Construction Quality Award 2019: Small Projects

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
Pala Casino Spa & Resort, New Pool Complex
Pala, California

AWCI Contractor
Raymond – San Diego, Inc.

AWCI Team Members
Allied Building Products Corp.
Foundation Building Materials
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
L&W Supply
Westpac Materials

Klai Juba Wald
Architecture + Interiors

General Contractor
Level 10 Construction

Challenges Met
The new pool complex was a remodel with a tight schedule, long lead times and a big learning curve. The entire assembly started with pop-outs in steel that were powder-coated locally. Finished wood grain aluminum planks tied into the pop-outs. Synthetic planks, which were air-freighted from Italy, were installed on the cabana ceilings, soffits and most of the divider walls. Installation from the top down left a gap at the bottom, but powder-coated sheet metal solved this problem. Various stone was used for column bases, and EIFS was used on the remainder of the columns to match the existing hotel.

Total Man-Hours

Total Square Footage
50,816 sf

Materials Used
32,093 lf of steel framing
27,385 sf of wallboard
23,000 screws
10,208 synthetic planks
7,032 AL13 aluminum planks
3,273 sf of specialty ceilings
2,141 sf of ceilings
620 sf of EIFS