Comment period open for proposed wood paneling standard

According to the Architectural Woodwork Institute, architectural wall panels are used in many woodworking projects. On AWI's website, the association points out why wall panels are part of the group's standards. They say that these panels "look beautiful and have a huge aesthetic impact on any architectural woodwork project ... But while they look great, it is often challenging to build architectural wall panels that meet both design specifications and the AWI Standards."

The group is now looking for comments on these standards.

The proposed AWI 0642 – Wood Paneling standard, opened for a 45-day public comment period on Feb. 10, 2023. 
The standard draft and Public Comment forms are available until March 27, 2023. To access the comment form, click here.

During this time, the architectural woodwork community can review the draft standard and share their comments with the AWI Professional Staff and Technical Committee. 

Commentary submitted during the public comment period for the AWI 0642 – Wood Paneling standard draft must be submitted through the Public Comment form in accordance with AWI’s record-keeping policies, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Commentary on the standard submitted outside of this format will not be considered by the AWI Technical Committee.

The public comment forms are for the sole purpose of providing feedback and commentary on the proposed standard. While reviewing the draft standard, please refrain from making comments regarding grammar, formatting, or style. These types of issues are considered editorial and do not affect the usage of the standard. Email items of an editorial nature directly to [email protected] or to [email protected]

At the close of the public comment period, AWI Staff and the AWI Technical Committee will review your comments and provide detailed written responses either accepting or rejecting your proposed solution and an explanation. AWI Professional Staff will email you a letter of disposition to attempt to correct your concerns.


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