Quality Times Articles for Woodworkers

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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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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The View from Here with Ralph Greco

First in a series of profiles about Quality Certification Program Representatives – links in the field between QCP Licensees and the Quality Certification Corporation.

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