September 17, 2020
To cover developing challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry, and, more specifically, the finishing trades, IUPAT’s International Finishing Trades Institute (IFTI) Director Anton Ruesing joins us on today’s episode. He and the larger IUPAT organization are actively working to raise the bar in the industry.
(Editor's note: A second portion of this interview will be published later this month.)
September 15, 2020
NACE International member and Consultant Corrosion Engineer Ali Morshed joins the MP Interview Series to discuss the concept of corrosion management; the benefits of corrosion management in hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon industries; and his soon-to-be published book on the topic. The third edition of his book, titled “An Introduction to Asset Corrosion Management in the Oil and Gas Industry” and published by NACE, will be available later this fall.
September 11, 2020
Cynthia O'Malley, chief integration officer at NACE International, offers an inside look at the integration process between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. O'Malley, who is also executive director of the Master Painters Institute (MPI), explains why her background has uniquely positioned her for the important role. Other topics on the podcast include key priorities and considerations throughout the integration process; how members can provide or access feedback; and the future timeline entering 2021.
September 9, 2020
Alan Robinson, commercial vice president at Dow Polyurethanes, details his company's new journey into the world of predictive intelligence and shares insight on what it could mean for end users within protective coatings and corrosion control. Other topics include industry trends; implications for customers; and lessons learned from Dow's growing emphasis on digitalization.
For more information, visit www.dow.com/polyurethanes.
September 3, 2020
Nick Birbilis, Deputy Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University in Canberra, joins the inaugural episode of the CORROSION journal Interview Series to explain the basics of additively manufactured metals.
September 2, 2020
Richard Tooley, owner of Kansas City-based Elite Roof Systems, explains how his roofing company is setting up a new program to award a free commercial roof to a regional nonprofit later this year. In the episode, Tooley explains the motivations and steps involved in setting up this type of program, which could potentially be adopted by other contractors, as well.
August 28, 2020
In this podcast, NACE members Joe Mazzella and Tom Hayden of Engineering Director, Inc. (Evanston, Illinois, USA) join the MP Interview Series to discuss the work they are doing to combat corrosion through the use of machine learning. They provide a brief overview of their project that involves estimating corrosion growth rates in underground pipelines; details about the computer vision app they are creating; and an update on NACE task group TG 589.
More information on their work is available in the August 2020 issue of Materials Performance (MP).
August 27, 2020
Jennifer Wilkerson, Senior Director of Innovation & Advancement at the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), shares some insights on how to help shrink the skills gap in the construction industry. An industry-wide issue compounded by the coronavirus have created a situation where training, outreach, and more may help your contracting company succeed.
For more information, contact: NCCER, www.nccer.org
August 21, 2020
Justin Tousignant, president and co-founder at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete, joins our podcast to discuss how business has changed for coatings contractors in 2020.
Tousignant also shares lessons learned and tips from the field after his team's recent application project at a new medical marijuana facility in Massachusetts, which was profiled in the July 2020 issue of CoatingsPro Magazine.
For more information, contact: Black Bear Coatings & Concrete, www.blackbearconcrete.com
August 20, 2020
Tim Bieri, corrosion management engineer at BP and president of the 2020-21 NACE International Board of Directors, joins the podcast to discuss the next year for the association. Topics include leadership within corrosion control; navigating logistical challenges related to COVID-19; and the impending combination of NACE with The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC).