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Nominations Open for 2018-2019 Structure Awards

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SSPC is accepting nominations from members for the annual Structure Awards. The Awards are given to recognize the work of teams of contractors, designers, end users and coating manufacturers for excellence on protective coatings projects. The Awards will be presented at SSPC's Coatings+ 2019 conference, Feb. 11-14, 2019 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL. Winning structures will also be featured in a photo essay in the JPCL following the conference.

SSPC is seeking nominations for all types of structures: Bridges, storage tanks, concrete structures, industrial and commercial facilities, and military facilities or structures. The descriptions of the Structure Awards are listed below.

Note: Except for the Charles G. Munger Award, Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence, and the Industry Spirit Award, the work on the structures must have been completed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Click here to download the Nomination Form.

Questions about the awards or the nomination process should be directed to Terry Sowers, Senior Member Services Advisor, at 877-281-7772 x 2219 or email

 SSPC must receive award submissions by August 30, 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A representative of the Structure Owner must be willing to attend the awards luncheon to accept the award and give permission for the information to appear in the JPCL Photo Essay.

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/or the 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 intact.

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.

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.

Eric 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.

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

SSPC Coatings Industry Spirit Award
For recognition of a coatings project that demonstrates extraordinary service benefitting a community or the industry.


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