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The Federal Center South project in Seattle used reclaimed structural timber from a 1940s warehouse. It won the Light-Gauge Steel Framing category for Washington.

NWCB honors outstanding ceiling and wall projects

The Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau on April 18 handed out 14 awards for outstanding wall and ceiling projects at the association's 63rd annual convention and trade show in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

April 19, 2013
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Awards were given for commercial and residential projects, for both interior and exterior finishes. They also were given for light-gauge steel framing, acoustical suspended ceilings and renovations/restorations. Five awards were given to projects in Oregon, four in Washington, four in British Columbia and one in Alaska.

One of the Oregon projects, the new Sandy High School, won two awards.

Projects were judged on design, job site innovation and/or conditions, quality of workmanship, use of materials and overall effect.

The judges were retired architects Vince Nordfors and John Greiner, NWCB technical consultant Terry Kastner, former NWCB executive director and industry expert Bob Drury, and NWCB executive director Mark Eisenmann.

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2013 Outstanding Project of the Year Awards
Interior Commercial
Cymbaluk Medical Tower
Expert Drywall

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
Federal Center South
Anning-Johnson Co.

Husky Union Building
Northwest Partitions

Suspended Ceiling
Baker Middle School
Forrest Sound Products

Exterior Commercial
Indian Head Casino
Performance Contracting

Interior Commercial
New Sandy High School
Cascade Acoustics

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
New Sandy High School
Cascade Acoustics

Gilbert Hall & Chiles Center
Performance Contracting

Suspended Ceiling
Colonel James Nesmith Readiness Center
Performance Contracting

Fort Greely energy retrofit
Bradshaw & Associates

British Columbia
Interior Commercial
Our Lady of Assumption Church
Comren Construction (2009) Inc.

Interior Residential
Hotel Georgia residential tower
Sunco Drywall

JJ Bean
Raicor Contracting

Suspended Ceiling
Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
Power Drywall


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