Certifications

AWI Quality Certification Program

The AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP) is a valuable quality assurance tool that ensures custom, interior architectural woodwork, one of the most highly visible aspects of many construction projects. It is endorsed by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA).

Certification credentials are earned by woodworking firms who, through comprehensive testing and inspection, demonstrate the ability to fabricate, finish and/or install work in accordance with the quality grade criteria set forth in the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS).

The Architectural Woodwork Institute first published the Architectural Woodwork Quality Standards Illustrated in 1961. It evolved over the years into the Eighth Edition and served as the authoritative resource for specifying interior architectural woodwork.

It is the mission of the QCC to verify, inspect, and report compliance with published woodwork industry standards. It is the vision of the QCP to be the recognized compliance assurance process for the architectural woodwork industry.

Architectural Woodwork Institute

The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1953. Today, AWI represents nearly 4,000 members consisting of architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals, and students from around the world.

AWI has been the voice of the woodworking industry for more than half a century. Members, the industry and the public rely on AWI to keep them informed, provide business solutions and set industry standards.

When you see The Architectural Woodwork Institute’s seal of certified quality woodwork you know that the participating woodwork manufacturer has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of current processes and an ability to produce work of consistently high quality. The quality certification program assures the overall reliability of the woodwork manufacturer. 

FSC ® Certification

fsc logoFSC ® certification is a voluntary, market-based tool that supports responsible forest management worldwide. FSC ® certified forest products are verified from the forest of origin through the supply chain. The FSC ® label ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources.

The FSC ® Principles and Criteria (P&C) describe how forests can be managed to meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations. Developed through a strong, multi-stakeholder process, they include managerial aspects as well as environmental and social requirements.

FSC ® certification provides a mechanism for companies, organizations, and communities to demonstrate their commitment to the FSC ® Principles and Criteria for responsible forest management and be part of the FSC ® solution.

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