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Exploring the New AWI Casework Standards, a Tech Talk with AWI Quality Certification Program

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About This Program

To educate architects, specifiers & designers on the new ANSI/AWI Casework Standards. There are now laboratory tested manufacturing methods and materials to prove the structural performance of the casework being specified. This new standard also allows for proprietary manufacturing methods to be performance tested and specified while giving scientific validation & accountability to the woodworking industry as a whole.

Session Takeaways

  • Identify differences between the previous AWS Ed 2 Casework Standard and the new AWI Architectural Casework standard.
  • Educate on differences between aesthetic-based standards (AWS Ed 2) and structural performance-based standards.
  • Become familiar with the impact of the ANSI & Performance Based Testing processes as they relate specifically to the Casework Standard.
  • Learn how the specifier benefits by using the new ANSI/AWI Casework Standards, resulting in time & product efficiencies, while increasing the validity & accountability of the woodworking industry.

Symbol Key

Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU*
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

General Project Delivery
Specifying/Information Management
Product Selection/Specification
Construction Management/Construction
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Ownership/Property Management


  • Greg Parham

    Vice President of Compliance, AWI

    Greg Parham, Vice President of Compliance at AWI, oversees the Quality Certification Program and the AWI National Testing Center. He has over 37 years in the woodworking industry. His experience spans a variety woodworking industries including office furniture, cabinetry, ownership of a custom woodworking business, and operations management in the store fixture and architectural millwork industry. He has been with AWI for 13 years. Joining the AWI Quality Certification Program as an independent QCP Representative performing inspections in the Northwest, then became a full-time staff member as Inspections Manager in 2012 and advancing into his present position in 2021.

December 19, 2023
Tue 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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