Quality Certification Corporation
Incorporated in early 2007, The AWI Quality Certification Corporation (QCC) is an autonomous organization which administers the AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP). QCC is a 501(c)6 trade association headquartered in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC .
The QCC board of directors is comprised of industry representatives from the architectural woodworking, construction and architectural professions. The board sets corporate policies as it pertains to governance and fiduciary responsibility. Through its oversight of operations, it verifies compliance with federal and local laws, and with the credentialing industry's best practices.
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.
Quality Certification Program
The AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP) is a valuable quality assurance tool that seeks to ensure that interior architectural woodwork, one of the most highly visible aspects of many construction projects, meets the project's specifications and industry standards. The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) endorse the QCP.
Woodworking firms earn certification credentials through the process of comprehensive testing, thorough inspection of completed architectural woodwork, and by demonstrating the ability to fabricate, finish and/or install work in accordance with the quality grade criteria set forth in the Standards.*
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.
* In 2009, a new set of Standards replaces the QSI. Jointly published as a unified standard by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) and the Woodwork Institute (WI), the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) will officially replace both AWI/AWMAC's Quality Standards Illustrated (QSI) and WI's Manual of Millwork (MM) on October 1, 2009. Like the QSI, the AWS contains technical and design illustrations and addresses all facets in architectural woodwork from raw lumber and veneer through factory finishing and installation.