What is AISC Certification?
AISC Quality Certification sets a standard for the steel industry. Companies that are AISC certified have been through a rigorous initial evaluation, and are subject to yearly reviews. Our independent auditing company, Quality Management Company, LLC, confirms that companies have the personnel, knowledge, organization, equipment, experience, capability, procedures, and commitment to produce the required quality of work for a given category, whether they are a fabricating plant, erector or metal building company.
How Does It Work?
The program confirms that an individual company has the capability of performing the desired level of work. The program does not look at specific projects; rather, the highly detailed checklist focuses on general management, engineering and drafting, procurement, operations and quality control. Auditors spot check records, interview workers and observe work and conditions in facilities to evaluate shops against quality criteria.
How the Company Benefits
While the pre-qualification aspect of the program is important, it is not its sole raison d’etre. Rather, the program also has long-term benefits for a company through the periodic review and maintenance of quality systems and procedures. Also, it helps communicate the latest quality issues to companies through the input of auditors trained in structural steel fabrication.
The AISC Certification Program is not intended to involve inspection and/or judgment of product quality on individual projects. Neither is it intended to guarantee the quality of specific fabricated steel products.