COLUMBIA, MD — The Restoration Industry Association
(RIA) recently awarded its prestigious 2010 Golden Quill award
to Patrick Moffett of Environmental Management and Engineering Inc.
for his two-part series on removing wildfire-caused soot from buildings and contents, according to a press release
The Golden Quill award is presented annually at the RIA Convention & Exhibition
, the release stated.
Only articles written by RIA members and submitted to Cleaning & Restoration
magazine during the previous year are eligible for award consideration, the release noted.
Cleaning & Restoration magazine Editor-in-Chief Patricia Harman said: "RIA is fortunate to have many extremely knowledgeable members who are willing to share their expertise with our readers. Eleven articles were eligible for consideration this year and the competition was extremely close, but that just serves to illustrate the quality of the articles submitted."
Articles are reviewed by a panel of judges who present the award based on the degree of usefulness of the information to readers, the composition and clarity of the article and the style or personality conveyed by the author, the release added.