AWI e-briefs - 04/01/2010 (Plain Text Version)

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Standards

Did You Know...about the AWS?

By Shows Leary, AWI Quality Certification Program Inspector

Familiarity with the AWI Architectural Woodwork Quality Standards Illustrated (QSI) can no longer be relied on in woodwork project specifications where the Architectural Woodwork Standards introduced in August 2009 supercede the QSI. Don’t assume the standards are the same. Learn about back priming of standing and running trim.

As a service to architectural woodworkers, we will report about some of the differences between the QSI and AWS in each issue of AWI e-briefs to help members educate themselves about the changes.

Back Priming of Standing and Running Trim

The QSI requirement for factory back priming of standing and running trim is that factory finished moldings shall be back primed with one coat of sealer or primer. The requirement for back priming of standing and running trim in the AWS is seen on page 113, item 4.2.1.1: standing and running trim shall have one coat at 1 mil dry for premium and custom Grade. No difference between the QSI and the AWS.

About the author: Shows Leary has been an AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP) inspector since 1996. He has served as QCP's Regional Representative and as a member of the Quality Certification Corporation Board of Directors and Board of Appeals. He is an alternate member of the AWI Technical Committee. Contact Shows Leary at shows@showsleary.com.

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