By means of its licensing process, the Quality Certification Program (QCP) evaluates and verifies the architectural woodworker's abilities to manufacture and install a wide variety of millwork in accordance with comprehensive, time-tested and performance-proven industry Standards. AWI first published the Quality Standards Illustrated (QSI) in 1961. Over the years, the QSI became the most widely referenced standard in the commercial woodworking industry. Its sequel is the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS)*, which today is recognized as the premier standard for the industry in North America and beyond. QCP 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).
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.
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.
QCP has trained and tested a nationwide team of representatives comprised of highly experienced former architectural woodworkers who have also served as millwork industry owners, managers, engineers, and consultants.
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1/2 percent of the total woodwork contract value, or a minimum of $500.Project Closeout
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 licensing.
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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