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Albatross spotted at the Annual Golf Day

Another spectacular day both weather wise and the new venue at the Indooroopilly Golf Club as can be seen by the pictures. Our sincere thanks to the Sponsors Action Scaffolds, Armstrong World, CSR, Hilti, James Hardie, Pro Plaster, Rondo and USG Boral and players for supporting this industry day. As usual we had the maximum numbers of players that the course could hold. There were plenty of fantastic prizes on the table and our happy winners walked away with some great additions to their golfing kit including Cutter and Buck polo shirts and Fortress club travel bags. read more

State of the Industry & Industrial Issues

The overall industry outlook for the state is generally improving with the emphasis still on the South East corner. The Sunshine Coast has seen significant activity as some of the massive residential projects commence, for example 3,500 domestic residences in the Caloundra area alone! Gold Coast is seeing a shortage of contractors emerging due to the Commonwealth Games village and sporting venues now being constructed. read more

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Great work at the AWCI QLD Apprentice Challenge

There was great energy on the day of the Apprentice Challenge held at the TAFE Queensland SkillsTech Acacia Ridge. Apprentices from all around Queensland came to compete in the annual AWCI Qld Apprentice Challenge, with 7 hours to complete the construction. The apprentices were judged on their technique on framing, sheeting, setting and applying the cornice and ceiling rose. Judges commended all the teams this year for their positive attitude and great team work displayed on the floor.  read more

You're Invited - AWCI QLD Regional & Industry Meet - Sunshine Coast

The Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries (AWCI) Queensland is coming to Sunshine Coast to bring you the latest on the industry.  Connect with plasterers and contractors at the meet and get great information on how AWCI can help you run a better business. read more

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AWCI Qld New Fee Structure

Dear Members,
A new fee structure was agreed by the AWCI QLD Executive at the AWCI Queensland Council meeting on Wednesday 30th March. The new fees for AWCI QLD memberships will come into effect on the 30th June 2016 as follows:-
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10 Powerful Strategies To Attract More Ideal Customers

In conjunction with our partner PROTRADE United, AWCI is offering you the opportunity to benefit from valuable trades-based business information at this upcoming workshop:  read more

How To Manage A Hectic Workload And Maximise Profits

In conjunction with our partner PROTRADE United, AWCI is offering you the opportunity to benefit from valuable trades-based business information at this upcoming workshop: 
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State of the Industry - March 2016

South East Queensland continues to perform strongly in all aspects of construction. The boom on multi-residential is set to plateau and detached housing predicted to increase over the coming twelve months. Finding workers is the major issue with a significant shortfall in skilled labor across the industry. The Government training body Construction Skills Queensland ran a workshop that AWCI attended looking at the future needs and identified that there is need for training in 1) new product and new technology construction e.g. new walling systems and 2) supervisory “soft” skills such as communication, people management, planning etc.

Your Industry, Your Association

The Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries of Queensland is a grouping of Building Industry organisations, including contractors, tradesmen, trainees, manufacturers and suppliers, established to represent the interests of members for the installation of ceiling, wall and lining sheeting, facade and cladding systems and related products.

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