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
July Company Spotlights-STEEL CEILINGS
Posted Jul 17th, 2017
Steel Ceilings: Offering Beautiful, Energy-Efficient Metal Ceilings for over 50 Years
"We care about our customers' everyday needs, paying attention to details for custom design and functional requirements, with a focus on manufacturing environmentally friendly products. Many of which reduce energy needs for building owners."
For more than 50 years, Steel Ceilings (now including Airtite Radiant which has operated for 25 years) has provided architects, building owners, and contractors with industry renowned service for its reliable line of standard and custom metal ceiling systems. Our products, which are made in the USA, are largely constructed of recycled, environmentally friendly materials, which are accepted back by us for recycling. The innovative design, strength and quality of our work enhance many of the world's most prominent structures.
As a team, we consider our accomplishments to be the beginning of a vision that extends well into the 21st century. To help us continually build upon our vision, we've designed a 53,000-square foot facility that combines our proven success with state-of-the-art methodology in the heart of the country, Columbus, Ohio.
We offer a range of products covering various markets:
* Architectural ceilings for both interior and exterior in various metals including Torsion Spring, Hook On, Patternz (welded and woven wire, expanded metal), Lay In (standard or reveal), Snap In, Linear, Baffles, open cell, Elements (extruded aluminum baffles), multi-Level, and custom panels.
* Cloud Trim to finish off the edge of a ceiling system or create a distinctive cloud. Steel Ceilings has a variety of cloud trim sizes and styles to meet the project requirements. SCI Cloud Trim is offered in straight lengths or custom curved sections.
We also offer window pockets systems.
* Radiant ceilings including perimeter extruded panels (standard or with diffuser) or modular panels to provide energy efficient heating and cooling to the whole ceiling (saving significantly on a building's energy usage). Whole ceiling radiant can be accomplished utilizing most of the typical architectural ceiling systems SCI manufactures using our AR-M or AR-B activation methods. The Airtite AR-L sail provides high efficient cooling capacity and heating capabilities.
* Security ceilings are available for correctional areas using the Defender, for more supervised areas, the Plank, for less supervised areas, a Snap-In security panel and the Dual Maxx for high secure areas.
* Interior wall panels for acoustic, aesthetic, or functional requirements
Employing the use of 3-dimensional software our designers can deliver solutions to architects and developers on virtually every corner of the globe. These are individual designs made to suit the client's needs, where our design process offers a most unique benefit to customers.
Where to Find Us
Next time you arrive at your destination, notice the details. There's a good chance our work is part of the durable beauty accompanying you. You can find our products in Lufthansa Terminal Logan International, Boston;
International Monetary Fund, Washington DC
Kresge Hall, NU Campus, Chicago IL
Hunt Library, NC State
Black & Veatch Headquarters, Kansas City
You will also find our products around the globe in Korea, Malaysia, and many other countries.
Additionally, the security business has benefited from our products in such places as Hidalgo Prison, Texas; San Juan Juvenile Service Center, New Mexico; Rahway State Prison, New York; Patuxent Women's Prison, Maryland; Federal Correctional Institution, West Virginia and Torrance State Hospital, Pennsylvania.
Steel Ceilings Inc. can help turn your vision into reality.
For more information about our approach to the design elements of your next project, visit our website at SteelCeilings.com.
Frank Neyland | Regional Sales Manager
Corporate Office: 451 E. Coshocton St.
Johnstown, OH 43031
Regional Office: Denver, CO
July Company Spotlights- GYPSUM PRODUCTS
Posted Jul 17th, 2017
Gypsum Products Inc. opened its doors in 1985, with Larry Haligas, Bill Haligas and Doug Ideker leading a team of 10 employees. Together they grew the business over the years opening several locations servicing the Front Range. In 2003, GPI was acquired by Allied Building Products Corp. and continues to grow with 73 employees and branches in Denver, Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs. The team at GPI prides themselves on customer service and can deliver with 20 boom trucks, 2 semi's and 10 flatbeds. In an industry that is service intense, Gypsum Products prides itself on its reputation of customer service. Jay Haddick, Branch Manager for Colorado, began his career with Gypsum Products which had the motto "service above all". His goal each and every day is to provide that same level of service to his customers whether it be customer pick up, deliveries, or how customers are treated by the sales staff.
Gypsum Products can now offer their customers the leading edge in technology with the AlliedEDGE® and their Mobile App. AlliedEDGE® provides a suite of services featuring technology based programs to manage and grow your business, including online bill pay, a reward program and more. With the free Mobile App you can place and track orders or find your nearest branch location.
For more information on the AlliedEDGE® or the Mobile App:
1400 E 61st Ave
Denver, CO 80216
phone: (303) 227-3167
6220 So College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80525
phone: (970) 226-5888
450 E 4th St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
phone: (719) 447-1172
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