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2011 AISC Certification Standard for Steel Bridge Fabricators Available as a Free Download

September 21, 2011 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) - The new AISC standard for steel bridge fabricator certification is available for free downloading on the AISC web site at www.aisc.org/specifications (under Certification Standards at the bottom of the web page). Formally titled AISC Certification Program for Steel Bridge Fabricators—Standard for Steel Bridges—2011 (AISC 205-11), the standard outlines three categories of fabricator certification based on three types of bridges: simple, intermediate, and advanced. The standard also includes requirements for a fracture-critical member certification endorsement.

The new standard is the culmination of several years of work by the AISC Certification Committee and its ad hoc bridge standard task group. It is modeled after the format of the AISC certification standard for structural steel building fabricators and the certification standard for bridge component manufacturers.

“This standard promotes a system-based approach to achieving quality in bridge fabrication,” noted Charles J. Carter, S.E., P.E., Ph.D., AISC vice president and chief structural engineer. “Owners, general contractors and engineers who work with AISC-certified steel fabricators will benefit because this approach is more economical than the costs that often result from fixing what is found after trying to inspect quality into the product later.”

The standard is available as a free download at www.aisc.org/specifications (under Certification Standards at the bottom of the web page). The AISC Certification program expects to incorporate the new standard into its bridge fabricator certification program, replacing the current checklist-based certification program, over the next 24 months. Learn more about AISC Certification programs at www.aisc.org/certification.


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