When you’re dealing with high end large doors, long conference tables and oversized casework, you need to deal with a reputable millwork company who is highly qualified and well versed in many Architectural Woodwork Standards which help to create high precision products. Being a member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is an excellent way to assure the woodworking professionals you are working with are knowledgeable and proficient in their woodworking capabilities.
The highest quality standard endorsed by the AWI is Premium, yet some clients have much higher performance and expectations which raise the architectural standards across the board. The architect is faced with specifying the standards the client desires, which may far exceed AWI Premium standards.
One such common request includes high performance expectations for components which AWI maintains low expectations.
For instance, if the client’s desire is to have a 12 foot tall wood pivot door with little or no deflection or door warp, there is no matching AWI standard. The standard for allowable deflection in a 7 foot tall door including warp, bow, cup, or twist is 1/4 inch. There exists no official standard for doors over 7 feet tall, and millworks and door companies are likely to require a signed waiver from the client signing-off on any expectations of warranty on any greater than 7 foot tall doors.
Even though 1/4 inch warp is recognized as a reasonable amount of deflection and allowable by AWI standards, in some cases the expectations of the client still remains. The architect specifies the desires of the client and it is up to the millwork company or door manufacturer to determine how it might be possible to create an enormous warp-free door of any size.
Fortunately, AWI members can reach out to AWI suppliers, like SingCore, who specialize in helping to design and create warp-free doors of any size, type or style.
The true-flat experts at SingCore are extremely proficient in creating warp-free panels of any size which can be structurally guaranteed not to fail or warp for 50 years. So, if the rest of the job is guaranteed for 10 years by the millwork conducting the work, then offering to warranty the entire job – including the large oversized doors – then becomes reasonable.
Prior to coming to SingCore one door company simply stated, “All large doors warp and cannot be guaranteed under any circumstances.” Now, thanks to utilizing the services of certified warp-free SingCore doors, the company can deliver the results according to the architectural specifications and expectations of the customer.
Not simply restricted to doors, the ability of SingCore to provide extremely flat large surfaces of any material that can be guaranteed to remain flat over time spills over into many other products and services.
Common surface materials include any available natural wood species, aluminum, brass, concrete, cold rolled steel, fiberglass, FRP, glass, hot rolled steel, HPL, Kevlar, LVL, MDF, stainless steel, veneer or any other commercially available flat material.
SingCore is increasingly being architecturally specified as the standalone solution for many large exterior projects where particular components are exposed to the elements as well as interior woodwork, panel work, partition work, casework and fixtures as supplied or manufactured for all types of buildings across many industries including retail, commercial, hospitality, industrial and high end residential industries.
You might be surprised to discover how more and more architects are specifying SingCore in their woodworking, metal, laminates, plastics, fabrics, design work, finishing and installation.
AWI members know if they are faced with a problematic large oversize project with challenges associated with insulation, weight, strength, high precision or high performance, reaching out and suggesting,
Is the only solution which can be guaranteed for 50 years.
“This is why we like working with AWI members,” says CEO and inventor of SingCore, Peter Sing, “They know how to work with our solution to their challenges.”