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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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QCC Chair Rosa Cheney Represents QCP on AWI Board of Directors

Rosa Cheney, who succeeded Zack Deas as QCC Chair, spoke with Quality Times about the opportunities for the Quality Certification Program (QCP) presented by her appointment to the AWI Board of Directors.  As of Jan. 1, she also succeeds Randy Estabrook as ex-officio AWI board member.  It is the first time in AWI history that an active member of the design community has been honored with th (more...)

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What Is Millwork? (And 5 Ways To Meet Industry Standards)

AWI Standards for millwork cover a wide range of technical details that woodworking professionals can comply with. These standards cover both the aesthetic and functional aspects of architectural millwork, and include both customized and common woodwork, from panels, window cases, and crown moldings, to custom kitchen cabinets and drafting and display counters. The term ‘millwork’ is sometimes (more...)

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What Does Wood Casework Mean In Interior Architectural Design?

The AWI Casework Standards are a set of best practices for the interior woodwork industry that can be followed by professional woodworkers, architects, and interior designers. These standards ensure customer satisfaction by delivering consistently high quality every step of the way.   What Is Wood Casework? Wood casework has both aesthetic and functional roles in interior architectural des (more...)

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What Is AWI Certification?

AWI certification, more correctly called QCP certification, is a woodworking project quality assurance certification that is administered by the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s Quality Certification Program (which is why you may know it as either AWI certification or QCP certification!).  Available to woodworkers, architects, and general contractors, AWI certification is focused on ensuring (more...)

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The Architectural Woodwork Institute’s New Woodwork Standards

In this article, we discuss AWI’s new versions of some of the Architectural Woodwork Standards, and how the changes will affect woodworkers and architects.  You can also listen to this blog post as a podcast hosted by QCP’s Executive Director, Randy Estabrook. Listen now.   A brief history of the AWS Firstly, it’s important to understand the Architectural Woodwork Standards. The AWS fi (more...)

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Where To Find The AWI Standards For Woodworking Certification

The simple answer is that you can find all the AWI Standards documents online, along with the Architectural Woodwork Standards. But what do these standards cover, and how do they all fit together?    An Overview of the Architectural Woodwork Standards The AWS  were first produced with the collaboration of three North American trade associations: the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) (more...)

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