Coatings Industry News

Main News Page

Extended Deadline Nears for Elevation Awards

Friday, September 11, 2020

Comment | More

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the fourth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program.

The program recognizes projects ranging from residential exteriors and commercial renovations to floor coatings and air barriers throughout the commercial coatings industry.

The nomination deadline is Oct. 9. There is no fee to enter.

“In 2019, we saw our readers have some fun with their submissions and put forth projects that thought outside the box,” said Brandy Hadden, Managing Editor at TPC.

“Our Judges’ Choice Award was actually a transformation of a hospital rooftop into a playground in California, which showcased some fun elements on the aesthetic side of things as well as highlighted how important the right coatings are for health and safety.”

This year, the Elevation Awards are getting a bit of an upgrade by eliminating the submission fees and adding some product categories to the already-prolific project sections. The categories (no longer split up between aesthetic and technical) are still as follows:


The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the fourth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program.

Exteriors, Commercial + Public Buildings

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—such as those used for retail, hospitality, lodging or entertainment—or a public building, such as a legislative chamber, a school or a railway station.

Interiors, Commercial + Public Buildings

This award is given for the effective use of coatings and other substrate treatments to enhance the interior of a commercial or public building. Examples include buildings used for retail, hospitality, restaurants, entertainment, transportation and education.


This award is given for use of coatings to enhance the appeal of a building renovation or retrofit, in terms of both aesthetic and functional value, such as energy performance. (The project may be a residential, commercial or public structure.)

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. (Applications must make a persuasive case for how a project achieves durability/maintainability.)

Air Barriers + 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. (Applications must include photos of the project in progress, and reference to specifications/design documents.)

Roof Coatings + Systems

This 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. (Projects will be judged on technical merits, with energy use measured during the past three to five years. Applications can reference energy cost records and include an endorsement/statement from the building owner.)

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.

Just like the related Prestige Awards for the industrial realm, the product categories aim to highlight recent innovation in the industry. The new product categories include:

  • Concrete Products (floor coatings, stains, etc.);
  • Building Envelope Products (such as air and vapor barriers);
  • Roof Coatings;
  • Green Coatings; and
  • Specialty Function Coatings (such as intumescent, anti-graffiti).

For further guidance, click here.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; D+D Elevation Awards; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; PaintSquare; PaintSquare Press; Technology Publishing Co.; Z-Continents

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

DeFelsko Corporation

Strategic Materials Inc.


Sauereisen, Inc.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

SAFE Systems, Inc.


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL

The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us