Blogs (18)


Construction Needs a Fix

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Our biggest challenge comes from working in a bubble. It comes from only seeing thing...


Building a Good Foundation

by V.C. "Bud" Jenkins

I was at a client’s store last week when a painting crew of five young workers came i...


A Perspective on Learning

by Amy Gibson

Former CEO of GE Jack Welch said, “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate ...


UK Architects Sound Alarm for Space

by Jill M. Speegle

British architects say they are fed up with “tiny rabbit-hutch homes,” with the relea...


Groups Respond to Call for Green Code

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

In a deal nearly two years in the making, the International Code Council (ICC) and AS...


Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

by Warren Brand

In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with ...


Game of Pros: Experience v. Credentials

by Lee Wilson

Inspectors and others in the protective-coatings field often ask me which is “better”...


'Green' According to Whom?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

The ongoing evolution of green building rating systems has intensified debate over a ...


Where It All Went So Wrong

by Lee Wilson

I recently returned from inspecting a high-profile gas plant being developed by a maj...


Going Beyond the ‘Good Old Boys’

by Cynthia O'Malley

Where are the women in coatings, and why aren’t there more of them?


Playing on a Field Not Remotely Level

by Cynthia O'Malley

The Women in Coatings group was formed in 2010 as part of SSPC: The Society for Prote...


‘Solutions’ That Also Teach Lessons

by Warren Brand

It all started over coffee with a friend. I had wondered to Dean, a coating rep, how ...


The Cold War over the Cold Wall Effect

by Warren Brand

Reality is not always as firm a thing as we would wish, alas, even in the realm of co...


‘Competent Persons’ vs. Competence

by Simon Hope

One of the eternal problems that our industry grapples with is defining the differenc...


Too Much Rust for the Weary

by Karen Kapsanis

Although I don’t see offshore oil platforms around Pittsburgh, rarely pass storage ta...


New Tools Stuck in Old-School Ways

by Tim Race

In 1973, I was playing baseball for Parkside High School Eagles with Tony Dungy. That...


One for All?

by Karen Kapsanis

I recently heard that some owners change a contract by replacing an “SSPC-certified c...


Communicating about Quality in Painting Work

by Burt Olhiser

Some paint jobs are recipes for disaster-for both the contractor and the facility own...


 
 
   

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