Quality Review Articles for Architects and Designers

What Licensing & Certification Mean in QCP’s Quality Assurance Process

At AWI’s Quality Certification Program (QCP), we have two basic components to our quality assurance model and processes. One is woodworking firm licensing, and one is woodworking project certification. These components are separate but very closely related. (more…)

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Quality Review Articles for Architects and Designers

AWI Convention Roundtable on “Standards”

October has arrived and that means Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Convention time. At this year’s convention I participated in a roundtable discussion and audience question and answer session on the new ANSI-approved standards to provide a perspective from both QCP and as a member of the AWI Technical Committee working to develop the new standards. (more…)

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Quality Review Articles for Architects and Designers

Architect “Lives by Standards”

AWI Quality Certification Corporation (QCC) meets with architects, design professionals, and specifiers about the Quality Certification Program to learn firsthand about the value of industry standards and certification of woodwork for their projects.  Here are some insights gained at a recent CSI event. (more…)

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Quality Review Articles for Architects and Designers

Submit Your Photos and Links Highlighting QCP Woodwork

The AWI Quality Certification Corporation (AWI QCP) has been using social media to highlight any non-conformities identified by QCP Inspectors during project inspections. Now, as we come to better appreciate the follower reach and opportunities presented through social media channels, we are using it to celebrate you, the companies that produce the QCP projects. (more…)

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Quality Review Articles for Architects and Designers

Virtual Project Inspections: Service in the Making for Architects, Designers, Specifiers

AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP) has been developing and implementing its Virtual Project Inspection (VPI) technology over the past year and is inspecting projects across the United States as well as around the world. This technology uses video sharing software so that one person who is on-site can be directed to show video of the architectural woodwork products in real-time as the AWI QCP (more...)

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