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SSPC members have until October 15 to nominate their best projects for SSPC’s 2012-2013 structure awards.

The awards are given annually to recognize the work of teams of contractors, designers, end users and coating manufacturers for excellence on particular coatings projects. The awards will be handed out the SSPC 2013 Conference, Featuring GreenCoat at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX, slated for January 13-17.

In recognition of the importance of the Structure Awards, they will be given out at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, January 14. The winning structures will also be featured in a photo essay in the JPCL after the conference.

SSPC is looking for nominations for all types of structures: bridges, tanks, concrete structures, industrial, or commercial facilities.

The descriptions of the Structure Awards are listed below. Except for the longevity award and the Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence, the work on the structures must have been completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

 Sprague Energy Tank Farm

Maine Center for Creativity and Matthew Robbins

Sprague Energy Tank Farm, an SSPC 2012 William Johnson Award Winner

William Johnson Award: For outstanding achievement demonstrating aesthetic merit in industrial or commercial coatings work. The qualities that are considered for aesthetic merit include color, gloss or texture, or that the coating on the structure complements the environment while enhancing the structure itself. The coating may represent a theme, an object or a specific graphic design.

Crone Knoy Award: For outstanding achievement in commercial or industrial coatings work that demonstrates innovation, durability or utility. The qualities that may represent outstanding achievement in this area include excellence in craftsmanship or execution of work, use of state of the art techniques or products to creatively solve problems or provide long-term service.

Charles G. Munger Award: For the outstanding industrial or commercial coatings project demonstrating longevity of the original coating. The structure may have had spot repairs or overcoating with the original coating still in-tact.

 1st Ave. Bridge at Maple Canyon

 Bruce Birney, Techno Coatings

1st Ave. Bridge at Maple Canyon, an SSPC 2011 George Campbell Award Winner

George Campbell Award: For outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings project. The qualities that may represent achievement in a difficult or complex structure may include work occurring in harsh or extreme environmental conditions; work completed under strict time constraints, work done with limited access or in high traffic areas; work on a structure with complex structural components; or lastly a project that requires coordination with multiple trades or sub-contractors.

Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence: This award is in recognition of the exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities.

Please note that a representative of the structure’s owner must be willing to attend the awards luncheon to accept the award and give permission for the information to appear in a JPCL photo essay.

For more information or a copy of the nomination form, please contact Terry Sowers, Director of Member Services, at 1-877-281-7772, extension 2219, email sowers@sspc.org, or visit www.sspc.org.

   

Tagged categories: Awards and honors; Bridges; Conferences; Paint application; Project Management; Quality control; SSPC; Surface preparation; Water Tanks

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