AWCI Sponsors New ConsensusDOCS

Washington D.C.—The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI), Falls Church, Va., has joined the growing number of associations that support the construction industry's new ConsensusDOCS.

Released Sept. 28, 2007, ConsensusDOCS, supported by designers, owners, contractors and surety, is the new family of model contract documents based on best practices and proper risk allocation for the benefit of all members of the construction industry—and designed to increase efficiency in contract negotiations and project execution.

"AWCI is proud to endorse documents that will provide a better negotiating tool for all contractors," said AWCI President Kevin Biddle, a wall and ceiling contractor from New York. "Taking part in this process and signing off on such a historic document is another way that AWCI achieves its mission, which is to help its members run a more successful business."

The 2007 ConsensusDOCS are now on sale at Because AWCI has endorsed the documents, its members will be eligible to buy the documents at a discount.

AWCI joins 20 other trade associations in support of the new documents: National Association of State Facilities Administrators, The Construction Users Roundtable, Construction Owners Association of America, Associated General Contractors of America, Associated Specialty Contractors, Inc., Construction Industry Round Table, American Subcontractors Association, Inc., Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Lean Construction Institute, Finishing Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Association of America, National Electrical Contractors Association, National Insulation Association, National Roofing Contractors Association, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association, National Subcontractors Alliance, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, National Association of Surety Bond Producers, The Surety & Fidelity Association of America.

Since 1918, AWCI has been serving wall and ceiling contractors, manufacturers, suppliers/distributors and others allied to the fields of acoustics, drywall, EIFS, fireproofing, insulation, plaster, steel framing, stucco and many other interior and exterior applications. AWCI's official publication is AWCI's Construction Dimensions, a monthly, four-color magazine that serves the wall and ceiling industry.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents more than 32,000 firms, including 7,000 of America's leading general contractors, and over 11,000 specialty–contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters.  Visit the AGC Web site at  AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life."