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Construction Quality Award 2021: Steel Framing

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 2021 winners of AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards.

Winning Project

SoFi Stadium & Performance Venue, Inglewood, California

AWCI Contractor

Raymond – Southern California, Inc.

AWCI Team Members

CEMCO, ClarkDietrich, Hilti, Inc., Westside Building Materials (AD Gypsum Supply)


HKS Architects, Inc.

General Contractor

Turner AECOM Hunt NVL, JVC

Contractor Stats

655,000 Total Man-Hours

686 Weekdays on the Job

1,127,006 SF Total Project Floor Area

Materials Used

4,778,620 LF Non-Load-Bearing Studs

497,736 LF Non-Load-Bearing Track

44,460 SF Pre-fab Soffits

17,487,600 LBS of Metal

5,995,579 Framing and Screws


SoFi Stadium & Performance Venue totals 3 million square feet and has 28' 10" and 31' 10" decks. The interior corridors had openings requiring high wind loads with plaster finishes creating very large studs with heavy gauges. Parts of the moat wall framing had continuous 68' walls with 6" 14 gauge, 3.5" flange studs at 8" on center, with large movement requirements. Particularly on the performance venue, every stud was its own individual radius with its own design, no stud was the same. The also project had tall walls without structural support and heavy design requirements, creating huge challenges. The studs on this project were massive and heavy, they had had to be pulled up with different cranes and a hoist. Extensive coordination was required with MEP systems. On the Performance Venue, each stud of the radius walls was laid out with a 3D QML system. No stud was the same.

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