AWCI MEMBER BENEFITS AND RESOURCES
AWCI is a trade association providing members with industry information, contacts
and leadership for the wall and ceiling industries.
AWCI's Member Companies...
... are wall and ceiling contractors, manufacturers,
suppliers & distributors throughout the world.
... are union and non-union.
... are of all sizes.
... are among the most successful in the industry.
Programs and Advocacy
Helping member companies grow and become profitable businesses is accomplished with membership in AWCI.
Make the profitable business decision and join AWCI today. AWCI members are partners in business — united in finding ways to improve the wall and ceiling industry as they improve your opportunities for success. For as little as $1.60 a day, become a part of the network of people and companies with an inside track to industry and corporate success.
- AWCI provides a confidential, trustful environment for comparison, idea exchange, advice and problem solving with similar companies.
- AWCI influences changes issued by regulatory bodies: OSHA, HUD, DOL and DOC.
- AWCI influences issues debated by code-setting organizations: ICC, BOCA, ICBO, SBCCI and NFPA.
- AWCI works with standards and specifications setting organizations: ASTM, ACI, EIMA, Gypsum Association, AWSI, ML/SFA, UL, CSI and AIA.
- AWCI assists members in resolving issues through its relations and agreements with the international labor unions.
- AWCI works with other trade associations to affect favorable legislation.
Technical Publications and Periodicals
Knowledge is power. The largest technical information and resource
library for the wall and ceiling industry, which is owned by the
Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, is located at AWCI
AWCI is the prime source of information published for the wall and ceiling industries. AWCI members receive six technical and news periodicals throughout the year. Experienced staff will assist you with the latest technical documentation and keep you informed of
changes in codes, specifications and standards.
AWCI's Construction Dimensions – a monthly magazine delivering the latest in technical, promotional, business and management ideas and issues.
Who's Who in the Wall and Ceiling Industry – an indispensable resource for making contacts in the wall and ceiling industry.
AWCI Members Only – a monthly newsletter reporting on member-related events, industry trends and regulations, program announcements and committee activities.
AWCI's Tech Update – a bimonthly newsletter providing up-to-date technical information on products, codes, standards and specifications.
Annual Buyers' Guide – the most thorough and complete listing of products, systems and services available to the wall and ceiling industry.
Member Products Catalog – a compendium of literature from by participating manufacturing companies.
The AWCI Annual Convention & Trade Show offers formal educational seminars, networking, industry committee meetings and the largest trade show serving the wall and ceiling industry. The expo hosts more than 150 exhibitors and provides information on the newest construction tools and productivity improvements. The industry committees provide an additional opportunity for learning while sharing up-to-date information affecting your business.
The Annual AWCI Industry Executives' Conference and Committee Week keeps company owners and executives focused on trends impacting their business through informative speakers, networking and committee meetings.
AWCI is a national leader in trade-specific education programs covering the wall and ceiling industry. AWCI continues to expand its list of programs to cover every facet for the wall and ceiling contractor. All AWCI Doing It Right programs (except EIFS—Doing It Right®) are designed specifically for owners, project managers, estimators, superintendents, foremen, architects and code officials. EIFS—Doing It Right® is a certificate program targeting EIFS mechanics, inspectors and industry professionals. All AWCI Doing It Right program content is based on industry accepted standards and best practices. EIFS—Doing It Right® and Steel—Doing It Right® are two-day seminars; Ceilings—, Gypsum— and Stucco—Doing It Right® are one-day seminars.
Safety and Insurance
Members automatically receive the AWCI Safety Manual, designed to help establish, refine or upgrade a companys safety program.
The Employee Safety Handbook is available to members and can be easily integrated into weekly jobsite safety talks.
Tool Box Talks are published to reinforce safety at the jobsite.
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