Commercial and Industrial Painting
WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month after a surge of January hiring, a promising shift in the nation’s outlook for job growth. The Labor Department says employers added 243,000 jobs in January, the most in nine months. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent from 8.5 percent in December. That’s … Read more
The survey, 2012 Construction Industry Forecast, conducted by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Inc., reported the “optimism quotient”—the survey’s primary benchmark for measuring contractor and equipment distributor sentiment—at 114 for 2012, an increase from 96 a year earlier. Read more at DURABILITY+DESIGN.
Architects, construction specifiers and building owners are shortchanged on comprehensive, objective technical information about the properties and performance characteristics of architectural paint and coatings when faced with the task of evaluating and specifying such materials. That was a central message delivered Tuesday during the opening program presentation at the SSPC Commercial Coatings and Flooring Symposium, … Read more
IUPAT representatives play key part in bringing criminal charges against a San Francisco painting contractor for wage theft and benefits misappropriation. See the report from SFWeekly.com below… “A San Mateo County woman has been charged with 57 felony counts of cheating her employees of more than $600,000 in wages while working on projects for both the … Read more
IUPAT representatives play key part in bringing criminal charges against a San Francisco painting contractor for wage theft and benefits misappropriation. See the report from DURABILITY + DESIGN below… “A San Francisco painting contractor is facing criminal charges after authorities said she cheated employees out of more than $600,000 in wages and failed to pay … Read more
U.S. construction companies plan to make fewer layoffs in 2012—with only 9% saying layoffs are likely, compared to 37% last year and 55% in 2010, according to an industry survey. Read more at Durability + Design.
Polished concrete has gained a great deal of traction in design and construction, thanks to the technology’s quickly-earned reputation as a sustainable, durable and aesthetically appealing flooring option. Read more at Durability + Design.
Enter the concept of “faux concrete” wallpaper and a company behind the idea, Concrete Wall of Norway. The product may be an option for those looking for a little more concrete in their lives, according to a recent entry in the Dornob Blog, which suggests the option of wallpaper that looks like concrete panels, masonry, … Read more
According to a nationwide poll, three out of four Americans support federal investment in school-building improvements related to creating healthier learning environments, saving tax dollars or lowering carbon emissions. The independent survey, sponsored by United Technologies Corp. and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, indicated that one in three of those surveyed … Read more
The leadership of the newly created SSPC Commercial/Light Industrial Interest Group will embark on its mission of developing standards and guides related to surface preparation, coatings selection and coatings application at an inaugural meeting scheduled for Oct. 4 in Pittsburgh. Read more at DURABILITY + DESIGN.