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Professional development seminars for architectural woodworkers

The Architectural Woodwork Institute, Woodwork Institute and Architectural Woodwork Manufactures Association of Canada are offering comprehensive courses for architectural woodworkers April 29-May 1 at its 2010 Spring Professional Development Seminars in Marina del Rey, Calif.

The half- and full-day courses will assist architectural woodworkers in fine-tuning their operations to realize cost efficiencies and maximize profits during economically challenging times when competition is intense.

Topics include Fundamentals and Advanced Project Management and Estimating; AutoCAD for Woodworkers; Contracts and Negotiations; LEED for Woodworkers; and Lean Manufacturing. Included with registration is the Exhibitor Showcase reception for meeting industry suppliers and networking with other industry partners.

The event is open to AWI, WI, and AWMAC members as well as non-members. Newcomers, novices, and experienced professionals will benefit from the in-depth courses for drafters, woodworkers, project managers, estimators, upper management, and other key specialists. The seminars combine presentations, hands-on demonstrations, discussion and exercises to reinforce knowledge gained during each course.

Online registration is available at and closes April 2.

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