With every job you take on – large and small – you know the risks. What you need is an assurance that what is specified is what gets built.
AWMAC’s Guarantee and Inspection Service (GIS) is a national program that has evolved over the last 18 years and is designed to ensure that quality architectural woodwork is delivered on every project.AWMAC’s GIS guarantees architectural woodwork meets or exceeds industry standards through expert guidance and inspections by qualified industry specialists. Your project will be supported, reviewed and approved by an AWMAC Certified Inspector from the initial shop drawings through final installation.
STEP 2: Specify the AWMAC grade required. AWMAC’s three grades are Economy, Custom, Premium. All three grades may occur in a single project. If you do not specify a grade, Custom grade is the default. The Manufacturer will assure that the materials and processes will comply with AWMAC’S STANDARDS.
STEP 3: The Manufacturer will email the project to the regional AWMAC Chapter. The cost of the GIS will be part of the tendered lump sum. Once the Chapter is notified, tracking begins, inspections and reports are completed, and follow-up on compliance is conducted.
STEP 4: Once the supply and/or install of the completed architectural woodwork on a project complies with AWMAC’s STANDARDS, a two-year guarantee on the architectural woodwork will be issued to the AWMAC Manufacturer Member.
Once specified, AWMAC’s Guarantee and Inspection Service is a three-step process with a written report issued for each step:
This review is in addition to the usual review by the Architect. The AWMAC Certified Inspector determines whether or not the methods and materials indicated in the shop drawings submitted by the Manufacturer conform to the specified AWMAC STANDARDS and will also indicate deviation from architectural drawings and specifications.
If specified, a sample unit is inspected for compliance with AWMAC’s STANDARDS in the manufacturing facility or on-site.
Upon project completion, the architectural woodwork is inspected on-site for compliance with AWMAC’s STANDARDS. If it is a large project, more than one inspection may be necessary.
In addition, if a design professional is interested, they can contact the Chapter office in advance of tender for a Pre-tender Review. An AWMAC Certified Inspector will review the specifications and architectural drawings to flag any errors, omissions or contradictions resulting in confusion during tender, manufacturing or installation.
Before passing the final inspection, the follow requirements must be fulfilled:
An AWMAC inspection isn’t just a stamp of approval. Think of it as the ultimate way to achieve peace of mind with those who matter most: your customers. AWMAC’s GIS ensure project owners get value and quality for their investment by:
Avoid unnecessary risk exposure. Protect yourself from problems such as cost overruns and delays. Guarantee quality. Specify GIS today.
In the end, your customers get what they want – and you are recognized as an industry leader in front of the best customers.
With every project you take on, you want to avoid pitfalls like risk exposure and frustrated clients. AWMAC’s GIS ensures a path to success… delivering quality architectural woodwork to a satisfied client. AWMAC’s GIS is a national program that has evolved over the past 18 years and guarantees architectural woodwork meets or exceeds AWMAC’s STANDARDS. An AWMAC inspection isn’t just a stamp of approval. Think of it as the ultimate way to achieve peace of mind with those who matter most: your customers.Read the Brochure Contact us