December 16, 2020
Steve Marino, manager, technical services, , and committee member for the , received the Construction Specifier’s Article of the Year Award for 2020.
The Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award is presented annually to the author of an original article published in the magazine during its most recent fiscal year. Individual articles are nominated by The Construction Specifier magazine editorial staff and judged by the magazine’s editorial advisory board.
This year, The Construction Specifier chose to honor Marino’s article “Breaking it Down: Keys to Diagnosing Glass Breakage in Buildings” from its July 2019 issue. The piece offers extensive information about glass breakage and explains techniques that enable building stakeholders to conduct “postmortems” on glass breaks to identify their most likely source of origin.
“We’re proud of Steve’s accomplishment as well as his ongoing commitment to sharing his wealth of knowledge with our customers,” said Paul Bush, vice president, quality & technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, and NGA Advocacy Committee Chair. “By working with industry publications and creating educational materials such as this article, Steve is able to share his expertise not just with our customers, but with the industry as a whole.”
In recent years, Marino has contributed several articles to The Construction Specifier, the official magazine of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Marino’s articles have covered topics ranging from diagnosing glass breakage to the use of spandrel glass and specifying large IGUs.