Weekly Poll (44)


The 2016 Better Roads Bridge Inventory indicates that a greater percentage of American bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete than were last year. What's the best way to address this problem?


Shortly after the U.S. election, the American Institute of Architects issued, and then apologized for, a statement in which the organization said its members "stand ready to work with" President-elect Donald Trump on schools, hospitals and infrastructure projects. Was the apology warranted?


Will you be voting in the upcoming U.S. election?


The United States Department of Energy recently awarded $137 million in funding to organizations, including one Fortune 500 coatings company, to foster development of technologies to improve commercial and passenger vehicle efficiency. Should large, for-profit companies be eligible for such grants?


How often do your clients request green products or green processes?


How much weight do you give to announcements of new coatings technologies discovered in the lab?


How much weight do you give to market-research studies?


The U.S. Green Building Council recently held its annual conference, Greenbuild. Do you think sustainability and green design is politically or financially motivated, or does it make good business sense?


Would you live in a primarily solar-powered house?


U.S. construction activity was up about 7 percent from 2013 to 2014. What do you see for 2015?


What is your top priority in evaluating a green building product?


Overall, how much do your clients really care about using green building materials and processes?


The U.S. Highway Trust Fund is set to go broke in August. What should Congress do?


The building industry is under pressure to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. What’s the best way to do that?


What architectural energy improvements do you believe offer the best bang for the buck?


Critics say that the U.S. Green Building Council dominates the green building movement in an unhealthy way, crowding out other worthy organizations and agendas. What do you think?


What industry economic indicators do you follow most closely?


How important is it to you to use green building products and materials when they are an option?


What green building word would you most like to retire?


A bill now before Congress would raise the federal minimum hourly wage to $10.10. Should Congress pass the bill, kill it, or pursue an amended version?


Do you have a preferred “green” building system for design and construction?


With the new Congress seated and a second term for President Obama underway, what do you expect of jobs and the economy this year?


As the economy demands doing more with less, what do you feel gets shortchanged most often in the process?


How is uncertainty over the “fiscal cliff” crisis affecting your business decisions for 2013?


Will Congress and President Obama work out a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff?”


What is your top economic concern in this election year?


What is most important to the nation’s economic health?


What coating advance should researchers focus on now?


Which of the following research or development areas seems most likely to become a strong market for coatings?


Of the following, which should be the most important current objective of R&D in coatings?


What do you think of the Occupy Wall Street movement? (Please comment!)


In today’s economy, what path would you advise next for a new high school graduate?


How do you see the future of the green-building movement?


Overall, who provides the best advancements in coating materials?


Who will suffer most politically next year from the public anger ignited by the debt battle and its economic fallout?


What about these high profits we read about? Are you or your company making money?


How much of the existing commercial building stock will be retrofitted with energy-efficient components (walls, curtain walls, roofs) in the next 10 years?


According to recent real estate forecasts, it will take 3-4 more years to work through the glut of foreclosed properties. What does this mean for the construction and coating industries?


In your opinion how much will the energy consumption of buildings decline by 2025?


How do you think the green building movement and LEED Certification have impacted the coatings industry?


What do you think of President Obama’s six-year, $556 billion infrastructure/transit proposal?


Where should current coatings R&D be focused?


How has the green building movement affected your business?


What is your biggest challenge as a painting contractor in this down economy?


 
 
   

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