The fabrication shop should maintain a quality control program to assure that all work is performed in accordance with the codes and specifications applicable to the contract. AISC recommends that owners use the AISC Certification Program to evaluate the quality program of fabricators for specific structures. The AISC Quality Certification Program assures that fabricators have the expertise, equipment, procedures, and ability to produce steel structure consistent with their level of certification. If the owner requires a more extensive quality program or independent inspection, this should be clearly stated in the contract documents, including the definition of the scope of such inspection.
last modified 18 September 2002