AWCI's Excellence Awards

Awards Year: 2019

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AWCI's Pinnacle Award 2019

The AWCI Pinnacle Award is given to an individual who most merits the industry's highest recognition. The individual who receives this award has given time and energy unselfishly for the benefit of AWCI and the industry, and who exhibits family dedication and commitment to community.

2019 Recipient: Tim Wies; T.J. Wies Contracting, Inc.; Lake St. Louis, MO

AWCI's Excellence in Construction Quality Award 2019

AWCI's award recognizes excellence in construction quality in the face of complicated and challenging projects, and is awarded to a team of AWCI members.

Category: Ceilings

Winning Project: Museum of the Bible; Washington, DC
Contractor: Manganaro Midatlantic, LLC
AWCI Team Members: Armstrong Commercial Ceilings & Walls, BASWA Acoustics North America, Capitol Building Supply (A GMS Company), CertainTeed, Kinetics Noise Control, Telling Industries
Architect: Smith Group JJR
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group

Category: Drywall

Winning Project: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Museum of Westward Expansion & Visitor Center - St. Louis, Missouri
Contractor: T.J. Wies Contracting, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: CertainTeed, ClarkDietrich, Continental Building Products, Hilti Inc., Negwer Materials Inc., Radius Track Corporation, USG Corporation
Architect: Cooper, Robertson & Partners
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Category: Exterior Insulation & Finishing Systems

Winning Project: Totem Lake Shopping Center, Building B; Kirkland, WA
Contractor: Applied Restoration, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: Amerimix Oldcastle, Building Specialties (L&W Supply), Evergreen Building Products (AD Building Materials), Grabber Northwest, Parex USA, Western Materials
Architect: IBI Group
General Contractor: Robinson Construction

Category: Interior Plaster

Winning Project: 350 Bush Street; San Francisco, CA
Contractor: Patrick J. Ruane, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: California Expanded Metal Products (CEMCO), ClarkDietrich, Foundation Building Materials
Architect: Paige & Turnbull Historic Architects, Heller Manus Architects
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie

Category: Small Projects

Winning Project: Pala Casino Spa & Resort, New Pool Complex; Pala, CA
Contractor: Raymond-San Diego, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: Allied Building Products Corp., ClarkDietrich, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Foundation Building Materials, L&W Supply, Westpac Materials
Architects: Klai Juba Wald
General Contractor: Level 10 Construction

Category: Steel Framing

Winning Project: Duke Ellington School for the Arts; Washington, DC
Contractor: Performance Contracting, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: Allied Building Products, Capital Building Supply (A GMS Company), ClarkDietrich, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Hilti, National Gypsum, Radius Track Corporation, Simpson Strong Tie
Architects: cox graae + spack architects, Lance Bailey Associates
General Contractor: GCS | Sigal

Category: Stucco

Winning Project: UNorth Hollow Apartments; Portland, OR
Contractor: Applied Restoration, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: Building Specialties (L&W Supply), Dryvit, Grabber Northwest, Stockton Products, Western Materials
Architect: Sera Architects
General Contractor: Skanska


AWCI's Excellence in Construction Innovation Award 2019

Introduced in 2013, AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Innovation Award recognizes products, services, materials, technologies or systems that improve the means and methods utilized in the wall and ceiling industry.

Winner: National Gypsum

Product: SoundBreak XP Retrofit Board



AWCI's Excellence in Construction Safety Award 2019

AWCI's safety award gives national recognition to members who manage an effective safety program in a given year.

Category: Fewer Than 500,000 Annual Man-Hours in 2018

Winner: Raymond-Northern California, Inc., Martinez, CA

Category: 500,000 - 1MM Annual Man-Hours in 2018

Winner: T.J. Wies Contracting, Inc., Lake St. Louis, MO

Category: More Than One Million Annual Man-Hours in 2018

Winner: Baker Triangle, Mesquite, TX


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