A new awards series from PaintSquare sister publication Durability + Design will honor the best of commercial and architectural coatings work from the past year.
D+D is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT, the CSI Annual Convention, held Sept. 13-16 in Providence, Rhode Island.
The inaugural awards program will honor projects in both aesthetic and technical categories, ranging from residential exteriors and commercial renovations to floor coatings and air barriers.
The Elevation Awards will be judged by 12 experts in the fields of color, design, specifications, renovation, building-envelope technology and others. They will evaluate projects based on their aesthetic merit and technical effect, according to the award categories’ parameters.
Entries for the awards will be accepted until midnight May 1. For details about how to register, entry forms, judges, fees and honors visit www.durabilityanddesign.com/elevation.
“Through the Elevation Awards program, we want to recognize those who are involved in projects that use coatings to achieve excellence in aesthetic or technical effects, as well as those who demonstrate great skill in executing a painting project,” said D+D Editor Amy Woodall.
Winners will be notified Aug. 1. Honorees and projects will be featured in Durability + Design’s fall print magazine and online.
Categories and brief descriptions are listed below.
Aesthetics Award Categories
Distinguished Residential Exteriors
This award is given for outstanding achievement in using coatings to achieve aesthetic effects, such as proportion, symmetry, pattern, decoration and integration with the environment, on the exterior of a historic residence or a residential building with a high-impact design.
This award is given for successful achievement in using coatings and other decorative treatments to give substance and meaning to an important public building, such as a legislative chamber, a school or a railway station.
This award is given for the effective use of coatings and other substrate treatments to enhance the commercial purpose of a building interior.
This award is given for the effective use of coatings and other decorative treatments to achieve aesthetic effects that enhance the exterior of a commercial building.
This award is given for the successful use of coatings (or other treatments) to complement the design of a high-rise building facade.
Technical Award Categories
This award is given for use of coatings to enhance the appeal of a building renovation or retrofit, in terms of both aesthetics and functional value, such as energy performance.
Floor Coatings + Treatments
This award is given for outstanding achievement in selection and installation of a floor coating or treatment that excels in aesthetic effects, durability and maintainability.
The Roof Coatings award will be given to a successful roof coating project that has achieved demonstrable energy savings and life extension of the roofing substrate on a building.
Air Barrier and Moisture Management
This award is given for a liquid-applied air barrier system, including related taping and flashing materials, that excelled in design and installation detailing.
Judges' Choice Award
Drawing from individual category winners, judges will select an overall winner to receive the Judges' Choice Award, which recognizes an outstanding architecture project that best exemplifies the seamless combination of compelling aesthetics and high performance in use of coatings and other substrate treatments.
The Elevation Awards will be judged by 12 experts in the fields of color, design, specifications, renovation, building-envelope technology and others. In addition, readers will also have the opportunity to weigh in on the finalists as a part of the voting process.
The panel appears below. The first seven named will judge projects on aesthetic merit and the final five will assess the technical effect of the projects.
Billy Rosbottom, Creative Director, Sto Corp.
Jill Pilaroscia, IACC, Colour Studio, Architectural + Product Color Consultation
Frank Lewis, ASCC, DCC, Vice-President, SUNDEK Products
Jeff Theo, PCS, Vice-President of Business Development, Vulcan Painters
Bernard Gunar Gruenke, President, Conrad Schmitt Studios Inc.
Todd Scharich, Decorative Concrete Specialist, American Society of Concrete Contractors
Elizabeth Moss, LEED AP, Historic Preservation Specialist, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Joseph Berchenko, AIA, CSI, CCS, Director of MasterSpec Specifications, ARCOM
Andre Desjarlais, Program Manager for the Building Envelope Systems Research Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Kenneth A. Trimber, PCS, President, KTA-Tator Inc.
Ryan Dalgleish, Chief Operating Officer, Air Barrier Association of America
Steven Reinstadtler, Market Manager, Construction Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants, Covestro LLC
Enter the Elevation Awards here.