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Delicious Design: Architects or Pastry Chefs?
Friday, February 17, 2017
It’s becoming more and more common for architects to add pastries to their portfolios, particularly in the form of cakes. And chocolate. Japanese design house Nendo, architect...

Evacuations Lifted After Crane Safety Scare
Friday, February 17, 2017
More than a dozen buildings surrounding a high-rise construction project in downtown San Francisco had to be evacuated this week, when concerns about the stability of a crane...

Notice: No Newsletter Monday
Friday, February 17, 2017
Durability + Design will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of the U.S. Presidents Day holiday.

Report Tackles Worker Health Issues
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Nearly a third of construction workers lack health insurance despite half experiencing at least one doctor-diagnosed health condition, according to a recent report.

AkzoNobel Posts 2016 Results
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Global coatings firm AkzoNobel reported a dip in revenue in 2016 across all three of its business segments, due to unfavorable currency and price/mix effects.

NEI Touts Functional Coatings
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Two new coatings and pretreatment technologies developed by NEI Corp. are in the process of receiving full patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Fire Rocks TiO2 Plant Amid Spin Off
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Huntsman Corp., an American-based specialty chemical manufacturer, reported a recent fire at one of its titanium dioxide manufacturing facilities in Pori, Finland, amid plans...

Scaffolding Firm Exec Gets Jail Time
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The owner of two New York-based scaffolding businesses that worked on city, state and private projects has agreed to spend 16 weekends behind bars and pay $2 million for under...

China Next Up in Vertical Forest Trend
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been giving new meaning to the phrase “concrete jungle” for years, and he just added a new destination to his list of cities destined for v...

Grants Offered for Lead Work
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The federal government says it will offer dozens of grants to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint hazards from lower-income households in order to protect young children...

GCP Touts New 'Primer-less' Air Barrier
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
GCP Applied Technologies has launched a new take on the traditional air barrier membrane.

AIA Keynote Selection Sparks Concern
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The American Institute of Architects has added female architect keynote speakers to its 2017 National Convention lineup after sparking outrage among dozens of architects, firm...

Workers, PPG Donate $111K in EMEA
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
PPG employees in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region have given more than $111,000 to selected charities in the first year of a new program, the global paint manufacture...

Engineer in Mall Cave-In Awaits Verdict
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Arguments in a criminal case against a former engineer who declared a rooftop parking garage at an Ontario mall structurally sound just weeks before it collapsed and killed tw...

Titan Unveils New Airless Spray Tip
Monday, February 13, 2017
Made for residential and commercial professional painting projects, Titan Tool’s new High Efficiency Airless (HEA) TR reversible airless tip will be available in U.S. and Cana...

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