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Canada Targets Asbestos, New Building Codes
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Government officials in Canada say they are committed to eliminating asbestos in the country by 2018.

Russian Lab Unveils Coated Wood Composite
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Scientists at a Russian university say they have developed a way to create a wood-polymer hybrid nanocomposite that is far stronger and more durable than natural wood, and a s...

AkzoNobel Donation Aids in Restoring Town
Thursday, December 22, 2016
An organization working to eradicate poverty and blight in a Michigan town has partnered with a coatings manufacturer that employs hundreds of people there.

Valspar Sales Decline, Merger ‘On Track’
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Ahead of its multi-billion dollar planned merger with The Sherwin-Williams Company, paint and coatings manufacturer Valspar Corp. announced its fourth-quarter and year-end res...

Selecting Coatings by Brand: A Novel SSPC Workshop
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
A novel workshop at SSPC 2017, scheduled for Jan. 31 in Tampa, FL, will describe the capabilities and uses of proprietary products for exterior concrete and masonry substrates...

Feds: Multifamily Production Plunges
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Residential construction starts in the U.S. were down 18.7 percent in November after hitting a nine-year high in October, with multifamily starts taking an especially big hit,...

Moveable Anchor System for Personnel Protection
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Manufacturer MSA has announced the launch of the MSA Beam Trolley, a moveable anchorage designed to support personnel or material in building construction, oil and gas and oth...

Largest U.S. Wood Tower Opens
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Minneapolis is now home to the largest mass timber building in the United States.

University to Collect $6.9M Over Floor Slabs
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The University of Oregon will receive $6.9 million in a settlement with the architect, engineer and contractor of a residence hall with cracking concrete floor slabs.

Foreman Ignored Warnings, Gets Prison
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
A foreman who repeatedly ignored warnings of unsafe work conditions on a Manhattan building site will spend one to three years in state prison for his role in the 2015 death o...

CA Firm Enters Lead Safety Settlement
Monday, December 19, 2016
A California company that specializes in coatings and window installation has settled with government regulators over alleged failure to employ federally mandated lead-safety...

Cleveland to Consider Arena Upgrades
Monday, December 19, 2016
The Cleveland Cavaliers, along with city and Cuyahoga County officials, are hoping to score approval of a $140 million renovation of its downtown Cleveland digs, authorities r...

Insect Eyes Inspire Coating Technology
Monday, December 19, 2016
Reflective coatings already have safety-boosting applications ranging from road paint to coated bicycles, but now researchers are looking at new reflective technology that cou...

'Best Of' Issues Ahead, Schedule Notice
Monday, December 19, 2016
To wrap up 2016, Durability + Design News will bring you a series of "Readers' Choice" editions in lieu of regular, daily news coverage.

Fire Hits NYU Hospital Construction Site
Friday, December 16, 2016
A rooftop area of a hospital building that is currently under construction was the site of a fire that sent black smoke billowing over Manhattan Wednesday (Dec. 14).


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