Recognizing design excellence and technical skill in specialty fabrics
The International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition with a goal to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than six decades, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were selected for their knowledge in particular field of study or product area.
Winners are selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. “Award of Excellence” and “Outstanding Achievement Award” recipients are showcased at IFAI Expo and recognized at a celebration of achievement. Winning projects also receive recognition in press releases, features in IFAI’s publications, an award plaque and permission to use the IAA winning logo in business and promotional pieces.
The 2016 IAA ceremony took place at the IFAI Expo on Oct. 18. The competition included 42 categories ranging from fabric structures to geosynthetics. IFAI received 296 entries from companies in 10 countries. A complete list of the award winners by category, as well as photos and detailed project descriptions, is available online. Click the “view gallery” button below to view.
Every winning project helps keep our name in the forefront of someone’s mind when they’re thinking of a new project and during the bidding/ proposal stage.
– Darlene Miller, Sunmaster of Naples, Fla.