Qualifications of AISC Certified Companies
Examples of qualifications that auditors verify to ensure that a quality system is in place, implemented, and effective:
- All welders are qualified per American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1. Written welding procedures, compliant with AWS specifications, are available and used by all welders.
- Written bolt tightening procedures, compliant with Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) specifications, are in place and used.
- An effective procedure for contract and project specification review that provides necessary information to all responsible individuals in the organization to assure contract compliance, including a system for requests for information necessary to resolve discrepancies or variations from contract requirements.
- A procedure for inspection and the qualification of inspection personnel to verify that product quality meets project requirements.
- Material is ordered in accordance with design drawings and specifications, and an inspection procedure is in place to ensure material received meets the purchase order and ASTM requirements
- Written procedures for correction of non-conforming work are understood and used.
- The firm's written safety plan, compliant with governmental regulations, is understood and implemented by supervision and the erection crew.
- Crane operators are CCO certified or equivalently trained and/or experienced.
- Project specific erection plans with hoisting and erection requirements are communicated and implemented in the field.
- There is evidence of safety orientation for newly hired workers.
- All welders are qualified per American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1. Written welding procedures, compliant with AWE specifications, are available and used by all welders.
- Written bolt tightening procedures, compliant with the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) specifications, are in place and used.
- A written procedure for fall protection is periodically monitored and recorded by a person trained in fall protection and authorized to require needed corrections.
Ask a non-certified bidder to get a third-party, quality audit professional to verify their qualifications. Doing so will protect your project!