The North American Architectural Woodwork Standards have been adopted and published jointly effective July 1, 2016, as the successor, replacement and latest edition of the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Edition 2. For jobs bid on or after July 1, 2016, with specifications calling for the AWS “latest edition,” NAAWS will apply. Projects bid prior to this date, but on or after Oct. 1, 2014, use AWS2.

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This edition represents three years of collaborative work by the Woodwork Institute, Architectural Woodwork Institute, and Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada. This edition was been adopted and published jointly effective Oct. 1, 2014, through June 30, 2016, as the successor, replacement, and latest edition to Architectural Woodwork Standards.

If specifications call for Architectural Woodwork Standards, Edition 2 will apply to all jobs bid on or after the Oct. 1, 2014, effective date. For jobs bid from Oct. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2014, the AWS, Edition 1, will apply. If you have any questions, or would like to purchase a hard copy of the AWS2, please call the Woodwork Institute Office at 916-372-9943.

The excerpts below are offered as a comprehensive summary with the general information aspects being included in their entirety. Specific grade rules are are available within the hard copy.