Academy, Intex and EIFS

October 2007

Academy 2008: Blueprint Reading—in Spanish, and Management Education
AWCI’s Academy 2008, Feb. 1–2 in Denver, again offers must-have educational opportunities for middle and lower levels of management in the construction industry.

Academy 2008 will feature two tracks, one managerial and one technical.

The management track is called Management Skills on the Job Site. This one and a half day seminar will provide foremen and superintendents with a blueprint for implementing the "nine critical factors” for improving managerial effectiveness and productivity on the job site.

The technical track of Academy 2008, Blueprint Reading, will be taught in Spanish. The basic-level course requires no prior experience in blueprint reading. It will give an overview of the process of developing the construction plan and explore the various roles played by design professionals.

AWCI’s Academy, a two-day, in-depth educational program, is designed for estimators, safety specialists, senior management, field superintendents, project managers, architects, specifiers and emerging construction executives—anyone else who is critical to the operation of your business.

Questions? Contact Lee Morris, AWCI’s manager of meetings and the trade show, at (703) 538.1610 or Also contact him if you would like to receive a brochure that will be available next month.

Intex Expo Exhibitor Information Will Be Online
The Intex Expo, the largest wall and ceiling industry trade show in the industry that is hosted by the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry and the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association, now offers a new feature to assist exhibitors. Each exhibiting company’s profile will now be online, saving on paperwork for both the exhibitor and AWCI.

Exhibitors can go to, enter the user ID and password provided by the show’s management, and update their listing at any time. Once approved, the listing will be available online 24/7 for all to see. Company profiles will be online for up to two months after the show.

The 2008 Intex Expo will be in Las Vegas in the convention halls of the Paris hotel and Bally’s Las Vegas hotel. AWCI’s Annual Convention is March 23–27, with the expo March 26–27. Contact Lee Morris, AWCI’s manager of meetings and the trade show, at or (703) 538.1610 if you have any questions about the expo.

EIFS Education Seminar Dates Announced
The education and certification department of AWCI has announced the lineup of fall 2007/winter 2008 EIFS education seminars with testing for certification as an EIFS Inspector, Industry Professional or EIFS Mechanic. The 2007–2008 schedule is as follows:

-Metro N.Y. City Area—Dec. 4–5.
-Fort Lauderdale, FL: Jan. 14–15.
-Phoenix, AZ: Feb. 11–12, 2008.
-Reno, NV: March 31–April 1.

Registration deadlines are three weeks prior to the program start date. More information can be found on the AWCI Web site at