On the Level: Top Management
AWCI Elective Education Seminars Will Be Held in Florida at AWCI’s Convention
AWCI is offering three seminars (Exterior Envelope—, Gypsum— and Stucco— Doing It Right ®) on the last day of AWCI’s Convention & INTEX Expo in Florida.
The early bird registration fee for each seminar is $315
AWCI Offers Members Assistance with OSHA’s Respirable Silica Rule
AWCI’s website now offers members a downloadable Word file of “AWCI’s Guideline Template for Respirable Crystalline Silica Control.” The purpose of the plan template is to minimize employee exposure to hazardous
Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA Silica Rule
In a wide-ranging decision issued Dec. 22, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decisively rejected the arguments made by the American Subcontractors Association and the Constructi
Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 2
Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks as we now know it, is no stranger to hardship. At 7 years old his father broke his ankle at work. In his words, they lived on the “other side of the tracks.” His father wa
Emerging Practice of Prevention through Design and Technology Advances Poised to Help Improve Construction Safety
A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics reveals the engagement with and impact of two critical trends for improving construction safety—technologies used on job sites, and the practice of Prevention through Desig
Estimating: Past, Present, Future
As long as there have been buildings, there have been estimators, even if, initially, the craft consisted only of figuring how many trees to cut for logs or how many stones to gather. It is, in other words, a tim
In AWCI’s 100 years, history is chock full of some amazing inventors. This month I’d like to share my favorite inventor stories with you.
How did I pick my favorites? I’m a storyteller, so I like a good st
Optimism in the Air
The new year is starting quickly. Many contractors have their strategic plans in place for work in progress and sales goals set for 2018. There is optimism in most markets. If we can achieve the margins we want,
Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 1
Here we go again. Another adventure. Together we will explore the otherwise uncharted. We are about to embark upon a venture into the unknown and unexplored. You and I are going to consider the back and forth of
How Fares Your Wallet?
In presenting his 2018 construction outlook at the Dodge Outlook Executive Conference held in November, Dodge Chief Economist Robert Murray said U.S. construction starts are expected to climb by 3 percent to $765
Listen to Your Elders
Fifty years ago, two trade associations served the majority of North America’s wall and ceiling contractors. The international association of the Wall & Ceiling Industry championed lath and plaster construction.