Construction Quality Award 2019: Interior Plaster

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
350 Bush Street
San Francisco, California

AWCI Contractor
Patrick J. Ruane, Inc.

AWCI Team Members
California Expanded Metal Products (CEMCO)
Foundation Building Materials
National Gypsum

Page & Turnbull Historic Architects
Heller Manus Architects

General Contractor
Hathaway Dinwiddie

Challenges Met
Restoration of the SF Banking Exchange building, which was built in 1923, required a complete survey, dimensioning and documentation of all the plaster an wood elements that were to be replaced in a completely new structure. This involved recasting more than 7,000 lf of new plaster moldings, and 20 large rosettes had to be restored and reinstalled. Also 12 large lay light panels were removed, restored and reinstalled. Design-building framing supported some 20,000 sf of drop and ceiling framing for all the wall/ceiling plaster to be reinstalled.

Total Man-Hours

Total Square Footage
6,000 sf

Materials Used
20,000 sf of substrate
10,000 sf of gypsum plaster
7,000 plaster moldings
4,000 sf of veneer plaster
2,000 sf of lath