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Join Us in Dallas for AWCI’s Doing It Right® Seminars at Academy 2012


Academy and the Doing It Right® seminars are teaming up Jan. 23–26, 2012, in Dallas to create a powerful four day educational opportunity!




Over the four days the following seminars will be offered: Steel—Doing It Right®, Stucco—Doing It Right®, Ceilings—Doing It Right®, Gypsum—Doing It Right®, and a one day management seminar, “Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?” (See below for more information on the Doing It Right seminars.)




Registration for each seminar will be on an individual basis, so you can craft your own learning experience. Visit www.awci.org/academy.shtml for registration details.




AWCI’s Academy is designed for estimators, safety specialists, senior management, field superintendents, project managers, architects, specifiers and emerging construction executives. Do not miss this opportunity to enhance your skills for today’s jobs in the construction industry.




AWCI’s Doing It Right seminars were developed for owners and upper and middle management—project managers, foremen and estimators. Each seminar was developed under the guidance of an expert oversight group made up of contractors and manufacturers.




Contact Kim MacLean at (703) 538.1610 or maclean@awci.org, or Anne Selvitelli at (703) 538.1608 or selvitelli@awci.org for more information.




Overview of the Academy “Doing It Right” Seminars


Ceilings—Doing It Right® covers the proper installation of acoustical ceilings and is based on the seismic provisions of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The course includes the types of surfaces, moldings and accessories, codes and standards, engineering and design considerations, material handling, specialty tools, estimating and project management/quality control.




Steel—Doing It Right® covers the essential knowledge and techniques for the correct installation of cold-formed steel; codes and standards affecting CFS; structural (load-bearing) wall assemblies; wind bearing and curtain wall framing; interior systems; roof assemblies, production and quality control.




Gypsum—Doing It Right® covers codes and standards, design issues, engineering, types of gypsum systems and panels, installation, finish systems, molding and accessories, preparation for decoration and project management/ quality control.




Stucco—Doing It Right® is based on ASTM C926 and C1063 and covers the application of portland cement-based plaster applied to metal and solid bases. Some of the topics covered include substrates, materials, weather concerns and limitations of materials/stress control/cracking.





Foundation White Paper Has Been Mailed
The Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry has published a new white paper in the Research Series. Called “Cost of Cold-formed Steel Products—Mines to Job Site,” the 22-page document was mailed to all AWCI members at the end of August. This marks the start of the Foundation’s annual fund-raising drive.




“Cost of Cold-formed Steel Products—Mines to Job Site” informs wall and ceilings contractors about the price of base steel used in the fabrication of cold-formed steel framing and how contractors can now minimize their exposure to price fluctuations and control their costs. This report is the 11th publication in the Foundation Research Series. Publications such as this are made possible because of the monetary support received from AWCI members.




Those who donate for the first time and give $250 will become a member of the Foundation Leadership Council, as will those who match their contribution from last year. Those on the council are recognized on the Foundation’s letterhead as well as in various promotional materials, convention signage and other publications throughout the year.




Donations are not required of AWCI members; the publication is a benefit of membership in AWCI. Nonmembers who are interested in receiving a copy of this document can download it from http://store.awci.org/cgi-bin/awci for a $25 donation to the Foundation.




Contact Annemarie Selvitelli at selvitelli@ awci.org or (703) 538.1608 if you did not receive your copy or if you have any questions.





AWCI Calendar




October 31, 2011


Last chance for early renewal of EIFS certificates at a discounted rate.




November 7–8, 2011


EIFS—Doing It Right


Harrah’s Las Vegas


Las Vegas, Nevada


Register by Oct. 14




December 2, 2011


AWCI’s Media 2012 Advance Ad Rate Lock




January 23–26, 2012


Doing It Right® Seminars at AWCI’s Academy


Dallas, Texas




April 15–19, 2012


AWCI’s Convention & INTEX Expo


The Westin Charlotte


Omni Charlotte


Charlotte Convention Center


Charlotte, North Carolina




For information, call AWCI at (703) 538.1600.




Dates and places are subject to change without notice.

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