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December 17, 2020
  • QCC Waives Selected Fees Temporarily
    QCC is helping Licensees reduce costs due to the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses.  Times are tough!  We’re here for you.
In This Issue:
Top News
•  Boy What a Year It Has Been
Tech Talk
•  QCP Waives Some Fees Due to COVID-19
QCP Rep Spotlight
•  Wayne Hintz, QCC Veteran
QCP Learning Opportunities
•  QCP Blog: Engaging Clients For Long-Term Success
•  QCP Blog: Differences & Similarities Between AWI-QCP & the WI
•  Follow Us on Social Media
QCP Resources
•  Get Help, Find Answers
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Boy What a Year It Has Been
By Randy Estabrook, QCC Executive Director

Remember when we would invite friends over for dinner, inside?

In spite of all the challenges in 2020, QCP has had a good year; we have seen increases in awareness and applicants to the program. On the project side we have seen a decline, but revenue has stayed strong with a few light months for label fees, overall good...considering.

I want to share a post form a LinkedIn user on their experience which speaks to how QCP is raising awareness and educating architectural woodworkers about the value of AWI Standards:

Karen Thompson, Dec. 1, 2020
“As a former casework/millwork drafter, turned Estimator, I find these articles helpful and insightful. My last two years as an Estimator, I have noticed a lot more Owner/Architects requiring labels, whereas 13 years prior, I rarely saw the requirement. Specifications are not always user friendly, even after being in the business as long as I have, more often than not, millwork details do not match the specifications. When I was drafting, I was more concerned with material yield and fitting the space with as many same size cabinets per type, as possible to achieve the desired end result. The drafting/ production supervisor and I would then get together before submitting to the GC, to determine core material, finish material, hardware, etc. that would meet or exceed the specification/detail while meeting AWI Standards. As an Estimator, I strive to do the same when it comes to determining core material, hardware and finishes and qualify, when there is conflict or some items are not defined. AWI (QCP) is also helpful, when you have a specification that calls for plywood core doors for casework (I’ve seen this A LOT) you have the back-up showing they do not meet standards.”

Thank you, Karen, positive feedback is always welcome!  Stay safe everyone and we will see you next year!

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QCP Waives Some Fees Due to COVID-19
By Greg Parham, QCC Director of Inspections

2020, what a year! In early March many of us were in Asheville, NC enjoying AWI’s Spring Leadership Conference and, in the background, there were news stories about a virulent virus beginning to spread across the world. Less than a month later, COVID-19 was here and suddenly participants’ projects were delayed or shut down. Companies were trying to figure out how to handle having employees work from home and how to protect their employees in their plants and on job sites from the virus, or worse, having to lay off staff. 

In an effort to provide some relief for our Licensees, QCP has been waiving the additional inspection fees charged for:

  • nonconforming project re-inspections
  • review of proof of corrections
  • probation project inspections
  • extended provisional project inspections, and
  • the fees for adding Sections to a current QCP License. 

To date, we have waived over $25,000 in fees. At this time, we continue to waive these fees, and will periodically review extending this relief in the upcoming year.

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Wayne Hintz, QCC Veteran

Fourth in a series of profiles about Quality Certification Program Representatives—links in the field between QCP Licensees and the Quality Certification Corporation.

Architectural woodwork veteran of over 30 years Wayne Hintz ended his long-standing association with the AWI Quality Certification Program on Nov. 30 when he entered a leisurely phase of life envied by wannabe retirees. Since 2017 Wayne was a QCP Representative-at-large, conducting inspections in the field and educating QCP Licensees about non-conformance with AWI Standards that could impact their project accreditation. Readers of Quality Times know Wayne from his quarterly “Tech Talk” columns that he authored for 15 years.

QCP Association
Wayne signed on with QCP in July 2005 as a member of QCC’s compliance inspection team of QCP Reps.  In September 2009, he was appointed to the AWI QCC Staff as Inspections Manager, which involved reviewing all QCP Rep project inspection reports and assuring their overall quality.  Later in 2011 Wayne was promoted to a new QCC position as Program Director, with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the QCP, including accreditation of woodworking firms, certification of QCP projects and the management and training of all QCP Reps. He transitioned back to the field in 2017, serving once again as a QCP Representative for four years until his retirement last month.

Industry Experience

The University of Wisconsin Fine Arts major ultimately followed his family lumberjack roots in Wisconsin to receive a Virginia Commonwealth Journeyman Cabinetmaker Certificate that led him to employment with a number of commercial millwork firms in Northern Virginia.  Wayne’s job titles included lead cabinetmaker, installer, estimator, purchasing agent, project manager, and designer/drafter. He gained experience in high-profile museum, government, and business exhibit projects at such venues as The Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives.

Wayne’s industry experience includes management of the woodworking aspects of historical renovation and other institutional projects in Washington, DC, including the rehabilitation of the landmark True Reformer Building and the Mary Graydon Center at American University. He also detailed a number of exhibits for the 65,000 sq. ft expansion of The Mariners’ Museum USS Monitor Center in Newport News, VA.  The facility was designed with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a resource, a conservation center, and Civil War exhibition of the celebrated Ironclad. Wayne’s training, experience and Virginia Contractor’s license enabled him to do business personally with home builders, business owners, and residential customers.

Wayne and his wife Dorothy live in Stratsburg, VA overlooking the Shenandoah River, where Wayne enjoys fishing for the big one!

AWI QCC extends best wishes to Wayne in his well-deserved new role as a retiree!

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QCP Blog: Engaging Clients For Long-Term Success

Do you want to reach out to a wider audience of prospective clients, but don’t know where to start? Even if you’ve already found the right leads, converting them into loyal clients requires a lot more TLC than you might think. This article highlights some of the all-important tips and ways you can engage clients and grow your woodworking business.

There are a few ways you can reach out to your ideal audience.  Find out how.  To view other AWI QCP Blogs, click here.
QCP Blog: Differences & Similarities Between AWI-QCP & the WI

Two of the major quality assurance programs for architectural woodwork are the Woodwork Institute (WI) and us right here at AWI’s Quality Certification Program. While we’re separate institutions, there are ways in which we’re similar, as well as ways in which we’re different. This article explains it all.  Learn more here about the five key differences between AWI-QCP and the WI.

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Need help with inspection preparation?  Seeking answers about challenging aspects of Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) or ANSI / AWI Standards?  Turn to QCP Resources to enhance your participation in the Quality Certification Program.


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ASST    
McSherrystown, PA  
QCP License Date: 10/26/2020    
Standards Sections: P8.4, P11.3, P11.6, P6.1, P6.4"

Carob Industries, Inc.    
Holbrook, NY  
QCP License Date: 10/29/2020    
Standards Sections: P10.3, P11.1"

Casework, Inc.
dba Pac West
    
Anchorage, AK  
QCP License Date: 10/29/2020    
Standards Sections: P10.3, P11.1, P11.3

Handorn, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI  
QCP License Date: 10/21/2020    
Standards Section: P10.3

Ike’s Millwork    
Concord, NC  
QCP License Date: 09/29/2020
Standards Sections: P6.1, P10.0620, P11.0620, P10.3, P11.3, P6.0620

Institutional Tops Company    
Oakboro, NC  
QCP License Date: 11/18/2020    
Standards Sections: P10.3, P10.0620, P11.1, P11.0620, P6E, P11.3

JSR, Inc.
Schertz, TX  
QCP License Date: 09/18/2020    
Standards Sections: P10.3, P11.1, P11.3

Northstar Carpenters, LLC
Edmonds, WA  
QCP License Date: 09/22/2020    
Standards Sections: P6.0620, P10.0620

Olek, Inc.    
Orange, NJ  
QCP License Date: 09/14/2020    
Standards Sections: P6.1, P9.2, P9.0620, P5, P6.2, P6.0620

Richcraft Wood Products    
Bloomington, IN  
QCP License Date: 10/14/2020    
Standards Sections: P7, P7.0620, P8.1, P8.2, P8.0620, P10.1, P10.2, P10.0620, P11.2

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2020 QCC
Board of Directors


Zach Deas
QCC Chair
Deas Millwork Company

Rosa Cheney
QCC Chair-Elect
Rosa D. Cheney, AIA, PLLC

Skip Heidler
QCC Treasurer
Heidler Hardwood & Lumber Company

Michael R. McNulty, Sr.  
QCC Immediate
Past-Chair

Cambio Plywood

Philip Bowers  
Advanced Cabinet
Systems

Erik Fetzer
Fetzer Architectural Woodwork

Kurt Glauber
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP

David Knockenhauer
McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

Rick Kogler
Strategic Development Group

Barry Sterling
JC Millwork

Doug Hague*
Architectural Woodwork
Institute

Randolph Estabrook,
CSI, LEED® GA
 
Corporate Secretary
Quality Certification Corporation

* ex officio

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