The Architectural Woodwork Institute is in the process of creating a new suite of standards for architectural woodwork. The creation of these standards, which is expected to continue for the next three years, will define and address each aspect of architectural woodwork, according to the organization.
While the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Edition 2, 2014 remains AWI's current and recognized woodwork standard, the next generation of AWI Standards will begin to be published in 2018 and ready for use by design professionals and specifiers in planning upcoming projects.
Interim specification language recommended by AWI is as follows: "All work in this section shall comply with AWI's published standards, latest edition, for grades of architectural woodwork indicated for construction, finishes, installation, and other requirements."
AWI welcomes the input of design professionals and specifiers to participate in Subject Expert Review Teams and Canvass Teams for each section being written through its ANSI-approved development process.
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