Elevation Awards Extends Nomination Deadline


The nomination deadline for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, has been extended. This year, the awards are in partnership with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.

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

The new nomination deadline is Oct. 8. There is no fee to enter.

To be eligible, nominated projects must have been completed between March 2, 2020, and March 1, 2021.

“Although we have quite the impressive selection of nominations and I’m excited to present the winners at next month's CPIA Leadership Conference, I’m pushing you all to make this year the program’s best yet,” said Destiny Johnson, Editor-in-Chief of Commercial Painting.

“We’ve been away from each other far too long not to celebrate and showcase as many of the industry’s prevailing projects as possible! I encourage everyone to submit a project they're most proud of before the deadline extension (Oct. 8) expires."


This year’s project categories are as follows:

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.

To submit a nomination or more information, visit paintsquare.com/elevation.


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