The Building Progress Award to recognize individuals’ impact on construction trade

The Shield Wall Media Building Progress Award is being launched to recognize individuals who have made significant impacts on the growth and/or development of the construction trade.

The new award will replace, and build upon, two previous awards from our sister publications: The Rural Builder Hall of Fame and the Metal Roofing Magazine Hall of Fame awards. The Rural Builder Hall of Fame ran from 1982-2020. The Metal Roofing Magazine Hall of Fame ran from 2007-2019.

Both of these long-standing Hall of Fame programs have now come to a close and have been replaced by the Building Progress Award program.

Details about the Shield Wall Media Building Progress Award Program

In this program, one award will be presented each year beginning in 2022. Anyone can nominate one or more individuals who have had a significant impact on some facet of the low-rise construction trades serving the town and country market.

As the name implies, the Building Progress Award will be bestowed upon someone who has spent their career bettering and advancing the low-rise construction industry. Those advancements may include innovating products or processes, developing solutions to significant problems in the trade, influencing young people entering the workforce or people from other professions to join the construction trades, supporting trade education efforts, or any number of other ways to positively influence the construction industry.

Nomination & Voting Process

The nomination process is non-exclusionary; anyone who has a vested interest in the construction trade may nominate a candidate who has made an impact on the low-rise construction industry. Builders, manufacturers, public relations and media professionals, and anyone else who comes in frequent and close contact with construction trade leaders and influencers are in an excellent position to make nominations.

Candidates must have made exceptional, enduring contributions to the success of the industry and must have been active in the industry for a minimum of 10 years. Individuals who have received entry into the Metal Roofing Hall of Fame or Rural Builder Hall of Fame are eligible for the Building Progress Award.

Once a nominee’s qualifications have been reviewed and vetted, the candidate’s professional profile will be published online and in all Shield Wall Media titles (time permitting).

The Nomination Period for the Building Progress Award cycle closes December 31 each year. Voting for the first award cycle will commence January 1, 2022. Ballots will be published in each of our magazines, distributed via email, and voting will be available online.

Voting for the inaugural award will continue through the final day of the 2022 Construction Rollforming Show, which will be held in August. (Exact dates will be announced as 2022 show plans develop.) Voting is open to everyone over the age of 18, but is limited to one vote per person.

The candidate with the most votes will be announced and live-streamed from the Garage, Shed & Carport Builder Show in November 2022. This person will have the distinction of being honored with the inaugural Shield Wall Media Building Progress Award. Additionally, Shield Wall Media will donate $1,000 to the charity of the recipient’s choice. The charity is subject to approval and must be a 501(c)(3) organization.

All non-winning candidates will be rolled over and included on the next year’s ballot, making repeat nominations unnecessary.

Feel free to contact [email protected] at any time for a nomination form. RF

Originally published as “Shield Wall Media Announces New Award” Spring 2021 Rollforming Magazine.