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Differences & Similarities Between AWI-QCP & The WI

Two of the major quality assurance programs for architectural woodwork are the Woodwork Institute (WI) and us right here at AWI’s Quality Certification Program. While we’re separate institutions, there are ways in which we’re similar, as well as ways in which we’re different. This article explains it all.    About AWI-QCP & The WI Quality standards in any industry are necessar (more...)

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INTERVIEW: Understanding The Different QCP Licenses

Did you know that woodworkers can apply for around 35 different QCP licenses? We talked to Greg Parham, Director of Inspections here at AWI-QCP, who explains what the licenses are and how they’re different.  You can also listen to this blog post as a podcast hosted by QCP’s Executive Director, Randy Estabrook. Listen now.   AWI-QCP: Hi, Greg! It’s good to catch up with you. Before w (more...)

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Rest Assured: Uphold Your QCP Specification

This Quality Review regular feature presents woodwork-related technical topics of common interest and importance to the design community, general contractors, and the architectural woodwork industry.

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What’s the Most Popular Type of Wood to Use for Casework?

Whether you’re a woodworker, an architect or a general contractor, knowing the types of wood to use for casework is crucial to getting the quality you need for your interior woodwork project. In this article, you’ll learn about the most popular woods used for casework and, most importantly, why they are so popular.    What is Wood Casework? In the woodworking industry, prefabricated w (more...)

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AWI Announces Proposed American National Standard AWI 1236–Countertops 

NEWS RELEASE - Architectural Woodwork Institute Potomac Falls, VA, October 19, 2020 –  As part of the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s (AWI) approved ANSI procedures, the AWI Standards Development Team is announcing that AWI 1236–Countertops will be submitted to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for public comment and canvass. AWI’s Standards Development Team, and the AWI (more...)

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