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Deadline Nears for Structure Award Nominations

Friday, August 2, 2019

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The nomination deadline is nearing for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2020 Structure Awards. Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon of the SSPC Coatings+ 2020 Conference in February.

The Structure Awards recognize the work of teams of contractors, designers, coating manufacturers and end-users for excellence on protective coatings projects. In addition to receiving the honor and recognition from SSPC, project winners will also be featured in a photo essay in the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings.

Unless otherwise noted, projects nominated must have been completed between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Nominations can be submitted for all types of structures including, but not limited to: bridges, tanks, concrete structures, and industrial or commercial facilities.


The Hohe See Offshore Wind Farm substation in German North Sea waters, was one recipient of the Eric S. Kline Award in 2019.

Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 30.

The Awards

The awards to be distributed are:

  • The 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 and use of state-of-the-art techniques or products to creatively solve problems or provide long-term service;
  • The 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 intact. (This project does not need to have been completed in 2018-19);
  • The 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 compliments the environment while enhancing the structure itself. The coating may represent a theme, an object or a specific graphic design;
  • The 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 a project that requires coordination with multiple trades or sub-contractors;
  • The Erik S. Kline Award, for outstanding achievement in industrial coatings work performed in a fixed shop facility. The project can be repair work or new construction;
  • The Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence, in recognition of exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities; and
  • The SSPC Coatings Industry Spirit Award, for recognition of a coatings project that demonstrates extraordinary service benefiting a community or the industry.

The Military Coatings and Industry Spirit awards are also not subject to the July 2018-June 2019 time restriction.

Those interested in nominating should fill out the relevant form and submit it by email to by Aug. 30.

For questions or more information, call Diane McGuire, Organizational Membership Specialist, at +1 412-288-6052.


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