Daily Quiz (314)


Vecor Technologies recently presented work where _______ was incorporated into materials like concrete to reduce waste.


The construction industry has seen a ___ uptick in employment growth between 2011 and 2020.


A recent study found that a new transparent window coating could be utilized to do what inside of buildings?


Researchers from the University of Nebraska won the NATO Innovation Challenge for its work using sensors to monitor 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 __.


Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that partially or fully recycled __ products are being produced at its custom recycling center in Italy.


The U.S. Green Building Council announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program to more directly address what?


Ohio-based startup Aeroseal has recently made its energy-saving systems available in ___ and building envelopes for rental properties across the United States and in 29 countries.


Pieces of steel from a Minnesota ___ have been removed from storage to be placed in what will be the University of St. Thomas’ new engineering building.


A research team from the University of Helsinki in Finland is developing thin films needed to handle new types of what sustainable technology?


A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras recently developed technology that can improve what type of coating industry tool?


A construction industry workforce development initiative, which has brought more then 150 students together to learn about the industry, is based in which Missouri city?


A German marine biologist recently studied how ___ coatings can curb algal growth while still protecting tropical coral reefers.


An industrial doctorate student from Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering, has recently developed a new construction material for building insulation made from what?


True or False: Increased wages have not affected contractors pursuing construction projects.


A research team from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a new mechanical robust ___ coating that can be applied via spray coating.


Work recently began in North Carolina on what is expected to be the largest mixed-use research development, with the project expected to cost nearly ___.


In Iowa, an artist recently created a mural using what unique material, with publications dubbing it the “clean-air machine”?


The construction industry’s “design, bid, build” process has recently been disrupted by rising costs and what?


Researchers from the University of British Columbia have recently developed a copper-coated technology capable of what?


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


Engineers from the University of Canterbury launched a new building system designed to better protect homes in the event of an earthquake by using what?


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)?


Researchers from Washington State University recently shared that there may be a potential use for what in 3D printing?


A research team from Eastern Michigan University was recently awarded a U.S. patent for their invention of what type of coating methods?


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


The “world’s whitest paint,” developed by researchers at Purdue University, uses nanoparticles of barium sulfate to reflect __ of the sunlight.


Testing is currently underway in Fargo, North Dakota, where researchers are studying how what type of plant can be used as a construction material?


Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that it will reuse post-consumer plastics and tires for what?


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


PPG recently announced a solar program for its Michigan facility, which will reduce the company’s carbon footprint by more than 2,400 metric tons annuals, or the equivalent of ___ gasoline-powered vehicles.


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


A team of civil and environmental engineers from the University of Notre Dame is working to better prepare homes for what?


A crew in Denver recently broke ground on the nation’s first ___ hotel.


Researchers from the University of South Australia have conducted tests to see how what part of a vehicle could be used in architecture?


A team from Florida International University has reportedly developed a coating material to shield structures from what when travelling to space?


Two Ohio University professors plan to remediate acid mine drainage to extract two million pounds of what per year?


Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory recently corrected an error in the color of what modern technology?


True or False: The demand of design services began decreasing in July.


True or false: Researchers from Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are reinforcing concrete with shrimp shells.


Housing technology company Intelligent City Inc. reportedly raised $17 million to advance sustainable urban housing using mass timber, automation and what?


Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly developed a biodegradable system to replace __ found in agricultural products, paints and cosmetics.


Construction engineering company SK ecoplant is working with CMD Group to produce low-carbon construction materials by recycling what?


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


In September 2021, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa installed the first ever commercial, fully recyclable ___ for cleaner energy.


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?


Researchers from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology have reportedly developed a transparent coating material that can do what in sunlight?


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?


Corrosion rates are increasing by how much each year?


German automobile factory and motorcycle manufacturer BMW is teaming up with global chemical company BASF to create a new sustainable paint made from what organic material?


Within the labor shortage, __ of the 12 million people in the skilled trades workforce are over the age of 45.


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?


Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology are utilizing machine learning to design what type of films?


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


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?


Finders University in Australia unveiled a new training center to research biofilms to prevent what?


True or False: To remain sustainable, coatings manufacturer Teknos has removed plastics from all its materials.


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


What technology is a team of researchers from Japan studying to combat urban heat island effects?


The Nevada Department of Transportation anticipates reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about __ tons per year.


A team of Australian researchers developed a type of coating, strong enough to be considered an alternative to bullet-proof glass, meant to protect from what?


Curtin University researchers are developing an artificial intelligence monitor to improve maintenance and prevent corrosion on what type of structure?


An ultra-black coating developed by a team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology can absorb what percentage of the wide light spectrum?


Texas A&M University College of Engineering was recently awarded a grant to study what type of green building material?


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.


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


Which means of surface preparation was not studied in a recent JPCL article on the effectiveness of different surface prep methods?


A contract was recently awarded to study the possibility of constructing what kind of facility on Rikers Island in New York City?


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.


A building material using a naturally occurring _________ as a binder was recently funded for environmentally friendly precast elements and ready-mixed materials.


The Associated General Contractors of America found that construction employment gained how many jobs between March and April?


The European Space Agency is studying titanium oxide materials for what kind of coating on the International Space Station?


What color paint is being researched by engineers to slash carbon emissions and in some cases potentially replace air conditioning units?


True or False: Researchers from Washington State University demonstrated how old, single-use masks can be utilized in cement mixtures to make stronger, more durable concrete.


True or False: Cornell University is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities.


The University of Arkansas was awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study:


Researchers from which European country have recently created what's being touted as the "world's first" zero emissions cement?


Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have developed a nontoxic coating for medical implants that uses what metal?


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


What hydrophobic material has the Harvey Mudd College produced using a gas-phase-synthesis method?


True or False: A new method for creating four-component, titanium-based nanocomposite coatings used to protect gas turbine engines requires high temperatures to develop.


Which coatings company recently deployed a private fleet of trucks and railcars to speed up its raw materials deliveries?


Researchers from the University of Stuttgart have developed a new method for applying ___________ coatings to 3D printed multi-lens systems.


Researchers have produced a coating with high solar-to-heat conversion efficiency using what byproduct of burned organic materials?


A research team from Northwestern University developed a sponge to clean polluted waters and can absorb ___ times its weight in oil.


Scientists from Sandia National Laboratories have recently developed an environmentally friendly protective coating inspired by:


According to the latest Architectural Billings Index, the ABI score rose how many points in March?


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.


A team of researchers from Spain recently studied the use of microparticles as fillers for epoxy resins from recycled what?


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.


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


A group of researchers are calling for “paradigm change” in the science of forecasting _________ damage within reinforced concrete structures.


Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago recently developed more than 80 environmentally friendly, anti-________ coatings.


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


A team of researchers recently reviewed several plant-based extracts as an environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor for ________ in the oil and gas industry.


A team of international researchers developed the first color spectra catalog to facilitate the search for extraterrestrial signs of life in the cosmos using microbes found in _______ conditions.


A research team from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xiamen University recently announced the results of its study of a natural-based coating, which reportedly exhibited effective ________ and lower toxicity.


A team of researchers from Texas A&M University recently presented a new type of coating that could limit the __________ of wood used in construction.


Canadian development and commercialization company Zentek Ltd. recently conducted testing on its __________ coating.


Researchers in Australia recently developed a smart coating for pipelines that can remove _________ from water while preventing corrosion and solvent damage.


An additive developed by a research team from the Korea Institute of Materials Science increased a resin’s antibacterial properties by 99.99% and its antiviral properties by more than how many times?


A recent study published by the Swiss-based Environmental Action has found that paint accounts for what percentage of microplastics in the world’s oceans and waterways?


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 working on:


A new solar panel coating recently developed by researchers from Chiang Mai University increased the panels’ power yield by over what percent?


A research team from the Re-Wind Network recently installed a repurposed _______ pedestrian bridge in Cork, Ireland.


Researchers from the University of Minho’s School of Engineering conducted a sustainability analysis related to the prevention of the development of ______ in building structures using nanotechnology.


How many consecutive months was the Architectural Billings Index positive from January 2021 to January 2022?


Researchers in China reportedly developed a superhydrophobic coating to prevent corrosion inspired by what insect?


A new computational tool for architects and engineers was recently developed by MIT to avoid construction materials that contain _______.


A new all-season _____ coating was recently designed by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory to keep homes warm during the winter months and cool throughout the summer without consuming natural gas or electricity.


What seaweed derivative did researchers from the University of Genoa recently use to test a coating’s tensile properties?


True or False: Researchers from MIT have recently developed a new material reported to be stronger than steel and as light as plastic.


According to a team of researchers, coating single-pane windows with ___ capable of absorbing solar heat is more economical than replacing the windows with double-panes.


A team of researchers from ETH Zurich successfully created a pre-cast concrete slab using 3D-printed formwork elements made from what?


Researchers from the University of Toronto reportedly developed a new coating that allows for certain liquids to move across surfaces without what?


According to researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, what is the most common and adverse anomaly in tunnels, indicating that the structure’s stability may be affected?


Researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered that by applying a thin-film ___ coating, SARS-CoV-2 could be more easily inactivated or destroyed.


BMW unveiled a car that can do what to reduce the amount of energy on the vehicle’s electrical system and lower the amount of fuel or energy consumption?


Researchers with the Technical University of Denmark used a computer-aided product design method for the design and solvent selection of what?


True or False: In a December JPCL feature, when working on two membrane bioreactor basin projects, teams used the same lining approach to treat corrosion and deterioration.


Researchers developed a more precise method to observe early-stage mineral corrosion by finding ___ in solution, which influences the type of carbonate films grown in air exposure.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $99,910 to Kebotix, Inc. for the development of safe ___ alternatives that don’t produce toxic byproducts.


Researchers found that concrete produced with ground-up recycled glass increases ___ in buildings significantly as compared to traditional concrete mixes.


True or False: The amount of microplastic particles and paint fragments is substantially higher in the Antarctica compared to nearby populated areas.


True or False: According to a recent study, smooth hydrophobic coatings are better than rough superhydrophobic coatings in relation to treatment of anti-icing fluids.


European paint brand YesColours announced its new recycling program, partially in response to the fact that only __ of paint tins make it through the entire recycling process in the United Kingdom.


True or False: Ground hazelnut shells can be used for abrasive blasting material as a less toxic option.


Researchers announced that they have created a coating for solar panels to reduce snow and ice accumulation, enabling panels to generate ___ more energy in tests.


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


A team of researchers recently developed concrete that generates ____ as a way of contributing net-zero energy.


Artist Stuart Semple has created new white paint that he says reflects ___ of light, making it 50% brighter than any other white paint.


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


Zentek Ltd. announced the development of a carbon-based, nanotechnology-enhanced ___ coating that is intended to be used on drones, aircraft and wind turbines.


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


Korean researchers have developed a forensic tool that can inspect concrete structures that have been damaged by what?


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


Tulane University is conducting research into ___ found in wastewater intended for water reuse.


Hadrian X, a robot created by FBR Limited, has used clay blocks to complete its first ____ structure.


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.


True or False: Canada’s Darwin Bridges won several awards for being the world’s first bridges to be built entirely from recycled glass powder.


This year, German airline company Lufthansa and global chemical company BASF announced a new surface coatings technology inspired by what marine creature?


A research team at the University of Idaho has been awarded nearly $4 million to turn ___ into 3D-printed building construction materials.


A professor from the Queensland University of Technology has created a way to better protect buildings from collision and high-impact damages using material commonly found in what?


Researchers have recently developed a polymer coating that can accelerate the electrochemical CO2 conversion when it’s applied to what?


Researchers are studying a 2,050-year-old Roman tomb, built using volcanic aggregate, for insight into what?


Researchers recently announced that they would be using reinforced concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated for a(n) ____, marking the first time this method has ever been used.


Building materials company LafargeHolcim and ECOncrete Tech have announced plans for an ecologically beneficial concrete score protection unit for what?


The U.S. Department of Energy announced a “Connected Communities” project, which would make 7,000 homes and businesses energy-efficient, leading to _____ in savings per year by 2030.


True or False: Since September, the rate of construction employment has seen a decrease.


True or False: Developers plan to install solar panels that are designed to float in human-made bodies of water in Massachusetts.


Australian competitors won the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022 competition with a structure that highlighted the repurpose and reuse of local materials, as well as sustainable design, by using what?


True or False: The first-ever 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy.


A study conducted by the University of Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association observed that ____ could be one of the most abundant types of microplastic particles found in the ocean.


In an effort to improve the affordability of houses, a team of engineers from Oklahoma State University recently worked to successfully 3D-printed what?


Researchers have reportedly developed a water-resistant coating made from self-healing what?


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


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


Researchers working with rubber tires are attempting to create a renewable ___.


Google recently announced it was awarding $3 million in grants to build an open-source tool that does what?


According to a study published in Nano Energy, researchers have developed a paste made from ____ and resonant silicon nanoparticles to increase solar cell efficiency.


The Cool Pavement Pilot Program’s results show that cool pavements have an average surface temperature of ___ to ___ degrees Fahrenheit lower than traditional asphalt at noon and during afternoon hours.


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


In an effort to promote sustainability, partners Ørsted and Eversource announced the first-ever American-built offshore wind substation, along with the report that between __ and __ of a wind turbine can be recycled.


Researchers with Fraunhofer Institute of Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut are reportedly developing a bio-based, _____ paint to protect wood.


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?


A plan for a $400 billion city, dubbed Telosa, will reportedly have shared ownership of land for residents, a transparent governance, eco-friendly architecture and room for ____ people.


Following Hurricanes Ike and Harvey, Texas submitted plans for coastal protection. After conducting a three-year study on protecting Texas’ coasts from hurricanes and storm surges, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its preference for which of the plans’ three options?


True or False: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently applied for a patent on a new testing advice to create anti-reflection systems.


Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are reporting that they have developed a new method of prevention infections by using ____ coatings.


One of the winners of Elon Musk’s tunneling solution contest developed a hard rock tunnel boring machine that simultaneously bores while using 3D printing to do what?


True or False: The STX-22, the first-ever solar-powered locomotive, recently had a test on a railroad track on Sonoma, California, where it broke the speed record for any solar-powered vehicle.


The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces announced that it has developed a programmable photocatalyst that can distinguish between ___ of light.


In an attempt to combat biofouling on ships and vessels, 90% of coatings developers use what in their antifoulant solutions?


Tesla Energy, along with Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. and Dacra, announced an initiative for a neighborhood run largely on what type of renewable energy?


In an attempt to keep homes cooler, an India startup company is using the waste of what material to create a lightweight roofing option?


True or False: Research conducted at the University Toronto has found that a form of abrasive blasting could make fingerprinting more efficient.


During a presentation at the CoatingsTech Conference, Research Fellow Wenjun Wu explained that what type of polymer is the cornerstone of waterborne paint formulations?


Researchers at Simon Fraser University developed a new waterproof coating based on a combination of chemicals known as what?


University of Central Florida researchers announced that they were working on a protective coating that would target and kill the COVID-19 virus using what type of radiation?


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?


Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub studied how urban heat island effects can be intensified by an impermeable surface like a roadway, raising the air temperature by up to how many degrees?


According to PaintCare, how many gallons of paint have officially been recycled since the nonprofit began in 2009?


True or False: California’s adoption of the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will provide code for clean, low-carbon technology for residential homes only.


True or False: Researchers have recently conducted experiments in South Australia on the benefits of using electrically charged surface coatings on various aircrafts.


In April, researchers at Rice University announced that they would continue to work on converting waste from rubber tires into what substance to strengthen concrete?


Researchers have recently discovered that using a transparent graphene veil can prevent up to what percentage of pigment fading in painted artworks?


Engineers based out of the University of Maryland, College Park, recently developed a compression method for wood that removed the polymer lignin, which made the wood how many times stronger?


After going live with its microgrid, the Pittsburgh International Airport is now entirely powered by what type of distributed energy?


Using Veolia’s recycling process, the use of one wind turbine blade weighing seven tons equates to the consumption of how much coal?


True or False: Polyelectrolyte polymer, the main ingredient in a new transparent coating, can also be found in cosmetic products.


The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (United Kingdom) has recently launched new guidance on:


What university was recently awarded a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal?


Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover ______ from water.


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.


The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed that the ___________________________ is piloting a new credit for the installation of cool exterior walls in new homes, schools and commercial buildings for the purpose of mitigating urban heat islands.


The U.S. Department of Energy awarded computational materials design specialist QuesTek Innovations LLC (Evanston, Illinois) $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research Phase II funding for research in:


Recently used for a new floor slab at a gym in Amesbury, Wiltshire, Nationwide Engineering’s “Concretene” aims to be about ___% stronger than standard concrete and is reported to reduce the need for steel reinforcement.


Roughly how many megawatts of energy is the United States’ first large-scale offshore windfarm, Vineyard Wind 1, slated to produce once its completed?


What is slated to be the nation’s first large-scale offshore windfarm?


Researchers from this university recently developed a new waterproof coating that they say is cheaper to produce, free of fluorinated compounds and effective on a wide variety of materials, compared to other products:


Engineers from what university have recently created what they’re calling “the whitest paint yet”—a cool coating that aims to reduce buildings’ needs for air conditioning?


The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., recently released the results of its 2021 Community Survey. According to the USGBC and GBCI, the survey received roughly how many respondents?


Thanks to the Apprenticeship Works program offered by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University and partner Applied Systems & Technology Transfer (AST2), sailors aboard U.S. Navy ship USS Tulsa will now have access to:


Robotics researchers from what university were recently reported to be developing exoskeleton legs capable of “thinking and making control decisions” using artificial intelligence technology?


Researchers from what university recently reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at risk of water loss through corrosion?


Researchers at Rice University have recently continued their work on graphene, saying that they’ve optimized a process to convert waste from what material into graphene that can then be used to strengthen concrete?


Recently, researchers from the University of Delaware have received an NSF Career Award to create new durable adhesive joints for concrete structures. What creature are they attempting to mimic the adhesion properties of?


Scientists from the Polytechnic Institute of the Far Eastern Federal University announced their development of a concrete material that can reportedly seal cracks and restore strength independently, using:


Recently, researchers from the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science announced the development of a new coating strategy for __________ that provides corrosion protection.


Researchers at Montana State University are reportedly working on sustainable alternatives to concrete, focusing on ____________.


According to researchers from Institute of Technology and Testing of Construction Materials at Graz University of Technology, adding supplementary cementitious materials such as metakaolin or ______ can help to reduce the contribution of shotcrete to sinter formations (process of calcium carbonate precipitation).


In a study conducted by Stanford University, researchers found that the United States has spent nearly $___________ in flood damages over the last three decades.


Recently, a team of researchers from the Oregon State University’s College of Engineering conducted a study using supercomputer simulations to observe how _________ causes corrosion and degrades iron.


Engineers at Purdue University say they have discovered a way to make concrete more sustainable—by adding small amounts of nanoscale ______ ______ to the cement.


Researchers from what federal laboratory are working on developing a coating that changes color when exposed to high temperatures through friction or fire?


True or false: The “Buy American” policies initially set forth by former President Donald J. Trump were reduced after President Joe Biden signed an executive order aiming to decrease the purchases of American-made products.


In a Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) 50-year-old experiment involving an epoxy resin and steel reinforcements on concrete, engineers found that after 50 years under 87% of the average breaking load, the epoxy resin bonding showed:


True or false: Civil engineers from the Cork Institute of Technology are planning to recycle wind turbines blades as coastline wake brakes later this year.


Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) are working on developing a coating that changes color when exposed to high temperatures through friction or fire. This technology is being developed for?


According to an archived D+D article, customers were reported to have saved how much on overall energy bills after installing a cool roof coating?


In a 50-year-old experiment involving an epoxy resin and steel reinforcements on concrete, researchers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) found that the epoxy resin bonding showed no weaknesses, with under ___% of the average breaking load.


Officials from Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena and Oak View Group recently submitted the project’s registration to the:


What American Institute of Architects contract document represents Sustainability Consultant Scope of Services?


In November, the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use of what in all new residential and commercial building construction projects?


Bjarke Ingels Group recently partnered with ICON, a construction technology developer, and SEArch+, to begin designing a sustainable habitat for where?


True or false: NASA selected 20 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space technologies.


What U.S. city recently issued an ordinance banning the use natural gas or other fossil fuels in all new residential and commercial building construction projects?


In a Special Edition Newsletter from PaintSquare focusing on Green Coatings, this association announced it would be providing funding for 500 people in underserved communities:


Researchers from this university recently developed an eco-friendly smart coating that’s designed for sub-ambient, radiative cooling in buildings as a way to combat active coolants:


Of the following, which university wasn’t recently reported to begin offering new courses designed to promote sustainability and a variety of green building practices?


Recently, researchers from the University of Liverpool were awarded 615,000 pounds (roughly $809,235) in funding for the development of this type of coating:


Researchers from Rice University recently developed a process to make flash graphene out of recycled what?


True or false: SPIRE Smart Buildings Program is an objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, built by the Telecommunications Industry Association and UL.


According to a report by insurance company AdvisorSmith, what is the highest paying job in the United States that doesn’t require a college degree?


True or false: Having a USGBC membership represents one’s understanding of LEED certification.


What university recently received a commercialization grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for the development of drywall bricks?


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


What U.S. university was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant to develop a safer ladder?


A team from Switzerland’s University of Geneva recently published an article in the journal Nature discussing a new nanocoating with anti-reflective and anti-adhesive properties. The eyes of what insect inspired their discovery?


True or false: The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory developed an alternative to epoxy non-skid/non-slip deck coatings based on siloxane technology.


What is the name of the surface engineering network in Canada that is looking into antiviral metallic and ceramic coatings as a way to slow the transmission of COVID-19?


True or false: According to the AIA, a sustainability consultant can be an architect or a non-architect.


True or false: On two heavily corroded, 350-foot transmission towers cleaned to SSPC-SP 2 and SP 3, a coating system consisting of one full coat of 100-percent-volume-solids epoxy penetrating sealer, followed by one full coat of silicone alkyd enamel has been used, according to a recently published case history.


In mid-2019 the US Green Building Council issued a report that listed the top ten states having the most LEED-certified residential structures. What state headed that list?


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


What was the acronym for SSPC’s early research program on environmentally friendly coatings?


What organization describes itself as providing “the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings," while also detailing that it "recognizes and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment"?


True or false: The US Green Building Council partners with AIA and CSI to develop and publish the consensus-based United States National CAD Standard.


True or false: Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently published results of a study about how cool roofs can mitigate the effect of urban heat waves.


True or false: A three-year research study found that foul-release coatings were the most effective at combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels.


What was the top state for LEED certification in 2018, according to the U.S. Green Building Council?


True or false: The U.S. Green Building Council created the Energy Star program.


In what country did a university develop a polymer coating said to be so versatile it can be compared to the iconic Swiss army knife?


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?


Early test findings from a research study have demonstrated improved mechanical properties of concrete after nano platelets of what vegetables have been added.


True or false: The U.S. Green Building Council offers LEED recertification for all LEED-certified projects.


True or false: The US Green Building Council awards a certification for conforming with the requirements in the Green Guide for Health Care.


What state was number one for LEED certification in 2018, according to the US Green Building Council?


True or false: The Heat Island Group is part of the U.S. Green Building Council.


True or false: The Department of Transportation awarded funds to an engineering company in Hawaii to develop a corrosion-resistant, non-toxic coating for retrofitting the interiors of potable water pipelines.


What is the basis for the U.S. Green Building Council’s planned new building certification, LEED Positive?


True or false: The U.S. and Russia have conducted joint research on cost-effective air barrier systems.


True or false: California has set a policy goal that all homes constructed in 2040 or after must be energy-neutral.


Researchers in Australia recently published a paper on advances in robotic abrasive blast cleaning. What was the main subject of the paper?


True or false: The US Green Building Council developed SmartSite, a leading construction site performance tool.


What organization developed an icing research tunnel to evaluate the ice-resistance of coatings?


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


What organization partnered with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create an energy savings calculator?


What British organization recently launched a green building assessment system in the US?


True or false: According to recent Department of Energy calculations, 40 percent of all energy used in the United States is consumed by buildings.


True or false: The Shipbuilding Group in the U.S. is comprised of the Shipbuilders Council of America and the Naval Research Laboratory.


True or false: A California survey conducted by an energy provider found that 80 percent of homeowners preferred having both natural gas and electricity rather than an all-electric home.


When specifying epoxies for green concrete, what attributes are important?


“Simply put, we aim to decipher the fundamental mechanisms that cause corrosion so that we can combat it more effectively in the future.” So said a researcher at the University of Manchester about a new project partially funded by what oil company?


The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed what single-component coating type to replace silicone alkyds used on ships’ topsides to achieve significant performance upgrades?


What do John Keane, Joe Bigos, and Bernie Appleman have in common?


True or false: According to a Department of Energy report, air infiltration accounted for greater energy losses than any other component of the building envelope, including fenestration.


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.


True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.


What country is the partner of the United States in the Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency?


True or false: The American Coatings Association issues the Green Mark Certification for environmentally friendly paints.


What organization claims to offer “the world's leading environmental assessment method to assess new, existing buildings and community scale development”?


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


True or False: The International Standards Organization published the International Green Construction Code in 2012.


True or false: In a recent JPCL article, the authors state that Belgian offshore wind farms being developed in the North Sea will generate energy equivalent to 2.5 nuclear power plants.


In what country is the organization that offers “the world's leading environmental assessment method for buildings and new communities,” which “sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance?"


What organization is holding the event “Delivering Near Zero Energy Buildings Conference” on Friday this week (November 14)?


True or false: In a recent D+D article by Cynthia Challener, sustainability in coatings is now seen as low VOC (50 g/l or lower).


According to the Department of Energy, commercial buildings annually consume BTUs equivalent to the burning of how many million tonnes of coal?


According to the Department of Energy, buildings are responsible for how much of the nation’s energy use?


Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?


Quantum dots have been incorporated into spreadable paint for what purpose?


LEED v4 makes its official debut at the Greenbuild Show in November. What was the previous version of LEED called?


Uncured concrete is often associated with what color?


What organization offers the Green Globes rating system for green building?


Skanska, the global project development and construction group, quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week in response to what Chamber action?


What organization recently acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from the U.S. Green Building Council?


True or False: Dark colors can be used to meet Energy Star requirements for reflective roofs.


True or False: America’s building sector accounts for a larger percentage of U.S. energy consumption than the transportation and industry sectors.


True or false: The World Green Building Council has a network of national green building council members.


True or false: Studies by Texas A&M University on about 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show an energy savings payback in three to four years for SPF roofing systems.


Which person below conducts building envelope research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory?


What organization produces the main standard that provides minimum requirements for energy efficient designs for buildings except for low-rise residential buildings?


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and what other organization are partners in a research study to quantify the energy-efficiency gains achieved with air barriers?


True or false: Studies by a major university in Texas on 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show that spray polyurethane foam roofing can achieve energy savings payback in 3-4 years.


True or false: Buildings of all kinds, residential, commercial, and industrial, consume about 20% of the energy used in the United States.


How does the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) differ from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED system?


The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for the first time gives air barrier performance requirements for what building constituents?


Construction recently began on a building that is being called the "greenest" commercial building on the planet. This project is under way in which of the following cities?


Which of the following material types is used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings?


True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.


What makes polished concrete (by dry grinding) a contributor to green building objectives?


 
 
   

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