The Wall and Ceiling Bureau (WCB) is our technical department that focuses on providing free technical assistance to our signatory wall and ceiling contracting members. The Technical Department has its own dedicated website: www.wallandceilingbureau.org
The WCB team supports union contractors by offering specification reviews in lath, plaster (interior or exterior), fireproofing, gypsum wall-board, metal framing and EIFS. The technical team gathers information on construction issues, visits projects, conducts assessments based on industry codes and standards, and offers project recommendations. They represent WACA’s contractors at various industry technical committees, including ASTM, ICC, ACI, AIA and CSI.
SUPPORTING THE INDUSTRY
The WCB team specializes in various segments of drywall and plaster and serves as a technical resource to architects, contractors, building departments and industry organizations.
WCB has two full-time, onsite technical advisors:
Ben Duterte, Technical Director, has been working as a technical representative in the wall and ceiling industry for over five years. Prior to joining WCB, Ben was the technical director of the Drywall Information Trust Fund (DITF). Ben serves as chairman for AWCI’s gypsum technical committee, ASTM C11 Secretary, ASTM C1063 Co-Chairman and the President of the Wall and Ceiling Conference (WCC).
Mike Nonn, Technical Advisor, has been working as a technical representative in the wall and ceiling industry for the past four years. Prior to joining WCB, Mike worked in the residential construction industry for six years handling building processes, such as project management and customer relations. Mike serves on the ASTM C11, ASTM C1280 Co-Chairman, DWFC and FCA Technical Committees.