Construction Specialties Receives Industry Award for Cutting-Edge Patterns

Muncy, PA Thursday, November 16, 2017


New Acrovyn by Design and Chameleon pattern portfolio provides unlimited design possibilities

Construction Specialties (CS), a leading manufacturer of specialty building products, received a 2017 Nightingale Award at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference for its 13 new Acrovyn by Design® decorative patterns and six new Chameleon™ simulated patterns.

The Nightingale Awards, presented by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines in partnership with the Center for Health Design, recognize new products that contribute to the healthcare environment through product design and innovation. The Acrovyn by Design patterns collection earned the Gold Award in the Architectural Products: Clinical category.

Inspired by Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing, the award was initiated in 1990 to identify products that provide an outstanding contribution to creating a healing environment. The 12-member jury panel of seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers makes selections based on functionality, quality and durability, aesthetics and style, pricing and innovation. To evaluate the entries, jurors visit the exhibitors’ booths before the show floor opens at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference to examine the products in person and ask questions of the manufacturers as well.

The new Acrovyn by Design patterns collection was created with and for designers, significantly increasing the aesthetic options available within the Acrovyn Wall Protection portfolio.

“The Nightingale Award reflects CS’ commitment to making buildings better,” said Amy DeVore, Business Development Manager for the CS’ Interior Wall Protection division.  “As healthcare designers know, we are serious about helping to solve complex building challenges with products that create healing environments. Our award-winning Acrovyn by Design patterns collection is an example of our dedication to providing design options that are beautiful as they are durable.”


About Construction Specialties

Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties, Inc. (CS) is a family-owned building products company. CS provides solutions to complex problems that architects, designers, building owners, facility managers and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in interior wall protection, impact-resistant doors and frames, entrance flooring, expansion joint covers, architectural louvers and grilles, sun controls, specialty venting and cubicle curtains and tracks. CS draws upon extensive expertise to design custom, high-quality products—many of which are a part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. CS products have been used within some of the world’s most significant architecture, including One World Trade Center in New York City, The Shard in London and Burj Khalifa in Dubai. For more information about CS products and solutions, please visit


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