This program has two initial categories, although more may be added later: the original Historical Welded Structure Award and the Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Award. The original program was established by AWS in 1993 to recognize and promote the science, technology and application of welding; to encourage members of the welding community to become aware of their metals joining heritage; and to bring public awareness to the fact that the joining of metals has played and continues to play an important role in everyday life. The purpose of the Extraordinary Welding Awards is to recognize welding excellence in construction, fabrication, and manufacturing and to designate those welded structures that purpose has importance in, or influence on, history.
Historical Welded Structure Award nominations may be submitted by any AWS member for consideration by the Past Presidents Committee. Nominations for historical recognition remain valid for two years and the structures must be at least 35 years old. Designation as an AWS Historical Welded Structure does in no way constitute that a structure cannot be altered, removed or destroyed.
Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Award nominations may be submitted by any AWS member for consideration by the Past Presidents Committee. Nominations for outstanding development in welded fabrication remain valid for one year. The technological advances made in the structure is the focal point for recognition, rather than the individuals who constructed the structure. Designation as an AWS Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Structure does in no way constitute that a structure cannot be altered, removed or destroyed.
- Nomination packets must contain detailed information regarding the formation and function of the structure submitted for consideration.
- The selections are made by the AWS Past Presidents Committee. Nomination packets must be submitted at least 10 months in advance of FABTECH. Send nominations to email@example.com by February 1.