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Construction Quality Award 2019: Small Projects


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.

ClarkDietrich

Foundation Building Materials

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

L&W Supply

Westpac Materials



Architect

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

11,958



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

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