AWCI's Construction Dimensions: Columns: What's Inside
End of an Era?
We made it to the end of 2019, and I must admit I’ll be glad when this year is finally over. Let’s just say it hasn’t been a good one, but I have high hopes for 2020. It can’t be any worse.
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Working It Out
Getting along and playing well with others is something we all learn at an early age. Those lessons don’t stop in kindergarten, they continue through your entire life as you meet and interact with new people,
The Future Is Prefab
Although prefabrication has been around for a while, the current shortage of skilled, qualified workers has made some contractors look twice at both prefab and panelization. For the article that begins on page
Beat the Competition
With the construction economy and business booming (for now), wall and ceiling contractors are once again enjoying full backlogs and seeing more jobs on the horizon. But competition—for both jobs and staff—can
Architects: Do We Like Them Yet?
Over the last 10 or so years we have contacted AWCI member contractors to ask them about their relationship with architects. It often turns out to be one of the more popular subjects to tackle. Well, it’s been
Meet the Winners
There’s a lot of talk about robots in this issue, but let’s start with the humans.
First we have Tim Wies, the winner of this year’s AWCI Pinnacle Award, our highest honor. When this award is presente
What to Do about the Labor Shortage
Let’s begin with the main feature article on page 30. It’s a great place to start. Why? Because it’s about the number-one problem facing the construction industry today: finding—and keeping—skilled workers. So
The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s annual convention at the end of this month in Maryland will be the 25th AWCI convention I have attended. In that time, many traditions and events have stayed
If you read Jerry Smith’s President’s Message this month, you saw that a good friend of AWCI and the industry, Bruce L. Miller, passed away in January. Bruce reminded me of Jimmy Stewart and was one of the peo
Are You Feeling It?
You’ve heard the news: The partial government shutdown has left more than 800,000 people without a paycheck for nearly a month now, and there is no paycheck coming to them in the foreseeable future (as of this
Retiring? Plan Now!
Welcome to a brand new year. I never make resolutions, simply because I know they won’t happen or last long, but I know a lot of people who do. I do, however, have a bucket list, which contains things that als