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QCP Rep Spotlight – Wayne Hintz, QCC Veteran

Architectural woodwork veteran of over 30 years Wayne Hintz ended his long-standing association with the AWI Quality Certification Program on Nov. 30 when he entered a leisurely phase of life envied by wannabe retirees. Since 2017 Wayne was a QCP Representative-at-large, conducting inspections in the field and educating QCP Licensees about non-conformance with AWI Standards that could impact their (more...)

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QCP Waives Some Fees Due to COVID-19

2020, what a year! In early March many of us were in Asheville, NC enjoying AWI’s Spring Leadership Conference and, in the background, there were news stories about a virulent virus beginning to spread across the world. Less than a month later, COVID-19 was here and suddenly participants’ projects were delayed or shut down. Companies were trying to figure out how to handle having employees (more...)

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2021 QCP License Renewal Deadline Is Dec. 31

As you know, bids for topline woodworking projects have become very competitive. Licensing from QCP provides assurance of a high-quality product and greater confidence in your work. Maintaining your certification is one way to keep your competitive advantage during the current novel coronavirus conditions, and from our early numbers, QCP renewals are looking strong for 2021. We appreciate yo (more...)

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Boy What a Year It Has Been

Remember when we would invite friends over for dinner, inside? In spite of all the challenges in 2020, QCP has had a good year; we have seen increases in awareness and applicants to the program. On the project side we have seen a decline, but revenue has stayed strong with a few light months for label fees, overall good...considering. I want to share a post form a LinkedIn user on their expe (more...)

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Transitioning from AWS to ANSI / AWI Standards

Rozie Roznovak is featured in this edition of Quality Times in the “QCP Rep Spotlight.”  While sharing his industry experience with QT, he passed along his observations about the evolution of AWI Standards and the benefits of education of all parties. The evolution of the AWI Standards during my woodworking career can be seen comparing the size and content of the various editions: from s (more...)

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CL “Rozie” Roznovak, Rep Since 2009

Third in a series of profiles about Quality Certification Program Representatives – links in the field between QCP Licensees and the Quality Certification Corporation. Background and inspiration: My 48-year career in woodworking took root while spending time in my grandfather’s woodshop in the 60s. Charles O. Manire was an accomplished furniture maker and woodcarver who also taught high scho (more...)

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“Unless You Can Demonstrate That You Are Not Responsible…”

If you have been involved in the management of an architectural woodwork project requiring both QCP certification and inspection by a QCP Representative, you have probably seen the typical written report summarizing the conformance of the items inspected relative to specifications and/or AWI Standards.  The report also provides reference numbers which enable the reader to find the precise locatio (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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