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The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry

Industry Leaders Conference

Take some time out of your busy schedule to significantly impact your business by attending AWCI’s 2024 Industry Leaders Conference in Hollywood, CA. The education sessions are a must for all senior level industry professionals.

September 24-26, 2024
Loews Hollywood
Hollywood, California

2024-25 Awards Nominations Deadline Extended

Nominations are open for AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality and Innovation Awards, Pinnacle Award and Distinguished Service Award through July 26 at 8 p.m. (ET).

New Edition.
New Experience.

The completely revamped foundation of EIFS education is now live. Available in both English and Spanish.

Safe Work Practices for Wall & Ceiling Construction Workers

Practices and principles on 41 potential hazards in the drywall and plastering fields. This free publication is available to download in English and Spanish.

Our mission is to provide services and undertake activities that enhance the members’ ability to operate a successful business.

AWCI’s 2,400 members consist of contractors, suppliers and manufacturers who contribute to nearly all wall and ceiling commercial, government, institutional, retail and residential construction in the United States and portions of Canada.

Group of contractors at a construction site


President's Message
Howdy, AWCI family! I am truly humbled to serve as the new president of AWCI and look forward to the year ahead with great enthusiasm.

By: Johnny Barnes

Feature Article
As the new president of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, Johnny Barnes has a full slate but he embraces the challenges and comes prepared with a wealth of industry experience.
Feature Article
Horizon Interiors LLC was founded by Rudy Kadiric in 2020 in Bloomingdale, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, when the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry was still unknown.
Feature Article
The majority of AWCI member subcontractors are in the small- to medium-size business category, often family owned.


Education Programs

Advance your career in construction with AWCI’s courses and certificate programs. From the Doing It Right programs, to webinars and education sessions at major AWCI events, AWCI guides the industry and raises the professional bar for all.


AWCI offers publications and materials oriented toward improving the knowledge of your team and educating your clients. The industry’s only print magazine, members-only newsletters and white papers help fulfill AWCI’s mission to assist each member in operating a successful business.

Technical Resources

AWCI keeps members up-to-date by working with organizations that set standards and specifications and monitoring regulatory agencies. Members are informed of changes on a monthly basis through the AWCI Codes & Standards Digest newsletter.

Health & Safety

The health, safety and well-being of those in our industry is of utmost importance for all member companies, so AWCI belongs to several coalitions that support the work of professionals throughout the construction industry. AWCI also updates members on developments in safety via a column in AWCI’s Construction Dimensions and with several safety-related publications released throughout the year.