Making a Great Association Even Better

Settling into my position as president, I recently attended AWCI’s Executive Committee meeting, a two-day retreat with the executives in Colorado. One of the topics we discussed was our annual convention held earlier this year in Las Vegas. A bellwether of our association, it gives us a snapshot of our direction and growth. At the […]

Aha Moments

Yes, this column is called “What’s Inside,” but I have to address what’s not inside this issue. For the first time in more than 30 years, we at AWCI’s Construction Dimensions are not publishing our annual buyers’ guides in the August and September issues. Why? Two reasons: First, it’s 2023. While our readers repeatedly […]

AWCI Meetings Update

AWCI members will meet in Boston Oct. 17–20 for AWCI’s Industry Leaders Conference. This event is designed to provide a more intimate setting for industry executives to convene, learn best practices and network with peers. A conference highlight is the presentation of AWCI’s Distinguished Service Award. Education sessions, committee meetings and unparalleled networking events round […]

Porinchak Recognized for 30 Years at AWCI

The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry staff recognized Laura M. Porinchak with a plaque given to her at a group lunch to celebrate her 30th anniversary with AWCI.      Serving as editor of this magazine and the association’s director of communications since June 14, 1993, Porinchak is known for her love […]

NCCER Unveils New Brand Identity and Website

The National Center for Construction Education and Research announced the launch of a new era for the organization, including an updated visual identity, refinement of its mission and vision statements, and major renovations to its website and support portal experience.      NCCER was founded to support the construction industry by developing and providing […]

AISI Announces Dan Snyder as Vice President, Construction Program

The American Iron and Steel Institute has selected Dan Snyder as its new vice president, construction program. He is responsible for leadership of AISI’s construction programs, including commercial buildings, codes and standards, and transportation/infrastructure. Dan was formerly senior director of business development at AISI. He succeeds Robert J. Wills, P.E., who recently retired after […]

Construction Employment Increased by 23,000 in June

Construction industry employment increased by 23,000 in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released July 7 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Industry employment has risen by 198,000 jobs since June 2022, an increase of 2.6%, to 7.947 million.      Nonresidential construction employment rose by 12,200 positions […]

New Study Shows Significant Benefits for GCs Utilizing Technology to Manage Subcontractors

A new study from Dodge Construction Network, in partnership with GCPay, reveals that currently only one in three (34%) general contractors automate fewer than half of their subcontractor management processes. The report details data-based benefits of greater automation and digital transformation by general contractors, including increased productivity, profitability and cost performance.      Most […]

CFSEI and SFIA Are One

On May 1, the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute moved from its former home with the American Iron and Steel Institute to become part of the Steel Framing Industry Association. Larry Williams, SFIA executive director, says the move will ensure continued support for the development and growth of the CFSEI’s programs and service to […]