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PA Contractor Faces Fines for Bridge Collapse

After being cited in January 2016 for serious violations which resulted in the partial collapse of the Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, contractor Francis J. Palo Inc. is now facing $...


MIT Sustainability Hub Models Structures

A researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub is examining how to predict building damage by modeling structures into groups of atoms.


AIHA Notes Four Construction Health Hazards

Just last month the American Industrial Hygiene Association released a guidance booklet, “Focus Four for Health: An Initiative to Address Four Major Construction Health Hazards,” in order to...


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Blogs (21)


Fire-Resistive Tests, Specs Challenge Industry

by Allen Zielnik

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


The State-Federal OSHA Tug-of-War

by Eric J. Conn

A fascinating jurisdictional tug-of-war has broken out between federal OSHA and a few...


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Weekly Poll (45)


Just last month, Louisiana’s Sunshine Bridge was struck a second time since its last incident in October. According to reports, Dank Silver (the tanker ship involved) damaged the fender system that serves to protect the bridge. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett noted that the structures themselves are designed to handle this kind of damage, however, with reoccurring instances and increased water traffic, do you think fenders are the best option for bridge protection?


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?


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Articles (56)


Surface-Prep Considerations: A Tale of Two Tanks

from JPCL, December 2018 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC.

Methods and implementation of surface preparation can determine the service life, suc...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, September 2018


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Architectural Coatings: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The D+D Pro Video Series: An archive of webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com

A collection of archived webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com focused on architectural coatings.


Concrete: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

The D+D Pro Video Series: An archive of webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com

A collection of archived webinars hosted by DurabilityandDesign.com focused on concrete coatings and maintenance.


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