Construction Quality Award 2019: Drywall

June 2019

The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards demonstrate the craft and management expertise of AWCI contractors, the products of AWCI manufacturer members and the procurement skills of AWCI supplier members. Along with AWCI’s award partners—the Gypsum Association, the Steel Framing Industry Association and the EIFS Industry Members Association—AWCI and AWCI’s Construction Dimensions congratulate the 2019 winners of AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards.

Winning Project
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial – Museum of Westward Expansion &
Visitor Center
St. Louis, Missouri

AWCI Contractor
T.J. Wies Contracting, Inc.

AWCI Team Members
CertainTeed Gypsum
Continental Building Products, Inc.
Hilti, Inc.
Negwer Materials, Inc.
Radius Track Corporation
USG Corporation

Cooper, Robertson & Partners

General Contractor
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Challenges Met
Special attention was spent on the selection of the metal stud framing in order to provide the adequate level of support for the diverse wall design. Various types of gypsum board were used to make sure the wall and soffit design performed up to the owner’s requirements. Special gypsum board compound was used to skim over the exposed concrete roof structure. Aluminum reveals were incorporated into many areas to provide a crisp transition to adjacent finishes.

Total Man-Hours

Total Square Footage
109,426 sf

Materials Used
335,973 sf of wallboard
143,933 lf of metal framing
77,947 sf of insulation
15,045 sf of shaftwall
8,728 lf of trims
6,888 sf of tile backer
800 sf of sheathing
60 buckets of joint compound