Construction Quality Award 2020: Ceilings

June 2020

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 2020 winners of AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards.

Winning Project
State Historical Society of Missouri – Center for Missouri Studies, Columbia, Missouri

AWCI Contractor
T.J. Wies Contracting, Inc.

AWCI Team Members
Architectural Components Group, Inc. by Armstrong World Industries, Foundation Building Materials, Hilti, Inc., Negwer Materials, Inc., USG Corporation, Wildcat Materials, Inc. (A GMS Company)

Gould Evans Associates, LC

General Contractor
River City Construction, LLC

Contractor Stats
3,400 Total Man-Hours
99 Weekdays on the Job
26,000 SF Total Project Floor Area

Materials Used
18,000 SF Acoustical Ceilings
8,000 Acoustical Wood Ceiling Clouds
600 Linear Light Yokes

Challenge Accepted
“The biggest challenge we faced on this project was taking the wood ceiling in the Reference Library from conception to reality. The ceiling slopes in two directions and meets along a radius vertex that follows the exterior wall. It pitches downward in the middle only to rise back up on the other end. The framework was fabricated out of drywall suspension grid system and micro-perforated linear wood planks were installed perpendicular to the vertex. The entire 6,000-square-foot ceiling floats unattached to the adjacent walls over the rows and rows of historical record books.”