Are you a woodworker, architect, design professional or general contractor looking for further information and publications on interior architectural woodworking? Here, you can find out more about the Architectural Woodwork Standards and AWI's sections, read QCP’s guides for construction professionals, explore continuing education opportunities, and more.


Since the Standards were first produced, various institutions have created publications that address their individual standards as an association. AWI specifically has created AWI 100, AWI 200, AWI 300, ANSI/AWI 0621 and ANSI/AWI 0641. AWI’s Quality Certification Program (QCP) recognizes these AWI sections when licensing woodworking firms and certifying projects that have been specified QCP. Additional sections will also be published soon; click here to learn more.

Architectural Woodworking Standards Guide Edition 2

Looking for the Architectural Woodwork Standards?

QCP recognizes the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS), Edition 2, the industry standard in architectural woodworking. The standards were produced collaboratively by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), the Woodwork Institute, and the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC). They cover in detail the specification, construction, and installation of interior architectural woodwork. To access these Standards, download them for FREE by signing up for an account on the AWI Publications Store, and navigating to the “Standards Download” under the Category filter, and select “+ADD TO CART” on either the:

Architectural Woodwork Standard, ED 2 Redline (Digital Download)
Architectural Woodwork Standard, ED 2, 2014 Redline with Current Standards Watermark As of 6/01/2020 (Digital Download)

The watermarked version of the AWS helps you to navigate the Standards based on the release of the recognized AWI Standards. *OR, See a Roadmap to the AWI Standards to help you navigate them as well. 

Professional Guides

Whether you’re a woodworker, architect or general contractor, our professional guides help you navigate the requirements of QCP, highlight best practices, and provide insights into your industry.

The Architect’s Complete Guide to Woodworking’s QCP

Boost your knowledge and expertise in architectural woodwork and ensure successful project outcomes. Our free guide will help you understand QCP, what it can do for architects, and which projects it’s best to get QCP-certified. 

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Engaging the Ideal Clients for Long-Term Success

Knowing who your ideal clients are and how you can reach them is crucial to the success of your business. This guide helps professional woodworking firms identify opportunities in more detail.

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A Guide to Wood Veneers

Expand your knowledge of wood veneers in this guide around what they are, why you might use them, how they are made, tips for installation, and more.

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Continuing Education

We know how important it is for construction professionals to continually develop their knowledge and skills in order to provide their clients with the highest quality products and services. That's why we offer targeted programs like "Lunch & Learn" sessions as well as accreditation programs to keep you and your team at the top of their game.

Lunch & Learn: AWS and Quality Assurance in Architectural Woodwork

Designed for architects, this session provides an overview of QCP, why it’s best to work with a QCP-licensed woodworking firm, the reasons to have your interior woodworking projects certified, and how QCP can directly benefit you. This session is in compliance with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and will provide one continuing education unit (CEU) to each team member in attendance.

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Drafting Accreditation

The Individual Drafting Accreditation (IDA), offered as a component of QCP, is one of the industry's best-recognized quality assessment tools for drafters in architectural woodwork.

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