Quality Times Articles for Woodworkers

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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Quality Times Articles for Woodworkers

“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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A Chat with Zach Deas, Millwork Owner and Chair of AWI-QCP

We recently spoke to Zach Deas, owner of Deas Millwork in Semmes, AL, and current chair of AWI-QCP’s board of directors, about the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) and the updates AWI is currently making to some of the standards. You can also listen to this blog post as a podcast hosted by QCP’s Executive Director, Randy Estabrook. Listen now.   Changes to the Architectural Woodw (more...)

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The Risks Of Using Unlicensed Woodworkers For Your Project

When it comes to interior architectural woodwork projects, quality assurance is hard to implement if, from the start, you don’t have high quality materials or expert woodworkers. The risk of the project taking a wrong turn, one that you might later regret if it costs you time and money, is high if the standards are low. In this blog post, we explore the risks of using unlicensed woodworkers on y (more...)

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What Do The Grade Requirements In The Architectural Woodwork Standards Mean?

The grade requirements for interior woodwork in the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) - economy, custom, and premium grades - all relate to quality of materials and workmanship. They help architects know what level of quality they’re specifying, and help woodworkers understand the quality standards they should build to. Having these three different grade requirements facilitates project fa (more...)

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What is AWI-QCP and How Does It Work?

Woodworkers and architects new to AWI-QCP often ask us about our origins and how we work - so here’s your complete guide! You can also listen to this blog post as a podcast hosted by QCP’s Executive Director, Randy Estabrook. Listen now.   What is AWI-QCP? We can actually expand this into two separate questions: what is the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and what is the Quali (more...)

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How to Specify Architectural Wood Veneer

For architects, knowing how to specify architectural wood veneers can be tricky, but veneers are such a complex part of interior woodwork that it’s essential your specifications are correct. Having the correct specifications from the outset means that you, the general contractor, interior designers, and woodworkers can properly coordinate their work, communicate clearly, and avoid wasting time a (more...)

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How An Architect Was Saved By The Standards

Grant Golightly, an architect from Salt Lake City, UT, managed a multi-million dollar project with the Salt Lake Mosquito Abatement District for a new campus where millwork was an important aspect of the interior design, and he needed assurance that the millwork met his specifications. We talked to him about how and why QCP helped make his project a success. You can also listen to this blog post (more...)

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