New Standards Coming From AWI & ISFA Partnership

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In generating the upcoming AWI/ISFA 0661 – Cast Polymer Fabrications Standard, the AWI Standards Development Team will be working alongside members of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA).

For more than 20 years, ISFA has been the leading association for the surfacing industry. ISFA is currently the only trade association with published standards for solid surface fabrication.

Subject Expert Review Teams
Additionally, in the development of the AWI 1232 – Manufactured Wood Casework and the AWI 1235 Specialty Casework Standards, AWI will be enlisting the help of other Subject Expert Review Teams (SERT) to ensure that the standards will best meet the needs of the architectural woodwork community as a whole. Members of ISFA will be also giving direct input on the AWI 1236 – Countertops Standard with regards to the implementation of solid surface. Furthermore, ISFA will be assisting AWI with the development of requirements for solid surface within other standards for applications other than countertops.

The AWI team will begin recruiting members for the SERT teams to assist in the development of these upcoming standards, in January 2020 at a meeting in Nashville.

The SERT teams will be responsible for vetting the standards’ content to ensure accuracy and consistency within the documents, as they relate to each team’s area of expertise.

This new AWI section will be the standard recognized by QCP.

AWI / ISFA Partnership
“We’re excited about the new partnership with ISFA, as well as the participation of the subject expert reviewers,” said AWI Technical Director, Ashley Goodin. “We believe that these collaborative efforts will help us to develop a product that will increase ease of use of the standards and increase uniformity within different facets of the architectural woodwork industry. It is our hope that these efforts will benefit the industry for years to come.”

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to helping its members become more profitable through education, fostering professionalism and promoting the countertop industry.