NOW — Just one standard for the U.S. and Canada!

The North American
Architectural Woodwork Standards

The Woodwork Institute and Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada have collaborated to bring you ONE progressive woodwork standard for North America – available in both ENGLISH and FRENCH.

NAAWS 3.1 Errata Available – PDF and Print

The North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (NAAWS) 3.1 has been adopted and published jointly, effective July 1, 2017. NAAWS is a living document that is updated with errata periodically. The first errata, effective July 17, 2017, have been released and are available for download in English and French

As a reminder, for jobs bid on or after July 1, 2017, with specifications calling for NAAWS latest edition, NAAWS 3.1 will apply. Projects bid prior to this date but on or after July 1, 2016, should use NAAWS 3.0.

A new version of NAAWS 3.1 Errata Edition in English is available for PDF download for the U.S. and Canada and as a print edition for the U.S.

A new version of NAAWS 3.1 Errata Edition in French will be available for PDF download shortly, as will English and French print editions for Canada.

Download the FREE NAAWS PDF – English
NEW! Download the Installation Supplement
Download the FREE NAAWS PDF – French

NAAWS is a comprehensive and forward-focused standard that builds on, and replaces, the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS). It includes upgraded and enhanced standards for:

  • Reclaimed and non-traditional materials
  • Laboratory casework
  • Seismic casework installation
  • Cabinet hardware
  • Antimicrobial surfaces

NAAWS also provides improved, easier-to-use formatting, colorized visual aids and many interactive features.

NAAWS includes a number of additions and improvements to the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Edition 2. Click here to download a change document.

Best of all, NAAWS is free for limited use by design professionals, building owners, contractors, fabricators, installers and the educational community.

NAAWS 3.1 is adopted and published jointly by WI and AWMAC – in English and French editions – effective July 1, 2017.

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