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Abstract Submissions Open for Waterborne Symposium

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 48th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, slated to be held Feb. 7-12, 2021.


PaintSquare Connect to Highlight Companies

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, recently announced the launch of its new virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries: PaintSquare Connect.


SSPC Postpones Coatings+ 2021 to December

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the postponement of its Coatings+ 2021 conference, slated to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.


PaintSquare Connect to Highlight Companies

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, recently announced the launch of its new virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries: PaintSquare Connect.


ABC Pens Letter for Trump Reelection

Late last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors formally announced its endorsement of President Donald J. Trump for reelection.


PaintSquare Event Aims to Foster Networks

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, recently announced the launch of its new virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries: PaintSquare Connect.


PaintSquare Event Aims to Foster Networks

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, recently announced the launch of its new virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries: PaintSquare Connect.


SSPC, NACE Announce Town Hall Schedule

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society have unveiled a schedule and registration info for a slew of town hall meetings that the organizations...


USGBC Unveils Keynote for Greenbuild 2020

The U.S. Green Building Council has announced that Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris Climate Agreement, will be delivering the keynote at Greenbuild 2020.


PaintSquare Unveils New Virtual Connect Event

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, is pleased to announce a new virtual networking event and tradeshow for the protective and commercial coatings industries.


PaintSquare Unveils New Virtual Connect Event

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, is pleased to announce a new virtual networking event and tradeshow for the protective and commercial coatings industries.


Abstract Submissions Open for ACA 2021

The American Coatings Association has released its call for abstract submissions for its 2021 CoatingsTech Conference. Currently, the conference is being billed as an in-person event to take...


RIBA Announces New President, Council Seats

The Royal Institute of British Architects announced the results of its 2021 elections, with Simon Allford taking over the two-year presidential term from Alan Jones next year.


Nominations Open for Women in Coatings Award

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Women in Coatings Impact Award.


NRCA Releases National Roofing Week Details

The National Roofing Contractors Association recently announced via email that it is inviting all roofing industry professionals to celebrate National Roofing Week Aug. 23-29.


SSPC, NACE Announce Committees, Town Halls

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced late last week the formation of 13 ad-hoc integration teams to begin combination efforts of ...


NACE Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced earlier this month its global Board of Directors for the 2020-21 year.


Survey Released for SSPC/NACE Organization

A survey was recently sent out to members of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society to gather opinions on the upcoming combined organization.


ASNE Announces Virtual MegaRust Conference

The American Society of Naval Engineers announced earlier this month that due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, its annual MegaRust Conference will be held as a Virtual Symposium a...


SSPC Opens Nominations for Structure Awards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced last week via emailed press release that it is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Structure Awards.


ACI Pivots 2020 Convention to Virtual

The American Concrete Institute announced last week that its annual ACI Concrete Convention, which was slated to take place in Oct. 25-29 in Raleigh, North Carolina, will now be held virtual...


ABC Cancels 2020 Convention

The Associated Builders and Contractors announced on Monday (July 6) that it has officially canceled ABC Convention 2020, which was scheduled for Aug. 17-19, in Nashville.


SSPC Pubs Revisions to 2 Standards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced late last month that it has revised two technical standards.


SSPC, NACE Enter into Definitive Agreement

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced last week that the two groups have officially entered into a definitive agreement to combine...


ACI Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The American Concrete Institute’s ACI Foundation announced late last week that it is now accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2021-22 academic ...


Daubert Cromwell Receives REACH Cert

Last week, corrosion and rust inhibitor packaging manufacturer Daubert Cromwell announced via press release that it had successfully completed all necessary requirements for the European Uni...


DuPont Joins NRCA for One Voice Initiative

The National Roofing Contractors Association recently announced via emailed press release that chemicals manufacturer DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware) has joined its One Voice initiative as a p...


RIBA President Steps Back into Top Role

Royal Institute of British Architects’ President Alan Jones is back in his role after stepping down months ago amidst allegations of misusing RIBA funds and a subsequent investigation.


ACI Announces 2020 Conference Details

The American Concrete Institute has released details for its 2020 Concrete Convention, which is slated to take place Oct. 25-29, at the Raleigh Sheraton in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Call for Papers Issued for AGC Conferences

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a call for papers for its 2021 Construction Safety and Health Conferences.


AWC Releases Fire-Resistance Update

The American Wood Council recently released an updated “Technical Report 10 (TR10), Calculating the Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies."


IIBEC to Host Virtual Convention

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants is hosting its first-ever virtual trade show in the coming weeks.


SSPC Scholarship Winners Announced

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the winners of its 2020-21 scholarship program, which awarded $2,500 in in recognition of their academic work.


Latest Issue of JPCL Online Now

In considering the circumstances revolving around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, The Voice of SSPC, has released its May issue through...


Venice Biennale Postponed to Next Year

Venice’s Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, has been officially postponed to 2021. The 17th International Architecture Exhibition entitled “How Will We Live Together?” is ...


WJTA Launches Hydroblasting Cert Program

Last week, the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) announced via press release that it had partnered with the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) to create a new field verification trainin...


AIA Releases New Sustainable Building Docs

The American Institute of Architects announced last week that it is released new and updated contract documents that support businesses with reaching sustainability goals.


Elcometer Manager Appointed to NACE Standards VC

At the beginning of the month, NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced that it had appointed David Barnes, Elcometer’s Technical Manager, as Vice Chair of its Standards Board.


Benjamin Moore Joins with PCA for Conference

Coating manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced that is has teamed up with the Painting Contractors Association for the PCA’s Operation COVID-19 Response conference.


ACA Show Goes Virtual, Awards Best Paper

Last week, the American Coatings Show and Conference —hosted by AC Media, in collaboration with the American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network—opened the virtual show to the public.


RIBA Opens Nominations for President, Council

The Royal Institute of British Architects opens its call for nominations today (May 12) for various positions, including the RIBA Presidency.


CORROSION 2020 Officially Canceled

Yesterday (May 11), NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced via press release that its CORROSION 2020 Conference and Expo was officially cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus ...


ACA Taps Benjamin Moore, PPG CEOs for Board

The American Coatings Association recently announced two leadership appointments to its Board of Directors, effective April 1.


Chalker Named CEO of Merged SSPC/NACE

Announced in a press release yesterday (May 6), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society have named Robert H. Chalker as Chief Executive Office...


NRCA Launches Recruitment Webpage

The National Roofing Contractors Association recently announced that it has launched a workforce recruitment webpage aimed at helping to address the anticipated workforce shortage as the eco...


10X Materials Receives CARB Certification

Last month, abrasives company 10X Engineered Materials was granted the use of permissible dry outdoor blasting involving three of its advanced blast abrasives by the California Air Resource ...


Webinar Archive: Coatings by Environment

The PaintSquare webinar archive now features new recordings of webinar broadcasts of educational topics in the coatings industry. As part of this update, PaintSquare Daily News will occasion...


SSPC, NACE Members Vote in Favor of Merger

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International each released statements on Tuesday (April 21) announcing that an “overwhelming” majority in each of the associations has vot...


NRCA Postpones National Roofing Week

The National Roofing Contractor Association announced late last week that it is postponing its annual National Roofing Week due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


ACA Cancels 2020 Conference

Earlier this month, organizers of the American Coatings Show and Conference—hosted by AC Media, in collaboration with the American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network—announced via pre...


RIBA Investigating President Amid Allegations

The Royal Institute of British Architects is reportedly investigating its President, Alan Jones, on allegations that he misused RIBA funds.


SSPC, NACE Merger Vote Opens

Starting today (April 3), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, will be sending its members ballots via email regarding its possible merger...


OSHA Extends Silica Exposure Program

According to a news release issued by the United Sates Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Respirable C...


NRCA Releases 2020 Roofing Manual Set

The National Roofing Contractors Association made available late last week its 2020 NRCA Roofing Manual, a set that contains four volumes.


AGC Releases Survey on Project Halts

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a survey researching the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the construction industry.


SSPC, NACE Release FAQ Part 2

On Friday (March 27), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, released part two of its frequently asked questions regarding the possible merg...


PaintExpo 2020 Postponed

Earlier this month, FairFair GmbH (Oberboihingen, Germany)—organizer of international industrial coatings technology trade fair PaintExpo—announced that this year’s trade show would be postp...


New CSHA Dates Posted for Tradeshow, Competition

Since postponing both its 31st Annual Painters Competition and its Trade Show and Demo Day in wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Coating Society of the Houston Area has announced new...


SSPC, NACE Review Updates, Member Vote

On Friday (March 20), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced its 11th update in a scheduled series regarding the possible organiza...


Northwest Coatings Society Calls for Papers

The Pacific Northwest Society of Coatings Technology is requesting abstracts for its Northwest Coatings Fest, slated to be held Oct. 21-23, at the Sunriver Resort, near Bend, Oregon.


ACI Makes Conference Meetings Virtual

To combat the cancellation of the ACI Concrete Convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Concrete Institute has announced ACI Virtual Committee Days.


CSHA Postpones Tradeshow, Demo Day

In an emailed press release, the Coating Society of the Houston Area announced Tuesday (March 17), that the annual CSHA Tradeshow and Demo Day have been postponed.


Pigments Forum, TiO2 Summit Call for Papers

The Pigment and Color Science Forum, as well as the TiO2 World Summit, have both issued a call for abstracts.


NACE to Vote on SSPC Merger; Update Released

On Saturday (March 14), NACE International’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to move forward with bringing the combination of NACE and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings to a mem...


CSHA Postpones Coatings Competition

In an emailed press release the Coating Society of the Houston Area announced yesterday (March 16), that the CSHA Painters Competition would be postponed until further notice.


SSPC, NACE Review Merger FAQs

For its ninth update in a scheduled series regarding the possible merger of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, NACE released a review of...


Venice Biennale Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Venice’s Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, has been postponed by several months because of worries surrounding the coronavirus.


NACE to Hold Merger Town Hall Meetings

Regarding the possible merger between NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, NACE has announced that it will be hosting a series of town hal...


Over 400 Exhibitors at CORROSION 2020

The exhibit floor at CORROSION 2020 is expected to feature over 400 companies where industry professionals can connect and observe various demonstrations, products, services and other inform...


CORROSION 2020 to Focus on Education, Meetings

CORROSION 2020, NACE International’s annual conference and exhibition, will return March 15-19 to the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston.


RIBA Releases 2020 Work Plan

The Royal Institute of British Architects published its Plan of Work 2020 late last week, a guide for the design and construction of buildings.


SSPC, NACE Release Membership Update

Last Friday (Feb. 28), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced their eighth update regarding the organizations' possible merger.


ACMA Hosts Infrastructure Day

Roughly 50 composite manufacturing business owners and leaders gathered earlier this month for American Composites Manufacturers Association’s fifth annual Infrastructure Day.


ACI, PCI Announce Expanded Partnership

The American Concrete Institute recently announced an expanded partnership with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute in a move that it says hopes to increase efficiency for design of s...


ACI Announces European Norms-Based Certification

The American Concrete Institute recently announced at its that it has partnered with the Institute of Concrete Technology to develop the first British Standards/European Norms-based ACI cert...


USGBC Announces $500K More in Grants

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that Bank of America has provided an additional $500,000 grant to the LEED for Cities and Communities program, which helps local government...


SSPC, NACE Announce Seventh Update

Yesterday (Feb. 24), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced their seventh update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


AIA Announces Young Architect, Associate Award Winners

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects selected 22 recipients for the AIA Young Architects Award, as well as five recipients for the Associates Award.


PA Landscape Center Gets BREEAM Certification

Last week, Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, announced that its Center for Sustainable Landscapes has been certified using the BREEAM USA standard for existing building...


SSPC Seeks 2020 Board Nomination

In a recently updated press release, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that it is currently seeking nominations for one position on its Board of Governors.


SSPC, NACE Announce Sixth Update

On Friday (Feb. 14), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their sixth update regarding next steps in the discussion process regar...


Portland Cement Association Announces Campaign

The Portland Cement Association announced last week a new educational campaign that aims to increase the awareness of the sustainability, resiliency and durability of concrete made with ceme...


SSPC’s Coatings+ 2020 in Pictures

In winding down from SSPC’s Coatings+ 2020 conference—which included numerous events, technical sessions and the exhibitor hall—PaintSquare put together this collection of photos from the we...


Curtains Close on Coatings+ 2020

Coatings+ 2020, SSPC’s annual conference and exhibition, wrapped up last Thursday after an action-packed week full of coatings-related activities and events.


SSPC Debuts Professional Development Panel

New to Coatings+ 2020, the SSPC Professional Development Panel put a different spin on the Young Professionals Happy Hour held at past SSPC conferences in an effort to add more opportunities...


OSHA Revises Silica Exposure Program

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the revision of the National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate work...


SSPC, NACE Announce Fifth Update

On Friday (Feb. 7), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their fifth update regarding an SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference...


SSPC Coatings+ 2020 Kicks Off in Long Beach

Sunshine and palm trees created the backdrop for the beginning of Coatings+ 2020, SSPC’s annual conference and exhibition, which opened Monday in Long Beach, California.


Awards Highlight Coatings+ 2020 Opening

The protective coatings industry’s finest—people and projects alike—were honored at the annual awards luncheon on Monday to open the first day of SSPC’s Coatings+ 2020 in Long Beach, Califor...


SSPC, NACE Talks Take Spotlight at Coatings+

In addition to the technical sessions, exhibit hall, networking receptions and other events on the agenda this week at Coatings+ 2020 in Long Beach, California, attendees will have multiple ...


SSPC, NACE Announce Standards Update

On Friday, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their fourth update regarding the organizations' possible merger.


2020 OSHA Oil & Gas Issues Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts has recently been issued by the 2020 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference Advisory Board to industry professionals for presentation proposals for its 2020 Confere...


USGBC Releases Top 10 LEED States for 2019

The U.S. Green Building Council released its annual Top 10 States for LEED last week, recognizing the nation’s leaders committed to more sustainable and resilient buildings, cities and commu...


SSPC, NACE Announce Third Update

On Friday (Jan. 24), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their third update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


SSPC to Honor 2020 Award Recipients

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced in emailed press releases its 2020 award recipients, honoring the top people, papers and projects from the industry over the past...


AIA Announces Recipients of 2020 Awards

The American Institute of Architects announced earlier this week the eight projects that it’s recognizing with its 2020 Architecture Awards.


2020 Conference to Feature Over 135 Exhibitors

The exhibit floor at SSPC Coatings+ 2020 is expected to feature over 135 companies showcasing information, demonstrations, products, services and more from all aspects of the protective and ...


SSPC to Offer Technical Program, Workshops

This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 3-6, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, is set to cover a variety of topics in its four-day technical progr...


SSPC, NACE Announces Second Update

On Friday (Jan. 17), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their second update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


OSHA Corrects Protective Equipment Rule

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register, issuing various corrections to its Walking-Working Su...


SSPC, NACE Share Discussion Updates

Earlier this week, NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced an update regarding the possible merger with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Greenbuild Issues 2020 Call for Papers

The U.S. Green Building Council has opened the call for proposals for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, slated for Nov. 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.


SSPC Announces New, Revised Standards

In mid-December, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the release of four new and three revised technical standards. The new standards include SSPC-PA 19, “Standard for Visual...


NACE Announces New Standards Board

In mid-December, the NACE International Board of Directors approved the membership slate for the new Standards Board. Members were also authorized to provide management for NACE Internationa...


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Deadline Nears

The deadline to vote for the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, is inching closer as polls are set to close Jan. 3, 2020.


Green Building Council Announces LEED Positive

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it is taking its LEED development program one step further: to focus on LEED positive.


AIA Inaugurates Jane Frederick as 96th President

The American Institute of Architects inaugurated its 96th President on Dec. 13.


Free Webinar: SSPC QP 1, QP 2 Changes

Changes to SSPC QP 1 and QP 2 and the impact they have on contractors is the topic up for discussion in today’s webinar on PaintSquare. The webinar, which is free, will run from 11 a.m. to 1...


BCF Releases Recycling, Accident Numbers

The British Coatings Federation released figures last week on the coatings industry’s waste, recycling and accident rates in 2018, reporting a record improvement.


SSPC Announces Honorary Life Member Awardee

Earlier this week, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings named, via emailed press release, Carl Angeloff, President of Con-Serv, Inc., as the recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award,...


SSPC Announces John D. Keane Awardee

On Monday (Dec. 2), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings named, via emailed press release, Don Thomas, the owner of Thomas Industrial Coatings, as the winner of the John D. Keane Award ...


Greenbuild 2019 Closes, Announces Updates

Thousands of global green building and sustainability leaders recently gathered in Atlanta for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, where various educational sessions and keynot...


ACMA Releases Update for UEF Standard

Earlier this month, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) released the fifth edition of the UEF Emission Factors for Open Molding and Other Composite Processes.


SSPC Announces Women in Coatings Impact Awardee

On Monday (Nov. 25), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings named via emailed press release Brooke Divan, a physical scientist with the USACE ERDC-CERL Paint Technology Center, as the rec...


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Now Open

For the third consecutive year, readers will determine the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, as voting is now open for the JPCL Readers’ Choic...


Contractor Connect 2019 Closes in Tucson

Last week, Technology Publishing Company conducted its third annual Contractor Connect event at the Omni Tuscon National Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The event ran Nov. 11–14.


ASTM Announces Iron Pipe Corrosion Standard

Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the publication of a new standard that would help protect iron water pipes against corrosion. ASTM’s corrosion of metals committee worked on ...


Indonesian Paint Co. Sets CA-Based Green Code

Indonesian paint company PT Mowilex has recently published a guide that classifies its products in terms of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions, according to a press release.


USGBC Announces New Milestone for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council announced a new LEED milestone last week: more than 100,000 LEED-certified commercial projects have now been registered.


AIA to Release New Construction Documents

The American Institute of Architects recently released 133 new and updated Construction Management documents, including the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) and the Construction Man...


Goldwind Announces World-First Laser Control System

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has recently received Component Certification for its Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) Assisted Control technology by global quality assurance a...


RCMA Releases Call for Abstracts

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association recently issued a call for presenter submissions for its 2020 International Roof Coatings Conference, set to take place July 20-23 in Charlotte, N...


SSPC, NACE Merger Discussions Continue

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced Monday that discussions were continuing the potential collaborative efforts between the poss...


Natural Stone Council Updates Sustainabiliy Standard

The Natural Stone Council—a collaboration of natural stone trade associations to promote the use of natural stone in commercial, residential, government, institutional, educational, and all ...


Metalcon to Feature Panels, Athlete Keynotes

METALCON, an international event focused on the use of metal in construction, is set to kick off at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 16, running through Oct. 1...


Pittsburgh Signs on to UN Buildings Initiative

Last month, the United Nations Economic Council on Europe and Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance signed an agreement, marking the official launch of the city’s International Center of Exce...


3rd Annual Contractor Connect Heads to AZ

Contractor Connect, a hosted-buyer event produced by Technology Publishing Co. for the protective and marine coatings industry, will be held in a venue west of the Mississippi River for the ...


SSPC Steel City Chapter Hosts First Meeting

Last Thursday (Oct. 3), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings held its first meeting for the recently reestablished Pittsburgh-based SSPC Steel City Chapter.


AIA Testifies at Energy Committee Hearing

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects’ 2018 President Carl Elefante, FAIA, testified before the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, ou...


IIBEC, NRCC to Co-Host Conference, Issue Call

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants and the National Research Council of Canada have announced that they will be cohosting the 2020 International Conference on Buil...


Nine Projects Supported by ASTM International

Global standards developer ASTM International recently announced that its second round of funding—an investment worth $300,000 and in-kind contributions—will be put towards nine projects tha...


Floor Coating Line Receives Food Industry Honor

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings announced via emailed press release earlier this week that it has been awarded a food and beverage industry standard accreditation for a range...


ACI Updates Flatwork Finishing Certification Program

The American Concrete Institute announced at the end of last month that it has updated the names and requirements for its Flatwork Finishing Certification program.


EPA Settles with CA Firms Over Lead Paint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it has settled with five Southern California-based construction firms for violations of the Renovation, Repair and Painting...


SSPC Announces Steel City Chapter

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced via an emailed press release the re-establishment of its Pittsburgh chapter, to be known as The SSPC Steel City Chapter. The first meeting...


Obama Announced as Keynote Greenbuild Speaker

The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced earlier this week that former President Barack Obama will speak at the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Co...


Professional Licensing Alliance Takes Shape

The American Society of Civil Engineers recently announced that it is on the forefront of a new alliance of national associations representing technical professions and their licensing board...


SSPC, NACE Name Talks Facilitator

On Tuesday (Aug. 6), NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the mutual decision to bring McKinley Advisors on board as a guiding entity for the two organi...


IPPIC Changes Name to World Coatings Council

Late last week, the International Paint and Printing Ink Council announced that it has changed its name to the World Coatings Council.


AAMA, IGMA to Form Single Organization

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced late last week that they are combining into one organization with a new name: t...


Deadline Nears for Structure Award Nominations

The nomination deadline is nearing for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2020 Structure Awards. Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon of the SSPC Coatings+ 2020 Conference...


USGBC, NBI Sign New Agreement

The United States Green Building Council and the New Buildings Institute recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing the organizations’ relationship, defining parameters o...


Waterborne Symposium Calls for Papers

The call for abstract submissions is now open for the 47th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, which is slated to be held Feb. 16-21, 2020, in New Orl...


SSPC Announces 2019 Board Election Results

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the results of its 2019 Board of Governors election.


ABAA Issues Call for Abstracts for 2020 Conference

The Air Barrier Association of America has opened its call for abstracts for its 9th Annual Conference and Trade Show, slated for April 7-8 in Reston, Virginia.


USGBC Launches LEED Call for Proposals

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week a call for proposals to solicit ideas for the next version of LEED.


SSPC, NACE Continue Merger Talks

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International leaders are reportedly making headway on combining the organizations into one venture. Both NACE International President Terr...


ACI Foundation Opens Scholarship Submissions

The American Concrete Institute’s Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students for its 2020-21 fellowships and scholarships...


BREEAM Standards Updated for US Projects

United Kingdom-based Building Research Establishment recently announced that it has updated its Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology International New Constru...


EPA Sets New Lead Standard

Last Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced new standards for lead, spec...


ACA Announces 2020 Call for Papers

Acting in partnership with Vincentz Network, the American Coatings Association is looking for paper submissions to be presented at the American Coatings Conference 2020, which will run March...


AAMA Updates Liquid-Applied Flashing Guideline

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has recently updated specifications establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing.


Report: UK's Hackitt Responds on Fire Safety

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a fourth consultation on improving fire and structural safety of high-rise housing since engineer Dame...


AIA Elects New Leadership, Celebrates at Conference

The American Institute of Architects announced new leadership last week at its annual conference, which was held June 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The organization al...


JPCL En Español Launches

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has recently launched a Spanish-language version of its publication, JPCL En Español.


US Green Building Council Announces $500K in Grants

The United States Green Building Council announced last week that it has launched a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America for its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Cities and...


Mosquito-Repellent Paint Earns Certificate

European coatings company CIN announced on Tuesday (May 28) that its anti-mosquito paint, Artilin 3A Mate, has been awarded a five-year effectiveness certificate.


SSPC Opens Structure Award Nominations

SSPC: The Society of Protective Coatings recently announced via an emailed press release that it will be accepting nominations for its 2019-20 Structure Awards, to be presented at the Awards...


AIA Releases Updated Interior Construction Forms

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that it has released six updated contract documents designed for interior construction projects.


SSPC Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

The abstract submission deadline for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2020 Coatings+ conference is quickly approaching.


Concrete Canoe Teams for National Event Announced

The Florida Institute of Technology is to host the American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition early next month, and schools from across the globe are showing up...


MegaRust Features Corrosion Panels, Technical Sessions

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, kicked off yesterday and will continue through Thursday, May 16. The conference is taking place in ...


CONSTRUCT to Showcase Exhibitors, Tours

While the Construction Specifications Institute has yet to finalize the 2019 CONSTRUCT conference schedule—slated to take place Oct. 9-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center...


OH Firm Cited for Using Inferior Coatings

Shelby, Ohio-based company, Lloyd Rebar Co., was recently discovered using an epoxy paint that wasn’t in compliance with Ohio state transportation standards, according to the state’s watchdo...


Greenbuild Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

In announcing the release of the 2018 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, Informa and the U.S. Green Building Council have highlighted valuable metrics and benchmarks regarding community invol...


Agency Publishes Soluble Salt Contamination Guidance

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program, which belongs to the Transportation Research Board, recently published a research report that consolidates guidance regarding the remediati...


SSPC, NACE Leadership Discuss Unified Efforts

On March 18, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, and NACE International announced that both organizations were discussing possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two. Last we...


SSPC and NACE: By the Numbers

As SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two organizations (announced in a March...


PaintSquare Readers Optimistic About Talks

In response to the March 18 announcement that SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding potential collaboration between to the organi...


Provide Your Thoughts on SSPC/NACE Talks

Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority announced the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” bet...


WA University Hosts Concrete Canoe Race

Saint Martin University (Lacey, Washington) launched the 2019 Pacific Northwest American Society of Civil Engineers and American Institute of Steel Construction Student Conference just yeste...


VA Bridge Inspection Equipment Co. Suspended

Just last month, the Federal Highway Administration made the decision to suspend McClain and Co. Inc. (Culpeper, Virginia) from participating in any federal procurement and non-procurement t...


US Green Building Council Launches LEED v4.1

The newest version of the LEED building program is now up and running for cities, communities and homes, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.


MPI Announces New Product Standards

The Master Painters Institute, a division of NACE International Institute, recently announced its new product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exte...


SSPC CA-NV to Meet on Concrete Coatings

On April 18, the Northern California-Nevada chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be holding a chapter meeting with a training session on coating new concrete, featuring ...


Storm Water Solutions Call for Abstracts

Recently, Storm Water Solutions put out a call for abstracts for their SWS Conference & Exhibition 2019.


ACI Announces Cement Physical Tester Sessions

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute announced its available Cement Physical Tester certification sessions for the 2019 year.


NACE Corrosion 2019 to Kick Off

Things are gearing up for NACE International’s Corrosion 2019 conference, which will be held March 24-28, at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville. Programming will include a variety...


NACE 2020 Call for Abstracts Opens Next Week

While the industry is just days away from NACE’s 2019 Corrosion Conference & Expo, which will run March 24-28 at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville, the call for abstracts will so...


SSPC, NACE Explore Unified Efforts

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced Monday (March 18) the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” between...


SSPC Welcomes Colombian Chapter

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the approval of a new chapter in Colombia.


MegaRust Extends Call for Papers

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, has recently announced a submission extension for its call for papers.


Technically Speaking: Coatings+ Sessions Highlights

A packed schedule of technical sessions complemented the special events, exhibit hall, training courses and other offerings at SSPC Coatings+ 2019.


Coatings+ Comes to a Close

After a long and busy week of technical sessions, training courses, networking opportunities and exhibitions, SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019 conference began to wind down Wednesday and Thursday with ...


SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019 in Images

SSPC’s Coatings+ 2019 conference began to wind down Wednesday and Thursday, wrapping up events, technical sessions and the exhibitor hall. PaintSquare put together this collection of photos ...


AAMA Updates Color Measurement Guidelines

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently announced that it has updated a document providing guidelines for color measurement requirements for inclusion in other AAMA doc...


Demographics Focus of Coatings+ 2019 Keynote

Tuesday morning’s SSPC Coatings+ 2019 festivities in Orlando kicked off with a breakfast and keynote session in the Coronado ballroom, featuring speaker Kenneth Gronbach on the topic, “Demog...


Annual Awards Bestowed at Coatings+ 2019

The first full day of Coatings+ 2019, SSPC’s yearly conference and exhibition at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, featured the annual awards luncheon honoring the top people, pap...


SSPC Coatings+ 2019 Officially Opens in Orlando

Coatings+ 2019, SSPC’s rebranded annual conference and exhibition, commenced on Sunday (Feb. 10) at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Highlights from the first days of th...


In Memoriam: SSPC's Monica Pierce

Monica Pierce, who was a part of the SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings family for more than two decades, passed away suddenly last month at the age of 62.


FAA Updates Specs to Include Precast Concrete

The Federal Aviation Administration recently updated is “Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports” advisory circular, which now contains language for precast concrete.


ASTM Announces New Test Method for Corrosion

Late last month, ASTM International announced a new test method, to be published as D8243, that can help detect corrosion-inducing bacteria in water, which allows for faster remediation and ...


AIA Selects 2019 Honor Awards Recipients

The American Institute of Architects released last week nine projects that it’s recognizing for its 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.


RCI Calls for Symposium, Convention Abstracts

Building envelope association RCI Inc. has put out a call for abstracts for its 2019 Building Envelope Technology Symposium and its 2020 International Convention and Trade Show.


ACI Opens New Regional Office in Dubai

The American Concrete Institute announced earlier this month the opening of a new regional office in Dubai.


SSPC Sets Standard for Concrete Coating Texture

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced earlier this week of a new standard for concrete coatings.


MegaRust Issues Call for Papers

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, to be held May 14-16, at the Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, in Portsmouth, Virginia, recently...


SSPC 2019 to Include Golf, Salsa Dancing

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is hosting its 2019 conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 11-14, 2019. This year again features opportunities...


2019 Conference Boasts 140 on Exhibitor Floor

The exhibit floor at SSPC Coatings+ 2019 promises approximately 140 exhibitors featuring information and demonstrations from exhibitors from every corner of the protective and marine coating...


SSPC to Offer Wide Range of Sessions, Workshops

This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 11-14, at Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is set to cover a wide range of educational topics in the industry.


CONSTRUCT 2019 Issues Call for Sessions

CONSTRUCT has opened its call for sessions for its 2019 expo, set to be held Oct. 9-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.


Campaign to Train Vets in Coatings Industry

The Chemical Coaters Association International entered an agreement with Workshops for Warriors in 2017 that is now coming to fruition.


Silica and Safety in Focus at SSPC 2019

The 2019 iteration of the SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings conference will feature sessions on updated regulations regarding silica and beryllium, developing workplace safety cultur...


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Open

For the second consecutive year, readers will determine the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, as voting is now open for the JPCL Readers’ Choi...


ACI to Increase Foundation Funding to $1M

The American Concrete Institute last week announced that it has increased its funding for the ACI Foundation to $1 million.


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US Green Building Announces Recertification

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this month that it will begin offering LEED recertification for all LEED-certified projects. To be eligible for certification, projects must...


US Green Building Announces LEED Zero

The U.S. Green Building Council announced late last week that it has launched LEED Zero, a new program addressing net zero operations and resources in buildings.


OSHA Finalizes Crane Operator Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health administration published a final rule last week that clarifies the certification requirements for crane operators, about eight y...


OSHA Finalizes Crane Operator Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health administration published a final rule last week that clarifies the certification requirements for crane operators, about eight y...


2nd Annual Contractor Connect Event Wraps in FL

Technology Publishing Company’s Second Annual Contractor Connect event was held last week, Nov. 6-9, at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.


2nd Annual Contractor Connect Wraps in FL

Technology Publishing Company recently held its Second Annual Contractor Connect event last week, Nov. 6-9, at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida. CEO Brion Palmer called the ev...


Safety Certification Internationally Accredited

In mid-October, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association announced that the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals, one of the only certifications desig...


Safety Certification Internationally Accredited

In mid-October, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association announced that the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals, one of the only certifications desig...


SSPC to Meet on High-Temperature Coatings

Miles Buckhurst, Global Concept Director for Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun, will discuss selecting coatings for high-temperature environments at an evening meeting put tog...


SSPC to Meet on High-Temperature Coatings

Miles Buckhurst, Global Concept Director for Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun, will discuss selecting coatings for high-temperature environments at an evening meeting put tog...


SSPC CA-NV to Meet on Robotic Systems

On Oct. 18, the Northern California-Nevada chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be hosting a training session on new coatings technology for robotic systems, featuring g...


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Obituary: Charles Wyatt, Past SSPC President

Charles H. Wyatt IV, who served on the Board of Governors of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings for a decade, passed away Sept. 20 in Pensacola, Florida, at age 81.


AIA Calls for Owner Cap-and-Trade Program

Earlier this month the American Institute of Architects joined the CO2toEE coalition and issued a call to make businesses and building owners eligible for reductions in carbon emissions that...


Chicago, San Jose Achieve LEED Status

Chicago and San Jose have achieved LEED for Cities Platinum Certifications, joining an elite group of just seven cities to have accomplished the achievement from the U.S. Green Building Coun...


RIBA Announces New Fire Safety Plan

The Royal Institute of British Architects has launched a consultation on its new Plan of Work for Fire Safety in response to the government review following London’s fatal Grenfell Tower fir...


ABAA 2019 Issues Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the Air Barrier Association of America’s 2019 ABAA Annual Conference and Tradeshow is open.


SSPC SoCal to Meet on Concrete Work

Bob Murphy, an SSPC Certified Concrete Inspector and trainer and recipient of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings' 2017 John D. Keane Award of Merit, will present on the topic of concr...


SSPC SoCal to Meet on Concrete Work

Bob Murphy, an SSPC Certified Concrete Inspector and trainer and recipient of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings' 2017 John D. Keane Award of Merit, will present on the topic of concr...


Smart Surfaces Coalition Launches

Late last week, more than 20 organizations announced the formation of the Smart Surfaces Coalition, a group dedicated to helping cities adopt cost-effective solutions to cut excess heat days...


SSPC Scholarship Winners Announced

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the winners of its 2018-19 scholarship program, which awarded $2,500 in tuition funding to indvidiual SSPC members and their chil...


SSPC Scholarship Winners Announced

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the winners of its 2018-19 scholarship program, which awarded $2,500 in tuition funding to indvidiual SSPC members and their chil...


Deadline Approaches for SSPC Structure Awards

The deadline is quickly approaching for submissions to the Structure Awards, the program honoring excellent work on protective coatings projects presented annually by SSPC: The Society for P...


SSPC Structure Awards Deadline Nears

The deadline is quickly approaching for submissions to the Structure Awards, the program honoring excellent work on protective coatings projects presented annually by SSPC: The Society for P...


SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of the SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6 “Surface Preparation of Concrete” standard, which has been updated with more relevant c...


SSPC Ontario Announces Golf Outing

The Ontario chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be hosting its September Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Willow Valley Golf Course in Hamilton, On...


SSPC Revises Concrete Surface Prep Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of the SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6 “Surface Preparation of Concrete” standard, which has been updated with more relevant c...


SSPC Ontario Chapter Announces Golf Outing

The Ontario chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings will be hosting its September Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Willow Valley Golf Course in Hamilton, On...


AAMA Releases Structural Silicone Glazing Guide

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently merged two previous publications to create AAMA SSGDG-1-17, also known as the "Structural Silicone Glazing Design Guidelines,” w...


Coalition to Make Fire Safety Standards

More than 30 international professional associations and building organizations are banding together to form a new group focused on fire safety.


AZ SSPC Plans Golf Outing

The Arizona chapter of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is gearing up for its annual golf outing, to take place Sept. 21 at the Legacy Golf Club, in Phoenix.


ACI Introduces Flatwork Certification

Industry professionals will now be able to achieve two new designations through the American Concrete Institute, according to a new release from the organization last week.


Waterborne Symposium Issues Call for Papers

The 46th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coating Symposium recently issued a call for abstracts for next year's conference, slated to take place from Feb. 24 to March...


Waterborne Symposium Calls for Papers

The 46th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium has issued a call for abstracts for its 2019 conference, slated for Feb. 24 to March 1 at the Astor Crowne...


Greenbuild Announces Amal Clooney, Buddy Guy

Earlier this month the U.S. Green Building Council announced both the headliner and keynote speaker for the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference Expo, slated for Nov. 14-16 at the McCorm...


IPPIC to Present to Marine Industry on Fouling

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council announced last week that it will work with the World Ocean Council to co-present a special session on biofouling at the 2018 Sustainable Ocea...


AEC BuildTech Calls for Presentations

New industry event AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo has issued a call for presentations for its inaugural show April 30 – May 2 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illino...


European Coatings Show Accepting Papers

The European Coatings Show, to be held next March in Nuremberg, Germany, is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented during its two-day conference.


Florida Tech to Host Marine Corrosion and Fouling Conference

Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida, and home of the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control, will be hosting the five-day International Congress on Marine Cor...


European Coatings Show Issues Call for Papers

The European Coatings Show Conference, Europe’s largest coatings conference, has issued a call for papers for the 2019 iteration for the show, slated for March 18-19, 2019, in Nuremberg, Ger...


Biobased Coatings Europe 2018 to Kick Off

Biobased Coatings Europe 2018 begins Wednesday in Antwerp, Belgium, promising two days of presentations and networking for those involved in the production and distribution of biobased coati...


Nominations Open for SSPC Structure Awards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now accepting nominations for its 2018-19 Structure Awards, to be presented in February at the 2019 Coatings+ Conference.


Biobased Coatings Europe Conference Set to Begin

Biobased Coatings Europe 2018 begins Wednesday (June 20) in Antwerp, Belgium, promising two days of presentations and networking for those involved in the production and distribution of biob...


ACA Opens Nominations for Mattiello Award

The American Coatings Association is now soliciting nominations for the 2019 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at the ACA CoatingsTech Conference in Cleveland next April.


SSPC Seeks Structure Awards Nominees

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now accepting nominations for its 2018-19 Structure Awards, to be presented at the 2019 Coatings+ Conference in February.


ACA Opens Nominations for Mattiello Lecture Award

The American Coatings Association is now soliciting nominations for the 2019 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at the ACA CoatingsTech Conference in Cleveland next April.


USGBC Announces First European LEED City

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., have announced that Savona, Italy, is the first LEED-certified city in Europe.


SSPC Welcomes Ecuador Chapter

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the approval of a new chapter, in Ecuador.


CRRC Talks Ins, Outs of Rated Products Directory

Twenty years have passed since the Cool Roof Rating Council was first established through a partnership between roofing manufacturers, government, national laboratories, utilities and non-pr...


Building Innovation Calls for Abstracts

The National Institute of Building Sciences is issuing a call for abstracts for its seventh annual Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Conference and Expo.


New ASTM Standard Looks at Floors

The American Society of Testing Materials will soon release a new standard that it says looks at flooring differently than before.


MegaRust Wraps in San Diego

MegaRust 2018, the annual naval corrosion conference hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers, came to a close Thursday after three days of corrosion control-related proceedings at ...


OSHA Announces Change to Crane Regs

U.S. workplace-safety regulators announced last week that they plan to change regulations regarding crane operation again after rulemaking nearly a decade ago that spawned confusion and cont...


MegaRust Begins in San Diego

MegaRust 2018, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, kicks off Tuesday at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California.


OSHA Nixes Capacity in Crane Certification

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced late last week that it is now proposing a rule to clarify its crane operating regulations.


British Coatings Federation Taps New President

The British Coatings Federation, which represents members of the paints, printing inks, powder coatings and wallcoverings industries in the United Kingdom, welcomed its new president, David ...


British Coatings Federation Welcomes New President

The British Coatings Federation, which represents members of the paints, printing inks, powder coatings and wallcoverings industries in the U.K., officially welcomed its new president, David...


SSPC Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

The abstract submission deadline for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2019 Coatings+ conference is quickly approaching.


ABC, Veterans Group Pen Collaboration

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Veterans Business Alliance that inks a collaboration on expanding the participation of vet...


NACE Corrosion 2018 Underway

Corrosion 2018, this year’s conference and expo presented by NACE International, is underway in Phoenix, with plenty of coatings-related technical sessions and a slate of awards presented to...


7th ABAA Show will Offer 2 Tracks

The Air Barrier Association of America is gearing up for its seventh annual conference and trade show, scheduled for May 8-9 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.


American Coatings Show Held This Week

The American Coatings Show and Conference 2018—the biannual conference and exhibition hosted by the American Coatings Society—kicked off Monday in Indianapolis, promising technical sessions ...


American Coatings Show Kicks Off

The American Coatings Show and Conference 2018—the biannual conference and exhibition hosted by the American Coatings Society—kicks off today (April 9) in Indianapolis, promising technical s...


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Vatican Enters Venice's Architecture Biennale

The Vatican recently released details of the Holy See Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Vatican’s first entry into the architecture fest...


SSPC Guide Addresses Salts on New Steel

Detecting soluble salts on new and shop-coated steel is the topic of a new technology guide from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Houston Group Gears Up for Painting Competition

Painters will have a chance to show off their skills this spring as the Coating Society of the Houston Area holds its 29th Annual Painters Competition March 31 at the Pasadena Fairgrounds, i...


New SSPC Guide Addresses Salts on New Steel

Detecting soluble salts on new and shop-coated steel is the topic of a new technology guide from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Houston Group Gears Up for Painting Competition

Industrial painters will have a chance to show off their skills this spring as the Coating Society of the Houston Area holds its 29th Annual Painters Competition March 31 at the Pasadena Fai...


SSPC Accepting Scholarship Applications

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 scholarship program, which awards tuition money to SSPC members and their children.


SSPC Welcomes Malaysia, Brazil Chapters

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the approval of two new chapters, made official with votes at January’s SSPC 2018 conference.


CitiesAlive Conference Calling for Papers

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive: 16th Annual Green Infrastructure Conference has issued a call for papers.


SSPC Issues Call for Abstracts for 2019

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has started accepting paper abstracts for its 2019 Coatings+ conference, which may cover topics across the protective and marine coatings industry.


SSPC Issues Call for Abstracts

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has started accepting paper abstracts for its 2019 Coatings+ conference, which may cover topics across the protective and marine coatings industry.


SSPC Accepting Board Nominations

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced last week that it is accepting nominations for one position on its Board of Governors, available as part of its upcoming election.


SSPC Accepting Board Nominations

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced last week that it is accepting nominations for one position on its Board of Governors, available as part of its upcoming election.


International Roofing Expo Runs Through Thursday

The International Roofing Expo, which runs through Thursday (Feb. 8) and is hosted at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, features a variety of educational options and spe...


45th Waterborne Symposium Occurring This Week

The 45th iteration of the annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium is taking place all this week (Feb. 4-9) at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.


45th Waterborne Symposium in NOLA This Week

The 45th annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, is taking place all this week (Feb. 4-9) at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.


SSPC 2018 in Images

SSPC 2018 featuring Greencoat wrapped up Thursday (Jan. 18), with the final day's presenters and exhibitors persevering through a citywide water-pressure problem that stemmed from the uncomm...


Lessons Learned: SSPC 2018 Program Wraps

The four-day technical program at SSPC 2018 shed light on topics from surface preparation techniques to coating technology and even moviemaking, catering to everyone from industry beginners ...


SSPC Honors Poster Presenters

SSPC honored the student-participants in its annual poster sessions at its conference, with executive director Bill Worms presenting honors to the top three entries at a short ceremony Wedne...


World of Concrete Boasts Week of Education, Seminars

World of Concrete, the largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals, launches its 2018 conference today (Jan. 22) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


SSPC Issues Revised PA 7

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of standard SSPC-PA 7, Applying Thin Film Coatings to Concrete.


SSPC 2018 Addresses Coating Concrete

Several technical sessions at SSPC 2018 featuring Greencoat, held Jan. 15-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, helped attendees better understand the finer points of ...


SSPC 2018 Winds Down for Final Day

Technical sessions, committee meetings and poster session awards kept conference attendees moving Wednesday at SSPC 2018 in an unseasonably chilly New Orleans, as the event prepared to wind ...


SSPC Honors Individuals for Achievement, Service

Some of the most notable figures in the protective coatings industry were honored Monday at the SSPC 2018 awards luncheon, recognizing achievements in the past year and over an entire career...


Exhibit Floor Opens, Sessions Continue at SSPC

SSPC 2018 continued in New Orleans Tuesday with the opening of the exhibit floor—more than 140 vendors strong—as well as technical sessions, workshops, trainings and certifications.


Structure Awards Honor Outstanding Projects

Seven outstanding projects in the protective coatings field from the past year were honored with SSPC Structure Awards at the SSPC 2018 awards luncheon, held Monday (Jan. 15) at the Ernest N...


Exhibit Hall Opens with a Flourish

A ribbon-cutting, a good deal of heavy machinery on display and even some live painting—artistic, not airless—marked the kickoff of the exhibit hall portion of SSPC 2018 Tuesday evening.


SSPC Day 1 Brings Awards, Rebranding

SSPC 2018, in New Orleans, launched Monday with awards honoring individuals and notable projects from the past year, as well as educational sessions on tank coating and lining, abrasive blas...


SSPC 2018 to Feature Art Performances

On top of the quality demonstrations and instruction attendees have come to expect from attending SSPC's annual conference, the 2018 iteration—kicking off today—will also feature live paint ...


SSPC 2018 Boasts Session, Exhibition Variety

This year’s SSPC conference, to be held today (Jan. 15) through Thursday, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, is set to shed light on topics from surface preparation t...


SSPC 2018 Kicks Off in New Orleans

SSPC 2018 featuring Greencoat, the annual conference of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, kicks off today at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, with technical se...


ACI Releases 2018 Collection of Codes

The American Concrete Institute announced last week that it has released its 2018 Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications and Practices.


International Builders' Show Runs Through Thursday

The National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show is in full swing at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.


NIBS Holds 6th Annual Conference & Expo

The National Institute of Building Sciences’ sixth annual Building Innovation Conference and Expo begins today (Jan. 8) and runs through Jan. 11 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington,...


RCI Calls for Canada Conference Abstracts

An association of building envelope consultants, RCI, Inc., last week announced its inaugural RCI Canadian Building Envelop Symposium, set to be held Aug. 24-25 at the Hilton Mississauga/Mea...


CONSTRUCT Issues Call for 2018 Sessions

National trade show CONSTRUCT is holding a call for sessions for its 2018 conference, slated for Oct. 3-5 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.


SSPC 2018 to Host Golf Tournament, Exercise Challenge

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is hosting its 2018 conference in Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Jan. 15-18 2018. This year’s iteration features...


2018 Architectural Adventures Guides Announced

The schedule and slate of experts for Architectural Adventures, the travel program of The American Institute of Architects, has been released. Discussions offered during the tours will cover...


Workshops, Sessions Color SSPC 2018 Technical Program

This year’s SSPC conference, to be held Jan. 15-18 in New Orleans, is set to shed light on topics from surface preparation to coating inspection, safety to leadership.


140 Firms and Groups to Grace Exhibit Floor

The exhibit floor at SSPC 2018 promises approximately 140 booths featuring information and demonstrations from exhibitors from every corner of the protective and marine coatings industry


SSPC Issues AB 3 Revision

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced that it has issued a revision of one of its standards related to abrasive media.


SSPC Issues AB 3 Revision

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced that it has issued a revision of one of its standards related to abrasive media.


Blasting Safety in Focus at SSPC 2018

The 2018 iteration of the SSPC: Society for Protective Coatings conference will feature sessions on inhalation hazards associated with abrasive blasting, as well as cost reduction and code c...


SSPC, AASHTO, NSBA Issue Joint Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now offering a new standard, issued jointly with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge All...


ACI Announces Global Mission Expansion

The American Concrete Institute announced on Wednesday (Dec. 6) that it has adjusted its mission statement to reflect its goal of global standards.


Safety Conferences Wrap Up; Call for Papers

The Safety Leadership Conference, presented by EHS Today, wrapped up its three-day event on Nov. 30 at The Hilton Atlanta with the theme “Who Leads Safety?”


ABC Elects 2018 Leadership

The Associated Builders and Contractors Board of Directors elected its 2018 leadership posts and its Leadership Week Conference earlier this month (Nov. 7).


D+D Issues Call for Participants for 2018 Conference

Durability + Design is seeking presenters and panelists in its two-day Material Select + Connect Conference: Coatings and Treatments for Concrete Floors, Low-Slope Roofs and Architectural Me...


SSPC Golf Tournament Honors Calvo

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is honoring a longtime member and supporter who recently passed away by holding a memorial golf tournament in his honor this year at its annual conf...


Call for Papers: Green Infrastructure Conference

For its 2018 iteration, the Grey to Green Conference has issued a call for proposals, which should cover topics such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as urban agriculture...


Work, Play Color Contractor Connect Event

Technology Publishing Company’s inaugural Contractor Connect event began with a bang Wednesday, with participants enjoying everything from discussing industry information to a little friendl...


Greenbuild Offers Many Education, Training Choices

The U.S. Green Building Council is presenting its annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo next week, Nov. 8-10, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


Free Webinar: Moisture Testing

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday entitled: “Achieving Quality in Architectural Coatings Work: SSPC Moisture Testing and Coating Pinhole Guides.”


Coatings Conference Issues Call for Papers

The International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics (ICCG) association has issued a call for paper abstracts for its 2018 annual conference, slated to be held June 11-15 in Würzbu...


Center for Polyurethanes Holds 60th Conference

With over 1,000 industry experts in attendance, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry recently held its 60th Polyurethanes Technical Conference, where the winner of the Innovation Award ...


Polyurethanes Conference Draws 1,000 Attendees

On Oct. 2, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry held its 60th Polyurethanes Technical Conference, where over 1,000 industry experts met to learn and network, with the winner of the Inno...


Society for Protective Coatings Honors Award Winners

The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the winners of the John D. Keane Award and the Honorary Life Member Awards, highlighting lifetimes of achievement and contribution to the so...


Coatings Society Issues Call for Papers

For its 2018 Sink or Swim Symposium, the Cleveland Coatings Society has released a call for paper abstracts pertaining to coatings in a changing world.


Upcoming Conference Aims to Educate

The Waterjet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association will be hosting their annual conference Oct. 25-27 in New Orleans, at the Morial Convention Center, functi...


Cleveland Coatings Society Call for Papers

The Cleveland Coatings Society has issued a call for paper abstracts for its 2018 Sink or Swim Symposium, slated to be held June 5-6, 2018, at the Cleveland Airport Marriott.


Western Coatings Show Ends Today

This year's Western Coatings Symposium began Sunday (Oct. 15) and continues through today, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The biennial event aims to provide...


Western Coatings Show Gears Toward Manufacturers

This year's Western Coatings Symposium began Sunday (Oct. 15) and continues through Oct. 18, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The biennial event aims to provi...


SSPC Announces Call for Posters

The Society for Protective Coatings has issued a call for posters for its 2018 conference, which will be held Jan. 15-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.


SSPC 2018 Registration Open

Registration is now open for SSPC 2018 featuring Greencoat, to be held Jan. 15-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.


ABRAFATI 2017 Continues Through Thursday

The Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association’s annual conference and exhibition is aiming to bring together professionals throughout the region in what has been called Latin America's la...


ABRAFATI 2017 Opens Today

ABRAFATI 2017, the Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association’s annual conference and exhibition, kicks off today and runs through Thursday, bringing professionals from throughout the regi...


WEFTEC 2017 Offers Water Sector Knowledge

Professionals in the field of water quality will gather in Chicago beginning Saturday for WEFTEC 2017, a five-day conference on issues in the field of water and wastewater treatment and stor...


Polyurethanes Conference Celebrates 60th Year

The 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, marking the 60th anniversary of the event, will be hosted Oct. 2-4 at the New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, featuring over 60 technical prese...


Data, Communication Stressed at Conference

At Durability + Design’s inaugural Material Selection Conference on Tuesday (Sept. 26), common themes throughout the day were data collection and communication.


Construction History Society Calls for Abstracts

The Construction History Society of America has announced a call for abstracts for the sixth Biennial Meeting on Construction History, which will be held May 24-26, 2018, at the University o...


Association Formed for Underlayment Standardization

Four roofing companies have come together to create the Asphalt Underlayment Council, which supports the standardization of the quality of underlayment products.


Last Chance to Register for Material Selection Conference

On Tuesday, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping professionals stay on top of issues relating to an understanding of hygrothermics, exterior wall coatings and fluid-applied ...


International Union of Architects Taps New President

Thomas Vonier, FAIA, 2017 AIA President, was elected the president of the International Union of Architects (UIA) during the UIA World Congress and General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea ear...


Woman Sentenced in London Architecture Fraud

A woman was sentenced last week after a guilty verdict stemming from falsifying documents to the Architects Registration Board, in London.


Inaugural Class of Elevation Awards Winners Announced

D+D launched its Elevation Awards competition this year to honor architects, interior designers, painting contractors, decorative artisans, manufacturers and suppliers for the outstanding wo...


Free Webinar Discusses Adhesion Testing

The proper use of testing methods to determine if a coating is adhering to a substrate will be the topic at hand for a free webinar Wednesday (Sept. 20) on Paintsquare.com.


New Guide Published for Fluropolymer Coatings

Two new guide specifications have been released by Arkema Technical Polymers for field-applied fluoropolymer coatings for cool roof and facade restoration applications.


Concrete Decor Show to Cover Wide Range

In its eighth year, the Concrete Décor Show will be held Nov. 6-10, at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.


DC First LEED Platinum City in the World

Washington, D.C., has been named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world, which signifies a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as citywide support in developing clea...


Call For Powder Coatings Symposium Abstracts

The Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, which will take place Feb. 4-9, at the Astor Crowne Plaza, in New Orleans, has issued a call for abstracts pertaining to surface co...


Material Selection Conference Profile: David de Sola

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


Material Selection Conference Profile: Ken Trimber

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pitt...


Chicago Architecture Biennial Programming Announced

Programming for the second Chicago Architecture Biennial was announced this week, focusing on making new history and exploring issues associated with the urban experience.


Contractor Participation Highlights New Industy Event

Some of the largest painting contractors in the U.S. will participate in Technology Publishing’s inaugural Contractor Connect event November 8-10 in Point Clear, Alabama, at the historic Gra...


Ontario's Building Code to Change

The Ontario Building Code is set to undergo a massive facelift, with the end goal of bringing existing buildings closer to net zero energy usage, and will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.


Material Selection Conference Profile: Andre Desjarlais

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


Invitation Out for Coatings Fest Papers

The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology has issued an invitation for presentation submissions for its 2018 Coatings Fest, which is slated to be held Oct. 10-12, 2018, at the In...


Society Calls for Coatings Fest Papers

The Pacific Northwest Society of Coatings Technology has issued an invitation for paper submissions for Coatings Fest, which is slated to be held in October 2018 in Victoria, British Columbi...


Material Selection Conference Speaker Profile: Brown

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh.


Defense Deparment Issues Corrosion Awards

As part of the DoD-Allied Nations Corrosion Conference, which wrapped up Thursday (Aug. 10), the U.S. Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office has announced its 2017 award...


CONSTRUCT to Showcase Exhibitors, Tours

The Construction Specifications Institute will hold its annual CONSTRUCT conference Sept. 13-15 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.


Free Webinar Explores Coating Failures

The focus will be on failure—and preventing it—during a free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 16, on PaintSquare.com, part of the 2017 SSPC-JPCL Webinar Education Series.


SSPC Issues Moisture Determination Standard

Moisture determination methods for concrete and masonry walls is the topic of a new standard issued by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, which also recently revised another standard...


DoD Corrosion Conference Commences

The U.S. Department of Defense’s DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference officially kicked off Monday, and continues through Thursday at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex...


Material Selection Conference: Panel Discussion No. 2

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


SSPC Issues One New Standard, Revises Second

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has released one new standard—moisture determination on commercial coating projects—and revised another, pertaining to polyurethanes.


ACA Announces 2018 Call for Papers

Acting in partnership with Vincentz Network, the American Coatings Association is looking for paper submissions for its American Coatings Conference 2018, which will run April 9-11 in Indian...


IRCC Call for Paper Abstracts for Conference

The Roof Coating Manufacturers Association is now accepting abstracts for its fourth biennial International Roof Coatings Conference.


ACA Issues 2018 Call for Papers

The American Coatings Association has issued a call for papers for its 2018 conference.


Material Selection Conference: Air Barriers

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


SSPC, Industry Investors Partner with Saudi Arabia

With the support of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority recently signed 13 Statements of Intent with a group of local and i...


Material Selection Conference: Energy Savings

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


Material Selection Conference: Panel Discussion No. 1

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


Webinar Illuminates SSPC-PA 2

Measuring dry coating thickness according to SSPC-PA 2 will be the topic of a free webinar presented by KTA-Tator’s Bill Corbett next Wednesday, July 19, on PaintSquare.com.


Material Selection Conference: Introduction to WUFI Software

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


DoD Figures to Keynote Corrosion Conference

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office will look to strengthen ties with other nations’ military and academic corrosion specialists at its 2017 DoD-Allied Nat...


SSPC Announces Board Election Results

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the results of its 2017 Board of Governors election, adding one new member to the board and recognizing the re-election of another.


Material Selection Conference Registration Underway

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


Water Works Expo Kicks Off Sunday

The American Water Works Association opens its 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition (known as ACE17) Sunday in Philadelphia.


Webinar Explains SSPC Trainthepainter

The new SSPC Trainthepainter training platform will be the topic of a free webinar presented Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT).


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring five articles on the challenges and growth of different architectural coatings and related materials, is now available online.


College Students Receive SSPC Scholarship Awards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the recipients of its 2017-18 scholarship awards for students attending universities in the United States or Canada.


SSPC Accepting Structure Awards Nominations

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is accepting nominations for its 2017-18 Structure Awards, honoring excellence in protective coatings projects.


Intel Touts Drones for Inspection

Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich told attendees of a robotic and unmanned systems conference in Dallas that his firm is fine-tuning its drone technology in an effort to help make infrastructur...


SSPC Standard Review Deadline Nears

Those interested in participating in a review of a newly revised standard on thermal spray coatings still have time, but the deadline for feedback is drawing near.


Industry Books, Data Available in TPC Store

A number of publications and informational tools for individuals and companies in the coatings industry are available with the click of a mouse via the TPC Store, a service of PaintSquare Ne...


SSPC Creates Two New Advisory Boards

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is establishing two new advisory councils, to support the association’s mission in the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.


A'17 Kicks Off 3-Day Event

A’17, the American Institute of Architects’ Conference on Architecture, is underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and will go through Saturday (April 29).


SSPC Scholarship Deadline Nears

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is once again accepting applications for its annual scholarships, for students attending universities in the U.S. or Canada.


SSPC 2018 Abstracts, Scholarship Apps Due

Two important deadlines are nearing for members of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, as abstracts for consideration for the SSPC 2018 conference and applications for this year’s SSP...


SSPC 2018 Abstracts Due May 1

Your chance to have your presentation included in the SSPC 2018 agenda is drawing to a close, as abstracts to be considered for the conference must be submitted by Monday, May 1.


Air Barrier Conference Wraps Up 3-Day Program

The Air Barrier Association of America educated and honored industry professionals this week at its sixth annual conference (April 18-20) in Reston, Virginia.


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring five articles on technological advances and standards in architectural coatings, is now available online.


Webinar Explores Coatings by Environment

A free webinar detailing which coating system is optimal for a specific project will be held 11 a.m. EDT (8 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, April 19.


Houston Gets Ready for Painters Competition

It’s not just industrial painters who will enjoy the annual painting competition hosted by the Coating Society of the Houston Area: the kids will have a good time, too.


SSPC Seeks Stakeholder Input on Standard

If you’ve got thoughts on a recently revised standard on thermal spray coatings, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings wants to hear from you.


Michelle Obama to Headline AIA Conference

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to thousands of architects and building professionals in attendance at the American Institute of Architects’ upcoming annual conference in Orlando...


D+D Launches Materials Conference

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Materials Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh...


NACE Honors Corrosion Pros

This year’s NACE International Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo, held March 26-30 in New Orleans, saw a number of corrosion-control and coatings professionals honored for their contributio...


Array of Information Offered at Corrosion 2017

This year's NACE International Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo took place in New Orleans from March 26-30 and featured a robust lineup of technical and research sessions, as well as infor...


Highlights Include Poster Sessions, Other Awards

In addition to the NACE International Association Awards, presented Wednesday evening at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, other awards were presented during the conference, includi...


Webinar Explores Thermal Spray Coatings

Inspecting thermal spray coatings is the topic of a free webinar to be presented Wednesday, April 5, by JPCL and SSPC.


RCMA Taps New Association Leader

An experienced association executive has been selected to lead the trade organization that represents makers of asphaltic and reflective roof coatings and suppliers to the roof coatings indu...


400+ Exhibitors Include Coatings Firms

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo covers all aspects of corrosion and its prevention and management. A total of 438 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss the corrosion-...


NACE to Offer Activities Outside of Conference

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo will have more than just technical sessions and workshops in New Orleans; there will also be plenty of opportunities to let loose, and...


Corrosion 2017 Features Coatings Sessions, Awards

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo kicks off Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, with technical sessions, committee meetings, a full exhibi...


SSPC Inks Deal for Malaysia Training

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced Friday that it has signed an agreement with the Institute of Materials, Malaysia to provide SSPC training in Malaysia.


SSPC Seeks Papers for 2018 Conference

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has issued a call for papers for its 2018 conference, to be held Jan. 15-18, 2018, in New Orleans.


Roof Coating Group Reports ‘Active Year’

Standard development, congressional activity and sharing “cool stories” capped off a successful year for the national trade association representing manufacturers of asphaltic and solar refl...


TPC Store Offers SSPC Publications

Books and resources published by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings are now being offered for sale via the TPC Store, the online retail site of Technology Publishing Co., the parent c...


SSPC Guides Now Available

Technology Publishing Co., the publisher of Durability + Design News and other coatings-related titles, is pleased to offer books and resources through its online retail site.


Joint Standard Addresses Corrosion Planning

A new standard addressing the process of corrosion prevention and control planning is the result of a collaborative effort between the United States Department of Defense, SSPC: The Society ...


AkzoNobel Program Backs Hull Standard

The marine coatings business of coatings supplier AkzoNobel is launching an international program to encourage the adoption of a recently created standard for hull and propeller performance ...


Contractor CEO Gets Prison for Union Theft

A Washington, D.C. area builder will serve more than five years behind bars for his involvement in a scheme to steal more than $1.7 million from a labor union, authorities have announced.


SSPC Seeks Board Nominations

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is currently seeking nominations for two positions on its Board of Governors.


SSPC: 2017 Conference Participants Up

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has revealed that SSPC 2017, held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Tampa, Florida, posted positive numbers in terms of registrations and exhibit booths.


Architects Weigh in on Immigration

Immigration policies aimed at deportation and closing the nation's doors can impact the design and building industry, U.S. architects say.


AIA Keynote Selection Sparks Concern

The American Institute of Architects has added female architect keynote speakers to its 2017 National Convention lineup after sparking outrage among dozens of architects, firms and design st...


Program Explores Workplace Diversity

This year’s Women in Coatings session at SSPC 2017, which closed Thursday (Feb. 2) in Tampa, looked beyond the role of women in the industry’s workforce to also explore the skills and attrib...


Students Share Coatings Studies

The future of the coatings industry was featured front and center during the third annual Poster Sessions presentations at SSPC 2017, which closed Thursday (Feb. 2) in Tampa, FL.


Learning Opportunities Abound at SSPC

SSPC 2017, the annual conference of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, concluded Thursday, Feb. 2, as the final technical sessions took place and the exhibit hall opened to attendees...


Building Air Tightness in Focus at ABAA

Design professionals, contractors and others interested in air barrier technologies are invited to attend the Air Barrier Association of America’s sixth annual conference to be held April 18...


SSPC Honors Top Projects

Contractors, designers and coatings suppliers were honored Monday (Jan. 30) at SSPC 2017 for their work on commercial and industrial painting projects.


SSPC Session Addresses Worker Health and Safety

Health and safety were the focus of a series of presentations Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 1) at SSPC 2017, where new standards and practical safety measures were addressed by experts in the fi...


JPCL, SSPC Select Top Titles

As SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings opened its SSPC 2017 conference Monday (Jan. 30) in Tampa, the association and protective and marine coatings publication JPCL took the op...


SSPC Honors Industry Service

During the annual Awards Luncheon program, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings not only recognizes the best coatings projects completed over the previous year but also takes the opport...


SSPC Names Top Structures of 2016

A classic roller coaster, spillway gates, and a space agency building are among eight coatings projects recognized with SSPC Structure Awards ceremony on Monday (Jan. 30).


SSPC Exhibits Open for Business

SSPC, the Society for Protective Coatings, kicked off the exhibition portion of its annual conference Tuesday with a reception bringing together 143 exhibitors showcasing the latest in coati...


Commercial Workshop Kicks Off SSPC 2017

Contractors, facility owners, specifiers, suppliers and other coatings professionals convened Monday (Jan. 30) in Tampa to kick off the SSPC 2017 Featuring GREENCOAT conference.


Massachusetts Tops New LEED List

Massachusetts has reached the pinnacle of the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual ranking of states with the most LEED-certified projects.


President's Welcome

It is my great honor to personally invite you to join me, other members and the SSPC staff for the SSPC 2017 conference and exhibition at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida from J...


Talk One on One with 140+ Suppliers

More than 140 exhibitors are slated to have a presence on the SSPC 2017 Exhibit Floor in Tampa, giving you the opportunity to talk directly to suppliers of abrasives, coating materials, appl...


Enhance Your Knowledge, Skills

The heart of the annual SSPC conference and exhibition is its technical program and training opportunities. This year, more than 100 presentations, lectures, discussion panels and demonstrat...


Learn about Architecture for Free

The Harvard Graduate School of Design is set to offer a free, online introductory course called “The Architectural Imagination” beginning Feb. 28.


Study Looks at Beam Behavior

The American Concrete Institute has revealed a new research study evaluating seismic behavior of coupling beams with different types of steel fiber reinforced concrete.


New Standard Proposed for Liquid-Applied Polymers

ASTM is proposing a new set of test methods that will help support the growing number of roofing projects that use liquid-applied polymers.


US Construction Industry Hiring in 2017

A new sampling of opinion in the U.S. construction industry indicates that most American contractors are prepared to add staff in the coming year.


Construction Outlook Positive for 2017

Nearly three quarters of American construction companies plan to increase headcounts in 2017, according to a survey released this week.


Thermal Barrier Guide Gets Update

A new technical guide from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association addresses the most commonly used composite thermal barrier systems.


SSPC Passes ANSI-ASQ Assessment

The professional association for the industrial protective and marine coatings industry has passed a surveillance audit by the accreditation body responsible for ensuring the safety and qual...


Dubai to Address Fire Safety in Lab

Officials in Dubai have announced plans for a new laboratory designed to test and certify the fire-resistance of materials and products used in buildings throughout the United Arab Emirates,...


SSPC Announces New Releases

Two new publications—a new standard on pre-construction primer coatings and a newly revised and reissued standard on aluminum-pigmented epoxy coatings—are now available from SSPC, The Societ...


SSPC Takes Expertise to Saudi Arabia

A team from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings journeyed to Saudi Arabia late last month to discuss coatings and corrosion challenges with employees and management of the Saudi Arabia...


USGBC Names New President, CEO

The U.S. Green Building Council has revealed that its former COO Mahesh Ramanujam is president and CEO of the green-building organization, effective Nov. 4.


AIA CEO: Sorry for ‘Tone-Deaf’ Statement

Leaders of the American Institute of Architects have issued a public apology, after drawing fire from its members and others in the architecture community for a statement released following ...


Chicago’s ‘Finest Painted Ladies’ Revealed

Five Chicago-area homes have been honored as 2016’s “Finest Painted Ladies,” in an annual contest sponsored by the Chicago Paint & Coatings Association.


Licensing Officials Cite Dozens in Sting

Dozens of California contractors, including painters, concrete workers and others, suspected of contracting without a license were recently cited on various charges, licensing authorities ha...


SSPC Releases Publication Updates

Two publications—a standard for latex exterior coatings and a guide for lighting in industrial coating operations—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Society for Protective Co...


SSPC 2017 Poster Sessions Deadline Nears

Approximately six weeks remain to submit poster session proposals for the SSPC 2017 international protective coatings conference and exhibition.


Concrete Trade Groups to Merge

The American Society of Concrete Contractors will be augmenting its concrete polishing programming through a merger with the Concrete Polishing Association of America, the two groups have an...


Barriers to Britain’s Paint Recycling Effort

The U.K. generates over 55 million liters of leftover paint, and currently most of that ends up in a landfill or incinerated, according to the British Coatings Federation.


SSPC Issues 2 Standard Revisions

SSPC, the Society for Protective Coatings, has announced new revisions to two of its standards.


Institute Honors Specification Experts

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) bestowed a number of awards and honors upon leaders in the construction industry during a ceremony held Thursday (Sept. 8) at CONSTRUCT 2016 &...


Get Pro-Level Knowledge from Free Videos

From corrosion protection to access equipment, a selection of new titles in the free PaintSquare Pro Video Series can help you stay on top of a variety of important industry topics.


New Green Building System Reaches U.S.

Eyeing the 5.6 million existing buildings in the U.S. not currently covered by existing green building programs, the U.K.-based Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Metho...


SSPC Inspection Courses Arrive in NY

A selection of SSPC training programs focused on the principles and practices of coating inspection will be available this fall at DeFelsko Corporation’s Ogdensburg, NY, headquarters, the co...


Women Excel in Today’s Coatings Industry

Once considered a male-dominated field, times have certainly changed for the coatings industry. Over recent decades, female coatings professionals have made inroads into the field and establ...


New Green Standard Tackles Insulation

Environmental certification group Green Seal has announced a new standard to help consumers determine what architectural insulation products are best for the environment.


New Standard Addresses H2S Corrosion

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has issued a new standard for testing corrosion and cracking in oil and gas pipelines.


Webinar to Address Fenestration Specs

Writing specifications for fenestration finishing is the topic of a free webinar to be offered by Durability + Design this Thursday (August 4).


Solar Reflective Coatings Guide Revised

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released a new edition of its document on the testing and performance of solar reflective coatings.


Free Webinar: Holding the Blast

How do you approach the challenges of sticking to a project schedule while preserving a blast-cleaned surface?


Free Webinar: Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning

When it comes to the nitty-gritty of wet abrasive blast cleaning, do you know everything you should?


Painters, Others Caught in Sting

Nearly 20 California-based contractors, including painters and flooring professionals, were arrested in the state’s latest undercover sting operation to crack down on off-the-book operators.


Corrosion Hub Expands

The University of Akron celebrated the expansion of facilities and capabilities in its corrosion research center with an open house Tuesday (June 21).


SSPC Revises 2 Standards

Two standards—one for the coating of metals and one for qualifying and certifying industrial coating and lining application specialists—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Soc...


Concrete Repair Code Sets Standards

Highlighting the need for consistent practices in concrete repair, the American Concrete Institute has published what it calls “a major milestone” in the industry: A new code that focuses on...


Standard Touts Fuel Savings

A long-awaited International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for ships and marine technology—expected to save the shipping industry billions in fuel costs—is nearing final pu...


New SSPC Board Members 2016

Two industry leaders have secured open positions on the Board of Governors of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, while two incumbents attained reelection in the association’s 2016 el...


AIA Elects New President, Officers

The American Institute of Architects elected new officers, including its 2018 president-elect, at its annual convention in Philadelphia earlier this month.


Goodwin to Receive ASTM Honor

ASTM International’s Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates will present its Award of Merit this year to Fred Goodwin, of BASF Construction Chemicals.


DOT Looks at US Rail Bridge Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently conducted an audit of its Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), citing safety concerns related to increasing traffic volume and loads travelin...


Undercover Stings Snag Painters

Painters were listed among nearly 30 contractors recently accused of unlicensed contracting in California.


ACA Elects 2 Officers to Board

Two industry veterans, with a combined 70 years of experience, have been elected by American coatings manufacturers to serve on the industry association’s board of directors.


LEED Floats Credit Aimed at Illegal Wood

Cutting out the use of illegally harvested timber is at the heart of a new LEED credit being piloted by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Concrete Institute Names President, VP

Michael J. Schneider of Baker Concrete Construction (Monroe, OH) has been elected president of the American Concrete Institute for 2016-17, the organization has announced.


ACA Names New Chairman, VP & Treasurer

American manufacturers of coatings have elected two leaders with more than 70 years in combined experienced to serve on the industry association’s board of directors.


TX Firm Tops Painters Competition

Teams from Valu Industrial ER Services, of Baytown, TX, took both first and second place at this year’s Annual Painters Competition, held April 16 by the Coating Society of the Houston Area....


SSPC, MPI Partner on Training

An expanded partnership between SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and the U.K.-based MPI Group will result in the broadening of the Trainthepainter program, a framework corporate edu...


Deepwater Disaster Spurs Offshore Rules

Federal officials have announced the release of new well control regulations intended to reduce the risk of death, serious injury or substantial harm to the environment as the result of an o...


Conference Tackles Corrosion Issues

The U.S. is spending an estimated $500 billion on corrosion, thus finding a long-term, economically sound solution is paramount.


Industry Leaders Receive Honors at ACS

All-stars of the coatings industry are being recognized this week for their decades of service, innovative ideas and achievements, according to the American Coatings Association.


Sting Nets Painters, Concrete Workers

Thirty-six painters, 17 concrete contractors and 30 other home-improvement contractors have been charged with running unlicensed businesses after they were caught this month in a California ...


Coatings Leaders Earn ACA Honors

Nine leaders in the coatings industry took center stage at the American Coatings Show, honored for decades of achievements and industry innovation.


Corrosion: Understanding It, Stopping It

Corrosion reportedly costs the United States more than $500 billion a year. Finding long-term, economically sound solutions for corrosion is highly complex.


RCI Names Document Winners, New Board

The professional association for roofing, waterproofing and building envelope consultants has named winners of its annual document competition as well as members of its 2016-17 board of dire...


SSPC Scholarship Deadline: April 30

For North American college students, time is running out to apply for scholarships from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Reports: Construction Pulse Is Strong

From spending to jobs, all signs point to a strengthening construction market. Two recent federal reports showing a sharp rise in construction employment and a solid increase in construction...


Construction Jobs, Spending See Growth

“The demand for construction is robust and well-balanced among residential, private non-residential and public segments,” says Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contrac...


SSPC: New Wet Abrasive Blast Standards

Five new joint SSPC-NACE Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning standards are now available from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Deadline Nears for SSPC Board Election

Time is running out to submit your recommendations for nominees to the SSPC Board of Governors. The extended nomination period runs out this week, so the association reminds interested parti...


OSHA Updates PPE Requirements

Federal officials have published a final rule to align their eye and face protection rules with other current safety standards.


SSPC 2016 Presentations Now Live

Expert-led talks on coatings technology, surface preparation, inspection tools, and more presented during SSPC 2016 are now available for online viewing.


Video Sessions Bring Conference to You

Were you double-booked for presentations at SSPC 2016? Is there a bit of data or guidelines from a lecture you’ve been trying to remember?


Partial Building Collapse Hits School Bus

Authorities in Philadelphia are investigating what caused a building under demolition to partially collapse Thursday (March 17) striking a tree, street lamp and school bus.


Painters Caught in CA Sting

Authorities in California have nabbed 10 suspected unlicensed contractors, including eight who submitted bids for painting, in an undercover sting operation in the San Francisco Bay area.


Paint Standards Chairman Steps Down

John F. Fletcher, the chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications, has officially stepped down from his post.


SSPC Papers, Posters Deadlines Near

Deadlines are nearing for the submission of SSPC presentation proposals for the society’s 2017 conference.


PDCA, Valspar Team Up for ‘Hoops’ Event

Valspar and the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) have announced a partnership to aid the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity organization.


Construction Jobs Picture Mixed, AGC Says

As spending grows in nonresidential construction, data shows employment growth in that sector to be lagging, suggesting contractors are having a hard time finding qualified workers, a new re...


ASTM D01 Sees Officer Transition

After three successive two-year terms in office, the chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications has officially stepped down.


AGC Sees Shortages Amid Record Growth

With 19,000 construction jobs added in February and the number of unemployed workers dipping to the lowest level since data tracking began in 2000, the overall picture remains “positive” for...


Metal Band Can Keep ‘Architects’ Name

Misuse of the title “architect” can result in some serious penalties in the UK, but one recent case suggests the profession’s regulatory body takes a more relaxed view when the title is used...


Surface Prep Education on Tap

Surface preparation and coatings are the topic at hand when SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ Heather Stiner presents at the upcoming PDA Annual Conference.


CHPS Launches PreFab Program for Schools

A new rating system designed for prefabricated modular classrooms for schools has been rolled out.


Dryvit’s Mike Murphy to Lead EIMA

The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) has elected Mike Murphy, of Dryvit Systems Inc., as its new president.


Green Seals Seeks Input on Insulation

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is seeking stakeholder input on its proposed Environmental Leadership Standard for Architectural Insulation Materials (GS-54).


58K U.S. Bridges Deemed Deficient

Out of over 600,000 U.S. bridges, almost 10 percent are designated as structurally deficient


Undercover Sting Nets 23 Contractors

Contractor licensing officials in California have nabbed 23 alleged unlicensed operators, including eight painters and decorators in the Los Angeles area.


EPA Eases Certification Rules Under RRP

Lead-safe training requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule have been eased, the EPA announced Feb. 10.


Heavy Construction Jobs Set to Rise

Declines in heavy and civil engineering construction are expected to turn around in 2016 in response to the long-term transportation bill, according to the Associated General Contractors of ...


Construction Jobs Register 8-Year High

A new analysis shows that the construction industry’s unemployment rate has dropped to a 17-year low.


SSPC Seeks Candidates to Join Board

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is requesting nominations for its Board of Governors in two categories, the association announced Friday (Jan. 29).


USGBC Names Top 10 Green Building States

Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts ranked 1-2-3 in the U.S. Green Building Council’s latest list of top states for commercial and institutional green buildings per capita.


NAHB Elects New Leaders for 2016

The National Association of Home Builders elected four senior officers to its 2016 Board of Directors at the association’s recent annual conference in Las Vegas.


Women in Coatings Share Strategy, Support

Industrial coatings work is no longer a male-dominated field, and SSPC’s Women in Coatings Program is actively working to continue to grow the industry’s culture as one where gender is no lo...


New OSHA Training Cards Coming

More secure completion cards for Occupational Safety and Health Administration volunteer safety classes will be in place by the end of next month.


Sessions, Experts Lined Up for RCMA 2016

Cool roof technology updates, sustainability challenges, and application issues are among the topics on the agenda for the annual roof coatings conference in Philadelphia.


SSPC Celebrates the Best of 2015

Complex industrial coatings products, outstanding aesthetic merit and excellence in craftsmanship were among those coatings projects recognized with SSPC Structure Awards ceremony on Monday ...


OSHA to Launch New Training Cards

In a move aimed at reducing fraud and improving efficiency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is rolling out more durable and secure completion cards for its 10-hour and 30-h...


Learn to Evaluate, Specify for Slip Resistance

Various standards for evaluating slip resistance are among the topics to be discussed in the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Standard Announced Ahead of SSPC 2016

Performance requirements for elastomeric, water-based, high-build coatings used to protect exterior masonry and concrete commercial structures are the focus of a new technical standard by SS...


Coatings Courses for Military, DoD Use

From corrosion prevention to chemical agent resistance, coatings professionals will have the opportunity to delve into a range of topics specific to military and Department of Defense applic...


Flashing Standards Get Code Expansion

Two standards addressing flashing systems, both self-adhered and liquid applied, are now integral to the commercially oriented International Building Code.


SSPC Is on the Move

It’s been a big year for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. Not only did the association celebrate its 65th anniversary and welcome aboard its new executive director, but it also has...


SSPC Event Spotlights Power Industry

From chemistry and application to inspection and specification, coatings professionals will find a variety of topics to choose from among the power and power generation programs offered at S...


Get to Know Marine Coating Standards

What do you need to know when specifying coatings for marine environments? What training opportunities are available to keep you up to date on the latest certifications and standards?


Commercial Lineup Set for SSPC 2016

From air barriers to floor coatings—the commercial track planned for SSPC 2016 will highlight a plethora of topics tailored to commercial and architectural coatings industry professionals.


Oil and Gas Tech on SSPC 2016 Docket

As SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT nears, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is sharing the schedule of conference programming dedicated to work in the oil and gas business.


SSPC Looks at Bridges, Transportation

With just a little more than a month before SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is promoting its lineup for bridge and transportation-related program ses...


Webinar Explores New Regulations

What do you need to know to ensure the abrasives you use conform to SSPC standards? That's the subject of the latest free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


‘Treehouse Master’ Draws Fine in OR

Contractors' licensing officials in Oregon have slapped the host of the Animal Planet show “Treehouse Masters” with a fine for allegedly building a tree abode sans license.


SSPC Surveys Shipping, Marine Topics

With SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT just weeks away, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings spotlights the lineup of shipping and marine conference sessions available on site.


SSPC 2016 Dives into Water, Wastewater

In anticipation of SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, which will take place Jan. 18-21, 2016, in San Antonio, TX, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced its lineup of programmin...


Operator Groups Ink Transparency Deal

Four key green-building stakeholder organizations have partnered to create the industry’s first Program Operator Consortium for Environmental Product Declarations and other product transpare...


Greenbuild Opens with Call to Action

“There is work to be done, so we do it.” That’s the key message Rick Fedrizzi, the U.S. Green Building Council co-founder and CEO, delivered to a crowd of 10,000 during the opening address W...


SSPC Course Available Down Under

The Society for Protective Coating’s popular Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) course will now be available in Australia and New Zealand, the association announced Thursday (Nov. 12).


Group Approves New LEED v4 Guidance

Ahead of its annual international conference and exposition, the U.S. Green Building Council has announced new guidance related to material ingredient disclosure requirements in the organiza...


Green Seal Revises Coatings Standard

A nonprofit certifier of sustainability products has expanded its standard for architectural coatings.


Webinar Zeroes in on Wastewater

The wastewater environment poses its own special considerations. An upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to related to coatings in wastewater applications


New Standard to Focus on Insulation

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is developing a new standard aimed at helping purchasers identify and choose environmentally preferable architectural insulation materials.


Webinar Covers Application, Standards

From equipment to quality control, an upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to know when applying thermal spray coatings.


Study: 90% of Homes Under Insulated

Only 10 percent of U.S. homes are thought to be insulated adequately, according to new research.


ACI Issues Guide to Concrete Code

A new guide aims to help design professionals, contractors, building owners and concrete product manufacturers in the repair of concrete buildings.


Save the Date: Corrosion Solutions

Engineered Corrosion Solutions, in association with Chicago Corrosion Group LLC, has announced its upcoming Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2016 conference, to be held May 5, 2016, in Elk Gro...


Corrosion Summit Registration Open

Finishing Solutions Network has announced its upcoming 2015 Corrosion Summit, to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Painters District Council 30 Headquarters in Aurora, IL.


SSPC 2016 Registration Opens

The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) is offering a $200 discount for those who register early for the association’s 2016 conference and tradeshow.


Webinar Dives into Waterjet Cleaning

Gaining a comprehensive understanding of waterjet cleaning is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


GBI Seeks Input on Green Standard

The non-profit developer of the Green Globes rating system is inviting the public to comment on its latest draft green building standard.


SSPC 2016 Registration Now Open

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that registration is now open for its annual conference and tradeshow, SSPC 2016, which runs early in 2016.


In Memoriam: Dr. Richard W. Drisko

Longtime SSPC writer, editor, consultant and educator Dr. Richard W. Drisko (“Dr. Dick”) passed away late last month (Aug. 28).


Painters Nabbed in Undercover Sting

Painters numbered among nine suspected unlicensed contractors caught in a recent undercover sting operation in California.


AAMA Compares Condensation Ratings

In a new guidance document, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association compares three common rating systems for condensation on interior surfaces of fenestration products.


AAMA Offers Updated Coatings Specs

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced the publication of AAMA 907 “Voluntary Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Wi...


OSHA Rule May Change Beryllium Limits

More than 40 years after the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration first sought to change to the rules regarding beryllium exposure limits, the agency has published a propose...


After 40 Years, OSHA Tackles Beryllium

A new federal proposal to reduce worker exposure to beryllium will not cover the abrasive blast industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Top 10 Green Building Nations Named

For the second consecutive year, Canada, China and India lead the world in embracing the LEED green-building rating system outside of the U.S.


New Building Envelope Testing Offered

An independent, third-party safety testing and certification provider has launched new testing services for the building envelope.


SSPC Updates Coatings Jobsite App

PITTSBURGH--SSPC has revamped its mobile app to include tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features.


SSPC Unveils Member App 2.0

PITTSBURGH--Tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features are now available in SSPC's newly upgraded mobile app.


OSHA Delays Confined-Space Enforcement

WASHINGTON--Federal authorities have announced a temporary enforcement period to ease employers into full compliance with the upcoming new rules on confined-space work in construction.


Webinar Doubles Up on Protection

PITTSBURGH--What offers the best corrosion protection for steel: painting or galvanizing? The answer is both, according to the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Bayer MaterialScience Exec to Lead SSPC

PITTSBURGH--William M. Worms, a longtime Bayer executive who has overseen the company's $1.5 billion Polyurethanes Raw Material Sales business, has been appointed executive director of SSPC:...


SSPC Names New Executive Director

PITTSBURGH--SSPC: The Society For Protective Coatings, has announced the appointment of Bayer MaterialScience veteran William M. Worms as Executive Director, effective Sept. 1.


Fedrizzi to Leave USGBC

WASHINGTON--Rick Fedrizzi, founding chairman of the world's best-known green-building rating system, has announced that he will step down from his position at the end of 2016.


Landscape Rating System Blooms

WASHINGTON--Like their brick-and-mortar counterparts, sustainable landscapes now have a rating system of their own.


Webinar Keeps an Eye on the Assets

PITTSBURGH—Managing the mountain of scheduling, performance and life-cycle data involved in modern asset maintenance is the topic of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Low-Income Designs Receive High Honors

WASHINGTON—Two housing projects serving low-income communities and the homeless have been awarded national honors for their design and building technologies.


ACI Updates Concrete Manual for 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—The newly revised bible of best practices for concrete is now available from the American Concrete Institute.


SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards


New Videos Showcase Student Research

LAS VEGAS—Zinc phosphate pretreatments, sodium chloride diffusion, and internal coatings stress are on the research agendas of the coating industry's next generation.


ACI Releases Updated Concrete Manual

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—A “must-have” encyclopedia of concrete technology for engineers, architects, contractors and concrete product producers is now available from the American Concrete Insti...


Comment Time Closing on Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This is the last week to submit comments on Green Seal's proposed overhaul of its standards for paints, coatings, stains and sealers.


Webinar Bridges Standards, Training

PITTSBURGH—Standards keep the bridge industry safe and consistent; training and certification provide the knowledge to uphold the standards.


Webinar Gives Bridge Coatings Close-up

PITTSBURGH—The fundamental inspection skills necessary to visually assess the coating condition of an in-service bridge will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


World's Fair Icon to Get Free Facelift

QUEENS, NY—After deteriorating for 50 years, a New York World's Fair landmark will get a new lease on life with a $3 million paint job—gratis.


SSPC Issues New Commercial Guides

PITTSBURGH—Floor coatings and fluoropolymer finishing are the focus of new specifying and evaluation guidance from SSPC.


Floor, Finish Coats Get New Guides

PITTSBURGH—SSPC has announced two new standards intended as guides for slip-resistant floor coatings and ambient-curing fluoropolymer finish coats.


Bipartisan Building Energy Law Signed

WASHINGTON, DC—A new U.S. law will hold commercial tenants to new energy usage standards and require more energy benchmarking for federally leased buildings.


New Rule Guides Safety in Tight Spaces

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. construction workers who labor in attics, crawl spaces, pits, boilers and other confined spaces will have new protections as of Aug. 3, under a new federal rule.


New Rule Issued on Confined Space

WASHINGTON, DC—Coordination of contractors, continuous monitoring and more rigorous inspection are among the requirements of the first new federal rule for confined-space work in constructio...


Coatings Show, Congress Set Records

NUREMBERG—The world's largest coatings event has closed on a high note in Germany, drawing nearly 29,000 people from 42 countries.


European Coatings Show Sets Record

NUREMBERG—Cementing its status as the world's largest coatings event, the European Coatings Show and Congress shattered attendance, exhibitor and delegate records as it closed a three-day ru...


AIA Honors Top Dig Designs

WASHINGTON, DC—A Connecticut bridge house and an affordable-housing project for LGBT seniors in Philadelphia are among the winners of the American Institute of Architects' annual housing des...


New Videos Feature Coatings Experts

PITTSBURGH—More than 20 technical coatings presentations from SSPC 2015 are now available for online viewing.


SSPC Updates 2 Standards

PITTSBURGH—SSPC committees have announced updates to two standards: one for surface preparation and one for polyurea topcoats.


Coating Makers Roll Out Hazard Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Coatings Association has introduced a variety of materials to help employers comply with new federal hazmat communications requirements.


Coating Sessions Covered in New Videos

PITTSBURGH—Miss a presentation at SSPC 2015, or just want to relive your favorites? With 21 technical presentations newly uploaded to the SSPC Video Proceedings, you're in luck.


ACA Develops New Hazard Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New hazardous-materials labels designed to communicate in-plant hazard information and comply with OSHA standards are now available for purchase.


SSPC Offers Student Aid, Seeks Papers

PITTSBURGH—Time is drawing short for SSPC college scholarship applications and presentation proposals for the society's 2016 conference.


Concrete Group Elects Officers, Board

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—A leading expert in seismic response of buildings and corrosion in concrete structures will lead the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for the 2015-16 term.


Time Short for SSPC Papers, Student Aid

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is looming for SSPC college scholarship applications and presentation proposals for the society's 2016 conference.


JPCL Seeks to Honor Young Talent

PITTSBURGH—The clock is ticking on nominations of young coatings professionals and students to be recognized in the industry's leading journal.


Deadline Nears for JPCL Youth Nominees

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is fast approaching to nominate the industry's young talent for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.


Revamp Underway for Coating Standard

WASHINGTON, DC—Fire-resistant coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and other high-performance product categories are expected to join the next generation of Green Seal's paint and coating...


Winning Library Designs by the Book

A historically significant Brutalist building-turned-campus hub is among six of the U.S.'s “finest examples of library design,” according to the American Institute of Architects.


Webinar Offers Coatings Spec How-Tos

Expert guidance on the continual challenge of specifying and selecting the best coating for a specific substrate will drive a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


LEED Floats Credit for Worker Safety

The health and safety of a building's construction, operation and maintenance crews are at the heart of a new LEED credit being piloted by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Input Invited on Paint Standard Revamp

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is seeking comments on its plans to overhaul its standards for paints, coatings, stains and sealers.


Free Webinar Focuses on Vapor Blasting

Using water to suppress airborne dust during abrasive blasting can achieve the same power as dry blasting, according to an upcoming webinar.


Contractor Guide Maps Licensing Needs

U.S. contractors can navigate the thickets of state licensing and regulatory requirements nationwide with a new directory.


UK Adopts Home-Size Minimums

New homes in the UK will be less cramped under newly approved minimum space standards.


Updated Guides Focus on Finishing

The risk of finish damage in architectural aluminum is addressed in two newly revised publications by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.


D.C. Upsets L.A. in EPA Ranking

Step aside, Los Angeles, there’s a new Energy Star champion. Washington, D.C., now tops a federal ranking of the most energy-efficient cities in terms of Energy Star building certifications,...


Landscape Center Achieves Green First

The new Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, PA, has declared itself the first project in the world to achieve four of the world’s highest standards for green building.


Contractor’s Licensing Reference Debuts

A new guide can help construction professionals stay abreast of licensing requirements in each U.S. state.


Employers Face PPE Rule Updates

Updating its requirements to align with other current safety standards, federal officials are proposing revisions to their eye and face protection rule.


Seven Stings Net 85 Contractors

Undercover investigators in California have nabbed 85 suspected unlicensed contractors, including 27 painters, in simultaneous sting operations across seven cities.


OSHA Eyes Update to PPE Rules

Construction workers, shipyard workers and others on hazardous jobsites will be better protected from eye and face injuries under new revisions to personal protective equipment requirements,...


Energy Retrofit Standard Gets Revamp

Processes and procedures for retrofitting residential and commercial structures to improve energy efficiency is the focus of a newly revised joint standard.


Free Webinar Tackles Coatings Training

Selecting protective coatings for harsh oil and gas environments requires extensive knowledge of industry standards and practical experience.


Construction Employment Levels to Surge

U.S. contractors, start your engines: Construction employment is set to shift into high gear, growing 29 percent by 2022, compared to just 11 percent in all other industries, according to a ...


DoD Offers Free SSPC, NACE Training

SSPC and NACE will provide free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation this year to Department of Defense personnel, thanks to funding from DoD's corrosion office.


Building Groups Plan Single Green Code

Leading building associations have joined forces to develop a model set of green building guidelines to simplify design and code options nationally and internationally.


WorkBoat Set for New Maintenance Show

A new conference and expo targeting marine maintenance and repair is docking in New Orleans next month.


Builder Brothers in Trouble in IA

An Iowa-based home-repair contractor who allegedly collected substantial up-front payments and failed to finish projects will pay $102,000 in restitution to 25 victims, according to authorit...


'One Slip Away from Death'

A Florida subcontractor with multiple egregious fall violations already under its belt is facing a new case that carries nearly $80,000 in fines.


Houston Group Names Next President

A coatings executive with 28 years of experience has been named the next president of the Coating Society of the Houston Area.


Aluminum Finishing Guide Gets Revamp

Specifiers and other building professionals have a newly updated resource on paint and anodized finishes for aluminum building components.


Corrosion Confab: Science, Solutions

Corrosion is an equal-opportunity scourge that rains about $500 billion of damage a year onto thousands of structures, from circuit boards to condos to cooling towers.


Free Webinar to Hone Specs Appeal

Industrial painting projects are only as good as the specifications that guide them. But how do you prepare an effective specification that will help the contractor succeed?


Building Brain Trust on Deck for Show

Building scientists, coatings experts and other leaders in building technology will headline the array of technical sessions, roundtables and special events planned for the second annual ...


First Straw Houses Hit the Market

Despite their bad rap from the Big Bad Wolf, straw houses cannot be huffed and puffed and blown out of existence.


CA Prevails on Paint Recycling Rules

U.S. coating makers have lost a two-year legal fight to block California from imposing detailed reporting requirements on the industry's paint recycling program.


Experts to Headline Coatings Conference

One of the U.S.'s foremost building scientists will kick off an array of technical sessions, roundtables and special events planned for the second annual Durability + Design Conference and E...


Paint Makers Lose Clash with CalRecycle

Architectural paint manufacturers have failed in their two-year bid to block California rules specifying what they must include in recycling plans and reports.


U.S. Architects Design a Higher Profile

Aiming to firm up their seat at the national table on design and building matters, U.S. architects are launching their first public awareness campaign of their profession and role.


Architectural Coatings Get Expert Assist

LAS VEGAS—Hands-on QC for commercial coatings was the name of the game at SSPC 2015, amid a daylong architectural track that kept attendees busy.


Reading Traits that Foretell Danger

LAS VEGAS—Close your eyes, and imagine the next accident at your job. Can you picture who is most likely to be involved?


Decoding Traits that Threaten Safety

LAS VEGAS—"Too much finger-pointing" after the fact and not enough attention upfront to red-flag behaviors are making today's jobsites far more dangerous than they should be, Greg Ford says.


SSPC Honors the Best of 2014

LAS VEGAS—Complex containment, strict schedules and rigorous regulations earned eight painting projects top honors as SSPC 2015 opened Tuesday (Feb. 3) in Las Vegas, NV.


Coating Makers Form Latin Federation

Consolidating the strength of one of the world's booming paint markets, Latin American manufacturers have joined forces in a new federation.


SSPC Revises Three Standards

Two abrasive-blasting standards and one related to coating film thickness have been updated by SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.


Latin American Coating Makers Unite

Aiming to strengthen their internal ties and their external clout, paint and coating makers across Latin America have formed a regional association based in Mexico.


Paint Recycling Soars in the UK

Paint manufacturers in the UK are breaking industry records when it comes to paint recycling—even amid booming sales.


Steel Bridge Coating Guide Revised

Three leading technical organizations have teamed up to overhaul an outdated guide specification for shop painting of bridge steel.


Commercial Lineup on Deck for SSPC

Project design, coatings inspection for commercial structures, and building envelope issues will star in the commercial track planned for SSPC 2015.


35 Contractors Cited in NJ Crackdown

Dozens of New Jersey roofers, pavers and contractors will share responsibility for almost $570,000 in penalties and restitution for failing to complete work, refusing to refund deposits and ...


Free Webinar Navigates Tricky Rigging

Industrial painting projects can pose complex challenges when it comes to rigging and scaffolding.


UK Axes Architects in Dues Dustup

A row between British architects and their professional board has erupted for a second straight year, with hundreds of professionals finding themselves cast off the registry rolls.


SSPC Seeks Next Executive Director

A search is underway for a successor to longtime SSPC Executive Director Bill Shoup, who plans to retire from the society in September.


Coatings Groups to Share One Roof

Aiming to strengthen the voice of the roof coatings industry, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) have merged.


Green Building Design Standard Unveiled

Building envelope technologies and construction site contaminants are among the topics addressed in a recently updated standard.


SSPC, NACE Revising Applicator Standard

NACE and SSPC are seeking input on their joint applicator certification standard as they prepare to review and revise the standard.


Major Concrete Standard Gets Overhaul

Capping nearly a decade in development, the American Concrete Institute has updated its seminal structural concrete standard, now organized from an engineer's perspective.


Concrete Design Standard Reissued

The American Concrete Institute has released an updated structural concrete standard, reworked for the modern design and construction professional.


Excrement Blast Causes Building Collapse

A man burning waste near a cesspool in China sparked an explosion that injured 15 and toppled a building Saturday (Nov. 22), according to reports.


Asbestos Violations Spur $379K in Fines

Two Washington renovation companies are facing 19 willful and serious safety health violations after allegedly exposing workers to asbestos during an apartment demolition project.


U.S. Arrests Recalcitrant Contractor

U.S. Marshals have taken into custody an Illinois sewer and water contractor who has allegedly refused to abate years of federal health and safety violations and to pay hundreds of thousands...


5 SSPC Courses Added for Vets

Veterans interested in coatings training now have five additional programs to choose from, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced.


Free Webinar: Proper Concrete Prep

What does it take to make coatings stick to concrete? Proper application, sure, but one of the most important factors in successful coating work sits on the surface.


Fines Follow Fires at Coating Maker

Three separate, and apparently unreported, fires at an industrial coatings plant have triggered a strong response from federal health and safety officials.


SSPC Unveils 2015 Show Lineup

Hot-dip galvanizing, concrete protection solutions, and green evolution coatings are among the topics on tap for SSPC 2015, according to the new program lineup.


Conference Taps Building Brain Trust

A three-day slate of the nation's top experts in coatings and building technology, hands-on workshops and courtroom fireworks will greet attendees at the second annual Durability + Design...


Free Webinar Takes on 2k Urethanes

Increasing regulations are handing the coating industry new challenges in providing products that are environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.


Free Webinar: Prepping an Inspection Plan

Coating inspectors equipped with a thorough plan will be better positioned to navigate complex coatings specifications, and a new webinar offers an assist in developing one.


Aviation Painters Forum Takes Off

Like aviation technology itself, coatings for today's aircraft are changing constantly, bringing high-stakes challenges that have turned a group of industry competitors into collaborators.


New Rule Targets Energy, Water Use

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a new regulation aimed at reducing building energy and water consumption through active management.


New Standard Underway for Pigment Loss

ASTM is proposing a new standard that will provide definitive instructions for conducting a pigment loss on ignition test.


OSHA Defers Crane Operator Rule

U.S. crane operators will get a three-year reprieve on certification requirements that had been set to take effect this fall, federal regulators have announced.


OSHA Adds 3 Years for Crane Rule

Federal safety officials are giving employers an extra three years to make sure crane operators are competent to operate the equipment safely.


Feds: Room for Improvement on LEED v4

LEED v4 has some work to do in order to align with federal sustainability and green-building requirements, according to a new evaluation from the U.S.’s biggest landlord.


Bridge Engineer Impostor Fined

He avoided prison for his crimes, but a Pennsylvania contractor will have to muster up another $50,000 fine for forging approvals on hundreds of bridge and highway plans in 13 states, author...


Top OSHA Hazards Persist for 3rd Year

Racking up more than 18,500 citations, fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding and respiratory hazards accounted for the top four health and safety violations by U.S. employers in...


New Leaders, Conference for EIFS Industry

On the eve of a rare high-profile symposium, the Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) industry has elected a new president and slate of directors.


OSHA Top 10 Sounds Grim Refrain

For the third straight year, fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding and respiratory protection violations—in that order—lead the list of federal health and safety citations issue...


Free Webinar Shores Up Offshore

The harsh environment of the offshore gas and oil industry has led to new technologies and methods to overcome maintenance challenges.


Bridge Engineer Impostor Sentenced

A Pennsylvania contractor who admitted forging the approval of unwitting engineers on hundreds of bridge and highway plans in 13 states has been sentenced to house arrest.


Judge Tosses Flame Retardant Challenge

A California court has upheld the state's new standard on furniture flammability, rejecting a challenge by a major flame-retardant maker and the chemical industry.


Chemical Makers Ally with LEED Group

The U.S. chemical industry has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, to bring "technical and science-based approaches" to the LEED program.


Waterjetting Splashes into Free Webinar

Waterjetting fills a wide variety of removal and cleaning needs in coatings work, but how does it affect later coatings and what standards guide the process?


Builders Slam U.S. Silica Proposal

A federal plan to slash silica exposure in the workplace will cost about $3.9 billion—nearly eight times the government’s estimate, the construction industry contends.


OSHA Hits Roofer 5th Time in 3 Years

A roofing contractor already in arrears to federal authorities for more than $110,000 in fines is now facing new violations and a hefty new penalty.


Construction Tabs Silica Plan at $3.9B

Unworkable, unaffordable and unnecessary is the construction industry’s final judgment on a federal proposal to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.


Backlash Stalls OSHA Reporting Rule

Widespread employer concern over the public reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses has prompted U.S. regulators to rethink the plan.


OSHA Delays Injury Reporting Rule

Facing criticism from the business community, federal regulators have extended the comment period for a controversial proposal to put injury and illness data online.


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Webinar Offers Tips on DTM Performance

Ensuring that the new generation of waterborne direct-to-metal coatings performs as required will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Green Seal to Revamp Paint Standards

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Best Practices:
Don’t Let a Carpenter Fix Your Car (I)

One issue we frequently encounter in the building community is the “But It’s Just Paint” Syndrome.


Execs Get Prison in Record DBE Fraud

The largest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) fraud in U.S. history—300 contracts totaling more than $136 million—is sending two more Pennsylvania highway construction executives to pr...


RCMA Brings Experts Together

Cool roofs, hot technologies and other building science updates filled the agenda at this year's roof coatings conference in Baltimore.


Corrosion Salaries Head Up and Down

North American corrosion professionals are significantly outearning their European counterparts, according to a new survey by NACE International.


New Sessions Bring the Experts to You

Tighter buildings, tougher walls and savvier concrete work are the top topics of a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


Experts Raise the Roof Technology

Cool roofs, green materials and power pigments top a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


Coating Tips: Cleaning Your Concrete

How to roughen and clean concrete for proper coating application is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Painters Arrested in Sweep

Ten California-based contractors, including seven painters, have been arrested and charged in the state’s latest undercover sting to crack down on unlicensed operators.


Building Show Presentations Now Live

Expert-led talks on decorative interiors, concrete, walls and coatings, standards and other building topics presented at D+D 2014 are now available for free online viewing.


CA May Cut Lead Limits Again

California regulators say they are taking a closer look at 30-year-old standards concerning work-related exposure of lead.


Contractor Held in Storm Victim Fraud

An Oklahoma contractor is facing criminal charges after allegedly scamming victims of the 2013 tornado that devastated the town of Moore.


SSPC Seeking Superlative Structures

Daring bridge projects, artistic tanks, shipshape vessels and other striking coating projects are all eligible for 2015 SSPC Structure Awards, with nominations now open.


CA Eyes Major Lead Level Changes

California regulators are moving closer to slashing lead exposure limits for workers, calling the current standards outdated and harmful to human health.


Building Smarter? Tell Us How

Durability + Design magazine has issued a call for presentation paper titles and abstracts for its D+D 2015 Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for June 8-10, 2015, at the historic E...


Parking Garages Get Their Green On

The concrete colossus known as the parking garage may now join its green-building brethren in a new rating system that focuses on the structure's design, technology and operation.


Global Industrial Painter Training Set

SSPC has thrown its weight behind a leading UK painting and blasting training curriculum as part of an effort to expand the program worldwide.


Coatings Testing Can Save Time, Budget

An ounce of testing is worth a pound of very costly recoating, says the leader of SSPC’s Commercial Coatings Committee.


New Coatings Demand New Credentials

Commercial coatings technology is advancing faster than the skills of the painters who apply it, stepping up the need for applicator certification and training, says the man who is leading t...


Webinar Teaches Tank Lining Features

Navigating the options for internal tank linings that protect against contamination and corrosion will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Accident Burns 7 at Site of OSHA Critic

A foundry owner critical of federal health and safety regulations is now dealing with a horrific workplace accident that sprayed his workers with molten metal.


Deflecting the Assault by Salt

An often-invisible enemy of coating performance—soluble salt and chemical contamination—is the focus of the newest PaintSquare Video Learning Center how-to.


Standards Don’t Give Paint the Love

CINCINNATI—The durability of paint and coatings has been overlooked in building envelope standards to date, says expert Kevin Knight, who is on a mission to get these critical functional mat...


Building Buzz as New Show Opens

CINCINNATI—Anticipating new markets, new technologies, new customers and new members, the building community’s best and brightest gathered Tuesday in Cincinnati, OH, to kick off the premiere...


Building Technology Conference Begins

The nation’s building brain trust arrives in Cincinnati today to kick off D+D 2014, the first conference of its kind for the latest advances in building technology.


Study Compares Costs of Building Green

A new case-study examination of the top two green building rating systems has found the costs of LEED certification significantly higher than those of Green Globes.


Groups Commit to Resilient Building

Leaders of 20 top industry organizations have united to promote resilience in planning, building materials, design, construction and operational techniques.


Webinar Aids Safe Painting at Heights

Ensuring the right equipment to protect painters working at heights will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


SSPC Updates Concrete Floor Guide

From pre-bid to post-punchlist, full guidance for concrete floor projects is wrapped up in SSPC’s newly revised Technology Guide 20: Guide for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings ove...


Report Ranks Green Building Nations

Canada, China and India have nailed the top three spots in a new ranking of the top 10 countries outside the U.S. that are embracing the LEED movement.


Remodelers Association Elects Officers

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has named its 2014-15 officers.


Judges Named in Student Design Contest

Three prominent architects experienced in aesthetics and building performance will judge the first Student Design Competition at the D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition next month in Cincinna...


SC Targets LEED in New Law

It’s not an outright ban, but a new South Carolina law may limit the use of LEED on state projects by imposing restrictions on certain credits.


First Woman to Lead ACA

Sandra Berg, president and CEO of Ellis Paint Company, has become the first woman to chair the American Coatings Association in the organization's 126-year history.


ACA Appoints First Female Leader

The American Coatings Association has announced its newly elected chairman is a chairwoman, making it the first time a female has taken the helm in its 126-year history.


License Lapse Halts $6.3M Drywall Job

Drywall work on a $150 million condominium project in downtown San Diego has been halted after California officials discovered that the subcontractor was unlicensed in the state.


L.A., D.C. Again Lead Energy Rankings

For the sixth year in a row, Los Angeles has topped the federal list of 25 U.S. metro areas with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.


AIA Honors Top 10 Housing Designs

White roofs, owner-controlled façades, high-performance insulation, and polished concrete flooring are among the technologies starring in this year's top housing designs, according to the Am...


Coatings Industry Honors Leadership

Decades of paint and coating innovation, service, achievement and expertise took the stage this week as the American Coatings Association presented its annual honors to leaders across the in...


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

With the ink barely dry on the last round of new regulatory limits, paint and coating manufacturers are in for more.


ACA Honors Paint and Coating Leaders

Thought leaders, industry champions, innovators and distinguished professionals across the paint and coatings industry are being recognized this week for their achievements and decades of se...


ACA Warns of Rule 1113 Changes

Sounding an early alarm for coating makers, the American Coatings Association says the nation’s toughest VOC rules on field-applied paints and coatings could be changing again soon.


ACA Launches Education Tools

The American Coatings Association has announced a new education section on its website, dedicated to professional development opportunities and information.


Free Webinar Addresses Blasting Safety

The inhalation hazards of working with toxic substances during abrasive blasting will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Hardhats Mobilize for Highway Funding

More than two dozen U.S. associations and labor unions are preparing to lean on Congress in a big way to secure the Federal Highway Trust Fund before it goes broke.


New How-To Offers Lead Guidance

Detecting lead and other toxic metals in existing coatings—a crucial prerequisite to developing a coating maintenance strategy—is the topic of a new instructional video on PaintSquare.


RCMA Awards Leader, Elects Officers

Brian Anthony, a leader in the roof coatings industry, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award.


Event Lights Up the Future of Curing

UV and EB curing—technologies that are igniting advances in materials and coating science—will be focus of RadTech 2014, the world's largest UV and EB event, coming in May.


New Leaders for RCMA, BCF, ASA

Industry veterans have been tapped to lead the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, the British Coatings Federation, and the American Subcontractors Association.


Regional Paint Firms Make National Push

Contending that local is better for coatings and services, a network of regional manufacturers has developed a new alliance to give them national clout.


Coatings Get Rad at RadTech

A wide range of coatings industry topics and exhibitors will be on tap at RadTech's three-day conference on ultraviolet and electron beam equipment, raw materials and formulated products.


U.S. Coatings Get New ‘National Player’

Working locally to compete nationally, nine regional North American paint and coating manufacturers have banded together to increase their specifying and selling power from coast to coast.


Building Show Hosts Student Contest

A novel student architecture contest inspired by one of Cincinnati’s most important Modernist buildings will highlight the first D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


Space Limited for 1-Day Corrosion Event

Time is running out to register for Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2014, a new, intensive, low-cost, one-day program focusing on the fundamentals of corrosion from an economic and technical ...


Show Gives Day to Structural Protection

Protecting commercial and other structures from the costly degradation of corrosion will be the focus of a new, intensive, low-cost, one-day conference next week.


SSPC Revises Zinc Primer Standard

Testing and performance requirements for highly pigmented primers containing zinc dust are part of new revisions to a standard from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Containment Safety Opens Video Series

Assuring proper ventilation inside containment, a life-or-death issue, kicks off a new PaintSquare Video Learning Center educational series.


10 States LEEDing the Way

Illinois, Maryland and Virginia lead the U.S. in embracing the LEED green-building rating system.


Employers Unite against Silica Rule

More than two dozen construction, manufacturing and contractor organizations are calling for the withdrawal of a federal proposal to limit silica exposure in the workplace.


Employers Call to Withdraw Silica Rule

Construction employers across the industry are urging the federal government to withdraw its proposed rule on silica exposure, saying the measure is “significantly flawed” and “will do littl...


Building Show to Offer AIA Credits

Professional architects will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits at multiple presentations planned for the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


Experts to Educate at Building Show

More than 30 expert-led courses for facility owners, specifiers, contractors and architects will be on the agenda at the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


Houston Gears Up for Competition, Show

Industrial painters seeking a few hundred bucks and priceless bragging rights could take home both in the upcoming annual painting competition hosted by the Houston Coating Society.


Coating Makers Seek Silica Exemption

Monitoring paint manufacturing for excess silica exposure would cost $700,000—10 times the federal government's estimate—and is unnecessary, the American Coatings Association says.


The Case for Commercial Coatings

ORLANDO—Commercial coatings protect buildings as surely as industrial coatings protect infrastructure, so why are there so few standards and certifications for the former?


Commercial Coatings Play Catch-Up

ORLANDO—Sure, commercial coatings make a building look good, but their many other functions must be rigorously addressed with standards, or they risk losing ground to their industrial counte...


O, Canada, This Sounds Familiar

ORLANDO-When it comes to industrial protective coatings, what happens in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.) doesn't stay in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.).


Top Coating Projects of 2013 Honored

ORLANDO—Coatings projects dazzling, daring and dangerous joined industry leaders in the winners circle Monday (Feb. 10) as SSPC 2014 opened to a record crowd in Orlando, FL.


JPCL at 30: Evolution and Revolution

Anniversaries and birthdays are funny things, and can be seen in positive and negative lights: They speak to endurance, repetition, the inevitability of time passing, growth, and decline.


Coatings Crowd Converges on FL

Exhibit and housing space are long gone, and dozens of expert-led sessions are ready to roll, as more than 2,000 industry professionals pour into Orlando, FL, today (Feb. 10) for SSPC 2014 f...


MPI Appoints New Standards Exec

Davis Kyle, a coatings industry veteran, has been named executive vice president of the Master Painters Institute.


D+D 2014 Reveals Marquee Speakers

National experts in building envelope technology, historic preservation, and architectural specifications will headline dozens of renowned building specialists leading presentations at Du...


NACE Expands Training to Middle East

NACE International has announced plans to open a new corrosion control training facility in Dubai, UAE.


All LEED Doors Open for DOD

The U.S. Green Building Council has won a major victory with the signing of a new bill that lifts two-year-old restrictions on the LEED rating system for Department of Defense projects.


Green Building Group Names President

After receiving federal favor for its green-building rating system, the Green Building Initiative has named a veteran sustainability advocate to serve as its next president.


First Colorant VOC Limits Take Effect

Industrial maintenance and specialty coatings in Southern California are beginning the new year under the nation's first VOC restrictions for colorants.


SSPC Announces New Polyurea Standard

Performance requirements for polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings used to protect industrial structures are the focus of a new technical standard by SSPC: The Society for Prote...


Third Woman to Serve as AIA President

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, executive director of the Virginia Center for Architecture, has been inaugurated as the 2014 American Institute of Architects president.


New Colorant VOC Limits Set for 2014

The United States’ first VOC regulation on colorants for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings is poised to take effect New Year’s Day.


Study: Silica Rule May Cut Cancer Rate

The U.S. government’s controversial plan to reduce silica exposure on the job has gained fresh support from a new cancer study that says the changes could save lives.


Free App Delivers SSPC Resources

Training information, resources, standards and searchable technical articles for coatings professionals are now available via a free mobile app from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings...


Cancer Study Backs Silica Plan

Millions of American workers, including abrasive blasters and construction laborers, could benefit from a federal proposal to limit silica exposure on the job, concludes a new study publishe...


Bids Invited for $2M Fireproofing Job

Authorities are seeking a new round of bids for a project to fireproof metal surfaces in a new eight-story academic building at the New York City College of Technology.


Bids Open for San Fran Ferry Work

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is seeking contractors to provide routine drydocking and repair of the M.S. Sonoma Ferry in San Francisco, CA.


6 Building Technology Projects Honored

A large net zero energy commercial building in California, a railroad car facility turned office building in Washington, and a ranch home in Nebraska are among the projects recognized as out...


Webinar Tackles Polyaspartic Protection

Polyaspartic coatings, a relatively new class of coatings, and their successful use in protective and marine applications will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL...


Free Webinar Highlights Polyaspartics

An overview of the successful use of polyaspartic coating technology will be the topic of a free upcoming D+D Education Series Webinar.


SSPC Launches Free Mobile App

Standards, events, JPCL articles and other resources for coatings professionals on the go is now available as a free mobile app from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


Free Webinar Polishes Concrete Specs

New updates on an important initiative to develop architectural specifications for polished concrete will be the topic of a free upcoming D+D Education Series Webinar.


Program Partners Team Up for D+D 2014

Leading technical organizations from across the building industry will partner withDurability + Design for its first conference and exhibition next year in Cincinnati.


USGBC Launches LEED v4 System

Officials formally rolled out LEED v4, the newest update to the voluntary green-building rating system, Wednesday (Nov. 20) during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philade...


New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.


Free Webinar Covers CUI Systems

Preventing corrosion under insulation with a “sandwich” of jacketing, insulation and the right CUI coating will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Registration Opens for ‘D+D 2014’ Show

Online registration has opened for “D+D 2014,” the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for May 20-22, 2014, in Cincinnati, OH.


GSA Selects 2 Green Building Systems

Move over, LEED. An additional green-building certification system, Green Globes, has gained favor for federal projects.


Webinar Spotlights Power Tool Cleaning

Choosing the right power tools and using them effectively for spot cleaning, corrosion removal and more will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


OSHA Adds Time for Silica Comments

Federal regulators will give the public more time to comment on a controversial proposal to limit silica exposure in the workplace, but the rest of the schedule will remain on track.


Silica Rule Comment Period Extended

Opponents of a federal proposal to limit worker exposure to silica have won additional time to comment on the plan, but the rest of the process is moving forward as scheduled, regulators say...


L.A. Sues over Crumbling $240M Runway

The City of Los Angeles has filed suit against four construction firms that built a $240 million airport runway that is deteriorating and “unfit” after just six years.


Building Scientist to Keynote D+D 2014

Building-science expert Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, will deliver the keynote address at D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, next yea...


More Roofing Training Headed to College

Roofing-specific education will become a larger part of the curriculum in construction management programs at several U.S. universities, under a new educational partnership between the indus...


British Coatings Group Taps New Leader

UK paint, coating and wallcovering manufacturers have chosen a new president from the pigments and printing inks industry.


UK Coatings Federation Names President

Sun Chemical managing director Nick Smith has been appointed president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)—the association's first leader from the printing inks industry since 1998.


Free Webinar Plumbs Wastewater Coatings

Hands-on experience in what works—and, just as important, what doesn’t—in coating water and wastewater structures will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Employers Ask Delay on Silica Rule

A federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica has been in the works for years, but construction employers say they still need more time to review it.


Foes Seek Extension on Silica Rule

Opponents of a proposed federal rule to limit worker exposure to silica are lashing out over the proposal's time frame, calling the Dec. 11 comment deadline “virtually impossible” to meet.


ASCE Elects President, Officers

The American Society of Civil Engineers has elected veteran transportation engineer Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., AICP, F.ASCE, as its incoming president-elect.


Still Led by Falls, OSHA Citations Soar

Federal health and safety officials are dishing out thousands more citations to employers this year for worksite hazards, but the causes remain stubbornly the same as last year.


Falls Again Top OSHA Violations

Employers may not be getting the message about fall protection, according to a new ranking that keeps those violations well atop a new Top 10 list of federal health and safety citations.


Commissioning Process Standard Unveiled

Ensuring that building systems perform as designed and buildings operate as fine-tuned facilities are the goals of a new standard for the commissioning process.


Father, Son Builders Held in Collapse

Authorities in Mumbra, India, have arrested two builders of a doomed residential complex that collapsed Saturday (Sept. 21), killing three—the region's sixth fatal building collapse in six m...


Bogus OSHA Agent Held in Extortion Try

A Long Island, NY, man has been charged with impersonating a federal safety inspector to try to extort money from a construction company owner.


Webinar Sifts Data from ‘Hocus Pocus’

Using performance data and standards to compare and select products will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Builder Gets 10th OSHA Case in 4 Years

A "recidivist" Massachusetts framing contractor cited eight times since 2009 for federal health and safety violations is facing two new cases that carry more than $300,000 in fines.


Free Webinar to Cover DFT Measurements

Using SSPC’s standard for dry coating thickness measurement requirements will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Nature’s Novelties: Top 10 Building Materials

Insulation made from fungus and sheep’s wool, toxin-trapping drywall, bacteria-boosted bricks and other novel building materials are the new Top 10 finalists of the first-ever Cradle to Crad...


OSHA Publishes Proposed Silica Rule

Federal officials are now inviting public comment on a controversial proposal to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.


Comment Period Opens for Silica Rule

Federal officials have officially published their proposed rule to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, ushering in what is sure to be a robust public comment period on the issue.


LEED v4 Paints New Challenges

Love it or hate it, LEED v4 is set to make its formal debut in November in project plans around the world—and that includes paint and coatings work.


Standards Urged for Nuclear Concrete

Outdated standards, coatings issues, and no concrete repair code for nuclear power plants top a list of red flags cited by experts in a new report on the needs of the aging nuclear industry.


Best Practices:
When Bad Priming Happens to Good Steel

The majority of new construction projects specify that structural steel components be prepared and primed by the steel fabricator prior to delivery to the jobsite. However, time and time aga...


Free Webinar Covers Polyurea Standard

Polyureas, polyurethanes and the latest industry standard for field application of those coatings will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


A Scramble to Meet New Energy Codes

Sweeping federal changes are coming very soon to a commercial building energy code near you, with implications for building systems in every U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbi...


Foam Group Bounces to Record

The Polyurethane Foam Association has reported record membership growth of more than 30 percent in 2013.


New U.S. Code to Remake Energy Mandates

From American Samoa to Wyoming, U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia are scrambling to prepare for looming federal changes in commercial building energy codes that will affe...


New Standard Offers Boon for BIM

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


Employers Unite Against Silica Rule

Construction employers have rushed to mobilize against a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, ensuring a showdown with unions over the controversial measure.


Group Sets Building Modeling Standard

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


Battle Lines Drawn over Silica Rule

A showdown is quickly shaping up over a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, pitting a new group of construction employers against organized labor and safety ...


DoD Corrosion Conference Goes Virtual

If you have web access, you can attend this year’s Department of Defense Corrosion Conference next month—free, from anywhere in the world.


AAMA Unveils Cool Coatings Standard

A new standard on solar reflective finishes may prove useful to architects, owners and contractors when it comes to determining the best solar reflective coating for a project, according to ...


Bids Sought for CO Tank Painting

The City of Glenwood Springs, CO, is seeking bids to repair, clean and recoat the interior of one of the city's 500,000-gallon water storage tanks.


Design-Build Plants, Roads Take Honors

A military finishing facility in Georgia, interstates in Utah and Texas, and wastewater plants in several states are among more than 40 construction projects newly recognized for innovative ...


Awards Showcase Design-Build Quality

From Army barracks in interior Alaska to a coral reef research facility in Florida, more than 40 construction projects have been recognized for advanced and innovative application of design-...


Contractor Error Cited in Deadly Blast

Federal inspectors are holding a utility contractor primarily responsible for a natural-gas explosion that leveled a Kansas City restaurant and killed one of its employees in February.


Master Painters Expand Online Training

Paint professionals interested in advanced training and certification in maintenance repainting have a new online option from the Master Painters Institute (MPI).


NSRP Seeks New Research Proposals

New coatings and surface prep technologies and other solutions for decreasing ship ownership costs, improving standards and reducing environmental impacts are some of the goals for a new rou...


OSHA Backs Off New Inspection Plan

Employers who participate in federal safety programs will continue to enjoy exemptions from certain inspections after regulators dropped a plan to adjust the program.


SHARP Employers to Keep OSHA Breaks

Federal health and safety officials have dropped a plan to increase their scrutiny of so-called “exemplary employers” who participate in recognition programs.


U.S. Plans New Look at Chemical Safety

U.S. paint and coating makers plan to closely monitor—and, preferably, help shape—any changes planned as part of a new federal-level review of chemical facility safety.


Chemical Disasters Spark New U.S. Order

The U.S. is moving to crack down on chemical safety and security in the wake of a growing series of catastrophic chemical accidents, including the April plant explosion that killed 15 people...


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


In the New D+D:
Illusions, Graffiti, Surface Prep

Murals that fool the eye, the latest graffiti coatings technology, wood restoration basics, and a close look at surface preparation standards highlight the new issue of Durability + Desig...


2013 Corrosion Salaries Set Records

Call it a rust-to-riches story. Corrosion careers are paying better than ever, with record-high average annual salaries for professionals in the United States, Canada and the European Union,...


A Middle East Push for Greener Paints

Safer architectural paints and coatings should accompany the construction boom in the Arab world, Abu Dhabi officials have announced in unveiling a new certification program.


Abu Dhabi to Certify Safer Paints

End users of certain interior and exterior paints in the United Arab Emirates will soon have a new tool to determine the safety of the products they choose.


Garland Expands Roofing Options

The Garland Company is now offering its highly reflective Sunburst mineral surfacing as a factory-applied option on certain StressPly high-performance membranes, for one-step installation of...


Contractors Indicted in 10-Year Fraud

A North Carolina construction company and five individuals have been charged in a massive fraud that allegedly used bogus small-business and disadvantaged-business designations to obtain mor...


Free Webinar Plumbs Sewer Rehab

Evaluating protective coatings and other components of sewer rehabilitation will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Skanska Quits Chamber over LEED

Striking a blow for LEED, global construction and development giant Skanska USA has cut ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its failure to support the green building rating system.


Webinar Dips into Galvanizing Coatings

Navigating the many options for overcoating galvanized steel—for both protective and aesthetic purposes—will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Coating Award Nominations Invited

SSPC is seeking outstanding, innovative and challenging commercial and industrial painting and coating projects for its 2013-14 Structure Awards.


At 102, Pipe Awarded for Longevity

Not many underground water pipes get a birthday present, but not many turn 100 years old unscathed.


Worker Strike Jeopardizes NYC Projects

Major construction projects in New York City and New Jersey, including work at the World Trade Center site, could soon be halted, as a strike by union carpenters drags into a second week.


SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

SSPC members have until Oct. 15 to submit nominations for the 2013-14 Annual Structure Awards.


Low-Income Workers Train as Painters

Thousands of public-housing residents who have struggled to find steady work are learning the skills necessary to work as painters, due to a program launched to address a trade shortage.


CT Recycles Paint; More States Sign On

Connecticut will begin recycling unused and unwanted paint Monday (July 1), as legislation establishing the coatings manufacturers’ PaintCare recycling program recently received the green li...


SSPC Board Shifts after Election

Two new faces will represent painting contractors and other product suppliers on SSPC’s Board of Governors in the coming year, and a familiar face becomes vice president, the society has ann...


Painting of 5 Tanks Up for Bid

A water utility in Maryland is inviting bids for cleaning, lead abatement and recoating of four hydro-pneumatic storage tanks and one elevated water tank in California, MD.


Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.


Video How-to Offers VIS 3 Tips

A free video tutorial on how to use SSPC’s VIS 3 surface preparation reference guide is now available as part of the PaintSquare Video Education Series.


SSPC Elects New Board Members

A Dryco executive and an industrial painting project manager have been elected the newest members of SSPC’s Board of Governors, the association announced.


When Design is a Life-or-Death Matter

DENVER—Hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and tornadoes claim lives, but poorly designed and constructed buildings are also responsible for the bloodshed, according to architect and humanitar...


D+D to Present Conference, Exhibition

Durability + Design, a magazine focused on building performance and aesthetics, has announced the forthcoming launch of “D+D 2014,” The Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, t...


Webinar Looks At Analyzing Soluble Salts

A look at selecting specific procedures for retrieving soluble salts and determining the concentration of salts will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Conditions

A how-to guide to properly measuring ambient conditions is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Paint Recycling Hits Snag in Maine

PaintCare, the coating industry's recycling program, is rolling into Connecticut, but the spreading initiative has hit a bump on its road to Maine.


Bids Invited for Coating 10 Tanks

The City of Bartlett, TN, is seeking maintenance and inspection services for 10 steel tanks in the city’s water system over the course of 10 years.


ASTM Drafting Wood Coatings Standard

The demand for high-quality coatings capable of performing on a wide range of wooden surfaces, including composites, is among the factors driving a newly proposed standard.


SSPC Updates Mineral Abrasive Spec

An expanded list of abrasives and clarification of testing responsibilities are among the new updates to an abrasive specification from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


How-to Helps Measure Surface Profile

A hands-on guide to accurately measuring surface profile depth is the latest in an original series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Rooftop Protection Made for Easy Use

A new fall-protection system from Rigid Lifelines is designed for easy installation and compatibility with almost any rooftop material, the company said.


New OSHA Rule on Cranes to Begin

Underground construction and demolition must soon follow the same crane and derrick standards that now apply to the rest of the construction industry, under new federal rules set to take eff...


Corrosion Takes Center Stage at NATO

The U.S. military has teamed up with its European counterparts in what is rapidly becoming a worldwide effort to combat corrosion.


Webinar Examines New Spray Technology

A look at the newest plural-component spray technology used to apply today's high-solids protective coatings will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Free Videos Offer Film Thickness Demos

Hands-on demonstrations of two popular coating thickness gages are the latest free offerings in an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by Pain...


NACE Names Education Director

NACE International - The Corrosion Society has announced the appointment of Matthew M. Miller as Director of Education.


Bids Sought for $5M+ LA Bridge Contract

Bids to clean and paint almost 10 million pounds of steel on a Louisiana bridge will be opened April 24, transportation officials announced.


Webinar Targets Offshore Fireproofing

Understanding the critical requirements and certification needed to use passive fireproofing materials offshore will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Roof Coating Makers Honor 2

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association has recognized two of its members with distinguished leadership honors.


Blast QC Opens Video Learning Series

A how-to guide to determining blast cleanliness opens an original 30-part series of video tutorials presented by KTA-Tator Inc. and produced by PaintSquare.


Steel Tank Makers Elect Leaders

Members of the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association have elected their officers and Board of Directors for 2013-14.


ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.


Voting Open in AIA Host Hunt

Center stage at the American Institute of Architects 2013 National Convention is up for grabs in the AIA’s Architect Live contest.


SSPC Revises ‘Paint 23’ Primer Standard

Performance requirements for latex primer used on steel surfaces are the focus of a newly updated coating standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


ASA Names Commercial Painter President

For the second consecutive year, members of the American Subcontractors Association have elected a painting contractor as their president.


Navy Artifacts Set for Makeover

Historic weaponry on display at a major Navy facility in Virginia is due for a facelift, under a painting and cleaning contract now up for bids.


Bids Invited to Paint Historic Weapons

The U.S. Navy is seeking bids for the cleaning and painting of historic weaponry at the 95-year-old Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren, VA.


ASTM Updates Nuclear Coating Standards

Nuclear coatings performance monitoring, inspection training, and specialist qualifications are the focus of three newly revised standards by ASTM International.


Free Webinar Tackles Blasting Safety

Protecting abrasive blasters in their dangerous work will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Dozens Receive Painting Accolades

An extensive wood finishing project at a new residence in Missouri, an elegant decorative painting endeavor at a Catholic church in Louisiana, and a vast wallpaper installation at a movie th...


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Floor coating adhesion, concrete coatings, quality control and other topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations from SSPC 2013.


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Coating projects at heights, ice-phobic coatings for wind turbines, coatings for immersion service and other critical topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations fro...


SSPC Invites Papers, Offers College Aid

Papers and presentations on green coatings and surface prep, high-performance architectural coatings, and other topics are being invited for SSPC 2014.


Contractors Fined in 2 Electrocutions

Two Florida contractors are appealing a total of $17,500 in fines imposed in the deaths of two maintenance workers who were electrocuted while removing molding at a luxury condo project.


SSPC Seeks Papers, Offers Student Aid

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced a call for papers for its annual conference and exhibition dedicated to protective, marine and commercial coatings.


Ruling: Communications Doomed Worker

One emergency radio system—rather than a protracted chain of cell-phone calls—could have helped save the life of bridge worker Tilden Billiot, a federal review panel has concluded.


$10M Bridge Painting Project Awarded

The Blue Bridge will bring $10,070,000 in green to an Ohio painting contractor, under a newly awarded cleaning and coating contract.


Waterjetting on Tap in Free Webinar

New updates for standards and technical guidance on using waterjetting for surface preparation will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


VT, MN to Hop on Paint Recycling Train

Two more states are preparing to join a growing nationwide effort to collect and recycle leftover and unwanted paint.


MPI Unveils Online Specifying Tool

MPI has rolled out a new web-based tool that allows paint buyers and specifiers to navigate hundreds of paint and coating types to determine the best product for a chosen application.


WSDOT Announces Bridge Coating Project

Washington State is seeking proposals for cleaning and recoating the Nisqually River Bridges—a contract estimated at $5 million to $7.5 million.


Green-Building Guides Vie for GSA Nod

LEED’s seven-year reign may soon be over as the federal government's go-to green building rating system.


NC Hockey Arena Invites Coating Bids

Cumberland County, NC, is seeking bidders for coating work on roof supports at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, a 15,000-seat venue for hockey, indoor football, and entertainment.


Recycled Concrete: Rocky Road to Growth

LAS VEGAS—Recycling the world's most common building material is certainly "green," but using recycled concrete in buildings still faces obstacles, both real and perceived.


Industry Vet Opens Consulting Firm

With 25 years of multifaceted expertise in coatings and construction, JPCL<\i>Top Thinker Alison B. Kaelin has left KTA-Tator Inc. to open her own coatings consulting firm.


Concrete Group Polishes its Positions

LAS VEGAS—Developing technical standards for the selection and specification for polished concrete was high on the agenda this week at the 2013 World of Concrete in Las Vegas.


Cert Programs Join New NACE Institute

NACE International has moved its corrosion certification programs to the new NACE International Institute.


SSPC Seeks Input on New Lead Rules

SSPC is recruiting data and reports from its members on federal regulators' plan to expand lead-safe rules to commercial and public-works projects.


Coating Group Marshals Lead Data

Preparing to weigh in on a federal plan to expand lead-safe regulations to commercial and public projects, SSPC is soliciting member data on the potential impact of such rules.


Chevron Fined $1M in Refinery Fire

Chevron's apparent decision to ignore its own inspectors' decade-old recommendation to replace a corroded, leaking pipe has triggered a record fine against the oil company in the blast and b...


Corrosives on Tap at New Coatings Show

A new U.S. coatings conference will showcase both theory and practice in the latest protective and other coatings technologies, organizers say.


First Eastern Coatings Show to Bow

Nanotechnology and new developments in architectural coatings are among the 21st-century topics to be covered at the first Eastern Coatings Show slated for April 29 to May 2 in Atlantic City...


ASCE Reports on Infrastructure Gap

Without an extra $1.57 billion per year invested in U.S. infrastructure, the country will face a rough road ahead, according to a new report on infrastructure investment.


Bids Sought for 420K Gallon Tank

The West Kern Water District is accepting bids until Feb. 4 for cleaning and coating the interior and exterior of the Derby Acres Tank #16, a 420,000-gallon, welded-steel ground storage tank...


ANSI OKs Green Homebuilding Standard

The newly updated ICC 700 National Green Building Standard has gained approval by the American National Standards Institute—the first and only residential green building rating system to do ...


VersaFlex Launches Polyurea University

Those seeking to become polyurea experts have a new tool at their disposal, as VersaFlex Inc. has announced the launch of four polyurea training degrees and renamed its training school Polyu...


For Industry Women, the Club Stops Here

SAN ANTONIO—Gone are the days of the good ol‘ boys club, at least as far as the protective coatings industry is concerned.


Women Paint New Level of Influence

SAN ANTONIO—The third time around proved a charm, and a watershed, this week for women in the paint and coatings industry, as the Women's Café Round Table convened as part of the President's...


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


Curtain Wall Project Earns Accolades

SAN ANTONIO—A 12-year restoration project of one of the most historic places on the West Coast—and the second building in the U.S. to feature a glass curtain wall—took top honors Monday (Jan...


Commercial Track to Roll at SSPC 2013

SAN ANTONIO—Coatings issues and solutions for commercial structures will be on the front burner when SSPC 2013 opens today in San Antonio, TX.


Protective, Marine Coatings Star in TX

SAN ANTONIO—Advanced coating technology to protect the world's infrastructure, ships and military assets will dominate a full slate of technical sessions, panel discussions, awards and prese...


 
 
   

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