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SSPC Seeks 2013 Award Entries, Papers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is soliciting presentations for SSPC 2013 and nominations for its 2013 Structure Awards.

 Department of Defense Corrosion Office director Daniel Dunmire
Department of Defense Corrosion Office director Daniel Dunmire was among the speakers and session leaders at SSPC 2012.

SSPC 2013, Featuring GreenCoat will be held Jan. 14-17, 2013, in San Antonio, TX.

Call for Presentations

Abstracts are due May 29 for papers and presentations for the show. Acceptance notifications will be delivered by July 2.

Presentations may focus on any almost any aspect of protective, marine, light industrial or commercial coatings work. Areas of interest include:

• Conventional and green coating application methods

• Coating failures

• Coatings to support wind power, nuclear power and emerging green industries

• Coating inspection equipment

• Conventional and green coating types and characteristics

• Conventional and green surface preparation

• Concrete surfacing

• Corrosion control

• Environmental health and safety

• Regulations

• Advances in containment

• Powder coatings

• Conventional and green abrasives

• Women in the coatings industry

• Aerospace

• Nanotechnology

Full submission and presentation details are available online.

Structure Award Nominees Sought

SSPC is also inviting nominations from members for its annual Structure Awards, which recognize teams of contractors, designers, end users and coating manufacturers for excellence in industrial and commercial coatings projects.

The awards will be presented at SSPC’s Awards Luncheon on Jan. 14 and featured later in JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings and PaintSquare News. A representative of the project must be present to accept the award.

All types of structures are eligible, including bridges, tanks, concrete structures and industrial or commercial facilities. Nominations are due Oct. 15. The available categories are:

• Charles G. Munger Award: For a coatings project demonstrating longevity of the original coating;

• Crone Knoy Award: For outstanding coatings work that demonstrates innovation, durability or utility;

• George Campbell Award: For outstanding achievement in a difficult or complex coatings project;

• Military Coatings Project Award Of Excellence: For exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities; and

• William Johnson Award: For outstanding achievement demonstrating aesthetic merit.

Except for the Munger and the Military Coatings awards, nominated projects must have been completed between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012.

 Architect of the Capitol

 Architect of the Capitol

Restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome was a winning project at the 2012 SSPC Structure Awards. Sharing the honor was the Architect of the Capitol; contractor Aulson Co. LLC, Georgetown, MA; and PPG Protective & Marine Coatings.

For questions, more information or a nomination form, contact Terry Sowers, Director of Member Services, at 1-877-281-7772, extension 2219 or e-mail sowers@sspc.org.

   

Tagged categories: Awards and honors; Environmental Protection; Green coatings; Inspection; Paint application; SSPC; Surface preparation

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