberton, Georgia, is seeking bids for the re-roofing of a building.


Lawsuit Filed Alleging Toxic Sandblasting Impacts

A Santa Clarita, California-based law firm has recently filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court against developer Five Points Development, alleging the company of failing to take...


Bids Sought for Las Vegas Retrofit

The Nevada Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform seismic retrofitting of an existing bridge and viaduct in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Las Vegas Loop Wins Approval for Expansion

Recently, the Las Vegas City Planning Commission approved Elon Musk-owned The Boring Company’s plans to expand its network of tunnels and add several stops under the city.


$1.5B MO Airport Project Completion Date Set

Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project officially has its targeted completion date, according to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.


MI Seekings Bids for USAO Office Renovation

The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, is seeking bids for the renovation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Marquette, Michigan.


Vegas Stadium Costs Come in Under Budget

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority has approved the $25.1 million reduction of the final construction budget for Allegiant Stadium. While the stadium itself was deemed complete in August, const...


Six Lanes Reopen on Arlington Memorial Bridge

After a two-year-long, $227 million rehabilitation project, six lanes of traffic were reopened slightly ahead of schedule on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington D.C.


Court OKs Fund Diversion for Border Wall

Last week, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved the Trump administration’s plan in a 2-1 decision to divert $3.6 billion in funding from more than 100 military construction project...


CA Seeks Bids for Tank Rehabilitation

The City of El Monte is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate an existing Water Tank in El Monte, California.


VT National Guard Rebuilds Field Hospital

The Vermont National Guard was recently tasked with rebuilding a 250-bed field hospital in Essex Junction, Vermont. The structure, which was initially built last April, was taken down in mid...


MS Plans Smart Neighborhood with Tesla

Mississippi Power and Southern Power announced a partnership last month to build a “smart neighborhood.” Dubbed “Enzor Place,” the homes in the plan will exclusively feature the Tesla Solar ...


CA Invests $2B in Infrastructure Projects

Last week, the California Transportation Commission announced it had approved $2 billion for 56 new infrastructure projects that aim to address a variety of transportation needs throughout t...


Philly to Vote on New Construction Tax

A Philadelphia City Council Committee approved three bills last week that are making the way for a new tax on residential construction in the city.


Gordie Howe Remains on Track for Completion

Despite construction delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials working on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project reported in a recent online community meeting that the struc...


Skanska Repairing FL Bridge ‘At a Loss’

Contractor and design-build team Skanska USA is continuing efforts to repair the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Florida, although reports indicate that the construction comes at a loss due to the d...


Bids Needed for TX Hospital Department Reno

Harris County in Houston, Texas, is seeking bids for renovations in the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Sherwin-Williams Names 2020 Impact Awards

Yesterday (Dec. 3), The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in an emailed press release the winner of the 2020 Water and Wastewater Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding water and wa...


MN Gives Pipeline Final Green Light

At the end of November, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and independent Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted a construction storm water permit for the Enbridge Energy’s Li...


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...


PennDOT Looks at P3 for Bridge Backlog

Last month, the Pennsylvania Public Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board approved what it’s calling the Major Bridge P3 Program, a new transportation initiative that will help accel...


FL Waterway Bridge Repairs Awarded

The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a project in the amount of $1,871,000 to Monoko, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, to perform coating and bridge deck repairs on the Willia...


CO Airport Reveals $170M Phase 2 Plan

Officials for the Denver International Airport have released a scaled-down $170 million Phase 2 plan to finish the Great Hall terminal renovation.


PA Solar Project Breaks Ground

Canadian company Enbridge Energy recently announced that it had broken ground on the 2.5-megawatt Heidlersburg Solar Project in Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania.


MD Purple Line Settles Dispute, JV Returns

According to reports, the Maryland Department of Transportation has managed to salvage its relationship with most of the contractors involved in public private partnership, Purple Line Trans...


Bids Sought for KS School Paint Job

The Topeka Unified School District No. 501 in Topeka, Kansas, is seeking bids for the painting of Topeka High School.


MS Tank Repainting Out for Bid

The Culkin Water District is currently seeking contractors to repaint the Culkin Water Tank in Vicksburg, Mississippi.


Seattle Mayor Announces Plan to Fix Bridge

Last Thursday (Nov. 19), Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city had reached a decision regarding the repair or replacement of the West Seattle Bridge.


LAX Officials Say Work Could Finish Early

Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside local airport officials, announced that work to modernize and upgrade Los Angeles International Airport Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Brad...


NY Announces $336M Flood Risk Protection

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy battered waterfront communities in the Rockaways and across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced late last month that constru...


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...


Shanghai Building Walks to New Location

To make space for a new commercial and office complex, crews in Shanghai’s eastern Huangpu district “walked” an historic school building to avoid demolition.


Work on TX Soccer Stadium Progresses

Although attendance restrictions for the approaching Major League Soccer season remain unclear amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Andy Loughnane, President of Austin FC, reports that con...


MI Governor Shuts Down Pipeline

In citing environmental concerns, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced the state will be shutting down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline—which was built in the 1950s and crosses ...


NY Sub Agrees to Pay $3.13M in Fines

Recently, the­ United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced that VJ Associates, a group of companies based in Hicksville, New York, had agreed to pay $3.13 mil...


Bradshaw Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

The City of Chicago is seeking contractors to perform structural repairs on the Grand Avenue Bascule Bridge and Viaduct in Chicago, Illinois.


NC Officials Pushing to Replace Bridge

At the beginning of the month, officials based in Dare and Tyrrell counties in North Carolina appealed to Raleigh and Washington officials regarding the replacement of a 60-year-old bridge i...


NASA Works on Commercial Space Tech

Last week, the United States National Aeronautics and Sp­ace Administration announced that it had selected 17 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space techno...


$9.2B Fuel Complex Planned for LA

Last week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Fidelis Infrastructure co-founders Daniel J. Shapiro and Bengt Jarlsjo announced that their portfolio company, Grön Fuels LLC, was launching a ...


Miami's Largest Underground Garage Gets Started

Miami’s deepest and most expensive underground parking garage is making its way into the city as crews prep the area for the three-level subterranean basement and the 47-story luxury tower t...


Australian Dam Project Costs Reach $1.5B

According to reports, the cost of raising of Wyangala Dam in New South Wales, Australia, has nearly doubled due to environmental offsets requiring compensation for the project’s impacts, amo...


Bids Sought for DE Cafeteria Reno

The Delaware Office of Management and Budget in Dover, Delaware, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Carvel State Office Building Cafeteria. The Carver State Office Building is located...


VA Seeks Bids for Reservoir Rehab, Repainting Project

The Fairfax County Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and repaint the Annandale Reservoirs in Fairfax, Virginia.


DemoSATH Project Selects Spanish Contractor

Sustainable transportation infrastructure company, Ferrovial (Madrid, Spain), was recently selected by Saitec Offshore Technologies and RWE Renewables for the manufacture and assembly of a f...


Industry Leaders to Launch AI Construction Institute

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, CEE and CS/Machine Learning departments have recently annou...


Bids Close on Lighthouse Protection Project

According to Canadian transportation officials, tenders closed last week on a $250,000 project to protect the West Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island.


TX ‘Ike Dike’ Unveils Updated Plans

Announced at the end of October, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office released a second draft of its envisioned multi-billion-dollar coastal storm barr...


IL School District Seeks Painting Bids

The Elgin School District U-46 in Elgin, Illinois, is seeking bids for the Streamwood High School Painting Project Phase Three.


NASA Taps AL College for 3D-Printing Studies

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, has recently selected nearby Drake State Community and Technical College to help research 3D-printing technologies that will help...


HRBT Celebrates Expansion Groundbreaking

Arriving on the heels of October, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine led a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration for the $3.8 billion Hampton Roads Br...


Prospects for $10B WI Plant Could be 'Dead'

An analyst hired by the state of Wisconsin has called the $10 billion Foxconn project “dead” as tax breaks and government aid become more and more crucial to keeping the agreement afloat.


USDA Invests $891M in Rural Water, Wastewater

At the end of October, the Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture would be investing $891 million in the modernization of rural drinking water and wa...


WVDOT Seeking Bids for Bridge Rehab

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Bradshaw Creek Bridge in Summers County, West Virginia.


MO Receives Bridge Replacement Grant

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the state is comprised of over 10,000 bridges—the sixth most in the nation—with roughly 20% in poor condition or suffering fro...


Terminal B at $8B LaGuardia Project Nearly Complete

Work is continuing at the $8 billion LaGuardia International Airport project at LaGuardia Gateway Partners recently released a Fall 2020 update for the $4 billion Terminal B.


UK Rail Bridge Installed in 45 Minutes

As part of the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2 (HS2) project­—a new high speed railway to connect London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland—project crews have reportedly installed the secon...


FDOT Requests Skanska to Cover Toll Loss

Last month, the Florida Department of Transportation issued a letter of intent to Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc. seeking damages and lost toll-related revenue because of the current toll ...


PS Connect Hosts Inaugural C3 Awards

Three winners are slated to be announced for the 2020 Contractor Community Champion (C3) Awards at Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a signature virtual event for the protecti...


MD School Seeks Bids for Auditorium Reno

The Washington County Public Schools in Hagerstown, Maryland, is seeking bids for the renovation of an auditorium and stage at the Boonsboro High School. The Boonsboro High School was constr...


Canada Bridge Construction Uses Recycled Glass

Officials working on the Darwin bridge project on Nun’s Island in Montreal, Canada, have reported that the structure is incorporating recycled glass in its materials.


NC Tank Rehab Out for Bid

Union County is currently seeking contractors to refurbish the Northwest Elevated Tank in Indian Trail, North Carolina.


Baltimore Penn Station Plans Redevelopment

Despite dips in ridership revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak has since announced it will be moving forward with the renovation of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station and recently ...


MnDOT Completes International Bridge Replacement

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that it had completed the $39.3 million replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge. The infrastruct...


Survey: Contractors Fear Pandemic Implications

In an August reader survey published by Associated Builders and Contractors, research found that more than 85% of American contractors have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and expect to...


NYC MTA Inspector Requests Evaluation Reform

Earlier this month, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority Office of the Inspector General released a report recommending a revamp of the agency’s current contractor and con...


Bids Wanted for CA Library Renovation

The city of Santa Cruz, California, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Garfield Park Public Library.


Bids Wanted for VA Bridge Rehabilitation

The City of Suffolk is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Lake Cohoon Road bridge structure located in Suffolk, Virginia.


Heavy Lift Milestone Complete at NV Sphere

The heavy lift of steel beams has been completed at the $1.6 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian, in Las Vegas.


Bids Wanted for MD Detention Center Addition

Calvert County, in Prince Frederick, Maryland, is seeking bids for the addition of a program space to the Calvert County Detention Center.


Boston Issues RFP for Urban Forest

The city of Boston has issued a Request for Proposals late last month to design an Urban Forest Plan. According to Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the city ...


USS Pasadena Scheduled for Major Overhaul

At the end of September, USS Pasadena—a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine—arrived in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, where it has been scheduled for a Drydocking Selecte...


Trump Pushes to Paint Border Wall

According to United States Customs and Border Protection officials, the Trump administration is considering having more than 80 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall painted black.


Contractors Needed for SC Tank Coating Project

The Georgetown County Water and Sewer District is currently seeking contractors to repair and recoat an Elevated Tank in Georgetown, South Carolina.


Flood Barrier Successfully Protects Venice

For the first time in decades, the city of Venice put its flood barriers into practice, successfully keeping the city dry during its first day of acqua alta or “high waters”—seasonal floodin...


$930M WA Arena to Still Open on Time

Officials from Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena have recently went on record to say that, despite a month-long delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the arena should be set to op...


Enbridge Releases Great Lakes Tunnel Animation

Canadian multinational energy transportation company Enbridge Inc. (Calgary, Alberta) recently released a new animation video showing what the Great Lakes Tunnel Project process and construc...


USDOT Announces $321M in Rail Funding

Announced at the end of September, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao reported that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration has selected 50 projects...


PPG Names Products Used in Vegas Stadium

Global coatings company PPG has released the specifics of its involvement and partnership with the Allegiant Stadium, the $1.97 billion sports venue recently completed in Las Vegas.


CA College Seeks Building Reno Bids

The Yosemite Community College District in Modesto, California, is seeking bids for the improvement of the MJC East Electronics Building.


Canada Pushes $7.5B in Infrastructure Stimulus

Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canada Infrastructure Bank would be launching a C$10 billion ($7.5 billion), three-year infrastructure plan to boost renew...


Free Webinar: Selection of Commercial Coatings

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Oct. 14, entitled, “Selection of Tests for Qualifying Coatings for Commercial Use.”


UConn Gets New Grant for Pyrrhotite Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded the University of Connecticut $768,000 in federal funding in support of continued research on premature degradation of concrete...