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Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?

Learn more about this education session, “Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?,” by attending AWCI’s Academy, Jan. 23–26 in Dallas.

A project manager effectively administers the entire project’s lifecycle by working with other people to ensure they have the correct resources to be productive and profitable.

A project witness is someone who oversees but has no direct stewardship of the process or any real accountability. Because they don’t actively manage in the trenches, a witness can’t back up words with action or goals with follow-through.

This seminar will provide project managers with the basics for success, covering every aspect of the managing process. It will clearly define the interactions of the Project Triangle (project manager – superintendent – foreman) and core project managing processes. Participants will learn how to monitor budgets, meet deadlines and manage scope and risk.

In addition to the four Doing It Right® sessions, “Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness” will be presented during AWCI’s Academy. Visit for more information.

AWCI’s Safety Award Nomination Form Will Be Available Online for Only Two Weeks in January

Subcontractors: Does your company deserve national recognition for managing an effective safety program in 2011? Then you should nominate your company for AWCI’s 2012 Excellence in Construction Safety Award.

For the 2012 award, the nomination form will be available only online, and it will be available online for only two weeks, from Jan. 2 through Jan. 16.

Also, this year participants in this awards program have the opportunity to see their results benchmarked against other nominees (all nominees will continue to remain anonymous) and against industry standards.

Winners will be announced next year in April during the Awards Brunch during AWCI’s annual convention in Charlotte, N.C.

The award will be given in various categories based on annual man-hours. Award winners are chosen on the basis of injury and health frequency rate data, the company’s insurance experience modifier, safety statement and safety-program information.

Participation in this year’s survey is easy. First, at the end of December, AWCI members will receive an e-blast that provides the e-link to the online form, which will be available Jan. 2. Simply create your own User Name and Password, and access the application. AWCI member contractors can update their application until the Jan. 16 deadline.

Instructions, definitions and contact information will be available to assist you in the nomination process.

Not a member of AWCI? Contact Marie Batiste at (703) 538.1602 or to enroll.

Make Your End-of-Year Gift Today to the Foundation’s Annual Fund

2011 is coming to a close, and there is still one important thing to do before Dec. 31: Make your tax deductible annual fund donation to the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry!

Your donations throughout the year have enabled the Foundation to continue to build a solid reputation for providing high-quality education, unbiased information and critical financial support to members of our community. There are countless opportunities for the Foundation to positively impact the industry in the future. With your tax-deductible donation to the Foundation’s Annual fund, these opportunities will continue to become realities.

Foundation Programs. Your contribution to the annual fund will be used to enhance the John H. Hampshire Memorial Library, the largest independent library in the industry with more than 10,000 volumes.

Your contribution also will enable the Foundation Research Series to continue to provide quality research based on the current business climate and AWCI-member interests.

You can also make a difference through AWCI Cares, which was created to provide financial assistance to member employees and their families in times of crisis. Supporters of the Foundation’s Annual Fund can designate all or a portion of their donation to go directly to AWCI Cares.

Leadership Council. With your donation you also have the opportunity to become part of the 2012 Foundation Leadership Council. This designation is reserved for donors who match their 2010 gift, give at least $2,500, or make a first-time gift of $250 or more. Members of the Leadership Council receive print and online recognition through the year from AWCI and the Foundation.

To learn more, contact Annemarie Selvitelli at (703) 538.1608 or

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