August 2006

Steel—Doing It Right Coming to Maryland

AWCI and the Steel Framing Alliance will conduct a Steel—Doing It Right Seminar at the NAHB Research Center in Upper Marlboro, Md., this September.

From Sept. 14 through Sept. 16, Steel—Doing It Right will cover the complete range of cold-formed steel framing construction for load-bearing and non-load-bearing construction. Members of AWCI and SFA are offered reduced registration fees as a benefit of membership.

A brochure and registration form can be found by calling AWCI at (703) 534.8300.

Get Smart at AWCI’s Fall Conference

AWCI Industry Executives’ Conference & Committee Week, Oct. 24–28, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., will feature education sessions on the topics of immigration laws and covering your assets.

Immigration Law Changes and the Construction Industry will go into detail about immigration laws and their proposed changes, and how it will impact the construction industry.

Cover Your Assets: How to Safeguard Yourself, Your Family and Your Business covers tax reduction along with lawsuit protection and prevention.

More information about the conference can be found on AWCI’s Web site ( You can also call AWCI at (703) 534.8300.

Next Golf Outing Is Out West

The next round of golf hosted by the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry will take place on the West Golf Course of The Broadmoor, home to AWCI’s Industry Executives’ Conference & Committee Week this October in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Foundation Golf Tournament is on Oct. 26, 2006.

A combination of the original 1918 Donald Ross design and the Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1955 design, the West Course offers a challenging course with spectacular views. The rolling fairways and multilevel greens overlook both the city and the mountains. Huge, formidable sand bunkers seem to be everywhere, and water hazards enhance three of the par threes. The West Course was the host site of the 1998 PGA Cup Matches. The cost is $275 per player.

The tournament is sponsored by National Gypsum Company, but others who are looking for some exposure have the opportunity to sponsor various elements of the tournament. The box lunch or beverage cart, cigars, tournament prizes and a hole on the course are all up for grabs. Depending on the level your sponsorship, you might be entitled to complimentary rounds of golf, signage and recognition in the program guide.

A signup form was included with the hardcopy version of your newsletter. Space is limited, so register today! Contact Jane Northern at (703) 538.1615 or for more information.

Convention Awards Highlights Are Now on AWCI’s Web Site

You may have been unable to attend AWCI’s 2006 Annual Convention in April, but why miss the awards ceremony? Even if you did attend the awards brunch, you now have the opportunity to relive the moment.

You can now go to AWCI’s Web site to see what you missed. Start at, then click on Awards from the menu on the left side of the home page. From there, simply click on the video you want to watch, and enjoy!