AWCI's Excellence Awards

Awards Year: 2022

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AWCI's Pinnacle Award 2022

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.

2022 Recipient: Michael Weber; Island Acoustics, LLC; Bohemia, NY

AWCI's Excellence in Construction Innovation Award - 2022

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: Armstrong Commercial Ceilings & Walls
Product: SimpleSoffit Drywall Framing Main Beams

AWCI's Excellence in Construction Quality Awards - 2022

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.

Winning Project: Agua Caliente Cathedral City Casino, Cathedral City, CA
Contractor: Raymond - San Diego, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: CEMCO, Foundation Building Materials, L&W Supply Corporation, National Gypsum, Simpson Strong-Tie, USG Corporation, Westside Building Material Corporation (AD Building Materials)
Architect: Allen + Philip Architects/Interiors
General Contractor: The PENTA Building Group


Winning Project: Resorts World - Low Rise, Las Vegas, NV
Contractor: Performance Contracting, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: CertainTeed Gypsum, ClarkDietrich, Foundation Building Materials, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Radius Track Corporation, Rew Materials, Westside Building Material Corporation (AD Building Materials)
Architect: Steelman Partners
General Contractor: W.A. Richardson Builders


Winning Project: 875 California, San Francisco, CA
Contractor: Raymond - Northern California, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: ClarkDietrich, Dryvit, Part of Tremco Constructions Product Group; Foundation Building Materials, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Grabber Construction Products, L&W Supply Corporation, Simpson Strong-Tie 
Architect: BDE Architecture
General Contractor: Swinerton Builders, Inc.

Interior Plaster
Winning Project: Meow Wolf, Convergence Station, Numina, Denver, CO
Contractor: KHS&S Contractors
AWCI Team Members: Action Gypsum Supply, LP (AD Building Materials), CEMCO, Foundation Building Materials; Hilti, Inc., Jones Heartz Drywall Supply (AD Building Materials) 
Architect: shears adkins rockmore
General Contractor: Turner Construction Co.


Small Projects
Winning Project: Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles Social Lab, Los Angeles, CA
Contractor: Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: ClarkDietrich, Hilti, Inc., L&W Supply Corporation, USG Corporation, Westside Building Material Corporation (AD Building Materials)
Architect: Yazdani Studio
General Contractor: Sierra Pacific Constructors


Steel Framing
Winning Project: St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church Addition, Omaha, NE
Contractor: E&K of Omaha
AWCI Team Members: Alpine TrusSteel, ClarkDietrich, Hilti Inc., Rew Materials, Rulon International, Sto Corp., Trim-Tex, Inc., USG Corporation
Architect: BCDM Architects
General Contractor: Boyd Jones Construction


Winning Project: YouTube Theater, Inglewood, CA
Contractor: Raymond - Southern California, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: ClarkDietrich, Stocton Products, Westside Building Material Corporation (AD Building Materials)
Architect: HKS Architects
General Contractor: Turner AECOM Hunt NFL, JV

Exterior Prefabrication
Winning Project: Choctaw Nation Durant Casino Expansion, Durant, OK
Contractor: ML Jones Prefabrication
AWCI Team Members: Cherokee Building Materials, Inc. (A GMS Company), ClarkDietrich, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Grabber Construction Products, Radius Track Corporation, Sto Corp.
Architect: JCJ Architecture
General Contractor: Tutor Perini Building Company

Interior Prefabrication
Winning Project: SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital Bathroom Pods, St. Louis, MO
Contractor: TJ Wies Contracting, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: ClarkDietrich, Hilti, Inc., Negwer Materials, Inc., USG Corporation
Architect: Lawrence Group
General Contractor: Alberici Constructors

Load-Bearing Prefabrication
Winning Project: The Variel Senior Living, Woodland Hills, CA
Contractor: Raymond - Southern California, Inc.
AWCI Team Members: CEMCO, ClarkDietrich, Grabber Construction Products, Hilti, Inc., Simpson Strong-Tie, USG Corporation
Architect: VTBS Architects
General Contractor: WE O'Neil

Other Prefabrication
Winning Project: UC Davis Westgate Village Student Housing, Davis, CA
Contractor: Nevell Group, Inc./Standard Drywall Inc. JV
AWCI Team Members: ClarkDietrich, Foundation Building Materials, Hilti, Inc., J&B Materials, Inc. (A GMS Company), National Gypsum, USG Corporation, Westside Building Material Corporation (AD Building Materials)
Architect: Stantec
General Contractor: CBG


AWCI's Excellence in Construction Safety Awards - 2022

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

Fewer than 500,000 Annual Average Hours Worked
OCP Contractors, Inc., Columbus - Columbus, OH
"Our company believes in healthy employees both mentally and physically. This leads to successful daily outcomes. We offer $1,000 in HSA for an employees' annual physical, morning stretch and flex to start our daily routines and focuses on muscular injuries and mental preparedness for tasks at hand. Employees are refunded for gym memberships and our EAP program to assist employees and their families with mental health issues is offered at no cost to employees."

Between 500,000-1 Million Annual Average Hours Worked
TJ Wies Contracting, Inc., Lake St. Louis, MO
"TJ Wies' safety director and safety managers meet weekly to discuss current issues and trends. Toolbox talks are issued accordingly to address leading indicators. Plans are formulated to focus on problem areas. For example, in the recent past we identified a need to address blind spots on lifts and purchased camera systems containing a tablet showing a live feed in the basket to enable our employees to view the base of the lift and any blind spots while maneuvering. All of these elements are thoroughly reviewed and discussed in quarterly strategic planning meetings amongst the executive leadership team and changes to our overall corporate strategy are implemented accordingly. In addition to our employees' safety, it is ideal to maintain our low EMR as insurance costs savings attributable to our EMR allow us to allocate resources to other essential areas during Strategic Planning."

Greater Than 1 Million Annual Average Hours Worked
Precision Walls, Inc., Raleigh, NC
"Precision Walls encourages workers to actively participate in our Safety and Health Program by empowering our team to have a voice. We want to make sure everyone goes home safe each day and we start by following our Safety and Health Program. Employees go above and beyond our Safety and Health Program, which is always encouraged. Now that our company is 100% employee-owned, team members truly have taken a role of ownership for their actions—we want to work like owners and encourage them to set the best example we can in our industry."

Chair's Safety Performance Award
OCP Contractors, Inc., Holland, OH
"Employees are encouraged to actively participate in OCP’s safety and health program by electing employees to our safety committee which involves all our trades, our regional safety managers, and our corporate safety manager. The safety committee meets monthly and opinions on policies and procedures, current events, and other safety related topics are shared. During morning huddles and stretch and flex, employees are encouraged to voice their concerns and safety needs for the day. If concerns are not met, employees have a direct line to the CEO and Corporate Safety Director to correct these concerns. Our Donut Box Talks Program rewards jobsites who have identified and corrected the most hazards from the previous month. Using our safety software system, Regional Safety Managers look at the leading indicators and provides donuts and coffee while providing training on the top three hazards recognized for that jobsite. These types of programs have led to open communication about safety throughout our organization from the bottom to the top and has encouraged the tough conversations to be had as all positions are equal when it comes to safety."

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