The Metal Construction Association (MCA) held its virtual summer meeting in June for The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) and presented the 2020 Marty Hastings Award to Scott Kriner. The Marty Hastings Award was created in 2011 by CRRC’s Board of Directors to commemorate Marty Hastings, a longtime board member, treasurer, and Technical Committee member. The award recognizes significant contributions to the metal construction industry and CRRC, and includes a donation made in the recipient’s name to a charitable organization of his/her choice as well as complimentary membership meeting registration and travel costs.

Kriner is a long-serving member of the CRRC Technical Committee and a valuable contributor and technical resource to the CRRC for over 20 years. Over his tenure, Kriner has served as the chair of the CRRC Technical Committee and as a CRRC Ex-Officio Board of Directors member. His accomplishments include being instrumental in the development of the CRRC Product Rating Program and the creation of the CRRC Color Family Program. Kriner is also an active MCA member and previously served as MCA’s technical director.

Kriner selected the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as the recipient of the charitable donation made by the CRRC in his name. The foundation was created in memory of firefighter Stephen Siller who lost his life on September 11, 2001, and helps provide mortgage-free homes to veterans, first responders, and their spouses, who have been severely injured or killed in the line of duty.

The MCA brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology, and education. Companies involved in the MCA gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. The MCA’s market development efforts increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities about the benefits of metal.