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Architectural Woodwork Standards
The predecessor to the suite of AWI Standards, Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) is the guide for the specification, construction, and installation of interior architectural woodwork. The AWS is a definitive reference manual designed to simplify and clarify guidelines, information and principles required for fabrication, finishing, and installation of architectural woodwork. It provides design professionals with a logical and simple means of comprehensively specifying woodwork elements.
Standards Compliance, Woodwork Inspections, and Reporting
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AWI Technical Bulletins & Whitepapers
These documents provide additional and supplementary compliance information for AWI Standards.
Installation Guidelines, Casework Wall Anchorage
This whitepaper provides documentation on the default method of casework wall anchorage used in the AWI Standards in the absence of specification.
AWI Technical Bulletin No. 001
August 14, 2018
On 5mm diameter single-pin shelf support fittings used in casework construction where cabinet sides are fabricated from veneer core plywood or MDF panel products