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Construction Quality Award 2020: Drywall

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

Loews Hotel & Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri

AWCI Contractor

Performance Contracting, Inc.

AWCI Team Members

CertainTeed Gypsum, Foundation Building Materials, Grabber Construction Products, Hilti, Inc., National Gypsum, Radius Track Corporation, USG Corporation


Cooper Carry

General Contractor

JE Dunn Construction

Contractor Stats

145,600 Total Man-Hours

337 Weekdays on the Job

818,070 SF Total Project Floor Area

Materials Used

2,818,802 SF Wallboard

158,510 SF Sheathing

117,743 SF Shaftwall

104,919 SF Tile Backer

19,776 Buckets of Joint Compound

202,723 LF Trims

6,381,111 Fasteners

391,902 SF Concrete Deck Skimmed with Drywall Compound

971,228 SF Gypsum VE’d Out by Implementation of New Product

Challenge Accepted

“To fully appreciate the difficulty of this project, you have to understand the pace at which it was completed. An accelerated schedule and tight downtown jobsite demanded the utmost coordination of material delivery and distribution. In addition to deliveries throughout the day, anywhere from four to six trucks unloaded and dispersed material every night throughout the guestroom tower and the convention center. This was strategized through daily crane and material hoist coordination meetings with the general contractor and other trade partners. All aspects had to be coordinated down to 15-minute increments, as one delayed delivery would affect the entire job site.”

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