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AWCI Quality Awards 2023: Drywall

Turfway Park Racing & Gaming

The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry recognized excellence in construction quality when the winners of AWCI’s awards program were announced during Build23: AWCI’s Convention + Expo. AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards recognize excellence in construction quality in the face of complicated and challenging projects, and is awarded to a team of AWCI members.


Through the quality awards, AWCI recognizes the member contractor as well as the member suppliers and manufacturers who also participated on the winning project. This year the following companies contributed to one or more of the winning projects: Ames Taping Tools, Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions, California Expanded Metal Products (CEMCO), CertainTeed Gypsum, ClarkDietrich, Clinch-On Cornerbead Company, Colonial Materials (A GMS Company), Dryvit Systems, Inc., Excel Engineering, Inc., Foundation Building Materials, Fry Reglet, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Grabber Construction Products, Inc., GTS Interior Supply (A GMS Company), Hilti, Inc., Hunter Panels/Hunter XCI, Interior Supply, Inc. (AD Building Materials), L&W Supply, MarinoWARE, Master Wall, Inc., National Gypsum Company, Negwer Materials, Inc., Owens Corning, PABCO Gypsum, Radius Track Corporation, Rulon International, Specified Technologies, Inc., Spectra Precision, Tamarack Materials, Inc. (A GMS Company), Trim-Tex, Inc., United Building Materials, Inc. (A GMS Company), USG Corporation, West Coast Firestopping, Inc. and Westside Building Materials (A GMS Company).

Turfway Park Racing & Gaming

Florence, KY

You can play the slots or gamble on the horses at Turfway Park Racing & Gaming, but working with AWCI member Performance Contracting is always a safe bet, especially if you need drywall work.

The project at the Turfway gaming facility incorporated a number of different drywall products: exterior glass-mat sheathing board for all exterior wall sheathing, 395,000 square feet of wallboard throughout, including 75,000 square feet of drywall at soffits and ceilings, drywall cornerbeads, trims and reveals. This drywall project was more difficult than most because the majority of the interior drywall footage was installed and finished within six months due to a change in the work schedule. Another challenge was the height of the roof deck, which created a lot of high wall and ceiling drywall work with aerial platforms. Two-thirds of the building had a roof deck height between 25 and 30 feet tall, and three rows of wallboard were used at staggered heights on these walls.

Drywall was specifically used throughout the soffits and ceilings to create unique ceiling elements. Radius soffits and covers and multi-tiered soffits and covers were in a number of areas and required 75,000 square feet of drywall.

The ceiling feature on the gaming floor is a two-tiered cove soffit that was curved as it travels the entire length of the area with an exposed roof deck ceiling on one side.

The gallery area included two-sided cove soffits in rectangular shapes down the length of the gallery.

The sports bar has drywall ceilings and angled soffit faces at the entrance and into the seating booths. Drywall reveals above the angled soffit faces separate the different paint color design pattern.

Congratulations to the team at Performance Contracting for their exceptional drywall work on the Turfway gaming facility.

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