Construction Quality Award 2022: Steel

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. 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 2022 winners of AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards.

Steel Framing

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church Addition, Omaha, NE

AWCI Member Contractor
E&K of Omaha

AWCI Team Members
Alpine TrusSteel, ClarkDietrich, Hilti, Inc., Rew Materials, Rulon International, Sto Corp., Trim-Tex, Inc., USG Corporation

This is a mixture of cold formed metal framing, structural steel and mass timber structure. The 45-foot interior walls of the church’s nave had to be engineered and hoisted into place due to the height and the weight of nearly 200 pounds per stud. The engineered design required every size of stud from 1 5/8" to 12", every flange size from 1 1/4" to 3 1/2" and every gauge of metal from 25ga to 12ga. Every run of wall and opening had a different detail and material type than the previous location.

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