News (252)


NACE International Opens Call for Abstracts

On behalf of NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, last week SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (slated to officially combine with NACE on Jan. 1, 2021) announced tha...


Grenfell: Docs Hint Companies Knew of Dangers

Last week during the Grenfell Fire Inquiry, emails from the cladding companies involved in the tower’s 2015 refurbishment revealed that officials at the companies knew that their materials w...


Grenfell Inquiry Expert Points to Fire Consultants

An expert witness brought in by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has called the lead architect on the tower refurbishment “imprudent” for not employing a fire consultant specialist when designing ...


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Blogs (2)


Fire-Resistive Tests, Specs Challenge Industry

by Allen Zielnik

Certainly, the concept of integrated fire safety doesn’t rest only with the building ...


Land Mines on the Road to Safety

by Simon Hope

I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for ...


 
 

Weekly Poll (3)


With responses due for the “Building a Safer Future” by July 31—a fourth consultation on improving fire and structural safety for high-rise housing in the United Kingdom involving various revisions including: increased residential building height; revised concept of duty holders; and stronger voices for residents (to name a few)—do you think the new Implementation Plan will help to prevent future tragedies like the Grenfell Tower fire?


Specialty chemicals firm Arkema is facing a criminal investigation by the Harris County District Attorney, in addition to a number of lawsuits from neighbors and first responders in Crosby, Texas, where one of its facilities was the location of a number of explosions triggered in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in August. Do you think the company should be held liable for what happened in the wake of the hurricane?


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Articles (12)


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, November 2019


D+D Online Features

from D+D Print, Summer 2017


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Webinars (1)


Paintsquare Fireproofing Series: How Safe is Your In Situ Passive Fire Protection?

There is no existing standard for assessing the actual fire performance of passive fire protection that has become damaged or is failing. Current guidance is largely qualitative in...


 
 

Video Learning Center (15)


Architectural Coatings: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

A collection of archived webinars focused on architectural coatings.


Concrete: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

A collection of archived webinars focused on concrete coatings and maintenance.


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