Daily Quiz (195)


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would be seeking public input on programs funded by what?


A state-by-state analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data found that the non-seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate fell in September 2022 from a year ago, down from 4.5% to __.


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Fifth Drinking Water Contamination Candidate List contains 110 chemicals, three chemical groups and 12 microbes.


True or False: The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce recently announced a signed joint statement of intent with Ukraine.


The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first round of grants from the bipartisan infrastructure law’s competitive Bridge Investment Program, totaling $18.4 million for how many projects?


In October, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on classifying employees and what?


Which East Coast state was recently approved for $31.3 million in funding from the state for water infrastructure projects?


Which federal government department recently issued a report outlining challenges it faces in implementing the bipartisan infrastructure law, including inflation, labor and supply chain issues?


At the end of last month, which major U.S. city passed an energy transformation code that would adopt and exceed the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)?


The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently evaluated __-reinforced concrete to help bridge decks and pavements better withstand the state’s weather.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will offer low-cost, flexible financing for nearly __ of transit project costs.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed an amendment to ___ regulations, which will affect programs under the Clean Air Act.


In August, which city announced the launch of an industrial and construction careers pathways program, funded by an $18.6 million grant?


True or False: A rule approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation strengthens the safety of onshore gas transmission pipelines by, in part, allowing inspections companies to tailor corrosion control standards to each project.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has finalized a revision to the risk determination for which pigment?


True or False: Funding for the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competitive grant program was recently increased by 50% because of the bipartisan infrastructure law.


The Michigan Department of Transportation recently utilized self-propelled modular transporters to move a bridge weighing _______, which is the second largest project of its kind in Michigan’s history.


Which state has the lowest percentage of bridges on the National Highway System classified in “poor” condition?


In August, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement on the Klamath River Renewal project, which will ultimately cost how much?


The New York State Department of Transportation owns about __ of the highway bridges in New York State.


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced an infrastructure program that provides states with $7.3 billion in funding to make transportation infrastructure more resilient to what?


Wisconsin state government recently announced that inflation is affecting which industry, with industry costs increasing by 11% compared to past years.


Over $40 billion in American Rescue Plan funds have contributed to how many jobs in the past two years, according to a government announcement?


The U.S. House Appropriations Committee announced the approval of the 2023 Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies bill, which sees an increase of __ compared to last year.


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


True or False: The Federal Reserve (Fed) recently revealed that construction activity is increasing in various regions around the United States.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed an update to its cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site, which would inject what directly into the aquifer?


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced an investment of ___ for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.


Used by the U.S. Army Program in places where bridges aren’t available, the Improved Ribbon bridge is an example of what?


In March, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rulemaking to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts for the first time in __ years.


The end of June saw the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency release the final scope document for the Toxic Substances Control Act Risk Evaluation for what?


Which state recently passed a compromise bill, mandating several green incentives, to stay on track with a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?


New York legislature recently passed a bill for the ___ industry, with the goal of better protecting workers.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a draft revision regarding risk determination of ___ pursuant to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).


True or false: This year, government funding for sustainable infrastructure will not include money from insurance funds.


The City of Flint Michigan is planning to request nearly $12 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to meet the requirements of what?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced an award of $518 million for how many airport construction projects across the country?


In June, the City of Portland, Oregon announced approval of recommendations to add requirements to which aspect of their infrastructure?


California’s recent legislation to protect employees from ultrahigh heat lays out specific workers’ rights regarding outdoor work in temperatures exceeding __.


True or False: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6.5 billion in funding which, would in part, be used to continue replacing lead service lines.


In July, the Canadian government published a renewed agenda that focuses on what types of emissions to improve air quality?


President Joe Biden’s summer executive orders prioritize clean energy manufacturing with the goal of eliminating carbon from the country’s power supply by when?


Along with other major cities in the U.S., Washington D.C. recently passed a ban on what?


The United States Air Force recently completed facility renovations at the Aviano Air Base in Italy as part of a ___ project.


True or False: The Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does have the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.


Which country recently awarded financial assistance to an industrial coatings company to boost the adoption of digital technologies?


Pacific Gas and Electric Company was recently cited by the California Public Utilities Commission for failing to correct what type of corrosion protection system?


The U.S. National Parks Service announced $3,405,000 in grants to preserve and interpret sites from what war?


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


True or False: A Florida resident was recently blocked by a neighbor from finishing a paint project on their home due to the neighborhood’s zero-lot line rule.


True or False: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, consumer prices in May surged 8.6% across the board when compared to the year prior, the highest rate since 1981.


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced $520 million in funding available to protect low-income households from ______________.


The U.S. Department of Transportation opened a call for applications last month for the competitive _______ Investment Program.


Queen’s University in Canada recently launched its new Carbon to ______ Coating Institute after receiving a $24 million grant from the Government of Canada.


True or False: A recently scrapped red, white and blue paint job proposal for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump would contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane.


True or False: According to a recent report from Moody’s Analytics, while the U.S. economy is witnessing inflation, dropped savings rates, and increased revolving credit and interest rates, a recession is inevitable.


Which of the following companies was not a recipient of the first test order for the EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act under the National Testing Strategy for PFAS substances found in commercial firefighting foam and other uses?


Which state recently signed a directive to streamline its permitting process for infrastructure projects of $50 million or more?


The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of a temporary public interest wavier regarding construction materials through the recent Buy America standards for how many days?


There are more than ___ drop-off sites across New York State's Paint Stewardship Program to safely dispose of and recycle leftover paint.


True or False: Scientists have developed a low-cost iron aluminide coating that show four times increased corrosion resistance than that of mild steel.


Which state has recently presented a draft document for its largest infrastructure improvement plan to date?


How many gallons of paint were collected during the first year of operations of the PaintCare Washington paint recycling program?


True or False: The Illinois Department of Labor recently issued a conclusion of the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, which requires employees on all public works projects to be comprised of a minimum of 90% Illinois residents.


True or False: Projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law are allowed to use iron and steel materials manufactured anywhere in the world.


The newly launched National Emphasis Program requires OSHA inspectors and compliance assistance specialists are to engage in proactive outreach and technical assistance on days when the heat index is above what temperature?


True or False: Infrastructure investments planned in China this year are more than double the spending outlined in the United States’ infrastructure package passed last year.


True or False: The London High Court ruled to continue work on a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center project in the United Kingdom last month.


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released a report on the commercial availability and current uses of ________ found in various paints, coatings and varnishes.


True or False: The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report urging the Department of Defense to take action to better protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule to prohibit ongoing uses of the only known form of _______ currently imported into the United States.


True or False: A lawsuit was recently filed in federal court against The Sherwin-Williams Company over a 4% “supply chain surcharge.”


True or False: The First Judicial Department of the New York Appellate Division ruled that Lloyd’s of London and other insurers were not liable to pay over $100 million into a California abatement fund regarding the sale of Dutch Boy lead paint by NL Industries.


A broken pipeline in Edwardsville, Illinois, leaked roughly how many gallons of crude oil last month?


Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy released new building energy code requirements for federal buildings and proposed new standards for residential room consumer appliances that are expected to reduce emissions over 30 years equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of how many homes?


True or False: The United States and the United Kingdom recently reached a deal to partially lift tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from the U.K.


How many aquifer breaches occurred last year during the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project?


In 2019, Cleveland City Council passed a law mandating the obtainment of _____-safe certificates fore rental properties, landlords and property owners by March 1, 2023.


True or False: The largest dam removal in United States history is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.


An estimated ____ gallons of waste product associated with the manufacture of paint was spilled by truck hauling company, Action Enterprise, while leaving a coatings plant in Illinois last month.


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.


What is the newly dredged draft standard for the Mississippi River Ship Channel project?


The White House recently released the first edition of its Bipartisan Infrastructure law guidebook, containing a list of more than how many programs?


True or False: At the end of January, Airbus cancelled its $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways amid an ongoing legal dispute regarding coating defects on its jets.


The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued a Consolidated Notice, allotting funding for ________.


True or False: A downtown building in Kentucky was recently approved for retroactive permissions for painting its brick structure black.


Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers presented new legislation that will appropriate ___ in state funding to pay for a border wall between the U.S.-Mexico border.


A University of Idaho research team has recently been selected by which government agency to conduct an experiment on bacteria-resistance in tough conditions?


The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a draft scope document detailing the latest risk evaluation for the use of ___, which was named as one of the first ten chemicals to undergo risk evaluation in June 2016.


The United Kingdom’s government recently issued a letter to the country’s residential property developers, informing them that they must agree to fund the replacement of what?


In December, the Virginia State Water Control Board granted a permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross about ___ streams and wetlands in Southwest Virginia.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it plans to work to achieve President Joe Biden’s goal to remove how much of the lead service lines as part of the Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan?


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Design and Construction announced that they had approved six teams to develop four modern, more humane what?


The newly updated standard from the American Society of Civil Engineers offers new guidance for protection from tornadoes with winds ranging from __ to ___ mph.


The Associated General Contractors of America filed suit to block the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that about __ of construction workers are hesitant about getting vaccinated.


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are currently investigating Tesla regarding complaints about the company’s ___.


The San Diego Association of Government announced that its 2021 Regional Transportation Plan is expected to run through 2050 and will invest how much into road and transit infrastructure?


A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration prioritizes heat-related interventions on days when the heat index exceeds what?


In December, the Denver City Council approved how much in bonds to the Denver International Airport to fund remaining improvement projects?


According to the White House, approximately ___ American households are served by a lead service line or pipe.


The New York City Department of Buildings recently announced the official passage of major legislation to the city’s Construction Codes, with more than ___ revisions being made to the city’s code.


Studies suggest that counterfeit and falsified coatings currently make up ___ and could reach ___ of the Russian coatings market.


True or False: Congress is considering using tax incentives as a way to push building projects toward energy efficiency.


At the beginning of November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a notice to improve compliance of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and _____ Act.


To protect their coastline, New York City officials have unveiled a project that includes flood walls and gates ___ to ___ feet higher than the current waterfront.


True or False: At the end of November, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced nearly $450 million in infrastructure grants.


The Department of Energy has reported that its investment in solar energy have allowed solar costs to decline by how much?


If the plans are approved, the Central Place Sydney dual-tower property will be powered by ___ renewable energy.


British Coatings Federation announced its commitment to increasing the percentage of leftover paint reused, recycled or remanufactured from 2% to ___ by 2030.


In December 2020, the Major Bridge P3 Program was approved, allowing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to solicit proposals under ___- to ___-year concession agreements.


The London Energy Transformation Initiative announced a new focus on retrofitting buildings to be more sustainable, as roughly _____ of the nation’s annual CO2 emissions come from existing homes.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a goal of setting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance regulation in drinking water by what year?


The White House recently announced a deal between the United States and the European Union to roll back tariffs on European steel and ____?


A collection of murals restored by the Landmark Trust at a medieval manor in Yorkshire, England, are believed to date back to the reign of which English monarch?


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published an emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees implement a COVID-19 vaccination by which 2022 date?


Wisconsin government officials are offering the removal of three ____ for free with the goal of preserving the structures.


On two recent occasions, U.S. Custom and Border Protection officials seized smuggled gold that was hidden how?


The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported seeing a rebound in what type of construction?


The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced its plans to reinstate regulations concerning major infrastructure projects as part of which policy?


In September, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a new training initiative that teaches safe work practices for what?


The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program provides ____ income tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic income-producing buildings.


The International Organization for Standardization recently announced a new series of ISO standards, which will focus on what?


During the summer, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed an increase to the minimum wage for federal contractors, raising pay to ___ an hour.


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?


Construction workers from which city engaged in protests that ultimately turned violent following the government’s announcement to mandate COVID-19 vaccines?


The Russian Army is planning to use a coating on its military vehicles that does what?


The Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife Recovery in Oregon recently passed legislation mandating the use of ____ materials in new construction.


The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be looking at the retired Bonner Bridge to determine how aged bridge exposure to ____ could affect future bridge design.


The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change attributes at least 50% of rising sea levels since 1971 to what?


As a result of a drought in Marin County, California, water officials are considering which two solutions:


The Boston City Council recently approved a new ordinance that requires all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by when?


The National Park Service announced that it had awarded how much money to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum?


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a temporary emergency statement requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workforces are either fully vaccinated or that unvaccinated employees provided negative COVID-19 tests how often?


Since its announcement in May 2017, construction of a multi-use park funded by the Obama Foundation has been delayed due to lawsuits and opposition in what U.S. city?


The EPA recently announced its plan to better protect public health and the environment through the regulation of what type of pollution?


Amendments within the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate offer financial protections for construction projects that are assisted by what?


In June 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued how much money in grants for repairs for the West Seattle High Rise Bridge?


The EPA announced that it intends to change what can and cannot be risk evaluated beginning with a screening-level approach for ___ and water fenceline assessments.


True or False: A Florida court recently ruled that the policy term “act of nature” would be extended to include controllable and preventable events, such as corrosion and rust.


Based on a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Biden administration believes solar power could represent how much of the U.S. electrical generation by 2035?


True or False: The U.S. military recently invested in 3D printing to build barracks in Texas using a mixture of sand, cement and super phosphate.


To fund Texas’s border wall, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced it will pay how much for a new, two-mile-long concrete barrier?


Which city is funding an initiative to have local artists paint alley doors with imagery that reflects the city’s the history and culture?


Which state is proposing a bill that would bring together all parties involved in a public contracting process to create a 21-member Construction Advisory Council on Public Contracting Reform?


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:


True or false: The Commission of Fine Arts is a president-appointed federal design oversight body that has aided in decisions on capital and federal architecture since 1910.


What state governor recently announced a $250 million down payment for the construction of hundreds of miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall?


The New York legislature recently passed a bill that is designed to promote the use of which of the following types of material for state construction projects:


Recently, $480 million in federal funding was proposed for this Army Corps of Engineers (Detroit District) project:


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $___ million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


Which major pipeline project was officially canceled in June?


True or false: As part of Nevada’s recently passed legislation, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is requiring that every transmission provider in the state join a regional transmission organization by Jan. 1, 2022.


True or false: New York State Senate and State Assembly bill, S2766-C, adds a new section to NY Labor Law 198 that extends full and complete liability to the general contractor or construction manager on a project for any non-payment of wages by any subcontractor on private construction projects.


How much money in Bitcoin did Colonial Pipeline recently pay in ransom to DarkSide in order to return its pipelines to “normal operations”?


True or false: China’s National Development and Reform Commission recently issued a ban on “ugly” and “weird” architecture?


Recently, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an Executive Order to create what type of city-led policy for buildings?


In April, USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg received a request to waive what state law for the $11.6 billion Hudson River Tunnel construction project?


The U.S. Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Council of Governments recently funded two grants to evaluate and measure the resilience of a variety of infrastructure networks. The grants were awarded to what Texas University?


Late last month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act, which would authorize an annual grant program for local governments to increase their supply of local housing over the next ____ years.


INFRA grants can be used to cover as much as ____% of a project’s cost.


In March, Nashville councilmembers introduced a bill that aims to raise the standards and oversight for what types of construction projects?


Last month, Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Texas) presented a house bill pushing for the relaunch of construction on what recently paused infrastructure project?


New Labor Secretary and former Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh, recently issued an executive order that establishes a Supplier Diversity Program with a $_______ investment.


True or false: According to former employee’s testimony in court, Arconic sold panels that the company knew were flammable to Grenfell Tower because of costs.


True or false: The Naval Research Laboratory recently used organosilane polymers as a means to create a healthier and more user-friendly topcoat for their aircrafts.


The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently awarded what university for the continued research on premature degradation of concrete foundations that contain pyrrhotite?


Next week, comments are due to the U.S. Navy for a new proposed submarine dry dock for which public shipyard?


Which state doesn’t hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees?


True or false: Laws in several states now hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees.


A “titania” coating is being developed with support from a Federal grant for what application?


True or false: $12 billion in infrastructure work needed by U.S. National Parks is currently under deferred maintenance.


The United States Department of Energy recently announced $33.5 million to fund grants for advanced research with the goal of increasing the overall energy efficiency of buildings by what percentage?


True or false: In New York City’s new green roof bill, all new residential and commercial buildings must have either vegetation, solar panels, small wind turbines or a combination of these to comply.


What cities have enacted green roof mandates?


True or false: An anti-mosquito paint has been approved by the EPA.


True or false: Lyndon Johnson signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA.


What government agency mandated in May this year that solar panels be installed on most new homes?


True or false: The Federal Highway Administration maintains a database describing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings.


True or false: In a ruling earlier this year, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the lead-liability judgment against a paint company, a gas company and a raw material supplier.


True or false: The EPA recently refused to follow a court order to revise its dust-lead standards.


True or false: President Lyndon Johnson signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA.


What organization published guidelines for selecting materials to assure the sustainability of transit terminals?


The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is an agency of what U.S. cabinet department?


The Toxic Substances Control Act, enacted in 1976, was updated in what year?


True or false: A recent decision by a state supreme court has established that companies are not liable if members of an employee’s household are sickened by secondhand asbestos exposure.


True or false: Ryan Zinke is in charge of the cabinet department that sets standards for the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction of historic structures.


True or false: OSHA cannot propose monetary penalties against another federal agency for failure to comply with its standards.


True or false: An executive order issued in 2015 mandated a reduction in energy use of 2.5 percent per year for the next 10 years in federal buildings.


Which government department publishes standards on restoration of historic properties?


True or False: RPM International Inc. recently settled claims that it sold overpriced, defective roofing materials and services to the government.


After many years, the U.S. military wants to phase out the use of liquid-applied chemical agent resistant coatings (CARC). How long has the Army required the use of CARC?


What is the “opt-out” provision of the EPA’s Lead Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, now being debated in Congress?


Which US President signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA?


Which US President signed the Environmental Protection Act, establishing the now-controversial EPA?


Which of the following organizations is not a part of the federal government?


 
 
   

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