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International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

November 12th, 2021 / By: / Awards

The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc.

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. 3 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. These awards recognize design excellence in specialty fabrics applications in seven major categories and 44 subcategories.

This year marked the 75th anniversary of the IAA’s recognition of truly spectacular and detailed work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. IFAI’s goal with the IAAs is to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications in the rapidly growing, $130 billion-plus dollar global fabrics marketplace.

IFAI received a total of 223 entries from 14 countries in 44 categories for this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals.

The IAA competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association with more than 1,600 member companies representing the international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

To view all entries and detailed project descriptions, click here.

The winner in the Advanced Textiles category is from J. Miller Canvas: Bicep array telescope boot at South Pole in Antarctica
The winner in the Awnings & Canopies category is from Cobertens: Rooftop Hotel B
The winner in the Fabric Environments category is from Rainier Display: The Canyon at Salt Lake City International Airport
The winner in the Fabric Structures category is from MakMax Australia: The Link, Chadstone
The winner in the Marine category is from Charlton’s Marine Canvas: Leopard 39
The winner in the Tent category is from Eventstar Structures: Casa de Crunch