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Firestone to Buy Gaco Western
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
In a move aimed to increase its foothold in the building envelope industry, Firestone Building Products Company LLC says it reached an agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a man...

Pay Scheme Results in $3.2M Fine
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A New Jersey-based contractor with ties to several New York City public projects faces $3.2 million in fines for underpaying dozens of immigrant workers, authorities have anno...

Graco Reveals New Spray Tips
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Graco Inc. (Minneapolis) has introduced a line of fine-finish, low-pressure spray tips that can be used with lacquer, varnish, stain, enamel, oil-based paints and latex primer...

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...

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