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    IDC Seminar: From Specification to Reality: Specification Writing using the AWS 2nd Edition(2 IDCEC hours)

    Deadline to register is Thursday, October 23.

    The 2014 2nd Edition of the Architectural Woodwork Standards Manual (AWS) is laid out with the design professional in mind. Not only is the technical information more concise, but there is an increased emphasis on visuals.

    This two-hour session will offer an overview of the manual layout, then dive right into the steps necessary to specify architectural woodwork. The presenters will walk through the specification process using the new AWMAC Specification Guide, while referencing the AWS. This will be a hands-on experience, so bring your pens as there are example specification sheets to fill out.

    Attendees will learn about:

    • Passage doors and frames, including solid wood, veneer, plastic laminate, and core materials; 
    • Casework materials and methods;
    • The key differences between economy, custom and premium grades, and the advantages of different material choices; 
    • Hardware, hinges and door slides, including specifying for institutional work.   

    martin2.jpgPresenter: Martin Berryman, Vice-President, AWMAC BC

    Martin has been involved in architectural woodwork since 1987 and in a management role since 1992. He has been on the Board of Directors of AWMAC BC since 2010, and now serves as Vice-President and chair of the Membership Compliance Committee. He is co-owner of Wanes Custom Woodworks Inc. in Burnaby, British Columbia, where for almost 20 years he has been helping designers who have become frustrated with being told their ideas don't make sense, or that their project cannot be built as drawn. Martin has worked with dozens of designers to transform their visions and ideas into tangible, functional creations including everything from sleek, modern design to traditional mouldings and paneling. Wanes is a team of 25 craftsmen with diverse skill sets and backgrounds, utilizing the latest technology in 3D laser site measurement, CNC machinery and high-tech, low VOC adhesives and finishes.

    Presenter: Jim Taylor, Director and Past President, AWMAC BCjimtaylor.jpg

    Jim has led Seagull Enterprises Ltd, a manufacturer in Vancouver, British Columbia that delivers custom architectural woodwork to hospitality, corporate, institutional and private clients in Canada and the United States. He brings his thirty years of award-winning woodwork experience and his knowledge of the architectural woodworking community as Past President of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC). In addition, he is also an active participant with two US associations: Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and Woodwork Institute (WI). Jim currently sits on the Joint Standards Committee that wrote the first universal Architectural Woodwork Standard for North America, and he has just finished writing the 2nd Edition, published this summer.

    LocationBrix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2R5 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    4 - 6 p.m.

    Time in 1414537200
    FeesRegistered Members: $80.00
    Intern Members: $60.00
    Non-Members: $120.00
    RegisterOnline registration is now closed. At-the-door registration will be available.
    ContactGustavo Espinola
    CEU2 IDCEC hours
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