ANSI/AWI 0400-2022 - Factory Finishing


(This foreword is not a part of American National Standard AWI 0400-2022 – Factory Finishing)

ANSI/AWI 0400–2022 – Factory Finishing is intended to provide standardized objective criteria for the evaluation of the performance and aesthetic attributes of finish technologies applied to architectural and related interior products.  The information contained within these requirements will provide standards to benefit owners, manufacturers, suppliers, design professionals, and contractors, among others.

This standard establishes criteria for the factory application of finish technologies to architectural woodwork and related interior finishes, ensuring that the final product is of the utmost quality with regards to visual appeal and structural integrity.

This standard is intended for use by individuals and organizations from all aspects of the architectural woodwork industry, including architects, design professionals, manufacturer/suppliers, general contractors, installers, and end users. Individuals within the architectural woodwork industry will use this standard to maintain a high degree of control over the aesthetic quality and the structural integrity of their products, ensuring that potential differentiations in the workmanship and implementation of  projects are made uniform.

The requirements contained within this standard are derived from AWI’s Architectural Woodwork Standards that the organization has been publishing in various formats since its inception in 1953. Each requirement has been thoroughly vetted by a committee of leading volunteer professionals in the architectural woodwork industry to ensure that the content is up-to-date and relevant to the current industry requirements.

Effective August 15, 2022, this standard succeeds, replaces, and supplants Section 5 of
the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Ed. 2 (2014) as the most current version of the AWI Standard for Factory Finishing.

Suggestions for the improvement of this standard will be welcome. Suggestions should be sent to:
Architectural Woodwork Institute
46179 Westlake Drive, Suite 120
Potomac Falls, VA 20165

AWI Standards Development:
Doug Hague, Executive Vice President
Hunter Morrison, Technical Director
Cheryl Dermyre, Technical Project Manager
Jairus Whitley, Graphic Designer

This standard was processed and approved for submittal to ANSI by Accredited Standards Committee on AWI 0400 Factory Finishing. Committee approval of the standard does not necessarily imply that all committee members voted for its approval. At the time it approved this standard, the AWI 0400 Factory Finishing Committee had the following members:

AWI Technical Committee:
Cory Bittner, Committee Chair – TMI Systems Corporation
Jordan Backs – Pittsburg State University
Philip Duvic – Non-Voting Member
Randy Jensen – Leonard Peterson & Company, Inc.
Greg Lutz, Committee Chair – Lutz Woodworks
Michael McNulty – Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)
William Munyan – R&M Group Architects
Greg Parham – AWI Quality Certification Corporation (QCC)

The following organizations, recognized as having an interest in the standardization of Factory Finishing, were contacted prior to the approval of this standard. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily imply that the organization concurred with the submittal of the proposed standard to ANSI.

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)
Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)
Kimball International
Steelcase Inc.
Woodwork Institute
Sherwin-Williams Company
CIC Coatings
AWI Quality Certification Corporation (QCC)
CW Keller & Associates
Kewaunee Scientific Corporation