Deadline Extended for Elevation Awards

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2022


The nomination deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, a commercial honors program carried out by Technology Publishing Co. and the Commercial Painting Industry Association, has been extended to July 29.

Different from previous years, the 2022 Elevation Awards have redefined eligibility terms and categories to make for a more robust and celebratory commercial painting competition.

The changes carried out to strengthen the honors program are better defined to recognize projects ranging from residential exteriors and commercial renovations to floor coatings and wall coverings throughout the commercial coatings industry.

Facility owners, architects, interior designers, painting contractors, decorative artisans, manufacturers and suppliers alike are all invited to submit nominations.

While there is no fee to enter, eligible projects must be completed between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 15, 2022. Those nominating projects are permitted to submit more than one, even within the same category.

Readers interested in submitting a project can do so, here.

“While we’ve received several impressive submissions so far, I’m challenging you all to make this year the program’s best yet,” said Destiny Johnson, Editor-in-Chief of Commercial Painting. “As we continue to work through post-pandemic challenges, I believe that the competition changes present quite the opportunity to show how your team has bounced back.

“I hope that this short extension will benefit those looking to submit nominations and fuel the program’s competitive nature. There is no doubt that the Elevation Awards keep raising the bar for industry excellence. I can’t wait to announce the winners at the CPIA Leadership Conference in October!”

This year’s project categories are as follows:

New Construction

This award is given for the effective use of coatings and other decorative treatments to achieve interior and/or exterior aesthetic effects on a new construction project — 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.

Mixed-Use Commercial

This award is given for the effective use of coatings and other substrate treatments to enhance the interior and/or exterior of a mixed-use commercial building. Examples include buildings where spaces are shared for retail, hospitality, restaurants, entertainment and transportation.

Multi-Family/Residential High-Rise

This award is given for the effective use of coatings and other decorative treatments to achieve interior and/or exterior aesthetic effects on a high-end residential structure. Examples include multifamily and high-rise residential.

Institutional (Healthcare, Education, etc.)

This award is given for the effective use of coatings and other substrate treatments to enhance the interior and/or exterior of an institutional structure. Examples include hospitals, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, schools and childcare.

Floor Coatings

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.)

Ancillary/Misc. Services (Roof Coatings, Wallcovering, Fabric Panels, etc.)

This award will be given to a successful ancillary service project that achieved demonstrable energy savings and desirable aesthetic on, or within, a building. Project examples vary from roof coatings to air barriers and moisture management, to wallcovering and fabric panel installations.

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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