Opinions: AWCI's Editor
GCs Open Up
I hope you will enjoy our November issue, which has a focus on general contractors. GCs have always been a hot topic, so we decided to revisit the topic since it has been a while. In the article that starts on pa
The More Things Change ...
The Contracting Plasterers’ International Association, which was formed in 1918, is the founding organization that 100 years later is known as the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry. But during the 100
Suppliers: Unsung Heroes?
You may have noticed a little extra weight than usual on this issue of your favorite industry magazine. That’s because this is one of the largest issues of the year, our Buyers’ Guide of AWCI member suppliers to
Using Our Buyers’ Guide
From what I’m reading and hearing, contractors are buying, so it must be good timing that this issue and the one next month are our Buyers’ Guide issues. This month’s AWCI’s Buyers’ Guide features AWCI manufactur
What’s Your Style?
I’ve had varying types of bosses in my career. My first boss, Helen, was a no-nonsense, by-the-book, old-fashioned kind of person. She was never going to be my friend, but I respected her work ethic.
Are You Green?
If you haven’t yet jumped on the “green construction” bandwagon, you’d better join the parade. Going green has proven itself to be a way of protecting and preserving the environment as well as saving money. In ad
One of the benefits of belonging to the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry is a list of new job leads in the United States and Canada sent to all members every month. It is part of our monthly e-newslet
What a crazy transition it has been from winter to spring! I am writing this from the confines of my warm home, putting off the inevitable: At some point I have to go outside, in the snow, and try to remove the t
This Is a Big One
I must first start with an apology for an error in last month’s issue. I incorrectly stated in the table of contents that Performance Contracting, which has offices across the country, had done a job that was act
Safety Tech Rocks!
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the leading causes of death among construction workers, what they call construction’s “fatal four,” are falls, electrocutions, bei
Welcome to a brand new year, a clean slate. I don’t know about you, but I was happy to say good-bye to 2016. It wasn’t a horrible year, it just could have been better. 2016 held a lot of uncertainty about the bus