The Power of Peer Groups

April 2020 — IN CASE YOU MISSED IT The demands of the construction industry continue to increase. Projects are more complex, delivery methods continue to evolve, schedules are increasingly tighter, and pressure on margins continue. Success in this environment requires a plan that will secure adequate work with reasonable margins that can be delivered in a consistent, predictable manner. BY SHERRI PINGEL, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MAXIM CONSULTING GROUP AN AGC OF COLORADO BUILD CHAPTER MEMBER

Clark+Kensington Finds Inspiration From Nature With 2021 Color Trends

Ace Hardware has announced its Clark+Kensington® 2021 Color Trends — Understated Impact, Mindful Living and Creative Escape — three color palettes heavily inspired by natural materials and aimed to conjure a sense of calm in our otherwise hectic lives.

Bühler Announces Acquisition of Design Corrugating

Bühler North America is expanding its service network and offerings with the acquisition of Design Corrugating Companies, a roller mill and other equipment service company based in Taylorville, Illinois.

Mayzo Names VP of Sales & Service and VP of Global Operations

Mayzo Inc., a supplier of specialty chemical additives solutions, has appointed two Vice Presidents.

Megan Jones Joins Pan Technology as Southeast Sales Manager

Pigment dispersions provider Pan Technology has welcomed Megan Jones as the company’s new Southeast Sales Manager.

ALIT Technologies and SAT Sign Agreement for Sale of Fastrip ISP

ALIT Technologies SRL, San Bonifacio, Italy, has signed a commercial agreement with SAT (Surface Aluminium Technologies) S.R.L. for the exclusive sale of ALIT Technologies’ machines for vertical coating lines.

Webinar Archive: Corrosion Prevention Methods, Costs

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured webinars remains available to registrants until May 31.

Steel Industry Organizations Plea to Keep Tariffs

Earlier this month, a group of several domestic steel industry associations penned a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to keep steel tariffs and quotas that were set in place by the Trump administration.

NRCA Announces Invite to 2021 Roofing Day

The National Roofing Contractors Association has invited all industry professionals to this year’s virtual Roofing Day in D.C. on March 23-24. The annual event serves as an opportunity for the industry to speak with members of the government on important policy issues.

JPCL January Issue is Now Online

The January issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and downloadable PDF.

UT Unveils State0x0027s Largest Pedestrian Bridge

Earlier this month, Utah officials unveiled what its touting as the largest pedestrian bridge in the state. Measuring more than three football fields at 1,000 feet long and 15 feet wide, the bridge serves to connect the Utah Valley University campus with the Utah FrontRunner Orem Central Station.

Offsite manufacturing startup iBUILT positions itself to reduce commercial developers’ risks

For the past half-dozen years or so, off-site manufacturers of components and modules have sprung up in response to growing demand for commercial prefabrication and modular construction. Most companies chasing this business read from the same song sheet when they describe their advantages over conventional in-field construction: lower building costs, better quality control, faster and more reliable construction scheduling, less material waste, safer working conditions.

Merriman Anderson/Architects designs affordable housing complex out of shipping containers

The Lomax Container Housing Project is an apartment complex made of shipping containers set to rise in Southeast Dallas. The project was designed by Merriman Anderson/Architects (MAA) in collaboration with CitySquare Housing.

Bouygues pledges 30% carbon reductions to help tackle climate change

France’s Bouygues Construction has revealed a plan to cut its CO2 emissions by around 30% …

Axalta Expands Commercial Vehicle Portfolio

Paint and coatings manufacturer Axalta is adding two new products to its high-performance Imron® Elite coating solutions line in North America: Imron Elite ColorPLUS and Imron Elite Direct-to-Plastic basecoat.

U.S. DOE Launches Spring Geothermal Collegiate Competition

College and university teams will identify sites that could leverage local geothermal energy potential to heat and cool buildings, campuses, districts, or entire communities via direct use technologies. – Read: U.S. DOE Launches Spring Geothermal Collegiate Competition at

Spray Foam System

Carlisle Fluid Technologies reports that its new IntelliSpray System offers true ratio control, which gives a foam system an edge by reducing the risk of spraying off-ratio jobs.

CISCA Construction Excellence Awards Deadline is January 31st

Construction Excellence Awards Deadline is January 31st.

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