AISC Certified Fabricators

The quality standard for the structural steel industry and the most recognized national quality certification program for the industry is the AISC certification. Firms that achieve AISC Quality Systems Certification focus on the entire process of fabrication, and erection if applicable. Sharing a mutual goal to build quality structures from the start by focusing on error prevention rather than error correction to ensure projects are executed with safety and a quality assurance plan from the beginning.

Firms that are AISC certified fabricators engage in a rigorous evaluation and are subject to annual audits. The evaluations require a complete administrative review, documentation audit, and an on-site quality management systems audit. The on-site audit focuses on the firm’s day-to-day operations which are compared with the documented procedures from its quality management system. A general list of the core quality criteria for an AISC certified fabricator are focused on:

  • Management Responsibility
  • Contract & Spec Review
  • Detailing
  • Document & Data Control
  • Control of quality records
  • Purchasing
  • Material Identification
  • Process Control (bolting, welding, etc.)
  • Inspection & Testing
  • Calibration of Equipment
  • Control of non-conformance
  • Corrective Action
  • Handling & Storage
  • Training
  • Internal Audit

As an AISC certified fabricator, firms are required to be proactive and accountable for all aspects of its organization from management responsibility, employee training, and material purchasing to handling project specific erection plans.

Setting goals to continually improve operations and procedures is a key feature of the AISC certification program that requires its certified firms to continually improve and evolve.

View all the benefits of hiring an AISC Certified Fabricator (PDF)

To learn more about AISC and the certification process visit the website:

2017 AISC Certificate Metal Supply

Click on image to view