CALGARY, AB - The Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada and the U.S.-based Woodwork Institute released the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards 3.1, separating from the U.S.-based Architectural Woodwork Institute standards.
Effective beginning July 1, the new standards are published in French and English. The U.S. and Canadian versions standards are free in digital form, with print versions of the architectural woodwork standards available for $62.50 (Canadian versions) or $35 (U.S. versions) for order online.
The Sacramento, California-based Woodwork Institute and AWMAC announced the development of the new standards in April 2016. The move followed a dispute over ANSI standards with the Architectural Woodwork Institute, Potomac Falls, Virginia.
AWI said it sought to resolve the dispute with AWMAC and WI, but without success.
"In the best interest of the woodwork industry and to preserve the partnership with WI and AWMAC, AWI offered leadership roles to both organizations. In an attempt to move forward with a jointly sponsored standard, AWI diligently negotiated throughout 2015 with both WI and AWMAC but sadly, agreement was not reached between the three industry associations," AWI said in a statement last year.
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