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ship. "After all," said Sharpe, "people who
come to the United States for work are paid
below prevailing wages."
Baker, Clerkin, Cotten, Keller, Sharpe,
Richard Baker of the Southwest Conference,
Chris Walter of the Southwest Conference
and Michael Weber of the Mid-Atlantic/
Northeast Conference volunteered to be
on the committee. Weber was the one who
had lost a man when the Twin Towers fell.
This group of eight formed an ad hoc task
force. Their job was to draft an immigration policy position on behalf of AWCI. In
2002, they released the policy draft. In short,
AWCI's new policy called for legislation that
would allow immigrants to apply to remain
in the United States, while also acknowledging the importance of and the need for
national security. "Without the availability
of immigrant workers, construction of all
types in this country would be delayed and/
or not done [at all]," the policy draft said.
In July 2007, the Foundation Research
Series published "Immigration and
Construction." The paper cited figures on
the number of undocumented immigrants
working in the United States and gave suggestions to contractors wanting to employ
immigrant workers.
Foundation Research. When the Foundation
paper on immigration came out in 2007,
AWCI was already an expert in producing
credible research reports.

Left to Right
J. Patrick Boyd of
Garland, Texas, served
as AWCI president,
2002-2003.
Kenneth P. Navratil of
Mansfield, Ohio, served
as AWCI president,
2003-2004.

The Foundation' first paper, the March
2002 "Mold: Cause, Effect and Response,"
discussed Stachybotrys chartarum, a genus
of mold that had put wall contractors on
the firing line. A July 2002 press release
from Chelsea Group Ltd., a Chicago-based
indoor air quality consulting firm and
author the 44-page report, called "Mold:
Cause, Effect and Response" a best seller
and said that 10,000 copies (through print
and downloads) were in circulation. "We
commend FWCI for taking this important
step of providing clear, factual information
about this critical issue," said Chelsea Group's
chairman and CEO.
"Mold: Cause, Effect and Response" was
followed in 2003 by two more papers on

mold: "Preventing Losses from Moisture
and Mold During Construction" and "Mold
Litigation Prevention and Defense."
The July 2004 paper, "Using Labor Brokers:
The Legal Issues," addressed the ramifications
of using brokered workers. "Labor Brokers"
explained the legal relationships contractors
have with their workers. In August 2005,
"Job Descriptions" reviewed the specific responsibilities associated with the industry's
jobs. A year later, the Foundation helped
members to plan ahead with the paper,
"Preparing for Tomorrow."
Then came 2007's "Immigration and
Construction." It was followed by "Green
Building: Understanding, Bidding and
Building Green in July 2008 and "Building
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i. Table of Contents
ii. Forward
iii. Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. 1918-1919 : The Master Minds
Chapter 2. The 1920s: Choosing Sides
Chapter 3. The 1930s: Unity Prevails
Chapter4. The 1940s: Dormancy and Revival
Chapter 5. The 1950s: Plaster vs. Drywall
Chapter 6. The 1960s: Other Lines of Endeavor
Chapter 7. The 1970s: Consolidation
Chapter 8. The 1980s: The Growth Years
Chapter 9. The 1990s: Money
Chapter 10. The 2000s: Exceptional Times
Chapter 11. The 2010s: We the Industry
Chapter 12. The Future
Chapter 13. The Sponsors
Appendix 1. AWCI’s Presidents
Appendix 2. AWCI Awards (the E.F. Venzie Award and the Pinnacle Award)
Appendix 3. Lifetime Members
Appendix 4. Longtime AWCI Members
Appendix 5. AWCI Board of Directors
Appendix 6. The Organization Behind the Leadership
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