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(This foreword is not a part of American National Standard AWI 0620-2018 - Finish Carpentry/Installation)

The ANSI/AWI 0620 - Finish Carpentry/Installation Standard is intended to provide guidelines for the installation of architectural woodwork and related interior products.

This standard encompasses a variety of architectural woodwork applications, including wall and ceiling surfaces, architectural casework, standing and running trim, and passage doors.

This standard establishes structural and aesthetic tolerances for each of the aforementioned applications, ensuring that the final product is of the utmost quality with regards to visual appeal and structural integrity.

This standard is intended for use by individuals and organizations from all aspects of the architectural woodwork industry, including architects, design professionals, manufacturer/suppliers, contractors, installers, and end users. Individuals within the architectural woodwork industry will use this standard to maintain a high degree of control over the aesthetic quality and the structural integrity of their work, ensuring that potential differentiations in the workmanship and implementation of architectural woodwork projects are made uniform.

The requirements contained within this standard are derived from AWI's Architectural Woodwork Standards that the organization has been publishing in various formats since its inception in 1953. Each requirement has been thoroughly vetted by a committee of leading volunteer professionals in the architectural woodwork industry to ensure that the content is up-to-date and relevant to the current industry requirements.

Effective March 15, 2019, this standard succeeds, replaces, and supplants the Installation Sections of the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Ed. 2 (2014) as the most current version of the AWI Standard for Finish Carpentry/Installation.

Suggestions for the improvement of this standard will be welcome. Suggestions should be sent to:
Architectural Woodwork Institute
46179 Westlake Drive, Suite 120
Potomac Falls, VA 20165

AWI Standards Development:
Philip Duvic, Executive Vice President
Ashley Goodin, Technical Director
Cheryl Dermyre, Technical Project Manager
Michael Murray, Technical Editor
Jairus Whitley, Graphic Designer

This standard was processed and approved for submittal to ANSI by Accredited Standards Committee on AWI 0620 Finish Carpentry/Installation. Committee approval of the standard does not necessarily imply that all committee members voted for its approval. At the time it approved this standard, the AWI 0620 Finish Carpentry/Installation Committee had the following members:

Ashley Goodin - Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)
Greg Parham - AWI Quality Certification Corporation (QCC)
Randy Jensen, Committee Chair - Leonard Peterson & Company, Inc.
Patrick Molzahn - Madison Area Technical College
William Munyan - R&M Group Architects
Cory Bittner - TMI Systems Corporation

The following organizations, recognized as having an interest in the standardization of Finish Carpentry/Installation, were contacted prior to the approval of this standard. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily imply that the organization concurred with the submittal of the proposed standard to ANSI:

Madison Area Technical College
Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association
Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association
Woodwork Institute
CPA - Composite Panel Association
Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association
TMI Systems Corporation
Holden & Flynn Universal Contractor, Inc.
Pacific Cabinets Inc.
Leonard Peterson & Company, Inc.
Crown Custom Millwork
LG Hausys America, Inc.
Elkwood Installation Services
GT Architecture
J. Peter Jordan
Diversified Educational Systems Inc. (DES)
WDG Architecture
R&M Group Architects
Avitru, LLC