Construction Quality Award 2022: Load-bearing Prefab

June 2022

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. AWCI and AWCI’s Construction Dimensions congratulate the 2022 winners of AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards.

Load-bearing Prefabrication

The Variel of Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA

AWCI Member Contractor
Raymond – Southern California, Inc.

AWCI Team Members
CEMCO, ClarkDietrich, Grabber Construction Products, Hilti, Inc., Negwer Materials, Inc., Simpson Strong-Tie, USG Corporation

Raymond prefabricated 3,025 exterior and interior structural load-bearing wall panels. All panels were manufactured in Raymond’s facility off-site, then trucked and flown onto the building via crane. Raymond installed floor joists and decking, which created the floor at each level allowing the next panels to be flown, and framed/hung in miscellaneous areas such as balconies, eyebrows and pop-outs. Raymond utilized in-house BIM for this design-build project with input from the MEP subcontractors. Prefabricated walls/panels expedited the project completion date, removing 12 months from the construction schedule.

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