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The Pinnacle Award
AWCI's Pinnacle Award, the
association's highest honor,
has been given annually
since 1982. Recent winners
include Terrie L. Miller and
Mike Heering. Miller is the
first American woman to win
the award. Heering is the
latest recipient of the honor.

workers if the law allowed it?" In context, the
magazine article, "Undocumented Workers:
Immigrants on Hold," was referring to the
potential for children of undocumented
immigrants to be trained and put to work.
AWCI's magazine made no bones about
saying, based on reporting, that the nation needed to consider a pathway to legal
employability for undocumented residents.
AWCI needed to act. In 2015, the association drafted a fresh immigration policy.
The new policy states that AWCI supports
guest workers. It calls for simple worker
verification. It asserts that undocumented
workers needed a pathway to earn legal
status. And more.
In July 2016, the Foundation Research
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Series released the comprehensive report,
"Immigration: A Solution to Workforce
Shortages." The paper discussed the convoluted, restrictive immigration system,
citing data on the number of undocumented
workers in the United States and sharing,
objectively, the economic reasons why immigration reform could help the construction
industry complete more projects.
"Can United States companies use these
undocumented workers? Should they be
given legal status? Should immigration
be reformed?" the paper asked. Based on
research, original interviews, newspaper
articles, Web posts, academic journals and
books, the paper concluded that millions of
undocumented immigrant workers should

be able to work legally in the United States.
Construction technology. To a degree,
technology has helped ease the need for
more wall and ceiling workers. But the latest
technologies are still early in their lifecycles
and are at various stages of adoption in the
industry. Nevertheless, construction technology is finding a following among several
AWCI member contractors.
For example, it is now possible to have
real-time project collaboration using cloudbased technologies. But this requires that
contractors move forward in adopting such
systems.
"Interestingly, 31 percent of the industry
plans on moving to the cloud, but over 75

More on
Immigration

The Foundation
Research Series' 2016
paper, "Immigration: A
Solution to Workforce
Shortages," started a
fresh conversation on
the controversial topic
of employing undocumented immigrant
workers . AWCI believes in strengthening
national security, but
also advocates creating
a guest worker program and a pathway
to citizenship (or legal
residency) for many undocumented workers .



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Celebrating 100 years

AWCI's 100th Anniversary Video
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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