Architects Face Similar Challenges

Why are we so quick to blame architects for not providing all the details? Could the lack of details in drawings be more because of the erosion of their fees over the years and the way they are hired?      As we all know, architects have a professional responsibility to produce complete and […]

Missing Links?

It’s almost like putting together a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle only to find that several pieces are missing. It’s frustrating and disappointing in the end. But when you receive architectural drawings with several missing pieces, what do you do? How do you even begin to submit a bid when 30%—or up to 75%—of the drawings […]

AWCI Revamps Award Procedures and Criteria

As AWCI continues to hone and improve its awards program, members will notice changes in the 2024 nomination forms for the quality and safety awards. The AWCI Industry Awards Committee revamped the 2024 Excellence in Construction Quality Award’s nomination form, and it will no longer ask nominees to list the member suppliers and […]

Leonard Liddle Honored for Military Service

On April 20, AWCI member Leonard Liddle of Liddle Brothers Contractors in Nashville, Tenn., was an honoree on this year’s Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee. He, along with other selected American military veterans, was recognized for his sacrifices and achievements by being flown to Washington, D.C., to see his war’s memorial.      The […]

New Website Launched to Promote Careers in Construction

Those Amazing Professions Inc. announces the launch of, a website created to interest young people in careers in the construction industry. The site highlights the work and wisdom of construction professionals at all levels, their accomplishments and challenges, and their advice to those considering a career in the industry. The site was developed […]

PABCO® Gypsum Announces New Website

PABCO® Gypsum has launched a new website,, which more completely integrates the PABCO Gypsum product offering, including QuietRock®, into a single website experience. The combined site will make it easier for dealers, contractors and architects to find information for both product lines. In addition, the new site offers several user-friendly features and is […]

Marjam Supply Company Acquired by Foundation Building Materials

On April 1, FBM took ownership of all 32 Marjam locations. Founded in 1979, Marjam Supply Company started with the purchase of a single warehouse facility in Brooklyn, N.Y., as well as a few thousand dollars in assets with the goal of providing customer service driven building materials distribution.      With this new […]

L&W Supply Acquires Old Fort Building Supply

L&W Supply Corporation has completed the acquisition of Old Fort Building Supply in South Bend, Ind. Started in 1983, this is a full-line distributor servicing residential, commercial and multifamily construction in the Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan markets.

DOL Announces National Emphasis Program to Reduce, Prevent Workplace Falls

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun a National Emphasis Program to prevent falls, the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries and the violation the agency cites most frequently in construction industry inspections.      The emphasis program will focus on reducing fall-related injuries and fatalities […]