The Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award

This award is presented to the author(s) of an original article published in the Construction Specifier Magazine during the current fiscal year.

Individual articles are nominated by the Construction Specifier Magazine Editorial staff and/or an individual member of the Specifier Editorial Advisory Board.

The articles are judged by the Specifier Editorial Advisory Board on the following criteria:
1) Relevance to the industry as a whole;
2) Readability;
3) Compliance with CSI’s mission and technical standards/formats; and
4) Impact factor.

Past Award Winners

(2023) Building for Better Resilience in WUI Zones, from The Construction Specifier, February 2023 by Rick Roos

(2022) Why Fire Sprinklers Belong Above Suspended Drop-out Ceilings, June 2022 by Ed Davis, Ben Carr, Michael Chusid, FCSI, CDT® (posthumously)

(2021) Filling the Voids – Differentiating between Concrete Coating and Polishing, June 2021 by Bill DuBois, CSI, CDT®, John Guill, FCSI, CDT®, CCS®, CCCA®, Rae Taylor, PhD, Keith Robinson, FCSI, Jonathan Ware

(2020) Breaking it down: Keys to diagnosing glass breakage in buildings, August 20, 2019 by Steven D. Marino

(2019) Put penetrations to the test: The effect of cladding attachments on air and water barriers, July 12, 2019 by Sarah K. Flock, CDT, AIA and Andrew Dunlap, CDT, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

(2018) Building in tight urban spaces, August 3, 2017 by Wendy Talarico, LEED AP and Frederick C. Baumert, PE, CCS

(2017) For the Want of a Horseshoe Nail: Identifying causes of tile failure, March 1, 2017 by Howard Jancy, CSI, CDT