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Green Scene

LEED® 2012 Delayed to 2013; Fifth Comment Period to Open

In an effort to provide the marketplace a view of the full LEED® program experience prior to ballot, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced this week that it will delay ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013 (or potentially earlier in 2013 if USGBC members and the market indicate readiness for ballot). Because of this date change, LEED 2012 is being renamed LEED v4.

In addition to the ballot date change, the USGBC announced other actions that include:
  • Keeping LEED 2009 open for registration for three years.
  • Continuing to ask for the market’s assistance in "test driving" LEED v4 to gain important insight during a time when improvements in usability infrastructure can be made.
  • Committing to a fifth public comment that will open on October 2, 2012, and run through December 10, 2012 to take advantage of Greenbuild where USGBC will hold public forums and educational sessions on site in San Francisco. This will help stakeholders better understand requirements as well as any final changes that may appear in the new draft. Greenbuild will also serve as a platform to debut new forms, submittal documents and LEED Online enhancements that will help improve and enhance the user experience.

For more information please visit www.usgbc.org/LEEDv4.
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New Bipartisan Congressional Letter to USGBC Encourages Expanded Utilization of U.S. Forest Products

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson recently sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) urging changes to the treatment of forest products under the Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) 2012 green building rating system™.

 The bipartisan letter, signed by Rep. Thompson and seven other Members of Congress representing districts with significant rural or forestry interests, urged USGBC to “accept all credible forest management certification systems for qualification under the LEED rating system,” in order to incentivize the “utilization of domestically produced forest products.”
 
The letter noted that LEED’s current rating system recognizes wood only if it is certified to the Forest Stewardship Council's forest standard. However, three quarters of the domestically certified forests operate on different standards, primarily the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), are not recognized by LEED. As a result, LEED’s rating requirement has the adverse effect of dissuading builders from using U.S.-made wood products that are ineligible for LEED certification, despite their substantial environmental and economic benefits, according to Rep. Thompson’s news release. 

He also called attention to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), released in September, 2011, which outlines scientific findings that support the environmental and economic benefits of using wood in green building construction. The report further states: “Sustainability of forest products can be verified using any credible third-party rating system, such as Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Stewardship Council or American Tree Farm System."  

Reports have indicated that if USGBC changes their standard, it would qualify more than 4.5 million acres of wood from SFI and the ATFS in Pennsylvania alone for LEED certification. Nationally, the number of acres certified to SFI and ATFS is almost 87 million acres.

Rep. Thompson, a Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, is also the Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry.  All eight signatories of the letter, including Rep. Thompson, were also signatories to a letter from 79 Members of Congress in July, 2010, urging changes to the USGBC’s treatment of forest products.
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AWI Learning Forum

Looking for No Cost Business Solutions? AWI Webinars Have Answers

Can you spare one hour of time to gain at least one new idea for more efficiently and profitably operating your business?  What if you could avoid a $15,000 error on a $500K job?  Would that convince you?

AWI webinars offer no cost business solutions.  Make the most of your membership and participate in these FREE webinars for AWI members only.  


June 13, 2012 – Registration Open!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“The Hidden Hazards of Wood Dust: Protecting Your Business and Your Reputation”


Presenter:
Roger D. Wilson, AVP, Underwriting, CNA
If you’re like most woodworkers you understand there are risks associated with wood dust. But do you have the proper measures in place to prevent them? Join CNA for an informative one-hour presentation that will explore the health and safety implications of wood dust in the work place. You’ll learn strategies to reduce the risk of fire and explosion, the requirements necessary to comply with regulatory health standards, and the steps you’ll need to take should OSHA become involved.

Registration: Click here
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org 


June 27, 2012 – Registration Open!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“Green Talk”


Host:
Kevin Mortensen, AWI Sustainability Committee member
Join us for this one hour discussion on the Green side of business, focusing on Controlled Wood.  Controlled Wood is virgin material originating in non FSC-Certified forests or plantations from suppliers included in the verification program of organizations certified according to FSC-STD-40-005.  Controlled material must be independently verified before it is sold as controlled material or mixed with FSC-Certified material to become part of a product that can be sold carrying the FSC label.

Registration: Click here
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org


July 11, 2012 – Registration Open
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
The Networking Game:
How a Two-Minute Engagement Leads to a (Business) Marriage for Life”

Host: Jack Warkenthien, CEO of NextStep Solutions Are your sales and marketing skills up to the quality of your woodwork?  Gain a competitive edge from this first webinar in a series hosted by leading sales and marketing consultant Jack Warkenthien, author of the best-selling book, Life’s a Sales Call: How to Succeed in the World’s Oldest Profession.  Take away three kernels of information from this webinar for immediate implementation: 1) “You’re Never off the Clock;” 2) “S.M.A.R.T. Networking Goals;” and 3) “Your Two-minute Engagement.”  Webinar participants will have an opportunity to join weekly “campfire” conference calls facilitated by AWI’s Greg Heuer using a curriculum devised from the webinar content.   


Registration: Click here
Questions: Contact Greg Heuer, gheuer@awinet.org


July 18, 2012 – Registration Open
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“Chapter Development”

Hosts: Chapter Development Committee (CDC)

Join the CDC for the second of four leadership webinars: Event Planning.  This webinar will cover all aspects of planning for chapter events.  From "Where do I begin?" through selecting the right venue, suggested timelines, ways to market your event and what to expect before during and after – they'll cover it all.

Registration: Click here
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org


July 25, 2012 – Save the Date!
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)
“QCP Talk”

Hosts: Representatives from AWI Quality Certification Program
Hear about key topics and gain answers to your questions about QCP.

Registration – Coming soon
Questions: Contact Ilaria Buffalo, ibuffalo@awinet.org


October 31 – November 3, 2012 – Save the Date!
AWI 60th Annual Convention

Phoenix, Arizona
Registration Opens in July

Watch for announcements in AWI e-briefs and AWI NewsBriefs
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AWI Convention Registration Opens in July: What Is in Store?

AWI will soon announce its impressive lineup speakers, presentations, tours, and networking opportunities for its 60th Annual Convention, October 31 – November 2, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The renowned Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa is a destination you won’t want to miss – not only for the AWI business sessions and networking opportunities with woodworkers and suppliers in attendance but also the historic architecture of the AWI convention hotel.Stay tuned for news in upcoming issues of AWI e-briefs and AWI NewsBriefs.  See you in Phoenix.


Camelback Mountain in Phoenix

Photo Courtesy of Phoenix CVB


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Workforce

AWI Washington Chapter Makes Presentation at Rogers High School

The Washington Chapter of AWI made a presentation to the Rogers High School students and staff from their technologies departments on May 16.  The “Lunch & Learn – Architectural Woodwork” attracted 75 students and others at the high school in Puyallup, WA.  “The principal was so pleased he asked us to come back next year in the fall and they would bus in the freshman students from off campus to join the group,” Washington Chapter Executive Director Kirsten Ingham reported. 
 
The chapter also will meet in June with the teacher from Rogers High School to gain feedback from the administration and students about how to improve the presentation next year.   If you have the ability to go to Facebook page here, you will see photos for the day.

Good job, Washington Chapter members!  One of the students expressed interest in shadowing an architect for about 20 hours, and the Washington Chapter is suggesting that one of its members might open the same opportunity to him.  Watch for more information about this event in the July issue of AWI NewsBriefs.

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Custom Source Offers Jobs to North Salem High School Students

The AWI Washington Chapter is reaching out to the students in other ways – job offers.  Chapter President Jim Mammina, co-owner of Custom Source, recently was at North Salem High School and offered jobs with his firm to eight students.  “This was a great experience for the students to apply for a job, interview and submit their resume and cover letters,” Chapter Executive Director Kirsten Ingham said.

Check out the report in the Statesman Journal by clicking here.

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New Berlin Industry Career Day Attracted 740 Students; AWI Presence Noted

On May 23rd, New Berlin, Wisconsin hosted their first ever High School / Industry Career Day.  Over 740 junior and senior students from local New Berlin high schools including New Berlin Eisenhower High School and New Berlin West High School attended the event.

Fifty five businesses and associations sponsored the function, sharing with students the manycareer options available in their respective industries.  AWI National’s Greg Bednar, chapter coordinator, took part in the event promoting the architectural woodwork industry.  AWI shared with students the variety of resources and assistance available for those choosing to pursue a career in the woodworking field.

“The interest was fantastic and many great questions were asked.  In addition, new relationships were developed with the academia community – teachers, guidance counselors, and community leaders – and all left with a greater awareness and interest for connecting with us,” Mr. Bednar reported.  “Many students shared with us their specific interest in entering our industry,” he added.

There was also a special appearance and address given by state official, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, along with other state representatives, as well as school district and other government officials.  The event was filmed and as of this writing, we expect video footage to find its way on the local television channels.

FASTCAP provided door prizes for the students.

New Berlin event organizers promised vendors they would repeat the Career Day again next year.

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CNC Technology at Local High School Moves Wood Program to a New Level

Computer-aided design (CAD) software and CNC machinery have moved into the spotlight for many of the wood shop students at East Kentwood High School in Kentwood, MI, Stiles Machinery announced.

In 2010, Stiles Machinery donated a used Heian router model NC 131P to the high school to introduce the concept of CAD/CAM to help educate and prepare the next generation of woodworkers. The students have been using the router to create their own designs on everything from plaques to stools to skateboards.  Almost 50 students are currently in the wood shop program.  Olga Niyibizi, a senior at East Kentwood, demonstrated her knowledge and skills on the machine for other students, explaining how she wrote three different lines of code for her Camp Blodgett plaques that she’ll use for the youth program she leads during the summer.  “Olga will be going to St. Mary’s College of Engineering next fall,” Randy Smith, technology teacher at the school, proudly boasts.  “She’s a leader with robotics here at the school, too. This kind of exposure to CNC and CAD software will give our students an advantage before they even get to college, or the work force.”  Mr. Smith also cited that the entire wood shop faculty was deeply appreciative of the donation from Stiles which elevated their program to a new level.

Brandon Douglas, another talented wood shop student, has plans to attend Ferris State University in the fall and become a Plastics Engineer.  He commented on several failed attempts of a skateboard design at first, but now is much more comfortable with the programming aspect.  Brandon was grateful for the early exposure to this level of technology to prepare him for his college career.

Stiles Machinery has also donated a dovetailing machine to East Kentwood High School, which will be adopted into wood shop curriculum next year and will initially be used to construct frames.  “The woodworking industry has changed dramatically over the past 20 years,” says Stephan Waltman, VP of Marketing & Communications at Stiles.  “The industry is already experiencing a shortage of well-trained, knowledgeable CNC machine operators and software engineers.  We all have a responsibility to strengthen the future of our industry and begin educating our young people earlier about the technology that will allow us to compete globally.”   



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Adopt-a-Shop Locally: What&rsquos Your Story?

Have you thought about “giving back” to the architectural woodwork profession?  Do you want to perpetuate the industry’s workforce?  Get involved with an Adopt-a-Shop Program!  High schools, in particular, have limited resources for their woodshop programs and need the help of local professionals to inspire students to a career path in woodworking.  

Contact Stephan Waltman, swaltman@stilesmachinery.com, for guidance about approaching local schools. 

If you are already involved with an academic program in your region and have a story to share with AWI members, send details to AWI Project Manager Katie Allen at kallen@awinet.org. Help AWI inspire others to Adopt-a-Shop!

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Business Tools

Cost of Doing Business Survey Webinars Delayed

FREE webinars are offered exclusively for CODBS participants. Make the most of the CODBS results and your own company’s place in the market.  Learn how to turn the results into actionable items to take your company to the next level. 


June 20, 2012 (2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT)  NEW DATE
“Un-encrypting the CODB Survey Results”


Presenters:
Sebastien DesMarais, CFO of Hollywood Woodworking, Inc. and the AWI Financial Management Committee
Participants in the Cost of Doing Business Survey will gain an in-depth understanding about the survey results for turning their company’s results into action items.

Questions: Contact Teresa Mccain, tmccain@awinet.org


June 28, 2012 (2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT) NEW DATE
“Secrets of the Upper Quartile” 

Presenters: AWI Financial Management Committee
Participants in the Cost of Doing Business Survey will gain an in-depth understanding about the results for high-profit firms in order to maintain a competitive edge and/or take their company to the next level of profitability.

Questions: Contact Teresa McCain, tmccain@awinet.org

Note: webinar dates subject to change


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ConsensusDocs Coalition Releases Three New Standard Contract Documents

Firms working on joint ventures, geotechnical consulting, or prequalifying a design-builder now have ready-to-use forms that simplify getting contracts signed and work performed.

  • The new joint venture document for general contractors, the ConsensusDocs 298 Joint Venture Agreement, is the only document of its kind and is designed to make it easier for multiple firms to combine efforts, increase capacity, combine expertise and share risks on specific projects.
  • The new Owner and Geotechnical Consultant agreement, ConsensusDocs 246, meanwhile, provides a balanced standard agreement for Geotechnical Consultant’s services to determine underground site conditions.
  • The updated ConsensusDocs 421 design-build prequalification form is part of a coordinated series of contract documents the coalition has crafted focusing exclusively on design-build projects. The prequalification form helps owners choose the best qualified design-build contractors at the best prices.

The newly published documents further the coalition’s goal of writing fairer contracts to deliver better project results with less litigation. The documents take a project-first approach and provide owners an active role in the construction process. Written in a simpler, more understandable style, the documents promote collaboration, communication and integration.

ConsensusDocs are the only standard contracts written and endorsed by 36 leading design and construction industry associations, including AWI. For more information, visit www.ConsensusDocs.org.

ConsensusDocs is endorsed by AWI.

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5S Lean and Safety Programs Web Site

Seeking new ways to streamline your facility as a lean, visual workplace? It pays to be lean.

Weather you are new to the concept of Lean or already implementing its principles, the Visual Workplace Resource Center has helpful ideas:
  • 5S implementation
  • Successful workplace examples
  • Keys to assure employee buy-in and ongoing participation
  • 5S project checklists


The Building Equipment Bulletin (free subscription) reports that a checklist to evaluate your facility's operations and compare with lean processes is available through the Resource Center.

Click here to begin access. 

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FASA On-Demand Video Instantly Delivers Business Management Education to Construction Subcontractors

Construction subcontractors have a new option for learning the contract negotiation, sales and marketing, insurance and bonding, and other business management strategies they need to compete and thrive in today’s business environment, through the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association (FASA).  The organization has launched www.contractorsknowledgedepot.com, an online bookstore that offers both newer FASA titles such as “The Art and Science of Getting Paid “(Item #8054) and classic titles such as “The Big IF in Pay-if-Paid Clauses” (Item #8005) in an on-demand video format.

The videos-on-demand are audio-visual recordings of one- to two-hour ASA webinars that customers can play on widely available, free video players such as Windows Media Player. The videos are $65 for ASA members and $95 for nonmembers. Contractors’ Knowledge Depot customers receive an e-mail containing a link to access the videos they purchase.

“Customers can watch an on-demand video immediately upon purchase, or whenever, and as many times as, they like,” noted FASA Vice President of Education David Mendes. View a free, sample video-on-demand and a listing of 30+ videos-on-demand available for purchase at www.contractorsknowledgedepot.com.

About FASA

The Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association (FASA) was established in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity to support research, education and public awareness.

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LinkedIn Now Connects over 3,600 AWI Followers: What's the Talk?

The AWI LinkedIn Network is growing stronger and stronger.  Get in on the conversations. Some of the current topics being discussed are:

  • Forest Stewardship Council Certification
  • Alternatives to Ipe?
  • Getting Timely Bid Results from GCs
  • Making Acrylic Templates Using CNC Technology
  • Employment Opportunities – Several Job Openings
  • And much more...


Click into the forums anytime to find out what’s important among architectural woodworkers. Access LinkedIn here.  See what your peers are saying. The AWI network is growing. If you're not yet registered with LinkedIn, do it now to check out the current discussions.  It’s a free, useful networking tool among AWI members.

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AWI News

AWI Welcomed 11 New Members in May: Who Are They?

MANUFACTURERS
AGA Millwork LLC, Bristol, CT   
Al-Muwakaba Wooden Furniture & Industries Factory Co. Ltd., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, www.woodroc.com
Augusta Cabinets & Casework, Evans, GA
Bowers and Sons Hardwood Lumber, Lee Center, NY, www.bowersandsons.com
C3 Millwork, Cumming, GA
CWC Architectural Woodworking, Inc., Bristol, CT, http://cwcarch.com
Haseeb Rasoul FZC, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, www.haseeb-rasoul.ae
Tarik Yousef Fine Furniture, Raymond, OH, www.tarikyousef.com
Tuffo Construction of the Carolinas, LLC, Huntersville, NC    
WoodEz Fine Woodworks, LLC, Columbia Falls, MT, www.woodez.net

SUPPLIER
Diversified Educational Systems, Middleburg, VA, www.des.com

* These new AWI members were welcomed in May 2012.


Use the online Directory of AWI Manufacturing and Supplier Members at www.awinet.org for contact information and access to the Web sites of these and other AWI members. The resource is open 24/7 for use in seeking manufacturers and suppliers of architectural woodwork.

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AWI Calls for Honorary Life Member Nominations

AWI is currently inviting nominations for the high distinction of Honorary Life Member. Do you know someone who should be recognized?

Honorary Life Members are individuals who have contributed exemplary service to the association, its’ members, and AWI’s Mission as deemed by his/her peers.

NOMINATION PROCEDURES
Any current or retired owner or employee of an AWI Manufacturing or Supplier Member in good standing is entitled to nominate an individual for the distinction of Honorary Life Member. Nominations will be made and presented to the AWI Board of Directors. A majority vote by a quorum of the AWI Board of Directors is required for election to the position of Honorary Life Member.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR HONORARY LIFE MEMBER
Nominees must meet the following qualifications:

  • A current or retired AWI member in good standing.
  • 25 years of membership in AWI.
  • 15 years of voluntary service to AWI.
  • All Past Presidents 10 years removed from office are automatically nominated.
  • An individual who may not have met above qualifications but has demonstrated superior leadership and championed the Mission of AWI.
  • All Rinehimer Award recipients are automatically elevated to the distinction of Honorary Life Member.


DISTINCTION

An Honorary Life Member of AWI shall receive the following:

  • Gratis Lifetime Individual Membership entitling recipient to all regular Manufacturing Membership mailings, meeting announcements, electronic communications and other benefits as might be determined by the AWI Board of Directors.
  • Recognition in the roll of AWI members.
  • Continuous Honorary Life Membership until death.
  • Entitlement to attend AWI events where attendance fees are charged at a reduced rate.? (Discount equal to 50% or maximum $200.00 attendance fee for Honorary Life Member. This same discount can be used to bring a spouse/guest.)
  • The Honorary Life Members will be awarded at the AWI Annual Convention.


The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2012.
Click here to complete a nomination form. 

 

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Safety Matters

AWI / CNA 2012 Safety Awards: Submission Period Opens

Get recognized for safety in the plant and on the job.  The 2012 AWI/CNA Safety Awards submission period just opened to recognize AWI Manufacturing members for their efforts to create a safe work environment for their employees. The program awards are based on a company’s Incident Rate, which is a nationally recognized measure of safety and equalizes the accident Rate for all sizes of firms. Awards will be distributed at the 2012 AWI Convention in each of four categories based on company size.

BENEFITS

  • All winners receive recognition within the AWI membership and our industry.
  • Winners can use their Award status as value-added marketing collateral to help differentiate their company above competitors and to convey the company’s commitment to safety, quality operations and superlative management.
  • Winners who proudly display their Awards at their place of business will build staff company pride, teamwork, increased safety awareness and demonstrate the organizations ongoing commitment to safety and employee well-being.
  • At their annual business insurance renewal periods, winners are encouraged communicate and convey their Safety Award status to Insurance Agents and underwriters as testament to the organization’s quality safety program, commitment to ongoing safety, and national recognition for achievements in the area of safety and risk management.

SUBMISSIONS
All company data submitted will be held in strict confidence. Individual data submitted by each firm will not be released as identifiable data to any other members, firms or individuals. All participants will receive a submission confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of submission and an e-mail notifying them if they won an award or not. Submissions must be received by July 1.


How to Submit Your Information

Click hereto submit your data.

USER ID: awi
PASSWORD: safety

Need Assistance? Contact Katie Allen, kallen@awinet.org or call 571-323-3611.
 

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Harvard, Berkeley Researchers Address Value of OSHA Regulation

In a May 30th Harvard Business Review article, researchers Michael Toffel and David Levine emphasize the weight of their recent findings that OSHA inspections benefit both workers and businesses.

Managers should welcome OSHA inspections," explain the researchers. "Randomly inspected establishments improve worker safety and reduce employers' premiums for workers' compensation insurance. And we found no evidence that these establishments suffer any of the competitiveness problems suggested by political rhetoric — like disruptions leading to lost sales or solvency concerns, or any effects on wages — compared to our control group. The differences are small but telling: OSHA inspections offer substantial value to workers, companies, and society."

Their Science article, "Randomized Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with No Detectable Job Loss," is now available for free through researcher Michael Toffel's publications page. For further details, read the the QuickTakes Special Issue about the results of the study.
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Construction Industry

ASA Launches Mobile Web Site for Subcontractors on the Go

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) has launched a new mobile-friendly Web site, www.asaonline.mobi, for construction subcontractors and others who want immediate online access from their mobile devices to contracts and business management resources, and to the ASA social media groups they use to connect with other ASA members and prospective customers.

Subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, suppliers and others in the construction industry increasingly use mobile devices to connect to ASA. Now they can access many of the ASA resources they are used to accessing through www.asaonline.com in just a few easy clicks on their mobile device, including contract resources, chapter contact information, the latest public policy developments, and links to ASA’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube pages.

“Many traditional Web sites, designed with 15-inch or larger computer monitors in mind, look awkward and are cumbersome to navigate on smaller mobile devices,” explained 2011-12 ASA President Kerrick Whisenant, Cornerstone Detention Products Inc., Tanner, Ala. “ASA’s mobile site is better suited for small screens and offers scaled-down content and simplified navigation for easier viewing and quick action. For users who want the more traditional, non-mobile experience, ASA’s main Web site at www.asaonline.com still offers that.”

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Chapter News

Heart of America Chapter & Oklahoma Group Hear about QCP

On March 17th, the AWI Heart of America Chapter met in Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with interested manufacturers and suppliers from that area to provide an educational program on the QCP Program as well as to discuss the potential for developing an AWI Oklahoma Chapter. 

Panel members for the QCP portion of the program included Architect, Michael Jordan; Interior
Design Professional, Connie Weber; and General Contractor, Vic Alford.  QCC President Joe Sorrelli also attended as a special guest and provided further insight into the program.  The moderator for the evening was Greg Bednar of AWI who coordinated the questions and the session.  The presentation provided a better understanding of the QCP program, when it may be needed, and how to best coordinate work with it.

Afterward, the Heart of America had their business chapter meeting while a group met to discuss the potential for an AWI Oklahoma Chapter.  Art Mace of Wood Systems agreed to take the lead in driving news of this opportunity to local manufacturers and suppliers.  There was great interest in developing a chapter.

Watch for more news about these developments in the July issue of AWI NewsBriefs.

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Check out the informative AWI chapter programs sponsored in your area. Tap into your local AWI chapter for vital information that can help your business grow and put you in touch with fellow AWI architectural woodworkers and suppliers. To reach any of the chapter officers for more information, click here.

AWI New Mexico Chapter
When: June 13, 2012 (5:15 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting, including election of an interim Vice President
Information: Shelly Harwood, (p) 505-345-4331

AWI Great Lakes Chapter
When: June 14, 2012 (3:00 – 5:00 pm +)
What: Chapter Meeting, Celebration of Improving Economy & After Hours Social at Dave & Buster’s
Tours: Daiek Woodworks & Yarema Marquetry
Where: Daiek Woodworks (Event Host), Sterling Heights, MI
RSVP: lori.lewis@stonemillhardware.com

AWI Washington Chapter
When: June 20, 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
What: Open Discussion with Rogers High School Woodwork Faculty on “Educating Our Youth in Architectural Woodwork”
Where: RAM Restaurant, Puyallup, WA
Reservations: Click here

AWI New England Chapter
When: June 22, 2012 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT)
What: Annual Fishing Outing & BBQ
Where: Captain’s Fishing Parties, Newsburyport, MA
Information: Click here
Registration: Click here


AWI Ohio Valley Chapter
When: July 20, 2012 (8:00 am start)
What: Annual Golf Outing
Where: Legendary Run Golf Course, Cincinnati, OH
Information: Click here
Questions: Bob Krejci, 513-723-0900, rsk@riversidearchitectural.com

AWI Central PA Chapter

When: July 26, 2012 (8:30 am start)
What: Golf Outing, Dinner, Awards
Where: Four Seasons Golf Course, Landisville, PA
Information/Registration: Click here

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: August 9, 2012 (12:30 pm start)
What: Annual Golf Outing & Dinner
Where: Kettle Moraine Golf Course

AWI Great Lakes Chapter
When: August 16-17, 2012
What: Summer Event (Golf, Nauti-Cat Boat Cruise, Plant or Office Tour, Wine Tasting, Educational Session)
Where: Traverse City, MI
Information: Click here

AWI Central PA Chapter

When: September 13, 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
What: “Hidden Hazards of Environmental Dust in the Workplace and Related OSHA Issues”
Presenter: Tony DiLorenzo, Risk Control Consultant, CNA Insurance
Where: C. Ted Lock Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA
Information/Registration: Click here
Questions: Chapter President, Garry Astles, gastles@northwayind.com; (p) 717-503-6295

All chapters are encouraged to plan their events early to allow for ample promotion of your activities in this section of AWI e-briefs as well as through other avenues. Contact Greg Bednar, AWI Chapter Development Services at gbednar@awinet.org.

Members are encouraged to check chapter event listings in the most recent issue of AWI e-briefs, as well as with chapter officers and chapter Web sites for program changes. As plans become finalized, dates and presentations may change for chapter programs previously listed. This issue of AWI e-briefs contains the most current information available to AWI National.

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Next Issue of AWI e-briefs

When Will It be Published?

The next issue of AWI e-briefs will be published June 21, 2012.

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"The Hidden Hazards of Wood
Dust: Protecting Your Business
and Your Reputation”


June 13, 2012
2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)

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