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Gecko Robotics recently entered a collaboration with an energy provider to offer ___ robotic inspection services across Europe.

To reduce carbon emissions and improve sewers, utility company Scottish Water is adopting the use of drones and what?

Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures UK (Cross-UK), which compiles and publishes free safety information for built environment professionals, was founded in what year?

Energy company Woodside reportedly developed equipment that performs ___, in response to COVID-related supply chain risks.

A private educational institution in Georgia recently installed what type of coating in its playground and basketball court?

The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that by 2025, there could be a total of __ million commercial and recreational drones flying in U.S. airspace.

Researchers from Rice University announced that their strain-sensing smart skin system can detect what in large structures?

A recent federal government act would give money to American-made ___ to complete critical infrastructure inspection, maintenance or construction projects.

A leaked report in July indicated that Paris’ Eiffel Tower is in poor condition because of what?

What color were the paint flakes found in a Maryland neighborhood from work on a nearby television tower?

Recently, anchor chains were cleaned and recoated at a Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. How much does one chain link weigh?

The New York City Department of Buildings reports that building construction-related incidents in the city have dropped what percentage compared to 2020?

Researchers from Iowa State University are developing a framework to improve the efficiency, accuracy and efficacy of bridge ____________.

True or False: The filing and mandatory testing requirements of imported paint and coatings in China has been revoked as a result of a recent order.

True or False: Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a robotic dog with a 3D laser scanner, which would help users navigate challenges in the environment.

After reducing bridge removal time to eight hours in Florida, Dutch-based contractor Mammoet has developed a unique setup of transporters that reduces bridge girder installation from one day to ____.

Following increased inspections in New York City due to an increase in construction-related fatalities, DOB inspectors have issued over how many violations from June 1-Sept. 13?

German company Kewazo reported recently that it had created a material-handling robot capable of what?

Subsequent investigations following the collapse of Florida’s Champlain Towers South on June 24 led to the evacuation of a two-story building in South Beach after a ___ system failure.

If paint contains underlying rust, it will reflect what differently?

Earlier this year, the Florida Building Codes Act was amended to authorize any government entity with the authority to enforce the building code to perform:

New York’s Department of Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca announced in June that the DOB will be mobilizing teams of inspectors across the city’s five boroughs to perform safety sweeps of the “_____________” construction sites.

True or false: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently suspended several track inspectors for skipping inspections and falsifying reports of elevated tracks.

What type of survey is conducted when determining whether a bridge will require a total removal and replacement is needed?

How often are bridges typically inspected under the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) in the USA?

How many years have the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s National Bridge Inspection Standards been established?

What is the name of a recently developed autonomous disruptive technology, designed to perform maintenance, inspections and repair on underwater infrastructure?

True or false: Experienced inspectors using pull-off adhesion methods find that 7-12% of pulls end up being invalid.

What standard covers the determination of the pull-off strength of a coating or coating system, by determining the greatest perpendicular force (in tension) that a surface area can bear before a plug of material is detached?

Throughout FY 2020 (Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2020), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted how many inspections in response to worker complaints, injuries and fatalities, and referrals impacted by COVID-19?

True or false: Thermal spraying is a group of processes where the thermal spray feedstock (aluminum, zinc or a combination of alloys developed in the form of a wire or powder) is heated, atomized and propelled by a conveying gas stream and deposited to form a thermal spray metallic coating (TSC) on the cleaned steel.

In this Off the Wall story, bridge inspectors saved this stranded animal from a bridge in Mississippi.

What organization recently published, “Recommended Practices for Remote Virtual Inspections,” a guideline that it says governmental jurisdictions should consider for effective and consistent remote virtual inspections.

According to the U.S. Defense Acquisition University, over the course of 30 years, this percentage range of systems acquisition can be attributed to the life cycle cost of a project.

True or false: A D+D article on assuring the quality of coating work on commercial buildings argues for spot inspections of each phase of cleaning, painting and paint-related work rather than having an inspector present continuously to monitor all phases of coating work.

What is a PATTI?

What color system or standard relies on instrumental measurement?

True or false: According to a JPCL article, three months is a good starting interval between calibrations of a magnetic dry film thickness gage.

True or false: Infrared radiation thermal imaging can be used to monitor coating application only if the coating being applied is thermosetting.

True or false: Another name for a portable stylus instrument is a profilometer.

What is an acronym for one pneumatic adhesion tester?

True or false: A Schmidt hammer is an impact power tool.

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

True or false: Although OSHA has authorized use of drones for inspections, the agency has not confirmed their actual use.

Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify paint inspectors?

True or false: Another name for a portable stylus instrument is a roughness gage.

True or false: SSPC has certified professional blasters, painters and inspectors.

True or false: SSPC’s CCI certification of concrete coating inspectors applies to protective but not architectural coatings.

True or false: In ASTM’s standard definition of protective coating work, inspection is included as one of the operations required to accomplish a complete coating job.

True or false: UL publishes the technical manual Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials.

How are the number of OSHA’s field inspections expected to change in the next two years?

Who wrote the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide?

True or false: OSHA has used drones for inspection of worksites.

True or false: UL (Underwriters Laboratories) publishes inspection manuals dealing with spray-applied, fire-resistive coating materials.

True or false: SSPC’s CCI certification of concrete coating inspectors applies to protective coatings for industrial structures but not architectural coatings.

What is the consensus among coating specialists about the percentage of deterioration that is acceptable at a one-year warranty inspection of water tank linings before a contractor must repair the coating job?

True or false: A polyurea coating material showed excellent performance in a five-year inspection of a lining system on a potable water tank bottom that had suffered significant soil-side corrosion in Melbourne, Australia.

ICRI and what other organization certify moisture-testing inspectors?

What organization offers a Concrete Coating Inspector program?

True or false: NACE and SSPC are the only organizations that certify coating inspectors.

True or false: A D+D article on assuring the quality of coating work on commercial buildings argues for a full-time inspector to be present during all phases of coating work.

How many coating inspection companies are certified to SSPC-QP 5, Certification for Coating and Lining Inspection Companies?

True or false: The Norwegian organization offering coating inspector training and certification is called BLESIO.

True or false: SSPC has a program to train and certify inspectors of coatings on concrete.

Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify paint inspectors?

Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify coating inspectors?

The earliest, large-scale application of what coating type was conducted on the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline in Australia?

What organization developed the Guide for Planning Coatings Inspection?

What organization publishes the technical manual Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials?

Plastic shims are used with what quality-control instruments in coating work?

What is the term normally used to designate a stoppage of coating work for inspection before moving on to the next step?

What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?

When production is stopped for inspection of coating work prior to moving on to the next step, what is this quality control step called?

What is one typical duty of an inspector prior to the application of a primer?

True or False: SSPC has a qualification procedure and certification program for companies that manufacture inspection instruments.


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