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Want to Learn More About NAAWS 4.0?

DON’T MISS THIS MEMBER-ONLY OPPORTUNITY!
Join us on July 13 or August 11, 2021. Start time: PDT 9:00am, MDT 10:00am, CDT 11:00am, EDT 12:00pm, ADT 1:00pm. Open to AWMAC members only and hosted by NAAWS Committee member Nick Anastas, AWMAC is offering a NAAWS 4.0 overview to educate members on:

  • Where to find the information you need
  • How the manual reads
  • What some of the fundamental changes are
  • Why the changes exist

Two, one-hour sessions (in English only) will be held, and each will include a Q&A period. Please register for, and attend, only one session. 

The sessions will be recorded and shared with all participants following the event. Participants are encouraged to share the recording with others within their company.  Please email info@awmac.com with any questions or comments.

Select your date below and register now! Space is limited!

Register for August 11, 2021 Session
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Available Now! All-new NAAWS 4.0!

Available NOW! — A completely revised new edition of the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards — the proven standard millwork firms already know and trust — is available now. NAAWS is jointly developed by the Woodwork Institute and AWMAC.

New to the NAAWS 4.0 edition:    
  • An even easier-to-use format
  • A unified installation guide
  • Expanded material uses
  • Additional assembly methods
  • Casework integrity testing!

Features returning from previous editions:

  • Comprehensive standards in a single manual
  • Familiar format
  • Fully interactive digital edition
  • Collaborative development
NAAWS 4.0 is available as free digital downloads — in English, French, and Spanish — at naaws.com.

https://mailchi.mp/ae827c906c33/naaws-40-is-available-now-for-download-in-english-french-and-spanish

 

Coming May 31, 2021 — All-new NAAWS 4.0!

A completely revised, new edition of the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards — the Proven Standard you already know and trust — is in development by the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) and the Woodwork Institute (WI).

New to the NAAWS 4.0 edition:    

  • An even easier-to-use format
  • A unified installation guide
  • Expanded material uses
  • Additional assembly methods
  • Casework integrity testing!

Features returning from previous editions:

  • Comprehensive standards in a single manual
  • Familiar format
  • Fully interactive digital edition
  • Collaborative development
NAAWS 4.0 will be available as a FREE digital download at naaws.com beginning May 31, 2021, with an effective date of September 1, 2021. To be sure to receive the latest information on the upcoming NAAWS 4.0 release,  NAAWS on LinkedIn.

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Survey Results

The Results are In!

Click Here to Download Survey Results-English  

Click Here to Download Survey Results-French  

We are pleased to share with you the survey results of our Fall 2020 COVID-19 Survey. We received a total of 93 responses across all regional Chapters.

We would like to thank all of those who participated in the survey. We have read your feedback and truly value the comments you have provided.

Your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions play a significant role in identifying opportunities to improve and grow AWMAC and better support you as an AWMAC member.

If you have additional comments that you would like to share, please contact us at info@awmac.com.

COVID-19 Member Survey – Fall 2020

For AWMAC Members Only:

This second COVID-19 Member Survey was developed to gain a better insight into the impacts of COVID-19 in the woodworking industry. Your feedback will inform AWMAC activities and help us to better understand the needs of members. A summary of the results will be shared with the membership.

Personal information, including name and business, will remain confidential.

Kindly respond by Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

English Survey 
French Survey 

Join us for the 2021 AWMAC National Convention!

Join us for the 2021 AWMAC National Convention! June 3 – 6, 2021 | Toronto, Ontario!

Have you ever wanted to have your picture taken with the Stanley Cup or be able to wander the Hallowed Halls of one of the greatest Monuments in the world dedicated to Hockey?

Then be sure to save the date for our 2021 AWMAC National Convention, which will be taking place in Toronto, Ontario from June 3 to 6, 2021.

We will have exclusive use of the Hockey Hall of Fame for an entire evening, so make sure to bring your favourite team jersey with you! We will also have a Shootout contest, where the winner will have bragging rights, so be sure to work on your shot this coming fall and winter.

You don’t want to miss this one!

 

Cabinetmaker Online Survey Invitation

You are invited to participate in a review of the draft of the new Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) for the Cabinetmaker trade for Canada.

A draft of the standard was developed at a national virtual workshop attended by trade experts and apprenticeship instructors from across Canada.  After this online survey is completed, provincial and territorial industry and apprenticeship committees will also review and validate this standard. In preparation for this step, we would like to give individuals who would like to participate the opportunity to do so.

For this trade, the standard is divided into Major Work Activities, which are broken down into Tasks, which are further broken down into distinct Sub-Tasks.

Deadline: August 31, 2020. 

The survey is completely voluntary and is anonymous, though if you possess a Red Seal, the first digits of your Red Seal number will be requested (these do not identify any individual).

All comments will be forwarded to your province/territory’s apprenticeship authority to review with their committees for consideration.

To complete the survey, please click on the following link.

Cabinetmaker RSOS Validation Survey
 
You can start the survey and resume at a later time, as long as you work from the same device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) every time.

Thank you for participating in the survey.

Best Practices for GIS Inspections during COVID-19

On April 6, 2020, best practices for GIS inspections during COVID-19 was approved by the Board of Directors.

The recommendations are intended to help Inspectors, AWMAC members, General Contractors and Owners stay safe while continuing to work towards project completion.

At no time will an inspection take precedent over the health and safety of any person. The Inspector has the right to refuse an inspection based on health and safety concerns. All inspections must comply with local municipal and provincial regulations.

To view the best practices, please click here.

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