Browse Previous Issues: 2018

December 2018
President's Message

Hitting the Road
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What's Inside

Immigration Concerns Go Deep
Laura M. Porinchak
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SuperVision

Be Solicitous! Be Attentive! Be a Real Change Leader!
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Afterthoughts, Part 1
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Eligible for Employment
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Get to Know the Exterior Envelope
Robert Grupe
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November 2018
Feature Articles

Reality Check
Mark L. Johnson
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The Magic of Momentum
S.S. Saucerman
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Oh, Canada!
Don Procter
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President's Message

Be Open to New Ideas
Jerry Smith
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What's Inside

The Shortage Continues
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 11
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Do You Have the Right Development Plan for Your People?
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

An Underlying Issue
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Simplify Your Life
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Fire Resistive Wall Construction
Robert Grupe
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October 2018
President's Message

The Foundation Is a Resource for All Members
Jerry Smith
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What's Inside

Priorities Change
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 10
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Welcome to the Company
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Not in Our Stars
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Blockchain Is Here
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Stopping & Blocking Fires & Drafts
Robert Grupe
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September 2018
President's Message

Safety Equals Prosperity
Jerry Smith
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What's Inside

There’s That Word Again
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 9
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

A Message for Management: Keep Taking the Temperature
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Productivity: A Moving Target
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Traits of the Entrepreneur
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Membrane Protection
Robert Grupe
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August 2018
President's Message

Learn from Others
Jerry Smith
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What's Inside

Are Things Getting Better?
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 8
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Setting Expectations on the Job
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Color My World
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Keep Blocks of Time for Yourself
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Joint Ridging in Drywall
Robert Grupe
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July 2018
June 2018
President's Message

A Worthwhile Journey
Ed Sellers
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What's Inside

Good Ideas
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 6
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Right from the Start: Conducting a Quality Pre-Construction Meeting
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

It’s All Good (Part 2)
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Millennials 10 Years Later
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

When Humidity Makes Wallboard Swell
Robert Grupe
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May 2018
President's Message

A 100th Anniversary to Remember
Ed Sellers
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What's Inside

How's Business?
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 5
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Reward and Retain: Keeping Your Best Employees
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

It’s All Good (Part 1)
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Digital Must-Dos
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Fire Assemblies Defined
Robert Grupe
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April 2018
President's Message

Strong Leaders
Ed Sellers
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What's Inside

Be Prepared
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 4
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Identify the Factors Affecting Production
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Déjà vu
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Strategy Questions
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

The Difference Between F and T
Robert Grupe
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March 2018
President's Message

Time to Celebrate 100 Years
Ed Sellers
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What's Inside

Happy Birthday to Us!
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 3
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

How to Overcome Common Obstacles to Productivity
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Pain in the Addenda
Vince Bailey
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Insync

United We Stand
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

EcoDemo
Robert Grupe
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February 2018
President's Message

Optimism in the Air
Ed Sellers
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What's Inside

Anniversary Eve
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 2
DougBellamy
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SuperVision

Create a Workplace for Achieving Peak Performance
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Help Wanted!
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Inventors’ Stories
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Thermal Barriers Defined
Robert Grupe
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AWCI on the Job

AWCI Offers Members Assistance with OSHA’s Respirable Silica Rule
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AWCI Celebrates 100 Years at AWCI’s Convention This March
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AWCI Elective Education Seminars Will Be Held in Florida at AWCI’s Convention
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It’s Auction Donation Time!
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Construction Trends

Emerging Practice of Prevention through Design and Technology Advances Poised to Help Improve Construction Safety
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Affinity Tool Works Rebrands Core Product Line as Bora Portamate and Acquires Centipede Tool, LLC
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Bon Tool Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary
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Heartland Acoustics & Interiors Shines with Office Remodel
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Raymond Group Promotes Lacourciere
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Smith Reaches Milestone at BakerTriangle
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Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2018
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Contractors Are Optimistic About Strong Economy, Tax & Regulatory Cuts in 2018
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Dodge Momentum Index Ends Year on High Note
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Construction Employers Add 30,000 Jobs in December and 210,000 in 2017; Hourly Earnings Rise
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Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA Silica Rule
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New Products

Fire-Rated 093V Expansion
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Drywall Framing System
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Steel Header Hanger
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Acoustical Ceiling Panel
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Hot Knife
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Dust Collection
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Acoustic Ceiling Panels
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Self-Adhered Tape
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Wall & Ceiling Panel
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Tile Saws
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January 2018
President's Message

Glass a Little Fuller in 2018
Ed Sellers
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What's Inside

2018: Looking Good
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Diary of a Drywaller: Chapter 1
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

The Contractor FAQ
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

First Things
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Listen to Your Elders
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Panel Installation in Winter
Robert Grupe
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Construction Trends

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Blog for Construction Professionals
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GMS Acquires Southwest Building Materials
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Demand Products Hires National Sales Director
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Milwaukee Tool Expands, Creates Over 600 New Jobs in Mississippi
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Armstrong World Industries to Sell EMEA and Pacific Rim Businesses to Knauf International
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October Construction Starts Fall 9 Percent
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Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November
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U.S. Construction Starts Had Three Consecutive Quarters of Positive Growth in 2017
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Dodge Momentum Index Remains Strong in November
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Commercial Construction Index Reveals Continued Contractor Optimism
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Global Housing: Demand to Be Strongest in North America Through 2021 While Potential Crisis Looms in Western Europe
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Multifamily Developer Confidence Weakens in Third Quarter
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Construction Backlog Surges, Sets Record in Third Quarter, ABC Says
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November Construction Input Prices Expand; Year-over-Year Inflation Highest Since 2011
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New Products

Utility Pouches
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Cordless Drill/Driver, Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver
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Worm Drive Saw
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Workbench Extension
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Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Drill Screws
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Low-Iron Glass
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Video: Common Employment Law Mistakes
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Jobsite WiFi
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Moisture Barrier Cutting Tool
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Compact Battery
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Exposed Structure Ceilings
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