AWI Standards

StandardsAWI 300 - Materials

AWI 300 - Materials

3.1 General

a) Aesthetic  rules (premium, custom & economy) are used within AWI standards only in reference to the acceptable quality of workmanship, material, or installation in a completed Product and apply only to exposed and  which remain visible after installation.

b) Visible surfaces of  shall be , free of decay, , and . Lumber shall be  unless specified otherwise.

c) Where conflicts exist within AWI Standards, the least restrictive requirement shall prevail.

d) The following requirements shall be met unless a project’s s indicate otherwise.

e)  not covered by this standard shall be as agreed to between owner/design professional and manufacturer/supplier as to length requirements and size/exposed area of permitted .

3.1.1 Measurements

a) This standard is written with the metric system of measurement followed by the U.S. Customary System of measurement in brackets.

b) The system of measurement used in the project’s original contract documents and architectural drawings will dictate which system of measurement within this standard is used for verification of compliance.

c) The U.S. Customary measurement is typically a “soft” conversion of the metric measurement. In order to make the metric number more conceptually coherent and consistent, most conversions for less than 152.4 mm [6″] in dimension are “soft” converted to the nearest 0.1 mm. For measurements above 152.4 mm [6″], the “soft” value is converted to the nearest 1 mm.

d) Where conflicts exist within this standard, the least restrictive requirement shall prevail.

3.1.2 Lumber and Veneer Specified as Natural

a) , as a type of wood species selection, permits unlimited  and/or  within a face. Special requirements shall be so specified.

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