Association of Wall and Ceiling Contractors

Wall and Ceiling Institute

A Wall and Ceiling Trade Association serving the wall and ceiling industry.

Wall & Ceiling manual2012 Wall and Ceiling Specification Standards Manual “IS NOW HERE” CURRENT MANUAL USERS WATCH FOR INTRODUCTORY SPECIALS
The AWCC developed, maintains and updates the Wall and Ceiling Specification Standards Manual. The Association first published the Standards Manual in 1978. It continues to be the recognized industry standard manual for specification and field practice for wall and ceiling work and continues to extend into all other regions within Canada and USA. The 2012 Standards Manual is completely revised, and is current with the latest standards, codes and industry practices. The Manual is now available in an online accessible format for an annual subscription fee. A newly formatted print version is also available at the WCI Store (see “ORDER” tab). The online format will help us to make updates more efficient and timely (new revisions for current subscribers – July 2012) and provide users with portability for use in the field with iPad and tablet compatibility. See the new FAQ feature on this page.

Goal and Purpose Purpose and Goals
are for Industry promotion and cooperation in regards to maintaining the high standards of practice and labour relations within the wall and ceiling industry. The Association works with its members, labor, related associations and industry, to promote the best standards of practice and quality for the wall and ceiling industry. It coordinates matters related to the members and associations interests regarding labour, training, and standards of practice.

The AWCC provides a technical resource service through its technical committee. This service is available to its members, specifiers, designers, engineers, associations, general contractors, government and general public for the specifying, designing and construction of all the wall and ceiling systems.


History Our History
The Organization began in 1952 and continues to work on behalf of the wall and ceiling industry to promote the trades of lathing, interior/exterior light gauge, wind/axial load bearing steel stud framing, plastering/acrylic stucco/EIFS, drywall finishing, acoustical/metal/wood ceilings, glass fiber reinforced gypsum/cement products, sprayed thermal/fireproofing and other related scopes of work outlined in Division 9.

Revisions – Current Subscribers only

July 2012 – 20th edition of the Gypsum Association Fire Resistance Design Manual

Membership and Affiliations

  • Gypsum Association
  • Steel Stud Manufacturers Association, Chicago
  • FTI Finishing Trades Institute
  • DC-38 Joint Trade Society