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How to Specify Architectural Wood Veneer

For architects, knowing how to specify architectural wood veneers can be tricky, but veneers are such a complex part of interior woodwork that it’s essential your specifications are correct. Having the correct specifications from the outset means that you, the general contractor, interior designers, and woodworkers can properly coordinate their work, communicate clearly, and avoid wasting time a (more...)

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How An Architect Was Saved By The Standards

Grant Golightly, an architect from Salt Lake City, UT, managed a multi-million dollar project with the Salt Lake Mosquito Abatement District for a new campus where millwork was an important aspect of the interior design, and he needed assurance that the millwork met his specifications. We talked to him about how and why QCP helped make his project a success. You can also listen to this blog post (more...)

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How AWI is Transitioning their Standards from AWS

In this article, we’ll explain in detail how and why the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is transitioning in their own standards from the previously recognized Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS), and what this means for QCP.    Background to the Architectural Woodwork Standards  The Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) were first agreed and produced jointly by the Archit (more...)

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What Are The Most Common Applications of Wood Veneer?

Wood veneers are highly aesthetic and complex components of woodwork, and when executed to a high standard can really help to establish a woodworker’s reputation for quality. Wood veneers can be used on floors, walls, ceilings, furniture, casework, and more to project a sense of opulence and fine craftsmanship. Let’s take a closer look at some of the common applications of wood veneer. & (more...)

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Technology Has Revolutionized the Industry

Shows Leary, QCP Rep Since 1996 Second in a series of profiles about Quality Certification Program Representatives – links in the field between QCP Licensees and the Quality Certification Corporation. Shows Leary has a rich history of involvement in the millwork and construction industries dating back to 1968. He learned how to build a house under his grandfather’s watchful eyes, (more...)

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The “Letter Accepting Variation” (Because Perfection is Elusive)

By Wayne Hintz, QCP Representative There was a period in the history of AWI’s Quality Certification Program (QCP) when there were only two possible outcomes for architectural woodwork which was required to be certified, and simultaneously subject to inspection by QCP representatives.  Those outcomes were: Full certification of the project, based on zero outstanding nonconforming items a (more...)

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New Conformance Validation Procedure

New Conformance Validation Procedure Resulting from the New ANSI / AWI Wood Casework Standard The Architectural Woodwork institute has released the ANSI / AWI 0641-2019--Architectural Wood Casework Standard, which became effective for PROJECTS BID after June 1, 2020 that call for the AWS current edition. What QCP licensed firms need to know about the new standard is the requirement for all (more...)

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AWI Releases Next Generation Architectural Wood Casework Standard

With the release last month of the ANSI / AWI 0641-2019—Architectural Wood Casework Standard, the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) opened the door for innovation and cost saving opportunities.  ANSI / AWI 0641 took effect June 1, 2020, and succeeds, replaces, and supplants Section 10 of the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Edition 2 (2014) as the most current version of the AWI Stan (more...)

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What Do the Architectural Woodwork Standards Mean For Architects?

The Architectural Woodwork Standards were created by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), the Woodwork Institute (WI), and the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers’ Association of Canada (AWMAC) in 2009. They contain the best practices, measures, and compliance criteria for woodworking firms - and in turn architects, and general contractors. The standards are a well-respected and well- (more...)

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