Recognition Where It Is Due

We are fortunate to work with some very considerate leaders in our industry. A perfect example occurred at AWCI’s Industry Executives’ Conference & Committee Meetings in Vancouver where Steve Baker of Baker Drywall Ltd., Mike Weber of Island Acoustics, LLC and Michael Chambers of J & B Acoustical, Inc. won the 50/50 raffle and subsequently […]

What Will 2016 Bring?

With a little help from our contractor friends, we have jammed this issue of AWCI’s Construction Dimensions with lots of economic and business information to prepare you for what’s ahead in 2016. The general consensus seems to be that the wall and ceiling industry has turned the corner and economic recovery is spreading across the […]

Brinkerhoff Named to AWCI Executive Committee

For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry will have a female president when Nancy Brinkerhoff joins the AWCI Executive Committee as its secretary on July 1, 2016. After going through the chairs, Brinkerhoff will be AWCI’s president in July 2019.      Brinkerhoff is CEO, […]

Foundation Events Raise Money for a Good Cause

The Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry hosted fund-raising events in Vancouver during AWCI’s fall conference, and it involved a lot of fun and games. Here are the details:      Twenty-eight golfers played in the Foundation Golf Tournament at Furry Creek Golf & Country Club, which raised more than $10,000. Purchases of mulligans […]

Academy Is Coming to Tampa in Early 2016

AWCI’s Doing It Right Seminars at Academy will take place Jan. 25–28, 2016, in Tampa, Fla., at the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore where the following seminars will be offered: Steel—Doing It Right®, Academy: Improved Productivity through Industry Practices, and Exterior Envelope—Doing It Right®.      Steel—Doing It Right® is a two-day seminar for owners, project […]

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thanks to the sponsors of AWCI’s fall conference in Vancouver: CEMCO CertainTeed Gypsum ClarkDietrich Flex-Ability Concepts Hunter Douglas Ceilings National Gypsum Plastic Components Project DocControl Radius Track USG

Construction Firms Add 31,000 Workers in October amid Growing Demand as Sector’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.2 Percent

Construction firms added 31,000 workers in October as the industry’s unemployment rate declined to 6.2 percent amid robust demand for construction, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America released Nov. 6, 2015. Association officials noted that construction employment is now at the highest level since February 2009 as the sector continues […]

Dodge Momentum Index Declines in October

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.8 percent in October to 125.2 (2000=100) from its September reading of 131.5. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The October decline […]