Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry Logo

Construction Quality Award 2020: Ceilings

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

State Historical Society of Missouri – Center for Missouri Studies, Columbia, Missouri

AWCI Contractor

T.J. Wies Contracting, Inc.

AWCI Team Members

Architectural Components Group, Inc. by Armstrong World Industries, Foundation Building Materials, Hilti, Inc., Negwer Materials, Inc., USG Corporation, Wildcat Materials, Inc. (A GMS Company)


Gould Evans Associates, LC

General Contractor

River City Construction, LLC

Contractor Stats

3,400 Total Man-Hours

99 Weekdays on the Job

26,000 SF Total Project Floor Area

Materials Used

18,000 SF Acoustical Ceilings

8,000 Acoustical Wood Ceiling Clouds

600 Linear Light Yokes

Challenge Accepted

“The biggest challenge we faced on this project was taking the wood ceiling in the Reference Library from conception to reality. The ceiling slopes in two directions and meets along a radius vertex that follows the exterior wall. It pitches downward in the middle only to rise back up on the other end. The framework was fabricated out of drywall suspension grid system and micro-perforated linear wood planks were installed perpendicular to the vertex. The entire 6,000-square-foot ceiling floats unattached to the adjacent walls over the rows and rows of historical record books.”

Browse Similar Articles

You May Also Like

The ceiling installations at Nurix Therapeutics is Marek’s best job ever. Preserving the artistry evident in the architect’s design proved enormously gratifying.
Rob Aird, C. Brent Allen, Lee Zaretzky, Davis Sprague and Travis Vap share a passion for transforming spaces and structures with an eye for craftsmanship, innovation and historical preservation. You’ll
An exterior photo of the Clovis Community Medical Center (Phase 3) Parex
We will spare you the details of how it was done, but we are happy to tell you about the outcome. This article brings you just some of the many