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Does My Interior Woodwork Project Need QCP Certification?

If you’re an architect or general contractor who wants to build a good reputation in the construction industry, QCP project certification will help you establish credibility, give your clients peace of mind that the project meets industry standards, and gives you a seal of quality you can be proud of.   What Is QCP Certification? The Quality Certification Program, or QCP for short, certi (more...)

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How to Find AWI-Certified Companies Through the Quality Certification Program

If you’re a general contractor, architect, or design professional, you’ll have the certainty of providing your clients with high-quality, best-in-industry interior woodwork if you work with AWI-certified woodworking firms.  These are companies that hold one of AWI-QCP’s stringent quality assurance licenses, which are based on the best industrial practices in the woodworking industry.  Co (more...)

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Marketing Advice for Woodworking Firms: an Interview with Marketing Expert Brandee Johnson

In our most recent podcast, Randy Estabrook, Director of AWI-QCP, sits down with Brandee Johnson, founder and CEO of LimeLight Marketing, to discuss the ins and outs of marketing and what it means for woodworking firms. Continue reading to learn how you as a woodworking firm can identify and reach target consumers, the kinds of content you should be producing, and how you can leverage your QCP li (more...)

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4 Examples Of Outstanding Wood Casework In Architectural Design

Architectural design uses wood casework in both a functional and aesthetic way. By casework, we’re referring to cabinets with shelves, doors, and drawers, or any other form of cabinetry typically built into the walls of residential and commercial buildings. These shop-fabricated pieces can be built to specific and standardized measurements, but in true architectural design, there’s a lot more (more...)

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How To Navigate The AWI Quality Standards

The AWI  standards are a set of best practices in the architectural woodworking industry. These standards are published by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) to ensure that woodworkers, design professionals, tradespeople, and general contractors maintain quality across all projects. AWI's Quality Certification Program (QCP) uses these woodwork industry standards, as well as the updates t (more...)

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The AWI Standards from an Aerospace Engineer’s Perspective: an Interview With Ken Kueny

In our most recent podcast, our very own QCP Director of Inspections, Greg Parham, spoke with Ken Kueny, owner of Karn Custom Woodwork Inc., about his thoughts on the AWI Standards and the Quality Certification Program.  Continue reading to hear about how the Standards aided Ken’s transition from working in the aerospace industry to running a successful woodworking business, or listen to the p (more...)

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Quality Times Articles for Woodworkers

Growth & Operational Changes Positively Impact QCP

Keith Barrett is featured in this edition of Quality Times and is profiled in “QCP Rep Spotlight.”  While sharing his industry experience with QT, he passed along his observations about notable changes in the architectural woodwork industry and QCP over the years. "QCP seems to be specified more often these days, which attests to the acceptance of the program and the trust design professio (more...)

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ALERT: ANSI/AWI 0641 Wood Casework Standard Is Here

By Greg Parham, QCC Director of Inspections   Your time may be running out! You may have a project just around the corner for which the new ANSI/AWI 0641-2019—Architectural Wood Casework Standard will apply. While the new Standard was effective on June 1, 2020, it is just now coming into effect for those projects bid after June 1, 2020 which are starting to be awarded. In the last month (more...)

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Former QCC Board Member Jerry Campbell Passes Away

By Rick Kogler, QCC Board Member   We are saddened to announce the passing of Jerry M. Campbell on Jan. 19, 2021.  Jerry was an accomplished architect for 55 years operating out of Baton Rouge, LA. He will be remembered for not only his design work, but more importantly for his historical renovation work.  Jerry was your “hands on” architect.  He was there with boots on during con (more...)

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