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April 12, 2021 |

Marketing Advice for Woodworking Firms: an Interview with Marketing Expert Brandee Johnson

In this podcast, Randy Estabrook, Director of AWI-QCP, sits down with Brandee Johnson, founder and CEO of Limelight Marketing, to discuss the ins and outs of marketing and what it means for woodworking firms.   We talk to Brandee about how the marketing world has changed in recent years, and how she thinks people in … Continued

March 2, 2021 |

The AWI Standards from an Aerospace Engineer’s Perspective: an Interview With Ken Kueny

In this podcast, Greg Parham, QCP Director of Inspections, speaks with former aerospace engineer and current owner of Karn Custom Woodwork, Ken Kueny, about his experience of the AWI Standards and Quality Certification Program.    We talk to Ken about how his experience in the aerospace industry has equipped him for running a successful woodworking … Continued

February 3, 2021 |

Ask For Permission First, Not Later: How To Seek Approval for Variants

In this podcast, QCP Director of Inspections, Greg Parham, discusses the importance of asking for permission at the start of a project when seeking approval for variances.   We talk about why asking for permission to modify should be the first thing a woodworker does, and how doing this can streamline the entire project. We … Continued

January 6, 2021 |

The Architectural Woodwork Institute’s New Woodwork Standards

In this podcast, Randy Estabrook, Executive Director of AWI-QCP, and Greg Parham, Director of Inspections, discuss the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s new versions of some of the Architectural Woodwork Standards, and how the changes will affect woodworkers and architects. We explain what the changes involve, and go into particular detail on the new version of the … Continued

November 30, 2020 |

Meet the QCP team: Introducing Roxanne Accetta

In this podcast, we talk to architect Roxanne Accetta, QCC Coordinator. In many cases, Roxanne is the first person you’ll talk to if you call us at QCP. She helps woodworking firms go through the QCP licensing process, and supports construction professionals in getting their projects QCP-certified. Find out what advice she gives firms, and … Continued

October 22, 2020 |

Knowing the Different QCP Licenses

In this podcast, Randy Estabrook, Executive Director of AWI-QCP, chats to his colleague Greg Parham, Director of Inspections. They talk about how Greg got into woodworking and ultimately became a director at QCP, and touch on the Architectural Woodwork Standards. The main focus of this podcast, however, is on the different types of QCP licenses … Continued

September 24, 2020 |

Meet the QCP team: Introducing Rosa Cheney

In this podcast, we talk to architect Rosa Cheney about her path to becoming an architect and eventually a specification writer, how she works with QCP to ensure quality on interior woodwork projects, and how she’s finding the construction industry is being affected by today’s climate. We’re also looking forward to Rosa becoming chair of … Continued

June 26, 2020 |

Changes to the AWI standards

Randy Estabrook, Executive Director of AWI-QCP, talks to Zach Deas, owner of Deas Millwork of Semmes, AL and current chair of AWI-QCP’s board of directors. They discuss the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS), the changes that AWI is currently making, and the next segment of development of the standards. AWI is now focusing on the structural … Continued

June 23, 2020 |

What is AWI-QCP?

Randy Estabrook, Executive Director of AWI-QCP, discusses what AWI-QCP is. He looks back at the origins of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and what happened when the first quality standards were created back in 1961. These standards eventually became the AWI’s Quality Certification Program (AWI-QCP), which was incorporated in 1995. Randy also addresses some of … Continued