Who is AWCI-Colorado??
AWCI-Colorado is a trade association representing acoustics systems, ceiling systems, drywall systems, exterior insulation and finishing systems, fireproofing, flooring systems, insulation, and stucco contractors, suppliers and manufacturers and those in allied trades.
Vision & Purpose
AWCI brings together Colorado’s premier commercial and residential wall and ceiling contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and partners.
Our Mission Statement
AWCI-Colorado sets the standard in the wall and ceiling construction industry by providing a collaborative environment to assist members with education, networking and safety.
AWCI-Colorado members are united in finding ways to advance the wall and ceiling industry as they improve opportunities for success. To learn more about membership, please click here.
News & Headlines
Posted Oct 3rd, 2018
Below and attached is a copy of the 2018 Proclamation, signed by Governor John Hickenlooper, declaring October 2018 Colorado Construction Careers Month! This is the 2nd year in a row the Governor has granted this proclamation and having the Governor recognize the need to increase public awareness and appreciation of construction craft professionals, and the entire construction workforce, is great backing of our Workforce Development endeavors. The renewed admiration being shown to construction craft professionals and the critical role they play in developing our state should be an encouraging influence to those exploring construction pathways.
AGC will continue to honor Gov. Hickenlooper’s proclamation well beyond the month of October to assist Coloradoans in their efforts to embark on a career in construction. We are committed to offering support to local schools and students interested in exploring a successful career in the Colorado construction industry.
Posted Sep 25th, 2017
30 day leniency for contractors who are trying to comply with Silica Standards.
Posted Sep 12th, 2017
I am writing to update you on the status of ongoing discussions with DOL regarding potential resolution of the concerns of the CISC with OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule.....
Colorado faces massive shortage of construction workers. A fix won’t be easy.
Posted Jul 17th, 2017
In a large warehouse that smells of freshly cut wood in north Denver, 20 adults — including a refugee family from Somalia, a math teacher and a laid-off retail worker — gather in the unfinished frame of a house to take notes on the Pythagorean theorem.
They are hoping that the equation, along with other basic measuring principles, will help them find work at the end of an eight-week construction course.
“When the market crashed in 2008, a lot of people were forced to do something else. Now that the industry is booming, there’s really not that quality craftsmanship anymore,” said Tim Reyna, who enrolled in the class at the Colorado Homebuilding Academy after he lost his retail job. “I definitely think there’s a ton of opportunity.” To read more, click on Denver Post link: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/02/colorado-massive-shortage-construction-workers/
ASA Honors South Valley Drywall with Ethics Award
Posted Jun 1st, 2017
AWCI member company South Valley Drywall, Littleton, Colo., was one of 11 recipients of the American Subcontractors Association’s national Excellence in Ethics Awards. These awards are presented to construction subcontractors for achieving “the highest standards of internal and external integrity for a subcontracting firm.” This is the sixth time South Valley Drywall has received the award.
“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award. This means a lot to our employees and Company,” said Travis Vap, chief executive officer of South Valley Drywall, Inc.
Global Drywall Demand to Reach 10 Billion Square Meters in 2020
Posted May 31st, 2017
Demand for drywall worldwide is forecast to advance 4.0 percent per year through 2020 to 10.0 billion square meters, a deceleration from the rate of the 2010–2015 period. However, demand growth will vary considerably from region to region due to economic and construction activity. Central and South America is projected to post the fastest demand gains through 2020, due to advances in residential and nonresidential building construction activity. Additionally, growing usage of drywall in place of traditional building techniques and materials will contribute to demand gains. These and other trends are presented in “World Drywall & Building Plaster,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
The Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions are forecast to record solid growth in drywall demand through 2020. In the Asia/Pacific region, China alone will account for two-thirds of all new product demand gains. Additionally, drywall is expected to continue to gain popularity as local construction firms move away from more traditional building practices and materials.
North America, Eastern Europe and Western Europe will post more moderate gains in drywall demand through 2020. In North America, sales of drywall in the US, its largest market, are expected to slow as building construction spending decelerates. However, in Canada drywall demand is expected to rebound from losses posted between 2010 and 2015, and in Mexico growth in demand will be above the global average.
Drywall demand in both Eastern and Western Europe is projected to accelerate after a period of stagnation (Eastern Europe) or decline (Western Europe), though both regions will post overall demand growth below the global average. Moderate advances in building construction activity will boost demand. Also, drywall is expected to gain popularity in some countries that traditionally favor wet construction techniques, including Italy, Russia, Spain and Ukraine.
AWCI Colorado Member Benefit
Posted Mar 13th, 2017
Did you know that members of AWCI-Colorado have a unique Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability Income Insurance program available?
Workers in the "higher risk" construction industry can really struggle finding disability insurance. These plans pay a weekly or monthly income to you and your employees if they become totally disabled and unable to work due to a covered accident or illness. The premiums are competitive, the benefit amounts are chosen by each employee, and a small business only needs 25% participation of eligible employees for businesses over 10 employees (a minimum of 5 approved applications is required).
Please contact our exclusive American Public Life Insurance Company Representative below for more information on how you can take advantage of this valuable member benefit.
Jim Smallwood, President, Employee Benefits
Moody Insurance Agency, Inc.
8055 E Tufts Avenue, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80237