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Benefits of Project Registration for QCP Licensees

If you hold one of AWI-QCP’s 35 architectural woodworking licenses, you’ve proven that your firm’s knowledge and skills are among the best in the industry. Add to that your extensive experience in AWI Standards, project estimation, materials sourcing, and more, and any hiring architect can have total faith in your capabilities. But even though your QCP license affirms your superior talents, (more...)

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How QCP can be the Difference between Woodworking Project Success and Failure

For a QCP-licensed woodworking firm, the value their qualification adds to any interior architectural woodworking project is obvious. But for the architects and general contractors who hire them, it can be hard to see how certifying a project through QCP significantly changes the outcome. As such, they might be persuaded by an unqualified firm to cut corners and remove QCP from their specification (more...)

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What’s the Difference Between Architectural Woodwork and Casework?

For interior architectural woodworkers, recognizing and understanding the wide range of woodworking terminology soon becomes second nature. But for the architects, general contractors, and new recruits who work with them, it can be tough to discern the difference between certain terms. Take cabinetry, for example. To refer to this as either interior architectural woodwork or as casework would be (more...)

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Helpful Online Resources for Architects

Whether you’re a veteran architect or a rising star, the internet has thousands of blogs, articles, videos, and podcasts for improving your skills and raising your reputation. But with so much information available, you can end up spending more time choosing a resource than learning from it. That’s why we’ve put together this curated list of the most valuable online resources to help you ma (more...)

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Why is QCP Important for Architects?

The construction job site is a complex environment in which many stakeholders manage their own responsibilities. Since it’s difficult for the architect to monitor all aspects at once, it’s important to enforce quality assurance so that all work meets the necessary standards. In terms of architectural woodworking and millwork, this quality assurance is best achieved through the Architectural Wo (more...)

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How to Minimize Risk and Liability in Architectural Woodwork

Even the smallest architectural woodworking project can take significant time and money to execute. While it can be tempting to cut corners in specified materials or compliance, any defects found in the final product can be grounds for litigation. As well as being difficult and time-consuming, this outcome all but guarantees immense frustration and dissatisfaction from those involved. Since legal (more...)

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3 Reasons Why Architects Need Woodworking Standards

The International Organization for Standardization defines a standard as: “a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose”. To elaborate on this, the National Institute of Standards and Technology argues that standards also serve to: Prov (more...)

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How to Ensure Clear Communication in Construction Projects

Achieving good communication on the job site of a construction project is no easy task. With architects, general contractors, woodworkers, suppliers, and owners focusing on different aspects, it’s easy for carelessly delivered messages to be misinterpreted or lost. This can lead to significant delays, mistrust, excessive expenditure, and dissatisfaction on behalf of the client. What causes poor (more...)

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What Types of Projects is QCP Certification Best For?

Architects, woodworkers, and general contractors across North America and around the world use QCP certification to ensure quality, precision, and compliance in their projects. The certification confirms that interior architectural woodworking meets the industry standards set by AWI, giving clients an assurance of a high quality final product.

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