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SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is accepting nominations for its annual Structure Awards, which recognize teams of contractors, designers, end users and coating manufacturers for excellence on industrial and commercial coatings projects.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon Jan. 31 at SSPC 2012 featuring Greencoat, in Tampa, FL. The winning structures will also be featured later in a photo essay in JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings and reported in PaintSquare News.

General Requirements

All types of structures are eligible, including bridges, tanks, concrete structures, and industrial or commercial facilities. Except for the Charles G. Munger longevity award and the Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence, the work on the structures must be completed between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. There are no project date requirements for the Munger Award or Military Coatings Award.

Nominations are due by Oct. 31, 2011. A representative of the structure owner must attend the awards luncheon to accept the award and give permission for the information to appear in JPCL.

Following are the award categories.

The Crone Knoy Award recognizes outstanding achievement in commercial or industrial coatings work that demonstrates innovation, durability or utility.

 Coating work on the Hoover Dam.
Coating work on the Hoover Dam Bypass/Colorado River Bridge, 900 feet above the river in desert temperatures, took SSPC’s 2011 Crone Knoy Award.

These qualities may be exemplified by excellence in craftsmanship or execution of work, use of state-of-the-art techniques, or products that solve problems creatively or provide long-term service.

The Charles G. Munger Award is presented to an outstanding industrial or commercial coatings project that demonstrates longevity of the original coating. The structure may have had spot repairs or overcoating, with the original coating still intact.

The William Johnson Award honors outstanding aesthetic achievement in industrial or commercial coatings work through color, gloss or texture, or with a coating that complements the environment while enhancing the structure. The coating may represent a theme, an object or a graphic design.

The George Campbell Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings project.

 Historic Vulcan Statue in Birmingham, AL
Repainting of the historic Vulcan Statue in Birmingham, AL, was one of three George Campbell Award winners in 2011.

This may include work performed on a particularly difficult or complex structure; work completed in harsh or extreme environmental conditions, under strict time constraints, with limited access, or in high traffic areas; or a project that requires coordination with multiple trades or subcontractors.

The Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence honors exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities.

2011 Awards

Lists and photos of the 2011 Structure Award winners are available in both PaintSquare News and JPCL.

For more information or for a copy of the nomination form, contact Terry Sowers, SSPC Director of Member Services, at (877) 281-7772, extension 2219, or e-mail


Tagged categories: Awards and honors; Competitions; Protective coatings; SSPC

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