Architectural Millwork

I became involved with the Architectural Woodwork Institute‘s Quality Standards Specifications in 1989 as Project Manager in New York’s Capital Region. For eight years I managed prestigious architectural millwork jobs installed throughout the USA.

Since 1996 I have been an AWI Quality Certification Program Representative. This is a select group of five professionals from throughout North America. “QCP Representatives each posses decades of experience in the architectural woodwork industry. Well versed in the Architectural Woodwork Standards, all representatives are fully qualified to perform comprehensive and impartial inspections of architectural woodwork projects.” Formerly served on the AWI Joint Standards Committee and the Quality Certification Corporation’s Board of Directors.

The independent consulting firm, Shows Leary Millwork Management was incorporated in 2007 as a spin-off of Shows Leary Project Management (incorporated 2003). Since that time I have completed hundreds of inspections as a QCP Representative, Independent Millwork Consultant and/or Expert Witness.

Key Benefits Of Shows Leary Working For You

  • Prepare take offs for bidding purposes. I can provide take off quantities only. Or, if you prefer, you can provide me the unit pricing you use (confidentiality guaranteed) and I can provide a complete bid tailored to your shop and your overhead structure.
  • Prepare just in time and manufacturing schedules
  • Prepare  door and finish hardware schedules. I can provide detailed machining schedules fully coordinated and ready for your shop.
  • Provide examination and inspection of millwork related problems. Define causes and suggest recommendations for corrective measures. Act as expert witness in legal proceedings. Prepare materials for attorneys in litigation.
  • Prepare subcontract requests and scopes. Installation? Specialty metals? Electrical? Stone? Your project may require buy outs or coordination with suppliers. I will prepare bid documents and provide negotiation, inspection and contract services.
  • Preview the project with your drafting department. Provide them with details on the specifications and shop drawing format instruction based on the new shop drawing requirements in the Architectural Woodwork Standard (AWS). Review and correct the shop drawings prior to submittal. I prepare submittal and coordination packages that get approved the first time !
  • Field dimensions are critical to the success of your project. I am very accurate and can clearly communicate to your drafting department all of the needed site information. Because of my diverse construction background I understand the need for site coordination with other trades. When I take field dimensions I look for all possibilities of conflict with other trades. I document the problem and advise the proper personnel of the corrections needed.
  • Provide supervision for installation crews. A well managed site can save dollars and time on your project. I provide very accurate documentation of all site activities. I have many years of experience on both union and non-union job sites.
  • Verification of stored materials and job site inspection for billing approval. I can provide an accurate schedule of values at the beginning of your project and monitor installation percentages for payment applications throughout the course of your project.
  • Prepare as-builts and owner maintenance manuals at the end of your project and take surveys and schedules of existing conditions before the bid or for Change Order purposes.
  • I can provide complete computerized project documentation throughout your project. I  provide spreadsheets for RFQ’s, Change Orders, Requisitions, Document Control, etc.
  • Provide examination and inspection of millwork related problems. Define causes and suggest recommendations for corrective measures. Act as expert witness in legal proceedings. Prepare materials for attorneys in litigation.
  • Building a new shop? Investing in equipment? Revising your layout? Need employees? Let me assist. With my numerous industry contacts I can help you get the equipment and personnel you need in the space you want.
  • I am willing to teach all of the above skills to your staff.
  • When an architectural millwork shops apply for accreditation with the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Quality Certification Program (QCP), I provide the Accreditation Inspection to evaluate if the shop is capable of providing the specified products.
  • When an AWI/QCP shop fabricates a Certified Project, I provide in-shop and on-site compliance inspections.