How AWI Standards Work
The AWI Standards are a set of best practices in the architectural woodworking industry published by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI). They ensure quality in woodworking projects and are enforced by the AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP).
How to Navigate AWI Standards
These grades indicate the level of control over materials, workmanship, and manufacture, with Premium Grade having the highest level of control.
Performance Duty Level
In conformance with American National Standards Institute requirements for standards development, AWI is following procedures that require openness, balance, consensus, and due process.
About the American National Standards Institute
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards in the United States to ensure product and service quality, safety, and compatibility. ANSI does not develop standards itself but instead accredits development organizations (SDOs) and industry groups, such as the Architectural Woodwork Institute, in creating and maintaining these standards.
These standards are essential in various fields, including engineering, manufacturing, telecommunications, and information technology, and are crucial for trade, product quality, safety, and environmental protection.
Compliance with ANSI Essential Requirements
AWI follows procedures in line with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process and outlines its own specific procedures for developing, revising, reaffirming, or withdrawing American National Standards.
- A balanced consensus body is established, consisting of participants from various interest categories.
- Consensus is reached through a voting process, with specific requirements for approval.
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