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AWCI's Construction Dimensions Magazine

President's Message

More than ever, communication can make or break a project. This can be especially true on large commercial projects because they are becoming increasingly complex. We face greater financial and

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Codes & Standards

I often get calls about specific fire rating details: Do I have to install this backer piece behind my control joint? Do butt joints have to be staggered? Is it OK to run wallboard vertically rather than horizontally?
This month I want to cover interior gypsum applications. The joint requirements are different for exterior applications and for portland cement plaster.
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In this month’s installment, we will cover the ceilings portion of acoustics, including STC requirements for floor-ceiling assemblies, and introduce the concept of structure-borne sound and impact insulation class.

New Products

Rockfon presents an addition to its North American portfolio range: Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic ceiling systems. This stone wool monolithic ceiling solution creates a smooth, seamless, uninterrupted surface with best-level sound-absorption.

AcousTech Contour™ flat and 3D shaped panels from AVL Systems are expertly crafted, custom-shaped, decorative panels designed to introduce depth and aesthetic appeal to any space, making them an ideal

Armstrong World Industries introduces Ultima® Templok® ceiling panels, which address the demand for solutions that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in buildings. By integrating the technology of Phase Change

Estimator's Edge

With a new year opening up before us like a yawning portal into a new and daunting dimension, I am compelled to succumb to a reflexive tug for throwing out a pithy prediction or two for estimators—especially light commercial estimators—to ponder.
An empty office.
While this current decline in office space activity may prove to be a serious blow to commercial drywall contractors (and their estimators), it needn’t be a fatal one.
Of the many favorable features that our vocation offers, I think that none distinguishes us better from our management level peers than the many different approaches we take to our work.

Safety & Health

Soft tissue injuries are damage to ligaments, tendons or muscles. This damage can happen from a single event, such as a fall or impact, or over time from a series of repetitive motions.
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What keeps you up at night? Employee mental health and wellness was the primary topic discussed at the second annual safety roundtable held during AWCI’s Industry Leaders Conference in October.
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Research findings released Oct. 26 indicate construction contractors continue to make progress responding to issues affecting worker safety and health, such as heat and mental health, but many areas for improvement remain.

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