Formerly known Woodwork Institute of California, or WIC, the Woodwork Institute holds field offices in Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona, while servicing and providing standards throughout North America. The Woodwork Institutes mission is to provide the leading standards and quality control programs for the architectural millwork industry through Architectural Woodwork Standards, our exclusive supplemental text The WI Approach, Certified Compliance, and Monitored Compliance Programs.
To promote to the architectural design community, its suppliers and contractors, the development and dissemination of information relative to uses, advantages, and utility of millwork products.
To provide the leading standards and quality control programs for the architectural millwork industry through Architectural Woodwork Standards, our exclusive supplemental text The WI Approach, Certified Compliance, and Monitored Compliance Program.
To be the premier, industry-driven, equal opportunity, nonprofit trade association resource provider for our membership.
Assurance Through Certification
Certified Compliance Program (CCP)
Specifically, the Certified Compliance Program assures that shop drawings will contain the necessary documentation to confirm the project's design and quality intent; it advises the fabricator and/or installer of the designer's concern with, and requirement of, intent and quality; and it provides verification of compliance according to the designer's specified requirements.
To receive Woodwork Institute Certified Compliance, applicants should submit woodworking projects to the Institute for inspection. When specified, the Institute will inspect shop drawings, the fabricated product and/or installation process to assure that it complies with the Architectural Woodwork Standards and the project specifications.
Monitored Compliance Program (MCP)
To ensure that the fabricated products and/or installations comply with the designer's specifications, the Woodwork Institute issues written progress reports throughout the duration of the project, affording all contractual parties timely notification of any non-compliant findings. Shop drawings, millwork products, and installations by all involved parties are progressively inspected for compliance to the designer's specifications, and to the Architectural Woodwork Standards.
We at the Woodwork Institute purpose ourselves to: