Q for Woodworkers
For Estimators | For Project Manager's
Include project certification in your estimate with just three easy steps:
In doing so, you ensure your bid fulfills the project requirements, you verify that your bid includes the certification costs and you communicate to the architect and the general contractor that you are fully prepared to execute and certify this project as per the project documents.
For Project Managers
Make sure your project complies with the specifications and the Standards with just three easy steps:
In doing so, you ensure your project fulfills the specifications. You obtain the labels and/or certificates of compliance in time, you plan for success by including all the necessary leaders and you communicate to the architect and the general contractor that you are fully prepared to execute and certify this project as per the project documents.
About Q-Certification of Your Project
The Q evaluates and verifies the architectural woodworker's abilities to produce architectural woodwork in accordance with the comprehensive, time-tested and performance-proven industry Standards*. AWI first published the Quality Standards Illustrated (QSI) in 1961. It is the most widely referenced industry standard, and its sequel is the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS). Collectively, these publications are the Standards*. The Q thus enables design professionals and building owners to substantiate the competence of architectural woodwork manufacturers on a project-specific basis.
*The AWS is jointly published by AWI, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturing Association of Canada (AWMAC) and the Woodwork Institute (WI).
A Team of Inspectors Ensures Compliance
QCP has trained a nationwide team of Q-representatives. It consists of former woodworkers and design professionals. All are experts in the field of architectural woodwork, and all are thoroughly tested and trained to verify compliance with the Standards.
To view a sample report, click here to download (pdf)
Project/Label Fees (for ALL accreditted firms regardless of affiliation with AWI)
1/2 percent of the total woodwork contract value, or a minimum of $500.
At the conclusion of a certified project, the QCP requires a statement of the final dollar amount of the contract reflecting all change orders. If the final contract amount varies from the originally reported value by more than $5,000, QCP will either issue a refund or advise the participant of any balance due. Payment of such balance must be remitted within 30 days of the invoice date. Failure to pay any fees may result in revocation of accreditation.
Fees for firms and projects outside of the continental U.S. will be subject to additional costs including, but not limited to, inspectors extended per diem, lodging, meals and travel-related expenses.
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